Posters of 22 fugitives, including Osama bin Laden, line a wall at the FBI headquarters in Washington, October 10, 2001. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times)A few days after US Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden in a raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a “senior intelligence official” briefing reporters on the materials seized from [...]
Archive for May 3rd, 2012
Exclusive Investigation: The Truth Behind the Official Story of Finding Bin Laden Thursday, 03 May 2012 09:07By Gareth Porter, Truthout | Report
Britain: Germany Needs to ‘Get Over WW2,’ Fight in More Wars ‘Huge Potential’ for Germany to Fight Massive Wars by Jason Ditz,
US-Afghan Pact Won’t End War or Night Raids by Gareth Porter, May 03, 2012 Print This | Share This The optics surrounding the Barack Obama administration’s “Enduring Strategic Partnership” [.pdf] agreement with Afghanistan and the memorandums of understanding (MOU) accompanying it emphasize transition to Afghan responsibility and an end to U.S. war. [...]
Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson to face Leveson inquiry Former News International chief executive and ex-News of the World editor to give evidence to the Leveson inquiry next week
Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are to give evidence to the Leveson inquiry next week. Photograph: Richard Young /Rex Features Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson to face Leveson inquiry Former News International chief executive and ex-News of the World editor to give evidence to the Leveson inquiry next week Lisa O’Carroll guardian.co.uk, Thursday 3 May 2012 [...]
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Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (second from right) in the Situation Room as President Obama and his national security team monitored the raid against Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011. (White House photo) Not Explaining the Why of Terrorism May 2, 2012 Exclusive: President Obama signed a U.S.-Afghan strategic agreement on May 1, committing U.S. combat forces [...]
Confessions of an angry young drone By Pepe Escobar PARIS – These are tumultuous times in Droneland. Some bewildered United States drones are actually mired in second thoughts about their god-given mission – as expressed in detail to author and blogger David Swanson.  They even founded their own awareness [...]
What Obama Knows By Fidel Castro May 01, 2012 “Information Clearing House” – The most demolishing article I have seen nowadays about Latin America was written by Renán Vega Cantor, full professor at the National Pedagogical University of Bogotá, which was published three days ago by the website ‘Rebelión’ under the title Rebelión’ under the title “Ecos de [...]
Map: US bases encircle Iran Dozens of US and allied forces’ military installations dot the region, from Oman, UAE and Kuwait to Turkey and Israel.
link to interactive map- a must to look at to see the real position http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2012/04/2012417131242767298.html Doha, Qatar - US military bases continue to form a strategic envelope around Iran, although the American withdrawal from Iraq at the end of 2011 may have changed the regional balance somewhat towards Iran’s favour. While US forces [...]
Israel and the walls that surround it Does the new border wall with Lebanon highlight Israel’s precarious relationship with its neighbours? A wall is sometimes built to protect, sometimes to separate and occasionally to do both – but will Israel’s latest project protect it or further seal the country’s isolation in the region?
Israel and the walls that surround it Does the new border wall with Lebanon highlight Israel’s precarious relationship with its neighbours? A wall is sometimes built to protect, sometimes to separate and occasionally to do both – but will Israel’s latest project protect it or further seal the country’s isolation in the region? “Israeli isolation [...]
39 ways to limit free speech Is freedom of expression really free when the government can punish that expression because of its political content?
Freedom of expression only goes so far in a post 9/11 world if that ‘expression’ is political [GALLO/GETTY] Washington, DC - Google “39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad” and you’ll get over 590,000 hits. You’ll find full-text English language translations of this Arabic document on the Internet Archive, an internet library; on 4Shared Desktop, a [...]
Israeli Hawkademia in Australian Universities By Vacy Vlazna The Israeli ‘defense’ industry is embedded in Israeli universities and in universities around the world including Australia. It plunders overseas intellectual property for Israel’s military research-and-development (R&D) programs while strategic bi-lateral research and exchange missions deliberately whitewash or ‘normalize’ the Zionist military occupation [...]
Israel is plotting its version of the endgame in Palestine. Illegal Settlements Bonanza: Israel Plots an Endgame By Ramzy Baroud Israel’s colonization policies are entering an alarming new phase, comparable in historic magnitude to the original plans to colonize Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem following the war of 1967. On April 24, [...]
Bolivia Nationalizes Power Grid – Common Dreams staff Bolivian President Evo Morales announced on Tuesday during a commemoration of May Day that the country would be nationalizing its power grid by taking power away from Spanish company Transportadora de Electricidad (TDE). Bolivian president Evo Morales (second from the right) and members of his [...]
Many Injured, Anger Grows as Israel Cracks Down on Hunger Strike Solidarity ‘We will not accept our prisoners returning in coffins’ – Common Dreams staff
Many Injured, Anger Grows as Israel Cracks Down on Hunger Strike Solidarity ‘We will not accept our prisoners returning in coffins’ – Common Dreams staff Protests and rallies were held around the West Bank and Gaza this week in support of Palestinian hunger strikers currently held in Israeli prisons. As an increasing number of prisoners [...]