Friday, 2 December 2011

Obama Lawyers: Citizens Can Be Killed By US


Administration officials say Obama has sole power to declare citizen’s enemies. Continue

Senate Votes to Allow Indefinite Detention of Americans

By Josh Gerstein

The Senate on Thursday evening essentially blessed the indefinite detention of American citizens who join up with Al Qaeda. Continue

Paul Craig Roberts: Congress is Repealing the Constitution
Republican Party = Gestapo

Must Watch - From: RTAmerica

American citizens could be detained without a court hearing anywhere in the world. Continue

Nato May Reap What They Sow in Pakistan

By George Galloway

This was no misguided drone attack, nor a missile misfiring. It was the mass murder of 24 Pakistani soldiers. Continue

All Eyes on Israel After Second Iranian Blast

By Sheera Frenkel

CLOUDS of smoke billowed above the city of Isfahan - evidence that the latest strike against Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program had hit its target. Continue

Once Again, War is Prime Time and Journalism’s Role is Taboo

By John Pilger

The role of respectable journalism in western state crimes — from Iraq to Iran, Afghanistan to Libya — remains taboo. Continue

One Bank to Rule Them All

By Mike Whitney

Take a good look: This is the future of European democracy; one country after another stuffed into a fiscal straitjacket while their public assets are privatized, their unions are crushed, and their sovereignty is surrendered to unelected bankers and eurocrats. Continue

Debt and Democracy – Has the Link Been Broken?

By Michael Hudson

Turning international finance into a new mode of warfare. Continue

Pakistan: 7 militants killed in cross-border clash: At least seven militants were killed and five paramilitary soldiers injured Friday in a clash on the Afghan border in a remote north-western region of Pakistan, a military spokesman said.
Pakistan planes would have engaged NATO in attack: Army: Pakistan’s military said on Friday a communications breakdown prevented its air force from engaging NATO aircraft when they attacked two border outposts and killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
Kayani declares war on ‘Nato aggressors’: The Chief of the Army Staff issued these orders on Wednesday night. According to which, the Pakistani military officer in the area will be responsible for retaliation against any aggressors in that particular area and he will be provided all kind of assistance that he will ask for.
Report: Syrian army deserters kill 8: - Syrian army deserters killed eight people in an attack on an intelligence building in the north of the country, an opposition group said on Friday.
1 killed, 10 wounded in Syrian protests: At least one man was killed by security forces trying to break up protests which broke out after Friday prayers in Syria, according to anti-government activists.
Engineering Consent For Attack On Syria: Syria 'violations' condemned by UN Human Rights Council: The UN Human Rights Council has strongly condemned the violence in Syria and is to appoint a special investigator on the crackdown on anti-government protesters.
Libyan in(ter)vention: False facts fatal for Gaddafi: Sanctions against Syria and looming prospects of an intervention into the country are drawing ever more parallels with the war in Libya. But as it turned out, the “facts” used to wage a “humanitarian war” on Tripoli, underwent almost no verification.
Syria Would Cut Iran Military Tie, Opposition Head Says: A Syrian government run by the country's main opposition group would cut Damascus's military relationship to Iran and end arms supplies to Middle East militant groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas, the group's leader said, raising the prospect of a dramatic realignment of powers at the region's core.
Pres. Assad of Syria Speech Today (Friday Dec, 02, 20111) - English voice Over
Barak: Sanctions welcome, but won't stop Iran: Israel is far from being paralyzed by fear,” Barak told Israel Radio. “It must act calmly and quietly – we don’t need big wars.”
The war against Iran's nuclear program has already begun: Explosions, deadly computer viruses and other sorts of 'accidents' - someone is targeting Iran's nuclear project: either the Western intelligence agencies, internal opposition groups, or both.
Former Mossad chief briefed comptroller about Iran strike plans: In the interview to Dayan last night he castigated Barak's statement last month about Israel having a time window of less than a year for a military move to stop the nuclearization.
Iranians 'stage new anti-British rally': After attending Friday prayers in Tehran University, worshippers flocked to central Enqelab (Revolution) Square, chanting "Death to Britain" and "(We) support the seizure of the second den of spies (the British embassy)," said IRNA.
Israel paving road to link East Jerusalem neighborhoods to city center: Plan is illegal use of occupied land, endangers two-state solution.
U.S. Jewish groups furious over campaign to bring expat Israelis back home: Israeli absorption ministry releases campaign warning Israelis living abroad against assimilation; ADL calls videos demeaning to American Jewry.
Israel pulls 'don't marry a U.S. Jew' campaign after backlash: The Israeli government withdrew an ad campaign Friday after a rare backlash from major U.S. Jewish groups for appearing to urge expatriates not to marry American Jews or raise children in the United States.
Historic 62 percent turnout in Egypt elections: There are only three official winners so far in Egypt's elections as many districts ready for runoffs.
Egypt's Brotherhood for national unity government: On Thursday, the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) issued a statement that denied that it had struck an alliance with the ultra-conservative Al Nour coalition, comprising mainly of activists of a Salafi ideological persuasion. The Salafists wish to work for the remaking of society based on principles traced to pristine Islam.
U.S.-China: arms race in the Pacific: The Chinese Foreign Ministry described the U.S. growing military presence in the Pacific “a return to the Cold War strategy”. The announcement came following an agreement signed between Washington and Canberra to station up to 2,500 U.S. marines in Australia’s northern city of Darwin.
Republican Jewish Coalition Bars Ron Paul From Presidential Debate: Paul was not invited to attend the RJC's candidates forum because the organization - as it has stated numerous times in the past - "rejects his misguided and extreme views," said [RJC Executive Director Matt] Brooks.
Senate Moves to Limit Right to Trial: According to the Act, the military is allowed to hold any person suspected of aiding al-Qaeda, the Taliban or an associated force without trial until the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force, enacted just after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, are declared over.
White House renews veto threat on defense bill: National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said Friday that the Senate ignored national security officials who say the bill would restrict the administration's ability to fight al-Qaida.
Spying scandal: FBI surveilling Muslims: According to recent documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the FBI has misused its outreach program by running background checks on people at Muslim-related events, The Washington Post reported.
WikiLeaks: The Spy Files: Mass interception of entire populations is not only a reality, it is a secret new industry spanning 25 countries
Iceland's special prosecutor arrests former Glitnir Bank CEO: : Glitnir Bank was the first of Iceland's top three commercial banks to collapse three years ago, imploding under the weight of huge debts racked up during years of aggressive expansion.
MF Global customer: My entire account is missing: As investigators search for an estimated $1.2 billion missing from MF Global customer accounts, one customer says his entire account has vanished and blames the trustee liquidating the firm.
"26 TRILLION Dollars In Bank Bailouts! That's Not Including TARP!" - Video - Keith Olbermann interviews Alan Grayson
Jobs Mirage: 315,000 Drop Out Of Workforce, Driving Unemployment Rate To Three-Year Low: Rroughly half of the decline in the unemployment rate came from the 315,000 Americans who dropped out of the labor market last month, in part a reflection of the slow pace of the recovery, economists said.
Americans fall through the safety net as slump lingers: Only 48 per cent of the US jobless are receiving cheques, while 75 per cent were receiving benefits early last year.

December 01, 2011
U.S. Will Support Sanctions on Iran Central Bank
EU adopts new sanctions against Iran and Syria

By DPA and Reuters

Actions against Iran could include controversial oil embargo; U.S. says would support sanctions on Iran central bank. Continue

Kirk and Menendez Join Forces on New Iran Sanctions Proposal

By Josh Rogin

Senate Democrats and Republicans have agreed on a way forward regarding new sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) that would impose crippling sanctions on the Iranian economy. Continue

Sanctions are only a Small Part of the History that Makes Iranians Hate the UK

By Robert Fisk

Woodhouse brought weapons into Iran for a still non-existent "resistance" movement and he eagerly supported the CIA's project to fund the "bazaaris" of Tehran to stage demonstrations (in which, of course, hundreds, perhaps thousands, died) to overthrow Mossadegh. Continue
Turkey is Ready to Invade Syria

By M K Bhadrakumar

Turkey and the western powers are desperate to create the myth of a ‘Syrian resistance’ force without which their blatant aggression will be in full display. Continue

The Syrian Revolution Hijacked

By Peter Lee

The democratic revolution ship has sailed.  What’s going on today is a foreign-supported insurrection. Continue

Demons Unleashed in Libya
NATO’s Islamists Continue Program of Ethnic and Ideological Cleansing

By Gerald A. Perreira

What is coming our way will be punishment for such a colossal betrayal. And sadly, we will all suffer for their sins. Continue

Twenty Examples of the Obama Administration Assault on Domestic Civil Liberties

By Bill Quigley

Consider these and then decide if there is any fundamental difference between the Bush presidency and the Obama presidency in the area of domestic civil liberties. Continue

France, Germany advocate new EU treaty: Sarkozy

By Polya Lesova

In a speech in the southern French city of Toulon, he added that the EU's Maastricht Treaty from the early 1990s is "imperfect." "We should overhaul Europe urgently," Sarkozy said Continue

The European Central Bank Fiddles While Rome Burns:

By Ellen Brown:

The Eurozone appears to be in the process of being “structurally readjusted” – the same process imposed earlier by the IMF on Third World countries. Continue

Amid The Architecture Of Declining Capitalism
Memes, Death Genes And Real Estate Schemes

By Phil Rockstroh

People are catching on to the machinations of the 1%, to the scams of crime syndicates such as Wall Street and the IMF, to the means by which we have been coerced, by debt enslavement to neoliberalism's global company store, into spending the fleeting days of this finite life working for the inequitable power, wealth and privilege of these ruthless few. Continue

Eighteen Turkish citizens killed on Afghanistan-Pakistan border: As a result of military operations of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan 18 Turkish members of Taliban movement were killed, Turkish CNN Turk TV channel reported.
Three "Insurgents" Killed, 29 Captured in Afghan Operations: Three "Taliban insurgents" were killed and 29 others were captured in Afghan forces' operation in the past 24 hours in different parts of the country, Ministry of Interior Affairs said on Thursday.
Ex-Taliban to attend Afghan talks despite US disapproval: The group's attendance contradicts the US view there was no place for the Taliban at Bonn
NATO Kills 2 Pakistani Civilians: NATO forces killed two Pakistani men in Afghanistan on Thursday,. The officials said the two men, who were from the town of Chagai in the Pakistani province of Baluchistan, were gathering wood 30 km (18.6 miles) inside Afghanistan.
Pakistan : Video of NATO airstrike aftermath - Pakistan's military on Wednesday released footage showing what they said was the aftermath of the NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. The video shows what appear to be several damaged buildings in a mountainous area and a cloud of smoke rising.
Iraq: Bomb, gunmen kill 18 : A car bomb killed 10 people and gunmen executed eight more in Iraq's restive Diyala province on Thursday
8 civilians killed in ongoing Syrian violence: In the country's southern Deraa province, the Observatory said Syrian forces withdrew from the town of Dael, a day after seven members of Assad's security forces were killed there in clashes with army deserters now fighting to overthrow the embattled regime.
Syria's opposition, army rebels agree to coordinate: The first meeting between the Syrian National Council and the Free Syrian Army earlier this week in Turkey appeared to mark a change of tack from the SNC's previous reluctance to back the armed struggle.
‘No ban’ on Russian arms supplies to Syria: EU sanctions against Syria do not prohibit Russian arms supplies to the Arab country, First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Thursday.
US backs sanctions against Iran’s central bank: The Treasury Department’s David Cohen told the committee that the administration backed France which last month called on its international partners to impose a freeze of Iran’s central bank assets and an oil embargo.
Obama: 'No ally more important than Israel': President Barack Obama is reassuring Jewish supporters that his administration is committed to the security of Israel. He says: "We don't compromise when it comes to Israel's security."
Israeli Defense Minister Warns of Iran, Says 'We Definitely Might be Put to the Test': – Israel does not want to take military action against Iran over its nuclear program, but at some point may have no other option, the Israeli defense minister said Thursday.
"China Will Not Hesitate To Protect Iran Even With A Third World War": Video and transcript - Major General Zhang Zhaozhong, a professor from the Chinese National Defense University, said China will not hesitate to protect Iran even with a third World War..
Germany probing alleged Iran plot to attack U.S. bases on its soil: It speculated that Iranian agents were preparing to attack U.S. airbases in Germany if the United States took part in any kind of attack on Iran, which the West suspects of making nuclear weapons.
Yemen: Eight killed as security forces clash with tribesmen: Roads leading to Taez have been blocked by fierce fighting as agreement with Saleh fails to curb violence
Yemen opposition says interim govt lineup agreed: Yemen's political opposition and the party of outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh have agreed to the lineup of an interim government to lead the country to an early election next year, an opposition official told Reuters on Thursday
Iceland recognises Palestinian state: Icelandic parliament passes resolution making country the first in western Europe to accept Palestine as an independent state
Rights group urges Bush's arrest during tour: Amnesty says Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia have an "obligation" to bring former US president "to justice".
Revealed: The 'secret' app installed on millions of mobile phones that records your keystrokes, your browsing and reads your messages: Installed as standard on U.S. phones to let networks
Britons face new era of austerity: AS UP to 2 million public-sector workers took to streets across Britain to protest against pension changes, a leading think tank warned that families will be worse off in 2016 than they were 14 years earlier as they cope with more than a decade of austerity.
Police shut Occupy camps in two US cities: Anti-Wall Street movement feels the heat as tents are dismantled and arrests made in Los Angeles and Philadelphia.

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