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Next Up: Pakistan
Ominous signs of a major new war

By Justin Raimondo

While keeping the heat on for a direct attack on Iran, the powerful pro-Israel lobby – the driving force behind the anti-Iran crowd – is biding its time, confident they’ll win in the end. In the meantime, they are carefully building up momentum for the final push toward war, and a key part of that is agitating for a complete break in US-Pakistan relations. Continue

Is NATO’s “Unified Protector” Unraveling?
France Says NATO Bombing Has Failed

By Franklin Lamb

We sacrificed nearly 1/3 of our population or more than one million of our brothers and sisters expelling the Italians 70 years ago. Doesn’t anyone in your government study history? Continue

Eye Witness Account From Libya


Is The Libyan Army Really Really Killing Its Own People? Continue

The Great Generational Threat

By Glenn Greenwald

The U.S. is doing everything possible to ensure that Terrorism remains as large as a threat as possible. Continue

The Credit Card Wars
The True Cost Of America's Wars

By Jack A. Smith

In 2010, $400 billion of our tax money went toward paying off past war debts as far back as the Korean War of the early 1950s. We'll pay war debts indefinitely because Washington is always borrowing to plan for or start new wars. Continue

Avoiding Impunity
Broaden Torture Prosecutions

By Prof Marjorie Cohn

More than 100 detainees have died in US custody, many from torture. Untold numbers were subjected to torture and cruel treatment in violation of US and international law. Continue

'Little Gitmo'
A Muslim Quarantine

By Christopher S. Stewart

The whole justice system [is] geared to take revenge of the events of 9/11 on anyone belonging to the Muslim community. Continue

America's 'Detainee 001'
The Persecution of John Walker Lindh

By Frank Lindh

Frank Lindh, father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh, explains why his son is an innocent victim of America's 'war on terror'. Continue

Zionism And The Birth Of Modern Terrorism


The King David Hotel bombing was an act of terrorism that is widely-considered to be the first real incidence of 20th century terrorism. Continue

Obama’s Original Sin

By Frank Rich

The president’s failure to demand a reckoning from the moneyed interests who brought the economy down has cursed his first term, and could prevent a second. Continue

Memo to Obama: "Create more jobs or resign"

By Mike Whitney

Not only are we not creating jobs, the administration is not providing sufficient resources to the states so they can keep the people who ARE employed still working. It's madness. Continue

Greece a Dress Rehearsal for United States

By Michael Hudson

Greece sell off its roads, its land, its port authority, its water and sewer--is just what Illinois's been doing, what Chicago's been doing, what Minnesota's been told to do, and what American cities are trying to do. Continue

Moody's Financial Vandalism Agency?

By Max Keiser

Max asks, "What's the difference between Rupert Murdoch and this pile of dog *hit? " Continue

BBC Promotes Mass Adherence to State Ideology

By Media Lens

We are fed myths that our governments are essentially well-intentioned; that powerful investors, banks and corporations promote ‘free trade’ and ‘open markets’ while providing responsibly for society’s wants and needs. Continue

30 dead in Yemen clashes: More than thirty people have been killed in four days of fighting between Al-Huthi rebels and opposition tribes in Al-Jawaf province, northern Yemen. The fighting has left hundreds injured and thousands of people displaced, a local tribal leader told Arab News on Monday.
US attack kills 9 people in Pakistan:: At least nine suspected militants were killed in a drone strike Monday evening in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a media report said.
6 killed in deadly bombing in Pakistan's northwest: Local media said the dead included three security personnel, two women and a child, while at least 10 others were severely injured.
Keep your money, Pakistan's military tells US : Stories critical of Pakistan are leaked on an almost daily basis to the American press. Many in Pakistan believe there is a concerted American effort to weaken Pakistan and its armed forces, which are some of the largest in the world.
The Pakistan Paradox: Will this show of tough love backfire? Right now it seems quite likely that the answer is yes.
Clashes in Libya's Zliten 'kill 4 and injure 22': Four rebels were killed and 22 wounded in overnight clashes against forces loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi in the western town of Zliten, rebels said on Monday.
Libya: France risks Nato split over call for Gaddafi talks: France risked opening a significant split within Nato over the war in Libya yesterday by calling for negotiations with Colonel Gaddafi and confirming it was "passing messages" to his regime.
Celebrating peace! Libyans dancing in the streets: Eye witnesses inside Libya have confirmed to the Pravda.Ru source that Libyan TV has stated that the forces have withdrawn from the flashpoints along the battle lines. France itself has denied holding direct talks with the Libyan Government but has admitted that messages are passed.
Moscow warns against Libyan scenario for Syria – Lavrov: He says he will urge his counterparts during the forthcoming ministerial meeting of the four international mediators in a Middle East settlement, not to put the entire responsibility for the Syrian crisis on the Syrian leadership, but to impel the Syrian opposition to sit down at the negotiating table with President Bashar Assad.
Syrian protesters attack US embassy: Syrian government supporters smashed windows at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus on Monday, raised a Syrian flag and scrawled graffiti calling the American ambassador a "dog" in anger over the envoy's visit last week to an opposition stronghold, witnesses said.
U.S. soldier killed in Iraq: The U.S. military in a statement said the incident is currently under investigation and failed to give further details about how or where exactly the incident happened.
What a load of bull: Panetta invokes 9/11 in defending U.S. mission in Iraq: New Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, speaking at a base outside Baghdad, tells American troops they're in Iraq 'because on 9/11 the United States got attacked,' even though pre-war evidence of a link between Al Qaeda and Iraq has been discredited. He later clarifies his remarks.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran: US threatens to act unilaterally against Iran: The United States is concerned about Iran providing weapons to Iraq militants and will take unilateral action when needed to deal with the threat, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday.
Israel blocks lawyers access to detained Gaza Flytilla activists : Forty pro-Palestinian activists, detained in Israel for trying to reach Gaza, are being denied access to see lawyers. They're currently detained in Tel Aviv for taking part in airplane aid mission, after their boats were blocked in Greece.
'Flytilla' activists go on hunger strike: International activists have gone on hunger strike in two Israeli detention centers after being arrested by the Tel Aviv regime for attempting to enter occupied Palestinian territories.
Peres thanks Greece for thwarting Gaza-bound flotilla: Israeli and Greek presidents discuss their countries' strengthening ties during meeting in Jerusalem.
American Jew refused entry to Israel on suspicion of converting to Islam: Two years after participating in a Taglit-Birthright tour, Harald Fuller-Bennett was denied entry into Israel. The Shin Bet claimed he had links to terrorists and suspected him of no longer being Jewish.
Israeli soldiers blocked Icelandic FM’s car with rocks: The Icelandic FM’s visit to Palestine has now drawn to a close with one of the biggest headlines being Skarphedinsson’s declaration that Iceland would support any UN resolution on Palestinian independence and UN membership.
Mexico Provokes Israel with Historical Question: Amid Israel’s uninterrupted efforts to manipulate history and conceal historical events, the entity has started interfering in the educational system of some countries.
At least 41 killed as Mexico scrambles in drug war: Mexican authorities sent in an extra 1,800 police Saturday to fight the country's gruesome and deadly drug war, with at least 41 people slain over the weekend including 10 who were decapitated.
Confessions of a drug cartel hitman on the run: He killed or tortured hundreds in Mexico's drug wars. Now he is the one living in fear
Australia, U.S. joint military exercise begins: Australia's largest joint military training exercise with U.S. begins on Monday, with about 14,000 U.S. and 8500 Australian troops participating in the training in real world scenarios on land, air and sea until July 29.
Why QE2 Failed: The Money All Went Overseas: On June 30, QE2 ended with a whimper. The Fed's second round of "quantitative easing" involved $600 billion created with a computer keystroke for the purchase of long-term government bonds. But the government never actually got the money, which went straight into the reserve accounts of banks, where it still sits today.
Economy faces a jolt as benefit checks run out: An extraordinary amount of personal income is coming directly from the government. Close to $2 of every $10 that went into Americans’ wallets last year were payments like jobless benefits, food stamps, Social Security and disability, according to an analysis by Moody’s Analytics.

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