Tuesday, 27 September 2011

America’s “Worst Enemy”
The Latest Orchestrated Threat and The End of History

By Paul Craig Roberts

Have you ever before heard of the Haqqanis? I didn’t think so. Like Al Qaeda, about which no one had ever heard prior to 9/11, the “Haqqani Network” has popped up in time of need to justify America’s next war--Pakistan. Continue

Killing Without Trial
Drones Make War Too Easy


Negative reaction to our drone attacks has been strongest in Pakistan, where drones are regarded as a terror weapon. Continue

Chávez, Evo y Obama
A monstrous crime committed by the US and their NATO allies

By Fidel Castro

Was it not precisely the government of the State hosting the UN that ordered the butchery in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, the mercenary attack on the Bay of Pigs in Cuba, the invasion of Santo Domingo, the “Dirty War” in Nicaragua, the occupation of Grenada and Panama by US military forces and the massacre of Panamanians in El Chorrillo? Continue

Obama's Speech, Abu Mazen's Gamble

By Uri Avnery

A wonderful speech. A beautiful speech. - A work of art. The art of hypocrisy. Almost every statement in the passage concerning the Israeli-Palestinian issue was a lie. A blatant lie: the speaker knew it was a lie, and so did the audience. Continue

Never Say Never
President Obama’s UN Speech and its Critics

By Lawrence Davidson

The president tells us that the Washington won’t dictate national self-determination, but it damn well can dictate the route the Palestinians must take to get it. Even if that route has proven worthless and will, most likely, lead them to their ultimate destruction. Continue

Obama Is A Political Prostitute
The Disappearance of President Obama & Netanyahu’s Security Scam

By Alan Hart

Barack Obama is still occupying the Oval Office but on policy for Israel-Palestine he is no longer the president. Continue

“A True Cult of Imperialism.”
Empire of the Son

By Thaddeus Russell

Obama literally would not exist without the Central Intelligence Agency. Continue

The Wonderful World of Tony Blair

Must Watch - Channel 4 Investigation

Since resigning in June 2007, Tony Blair has financially enriched himself more than any previous ex-prime minister. Reporter Peter Oborne reveals some of the sources of his new-found wealth, much of which comes from the Middle East. Continue

The Philosophy Behind “Occupy Wall Street”

By Vijay Prashad

All the measures taken to stem the hemorrhage caused by the global credit crisis of 2008 onward have run their course, and we are back to the day when Lehman’s shutters came down. Continue

Occupy Wall Street Interview with Chris Hedges


Pepper spray, Swat teams and judicial torture. This barbarity is ever present – but rarely so visible – in American life
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The "Market is Toast."
"Governments don't rule the world; Goldman Sachs rules the world"

Must Watch Video

In a scary and painfully frank interview a freaked out BBC interviewer is visibly shaken when market trader Alessio Rastani predicts that the "Market is Toast." Apparently there is nothing Euro governments can do. Continue

Whites No Healthier than Blacks in Canada: Study

By Frederik Joelving

Black people in Canada are at least as healthy as whites, hints a study that is a stark contrast to U.S. statistics. Continue

US kills 35 in Afghanistan: The causalities come after the warplanes targeted a residential area in Ab Band district of the Ghazni Province on Tuesday, a Press TV correspondent reported.
US-led forces kill 19 Afghan civilians: Head of the provincial council of Afghanistan's eastern province of Nuristan said on Monday that the deadly operation had been conducted by foreign forces last Wednesday. Similar operations by US-led troops in eastern provinces of Wardak, Logar and Paktia left at least 12 people dead and injured several others on Sunday.
16 killed in roadside bomb blast in western Afghanistan: A station wagon packed with Afghan civilians struck a roadside bomb in western Afghanistan, triggering an explosion that killed 16 people, 11 of them children, Afghan officials said.
Two Killed by Suicide Bomber in Kabul: Provincial Government spokesperson Daoud Ahmadi reported that the incident on Tuesday has left two civilians dead, including a young boy, as well as wounding 26 others.
CIA contractor killed in Afghanistan: An Afghan working for the U.S. government killed a CIA contractor and wounded another American in an attack on the intelligence agency’s office in Kabul, officials said Monday
U.S. defense official resigns over alleged 'Jason Bourne' death squad in Afghanistan: A senior U.S. defense official who allegedly set up a spy network of ‘Jason Bournes’ to help track and kill Islamic militants has resigned from the Air Force but maintains his innocence.
Security worsens in Afghan capital: Deadly shooting incident inside CIA office is latest in a series of brazen attacks in Kabul.
US commander says 800 more US trainers heading to Afghanistan by March: The number of American military trainers in Afghanistan will increase by 800 by next March, a jump of nearly 25 percent in the U.S. commitment there, the top commander in charge of training said Monday.
US kills 3 people in Pakistan: A non-UN-sanctioned US drone strike has killed at least three people in Pakistan's South Waziristan's tribal region on the Afghan border, local intelligence officials say.
Pakistan PM warns US on 'negative messaging': Yusuf Reza Gilani tells Washington to desist from levelling accusations that stokes anti-Americanism in his country.
Three killed in roadside blast: - A roadside bomb in northern Iraq killed three people on Monday, while in Baghdad gunmen wounded two government officials in failed assassination attempts, officials said.
Turkish Air forces strike Kandil Mountain: The Turkish Air Force struck blows on Monday night in the Kandil Mountain in northern Iraq, the Sabah newspaper reported.
Iraq to buy US warplanes worth around $3 billion: Country has found itself flush with cash, reaping windfall profits as world oil prices remain above projections
6 killed as Syrian forces mount raids on dissent: As China expressed its concern at the wider implications of the turbulence, the United States warned of signs that President Bashar al-Assad's opponents were turning to violence.
Thousands of Syrian Army defectors join militias : The militias were believed to be aligned with the Free Syrian Army, commanded from neighboring Turkey. The sources said between 3,000 and 5,000 fled the Syrian Army, some of them with their weapons.
Syria: Rebels Using IDF Arms: According to the report, quoted by IsraelDefense.com, a Peugot 404 car carrying weapons was seized in Homs. The car was allegedly found to be carrying Israeli-made machine guns and hand grenades, as well as explosive charges and sophisticated communications devices.
Syria accuses West for 'total chaos': Syria accused the West of trying to unleash "total chaos" that would lead to the break-up of the country, as rights groups said Syrian forces strafed political dissidents with machineguns yesterday.
Fearing Change, Syria’s Christians Back Assad: Abu Elias sat beneath the towering stairs leading from the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya, a church high up in the mountains outside Damascus, where Christians have worshiped for 1,400 years. “We are all scared of what will come next,” he said turning to a man seated beside him, Robert, an Iraqi refugee who escaped the sectarian strife in his homeland.
Two killed as Yemen's defence minister survives bombing: Yemeni Defence Minister Mohammad Nasser Ali survived an attack on his convoy in the southern city of Aden, government officials said on Tuesday. Two members of his entourage were killed in the attack, officials said.
Battle for Sirte continues as civilians flee town under siege: Snipers defending Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte held off an advance on Tuesday by interim government forces, as the last bastion of support for Gaddafi fought to keep the new government out.
Libya's City of Bani Walid Crushes Rebel Advance: Bani Walid residents reject NATO-proxy rule, defeats rebels at their gates.
UN: Libya's Bani Walid, Sirte still unaccessible: Humanitarian assistance led by the United Nations still could not get access to the Libyan city of Bani Walid and Sirte, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya Panos Moumtzis said here Monday.
Tuareg tribes clash with new Libyan forces: sources: Tuareg tribesmen fought skirmishes at the weekend with armed groups affiliated to Libya's interim government, two sources with local contacts told Reuters, a clash that highlighted the challenges Libya's new rulers face in winning over fractious tribes.
20,000 Missiles Reported Missing From Libya: Al-Qaida is active in the region, and security officials fear that the missiles will be used to target U.S. commercial planes. Due to the safety risk, some in Congress are now calling for all American passenger jets flying overseas to have the same protection as military planes.
Former Rebels’ Rivalries Hold Up Governing in Libya: When the fighters who ousted Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi find caches of weapons from his arsenals, they do not entrust them to Libya’s new provisional government. Instead, they haul them back to their hometowns, like Misurata, Zintan, Yafran or Rujban. And when they capture members of the Qaddafi government, the fighters say, they cart them home as well.
Spoils of war: Exclusive: Libya assures UK firms on key role in rebuild: Britain's help in overthrowing Muammar Gaddafi will never be forgotten and British companies can expect to play an instrumental role in rebuilding Libya, a senior diplomat told executives on Tuesday.
Libyan justice minister: Lockerbie case 'closed': Scotland has asked Libya's new authorities to help track down those responsible for the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing, but the country's transitional justice minister told reporters Monday "the case is closed."
Fact or fiction? Yemen president accused of tricking Saudis: Neither the US nor the Saudis were aware of his planned departure, said the official, calling it a “clever, canny” trick by the president. “We are not happy at all,” he added.
Al-Jazeera and the triumph of televised propaganda: Al-Jazeera - the Qatari news channel that in the space of 15 years established itself in the Arab world as an innovative news outlet - suddenly embarked in a vast intoxication campaign to overthrow the regimes of Libya and Syria through any means.
Exporting democracy one gun at a time: US, Bahrain in talks on $53mn arms deal: The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which is part of the US Department of Defense, has notified the Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the government of Bahrain, the German defense news website defpro.com reported on Thursday.
US consolidated domination of global arms market in 2010: The United States consolidated its domination of a shrinking global arms market in 2010, signing 21.3 billion dollars in new weapons orders with foreign countries, according to the latest edition of an annual report on conventional weapons transfers by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
Saudi woman to get 10 lashes for driving a car: Activist Samar Badawi says Shaima Ghassaniya was found guilty Tuesday of driving without the government's permission. No laws prohibit women from driving, but conservative religious edicts have banned it.
Bunker Busted: Israel planning Iran nuke plant strike? : Video - As the U.S. continues to stand by Israel, Washington's now coming under fire for new revelations of its dealings with the country. It's claimed the White House sold dozens of bunker-buster bombs to Tel Aviv - weapons best suited for destroying underground nuclear facilities in Iran.
'Why is Israel allowed to have nukes?': In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Erdogan noted that Israel is the only player in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons and asked, “Why is it that countries banning Iran from having nuclear weapons don't also ban Israel from having nuclear weapons?”
Erdogan: UN sanctions on Israel could aid Mideast peace process: In interview with TIME, Turkish Prime Minister says sanctions are promoted when dealing with Iran and Sudan, but taboo with regards to Israel.
What a joke: U.S. condemns Israeli plan for new illegal construction beyond Green Line: EU, Palestinians also denounce Israel's plan for 1,100 new homes in occupied Jerusalem's contested Gilo neighborhood.
Israel must annex West Bank settlements, right-wing MKs tell Netanyahu: In letter to premier, leaders of several Knesset factions say Israel must retaliate against the Palestinians' 'unilateral' statehood bid at the UN, or risk losing its deterrence
U.S. lawmaker: Palestinians must return to peace talks or suffer possible divestment: U.S. State Department waits for Palestinians' 'official response' to Quartet proposal; U.S. Congress members suggest reevaluation of U.S. financial assistance to Palestinian Authority.
Explosion destroys Egypt-Israel pipeline: The blast happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the region near the town of al-Arish in the north of the Sinai peninsula but there were no reports of any casualties, AFP quoted the sources as saying.
Freed US hiker 'has Israeli father': Joshua Fattal, one of the American hikers seized by Iran and released earlier this week after two years in captivity, is Jewish and has an Israeli father, it can now be revealed.
Fidel Castro calls Obama UN address 'gibberish': "Has any nation been excluded from the bloody threats of this illustrious defender of international peace and security?" Castro said of Obama, whose UN quotes he cited extensively in his column
French left marks historic Senate vote victory: France's left wrested the Senate from the right in indirect elections Sunday, taking the majority of seats in the upper house of parliament for the first time in more than 50 years -- a blow to conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Canadians protest 'murderer' Cheney's visit: Shouting "Shame, Shame!" and "Arrest Dick Cheney!" raucous protesters shoved and grabbed at people who paid $500 apiece to hear the former US vice president speak in Canada.
Concern over U.S. snoops drives Canadian political party to cloud-based encryption: One of Canada's largest political parties is using cloud-based Salesforce.com in the U.S. to store information about voters and interact with them, but worries that U.S. government snoops could peek at sensitive information under U.S. law prompted the Canadian party to use a strong encryption approach.
Ogden, Utah police first-in-nation to use surveillance blimp: A patrol car fitted with all of the police extras cost $40,000; a surveillance blimp will cost well below that -- possibly as low as $15,000; after that, it is $100 a week to keep it filled with helium and charge its electric batteries; the police in Ogden, Utah, decides this is a good deal
German Army’s Peak Oil Report Predicts Rising Oil Prices, Another Recession and The Demise of Banks: Last year two military planning organizations went public with studies predicting that serious consequences from oil depletion will befall us shortly
The Human Cost of a Global Crisis: Grim warning from global agencies as ILO fears 40m jobs could be lost by 2012. Undernourished total at 1bn, says Red Cross
by Guardian reporters and agencies
Strikes and protests mount against austerity in Greece: “Today, it is no longer safe for us to go onto the streets,” a politician of the Greek ruling party PASOK told the Frankfurter Rundschau. “We are the government and we are alone.”
Wall Street Donated $41 Million to Supercommittee Members: Members of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction have received $41 million from the financial sector during their time in Congress, according to a new report. At least 27 current or former aides for the “supercommittee” members have lobbied on behalf of financial firms.
Michael Moore At Occupy Wall Street 9-26 - Video -
Protester allegedly arrested for filming ‘Occupy Wall Street’: Christina Gonzales, an “Occupy Wall Street” protester, told Democracy Now that she was arrested by the New York Police Department for filming the demonstration, which has now lasted 10 straight days.
Wells Fargo accused of forging loan documents: A Las Vegas attorney who represents people facing foreclosure has accused Wells Fargo of forging loan documents. The allegation is the latest sign that efforts to hold mortgage lenders accountable are escalating in Nevada.
Shock Doctrine at U.S. Postal Service: Is a Manufactured Crisis Behind Push Toward Privatization?: Postal workers say the much touted crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service isn’t what it seems. Rather, they point to a 2006 law that forced the USPS to find enough money to fund 75 years of retiree health benefits over just a 10-year span.

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