Solitary confinement: Torture chambers for black revolutionaries
An estimated 80,000 men, women and even children are being held in solitary confinement on any given day in US prisons.
Riots in Kenya after Somali Shabab member assassinated
MOMBASA: Deadly riots broke out in Kenya’s main port of Mombasa on Monday after the assassination of a radical cleric linked to Somalia’s al Qaeda-allied Shabab militants.
TAYLOR: No easy solution to Syrian quagmire
Fanatical factions of the Free Syrian Army openly flaunt their links to al-Qaida and they denounce Assad for his secular policies, not to mention his British-born wife.
Robert Fisk: The Syrian army would like to appear squeaky clean. It isn’t
“Our own beloved Free Syria Army has actually advertised its own murders on YouTube”
Exclusive: ‘We believe that the USA is the major player against Syria and the rest are its instruments’
The battle for Damascus could be heard inside the Foreign Minister’s office yesterday, a vibration of mortars and tank fire from the suburbs of the capital that penetrated Walid Muallem’s inner sanctum, a dangerous heartbeat to match the man’s words.
Egyptian Leader Adds Rivals of West to Syria Plan
CAIRO — Staking out a new leadership role for Egypt in the shaken landscape of the Arab uprisings, President Mohamed Morsi is reaching out to Iran and other regional powers in an initiative to halt the escalating violence in Syria.
Inventing an Iranian Threat
Iran threatens no one. Western and Israeli leaders know it. So do over 100 Non-Aligned Movement countries coming to Tehran. They’ll be there from August 26 – 31. They’ll participate in NAM’s 16th summit.
Iran might let diplomats visit suspected nuclear site
Iran indicated on Monday it might allow diplomats visiting Tehran for this week’s Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit to go to the Parchin military base, which U.N. nuclear experts say may have been used for nuclear-related explosives tests.
The American People are at the Mercy of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
While Israel—cheered on by its American boosters led by AIPAC and Mitt Romney—beats the drums ever louder for a war of aggression against Iran, President Obama in late July signed the United States-Israel Enhanced Cooperation Act. This was hardly a signal that Obama would like to defuse the explosive situation building in the Middle East.
Shas spiritual leader calls on Jews to pray for annihilation of Iran
During his weekly sermon, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef says Jews should pray for destruction of the enemies of Israel, with an emphasis on Iran and Hezbollah.
Israel’s First Drone Strike Inside Egyptian Territory Kills Sinai Bedouin
A week ago or so I wrote here that given Barack Obama’s expansive interpretation of U.S. interests, which involves massive drone attacks against targets in multiple Middle Eastern and African countries, that it was only a matter of time before Israel did the same. And now it has.
Israeli Military Spy Chief Warns of ‘Increasingly Islamist’ Region, Predicts War
In his annual report to be presented soon, Israeli military spy chief Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi is warning of a serious prospect of a war breaking out between Israel and a neighbor soon, citing “increasingly Islamist” neighbors.
Ecuador: UK Wikileaks’ Julian Assange ‘threat’ over
Britain has “given up its threat” to enter Ecuador’s London embassy to arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuador’s president has said.