Wag the Dog Arrives at Last
Few commentators have taken note of the truly significant shift in the Israel-United States relationship. To be sure, Israel has for many years been able to control many aspects of Washington’s policy in the Middle East while simultaneously drawing on the US taxpayer to sustain its military predominance.
Suspected suicide bomber who killed Israeli tourists in Bulgaria bus bombing previously spent two years in Guantanamo Bay before being released without charge
A suicide bomber suspected of blowing up himself and six others at an airport in Bulgaria is believed to have spent two years in Guantanamo Bay before he was released without charge.
Media reports in Bulgaria have said the man behind the horrific attack at Burgas airport is Mehdi Ghezali, 33, an Algerian-Swedish Islamist.
Israel blames Iran for Bulgaria bus bomb that kills six
Six people were killed in a bomb attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists at a Bulgarian airport on Wednesday and Israel accused Tehran of carrying out the attack, promising a strong response to “Iranian terror”.
Netanyahu – Unlike Olmert – Refuses Explicit Iran Attack Threat
The perception that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is threatening to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities unless sanctions and diplomacy succeed in shutting them down has been the driving force in the Iran crisis.
Iran says US can’t clear Gulf of mines
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday scoffed at US claims it could clear Gulf waters of mines in case of conflict after Washington announced plans for a multinational anti-mine operation.
Crying Wolf over Hyped Iranian Missile Threat
A week ago, CNN viewers were treated to a classic piece of scaremongering courtesy of former AIPAC staffer Wolf Blitzer, who typifies how Israel’s fifth column in the media manipulates U.S. public opinion in plain sight…
Obama Administration Sued Over Assassinating US Citizens
The American Civil Liberties Union failed in late-2010 to push a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration’s claimed power to assassinate American citizens without charging them with any crimes, but is hoping for a consolation prize today, filing another suit challenging the killings after the fact.
Pentagon Resumes Arms Aid to Yemen for Counter-Terrorism
The Pentagon is resuming the supply of counter-terrorism weapons, ammunition, radios, aircraft and commando raiding craft to Yemen after a year’s interruption because of the nation’s instability.
Russia, China veto sanctions on Syria
Russia and China vetoed a new U.N. Security Council resolution Thursday that would have imposed new sanctions on the Syrian regime.
UN council postpones Syria resolution vote
Security Council to decide Thursday on non-military sanctions, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon says “bloodshed must end now”.
Bombing that killed Syrian officials signals new push to topple Assad, rebels say
A bomb targeting Syria’s military leadership killed the country’s defense minister Wednesday and at least two other high-ranking officials…
Syrian defense minister, president’s brother-in-law killed in suicide blast
Rebels penetrated the heart of Syria’s power elite Wednesday, detonating a bomb inside a high-level crisis meeting in Damascus that killed three leaders of the regime, including President Bashar Assad’s brother-in-law and the defense minister.
Taliban bomb destroys 22 NATO supply trucks in Afghan north
A bomb planted by the Taliban destroyed 22 NATO trucks carrying supplies to their forces in northern Afghanistan, the Taliban and police said on Wednesday.
Analysis: CNN expert’s civilian drone death numbers don’t add up
Following recent revelations by the New York Times that all military-aged males in Waziristan are considered fair game by the CIA in its drone strikes, many US journalists have been reassessing how they report on deaths in the attacks.
Don’t forget why Tony Blair is a pariah in his own land
A myth takes shape that the former PM is dishonoured in his own land, that he was kicked out too soon
HSBC exposed: Drug money banking, terror dealings
International banking giant HSBC may have financed terrorist groups and funneled Mexican drug money into the US economy through its lax policies, a damning Senate report reveals. The bank’s bosses have apologized for the misconduct.
Organized Financial Crime Is Now the New Normal
How many people would be willing to get rid of all of the drug money in the stock market, if they knew their 401K would decrease by 10%? How many people would get rid of all of the various types of fraud in our system, if they knew their pension fund would lose half or more of its value or the interest rate on their Aadjustable rate mortgage (ARM) skyrocketed? How many politicians are going to refuse bailouts of the banksters or call for their prosecution if the banksters can take down the stock market?