Iran Newslinks 29-30 December 2011

30 December 2011 —

30 December 2011
Crackpot Anti-Islam Activists, “Serial Fabricators” and the Tale of Iran and 9/11 by Gareth Porter

Dandelion Salad Today at 20:40
by Gareth Porter Featured Writer Dandelion Salad crossposted at Dec. 29, 2011 Behind a mysterious December 22 Associated Press story about ‘finding of fact’ by a District judge in Manhattan Friday that Iran assisted al Qaeda in the planning of the 9/11 attacks is a tapestry of recycled fabrications and distortions of fact from […]

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PCHR E-Narrative, 30 December 2008: The Hamdan Family

30 December 2008 — PCHR – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

“When I wake in the morning the first thing I do is remember my children. I come and sit outside and picture them where they used to play. I don’t want to go out and interact with other people anymore. I largely stay inside the home”

Iman and Talal Hamdan standing in front of a picture of their killed children Hiya, Lama and Ismail.

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Softening Up Iran for the Final Attack By Wayne Madsen

30 December 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

In many ways, America’s and Israel’s much-anticipated war against Iran has already begun. It is not the type of war that was expected — an Israeli textbook style surprise and swift attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, followed by a sustained U.S. and NATO air campaign — but a covert war with quite an unexpected feature. The covert war, which has seen increased U.S. drone activity over Iranian skies and an increase in suspicious explosions at Iranian military facilities, has been coupled with American support for destabilization efforts against all of Iran’s allies and friends, including Syria, Russia, China, North Korea, and Venezuela…

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Stop NATO News: December 30, 2011: U.S. Aircraft Carrier Crosses Strait Of Hormuz Toward Iran

30 December 2011 — Stop NATO

  • U.S. Aircraft Carrier Crosses Strait Of Hormuz Toward Iran
  • 154 Warplanes: U.S. Signs $29 Billion Deal With Saudis For F-15s
  • United Arab Emirates: First Overseas Deployment Of Advanced U.S. Interceptors
  • Russia: Main Goal Of U.S., NATO In Libya Was To Murder Gaddafi
  • Afghan Soldier Slays Two NATO Counterparts
  • Georgia Expects Chicago Summit To Advance NATO Integration
  • Kosovo Serbs: The Right To A Homeland
  • Russian UN Envoy Warns Of International Destabilization In New Year
  • Egypt: Military Junta Versus U.S. ‘NGOs’
  • Raytheon Gets Contract For U.S. And NATO Interceptor Missiles
  • U.S. Ambassador Applauds Caspian-Caucasus-Europe Pipeline

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Wikileaks Newslinks 29-30 December 2011

30 December 2011 —

30 December 2011
2011: Riots and revolutions: How we all changed the world

ZDNet (blog)
Between you and I, from Wikileaks to one man alone sparking a revolution, we all played our part in changing the world. From the most popular highlights to the crucial events that really mattered, here’s how we did it. Wikileaks was at the top of the …

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 29-30 December 201

30 December 2011 —

30 December 2011
Stratfor Delays Launch Of Anonymous-Hacked Web Site
In releasing a statement announcing the Stratfor break in, Anonymous called for the release of Bradley Manning, the disaffected Army intelligence analyst accused of providing reams of classified information to whistleblower site WikiLeaks. …

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 29 December 2011: A nightmare that lasted three weeks; memories of Gaza massacre

29 December 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israel to open Karm Abu Salem Gaza crossing
IMEMC – Israeli authorities said it will open the Karm Abu Salem, also known as Kerem Shalom, crossing to allow some basic material to enter into the beseiged Gaza Strip, Palestinian Media Sources reported Thursday. …

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 29 December 2011: U.S., Israel Discuss Bombing Iran

29 December 2011 — Information Clearing House

U.S., Israel Discuss Triggers for Bombing Iran
By Eli Lake
The Obama administration is trying to assure Israel privately that it would strike Iran militarily if Tehran’s nuclear program crosses certain “red lines”

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