Wednesday, April 01, 2009

FYI: ICH: Terror as a Tool of Empire

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April 02, 2009
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 4,262
The War in Iraq Costs
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Beware Those Treacherous Afpakis
By Eric Margolis
President Barack Obama has now taken full ownership of the Afghanistan War. Gone are Washington's pretenses that a western "coalition" was waging this conflict. Gone, too, is the comic book term, "war on terrorism," replaced by the Orwellian sobriquet, "overseas contingency operations."
Neo-Cons and Moral Degeneracy
By Jacob G. Hornberger
What is fascinating to me is how so many conservatives, neo-cons, and liberals fail to recognize the morally degeneracy of U.S. foreign policy. It's as if they have just resigned themselves into accepting that the U.S. Empire is now a permanent feature in American life and the life of the world and, therefore, that anything it does should automatically be considered good and moral.
Darkness Renewed
Terror as a Tool of Empire
By Chris Floyd
The United States is deliberately fomenting terrorist attacks in order to pursue its political and military agendas.
Banned Speech
British MP George Galloway Speaks
A defiant George Galloway took direct aim at Canada's immigration minister in a speech Monday night for being branded a terrorism supporter and being denied entry to the country. Galloway was beamed into, via the Internet, a nearly full 588-seat MiST theatre at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Galloway a Victim of Canada's Baffling Approach to Fighting Terror
By Robert Fisk
How could the Canadian embassy in London have believed Mr Galloway's food and medicine shipment to Gaza, made with Israel's agreement, and its delivery to the Hamas government was a "terrorist" act, even if Stephen Harper's Canadian government regards Hamas as a "terrorist organisation".
'We the People' to 'King of the World':
You're Fired!
By Michael Moore
"Did Obama really fire the chairman of General Motors? The wealthiest and most powerful corporation of the 20th century? Can he do that? Really? Well, damn! What else can he do?!"
Afghan Police, Coalition Forces Kill 31 Militants:
Afghan police and coalition forces killed 31 militants in a Taliban-controlled region of the country's opium poppy-growing belt, the second large battle in the Afghan south in two days, officials said Wednesday.
14 die in militant attack on southern Afghanistan government building:
Three Taliban suicide bombers disguised in army uniforms stormed a government office in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday after a fourth detonated a car bomb, officials said. At least 14 people - including the four assailants - died.
Military: Afghanistan war needs more time, money:
The situations in Afghanistan is dire, and progress will demand a substantial and sustained commitment, military leaders told Congress Wednesday, as they laid out more details of the Obama administration's new strategy for the war.
Suspected US drone attack kills 12 people in Pakistan:
Orakzai, which does not share border with Afghanistan, is the stronghold of a senior aide of rebel commander Baitullah Mehsud, who confirmed Wednesday that his fighters stormed a police training school in the eastern city of Lahore March 30, killing seven recruits and one civilian.
US issues bulletin on threat from Pakistan:
Federal authorities advised police and other law enforcement officials that Mehsud's threat is an aspiration rather than evidence of an imminent or specific threat to the United States.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Pakistan:
World has to see Pakistan as 'epicentre of terror':
PM: Declaring Pakistan as the 'epicentre' of world terrorism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has urged the world's most powerful countries to rid both Pakistan and Afghanistan of terrorism.
Is Pakistan Really Double Dealing?:
In 2003, the 'NY Times' severely damage its once stellar reputation by serving as a primary conduit for fake war propaganda put out by the Bush administration over Iraq. The 'Times' is now beating the war drums for more US military operations against Pakistan.
Petraeus: Military Reserves 'Right of Last Resort' for Threats Inside Pakistan:
The U.S. military will reserve the "right of last resort" to take out threats inside Pakistan, but it would prefer to enable the Pakistani military to do the job itself, Gen. David Petraeus said Monday in an exclusive interview with FOX News.
Obama to Propose $2.8 Billion in Military Aid to Pakistan:
That money would be in addition to the civilian aid -- $1.5 billion a year for five years -- that the president called for Friday.
Seven killed in suicide attack on Iraqi police:
Among the dead in the early morning attack in the Al-Bid district of central Mosul were four policemen, said Captain Ahmad al-Sabbawi.
Monthly death toll shows 252 Iraqis killed in March violence:
Iraq's monthly death toll of violence showed that 252 Iraqis were killed in March, almost equal to the figures of casualties in February when the toll was 258, Iraqi authorities said on Wednesday.
US marine charged for killing unarmed Iraqi:
After Weemer's best friend was gunned down, he and other Marines found four men in a house -- three young men and an older man with a beard. The men were unarmed and had their hands up in the air, Gannon said.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran:
 Petraeus Says Israel Might Choose to Attack Iran:
Army General David Petraeus told Congress that "the Israeli government may ultimately see itself so threatened by the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon that it would take preemptive military action to derail or delay it."
Will Netanyahu attack Iran? :
In political circles the view is that yes, Netanyahu as prime minister brings Israel closer to war with Iran. Politicians in touch with Netanyahu say he has already made up his mind to destroy Iran's nuclear installations.
Obama and Medvedev: Iran has right to peaceful nuclear program:
The United States and Russia on Wednesday declared that Iran has a right to pursue a civilian nuclear program, but warned that the country must abide by an international treaty and prove that its contentious efforts were of a "peaceful nature".
UK: No more sanctions on Iran, for now:
The UK foreign secretary says the international community should not rush to impose more sanctions on Iran, saying the move could destroy Washington's new approach.
Mystery of US-Iran talk at The Hague:
Tehran denies that "a cordial exchange" or "negotiation" took place at a conference between a US presidential envoy and an Iranian diplomat.
Lieberman: Israel not bound by Annapolis:
New foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday that Israel was not bound by commitments it made at a U.S.-sponsored conference to pursue creation of a Palestinian state.
Hamas: Netanyahu government reflects racism of Israeli society:
The Islamist Hamas movement on Wednesday said that Israel's new government under Benjamin Netanyahu "reflects the racism of Israeli society," and called on the rival Palestinian Authority to cut of all peace negotiations.
Expert: NKorea has several nuclear warheads:
Nuclear-armed North Korea warned Japan on Tuesday that intervening in Pyongyang's impending rocket launch would be considered an act of war.
North Korea Threatens War Against Japan Over Missile:
"Should Japan dare recklessly to intercept the DPRK's satellite, its army will consider this as the start of Japan's war of reinvasion more than six decades after the Second World War," the official Korean Central News Agency said today in an e-mailed statement.
Bashir in S Arabia despite warrant:
Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Sudan's president, is visiting Saudi Arabia on the latest leg of a foreign tour despite an international arrest warrant against him for alleged abuses in Sudan's Darfur region.
Judge Orders Release of Guantanamo Detainee:
Basardah is not likely to be released anytime soon. He is a native of Yemen, and the government has expressed concerns about sending people back to that country. Twelve other Yemenis have been cleared for release but remain at Guantanamo Bay
G20 protesters besiege London banks:
About 4,000 have held a series of protests in Britain's capital, one day before the city hosts a meeting of leaders of the G20 countries to discuss the global financial crisis.
G20: China takes on the west:
China's empty threat:
Alarming News: Bank Losses Spreading!:
For the first time in history, U.S. banks have suffered large, ominous losses in a giant sector that, until now, they thought was solid: bets on interest rates. I'll explain what this means for your savings and your stocks.
ADP Says U.S. Companies Reduced Payrolls by 742,000 :
Companies in the U.S. cut an estimated 742,000 workers in March, pointing to no relief in sight for the labor market amid the longest recession in seven decades, a private report based on payroll data showed today.
US property prices down 29pc and still falling fast:
The latest figures dash hopes that emergency action by the US Federal Reserve over the winter would at least slow the pace of decline.
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