15 May 2009


Pentagon Preparing For War With The Enemy
"My flight in the backseat of a Lancer [MiG-21] is a good opportunity to look at different aircraft and it's a real privilege and an honor. I want to see what they see from their cockpit, and view a new angle of understanding against our adversaries."


A Nation of Freedom or a Nation of Soldiers?
It’s a bad sign of how far off track the Obama presidency has gone that some of the most far right Republican politicians in Congress are thanking President Obama for continuing George W. Bush’s attacks against the Constitution. One such noxious thank you came yesterday from U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee. Blackburn congratulated Obama on his decision to resist a Freedom of Information Act petition, and refuse to reveal photographs that show acts of barbaric torture by the American government.


On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory No. 19/2009 (07 - 13 May 2009)
Five Palestinian civilians, including two children and one woman, were wounded by IOF gunfire
IOF conducted 15 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. IOF arrested 12 Palestinian civilians in the West Bank, and four in the Gaza Strip IOF arrested the mother of an allegedly wanted Palestinian. IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the OPT and have isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world. IOF troops positioned at military checkpoints in the West Bank arrested five Palestinian civilians, including a child and a girl. IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property. Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian civilians and their property. At least 110 donums[1] were annexed to "Burkan" settlement in the northern West Bank.


So Long Since Dreaming Made Sense
There had been the Reagan Revolution and the enshrinement of greed, rapaciousness, and materialism as the state religion. There had been the beginnings in 1991 of the long war to gain control of the planets oil supplies. There had been the period of the most "Republican" Democrat ever to occupy the White House, a man so vapid and devoid of character that he sought nothing of his office beyond his own sexual gratification. There had been the eight years of the most utter hopelessness and despair as the United States of America moved as close to fascism and the end of constitutional government as it has ever been.


Mission Accomplished
President Barack Obama appears to be endorsing the Bush administration’s larger mission — to turn the American presidency into an elected monarchy. By refusing to enforce the laws against torture, he not only violated his oath of office; he joined George W. Bush in declaring that CIA operatives can commit crimes with impunity, provided that a government lawyer gives them a permission slip.


Scared Somalis running out of food as battles rage
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Hundreds of foreigners fighting alongside Somali Islamic insurgents have driven this week's fierce battles against government forces, which have killed more than 100 people, the U.N. envoy to Somalia said Friday. Concern that the government might fall is mounting.


Pakistan Pounds Swat, Over One Million Refugees Registered
The bad news doesn’t stop there. Another 500,000 IDPs are waiting to be formally registered. On top of that, another million civilians are trapped inside the Swat Valley because of the military’s curfew.


Sri Lanka rejects cease-fire pleas
"We are not going to succumb to international pressure to stop the offensive," said Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena. "In Pakistan and Afghanistan there are similar conflicts but no one is asking them to have a peace agreement or a cease-fire," Abeywardena said.


1 comment:

  1. Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    She is no conservative.
    See her unconstitutional votes at :