Wednesday, 15. September 2010

Blaming Obama

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

09/15/10

As long as Obama’s been in office, Obama’s progressive supporters ‘and even some sensible conservatives’ have been ’surprised and dismayed’ that his military and diplomatic posture seems nearly identical to that of his predecessor in the White House. Was he merely a good actor, or are there hidden factors chaining him to the ‘missteps’ of the Bush White House? Has he cracked, or is he ‘trapped?’ Walt believes the latter: ‘I don’t really blame Obama,’ he writes. The President ‘can’t simply wage a magic wand,’ after all, reverse course and ‘get the rest of the government to fall into line.’ Let’s stop right there and ask: why, exactly, not?

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/09/14/blaming-obama/



On more stimulus spending

Campaign For Liberty
by US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)

09/14/10

Faced with continuing economic decline and an impending election, the administration, predictably, is entertaining the idea of another stimulus package. To explain why the last one didn’t work, adherents to the Keynesian economic philosophy are claiming that they actually did work — it just looks like they didn’t because we don’t realize how much worse off we would be right now without trillions of dollars of public spending...

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php?view=1110



What Obama’s presidency needs: A big reset

The Nation
by William Greider

09/14/10

The Obama White House is dabbling in small ideas when what the country needs is a big reset of this presidency. My suggestion: dump the measured moderation. It’s not working as economic strategy or as politics. Take a deep breath and admit the Democratic Party failed to grasp the enormity of the economic upheaval facing the country — people will be grateful for some honest talk. Start over with a more aggressive and realistic economic agenda that measures success in the tangible results people can see, not rosy forecasts of macroeconomic models. Instead of holding back, start using the government’s vast, untapped powers in more ambitious ways that directly generate real changes in the economy, starting with jobs, jobs, jobs...

http://tinyurl.com/26v9j65



The curse of fiat money

Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Thorsten Polleit

09/14/10

It may come as a surprise to many, but the relative size of the US commercial-banking industry has not declined following the so-called credit-market crisis, which developed in the second half of 2007. On the contrary, it has increased since then. While nominal GDP rose 4.2% from the second quarter of 2007 to the second quarter of 2010, banks’ total assets rose 18.4%...

http://mises.org/daily/4684


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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"President Obama is Involved in War Crimes Right Now"

The New Statesman Interviews: Noam Chomsky

It's imperial doctrine. Stability is when the UK and US invade a country and impose the regime of their choice. But if Iran tries to interfere, that's destabilising.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26371.htm



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US airstrikes in Pakistan hit all-time high in intensity

Winston-Salem Journal

09/15/10

Drone aircraft made two missile attacks in a lawless tribal region on the Afghan border yesterday, making September the most intense period of U.S. strikes in Pakistan since they began in 2004, intelligence officials said. The stepped-up campaign is focused on a small area of farming villages and mountainous, thickly forested terrain controlled by the Haqqani network, a ruthless American foe in Afghanistan, U.S. officials say...

http://tinyurl.com/39gndug



17 more killed as US steps up drone strikes

Daily Times [Pakistan]

09/16/10

Two separate US missile strikes targeting al Qaeda-linked fighters in the Tribal Areas on Wednesday killed 17 terrorists, local security officials said...

http://tinyurl.com/2bys7tg



US missile strike kills five

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

09/19/10

A suspected U.S. drone fired three missiles at a house in northwestern Pakistan today, killing five alleged militants in the 14th such attack this month — the most intense barrage since the strikes began in 2004, said intelligence officials. The house belonged to a local militant and was located in Datta Khel, a town in the North Waziristan tribal area that is controlled by militants who regularly launch cross-border attacks against NATO troops in Afghanistan, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak with the media...

http://tinyurl.com/2fu2bhh


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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US Kills 32 people in Pakistan

US drones killed five militants in a strike in the volatile North Waziristan tribal region of northwest Pakistan today, taking the taking the number of rebels killed in four consecutive attacks since yesterday to 32.

http://bit.ly/bTwlUM



US Attack Kills 8 In Pakistan

At least eight people were killed and two others injured in a U.S. drone strike launched Monday afternoon. One of the missiles reportedly hit a vehicle carrying five local welfare workers and all of them were said to be killed.

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/7146487.html


From Information Clearing House



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The Rich Took Over in the 1970s

James Kwak, The Baseline Scenario: "It isn't public opinion, or the median voter, that matters; it's what the rich want. That shift occurred in the 1970s because businesses and the super-rich began a process of political organization in the early 1970s that enabled them to pool their wealth and contacts to achieve dominant political influence…. Money pouring into lobbying firms, political campaigns, and ideological think tanks created the organizational muscle that gave the Republicans a formidable institutional advantage by the 1980s. The Democrats have only reduced that advantage in the past two decades by becoming more like Republicans-more business-friendly, more anti-tax, and more dependent on money from the super-rich. And that dependency has severely limited both their ability and their desire to fight back on behalf of the middle class (let alone the poor), which has few defenders in Washington."

http://www.truth-out.org/the-importance-1970s63229



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Government Report on Drugging of Detainees Is Suppressed

Jeffrey Kaye and Jason Leopold, Truthout: "A major Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigation on the drugging of detainees held at Guantanamo and other Department of Defense (DoD) facilities was completed almost a year ago, though no publicity about this ever took place. News of the completion of the report was a surprise to human rights workers who had been involved in investigating the drugging claims. According to DoD spokesperson, Maj. Tanya Bradsher, the report is classified. While the investigation's findings remain unknown, one Congressional source said the allegations of drugging of prisoners for the 'purposes of interrogation' were not substantiated by the findings of the report. The involuntary use of drugs on prisoners would violate a number of domestic and international laws, as well as basic ethical codes of the medical professions."

http://www.truth-out.org/government-report-drugging-detainees-is-suppressed63256



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Langfristig überleben

Die Erde erlebt gerade ein Massensterben der Arten.
http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/33/33299/1.html



Neue Temperaturrekorde

US-Wissenschaftler haben Daten für August vorgelegt.
http://www.heise.de/tp/blogs/2/148390

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Die Formel für nachhaltiges Wachstum

In „Faktor Fünf“ zeigen Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker und seine amerikanischen Mitautoren Karlson Hargroves und Michael Smith, dass sich der Ressourcenverbrauch um 80 Prozent vermindern ließe, was weltweit mehr nachhaltigen Wohlstand zur Folge hätte. Eine Buchrezension von Thomas Wardenbach.

http://sonnenseite.kjm4.de/ref.php?id=d8741689816ms225



Erdkarte zeigt Massenverlust der Arktis

Gletscher in Grönland und Alaska verlieren jährlich 100 Gigatonnen.
http://sonnenseite.kjm4.de/ref.php?id=d8741689820ms225



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Religion and Liberty

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/hulsmann5.1.1.html



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Will There Be Enough Food?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/celente/celente48.1.html



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UN experts rap US over private security firms

UN experts have rapped the United States for its failure to prosecute private security personnel over violations in Iraq, citing a case against two US firms which was dismissed after they claimed immunity.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/09/15/3011868.htm?section=justin


From Information Clearing House



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US Soldier Committed Suicide Rather Than Take Part in Torture

By Greg Mitchell

Alyssa Peterson was one of the first female soldiers who died in Iraq. Her death under these circumstances should have drawn wide attention. It's not exactly the Tillman case, but a cover-up, naturally, followed.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26360.htm



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Banning Slaughter

By Kathy Kelly

The U.S. is institutionalizing assassination as a valid policy. Does this make us safer?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26357.htm



Ex-CIA Agents Confirm Torture at Polish Black Site

By Spiegel

Former CIA agents have confirmed rumors that the agency tortured terror suspects at a detention center in Poland. One agent allegedly held a drill to a prisoner's head while he was naked and hooded.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26358.htm

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ACLU: Lawyers for Guantánamo Prisoner in Court to Defend Successful Challenge to Detention

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/09/17-2



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"A long-drawn-out disaster"

Bombshell from London

By Eric S. Margolis

The report, presided over by the former deputy director of Britain's foreign intelligence agency, MI-6, says the threat from al-Qaeda and Taliban has been "exaggerated" by the western powers.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26362.htm



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Afghan War Myths

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/09/14-7

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Nato urged to allow partition of Afghanistan

Afghanistan should be allowed to partition along ethnic lines by pulling back Nato forces and acknowledging that the Taliban will not be defeated in their heartland, a senior former American national security adviser has warned.

http://bit.ly/d05wFD


From Information Clearing House

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Dizzy with success

Empire Burlesque
by Chris Floyd

09/14/10

‘Dizzy With Success.’ That was the phrase used by Stalin to describe the ‘few excesses’ that had taken place in the ‘historic drive to collectivization’ …. ‘Dizzy With Success’ would be also be an apt description for the epochal ruin that has been visited on the people of Afghanistan in nine years of military occupation by the United States and its European allies...

http://tinyurl.com/3yf5o3r


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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IMF Fears 'Social Explosion' From World Jobs Crisis

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/09/14-3



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A Planet at War With Itself

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/09/14



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