Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Ex-Bush Official
"I am Willing to Testify"Against Cheney

By Democracy Now!

Wilkerson also calls for George W. Bush and Cheney to be held accountable for their crimes in office. Continue

War Of Aggression
MI5 Told Blair Iraq Was No Threat To UK

By Tim Ross

Britain faced no threat from Iraq when Tony Blair decided to take the country to war, the head of MI5 at the time of the invasion has declared. Continue

Wikileaks : US Cables Reveal Execution of Iraqi Family

By John Glaser

Women and children had their hands tied behind their back and were shot in the head in house raid, which was covered up by the military. Continue

Al-Qaeda and NATO’s Islamic Extremists Taking Over Libya

By Alex Newman

It appears that prominent Jihadists and terrorists are practically leading the revolution with Western support. Continue

In Case You Missed It
Hegemony or Survival

America's Quest for Global Dominance

By Noam Chomsky

Chomsky indicates that America is just as much a terrorist state as any other government or rogue organization. Continue

Rise of Another CIA Yes Man

By Ray McGovern

Forgive me if my thinking about loyalty to the facts seems “obsolete” or “quaint” — or if it seems unfair to expect CIA analysts to put their careers on the line when politicians and ideologues are misleading the nation to war. Continue

A Story
The Last Whistleblower

By Paul Craig Roberts

"The ability of whistleblowers to bring accountability to government is about to disappear.” Continue

Oh, The Pain of The Believer
Barack’s Betrayals Offer Lessons We Can’t Deny

By Danny Schechter

We have to say we were wrong, when we were, not in our beliefs, but in pinning our hopes on a shrewd, ambitious, and double-faced political performance artist. Continue

The Great Health Care Takeaway 

By Shamus Cooke

Health care is a commodity that is bought by those who can afford it, instead of it being the human right of every person. Continue

At least 2 soldiers killed in suicide bomb attack in Iraq's Mosul: At least two soldiers were killed and nine people wounded Monday in a suicide bomb attack targeting the Iraqi army in the northern city of Mosul, a local police source told Xinhua.
Cheney on 'Today': Believes Iraq War Did Not Hurt U.S. Reputation: "I think it was sound policy that dealt with a very serious problem and eliminated Saddam Hussein from the kind of problem he presented before."
Royal Marine killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan: Marine from 42 Commando died while on foot patrol in occupied Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province
Deadliest month yet for U.S. in Afghanistan: Sixty-six U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan so far this month, making August the deadliest month for American forces in the nearly decade-long war.
Afghan Taliban victory predicted in letter: A message allegedly written by the leader of the Afghan Taliban predicts imminent victory as more foreign troops die and Taliban fighters better understand NATO tactics, acquire more weaponry, shoot down more aircraft and kill more senior officials.
'Attack on Chitral Scouts backed by NATO' local residents: An eye witness of the incident has revealed that the attack at Arandu on Saturday was monitored and supported by NATO and Afghan security forces.
Pakistan: It was NATO’s raid not Afghans: ATTACK from across the border in Chitral on Saturday once again highlighted the fact that some sinister campaign is in the offing to further pressurize and destabilize Pakistan.
New leader plans attacks on Pakistan: Shah Sahib, a well-known Taliban commander, has been selected to initiate major alliances and finalize consultations ahead of Eid - the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan - to launch fresh assaults against the Pakistan security forces.
NATO puppet says: Nato must extend stay: NTC : Libya’s National Transitional Council has urged Nato to continue with its presence in the country saying that it fears that a defiant Colonel Muammar Ghadafi might do something unexpected.
African Union Accuse Libyan Rebels of Killing Blacks Indiscriminately: The African Union (AU) will not recognize the Transitional national Council (TNC) of Libya as the legitimate government of that country because they charge that rebels in Libya have been indiscriminately killing black Africans, confusing innocent migrant workers with mercenaries.
NATO's rhetoric on Libya ‘most cynical propaganda’ :Russia's NATO Ambassador : Their commentaries suggest that “dozens of thousands of bombs dropped on Libya hit the targets so accurately and gracefully that not a single hair stirred on the heads of ordinary Libyan citizens as the bombs flew over them,” Rogozin said.
NATO faces 'catastrophic success' in Libya: In order to overthrow the Qadafi’s administration, foster a pro-West government and further control Libya, western countries will use any methods. Fair or foul, they do not care. Therefore, they have already failed in morality and justice.
Libyan rebels may recognize Israel: The rebels of Libya's National Transitional Council are prepared to recognize Israel diplomatically, and Israeli businessmen already are arriving in Libya to establish future business activities with the "new government,"
A troubling lesson from Libya: Don't give up nukes: Qaddafi's forceful downfall will make acquiring nuclear weapons all the more justifiable to states that feel threatened by outsiders.
Squadron established to train air forces in Africa: A squadron of airmen with key skill sets, including air traffic control and civil engineering, is preparing for a mission to train air forces in Africa to deliver supplies and large numbers of troops into conflict zones.
U.S. Tactics in Libya May Be a Model for Other Efforts: The Libya action helped to establish two principles for when the United States could apply military force to advance its diplomatic interests even though its national security is not threatened directly.
Libya down Syria next?: Obama has asked for the resignation of the Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad. Assad has been criticized for using violence against his own people, but will Syria suffer the same fate as Libya?
Activists say 7 protesters dead in Syria: Protesters rallied in several Syrian cities Tuesday, clashing with government forces in confrontations that left at least seven people dead, activists said.
Syrian opposition form transitional council: The council includes 94 members, 42 of whom are inside Syria. The council will be headed by prominent opposition figure Burhan Ghalioun, a sociologist at Paris Sorbonne University.
Evidence of U.S. Effort to Arm Syrian Opposition Emerges: Lebanese Army investigators said they uncovered a connection between the smugglers and the political entourage of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is backed by the United States and Saudi Arabia.
Hariri Bombing Indictment Based on Flawed Premise: The indictment of four men linked to Hezbollah in the 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri made public by the Special Tribunal on Lebanon Aug. 17 is questionable not because it is based on "circumstantial evidence", but because that evidence is based on a flawed premise.
New Palestinian strategy document will make it difficult for U.S. to oppose UN vote: More than 50 Palestinian officials, researchers and advisers have crafted a strategy for both before and after the UN vote.
Saleh commits to presidential polls in three months: Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has clung to power despite a wave of protests against his 33-year rule, said yesterday he was committed to holding elections for a new president, the state news agency reported.
83 died in Guatemala 1940s US experiments: panel: At least 83 persons died in US medical experiments in Guatemala during the 1940s involving sexually transmitted diseases, a commission investigating the program concluded Tuesday.
Drug war sparks exodus of affluent Mexicans: For years, national security experts have warned that Mexico’s drug violence could send a wave of refugees fleeing to the United States. Now, the refugees are arriving — and they are driving BMWs and snapping up half-million-dollar homes.
U.S. Pays Russia $7.2 billion for Separating Uranium from Warheads: The United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) has reimbursed the Russian Federation more than $7.2 billion for its work in separating fissile uranium for use in civilian nuclear power plants from Soviet-era nuclear warheads.
U.S. Wasted $1 For Every $6 Spent In Iraq And Afghanistan: Because the U.S. began operations in Iraq and Afghanistan without sufficient planning or oversight to track spending -- it lost $1 out of every $6 spent.
Panel Blasts DoD Over Waste in War Contracts: The Pentagon has wasted more than $30 billion on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan because of shoddy management and a lack of competition, an independent inquiry said Aug. 29.
US agency challenges Bank of America settlement: A US government agency has objected to Bank of America's $8.5 billion settlement for losses on mortgage-backed securities, imperiling the bank's efforts to move beyond the subprime mess.
US consumer confidence hits new low: Consumer confidence in the United States has dropped to a two-year low as fears of the country plunging into a new recession have increased, Press TV reported.
U.S. Elites Begin To Confront The Paper Dollar: The “average life expectancy for a fiat currency is twenty-seven years; so, by that measure, the greenback has had a good run.” Bye-bye, fiat dollar. Hello, gold?

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