1 August 2011 — National Security Archive Update

National Security Archive lawsuit yields never-before-seen volumes of Massive Study; Agency continues to withhold Volume 5

For more information contact: Peter Kornbluh – 202/994-7000

Washington, D.C., August 1, 2011 – Pursuant to a FOIA lawsuit filed by the National Security Archive on the 50th anniversary of the infamous CIA-led invasion of Cuba, the CIA has released four volumes of its Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation. The Archive today posted volume 2, “Participation in the Conduct of Foreign Policy” which contains detailed information on the CIA’s negotiations with Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama and Great Britain on support for the invasion.

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Syria News Roundup 14 July 2011: Good Protesters, Bad Protesters

14 July 2011 — MRZine

USG Discovers Syrian Protesters It Doesn’t Like

As’ad AbuKhalil (12 June 2011): “Yesterday, a US official referred to the protesters at the US embassy as ‘thugs.’  But if they were attacking a Ba’th office or a Syrian government building, I am sure that they would not have been described as thugs.  So thuggery is not an act in itself: it is a description of an act directed against targets that we like.”

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Imperialists — hands off Syria!

31 July 2011 — Workers World

U.S. and French imperialism have flagrantly intervened in the Syrian crisis and made it obvious that they will act to overthrow and replace President Bashir Assad. This is an open threat to the people of Syria. It is a clear signal that progressive forces in the U.S. must give priority to combating this imperialist intervention no matter how they evaluate the Assad government.

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As In Serbia And Elsewhere, U.S. And NATO Target Media In Libya

31 July 2011 — All Voices

As in Serbia and elsewhere NATO and U.S. target media in Libya

When Gadaffi targets journalists it is a crime as suggested in this article.

But when NATO intervenes and bombs media outlets killing journalists there is little outrage. Libya has reported that three journalists were killed in a NATO air strike on state television.

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Murder By Video Game And ‘Bug Splats’: CIA Drone War In Pakistan By Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

31 July 2011 — The Nation (Pakistan)

Fighting back against the CIA drone war

They call it ‘bug splat’, the splotch of blood, bones, and viscera that marks the site of a successful drone strike. To those manning the consoles in Nevada, it signifies ‘suspected militants’ who have just been ‘neutralised’; to those on the ground, in most cases, it represents a family that has been shattered, a home destroyed.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: August 1, 2011

1 August 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO Attack On Libyan Television Kills Three, Wounds 15
  • As In Serbia And Elsewhere, U.S. And NATO Target Media In Libya
  • Murder By Video Game And ‘Bug Splats’: CIA Drone War In Pakistan
  • Pakistani ISI Chief Asked U.S. To Stop Deadly Drone Strikes
  • Two-Thirds Of New Zealanders Want Special Forces Out Of Afghanistan

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Information Clearing House Newsletter August 1, 2011: The President Surrenders

1 August 2011 — Information Clearing House

Why the West is Committed to the Murderous Rebels in Libya
By Patrick Cockburn
William Hague chose to recognise the rebel leaders at the very moment some of them may have been shooting or torturing to death their chief military commander.

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