Mittwoch, 12. Juni 2013

Putin Warns Against Syria Intervention

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that foreign intervention in the Syrian civil war is unacceptable because it would result in a new source of terror in the region.

http://is.gd/RHugOo



Putin says Assad could have avoided war, criticizes West

Pointing to violence in Iraq, Libya, Syria and other states, Putin said: ''Why is this happening? Because certain people from outside think that if you shape the whole region...''

http://is.gd/gYXVJV



Poll: Americans oppose intervention in Syria

Asked to pick a response to stop the killing of civilians in Syria, just 15 percent in the poll say they favor U.S. military action, and only 11 percent want to provide arms to the opposition.

http://is.gd/Au5ufs



Puttin' the Pressure on Putin

By Ray McGovern

The United States is one of the few advanced societies that still puts lots of people to death and was caught just last decade torturing detainees at CIA ''black sites''.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35681.htm


From Information Clearing House



http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=Putin
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http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=torture
http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=McGovern
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Pakistan s Prime Minister Declares End to Secret Approval of U.S. Drone Strikes

By Tom Hussain

''The policy of protesting against drone strikes for public consumption, while working behind the scenes to make them happen, is not on,'' Sharif said.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35237.htm



US Kills 18 People In Pakistan

Locals of the area observed the worst kind of terror and fear as four missiles exploded with big bangs in the thickly populated residential area of Serai Darapa Khel.

http://is.gd/msAKVp



Pakistan denounces latest Drone attack

Pakistani officials say the strikes violate the country s sovereignty and that civilian deaths in such ''illegal'' actions are strengthening ranks of the militants.

http://is.gd/xIi5Pv



US Kills 3 People In Pakistan

An airstrike carried out by a US assassination drone has killed three people in Pakistan s North Waziristan tribal area, which borders Afghanistan.

http://is.gd/eaGihV



US Kills 9 people in Pakistan

At least nine suspected militants, including two foreigners, were killed in Pakistan s lawless tribal region in a US drone strike and a separate Pakistan military operation, security officials said on Sunday.

http://is.gd/umKVOX


From Information Clearing House

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Pakistan Taliban Say Killing of Foreign Hikers Retaliation for US Drone Strikes
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/24-2

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Stop Killer drones
http://divergences2.divergences.be/spip.php?article488

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Pakistan: US drone attack kills 17

Al Jazeera [Qatar]

07/03/13

A suspected US drone strike has killed at least 17 people and wounded many others in Pakistan s restive border region, local security officials said. Wednesday s attack is the biggest this year and the second since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took office. According to the intelligence sources the drone has targeted one of the Haqqani s compound in Darpakhel area of the North Waziristan...

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/07/2013735453402946.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=Pakistan
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http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=Jon+Queally
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How Dystopian Secrecy Contributes to Clueless Wars

Chase Madar, TomDispatch: Bradley Manning has done more for US security than SEAL team 6, says Madar.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/16906-how-dystopian-secrecy-contributes-to-clueless-wars



http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=national+security
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http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=Chase+Madar
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American Exceptionalism: Alibi of a Nation

Mike Lofgren, Truthout: We may have moved beyond Manifest Destiny, but American Exceptionalism is still prevalent in our modern society.

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/16878-american-exceptionalism-alibi-of-a-nation



Bragging Rights: Eight Exceptional(ly Dumb) American Achievements of the 21st Century

Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch: President Barack Obama is only the latest in a crowd of public figures who has jumped on the 'American exceptionalism' bandwagon. This particularly American aptitude for doing good forcibly, by killing others, is considered an incontestable fact of earthly life needing no proof.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/19068-bragging-rights-eight-exceptionally-dumb-american-achievements-of-the-twenty-first-century



American Exceptionalism And The Obama Doctrine

Noam Chomsky, Truthout: The recent Obama-Putin tiff over American exceptionalism reignited an ongoing debate over the Obama Doctrine: Is the president veering toward isolationism? Or will he proudly carry the banner of exceptionalism?

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19251-the-obama-doctrine

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8 Shocking Ways America Leads the World

By Lynn Stuart Parramore

The New American Exceptionalism: Number one in obesity, guns, prisoners, anxiety, and more...

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35701.htm



White House Says. 'America Is Exceptional'

Video

White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the administration was 'not surprised' by Putin s words but that Russia 'offers a stark contrast that demonstrates why America is exceptional.'

http://is.gd/cwflXm



Shameful Exceptionalism

By Paul Balles

It s high time for America to replace its shameful exceptionalism with exceptional behaviour it can be rightly proud of.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36299.htm



Delusion, Arrogance and Mendacity

Obama and the Usual American 'DAM' Exceptionalism

By Finian Cunningham

It is like listening to a conman whose initially charming words begin to grate on your sense of reason, truth and forbearance as he fumbles in your pockets.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36337.htm



The Rogue Empire: Chemical Weapons, Syria and American Exceptionalism

By Elizabeth O'Shea

The truth is hard to deny: one of the greatest menaces in the world today remains the US Government.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36369.htm



USA s Cowboy Democracy is Terrorism Dressed in Noble Clothes

By Sergei Vasilenkov

The Americans have decided that they are God s chosen people, that they are exceptional.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36477.htm



Chomsky: All Superpowers Feel Exceptional

Video and Transcript

"Russia under Stalin was uniquely exceptional and magnificent while it was carrying out all kinds of crimes. Hitler pronounced German exceptionalism when he took over Czechoslovakia."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36483.htm



Racism, Colonialism And Exceptionalism

By John Scales Avery

It seems to be possible for nations, and the majority of their citizens, to commit the worst imaginable atrocities, including torture, murder and genocide, while feeling that what they are doing is both noble and good.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36494.htm



Top 5 Ways America is Exceptional

Video

Abby Martin defends the notion of American Exceptionalism, highlighting the categories where the US truly is exceptional, from obesity to war making, but not in the areas that Americans should be proud of such as literacy and environmental protection.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRuIJwifcxk


From Information Clearing House

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American Exceptionalism: Putin, the Neocons, and Ron Paul
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/09/daniel-mcadams/american-exceptionalism-2/

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Taking Exception to Exceptionalism
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/18-6

Obama Tells World: US Is 'Exceptional' But (Don t Worry) Not 'Imperial'
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/24-3

The Death of American Exceptionalism
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/24-4

The American Exceptionalism Sweepstakes
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/26-3

American Exceptionalism, According to Oliver Stone
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/10/04-4

Obama Embraces American Exceptionalism
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2013/10/18

America, Genocide, and the ?National Interest?
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/12/10-0

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We are exceptional!

Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor

America can t be a global cop, but it ought to act like one in certain situations. 'That s what makes us exceptional,' declared emperor of the planet Earth, Barack Obama. 'With humility, but with resolve, let us never lose sight of that essential truth.' Humility; did he say with humility? Just exactly when during the last century has the United States government ever acted with humility?

http://authoritycon.blogspot.com/2013/09/were-exceptional.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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American exceptionalism means not having to admit US killed hundreds of thousands
http://ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/11711/



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http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=Chomsky
http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=Sergei+Vasilenkov
http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=John+Glaser
http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=Abby+Martin
http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=John+Scales+Avery

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Fast die Hälfte der Alters- und Erwerbsunfähigkeitsrentner erhielten im Jahr 2012 weniger als 700 Euro monatlich

Unter der durchschnittlichen Grundsicherung
http://www.heise.de/tp/blogs/8/154421



Kleine Rente, früher Tod

Nach einer Analyse der Daten der deutschen Rentenversicherung leben reiche Rentner durchschnittlich 5 Jahre länger.

http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/40/40064/1.html

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Wie Schwerstbehinderten die Grundsicherung entzogen wird

Ferdinand Schießl leidet an Kinderlähmung und ist aufgrund seiner schweren Behinderung fast rund um die Uhr auf Hilfe angewiesen. Der 56-Jährige sprach mit der ''Süddeutschen'' über den Kampf gegen die Behörden, den es eigentlich gar nicht geben dürfte. Denn das, wofür Schießl kämpft, ist nichts anderes als das Recht auf ein selbstbestimmtes Leben... Weiterlesen:

http://www.gegen-hartz.de/nachrichtenueberhartziv/amt-verweigert-schwerstbehinderten-grundsicherung-9001475.php

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Gute Ausbeutung und Altersarmut: 42 Prozent werden von ihrer gesetzlichen Rente nicht leben können

"Zu den Ergebnissen einer aktuellen Repräsentativumfrage zum Index Gute Ausbeutung (beim DGB-Index heißt es: ?Gute Arbeit?) 2013: So beurteilen die Beschäftigten die Rentenlage..." Zusammenfassung und Bewertung von Reinhold Schramm vom 14.10.2013 (pdf) http://www.labournet.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/rente_schramm.pdf


Aus: LabourNet, 16. Oktober 2013

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Rente: Immer mehr Alte brauchen Sozialhilfe

"Viele alte Menschen müssen zum Sozialamt, weil ihre Rente nicht reicht. Nach Angaben von Statistikern bekommen so viele Leute Grundsicherung wie noch nie. Ein Skandal, warnen Gewerkschafter?" Artikel in der FR online vom 22. Oktober 2013 http://www.fr-online.de/arbeit---soziales/rente-immer-mehr-alte-brauchen-sozialhilfe,1473632,24744936.html

Siehe dazu die Pressemitteilung des Statistischen Bundesamtes vom
22.10.2013: Zahl der Empfänger von Grundsicherung im Alter 2012 um 6,6 % gestiegen https://www.destatis.de/DE/PresseService/Presse/Pressemitteilungen/2013/10/PD13_356_221.html;jsessionid=399A2B9A1512511E47D8AE8284055FC7.cae4


Altersarmut ist jetzt auf YouTube zu sehen. SoVD TV-Reportage zum Internationalen Tag gegen Armut

"?Und dann heißt es immer noch, man soll davon Schuhe kaufen und zum Frisör gehen, das ist dann gar nicht mehr drin?, sagt Christa F., 76 Jahre alt. Sie hat acht Kinder großgezogen, gearbeitet und spürt nun bereits seit Jahren was Armut im Alter bedeutet. Ein Leben mit Witwenrente und Grundsicherung. Das ist für die betroffenen Menschen oft zu wenig zum Leben, und zu viel zum Sterben. Die SoVD TV-Reportage ?Leben in Altersarmut? zeigt was es bedeutet, mit 25 Euro pro Woche auszukommen, um satt zu werden?" Pressemeldung des Sozialverband Deutschland e.V. vom 22. Oktober 2013 im Sozialticker http://www.sozialticker.com/altersarmut-ist-jetzt-auf-youtube-zu-sehen_20131020.html

und die Reportage Leben in Altersarmut bei youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2OZIGakNx4&feature=c4-overview&list=UUBgeByFhcr07LddM1hxkayQ


Aus: LabourNet, 23. Oktober 2013



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ACLU sues NSA Over 'Dragnet' Surveillance Revealed in Historic Leaks

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/11-8

'Digital Blackwater': NSA Leak Highlights Key Role of Private Contractors
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/11-1

The Unique Danger of Government Surveillance
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2013/06/11

Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Outsourced Intelligence
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2013/06/11-0

An Administration Ruled by Fear
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/11-7

Roll Back the Surveillance State
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/11-2

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Big Money and the NSA Scandal: How Dangerous is the ''Security/Digital Complex''?

Richard Eskow, Campaign for America's Future: Last year Booz Allen Hamilton announced two new contracts with Homeland Security worth a total of $11 billion.

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/16909-big-money-and-the-nsa-scandal-how-dangerous-is-the-security-digital-complex

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What Is the Government s Agenda?
http://lewrockwell.com/roberts/roberts398.html

If Edward Snowden Is a Criminal, Why Aren t the Rest of Us Criminals As Well?
http://lewrockwell.com/whitehead/whitehead89.1.html

The US Spy Leviathan
http://lewrockwell.com/yk/us-spy-leviathan.html

Datagate and the Death of American Liberalism
http://lewrockwell.com/raimondo/raimondo206.html

Trashing the Bill of Rights: Where America Stands Now
http://lewrockwell.com/rosenberg/rosenberg-p23.1.html

On PRISM, Partisanship, and Propaganda
http://lewrockwell.com/spl5/prism-partnership-propaganda.html

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How Edward Snowden Exposed a ''Massive Surveillance Apparatus''

Video

''There is this massive surveillance apparatus being gradually constructed in the United States that already has extremely invasive capabilities to monitor and store the communications and other forms of behavior not just of tens of millions of Americans, but of hundreds of millions, probably billions of people, around the globe,'' Greenwald says.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35242.htm



One American Who Isn t For Sale

By Robert Scheer

So it s true, as filmmaker Michael Moore once warned us, the Carlyle Group is Big Brother.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35240.htm



Historic Challenge to Support the Moral Actions of Edward Snowden

By Norman Solomon

Edward Snowden has given aid and comfort to grassroots efforts for democracy. What we do with his brave gift will be our choice.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35235.htm



'It Can t Happen Here' Just Did

By Gene Healy

''Metadata'': Allows the government secretly to track who a target communicates with and where he s physically located. That knowledge can be used to unearth who s leaking to reporters, when and where political opponents are meeting, even who s sleeping with whom.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35247.htm



'Pardon Edward Snowden' Petition

By Deborah Zabarenko

A petition to pardon Edward Snowden, who has acknowledged leaking secret documents from the U.S. National Security Agency, attracted more than 22,000 electronic signatures by Monday afternoon, one day after it was posted on the White House website.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35243.htm



Meet the Contractors Analyzing your Private Data

By Tim Shorrock

Private companies are getting rich probing your personal information for the government. Call it Digital Blackwater.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35241.htm



US Lawmakers Call for Review of Patriot Act After NSA Surveillance Revelations

By Dan Roberts and Spencer Ackerman in Washington

The legislation, which was introduced after the 9/11 attacks, has been cited as the legal basis for the National Security Agency scouring billions of ordinary US telephone records in an effort to combat terrorism.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35239.htm



This is how the government lies

The recent whistleblower revelations have caught Obama administration s Director of National Intelligence in a flat-out lie. But watch how James Clapper tries to weasel out of it. What we would call a lie he calls it 'the least untruthful' answer.

http://is.gd/xaaXvu



NSA Whistleblower: The Ultimate Insider Attack

Snowden said that ''I, sitting at my desk, certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge, to even the President [of the United States] if I had a personal email.''

http://is.gd/lp7ou4



Ron Paul: 'Thankful' for Edward Snowden

Former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas praised NSA leaker Edward Snowden for his part in exposing how much information the government has been collecting from private citizens.

http://is.gd/QFeLr2



Why Is Everyone Totally Okay With The Government Spying On 'Foreigners?'

Americans seem to be fine about any kind of U.S. government spying as long as it s focused on ''foreigners.'' They just go crazy when the same tactics are used on Americans.

http://is.gd/oXu28T



IRS buys spy equipment amid spending scandal

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), already embroiled in a high-profile scandal over its operations, is looking to acquire surveillance equipment that includes cameras concealed in plants, coffee trays and clock radios.

http://is.gd/GL2gtD



US Hacking The World

Edward Snowden: US Government Has Been Hacking Hong Kong and China for Years

By Lana Lam

Snowden said he was releasing the information to demonstrate ''the hypocrisy of the US government when it claims that it does not target civilian infrastructure, unlike its adversaries''.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35251.htm



Whistle-blower Edward Snowden: 'Let Hong Kong People Decide My Fate'

By Lana Lam

''I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality,'' Snowden said.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35250.htm



Ron Paul Warns US Government May Assassinate NSA Leaker Snowden

By Jonathan Easley

''I am worried about somebody in our government might kill him with a cruise missile or a drone missile,'' Paul said.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35255.htm



Why You Should Worry About The NSA

By Richard A. Clarke

The just-revealed surveillance stretches the law to its breaking point and opens the door to future potential abuses.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35254.htm



27 Edward Snowden Quotes About U.S. Government Spying That Should Send A Chill Up Your Spine

''I can t in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they are secretly building."

http://is.gd/Ilwqr0



Thank NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

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NSA surveillance played little role in foiling terror plots, experts say

Obama administration says NSA data helped make arrests in two important cases, but critics say that simply isn t true.

http://is.gd/Qh6MgO



Thomas Drake: Snowden saw what I saw: surveillance criminally subverting the constitution

Op-Ed

So we refused to be part of the NSA s dark blanket. That is why whistleblowers pay the price for being the backstop of democracy.

http://is.gd/lJ5dhr



India says U.S. spying on internet data of its citizens unacceptable

India is the fifth most tracked country by American intelligence agencies which used a secret data-mining program to keep a tab on the worldwide internet data, according to media reports.

http://is.gd/wzF2vm



FBI sharply increases use of Patriot Act provision to collect US citizens' records

The FBI has dramatically increased its use of a controversial provision of the Patriot Act to secretly obtain a vast store of business records of U.S. citizens under President Barack Obama, according to recent Justice Department reports to Congress.

http://is.gd/ty9e5f



Ex-NSA Leaker: This Kind Of Surveillance Has No Place In A Democracy

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''The Stasi in East Germany would have drooled over this capability''. Thomas Drake, Former NSA Senior Executive.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35271.htm



James Clapper Is A Liar

By Thomas L. McDonald

I know Orwell is getting a heavy workout these days, but one of his lasting contributions to semantics was offering the most potent example of how totalitarian states manipulate language as a tool of control and deception.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35262.htm



Germans accuse U.S. of Stasi tactics before Obama visit

German outrage over a U.S. Internet spying program has broken out ahead of a visit by Barack Obama, with ministers demanding the president provide a full explanation when he lands in Berlin next week and one official likening the tactics to those of the East German Stasi.

http://is.gd/yyHzAL



Europeans 'shocked and angry' by 'unaccountable' American surveillance

The recent NSA leaks have awakened many Europeans to the ''disturbing'' privacy violations regularly committed by the US that their own governments facilitated and may have benefited from, Jim Killock, the executive director of Open Rights Group.

http://is.gd/1E9DX8



Repeal the Patriot Act

By Jim Hightower

Secretly seizing everyone s phone records is, as the ACLU put it, ''beyond Orwellian.''

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35348.htm


From Information Clearing House

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Internet fascism and the surveillance state

Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Ben O'Neill

07/15/13

What is the purpose of telecommunication and internet surveillance? The NSA presents its surveillance operations as being directed toward security issues, claiming that the programs are needed to counter terrorist attacks. Bald assertions of plots foiled are intended to bolster this claim. However, secret NSA documents reveal that their surveillance is used to gather intelligence to achieve political goals for the US government...

http://tinyurl.com/oqmebrk


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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