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Hidden Camera Video: Romney on Iran, Israel-Palestine « Antiwar.com Blog

Hidden Camera Video: Romney on Iran, Israel-Palestine « Antiwar.com Blog
A hidden camera that caught Mitt Romney speaking at a private fundraising dinner has grabbed a lot of media attention today. Network news is focusing primarily on a single portion of the candid-camera speech in which Romney derides “47 percent” of the population who doesn’t pay income taxes and therefore will automatically vote for Obama. This should be really effective at grabbing that 5 percent of swing voters, Ol’ Mitt. Truthfully, this is one of the most poorly run campaigns I’ve seen in a long time.

Details emerge of US role in Sabra-Shatila massacre:       Information Clearing House: ICH

Details emerge of US role in Sabra-Shatila massacre:       Information Clearing House: ICH

Details Emerge of US Role in Sabra-Shatila Massacre

By Al-Akhbar

September 17, 2012 "Al-Akhbar" --  Israel duped the United Stated into believing that “thousands of terrorists” remained in west Beirut following the expulsion of Palestinian fighters 30 years ago, providing cover for the 1982 massacre in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, according to recently declassified Israeli documents.

The documents include verbatim transcripts of meetings between US and Israeli officials before and during the three-day massacre led by the right-wing Lebanese Christian Phalange militia that left roughly 2,000 people dead, mostly children, women and elderly men.

“[The transcripts] reveal that the Israelis misled American diplomats about events in Beirut and bullied them into accepting the spurious claim that thousands of “terrorists” were in the camps,” The New York Times, which obtained the docum…