Historical Roots of the US “War on Terrorism”: The Pathology of a Single Superpower. NATO and Beyond

5 December, 2012 — Global Research

By Ellen Ray and Bill Schaap

Global Research Editor’s Note

This incisive and carefully researched article originally published by Covert Action Quarterly in 1999 sheds light with tremendous foresight on the historical evolution of the US led “War on Terrorism” and the articulation of what has been described as “Global NATO”.

The online version of this article was first published by Global Research ten years ago in September 2002.

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The commodification of crap and South Africa’s toilet apartheid By Patrick Bond

5 December, 2012 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Durban — The December 3-6, 2012World Toilet Summit offers an opportunity to contemplate how we curate our crap. Increasingly the calculus seems to be cash, generating contradictions ranging from local to global scales, across race, gender, generation and geography. Nowhere are they more evident than in the host city, my hometown of Durban. We’ve suffered an 18-year era of neoliberal-nationalist malgovernance including toilet apartheid, in the wake of more than 150 years of colonialism and straight racial-apartheid.

Americans Are The Most Spied On People In World History By Washington's Blog

5 December 2012 —  Washington’s Blog

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TechDirt notes:
In a radio interview, Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Angwin (who’s been one of the best at covering the surveillance state in the US) made a simple observation that puts much of this into context: the US surveillance regime has more data on the average American than the Stasi ever did on East Germans.

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Leveson’s Punch and Judy show on the press masks ‘hacking’ on a scale you can barely imagine By John Pilger

6 December 2012 — John Pilger

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In the week Lord Leveson published almost a million words about his inquiry into the “culture, practice and ethics” of Britain‘s corporate press, two illuminating books about media and freedom were also published. Their contrast with the Punch and Judy show staged by Leveson is striking.

For 36 years, Project Censored, based in California, has documented critically important stories unreported or suppressed by the media most Americans watch or read. This year’s report is 013: Dispatches from the media revolution by Mickey Huff and Andy Lee Roth (Seven Stories Press). They describe the omissions of “mainstream” journalism as “history in the un-making”. Unlike Leveson, their investigation demonstrates the sham of a system claiming to be free. Among their top 25 censored stories are these:

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Iran: When the Drones Backfire on America. Washington’s Troubled Dream? By Dr. Ismail Salami

5 December, 2012 — Global Research

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recently described Iran as the hardest issue she has been dealing with as secretary of state.

In 30-minute keynote address at the annual US-Israeli forum, Clinton clearly enunciated that she has failed to find a solution to Iran issue.

“Iran is the hardest of the hard boards because of the dangers its behavior already poses and the geometrically greater danger that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose… It is an issue that has consumed a significant part of my time as secretary of state.”

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Iran: When the Drones Backfire on America. Washington’s Troubled Dream? By Dr. Ismail Salami

5 December, 2012 — Global Research

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recently described Iran as the hardest issue she has been dealing with as secretary of state.

In 30-minute keynote address at the annual US-Israeli forum, Clinton clearly enunciated that she has failed to find a solution to Iran issue.

“Iran is the hardest of the hard boards because of the dangers its behavior already poses and the geometrically greater danger that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose… It is an issue that has consumed a significant part of my time as secretary of state.”

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Black Agenda Report December 5, 2012 — Shameless Susan Rice Supporters, Latinos Lead the Way

6 December 2012 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

The Shameless Vacuity of Susan Rice’s Black Boosters

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Africa doesn’t matter, U.S. wars don’t matter, nothing matters to the Black Misleadership Class except the sickly prestige of basking in the (distant) glow of power. Susan Rice’s “Black boosters embrace an abettor of genocide and endless military interventions as one of their own – and indict themselves.”

The New Game in the 'Syrian Opposition': Redistribution of Roles and Functions By Olga CHETVERIKOVA

3 December 3, 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation

After a failed attempt to start a comprehensive civil war in Syria, the West began to sculpt the image of the «Syrian opposition» in a new way.

So far the «alternative» to the government of Bashar al-Assad, sitting in Turkey, is the Syrian National Council (SNC, also called the «Istanbul council»); it is funded by Qatar and is under the full control of French military intelligence, the General Directorate of External Security (DGSE).

Most of the members of the Istanbul council are representatives of the «Muslim Brotherhood».

The main fighting force is still directed by Turkey and it equips the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which is recruited from Syrian army deserters and criminals, «al-Qaeda» insurgents, Salafists and jihadists…

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VTJP Palestine/Israel News & Articles 5 December 2012: Justice, Peace and the Israeli State

5 December 2012 — VTJP

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Indonesian Parliament Head Arrives In Gaza
IMEMC – Indonesian Parliament head, Ali Marzouki, arrived in the Gaza Strip via the Rafah Border Terminal on Wednesday heading a senior Indonesian delegation to observe the massive destruction caused by Israel during its recent war on Gaza, and to express solidarity with the Palestinian people. …

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ICH 5 December 2012: Doomsday for Iran? US Tests EMP Bomb

5 December 2012 — Information Clearing House

 

‘West Moves in for Syrian Endgame and War on Iran’

By Finian Cunningham

The American-led propaganda war on Syria seems to be moving towards the endgame of providing the political cover for direct Western military attack on that unfortunate country.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33228.htm

 

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Orwellian “Eavesdropping on a Worldwide Scale”: United Nations asks for Control over the World’s Internet

6 December 2012Global Research News – Russia Today

Members of the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have agreed to work towards implementing a standard for the Internet that would allow for eavesdropping on a worldwide scale. 

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Orwellian “Eavesdropping on a Worldwide Scale”: United Nations asks for Control over the World’s Internet

6 December 2012Global Research News – Russia Today

Members of the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have agreed to work towards implementing a standard for the Internet that would allow for eavesdropping on a worldwide scale. 

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