Friday, 22 April 2011

Nobel Peace Drones
US Kills 23 People In Pakistan

By Glenn Greenwald

How many family members, friends, neighbors and villagers of the "five children and four women" we just killed are now consumed with new levels of anti-American hatred? Continue

Libya: UN Ground Forces To Cause African War: Russia

By Itar-Tass

The no fly zone operation has failed, and an operation on the ground, if it begins, will trigger a large African war, Russian presidential representative for African affairs, chairman of the Federation Council’s international affairs committee, Mikhail Margelov, said on Thursday. Continue

Libya in Face of Humanitarian Imperialism.

By Gregoire Lalieu

Humanitarian imperialism, why the right to interfere is incompatible with world peace, and why it goes against humanitarian principles. Unless, of course, those principles are just an excuse. Continue

Libya: Another Neocon War

By DavidSwanson

The US department of justice (DOJ) has submitted a written defence of the US role in this new war in Libya to the US Congress. The DOJ claims the war serves the US national interest in regional stability and in maintaining the credibility of the United Nations. Who knew? Continue

Former IAEA Head Suggests Iraq War Crime Probe of Bush Administration

By The Associated Press

Nobel-winning Egyptian Mohamed ElBaradei accuses U.S. leaders of grotesque distortion in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion and chides Washington for reluctant approach to talks with Iran. Continue

Disincentives to Peace:
US Weapons Sales to Israel

By Josh Ruebner

Israel may be forgiven for failing to realize the current fiscal woes of the United States. After all,level of $3 billion. Continue

Marching for Anzac in the 51st State

By John Pilger

The modern war-lovers have known no street of screams and despair. Continue

Velkommen to Banktopia   

By Mike Whitney

The dollar is getting hammered by design, because the Fed wants a weaker currency to boost exports and lower the real burden of debt on the banks. Continue

As Offshoring Continues, US Public Peeved at "Free Market"

By Roger Bybee

Many Americans increasingly feel like a trap door has suddenly dropped them into economic quicksand, with major corporations and their government allies pulling them further away from the middle-class security they once had. Continue

Who is doing the killing? 'Bloodiest day' as "troops" fire on rallies? : Protesters in Syria have reported 60 people killed by "security forces" - the highest daily death toll in five weeks of unrest against President Assad.
Who is doing the killing? Syria: Child shot in the Head: April 22, 2011 - Video - Warning -
In case you missed it: Syrian Soldiers Respond to Snipers: Filmed in Latakia as soldiers respond to bullets fired by unknown agents.
US Kills 23 People In Pakistan: : Military officials in Peshawar said the death toll had risen from 20 to 23, with two women and one boy among the dead, although that could not be independently verified.
Militants attack checkpost in N.Pakistan, 19 soldiers killed: Some local reports suggested that over a hundred Taliban entered into Pakistan from Afghanistan. They attacked the checkpost and also took away three vehicles and a huge cache of arms and ammunition.
The US swallowed these cups of tea to justify its imperial aims: Americans swallowed his tale because they wanted to. What empires – particularly those involved in violent conflict – need, above all, is heroes.
Attacks claim 5 Afghan police, 1 NATO occupation force soldier: A roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan has killed five Afghan border policemen while an insurgent attack elsewhere in the country left one NATO service member dead, officials said Friday.
US Soldier charged in Afghan sport killing released: The lawyer for one of five Washington state soldiers charged with killing Afghan civilians for sport says his client is being released from custody pending his court martial.
Qaeda, tribes kill 20 Yemen soldiers: Tribesmen and Al-Qaeda militants killed 22 people, all but two of them soldiers, and captured dozens of others in separate attacks over a 24-hour period, security and tribal sources said on Friday.
One protester killed in clashes with police in northwest Yemen: At least one protester was killed and several others were injured on Friday in Yemen's in northwest Hajja province when police clashed with a march of thousands protesters demanding ousting of President Ali Abdullah Saleh
Gulf nations call for Yemen president to step down: The arrangement calls for the president to hand over power immediately and to step down in 30 days, and it sets up presidential elections 60 days later, a Yemeni official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. It also calls for an immediate end to protests.
NATO Kills 9 civilians in Libya: - Nine people were killed overnight in NATO bombardment of the Libyan city of Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi's home town, Libyan state television said on Friday.
UN ignores its own resolution on Libya : “The coalition is definitely taking sides and now they are considering another step: to start a land operation, which could really bring unpredictable results for the country. That’s why this is not only Russia’s concern, this is the concern of quite a big part of international community.”
Russia: Nato has overstepped UN mandate on Libya: “We consider that certain actions by Nato in Libya do not correspond to its mandate, and we would like to investigate this,” Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, said after Friday’s talks.
John McCain Back To Libya; Doesn’t Meet With Gaddafi This Time: John McCain latched onto one of our predator drones and parachuted down into the country Friday because he loves U.S. intervention in foreign wars so much he had to go see this one for himself.
In case you missed it: Libya - Senators McCain Lieberman Visit Gadaffi : McCain said US delegation's talks with Libyan officials had focused in particular on the "provision of non-lethal defence equipment" to Libya's government
McCain Lauds Enemy Combatants During Libya Visit: U.S. Sen. John McCain, one of the strongest proponents in Congress of the American military intervention in Libya, said Friday that Libyan enemy combatants fighting Moammar Gadhafi's troops are his heroes.
US drones: lessons for Libya from Pakistan: The number of people killed in 2010 by American drones is thought to be between 607 and 993, yet of those the New America Foundation has estimated that just two per cent of the deaths were senior Taliban or al-Qaeda figures.
US mulls 'keeping 10,000 troops in Iraq': US and Iraqi officials are looking into keeping 10,000 US troops in the country beyond a year's end deadline for a complete withdrawal, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
Mullen: Iraq must decide soon on US troops: "Should the Iraqi government desire to discuss the potential for some US troops to stay, I am certain my government will welcome that dialogue," Mullen said at a news conference at the US military's Victory Base Camp on Baghdad's outskirts.
Bahraini forces open fire on protesters: Saudi-backed Bahraini troops have opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in the village of Karzakan, injuring at least one protester.
Bahrain called on to stop hospital crackdown: Three non-governmental groups said Bahrain must halt human rights violations and a crackdown on hospitals where doctors and patients suspected of having joined pro-democracy protests were being arrested.
Protests break out in Omani city: Thousands take to the streets in southern city in Gulf state to press for better wages, jobs and end to corruption.
Abbas: U.S. would be illogical to block independent Palestinian state at UN: After Abbas meet with Sarkozy, a French presidential office source said Sarkozy had given Abbas his 'clear support' for efforts leading to creation of a Palestinian state.

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