Tuesday, 23 November 2010

News For November 24, 2010

Bush Lies - Not Just To Us, But To Himself

By Ray McGovern

Why should George W. Bush have been "angry" to learn in late 2007 of the "high-confidence" unanimous judgment of all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies that Iran had stopped working on a nuclear weapon four years earlier?

TSA Gestapo Empire

By Paul Craig Roberts

It doesn’t take a bureaucrat long to create an empire. John Pistole, the FBI agent who took over the Transportation Security Administration on July 1 told USA Today 16 days later that protecting trains and subways from terrorist attacks will be as high a priority for him as air travel. Continue

Who is Exempt From Airport Security?

By Ed O'Keefe

Here's a review of who can and cannot bypass airport security, according to the Transportation Security Administration and congressional and Obama administration aides. Continue

Report: Body Scanner Makers Doubled Lobbying Cash Over 5 Years

By Diana Sweet

Multimillion dollar government contracts don't just happen. Ask the companies with the big government contracts to supply Body-scanning machines to U.S. airports how much more they had to spend on lobbying on the Hill. Continue

The Shock Doctrine Push to Gut Social Security and Middle Class

By Dave Johnson

This is full-on Shock Doctrine: Wait for an emergency like the terrible recession so people are in shock and want solutions, and then change everything so fast they can't respond while telling them how this is good for them. This is how they do it, folks. Continue

Tax the Rich:
Increase Employment and Sustain Demand

By Al Engler

Transnational finance, the corporate media, and rightwing political parties are using high government deficits as pretexts for cuts to public employment and social programs. Continue

Propaganda alert: : 25 Taliban killed as Afghan bomb factory is blitzed: Men of the elite British special forces regiment fought their way into a heavily-guarded stronghold, killing up to 25 of the enemy and seizing enough material to make 2,000 booby-trap bombs.
6 Taliban Militants Killed in Clash with Afghan, Foreign Forces: In a clash between Taliban Militants and Afghan, Foreign Occupation Forces 6 Taliban "insurgents" were killed in Kunar Province on Monday afternoon, officials said
'Taliban impostor duped officials': A man claiming to be a senior Taliban leader allegedly duped the Afghan government into holding secret peace talks.
Karzai: NATO support insufficient: The Afghan president has warned that his country may switch to alternative sources for equipping its army if the US-led NATO military alliance fails to do so.
Pakistan 14 militants killed in Orakzai shelling: Fourteen militants were killed and six others sustained injuries while four of their hideouts were destroyed in shelling by gunship helicopters in upper parts of Orakzai Agency on Monday, official and tribal sources said.
2 South Korean marines killed after North shells island in disputed waters: The skirmish began when Pyongyang warned the South to halt military drills in the area, according to South Korean officials. When Seoul refused and began firing artillery into disputed waters, albeit away from the North Korean shore, the North retaliated by bombarding the small island of Yeonpyeong
S.Korea says it test-fired in area before N.Korea firing: South Korea said it was conducting regular military drills off the west coast before North Korea started firing dozens of shells, but that its firing exercises did not aim to the North.
S. Korea may strike N. Korea's missile base: President Lee: - President Lee Myung-bak ordered his military Tuesday to strike North Korea's missile base around its coastline artillery positions if it shows signs of additional provocation, his spokeswoman said.
Yemeni soldier killed in motorbike attack: Assailants on a motorbike killed a soldier and wounded three others in an ambush on their patrol in Yemen's restive southern province of Abyan on Tuesday, a security official said.
Israel must hold poll on any peace plan withdrawal after Knesset vote: Legislation will make it more difficult for Israeli parliament to approve any exit from occupied territories
PA denounces Israeli referendum law: "The Israeli leadership, yet again, is making a mockery of international law," Maan news agency quoted top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat as saying on Tuesday.
Syria slams Israel referendum bill: New law requires two-thirds Knesset majority or a referendum to cede land in East Jerusalem or the Golan Heights.
US launches giant eavesdropping satellite: THE United States has placed in orbit a vast reconnaissance satellite reputed to be the largest eavesdropping device ever launched into space.
Every family in Britain will have to pay £300 to bail out the Irish: The Chancellor described Ireland as a 'friend in need' as he defended plans to pay more than £7billion into an international bailout worth up to £85billion.
EU warns Ireland over snap election: The European Union has warned the Irish government that snap elections would be “very irresponsible” as post-bail-out turmoil continues to rock Ireland's political establishment.
For white Americans, things aren't what they used to be: Economic decline. Loss of superpower status. Those traditionally privileged are focusing on Obama, but it's not all about race
Countrywide's Mortgage Document Errors May Doom Bank of America: Testimony in a New Jersey foreclosure case decided last week may spell big trouble for Bank of America (BAC).
Corporate Profits Were the Highest on Record Last Quarter: The nation’s workers may be struggling, but American companies just had their best quarter ever.

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