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US-Backed Syrian Rebels Form New Alliance With Al-Qaeda Affiliate « Antiwar.com Blog

US-Backed Syrian Rebels Form New Alliance With Al-Qaeda Affiliate « Antiwar.com Blog
Ideally, the question of whether it’s wise for America to support allegedly “moderate” elements within the Syrian opposition should have been settled when thousands of foreign fighters were reported flooding into Syria for “jihad.” Or maybe when rebels were caught torturing, executing, and mutilating people, and eating their organs. Or maybe when studies showed that half the rebels are Islamists. Or maybe when Obama waived the federal ban on supplying arms to terrorist groups to make way for his Syria policy?

Qatar: Migrant Workers Forced To Work For No Pay in World Cup Host Country

Qatar: Migrant Workers Forced To Work For No Pay in World Cup Host Country
According to documents obtained from the Nepalese embassy in Doha, at least 44 workers died between 4 June and 8 August. More than half died of heart attacks, heart failure or workplace accidents. The investigation also reveals: •Evidence of forced labour on a huge World Cup infrastructure project. • Some Nepalese men have alleged that they have not been paid for months and have had their salaries retained to stop them running away. • Some workers on other sites say employers routinely confiscate passports and refuse to issue ID cards, in effect reducing them to the status of illegal aliens. • Some labourers say they have been denied access to free drinking water in the desert heat. • About 30 Nepalese sought refuge at their embassy in Doha to escape the brutal conditions of their employment.

Gilad Atzmon : Now’s The Time To Strip Israel of its WMDs

Gilad Atzmon : Now’s The Time To Strip Israel of its WMDs
Now’s The Time To Strip Israel of its WMDs By Gilad Atzmon September 26, 2013 "Information Clearing House -The Israelis are not very impressed with Hassan Rouhani, the new Iranian president. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israel’s delegation to boycott his appearance at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday and later denounced Rouhani’s address there as “a cynical speech that was full of hypocrisy.” But Israel seems to be alone this time.  Both the United States and other Western nations appeared to warmly welcome the new Iranian president at the UN. But did Rouhani present any radical change? Did he deliver new promises? Not at all. Like his predecessor, he made it clear that Iran is not going to give up on its right to proceed and develop nuclear energy. Like Ahmadinejad, Rouhani contended that  "nuclear weapon…

Homemade Sarin Was Used In Attack Near Damascus – Lavrov

Homemade Sarin Was Used In Attack Near Damascus – Lavrov

September 26, 2013 "Information Clearing House - Russia has enough evidence to assert that homemade sarin was used on August 21 in a chemical attack near Damascus, the same type but in higher concentration than in an Aleppo incident earlier this year, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said.
“On the occasion of the incident in the vicinity of Aleppo on March 19, 2013 when the United Nations, under the pressure of some Security Council members, didn’t respond to the request of the Syrian government to send inspectors to investigate, Russia, at the request of the Syrian government, investigated that case, and this report, i.e. the results of this investigation are broadly available to the Security Council and publicly,” Lavrov said.

Hundreds of academics call for boycott of Hebrew University conference in 2014

Hundreds of academics call for boycott of Hebrew University conference in 2014
Hundreds of Palestinian, Israeli and other oral historians and academics from Europe, South Africa and North America are calling on their colleagues to boycott the June 2014 International Conference on Oral History organized by the Oral History Division of the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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Suicide Bombers Attack Iraq Funeral, Police; 109 Killed, 173 Wounded -- Antiwar.com

Suicide Bombers Attack Iraq Funeral, Police; 109 Killed, 173 Wounded -- Antiwar.com
At least 109 people were killed and 173 more were wounded today, mostly in two brazen attacks. In the worst assault, suicide bombers targeted a funeral in heavily populated Sadr City. Suicide bombers, these wearing police uniforms, also took advantage of a national police station in the north, as the commandos were out on maneuvers.
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/suicide-bomber-hits-pakistan-church-25-dead-20332544
A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers at a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 78 people in the deadliest-ever attack against the country's Christian minority.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/world/africa/nairobi-mall-shooting.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
NAIROBI, Kenya — The deadly siege at a mall in Nairobi continued Sunday, as the Kenyan government struggled with the question of whether to storm…

Rabbi patrols Israeli town to drive away Africans: video

Rabbi patrols Israeli town to drive away Africans: video
When Senator Barack Obamavisited the Israeli town of Sderot, as part of his presidential election campaign in June 2008, he received an enthusiastic welcome despite the fact that his father was from Kenya.
But migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers from African countries arriving in the town today receive a very different welcome, as local rabbi Ariel Bareli works to drive them away.
Journalist and videographer David Sheen caught Bareli on video explaining his tactics “to convince people to not rent them apartments.”



Secret Deal Between NSA, Israel Likely Involves Sharing of Data from Americans’ Communications

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2013/09/11/secret-deal-between-nsa-israel-likely-involves-sharing-of-data-from-americans-communications/

By: Wednesday September 11, 2013 12:15 pm US Department of Defense Photo Raw intelligence data that likely includes phone calls and emails of American citizens is being provided by the NSA to Israeli intelligence, according to a top secret document provided to The Guardian by former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Al-Qaeda Seizes Syria Village, Kills 22 Alawite Civilians -- News from Antiwar.com

Al-Qaeda Seizes Syria Village, Kills 22 Alawite Civilians -- News from Antiwar.com
Al-Qaeda faction Jabhat al-Nusra has captured the village of Maksar al-Hesan today, east of the Syrian city of Homs, and has killed 22 Alawite civilians, including children, according to pro-rebel faction the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Paul Craig Roberts: Too Many Years Of Lies: From Mossadeq to 9/11

Paul Craig Roberts: Too Many Years Of Lies: From Mossadeq to 9/11
September 10, 2013 "Information Clearing House - Washington has been at war for 12 years. According to experts such as Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, these wars have cost Americans approximately $6 trillion, enough to keep Social Security and Medicare sound for years. All there is to show for 12 years of war is fat bank balances for the armament industries and a list of destroyed countries with millions of dead and dislocated people who never lifted a hand against the United States.

Noam Chomsky - If the Nuremberg Laws Were Applied...

Noam Chomsky - If the Nuremberg Laws Were Applied...

September 05, 2013 "Information Clearing House - - If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged. By violation of the Nuremberg laws I mean the same kind of crimes for which people were hanged in Nuremberg. And Nuremberg means Nuremberg and Tokyo. So first of all you've got to think back as to what people were hanged for at Nuremberg and Tokyo. And once you think back, the question doesn't even require a moment's waste of time. For example, one general at the Tokyo trials, which were the worst, General Yamashita, was hanged on the grounds that troops in the Philippines, which were technically under his command (though it was so late in the war that he had no contact with them -- it was the very end of the war and there were some troops running around the Philippines who he had no contact…

54 killed, 36 missing in Brono Boko Haram attacks

54 killed, 36 missing in Brono Boko Haram attacks
BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI Atleast 54 people including 24 vigilante youths (Civilian JTF), 14 Shuwa Arab herdsmen and 16 civilians were killed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in three different Local Government Areas of Monguno, Damboa and Nganzai in Borno state. Details later pls. - See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/08/54-killed-36-missing-in-brono-boko-haram-attacks/#sthash.GddTyqAf.dpuf

Cornel West Says Both Dyson and Sharpton Have Prost!tuted Themselves For Obama

Cornel West Says Both Dyson and Sharpton Have Prost!tuted Themselves For Obama

“Instead,” he said regrettfully, “we saw the coronation of the bonafide house negro of the Barack Obama plantation, our dear brother Al Sharpton.” West then added that Sharpton’s unprincipled position was “supported by [MSNBC analyst] Michael Dyson and others who’ve prost!tuted themselves in a very ugly and vicious way.”

BBC Editor Urged Colleagues to Downplay Israel’s Siege of Gaza

BBC Editor Urged Colleagues to Downplay Israel’s Siege of Gaza
August 31, 2013 "Information Clearing House - "Foreign Policy Initiative" - WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seventy-four former U.S. government officials and foreign policy experts have now signed a bipartisan open letter to President Barack Obama, urging a decisive response to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's recent large-scale use of chemical weapons. The group recommends direct military strikes against the pillars of the Assad regime, along with accelerated efforts to vet, train, and arm moderate elements of Syria's internal opposition.

BBC Editor Urged Colleagues to Downplay Israel’s Siege of Gaza

BBC Editor Urged Colleagues to Downplay Israel’s Siege of Gaza
August 31, 2013 "Information Clearing House - "Foreign Policy Initiative" - WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seventy-four former U.S. government officials and foreign policy experts have now signed a bipartisan open letter to President Barack Obama, urging a decisive response to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's recent large-scale use of chemical weapons. The group recommends direct military strikes against the pillars of the Assad regime, along with accelerated efforts to vet, train, and arm moderate elements of Syria's internal opposition.

Finian Cunningham: People of the World are Fighting Back

Finian Cunningham: People of the World are Fighting Back

As the US prepares to launch an overt war on Syria (the covert war has been raging for 30 months), the vast majority of humanity can finally see through all its decades of pretense and conceit as the world’s model of democracy and international law. And what they see is the ugly opposite. The US is a terrorist state that holds international law, democracy and human rights in utter contempt. It is ready, as it always has been, to kill countless civilians for its selfish political ambitions. That is the conventional definition of “terrorism”.