Saturday, 17 December 2011

Obama's "Mission Accomplished"
Troops and Prisons Move, Wars and Torture Never Ends

By Ted Rall

War is an addiction. If we wanted to, we could quit any time. Continue

How Maliki and Iran Outsmarted the U.S. on Troop Withdrawal

By Gareth Porter

The real story behind the U.S. withdrawal is how a clever strategy of deception and diplomacy adopted by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in cooperation with Iran outmaneuvered Bush and the U.S. military leadership. Continue

No, The U.S. Is Not Leaving Iraq

By Justin Elliott

Thousands of armed U.S. private contractors will be based in the country, and the potential for violence is real. Continue

From The Archives
Blair: Iraq Linked To Al-Qaida


Iraq has links with the al-Qaida terrorist network, but the "exact extent" of their cooperation is unknown, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday. Continue

From The Archives
US Plans "Shock And Awe" Blitzkrieg In Iraq

By Henry Michaels

The war being prepared by the White House and Pentagon on the people of Iraq will be characterized by barbarism on a scale not seen since the horrors of the 1930s and 1940s. The level of brutality will recall scenes seared into the collective consciousness of previous generations, such as the bombing of Guernica and the Nazi blitzkrieg against Poland. Continue

Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran
US Court Claims Iranian 9/11 Link


A US court has won a default judgement that Iranian officials, including its supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, provided help to the 9/11 hijackers behind the worst terror attack on American soil. Continue

Noam Chomsky: U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement is
‘Part of a Global Program of World Militarization’

By Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers

There is very little doubt that the U.S. government intends to maintain effective military control over Afghanistan by one means or another, either through a client state with military bases, and support for what they’ll call Afghan troops. Continue

Anatomy of a NATO War Crime

By Franklin Lamb

An honorable family, a peaceful and welcoming town, a devastated country, and a shocked and angry international community demand justice. Continue

From The Archive
Howard Zinn: The Myth of American Exceptionalism


Zinn worries about an administration that deploys Christian zealotry to justify a war against terrorism. Continue

The Trial of Bradley Manning
Rule of Law or Rule of Intimidation, Retaliation & Retribution

By Ann Wright

Hundreds of supporters will gather today, Saturday, December 17, for a large rally and march. Continue

Plan B – How to Loot Nations and Their Banks Legally

Must Read - By David Malone

Does anyone think that if our governments fail to keep to their austerity targets and fail to keep bailing out the banking sector, that the banks will just shrug and say, “Well, thanks for trying” and accept their fate? Or do you think the banks might have a Plan B of their own? Continue

20 "militants" killed in Pakistan: At least 20 militants and a security personnel were killed and 25 soldiers wounded on Friday in a clash in Pakistan's northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan
3 Pakistani soldiers killed in explosion: Three Pakistani soldiers were killed Saturday after a bomb planted on a roadside exploded in a northwestern tribal area, security officials said.
US Congress imposes restrictions on "aid" to Pakistan: The legislation freezes aid to Pakistan until the secretary can certify that Islamabad is cooperating on counterterrorism, including taking steps to prevent terrorist groups such as the Haqqani network from operating in the country.
NATO occupation force troops kill woman in raid on Afghan official's house: Coalition force raided the house of a Dr Hafizullah (no first name provided), director of the counternarcotics department of Paktia province Saturday morning, detaining him along with his two sons, a statement of the provincial governor office said.
Afghan Government Agrees to Taliban Office: The Afghan government has agreed to the opening of an office for Taliban negotiations either in Kabul or in another Islamic country.
Afghanistan denies deal with Taliban over schools: The Afghan government on Saturday denied making a deal with the Taliban agreeing a more conservative curriculum and more mullahs as teachers in return for an end to attacks on schools.
Fact or fiction? Rights group says Syria forces kill 16 civilians: The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said six civilians were killed when security forces launched search operations in the southern Daraa province, the cradle of anti-regime protests that began in mid-March.
'US training & arming rebels in Syria' : Russia, surprisingly to Western powers, has put forward a UNSC resolution on Syria, calling on the Syrian parties to end violence and start talks. Meanwhile, Syria's vice-president is visiting Moscow to discuss peaceful solutions for the crisis.
NATO / US puppets: Arab League considers taking Syrian peace plan to the UN : “If this matter is not solved in the weeks ahead, or couple of months, it will no longer be in Arab control,” he told journalists after an Arab ministerial committee meeting in Qatar. “That is what we told the Syrians from the beginning”.
9 Killed as violence continues in Cairo streets over military rule: Security forces and protesters clash in running battles in streets around Tahrir Square 24 hours after nine confirmed dead
Three defected officers killed in Yemen: In Yemen, three defected army officers have been gunned down after attending an anti-regime demonstration in the southern city of Taizz, medics and witnesses say.
Fresh clashes erupt in Yemeni capital: The violence on Saturday began when government troops shelled Hasbah. Local residents say the district is a stronghold for opposition figure Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar.
Israel kills Palestinian in Gaza: A Palestinian has been killed and at least two others injured by Israeli gunfire in the Gaza Strip, local hospital officials said.
Fact or fiction? : U.S. Prepares to Strike Deal with Iran: “The U.S. is preparing to conclude a deal with Iran through which it can secure its vital and strategic interests in the region, especially with regard to supplying it with oil by the Iranian side,” a Western envoy told The Daily Star.
Iran arrests (alledged) CIA agent: According to an Iranian Intelligence Ministry statement, the American spy is a CIA analyst who had experience working for the Military Intelligence Division (MID) of the US Army in military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was tasked with carrying out a complex intelligence operation and infiltrating the Iranian intelligence apparatus.
Obama should apologize to Iran: An American drone touched down 140 miles inside Iranian territory, and the White House is refusing to apologize for our aerial invasion.
Large Bloc of Lawmakers Boycotts Iraqi Parliament, Putting Coalition at Risk: One of the largest and most powerful political groups in Iraq began a boycott of Parliament on Saturday, signaling fresh waves of political dysfunction that threaten to unravel Iraq’s year-old governing coalition
The spoils of war: Soviet-armed Iraq switches to US weapons: President Nouri al-Maliki has asked for billions of dollars worth of US weapons to bolster Iraq's armed forces.
US hands over last "detainee" in Iraq: A spokesman for the White House’s national security council, said the Obama administration had "received assurances" from the Iraqi government that Daqduq would be tried.
Hezbollah prisoner who allegedly killed Americans in Iraq faces only minor charge: A(n alledged) Lebanese Hezbollah commander allegedly responsible for killing four U.S. soldiers in Iraq will be prosecuted for a lesser charge of illegal entry with a forged passport, Iraqi officials said Saturday.
War criminal visits crime scene: Leon Panetta becomes first Pentagon chief to visit Libya: U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Tripoli Saturday, taking advantage of the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi in an eight-month civil war to become the first Pentagon chief to set foot on Libyan soil.
Second son of Libyan commander wounded by ex-rebels: A prominent Libyan military commander charged on Friday that a powerful ex-rebel group shot and wounded one of his sons, in the second such incident targeting his family.
Cairo erupts in second day of violent clashes: Egypt's army launches assault on Tahrir Square, clearing the area, after anti-military protests continue in the capital.
'Several injured' in Bahrain clashes: Opposition protesters clash with police for a second day outside the capital, Manama.
Medvedev on US: ‘If they continue to push us around, we’ll push back’: President Dmitry Medvedev has spoken out after a telephone conversation with his US counterpart, saying Obama’s comments on Russia’s recent parliamentary elections were “unacceptable”.
UK Troops On The Streets: Snipers, jets and 13,500 troops on Olympics duty... 4,000 more than Afghanistan: Up to 13,500 British troops will protect the London Olympics from a terrorist atrocity, it was revealed today.
'Indefinite detention' bill passed by Senate: US Senate approves controversial defence bill including measures to see terror suspects handed over to US military.
US charges ex-Fannie, Freddie CEOs with fraud: Mudd, 53, and Syron, 68, led the agencies when the housing bubble burst in late 2006 and 2007. The four other top executives also worked for the companies during that time. The case was filed in federal court in New York City.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

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"Yankee Go Home"
Iraq Celebrates US Army Withdrawal

By Reuters

Iraqis burned American flags, brandished banners and thronged the streets of the western city of Falluja to celebrate the withdrawal of US troops. Continue

Lest We Forget
Iraqi Lullaby


Vocals by Laura Bush and Mothers of America. Continue

Lest We Forget
Iraqi Girl Tells of US Attack in Haditha


Ten-year-old Iman Walid witnessed the killing of seven members of her family in an attack by American marine.

Lest We Forget
No Bravery

Must Watch 4 Minute Video

A nation blind to their disgrace. Continue

Lest We Forget
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Photo album

Another proud moment in U.S. Military History. Continue

War Corporatism: The New Fascism

2 Minute Video

A look at the dogs of War, Corporatism unleashed upon the world by Bush and the PNAC as stated in the September 2000 document Rebuilding America's Defenses. Continue

An Interview With John Pilger
‘Journalism, Not Truth, Is The First Casualty of War’

By Karuna John

WAR IS a well-produced reality show. Embedded journalism is the star cast. Yes, there are innocents dying, but why let that interfere with what the boss wants reported? Continue

Lest We Forget
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
Required Viewing for every citizen in the Free World.


How government and big media businesses cooperate to produce an effective propaganda machine in order to manipulate the opinions of the United States populace. Continue

Putin Accuses US In Murder Of Gaddafi


Russia’s Vladimir Putin implicated Washington today in the killing of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and launched a tirade against Senator John McCain in an extraordinary attack on US policies. Continue

House Passes Sanctions Bill Barring Diplomacy With Iran

By Ali Gharib

No person employed with the United States Government may contact in an official or unofficial capacity any person that…is an agent, instrumentality, or official of, is affiliated with, or is serving as a representative of the Government of Iran. Continue

Military Given Go-ahead To Detain US Terrorist Suspects Without Trial

By Chris McGreal

Barack Obama has abandoned a commitment to veto a new security law that allows the military to indefinitely detain without trial American terrorism suspects arrested on US soil who could then be shipped to Guantánamo Bay. Continue

Congressional Tyranny, White House Surrender

By Ralph Nader

So extreme are these majority Congressional extremists, composed of both Republicans and renegade Democrats, that the Obama Administration has to lecture them about the fundamental American principle that “our military does not patrol our streets.” Continue

Welcome to America
"Life, Liberty, & Indefinite Detention Without A Trial"

Video -
Warning contains "strong" language

It's seems that Obama and Congress have finally agreed on something! They support the indefinite detention of American citizens WITHOUT charges or a trial. Hurray! Cheers to cooperation!!

Bradley Manning Deserves a Medal

By Glenn Greenwald

The prosecution of the whistleblower and alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning is an exercise in intimidation, not justice. Continue

A Reckoning With Reality

By Phil Rockstroh

Witnessing the acts and utterances of Republican presidential candidates can be regarded as a helpful psychological exercise, a type of “exposure therapy” involving the development of methods used to bear the presence of unbearable people who insist on evincing the history of human ignorance, duplicity and insanity. Continue

Democrats May Drop Millionaire Tax In Payroll Tax Fight

By Sam Stein

After months of arguing that millionaires should have to pay their fair share for the costs of the president’s job bill, Democrats are poised to drop a provision that would make them do so. Continue

US Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-income

By Hope Yen

Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans — nearly 1 in 2 — have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income. Continue

Syria deserters kill at least 27 troops: "activists": Syrian army deserters killed at least 27 soldiers and members of the security forces during clashes in the southern province of Daraa on Thursday, a "rights group" said.
Assad’s sect members come under attack in Syria : A Syrian Alawite centrist political figure said on Tuesday that four of his relatives were shot or kidnapped in sectarian violence threatening to undermine a nine-month pro-democracy uprising.
Syrian opposition groups announce alliance in Istanbul: The formerly secretive council, the former diplomat added, is now seeking to coordinate future actions with other opposition groups, and will be operating “under the political umbrella of the Syrian National Council.”
Engineering Consent For Attack On Syria: Syria abuse ordered from the top: A report by Human Rights Watch, based on testimony from 60 army defectors, said 74 commanders and officials had "ordered, authorized, or condoned widespread killings, torture, and unlawful arrests".
UN’s Ban Increasingly Shows Hawkish Side: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon seems to be finding his own hawkish groove, cheering the war in Libya while pushing for escalation elsewhere.
France welcomes Russia move on Syria at UN: The French envoy to the United Nations on Thursday welcomed a resolution proposed by Russia on the Syrian crisis, saying it was "an extraordinary event."
In case you missed it: Orwell Rolls in His Grave: Video - "Could a media system, controlled by a few global corporations with the ability to overwhelm all competing voices, be able to turn lies into truth?..."
NATO Soldier Killed in Insurgent Attack in Afghanistan: "An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan, yesterday," the NATO-led ISAF said in a press release here.
Pay up! Pakistan puts price on US cooperation: Pakistan’s decision to impose tax on US and NATO supplies going to Afghanistan through its territory is only a part of a broader package that Pakistan is discussing at the moment, Chris Woods of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism told RT.
Iran Warns Afghanistan to Stop U.S. Drone Flights: Any further flights would be regarded as a hostile act, the Iranian foreign minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, said in an interview with Iran’s official Islamic Republic News Agency. His warning threatened to drag Afghanistan directly into the conflict for the first time.
U.S. House asks for punitive measures against Iran, Pakistan: The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday evening passed a massive defense bill, asking for sanctions on Iran's central bank and freezing some aid to Pakistan.
An Act Of War: US Senate sanctions Iran's Central Bank: The Senate voted 100-0 on Thursday for an amendment proposed by the Democrat Senator Robert Menendez and a Republican, Senator Mark Kirk, which would allow the US President Barack Obama to sanction foreign banks engaged in a "significant financial transaction with the Central Bank of Iran," Reuters reported.
Israel forms special ops command; experts eye Iran: - Israel said on Thursday it was unifying its special forces under one command, a move experts say could help Israel strike countries like Iran, whose nuclear program the Jewish state deems a threat to its existence.
US exit from Iraq: 'this is not a withdrawal, this is an act on a stage':" The prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, and the president, Jalal Talabani, did not turn up to the ceremony, with uniformed US soldiers belatedly moved into seats carrying the two Iraqi leaders' names.
Junkyard Gives Up Secret Accounts of Massacre in Iraq: One by one, the Marines sat down, swore to tell the truth and began to give secret interviews discussing one of the most horrific episodes of America’s time in Iraq: the 2005 massacre by Marines of Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha.
Iraq war ends with a $4 trillion IOU: Veterans’ health care costs to rise sharply over the next 40 years
Dictators rely on D.C. front men: Professors and lobbyists tout Central Asia's autocrats in Washington
France's Jacques Chirac convicted of corruption: As French president, Jacques Chirac was called all sorts of names, not the least for his vociferous opposition to the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Now, he has a moniker that will stick: convicted criminal.
Ban online terror material, says new study: SOCIAL networking sites like Facebook and YouTube are being used by terrorist groups to groom vulnerable people, and Australia and its international partners should be limiting extremist propaganda on the internet, a new study says.
US: Refusal to Veto Detainee Bill A Historic Tragedy for Rights: US President Barack Obama’s apparent decision to not veto a defense spending bill that codifies indefinite detention without trial into US law and expands the military’s role in holding terrorism suspects does enormous damage to the rule of law both in the US and abroad, Human Rights Watch said today
Congress Authorizes Offensive Military Action in Cyberspace: “Congress affirms that the Department of Defense has the capability, and upon direction by the President may conduct offensive operations in cyberspace to defend our Nation, allies and interests,” said the FY 2012 defense authorization act that was adopted in conference this week
In advance of NATO/G-8, Chicago to increase fines for resisting arrest: : Protesters who descend on Chicago for the NATO and G-8 summits would face extraordinary security measures — including dramatically higher fines for resisting arrest, more surveillance cameras and parks and beaches closed until 6 a.m. — under a plan proposed Wednesday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
'Dream' Space Telescope for Military Could Spy Anywhere on Earth: If the U.S. military wants live video of a missile launcher vehicle halfway around the world, it must rely upon spy planes or drones in danger of being shot down. Tomorrow, the Pentagon wants space telescopes hovering in geosynchronous orbit that could take real-time images or live video of any spot on Earth.
Caught on camera: Police officer tases schoolgirl, 14, seconds after she puts her hands up: A surveillance video showing a police officer tasering a 14-year-old girl in the groin has been released as part of a lawsuit she has filed against the officer and the city.
In Unprecedented Move, Canada Withdraws from Kyoto Protocol: Barely 24 hours after it signed a new global climate change agreement in Durban, South Africa, Canada became on Monday the first country to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding treaty to reduce emissions causing climate change.

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America's Covert War Against Iran
Do 'All Options' Mean Nukes?

By Tom Burghardt

During a White House press briefing Thursday, President Barack Obama said that "No options off the table means I am considering all options." Continue
Remembering His-Story - Iran Attack Next?

By Bruce K. Gagnon

Imagine if we saw a map of the U.S. with Russian or Chinese military bases throughout Canada and Mexico along with their warships just off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. The American people would be going ballistic. But when we do it to others, no one even blinks an eye. Continue
Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran?
Iran Conducting Anti-U.S. Operations from Latin America

By Israel Ortega and James Phillips

Iran is conducting anti-U.S. operations from Latin America, including military training camps in Venezuela, and expanding its reach across the border from the U.S. in Mexico. Continue
In Israel, The Life of a Palestinian is Cheap

Haaretz Editorial

When it comes to shooting a Palestinian, pulling the trigger does not come with a real fear of having to answer to the law. Continue
GOP Candidates: Bibi First, America Second

By Adam Weinstein

How did two self-professed American exceptionalists end up dumping us for Israel’s prime minister? Continue
D-Day's Looming Large for Europhobe Tories

By George Galloway

Cameron, in his swaggering, staggering European act of sabotage, has surely made the Lib Dems reconsider their role as the fig leaf for Thatcherite nakedness. Continue
Who Are the World's Biggest Employers?

By The Economist

America's defence department had 3.2m people on its payroll last year, equivalent to 1% of the country's population. Continue
Is the Use of the Military Designed for the Occupy Movement?

By Kevin Zeese

A radical change in law to allow the use of the military inside the United States, against U.S. citizens and residents, and to allow their indefinite military detention based merely on suspicion of being engaged in hostilities against the U.S is being rushed through congress. Continue
Detainment Camps Going Live
FEMA Seeking Subcontractors to Provide “Temporary Camp Services” In All 50 States

By Mac Slavo

For the better part of two decades FEMA detention camps were believed to be a figment of tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists. Continue
Man in Wheelchair Shot Dead by Visalia Police


A man in a wheelchair has been shot and killed by Visalia police after allegedly lunging toward an officer with a knife. Continue
No Country for Innocent Men

By Beth Schwartzapfel

How a rapist's confession forced Rick Perry, champion of Texas justice, to pardon a dead man. Continue
No Mandatory Mental Health Screening for Children!

By Ron Paul

It is absolutely astounding that nearly 40% of kids in foster care are on psychotropic drugs, some of them taking up to 5 different pills at a time. Continue
“Despair Is Not an Option”

By Senator Bernie Sanders

Today in America, the great middle class of our country, the middle class that has been the envy of the entire world, is collapsing, poverty is increasing, while the wealthiest people in this country have never had it so good. Continue
Syrian army defectors kill 7 government forces: At least 34 people have died on Tuesday, said the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, an activist group. The 11 are among 20 deaths in Idlib province; the LCC reported eight deaths in Hama, four in Homs and two in Daraa.
Russia, Iran stand beside Syria: Russia and Iran yesterday extended their support for the embattled regime of Syria condemning Western accusation of massacre and call for harsher sanctions.
18 "insurgents" killed, 55 detained in Afghanistan: Afghan and NATO-led Coalition forces have killed 18 insurgents and detained 55 others during military operations in different parts of the country over the past 24 hours, the country's Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
Bomb attack kills six civilians in Afghanistan: A roadside bomb killed six civilians, including women and children, in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, local officials said on Tuesday.
Militants kill five Pakistani villagers: officials: Militants opened fire on Pakistani villagers Tuesday, killing at least five civilians and wounding another six in the tribal badlands bordering Afghanistan, government officials said.
One killed in rocket attack on Pakistani check post : At least one soldier was killed and six were injured Tuesday evening when a rocket hit a security check post in Pakistan's northwest tribal area, a media report said.
Pakistan considers taxing Nato Afghanistan trucks: Pakistan is considering charging millions of dollars in annual taxes on Nato trucks and fuel tankers, officials have told the BBC.
Iran says it's recovering data from US drone: Iranian experts are in the final stages of recovering data from the U.S. surveillance drone captured by the country's armed forces, state TV reported Monday.
'Returning US spy drone out of question': A senior Iranian lawmaker says Iran will definitely not return the RQ-170 spy drone to the US, and Washington has to compensate Tehran for violating the country's airspace.
West has no evidence of Iran atomic bomb program, senior Turkish diplomat says: Head of Organization of Islamic Cooperation tells Haaretz at Doha conference that Tehran has right to peaceful nuclear program, rejects military intervention.
Ahmadinejad slams IAEA report on Iran: “We are not worried about IAEA's positions against us. The agency's report does not have any legal value. The director general of this agency knows that it is a political report,” Ahmadinejad said in a Monday interview with the Venezuelan state TV.
Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran : Israeli Delegation warns NATO of Arab Spring: The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee warned of the dangers of a nuclear Iran and Islamist governments rising following the “Arab Spring,” during a visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels on Sunday and Monday.
Venezuela Responds to "Slanderous" Accusations Made by Israel's Vice Prime Minister: Yaalon accused Venezuela of working with Iran to create a “terrorist infrastructure” in Latin America that could “attack the interests of the United States or in the United States,”
Israel's Useful Idiot: Dershowitz: Israel Has Legal Right to Attack Iran: Israel has every legal and moral right to stage a pre-emptive strike on Iran, says renowned legal expert Prof. Alan Dershowitz.
AIPAC Economic Warfare Also Targets US: From Stolen US Trade Secrets to Iran's Central Bank
Iran indicts 15 US, Israeli spies: Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi says Iran's Judiciary has issued indictments against 15 individuals on charges of spying for the United States and the Israeli regime.
Radical Jewish Settlers Clash With Israeli Troops: Defense Minister Ehud Barak condemned what he called “a string of violent attacks by criminal groups of extremists,” adding that such “homegrown terror” would not be tolerated.
Israeli Jewish hate rally against Africans in Tel Aviv caught on video as Haaretz deletes article about it: The article by David Sheen – reported on a rally by Israeli Jews on Sunday in Tel Aviv against African immigrants, demanding that they be sent home because Israel is a “Jewish state.”
Critics of Israel are guilty of anti-Semitism? Two top think tanks in Washington are mulling whether to sever ties with a controversial former AIPAC spokesman after it emerged that he was encouraging conservative writers to echo charges that critics of Israel are guilty of anti-Semitism
In case you missed it: Elias Davidsson-I Am A Radical Antisemite And Am Proud Of It: : Today the term "antisemite" is used by the ruling elite to lambast human rights activists who advocate equal rights between Jews, Christians and Muslims, the right of return of Palestinian refugees to their homeland and the vision of a common, democratic state for both Palestinians and Israelis.
Hezbollah names CIA spies in Lebanon: Militant group steps up campaign against US intelligence agency by revealing identities of 10 undercover officers in TV broadcast
4 killed as rivals clash in Libya: Clashes erupted between former rebel fighters that toppled Gaddafi and a tribe seen as loyal to the fallen regime, killing four people, sources said on Monday.
Libya on the verge of chaos and civil war - experts: Anti-Gaddafists are carving up power and Libya’s capital of Tripoli is already seeing clashes as the rebels are fighting for the local airport.
Benghazi protesters tell new Libya ruler to quit: Libyan protesters in Benghazi, cradle of the uprising that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, called yesterday for the man they helped bring to power in place of the slain dictator to quit over slow reforms.
China to open its first military base abroad in Seychelles: In a move that may cause unease in India, China on Monday announced that it will set up its first military base abroad in the Indian Ocean island of Seychelles to "seek supplies and recuperate" facilities for its Navy.
U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating: According to the Air Force, the Seychelles government was "immediately notified," and the U.S. military is coordinating with Seychelles officials to coordinate "the removal of debris."
4 killed in Belgium grenade attack: latest: Officials say Liege gunman had criminal record involving guns, drugs and sex offenses
Canada pulling out of Kyoto accord: “It’s now clear that Kyoto is not the path forward for a global solution to climate change. If anything, it’s an impediment.” Canada will formally withdraw from the Kyoto accord on climate change, Environment Minister Peter Kent said Monday.
How terrorist 'entrapment' ensnares us all: When the government gets in the business of playing along with terror plots, it's not just justice that suffers – but our safety
Occupy shuts down US West Coast ports: Up and down West Coast, protesters have begun a massive blockade on the Pacific Ocean ports as part of a day of action under the umbrella of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Port truck drivers thank ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters: A group of port truck drivers thanked the “99 Percenters” on Monday for bringing attention to their profession, which they claim is rife with labor abuses.
Police go military: Video - An onslaught of attacks with pepper-spray, tear gas guns and batons are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the arsenal of arms that the police are pulverizing peaceful protesters with.