fix articles 106803, mr obama
Newspapers Push for Snowden Pardon (tags)
The New York Times and The Guardian (London) published major editorial statements on New Year's Day, reviewing the evidence that Edward Snowden's whistleblowing on NSA spying has largely been vindicated. They call for the creation of conditions that will allow Snowden to return home with dignity.
President Obama threatens Iran and Syria: "I will always stand with Israel" (tags)
Ever since the 2008 presidential campaign, President Obama has been using the Holocaust to justify his his war threats against Iran and “unshakeable commitment to Israel's security”. Mr Obama's latest Holocaust remembrance speech on April 23rd targeted Syria as well as Iran.
The Act of Voting Will Co-Opt Dreams of Real Democracy (tags)
Why should I, like Mr. Obama, allow my ideals to be co-opted in case of an emergency. Fuck it. If I did that, I'd be the same liberal ass-wiper that I rail against every day. I'm done.
UK Prime Minister Cameron: We must not be afraid to use military force against tyrants (tags)
In complete denial of the genocides perpetrated by ten years of Anglo-American-led wars across the globe, Mr Cameron and Mr Obama would still have us believe that their aim is ?to spread peace, prosperity, democracy?.
A great experience for Mr Obama and the Congress (tags)
A successful example of SUS
Robert Fisk’s anti-Syria propaganda (tags)
Below is a compilation of articles published by Robert Fisk between March 31 and April 29 in The Independent.
God Cop, Bad Cop, Once Again (tags)
Sadly, we are again watching the ages-old game of subverting a popular uprising to ensure that the old power elite remains rich and powerful by taking advantage of the shifting sands.
Barack lashes out at Americans (tags)
Barack lashes out at Americans
Ruling on Behalf of Wall Street's "Super Rich": The Financial End Time has Arrived (tags)
"Alas, the Obama administration has backed the Geithner-Bernanke policy that “the economy” cannot recover without saving the debt overhead. The reality is that it is the debt overhead that is destroying the economy. So we are dealing with the irreconcilable fact that the Obama position threatens to lower living standards from 10% to 20% over the coming few years – making the United States look more like Greece, Ireland and Latvia than what was promised in the last presidential election. Something has to give politically if the economy is to change course. More to the point, what has to give is favoritism for Wall Street at the expense of the economy at large. What has made the U.S. economy uncompetitive is primarily the degree to which debt service has been built into the cost of living and doing business. Post-classical “junk economics” treats interest and fees as payment for the “service” for providing credit. But interest (like economic rent and monopoly price extraction) is a transfer payment to bankers with the privilege of credit creation. The beneficiaries of providing tax favoritism for debt are the super-rich at the top of the economic pyramid – the 2% whom Mr. Obama’s tax giveaway will benefit by over $700 billion. If the present direction of tax “reform” is not reversed, Mr. Obama will shed crocodile tears for the middle class as he sponsors the Deficit Reduction Commission’s program of cutting back Social Security and revenue sharing to save states and cities from defaulting on their pensions. One third of U.S. real estate already is reported to have sunk into negative equity, squeezing state and local tax collection, forcing a choice to be made between bankruptcy, debt default, or shifting the losses onto the shoulders of labor, off those of the wealthy creditor layer of the economy responsible for loading it down with debt."
New War Rumors: U.S. Plans To Seize Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal (tags)
"“The free-wheeling access to US covert military and intelligence operatives, both officials and private contractors, is another destabilising factor that we seem to be unable or unwilling to check. And now there are the NATO incursions into our territory and targeting of even our military personnel, which shows how servile a state we are living in at present.  As the war in Afghanistan, the largest and longest in the world, proceeds with record casualties among civilians and combatants alike on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistani border, plans are afoot to further expand the war into Pakistan and to threaten Iran as well. Comparisons to Washington’s war in Indochina have been mentioned.  But Pakistan with its 180 million people and nuclear weapons is not Cambodia and Iran with its population of over 70 million is not Laos."
War Criminal GW Bush Regime Escapes to Texas Ranch (tags)
Since GW Bush, Cheney and their fellow war criminals of the outgoing Bush administration are escaping their needed trail for war crimes following the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq based on fabricated evidence. Many needless deaths from invasion of Iraq and a crumbling economy are the legacy of this brilliant criminal regime. Are we content to allow them to simply retire to clearing brush on the Texas ranch without a war crimes trail??
Israeli attacks on Gaza/Dirty war against the Palestinian civilian population (tags)
By their unlawful and systematic character,combined with the blockade of Gaza, housedemolitions and extrajudicial executions, the Israeli attacks on Gaza are a dirty war against the Palestinian civilian population
Jeremy Scahill: This (Old) News Just In... Obama Doesn't Plan to End the Iraq Occupation (tags)
The New York Times is reporting about an "apparent evolution" in president-elect Barack Obama's thinking on Iraq, citing his recent statements about his plan to keep a "residual force" in the country and his pledge to "listen to the recommendations of my commanders" as Obama prepares to assume actual command of US forces. "At the Pentagon and the military headquarters in Iraq, the response to the statements this week from Mr. Obama and his national security team has been akin to the senior officer corps' letting out its collective breath," the Times reported. "The words sounded to them like the new president would take a measured approach on the question of troop levels."
Frugal – how Palin describes her $150,000 bill for clothes (tags)
IN AN interview that echoes Marie Antoinette's cry of "let them eat cake", Sarah Palin yesterday insisted the $150,000 spent by the Republican party on her campaign trail clothes was "frugal".
Barack Obama Lies About His Rezko Scandal (tags)
The news media is refusing to report on Barack Obama and the Rezko scandal.