New at Strategic Culture Foundation 26 May – 1 June 2013: War on Terror / Afghanistan-Pakistan / Syria-EU-US / Boston

1 June 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Pentagon Increases Authority Over Use of Force in CONUS

01.06.2013 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

Worried about the legality of the armed drone program and some covert missions in places not covered by the text of the 2001 measure, US Senators are mulling over the prospects for either a new resolution or an update to the existing one. On May 13 the US Senate debated an expansion of the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) so the U.S. can essentially engage any area in the world in the war on terror, including the territory of US itself. Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Sheehan told Congress that the AUMF authorized the US military to operate on a worldwide battlefield from Boston to Pakistan…

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ICH 29 May 2013: Time for Russia to Make a Stand

29 May 2013 – Information Clearing House

Syrian Rebel Alliance Openly Threatens Ethnic Cleansing

By Alex Newman

The rebel FSA spokesperson said in a TV interview that minority communities would be “wiped off the map” if the regime’s forces managed to capture the city of Al-Qusair.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35128.htm

 

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ICH 24 May 2013: The Real Reason For US Drone Attacks

24 May 2013 – Information Clearing House


Syria: Opposition’s Booby Trap Blueprint for Qusayr

By Radwan Mortada

“The battle will be long and Qusayr is completely booby-trapped and will turn into a ball of fire as soon as Nasrallah’s men step inside.” He concludes, “We succeeded in luring Hezbollah’s fighters and Assad’s army to where we wanted.”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35074.htm

 

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 12-18 May 2013: Syria / Venezuela-US / Libya / Gold / Pakistan

18 May 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Can There be Rapprochement in Syria? (II)

18.05.2013 | 12:04 | Najmuddin A. SHAIKH

New routes for supplying the Syrian opposition with arms have now been opened through Jordan. Qatar is said to have expended $3 billion for providing arms to the opposition and assistance to the Syrian refugees. Now Saudi Arabia is apparently taking the lead in the supply of arms through this new route.More carnage lies ahead and therefore any and every effort to find a solution no matter how hopeless it may seem must be pursued… more

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ICH 12 May 2013: Ronald Reagan: Accessory to Genocide Claims

12 May 2013  – Information Clearing House


Buying Time in Syria

By Phil Greaves

The current softening of US rhetoric is merely a smokescreen to enable the US Government and its autocratic GCC (Gulf Co-Operation Council) allies to shift strategies and proxy allegiances.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34907.htm

 

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WikiLeaks / Bradley Manning Newslinks 12 May 2013

12 May 2013 — williambowles.info

 

WikiLeaks: NSA Menon apprised US about PM Singh’s frustration over Pakistan

NitiCentral

WikiLeaks reveal that National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon told US embassy that PM Manmohan Singh was confused and frustrated on how to deal with Pakistan. “Menon confirmed that, fundamentally, the PM was frustrated and confused about who …

http://www.niticentral.com/2013/05/11/wikileaks-nsa-menon-apprised-us-about-pm-singhs-frustration-over-pakistan-76825.html

 

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ICH 8 May 2013: A Look Into Your Future

8 May 2013 – Information Clearing House

The West and its Allies Cynically Bleed Syria to Weaken Iran

By Seumas Milne

If western politicians were really interested in saving lives, they would use their leverage to negotiate a settlement.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34872.htm

 

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ICH 4 May 2013: Israel Bombs Damascus – Launches Another Attack On Syria

4 May 2013 – Information Clearing House

 

Israel Launches Another Attack On Syria

Explosions shake Damascus; Syria blames Israel 

By Reuters

Explosions shook Damascus early on Sunday and Syrian state television said Israeli rockets had struck a military research centre on the outskirts of the capital.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34829.htm

 

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New at SCF 20-27 April 2013: Gold / Korea / Chechnya / EU / Caucasus / Afghanistan / Serbia /Pakistan / Tsarnaev

26 April 2013 – Strategic Culture Foundation

Gold: Back to Money World (II)

27.04.2013 | 00:00 | Valentin KATASONOV

There are two interpretations of the reasons behind the military intervention against Libya – the defense of human rights and the desire to grab the Gaddafi’s oil. Both are wrong. The real reason is the fact, that Colonel Gaddafi was brave enough to follow the example of General De Gaulle. He tried to bring into life the idea of getting away from paper money in favor of gold standard. By doing so he threatened the owners of printing press or, in other words, the major share owners of the private company under the name of the US Federal Reserve System… 

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ICH 25 April 2013: Chuck Hagel’s Amazing Overnight Transformation on Syria’s Use of Chemical Weapons

25 April 2013 – Information Clearing House

 

Engineering Consent For Attack On Syria

Syria Has Used Chemical Weapons: Chuck Hagel

By AP

President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons would be a “game-changer” in the U.S. position on intervening in the two-year-old Syrian civil war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34733.htm

 

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ICH 23 April 2013: Secret Story Behind Obama’s Assassination of Two Americans in Yemen

23 April 2013 – Information Clearing House

“Dirty Wars”

The Secret Story Behind Obama’s Assassination of Two Americans in Yemen

By Democracy Now!

The U.S. has basically outsourced anything vaguely resembling intelligence in Yemen to a network of Saudi spies and to Saudi intelligence.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34714.htm

 

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ICH 20 April 2013: Congressman Calls for ‘Surveillance’ of Muslims

20 April 2013 – Information Clearing House

Preparing For Israeli strike On Iran?

Reversing policy, US will sell Israel aerial refueling planes

By Times of Israel staff

Israel will for the first time be permitted to purchase US aerial refueling planes and other ultra-sophisticated military equipment that could prove vital to any Israel strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34672.htm

 

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Interview: “My Afghanistan – Life in the Forbidden Zone” by Nagieb Khaja, Ian Sinclair

19 April 2013 — New Left Project

Nagieb Khaja, a well-known journalist and filmmaker in Denmark, has travelled extensively in Afghanistan since 2004. In 2008 he was kidnapped by the Taliban. His new documentary ’My Afghanistan – life in the forbidden zone’ provides civilians in Helmand province with camera phones, thus giving a voice to those normally ignored by the Western media. Continue reading this...