Stop NATO News: December 17, 2011

17 December 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Pentagon Commends Turkey For NATO Radar Site
  • Turkey: U.S. NATO Ally On Missiles, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Kurds
  • Pentagon Appoints Turkey To Police Iraq, Confront Iran
  • Turkey’s Top Military Council Prepares For War
  • Iraq: Fallujah Celebrates U.S. Troop Exit, Honors The Slain
  • U.S. Rallies NATO Support For Georgia’s Accession
  • Georgia Hosts Meeting Of NATO Centers In Former Soviet States
  • Georgia Increases Troop Strength For NATO’s Afghan War
  • Pakistan: Squeezed NATO Supply Line Runs Dry
  • Belgium: NATO Conducts 29-Nation Cyber Warfare Exercise
  • Chicago: Protesters Cry Foul Over NATO, G8 Restrictions
  • Afghanistan: NATO’s Iron Man Versus Frankenstein’s Militarized Monster

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Wikileaks Newslinks 17 December 2011

17 December 2011 — williambowles.info

Suspected WikiLeaks source appears in court
Reuters
He is suspected of being the source of documents that eventually were released on the Internet by WikiLeaks — data dumps that Washington said jeopardized national security. Manning was quiet as he sat in the courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland, …
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/17/us-usa-defense-manning-idUSTRE7BF0D720111217

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 17 December 2011

17 December 2011 — williambowles.info

Bradley Manning hearing: defence lawyer turns fire on military accusers
The Guardian
Eighteen months after his arrest in Iraq for allegedly orchestrating the largest leak of state secrets in American history, Bradley Manning has faced his military accusers for the first time, immediately turning the guns against them. …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/16/bradley-manning-hearing-defence-lawyer?newsfeed=true

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‘NATO wants a simmering civil war in Syria – as a prelude’ — RT

17 December 2011 — ‘NATO wants a simmering civil war in Syria – as a prelude’ — RT

Washington is ready to discuss Russia’s UN Security Council draft resolution on Syria, describing some provisions as however ‘unacceptable’ and still not acknowledging that the anti-regime protesters are well-armed.

­What exactly the US and NATO countries consider to be ‘unacceptable’ is the real question, believes Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar.

‘Is it that the Syrian government cannot fight an armed insurgency in its own territory?’ he ponders. ‘The Free Syrian Army are getting weapons smuggled from the Middle East to the borders [with Syria] in Turkey and in Jordan as well.’

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Media Lens: ‘A Death Sentence For Africa’

16 December, 2011 — Media Lens

The Durban Climate Deal And Eight Corporate Media Unmentionables

The UN climate summit in Durban, South Africa, ended with one of those marathon all-night cliffhanger negotiations that the media love so much. The outcome was a commitment to talk about a legally-binding deal to cut carbon emissions – by both developed and developing countries – that would be agreed by 2015 and come into effect by 2020. It was about as tortuous and vague as that sounds.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 11-17 December 2011

17 December 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

European Union: From economic crisis to constitutional disaster
17.12.2011 | 11:50 | Hannes HOFBAUER (Austria)
The Brussels summit of December 2011 intended to solve a huge fiscal and budget (and in reality an economic) problem in the Euro-zone. It let to a political split within the EU-27 and risks to unleash a constitutional disaster… The summit of Brussels also showed a deep split in form of different approaches towards the capital market. It points at a geopolitical dividing line within the European Union. There seems to be a conflict between banks based on credit business and hedge funds… David Cameron… stands firm beside his Atlantic ally and behaves like an American Trojan horse in a European surrounding…
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ICH Newsletter 16 December 2011: Obama's Hypocritical Embrace of a Criminal War

16 December 2011 — Information Clearing House

Obama at Fort Bragg: A Hypocritical Embrace of a Criminal War
By Bill Van Auken
President Barack Obama used his speech to US troops at Fort Bragg, to embrace the nine-year war in Iraq that he had ostensibly opposed and to declare the destruction of the country a “success.”
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30009.htm

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