School bombing exposes Obama's secret war inside Pakistan 07 Feb 2010
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School bombing exposes Obama's secret war inside Pakistan --The discovery of the dead US soldiers revealed that America's shadowy war in Pakistan not only involves drones but also small cadres of special operations soldiers. 07 Feb 2010 The discovery of three American soldiers among the dead in a suicide bombing at the opening of a girls’ school in the northwestern Pakistan town of Dir last week reignited the fears of many Pakistanis that Washington was set on invading their country. US airstrikes in Pakistan, launched from unmanned drones, are now averaging three a week, triple the number last year... Last week America launched its first multiple drone attack, according to Pakistani security officials. Eighteen missiles were fired from eight unmanned aircraft in Dattakhel village, killing 16 people.
British forces' drone use soars in Afghanistan --RAF making increasing use of controversial unmanned weapons, mirroring US tactics 07 Feb 2010 British forces are relying increasingly on unmanned drones to attack targets in Afghanistan, mirroring controversial tactics used by the US. New Ministry of Defence figures show the RAF has fired 84 missiles from Reaper drones since they were first deployed there in June 2008, with more than 20 being fired over the past two months.
Afghanistan: 4,000 British troops set for biggest battle with Taliban --Four thousand British troops are preparing to take part in the largest military offensive against the Taliban since the Afghanistan invasion in 2001. 06 Feb 2010 The strike force, composed of British, US and Afghan troops, will storm into some of the most dangerous areas of central Helmand in a series of daring raids -- the biggest since the first Gulf war -- as part of Operation Moshtarak. The offensive, the start date of which is being kept secret, will dwarf last summer’s Operation Panther’s Claw in which 10 British soldiers were killed and more than 100 injured.
Female Iraq election candidate shot dead in Mosul: police 07 Feb 2010 A woman planning to stand in Iraq’s March 7 general election was gunned down Sunday in the restive northern city of Mosul, police said, just days before campaigning is officially due to start. Suha Abdul Jarallah, a candidate on the list of pro-Western former prime minister Iyad Allawi, was shot dead as she left a house in the Ras al-Jadda neighbourhood in central Mosul, 350 kilometres (218 miles) north of Baghdad. [Saddam Hussein's govt: Clearly, the better deal.]
US mercenary 'abducted in Iraq' 06 Feb 2010 US military contractor is believed to have been kidnapped in Iraq after an armed group released a video showing a man being held captive. The video was released by a group calling itself Asaib Ahl al-Haq, or the League of the Righteous, just hours after the US defence department said that 60-year-old Issa T Salomi had been missing since January 23. In the video, which runs less than two minutes, he read the group's demands for the release of detainees who had "resisted occupation" and "never been involved in any serious crime against their fellow innocent Iraqis". The captive also called for the conviction of employees of US security firm Blackwater, since renamed as Xe Services, accused of killing unarmed Iraqi citizens in 2007.
UN likely to refer Goldstone findings to The Hague --Gaza Arab states set to force debate that would bring Gaza war crimes claims before international court. 07 Feb 2010 The United Nations is likely to refer the findings of the Goldstone report to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, diplomatic sources in New York said on Saturday. A decision to bring the report on last year's Gaza war before the court would follow a debate in the UN General Assembly over Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's response to the document last week.
'Syria to back Lebanon in case of Israeli attack' 07 Feb 2010 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that Damascus would stand by Beirut, should Israel launch another war on Lebanon. "Syria will stand alongside the government and people of Lebanon against any possible Israeli aggression launched on Lebanon," Assad said Sunday in a meeting with visiting Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Damascus, AFP reported.
Report: Israeli warships on way to Persian Gulf 07 Feb 2010 As Israel keeps threatening the regional countries with war, Egyptian maritime sources say the Israeli navy has deployed two missile ships to the Persian Gulf. Citing the sources, Yediot Ahronot reported Saturday that two Israeli missile ships passed through the Suez Canal en rout to the Red Sea on Thursday morning. The sources said the ships are expected to reach the Persian Gulf within the next four days.
Power cut to about 50% of Gazans as fuel runs out 07 Feb 2010 One of the two generators of Gaza's only power plant has been shut down due to a shortage of fuel, cutting power to around 50 percent of the residents of the Gaza Strip. The Gaza Energy Authority announced on Saturday that the remaining amount of fuel is enough to operate the other generator until Sunday morning.
Family hurt by land mine in Israel 06 Feb 2010 A family of five was injured Saturday when they tripped a land mine while hiking in closed military grounds in Israel's Golan Heights, authorities said. Snow blanketed the area and the family apparently did not see signs warning of mines, said Israeli military officials who issued a statement of regret to the family.
Ahmadinejad orders 20% uranium enrichment 07 Feb 2010 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has tasked the country's atomic chief with enriching uranium to 20 percent, in order to meet the demands of the country's cancer patients. Speaking at the exhibition of Laser Science and Technology Achievements in Tehran, the president called on Ali Akbar Salehi, to start the process.
US rejects EU diplomacy over Iran N program 07 Feb 2010 Leading US senators Joseph Lieberman and John Kerry inveigh against a top EU official for supporting further diplomatic talks with Iran over its nuclear program. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, the two US officials criticized the European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashto who threw her lot with more dialogue over Iran's nuclear program.
Pentagon to make 'immortal organisms' [Hopefully, Sarah Palin isn't among them.] 07 Feb 2010 The Pentagon's advanced research division has allocated $6 million to create immortal synthetic organisms, which can die on command and keep a genetic record of what they have been doing, a report says. Based on the 2011 budget of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the project, known as 'BioDesign,' aims to create artificial life, presumably with military purposes, Wired News reported. The DNA of these genetically engineered organisms is altered to "produce the intended biological effect."
'Darpa is looking to re-write the laws of evolution.' Pentagon Looks to Breed Immortal 'Synthetic Organisms,' Molecular Kill-Switch Included By Katie Drummond 05 Feb 2010 The Pentagon’s mad science arm may have come up with its most radical project yet. Darpa is looking to re-write the laws of evolution to the military's advantage, creating "synthetic organisms" that can live forever -- or can be killed with the flick of a molecular switch. As part of its budget for the next year, Darpa is investing $6 million into a project called BioDesign, with the goal of eliminating "the randomness of natural evolutionary advancement..." Darpa wants the organisms to be fortified with molecules that bolster cell resistance to death, so that the lab-monsters can "ultimately be programmed to live indefinitely."
Military to conduct simulated earthquake drill 06 Feb 2010 The military is getting ready to simulate how it would respond to a big earthquake in Alaska. Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, commander of Alaska's forces, says it will be the first time the Arctic Edge training exercise will bring together federal, state and local agencies to simulate a catastrophic earthquake. The Arctic Edge exercise starts at the end of April and runs through the first week of May. [What did HAARP call the Haiti drill that 'went live?']
Army may patrol streets to confront terror threat 04 Feb 2010 Britain's armed forces could be used on a regular basis on the streets of Britain to confront the threat of terrorism, under the terms of a strategic defence review announced yesterday. Two of the six "key questions" to be considered by the SDR will focus on domestic threats which "cannot be separated from international security", according to a Green Paper setting out the grounds for a full scale review to start after the election.
Counter-terrorism officers target universities --Special Branch officers are being stationed in universities at risk of being targeted by extremists, the Government has admitted. 04 Feb 2010 A number of institutions have been identified by counter-terrorism officers amid fears students are in danger of being groomed by fanatics. David Lammy, the Higher Education Minister, insisted the threat posed to universities had been exaggerated but admitted that it remained an "extremely serious issue".
Britain to slash number of foreign student visas 07 Feb 2010 The number of foreign students given visas is to be slashed as part of a crackdown on abuses of the system, it was revealed today. Home Secretary Alan Johnson is bringing in tougher rules including demanding that applicants be able to speak passable English and banning those enrolling for short courses from bringing dependants.
General-aviation security plan is being scaled back 07 Feb 2010 Citing industry objections, the Transportation Security Administration is preparing to scale back a controversial plan to expand aviation security rules for the first time to thousands of private planes. TSA officials said this week they expect to issue a revised plan this fall that will significantly reduce from 15,000 the number of U.S.-registered general-aviation aircraft subjected to tougher rules. Also, instead of mandating that all passengers aboard private planes be checked against terrorist watch lists, name checks in many cases could be left to the discretion of pilots, they said.
'Change you can believe must continually slide seamlessly into belief you can change.' How to Maintain a Democratic "Activist" Base --The Rec Report By Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D. 07 Feb 2010 As the military surges into Afghanistan and Pakistan and Xe Services LLC (formerly known as Blackwater) and the CIA eke into Pakistan and Yemen, the appetites of toadyish liberal analysts demand their daily diet of Republican bogeys. The changeling base must be kept in line, despite the lack of any change at all. Change you can believe must continually slide seamlessly into belief you can change. Barack Obama is a soporific for liberals, but such a pill, the affected change rhetoric that is, has to wear off after awhile, especially as reality piles up like record dead soldiers in Afghanistan.
'I want to consult closely with our Republican colleagues.' [Of course he does. At least George W. Nazi *said* what he was going to do and *did* it. Obusha, however, is a sniveling Wall Street troll. --LRP] Obama invites GOP to health-care summit 07 Feb 2010 President Obama made a dramatic attempt to jump-start the stalled health care debate Sunday, inviting Republicans in Congress to a half-day summit on the subject to be televised live later this month. The president made the offer in an interview with CBS News hours before the Super Bowl.
Sarah Palin lashes Obama at first Tea Party convention 07 Feb 2010 Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has spoken at the first [corporaterrorist-funded] US Tea Party convention, urging a return to conservative principles. Speaking in Nashville, Mrs Palin called President Obama's 2011 budget "immoral" and said it would raise the US debt... I am a big supporter of this movement," she said, and added - in a nod to the Tea Party's name, a reference to a famous protest against British colonial rule: "America is ready for another revolution and you are part of this". [Well, gee. *Palin* can *advocate revolution* - live on MSNBC for a full hour without commercial interruption. What's good for the rightwing goose is good for the leftwing gander. Arming the Left: Is the time now? By Charles Southwell 21 Oct 2003 As long as we pose no REAL threat to the powers-that-be, to what is shaping up into [is] a dictatorship, we will continue to be ignored. Right now, we are ignored because we present no organized power to fight this onslaught of anti-democratic, totalitarian government that we are up against.]
Palin attacks Obama at Tea Party meeting Palin: US needs leader, not professor 07 Feb 2010 Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has sharply criticized US President Barack Obama over his national security policies. Speaking at a national convention of the "Tea Party" movement Saturday night, Palin slammed the first African American president of the US for his handling of the so-called war on terror. [What about a cheater? See: Palin's Tea Party Crib Notes By Stefan Sirucek 07 Feb 2010.]
Palin's Tea Party Crib Notes By Stefan Sirucek 07 Feb 2010 Closer inspection of a photo of Sarah Palin, during a speech in which she mocked President Obama for his use of a teleprompter, reveals several notes written on her left hand... Crib Notes? This potential presidential candidate and "movement" leader was using crib notes to answer basic questions? ...If true, this is supremely rich coming immediately after a speech in which Palin took a shot at President Obama for using a teleprompter to read his prepared speeches.
Think-tanks take oil money and use it to fund climate deniers --ExxonMobil cash supported concerted campaign to undermine case for man-made warming 07 Feb 2010 An orchestrated campaign is being waged against climate change science to undermine public acceptance of man-made global warming, environment experts claimed last night. The attack against scientists supportive of the idea of man-made climate change has grown in ferocity since the leak of thousands of documents on the subject from the University of East Anglia (UEA) on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit last December. Free-market, anti-climate change think-tanks such as the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in the US and the International Policy Network in the UK have received grants totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds from the multinational energy company [terrorist group] ExxonMobil. Both organisations have funded international seminars pulling together climate change deniers from across the globe.
Bob Barker Rammed by Illegal Whaler (Sea Shepherd Conservation Society) 06 Feb 2010 At 1209 PM Fremantle, Australia time, the Yushin Maru 3 intentionally rammed the Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker, penetrating it's hull and endangering the lives of it's crew. The collision occurred at 65 degrees 21 South, 67 degrees 58 East, about 180 miles off Cape Darnley in the Australian Antarctic Territory. The Bob Barker had been actively blocking the slipway of the Nisshin Maru, the Japanese whaling fleet’s factory [terrorist] ship when the collision occurred.
Five killed in Connecticut power plant blast 07 Feb 2010 Five people were killed and at least 12 were injured in a gas explosion Sunday at an under-construction power plant in central Connecticut, local officials said. Residents up to 20 miles away reported hearing the blast at about 11:19 a.m. at the Kleen Power Plant in Middletown, a suburb of Hartford, Connecticut.
Gas power plant explosion in Connecticut --Dozens of casualties reported with thick black smoke visible for miles in Middletown 07 Feb 2010 At least two people were killed and dozens more injured today in a large explosion at a gas power plant in Middletown, in the US state of Connecticut. CNN quoted officials who said the toll was expected to rise. Several ambulances and fire engines responded to the explosion at the Kleen Energy Systems plant in Middletown, 23 miles south of the city of Hartford.
Captain Eric H. May Deserves Congressional Medal of Honor By W. Leon Smith 02 Feb 2010 There is a movement started by Michael Starcke on Facebook to encourage the awarding of the Congressional Medal of Honor to Captain Eric H. May, who has extended his term of military duty to the United States in cyberspace, by founding and commanding of Ghost Troop cyber militia. Capt. May, who also serves as intelligence editor for The Lone Star Iconoclast, has done so while at the same time battling Lou Gehrig’s disease.
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Previous lead stories: U.S. citizens among targets likely on final 'high value' terror suspect list --100 preexisting Joint Terrorism Task Forces set up by the FBI will take the lead in national security incidents within the United States. 06 Feb 2010 Interagency interrogation teams have started to question key terrorism suspects under a classified charter approved last week. The High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group was not formally authorized until Jan. 28, under a previously unreported 14-page memo signed by the president's national security adviser, Gen. James L. Jones. Authorities, with help from the National Counterterrorism Center, are developing a list of terrorism suspects who represent critical intelligence targets. Each suspect will be assigned to an FBI-led interagency mobile interrogation team that will be ready in the event of a capture, several officials said. U.S. citizens are among the targets likely to appear on the final list, a senior counterterrorism expert said. The memo signed by Jones makes clear that more than 100 preexisting Joint Terrorism Task Forces set up by the FBI will take the lead in national security incidents within the United States. But intelligence analysts and interrogators who participate in the mobile teams can help with potentially deadly but previously unidentified suspects. FBI agents are allowed to interrogate people in the United States without informing them of their constitutional rights to remain silent and to secure an attorney if the agents want to gather intelligence and 'protect public safety.'
US intelligence chief claims right to assassinate Americans overseas By Joe Kishore 05 Feb 2010 US Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair said on Wednesday that government agencies have a policy of assassinating Americans overseas as required by the "war on terror." In testimony before the House intelligence committee, Blair said the assassinations would be justified if US citizens were "taking action that threatens Americans." This is an extremely broad category, giving the US intelligence apparatus general authority to engage in what amount to extra-judicial executions.
US military vows indefinite stay in Haiti 06 Feb 2010 Amid allegations that the US is using Haiti's earthquake to occupy the country [don't forget the child trafficking] , Washington says its military forces would stay in the Caribbean nation as long as needed. "We are in Haiti as long as we are needed," US Army Colonel Gregory Kane, the director of US Joint Task Force Haiti operations, said on Saturday. This is while Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive had earlier announced that it would take about 10 years to reconstruct destroy the country devastated by the quake. [See: US as 'Facehugger' By Lori Price I've come to the conclusion that the US government most resembles the 'facehugger,' a stage in the life cycle of an alien, the 'primary antagonist' of the film series 'Alien.' 19 Jan 2010.]
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