Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Peace on Zionism’s Terms

By Alan Hart

Some members of Congress who applauded Netanyahu in a scene that reminded me of the enthusiasm for Hitler at Nazi rallies accused Obama of betraying Israel. Continue

Al-Jazeera Footage Captures 'Western Troops on the Ground' in Libya

By Julian Borger and Martin Chulov

Report claims soldiers may be British, possibly SAS – which would break UN resolution over any 'occupation force'. Continue

Afghanistan "Sovereignty"

By Glen Greenwald

A spate of horrific civilian killings by NATO in Afghanistan has led Afghan President Hamid Karzai to demand that NATO cease all air attacks on homes. Continue

After Years of War, House Holds Votes to Check Military Action

By Russell Berman

An increasingly war-weary House will vote this week on legislation that would halt the U.S. military intervention in Libya. Continue

What Must America Defend?

Patrick J. Buchanan

“The tough choices ahead,” said Gates, are “about the kind of role the American people — accustomed to unquestioned military dominance for the past two decades — want their country to play in the world.” Continue

We Are Terrorists

By Dahlia Wasfi

Our soldiers don't sacrifice for duty-honor-country, they sacrifice for Kellogg Brown & Root. Continue

Coming to America
The Pain In Spain

By Eric Margolis

Viva la revolution! Spain’s youth are staging boisterous but peaceful protests across the country that many call the Iberian version of the popular revolutions sweeping the Arab world. Continue

Offshoring Has Destroyed the Economy
A Nobel Economist Says Globalism Is Costly For Americans

By Paul Craig Roberts

The IMF report said that the US economy has been seriously eroded and that the age of America is over. Continue

Look Out Below

By Mike Whitney

The slowdown has begun. The economy has started to sputter and unemployment claims have tipped 400,000 for the last seven weeks. Continue

The Breakup of the Euro?

By Prof. Michael Hudson

Is Iceland’s rejection of financial bullying a model for Greece and Ireland? Continue

63 killed in police raids on anti-gov't protesters in S Yemen: The death toll of clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces overnight Monday in Yemen's southern province of Taiz rose to at least 63, doctors told Xinhua. Up to 800 others were injured and dozens of them with gunshot injuries were still in critical conditions, doctors said.
Eight Yemen soldiers dead from 'Qaeda' clashes: Suspected Al-Qaeda fighters killed six Yemeni soldiers on Tuesday in an attack near the southern city Zinjibar, a security official said, while a medic said two others had died of their wounds.
Pakistani jets kill 18 in attacks on suspected militants: A Pakistani government official says fighter jets have attacked militant positions in a tribal region close to the Afghan border, killing at least 18 suspected insurgents.
Pakistani military 'bows to US pressure' on Taliban: The News quoted unidentified "highly placed sources" as saying Pakistan's air force would soften up militant targets in North Waziristan under the "targeted military offensive" before ground operations were launched.
Haqqani: From White House guest to staunch U.S. enemy: Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson, who fund-raised for the Afghan resistance, once called Jalaluddin "goodness personified". The warrior was held in such high esteem he visited the White House when Ronald Reagan was President.
5 Pakistan Taliban leaders kidnapped by NATO forces in Pakistan: Unconfirmed news from intelligence sources said on Monday that five Pakistan Taliban ( TTP) leaders were arrested Monday morning in the Gorvait area of North Waziristan by NATO forces and later taken away by two NATO helicopters to Afghanistan.
Nato choppers again violate Pakistani airspace in North Waziristan: NATO continues to violate Pakistani airspace as two helicopters again intruded into the Pakistani territory on Monday.
China is adamant that the West “must respect” Pakistan's sovereignty.: The message was delivered during Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Gilani's recent four-day visit to Beijing, which celebrated no less than six decades of strategic relations --involving, among other issues, nuclear collaboration and support over the ultra-sensitive Kashmir question.
10 killed, 45 wounded in multiple attack in west Afghanistan: Multiple attacks carried out by anti-government militants killed at least 10 people including 5 suicide bombers and wounded 45 other with majority of them civilians in Herat city
Australian soldier killed by Afghan rogue ally: An Australian Army soldier, a member of the Mentoring Task Force, was shot by an Afghan National Army soldier yesterday while undertaking guard duty at a patrol base north of Tarin Kot.
Karzai bans NATO strikes on Afghan homes: On Tuesday, Karzai told reporters in Kabul that "from this moment, air strikes on the houses of people are not allowed. "The people of Afghanistan so far have endured casualties and have given sacrifices. So these operations should not be used against Afghan people and their houses.
Violence in Iraq claims four lives: Bombings in Baghdad and Mosul killed at least four people and wounded at least five others, officials said Tuesday.
Libyan rebels reject Gaddafi truce offer: Libyan rebels are rejecting a reported truce offer from Moammar Gaddafi. Word of the offer comes from South African President Jacob Zuma, who met with Gaddafi on Monday.
NATO risks spilling own blood while mounting pressure on Gaddafi: “They seem to think if they quote the UN resolution at the same time as they call for Gaddafi to go and for regime change, it’s a sort of guarantee, or as a laissez-passer. Frankly they’re involved in a civil war in Libya. The deployment of helicopters, the intensive bombing of Tripoli that’s going on – this is a war about regime change,” British MP Jeremy Corbyn believes.
'US dropped cluster bombs on Misratah': A Human rights investigation in Libya has found that it was the US and its Western allies who cluster bombed the troubled city of Misratah back in April.
Are these men SAS helping Libyan rebels? News crew films Western troops liaising with gunmen: Footage by the Al Jazeera television channel shows a group of six Western-looking men – described as ‘possibly British’ – talking to rebel fighters near the besieged port city of Misrata.
Syria's once-peaceful protesters turn to guns: Residents used automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades to repel advancing government troops in central Syria on Monday
China says UN resolution on Syria unhelpful: China voiced support on Tuesday for Syria's crackdown on pro-democracy protests and said a UN Security Council resolution on the nation was unlikely to ease tensions there.
Video of Tortured Boy’s Corpse Deepens Anger in Syria: Video posted online shows his battered, purple face. His skin is scrawled with cuts, gashes, deep burns and bullet wounds that would probably have injured but not killed. His jaw and kneecaps are shattered, according to an unidentified narrator, and his penis chopped off.
Israeli: Vice PM: Strike on Iran could be necessary: Vice Prime Minister and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon says the civilized world must take joint action to avert the Iranian nuclear threat.
'Spain will recognize Palestinian state on 1967 lines': Shaath says Spain wants Palestine recognized in UN; announcement comes as Abbas meets with Islamic Jihad officials, Gen. Tantawi in Cairo to discuss Hamas-Fatah reconciliation, Mideast peace process.
CIA prisons in Poland 'illegal': Secret prisons operated by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Polish territory violated international law and the Polish constitution according to legal experts, reported the daily Gazeta Wyborcza on Monday, citing sources close to an investigation.
What Manuel Zelaya's return means for Honduras: The former president's return is welcome, but human rights remain at risk in Honduras after the coup that deposed him
U.S. to view major cyber attacks as acts of war: report: The Pentagon has adopted a new strategy that will classify major cyber attacks as acts of war, paving the way for possible military retaliation, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday
Banks demand savage austerity measures in Greece: Officials with the European Central Bank (ECB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the European Commission (EC) have been deployed to Athens this week to finalise plans with the Greek government for another round of savage austerity measures.
Food prices set to double by 2030, aid group says: Food prices could double in the next 20 years and demand in 2050 will be 70 percent higher than now, U.K. charity Oxfam said on Tuesday, warning of worsening hunger as the global food economy stumbles close to breakdown.
Cuts in US welfare programs hit hundreds of thousands of poor families: US states are implementing drastic cuts to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, creating further hardships for 700,000 families that include 1.3 million children.
Comin' this summer... $5 gas: Goldman Sachs' crystal ball is proclaiming that oil will soon soar to $135 a barrel, and likely have service stations jacking up fuel prices to $5 a gallon in New York just like the summer of 2008 that preceded the recession.

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