Bill Gates: We Need Genetically Modified Seeds
Gates’ yield-increasing claims widely refuted by studies
Hypnotized into an endless dirty war
America has decided it has the right to kill whoever it wants, whenever it wants.
‘Quran burning’ triggers Afghan protests
Top NATO commander apologises and orders investigation into reported incident as protesters besiege Bagram airbase.
Afghan soldier kills two U.S. soldiers
Afghan soldier, apparently angry over the burning of Korans at a U.S. air base, fatally shot two U.S. troops and wounded four others, Afghan officials said.
Taliban to Afghans: Kill foreigners over Quran burnings
The Taliban urged Afghans Thursday to target foreign military bases and kill Westerners in retaliation for burnings of copies of the Quran at NATO’s main base in the country as a third day of violent protests began.
Obama expresses ‘deep regret’ over Koran burning
US President Barack Obama sent Afghan President Hamid Karzai a letter of apology over the burning of copies of the Koran overseen by a US officer at a US military base, Karzai’s office said Thursday.
Ex-IAEA Chief Urges Talks to Defuse Threat of Attack on Iran
Even as U.N. inspectors expressed disappointment about the results of their visit this week to Iran, a former chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) urged all parties to make greater efforts to defuse rapidly rising tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program to avert war.
AIPAC and the Push Toward War
Late last week, amid little fanfare, Senators Joseph Lieberman, Lindsey Graham, and Robert Casey introduced a resolution that would move America further down the path toward war with Iran.
Lieberman: U.S., Russian warnings against Iran strike will not affect Israel’s decision
Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, says in TV interview that Israeli decision is ‘not their business’; says security of Israel’s citizens is ‘Israeli government’s responsibility.’
Russia says U.S. might use Kyrgyz airbase in Iran strike
MOSCOW: Russia on Wednesday said it could not rule out that the United States would use the U.S. Manas airbase in ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan for an eventual strike on Iran over its contested nuclear program.
Iran “winning” on oil sanctions – top trader
An increase in world oil prices has more than compensated Iran for revenues lost to lower crude exports because of sanctions imposed by the West, the head of the world’s leading oil trader said Tuesday.
Iran Will Never Seek Nuclear Weapons: Leader
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Iranian nation has never sought and will never seek nuclear weapons as it has the capacity to challenge the nuclear-backed influence such powers rely on.
Behind the Deepening Crisis with Iran:
The Real Story Versus the Cover Story
Out Of Their Own Mouths
This is an excerpt of a report given to the Senate Armed Services Committee by the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, on 16 Feb 2012 and is the clearest indication that the US knows Iran does NOT have a nuclear weapons program:
Libya 2.0 – US Ready to “Help” Arm Syrian Rebels
THE US has opened the door to military assistance for Syria’s rebels as intelligence sources revealed the Free Syrian Army is acquiring sophisticated weapons systems, including Russian anti-tank missiles, from sympathisers and officers in President Bashar al-Assad’s military.
Arab League As An Anti-Arab Weapon
Elementary arithmetic routinely holds keys to much more complex political algebra. At the moment, for example, it appears that fairly simple regards explain the bizarre conduct of the Arab League which, contrary to reasonable expectations, aligned itself with the West in destabilizing Syria and keeping Bashar Assad under pressure.
Russia: ‘We won’t go to Syria summit’
Russia said today that it would not attend a planned “friends of Syria” meeting this week because its organisers haven’t invited Syrian government representatives.
Russia, Iran: Resolve Syria crisis without “external interference”
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Wednesday for a speedy resolution of the crisis in Syria ‘without external interference.’
Iraq insurgents reject sending arms, fighters to Syria
Two Islamist militant groups in Iraq have rejected a call by al Qaeda to aid Syrian rebels in their revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, saying sending weapons and fighters across the border would only worsen the conflict.
State Dept.: Pakistani Taliban ‘Not Welcome’ at Truce Talks
Clinton to Press Pakistan on More Offensives in Visit
US likely to resume drone strikes in Pak under new conditions
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is likely to resume drone strikes that were apparently halted following the deadly November 26, 2011 NATO airstrike on Pakistan’s border posts.
Saudi Shiites denounce violence against protesters
Shiite Muslim dignitaries in predominantly Sunni Saudi Arabia denounced on Wednesday the use of violence by authorities in dealing with protests in the mostly Shiite east of the country.
UK to double military aid for Somalia
British backing for African forces tackling Islamist insurgents will be doubled today as more than 50 countries head to London to discuss ways of stabilising the country.
More than 100 killed in south Libya clashes: Tribes
Fierce clashes between two tribes in Libya’s remote southeastern desert have killed more than 100 people over the past 10 days, tribal sources said on Tuesday.
Libyan leader acknowledges government is powerless to control militias
Libya’s leader acknowledged Tuesday that his transitional government is powerless to control militias that are refusing to lay down their arms after ousting Moammar Gadhafi as it struggles to impose control over the oil-rich North African nation.
Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine
A brief and crucial history of the United States
We need to know who funds these thinktank lobbyists
The battle for democracy is becoming a fight against backroom billionaires seeking to shape politics to suit their own interests.