The Nobel 'Peace Prize': A Sick Joke And A Demented Fraud By Professor Francis A. Boyle

12 October 2013 — williambowles.info

This past week, we saw the mouthpiece of Imperialism, the Norwegian Nobel Committee award its ‘Peace Prize’ to the UN’s Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), before it’s even completed its work (if it ever will or can)! Almost exactly one year ago following the awarding of the Nobel ‘Peace Prize’ to the European Union for its participation in the invasion of Libya and the overthrow of a sovereign state, the eminent academic Francis A. Boyle wrote the following, a statement that applies equally to this year’s award: Continue reading

Will President Obama Wear His Nobel Peace Prize Medal When He Bombs Syria?

8 September 2013 — China Matters

For all you anti-war types sniggering over President Obama’s well-deserved Syria travails, just remember: he’s the president of the United States, and he can do something about it.
 
Not to you.  To Syria.
 
Especially if he has to attack Syria without congressional approval, I find it unlikely President Obama will give some Syrian army munitions dump a symbolic, admonitory plink and then return to business as usual in Washington as a neutered lame duck (assuming that ducks can be neutered*).
 
No, I think he will give serious thoughts to doubling down in order to 1) rebut accusations of wimpish impotence and 2) bury the memory of the humiliating debate under a serious, prolonged, and seriously distracting barrage of ordinance.
 
So we might be treated to a Syrian version of the miraculously expanding Libyan no-fly zone (the Libyan air force was destroyed within a week or so, but NATO kept bombing targets for months anyway). Every Syrian army base, government office, warehouse, truck, and toilet could be deemed a possible WMD sanctuary and plastered accordingly.
 
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French Colonial Dreams Linger as Raison d’être in Syria By Andrew McKillop

2 September 2013 — 21st Century Wire

Great Power Pipe Dream

The simple question with a lot of answers is why did France boycott the 2003 Iraq war of the US and Britain, but remained heavily committed to a “punitive attack” with the US on Syria, following the shock of Cameron’s defeat for his war plan in the British parliament?

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Screaming in Bradley Manning’s Trial By David Swanson

15 August 2013 — WashingtonsBlog

I sat in the courtroom all day on Wednesday as Bradley Manning’s trial wound its way to a tragic and demoralizing conclusion.  I wanted to hear Eugene Debs, and instead I was trapped there, watching Socrates reach for the hemlock and gulp it down.  Just a few minutes in and I wanted to scream or shout.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 7 October, 2011: Israeli Police Captured On Video Violently Attacking Arab Family in Haifa

7 October 2011 , 2011 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Bil’in Holds Its Weekly Protest Against The Wall
IMEMC – Saturday October 08, 2011 – 02:50, Dozens of local residents, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, held on Friday the weekly nonviolent protest against the Israeli Annexation Wall and settlements, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 11 June 2011

11 June 2011 — williambowles.info

Will Wikileaks founder Julian Assange win Nobel Peace Prize 2011?
Mirror.co.uk
Julian Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy website Wikileaks, is on the long shortlist and gets a 20-1 quote from Victor Chandler to win. This is despite Assange being on a sexual assault charge – presumably for screwing the United States government. …
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/06/11/will-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-win-nobel-peace-prize-2011-115875-23194532/

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Wikileaks Newslinks for 4 February, 2011

4 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

WikiLeaks’ Assange May Gain From Swedish `Haste’ in Extradition
Bloomberg
By Erik Larson – Fri Feb 04 00:00:01 GMT 2011 Julian Assange, founder of
the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Photographer: Carl Court/AFP/Getty
Images …
www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-04/wikileaks-assange-may-gain-from-swedish-haste-in-extradition.html

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