Tuesday, 24. August 2010

State Department Details Blackwater Violations of US Laws

Warren P. Strobel, McClatchy Newspapers: "The company formerly known as Blackwater violated U.S. export control laws nearly 300 times, ranging from attempts to do business in Sudan while that country was under U.S. sanctions to training an Afghan border patrol official who was a native of Iran, the State Department said Monday."

//www.truth-out.org/state-department-details-blackwater-violations-us-laws62588



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Cutting Through the Media's Bogus Bomb-Iran Debate

Tony Karon, TomDispatch: "America's march to a disastrous war in Iraq began in the media, where an unprovoked U.S. invasion of an Arab country was introduced as a legitimate policy option, then debated as a prudent and necessary one. Now, a similarly flawed media conversation on Iran is gaining momentum."

//www.truth-out.org/two-minutes-midnight62627

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The Bomb-Iran Debate
//www.lewrockwell.com/engelhardt/engelhardt403.html



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CCC hackt elektronischen Personalausweis

Yucca Tree Post+ (Blog)

Da in den Ausweis ein RFID-Chip eingebaut ist, erfolgt das Auslesen drahtlos. Mit dem Hack des CCC, zu dem noch keine Details bekannt sind, können offenbar ...

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Slow violence and the BP coverups

CounterPunch
by Anne McClintock

08/23/10

‘Why do they go out at night?’ I ask. ‘They are hiding the oil with dispersants,’ Steve said. ‘They don’t want people to know how much oil there is out there. And they don’t want people to know how much dispersants they are spraying. It’s one of the big secrets down here’...

//counterpunch.org/mcclintock08232010.html



Rig manager challenged BP on personnel change

Washington Post

08/24/10

A Transocean rig manager testified yesterday that, about a week before the April 20 Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, he challenged his counterparts at BP to explain their decision to swap out the most experienced well site leader — or ‘company man’ — for someone less familiar with the rig. … ‘We did have numerous well-control issues throughout drilling this well,’ Transocean’s Paul Johnson, who managed the Deepwater Horizon from Houston, testified at a federal fact-finding hearing in Houston. When he found out that the new company man, Robert Kaluza, would soon fly to the rig, he said: ‘I was a little concerned … We didn’t know who this gentleman was’...

//www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2010/08/24/rig_manager_challenged_bp_on_personnel_change/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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A Crisis of Democracy: Real Solutions to the BP Oil Spill

Brooke Jarvis, YES! Magazine: "For Gulf residents, the BP oil spill has made the problem of unchecked corporate power painfully clear. Exxon Valdez survivor Riki Ott on why this may be the moment to overcome our political divides and take back our democracy."

//www.truth-out.org/a-crisis-democracy-real-solutions-bp-oil-spill62744

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Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Exxon Valdez Damages Remain Unsettled After 21 Years

//www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/08/30

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BP - The man responsible for this, the chairman of BP was until February President of Ericsson

from Mona:

//www.thelocal.se/20264/20090625/

//www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/jun2009/gb20090626_851341.htm

//www.bnet.com/blog/clean-energy/bp-chairman-cares-about-small-people-and-learns-that-words-can-be-as-important-as-actions/1940

Re: BP - The man responsible for this, the chairman of BP was until February President of Ericsson.

From Mary in the U.S:

"the name of the company that mines the phosphate fertilizer and then markets/distributes the fluoride it removes from its fertilizer is Mosaic, and they are a huge global company, but keep a low profile. The CEO from Mosaic is on the board of directors of Nalco, which is making the "dispersant" Corexit that they are dumping into the Gulf of Mexico. Also on Nalco's board is the VP from Monsanto. The CEO of Nalco is also tied in with Eli Lilly and Dupont. But at this point, I am certain that Mosaic is providing fluoride because it is profitable for the pharmaceutical industry, which then treats the symptoms".


Informant: Iris Atzmon



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I once loved America, whether it existed or not

WendyMcElroy.Com
by Wendy McElroy

08/23/10

[M]y father wouldn’t stand much of a chance in today’s America. He was a good, kind man who was honest and hard-working to the bone. He would have reacted to the thieving tax-whores by working harder and dying even younger because I don’t think he would have believed that the basic concept of fairness had fled the Continent. He would have kept voting different people into the same positions of privilege in the hope that ‘the little guy’ still made a difference. He would keep telling his children to study hard and obey the law because, if you do, then anything is possible to you. He wouldn’t have believed the con job and scam that society has become; he wouldn’t believe that those who work hard and come home after ten or twelve hours days, as he did, are now the chumps of the world. Working hard and being honest now makes you a fool who is willing to die young so that thieves may prosper at your children’s expense...

//www.wendymcelroy.com/news.php?extend.3466


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Amid flooding, CIA resumes Pakistan drone campaign

MSNBC

08/23/10

After a little-noticed, weeks long disruption caused by the monsoons that devastated Pakistan, the CIA in recent days has picked up the pace of its missile strikes against Islamic militants with back-to-back attacks against terror targets that have killed at least 11 people in the country’s northwest region. But the air strikes have raised fresh concerns among some Pakistani officials that the agency is resuming its lethal campaign at the worst possible moment, in the midst of a humanitarian crisis that has submerged one sixth of the country and left at least six million people homeless...

//tinyurl.com/2w48gqe



18 killed in three US drone strikes

Dawn [Pakistan]

09/09/10

Fourteen suspected militants and four children were killed when US drones carried out three attacks in North Waziristan on Wednesday. Missiles targeted a compound, a car and a house in parts of North Waziristan near the Afghan border, according to reports...

//tinyurl.com/2ay83wm



Pakistan: Suspected US drone attack kills five

CNN

09/12/10

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed five suspected militants in Pakistan’s tribal region on Sunday morning, intelligence officials told CNN. Two intelligence officials said two missiles were fired on the hideout of suspected militants in the Data Khel area of North Waziristan, one of seven districts in Pakistan’s tribal region bordering Afghanistan...

//edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/09/12/pakistan.us.drone



Pakistan: Suspected US drones kill 13

CNN

09/14/10

Two suspected U.S. drone strikes killed 13 alleged militants in Pakistan’s tribal region Tuesday, intelligence officials said. The first strike killed nine people. Two intelligence officials said three missiles were fired Tuesday morning on the suspected hideout of militants in the Shawal area of North Waziristan, one of seven districts in Pakistan’s tribal region bordering Afghanistan. The second strike killed four people in Pakistan’s tribal region Tuesday evening, intelligence officials said...

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Six killed in US drone strike

The Nation [Pakistan]

09/21/10

Six people were killed in suspected US drone strike in North Waziristan on Monday, security officials said. Three missiles struck a house and vehicle linked to militants at Darazinda village, 40 kilometres northeast of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan region, they said...

//tinyurl.com/29z4kzn


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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US Attack Kills 20 People In Pakistan

Four women and three children were also among the dead.
//www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/23/AR2010082305107.html



Another U.S.-Inflicted "Ground Zero" in Pakistan

By William N. Grigg

If opinion polls are reliable at all, most Americans are too enthralled by the manufactured outrage over the so-called Ground Zero Mosque to notice that the government claiming to represent them just massacred, via remote-controlled drone, at least twenty innocent people in Pakistan.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26237.htm



US Attack Kills 4 In Pakistan

US drone strike on Saturday killed "four militants" in Pakistan's north-western tribal belt near the Afghan border, security officials said.

//www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STIStory_572014.html



US attacks kill 10 in Pakistan

Two US drone attacks have killed at least ten people in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region amid growing discontent over climbing number of civilian casualties.

//www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/12-us+missiles+kill+five+in+north+waziristan--bi-02



US attack kills 8 alledged militants in Pakistan: Officials

An earlier strike yesterday killed six militants when it hit a compound on the outskirts of Miranshah.

//bit.ly/9xq3u3



US kills five people in Pakistan

A United States unmanned aircraft fired two missiles into Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border on Monday, killing five people, security officials said.

//bit.ly/al6StO



US attack kill 14 "militants" in Pakistan

More than 1,040 people have been killed in 122 drone strikes in Pakistan since August 2008, including a number of senior militants. However, the attacks fuel anti-American sentiment in the conservative Muslim country.

//news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100908/wl_sthasia_afp/pakistanunrestnorthwestusmissile



US Kills 11 In Pakistan

A salvo of missiles fired by US drones killed 11 alledged militants in Pakistan's tribal "badlands" on Tuesday, the 10th strike in 11 days, officials said.

//bit.ly/9vGsFE


From Information Clearing House

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The Great Pakistani Deluge Never Happened

Juan Cole, Tomdispatch: "In the United States, the contrast with the wall-to-wall cable news coverage of the Haitian earthquake in January and the consequent outpouring of public donations was palpable.... What of American civil society? No rock concerts were organized to help Pakistani children sleeping on highways or in open fields infested with vermin. No sports events offered receipts to aid victims at risk from cholera and other diseases. It was as if the great Pakistani deluge were happening in another dimension, beyond the ken of Americans."

//www.truth-out.org/juan-cole-the-great-pakistani-deluge-never-happened63106



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Fiddling While the US Economy Burns

Danny Schechter, Consortium News: "We know we live in hard times that are on the verge of getting harder with 500,000 new claims for unemployment last week, a recent record. The stock market may be over for now as fear and panic drives small investors out. Big corporations hoard stashes of cash rather then hire workers. The D-Word (depression) is back in play."

//www.truth-out.org/fiddling-while-us-economy-burns62579



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How Has It Come to This?

Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld, Truthout: "The scene is post-apocalyptic. Under a gray sky, two families play in the surf just off the beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana. To get to the beach, we walk past a red, plastic barrier fence that until very recently was there to keep people away from the oil-soaked area. Now, there are a few openings that beach goers can use. The fence is left largely intact, I presume, for when they will need to close the beach again when the next invasion of BP's oil occurs."

//www.truth-out.org/how-has-it-come-this62558



Fish Kills Worry Gulf Scientists, Fishers, Environmentalists

Dahr Jamail, Inter Press Service: "Ocean Springs, Mississippi - Another massive fish kill, this time in Louisiana, has alarmed scientists, fishers and environmentalists who believe they are caused by oil and dispersants. On Aug. 22, St. Bernard Parish authorities reported a huge fish kill at the mouth of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet."

//www.truth-out.org/fish-kills-worry-gulf-scientists-fishers-environmentalists62712



Despite "All Clear," Mississippi Sound Tests Positive for Oil

Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld, Truthout: "The State of Mississippi's Department of Marine Resources opened all of its territorial waters to fishing on August 6. This was done in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the US Food and Drug Administration, despite concerns from commercial fishermen in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida about the presence of oil and toxic dispersants from the BP oil disaster. On August 19, Truthout accompanied two commercial fishermen from Mississippi on a trip into the Mississippi Sound in order to test for the presence of submerged oil. Laboratory test results from samples taken on that trip show extremely high concentrations of oil in the Mississippi Sound."

//www.truth-out.org/mississippi-sound-tests-positive-oil62735



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Living for Change: If Not Now, When?

//www.commondreams.org/view/2010/08/23-2



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There Are No Heroes in Illegal and Immoral Wars

//www.commondreams.org/view/2010/08/23



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Obama Plays Down Plan for Post-2011 Iraq Troop Presence

//www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/08/23-3

War Veterans/Military Family Members Successfully Blockade Fort Hood Deployment to Iraq
//www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/08/23-0

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More than 5,000 airmen will remain in Iraq

More than 10 percent of U.S. forces left in Iraq when combat operations officially end Aug. 31 will be airmen conducting close-air support, airlift and intelligence-gathering missions, and working with Iraqi security forces.

//bit.ly/9Fe3x2


From Information Clearing House



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Outrage at UN Decision to Exonerate Shell for Oil Pollution in Niger Delta

//www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/08/23



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US Military 'Overwhelmed' by Mental Health Problems of Soldiers

//www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/08/23-2



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Weiter US-Kampftruppen im Irak

Der verkündete Abzug aller Kampftruppen war eine Inszenierung, um trotz der großen Probleme im Irak das Wahlversprechen von Obama einzulösen.

//www.heise.de/tp/blogs/8/148251



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McCain's Attack On Liberty

by Pastor Chuck Baldwin

Anyone paying attention knows that John McCain has been a Big-Government Globalist Neocon (BGGN) for virtually his entire senatorial career. As with many BGGNs hiding out in the Republican Party, McCain likes to talk about smaller government, but his track record is littered with the promotion of one big government program after another. But, what else would one expect from a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)? ...

//www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin611.htm



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Drowning Pakistan Worries Washington

//www.lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis202.html



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Business 'Ethics' Wrong Focus

//www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo193.html

Your Standard of Living Is Going Down
//www.lewrockwell.com/wenzel/wenzel16.1.html

Economy Heading for a Systemic Collapse into Hyperinflationary Great Depression
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