Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Dispatch From Tripoli
NATO's Feast of Blood

By Cynthia McKinney

NATO only attacks (as does the US and its allies) the poor and underprivileged of the 3rd world. Continue

US Politicians Kowtow to a Foreign Leader
The Lobby Takes the Offensive

By Justin Raimondo

We have the Israelis in a complete state of military and economic dependency – and yet they are calling the tune, and not Washington. What’s up with that? Continue

Protester Who Heckled Netanyahu Beaten, Arrested at hospital

By Eric W. Dolan

The 28-year-old Jewish American woman was allegedly tackled by members of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) during Netanyahu's speech to Congress after she yelled, "stop Israeli war crimes." Continue

AIPAC Denial and Ignorance

Video By Max Blumenthal

Interviews with several AIPAC delegates in the streets outside the conference reveals widespread ignorance by attendees of the controversial annual DC meeting. Continue

Does ‘merika have a culture?

By Paul Craig Roberts

Independent thought is not a concept with which very many Americans are familiar or comfortable. Continue

There's no way out for Greece

By Mike Whitney

If Greece goes under, then it could take Portugal, Ireland and (perhaps) Spain along with it. Continue

Global Financial Crisis


Max Keiser interviews Dr, Paul Craig Roberts. Continue

US Healthcare: Profits Before Patients

By Rose Aguilar

What is the point of having the world's best medical facilities if citizens don't have the money to access healthcare? Continue

Yemen officials: 38 killed in Sanaa fighting: Medical officials said 24 tribesmen were killed in the fiercest fighting on Sanaa's streets in years. Government officials said 14 soldiers were killed and 20 were missing.
Yemen's Shia dilemma: Shia Muslims say they are facing persecution from the authorities, including raids on homes and torture.
Powerful Yemeni tribe turns guns against leader Saleh: Fighters for a powerful Yemeni tribe sealed off key government buildings -- including headquarters of the ruling party -- as the revolt against President Ali Abdullah Saleh spilled into the heart of the capital on Tuesday amid fierce clashes with government forces.
NATO kills 19 people in fresh air strikes on Tripoli late on Tuesday: Libyan officials said at least 19 people were killed in the six loud explosions within a duration of 10 minutes, following powerful strikes 24 hours earlier, including one on Gaddafi's compound. The state television blamed the attack on "colonialist crusaders".
Libya: NATO attack kills 3 people in Tripoli: At least three people were killed with some 150 others injured in NATO airstrikes in Tripoli early Tuesday near the area around leader Moamer Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya residence, local TV reported.
Apache helicopters to be sent into Libya by Britain: Use of helicopters, which can attack small targets, represents significant escalation of conflict
Presstitute alert: ... : Libyan combat stymies moves on antiaircraft threat: The fierce combat in Libya has unleashed a once-hidden arsenal of portable anti-aircraft missiles that the government fears could easily be siphoned off to terror groups, giving rise to a potential threat to commercial aviation that the U.S. is only beginning to confront, government officials and arms experts said.
Lying About Libya?: President Barack Obama has gone to war in Libya without requesting a declaration of war from Congress. But he said he would abide by the War Powers Resolution. However, his 60 day grace period for bombing ended on Friday.
Eleven Afghan construction workers killed in bombing: The blast took place in Panjhwayee district as the construction crew were on their way to work, said Sher Shah Yousifzai, a senior police official in the province.
British Occupation Force Soldier Killed In Afghan Bomb Blast: "The patrol had left their base and was moving to rendezvous with another patrol when the soldier was fatally struck by an improvised explosive device.
Mullah Omar 'disappears' from hideout: Afghan official: Afghanistan's intelligence services said on Monday that Taliban leader Mullah Omar had "disappeared from his hideout" in Quetta, Pakistan, up to five days ago but could not confirm his death.
10 troops killed as Taliban attack Pakistan base: Troops recaptured a Pakistani naval air force base yesterday after a 16-hour battle with as few as six Taliban gunmen
Karachi attack a US operation claims ex Pakistan general: The former head of Pakistan's ISI, Hamid Gul, tells Channel 4 News that he is "100 per cent sure" a Taliban attack on a major naval air base in Karachi was an "American operation".
Three Pakistan nuclear sites attacked in last five years, says expert: It's a subject Americans can't stop discussing and one Pakistan hates talking about. The Mehran attack has once again focused world attention on the security of the country's fast-growing nuclear arsenal
Has America miscalculated in Pakistan?: Washington often acts as if Pakistan were its client state, with no other possible patron but the United States.
Pakistan returns US helicopter from Osama bin Laden raid: The delivery of the wreckage meets a key US demand of Pakistan in the wake the May 2 mission to kill the al-Qaeda leader who was the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
6 killed, 27 wounded in Iraq's violence: A total of six people were killed and 27 others wounded in separate bomb and gunfire attacks in central and northern Iraq
Netanyahu tells Congress no return to 1967 borders: And he further warned: "Jerusalem must never again be divided. Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel."
Full Text Of Speech By Netanyahu To A Joint Meeting Of The U.S. Congress
Netanyahu Speech to AIPAC Conference 2011: Video and Text
Report: Syria death toll 'surpasses 1,000': Rights groups say they have documented names of civilians allegedly killed by security forces since protests erupted.
USA had illegal intelligence in Sweden: CIA has for a long time done things on its own way without informing other countries. This behaviour is in their culture. This is a clear crime against international law and a violation of our sovereignty, says Ove Bring, professor in international law to SvD.se.
New York Times reporter James Rise subpoenaed in CIA leak case: The U.S. Justice Department subpoenaed New York Times reporter James Risen on Monday to testify at the criminal trial of a former CIA operative cited in Risen's 2006 book.
New York City's Topsy-Turvy Terrorism War: The spectacle of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly declaring publicly last week that the FBI was not interested in pursuing a major terrorism case developed by the NYPD suggests that the relationship between the two law enforcement agencies has sunk to an all-time low.
Report Documents Fake Terror Threats Concocted by FBI and NYPD: The government’s use of paid, untrained informants, concocted plots and racial profiling of Muslim communities in its frantic effort to stop so-called homegrown terrorism has raised serious human and civil rights concerns.
In pictures: California's Jam-Packed Prisons: "Ugly beds" stacked in gyms, tiny cages for suicidal prisoners—the photos that helped convince Supreme Court justices to downsize California's overcrowded lockups.

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