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CIA running black propaganda operation against Iran, Syria and Lebanon, officials say

RAW STORY EXCLUSIVE REPORT: by Larisa Alexandrovna Published: Monday June 4, 2007 Some intelligence sources more wary of covert Pentagon operations The Central Intelligence Agency has received approval at least twice in the last several years to conduct an “information war” against several countries in the Middle East, including Iran, Lebanon and Syria, according to current and former intelligence officials. In addition, the Bush Administration has been running operations out

Turkey denies Web site claim of N.Iraq invasion

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s Foreign Ministry and military General Staff on Wednesday denied a Web site report that 50,000 Turkish troops had crossed into northern Iraq to crush Kurdish rebels hiding there. “This report is not true,” a Foreign Ministry source told Reuters. A General Staff official described the report as “disinformation”. The report, carried on the DEBKAfile Web site, sparked jitters among foreign investors who fear Turkish military action

Another Middle East war erupts Wednesday as 50,000 Turkish troops invade N. Iraq to strike rebel Kurdish PKK bases

June 6, 2007, 3:41 PM (GMT+02:00) DEBKAfile The official Turkish news agency Cihan reports the force, backed by armored vehicles and combat aircraft, is targeting rebel strongholds in 11 provinces in southeastern Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan Wednesday, June 6. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that this is only the first wave of Turkish invaders, with more to come. A Turkish force of 90,000 troops has been massed at the sourthern town

Kuwait opposes any military strike against Iran

US ally Kuwait said on Sunday it opposes any military strike against its Gulf neighbour Iran, and called for a negotiated settlement of the standoff over Tehran’s nuclear programme. “We are against any military strike against Iran,” National Security Agency chief Sheikh Ahmad Fahd al-Sabah told reporters. “We hope the issue will be resolved through dialogue.” He said Iran had the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, but

IAEA warns of Neocon agression plans

Did the IAEA really say that the Neocons are planning to attack Iran? Almost. The word “Neocon” was not used but was replaced by a well-known euphemism. Actually, here is what happened: IAEA director Mohamed ElBaradei recently said to the BBC “I have no brief other than to make sure we don’t go into another war or that we go crazy into killing each other. You do not want to

The only thing which can prevent a Fascist President in 2008

As I have written in a previous post, the “election” of an openly Fascist President in 2008 is almost certain. The USA already has an Imperial Presidency (the politically correct term for which is “unitary executive”) and this trend will only get worse no matter which Neocon puppet gets elected in 2008. Only two candidate – Ron Paul and Mike Gravel – are real democrats (small “d”), and neither of

Keep Ron Paul in!!

“Keep Ron Paul in!” is the initiative of conservative bigwig Richard A. Viguerie who created a special website with a petition to demand that Ron Paul not be excluded from the Presidential debates. While this initiative originates from conservatives, the petition itself has options for being a concervative, liberal, moderate, libertarian or “other” and for various motives – including keeping a real, pluralistic, debate to sign the petition. Thus, this

Former Sephardi chief rabbi calls for the carpet bombing of 1.4 millions Palestinians living inside the 135 square miles of Gaza strip

Many observers critical of Israel, Zionism or Judaism point out that the object of their hostility is not the Jewish ethnicity (in fact – many of these critics are Jews themselves: Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, Michael Neumann, Israel Shahak, Amy Goodman, Israel Shamir, Gilad Atzmon are just some of the better known ones), but the ideologies of Zionism or Judaism which are deeply hostile to all non-Jews. There is plenty

The truly staggering costs of US unconditional support for Israel

An increasing number of US public figures are breaking the old taboo and openly discussing the huge cost the US is paying for its unconditional support of Israel. From Michael Scheuer, to President Carter, from John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt’s to Scott Ritter, to the recent Republican Presidential debate in which Ron Paul dared to openly say that US policies in the Middle-East had something to do with the “blowback”

Don’t We Have a Constitution, Not a King?

By Marjorie Cohn, AlterNet As the nation focused on whether Congress would exercise its constitutional duty to cut funding for the war, Bush quietly issued an unconstitutional bombshell that went virtually unnoticed by the corporate media. The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive, signed on May 9, 2007, would place all governmental power in the hands of the President and effectively abolish the checks and balances in the Constitution.

Israel’s house of horrors

Ali Abunimah writing from Chicago, USA, Live from Palestine, 30 May 2007 Debris litters the streets of Ramallah after an undercover Israeli death squad shot a 22-year-old man 24 times at close range, an event which was not reported by the mainstream press. (Elias Khayyo) Reading an account of an Israeli cabinet meeting in Ha’aretz is like a trip through a House of Horrors. Here are some choice excerpts: “Ministers

“Wiped off the Map” – The Rumor of the Century

by Arash Norouzi Across the world, a dangerous rumor has spread that could have catastrophic implications. According to legend, Iran’s President has threatened to destroy Israel, or, to quote the misquote, “Israel must be wiped off the map”. Contrary to popular belief, this statement was never made, as the following article will prove. BACKGROUND: On Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 at the Ministry of Interior conference hall in Tehran, newly elected

Rude awakening to missile-defense dream

By Scott Ritter DELMAR, N.Y. – On Christmas Eve 2004, the Russian Strategic Missile Force test fired an advanced SS-27 Topol-M road-mobile intercontinental ballistic Missile (ICBM). This test probably invalidated the entire premise and technology used in the National Missile Defense (NMD) system currently being developed and deployed by the Bush administration, and at the same time called into question the validity of the administration’s entire approach to arms control

Cindy Sheehan speaks out on Democracy Now!

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has announced she is stepping back from her role as a leading campaigner against the Iraq war. We take a look back at how she helped galvanize the antiwar movement over the past two-and-a-half years following the death of her son Casey in Iraq. Democracy Now! looks back at Cindy Sheehan’s antiwar activism after her son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004 Cindy Sheehan has

“Good Riddance Attention Whore”

By CindySheehan I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called “Face” of the American anti-war movement. Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such “liberal blogs” as the Democratic Underground. Being called an “attention whore” and being told “good riddance” are some of the more milder

An Open Letter to the Democratic Congress by Cindy Sheehan

Why I Am Leaving the Democratic Party By Cindy Sheehan Dublin, Ireland Dear Democratic Congress, Hello, my name is Cindy Sheehan and my son Casey Sheehan was killed on April 04, 2004 in Sadr City , Baghdad , Iraq . He was killed when the Republicans still were in control of Congress. Naively, I set off on my tireless campaign calling on Congress to rescind George’s authority to wage his

Rudy Giuliani – the face of American Fascism?

An increasing amount of people in the USA are calling Guiliani a Fascist. Often, they refer to his own infamous words: “We look upon authority too often and focus over and over again, for 30 or 40 or 50 years, as if there is something wrong with authority. We see only the oppressive side of authority. Maybe it comes out of our history and our background. What we don’t see

Pentagon plans against Iran according to Scott Ritter (and the Saker)

I know, bragging is not good, but I simply cannot miss the opportunity, in particular that it turns out that I “beat” Scott Ritter by 32 week in predicting how the Pentagon plans the war on Iran. Listen to the interview that Charles Goyette made with Scott Ritter for Antiwar Radio and compare Scott’s analysis with the one I published on the Debianhelp political forum (another version of the same

Major General John Batiste’s thoughts on the national service

Major General John Batiste was offered a promotion to become a three-star general, the second-highest-ranking military officer in Iraq. Instead, he quit over the war. After he appeared in a commercial for VoteVets.org, CBS News fired him as a paid news consultant. MoveOn.org collected 230,000 signatures on a petition demanding he be rehired. He was interviewed by Amy Goodman on DemocracyNow on May 25th, 2007. Among other things, they spoke

More info on the Lebanease crisis: Who’s Behind the Fighting in North Lebanon?

Inside Narh al-Bared and Bedawi Refugee Camps By Franklin Lamb Tripoli, Lebanon. Wearing a beat-up ratty UNCHR tee-shirt left over from Bint Jbeil and the Israeli-Hezbollah July probably helped. As did, I suspect, the Red Cross jersey, my black and white checkered kaffieyh and the Palestinian flag taped to my lapel as I joined a group of Palestinian aid workers and slipped into Nahr el-Bared trying not to look conspicuous.

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