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Afghanistan: The top ten lies that recur in the mainstream media

By James O’Neill |Informationclearinghouse.info | 21 Jun 2012

Recent announcements by the leaders of several of the nations forming the international assistance force in Afghanistan regarding their involvement post 2014 and their reasons for staying at least until then make it appropriate to consider the ostensible reasons for the invasion and occupation of this strategically located country. In considering recent history and those stated reasons there are at least ten major lies that recur in the mainstream media.

 

Why Obama faces a hopeless war in Syria

By Paul McGeough | Smh.com.au | 12 Jun 2012

Here’s what’s going to happen in Syria – in the face of failing diplomacy, moral and emotional pressure will wear down Barack Obama’s reluctance to help the rebels. ”Sensible” doesn’t cut it when women and children are being murdered on YouTube.

 

‘Kill list:’ how drone attacks turned Obama into a hardliner

By Sara Ghasemilee | Al Arabiya | 6 Jun 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama used to be criticized for being too liberal. But in the past week news reports have revealed that he personally oversees a “kill list” for drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen. Now Washington insiders are likening him to ‘Georges W. Bush on steroids.’

 

Are You Ready for War With Syria?

By Rep. Ron Paul | Antiwar.com | 5 Jun 2012

War drums are beating again in Washington. This time Syria is in the crosshairs after a massacre there last week left more than 100 dead. As might be expected from an administration with an announced policy of “regime change” in Syria, the reaction was to blame only the Syrian government for the tragedy, expel Syrian diplomats from Washington, and announce that the U.S. may attack Syria even without U.N. approval.

 

The drone war is Obama’s war

By Seumus Milne | Guardian News & Media Ltd | 2 Jun 2012

More than a decade after George W. Bush launched it, the “war on terror” was supposed to be winding down. US military occupation of Iraq has ended and Nato is looking for a way out of Afghanistan, even as the carnage continues. But another war — the undeclared drone war that has already killed thousands — is now being relentlessly escalated.

 

US campaign to end Israeli occupation

By As’ad Abdul Rahman | Gulf News | 26 May 2012

Activists are now on US ground seeking support for an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands. A campaign, representing the largest and most diverse coalition in the US is “working to change US policy” which unconditionally supports the Israeli colonial rule of the occupied Palestinian land.

 

We are not at war with Islam

By Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Huffingtonpost | 23 May 2012

Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama have persistently affirmed: “We are not at war with Islam,” trying to assure 1.7 billion Muslims that the military actions of the so-called “war against terrorism” do not constitute belligerence against Islam or Muslims.

 

US declares 'total war' on Islam

By Ismail Salami | PressTV | 20 May 2012

In an organized act of brutality, a number of US soldiers went on a house-to-house shooting spree in Zangabad village, Kandahar in March and massacred 16 people including nine children while they were sleeping and all Washington had to say were a few words of condolence and apology nonchalantly strung together in order to appease the overwhelming public rage in Afghanistan. Western media however reduced the number of the killers to one.

 

You are all suspects now. What are you going to do about it?

By John Pilger | Informationclearinghouse | 30 Apr 2012

You are all potential terrorists. It matters not that you live in Britain, the United States, Australia or the Middle East. Citizenship is effectively abolished. Turn on your computer and the US Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center may monitor whether you are typing not merely “al-Qaeda”, but “exercise”, “drill”, “wave”, “initiative” and “organisation”: all proscribed words. The British government’s announcement that it intends to spy on every email and phone call is old hat. The satellite vacuum cleaner known as Echelon has been doing this for years. What has changed is that a state of permanent war has been launched by the United States and a police state is consuming western democracy.

 

How the Arab Spring was sapped dry

By Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Atimes | 19 Apr 2012

Within the first few months of 2011, the United States and its allies lost three loyal "friends": Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, Zine el-Abbidine Ben Ali in Tunisia and Saad Hariri in Lebanon. While Mubarak and Ali were driven out of power by widespread popular uprisings, Hariri was ousted by the parliament.

 
 

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