Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a speech marking the 12th anniversary of 9/11, called for attacks on the United States and a boycott of the world’s largest economy.
The end of Ramadan was imminent. The jihadi chattering classes of that fuzzy entity, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), went on overdrive. It was jailbreak galore from Libya to Pakistan via Iraq. And all this in perfect synch with two successive fatwas issued by that perennial bogeyman, former Osama bin Laden sidekick Ayman “Doctor Evil” al-Zawahiri.
By Paige Bennett
For anyone who was paying attention, yesterday was an important day. No, I’m not talking about theArias trial (which certain networks covered all day without any mention of other, apparently more trivial news), or even Kim Kardashian’s latest appearance as a floral couch/sausage hybrid.
One afternoon last fall at Fort Benning, Ga., two model-size planes took off, climbed to 800 and 1,000 feet, and began criss-crossing the military base in search of an orange, green and blue tarp.
The automated, unpiloted planes worked on their own, with no human guidance, no hand on any control.
By: Julian Borger and Joel Greenberg
Isreal’s night raid on ‘missiles destined for Hezbollah’ deepens fears of conflict spreading beyond Syrian border across region
The Syrian government said that Israeli air strikes against military targets around Damascus amounted to a “declaration of war” and threatened retaliation, in the latest sign that the fighting is spilling across the Syrian border and risks sparking a wider regional conflict.
By: Nile Bowie
If the lawlessness, poverty, and endemic corruption of Afghanistan are indicative of anything, it is that the multi-billion dollar efforts to restore stability in the region have been an abject failure.
As with all Marvel films, there is always a tremendous amount of anticipation about what character or characters will be revealed as the villain and “Iron Man 3” continued the tradition. With so much source material to choose from, the filmmakers were happy to confirm, to the delight of the fans, that the highly anticipated character of The Mandarin would finally make his appearance after years of speculation.
By: Rebecca Greig
It is a long walk into Gaza.
One thousand metres of caged walkway separate the sterile, futuristic and, to my mind, faintly sinister Israeli checkpoint at Erez from the Palestinian entry-point on the northern border.
Which will be the first? Israel?
Surely not! The USA’s foreign policy, its media and its political structures are completely corrupted by, and infected with, Zionism.
by Glen Ford
“For 16 years, Uganda and Rwanda have done the bidding of their paymasters and arms suppliers, the American and British governments.”
The United States has financed and given overall direction to the worst genocide since World War Two, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
By: Alexander James Green
It’s a hot 22°C June day in Miranshah – a town in the tribal region of Waziristan in northwest Pakistan – and, for two young lovers, its the day of their marriage. The day is set to be one of the happiest day of their lives; close to the whole village, 80 people and counting, has turned up to witness the reunion.
President Obama gave a sharp warning Monday to Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian dictator who is fighting a rebellion by his own people.
Assad has not used his chemical weapons, including nerve gas, but the possibility that he might threatens to pull the United States into that conflict… I mean seems like history repeats itself remember something ?
“Israel will continue to build in Jerusalem, and in all places of the map of the strategic interests of the state of Israel.” He said the Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu in the usual Sunday meeting of the government, according to a report in Ynet.
Among the plethora of worries that plagued the Obama administration weeks before the election, chief among them may have been leaving behind an “amorphous” drone-strike program to a successor.
Palestinian mourners carry the bodies of members of the al-Dallu family during their funeral procession in Gaza City on November 19, 2012.
By Glenn Greenwald
The Obama administration’s unstinting financial, military and diplomatic support for Israel is a key enabling force in the conflict.
Drone warfare and surveillance has expanded exponentially since their arrival in 2004 over Pakistan for use in targeted killings.
By Tony Cartalucci,
The discredited and now obscure, defected Syrian ambassador Nawaf Fares,had claimed mid-summer of 2012 that the Syrian government had been behind the influx of foreign terrorists that entered Iraq during the later phases of the US-British occupation of Iraq.
The powerful terrorist bombing in Beirut’s Christian quarter of Ashrafiyeh, which occurred yesterday (Oct 19, 2012) and which led to the death of 8 people and the injury of around 120 others, targeted the chief of Lebanon’s Intelligence Unit of the Internal Security Forces, Col. Wissam Hassan.
By: Robert Taylor
While the 2012 presidential election racket focuses on gaffes, Romney’s binders, and Big Bird, the CIA and the Pentagon are currently busy finding ways to increase their military power and influence around the globe.