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By Kurt Opsahl | EFF | May 9, 2013

The Ninth Circuit appeals court today turned down copyright troll Righthaven’s last ditch effort to salvage its failed business model, upholding the federal district court’s decision to dismiss its bogus copyright ...

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

The central defense of the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi attacks last year is that they shouldn’t be blamed for making so many inaccurate statements about it being a spontaneous protest against an insulting video rather than a premeditated terrorist attack because even...

Penny for your thoughts - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version

 There will likely be updates to this post. Just wanted to get this story up, because it didn't seem to get much coverage

The media is calling it 'arab backed' however it looks as if Qatar was the instigator..
On their own? Or at the behest of another player?

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Stop Nato - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version

Department of Defense
May 9, 2013

Officials Call for Continued Ballistic Missile Defense Modernization
By Donna Miles

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The proposal also includes funding to implement regional missile defense approaches that Creedon said will be tailored to the unique...

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News Unspun | May 8, 2013

The Syrian conflict has been accompanied by a distinct media narrative. Within this narrative – which poses a binary division between the forces engaged in the conflict, identifying the players as good (the rebels, who must receive ‘our’...

Stop Nato - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version

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Cesare Pavese: Every war is a civil war

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Cesare Pavese
From The House of the Hill (Prima che il gallo canti) (1949)
Translated by R. W. Flynt

“It may be lost, but it’s not...

Stop Nato - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version

U.S. Department of Defense
May 9, 2013

NATO Delegation Visits New Mexico Facilities
By Sheryl Hingorani
Sandia National Laboratories

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – A group of NATO officials are learning about work being done to support the extended nuclear...

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

Pakistan holds elections on Saturday. More than 70 people have been killed nationwide in pre-election violence. It is encouraging that Pakistani High Court Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan issued a ruling on Thursday declaring US drone strikes in tribal areas in Pakistan illegal and a war crime...

Aletho News - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version
By Michael McGehee | NYTX | May 9, 2013

On page A12 of the May 8, 2013 edition of The New York Times is Steven Lee Myers and Rick Gladstone’s article “U.S. and Russia Plan Conference Aimed at Ending Syrian War,” which opens by stating that, “Russia and the United...

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RT | May 10, 2013

A high court in Pakistan has ruled that US drone strikes in the country’s tribal belt should be considered war crimes, since the attacks resulted in the deaths of innocent people.

The Peshawar High Court has recommended the Pakistani government...

Aletho News - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version
By CAMERON LANGFORD | Courthouse News | May 8, 2013

AUSTIN – Trigger-happy Texas lawmen shot up a man’s car and ran him off the road, coming “within inches” of killing him, then found that “they had the wrong person,” the man claims in court.

Miguel Montanez sued...

Aletho News - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – May 9, 2013

A new report by the US Defense Department, Pentagon, says almost three rapes occur every hour in the US military, raising serious concern about the soaring rate of sexual assault among US servicemen.

According to the Pentagon, sexual...

Corbett Report - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version

Bill Conroy of NarcoNews.com joins us to discuss the House of Death scandal, in which an ICE informant participated in a series of torture and murder incidents in Juarez, Mexico in the last decade. We discuss how the story was broken and how it was then covered up by ICE, the US Attorney...

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

People like myself who are either paleoconservatives or libertarians generally base their opposition to Israel and its Lobby on the costs of the de facto alliance, both financial and in terms of the wars and political chaos it has triggered. We try to demonstrate how damage to rule of law and...

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

Indefinite detention of the innocent and guilty alike, without any hope of charges, trial, or release: this is now the American way.  Most Americans, however, may not care to take that in, not even when the indefinitely detained go on a hunger strike.  That act has certainly gotten Washington’s...

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

The recent decision by renowned physicist Stephen Hawking to boycott the fifth Israeli Presidential Conference, co-sponsored by Shimon Peres and Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, is being touted by the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement as a great victory. Yet the bitter irony of this “...

Corbett Report - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version

Welcome back to http://NewWorldNextWeek.com – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Unprovoked Attack On Syria – Israel Commits Egregious International Crime
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AntiWar.com Original Content - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version

One child was killed and 11 others were wounded when a bomb targeting a Sahwa commander exploded in Hawija. In Mosul, security forces killed a suicide bomber attempting to strike a federal police base. A gunman was killed when he tried to attack a separate checkpoint. No casualties were reported...

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

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, Thomas E. Ricks, meet David Sirota. Sirota, meet the other three people in the United States who regret the 40 years of conscription-free living Americans have enjoyed.

Over at Salon, Sirota, a liberal author and blogger (who took...

Aletho News - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version
By Kari Lydersen – MIDWEST ENERGY NEWS – 05/08/2013

A proposal in the U.S. Senate has advocates concerned that Illinois could become a leading contender for storing nuclear waste from around the nation.

The discussion draft of a Senate bill released April 25 and...

Corbett Report - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version

Welcome back to http://NewWorldNextWeek.com – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Unprovoked Attack On Syria – Israel Commits Egregious International Crime
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Aletho News - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version
By Saed Bannoura | IMEMC & Agencies | May 09, 2013

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, the Barta’a village, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, declared the village a closed military zone, and demolished 12 shops.

Ghassan Qabha, head of the...

Aletho News - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version
By Laura Benitez | The Argentina Independent | May 9, 2013

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) has announced that it will create a united defence body to promote democratic stability among its member countries.

Military delegates of Argentina, Brazil,...

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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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...

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