1. EU: Council of the European Union: HISTORICAL DOCUMENT: “Regulations for the use of force including firearms”, “Use of batons”, “Use of riot control agents” Continue reading
29 October 2012 — Information Clearing House
Israel bombs Sudan in Dry Run for Iran Attack
By Uzi Mahmaini, Tel Aviv and Flora Bagenal, Nairobi
Eight Israeli F-15I planes – four carrying two one-ton bombs, escorted by four fighters – struck the giant Yarmouk factory on the southwestern outskirts of Khartoum, the capital, in the early hours of Wednesday.
29 October 2012 — Counterpunch
Hidden away somewhere within the labyrinth of the Pentagon there must be a top secret euphemism department engaged in the invention of the Orwellian surrogate words that have crept surreptitiously into the American English vocabulary and from there translated into many other languages. In my mind I see a unit of studiously serious executives, coffee mugs in their hands and their neckties awry, devising senseless terms for terrible things and used unthinkingly by people today from New York to California, from Maine to Texas. The goal of my imaginary secret unit is to render ugly terms meaningless or to transform them into their opposite. To quote the perceptive Scottish writer, Candia McWilliam, “plain words are always under threat.” There are words that don’t say what they mean and there are words that say what they don’t mean. Continue reading