“Blood on British Hands”: The Fate of Guantanamo Detainee 239 British National Shaker Aamer by Felicity Arbuthnot

14 October, 2010 — Global Research

” …and if any one saved a life, it would be as if s/he saved the life of all mankind. …” (Qur’an 5:32)

“How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.” (Henry David Thoreau,1817-1862.)

On Tuesday,13th April, as British politicians travelled the country, promising a brave new world on Election day (6th May) a letter was delivered to the British Prime Minister’s residence, Number 10, Downing Street.

Both former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his successor, Conservative leader, David Cameron, have made much, recently, on television, with breaking voice, of personal grief. Both have lost children, Brown and his wife, a baby daughter in 2004 and Cameron and his wife, a disabled son, last year.

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Black Agenda Report 13 October, 2010: Unraveling the Empire of Finance / Foreclosure Fraud / Congo Genocide / Social Media / Tea Party

13 October, 2010 — Black Agenda Report News, analysis and commentary from the black left

The Unraveling of the Empire of Finance Capital
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
The more the Wall Street financial class dominates political affairs in the United States, the sooner they will meet destruction. By giving the banksters everything they wanted, including free money, the Obama administration actually accelerated the processes of finance capital’s decline. That’s because, unfettered, capital behaves in ways that make its contradictions even more acute.

Freedom Rider: Foreclosure Fraud
by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley
It is senseless to expect Democrats to save the people from the worsening housing crisis, since Democrats are as culpable for the disaster as the Republicans. It was Democrats in the House and Senate that passed a bill to allow banks to bypass state law to repossess homes. President Obama only exercised a quiet “pocket veto” when it became clear that failure to spell disaster with elections only weeks away. “If predicted losses in congressional races become a reality, the Democrats bear as much blame as the Republicans.”

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 14 October, 2010: Pakistan President Believed 'US Behind Taliban Attacks in Pakistan'

14 October, 2010 — Information Clearing House

Statement By Afghan Resistance
Baseless Claims and Futile Propaganda
By Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
The enemy has never contacted the leaders of the Islamic Emirate, let a lone holding any kind of talks with them. Nor any effort has been made by the enemy directly or indirectly to initiate contacts with the leadership of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Pakistan President Believed
‘US Behind Taliban Attacks in Pak’ to Gain Access to its Nukes

Zalmay Khalilzad, the former US envoy to Afghanistan, once brushed off Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari’s claim, that the US was ‘arranging’ the (suicide) attacks by Pakistani Taliban inside his country, as ‘madness’, and was of the view that both Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who believed in this US conspiracy theory, were ‘dysfunctional’ leaders.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 13 October, 2010: Groundwork laid for media narrative of failed peace talks: It’s the Palestinians’ fault

13 October, 2010 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Bishops Warn About the Flight of Christians from the Middle East
IMEMC – 13 Oct 2010 – Wednesday October 13, 2010 – 17:00, Bishops summoned to a Vatican synod to discuss the flight of Christians from the Middle East have blamed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for spurring the exodus.

Israel Detained Two Journalists and a Solidarity Activist near Hebron
IMEMC – 13 Oct 2010 – Wednesday October 13, 2010 – 15:07, Israeli army detained, on Wendesday afternoon, two journalists and the media spokesman for the Palestinian Solidarity Project In Beit Ummar village near Hebron.

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Obama/Donilon: Staring down the generals By Eric Walberg

13 October, 2010 — Eric Walberg

What is United States President Barack Obama’s new National Security Adviser to make of the latest news from AfPak, asks Eric Walberg

In the past 10 days, 150 NATO-bound oil tankers were torched in Pakistan, mostly by Taliban but some apparently by their own drivers, who siphoned and sold the fuel and then destroyed the evidence of their theft. Win-win for locals, none of whom are naive enough to believe killing more of their brothers is a good idea. 500 oil tankers and containers that left Port Qasim in Karachi for Kandahar did not even reach the AfPak border. This, while the key Khyber Pass was closed, holding up thousands of supply trucks that did make it intact, after Pakistan shut the border in protest against the almost daily, illegal and unsanctioned US air strikes that have killed 1800 Pakistani civilians.

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