Sorted by :  November  2011
by Tony Cartalucci on 30 Nov 2011 0 Comment

The ‘Free Syria Army’ is literally an army of militant extremists, many drawn not from Syria’s military ranks, but from the Muslim Brotherhood, carrying heavy weapons back and forth over the Turkish and Lebanese borders, funded, supported, and armed by the United States, Israel, and Turkey. The latest evidence confirming this come

by Alan Hart on 28 Nov 2011 2 Comments

Israeli democracy fades to black (the black of the blank screen at the end of a film). That was the headline over a recent article by Lawrence Davidson, an American professor of Middle East history. He argued that the suppression of the democratic rights of non-Jews in Israel is coming full circle with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likudniks and

by F William Engdahl on 28 Nov 2011 1 Comment

On November 7 the first of two pipelines for Nord Stream, the huge Russian-German gas pipeline project, began delivery of gas. The event was no minor affair. German Chancellor Merkel and Russian President Medvedev along with the prime ministers of France and the Netherlands and the EU Energy Commissioner formally opened the first of two 1224-kilome

by Come Carpentier de Gourdon on 27 Nov 2011 2 Comments

One of the stories that was widely circulated outside Italy at the beginning of the NATO attack on Libya involved US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton pressing Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini to cancel forthwith the peace treaty his country had recently signed with Libya, and participate in the bombing campaign, and possibly in covert land

by Gary G. Kohls on 26 Nov 2011 0 Comment

Subject: Eyewitness accounts of US soldiers committing wholesale war crimes in Fallujah, Iraq – November 2004 I ran across an old email message that I had sent 7 years ago this month to a catholic friend of mine (a radical peace activist nun) with whom I have corresponded for years. I reprint that message here, because many of the predictions

by George Friedman on 26 Nov 2011 1 Comment

US troops are in the process of completing their withdrawal from Iraq by the end-of-2011 deadline. We are now moving toward a reckoning with the consequences. The reckoning concerns the potential for a massive shift in the balance of power in the region, with Iran moving from a fairly marginal power to potentially a dominant power. As the process u

by J Jayasundera on 25 Nov 2011 11 Comments

Ever since western colonialists embarked on colonising the rest of the world, their actions have been based on a ever changing moral Zeitgeist; but the final aim was domination and exploitation of the vulnerable and trusting people of the world.It was this morality that virtually ethnically cleansed America of the Red Indians. It was this same mora

by Greg Palast on 24 Nov 2011 0 Comment

I’ve seen a lot of sick stuff in my career, but this was sick on a new level. Here was the handwritten log kept by a senior engineer at the nuclear power plant: Wiesel was very upset. He seemed very nervous. Very agitated. . . . In fact, the plant was riddled with problems that, no way on earth, could stand an earth-quake. The team of enginee

by George Friedman on 24 Nov 2011 1 Comment

Everyone is wondering about the next disaster to befall Europe. Italy is one focus; Spain is also a possibility. But these crises are already under way. Instead, the next crisis will be political, not in the sense of what conventional politician is going to become prime minister, but in the deeper sense of whether Europe’s political elite can

by Jeffrey Steinberg on 23 Nov 2011 1 Comment

{On Nov. 15, 2011, Jeffrey Steinberg interviewed Dr. Hans Blix by phone at his home in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Blix was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden (1978-1979), Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (1981-1997), and head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspections Commission in Iraq (2000-2003). As the head

by Gareth Porter on 23 Nov 2011 2 Comments

A former inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repudiated its major new claim that Iran built an explosives chamber to test components of a nuclear weapon and carry out a simulated nuclear explosion. The IAEA claim that a foreign scientist - identified in news reports as Vyacheslav Danilenko - had been involved in building

by Sandhya Jain on 22 Nov 2011 51 Comments

Amidst heightened sectarian strife in Pakistan, both inter-community as well as intra-Islam, a small jatha of Hindu landless labourers has reached the capital in quest of asylum, and eventual citizenship. Growing incidents of abduction and forced conversion, especially of minor girls who disappear behind the veil, have instilled deep insecurity in

by Jeffrey Steinberg & Michele Steinberg on 21 Nov 2011 0 Comment

[Gen. Joseph P. Hoar, (U.S.MC-ret.), former Commander-in-Chief of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), talks to Jeffrey Steinberg and Michele Steinberg of EIR on the situation in the Persian Gulf] [1] EIR: You’ve probably seen the vast barrage of propaganda favoring war with Iran. You were the head of CENTCOM during critical periods [1988-90; 19

by C I Issac on 20 Nov 2011 29 Comments

Kerala cabinet minister Dr. M.K. Muneer, in-charge of Social Welfare and Panchayats, refused to light the lamp (nila vilakku) at this years’ inaugural ceremony of Revathi Pattathanam, the traditional literary colloquium of Kozhikode (Calicut).  Tradition maintains that this literary assembly was started in 1309 CE by the Zamorin (King) o

by Gary G Kohls on 20 Nov 2011 3 Comments

When I was reading a book about Adolf Hitler, entitled The Psychopathic God, I ran across a meaningful quote from a French Revolution-era author, diplomat and orator named Honore Mirabeau. In the book he wrote about his experience visiting the kingdom of Prussia (A Secret History of the Court of Berlin), Mirabeau wrote: “Prussia is not a coun

by Sandhya Jain on 19 Nov 2011 10 Comments

Even as chief minister Omar Abdullah accepts the failure of his mission to persuade Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to support his quest for the withdrawal, albeit partial, of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Jammu and Kashmir, questions are being raised about the timing of selective leaks of the interlocutors report to the Union Home Ministr

by George Augustine on 18 Nov 2011 8 Comments

Francis Xavier Clooney, Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology and Director of the Centre for the Study of World Religions at the Harvard Divinity School, typifies the 21st century face of the Jesuits. From his official profile, we come to know: “His primary areas of scholarship are theological commentarial writin

by Gary G. Kohls on 18 Nov 2011 6 Comments

Reverend Kevin Annett is an internet acquaintance of mine from Canada. He is an ex-United Church of Canada pastor (no relationship to the United Church of Christ in America) who was scandalously driven from his small rural parish in western Canada by higher-ups in his church.  Kevin has taught me a great deal more than I ever wanted to know ab

by K P Prabhakaran Nair on 17 Nov 2011 6 Comments

I am not a soft engineer and so cannot speak with authority on the global significance of late Steve Jobs’ contributions to information technology. But, I do use the computer for a lot of my research activities, as also for writing the first electronic book on agriculture in the world on important tree crops of the developing world, followed

by George Friedman on 17 Nov 2011 1 Comment

Change in the international system comes in large and small doses, but fundamental patterns generally stay consistent. From 1500 to 1991, for example, European global hegemony constituted the world’s operating principle. Within this overarching framework, however, the international system regularly reshuffles the deck in demoting and promotin

by William Blum on 16 Nov 2011 0 Comment

It doesn’t matter to them if it’s untrue. It’s a higher truth.We came, we saw, he died. - US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, giggling, as she spoke of the depraved murder of Moammar Gaddafi Imagine Osama bin Laden or some other Islamic leader speaking of 9-11: “We came, we saw, 3,000 died ... ha- ha.” Cl

by R L Francis on 16 Nov 2011 9 Comments

Vatican’s thinking about Indian Christians is not based on facts and that is why the Pope’s Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue issued a message for Hindus on the eve of Dipawali. The message urged Hindus to fight against anti-Christian propaganda in the country. The appeal says that Dipawali is the festival of the conquest

by Israel Shamir on 15 Nov 2011 0 Comment

Cheats and thieves have to prove their moral superiority over their victims in order to justify their crimes. This is the case with a petty cheat and thief called James Ball. This young man was a hired hand in the Wikileaks; he was offered a bribe of a job by the Guardian and he gratefully accepted it, betraying Julian Assange’s trust and ste

by Wayne Madsen on 15 Nov 2011 1 Comment

The United States government and military revels in death and pornographic intimidation. The videos and photographs of howling Iraqis celebrating the hanging of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein after his US-administered kangaroo court trial in Iraq and the physical abuse, alleged sodomizing, and execution of Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi by NATO-arme

by Israel Shamir on 14 Nov 2011 0 Comment

Hollywood installed in us the firm belief in the happy end. Though we know that happy ends are rare, movies time after time enforce this hope, while reality undermines it. Last week, when the British High Court ruled to extradite Julian Assange to Sweden, the hope failed.  A few days earlier I’ve asked Julian what he will do if the court

by Justin Raimondo on 14 Nov 2011 0 Comment

In the summer of 2008, an op ed piece by Benny Morris, an Israeli historian of note, warned: “Israel will almost surely attack Iran’s nuclear sites in the next four to seven months – and the leaders in Washington and even Tehran should hope that the attack will be successful enough to cause at least a significant delay in the Iran

by Sandhya Jain on 13 Nov 2011 14 Comments

In recent times, some clemency petitions concerning death row convicts have given rise to apprehensions that we may be subtly edging towards a de facto separate criminal law for minority communities, or persons covertly supported by minorities with a vested agenda. This bodes ill for a Republic already suffering from the consequences of an ill-conc

by Sandhya Jain on 12 Nov 2011 9 Comments

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has trained his guns on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as a device to deflect public anger against the inertia and maladministration of his regime, his personal unpopularity having scaled unprecedented heights.  Failed dynasty This much is clear: the bells are tolling for the dynasty of Sheikh Moh

by Richard Silverstein on 11 Nov 2011 1 Comment

In 2009, Shamai Leibowitz was working secretly for the FBI, translating wiretapped conversations among Israeli diplomats in this country. He passed some transcripts of these conversations to me, which described an Israeli diplomatic campaign in this country to create a hostile environment for relations with Iran. I published excerpts from them in m

by Bhim Singh on 10 Nov 2011 5 Comments

NATO march off Libya immediately after the barbaric assassination of Col. Gaddafi has given rise to several bitter questions about the future of the sparsely populated oil-rich nation surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea in the North, Egypt in the East, Tunisia and Algeria in the West and Chad, Niger and Sudan in the South. Demonized by the Wes

by Cynthia McKinney on 10 Nov 2011 0 Comment

Request from Cynthia McKinneyHello. It’s really sad when journalists want to print the truth, but are prevented from doing so because of concerns about keeping their jobs. It seems that is the situation today with the video that shows that all of the Libya destruction was built on a pack of lies. The video done by Julien Teil, called “T

by Ajay Chrungoo on 09 Nov 2011 22 Comments

Two recent incidents in the Kashmir valley reveal the viciousness of the situation. Local newspapers reported that on 1 July 2011, Havaldar J.S. Adhikari and Lance Naik Devender Singh of 19th Rajput where beheaded by terrorists in Kupwara while on duty.  The incident was kept under wraps and came to light through local media only on July

by Sandhya Jain on 08 Nov 2011 10 Comments

It would be churlish to deny the merit of some scathing observations made about the print and electronic media by the new chairman of the Press Council of India, in a recent television interview. Justice Markandey Katju speaks for a large segment of readers and viewers when he expresses disappointment at media functioning, and its poor intellectual

by Lauren Goodrich on 07 Nov 2011 1 Comment

US-Russian relations seem to have been relatively quiet recently, as there are numerous contradictory views in Washington about the true nature of Russia’s current foreign policy. Doubts remain about the sincerity of the US State Department’s so-called “reset” of relations with Russia - the term used in 2009 when US Secretar

by Paul Craig Roberts on 07 Nov 2011 1 Comment

I have come to the conclusion that Big Brother’s subjects in George Orwell’s 1984 are better informed than Americans. Americans have no idea why they have been at war in the Middle East, Asia and Africa for a decade. They don’t realize that their liberties have been supplanted by a Gestapo Police State. Few understand that hard ec

by Virendra Parekh on 06 Nov 2011 0 Comment

The alarm needs to be sounded again, loud and clear. Pharmaceutical multinationals are gobbling up Indian drug makers and may soon be dominating the Indian market. This could mean steep hike in prices of medicines and extinction or marginalization of SMEs in the sector.  In the face of such a clear and present danger, the government has chosen

by Virendra Parekh on 06 Nov 2011 1 Comment

The alarm needs to be sounded again, loud and clear. Pharmaceutical multinationals are gobbling up Indian drug makers and may soon be dominating the Indian market. This could mean steep hike in prices of medicines and extinction or marginalization of SMEs in the sector. In the face of such a clear and present danger, the government has chosen to ov

by Matthias Chang on 06 Nov 2011 2 Comments

Gaddafi died a martyr, murdered by the war criminals of US, France, Britain and NATO lead by President Obama, President Sarkozy and Prime Minister Cameron. Although NATO spearheaded the military campaign against Libya, the strategic planning was prepared by US Africa Command (AFRICOM). AFRICOM was set up to further the US interest in Africa, more p

by Rohit Srivastava & Sandhya Jain on 05 Nov 2011 5 Comments

Successive Governments at the Centre have tried to create the institution of Lokpal at the national level, after the idea was first mooted by late MP, Dr. L.M. Singhvi. These attempts did not meet with success and the issue was considered dead until, in recent times, it acquired a sudden urgency owing to a nation-wide sentiment of revulsion against

by Ramtanu Maitra on 04 Nov 2011 10 Comments

The recently concluded trip by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton through Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia centered around what could be the next US move in Afghanistan. The trip took place at a time when the White House has pretty much accepted the fact that it cannot change much in Afghanistan militarily. The war may get worse, and it ce

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