A Stand For Justice
Americans tread water in gulf between rich, poor
Ahmadinejad says Mideast to expel US with 'kick in butt'
Ahmadinejad has already drawn international condemnation by repeatedly casting doubt on the Nazi Holocaust since coming to power in 2005.
On Sunday he branded Iran's regional arch–foe Israel a "savage dog unleashed in the region."
FBI Targets US Palestine Activists
Despite the searches and seizures of computers, cheque books, mobile phones, documents and photographs, Molm and other activists have not been charged with committing a crime.....Molm and other American activists travelled to Palestine in 2004 to see the conditions there for themselves.
Obama pressed to weigh Iran strike
US President Barack Obama is under pressure to consider a military strike on Iran, according to the Financial Times.
Both Senator Joe Lieberman and Howard Berman, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, have urged the president to consider setting a time limit of just a few months on the effectiveness of the most recent sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic for its nuclear advances. Joe Lieberman is one of Israel's top agents on Capitol Hill. Any strike on Iran would place our missions and troops in the region in grave danger. For whom do these representatives work?
Nearly one in four second-quarter home sales a foreclosure
Banks stepped up foreclosures through the summer and will take over a record 1.2 million homes this year, up from around 1 million last year and about 100,000 in 2005 before the housing bust, according to a forecast from the real estate data company.
Pakistan cuts NATO supply line after border firing
The move shows Pakistan's deep sensitivities over foreign forces on its doorstep. While nominally allied with Americans against the shared threat of Islamist militants, polls show many Pakistanis regard the United States as an enemy. Conspiracy theories abound of U.S. troops wanting to invade Pakistan and seize its nuclear weapons.
Art sellers or Mossad spies?
In Saratoga Springs, in northern Utah, there were complains that these art peddlers were asking strange questions that had nothing to do with their sales pitch. Some residents said they were asked about the new National Security Agency's data center being built at Camp Williams. Art sellers resurface in America? They were around in the run up to 9/11, according to a Fox News report on Israel's spies in December of 2001. Round them up and deport them, posthaste.
A day of reckoning for public pensions: The bills are due, the coffers are empty
According to a study by the Pew Center, state and local governments today face at least $1 trillion of unfunded pension promises.
European oil firms resist U.S. pressure to quit Iran
European oil majors resisted pressure from the United States on Friday to stop doing business with Iran, in spite of Washington's drive to isolate Tehran over a nuclear program the West suspects is aimed at making bombs.
Iran blasts US for latest sanctions move
It's the first time Washington has imposed sanctions on Iranians for violating human rights.
Mullen: Military suicides an ‘emergency’
Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday that the military is facing a suicide crisis. "The emergency issue right now is suicides. We had five suicides in the Army last weekend," he told reporters.
Ahmadinejad calls for US leaders to be 'buried'
Iran's president Sunday called for U.S. leaders to be "buried" in response to what he says are American threats of military attack against Tehran's nuclear program.....Several top U.S. officials including Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff have said in recent months that the military option remains on the table and there is a plan to attack Iran, although a military strike has been described as a bad idea.
Officials think bin Laden involved in Europe plot
U.S. apologizes for attack on Pakistani soldiers The Salt Lake Tribune
The U.S. apologized Wednesday for a recent helicopter attack that killed two Pakistani soldiers at an outpost near the Afghan border, saying American pilots mistook the soldiers for insurgents they were pursuing.
"Everyone Just Wants to Kill People at any Cost"
What Adam Winfield, one of the U.S. soldiers accused of killing civilians in Afghanistan, told his father
Iran's bourse booms despite sanctions
While U.S. diplomats were busy upping Iran's economic punishment over nuclear activities Washington fears are aimed at making a bomb, Iranian shares, which might have been expected to fall, have, instead, gone through the roof.
U.S. senators: China firm is violating Iran economic sanctions
In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Republican Sen. John Kyl and Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer say the Chinese company has violated a new U.S. law aimed at discouraging foreign investment in Iran.
Study: vets' health costs could top $900 billion
A new study estimates that health costs for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars could top $900 billion, leading one congressman to call for setting up a veterans' trust fund.
Fmr. Intelligence Director: New Cyberattack May Be Worse Than 9/11
"The warnings are over. It could happen tomorrow," he said of a large-scale cyberattack against the U.S., which could impact the global economy "an order of magnitude surpassing" the attacks of September 11. McConnell, in a panel with Bush administration Homeland Security Adviser Fran Townsend and Washingtonian reporter Shane Harris, called cybersecurity "the wolf at the door."
Afghanistan & Iraq Vets Call for an End to Deployment of Traumatized Troops
Service members will testify about their experiences being redeployed while traumatized. A letter will be read publicly and delivered to government and military officials requesting an end to the deployment of traumatized troops. Veterans will voice opposition to the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Study: Wars could cost $4 trillion to $6 trillion
Birth of the National Security State By Philip Giraldi
State secrets is only one weapon in the arsenal employed by the government to create a framework of regulation that permits the government to act with impunity. The Military Commission Act, which candidate Obama vowed to let expire, was renewed in 2009 with virtually no changes. Under the MCA, someone can be imprisoned indefinitely on suspicion that he or she has provided material support to terrorism. Material support is not defined and can be interpreted to mean nearly anything. If accused, right to a trial by peers does not apply as the detainee is subject to a military tribunal and habeas corpus is null and void.
Israel's unit 8200: cyber warfare
The Negev desert based Unit 8200 has evolved from the signal intelligence arm of the Israeli military into a respected leader in high technology warfare. One American consultancy rated Unit 8200 as the sixth biggest initiator of cyber attacks on the plants.
Israeli cyber unit responsible for Iran computer worm – claim
Ralf Langner, a German researcher, claims that Unit 8200, the signals intelligence arm of the Israeli defence forces, perpetrated the computer virus attack by infiltrating the software into the Bushehr nuclear power station
Did the West attack Iran's nukes... with a Biblically encoded computer worm?
experts found what might be a "fleeting reference to the Book of Esther" embedded deep in the worm's code. "Myrtus," the name of one of the files, may be an allusion to "the Hebrew word for Esther." The biblical book of the same name "tells the story of a Persian plot against the Jews, who attacked their enemies pre-emptively."
Millions of Computers Hit by Virus Across China
“Once Stuxnet successfully penetrates factory computers in China, those industries may collapse, which would damage China’s national security.”
Tea Party vs. War Party by Patrick J. Buchanan
If Obama makes good on his pledge of full withdrawal of the 50,000 U.S. troops in Iraq by the end of 2011, will the Tea Party and Republican right oppose that withdrawal and join the War Party in demanding that we retain an army in Iraq indefinitely? If Obama refuses to go to war against Iran, a war that would send oil prices soaring, close the Persian Gulf and be a disaster for the global economy, will the Tea Party join the War Party in denouncing Obama for not launching a third war in the Near East?
Video: Even Zbigniew Brzezinski says AIPAC is bad for USA and Israel stole Palestinian land
Syrian leader: Mideast talks only to help Obama
Assad said the current attempt at dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians have brought "no change" and claimed that President Barack Obama only seeks a political boost.
"The talks are only aimed at supporting Obama's position inside the U.S," Assad said in his first public comments about the process since the latest round of negotiations began last month.
Antiwar Activists Refuse to Appear in Court
Activists say the feds are trying to silence criticism of U.S. foreign policy.
Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett, Mr. Ahmadinejad Comes to New York
Though we are more concerned about the risk of a bad U.S. decision in this regard than Secretary Powell appears to be, we certainly hope he is right about the chances of an Israeli or U.S. attack against Iran. And, of course, we strongly agree that acceptance of Iran's right to enrich uranium is an indispensable key to a serious and sustainable agreement on the nuclear issue. We hope that the Obama Administration is listening.
Rand’s secret rendezvous
According to Jason Zengerle’s recent GQ profile of Rand Paul, the U.S. Senate candidate had a private meeting on a recent trip to Washington:
“At a private office in Dupont Circle, he talked foreign policy with Bill Kristol, Dan Senor, and Tom Donnelly, three prominent neocons who’d been part of an effort to defeat him during the primary.”
Bill Clinton: Mideast peace would undercut terror
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that solving the Israeli–Palestinian conflict would take away much of the motivation for terrorism around the world.
Assad, Ahmadinejad: Israel's actions prove it doesn't want peace
The leaders of Iran and Syria, during a meeting in Tehran Saturday, expressed hope of expanding the anti-Israeli bloc in the region, adding that Israel's actions in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem proved the country did not truly want peace, the Iranian presidential office said in a statement.
Obama’s Cave-In To Israel
According to the leak, Obama made a series of extraordinarily generous offers to Israel, many of them at the expense of the Palestinians, in return for a single minor concession from Netanyahu: a two-month extension of the partial feeze on settlement growth.
Big energy firms cut Iran ties under U.S. pressure
Steinberg said Naftiran will be prohibited from receiving export assistance from the U.S. Export–Import Bank or private U.S. bank loans exceeding $10 million in any 12–month period and blocked from U.S. government procurement contracts.
The deal with the four international oil majors to curtail Iran activities set a precedent that other companies should follow, showing that the threat of sanctions was leaving Tehran increasingly isolated, Steinberg said
Israel pressures Lebanon to cancel Ahmadinejad visit
Cracks in the Democratic Coalitionby Patrick J. Buchanan
Black-Jewish tensions inside the Democratic coalition have also arisen in recent years, as Jewish contributors have poured money into races to defeat black members of Congress seen as hostile to Israel.
Two smaller minorities, Muslim- and Arab-Americans, also vote Democratic, are growing rapidly in numbers and, like many African-Americans, take the side of the Palestinians as an oppressed Third World people of color.
It’s Not Easy To Build a Mosque in Brooklyn, Either
“They brought people in who aren’t from the neighborhood,” he said. “They’re anti-Muslim. What other reasons would they be here? Do they care that I have a lot of traffic here? No, seriously — they live in Queens.”.....In the view of Michael Berenbaum, head of the Sigi Ziering Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Ethics at American Jewish University, the fact that so many of the Sheepshead Bay mosque opponents are Russian Jews — immigrants themselves — “may mean that they have not internalized the notion of religious freedom, which is essential to the American experience.”
IMF admits that the West is stuck in near depression
Want To Know If The FBI Is Tracking You? Look For One Of These
Want to know if the government is really tracking you? If you find one of these tucked underneath your car, you can start freaking out. If you do find it, maybe you should f'k with them. Turn the tables.
Britain held secret war talks with U.S. general 11 months before Iraq invasion
America's most senior general flew into Britain for top secret talks on the invasion of Iraq 11 months before the attack on Saddam Hussein’s regime.
Details of the classified meeting, held at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, suggest Tony Blair’s Government was involved in detailed discussions about toppling the Iraqi dictator earlier than previously disclosed.
Joseph Sobran’s Conservative Foreign Policy
Sobran had to leave his 18-year job as editor of National Review in 1993 due in part to his traditionally conservative views clashing with the neoconservatives’ agenda for the Middle East....Last week, columnists representing the American Enterprise Institute–Danielle Pletka and Thomas Donnelly–warned in the Washington Post that Tea Partiers should stay away from the likes of Ron or Rand Paul, Sen. Tom Coburn, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, and any other Republican who would dare question our current foreign policy. Neoconservatives Pletka and Donnelly seem to believe that America’s superpower status is what makes it great, forever spreading “freedom” and “democracy” around the world through perpetual war. Needless to say, the conservative Sobran took a more traditional view
Bipartisan Group of Former Attorneys General and Law Professors Call on Congress to Examine Constitutional Amendment to Reverse Citizens United
"One belief that Americans across the ideological spectrum share is a deep concern that corporations have too much influence over our political system, at the expense of individual Americans,"
Police: NYC mosque's imam, wife get death threats
The wife of an imam planning an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero said Sunday that she and her husband have received death threats
Midnight Shopping On The Brink Of Poverty
Last year, 3.7 million Americans joined those already living in poverty, meaning families of four living on just under $22,000. That's 14 percent of the population Hey I know, let's give a couple more billion dollars to Israel so she won't steal any more Palestinian land (for 'settlements'). Unf'ingreal.