Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Occupying Iraq, State Department-Style
A Frat House With Guns in Baghdad

By Peter Van Buren

Even if the troops do finally leave, the question is: Will that actually bring the U.S. occupation of Iraq to a close? Continue

Israel: A Choice To Kill

By Chris Floyd

I watched them stream down the green hill toward the heaps of dirt and wire. I saw them, old and young, walk toward the occupied land. I saw them come closer -- close enough for the heavily-armed occupying force to have them in range. Continue

US-NATO War Served Al-Qaeda Strategy

By Gareth Porter

Shahzad makes it clear that the U.S. occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq were the biggest break Al-Qaeda had ever gotten. Continue

How the Empire will Prevail?
Will Washington Foment War Between China and India?

By Paul Craig Roberts

What is Washington’s solution for the rising power of China? Continue

Obama Is a War Criminal
Holding the President Accountable on Libya

By Ron Paul

The president's attack on Libya was unconstitutional and thus unlawful. This policy must be reversed. Continue

America Picked This Fight
The American Empire Must Be Stopped

By Scott Horton

Scott Horton talks about how we are fighting wars of choice for profits not to spread freedom. Continue

Smiting the In-fiddle

By Fred Reed

“The powers of the darkness are many and patient, and the Mohammedan awaits to make our wives and daughters into harem slaves". Continue

Paul Ryan Vows to Continue Kevorkian’s Work

By Andy Borowitz

In a somber Congressional ceremony, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) eulogized the late Dr. Jack Kevorkian today, vowing to “honor his legacy by continuing his good work.” Continue

Syria to send in army after 120 troops killed in town: More than 120 Syrian security officers were killed in battles with gunmen, state television said, in the first report of large-scale clashes in a revolt against President Bashar Al-Assad.
Kurdish rights group says at least 35 killed in government crackdown in Syria : At least thirty five people have been killed in clashes with government forces over the past two days in Syria, a Kurdish rights group said on Monday.
Report: 14 Palestinians shot dead in Syrian refugee camp: Eye witnesses say security guards opened fire on angry mourners who attacked Palestinian faction leaders in Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus.
25 killed as battles rage in al-Qaida-held Yemen town, 25 dead: Fighting flared on Tuesday in a southern Yemen city seized by Islamist militants, killing at least 25 people, a local official said, after Washington urged President Ali Abdullah Saleh to hand over power peacefully.
Yemen says government troops kill 30 militants: Military officials and witnesses say warplanes bombed areas in the province known to be under the control of the militants, but it’s not immediately clear whether the airstrikes led to the death of the 30 militants.
Two Saudi Soldiers Killed At Restive Yemeni Border: The Saudi Arabian interior ministry said that two of its border guards were killed by a man with a machine gun who tried to cross into Yemen, before being shot dead by Saudi forces.
US Kills 17 people in Pakistan: Missiles fired by US drones hit three `targets` in South Waziristan Agency on Monday, killing 17 suspected militants, official sources said, adding that five of the deceased were foreigners.
Pakistan Taliban plans to attack American targets abroad : God willing, the world will see how we avenge Osama bin Laden’s martyrdom,” said Khorasani. “We have networks in several countries outside Pakistan,” he said.
Politician found beheaded in Afghanistan: Police found the beheaded body of a politician in central Afghanistan on Tuesday, three days after he was abducted by suspected Taleban-linked militants, a police commander said.
Six More Years: U.S. General Wants to Train Afghans Until ‘2017': There once was a time when President Obama implied that the Afghanistan war would at least start to end in July 2011. Then that date got pushed back to 2014. Now, the general in charge of training Afghan forces to take over for departing Americans pegs that date closer to 2016 or 2017
Gates outlines aggressive agenda for US imperialism in Asia: In a speech given in Singapore on June 4, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates laid out plans for American military expansion in the Asian region and for heightened confrontation with China.
4 security men killed, 10 wounded in Baghdad's attacks: Three paramilitary group members and a soldier were killed and 10 people wounded in a spate of attacks on Monday in Baghdad's northern district of Adhamiyah, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua.
U.S. Plans Private Guard Force for Iraq: State Department Prepares to Hire 5,100-Strong Security Detail and Take Over Military Hardware for After Army Leaves
NATO air strikes targets Gaddafi compound: Low-flying NATO jets have reportedly conducted a rare daytime bombing campaign on Tripoli, Libya, setting off huge explosions and also striking the military barracks and compound of Moammar Gaddafi.
'We are stronger,' Gadhafi says after heaviest NATO strikes: 'We will stay in our land dead or alive,' he says on TV after at least 31 bombs hit Tripoli
Kucinich Announces Blueprint for Libyan Peace Plan: The plan, a result of more than a month of consultations, would provide the principles for a blueprint that includes an immediate cease-fire and transition to a stable, democratic Libya.
Presstitute alert: ... 'Iran "could" produce a nuclear weapon within two months' it is claimed: In order to halt the process, Jones comments, forces will have to deploy ground forces - airstrikes will no longer be sufficient
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran: Misrepresenting The Iran - Al-Qu'ida "Connection": The poor quality of the mainstream media’s reporting on Iran’s connections to al-Qa’ida is deeply reminiscent of its profoundly flawed reporting about Iraqi ties to al-Qa’ida in the lead-up to America’s 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Iran sends submarines to Red Sea in move that could anger Israel: Iran says its military ships have entered Red Sea with goal of collecting information and identifying other countries' combat vessels, according to semi-official Fars news agency.
'US aims to sabotage Pak N-facilities': Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the United States plans to sabotage the nuclear facilities of Pakistan in a bid to weaken the Pakistani government and nation.
UN's Pillay condemns Israeli 'Naksa' killings: Human rights chief "deeply troubled" by Israel's use of live fire against civilians in the Golan Heights, urging probe.
Progressive Democrats Of America Endorses New Gaza Flotilla : Yup, you read that title correctly. The Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) are endorsing the Gaza Flotilla II, which is set to launch June 20th 2011.
Netanyahu condemns West Bank mosque attack: In the early morning hours of Tuesday the settlers rolled burning tires into the mosque, which caused some rugs to catch fire. The mosque was also sprayed with graffiti.
Obscenities as words of Torah : "Death to the Arabs, death to the leftists," they chanted. "The Temple will be rebuilt, the mosque will be destroyed." "Kahane lives, Mohammed is dead."
Weiner repeatedly lied (about Israel and Palestine– does anyone care?): Here are five of those lies:
Arundhati Roy: 'They are trying to keep me destabilised. Anybody who says anything is in danger': The Booker prize-winning novelist on her political activism in India, why she no longer condemns violent resistance – and why it doesn't matter if she never writes a second novel
Welcome to the USA: Cruise passengers tell of seven-hour security 'revenge' nightmare: When a group of 2,000 elderly British cruise ship passengers docked at Los Angeles for a short stop-off during a five-star cruise around America it was, in the words of one of them, more like arriving at Guantanamo Bay.
Miami Beach Memorial Day Shooting May 30th 2011, Cellphone Video : Here you see footage recorded on a cell phone by Narces Benoit.The police are surrounding a car driven by Raymond Herisse. Then they started firing at the 22-year-old.
US inmates' 40 years in solitary must end: Amnesty: Two US prisoners who have been held in solitary confinement for nearly 40 years should have their isolation ended immediately, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
Bank of Ireland to Impose Up to 90% Losses on Bondholders: “We were expecting the terms of the offer to be bad, but this is worse than expected,” said Stephen Lyons, a fixed- income analyst with Dublin-based securities firm Davy.
Man Forecloses On Bank - And Wins: We are reposting this story from a few months ago in light of a similar story that hit the wires over the weekend
State, local governments set to see record job cuts, layoffs: Don't look to state and local governments to prop up the job market. To the contrary, this cash-strapped sector is set to go on a record-breaking layoff binge when the new fiscal year starts on July 1.
Stranger than fiction: Texas Governor Rick Perry to host prayer summit that calls upon Jesus to solve America’s problems: I believe it is time to convene the leaders from each of our United States in a day of prayer and fasting, like that described in the book of Joel," Perry said in a statement released Monday.
Walk away from your mortgage? Time to get 'ruthless': - Should you keep paying your mortgage on a home that's dwindling in value? No way, say an increasing number of underwater homeowners who are voluntarily choosing to "walk away" from their home loans, a practice known as "strategic default."

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