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Imperialism and Fascism are on the Rise in the USA

By Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” James Madison (1751-1836), 4th U.S. President and author of the U.S. Constitution “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carring the cross.” Sinclair Lewis, (It Can’t Happen Here, 1935) “Unhappy events abroad have retaught us two simple truths about the liberty

Will Marwan Barghouti be exchanged for Gilat Shalit?

Ynet news reports that, according to Marwan Barghouti’s wife, Fadwa, her husband might be released from jail as part of a deal that would include the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. If true, this is interesting as it was reported that Shalit was captured by Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades (the military wing of the Palestinian governing party Hamas), the Popular Resistance Committees (which includes members of Fatah, Islamic

Al-Qaeda threatens to wage war on Iran

Al-Qaeda Demanding Tehran Stop Supporting Iraq CAIRO, Egypt, July 9–The leader of an Al-Qaeda umbrella group in Iraq threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting the democratically-elected Shiite government of Iraq within two months, according to an audiotape released Sunday. Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi, who leads the group Islamic State in Iraq, said his Sunni insurgents have been preparing for four years to wage a battle against Iran,

Iran’s asymmetrical response options

By Vineyard Saker – an Axis of Logic exclusive International public opinion is clearly worried about the prospects of a US aggression against Iran and many observers point to the risk to the world economy, of an Iranian attempt to block the Strait of Hormuz. Some also fear that Iran might sink a US aircraft carrier using some combination of missiles, submarines and small attack craft. It also is often

Interview with President Chavez in Teheran

By Amir Mahdi Kazemi In an interview with Iran’s Press TV, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez comments on his country’s relations with the Islamic Republic In an interview with Iran’s newly launched Press TV, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has commented on a number of issues particularly the South American nation’s foreign policy. The following is the text of the interview with the president: Reporter: In his comments on website Globovision, the

Report: Libby a long-time Israeli intelligence agent

by Wayne Madsen Irving Lewis “Scooter” Libby (Leibowitz) has been a long-serving intelligence agent for Israel’s Mossad, according to a veteran CIA “official cover” officer who spoke to the Wayne Madsen Report on deep background. The CIA’s Clandestine Service has, over the years, gathered a tremendous amount of intelligence on Libby’s activities on behalf of Mossad. Libby served as the lawyer for Switzerland- based American fugitive financier Marc Rich, aka

Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise leaves Norfolk for Persian Gulf

July 8, 2007, 11:48 AM (GMT+02:00): Four warships in the carrier’s strike group depart Norfolk Naval station Monday, July 9: the guided missile destroyers Arleigh Burke, Stout, James E .Williams and Forrest Sherman, as well as three more ships – with 7,500 sailors in all aboard. The Enterprise CVN 65-Big E Strike Group will join the USS Stennis and USS Nimitz carriers, building up the largest sea, air, marine concentration

The West’s Costly Hamas Error

Commentary by Tony Karon: Hamas represents the moderate current in Islamism that advocates for democracy and electoral politics. The alternative — which the West is effectively chosing – is violent nihilism First, it’s worth noting that the whole idea that Palestinian “moderates” are being bolstered in order that they will make peace with Israel is just a PR line, or a rather sick joke. The Israelis have left no doubt

Prisoner 345 – What happened to Al Jazeera’s Sami al-Haj

By Rachel MorrisOn December 15, 2001, early in the morning on the last day of Ramadan, a reporter and a cameraman from Al Jazeera arrived at the Pakistani town of Charman on the Afghanistan border, on their way to cover the American military operation. The reporter, Abdelhaq Sadah, was replacing a colleague, but the cameraman, a Sudanese national named Sami al-Haj, had been on such an assignment before, and had

Pakistani dictator escapes assassination attempt (again)

(Reuters) – Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s plane was fired on as it took off on Friday from a military airfield in Rawalpindi, an intelligence officer said. Musharraf’s plane arrived safely in the southwestern town of Turbat, where the president visited flood victims. The military initially denied there had been any attack. General Musharraf came to power in a military coup in 1999 and enraged Pakistani militant groups by abandoning support

Countdown to Turkish Invasion of Iraq Begins

by Jacques N. Couvas ANKARA – The button of the stopwatch counting down the invasion of northern Iraq by the Turkish army was probably pressed on Tuesday, at an impromptu meeting between Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two men have, in theory, scheduled meetings on Thursdays, which are often not maintained, as they do not see politically eye-to-eye. The surprise meeting on Tuesday

Fake Terror and Instability in North Africa

by Sam Urquhart for Dissident Voice Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, the Philippines and Lebanon aren’t the only fronts in the “global war on terror.” Although it remains largely out of the public eye, the U.S. has also sought to open up a north-African front in its fight against al-Qaeda, with equally unappreciated consequences. Regional powers have been emboldened to repress both their own peoples and to meddle in weaker neighboring countries.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei views on women in Islam

Islam’s emphasis on women’s family role never means it refuses their presence in other parts of society Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei told an elite assembly of Iranian women Wednesday that in Islam’s view, the responsibility of running the society and country falls on every individual men and women alike whereas the prime assignment of women at every social status lies in the foundation of family. Ayatollah Khamenei

Interview with the Israeli jazz musician Gilad Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon Interviewed by Mary Rizzo The word Zionism is almost meaningless in Israel and within the Israeli discourse it is actually non-existent. Zionism may mean something to the American settlers in the West Bank or the new wave of French immigrants to Israel, but not much more than that, says Gilad Atzmon. 07/05/07 “ICH’ — – Interviewing Gilad Atzmon is never easy, but always interesting. It’s challenging because when

The High Cost of Libby’s Silence

By Amy Goodman“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,” says the preamble to the Declaration of Independence. Unless, of course, you are a friend of the president. By commuting “Scooter” Libby’s sentence, President Bush is also protecting himself and Vice President Dick Cheney. I asked former Ambassador Joe Wilson what he thought about the commutation. It was his 2003 opinion piece that refuted Bush’s

Can you guess where the Fatah al-Islam roots are?

The Arab extension of Fatah al-Islam When the battle between the Lebanese army and the Fatah al-Islam militant group broke out on the 20th of May, pro-February 14 (supporters of Siniora and his Imperial bosses – VS) media outlets sought to exploit the incident and link the militant group to Syria, overlooking the diversity in the nationalities of its members. Sultan Abul Aynain, the secretary of PLO factions said in

Cindy Sheehan – I’m Not Backing Off!

Call Out the Instigator By CINDY SHEEHAN Call out the Instigator Because there’s something in the airWe got to get together sooner or laterBecause the revolution’s hereYou know it’s right! — Thunderclap Newman I’m not backing off. I tried to remove myself from the political realm of the US, what BushCo is turning into an Evil Empire, but the blatant audacity of George commuting Scooter’s sentence (he’s not ruling out

Thousands of Palestinians stuck under appalling conditions at Rafah – 31-year old mother of five died yesterday under the blazing sun

Thousands of Palestinians stuck under appalling conditions at Rafah – 31-year old mother of five died yesterday under the blazing sun – Gush Shalom demands immediate opening of the Rafah Crossing for which the government of Israel and the European Union share responsibility After the translated press release follows a call for action Press Release, July 2, 2007 – Hebrew attached / עברית מצורף Gush Shalom, the Israeli Peace Bloc,

Fidel Casto reacts to the CIA’s “Family Jewels” publication

Reflections of President Fidel Castro The killing machine SUNDAY is a good day to read something that would appear to be science fiction. It was announced that the CIA would be declassifying hundreds of pages on illegal actions that included plans to eliminate the leaders of foreign governments. Suddenly the publication is halted and it is delayed one day. No coherent explanation was given. Perhaps someone in the White House

Fighting breaks out in Gaza between Hamas and Army of Islam

The Ma’an news agency reports that clashes erupted in Gaza City on Sunday night between the Army of Islam, with the powerful Dughmosh clan, and the Hamas movement. Army of Islam said that Hamas and the Executive Force injured the group’s leader, Khattab Maqdisi, before abducting him. In retaliation, Army of Islam kidnapped ten Hamas members. “A group affiliated to Khattab opened fire at members of the Executive Force before