Friday, 30 September 2011

Obama Kills US Citizens In Yemen

By Al Jazeera

Tribal sources told the AFP news agency that Awlaki, the US-born 40-year-old father of five, was killed early on Friday in an air strike that hit two vehicles traveling through an al-Qaeda stronghold in central Yemen. Continue

Extrajudicial Executions
Ron Paul Condemns Killing of "al Qaeda’s" Awlaki

By Elizabeth Williamson

“Nobody knows if he ever killed anybody,” Mr. Paul said after a breakfast at Saint Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics. “If the American people accept this blindly and casually…I think that’s sad.” Continue

The Due-process-free Assassination of U.S. Citizens is Now Reality

By Glenn Greenwald

From an authoritarian perspective, that's the genius of America's political culture.  It not only finds way to obliterate the most basic individual liberties designed to safeguard citizens from consummate abuses of powe.  It actually gets its citizens to stand up and clap and even celebrate the destruction of those safeguards. Continue

Extrajudicial Executions
Obama Can Kill Anyone He Wants To

By Robert Dreyfuss

American citizens are supposed to have legal and civil rights that protect them from political or prosecutorial assassinations, even if they’re bad guys. Apparently, no longer. Continue

He Kills His Own People
Obama: A Disaster for Civil Liberties

By Jonathan Turley

He may prove the most disastrous president in our history in terms of civil liberties. Continue

Is The War On Terror A Hoax?

By Paul Craig Roberts

When I observe the gullibility of my fellow citizens at the absurd “terror plots” that the US government manufactures, it causes me to realize that fear is the most powerful weapon any government has for advancing an undeclared agenda. Continue

The FBI Again Thwarts Its Own Terror Plot

By Glenn Greenwald

The FBI has received substantial criticism over the past decade -- much of it valid -- but nobody can deny its record of excellence in thwarting its own Terrorist plots. Continue

Mutiny on the Titanic

By Uri Avnery

Can you really chant “the People Demand Social Justice” and ignore the daily oppression of four million Palestinians in the occupied territories? When you abandon your principles on the way to power, what are you likely to do with that power? Continue

Blair to be Declared 'Persona Non Grata'

By Press TV

The PLO decided that Blair is no longer trusted to be an international representative as he is strongly lobbying European powers to decline a Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN Security Council, and that they would declare him 'persona non grata' in the next few days. Continue

The Best Among Us

By Chris Hedges

There are no excuses left. Either you join the revolt taking place on Wall Street and in the financial districts of other cities across the country or you stand on the wrong side of history. Continue

US kills 21 people in Somalia: On Friday, a Somali government official confirmed that the US drone had killed at least 21 "fighters" and injured many more late Thursday night, forcing many to flee the Qooqani and Taabto districts.
Bomb kills 15 at Shiite funeral south of Baghdad: The explosion triggered new anger at Iraq's leaders and their security forces, who will soon take over responsibility for the country's security on their own as U.S. troops rapidly leave the country.
11 killed in Pakistan attack: Ten militants and a security official were killed in a clash in northwest Pakistan on Thursday. The militants staged an attack on security personnel engaged in a search operation in upper Orakzai.
US will only kill Pakistani people from the sky: US kills four people in Pakistan: The assault took place in Baghar village of South Waziristan tribal district on Friday when the drone fired two missiles at a vehicle.
U.S. will not send troops into Pakistan (again) : U.S. official - : "There will be no boots on the ground," the official said. "That has been communicated to them (the Pakistanis).
China to accord consistent support to Pakistan:: “China will continue to work together with Pakistan to push our strategic partnership of cooperation to a new height"
US announces sanctions on 'Haqqani men': Targeted five individuals accused of being "financiers and facilitators" for Taliban, Haqqani group and al-Qaeda.
4 NATO occupation force members killed in Afghanistan: : Three NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members were killed in an attack and another died in a non-battle related injury in Afghanistan, according to ISAF press releases issued on Thursday.
Arundhati Roy : The Dead Begin to Speak Up in India : Kashmir is one of two war zones in India from which no news must come. But those in unmarked graves will not be silenced
War criminal: Obama praises killing of al-Awlaki: Obama also says it "marks another significant milestone in the broader effort to defeat al'Qaida."
Anwar al-Awlaki killed in Yemen - live coverage: Follow our live coverage as Anwar al-Awlaki, the US-born al-Qaida leader, is said to be killed in Yemen by drone strike
Yemeni President refuses to quit: Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said yesterday that he will not stand down as promised if his opponents are allowed to stand in elections to succeed him.
Syrian clashes kill at least 10: SANA reported seven soldiers and police officers and at three least civilians died, the BBC reported Friday.
Dissidents in Syria reject foreign intervention: Kilo: "The opposition within the national council are in favour of foreign intervention to resolve the crisis in Syria, while those at home are not," Kilo claimed in remarks to AFP at his home in Damascus.
With Libya still smoldering, Russia rejects UN resolution on Syria: Russia, wary of more military intervention, has rejected the latest version of a UN Security Council draft resolution on Syria, where the government of President Bashar al-Assad is cracking down on violent anti-government protests.
Libyans flee as NATO supported rebels attack city of Sirte: Aid agencies said this week that a humanitarian disaster loomed in Sirte amid rising casualties and shrinking supplies of water, electricity and food.
Snipers halt NTC fight for Kadhafi hometown: In some of the fiercest fighting for days, the NTC fighters pounded Sirte with 106mm anti-tank guns, rocket-launchers and machineguns. "If we want we can destroy Sirte completely. said Nasser Obeidi, leader of a group operating four Russian-built 130mm artillery canons.
NTC seeks UN help for Sirte wounded: Libya's interim government has asked the United Nations for fuel for ambulances to evacuate its wounded fighters from the besieged city of Sirte amid reports of heavy casualties, a UN source in Libya said on Thursday.
Sirte Besieged: 'No water, no power, people flee to desert' ICRC : Dubeh Sakhr from the international Committee of the Red Cross, says with the city critically short of water, food and medicine, the refugees have little choice but to head into the desert.
Civilians urge NTC to control Libyan militias: Libyan civilians rallied in central Tripoli today to press the Nato-backed NTC regime to rein in its heavily armed militias, which they accused of intimidating residents and raiding homes with impunity.
Libya Media Front: 'No NATO success without Al Jazeera': Video report
Chavez: Libya's new UN representative a 'puppet': "Of course, that guy was there (at the United Nations) supported by the Yankees and NATO, that's why he sat there. They sat him there. He's a puppet, a dummy," said Chavez.
Propaganda alert:: "NATO is the indispensable alliance": Rasmussen : "Our Libya operation showed once again the value of our Alliance. And it was not a one-off."
Nato's Interference in internal affairs must not be covered by concept of protecting civilians : Russian Foreign Ministry: "We cannot side-step the polemics [at the 66th session of the UN general Assembly] on the concept of responsibility for the protection [of civilians], which some speakers cited while justifying the use of force in internal conflicts, including in Libya," he said at a press briefing in Moscow on Friday.
Egyptians gather to 'reclaim revolution': Thousands protest in Tahrir Square over slow pace of reform since Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power.
Jordanians call for resignation of PM: Thousands of Jordanians have taken to the streets in the capital, Amman, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit and the dissolution of the lower house of parliament.
Outcry as Bahrain jails medical staff who aided activists: TWENTY Bahraini doctors and nurses who treated activists wounded during anti-government protests have been jailed for between five and 15 years in sentences denounced by medical bodies and human rights groups worldwide.
U.S. Congress Urged to Reject Arms Sale: More than a dozen U.S. and international human rights and arms control groups are urging Congress to block a proposed 53- million-dollar arms sale to Bahrain, which hosts the U.S. Fifth Fleet, until it ends its crackdown against the opposition and adopts serious reforms.
Exporting Democracy One Bomb At A Time: U.S. Now Controls More than Half of World Arms Sales: The United States overwhelmingly dominates arms sales to the Near East, with the bulk of sales in the last four years going to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Iraq.
Israeli Warplanes Fly Low over Turkish Exploration Ship: Low-flying Israeli jet fighters "harassed" a Turkish seismic research ship exploring for natural gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean near Cyprus on Thursday night, according to Turkish media reports, in what seemed to be a further escalation in the already fraying ties between the once longtime allies.
Germany reprimands Israel over new illegal Jerusalem construction: Chancellor Angela Merkel calls Benjamin Netanyahu over planned construction in Gilo neighborhood over the Green Line, says Israel must prove it is serious about resuming negotiations with Palestinians.
Fall of Empire, End to Wars: Norwegian sociologist Johan Galtung, predicts the fall of the "US Empire" by 2010
Canadian protesters call for arrest of Dick Cheney: Video
Plutonium 'detected outside Fukushima plant' : A limited amount of plutonium has been detected in soil outside Japan's troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant which was crippled by the March 11 quake-tsunami disaster, the government said Friday.
Germany will leave the euro, says leading commentator: ‘My view is that it is Germany that will have to pull out of the euro,‘ said Malmgren, speaking at Threadneedle Investments’ European conference in London on Thursday. ‘The decision has already been made by the government that leaving the euro is a possibility.’
Watchdog: Regulators Bowed to Banks on Bailout: Federal regulators bowed to pressure from big banks seeking a quick exit from the financial bailout program and did not uniformly apply the government's own conditions set for repaying the taxpayer funds, a new watchdog report says.
Bank of America faces outrage over debit card charge: Bank of America got pummeled by investors and its customers Friday, a day after announcing that it would charge many debit card users a $5 monthly fee when they shop.

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