Monday, 17 October 2011

U.S. Officials Peddle False Intel to Support Terror Plot

By Gareth Porter

The information about two Iranian officials leaked to NBC News, the Washington Post and Reuters was unambiguously false and misleading, as confirmed by official documents.

Israel and the March to War:

By Richard Silverstein

Some of you may wonder: how could Israel be preparing for the massive effort it would take to attack Iran and we wouldn’t know about it? Continue

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Exposed: The "Humanitarian" War In Libya

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How the CIA Used "Libyan Expatriates" To Engineer Consent For Regime Change. Continue

The Chosen Nation
America: With God On Our Side

By Andrew J. Bacevich

Despite a Constitution that mandates the separation of church and state, religion and politics have become inseparable. To lend authority to their views, presidential aspirants of both parties regularly press God into service. They know what he intends. Continue

Obama For Sale
Obama Campaign Reports More than 350 Big Bundlers

By Peter Stone, Elizabeth Lucas

More than 350 big money bundlers have contributed at least $55 million so far this year to President Obama’s re-election efforts, And more than 40 bundlers each roped in at least $500,000.

Who Are The One Percent in America?

By Press TV

The median net worth for a current member of the U.S. House of Representatives was $725,000 in 2009, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, and the media net worth of a U.S. Senator was $2.4 million.

A Movement Too Big to Fail

By Chris Hedges

Tinkering with the corporate state will not work. We will either be plunged into neo-feudalism and environmental catastrophe or we will wrest power from corporate hands. Continue

US Kills 27 People in Somalia: Dozens of civilians were also injured after an American strike on the port town of Kismayo, about 500 kilometers south of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, witnesses told Press TV.
Inside Our Drone Base Empire: They increasingly dot the planet. There's a facility outside Las Vegas where "pilots" work in climate-controlled trailers, another at a dusty camp in Africa formerly used by the French Foreign Legion. And that leaves at least 56 more such facilities to mention in an expanding American empire of unmanned drone bases being set up worldwide.
5 Killed As Fighting Erupts in Yemeni Capital: The fighting began shortly after midnight on Monday and intensified into the early hours of the morning, with the sound of explosions rocking many parts of the city.
Syrian forces fight army deserters in northwest; 5 killed: The fighting was the last in a series of small battles, mostly in the northwest of the country, which suggest that the seven month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad is becoming increasingly militarized.
Arab League gives Syria 15 days to end crackdown or face suspension: League stops short of suspending Syria over its bloody crackdown on protesters, reflecting deep divisions among the body's 22 nations.
Libya's NTC retreat after heavy fighting to allow NATO bombing of Sirte: The battles forced the NTC fighters to pull back, which will give way to NATO's aircraft and heavy artilleries aiming at hideouts of the pro-Gaddafi forces, said the source, who asked to remain anonymous.
Bani Walid claimed by NATO supported NTC forces: Libya's interim government reports that they have entered "Gaddafi stronghold"
Gaddafi's son confirmed dead: A television station based in Syria that supports Muammar Gaddafi confirmed today that the deposed Libyan leader's son Khamis had died in fighting southeast of the capital Tripoli on August 29.
Nuclear lesson from Libya: Don't be like Qaddafi. Be like Kim.: Qaddafi should have held on to his nuclear weapons program.
Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran : Dianne Feinstein warns of Iran 'collision course': "Iran is escalating, I believe, its nuclear development. Iran is increasingly hostile," she said in an interview with Fox News Sunday. "It's a very dangerous situation."
Military Force an Option Against Iran, U.S. Republican Says: Military force shouldn’t be ruled out as a response to an alleged Iranian assassination plot on U.S. soil, the top House Republican on intelligence issues said
Measuring consent for Iran attack: Iran widely seen as “enemy” — President Obama vowed Thursday to hold Iran accountable for an alleged attempt to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States. Despite skepticism surrounding the seriousness of the case, American public opinion on Iran is largely settled and extraordinarily negative. Almost half the public said Iran was an “enemy”
Iran's leader warns US: IRAN'S supreme leader warned the United States yesterday that any measures taken against Tehran over an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington would elicit a "resolute" response.
Israeli soldiers should kill terrorists 'in their beds' following Shalit deal, former IDF rabbi says: Former Chief Military Rabbi Avihai Rontzki said in an interview to Arutz Sheva that IDF soldiers should no longer arrest terror suspects, instead urging them to "kill them in their beds."
More US troops for Uganda? The very presence of the American troops in particular areas provokes all kinds of extremists to attack the Americans and Americans will use it as a pretext to increase their presence
Uganda police tear gas protesters : Police in Uganda fired tear gas at protesters demonstrating against high food prices and corruption in the capital.
Kenya: Forces Invade Somalia: Kenyan forces were on Sunday operating deep inside Somalia with orders to make sure there are no al Shabaab extremists within 100 kilometres of the border.
Somali suicide threat to Kenya: Somali militant group al-Shabab has threatened Kenya with suicide attacks in retaliation for sending troops across the border in the wake of hostage raids.
Obama’s Top 2012 Fundraiser to Raise $1 Billion: Barzun, the former executive at CNET Networks Inc, leads the effort to raise as much as $1 billion for the 2012 re- election bid amid a struggling economy and Obama approval ratings at the lows of his presidency.
In trouble from an online payday loan? You might not have to repay it: Online payday loans can create a "world of hell" for consumers. But regulators say some loans are illegal--and don't have to be paid back.

Sunday, October 16, 2011
By Patrick Cockburn

By dramatising how he frustrated the fiendish plots of the Iranians, Mr Obama can present himself as the president who kept America safe. Continue

'Israelis, Saudis' Behind Iran Terror Plot: Former CIA Operative

"The Congress is crazy for war with Iran” and that some U.S. Senators like Joe Lieberman and John McCain “are owned by the Israelis. Continue

UK: Liam Fox Resignation Exposes Tory Links to US Neocons

By Toby Helm and Jamie Doward

We need to know just how far and how deep the links into US politics go. This crisis has discovered traces of a stealth neocon agenda. Continue

Revealed: Fox's Best Man 'Had Links to Mossad'

By Jane Merrick and James Hanning

Adam Werritty, the man at the centre of the Liam Fox cash-for-access scandal, has been involved in an audacious plot to topple Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, it was claimed last night. Continue

Was Mossad Using Fox and Werritty as 'Useful Idiots'?

By Craig Murray

Ex-Ambassador reveals how links made by 'advisers' set alarm bells ringing. Continue

The Holocaust-state
A Ghetto with Nuclear Weapons.

By Uri Avnery

It has been said that “you can get the Jews out of the ghetto, but you can’t get the ghetto out of the Jews.” But that is exactly what needs to be done. Continue

Gaza Represents the Ultimate Failure of Politics

By David Miliband

These people are not a threat to peace in the Middle East. They are actually its hope. Continue

The Rise of the Regressive Right and the Reawakening of America

By Robert Reich

Whenever privilege and power conspire to pull us backward, the nation eventually rallies and moves forward. Continue

All over the globe people are rising up and demanding their rights in a worldwide rally of discontent as protests inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement spread around the world on Saturday. Click to view/comment

Hard News
Afghan teacher, two daughters killed by NATO-led occupation forces: - A teacher and two of his daughters were killed late Saturday, allegedly in an operation by the NATO-led international forces in central Wardak province, an official said.
British, Estonian occupation force troops killed in southern Afghanistan: KABUL : Two British and Estonian soldiers serving with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed on Saturday as a result of two separate attacks
US has killed over 2,300 people in 300 attacks in Pakistan: Report: The United States' 'covert' drone war in Pakistan has reached a grim milestone with the 300th attack on alleged militants in South Waziristan Agency on Friday night, according to a research by a London-based not-for-profit organisation.
Five killed as Yemenis hope for U.N. pressure on Saleh: Security forces fired on protesters in Yemen on Sunday, killing at least five people, hospital officials said, as Yemenis waited for international action to force President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.
US 'pressing IAEA to release Iran nuclear data': The IAEA is planning to release details next month on what it suspects may be covert Iranian efforts to develop nuclear weapons, diplomats said in Vienna last week.
U.S. military denies decision to quit Iraq after 2011: The Pentagon denied reports Saturday that the US military has given up on plans to keep several thousand troops in Iraq after a year-end deadline, saying talks with Baghdad were still underway.
Bishop indicted in Catholic sex abuse scandal: For the first time since the Catholic sex abuse scandal broke in the United States 25 years ago, a bishop has been indicted for allegedly covering up for a sexually abusive priest.
Pizza Magnate Herman Cain Has Extensive Ties To Powerful Koch Group : Cain's economic ideas, support and organization have close ties to two billionaire brothers who bankroll right-leaning causes through their group Americans for Prosperity.
Bank Of America Branch In California Reportedly Refuses To Allow Protesters To Close Accounts : Should people who are tired of paying extra fees be allowed to close their bank accounts in protest? One Bank of America official reportedly doesn't think so.
15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Wealth And Inequality In America: The gap between the top 1% and everyone else hasn't been this bad since the Roaring Twenties
About 175 'Occupy Chicago' Protesters Arrested: Demonstrators had chanted "The whole world is watching" and referred to the police as "instruments of the one percent" during the arrests, the Tribune said.
Dozens arrested in Ariz. anti-Wall St. protests: The arrests came hours after anti-Wall Street protesters gathered in Phoenix and Tucson as part of a series of protests across the country against financial institutions.
Police: at least 24 arrested at Occupy Denver protest: Thousands of people came to Denver Saturday to participate in a march for the Occupy Denver movement and as tensions rose Saturday evening, police say at least 24 people were arrested.
20 demonstrators arrested at Occupy Raleigh: Early on, OccupyRaleigh had the look and feel of a 1960s peace rally, with songs by Pete Seeger, Gil Scot Heron and John Lennon blaring from loudspeakers.
19 'Occupy Sacramento' Protesters Arrested: Nineteen protesters, including anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan, were arrested Sunday morning during the Occupy Sacramento protests at Cesar Chavez Park.
Occupy Wall Street: At least 19 arrested at Citibank branch: About a dozen went inside to close their accounts and withdraw their money to transfer it to worker-owned banks that support their movement

Protester arrested, others pitch tents at Occupy MN: "We're in this for the long haul," said one protester. "We need shelter."
'Occupy the Tundra': One woman's lonely vigil in bush Alaska: She is standing alone with her dogs with an early frost on the grass, staking her claim as part of the 99%. "Occupy the Tundra," says the sign she holds, hand-lettered on an old piece of cardboard.

Video - Occupy Madrid Huge crowds gather in Spain

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