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Archive for February 2012

US Special Operations Command fighting global warfare

February 25, 2012

The head of the US military’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is asking for greater autonomy in dispatching elite killer squads to every corner of the globe. According to the New York Times, Adm. William McRaven is seeking “more autonomy to position his forces and their war-fighting equipment where intelligence and global events indicate they are […]

Noam Chomsky on the Iranian Nuclear Threat

February 25, 2012

In the States, the “threat of Iran” is generally taken to be the primary threat to world order. [–Whereas in Europe, polls show that Israel is regarded as the leading threat to peace.] Before the massive propaganda campaigns of the past few years, a majority of the population agreed with most of the world that, […]

British MP George Galloway on Bill Clinton

February 24, 2012

British MP George Galloway on Bill Clinton: A decade ago I had a boilerplate gag in my speeches, which went something like this: “I’m in favor of us having a special relationship with the United States, I just don’t want us to have the kind that Miss Lewinsky had with President Clinton. One sided, undignified, […]

The US position on Palestine and Israel

February 22, 2012

The US position on Palestine and Israel, as explained by Noam Chomsky: [To Washington’s way of thinking] it is understandable that Palestinian rights should be marginalized in U.S. policy and discourse. Palestinians have no wealth or power. They offer virtually nothing to U.S. policy concerns; in fact, they have negative value, as a nuisance that […]

Khader Adnan a Palestinian Gandhi?

February 21, 2012

For years prominent corporate media pundits have told us that the world — and the media — would embrace a dramatic, non-violent Palestinian resistance movement. If only such a movement — perhaps led by a Gandhi-like figure — were to finally emerge, we are told, the media coverage will come, and sympathy from across the […]

Violence lessens in Iraq as fighters shift to Syria

February 21, 2012

The departure of al Qaeda-affiliated fighters from Iraq to join the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar Assad in Syria has had one benefit, Iraqi officials say: Violence has dropped in Iraq, in some areas by as much as 50 percent in just a few months. Iraqi officials declined to provide precise figures for the drop-off […]

Jewish push for America to go to war with Iran

February 19, 2012

An opinion written by an Orthodox priest, Brother Nathanael Kapner, who in his own words was “raised in an upper middle class B’nai B’rith intensive synagogue”]: What possible threat does Iran pose to Europe and America, I ask you? Not one shred of evidence has yet to be discovered with regard to Iran’s “weapons of […]

The al-Qaeda Islamist Spring behind the Libyan Rebellion

February 18, 2012

Yesterday was the official one-year anniversary of the “February 17th Revolution,” the Libyan rebellion against the rule of Moammar Qaddafi, with a massive helping hand from NATO. Although the rebellion was initially presented in the Western news media as a “protest movement,” it is clear from both video evidence and firsthand accounts that the “protests” […]

Will Iran Kill the Petrodollar?

February 17, 2012

The official line from the United States and the European Union is that Tehran must be punished for continuing its efforts to develop a nuclear weapon. The punishment: sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, which are meant to isolate Iran and depress the value of its currency to such a point that the country crumbles. The […]

Greece to default and cut from Eurozone on March 23?

February 16, 2012

According to a prominent blog post, written document giving firm dates and detailed actions for a planned Greek default has been in the possession of two top Wall Street bank currency trading bosses since the second week in January. The document asserts that Greece will officially be declared in default by all the ratings agencies […]