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Dissident Voice - 2014-05-27 - Original post - cached version

After the attack on Iraq a frequently heard comment from those with no interest in foreign affairs or much, from activists, journalists and political observers of all hues, was: “Soon no American or British citizen will be safe anywhere on earth, for decades to come.” It was repeated after Libya...

Aletho News - 2014-05-25 - Original post - cached version

By Gary Corseri | Dissident Voice | May 25, 2014

From the droned villages of Pakistan and Afghanistan–
Bring back our girls!
From Nigeria, and the brothels of the Philippines–
Bring back our girls!
From the ruined cities of Detroit and...

Conspiracy Watch - 2014-05-25 - Original post - cached version

Since the US Invasion of Afghanistan, the Heroin Output has Increased over 5,000% More than decade since the US invaded Afghanistan to destroy Al Qaeda and punish the Taliban, the US and NATO occupation drags on, even as the war…

Penny for your thoughts - 2014-05-22 - Original post - cached version

This is lengthy,but, worth reading or I would not have taken the better then two hours to put it together
Russia, China, Ukraine, EU, US, NATO it's all here...

Uighurs attack! Bloody car bombing on busy market

Absolutely not a surprise. In fact last night, I said to hubby...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-22 - Original post - cached version

And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us a secret memo that gets us out of the bit about Thou-shalt-not-kill.

And, lo, as I was driving home from the committee hearing I was...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-21 - Original post - cached version

A year ago, on May 23, 2013, I was in the audience at the National Defense University when President Barack Obama gave his major foreign policy address. Having worked for years trying to close the Guantanamo prison and stop US drone attacks, I was crushed to realize that the president’s speech...

Aletho News - 2014-05-15 - Original post - cached version
By Felicity Arbuthnot | Dissident Voice | May 13, 2014

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

— Voltaire, 1694-1778

It is impossible not to gain the impression that the...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-14 - Original post - cached version

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

— Voltaire, 1694-1778

It is impossible not to gain the impression that the criteria for being awarded prestigious honors for...

Aletho News - 2014-05-12 - Original post - cached version
By Mike Masnick | Techdirt | May 12, 2014

Since the very first Snowden leak a year ago, one of the more common refrains from defenders of the program is “but it’s just metadata, not actual content, so what’s the big deal?” Beyond the fact that other programs do collect...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Saudi Military exercises

On 30th April 2014, Saudi Arabia staged its largest-ever military exercises codenamed “Abdullah’s Shield” after the kingdom’s 91-year old ruler and coinciding with the ninth anniversary of his ascension to the throne. The exercises involved 130,000 Saudi troops...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-05-05 - Original post - cached version

 

In the midst of a crisis which has in recent weeks created a political chasm between Russia and the United States, there is an ongoing carnage in the name of combating terrorism against Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Somalia.

 
 

by Dr....
Porkins Policy Review - 2014-05-04 - Original post - cached version

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This week we are joined once again by our good friend Tom Secker to discuss one of Tom’s favorite movies, the black comedy Four Lions, which revolves around of...

Porkins Policy Review - 2014-05-04 - Original post - cached version

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This week we are joined once again by our good friend Tom Secker to discuss one of Tom’s favorite movies, the black comedy Four Lions, which revolves around of...

Dissident Voice - 2014-04-23 - Original post - cached version

In early March of 2014, following Russia’s invasion of Crimea in Ukraine, the New York Times editorial board declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin had “stepped far outside the bounds of civilized behavior,” suggesting that Russia should be isolated politically and economically in the...

Land Destroyer - 2014-04-22 - Original post - cached version
April 22, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Attempts to paint Pakistan as a dangerous enemy of the West and a prime candidate for military intervention has been made once again by those in the Western media. ABC News, in an article titled, “‘Double dealing’: How Pakistan hid Osama Bin Laden from the...
Traces of Reality - 2014-04-08 - Original post - cached version

#Terrornoia Update | Bandar bin Sultan, a/k/a Bandar Bush, has returned to his post as director of the Mukhabarat, Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency, just in time to send the heavy firepower and anti-aircraft weapons Obama's been "reconsidering" to the Wahhabi jihadists of Al Qaeda 2.0.

Dissident Voice - 2014-04-08 - Original post - cached version

Illegal US drone strikes continue (the Long War Journal says there have been 8 drones strikes in Yemen so far in 2014), but efforts to curb the use of killer drones have made remarkable headway this year.

While the faith-based community has taken far too long to address the moral issues...

BSNEWS - 2014-03-31 - Original post - cached version

The governments in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are controlled by the dumbest, and most short-sighted leaders in the Middle East. Naturally, they won't survive much longer. Their policy of supporting international Jihadist terrorism and religious extremism in Syria will backfire. Syria will not be...

Penny for your thoughts - 2014-03-29 - Original post - cached version

What to make of all this? Obama mending fences in Riyadh?

The Saudi-American bilateral relationship has been seriously strained in the past three years by tensions underlying the Arab Awakening, (what happened to the spring?)  and President Barack Obama has...
Traces of Reality - 2014-03-26 - Original post - cached version

#Terrornoia Update | This week, the empire runs amok in Syria with little indication of progress or peace -- just as the neocon-inspired destabilizers prefer. Today's update includes: Eyes on Syria, Terrornoia and electioneering across the Middle East, Blowback and backfiring across Africa, and...

Down With Tyranny - 2014-03-26 - Original post - cached version

Unless you read your NY Times in Pakistan, where the story was disappeared, you probably read about how the Pakistanis knew exactly where Osama bin-Laden was while they took billions of dollars in American aid and pretended to be looking for him. This wasn't really a secret, just another...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-19 - Original post - cached version

Back in November, the CODEPINK DC office hosted a movie screening about drone warfare on the side of Jeh Johnson’s elegant home in Georgetown. Jeh Johnson was chief counsel at the Department of Defense from 2009-2013 and wrote the legal memos that justified the targeted killing of people...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-06 - Original post - cached version

If you can keep your head, when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you …”
— “If”, Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936

The delusional and mind-stretching hypocrisy of Western leaders and spokespeople regarding the outcome of external meddling in the...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-06 - Original post - cached version

Everywhere you look in the West, you find political pygmies rather than statesmen. In France, we see a pathetic man whose own people intensely dislike him, François Hollande, attempt to speak as though he were something other than a dry, pompous school teacher-like purveyor of American views....

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-04 - Original post - cached version

#Terrornoia Update | Peter Dale Scott primers; rebel chaos spreads in Syria and the Levant; more terror strikes in Asia and Africa; and deep state terror intrigue: 9/11, Deep State Violence and the Hope of Internet Politics, Zawahri still a dark force in global jihad, FBI Had Direct Link to Bin...

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-28 - Original post - cached version

President Maduro, slanderous Western media, promoting war and violence for capital gains of the mercilessly amoral, automaton functioning, speculative interest banking industry, has put you in their spotlight to better target you with defamation. This is, then, your opportunity to be heard world...

Aletho News - 2014-02-23 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – February 23, 2014

Retired Pakistani General Hamid Gul says the United States and its allies are seeking to destroy Pakistan by fueling insecurity in the country.

The former head of Pakistan’s Intelligence Service (ISI) alleged that Washington used the...

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-19 - Original post - cached version

The US, the UK, Russia, China and France are rebuilding or upgrading their arsenals of nuclear weapons. The other four nuclear states too are ‘improving’ their arsenals. As we discuss the statistics and strategies of ‘nuclear arsenals’ and ‘nuclear deterrence’ it can be hard to keep in mind the...

Aletho News - 2014-02-18 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – February 17, 2014

The US Central Intelligence Agency is seeking new drone bases in unnamed countries in Central Asia, fearing the full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan would affect the targeted killings in neighboring Pakistan.

The spy agency...

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-15 - Original post - cached version

President Obama is now considering whether to order the Central Intelligence Agency to kill a U.S. citizen in Pakistan. That’s big news this week. But hidden in plain sight is the fact that Amazon would be an accessory to the assassination.

Amazon has a $600 million contract with the CIA...

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-14 - Original post - cached version

After 10 years of this remote-control killing, the Obama administration should seek effective solutions that adhere to international law.

Senior Obama administration officials say our government is sharply scaling back its drone strikes in Pakistan. That’s a step in the right direction....

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-12 - Original post - cached version

In October 2012, I was with a CODEPINK delegation in Pakistan meeting families impacted by US drone strikes. Kareem Khan, a journalist from the tribal area of Waziristan, told us the heartbreaking story of a drone strike that killed his son and brother. Since then, Khan has been seeking justice...

DeadLine Live - 2014-02-06 - Original post - cached version
(AE) - The war on the Middle East and Africa explained in 30 minutes… using history and maps… including a look at drone base locations and expanding wanton drone attacks…. ending with a brief overview of “British Israelism”, the White Supremacist, racist, anti Jewish, anti Christian, and anti...
BSNEWS - 2014-01-30 - Original post - cached version

Although in some respects the document is detailed – showing the exact times and locations of strikes, for example – it also has striking omissions: none of 2007′s five strikes are shown, and the report almost never notes the names or alleged militant affiliations of the dead. Most strikingly,...

Dissident Voice - 2014-01-23 - Original post - cached version

Ever reckon how future earthlings will sum up our whirling, unhinged, hyper-partisan dervish of an era?  Nix on “Golden Age,” though even worse times ahead will inflate this era with a nostalgic glow. Forget “Renaissance” as one-third of our country considers classical, liberal humanism the...

Aletho News - 2014-01-22 - Original post - cached version
By Clive Stafford Smith | Huffington Post | January 21, 2014

… There are various ways in which modern law is not married to good sense. For example, one opinion of the United States Supreme Court tells us that your innocence is not constitutionally relevant to whether...

Dissident Voice - 2014-01-17 - Original post - cached version

When the demise of Nelson Mandela was proclaimed to the nation by South African president Jacob Zuma the streets were hushed, and in restaurants, bars and nightclubs, there was pin drop silence as people listened in utter despondency.

ANC described him as a large baobab tree that had...

Aletho News - 2014-01-12 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – January 12, 2014

Following a move by the European satellite provider Eutelsat SA to take Press TV off the air in a flagrant violation of freedom of speech, Press TV viewers can continue to watch the news channel via the following satellites or by visiting the...

Dissident Voice - 2014-01-11 - Original post - cached version

Washington (IPS) — Criticism in the memoirs of former secretary of defence Robert M. Gates of President Barack Obama’s lack of commitment to the Afghan War strategy of his administration has generated a Washington debate about whether Obama was sufficiently supportive of the war.  But the Gates...

Dissident Voice - 2013-12-23 - Original post - cached version

The big story of 2014 will be Iran. Of course, the big story of the early 21st century will never stop being US-China, but it’s in 2014 that we will know whether a comprehensive accord transcending the Iranian nuclear program is attainable; and in this case the myriad ramifications will affect...

Aletho News - 2013-11-28 - Original post - cached version
RT | November 27, 2013

One of Pakistan’s major political parties has published the name of what it believes to be the CIA’s chief operative in Islamabad after a US drone strike killed five people last week. The group demanded on Wednesday that the spy chief face murder...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-26 - Original post - cached version

When Barack Obama became president, there were 32,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.  He escalated to over 100,000 troops, plus contractors. Now there are 47,000 troops these five years later.  Measured in financial cost, or death and destruction, Afghanistan is more President Obama’s war than...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-26 - Original post - cached version

What’s the logic behind using terrorism as a response to terrorism? 

American foreign policy as a state sponsor of terrorism in response to terrorism operates now with a decidedly genocidal logic. Perhaps that logic has been there all along, but with increased American use of drone...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-26 - Original post - cached version

“We will put pressure on America, and our protest will continue if drone attacks are not stopped,” said an angry Imran Khan, leader of Pakistan’s third largest political party, the PTI (the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf). He was speaking on Saturday, November 23, to a crowd of over 10,000 protesters...

Aletho News - 2013-11-24 - Original post - cached version
RT | November 23, 2013

Thousands of demonstrators protesting US drone strikes in Pakistan blocked a main road Saturday in the Peshawar province used to transport NATO supplies to and from Afghanistan.

The protests was led by the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI)...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-22 - Original post - cached version

Daddy Warbucks: May I have the first word?

Brother Pax: If I may have the last one.

DW: I’m sure you will, and you had the first one too. Before the drones came on the scene, you called them forth. You said “War costs too much money.” You said “War kills too many soldiers.” Well,...

Aletho News - 2013-11-22 - Original post - cached version
By Charles Davis | False Dichotomy | November 21, 2013

When a man shot up a Sikh temple in Wisconsin last year, Barack Obama announced how “deeply saddened” he was that such an attack “took place at a house of worship.” His Republican challenger for the presidency, Mitt...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-19 - Original post - cached version

I lived a couple of years in Aqaba — a tranquil, conservative desert town in Jordan where the falafels were delicious and the diving was superb. Islam was predominant, but only minor friction was expressed between Shi’a and Sunnis or between Palestinians and Bedouins. The small Christian society...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-19 - Original post - cached version

Historic conflict remains a dangerous source of tension between nuclear armed neighbors India and Pakistan.

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-16 - Original post - cached version

Faisal bin Ali Gaber is a soft-spoken engineer from Yemen. After he lost his cousin and brother-in-law in a drone strike in August 2012, he published an open letter to President Obama and Yemeni President Hadi. He said his brother-in-law was an imam who had strongly and publicly opposed al-Qaeda...

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