Mittwoch, 7. März 2012

Seventeen years of boom and bust

Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Clyde W. Richey


The Federal Reserve must bear responsibility for our current recession. The seeds for this recession were clearly planted in 1995 and led to unsustainable booms and busts, and later to high unemployment, increased consumer prices, failed companies, and increased debt...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Our Horrific Long-Term Decline

Bend the Fed

Afghanistans' Haditha: An Atrocity to End the War

Afghan child hunger among worst in world

Children in Afghanistan suffer one of the highest levels of chronic malnutrition in the world, a report said Monday, despite billions of dollars in ''aid'' that have poured into the war-torn country.

US-led airstrike leaves 4 Afghan civilians dead

At least four civilians have been killed and two others injured in a US-led airstrike in the northeastern Kapisa province in Afghanistan, Press TV reports.

US Murders 16 Civilians in Afghanistan: Kabul Government

By Reuters

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the rampage as ''intentional murders'' and demanded an explanation from the United States. His office said the dead included nine children and three women.

Nato airstrike kills three Afghans

An airstrike by Nato-led forces in north-eastern Afghanistan killed three civilians and injured two others, a local police chief said on Saturday.

Afghanistan s Haditha: An Atrocity to End the War

By Robert Dreyfuss

Although only one soldier, a staff sergeant, is in custody, Afghan eyewitnesses say that several troops were involved in the massacre, and that they were ''drunk and laughing.''

I Don t Want To See Their Faces; I Don t Want To Hear Them Scream

By Christopher Cooper

The whole thing is regrettable, really. Shocking, truth to tell. And so sad, I am sure, for those people, those blanket-wearing, beard-growing, false-god-worshiping, probably-related-to-terrorists, citizens of Afghanistan.

How it happened: Massacre in Kandahar

The young man said he had survived by lying on the floor, pretending to be dead. He also believes that more than one US soldier entered his house.

Afghans Call For U.S. Withdrawal As Soldier Kills 16 Civilians

We speak with an Afghan peace activist about the shooting spree by an U.S. Army sergeant in Afghanistan, which killed 16 Afghan civilians, nine of them children.

From Information Clearing House


American Is Held After Shooting at Least 16 Civilians in Afghanistan

Taimoor Shah and Graham Bowley, The New York Times News Service: ''A United States service member walked out of a military base in a rural district of southern Afghanistan on Sunday and opened fire on three nearby houses, killing at least 16 civilians, including several children, local villagers and provincial officials said. The shooting risks further inciting anti-American sentiment in Afghanistan and troubling a relationship that had already been brought to a new low by the burning of Korans at an American military base last month.''


American Massacres Have Been Common for Centuries


Details of perpetrator of Afghan massacre emerge as many say US Afghanistan mission has failed


Afghan Massacre: Just a PR Problem for US Occupation?

Massacre of Civilians Ignites Fury in Afghanistan

Peace Groups Call For US Withdrawal After Army Sergeant Kills 16 Afghan Civilians

In Wake of Afghan Massacre, Kucinich Says 'Troops Home Now'


Who are the ''terrorists?''
by Justin Raimondo


A major factor in the increasing level of criminality in our armed forces has got to be the apparent immunity of our political elites from the rule of law. In spite of the boasting of former Vice President Dick Cheney that he personally approved and authorized torture, the Obama administration has refused to indict him, even though he has violated US law. Others who participated, the lawyers who justified it, the officers who covered it up, have been granted similar immunity. In short, these guys are getting away with it, so why shouldn t the grunts?

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The Vaccination War on Children and Parents


Another reason not to get the ''flu shot''

Liberty: The Forgotten Cause?

Why Evangelicals Dislike Ron Paul: They want Armageddon

Obama s Remaking of America

NATO Commandos in Illegal Special Ops in Syria

Stratfor Leaks


Undercover NATO troops are already in Syria despite denials from their parent governments, according to a leaked brief from a highly-placed analyst.

13 French Army Officers Captured in Syria

By Lauren Williams

Around 13 French officers are being held by Syrian authorities in Syria, sources have confirmed to The Daily Star. Sources said the group is being held in a field hospital in the city.

Obama Administration Moves to Aid Syrian Opposition

By Josh Rogin

The Obama administration is moving to provide direct assistance to the internal opposition in Syria ''for the first time'', marking a shift in U.S. policy toward a more aggressive plan to help oust President Bashar al-Assad.

NATO behaving like a law unto itself

China Daily

Over the past decade, the overwhelming majority of NATO ''kills'' in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya have been unarmed civilians. A large number of Iraqi, Afghan and Libyan civilians have lost not just their limbs but also their lives, because of ''mistakes'' made by NATO personnel in the field.

Stratfor: Blood On Their Hands And it gets worse

By Khadija Sharife

With their emails, Stratfor appears to advocate for a world where polluters and murderers, circumvent accountability by obtaining information to pre-empt and in the process destroy - their opposition.

From Information Clearing House

Wulffs würdeloser Abschied

Wulff wünscht sich zum großen Zapfenstreich ''Over the Rainbow''


Gabriel wettert gegen Wulff

Zapfenstreich ist laut Sigmar Gabriel eine ''große Peinlichkeit''.

Wulffs würdeloser Abschied


Wulff und der vergessene Blindengeld-Skandal

Die Union hat Spekulation mit Rohstoffen als Ursache für Hunger erkannt

Große Worte, kleine Taten

Die Union hat Spekulation mit Rohstoffen als Ursache für Hunger erkannt, will das Problem aber erst einmal beobachten.


Keine Geschäfte mit dem Hunger!

US-Präsident Obama erscheint als Gefangener

Israels Regierung erpresst mit Kriegsdrohungen gegen den Iran die US-Regierung.


Frauen sind sekundär, müssen den Hidschab tragen und können auch geschlagen werden

Der afghanische Präsident Karsai biedert sich bei den Taliban an und veröffentlicht ein Edikt der höchsten afghanischen Geistlichen.


Lizenz zum Töten neu ausgestellt

Laut US-Justizminister Eric Holder befinden sich die USA weiterhin im Krieg, was gezielte Tötungen auch von US-Bürgern, wie im Fall Anwar Awlaki, legitimiert.


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