Thursday, 12 May 2011

Bin Laden Out, Gaddafi Next

By Pepe Escobar

The "new" sociopolitical Darwinism entails humanitarian neo-colonialism, targeted assassinations - extrajudicial executions - and drone wars, all carried out in the name of a revamped white man's burden. Continue

Why the West Is Attacking Gaddafi

By Michael S. Rozeff

The basic reason is simple. Gaddafi confronts their power. He confronts the status quo of the Empire. He demands greater power for Africa and the African Union. He demands greater power for smaller countries in the United Nations. Continue

Who's Been Brainwashed?
Gaddafi - A Libyan Hero

By Philip Pank in Tripoli

Muammar Gaddafi has announced plans to dismantle the Government, hand the riches from Africa's biggest oil reserves to the people and nationalise foreign oil operations that have recently been allowed back into the country. The announcement has left diplomats and the 40 overseas oil companies operating in the country on edge. Continue

The West Is Trapped In Its Own Propaganda

By Paul Craig Roberts

What has happened to the West is that it can see itself and others only through the eyes of its own propaganda. Continue

Russia-US: Terrorism's Vicious Circle

By Eric Walberg

Bin Laden's success over the last two decades is the result of having a simple solution to the injustices being inflicted on the Arab world, with Israeli terrorism on their doorstep and the US nodding its approval from afar. Continue

How To Cover Up Killing Civilians


Soldiers in Iraq describe how they can kill civilians. Continue

How the Murdoch Press Keeps Australia’s Dirty Secret

By John Pilger

The illegal eavesdropping on famous people by the News of the World is said to be Rupert Murdoch’s Watergate. But is it the crime by which Murdoch ought to be known? Continue

G.O.P.'s "Security Act" Will Declare Permanent War

By Mike Whitney

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) is pushing a bill through congress that will repeal due process and give the President nearly-unlimited powers to wage war wherever and whenever he chooses without congressional approval. Continue

Immigrants For Sale


Immigrants are for sale in this country. Sold to private prison corporations who are locking them up for obscene profits! Here are the top 3 things YOU need to know about the Private Prison money scheme. Continue

Yemen crackdown kills 19: Gunmen in Yemen have killed three protesters tearing up posters of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, raising to 19 the death toll in 24 hours and prompting Washington to say the time has come for a transfer of power.
US Kills 5 People In Pakistan: US missiles killed at least five alleged militants on Thursday in a tribal region along the Afghan border - the third such drone attack since the US killing of Osama bin Laden, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
Continuing to work with US may imperil Pak govt: Gilani: "I am not an army dictator, I'm a public figure...If public opinion is against you (referring to his US allies) then I cannot risk it to stand with you. I have to go with public opinion," he said in an interview to Time magazine
Protests against US, Zardari in Abbottabad: The marchers in the garrison town shouted "Go, America Go", "Down with (US President Barack) Obama" and "Down with (Pakistani President Asif Ali) Zardari," waving the green flags of Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-N party.
Five killed in Pakistan - Afghan border clashes: A clash between Pakistani tribesmen and Afghan National Army soldiers claimed five lives in Lora Mandi at the Pak-Afghan border, DawnNews reported on Thursday.
NATO and Afghan raid kills girl, cop: NATO says its troops and Afghan forces mistakenly killed a young girl and a man who turned out to be a police officer during an overnight raid in eastern Afghanistan.
Afghan officer shoots dead US soldier: A member of the Afghan national police opened fire on the Americans on Thursday during a full scale scuffle in the provincial capital city of Lashkar Gah, located about 555 kilometers (344 miles) south of Kabul,
Intelligence failures Lack of concern 'led to deaths of Afghan : The study focuses on an air strike called in last September by US Special Forces which local villagers, the Afghan government and Western researchers believe killed 10 civilians, including the agent of a parliamentary candidate. But Nato says it hit a Taliban commander in the attack
Libya: NATO kills 3 civillians in attack on Kadhafi compound: "Three people died -- two of them are journalists and one was their guide who was helping them film a documentary," government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim told a news conference in the Bab al-Aziziya compound that was held next to a large, water-filled crater.
Libya: White House to meet Islamic insurgent leader Mahmoud Jibril: The leader of a Libyan, Islamic insurgency group is to meet senior US officials and members of Congress on Friday, the White House has said.
Iraq: Policeman killed as two Iraqi officials survive separate attacks: In the city of Kirkuk, Iraqi police said a member of parliament and a high-ranking police officer escaped two separate assassination attempts.
With heavy hearts, Christians leave Baghdad "Since the attack, though, I've begun to realise there is no hope in this country any more. It is terrible to think like this, but leaving is the only solution."
Who would have guessed? Iraq's Maliki signals he may let US troops extend their stay: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday that he'd engage in a months-long consultation with Iraq's many political factions before deciding whether to ask the United States to keep some troops in the country.
Iraq "dodgy dossier" authors strike again: Venezuela FARC files must be read with the same scepticism that WMD claims deserved.
Hamas accepts 1967 borders, but will never recognize Israel, top official says: Hamas would be willing to accept a Palestinian state within 1967 borders, a leader of the militant group, Mahmoud Zahar, told the Palestinian news agency Ma'an on Wednesday, adding, however, that Hamas would never recognize Israel since such a move would counter the group's aim to "liberate" all of Palestine.
Turkey's Erdogan: Hamas is a political party, not a terrorist group: Speaking to Charlie Rose on the burgeoning unity cabinet, Turkish PM says Palestinian reconciliation is a necessary step en route to achieving Mideast peace.
Fact or fiction: U.S. officials: Seized bin Laden documents show plans to strike small U.S. cities: In papers acquired during U.S. raid on his compound, al-Qaida leader gave an estimate of the number of Americans who would have to be killed in order to force U.S. withdrawal from Mideast.
'Pakistan wasn't bin Laden's only hideout,': Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, in an exclusive interview with TIME on Wednesday one of the first he has given since the raid on Abbottabad thinks bin Laden may have visited his ancestral homeland, Yemen, in search of a new bride.
In case you missed it: "Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive?" with David Ray Griffin. We examine all the evidence, both that indicating bin Laden died, and that suggesting he was still alive in 2009; the important bin Laden videos and audio recordings, the significance, if any, in the timing of their release; and statements by significant political and intelligence figures.

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