Monday, 31 October 2011

Turkey's Erdogan Holds Assad's Fate in his Hands

By Anshel Pfeffer

Syrian protesters and army defectors can only dent Assad's iron hold on the country, unless, that is, Turkey continues to silently sponsor his opponents. Continue

Presstitute alert: ...
U.S. Planning Troop Buildup in Gulf After Exit From Iraq


Troop buildup would include new combat forces in Kuwait able to respond to a collapse of security in Iraq or a military attack on Iran.

What Explains US’s Anti-Iran Tirade

By M K Bhadrakumar

The bankruptcy in the American thinking on Iran is simply astounding. Continue

From The Archives:
"Rebuilding America's Defenses"
Blueprint of the PNAC Plan for U.S. Global Hegemony

By Bette Stockbauer

Some people have compared it to Hitler's publication of Mein Kampf, which was ignored until after the war was over. Continue

Haaretz Calls on Peres to Torpedo Iran Attack

By Richard Silverstein

Obama is no Ike. He has neither the stature nor the military command experience to face down Bibi if the latter decides to go for broke. Continue

From The Archive
A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm

By The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies

Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. Continue

OWS in a Bind: Doesn’t Want to Mention the S-word

By William Bowles

Is Iran for example a replacement for Hitler and the Third Reich? Continue

A Master Class in Occupation

By Chris Hedges

"Liberty! Dignity! Democracy! Everything for Everyone! Nothing for Ourselves!" Continue

Occupy the World…And the Values Revolution!

By Gary Corseri

We have been a culture distracted by the baubles of consumption. We have been willing to kill and maim millions of people, - so that an insignificant 1 percent--and even much less than that—could accumulate more and more baubles and dictate more and more orders. Continue

Neither Revolution Nor Reform: A New Strategy for the Left

By Gar Alperovitz

Quietly, a different kind of progressive change is emerging, one that involves a transformation in institutional structures and power, a process one could call “evolutionary reconstruction.” Continue

Occupy the Treasury!
Reclaim the monetary system with the NEED Act - HR 2990

By Nikki Alexander

With all the hysteria about government debt and deficit spending, ostensible pretexts for annihilating the public sector, why is no one scrutinizing the source of the problem ~ the monetary system? Continue

USA: Murder Inc.

By Laurence M. Vance

The Commission that governed the American Mafia, the Obama administration has a secret panel of senior government officials that places the names of individuals on a hit list and then notifies Obama the capo di tutti capi. Continue

TSA’s Power Grope

By The Washington Times

Rogue agency reaches out and touches people outside airports. Continue

20 Syrian soldiers killed in 'clashes with deserters': - Twenty Syrian soldiers were killed on Saturday and 53 wounded in clashes with presumed army deserters, while 10 security agents and a deserter were killed in a bus ambush, activists said.
Assad says Western action against Syria 'could burn the whole region': "Syria is the hub now in this region. It is the fault line, and if you play with the ground you will cause an earthquake ... Do you want to see another Afghanistan, or tens of Afghanistans?" he asked.
Arab League hands Syria plan to end unrest: Plan involves talks between authorities and the opposition to end the uprising against President Assad's rule.
Kenya kills 12 people in Somalia: At least 12 people were killed on Sunday when two Kenyan jets bombed the southern Somali town of Jilib, residents and officials said, as the east African nation's fights to rid Somalia of Islamist al Shabaab rebels.
Kenyan air raid 'kills civilians' in Somalia: Strike on camp for displaced women and children kills at least three and wounds scores, say witnesses and an aid group.
10 dead after militants attack base in Somalia: A team of suicide bombers and gunmen disguised as soldiers assaulted an African Union base in the Somali capital Saturday, sparking a two-hour gunfight that left at least 10 people dead, security officials said.
Burundi anxious over 51 dead soldiers in Somalia: Egide Hatungimana was one of 51 Burundian soldiers killed in a firefight with al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia last week, his brother says. But the body has not been delivered to his family, which only found out about the death in a call from a fellow soldier.
Five policemen killed in bombing in northern Iraq: Five policemen were killed in a roadside bomb attack in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday, an official told dpa.
Four killed in Iraq violence: Four people were killed and eight injured Sunday in separate bomb and gun attacks in central and eastern Iraq.
Three children among five killed by Yemeni forces as troops shell gas station: Four people, including three children, were killed overnight when troops loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh shelled a petrol filling station in a region north of the capital, tribal sources said on Sunday.
US kills 4 more people in Pakistan: At least four people killed in suspected US missile strike near town of Datta Khel, according to intelligence officials.
Imran Khan leads 100,000 rally against Pakistan's US alliance : "Our leaders owned this war on terror for the sake of dollars," Khan told the crowd assembled around the country's most important national monument, the Minar-e-Pakistan. "Let me curse you. You sold out the blood of innocent people."
Over 150,000 attend Imran Khan’s rally : Vowing to end terrorism in the country, Khan said he held a meeting with tribal elders three days ago. “They all said militancy will end if Pakistan army leaves the tribal areas and US troops quit Afghanistan,” he said.
Car bombing kills three in Afghanistan: At least three people have been killed and two more wounded after a car bomb was detonated in front of the offices of a US-based non-governmental organization (NGO) in southern Afghanistan.
Israel launches fresh air strike in Gaza: At least two people reportedly killed in latest attack, raising Palestinian death toll to 11 and straining truce.
Saudi royal offers $1m Israeli-soldier bounty: Prince Khaled bin Talal increases to $1m a reward offered by cleric to anyone who captures an Israeli
U.S. Could Withhold Funds For U.N. Agency After Vote to Grant Membership to Palestinians: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization voted 107-14 with 52 abstentions on Monday granting Palestinians full membership in the organization. The U.S. voted against the nomination. Eighty-one votes of the 173 UNESCO members were needed for full membership to be approved.
Al-Qaeda Flag Planted On Libyan Courthouse…: One can now see both the Libyan rebel flag and the flag of al Qaeda fluttering atop Benghazi’s courthouse.
Libya: Militias Terrorizing Residents of ‘Loyalist’ Town: Human Rights Watch interviewed dozens of Tawerghans across the country, including 26 people in detention in and around Misrata and 35 displaced people staying in Tripoli, Heisha, and Hun. They gave credible accounts of some Misrata militias shooting unarmed Tawerghans, and of arbitrary arrests and beatings of Tawerghan detainees, in a few cases leading to death.
Propaganda alert:: Chemical weapons spotted in Tripoli: NTC leader: The NTC has found chemical weapons a few days ago in Tripoli, which are believed to be possessed by the fallen leadership of Muammar Gaddafi, said Jibril at a press conference. However, he refused to give further details on the location and amount of the chemical weapons.
Soldiers escorted Saadi into Niger: SAADI Gaddafi was smuggled into Niger by a team of ex-special forces soldiers from around the world, according to a former Australian soldier who claims to be the personal bodyguard of the former Libyan dictator's son.
Saudi Arabia's old regime grows older: The death of Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud highlights the decrepit nature of the Saudi leadership.
“People call it Hell.”: U.S. had advance warning of abuse at Afghan prisons, officials say: The Afghan intelligence agency runs a detention facility for up to 40 terrorism suspects that is known as Department 124. So much torture took place inside, one detainee told the United Nations, that it has earned another name: “People call it Hell.”
Ex-Guantanamo Guard tells of Violence Against Detainees: The other four men started punching the detainee. "Then someone on the inside called the female MP... in there to hit him. And she did," Neely said.
Mexico: Video threatens to disclose Zetas allies: An Internet video is threatening Mexico's Zetas drug cartel with exposure of its allies in the local police and news media this week unless the gang frees a kidnapped member of the international hacker movement known as "Anonymous."
Anonymous Veracruz message to ZETA : Video - We want the army and the navy to know that we are fed up with the criminal group Zetas, who have concentrated on kidnapping, stealing and blackmailing
Occupy Oakland plans general strike: - Occupy Oakland demonstrators expect tens of thousands of people to participate in a general strike Wednesday in the California city, an organizer said. Flyers announcing the strike said "all banks and corporations must close down for the day or we will march on them." The flyers called for solidarity with the global Occupy movement, an end to police aggression

Friday, 28 October 2011

Turkey Shelters Anti-Assad Fighters

By Liam Stack

Turkey is hosting an armed opposition group waging an insurgency against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, and allowing them to orchestrate attacks across the border from inside a camp guarded by the Turkish military. Continue

Syria Imperative and Israeli Interests

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

The peoples’ grievances is being used as a means to arm them, have them killed, and create the need for an intervention in order to promote Israeli interests. Continue

US Congress Hears Calls For Black Ops Against Iran

By Ismail Salami

Retired Army Gen. John Keane told a hearing, "We've got to put our hand around their throat now. Why don't we kill them? Continue

US Congress Engineering Consent
For Attacks On Iran And Venezuela

Must Watch - Joint Subcommittee Hearing:

"Iran is engaged in recruiting young Venezuelans of Arab origin for use in intelligence operations as militants. Some go to Iran for training. Some sources say that Hezbollah is involved in this operation," said the chairman of the subcommittee on Oversight and Homeland Security, Republican Michael McCaul. Continue

Somalia, Libya, Uganda:
US Military Increases Focus on "Militant Threats" From Africa

By Associated Press

While putting few U.S. troops at risk, the United States is playing a growing role in Africa’s military battles, using special forces advisers, drones and tens of millions of dollars in military aid to combat a growing and multifaceted security threat. Continue

From The Archives
The Plan is for the United States to Rule the World.

By David Armstrong

It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. It calls for dominion over friends and enemies alike. It says not that the United States must be more powerful, or most powerful, but that it must be absolutely powerful. Continue
Americans: Awash In Spin

By Paul Craig Roberts

I have come to the conclusion that Big Brother’s subjects in George Orwell’s 1984 are better informed than Americans. Continue

The Never-Ending Eurofiasco

By Mike Whitney

Is this any way to run a multi-trillion confederation of states? Continue

Video of Scott Olsen Being Shot by Police at Occupy Oakland


Proof that Scott Olsen was shot in the face by police without provocation during the Occupy Oakland march on Tuesday October 25. Continue

Oakland on Strike!

By Mike King and George Ciccariello-Maher

The time has come to shut “their” city down for good and realize the vision of the Black Panther Party that was born in this town 45 years ago. Continue

The 1% Loves Socialism

By Scott Cruickshank

It’s time we took a lesson from the 1%. They gave us communism and capitalism to keep us happy while they looted the place. Continue

Continue32 killed in Baghdad blast: A defence ministry official put the toll from Thursday night's twin roadside bomb attacks in Baghdad's Urr neighbourhood at 32 dead and 71 wounded while an interior ministry official said 36 were killed and 78 wounded.
NATO bombs kill 30 "insurgents" in eastern Afghanistan: – Insurgents attacked a convoy of Afghan and international occupation troops on Friday in eastern Afghanistan, sparking a gunbattle that left about 30 militants dead, NATO said.
Tiny Drone Secretly Sent To Afghanistan: The Switchblade is a one kilogram (2.2 pound) expendable (used only once) UAV that can be equipped with explosives. The armed version can be flown to a target and detonated, having about the same explosive effect as a hand grenade.
U.S. kills another 6 people in NW Pakistan: A U.S. pilotless aircraft fired four missiles on a house in Mir Ali area in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region Thursday night, killing at least six people, Dawn TV reported.
Tribesmen to rally against U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan: Pakistani tribesmen will march in Islamabad on Friday against the U.S. drone aircraft strikes in the tribal regions, which they said many innocent people had been killed, local media reported on Friday.
Demonizing Pakistan: Pakistan allows insurgent fire on US troops: general: Pakistani forces are allowing insurgents to launch rocket and mortar attacks on US troops across the border in Afghanistan and may be collaborating with the militants, a US general said Thursday.
4 killed in attack in Kenya border town: Attack is the latest violent incident in the East African nation since it launched offensive against al-Shabab.
U.S. drone base in Ethiopia is operational: The Air Force has been secretly flying armed Reaper drones on counterterrorism missions from a remote civilian airport in southern Ethi­o­pia as part of a rapidly expanding U.S.-led proxy war against an al-Qaeda affiliate in East Africa, U.S. military officials said.
U.S. weighing military helicopter deal for Turkey: Proposal has been held up amid U.S. lawmakers' questions about deterioration of ties between Turkey and Israel.
Congress Hears Recommendations for Escalating Covert and Military Action on Iran: - “This was an act of war,” said Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee at a hearing on how the U.S. should respond to the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington.
Libya’s former UN ambassador fears for life in jail: A former Libyan PM and Ambassador to the UN now in NTC custody in Tripoli has suffered broken legs and other injuries following what relatives claim was a murder attempt by guards.
‘We Were Raped, Robbed by Libyan Rebels’: Thirty days in the desert after fleeing the crisis-torn Libya, 450 Nigerians yesterday arrived Maiduguri, Borno State, with tales of rape, torture and loss of their personal effects to the fighters opposed to the regime of late Col. Muammar Gaddafi.
Libya's African migrants face harder life post-Kadhafi: On the coast outside Tripoli, a squalid refugee camp shelters hundreds of African migrants who found work under Libya's former regime, but are now jobless, discriminated against and unable to return home.
Gaddafi remembered at prayers in Mali: Thousands of Muslims in Mali's capital, Bamako, have held a special prayer service for killed ex-Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. A huge of portrait Col Gaddafi hung at the entrance of the city's main mosque, hailing him as a visionary.
Ottawa to spend up to $477M on U.S. military satellites: The federal government is planning to spend as much as $477-million to participate in a U.S.-led military satellite program that has been subject to delays and cost overruns over the past decade, Postmedia News has learned.
'US role' in drug war fuels Mexican concern: Mexican officials are trying to calm concerns over reported US infringement of its southern neighbour's sovereignty. According to a New York Times report, US intelligence agents are operating in Mexico more than ever before to infiltrate drug cartels in Mexico

Thursday, 27 October 2011

US Kills 44 People in 3 Countries


44 people have been killed in separate US assassination drone strikes in Somalia, Pakistan and Yemen in a single day. Continue

Pakistan: Reversing The Lens

By Conn Hallinan

“Terrorism is not a statistic for us.”—Asif Ali Zardari, president of Pakistan. This is a Pakistani truism that few Americans understand. Continue

Demonizing Pakistan?
Pakistan Accused of Backing Taliban

Secret Pakistan By BBC 2

Pakistan has been accused of playing a double game, acting as America's ally in public while secretly training and arming its enemy in Afghanistan according to US intelligence. Continue

War in Syria: Gamble for US

By Peoples Daily Online

It seems that Bashar al-Assad will be the next Qaddafi. Continue

Libya - A Warning to the Arab world and Africa

By Seumas Milne

For Libyans, it has meant a loss of ownership of their own future and the effective imposition of a western-picked administration of Gaddafi defectors and US and British intelligence assets. Continue

Gaddafi Funeral Video:
Footage Claims To Show Secret Ceremony


Footage aired by Dubai-based Al Alaan TV purports to show the funeral of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, his son Mutassim, and Libya's former National Security Advisor Abu Bakr Yunis. Continue

American Crisis Politics

By Eric Walberg

If Barack and Mitt are the best the political elite can come up with, we can only conclude that the entire American ruling class is suffering from acute paranoid schizophrenia. Continue

You Have No Choice
Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation - GIABO

Because the owners of this country don't want that. I'm talking about the real owners now. The real owners - the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. Continue

We Shall Not Be Moved:
Why OWS Has Already Overcome

By Phil Rockstroh

Behind the bland face of the political establishment (purchased by the bloated profits of the plundering class) are riot cops, outfitted and armed with the accoutrements of oppression. Continue

By Naomi Wolf

From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all. Continue

28 civilians killed in battle for Mogadishu: At least 28 civilians have been killed and tens of others injured after African Union forces and al-Shabab fighters turned on each other and clashed in war-ravaged Somali capital of Mogadishu, Press TV reported.
Kenya says 9 militants killed as troops battle Somali militants; al-Shabab promises revenge: - Kenyan forces and Somali militants waged their first ground battle Thursday, and Kenya's government said its troops killed nine militants.
Iraq: Twim bombing kills 18 in Baghdad: Police said the blasts targeted a music store in a Shiite neighbourhood of the capital.
Pakistan: US killS 11 "militants" in Waziristan: In the first attack, a CIA-operated drone fired two missiles at a pick-up truck in Azam Warsak area of South Waziristan Agency, TV news channels quoted officials as saying.
Attackers of US base in Afghanistan killed: A group of "three to four" armed men, possibly wearing suicide vests, had taken up positions in an empty compound in Kandahar that was once used by the USAID development agency and were firing rockets on the US base
Nato Occupation Force Soldier Killed in Eastern Afghanistan: A Nato soldier was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, Isaf said in a statement.
Clinton faces questions from US lawmakers angered by Afghan president’s comments: The Obama administration should rethink its commitment of dollars and American lives to the fight in Afghanistan, according to lawmakers furious with Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s recent statement that his country would back Pakistan if it went to war with the United States.
Six suspected al-Qaeda militants killed in south Yemeni towns: Yemeni government forces killed six "Islamist militant" fighters on Wednesday night in two towns, a local official said on Thursday, part of efforts to drive the fighters out of three cities in the country’s south.
4 Killed in Syria's South, Massive Rally in North: Syrian activists say security forces have killed four people in the country's south while supporters of President Bashar al-Assad held a big rally in the northwest.
Gaddafi loyalists fight on as Libya tries to unite: The war is not yet over for Libya's new rulers in the desert town of Bani Walid where Gaddafi loyalists vow to fight on for their fallen leader and other residents are angry over violence and looting.
Libya: U.N. Authorization For Military Action Canceled: The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to lift the no-fly zone over Libya on Oct. 31 and end its authorization of military action to protect civilians.
In your dreams!! Libya rebels to try Kadhafi killers: There were some violations by those who are unfortunately described as revolutionaries. I am sure that was an individual act and not an act of revolutionaries or the national army," the top interim official said.
Libya: ’We do not know what to do with this freedom’: At present, Tripoli resembles Beirut of 1982 when a severe civil war had wrecked the city before it was invaded by the Israelis. Tripoli used to be a city of luxury for the rich oil sheikhs of the Arab world, but no more.
Venezuela’s Chavez says he won’t recognize new government in Libya: The Venezuelan leader condemned the killing of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, whom he had considered a friend. He defended Gadhafi throughout the conflict and strongly criticized NATO’s military involvement in the country.
NATO hunting season in full swing: Since its first act of aggression on the territory of a sovereign state (on February 28, 1994, NATO aircraft shot down four jets in the Bosnian War) each successive NATO operation is revealing an increasingly disturbing trend: the leaders of the condemned countries are meeting violent, even barbaric ends. Has the rule of law taken a back seat in NATO’s global juggernaut?
Damascus, Oakland and further on…: “If occupy Oakland was in Damascus, U.S. State department would be telling Wolf Blitzer (a famous CNN journalist and TV show host. - BV) how unacceptable it was to teargas peaceful marchers,” The Huffington Post writes citing a Twitter blogger.
EU Sets 50% Greek Writedown, $1.4T in Rescue Fund: European leaders cajoled bondholders into accepting 50 percent writedowns on Greek debt and boosted their rescue fund’s capacity to 1 trillion euros ($1.4 trillion) in a crisis-fighting package intended to shield the euro area.
Nigel Farage Tell it like it is about the Greek Bailouts? - Video -
Oakland police and mayor face fresh protest over wounding of veteran: Occupy movement returns to streets demanding answers after teargas canister hit Iraq serviceman Scott Olsen in the head.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Gaddafi’s Death: Celebrating Murder While Ushering in Civil War

By Orwellwasright's Weblog

It’s official: capturing someone alive and quickly executing them, then parading the corpse around on TV 24 hours is “a good thing”. Continue

Reports Say
US Drone Fired at Qaddafi Convoy After Negotiated Truce

By Daya Gamage

In addition rebel sources in Misrata claim US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was informed of the “White Flag” truce negotiated and agreed to by Libya’s NTC while visiting Libya Wednesday October 19. Continue

Revulsion, Resistance & Angry words from Tripoli University

By Franklin Lamb

American democracy? It’s very great? Sometimes it seems you have more problems than we do. At least we have free education, free medical care, and homes and are not living on the streets without jobs. Continue

The US Departure From Iraq is an Illusion

By James Denselow

US military control will continue in such guises as security and training. Continue

The End of the American Era

By Stephen M. Walt

Barring additional self-inflicted wounds, the United States is not going to fall from the ranks of the great powers at any point in the next few decades. Continue

Real Wimps go to Tehran via Baghdad

By Pepe Escobar

The new Holy Trinity mythology peddled by Washington to an unsuspecting world is that the Libya war is over, the Iraq war will be over by New Year's Eve, and the Afghan war will be over by 2014. Oh yes; and Lindsay Lohan is a reincarnation of the Virgin Mary. Continue

Next Stop Syria and Then Iran
Former 4-star U.S General Admits to America Foreign Policy Coup

By Wesley Clark

Former four star general and NATO commander Wesley Clark talks about the neocon plan to invade seven countries in five years. Included in the plan was an attack on Libya. Continue

Has President Obama Become a Joke?

By Alan Hart

The only two things America leads the world in are support for the Zionist (not Jewish) state of Israel right or wrong and targeted assassinations. Continue

Israel: Twenty Years On And Counting?

By Lawrence Davidson

Congress, under the mesmerizing sway of Zionist ideologues, pours billions of dollars yearly into Israeli coffers. How long do the angry men in Jerusalem think it will take the American public to notice? Continue

Why Are So Many In The Media Threatened by Occupy Wall Street

By Danny Schechter

They are threatened by a movement that is winning public support because it is also a repudiation their own elite journalism in the service of the status quo. Continue

Who Are You Protecting?

Police Turn Oakland Into War Zone

Incredible footage emerged from downtown Oakland last night - a war zone in which police shot tear gas, bean bags, wooden dowels, flash grenades, and rubber bullets at protesters.. Continue

Occupy Oakland:
War Veteran in Critical Condition after Police Clashes:

By Adam Gabbatt

An Iraq war veteran has a fractured skull and brain swelling after allegedly being hit by a police projectile. Continue

US Income Disparity, Economic Anxiety Grow: Studies


Income for the richest Americans has grown 15 times faster than for the poor since 1979, a government study showed, as a poll out Wednesday highlighted deep anxiety over uneven wealth distribution a year ahead of US elections. Continue

At Least 19 Killed in Yemen Fighting: Violence in Yemen has killed at least 19 people, despite a cease-fire declared by the government and forces loyal to a dissident general.
Awlaki family angered by U.S. silence: “What confirmation of the killing do they want,” a family member said in an e-mail to The Post. “They obliterated him with a Hellfire missile? What was left of him was pieces of his clothes.”
Afghan truck blast kills 10, injures 25: At least 10 people have been killed and two dozen wounded in a fuel truck bomb blast in northern Afghanistan.
U.N. Tally Excluded Most Afghan Civilian Deaths in Night Raids: U.S. Special Forces officers told former BBC reporter Kate Clark last December that anyone found in the company of a person who is targeted is regarded as an insurgent as well.
Fact, fiction or just more propaganda? Afghanistan: Pakistan accused of backing Taliban: In a prison cell on the outskirts of Kabul, the Afghan Intelligence Service is holding a young man who alleges he was recruited earlier this year by Pakistan's powerful military intelligence agency, the ISI.
NATO choppers violated air space: Pakistan officials: Pakistani officials on Wednesday accused NATO helicopters of violating Pakistan's air space over the Taliban and Haqqani stronghold of North Waziristan, along the Afghan border.
Report: 267 Gaddafi supporters found dead in Sirte: Quryna reported that many of the victims appeared to have been executed.
Sirte bodies buried in mass grave, Libya vows probe Video - - Around 300 bodies found around Sirte, many executed, are being buried at a mass grave as the NTC vows to look into allegations of abuse. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Gaddafi's death a warning to others: Barack Obama: US President Barack Obama has described former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's death as a "strong message to dictators" around the world,
Gaddafi son threatens Libyan ‘traitors’ : “In this historic moment, when some believe that everything is over… I would like to clearly state my goals and say: everything is just beginning,” the Al-Rai Al-Arabi news portal quoted him as saying.
Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam spotted in Nigerien territory: military source: Saif al-Islam who was being escorted by pro-Gaddafi fighters, had already established contacts with the Nigerien Armed Forces (FAN) in the Agadez region.
Boots on the ground: British SAS leading desert race to trap Saif as he heads to Niger: Yesterday the southern border area with Niger was the focus of an intense search operation said to include elite troops from Britain and Qatar.
Iraq: Car bomb blasts have killed 5, wounded 18 people in Mosul: An army officer says the first explosion on Wednesday occurred at about 8:30 a.m. when a parked car bomb went off next to an army patrol, killing three soldiers and wounding three civilians.
'Israel settler attacks, Jewish terrorism': A high-ranking Israeli military official has described settler attacks on Palestinians and their properties in the occupied West Bank as Jewish terrorism.
Israel Evicting the Indigenous: - As Israel moves ahead with a plan to forcibly displace tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouins in the occupied West Bank, Mohammad Al-Korshan and his family are facing the real prospect of not only losing their home, but their traditional way of life.
New Poll Finds a Deep Distrust of Government: Almost half of the public thinks the sentiment at the root of the Occupy movement generally reflects the views of most Americans.
Occupy Atlanta, Baltimore clash with police over use of public space: In Atlanta, around 50 protesters were arrested after Mayor Kasim Reed revoked his executive order allowing protesters to camp out in Woodruff Park, and police tried to clear them out. In Baltimore, protesters were enraged after city officials declared Wednesday that overnight camping is now illegal at the downtown McKeldin Square.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Gaddafi Sodomized By NATO Supported Rebels
Video shows abuse frame by frame (GRAPHIC)

By Tracey Shelton

An analysis appears to confirm that a rebel fighter sodomized Gaddafi with a knife. Continue

Libya: Apparent Execution of 53 Gaddafi Supporters

By Human Rights Watch

“We found 53 decomposing bodies, apparently Gaddafi supporters, at an abandoned hotel in Sirte, and some had their hands bound behind their backs when they were shot,” said Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director at Human Rights Watch, who investigated the killings.

Used and Abused
The Murder of Gaddafi, and the War Crimes of Western Powers

By Peter Baofu, Ph.D.

His achievements are now forgotten, as the West had finished using him, and Western mainstream media is now spinning his historical legacy, in accordance to the dominant rhetoric of Western powers in world media. Continue

U.S. Tightens Military Grip on Africa

By Glen Ford

American penetration of Africa has reached the point that any nation "such as Eritrea "that does not have a military relationship with the United States is marked for regime change. Continue

Taking Down the Curtain

By George Capaccio

What a spectacle for the evening news and the well-paid pundits who love nothing more than another big time bad guy gone to his grave in America’s just pursuit of freedom and eternal security. Continue

War and Serfdom
Is This The World We Really Want to Live In?

 By Eric Blair

I’m raising three sons in a world that I don’t want them to live in.  A world of hate, deception, war, injustice, and serfdom.  

President Ahmadinejad Interview


"We think it is the will of the people that should work and prevail everywhere. Justice, freedom and respect to people -- this is the right of all nations," he said Continue

Fraudulent Defense Contractors Paid $1 Trillion

By Bernie Sanders

"The ugly truth is that virtually all of the major defense contractors in this country for years have been engaged in systemic fraudulent behavior, while receiving hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money," said Sanders. Continue

Defending Bloated Military Spending

By Ryan Alexander

The $450 billion in Pentagon cuts that the debt ceiling deal enacted - isn't actually a "cut" at all. Continue

Immunity and Impunity in Elite America

By Glenn Greenwald

How the Legal System Was Deep-Sixed and Occupy Wall Street Swept the Land Continue

TSA Thugs on the Loose!

By Ron Paul

Should we really hail the expansion of the police state as an enhancement to safety? Continue

Occupy Wall Street and the Criminalization of Non-violent Dissent

By Ritt Goldstein

As ample video evidence has shown, too many today are far more interested in protecting privilege and property than people or their rights. Continue

US kills 29 people in Somalia: The Tuesday attack took place on Afmadow town in southern Somalia, a Press TV correspondent reported. Somalia is the sixth country where the US military has conducted such drone strikes.
Syria: Army deserters kills 7 Syrian Soldiers: Syrian army deserters killed seven soldiers in an attack on an armored convoy on Tuesday. Residents and activists said the fighting took place at a roadblock on the edge of the northwestern town of Maarat al-Numaan
Journalist witnesses Syrian authorities torturing activists: Internationally renowned film-maker Sean McAllister describes what he saw and heard while detained in a Syrian cell by the authorities.
NATO strikes in Syria unlikely: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State: Feltman, who is also the U.S. envoy in Libya, said intervention similar to the NATO strikes on Libya was unlikely.
Nasrallah: NATO will not attack in Syria in fear of Israel security: Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah has voiced confidence that Syria has overcome the danger, stressing that the regime of Bashar Assad has been targeted because of its "resisting identity."
What's behind the recall of the US ambassador to Syria?: Experts believe that this move heralds America’s serious intentions concerning Syria.
Five civilians killed in Yemen protests, clashes: Five civilians were killed Tuesday in clashes and protests in Yemen’s capital and second largest city, as calls mounted for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down despite a harsh crackdown.
Yemen calls truce, explosions heard: Yemen's government signed a cease-fire with a dissident general Tuesday to try to end weeks of escalating bloodshed, but explosions and gunfire could still be heard in the north of the capital.
Four killed in Pakistani bomb attack: - A powerful roadside bomb ripped through a car in Pakistan's northwest on Tuesday, killing at least four people, police said.
China seeks military bases in Pakistan: While Pakistan wants China to build a naval base at its southwestern seaport of Gwadar in Balochistan province, Beijing is more interested in setting up military bases either in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan or in the Federally Administered Northern Areas (FANA) that border Xinjiang province.
Afghan lawmakers reject military agreement with ISAF: Afghanistan’s lower house of parliament rejected on Monday an agreement on technical and military cooperation between the Afghan government and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the Pajhwok news agency reported.
Afghan Government Won't Be Able to Fund Security Forces After 2014: Eikenberry: A former US ambassador to Afghanistan said that the cost of maintaining Afghanistan's security forces after 2014 will be more than three times government revenue, and the shortfall will have to be picked up by the international community.
Turkish premier denies media report that over thousand "terrorists" killed in combat on PKK: "The figures given by the BBC which said that 1,300-1,400 terrorists have been killed, are baseless"
CIA's Covert Iraq Mission: As the U.S. military departs Iraq, the CIA is looking at how it can absorb and continue secret counterterrorism and intelligence programs run inside that country for years by the Joint Special Operations Command and other military organizations
US Iraqi police funding condemned: A US government watchdog has criticised a programme to train Iraqi police, saying it could become a "bottomless pit" for American money
Yemen troops fire at anti-regime protest; 2 killed: Yemeni troops loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire Tuesday at thousands of protesters calling for his ouster in the capital Sanaa, killing two, a medical official said.
NATO may stay in Libya longer than planned - U.S. defense chief: NATO may not end its mission in Libya as early as planned, CNN quoted U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as saying on Tuesday.
Muammar Gaddafi buried in Libyan desert: A Misrata military council official said Gaddafi, Muatassim and a top aide were buried in a secret location, with a few relatives and officials in attendance.
Ruling Military Council Intensifies Media Clampdown in Egypt: The media clampdown in Egypt is worsening. Over the past six weeks, the ruling military council has censored the press, raided news organizations, shut down broadcasts and intimidated journalists.
U.S. Military on 'High Alert': U.S. military personnel in three critical locations have been put on the very highest state of alert after being warned of potential terrorist attacks.
Nations condemn Cuba blockade: While the United States intensified its economic blockade against Cuban trade and finance, the UN General Assembly advanced a new condemnation almost unanimously, against this siege, the twentieth in 20 consecutive years.
U.S. infiltrating criminal groups across Mexico: U.S. law enforcement agencies have significantly built up networks of Mexican informants that have allowed them to secretly infiltrate some of that country's most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations, according to security officials on both sides of the border.
Top cop braces for more violence Occupiers target the Queen: Victoria’s top police officer has not ruled out a repeat of Friday’s confrontation with Occupy Melbourne protesters if a demonstration to mark the Queen’s visit to the city this week turns violent.
Occupy Oakland: Police Eviction Underway, 75 Arrested, Video - Live Stream: Right now, the police cops are here in force; the protestors have blocked the camp. The police are using a SOUND CANNON against the protestors.
Consumer confidence in October drops: Consumers' confidence fell in October to the lowest it's been since March 2009 when the U.S. was in the middle of a deep recession, according to a report by a private research group released on Tuesday.
2012 and the Coming Financial Crises: It looks to me as though 2012 is likely to be a truly awful financial year, with several crises converging:
7 U.S. Cities on the Verge of Bankruptcy: Major cities are among the ranks of those in dire straits.
New Obama Foreclosure Plan Helps Banks At Taxpayers' Expense: A key new condition in the plan would shift the financial liability for refinanced loans from Wall Street banks to the American taxpayer. And by focusing on lower payments, the program does not confront what housing experts view as the core problem in the foreclosure crisis -- borrower debt that exceeds the value of one's home.