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Archive for January 2012

US Senator Rand Paul detained by TSA

January 23, 2012

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was detained Monday by the Transportation Security Administration in Nashville, Tenn., after refusing a full body pat-down, POLITICO has confirmed. Paul spokesperson Moira Bagley said. “The image scan went off; he refused patdown.” Paul’s father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), tweeted out news of the incident, saying that there had been an […]

Russia and China drawing a line in the sand in Syria

January 20, 2012

Russia will offer Washington no explanation for arms deliveries to Syria, and together with China, will prevent the U.N. Security Council from approving any military intervention in the conflict-torn nation, its foreign minister said on Wednesday. Using his annual news conference to draw lines in the sand on Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said veto-holding […]

Insights to the Stop Online Piracy Act as proposed by US Congress

January 19, 2012

Internet censorship bills in the Senate and House could change the Internet by making it possible for big entertainment companies, the Chamber of Commerce, and their lobbyists to make our government shut down websites they don’t like! Read what Jonathan Zittrain of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Internet Society has to say: According to […]

US Special Forces in Syria and 119 other countries

January 17, 2012

On January 2, a soldier in San Diego linked to Special Forces posted on his Facebook page that he was deploying to Syria. The soldier’s Facebook page has been scrubbed, as well as almost all references to him. Still, this tantalizing piece of information startled readers, leading many to ask: does our country have troops […]

Spanish judge reopens Guantanamo torture probe

January 17, 2012

A Spanish judge re-launched an investigation into the alleged torture of detainees held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, one day after a British authorities launched a probe into CIA renditions to Libya. The twin developments demonstrated that while the Obama administration has stuck to its promise not to investigate whether Bush […]

Why the US is no longer the Land of the Free

January 16, 2012

Even as we pass judgment on countries we consider unfree, Americans remain confident that any definition of a free nation must include their own — the land of free. Yet, in the decade since Sept. 11, 2001, this country has comprehensively reduced civil liberties in the name of an expanded security state. The list of […]

Losing Syria and Iran

January 16, 2012

This summer a senior Saudi official told Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, that “The king knows that other than the collapse of the Islamic Republic itself, nothing would weaken Iran more than losing Syria.” This is today’s “great game” – losing Syria. And this is how it is played: set up a hurried transitional […]

Why Washington wants Putin out

January 16, 2012

Washington clearly wants Russia’s Vladimir Putin out! Hillary Clinton and friends have apparently decided Russia’s prospective next president, Vladimir Putin, is a major obstacle to their plans. Few however understand why. Russia today, in tandem with China and to a significant degree Iran, form the spine, however shaky, of the only effective global axis of […]

Thoughts on American wars and aggression

January 16, 2012

Thoughts on American wars and aggression: • If, in 2002-3. the US really believed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, then why did they send in more than 100,000 U.S. troops who would therefore certainly be annihilated? • During the Vietnam War some University of Michigan students created a brouhaha when they threatened to […]

US War with Iran has begun

January 13, 2012

Without much media attention, thousands of American troops are being deployed to Israel, and Iranian officials believe that this is the latest and most blatant warning that the US will soon be attacking Tehran. Following are excerpts of an interview with Jim Rickards, who negotiated the release of US hostages from Iran in 1981. Rickards’ […]