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Media Monarchy - 2013-11-15 - Original post - cached version Episode172 -
Arafat Poisoned, India To Mars, Fukushima Cleanup
Welcome to New World Next Week - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:


Down With Tyranny - 2013-11-13 - Original post - cached version

Monday morning, Nasiruddin Haqqani, the son of the founder of Afghanistan's Haqqani network-- and that group's chief financial officer-- was shot dead in Islamabad by gunmen on a motorcycle. He was definitely on a worldwide "most wanted" list and the only surprise about his violent end is that...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-09 - Original post - cached version

Drone attacks are raw terror tactics that terrorize civilian populations

ow we know exactly how many members of the U.S. House of Representatives care enough about American terrorism to attend a Congressional briefing about a U.S. drone attack that followed a classic terrorist pattern in...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-08 - Original post - cached version

(IPS) — After a drone strike had reportedly killed Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud November 1, the spokesperson for the U.S. National Security Council declared that, if true, it would be “a serious loss” for the terrorist organisation.

That reaction accurately reflected the...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-06 - Original post - cached version

Over the last week the German newspaper Der Spiegel and Sydney Morning Herald disclosed that the Australian Government was carrying out electronic surveillance and eavesdropping on phone and internet communications. The security organization Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) concealed special...

Aletho News - 2013-11-06 - Original post - cached version
By Neil Clark | RT | November 6, 2013

The only surprising thing about the news that the US is sabotaging peace moves in Afghanistan and Pakistan is that anyone should find the news surprising.

As reported on RT, Pakistan has accused the US of sabotaging peace...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-05 - Original post - cached version

At each of the over 200 cities I’ve traveled to this past year with my book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, I ask the audience an easy question: Have they ever seen or heard from drone strike victims in the mainstream US press? Not one hand has ever gone up. This is an obvious...

Aletho News - 2013-11-02 - Original post - cached version
Xinhua | November 1, 2013

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday condemned the latest U.S. drone attack and termed it as an attempt to sabotage the proposed peace talks with the Taliban.

The U.S. unmanned aircraft fired...

Aletho News - 2013-10-31 - Original post - cached version
By Noel Brinkerhoff | AllGov | October 31, 2013

For the first time since the United States began using drones to attack foreign enemies, members of Congress had the chance this week to hear directly from civilian survivors of such attacks at a special hearing.


Aletho News - 2013-10-29 - Original post - cached version

A new documentary by Madiha Tahir

By Alex Pasternack

The drone war is obscure by design. Operated by armchair pilots from clandestine bases across the American west, the Predators and Reapers fly over Afghanistan, Yemen, and Pakistan’s Tribal Areas at invisible...

Aletho News - 2013-10-28 - Original post - cached version
By CHRIS COLE | CounterPunch | October 25, 2013

While there is rightly much media attention on the US drone war in Pakistan and Yemen, there is a very different but over-looked “drone war” taking place in Europe right now. In parliamentary committee rooms, in company...

Aletho News - 2013-10-24 - Original post - cached version

Empire Under Obama: Part 3

By Andrew Gavin Marshall |  The Hampton Institute | October 17, 2013

Obama’s global terror campaign is not only dependent upon his drone assassination program, but increasingly it has come to rely upon the deployment of Special...

Aletho News - 2013-10-19 - Original post - cached version
By David Swanson | War is a Crime | October 17, 2013

The comments come from Malala and the U.N. respectively.

President Obama invited Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for girls’ education, to meet with his family. And she promptly explained that...

Aletho News - 2013-10-19 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – October 18, 2013

A new UN report warns that the use of armed drones threatens global security and encourages more states to acquire unmanned weapons.

The report, which has been submitted to UN General Assembly by Christof Heyns — the organization’s...

Aletho News - 2013-10-06 - Original post - cached version
By Noel Brinkerhoff | AllGov | October 5, 2013

Officials at a top university in the United Kingdom have bowed to public pressure and withdrawn the school’s investment in U.S. drones.

The University of Edinburgh had a $2 million (£1.2 million) stake in Ultra...

Aletho News - 2013-10-01 - Original post - cached version
By Alice K Ross | Bureau of Investigative Journalism | September 23, 2013

I am an invisible man. My name is unknown. My loves are a mystery. But an unmanned aerial vehicle from a secret location has come for me. – Teju Cole, Nigerian-American writer, from his Seven...

Aletho News - 2013-09-27 - Original post - cached version
Reprieve | September 24, 2013

The US Government has, for a second time, failed to grant a visa to Pakistani lawyer Shahzad Akbar, preventing him from speaking in congress on the CIA drone programme next week.

The hearing will be chaired by Congressman Grayson of...

Penny for your thoughts - 2013-09-13 - Original post - cached version

Oh wait, no, that's wrong. Because Zawahiri is dead and so is Bin Laden. Let me reformulate.

Who held the seance or went into the trance that brought forth Zawahiri, the already dead Zawahiri, who was then able to channel OBL from wherever he resides in the afterlife, to deliver us this...

Down With Tyranny - 2013-08-20 - Original post - cached version

Tuesday, there were three charges against Pakistan's former military dictator, Pervez Musharraf: murder, conspiracy to murder and facilitation of murder, shocking in a country which has had an unwritten rule that top military men are NEVER held accountable for their crimes, no matter how...

Aletho News - 2013-08-04 - Original post - cached version
By Carlo Muñoz – The Hill – 08/01/13 

The Obama administration was forced into damage control on Thursday as officials attempted to walk back Secretary of State John Kerry’s pledge to end armed drone operations in Pakistan.

During a diplomatic visit to Pakistan...

Aletho News - 2013-08-02 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – August 1, 2013

The CIA unmanned aircraft deliberately targeted rescuers attempting to help victims of previous drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has found.

A field investigation by the Bureau focuses on...

Penny for your thoughts - 2013-07-31 - Original post - cached version

The partner to this post is Iraq, Libya, Pakistan Prison Breaks that advance the NATO war agenda These two posts work together, best. :)

Killings at Khan al Assal, truth suppression at its most blatant.
Over the weekend I chanced across a couple of articles on the NATO...

Aletho News - 2013-07-24 - Original post - cached version
RT | July 22, 2013

Leaked internal data produced by Pakistani officials documenting drone strikes on the ground reveal a high civilian death toll, countering US claims that the targeted assassination campaign results in “exceedingly rare” fatalities.

A 12-page...

Media Monarchy - 2013-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Osama Files, Subway Psyops, Save The Bees

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Aletho News - 2013-07-16 - Original post - cached version
By Mubbashir Rizvi | Zamana

Recent reports about the Pakistan government’s plan to allot thousands of acres of land to foreign countries and private corporations are alarming to say the least. The proponents of the plan argue that this agricultural outsourcing will...

Aletho News - 2013-07-02 - Original post - cached version
By Cora Currier | ProPublica | July 1, 2013

On June 9, a U.S. drone fired on a vehicle in a remote province of Yemen and killed several militants, according to media reports.

It soon emerged that among those who died was a boy – 10-year-old Abdulaziz, whose elder...

Aletho News - 2013-06-25 - Original post - cached version
By Sharmine Narwani | Al-Akhbar | 2013-06-25

Washington’s options in Syria are dwindling – and dwindling fast.

Trumped up chemical weapons charges against the Syrian government this month failed to produce evidence to convince a skeptical global community of any...

Aletho News - 2013-06-13 - Original post - cached version
MEMO | June 12, 2013

The spokesman of the Egyptian Army, Staff Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Ali, on Wednesday denied that his country had bought military wares from Israel.

An Israeli newspaper reported early this week that Israel had sold military wares to Pakistan and...

Aletho News - 2013-05-28 - Original post - cached version
By Justin Doolittle | CrimeThink | May 26, 2013

The A1 story in Sunday’s New York Times, written by Declan Walsh, is titled “U.S. Shift Poses Risk to Pakistan.” The story argues that, with the United States gradually dwindling down its political and military engagement... Blog - 2013-05-16 - Original post - cached version

“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.” -James Madison

As previously discussed in these spaces by...

Aletho News - 2013-05-15 - Original post - cached version
Al-Manar | May 14, 2013

Nawaz Sharif who is to be Pakistan’s prime minister for a third time, called Washington to end its drone strikes in the Asian country.

Sharif said the drone strikes pose a “challenge” to Pakistan’s national sovereignty, the Associated...

Aletho News - 2013-05-14 - Original post - cached version
By Nima Shirazi | Wide Asleep in America | May 13, 2013

Just two days before Palestinians commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Nakba, the names of two Palestinian cameramen targeted and killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza last November were dropped from a dedication...

Aletho News - 2013-05-12 - Original post - cached version
Rehmat’s World | May 11, 2013

On May 13, 2013, Washington-based media museum, Newseum, will honor 84 journalists killed in line of duty in various countries in 2012. The list includes two cameramen, Hussam Salama and Mahmoud Al-Kumi, from Hamas-owned Al-Aqsa TV, who... Blog - 2013-05-11 - Original post - cached version


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Pakistan High Court: US Drone Strikes Illegal: Pakistani High Court Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan has issued a ruling today declaring the ongoing US drone strikes against the tribal areas illegal under... 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... 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
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... 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
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... 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-...

Aletho News - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version
bne | May 6, 2013

Turkmenistan is persevering with efforts to persuade an international oil major to join the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, according to reports in India, despite being unwilling to give up a stake in its gas fields...

Aletho News - 2013-05-07 - Original post - cached version
By Julie Webb-Pullman | Palestine Chronicle | May 6 2013
Made in the USA. (Photo: Julie Webb-Pullman)

While the United States peddled the threat of chemical weapon use to justify its arming of the ‘opposition’ in Syria, Israel destroyed a chemical research facility...

Aletho News - 2013-05-04 - Original post - cached version
By Nidhi Razdan | NDTV | May 4, 2013

Tehran: In a strategically significant move to counter China’s presence in the region, India has announced that it will upgrade Iran’s crucial Chabahar port that gives a transit route to land-locked Afghanistan.

India’s... Blog - 2013-05-02 - Original post - cached version

In the past few days, two different Atlantic writers have worried that drones are a “sexy” subject which often overshadow other issues. Now, Andrew Cohen’s article isn’t really about war or drones. It’s a reminder that it’s not only Anwar al-Awlaki who didn’t get due process. Thousands of other...

Aletho News - 2013-05-01 - Original post - cached version
RT | April 30, 2013

Egypt said it quits Non-Proliferation Treaty talks to protest the failure of the parties involved to implement a resolution aimed to free Middle East from nuclear weapons. Although not articulated, Israel is said to be the reason for the withdrawal...

Aletho News - 2013-04-30 - Original post - cached version
Mehr News Agency | April 30, 2013

TEHRAN – Iran and India will hold a joint economic meeting in Tehran in the upcoming days, during which the two sides will sign six memorandums of understanding, the Iranian ambassador to India stated.

Iranian foreign...

Aletho News - 2013-04-29 - Original post - cached version
By Peter Hart | FAIR | April 29, 2013

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman doesn’t understand how on earth the Boston bombers could rationalize their act of violence–and believes that some aspects of Muslim culture must answer for it.

According to reports of the...

Aletho News - 2013-04-29 - Original post - cached version

This picture shows Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shaking hands after a joint press conference on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, March 2, 2012.
Press TV – April 28, 2013

The world is taking note of the ruling...

Stop Nato - 2013-04-27 - Original post - cached version

Voice of Russia
April 27, 2013

NATO’s global expansion unparalleled in history and fraught with catastrophe – Rozoff
Recorded on April 21, 2013


US-controlled NATO dangerously and relentlessly continues its global expansion, “something unparalleled in...

Stop Nato - 2013-04-27 - Original post - cached version

NATO’s Worldwide Expansion in the Post-Cold World Era
Rick Rozoff

One of the most significant developments of the post-Cold War era, and certainly the most ominous, is the transformation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a military bloc created by the United States...


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