BREAKING: Report suggests Israel linked to Irangate Scandal

28 November 2011 — Global ResearchYnet News

[Ed’s note: these are not new allegations, see ‘October Surprise‘, a chronology of events compiled by me that documents the fact that Israel acted as the ‘go-between’ for the US, selling US-supplied weapons to Israel that Israel then sold to Iran. WB]

Comment by Michael Carmichael
New documents just released via declassification reveal Israel’s role in the Iran-Contra Affair that rocked the Reagan administration in the 1980s.

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Syria Newslinks 27-28 November 2011

28 November 2011 —

28 November 2011
Closed-door politics: ‘Economic war’ against Syria seals crisis Today at 18:17
The Arab League’s sanctions against Damascus are in fact ‘a declaration of economic war’ against the Syrian people, which ‘closed windows’ for resolving the country’s crisis, the country’s senior diplomat says.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 28 November 2011: Libya's New Rulers Offer Weapons to Syrian Rebels

28 November 2011 — Information Clearing House

Pakistan Has Had Enough
By Simon Tisdall
The belief that weak, impoverished, divided Pakistan has no alternative but to slavishly obey its master’s voice could turn out to be one of the seminal strategic miscalculations of the 21st century.

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Libya and “The Arab Spring”: Neoliberalism, “Regime Change” and NATO’s “Humanitarian Wars”

26 November 2011 — Global Research

ONLINE INTERACTIVE READER by Michel Chossudovsky and Finian Cunningham and Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

First in Global Research’s Interactive Reader Series, we bring to the attention of our readers a collection of Global Research articles on the “Arab Spring”, covering recent developments in several countries across the Middle East and North Africa region.

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Taking on the Military Keynesians By Mark Engler

27 November 2011 – via Foreign Policy in Focus

War: The Wrong Jobs Program

war-economy.jpgMore than 40 years ago, long before anyone had ever heard of Barack Obama, before the collapse of Bear Stearns, and before contemporary debates about bailouts and debt ceilings, two authors, Paul Baran and Paul Sweezy, considered a tricky problem. In times of downturn, the government must spend to stimulate the economy. Yet getting the political establishment to agree on one particular program of spending seemed nearly impossible.

Baran and Sweezy phrased the conundrum as a question: “On what could the government spend enough to keep the system from sinking into the mire of stagnation?”

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Target Iran: Washington's Countdown to War By Tom Burghardt

25 November 2011 — Global ResearchAntifascist Calling…

The Iranian people know what it means to earn the enmity of the global godfather.

As William Blum documented in Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, 1953’s CIA-organized coup against Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, guilty of the “crime” of nationalizing the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, may have “saved” Iran from a nonexistent “Red Menace,” but it left that oil-rich nation in proverbial “safe hands”–those of the brutal dictatorship of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 27-28 November 2011

28 November 2011 —

28 November 2011
WikiLeaks wins Australian journalism award
SYDNEY — WikiLeaks has been recognised in Australia for its “outstanding contribution to journalism”, with founder Julian Assange lashing out at “cowardly” Prime Minister Julia Gillard in an acceptance speech. The anti-secrecy website was lauded at …

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Stop NATO news: November 28, 2011: U.S. Drone Strike Kills At Least 39 In Somalia

28 November 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO Attack: Pakistan On The Boil
  • Pakistan Buries Soldiers; U.S., NATO Flags, Obama Effigy Burned
  • Pakistan To Completely Review Relations With U.S., NATO
  • Pakistan: Several Thousand Protesters Surround U.S. Consulate In Karachi
  • Hundreds Of NATO Containers Blocked At Crossing Points
  • NATO Supply Line Has Been Cut Permanently: Interior Minister
  • Government: 83 Percent Of Pakistanis Killed In Drone Strikes Innocent Civilians
  • U.S. Drone Strike Kills At Least 39 In Somalia
  • Putin Warns West Against Interfering In Russian Election

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Egypt Newslinks 27-28 November 2011

28 November 2011 —

May be updated as the day wears on…

28 November 2011
Will there be another Arab Spring in 2061?
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
Sixty-two years after Cairo tried to snuff out the Muslim Brotherhood with a targeted assassination, the movement stands on the threshold of power in Egypt, while its brand of political Islam is rising throughout the Arab World. The Brotherhood of today seems more aware of the need to be democratic, but it faces the same temptations that corrupted and eventually tore down Arab nationalism. – Sami Moubayed (Nov 28, ’11)

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 27 November 2011: Israeli officials threaten to cut electricity and water if Palestinians form unity government

27 November 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Authority unable to pay salaries & pensions due to Israeli seizure of funds
IMEMC – With the Israeli government continuing to seize Palestinian tax money and hold the funds in Israeli banks, the Palestinian Authority announced on Sunday that it will be unable to pay salaries to civil servants and pensions to the elderly and disabled this coming month. …

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