The US media and the release of POW Bowe Bergdahl By Patrick Martin

6 June 2014 — WSWS

The American media is once again exhibiting its boundless capacity for dispensing propaganda and promoting the most backward and reactionary conceptions. Such is the campaign of vilification directed against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, released May 31 in Afghanistan in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban.

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Re-shaping the Taliban Leadership? Sustaining ‘America’s War on Terrorism’ By Umberto Pascali

4 June 2014 – Global Research

Is this a way to send back to Afghanistan five top Taliban leaders who have been “re-conditioned” and “turned” in Guantanamo and are now working for the US? Is this a move against the “unloyal” President Karzai & his successors? The Taliban leadership has been, reportedly, decimated by the drones assassinations. It is not difficult to imagine what will happen with the arrival of five of the very top Taliban political leaders after many years of detention in Guantanamo: The creation of a new leadership.

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No, Putin Isn’t Following ‘Reagan Playbook’ in Ukraine–Thank God By Jim Naureckas

12 April 2014 — FAIR Blog 

David Ignatius (photo: CSIS)

David Ignatius

David Ignatius is a Washington Post columnist who is notable for his coziness with his sources in the CIA. So when he writes a column (4/8/14) headlined “Putin Steals the CIA’s Playbook on Anti-Soviet Covert Operations,” it’s hard to know how to take that: Is it supposed to be a criticism or a compliment?

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 2 November 2013

2 November 2013 – VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Undercover Forces Kidnap A Former Detainee In Hebron
IMEMC – The Safa News Agency has reported that undercover soldiers of the Israeli military infiltrated, on Friday evening [November 1 2013] into the Hebron city, and kidnapped a former political prisoner. …

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The Government Can’t Prove Bradley Manning Hurt Anyone–but Joe Klein Knows By Peter Hart

1 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

JoeKleinHardballWikiLeaks. They’re not having much luck–but perhaps they should call in Time columnist Joe Klein.

As the Washington Post reported today (8/1/13), retired Brig. Gen. Robert Carr testified about the work that was done by his Information Release Task Force–a 125-person group that “operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week” at a cost of $6.2 million–all to establish the harm done by Manning.

So what did they find?

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ICH 14 July 2013: White Supremacy Acquits George Zimmerman

14 July 2013 – Information Clearing House

Good Coups, Bad Coups

By Joost Lagendijk

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait promised no less than $12 billion support to the new regime in Cairo. – “It’s pretty clear what the counter-revolutionary Gulf monarchs expect for their generosity, and it’s not democracy.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35536.htm

 

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NATO Newslinks 24 June 2013

24 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

NATO leader draws on war experience in his new role

The Virginian-Pilot

The conceptual mission – transformation – was difficult to explain, but with technology and communications affecting every aspect of global interaction, including warfare, NATO leaders decided to reinvent its only U.S.-based command to have a broader …

http://hamptonroads.com/2013/06/nato-leader-draws-war-experience-his-new-role

 

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NATO Newslinks 23 June 2013

23 June 2013 — williambowles.info

UK and ‘mini-NATO’ for the Arctic: can it work?

The World Outline

Effectively, ‘mini-NATO’ would be another expression of multilevel governance in Europe, as this grouping would not be insular from the EU, NATO or other conditions that already exist on the northern part of the continent (e.g. UNCLOS and the Arctic …

http://theworldoutline.com/2013/06/uk-nato-arctic/

 

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ICH 1-2 June 2013: Perpetual War – and Obama’s Perpetual Con Game

2 June 2013 – Information Clearing House


Syrian Opposition Fighters Arrested with Chemical Weapons

By Bill Van Auken

Turkish police rounded up 12 members of Syria’s Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra Front along with chemical weapons materials.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35150.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...

ICH 23 March 2013: Capitol Hill, Calls for Attack On Syria

23 March 2013 – Information Clearing House

CIA Passing Info to Syrian Rebels: Report

By AFP

The US Central Intelligence Agency has been feeding information to select rebel fighters in Syria to try to make them more effective against government troops, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34378.htm

 

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ICH 11 March 2013: The Crucifixion of Tomas Young

11 March 2013 – Information Clearing House 

US: Psychotic Superpower on a Hair-trigger

By Finian Cunningham

This unstable, lawless rogue state, armed to the teeth and deluded by its own self-righteousness, poses the greatest risk to world security.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34252.htm

 

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Wars That Aren’t Meant to Be Won By David Swanson

2 February, 2013 — Global Research

I looked at pretended and real reasons for wars and found some of the real reasons to be quite irrational. It should not shock us then to discover that the primary goal in fighting a war is not always to win it. Some wars are fought without a desire to win, others without winning being the top priority, either for the top war makers or for the ordinary soldiers.

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