Mittwoch, 7. August 2013

US debt six times greater than declared

The United States has accumulated over $70 trillion in unreported debt, an amount nearly six times the declared figure, according to a new study by University of California-San Diego economics Professor James Hamilton.

http://is.gd/zzEksT



California economist says real US debt $70 trillion

The federal government has been low-balling the public for years on how much debt it actually has, a University of California, San Diego economics professor says, adding that the real amount is $70 trillion, not $16.9 trillion.

http://is.gd/m39KEf


From Information Clearing House



http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=federal+government
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The NSA is giving your phone records to the DEA. And the DEA is covering it up

A day after we learned of a draining turf battle between the NSA and other law enforcement agencies over bulk surveillance data, it now appears that those same agencies are working together to cover up when those data get shared.

http://is.gd/xrdLZ0



The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership

Imagine the government passed a law requiring all citizens to carry a tracking device. Such a law would immediately be found unconstitutional. Yet we all carry mobile phones.

http://is.gd/MuqOIc


From Information Clearing House

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I Only Regret That I Have But One Life to Give for My Country: Yours

Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch: Those who run the new surveillance state have not the slightest hesitation about sacrificing Americans on the altar of their plans.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/18000-i-only-regret-that-i-have-but-one-life-to-give-for-my-country-yours



You Are, In Fact, Being Watched

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: 'The national security apparatus is, in fact, being deployed against American citizens, and for the specific purpose of putting American citizens in prison.'

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/18022-you-are-in-fact-being-watched

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We cannot lose this fight: Defeat the NSA

Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

08/05/13

The Snowden revelations have confirmed that, if anything, the warnings by libertarians and others radically understated the problem and the imminence of the danger to the Constitution. For our warnings were nearly always expressed in the future tense, as a dire possibility should present trends continue. The exposure of the NSA s vast spying apparatus, constructed, 'legalized,' and maintained in secret by the US government, has shown that the danger is now...

http://tinyurl.com/le76klf



Give it power and government will abuse it

QandO
by Bruce McQuain

08/05/13

Seems odd, to me, that we have to point this out every now and then. The naive trust some people have in government always perplexes me. It speaks to an ignorance of both human nature and history that is simply profound. Our latest example? Well, right here from the good old US of A, land of the free, home of the brave...and the DEA...

http://www.qando.net/?p=15500


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Without Warning, US Bombs Yemen

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/06-0

Drones in Yemen: 'Lack of Accountability When Strikes Go Wrong and Civilians are Killed'
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2013/08/06-1

Drones Bombing Over Yemen
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/07-0

Who Dies in Yemen Drone Strikes?
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/13-7

Dead at Only 24, Yemeni Anti-Drone and Pro-Democracy Activist Left Legacy of Peace and Justice
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/06

Yemeni Drones Victim to Visit Washington DC for Meetings with Congress and Activists
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2013/11/11

As Yemeni Addresses Congress, Drone Strikes Near Village
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/11/19-10

In Yemen, Terrorism Comes from Above
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/20-8

Murder in Yemen
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/12/18-10

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U.S. kills four people in Yemen

A suspected U.S. drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members in Yemen on Tuesday, as the U.S. and British embassies evacuated staff amid reports of a threatened attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Muslim world.

http://is.gd/nBbnwO



Yemen and Me (and You)

By Thomas DiLorenzo

If the report is true, it has nothing to do with any ordinary American. None of us is in any danger whatsoever.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35768.htm



US kills 7 people in Yemen

The drone strike killed the militants in Shabwa province, setting two vehicles on fire, security officials said. It was the fifth strike in less than two weeks in Yemen

http://is.gd/01yrr2



U.S. Kills Another 14 People In Yemen

By ICH and Agencies

Since July 27, the US has killed 34 peoplein Yemen, according to an Associated Press count provided by security officials.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35793.htm



The US View of Yemen as an al-Qaida Hotbed is a Travesty of the Truth

By Brian Whitaker

Yemen is a real place where people are demanding social justice and democracy. Their cause is only harmed by the US.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35795.htm



U.S. Kills Two More People In Yemen

At least two suspected Islamist militants were killed in a drone missile strike in Yemen's southern Shabwa province. 'The car was completely obliterated and the two men inside it were killed,' a local official said, adding the strike happened late on Monday. He gave no further details.

http://is.gd/jSC5RQ



American drone attacks could provoke terrorism in Yemen

The Obama administration s relentless drone war gives the lie to the old saying that terrorism is a weapon of the weak: The world s most powerful military superpower practices terrorism too.

http://is.gd/CppC6f



US kills 6 people in Yemen

Suspected US drone strikes killed an alledged senior Al Qaida militant and four others in Al Manaseh village in the southern province of Al Baydha, southern Yemen, a source told Gulf News.

http://is.gd/Rhhy4a



US is Fighting in Yemen s Civil War

By Ryan Goodman

The president is waging a secret war in Yemen, and it s time for him to come clean.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36620.htm



Drones kill five "al-Qaeda suspects" in southern Yemen

Five suspected al Qaeda fighters have been killed by two drone strikes in Yemen s southern province of Abyan, the country's interior ministry said on Friday.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/08/uk-yemen-violence-idUKBRE9A711B20131108



US Drone Strike Rips Yemeni Community Apart

By RT

"The smell of death was everywhere," "You couldn t tell who was who, if they were even human. It was sickening."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36907.htm



US Officials Admit CIA "Accidentally" Killed a Yemeni Child in a Drone Strike

Buried in a Los Angeles Times article yesterday was this remarkable government admission.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/yemen-drone-strike-kills-three-qaeda-suspects-162910949.html#lrMBUlf



Yemeni tells White House of US drone strike that he says killed innocent kin

A Yemeni civil engineer has provided White House officials with a first-hand account of a controversial CIA drone strike last year that he says "terrorized" his small village, scattered body parts near the local mosque and mistakenly killed two members of his family, an imam who had denounced al Qaeda and a local police officer.

http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/20/21553062-yemeni-tells-white-house-of-us-drone-strike-that-he-says-killed-innocent-kin?lite



12 killed in US drone attack in Yemen

"A US drone hit a suspected Al-Qaeda hideout in Al-Mahfad town, Abyan province, late Saturday, killing 12 persons," the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Anadolu Agency.

http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=123607



Yemen: US drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida suspects

A Yemeni security official says a U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen has killed three "al-Qaida suspects". The official says Monday s strike hit the "suspects" moving vehicle in Hadramawt province and set it on fire.

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/Dec-09/240446-drone-strike-kills-three-qaeda-gunmen-in-yemen.ashx



US Kills 15 People In Yemen

Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an Al Qaida convoy, local security officials said on Thursday.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/15-people-on-way-to-wedding-in-yemen-killed-in-air-strike-1.1266536



US Kills Civilians in Yemen: Witnesses

The witnesses and a tribal source said the attack was carried out by a US drone and targeted Qaifa, near the town of Radaa.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/88981/World/Region/Civilians-killed-in-Yemen-drone-attack-Witnesses.aspx



US Kills 17 people in Yemen

A drone strike on a wedding convoy in Yemen killed 17 people, mostly civilians, medical and security sources said Friday, adding grist to mounting criticism of the US drone war.

http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/13069-drone-strike-in-yemen-killed-17-mostly-civilians-new-toll



In Yemen, al Qaeda gains sympathy amid US drone strikes

"These (drone) strikes create more terrorism. In our area there was never anyone linked to al Qaeda. After the strike, everyone in the area started listening to al Qaeda types, exchanging videos on mobile phones."

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/12/13/uk-yemen-us-drones-insight-idUKBRE9BC09T20131213



Yemeni parliament in non-binding vote against drone attacks

Yemen s parliament on Sunday called for a stop to drone attacks in a symbolic vote that reflected growing public anxiety about Washington s use of the unmanned aircraft to combat al Qaeda in the impoverished country.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/15/us-yemen-drones-idUSBRE9BE0EN20131215?rpc=401



Yemen tribe intensifies protest against drone attacks

"If the government fails to stop American planes from bombing the people of Yemen, then it has no rule over us," tribal chief Ahmad Al Salmani said from Rada.

http://www.omantribune.com/index.php?page=news&id=157492&heading=Middle%20East



What If a Drone Strike Hit an American Wedding?

By Conor Friedersdorf

Can you imagine the wall-to-wall press coverage, the outrage, and the empathy for the victims that would follow if an American wedding were attacked in this fashion?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37144.htm


From Information Clearing House

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The Perpetual Drone War in Yemen

Zaid Jilani, Moyers & Company: Obama s continuing militaristic approach in the Middle East is exploding the prospects for the sea change in US policy many hoped would come with his election.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/18294-the-perpetual-drone-war-in-yemen



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