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Yemen’s Saleh to Resign in Exchange for Immunity, Official Says - Businessweek

Yemen’s Saleh to Resign in Exchange for Immunity, Official Says - Businessweek: "April 23 (Bloomberg) -- Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to accept a Gulf Cooperation Council-brokered plan that allows him to cede power in exchange for immunity, a government official said.

Saleh agreed to transfer power to a deputy within 30 days and to elections 60 days after that, Tarik al-Shami, spokesman at the ruling General People’s Congress, said in a telephone interview today. The opposition must end protests and accept immunity for Saleh and his aides and all terms of the GCC plan, al-Shami said."

John McCain Back To Libya; Doesn’t Meet With Gaddafi This Time

John McCain Back To Libya; Doesn’t Meet With Gaddafi This Time: "According to the Obama administration, there are no American “boots” on the ground in Libya. But there are American orthopedic dress shows on the ground in Libya. John McCain latched onto one of our predator drones and parachuted down into the country Friday because he loves U.S. intervention in foreign wars so much he had to go see this one for himself. The last time he was there, Walnuts hung out with Muammar Gaddafi. But since a war started, McCain suddenly no longer likes this dictator, and spent his time meeting with the rebel troops instead. Yes, the rebel troops with whom the U.S. is supposed to have no coordination."

The US swallowed these cups of tea to justify its imperial aims | Comment is free | The Guardian

The US swallowed these cups of tea to justify its imperial aims | Comment is free | The Guardian: "In the mid-90s an American nurse, Greg Mortenson, was sleeping in his car to save rent so he could fulfil a promise he made to build a school in remote northern Pakistan. Fifteen years later, his book of his epic journey, Three Cups of Tea, has been in the US bestseller list for more than four years; thousands attend his speaker events; he has raised millions for his charity, and built hundreds of schools in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. His book was top of the reading list for US troops deploying to Afghanistan."

  Disincentives to Peace  : US Weapons Sales to Israel:      Information Clearing House: ICH

  Disincentives to Peace  : US Weapons Sales to Israel:      Information Clearing House: ICHApril 22, 2011 "Counterpunch" --- Israel may be forgiven for failing to realize the current fiscal woes of the United States. After all, U.S. military aid to Israel not only sailed unscathed through last week's passage of the 2011 budget, but reached the record level of $3 billion.

'Deadliest day' in Syria uprising - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

'Deadliest day' in Syria uprising - Middle East - Al Jazeera English: "At least 88 people are reported to have been killed in Syria in the bloodiest day since the uprising began, as security forces use live ammunition and tear gas to quell anti-government protests across the country, according to Amnesty International, the London-based rights group."