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L'Autre Monde 30 avril 2009
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Émission du 30 avril 2009:
- Tour du monde de l'actualité avec la chronique des nouvelles internationales ainsi que du 9/11;
- Dossier du Moyen-Orient: Israël, Irak, Gaza, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan et plus!
- Il sera aussi question d'informations importantes sur l'économie.
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Tour du monde LNI:
Economy damaged - Bank of
The central bank's long-awaited policy statement on so-called quantitative and credit easing contained no specific commitment to move into the uncharted waters, but says it may need to if conditions continue to deteriorate.
The recession is much more severe and will last longer than it previously thought, the bank's governing council said in its April monetary report.
Having cut the overnight rate from 4.5 per cent to 0.25 per cent in the past 16 months - and pledging it will keep it there for the next year - the bank says it has shot its last bullet in trying to infuse live into credit markets and spark growth.
The recession is deeper and will last longer than it thought only a few months ago, and massive efforts by world governments to jump-start their economies have produced modest results so far.
It has already suffered the worst setback in economic activity since the Second World War and potential for growth going forward is now more muted.
The New York Times' David Barstow won a richly deserved Pulitzer Prize yesterday for two articles that, despite being featured as major news stories on the front page of The Paper of Record, were completely suppressed by virtually every network and cable news show, which to this day have never informed their viewers about what Barstow uncovered. Here is how the Pulitzer Committee described
Awarded to David Barstow of The New York Times for his tenacious reporting that revealed how some retired generals, working as radio and television analysts, had been co-opted by the Pentagon to make its case for the war in Iraq, and how many of them also had undisclosed ties to companies that benefited from policies they defended.
Turner Construction, who supervised the 2000 demolition of the Seattle Kingdome, participated in the post-9/11 Ground Zero clean-up and performed extensive renovations within the World Trade Center towers just prior to 9/11, was in fact performing unspecified renovation work throughout the WTC complex until the very morning of September 11, 2001. The Port Authority of NY/NJ now claims that records describing such work or other projects were destroyed on September 11, 2001. A December 2000 WTC property assessment described required renovation work to be completed within one year, upon steel columns within elevator shafts of both WTC towers that was immediately pending or already underway.
The net-net of all this is to create a net to bag the Internet, right now the only alternative media this country has. I forget who said, “in the process of protecting liberty, do not further steps to destroy it.” You get the drift. You’re netting out, if this bill goes through, with all news being carried by the not so trustworthy so-called MSM corporate networks; radio and print controlled by profit-making newswires and television by the Towers of Babel, the likes of General Electric.
A sweeping government policy for all new births in the
President Evo Morales has said that an alleged assassination plot against him by Balkan mercenaries and an Irishman may have been backed by the
Police commandos shot dead three men last week in a hotel room in the eastern city of
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed vast Martian glaciers of water ice under protective blankets of rocky debris at much lower latitudes than any ice previously identified on the Red Planet.
We now know why top Democrats are protecting Bush administration officials from facing an inquiry into the illegal torture program - because several of them were actually complicit in giving their approval for such methods to be used.
At what point do we admit that the government of the United States is no longer one that we can in good moral conscience support and obey?
To the surprise of at least one legal expert, the Supreme Court of Canada last week unanimously gave the provinces incredible powers to seize assets allegedly connected to crime.
For a country that has gained the reputation, whether deserved or not, of protecting the rights of the accused over the rights of victims, it's quite an about-face.
J’aimerais attirer votre attention sur quelques décisions judiciaires très importantes rendues au cours des dernières semaines et qui démontrent dans quelle direction s’en vont le Québec et le Canada.
Voici comment la dictature s’installe mes amis, subtilement et graduellement…
1) Cour Suprême du Canada, avril 2009, jugement unanime :
La police peut fouiller dans vos poubelles, sur votre propriété, et se servir des éléments recueillis durant cette fouille pour obtenir un mandat de perquisition de votre domicile, le tout, sans que ceci ne constitue une atteinte à votre droit à la vie privée.
2) Cour Suprême du Canada, avril 2009, jugement unanime :
3) Cour Supérieure du Québec, 20 avril 2009
Dans son jugement, le juge Jean-François de Grandpré de
”un journaliste qui transmet une information obtenue grâce à un bris de confidentialité commet une faute”.
Je vous laisses le soin de lire l’article. Pour une fois que je suis d’accord avec Yves Boisvert.
l’armée US est maintenant autorisée à venir au Canada pour aider à ”rétablir l’ordre” si requis et le budget de la défense nationale canadienne est à un niveau jamais vu (voir la stratégie Le Canada d’abord - Canada First… 500 milliards $ budgeté au cours des 20 prochaines années pour les dépenses militaires, soit plus que tout le déficit accumulé du Canada sur une période de plus de 35 ans, jusqu’à octobre 2008).
A Canadian federal court on Thursday ordered the government to demand that the
Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire on Tuesday accused
"I believe the Israeli government is carrying out a policy of ethnic cleansing against Palestinians here in east
"I believe the Israeli government policies are against international law, against human rights, against the dignity of the Palestinian people," she said at a news conference.
Prime Minister Olmert, in behavior similar to that of some wise guy/mob boss who has just beat the rap as a result of yanking the chain of some judge or prosecutor on his payroll, stated in plain language at the convened press conference in Ashkelon that it was he, acting on behalf of Israel, who “made the call” to Bush and brought about the US abstention of vote at the UN. In his own words, upon learning of the “unacceptable” language contained in the resolution, (no doubt obtained by spies working within the State Dept who got their grubby little hands on a pilfered copy) he dropped a dime and put in a call to Bush only to learn that the President was busy giving a speech.
Relinked in light of Lieberman's similar comments today.
The Obama Administration will put forth new peace initiatives only if
"I want to tell you something very clear, don’t worry about American pressure on
Saban decided to buy himself a foreign policy. He has personally paid more money to politicians than any other American—$13 million since 1999, according to Portfolio—all with the avowed intent of insuring that the
The old man sat in the light of a kerosene lamp and looked bleakly ahead. His wife sat in the opposite corner, crying loudly “They soiled our sheets, haram, haram, they broke our bed, fired guns in our bed and,” the old man said, “they took all our money. The day after they left, we found a 100 shekel note in the garden, that’s all”
(Further evidence the Israelis seem intent on making living conditions so horrible for the Palestinians that the ones they do not kill outright will eventually be forced to flee their homes and farms, leaving them for the thieving Israeli settlers to take over unopposed. /SR)
An Israeli university study finds that anti-Semitic incidents in the world spiked in January, while
"It just HAD to be anti-Semitism, because nobody could ever find real reasons to complain about what
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the US Middle East envoy George Mitchell on Thursday that his government would condition talks over Palestinian statehood on the Palestinians first recognising
"Israel expects the Palestinians to first recognise Israel as a Jewish state before talking about two states for two peoples," a senior official in Mr Netanyahu's office quoted the new prime minister as saying. Statements from the US State Department indicated that the Obama administration regards such an Israeli condition as unacceptable, saying that the
This is a classic Israeli tactic, to demand that the other side give
Peace will come when
The extent of
What is less appreciated is how
Israeli army Home Front Command Major General Yair Golan said Sunday that Tel Aviv is preparing for "all possible scenarios", indicating that one such scenario would be to fight a simultaneous war against
A study conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has cast doubt over
Without the billions of US dollars to prop it up, and the
Palestinian sources reported on Wednesday that a group of extremist Jewish settlers attacked dozens of Palestinian homes and stores in
The settlers were marching in the city and chanting slogans against Arabs and Palestinians, calling for their expulsion from the
The Israeli police did not attempt to intervene, and allowed the settlers to continue their march, which encouraged them to attack Palestinian property, local sources reported.
Suicide attacks or bombings against Israeli civilian targets within
However, settler attacks on Palestinians, leading to serious injuries and numerous deaths as well property destruction, have risen. Over the years these attacks have been meticulously recorded by Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem.
B'Tselem released a report last month expressing concern at a wave of attacks by Israeli security forces on Palestinian civilians this year.
Just a few days after ruling to force Palestinian homeowner Darwish Hijazi off his land to allow Israeli expansion in his home and property, the Israeli high court has issued a ruling on the cases of two more families who challenged the Israeli demolition orders placed on their homes.
The demolition orders are part of a larger Israeli settlement plan, which the Israeli Mayor of Jerusalem and the city planners have called the 'E1 Plan’, to tear down thousands of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem to make way for Disney-like theme parks based on biblical themes.
Had Tristan Anderson been shot in the head by a Palestinian, it would be world headlines. But because the trigger is pulled by an Israeli, the corporate media had all but ignored this incident. Indeed as I type these words, MSNBC has just finished reporting on a fist fight that broke out among the women auditioning for "
And they wonder why their audience is coming over to the blogs....
According to Abed Al-Qader there will be Six Palestinian hospitals in
Israeli troops manning the land Al-Ojah checkpoint in
The official Egyptian news agency, the Middle East News Agency, quoted a source in the association as saying that the Israeli authorities have hampered dispatch of aid to the Palestinians in Gaza Strip through this checkpoint.
I thought it important for people to remember the children that are still alive yet being held in Israeli prisons, many un-charged. We Irish call this internment and understand it quite well having gone through the same.
Brushing aside international criticism, Israel demolished a Palestinian house in East Jerusalem in the latest in a series of actions that critics say is racheting up tensions in the city, harming chances for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Wake up and smell the frying schoolkids!
An American activist critically wounded by an Israeli gas canister in the
Tristan Anderson, 38, a "tree-sitter" from
Finally starting to get a little coverage in the
Tristan–38 years old and of Oakland, California–was shot by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on March 13th while peacefully protesting against the “separation wall” deemed illegal by the International Court of Justice in the Palestinian West Bank village of Bi’ilin.
According to Sasha Solanas from ISM, Tristan has had to have part of his frontal brain lobes removed to prevent swelling from killing him.
Tristan Anderson, 38, was hit in the forehead by a high-velocity teargas canister fired by an Israeli border policeman in the
Since last July, four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in similar demonstrations in the village.
The parents of an American peace activist publicly appealed yesterday for a full investigation into how their son was shot in the head with a high velocity tear gas canister by Israeli security forces.
A woman and journalist were among those beaten by Israeli troops during a press conference held by the parents of critically wounded American peace activist Tristan Anderson Monday afternoon.
Turkish media sources detail information implicating the Israeli Mossad in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
An e-mail found on a personal computer belonging to one of the members of the underground Ergenekon organization exposed Mossad's role in the failed assassination efforts against Erdogan, Turkish media outlets reported on Friday.
Rabbis in the Israeli army told battlefield troops in January's
Those who can be convinced to believe absurdities can be convinced to commit atrocities!
BUT, that seems to be the opinion of
Moral and ideological army??????? Killing innocent children, women and hundreds of civilians is moral? Strange code of ethics these zionists seem to have….
"Outside the house there was an Israeli tank. It had come from the west towards the house that was facing north. It was 11.30 – 12.00. The tank was in the garden about ten meters from her, when she stopped to receive permission to leave unharmed. On her right side were the three girls; behind her was the daughter in law close to the door of the house. The soldier on the tank never replied. They were looking into each others´ eyes for 7-10 minutes, when suddenly a soldier opened fire and shot the granddaughter of the witness, Souad, in the neck and chest. She died immediately. They also shot Amal. She was hit in the chest and abdomen, and the interviewee saw her intestines come out. Amal died a little later. The daughter in law ran immediately into the house and was not hurt.
Rising ethnic tensions were underscored in
That rings a bell.
Where have I heard that before?
Where have I heard that before?
Note the double standard in which it is perfectly fine for
That means that all aid to
NOT ONE DIME MORE TO
But a Defense Department study completed last year offers what may be the first time in a unclassified report that
A reminder that under the Symington amendment t the 1961 Foreign Appropriations Bill, it is illegal for the US Government to send foreign aid to any nation developing nuclear weapons that is not a signer of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
A military strike by
That is, as soon as he gives up on life altogether and begins considering his options, which might include a dignified euthanasia, a hunting trip with Dick Cheney, announcing the abolition of the Federal Reserve, or as Haaretz has suggested, pressuring Israel to open the doors of Dimona to weapons inspectors.
U.S. President Barack Obama will not cut the billions of dollars in military aid promised to
The $30 billion in aid promised to
In other words, Obama will gladly starve Americans so that
I want someone to explain to me what this "special relationship" with
I just do not get it.
As a reward for killing 1,400 Palestinians in the
A nation whose children sleep in alleys and eat out of trash dumpsters is a nation which should NOT be sending a single dime of tax money to a foreign government ... Mr. President.
A research by an Arab human rights group shows a ten-fold increase in Jewish attacks on the Arab population in
... not including the attack on
The sources added, "The settlers are still assaulting the residents of Khirbet Safa, where they uprooted hundreds of grapes and almonds from lands owned by the Thalgi and Quqas families."
An article in yesterday’s Financial Times reported some interesting (if characteristically deluded) perspectives from the Israeli right in its closing paragraphs. International condemnation of
So it’s no laughing matter. In fact it’s so powerful that it requires an even greater propaganda assault than
To counter these forces and repair Israel’s standing, one rightwing commentator this week went so far as to call for an Israeli ministry for PR. Adi Mintz said the ministry should be fitted out with “many dozens of video teams, editors and producers that would generate materials and immediately distribute them to all media outlets”.
"Rules of Engagement: Open fire also upon rescue," was handwritten in Hebrew on a sheet of paper found in one of the Palestinian homes the Israel Defense Forces took over during Operation Cast Lead. A reservist officer who did not take part in the
Pat Oliphant, syndicated editorial cartoonist, created a cartoon the other day that has Zionists everywhere screaming their usual accusations of ‘anti-Semitism’. Bravo, Pat, for being one of the few main stream media cartoonists to make a critical statement about the Israeli government’s over kill in
Khalid Amayreh plots the ever more aggressive tactics
Benjamin Netanyahu is in the final stages of putting together
United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams said that
"Look, just walk around; you'll find them!" -- Tel Aviv
Didn't we bomb the crap out of
Israeli police violently disbanded an event held in conjunction with the Jerusalem Capital of Arab Culture festival in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied East
21% of Israeli exporters have been directly affected by the boycott movement since the beginning of 2009. So reports today (29 March) The Marker, a Hebrew-language economic newspaper.
The stated rationale for
In an arbitrary act that is probably the first of its kind in human history, the Israeli occupation forces placed one-year-old baby Fahd Shuqeir under house arrest for two years simply for being born in
The baby was born to parents from Majdal Shams who were studying in
"The Israeli occupation forces' excuse is that the baby is a terrorist because he was born in
I would like to hope that the knuckleheads who came up with this decision realize that they have just become the absolute laughing stock in the eyes of the rest of the world, and have truly demonstrated - in the immortal words of the American comedian Ron White - you can't fix stupid!
And we know it is a hoax for this simple reason. It is
In the vast majority of cases where the actual perpetrators have been caught for these so-called anti-Semitic attacks, the perpetrators turn out to be pro-Israel Jews. There is no reason to assume that the proportions are not the same for the cases where the perpetrators are never identified.
Some examples include the "anti-Semitic" attack on the synagogue in
Then there was the professor at
Reform Rabbi Gabriel Farhi faked a stabbing attack on himself.
Olga Abramovich, 49, sprayed anti-Semitic grafitti on 20 different sites in
Morton Downey Jr. claimed to have been attacked in a
A 23 year old woman in
A Jewish student at
And so forth.
So, it was predictable that we would see a sudden flurry of these hoaxes appear.
On 29 March, Ghada Abu Halima died in an Egyptian hospital from injuries she suffered when struck by white phosphorous on January 4. Phosporus cannot be put out. It must be dug out. It can burn for weeks in the human body. It penetrates deeply and can cause heart and liver damage.
On 29 March, ten weeks after giving her testimony to B'Tselem, Ghada Abu Halima died in an Egyptian hospital from injuries she suffered when struck by the white phosphorous.
British arms were used by
The revelation is acutely embarrassing for David Miliband, who assured the Commons this was not the case during the fighting at the turn of the year.
Siege on the Gaza Strip is still chasing Palestinians to death. A Palestinian man in his mid fifties died an hour ago due to inability of getting the needed medication and treatment.
Nai’m El Ejla, 58, turned severely sick directly after the war on
He was stuck on the border with
Rising poverty, unemployment and food insecurity in
And collective punishment is a war crime.
President Barack Obama vows not to shelve the controversial
What threat, Mr. Obama?
We the people of the world know what you are doing, Mr. Obama. The
Our eyes are opened.
The press, quite rightly, has swarmed like migrating wildebeest all over the the Islamic Republic of Iran’s burgeoning economic and diplomatic ties to Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela and, to a certain degree, Iran’s spread to other anti-U.S. countries in South America, such as Bolivia. But with the exception of my own coverage, there’s been hardly a peep about the fact that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad planted the Iranian flag so far north in
Yes! Of course! Why didn't we all see this before! Those other countries in the western hemisphere don;t hate us because of the endless stream of puppet rulers we installed to exploit their people, such as Pinochet and Batista, and they don;t hate us because we are constantly overthrowing their elected leaders like Allende and Chavez, oh no, no, no, no, nononononononono, it's all IRAN'S fault!
Yep, gotta bitch slap
Notice how we seem to be getting prepared for a reality that an Israeli strike against Iran is pretty darned inevitable, no matter the usage of language here stating "...Israel might choose to attack Iran...."
Apparently, Petraeus has become yet another of
" In unusually blunt language, Netanyahu said of the Iranian leadership, “You don’t want a messianic apocalyptic cult controlling atomic bombs. When the wide-eyed believer gets hold of the reins of power and the weapons of mass death, then the entire world should start worrying, and that is what is happening in
No, Prime Minister, this is not what is happening with
As the new Netanyahu government gets rolling, the early signs are that there will be significant changes in foreign policy. The Likud leader has strongly signaled that he intends to be more proactive in dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat and has withdrawn his predecessor's commitments to a two-state solution with the Palestinians and a pullback from the Golan Heights in return for peace with
He sees a nuclear bomb in the hands of radical Islamists dedicated to
Obviously, Netanyahu would prefer the Americans to do the job themselves.
Memo to Bibi Netanyahu: if you believe that
And by the way, Bibi, what is
Chew on that one for a while before you do anything profoundly stupid, would you?!?
“These are tragic and terrible events,”
Translation: we're not leaving, possibly ever.
The Bush administration applied relentless pressure on interrogators to use harsh methods on detainees in part to find evidence of cooperation between al-Qaida and Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's regime, according to a former senior
Such information would have provided a foundation for one of former President George W. Bush's main arguments for invading
So, like with the WMDs, people were tortured for information that simply did not exist.
In a report to be published in tomorrow’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have concluded that air strikes by US-led coalition forces have killed mostly women and children. 39 percent were children, while 46 percent were women.
Interestingly enough, though the high-tech weaponry used by the invading forces killed a disproportionately large number of (presumably mostly non-combatant) women and children, it showed that among victims of suicide bombings only 12 percent were children.
According to the group Iraq Body Count, Iraqi women and children amounted to 85 percent of victims of known gender or age.
The study covered a sample of more than 60,000 deaths over a five-year period since the 2003 invasion.
Analysis carried out for the IBC found that 39 per cent of those killed in air raids by the US-led coalition were children and 46 per cent were women.
You were expecting flowers?
David Bromwich has a fabulous post on ways that aristocracy perpetuates itself--Larry Summers's payday. And he offers this comment on James North's piece on Mahmood Mamdani's
The report confirms a suspicion about the way the legitimate cause of Darfur has sometimes served to distract attention from the catastrophe of
A decade of international economic sanctions impoverished
*OL: Wehehhell , that just makes me prouder 'n shit . Think I'll dig out the old plastic flag , and hitch it up to the car antenna , and go for a ride around town , and celebrate the big sixth anneversary
Thousands of people loyal to an Iraqi Shia leader have gathered in
It is hard to know where to begin on Obama's remarks in
Which means that the
"But it will make
In yet another sign that the Obama Administration’s “pullout” timeline for
Whoever actually believed that the phased
Thinking people understand that the
Because in looking at how much the US has invested in military infrastructure in Iraq, we don't see much evidence that the largest US-built and controlled bases are going away quickly, or will actually be given over to Iraqi control.
As reported in
"Balad Air Base is among the world's busiest airports - in 2006 it was reported as second only to
Five survivors of the 1988 poison gas attacks of ethnic Kurds in
Filed in U.S. District Court in
A powerful bomb shattered the golden dome at one of Iraq's most revered Shiite shrines on Wednesday morning, setting off a day of sectarian fury in which mobs formed across Iraq to chant for revenge and attacked dozens of Sunni mosques.
So, who WANTS
THAT is the bomber!
- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned in unusually bleak terms Wednesday that
"Can we invade them now? Can we? Huh? Can we?"
At least 10 people have been killed in an air raid by a suspected
Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder, reporting from
Soon enough, a single pilot may be capable of handling not one but perhaps three drones, and drone armaments will undoubtedly grow progressively more powerful and “precise.” In the meantime, BAE Systems already has a drone four years into development, the Taranis, that should someday be “completely autonomous”; that is, it theoretically will do without human pilots. Initial trials of a prototype are scheduled for 2010.
AMERICAN drone attacks on the border between
The dead and injured included foreign militants, but women and children were also killed when two missiles hit a house in the
As many as
Neither the Pakistanis nor the Afghans hate us "because we are free"; they hate us because we are killing and maiming their kids, their wives, their friends and families, and their grandparents.... indiscriminately.
One has to wonder if the ramp up in the creation of more instability in the region is by design, rather than by accident, to accomplish other geopolitical agendas.
Of the 60 cross-border predator strikes carried out by the Afghanistan-based American drones in
Of course, logically, what this is causing is an ever increasing radicalization of those where were not anti-American before, coupled with a massive internal displacement of families on the border regions of
Unless the American plan in
WANA: As many as eight people, including women and children were killed and several others injured in the suspected
However, the political administration and other sources denied reports of any loss of lives in the attack, saying no causality happened in the attack but the attack "hit an explosive laden vehicle" [gasoline?] parked inside a house.
According to details, the suspected
One has to wonder if a complete destabilization of
The raids have killed scores of civilians.
Memo to Asif Zardari: I wouldn't hold my breath on that if I were you.
President Obama and his national security advisers are considering expanding the American covert war in
More than seven years after
"Taking Ownership" is how we got into this mess, and it is NOT what Obama promised while campaigning!
Obama promised an end to these wars started with lies. Clearly, Obama himself was lying.
Obama administration officials are being cagey about whether
This has nothing to do with terrorists. This is about a
Of course, the same people who are planning this new war also planned the first Georgian war and Cast Lead, so things may not work out as they are on paper, but who cares? Money will be taken from you and given to the weapons makers, hundreds of thousands will die, the leaders will pin medals on their chests and build statues to their vanity, so all must be well!
While promising “A New Way Forward” (not so coincidentally the working title of the 2007 escalation in
Perhaps you were wondering whether or not the
With everyone from Hillary Clinton to Robert Gates to General David Petraeus at his side, Obama announced this morning "a comprehensive, new strategy for
"Yee-HAAA, we got something to blame the poverty on while we loot the rest of the nation!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse
When President Barack Obama unveiled his “comprehensive, new strategy” for the war in
But is that the whole story? Was the much-heralded new strategy just about polishing up the same old escalation in
Yeah, and we were told that our troops in
President Obama was elected with an overwhelming mandate for peace. He promised to withdraw troops from
Once in office, Obama retained Robert Gates as Defense Secretary, despite the fact that Gates is an outspoken
A billion here, a billion there...
Better throw a little something extra into that 1040 this year. It's the patriotic thing to do!!!
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday once again told the
Translation: any aid that comes to the current government here will never get to the people it was intended to help.
There will be no accountability, no transparency; and that's precisely the way the current government of
Highly-informed sources said the move followed a collective decision reached between the government and security establishment to adopt a tough posture against a barrage of attacks and criticism emanating in recent weeks from Washington, directly targeting the Pakistan army and the ISI and creating doubts about their sincerity in the war on terror and the fight against Al Qaeda and Taliban.
The dire prediction was made by David Kilcullen, a former adviser to top
Petraeus also echoed the same thought when he told a Congressional testimony last week that the insurgency could "take down"
OK, let me get my head around this for a second.
We are looking at the potential collapse of a failing nation state, potentially within the next 6 months.
Why, then, are we looking at pouring billions into
The logic of the
Unless, that is, that the
And don't think for one hot second that under an Obama presidency, we won't see a return to the draft, if there is some staged event concocted to galvanize the American people into demonizing yet another country, and going to war against it.
Obama and his team are desperately looking for something, anything, to deflect the anger of the American people from how badly they're doing economically toward another target.
President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled a plan to root out extremism in
In other words, at a time when our economy teeters on the brink, we are spending billions propping our installed puppet regimes!
Yet there is considerable concern at the lack of transparency for aid sent to the troubled south Asian nation, and serious questions over how much of the money thrown at Pakistan for “schools, roads and hospitals” will actually be used for those purposes and how much will be funneled to other purposes.
The decision to ratchet up
Taliban militants in north-western
Militants attacked a NATO supply terminal and set fire to about 20 trucks carrying supplies to Western forces in
Militants attacked the supply depot situated at Ring Road in the jurisdiction of Yakatoot Police Station,
In a pre-dawn attack the militants used rockets, petrol bombs and also resorted to firing before setting the trucks ablaze.
Describing the order - denied by the government - as "illegal" he left his
Since he took office in January, President Barack Obama has ordered an additional 21,000
A United Nations investigator released a preliminary report last week citing widespread civilian deaths in
The investigator is Philip Alston, a
A more detailed final report will be released later this year.
The people of
READ THIS AND THE NEXT TWO STORIES, ESPECIALLY THE ONE TWO DOWN WHERE THE
Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent noted last week that President Obama’s announcement of an escalation in the American presence in
War isn't any more right just because a member of your party starts it.
Either you stand for principles, or you are just another apparatchik!
MoveOn have proven they are the latter.
Taliban rejected on Wednesday a
A "high-ranking member of al-Qaida" was seized during a recent
The American forces were tricked by a drug clan into taking out a rival as part of an operation to seize an al-Qaida member. Now German soldiers are paying the price for the operation's civilian casualties.
The Obama White House will send another 4,000 troops to
"Fresh attacks against the
The road passes a shimmering green mountain pasture, then dips steeply to a new US-built bridge. Across the languid Panj river is
It is here, at what used to be the far boundary of the Soviet empire, that the US and Nato are planning a new operation. Soon, Nato trucks loaded with non-military supplies will start rolling into