Washington gets explicit: ‘war on terror’ is permanent

No more drug war in Latin America?
Report explores new ways to fight drugs

A new OAS report looks at alternatives to prohibiting the drug trade, including legal market regulation, reform of the UN drug convention, and smarter policing.

Washington gets explicit: its ‘war on terror’ is permanent
Senior Obama officials tell the US Senate: the ‘war’, in limitless form, will continue for ‘at least’ another decade – or two

“Astoundingly Disturbing”: Obama Administration Claims Power to Wage Endless War Across the Globe

Japan’s ‘secret’ trip to North Korea disrupts united stance against Pyongyang
Japan’s visit to North Korea comes after broad regional agreement that Pyongyang should not be offered talks unless it displays a genuine commitment to denuclearization.

‘Worse than death row’: Gitmo hunger strike reaches Day 100

100 Days of Guantanamo Hunger Strike: Special Coverage

Cannibalizing Syria: The West to blame
The latest shocking video to emerge from Syria – showing a militant commander carving out the internal organs of a dead regime soldier and proceeding to eat them in front of the camera – has prompted a telling reaction from the Western corporate-controlled news media.

Russia Sends More Advanced Missiles to Aid Assad in Syria

Russian warships enter Mediterranean to form permanent task force

Mystery Sponsor Of Weapons And Money To Syrian Mercenary “Rebels” Revealed
Previously, when looking at the real underlying national interests responsible for the deteriorating situation in Syria, which eventually may and/or will devolve into all out war with hundreds of thousands killed, we made it very clear that it was always and only about the gas, or gas pipelines to be exact, and specifically those involving the tiny but uber-wealthy state of Qatar.

The CIA, Qatar, and the Creation of Syria’s Jabhat al Nusra

UN General Assembly Vote Reflects Shift in Syrian Public Opinion

Lavrov says Russia, U.N. agree on Syria
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday he and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are in agreement on the future of Syria.

3 Glaring Hypocrisies in Obama’s Iran Policy
In testimony to Congress on Wednesday, Obama’s State Department official Wendy Sherman reiterated the administration’s policy on Iran. Since the intelligence community has concluded for some time now that Iran has not yet decided to pursue nuclear weapons, Sherman felt compelled to recite a litany of supposed Iranian transgressions to justify America’s harsh economic sanctions and overall belligerence toward the country.

Obama Worse Than Nixon? Pentagon Papers Attorney Decries AP Phone Probe, Julian Assange Persecution

Lerner’s admission of IRS’s inappropriate behavior was pre-planned public disclosure

Report: IRS Deliberately Chose Not to Fess Up to Scandal Before Election
The IRS commissioner “has known for at least a year that this was going on,” said Myers, “and that this had happened. And did he share any of that information with the White House? But even more importantly, Congress is going to ask him, why did you mislead us for an entire year?

Republicans Expand I.R.S. Inquiry, With Eye on White House

Treasury Knew of I.R.S. Inquiry in 2012, Official Says

Flashback: Schumer, Franken urged IRS to target tea party in 2012

IRS stalled conservative groups, but gave speedy approval to Obama foundation

IRS Commissioner: Activity ‘Absolutely Not Illegal’

Rangel: ‘This Is Wrong to Abuse the Tax System’
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D., N.Y.), who was notably censured for not paying 17 years worth of taxes on rental income from a Dominican Republic villa he owned, said Friday morning, “This is wrong to abuse the tax system.”

Cemetery Reveals Baby-Making Season in Ancient Egypt
The peak period for baby-making sex in ancient Egypt was in July and August, when the weather was at its hottest.

Jimmy Carter: ‘I do not favor’ legalizing marijuana
Six months after the former president told a Georgia crowd he supported state efforts to legalize marijuana use, Carter told gathering in Atlanta on Friday he supported keeping weed illegal.

Cornel West: Obama “Is a War Criminal”

Dark, massive asteroid to fly by Earth on May 31

Michelle Obama speaks of ‘hunger’ for education
First lady Michelle Obama spoke passionately about the importance of education to the African-American community in a commencement address Friday, urging more than 600 graduates of Bowie State University to honor the school’s history and to pass their commitment to education on to future generations.

Heading for the States? Prepare for the longest US immigration queues ever
Welcome to America: now stand in line for three hours. Millions of British holidaymakers and business travellers heading for the US this summer face longer waits than ever to be processed by immigration.

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