Freitag, 3. August 2012

The Emerging ''Drone'' Culture

Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Writers Group: ''The idea of robots acting as guardians of public order has become a staple of dystopian fantasy, 'Terminator,' 'Minority Report,' 'The Matrix.' It is our duty to keep that stuff in the movies where it belongs.''

Assassination Nation: From the Phoenix Program to Predator Drones

Doug Noble, Counterpunch: ''This spring the US drone killing program has come out of the closet.... In fact, US assassination and targeted killing, with presidential approval, has been going on covertly for at least half a century.''

Did the US Cause Fallujahs Birth Defects?

Shihab Rattansi, Al Jazeera English: ''In November 2004, the US led an assault on Fallujah ... Iraqi physicians have also long reported a spike in cases involving severe birth defects in Fallujah since 2004. They have reported children born with multiple heads, serious brain damage, missing limbs and with extra fingers and toes.''

The Betrayal of the American Dream

A Once Vibrant Middle Class Is Now on the Brink: How American middle class has been impoverished and its prospects thwarted in favor of a new ruling elite.

The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century


This documentary demonstrates how the first film theaters in the US were used over a hundred years ago to broadcast propaganda to rile the American people into the Spanish-American War. The film exposes how every major war in US history was based on a complete fraud.

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Middle Class Lost Significant Financial Ground Over Last Decade

Phillip Resse, The Sacramento Bee: ''America's middle-class earners lost significant ground during the last decade as their incomes dropped for the first extended period since World War II, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. The decade also saw a significant widening of the household income gap between the wealthy and the middle class, the old and the young, and people who are married vs. unmarried.''

Mali Becoming the Afghanistan of Africa

Why is Mali Spiraling out of Control?

By Ramzy Baroud

Northern Mali promises to be the graveyard of scores of innocent people if African countries don t collectively challenge Western influence in the region.


Iranians Should Be 'Very Fearful For Next 12 Weeks: Ex-Mossad Chief

By Times of Israel staff

The former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy hinted Thursday that the moment of truth on Iran s nuclear drive was now imminent.

No imminent threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, experts say

Nonproliferation experts and Middle East analysts are skeptical of Israeli claims that the Tehran regime is so close to building a nuclear weapon that time is running out for a peaceful resolution of the decades-long standoff.

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The Magical Neocon Crystal Ball

The US must conform to the natural map of the Middle East

Turkey Provides Surface-to-air Missiles for Syrian Insurgents

By Reuters

US and allied officials acknowledged that officials of Saudi Arabia and Qatar were discussing whether surface-to-air missiles might help Syrian rebels bring down Russian-made helicopters and other aircraft the Syrian army was using to move troops between trouble spots.

Turkey Prepares Iraq-Style Attacks Inside Syria

By Rick Rozoff

Turkey is on the verge of repeating its Iraq policy in Syria. Unlike Iraq, though, air strikes and incursions by troops and armored vehicles in Syria will meet with a different response.

U.S. eases arms purchases for Syrian rebels

The Obama administration quietly has cleared the way for U.S. residents to buy weapons for the rebels who are fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, granting a Washington-based advocacy group a rare license to collect money for arms and other equipment.

Jordan King concerned over mounting tensions with Syria

Jordanian King Abdullah II on Thursday voiced concern over the escalating tensions and skirmishes on the northern borders with Syria.

Obama Admits Funding Fake Revolutionaries to Attack Assad

By Susanne Posel

The US Treasury has granted release of funds to the FSA through the Syrian Support Group (SSG), a Washington representative of the Free Syrian Army to conduct financial transactions.

Syria s Crumbling Pluralism

Civil Disintegration and Ethnic Cleansing

By Kapil Komireddi

As Saudi Arabian arms and money bolster the opposition, the 80,000 Christians who have been ''cleansed'' from their homes in Hamidiya and Bustan al-Diwan in Homs Province in March by the Free Syrian Army have gradually given up the prospect of ever returning home.

The West and the Glorification of Terrorism

By Thierry Meyssan

The Western members refused to apply to the attack in Syria one of the most basic principles of international relations: the condemnation of terrorism.

''West'' Setting Stage for Syria Invasion

By Ismail Salami

Washington seems to be gaining firm foothold in the Security Council to push for a military invasion.

Arm Syrian rebels: 3 US Senators

Senators John McCain, Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham said in an op-ed piece in The Washington Post they were aware of the risks associated with deepening US involvement in the conflict in Syria. ''But inaction carries even greater risks for the United States, in lives lost, strategic opportunities squandered and values compromised,'' they argued.

From Information Clearing House


Why Is the U.S. Government Funding Islamic Terrorists Who Are Killing Christians?

The Obama Administration Torpedoes the Arms Trade Treaty

'Dark Money' Groups Exceed Super PAC Spending, Secrecy

With Secret Order, Obama Enters US in Syrian Civil War


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