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Hillary Clinton, Queen of Hearts

By Michael Collins

(Washington, DC 7/11/12)  Hillary Clinton has a very serious problem. She thinks that she runs the world and that those who disobey her must be punished, China and Russia in particular. Our chief diplomat behaves like a drunken bully, makes rash demands, and spoils for a fight with countries that can do some serious damage. (Image: Sascha W)

Over what? Regime change in Syria. Clinton is the tip of the spear for the project to control the Arab Spring movement. Her efforts have little to do with democracy. It is about controlling the agenda in the oil rich Middle East and the effort to prop up the decadent Saudis royals and other oil rich leaders hiding behind a nebulous organization called the Gulf Cooperation Council.

In a statement to the Friends of Syria group on Friday, July 6, Clinton insisted that others observe the "norm of international law and human decency."

Denis Rancourt's Struggle for Justice

  Denis Rancourt's Struggle for Justice

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Injustice defines Western societies. America long ago spurned rule of law principles. Canada marches in lockstep. 

 

Democratic values are quaint and dying. So are honor, integrity, righteousness, and believing right over wrong matters.

Media Scoundrels Endorse Sham Libyan Election

  Media Scoundrels Endorse Sham Libyan Election

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In their book titled "Demonstration Elections," Edward Herman and Frank Broadhead described US-staged elections.  

 

Tokyo Conference Fails, Ensures Civil War in Afghanistan

Karzai promises to fight corruption, but what about NATO?

Yasser Arafat's Bout With ... Polonium?

The Mystery of Arafat’s Death

July 10, 2012

Editor Note: In 2004, when Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat suddenly fell ill and died, suspicions swirled that he might have been poisoned, but no autopsy was performed. Now, nearly eight years later, his death is getting new scrutiny, though ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern doubts a complete answer will ever be found.

By Ray McGovern

We may never know with complete certainty whether the still unexplained health crisis that suddenly did in Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was due to natural or unnatural causes. But the recent discovery of polonium on Arafat’s clothing, added to a considerable body of circumstantial evidence, has increased an already widespread suspicion that Israel was involved in his sudden demise.

Friendly Peaceful Canada Actually the Worst Place on Earth?

By Douglas Ou-ee-ii-jay-ii Jack

OH - CANADA

As a Canadian, I would like to propose that Canada is a much larger belligerent aggressor per capita in the world than media, the public and organizations like the United Nations recognize. Canada's silent role as a (perhaps 'the') major world leader in living off of the trade proceeds of war, death, injury and destruction, remains outside public consciousness. Canada and the USA seem to act as indivisible twins of death, yet Canada hides behind a media-military-industrial-complex which continues to portray Canada as a 'pacifist' nation.

Hope to See You in Minnesota and Wisconsin This Weekend

On Friday July 13th, David Swanson will be speaking at 7 p.m. at Mayday Books
301 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Learn more.

And Saturday, July 14th is PEACESTOCK 2012 in Hager City, WI, with music, tents for shade, lots of cold water, and speakers including Father Roy Bourgeois, the Rev. Duane Kamrath, Josh Ruebner, and David Swanson. Learn more at
http://peacestockvfp.org

TSA mocks deaf man, steals from him

As I wrote the other day, just when you think the TSA can’t get any more stupid or abusive, they prove you wrong. The agency is reliable: there’s always a new low.

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Stolen Haitian Relief Money

  Stolen Haitian Relief Money

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Following Haiti's catastrophic January 12, 2010 earthquake, billions of dollars in relief aid were raised. Suffering Haitians got virtually none of it.

 

Hundreds of thousands remain homeless. A cholera emergency still exists. On June 19, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent said:

Clinton: Assad's Days Are Numbered

  Clinton: Assad's Days Are Numbered

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

At a Tokyo Afghan donor's conference, Clinton barely stopped short of declaring war. Time is running out to save Syria, she told reporters.

 

Help Sustain Our Campaign. The World Can't Wait.

Join collective conscience in action by sustaining World Can’t Wait.

July 9-31 we are on a campaign to increase our sustainer community by 40 individuals so that we can ready our people, materials, and organization for the fall and beyond, when people really need to hear our message that "Humanity and the Planet Come First - Stop the Crimes of Your Government." 

Maligned for Doing the Right Thing

  Maligned for Doing the Right Thing

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Twice Cynthia McKinney lost her congressional seat for supporting Palestinian rights.

 

Doing the right thing is costly. Going along with what's wrong pays well. Staying in government depends on it. McKinney is too principled to play that game.

PreCheck: the 0.002 percent by Bill Fisher

In the latest round of self promotion, the TSA announced that elite US Airways passengers at Sea-Tac (Seattle) are now eligible to participate in the premium program called PreCheck.PreCheck is an ostensibly elite program that, for a fee, sometimes allows some passengers to get through security more quickly. It is not, however, all it’s cracked

Sham Libyan Elections

  Sham Libyan Elections

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In 2011, Washington-led NATO forces destroyed Libya. It was ravaged, not liberated. 

 

Humanitarian intervention was cover to wage war. "Responsibility to protect (R2P)" was subterfuge to colonize and plunder another country.

Israeli Judicial Harshness

  IsraelI Judicial Harshness

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

A new Addameer report explains how Israel uses military courts and imprisonment as instruments of repression.

 

Iran War Weekly - July 8, 2012

Iran War Weekly

July 8, 2012

Hello All – Nuclear diplomacy stepped into the background this week.  The focus of the US-Iran standoff is now the new round of economic sanctions against Iran and the possible effect/non-effect of these sanctions on Iran’s negotiating positions about its nuclear program.  Iran views the sanctions as economic warfare, and an indication that the US-led diplomacy in the UN Security Council and with its European partners is aimed at regime change, and not simply Iranian compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.  The discourse in “the West” seems to be shifting from “diplomacy or sanctions?” to “sanctions or military action?”

Bullying, Bluster and Imperial Arrogance 101

  Bullying, Bluster and Imperial Arrogance 101

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Hillary Clinton's outbursts reflect bullying, bluster, and imperial arrogance, not diplomacy. More on her strong-arm tactics below.

 

Israel: Land of Inequality and Injustice

  Israel: Land of Inequality and Injustice

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Conditions go from bad to worse. Jews, Israeli Arabs, and Palestinians suffer.

 

Last summer, social justice protests erupted. Hoped for change never came. Promises made were broken. Betrayed Israelis demand rights they've been denied.

Libor Scandal Reflects a Cesspool of Financial Fraud

  Libor Scandal Reflects A Cesspool of Financial Fraud

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

At issue is a bad barrel, not a few rotten apples. Western banking is rife with fraud. The business model of major banks is grand theft.

 

Dismal Jobs Report Reflects Economic Decline

  Dismal Jobs Report Reflects Economic Decline

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Years ago, America's economy was a job creation machine. Today it's rusted, wheezing, and sputtering on the way to collapsing.

 

In June, America added 80,000 jobs. U-3 unemployment remained at 8.2%. Based on 1980 calculations, it tops 22%. 

Julian Assange and What is at Stake

For two weeks now, Julian Assange has been at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, while he awaits the government's decision to offer him political asylum.  Dennis Loo wrote about Assange's role in challenging the US empire, published just before the asylum request.

He ends with a challenge to us all:

As rockets hit Homs, Wikileaks releases documents on Syrian conflict and regime

Wikileaks is releasing what it described as a massive trove of documents related to the conflict in Syria. Speaking at London’s Frontline Club, Wikileaks project analyst Sarah Harrison said the documents consist of more than two million emails from political figures, ministries and companies doing business with the Syrian government.

“The Syria files shine a light on the inner workings of the Syrian government and the economy but they also shine a light on how the West and Western companies say one thing and do another. The range of information extends from the intimate correspondence of the Baath party figures to financial transfers sent from Syrian ministries to other nations.”

Israel Likely Killed Arafat

  Israel Likely Killed Arafat

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Credible information on Arafat's death surfaced years ago. It wasn't natural. Evidence suggests he was assassinated. Israel most likely was responsible. More on that below.

 

Unresolved Iran Nuclear Talks

  Unresolved Iran Nuclear Talks

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Multiple rounds have been held. Istanbul technical talks just concluded.

 

Breakthroughs haven't happened. How can they when Washington blocks them.

 

Facing a Government Intent on Spreading Empire, Detaining Indefinitely, Surveilling Almost Everyone

 One thing I can state for certain: no matter which party wins in November, or who is president, we will be facing a government intent on spreading empire, detaining indefinitely, surveilling almost everyone.A friend asked me recently if there's any hope for justice and accountability for the Bush era war crimes.  He had campaigned hard for Obama, with the hopes many had, that Guantánamo would close, and that the Bush regime would face charges, or at least investigation for Abu Ghraib, for lying about WMD's, or at least for detaining thousands of people with no charge.

Have a drink? The TSA wants some of that

Every time you think the TSA can’t come up with anything more stupid or abusive, they prove you wrong.

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