Tuesday, 30 November 2010

US Cable Confirms US Killed Women and Children In Yemen

By Michael Isikoff

The U.S. media paid scant attention in June when Amnesty International released a report charging that U.S. cruise missiles carrying cluster bombs had struck the village of al Majalah in southern Yemen on Dec. 17, 2009, killing 41 civilians, including 14 women and 21 children. Continue

Leaked Cable Reveals US-Israeli Strategy for Regime Change in Iran

By Larisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane

According to a diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks, in August 2007 the head of Israel's intelligence agency urged US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, R. Nicholas Burns, to join with Israel in carrying out a five-part strategy to implement regime change in Iran. Continue

Now We Know.
America Really Doesn't Care About Injustice in the Middle East

By Robert Fisk:

They will pray in their golden mosques, these kings and emirs and generals, buying more and more American weapons to protect themselves from the "Hitler" of Tehran. Continue

Chomsky On U.S./Israeli Attack on Gaza
 Interview With Noam Chomsky

 Noam Chomsky: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal "Profound Hatred for Democracy on the Part of Our Political Leadership" Continue

NATO, World Gendarme

By Fidel Castro

Obama has already admitted that his promise to withdraw U.S. soldiers from Afghanistan could be delayed and that taxes from the wealthiest contributors are to be immediately suspended. After the Nobel Prize one would have to grant him the prize for the "greatest snake charmer "ever to have existed. Continue

Fabricating Terror

By Paul Craig Roberts

The United States of America, “the city upon the hill,” “the light unto the world,” has become Nazi Germany. Continue

Religion as a Tool of Repression

By Charles Sullivan

Christian ministers teach their flock to reject the leftist ideology of Christ by exchanging radicalism for obedience and principled action for passivity. Continue

20 "militants" killed in Afghanistan's Kunar province: Afghan and NATO-led troops eliminated at least 20 Taliban militants Tuesday when conducting security patrol in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, the military alliance said.
Six U.S. occupation force soldiers killed by Afghan border cop: An Afghan border policeman killed six American servicemen during a training mission Monday, underscoring one of the risks in a U.S.-led program to educate enough recruits to turn over the lead for security to Afghan forces by 2014.
Bomb blast kills six in NW Pakistan: At least six people including two children have been killed and 18 others wounded in a bomb attack in Bannu city in northwest Pakistan.
Officials: Targets survived US missile in Pakistan: The targets of a suspected U.S. missile strike in Pakistan's northwestern militant strongholds appeared to have survived Sunday by quickly abandoning their vehicle after an unmanned aircraft missed its first shot, local officials said.
Pakistani sues US over drone strike: Kareem Khan is seeking $500 million in compensation from the US government over the death of his son and brother.
Explosion kills 4, wounds 30 in Iraq's Diyala: Four people were killed and 30 others were wounded in the blast which targeted a restaurant in Diyala's provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, the source said on condition of anonymity.
Wikileaks confirm US role in bombings: The cable, from January 4, 2010, was authored by former US ambassador to Yemen Stephen Seche, and is the first official evidence that the United States carried out air strikes against Al Qaida in Yemen in December 2009
WikiLeaks cables: Qatar okays use of its airbase for U.S. attack on Iran: "I think that you should remove your bases from [Qatar]," Dagan told American diplomats, according to the WikiLeaks document, "[The Qataris] owe their security to the presence of the Americans]."
Iran: West behind scientist's death: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, has accused Israel and Western governments of being behind the killing of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist.
Iran sets date, venue for P5+1 talks: Saeed Jalili, Iran's top negotiator in the upcoming multifaceted talks, and the six world powers will restart negotiations on December 6 in Switzerland, his office has announced.
President: Iran won't abandon N-rights: Ahmadinejad added that the Islamic Republic is always ready to enter nuclear negotiations with the West as long as Iran's rights are respected, advising the negotiating side to put away its "tyrannical" attitude.
Apartheid Israel: Israelis say Arabs citizens should be "encouraged" to emigrate: 53 percent of Israeli Jews believe the state has the right to encourage Arab citizens to emigrate, while 55 percent said Jewish cities should receive more government resources than Arab communities.
UN slams US over 'espionage' revelations: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesman says organization will take up issue 'with our US counterparts on various levels'. White House: Stealing of classified information a crime, Obama 'not pleased'
U.S. opens criminal investigation against WikiLeaks founder: Julian Assange: Obama administration is 'a regime that doesn’t believe in the freedom of the press'
Ecuador offers refuge to Assange: WikiLeaks founder is welcome to find a home in the Latin American country with no conditions, minister says.
WikiLeaks: family unable to see suspect Bradley Manning: The family of Bradley Manning, a suspect in the passing of secret documents to WikiLeaks, have been unable to visit him in jail despite making the journey to America.
Wikileaks’ next target: A major US bank: He's been relentlessly revealing some of the US government's most deeply held secrets, but for his next act, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he will expose the corruption of a major American bank.
Ireland's Debt Servitude: The €85bn package imposed on Ireland by the Eurogroup and the European Central Bank is a bail-out for improvident British, German, Dutch, and Belgian bankers and creditors. The Irish taxpayers carry the full burden, and deplete what remains of their reserve pension fund to cover a quarter of the cost.
Banks Resisting Fannie, Freddie Demands to Buy Back Mortgages: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are facing growing resistance as they attempt to push failed home loans off their books and onto the balance sheets of banks including Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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