Mittwoch, 27. Januar 2010

Pentagon Calls for 'Office of Strategic Deception'

By Sahil Kapur

Remember the Pentagon Office of Special Plans that helped collect dubious intelligence that led to the war in Iraq? Or the program where the Pentagon secretly briefed military analysts to promote the Iraq war? Meet the would-be Office of Strategic Deception.

Nothing More Dangerous Than a Recovering "Realist?"

By Stephen M. Walt

Back in 2002, the Council on Foreign Relations sponsored a book by Kenneth Pollack (subsequently director of research at the Saban Center for Middle East Studies at Brookings), entitled The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq. The book argued that Saddam Hussein was irrational and undeterrable and that the United States had no choice but to remove him from power.

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Afghanistan and Vietnam

Großbritannien kämpft mit den Lügen, mit denen der Irak-Krieg legitimiert wurde

Details über den Tod des britischen Mikrobiologen Kelly, der die Berichte der britischen Regierung über die irakischen Massenvernichtungswaffen als aufgebauscht bezeichnete, sollen für 70 Jahre geheim bleiben.

World's Glaciers Continue to Melt at Historic Rates

US Households Struggle to Afford Food



Almost one in five US families were unable to buy food they needed in 2009

The Food Research and Action Center in collaboration with Gallup have been tracking what they term "food hardship" over the last two years.

America Increasingly Looks Like A Developing Nation

30% Of Americans Rapidly Approach Poverty: Poverty grew at twice the rate of U.S. population growth from 2000 - 2008, and now encompasses 39.1 million Americans.

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Special Forces target US citizens for assassination


U.S. deeply involved in secret Yemeni strikes

U.S. military teams and intelligence agencies are deeply involved in secret joint operations with Yemeni troops who in the past six weeks have killed scores of people.

CIA Assassination Squads Target US Citizens

U.S. Citizen in CIA's Cross Hairs

By Greg Miller

The U.S. military, which has expanded its presence in Yemen, keeps a separate list of individuals to capture or kill. Awlaki is already on the military's list, which is maintained by the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command. Awlaki apparently survived a Dec. 24 airstrike conducted jointly by U.S. and Yemeni forces.

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Presidential Assassinations of U.S. Citizens

Report Faults State Department, DynCorp for Missing $1 Billion

By Josh Rogin

The State Department cannot account for more than $1 billion it paid out to contractor DynCorp to train police during the first years of the Iraq war, in just one example of management shortcomings that have put at risk $2.5 billion worth of money spent on training policemen around the world, according to a damning new report.

The Sanctity of Military Spending

By Glenn Greenwald

Even as the U.S. sunk under increasingly crippling levels of debt over the last decade, defense spending rose steadily, sometimes precipitously. That explosion occurred even as overall military spending in the rest of the world decreased, thus expanding the already-vast gap between our expenditures and the world's.

USA is Bankrupt, Quit Buying Bombs or We're Done

By Ron Paul

Perpetual War, Perpetual Spending

Is a U.S. Default Inevitable?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

What the looming fiscal crisis of this country portends is nothing less than a test of whether this democratic republic is sustainable.

Rule By The Rich

By Paul Craig Roberts

Obama has reneged on every promise he made, from ending wars, to closing Gitmo, to providing health care for Americans, to curtailing the domestic police state, to putting the interests of dispossessed Americans ahead of the interests of the rich banksters who robbed Americans of their homes and pensions.

Obama: Counterfeit Change and No-Excuse Lies

By Dr. Goldstein

Cheers and applause broke out as Obama assured us "I will never lie to you" while Oprah cried her puddle of tears. Little did we know that Obama was just another smooth-talking politician, telling "the folks" exactly what they wanted to hear. I'll admit it: I was one of the people he suckered. Obama's lies were awesome and they got me really pumped up.

"I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank. " - Candidate Barack Obama, October 27, 2007.

Bush Pentagon Hired Conspiracy Theorist As Al Qaeda Specialist

By Justin Elliott

When the Pentagon's internal think tank decided in 2004 it needed a better understanding of Al Qaeda, it turned to an unlikely source: the terrorism analyst Laurie Mylroie, who was known as the chief purveyor of the discredited idea that Saddam Hussein was behind Sept. 11 and many other attacks carried out by Al Qaeda.

British Invasion of Iraq Was Illegal: Ex-govt Lawyer

By Alice Ritchie

"I considered that the use of force against Iraq in March 2003 was contrary to international law," Michael Wood, chief legal advisor to the Foreign Office between 1999 and 2006, told the Chilcot inquiry in London. "In my opinion, that use of force had not been authorised by the Security Council, and had no other legal basis in international law."

Wanted: Tony Blair for War Crimes

By George Monbiot

Chilcot and the courts won't do it, so it is up to us to show that we won't let an illegal act of mass murder go unpunished.

UK lawyer: Iraq war was illegal

He also told the hearing in London that Jack Straw, the then foreign secretary, had dismissed his advice that the war was not legal without a UN resolution.

Jack Straw ignored advice the Iraq invasion would be illegal, Foreign Office law chief tells Chilcot inquiry

Top lawyer tells of his amazement at Foreign Secretary's refusal to accept advice : Every lawyer in the Foreign Office agreed that invading Iraq would be illegal.

Iraq war was a crime of aggression

The damning verdict of top Whitehall lawyers which No.10 refused to accept.

Thousands will protest at Tony Blair's Iraq inquiry appearance

Lindsey German, co-ordinator of the Stop the War Coalition, said: "We are calling on everyone who opposes Britain's foreign wars to do their best to be there."

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