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AntiWar.com Blog - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version

It’s pretty clear at this point that the Obama administration explicitly misrepresented what they knew to be the truth about the September 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

In yesterday’s hearings...

Aletho News - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version
Prensa Latina | May 8, 2013

Rio de Janeiro – Atomic power agencies from Brazil and Argentina signed an agreement to build two nuclear reactors for research and production of radioisotopes, said the Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT) today.

The agreement,...

Aletho News - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version
Prensa Latina | May 8, 2013

Quito – President Rafael Correa reiterated his warning to U.S. Ambassador, Adam Namm, to comply with his diplomatic role instead of involving himself in anti-government political activities.

In conversations with reporters in the city...

AntiWar.com Blog - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Writing at Time magazine in response to an article by John McCain advocating US intervention in Syria, Zbigniew Brzezinski – not exactly a peacenik – argues that “the Syrian conflict is a sectarian war in a volatile region whose potential to spread and directly threaten American interests would...

Revisionist Review - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version
Sex, Economics, and Austerity By Jeet Heer  The American Prospect  http://prospect.org/article/sex-economics-and-austerity May 7, 2013 [Excerpt]

...Historically, attempts to prohibit sodomy (defined broadly as non-procreative sex) have had an economic dimension as well as a moral one. Economics...

Aletho News - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version
By Keane Bhatt | NACLA | May 8 2013

The day after Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died, New York Times reporter Lizette Alvarez provided a sympathetic portrayal of “outpourings of raucous celebration and, to many, cautious optimism for the future” in Miami-Dade County...

AntiWar.com Blog - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Our new Contributing Editor Lucy Steigerwald appared on HuffPost Live today to discuss the Obama administration’s apparent embrace of an “an FBI plan for a sweeping overhaul of surveillance – laws that would make it easier to wiretap those who communicate using the Internet.”

Also...

AntiWar.com Blog - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

The dispute between China and Japan over territorial claims to the Senkaku/Diaoyu island chains has become the front line in the Sino-Japanese realpolitik rivalry. But it is at least as much about the geo-political contest between the U.S. and China, with Japan as a proximate instrument...

Aletho News - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version
By Arthur Phillips | CEPR | May 8, 2013

Bloomberg’s Nathan Gill wrote a particularly one-sided article on Thursday, in which he states that “Ecuador’s bid to reduce poverty by taxing its banks is threatening to deepen the nation’s economic slump.”

“Slump” seems...

AntiWar.com Blog - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Harold Koh, formerly the Obama administration’s top State Department lawyer, has criticized the systematic secrecy surrounding the drone war. The New York Times:

In a speech Tuesday at Oxford University, Harold H. Koh, a Yale law professor who as the...

Northerntruthseeker - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Anyone with 1/2 a measure of intelligence knows that Israel indeed is a nuclear weapons nation, and that it would use these weapons in an instant according to its INSANE Samson Option against most nations on planet Earth in a true holocaust where they clearly state that "If We are ever in danger...

Aletho News - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version
RT | May 09, 2013

Three activists, including an 83-year-old nun, who broke into a US nuclear weapons facility in Tennessee were convicted on Wednesday of interfering with national security.

In what The New York Times labeled the biggest security breach in the...

AntiWar.com Blog - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Writing in The New Yorker, Dexter Filkins runs through the Obama administration’s reluctance to further intervene in Syria. There are many cons White House officials articulate, but here’s two that stood out to me.

Unintended Consequences

Filkins quotes a senior White House...

Stop Nato - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Voice of Russia
May 9, 2013

U.S. to maintain 9 bases in Afghanistan after 2014


Bagram Air Base

The United States will maintain nine military bases in Afghanistan after NATO’s troop withdrawal in 2014.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirmed on Thursday...

Stop Nato - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

Henri Barbusse: Selections on war

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Henri Barbusse
From Light (1918)
Translated by Fitzwater Wray

And always, always, in these trenches whose walls run down like waves, with...

Aletho News - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford | May 8, 2013

Another prison hunger strike is looming in California, where more than 200 inmates at the Pelican Bay supermax have been in solitary confinement for between five and ten years and nearly 100 have been shut off...

Penny for your thoughts - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

After you have read the news stories linked in the previous post: Kerry Sees Transitional Syrian Government Without Assad Read this one. A beginning for Syria talks
Let's call this wondering, thinking, contemplating via the blog.. my thinking is all italicized 
New thoughts are in red...

Northerntruthseeker - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

I have long said that this government in Ottawa is not my own, and absolutely does not listen to the Canadian people at all... Instead, it bends over and constantly grovels to the will of Jewish interests, and will do anything to please both their Jewish masters, and the wants and wishes of the...

Aletho News - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version
RT | May 08, 2013

United States President Barack Obama is likely to endorse a Federal Bureau of Investigation effort that would ensure all Internet companies in the US provide a way for the government to conduct undetected, backdoor surveillance.

The FBI has been...

Aletho News - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version
Xinhua – May 8, 2013

BISHKEK – A group of Kyrgyzstan youth called for the withdrawal of American troops from the Manas airport on Tuesday to protest against the U.S. transit center in their country.

The “Jon element” (Just like) group wanted to attract public...

Corbett Report - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Japan’s ownership of an entire archipelago in the East China Sea may be up for review – not by Tokyo, but by Beijing. The Okinawa Islands chain is home to sprawling US military bases, and tens of thousands of American troops. The People’s Daily – considered a mouthpiece of China’s Communist...

Penny for your thoughts - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a transitional government in Syria would not include president Bashar al-Assad.

Kerry said Thursday in Rome, where he was meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, that the goal is a political solution agreed...

Aletho News - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version
By Greg Felton | Aletho News | May 9, 2013

For decades, pretentious wonks have declared that we live in “The Information Age,” as if information were a commodity unique to our time. Inanity aside, the claim is patently false, notwithstanding the advent of computers and...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

It should come as no surprise that President Obama told Ohio State students at graduation ceremonies last week that they should not question authority and they should reject the calls of those who do. He argued that “our brave, creative, unique experiment in self-rule” has been so successful...

Land Destroyer - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Image: Despite the US mobilizing the summation of its media power and pouring millions of dollars into the opposition party, including the creation and perpetuation of fake-NGOs such as Bersih and the Merdeka Center, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sailed to a comfortable victory in this...

Stop Nato - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Russian Information Agency Novosti
May 9, 2013

Estonia Holds Military Drills with NATO Allies

TALLINN: Estonia will hold annual military exercises involving about 4,500 personnel from several NATO countries on May 9-25, the General Staff of the Estonian Defense Forces...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Today's Iraq violence focused on Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. These security forces are used in predominantly Kurdish regions in northern Iraq. In contested areas their presence, at times, has caused tension between themselves and other security forces.

Webster Tarpley Website - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Webster G. Tarpley Ph.D. TARPLEY.net May 8, 2013

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

Washington DC, May 8, 2013 — I urge a major all-points mobilization in support of Sen Elizabeth Warren’s Bank on Students bill mandating that the Federal Reserve provide 0.75% cheap federal credit for...

Stop Nato - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Allied Command Transformation
May 7, 2013

Allied Reach 2013 Kicks off in Norfolk, Va.

NATO’s senior military leadership and key civilian figures are gathered in Norfolk, VA, USA, for NATO’s Allied Reach 2013 (AR 13).

...

Aletho News - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – May 8, 2013

London-based human rights group Amnesty International has got a bashing from anti-war initiative RootsAction that says Amnesty is applying double standards on human rights and war with a bias in favor of the US-led military interventions...

Stop Nato - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

Anatole France: Selections on war

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Anatole France
From The Wicker-Work Woman (1897)
Translated by M.P. Willcocks

“It is true,” said M. Bergeret, “that men consider it the...

AntiWar.com Blog - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Much has been made of the Obama administration’s decision to set up shop in Jordan under the pretense of containing the Syrian conflict and of training so-called moderate elements in the Syrian rebel opposition. That is the pretense that has so far been publicized in the news media and...

Aletho News - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version
By Bruce A. Dixon | Black Agenda Report | May 8, 2013

Whoever imagines our first black president and his first black attorney general had little or nothing to do with naming Assata Shakur its “most wanted terrorist” list is deep in denial and delusion. “Terrorist,” as...

Aletho News - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford | May 8, 2013

In doubling the bounty on former Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur’s head, the Obama administration is announcing that Black radicals are candidates for his Kill List. The message is as unmistakable and...

Penny for your thoughts - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version

While I may be feeling unwell, I just can't pull myself away from the situation in Syria
A fairly decent ,, though still lacking, article from BBC?
Who would have thought?

Negotiations 
That sets one of the parameters that are essential for successful movement towards...

Aletho News - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version
By Vacy Vlazna | Palestine Chronicle | May 7, 2013

In Australia there are 30 Max Brenner shops providing funds for the Strauss Group that filter towards the maintenance of the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine. Another Brenner outlet is ‘coming soon’ to...

AntiWar.com Blog - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version

The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat by Vali Nasr, Doubleday, 320 pages

A good insider’s account of a presidential administration can take many forms. These memoirs are always a little difficult to swallow because there is usually the gnawing sense that the author...

Aletho News - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version

Awhile ago the pro-Israel editor of the College of Charleston’s online campus newspaper published two articles containing offensive accusations against me — one even before I spoke on campus and one afterward.

The newspaper has now finally posted my response – but it isn’t listed in any...

School Sucks Project - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version


Logic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are.

Metaphysical Laws
1.Identity
2.Causality
3.Non-Contradiction

Topic:
A conversation about the importance of defining terms, checking premises...

School Sucks Project - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version


Logic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are.

Metaphysical Laws
1.Identity
2.Causality
3.Non-Contradiction

Topic:
A conversation about the importance of defining terms, checking premises...

Penny for your thoughts - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version

Following up on the previous  Syrian Internet has gone down again

Came across this:  Syria’s Internet goes dark as troops push into strategic town on highway to Jordan 

BEIRUT—Syrian troops pushed Wednesday into a strategic town along the highway leading...

Aletho News - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – May 8, 2013

British theoretical physicist professor Stephen Hawking has joined an academic embargo on the Israeli regime by refusing to attend a conference hosted by the regime’s president Shimon Perez.

The prominent Cambridge professor was to take...

Aletho News - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version

By Saed Bannoura | IMEMC & Agencies | May 08, 2013

Israeli soldiers kidnapped the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, after surrounding his home and breaking into it Wednesday.

Local sources reported that the army...

Aletho News - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version
By affinis – Corrente – 05/06/2013

A few days ago, I noticed this piece at FDL: “’Homeland Security’ Spending Overtakes New Deal“
TomDispatch: this country has spent a jaw-dropping $791 billion on ‘homeland security’ since 9/11. To give you a sense of just how big...

Aletho News - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version
By Kevin Gosztola  | Fire Dog Lake | May 6, 2013

With neoconservatives and neoliberals amplifying calls for US military intervention in Syria, it is worthwhile to take a moment and consider all the places in the world, where the US currently has forces engaged in daily...

Aletho News - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version
By Jennifer Lynch and Peter Bibring | EFF | May 6, 2013

Law enforcement agencies are increasingly using sophisticated cameras, called “automated license plate readers” or ALPR, to scan and record the license plates of millions of cars across the country. These cameras,...

Corbett Report - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version

By James Corbett
BoilingFrogsPost.com
May 8, 2013

In the days of hysteria immediately following the Boston bombing, an unlikely media darling emerged. Ruslan Tsarni, the alleged bombers’ uncle, known to the press as “Uncle Ruslan,” gained notoriety for the ferocity with which...

Penny for your thoughts - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version

This article  shows the drop off in internet traffic

Syria’s access to the Internet was cut on Tuesday. The most likely culprit, security researchers said, was the Syrian government.

Syrian Internet traffic came to a halt just before 3 p.m...
AntiWar.com Original Content - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version

In the vast and ever expanding firmament of Western Human Rights NGO’s, PEN, America Center, the writers’ organization, is far from the most luminous and ordinarily barely visible. But a dark side of PEN came clearly into view with the hiring of Suzanne Nossel as its executive director. And the...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version

What do Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan have in common? Although it’s true that the United States has conducted recent military interventions in all of them, the more fundamental answer is that they are all artificial countries. That is, they are each made up of feuding ethno-...

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