Counterinsurgency, Death Squads, and the Population as the Target: Empire Under Obama, Part 4 By Andrew Gavin Marshall

1 November 2013 – The Hampton Institute

obamafourPart 1: Political Language and the ‘Mafia Principles’ of International Relations
Part 2: Barack Obama’s Global Terror Campaign
Part 3: America’s “Secret Wars” in Over 100 Countries Around the World

While the American Empire – and much of the policies being pursued – did not begin under President Obama, the focus of “Empire Under Obama” is to bring awareness about the nature of empire to those who may have – or continue – to support Barack Obama and who may believe in the empty promises of “hope” and “change.” Empire is institutional, not individual. Continue reading this...

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G4S guard bludgeoned woman to death By Clare Sambrook

30 October 2013 — Our Kingdom

A murder conviction raises fresh doubts about a government outsourcer’s competence and integrity.

Last November a 42 year-old pharmaceutical worker from Thailand took part in a conference about HIV treatment at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium. Her name was Khanokporn Satjawat. A G4S guard checked Satjawat’s ID. He didn’t like her manner. Later he followed her into the toilets and bludgeoned her to death with a fire extinguisher.

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Got His Gun — Lost His Legs, Arms, Penis By David Swanson

27 October 2013 – David Swanson

Ann Jones’ new book, They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars — The Untold Story, is devastating, and almost incomprehensibly so when one considers that virtually all of the death and destruction in U.S. wars is on the other side. Statistically, what happens to U.S. troops is almost nothing.  In human terms, it’s overwhelming.

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 24 October 2013: U.S. Jews Battle Over Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’

24 October 2013 – VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Kerry Asks Netanyahu To “Advance Talks”
IMEMC – U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry, held on Wednesday [October 23, 2013] a seven-hour meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Rome, and urged him to advance peace talks with the Palestinians, especially on core issues. The two also discussed the “Iranian file”. … 

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 23 October 2013: Palestinians Entitled to Defend Themselves

23 October 2013 VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Child Injured By Settlers In Nablus
IMEMC – Palestinian sources have reported that a number of extremist Israeli settlers attacked, late on Tuesday at night, a Palestinian child after breaking into her family s home, in Burin village, south of the northern west Bank City of Nablus. …

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Information Clearing House 24 October 2013: NSA Monitored Calls of 35 World Leaders After US Official Handed Over Contacts

24 October 2013 – Information Clearing House

 

Marines ‘Murdered Man Live on Camera’:

By Kim Sengupta

Court martial sees graphic footage of ‘execution’ of injured Taliban fighter.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36640.htm

 

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Information Clearing House 23 October 2013: Drone Victims Recount Horror of Follow-Up Strikes Launched Against People Rescuing Wounded

23 October 2013 – Information Clearing House

US is Fighting in Yemen’s Civil War

By Ryan Goodman

The president is waging a secret war in Yemen, and it’s time for him to come clean.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36620.htm

 

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America’s “Secret Wars” in Over 100 Countries Around the World: Empire Under Obama: Part 3 By Andrew Gavin Marshall

23 October 2013 – The Hampton Institute

Obama’s global terror campaign is not only dependent upon his drone assassination program, but increasingly it has come to rely upon the deployment of Special Operations forces in countries all over the world, reportedly between 70 and 120 countries at any one time. As Obama has sought to draw down the large-scale ground invasions of countries (as Bush pursued in Afghanistan and Iraq), he has escalated the world of ‘covert warfare,’ largely outside the oversight of Congress and the public. One of the most important agencies in this global “secret war” is the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC for short.

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Information Clearing House 21 October 2013: Chris Hedges: Are We Living in a Police State?

21 October 2013 – Information Clearing House

Engineering Consent For More Wars

U.S. Military Investing Heavily in Africa

By Shashank Bengali

The Pentagon has begun a burst of spending in Africa, investing in air facilities, flight services, telecommunications and electrical upgrades as the U.S. military deepens its footprint in a region with a rising threat of “Islamist terrorism”.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36604.htm

 

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Information Clearing House 20 October 2013: Food Stamp Corporate Welfare

20 October 2013 – Information Clearing House

It Took Decades for Truth to be Revealed in Algeria. How Long Will it Take Syria?

By Robert Fisk

The real story of the much more recent Algerian war – between the Islamists and the government in the 1990s (total deaths 250,000, a hundred thousand more than in Syria today) – still cannot be told by Algerian historians.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36597.htm

 

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Information Clearing House 19 October 2013: 4 Out Of 5 in USA Face Near-poverty, No Work

19 October 2013 – Information Clearing House

Assassination Pushes Libya Towards Civil War Two Years after Gaddafi Murder

By Chris Stephen in Tripoli

Fighting rages in Benghazi as Tripoli braces for fallout from the kidnapping of prime minister Ali Zaidan.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36579.htm

 

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“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East By Israel Shahak

19 October 2013 — Global Research

The Infamous “Oded Yinon Plan”. Introduction by Michel Chossudovsky

Global Research Editor’s Note

The following document pertaining to the formation of “Greater Israel” constitutes the cornerstone of powerful Zionist factions within the current Netanyahu government, the Likud party, as well as within the Israeli military and intelligence establishment.

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Information Clearing House 18 October 2013: Exposed: Bin Laden Killing Hoax By Pakistan TV

18 October 2013 – Information Clearing House

Pakistan TV Exposes bin Laden Killing Hoax

By Paul Craig Roberts

This interview of an eyewitness to the entire event is powerful evidence that the Obama regime’s story of the killing of Osama bin Laden and his burial at sea is a hoax and a lie.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36573.htm

 

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