Friday, 6 May 2011

Obama Murdered bin Laden for a Fistful of Votes

By Haim Baram

Obama is allowing American conservatives and their allies everywhere (including "our" prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu ) to preach in favor of official terror as the only way to stop liberation movements the world over. Continue

Fact Or Fiction?
Pakistan Knew About Bin Laden Raid In Advance

By Rick Ungar

Evidence is now emerging that the Pakistani government and military not only knew of America’s plans to launch an attack on Osama bin Laden’s compound far in advance, but assisted the United States in the effort. Continue

The Assassination of Osama Bin Laden

By Fidel Castro

Whatever the actions attributed to him, the assassination of an unarmed human being while surrounded by his own relatives is something abhorrent. Continue

"The Greatest Purveyor of Violence"   

By Mike Whitney

The greatest threat to Libyan sovereignty and independence is the United States of America. Nothing else comes close. Continue

The Defeat of the United States by Al Qaeda

By Kevin Carson

If, as American presidents have never tired of claiming, Al Qaeda attacked us because “they hate us for our freedoms,” they must like us a whole lot more now.  Continue

The Politics Of Revenge And Submission

By Phil Rockstroh

Be very careful when you proclaim: "I'm glad 'we' got bin Laden. He deserved it." Be very grateful most of us don't get what we deserve. Continue

US Military Support of Foreign Governments
Increases Terror Attacks on US Citizens: Study


Terrorist attacks on Americans are more likely to come from countries where the US provides military aid, stations troops and sells arms finds the study - the first to show a statistical correlation between American foreign policy and terrorism against its citizens. Continue

The Phony Anti-War Movement

By Glen Ford

Two university researchers have proven, by the numbers, what the real anti-war movement has known for years: that many of the folks that turned out in such large numbers to demonstrate against America’s wars when George Bush was president, were really only opposed to Republican wars. Continue

Who Wins and Who Loses    
By Mike Whitney

It might surprise you to know that the Fed has become so skilled at bubble-making, that the condition of the underlying economy doesn't really matter any more. Continue

36 die in Syria ‘Day of Defiance’: The Syrian rights group, Insan, put the day’s toll at 26 killed but said it expected this to rise.
Gunmen kill ten in attack on Syrian checkpoint: A total of 10 Syrian police and servicemen were killed when unknown gunmen attacked a checkpoint some 160 km north of Damascus, Syrian state news agency SANA said.
Iraq suicide car bomb killed 24 police: doctor: A suicide bomber who drove his bomb-filled car into a police station south of Baghdad killed 24 policemen and wounded 72 others, according to an updated toll from a medical official on Friday.
Lawrence O’Donnell and Condi Rice at loggerheads in testy interview: Video - The discussion got quite heated at points with Rice repeatedly threatening to end the interview and O’Donnell accusing her of evading his questions.
More Extrajudicial Killing : US kills 17 peoplein Pakistan: The US carried out its first drone attack in Pakistan since Osama Bin Laden’s death in an American raid this week, killing 17 people in a hail of missiles near the Afghan border on Friday, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
Several dead in attack on Pakistani Shias: Assailants open fire in park in Quetta amid fears of backlash from al-Qaeda-linked groups after bin Laden's killing.
Hot air: Pakistan warns against further raids inside its territory: . “There should be no doubt Pakistan has adequate capacity to ensure its own defence.”
Fact Or Fiction? : Pakistan Military Knew About Bin Laden Raid Well In Advance Of Attack: Evidence is now emerging that the Pakistani government and military not only knew of America’s plans to launch an attack on Osama bin Laden’s compound far in advance, but assisted the United States in the effort.
Fact or fiction? CIA watched bin Laden from nearby safe house inside Pakistan: In Washington, a U.S. official said U.S. intelligence had established on-the-ground surveillance in Abbottabad in advance of the raid.
Pakistan paints dismal image of bin Laden's end: Pakistan's military paints a far different picture than the United States of Osama bin Laden's final days: not the terror mastermind still trying to strike America, but an aging terrorist hiding in barren rooms, short of money and struggling to maintain his grip on al-Qaida.
Split Seen Between bin Laden, Deputy: The official said that bin Laden had been sidelined because he no longer had the funds to support al Qaeda operations and that his popularity in the network was slipping. "They had parted ways some six years ago," he said
Father of US soldier captured by Taliban asks Pakistan military for help with son's release: The father of the only U.S. soldier held captive in the Afghan war has posted a video on YouTube appealing to the Pakistani military for help in freeing his son.
Many fear retaliation for captured Idaho soldier: It's been almost two years since Specialist Bowe Bergdahl was captured in Afghanistan. Many fear retaliation from the Taliban after bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces, but still close friends say he will return home.
Afghan official: 10 militants killed near border: Afghan police on Friday killed 10 militants in a gun battle in eastern Paktika province, a provincial official said.
One NATO occupation force soldier killed in S. Afghanistan: A soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed in Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Afghanistan's restive southern region on Thursday, the military alliance said on Friday, Xinhua reported.
ISI chief knows Taliban leader Mullah Omar's hideout: Ex-Afghan spy chief : Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha has been protecting Taliban leader Mullah Omar, Afghanistan''s former spy chief Amrullah Saleh has said.
More Extrajudicial Killing: US Kills 2 People in Yemen: Two killed in drone attack despite state's no-fly promise: The foreign minister said last September that the government would no longer allow missile strikes by pilotless aircraft, which are widely resented in the country because of the high rate of civilian casualties.
US Ally : Yemeni leader vows to remain in office: Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh told a mass rally of supporters on Friday that he would resist calls to quit, describing as “outlaws” tens of thousands of protesters gathered a short distance away.
Tunisian police clash with protesters: Police break up protests in central Tunis as dozens call for "a new revolution" after politician warns of risk of coup.
UN: Protesters sentenced to death in Bahrain 'illegal and unacceptable' : The United Nations (UN) on Thursday voiced deep concern about the continued detention of hundreds of activists in Bahrain, the prosecution of scores of medical professionals, and the sentencing to death of four protesters after a closed-door military trial.
UN chief to Netanyahu: Do not withhold tax revenues from PA: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Hamas-Fatah reconciliation in infant stages, tells Israel to revoke decision to withhold over 100 million dollars from PA; calls on Israel to 'make decisive moves toward historic agreement with Palestinians'.
EU approves $124 million in aid to PA after Israel blocks transfer of Palestinian funds: The European Union agrees to provide extra money to cover the salaries of essential workers and support families in need.
Iran's supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad: accept minister or quit: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's ultimatum widens rift between leaders and increases pressure on president.
Record Number of Americans Targeted by National Security Letters: The latest report to Congress on the Justice Department’s use of foreign intelligence surveillance powers has just been released, and it shows a truly stunning increase in the number of Americans whose sensitive phone, Internet, and banking records were obtained by the FBI — without judicial oversight
Florida mosque bombing: wanted man shot dead by FBI: Agents say Sandlin Matthews Smith shot in Oklahoma after he waved a weapon at them as they tried to serve arrest warrant

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