Samstag, 4. Mai 2013

''There s More Chaos To Come''

What s happening right now is playing out in textbook fashion. More taxes, more debt, more printing, more confiscation, less freedom. I am not talking about the end of the world here, I am talking about difficult times ahead, and the things that go beyond economics. It s time to face facts and look at how society will change.

From Information Clearing House


Obama is an 'elected dictator'

Number of names on U.S. counter-terrorism database has jumped to 875,000

The ''Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment'' is a master database which agencies use to build other catalogs of possible terrorists, like the ''no-fly'' list which prevents people who feature on it from boarding airplanes.

Terrorism And The United States

By William Blum

What is it that makes young men, reasonably well educated, in good health and nice looking, with long lives ahead of them, use powerful explosives to murder complete strangers because of political beliefs?

Killing Civilians Is a More Popular Than You d Think

By Jim Naureckas

Fifty-eight percent of both Protestants and Catholics say it s ''sometimes justified'' for the military to ''target and kill civilians.'' And 64 percent of Mormons. Only Muslims and nonbelievers more often than not say it s never OK.

From Information Clearing House


Terrorized by ''terror''

by Michael Brenner

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

As US Drone Strikes Rise in Yemen, So Does Anger

The cleric preached in his tiny Yemeni village about the evils of al-Qaida, warning residents to stay away from the group s fighters and their hard-line ideology. The talk worried residents, who feared it would bring retaliation from the militants, and even the cleric s father wanted him to stop. But in the end it wasn t al-Qaida that killed Sheik Salem Ahmed bin Ali Jaber.

Growing Anger Over American Drones in Yemen

''Mrs. Michele Obama: Tell us can your husband sleep after so many innocent people were killed by his drones?'' read a banner held by a Yemeni activist at a recent rally to protest increasing American drone strikes in Yemen.

US kills four people in attack on Yemen

At least four people were killed and a number of others wounded in a drone strike on a vehicle carrying suspected al-Qaida members in southern Yemen, a local official said on Saturday.

US Kills Seven people in attack on Yemen

At least seven suspected al-Qaeda members, including the leader of the group, have been killed in a drone air strike in south Yemen.

US Kills 7 People In Yemen

Two drone strikes killed seven suspected al Qaeda militants on Saturday morning. The official said the seven were in two cars driving in the al-Mahfad district of Abyan Governorate in southern Yemen.

Anger at US drone war continues in Yemen

Four drone strikes in total, a few minutes apart, violently tore Salem, Walid and the three visitors to shreds. Amidst the pandemonium, villagers cowering inside the mosque ran out for safety between strikes, believing they would die inside.

U.S. Has Nothing to Say About 10-Year-Old Killed in Yemen Drone Strike

Officials refused to comment on a June 9 drone strike in Yemen that allegedly killed a 10-year-old boy. It's the first prominent allegation of a civilian death since President Obama pledged in a major speech in May ''to facilitate transparency and debate'' about the U.S. war on al Qaida-linked militants beyond Afghanistan.

'U.S. kills six people in Yemen

''A night drone strike targeted two cars of ''al-Qaeda militants'' in Wadi Dhiqa in Mahfad, killing the six people inside them," the official said.

'US kills six people in Yemen

An apparent US drone strike killed six ''suspected'' Al-Qaeda militants overnight, a Yemeni military source told AFP.

US kills another 3 people in Yemen

The official said the attack took place early Tuesday in the town of Saeed in Shabwa province and targeted a car carrying the suspected militants. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, gave no further details.

US Kills Another 3 People In Yemen

A US drone killed four Al Qaeda suspects in Yemen yesterday, a security official said, the third such strike in five days.

From Information Clearing House


US Welcomes Yemen s President With Drone Strike on Yemen

Hostility Toward a Nation: What is the Source?

By B Fantina

''America s policy choices have consequences. Right or wrong.''

You Are The Hope

By Paul Craig Roberts

You are the remnant with the common sense that once was a common American virtue.

The US and Chemical Weapons: No Leg to Stand On


Israel Attacks Syria

By Nancy Cooper

Israeli officials acknowledged Friday evening that they had launched airstrikes that hit inside Syria, say U.S. officials.

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Chemical Weapon Use in Syria 'Could Have Been an Israeli False Flag


Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell during the Bush administration, talks about how President Obama should handle early evidence that Syria may have used chemicals weapons.

Israeli Airstrikes Signal Western Desperation in Syria

By Tony Cartalucci

Alleged airstrikes hope to expand conflict, undermine Syrian advances, and provoke Syria and Iran to give US justification for military intervention.

Al-Qaeda sets up Sharia courts in key Syrian city

Radical Islamic militant groups are consolidating their power base across northern Syria with a reformed al-Qaeda doctrine of governance that seeks to correct the mistakes made by the organisation in Iraq.

Brzezinski Joins Lugar Warning Against U.S. Role in Syria

Brzezinski, who served under Democratic President Jimmy Carter, warned that U.S. military involvement in Syria would risk "a large-scale disaster for the United States."

The Truth Is That After Israel s Air Strikes, We Are Involved

By Robert Fisk

If the EU and US say nothing about these attacks, approval is granted.

Escobar: Israel Gets US s Blessing to Bomb Syria


Israel s attack on Syria is an act of war! Why Now?

Who Will Make The Next Move

IDF on war alert. Iran-Syrian-Hizballah war of attrition threatened. US set to act on Syria

By DEBKAfile

Monday, May 6, the Syrian president spelled out his next plan of action in a message posted to Moscow.

Hagel, Livni and Free Syrian Army commanders Reported to Gather in D.C.

By Philip Weiss

The U.S. is evidently closely coordinating its policy toward the Syrian civil war with Israel.

Longstanding US/Israeli policy prioritizes regional destabilization and conflict

By Stephen Lendman

Longstanding US/Israeli policy prioritizes regional destabilization and conflict. At issue is replacing independent governments in Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah in Lebanon with pro-Western puppets.

After the airstrikes: Scenes of devastation left by Israeli rockets

Pictures emerge showing destruction caused to buildings by airstrikes.

Syrian rebels get boost from Israel

Syrian opposition forces got a boost from two nights of Israeli airstrikes against President Assad s regime, NBC s Richard Engel reports.

Americans are Living In A Fantasy World


Fisk discusses his reaction to what he calls President Obama s ''pitiful'' backing of the recent Israeli missile strikes.

Number displaced inside Syria hits 4.25 million: UN

''Movement by internally displaced persons continues to be large-scale and fluid, as many Syrians are displaced multiple times,'' said Jens Laerke, spokesman for the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

U.S. will 'shortly' be arming Syrian rebels: Key senator

The United States will ''shortly'' begin arming Syrian rebels, looking to boost moderate factions over al-Qaida-affiliated extremists whose rise would be a national security ''nightmare,'' the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told CBS News on Tuesday.

Reminder: The U.S. Government Lies About Who Uses Chemical Weapons in the Mideast

Even beyond the bogus case for the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. government has a long history of lying about this subject.

US shrugs off Syrian rebels chemical weapons use, presses for war


US officials continued to press for war against Syria yesterday, dismissing United Nations investigator Carla del Ponte s statement that Western-backed opposition forces, not the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, had used chemical weapons.

History Repeats? 'NYT' Boosts Claims of Syria s Use of Chemicals

Once again we have seen overheated front-page news stories, based on slim evidence, and columns by Thomas Friedman, Bill Keller and others. And, again as in 2003, the newspaper s editorials express caution.

Free Syrian Army Rebels Defect to Islamist Group Jabhat al-Nusra

By Mona Mahmood and Ian Black

al-Qaida, is luring many anti-Assad fighters away from Free Syrian Army, say brigade commanders.

Jabhat al-Nusra Behind ''Chemical Weapons'' Attacks?

A photo from the Ras al-Ayn area of Al-Hasakah Governate (Province) in the North of Syria, shows a Jabhat al-Nusra fighter with a device identical to one flaunted as a chemical weapon device which was allegedly deployed by Syrian forces.

From Information Clearing House


Who Are the War Criminals in Syria?

Israeli Bombing of Syria and Moral Relativism


Israel attacks Syria as pressure builds for US intervention


Israel s bombs invite Obama to join war against Syria

The Nation
by Bob Dreyfuss


If Israel s bombing of Syria, which apparently killed more than 100 Syrian troops, is meant as a warning to Iran...then the message is: We can strike a nearby, war-embattled nation just minutes from our bases...President Obama, who, as noted in this blog, repeatedly, awkwardly boxed himself in with his off-the-cuff 'red-line' comments about Syria s alleged (and let us repeat, 'alleged') use of chemical weapons, should decline Israel s violent invitation to take sides in the anti-Iranian crusade. But John McCain, who s wanted to bomb Syria from the start, is urging Obama to accept Israel s invitation to join the fight. Unfortunately, too many Democrats, mostly liberal interventionists and allies of the Israel lobby, agree...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Fracking Set to Escalate US Water Wars

Thoreau s Radicalism and the Fight Against the Fossil-Fuel Industry

New Fracking Rules Show US Bowing to Industry

Drinking Water Contamination Linked to Fracking, Horizontal Drilling

Fracking: Causes Water Pollution, Global Warming, and now 'Earthquake Swarms'

Fracking-Harmed Residents Demand Reopening of EPA Poisoned Water Investigations

In the 'Wild West' of Water, Nestlé Gets Free Pass to Bottle the Commons

Protect our Planet: Say NO to New BLM Fracking Rules

Frackademia Exposed: Federally Funded, Industry Driven

Fracking Pollution Sickening Residents in TX, Regulators Walk Away

Activists on Six Continents to Urge Global Leaders to Ban Fracking


New York s Zoning Ban Movement Fracks Big Gas

Ellen Cantarow, Truthout: New York state s astonishing grassroots frackivists wrenched victories last week over giants of the fossil fuel industry when an appellate court upheld the right of two townships to use zoning laws to ban gas drilling.

''FrackNation'': The Koch Industries Ties That Bind

Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog: A deeper look in the funding streams of the codirectors for ''FrackNation'' shows that their previous films were partly funded by the ''dark money ATM of the right''.

Fracking in the Ocean Off the California Coast

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: Following a six-month investigation, Mike Ludwig reports that the Pacific Ocean may be the next frontier for fracking technology.

The Dangers of Fracking

Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Journalist Ellen Cantarow talks about her interview with Louis W. Allstadt, a former executive with Mobil Oil - on the environmental dangers of fracking.

Royals and Aristocrats Seek Big Gains From Fracking in Britain

Steve Rushton, The British government wants to be 'a leader of the shale gas revolution' and is offering massive tax breaks to the industry, causing many people to examine the concentration of land ownership to 'understand how old money holds the power to frack us all.'

The Hard Numbers on Fracking: Radiation, Toxic Wastewater and Air Pollution

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: Years after fracking technology prompted an oil and gas rush, researchers are finding radioactive and other pollutants near facilities, but the federal government continues to exempt facilities from hazardous waste regulations.



Hungerkatastrophe in Somalia

Nach Schätzungen starben fast 260.000 Menschen, die Islamisten-Milizen und die US-Antiterrorpolitik werden dafür mit verantwortlich gemacht.

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