‘F**k the EU’

‘F**k the EU’: Tape Reveals US Runs Ukraine Opposition
In the latest debacle for the US State Department and the Obama Administration, US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland was caught on tape micro-managing Ukraine opposition party strategies with US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt. That the Ukraine regime-change operation is to some degree being directed from Washington can no longer be denied.

Tomgram: Chase Madar, The Folly of Arming Israel

Bill to block federal funding to universities that boycott Israel

Israeli soldiers pose for photos while abusing Palestinian child
Israeli forces in the eastern occupied Jerusalem village of al-Eizariya were caught on video on Friday posing for trophy photos as they held a wounded, handcuffed Palestinian child in a stranglehold.

EU eyes warmer Cuba ties with push for new accord
The European Union agreed on Monday to launch negotiations with Cuba to increase trade, investment and dialogue on human rights in its most significant diplomatic shift since Brussels lifted sanctions on the communist-ruled country in 2008.

Source: U.S. debating targeted killing of American terror suspect overseas
The Obama administration is in high-level discussions about staging an operation to kill an American citizen involved with al Qaeda and suspected of plotting attacks against the United States, a senior U.S. official tells CNN.

Drone Attack Controversy: Obama Administration Wrestling With Whether To Target U.S. Terror Suspect
An American citizen who is a member of al-Qaida is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials say, and the Obama administration is wrestling with whether to kill him with a drone strike and how to do so legally under its new stricter targeting policy issued last year.

‘We Track ‘Em, You Whack ‘Em.’
The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program

The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program
The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes – an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent or unidentified people.

Snowden plea bargain speculation played down by ex-CIA and NSA chief
Michael Hayden says he sees little appetite for deal with whistleblower, and portrays US surveillance reforms as limited

Second round of Syria talks makes faltering start
A second round of Syria peace talks got off to a shaky start on Monday with the international mediator meeting the two sides separately after violations of a local cease-fire and an Islamist offensive set back his efforts.

Syrian regime and opposition begin new round of talks in Geneva
UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi is due to hold separate talks with each side on Monday morning

Russia, China skip Security Council talks on Syria
Russia is blocking Western efforts to push through a Security Council resolution that would raise the prospect of sanctions against Syria unless the government gives unrestricted access to deliver humanitarian aid.

Rouhani says Iran’s doors open to UN nuclear watchdog as Tehran unveils centrifuges, missiles
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that the country’s doors are open to the UN’s nuclear watchdog even as the Islamic Republic announced two separate technical developments that could potentially give Tehran the capability to create a nuclear weapon.

Legalizing Oppression
The lynching and disbarring of civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart, who because she has terminal cancer was recently released from prison after serving four years of a 10-year sentence, is a window into the collapse of the American legal system.

Still Locking People Up for Being Poor? Really?! It’s 2014.
Debtors’ prisons sound like ancient history, right? Unfortunately, they’re all too common across the United States. In spite of the Constitution, case law, and common sense, low-income people are routinely jailed in places as far-flung as Georgia and Washington State simply because they cannot afford to pay their court fines.

Regime Change in Kiev
Victoria Nuland Admits: US Has Invested $5 Billion In The Development of Ukrainian, “Democratic Institutions”

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