Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Rice: US Army Presence In Iraq Protects Israel

By JPost Staff

Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice reassured Israel that the US military presence in Iraq should calm any Israeli security concerns "from the east," minutes from a 2008 trilateral meeting between Rice and the Israeli and Palestinian negotiation teams reveal. Continue

US Threat to Palestinians
Change Leadership And We Cut Funds

By Seumas Milne and Ian Black

Obama administration told Palestinian Authority its leaders must remain in office if it wants to retain US financial backing. Continue

Ben Ali Tunisia Was Model US Client

By Richard Falk

While scholars dispute whether Tunisia serves as model Arab world uprising, many agree that it was near-perfect US ally. Continue

The Corruption Game 

By Juan Cole

What the Tunisian Revolution and WikiLeaks Tell Us about American Support for Corrupt Dictatorships in the Muslim World. Continue

In Case You Missed it
Why We're At War?

Video By John Perkins

John Perkins, author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" blows the lid of U.S. imperialism and provides the reasons as to why we are at war in the Middle East. Continue

Obama May Get Power To Shut Down Internet

By Daniel Tencer

Critics said the bill would allow the president to disconnect Internet networks and force private websites to comply with broad cybersecurity measures. Future US presidents would have those powers renewed indefinitely. Continue

No U-Turns on the Road to Serfdom?

By Justin Raimondo

The “anti-terrorist” witch-hunt and the future of America. Continue

The Doomsday Project, Deep Events, and the Shrinking of American Democracy

By Prof Peter Dale Scott

In recent years I have become more and more concerned with the interactions between three important and alarming trends in recent American history. Continue

9/11 And Faith-based Pre-Enlightenment ‘Knowledge.’
Interrogating the Arizona Killings from a Safe Distance

By Richard Falk

Don’t connect dots without evidence. Don’t turn away as soon as the words ‘conspiracy theory’ are uttered, especially if the evidence does point away from what the power-wielders want us to believe. Continue

Know Thyself

By Bernhard Guenther

To put and end to this sorrow, to hunger, to war, there must be psychological revolution and few of us are willing to face that. Continue

16 killed in suicide blasts in Lahore, Karachi: At least 16 people were killed and more than 80 injured in Pakistan's eastern and southern cities of Lahore and Karachi on Tuesday when two suicide bombers detonated their strapped explosives minutes before reaching their intended targets of Shia mourning processions.
4 including 2 police officials killed in blast : Manthar said that the motorcycle rider blew himself upon interception by the police team.
13 insurgents and 1 civilian killed in Afghanistan: 13 insurgents were killed in Afghanistan in an airstrikes officials said Tuesday.
British occupation force soldier killed in blast in Afghanistan: The member of the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment was hit in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand province. His next of kin have been told.
Billions lost as fraud mars US plan to build : Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction: Fields said, thanks to widespread corruption and delays in projects, US troops will have to be in the war-hit country until the year 2025.
U.S. watchdog warns billions invested in Afghan security at risk: The special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, retired Marine Gen. Arnold Fields, in what may be his final public event before he retires next month, painted a starkly pessimistic picture of what lies ahead in Afghanistan.
Time to follow Fields' example and quit Afghanistan: The White House should draw a larger conclusion from the resignation of its corruption inspector for Afghanistan
US Embassy Cables: : Osama, Where Art Though? : Bin Laden first flits across the page in a cable from 1993 describing diplomatic discussions with a prominent Saudi banker who reveals to the Americans that his brother had been a Mujahid in Afghanistan during the resistance fight against Soviet occupation
Tony Blair went to war without cabinet consent: Tony Blair has been accused by two former heads of the civil service of taking the country to war in Iraq without the approval of his cabinet.
Palestinian negotiators accept Jewish state, papers reveal: Tzipi Livni told she can call Israel what she wants, but her demands to move Arab Israelis to Palestinian state are rejected
To Hell Or To Connacht Chile: Condoleezza Rice: send Palestinian refugees to South America: The United States proposed giving Palestinian refugees land in South America as a radical solution to a problem that has haunted Middle East peace talks for decades.
Palestinians condemn US plan to settle refugees in South America: Suggestion revealed in Palestine papers clashes with refugees' fundamental right to go home, say Palestinian groups
UK tortures Palestinians by proxy: The British government is complicit in torturing political prisoners detained and jailed in the occupied West Bank by the Palestinian Authority (PA), a senior British officer said.
Peru recognises Palestinian state: Nation is seventh South American country to do so, bolstering Palestinian hopes of momentum towards global recognition
Ireland upgrades status of Palestinian mission to embassy: Palestinian delegation in Ireland will be upgraded to an official embassy, following France and Spain; U.K., Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Germany and Denmark expected to follow.
Hezbollah-backed Mikati appointed PM: Lebanese President Michel Sleiman has issued a decree appointing Hezbollah-backed candidate Najib Mikati as the country's new prime minister.
Rage follows Lebanon PM nomination: Saad Hariri's supporters lash out against the nomination of Lebanon's new PM, the Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati.
Clinton warns Hezbollah-backed government may alter U.S. ties with Lebanon: White House accuses Hezbollah of using 'coercion, intimidation, threats of violence' to achieve its political goals, after its candidate was tapped as Lebanon's new PM-designate.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran: Iran not working on bomb: Israel intelligence head: – "The question is not when Iran will acquire the bomb, but how long until the leader decides to begin enriching (uranium) at 90 percent," Brigadier General Aviv Kochavi told parliament's foreign affairs and defence committee
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran: Israel's new top spy: Iran bomb possible in 2 years: Sanctions have not held up Iran's nuclear program and it could produce bombs within two years, Israel's new top spy said on Tuesday, staking out a conservative timeline in the face of rosier U.S. assessments.
'Remarkable scenes' at Cairo protests: Anti-government protests have broken out in Egypt after an internet campaign inspired by the uprising in Tunisia.
Central Cairo a "war zone: Protests in Egypt and unrest in Middle East – live updates
Twitter blocked in Egypt as protests turn violent (Video): The demonstrators are calling for an end to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30 years in power and were inspired by the Tunisian uprisin
Clinton calls for restraint in Egypt: "Our assessment is that the Egyptian government is stable and is looking for ways to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people," the US top diplomat said.
Tunisia's military 'will protect revolution': army chief: Video report
Yemeni opposition announces open protests: Yemeni opposition announced the start of a popular open protest against the regime, in a meeting of the Joint Meeting Parties opposition coalition (JMP) Monday night.
U.S. says U.N. expert should be fired for Sept 11 remarks: A U.N. expert on Palestinian human rights who suggested there was a cover-up over the September 11 attacks should be fired, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said on Tuesday.
Richard Falk : 9/11 And Faith-based pre-Enlightenment ‘Knowledge.’: Don’t connect dots without evidence. Don’t turn away as soon as the words ‘conspiracy theory’ are uttered, especially if the evidence does point away from what the power-wielders want us to believe.
U.S. can't link accused Army private to Assange: U.S. military officials tell NBC News that investigators have been unable to make any direct connection between a jailed army private suspected with leaking secret documents and Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.
Government Admits Brig Commander Improperly Put Bradley Manning on Suicide Watch: The official said that after Manning had allegedly failed to follow orders from his Marine guards. Averhart declared Manning a “suicide risk.” Manning was then placed on suicide watch, which meant he was confined to his cell, stripped of most of his clothing and deprived of his reading glasses
Judge grants bond for ex-CIA man accused of leaks: A Virginia judge has granted bond to a former CIA officer accused of leaking government secrets about Iran to a reporter for the New York Times.
Clinton Voices U.S. Support of Mexico in Trip: “Drug traffickers are not going to give up without a terrible fight, and when they do barbaric things like behead people, it is meant to intimidate,” Mrs. Clinton said
Video: Ex-Guantánamo Prisoner and Victim of US Rendition and Torture Speaks: “What they did to me, me and my family won’t forget for 100 years,” Madni says. “There are a lot of people like me that never did anything and were in Guantánamo Bay.”
Ex-Minn. governor sues over body scans, pat-downs: Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is suing the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, saying full-body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints are violating his rights.
Chicago artist's protest backfires as he faces 15 years in jail... because he recorded his own arrest on video: He has resorted to civil disobedience in his fight against rules he regards as draconian – and got a friend to record his arrest on an Olympus camera.
Super Bowl Security on Display in Arlington: Arlington Police have acquired some new equipment with homeland security grants including unmanned helicopters to watch over the stadium site.
The Next Robo-Signing Crisis?: It's the next big shoe to drop in the robo-signing foreclosure scandal. Call it part two.

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