Thursday, 18 November 2010

News For November 18, 2010

British Defense Chief: 30 to 40 Years of Afghanistan Occupation Ahead

By New American

“Everyone is clear that we will have to remains [sic] a lot longer than” four to five years. “The plans,” he added, “are now in place to do that” Continue

Liar, Liar

By Philip Giraldi

What Obama should have said was that it has now become clear that Israel’s Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has no desire for any peace agreement that does not provide for perpetual and absolute Israeli dominance over the Palestinians. Continue

Eric Cantor and the Provoking of American Anti-semitism

By Lawrence Davidson

Because of Zionist insistence that Israeli nationalism and Judaism are one in the same, half the world now thinks it’s the Jews who are collectively responsible for the sins of the Israelis. Continue

Who Paid For Right-wing Campaign to Stoke Islamophobia

By Justin Elliott

Mystery of who funded right-wing "radical Islam" campaign deepens. Continue

Is Warped Christianity Threatening Our Democracy?

By Legal Schnauzer

Jeff Sharlet, in the new book C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy, shows how the group known as "The Family" influences foreign policy, the military, and other key elements of our government. Continue

The Tea Party Moron Complex

By Matt Taibbi

By rallying behind dingbats and morons like Palin and Michele Bachmann, the Tea Party has made anti-intellectualism its rallying cry. Continue

A Victory For The Rule Of Law

By Adam Serwer

The verdict yesterday in the case of former Gitmo detainee Ahmed Ghailani, who stood accused of helping facilitate the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, was a victory for the rule of law. Continue

"The Terrorists Have Won"
'Porno Scanner' Scandal Shows the Idiocy of America's Zero Risk Culture

By Richard Forno

The tragedy of 9/11 wasn't the attacks of that day, but what has happened to America in the years since. Which begs the question: who should we be afraid of, really -- "them" or "us?" Continue

Enough Is Enough!

By Rep. Ron Paul

Congressman Ron Paul decries TSA abuses on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Continue

A Hedge Fund Republic?


Earlier this month, I offended a number of readers with a column suggesting that if you want to see rapacious income inequality, you no longer need to visit a banana republic. You can just look around. Continue

Ireland's "Suicide Pact" With the E.U.

By Mike Whitney

Irish leaders would rather accept a decade of EU-imposed austerity measures and the loss of sovereignty, then leave the euro and start fresh. It's disappointing. Continue

Ireland by the Numbers


Ireland is home to 8 of the top 10 global technology companies and 15 of the top 25 medical devices firms. Continue

40 "insurgents" killed in eastern Afghanistan: Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) concluded clearing operations Wednesday in the eastern Pech River Valley,Kunar province and killed dozens of militants, NATO said in a statement Thursday.
18 "Taliban" killed in S Afghanistan: Officials: Eighteen Taliban insurgents were killed during NATO airstrikes in Helmand province south Afghanistan Wednesday, an Afghan National Army( ANA) official told Xinhua Thursday.
More Americans oppose war in Afghanistan: poll: More Americans now oppose the war in Afghanistan than support it, a new poll showed Thursday, the latest sign of waning public backing for the US-led mission.
Fact or fiction? Taliban may get control of some Afghan provinces: The third and final round of talks, which was held in Kabul recently, was "very successful" as the parties to the conflict agreed to a "feasible roadmap" for the formation of a broad-based government in Afghanistan, the sources further claimed.
Former chancellor Gerhard Schröder call Bush a liar: According to Bush, Schröder assured him in a January 2002 Oval Office meeting that “what is true of Afghanistan is true of Iraq. Nations that sponsor terror must face consequences. If you make it fast and make it decisive, I will be with you.”
'Bomb' found on Germany-bound plane in Namibia, police say: A suspected bomb, complete with detonator and stopwatch, was discovered during a routine security check on luggage destined for a Germany-bound aeroplane in Namibia on Wednesday.
US jury hands down Ghailani verdict: Ex-Guantanamo inmate accused of role in US embassy attacks acquitted on all but one of 286 charges at civilian trial.
No MI5 prosecution over Binyam Mohamed 'torture': An MI5 officer will not be prosecuted over claims he was complicit in the torture of former Guantánamo Bay detainee Binyam Mohamed.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange faces international arrest warrant: A Swedish prosecutor has requested the arrest of Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblower website Wikileaks, to face charges of rape and sexual molestation.
Assange lawyer: Sweden breached Human Rights law: Julian Assange's lawyer has slammed Swedish authorities' request for a warrant to arrest the WikiLeaks founder, denying that his client has refused to cooperate with investigations and claiming that prosecutors have never put charges in writing.
Petition: Free Woman Who Was Jailed for Life at 16 for Killing Her Rapist: Of all the horrible stories of human rights abuses out there, this is one of the more stomach-turning.
Mosque protests reach new level of surreal: A Christian church in Phoenix has had to make a presidential-type denial: It is not Muslim.
Is Warped Christianity Threatening Our Democracy?: A misguided view of Christianity is chipping away at fundamental American principles, according to a new book about a shadowy religious/political organization in Washington, D.C.
The 7 Creepiest Things About the TSA's "Porno Scanners": The invasive scanners can see your tampons, give you cancer and make your grandmother cry -- and they're not cheap. Why do we keep using them?
Sticking it to the unemployed: Cutting off extended benefits for the unemployed not only hurts individuals who've been laid off but could dampen the economic recovery.
Prime U.S. Mortgage Foreclosures Rise to Record on Unemployment: Foreclosures on prime fixed-rate mortgages in the U.S. jumped to a record in the third quarter as unemployment strained household budgets of the most credit- worthy borrowers.

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