Mittwoch, 21. September 2011

Iraq: We Lost $1.2 Billion in Equipment Going in; How Much Will We Lose Getting Out?

Dina Rasor, Truthout: 'On December 31, 2011, the United States has committed to the government of Iraq that they will be removing their troops and contractor personnel. The US State Department will remain in a diplomatic role with limited Department of Defense (DoD) personnel and some State Department-hired private security personnel for protection.'

More Children Struck Down By GlaxoSmithKline Flu Vaccine


Ireland: Narcolepsy rate 13 fold higher after Pandemrix vaccine

Die Mär von der Abhängigkeit vom ausländischen Atomstrom ist widerlegt

Deutschland ist weiterhin Stromexporteur

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Worsens

Obama administration assembling a constellation of secret drone bases


Officials: US building new secret drone bases

Washington Post


The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a newly aggressive campaign to attack al-Qaida affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, U.S. officials said. One of the installations is being established in Ethiopia, a U.S. ally in the fight against al-Shabab, the militant group that controls much of Somalia. Another base is in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, where a small fleet of 'hunter-killer' drones resumed operations this month after an experimental mission demonstrated that the unmanned aircraft could effectively patrol Somalia from there...

Yemen: US drone strike kills 10

France 24 [France]


Ten Al-Qaeda suspects were killed while a top leader in the network escaped death as US drones carried out several air strikes on their strongholds in Yemen s south, local officials said Wednesday...

Mechanized imperialism
by Justin Raimondo


The Obama administration has found a good way to avoid both the domestic political and international fallout that comes of waging constant warfare: let machines do the dirty work. Of course, the Obamaites don t get the full credit for the discovery - drone attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan were part of the Bush team s strategic plan, but the Obama White House has gone much further in utilizing this tactic to escalate and extend American military operations around the world, and they are doing it in secret - without congressional oversight, without public debate, and without the knowledge or consent of the American people...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


The World of Drone Warcraft

By Boris Volkhonsky

U.S. officials have disclosed plans for further deployment of its drone planes in East Africa. A base on the Seychelles for Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, another one is to be established in Ethiopia in addition to the existing one in Djibouti.

U.S. assembling secret drone bases in Africa, Arabian Peninsula, officials say

The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a newly aggressive campaign.

US to deploy drones in Turkey: Erdogan

The United States has agreed in principle to deploy US Predator drones on Turkish soil to aid in the fight against Kurdish separatist rebels, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said.

From Information Clearing House


Expanding Network of Drone Bases to Hit Somalia, Yemen


Automated Killing: The Total Immorality of the U.S. Government and Its Military

A Plan of Action for the Global Political Awakening

By Andrew Gavin Marshall

We are entering into the Greatest Depression in history, our governments are driven by the logic of imperial insanity, whereby we are increasingly headed for a World War III scenario.

US Poverty Report

By Braden Goyette

The Census Bureau has released new poverty figures, we wanted to give you another snapshot of how Americans are faring more than two years after the recession.

The Truth about 'Class War' in America

By Richard Wolff

Republicans claim, in Orwellian fashion, that Obama s millionaire tax is 'class war'. The reality is that the super-rich won the war.

Dollar: Trapped

US economy may be weak 'for years to come': IMF

The Washington-based fund slashed its US growth forecasts for this year and next, while warning of the need for more government stimulus in the short-term as well as a credible longer-term plan to cut spending.

From Information Clearing House


We Ignore Poverty, But It Is On the Rise


How American Justice Functions

By Glenn Greenwald

America is plagued by a two-tiered justice system in which political and financial elites enjoy virtually absolute immunity for even the most egregious of crimes, while ordinary Americans (and especially fully stigmatized ones like Padilla) are subject with few defenses to the world s largest and one of its most merciless systems of punishment.


Losing liberty for security with the Padilla case

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger


The Jose Padilla case is back in the news. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the 17-year sentence handed down by the presiding district judge was too lenient. The court has ordered the case remanded to the judge with instructions to consider a much higher sentence...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Why the Middle East Will Never Be the Same Again

By Robert Fisk

The US has lost its purchase on the Middle East. It s over: the 'peace process', the 'road map', the 'Oslo agreement'; the whole fandango is history.

Libya: The Other Side of the Coin

By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Race hatred clouds Libya s democratic ambitions

Those who fled recount a campaign of violence against them which leaves them little hope of a future in Libya.

Africa Will Hold Nato Responsible for Black Lives in Libya

A group of 500 Ghanaians who managed to arrive back home from the fighting in Libya told harrying stories of how difficult life had been for them.

NATO to stay in Libya

Analysts believe that the real reason why NATO has prolonged its mandate is that, in reality, it is too early to say that the Gaddafi regime is living its last days.

From Information Clearing House


CNN Fake Libya War Video Exposed


A Puppet Government in Libya

By Akbar E. Torbat

The neo-colonial order since has lingered in most Third World countries and the western powers are at work to continue it for the foreseeable future.

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