The Orthodox Jews fighting the Judaization of East Jerusalem - H. The four stages of Israeli policy: crisis, pressure, cave-in and. One Belgian and 13 Gazans To Sue Israeli Officials For War Crime. Soldier's Shocking Allegation: Troops Ordered to Engage in '360. June 21, 2010 | Like this article?
Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Editor’s Note: It remains Washington’s conventional wisdom that President George W. Environment » Sarah Palin On The Environment: George Bush And Di. Antiwar.com. America Detached from War by Tom Engelhardt. Admittedly, before George W.
Bush had his fever dream, the U.S. had already put its first unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drone surveillance planes in the skies over Kosovo in the late 1990s. By November 2001, it had armed them with missiles and was flying them over Afghanistan. In November 2002, a Predator drone would loose a Hellfire missile on a car in Yemen, a country with which we weren’t at war. Six suspected al-Qaeda members, including a suspect in the bombing of the destroyer the USS Cole would be turned into twisted metal and ash — the first "targeted killings" of the American robotic era.
Just two months earlier, in September 2002, as the Bush administration was "introducing" its campaign to sell an invasion of Iraq to Congress and the American people, CIA Director George Tenet and Vice President Dick Cheney "trooped up to Capitol Hill" to brief four top Senate and House leaders on a hair-raising threat to the country. Spending fight freezes war bill - David Rogers. Stuck in neutral, Democrats are watching their summer economic agenda whittle away each day, with Republicans driving the debate through Senate filibuster rules and their political lock in the House over new war funding sought by President Barack Obama.
Republican leaders warned Wednesday that their House members will withhold support by voting “present” on the war funds if Democrats attempt to add new domestic spending, including $10 billion to help local school boards avert teacher layoffs in the fall. Afghan Questions Arise as Petraeus Takes Over - CBS Evening News. General Petraeus is expected to be quickly and easily confirmed by the Senate but defense secretary Gates acknowledged today the war itself is going slower and harder than expected, reports CBS News national security correspondent David Martin.
McChrystal Relieved of Duty; Petraeus TappedHotsheet: In Afghanistan, a New General but an Old Strategy The man Gates calls one of the greatest battle captains in American military history made the rounds today ahead of his Senate confirmation hearings next week. Before he is confirmed he will have to answer questions about the July 2011 date President Obama has set for beginning a withdrawal from Afghanistan.
KUHNER: Who lost Afghanistan? America is heading toward a colossal defeat in Afghanistan.
Unless there is a dramatic change in policy and leadership, the United States will suffer the most calamitous military setback in its history - one that will mark the end of the American moment, the loss of superpower status in the eyes of the world. President Obama was correct to dismiss Gen. Generals International on Israel, The Oil Spill, And Demonic Vor. Megyn Kelly Pushes Right Wing Outrage And Disputed. Could White be right now? Democratic gubernatorial nominee's mid. When Bill White became state Democratic chairman nearly 15 years ago, he predicted that the party's worst days were over and that momentum "is definitely on our side.
" He was wrong. The Democratic Party was in political free fall when White took over after Republican George W. Bush's election as governor. Right-Wing Israel Lobby Riding High in Election Run-Up « Aletho. By Jim Lobe* – IPS – June 23, 2010 WASHINGTON – Despite the growing international condemnation and isolation incurred by the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the right-wing leadership of the so-called “Israel Lobby” here is riding high in the U.S. Congress. So far this week, it has chalked up a key victory on Capitol Hill in its longstanding effort to impose “crippling sanctions” against Iran. It also succeeded in getting a large majority of U.S. lawmakers to fire a shot across the bow of the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which has led the international chorus of criticism against the Jewish state since the deadly Israeli seizure in international waters of a Turkish vessel carrying humanitarian supplies to Gaza.
Obama, according to some reports circulating here, hopes to receive a return invitation from his guest to visit Israel in October, a month before the November elections here. MADNESS & REALITY: Right-Wing Religious group. Jobs Bill Fails In Senate: Democrats Say Thursday's Doomed Vote. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that after Republicans once again defeated a bill to reauthorize several expired domestic aid programs, including extended unemployment benefits, Democrats are giving up on trying to break the GOP filibuster.
"We're going to move to the small business jobs bill," said Reid. "We can't pass it until we get some Republicans... It's up to them. " Reid and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), in an effort to mollify a handful of conservative Democrats and moderate Republicans, have spent the past several weeks trimming the bill to reduce its deficit impact. Extended unemployment benefits lapsed at the beginning of June. Bc video: Hope fades for the unemployed. McCrystal Scandal Shows Us the Military No Longer Protects Ameri. June 24, 2010 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email.
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Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Fears Grow over Oil Spill's Long-Term Effects on Food Chain - IP. ATLANTA, Georgia, May 31, 2010 (IPS/IFEJ) - As oil continues gushing from the ocean floor into the Gulf of Mexico, with no sign of stopping until a new well is finished this August, scientists, environmentalists and local residents are beginning to reckon with the reality of a massive annihilation of sea creatures and wildlife. Where Corporations Learn How to 'Manipulate' the Media. By Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy The word 'manipulate' was used by Edward Bernays to describe how big corporations, like BP and Exxon, should harness the 'organized habits and opinions of the masses'.
Bernays considered such 'manipulation' to be essential in a democratic society. BP's recent oil spill --now threatening the U.S. Deepwater BP Oil Spill. "To the people here in the Gulf, we are going to be standing by your side.
And to Americans all across the country, come on down and visit. " -- President Barack Obama, U.S. Coast Guard Panama City District Office, Panama City, Florida, 8/14/10 Information on Spill-Related Damages and Claims. BP oil spill response hits methane ice hitch. A little known substance caused a big problem for the BP oil spill clean up effort last weekend.
US bureaucrats smoked crystal meth, watched porn as BP oil rig b. A New Generation of Natural Gas Drilling Is Endangering Communit. June 22, 2010 |