Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq “1,366,350″
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,694
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,658
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
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‘Netanyahu Authorized Dubai Assassination’ By Press TV
According to a report published by Times Online Netanyahu held a meeting with Mossad chief Meir Dagan in early January inside the briefing room of the headquarters of the spy agency where “some members of a hit squad” were also present.
Meir Dagan: The Mastermind Behind Mossad’s Secret War By Uzi Mahnaimi
Netanyahu gave his authorisation, in effect signing Mabhouh’s death warrant.
Israeli Immigration Copied British Passports Used by Hit Squad By Melissa Kite, Deputy Political Editor
Israeli immigration officials at Tel Aviv airport secretly copied the British passports which were then used by the hit squad which assassinated a leading Hamas official, ministers have been told.
Watch Mohammad Bakri’s Jenin Jenin By Gilad Atzmon
Jenin Jenin depicts the true story of Israeli colossal barbarism. There is no doubt left, the Jewish State is the ultimate enemy of humanity and humanism. It also presents the Palestinian ordeal facing the Zionist evil. Clearly, surviving the Israeli occupation is nothing but heroism.
70% Of American Believe Iran has Nuclear Weapons By Political Ticker
“If economic and diplomatic efforts fail, support for military action rises to 59 percent, with only 39 percent opposing military action under those circumstances”
Report: Bush Lawyer Said President Could Order Civilians to Be ‘Massacred’ By Michael Isikoff
The chief author of the Bush administration’s “torture memo” told Justice Department investigators that the president’s war-making authority was so broad that he had the constitutional power to order a village to be “massacred,” according to a report released Friday night by the Office of Professional Responsibility.
US Super-rich Get Five Times More Income Than In 1995 By Andre Damon
The incomes of the very rich in the US grew phenomenally between 1992 and 2007, while their tax rates plummeted, according to recently uncovered IRS statistics.
40 Killed in Pakistan:
The armed forces on Saturday said at least 30 Taliban were killed in an airstrike when jet fighters pounded their positions in the Shawal mountains of South Waziristan Agency.
Four killed in suicide attacks on police stations in Pakistan:
A senior local police officer and three assailants were killed on Saturday in two suicide attacks on two police stations in northern districts, said police.
CIA wants to move captive Taliban official:
The Taliban military commander captured last month in Pakistan has refused to provide information that could be used against his insurgent network, prompting the CIA to push
for his transfer to an American-run prison in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Friday.
Minister says Pakistan will not hand captured Taliban leaders to United States:
Pakistan will not turn over the Afghan Taliban’s No. 2 leader and two other high-value militants captured this month to the United States, but may deport them to Afghanistan, a senior minister said Friday.
Hamid Gul : Mouthpiece for the Taliban? : Video Interview:
Lieutenant-General Hamid Gul was a military commander in the Pakistani Army in the 1980s, and served as the head of the country’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency from 1987 to 1989.
Seven Afghans killed as Karzai urges NATO to avoid civilian deaths:
President Hamid Karzai urged international troops to prevent civilian casualties during military operations in an emotional appeal on Saturday, as six civilians were killed in two blasts and another was shot dead by NATO troops in southern region.
6 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan:
Six NATO soldiers were killed during a join operation by ISAF and Afghan forces near the Taliban’s stronghold Marjah town, APA reports. Losses of Afghan Army have not been reported.
Two NATO occupation force soldiers killed as Afghan offensive enters second week:
Two NATO soldiers were killed in separate attacks in occupied Afghanistan, the alliance said Sunday .
Premature explosion kills Taliban commander, 4 others in N. Afghanistan:
Five Taliban militants including their commander were killed as a mine went off prematurely in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province Friday, spokesman for provincial administration Mahboobullah Sayedi said Saturday
Three civilians killed in S. Afghanistan:
Two Afghan civilians have been killed in a roadside landmine blast in southern Afghanistan on Saturday morning. Meanwhile, a third civilian was killed in firing by the international troops in Nad Ali district of the same province.
Helmand elders want US-led forces out:
Tribal elders in the southern Afghan province of Helmand want an end to the US-led anti-Taliban offensive there, citing Western troops’ disregard for civilian lives as a reason.
US compensates Afghans for death, damage from war :
The death of a child or adult is worth $1,500-$2,500, loss of limb and other injuries $600-$1,500, a damaged or destroyed vehicle $500-$2,500, and damage to a farmer’s fields $50-$250.
Taliban put up tough fight in Marjah:
The number of foreign troops killed in the Operation Mushtarak rose to 12 with the death of an ISAF soldier during fighting Friday as Natoís biggest assault against the militants moved into its second week
Dutch troops to pull out of Afghanistan by the end of year after coalition falls:
The government fell because of a dispute between its main partners over how long its soldiers should stay in the war.
Three police killed in Iraq blast:
Three policemen were killed and two injured Saturday when an explosive device went off near their patrol in northern Iraq, a local police source said.
3 Killed In Northern Iraq:
Two insurgents were killed when a bomb they were planting exploded in central Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
Fifth Christian killed in a week in north Iraq:
Iraqi police said they found a Christian shopkeeper shot to death in the restive northern city of Mosul on Saturday, the fifth Christian killing in a week thought to be related to March elections.
Sunni Party Calls for Boycott of Iraq Vote: –
The Sunni political party whose two most prominent leaders were disqualified from next month’s parliamentary elections in Iraq because of supposed ties to Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party called Saturday for a boycott of the vote, raising fears of worsening sectarian tensions in an already volatile campaign.
Iran says intelligence agents kill 4 armed Kurdish separatists near border with Iraq:
The report cited a statement by the country’s intelligence department saying its agents ambushed and killed the four near the Kurdish town of Sardasht, about 310 miles (525 Kilometers) west of the capital Tehran and near the Iraqi border.
Juan Cole: Top Russian General: An American Attack on Iran would lead to US Collapse;
”The consequences of such an attack will be terrible not only for the region but also for us. Iran is our neighbor and we are very carefully following this situation.”
In case you missed it:
Iran Nuke Laptop Data Came from Terror Group:
The George W. Bush administration has long pushed the “laptop documents” – 1,000 pages of technical documents supposedly from a stolen Iranian laptop – as hard evidence of Iranian intentions to build a nuclear weapon.
Russia says to supply Iran S-300 missiles – Ifax:
Russia intends to fulfil a contract to supply S-300 air defence missile systems to Iran, Interfax news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Friday.
Russia opposes ‘paralyzing sanctions’ against Iran:
Russia has categorically opposed paralysing sanctions against Iran, saying if they were to be imposed on Tehran they should be aimed exclusively at strengthening thenuclear non-proliferation regime.
US lawmaker urges Iranian gasoline blockade:
“The vision of the world in which I don’t think we should embrace is one in which the national security of the West, and especially our allies in Israel, depends on a hope that the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) does not transfer nuclear weapons to Hezbollah,” the Republican congressman from Illinois told the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
French PM: World to take action if Iran refuses nuclear talks:
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said world powers would have to take new action against Iran in the next few weeks if Tehran continues to reject Western proposals on its disputed nuclear program.
Impending Explosion: U.S. Intensifies Threats To Russia And Iran:
The United States, separately and through the military bloc it controls, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is accelerating military deployments and provocations throughout Eurasia and the Middle East
New Israeli drone fleet ‘capable of flying over Iran’:
Air force officials said the Heron TP drones have a wingspan of 86ft making them the size of passenger jets. They said the planes can fly 20 consecutive hours, and are primarily used for surveillance and carrying payloads.
In case you missed it:
Iran and The International Bureau of Double Standards: Video –
Demonstrating that the continued attacks being made on Iran, by presidents, prime ministers and the mass media, are smokescreens for the real danger to world peace: Israel and more lies about weapons of mass destruction.
Evidence confirms Mossad involvement in Dubai murder:
Dubai says new evidence, including credit card payments and phone calls made by suspects, confirms the involvement of Israel’s spy agency in the recent assassination of a top Hamas official.
Top EU official: Dubai hit may harm ties with Israel : Dubai police:
Assassins used diplomatic passports; U.A.E. urges European investigation.
Hezbollah warns of terrorist tourists after Dubai hit:
The Lebanese resistance movement’s Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem urged vigilance against the terrorists who would attempt to clear the Lebanese customs using forged European passports.
Israel rebuffs France over possible Palestine recognition:
Israel has rejected the idea of foreign countries recognizing a Palestinian state, after France suggested the recognition could soon take place.
France to aid Jordan in realizing ‘nuclear ambitions’:
Visiting French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Sunday his country will help Jordan realize its nuclear ambitions with the signing of an agreement Sunday to mine its uranium reserves.
World oil supplies are set to run out faster than expected, warn scientists:
Scientists led by the -based Oil Depletion Analysis Centre, say that global production of oil is set to peak in the next four years before entering a steepening decline which will have massive consequences for the world economy and the way that we live our lives.
Allied bid for Obama to remove US European nuclear stockpile:
European NATO allies are to urge President Barack Obama to remove all remaining US nuclear weapons from European soil, as domestic pressure grows to rid its soil of outdated Cold War-era aerial bombs.
Niger demonstrators celebrate coup:
About 10,000 people gathered outside the parliament building in Niamey, the Nigerien capital, on Saturday, following an appeal by the Co-ordination of Democratic Forces for the Republic, an opposition coalition.
ICC outrage over Guinea massacre:
Probe into last year’s killing of opposition activists hint at crime against humanity.
Bias claims dog Mexico’s drug war:
Critics of Felipe Calderon, Mexico’s president, and his so-called war on drugs have alleged that the Mexican government may be favouring the Sinaloa cartel, one of the country’s most powerful drug-trafficking organisations.
Three men charged with financing Hezbollah in Miami:
Three men were charged in an indictment unsealed Friday with illegally exporting electronics and video games to a South American shopping center that U.S. officials claim funnels money to the Hezbollah militant group.
US Muslim group calls IRS plane attack terrorism:
A major US Muslim group has decried officials’ “double standard” in refusing to label Texas suicide plane crash as an act of terrorism.
345: The average amount, in millions of dollars, earned by the 400 highest-earning households in the United States in 2007, according to Internal Revenue Service data reported by Tax.com
Obama appoints panel to slash social programs:
President Barack Obama’s establishment by executive order of a bipartisan commission on deficits on Thursday is the latest step in his administration’s attack on health care
and retirement programs upon which millions of Americans depend.
US states slash Medicaid:
The cuts are being enacted in response to huge budget deficits in states throughout the country and a sharp increase in enrollment fuelled by the unemployment crisis.