Samstag, 16. März 2013

Monsanto: Patenting Death

UN: US Drone Strikes Violate Pakistan s Sovereignty


Pakistan government says US killed 'at least 400 civilians' in drone strikes

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which compiled the figures, said a further 200 of the total dead were likely to be civilians.

U.S. drone policy killing hundreds of innocents, Obama says it s okay

Part of the problem for the U.S. is that Pashtun culture requires vengeance for murder, so when innocent men are killed, it drives sons and those around them into terrorist hands in a quest for vengeance. In this way, the drone policy is creating more terrorists.

From Information Clearing House


Why the Administration s Response to Criticism on Drones Carries Little Water

Shahid Buttar, People s Blog for the Constitution: The question ignored by proponents of drone strikes is the same overlooked by those who defend torture: ''How do we know our government has the right person?''

Neuer Alarm, alte Politik

Obama: ''Wir sind der Auffassung, dass Iran etwa ein Jahr brauchen würde, um eine nukleare Waffe zu entwickeln''.


The American Power Elite


When Truth Is Suppressed Countries Die

By Paul Craig Roberts

If those who speak truth cannot be bought off or shut up, they are ignored or demonized. Almost everything Americans need to know is off limits in public discussion.

The Iraq Disaster Haunts America


New 'Costs of War' Report: Hundreds of Thousands Dead, Trillions Spent

Iraq 10 Years On: A Photographer s Story of War

Myths, Devastation Continue 10 Years After Iraq Invasion

Ten Years After: How Not to Teach About the Iraq War

The Iraq War and oil

Ten Years Ago and Today: A Warfare State of Mind


Ten Years Later: Counting the Costs of War in Iraq

Andrew Stelzer, National Radio Project: Ten years later, American troops have officially left Iraq, but the occupation and its effects continue. How have things changed? And what, if anything, has the world learned?

Democrats Share the Blame for Tragedy of Iraq War

Stephen Zunes, Truthout: The Democrats who voted to support the war and rationalized that vote by making false claims about Iraq s weapons of mass destruction programs were responsible for allowing the Bush administration to get away with lying about Iraq s alleged threat.

Iraq: War s Legacy of Cancer

Dahr Jamail, Al Jazeera: Two US-led wars in Iraq have left behind hundreds of tons of depleted uranium munitions.


MI6 and CIA Were Told Before Invasion That Iraq Had No Active WMD

By Richard Norton-Taylor

BBC s Panorama reveals fresh evidence that agencies dismissed intelligence from Iraqi foreign minister and spy chief.

Bush May Be Gone, But ''Psychosis'' of U.S. Foreign Policy Prevails

Video Interview

''We are being given lessons in morality [by world leaders] while tens of thousands are being killed, while whole countries are shattered, while whole civilizations are driven back decades, if not centuries...''

Iraq: Ten Years Ago and Today: A Warfare State of Mind

By Norman Solomon

Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, don t expect the vast numbers of media hotshots and U.S. officials who propelled that catastrophe to utter a word of regret. Many are busy with another project: assisting the push for war on Iran.

U.S. Still Hasn t Learned Its Lessons

By Robert Taylor

I am not quite sure most Americans have come to grips with what has been to done to Iraq by the U.S. government.

Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre


WARNING: This video contains images that depict the reality and horror of war. Veteran admits: Bodies melted away before us.

My Lai 45 Years Later And the Unknown Atrocities of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan

By Nick Turse

On the anniversary of the infamous My Lai massacre, Nick Turse recalls the numerous, less-well-known atrocities that marked the Vietnam War, and asks which atrocities from Iraq and Afghanistan we will be remembering in 45 years.

The Real Cost Of Our Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

Lesleigh Coyer, 25, of Saginaw, Michigan, lies down in front of the grave of her brother, Ryan Coyer, who served with the U.S. Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia March 11, 2013.

From Information Clearing House


What we learned in Iraq

by Steve Chapman


Ten years ago this week, Americans were about to be introduced to a strange new concept, as they awaited the U.S. war to bring regime change in Iraq. Coined by American military officers, it encapsulated a situation in which everything went right until everything went wrong. The term was 'catastrophic success...

Ten years later: When is the reckoning?
by Justin Raimondo


Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, the war criminals are still at large. Saddam Hussein is dead and buried, but the cabal that lied us into war is still around and not only that, they are mocking us from their podiums in the media, justifying and obscuring their crimes. ... There is much talk of the 'lessons' the war has supposedly taught us, and there is a significant debate about this, but what s clear is the lesson learned by the architects of this war: that being a neocon means never having to say you are sorry...

Iraq War among world s worst events

by David Swanson


At 10 years since the launch of Operation Iraqi Liberation (to use the original name with the appropriate acronym, OIL) and over 22 years since Operation Desert Storm, there is little evidence that any significant number of people in the United States have a realistic idea of what our government has done to the people of Iraq, or of how these actions compare to other horrors of world history. A majority of Americans believe the war since 2003 has hurt the United States but benefitted Iraq. A plurality of Americans believe, not only that Iraqis should be grateful, but that Iraqis are in fact grateful...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Omega-News Collection 16. March 2013

Planet s Lungs Under Assault From Climate Change

Experts Fear Collapse of Global Civilization

Scientists Confirm: Arctic Sea Ice 'Collapse' at Our Door

Sea Level Rise Sea Could Spark Largest Migration of Displaced People in History


Iraq War

Is Iran next?


EMF-Omega-News 16. March 2013


U.N. Drone Inquisitor Says It s Time to End Robot War in Pakistan

By Spencer Ackerman

Many of the CIA s strikes, termed ''signature strikes,'' kill people believed to fit a pattern of extremist behavior, rather than killing specific, known terrorists.

Stop killing innocent people: US drone attacks violate Pakistani sovereignty: UN

The UN s special rapporteurs investigation, has gathered numerous reports from residents who witnessed the terrifying attacks. ''Adult males carrying out ordinary daily tasks were frequently the victims of such strikes,'' a statement from the UN office for human rights said.

CIA Begins Sizing Up Islamic Extremists in Syria For Drone Strikes

By Ken Dilanian and Brian Bennett

The CIA has stepped up, collecting intelligence on Islamic extremists for the first time for possible lethal drone strikes, according to current and former U.S. officials.

From Information Clearing House


Court: CIA s Defense of Drone Secrecy 'Neither Logical Nor Plausible'


Documentary Exposes US Role in Iraq Sectarian Conflict


Maggie O'Kane, tells the story revealed by the Guardian documentary about the US in supporting torture, death squads and brutal sectarian conflict during the height of the Iraq war.

Iraq war leaves thousands missing

There are 16,000 people still missing, according to Arkan Thamer Saleh, the head of the human rights ministry s humanitarian affairs department, which assists in searching for missing people. ''We believe most of these missing are dead,'' given the long time they have been gone, Saleh said.

From Information Clearing House


Guardian documentary probes US role in introducing death squads to Iraq in 2003-2005


Let a Thousand Militias Bloom

Arun Gupta, OccupyUSAToday: The City University of New York recently announced it was appointing retired Gen. David Petraeus as a visiting professor. Arun Gupta details the role Petraeus played in stoking Iraq s still-ongoing sectarian war.'Kane

Twisting the Intel to Fit the Politics

The New Generation of Hypocrisy on Iran

By Ted Snider

At the end of 2012, an astonishing and little noticed bill became law in America. The bill declares Iran s terrorist presence in Latin America.

Obama s Endgame: War with Iran?


Against all common sense and uncommon wisdom, it looks increasingly possible that Barack Obama, the Democratic leader who once-upon-a-campaign seduced the world by pledging to ''sit down and talk with America's enemies,'' will resort to armed conflict to stamp out Tehran s nascent nuclear program.

Obama And Iranian Children With Cancer

By Siamak Namazi

Patients in Iran are dying of treatable diseases because of shortages in life-saving medicines.

The Power Of Propaganda: Americans Prepared for Military Action Against Iran

By Nathaniel Botwinick

According to a new Pew poll, 64 percent of Americans believe that it's ''more important to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons than to avoid a military conflict.''

Friction Behind The Smiles

Obama s New Strategy in the Middle East

By Ron Ben-Yishai

Washington wants Israel to be a quiet partner in this axis so that the Jewish state will be able to cooperate with its neighbors over the table, and mainly under it. This could be beneficial in the event that the US or Israel, or both countries, attack Iran.

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