Who Runs America? The Power of AIPAC

November 21, 2009 at 11:57 pm (Global Issues) ()

By Brian Cloughley

Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt were pretty close, politically and personally. They led the fight against fascism in the early 1940s, and although they had their disagreements they got on very well. They were both blunt in expressing their views, but there was no doubt who was the more powerful : Roosevelt called the shots, although Churchill had a lot of influence on him. But it would have been unthinkable for Churchill to have behaved in the way that the present (though not for long) prime minister of Israel did with the present (though not for long) president of the United States.

Prime minister Olmert of Israel, who has been forced to stand down because of allegations of corruption, telephoned President Bush to make the latter alter his orders to his Secretary of State to support a mild resolution in the UN Security Council that called for a ceasefire in Gaza. The barely believable transcript of Olmert’s boasting of his success is on public record. He said:

“I [Olmert] spoke with him [Bush]; I told him: You can’t vote for this proposal. He said: listen, I don’t know, I didn’t see, don’t know what it says. I told him: I know, and you can’t vote for it! He then instructed the secretary of state, and she did not vote for it.”

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The world’s most dangerous prime minister

November 21, 2009 at 11:55 pm (Global Issues) ()

By Brian Cloughley  

There is an “apocalyptic cult” controlling over 100 nuclear weapons. It is a cult commanded by Binyamin Netanyahu, a psychotic warmonger who also exercises control over US foreign policy

 One of the more intriguing international headlines last week was “Growing Anger at US Killings in Afghanistan: Unborn Baby Shot in the Womb Definitely Not a Militant”; and I began to write about the foreign cowboys whose slaughter has alienated so many citizens of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and encouraged countless young men into the welcoming explosive jackets of the barbaric Taliban.

The unborn baby story is terrible, but it didn’t get much international coverage, and none in the United States. One account was that “When the killings were reported…US forces claimed they had killed ‘four militants’ and wounded another. It was only later that they were forced to acknowledge that the house they attacked belonged to a Afghan Army officer, and that the people killed were his wife, a brother, and two of his children…the wounded woman [described] in the initial report was nine-months pregnant, and the attacking US forces shot the unborn baby in her womb. The troops now say they don’t believe the people they killed were involved in militant activities.”

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Violations of Sovereignty: U.S. Raids on Pakistan

November 21, 2009 at 11:46 pm (Pakistan, Politics) ()

By Brian Cloughley

Henry Kissinger was no amateur when it came to illegally bombing and invading countries that he and the evil President Nixon considered did not meet American requirements of unconditional servility, but even he must be intrigued about the latest antics of Washington’s finest. The vice president of the United States, a charmless and despotic bully, and his president, he of the close-set eyeballs and pretensions to dignity, recently excelled themselves in self-delusion concerning their unlawful invasion of Iraq and their fury with nations whose governments fail to toe the Washington line.

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Land of the Free (To Torture and Imprison Without Trial)

November 21, 2009 at 11:39 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

By Brian Coughley

There are some happenings that are surreal to the point of engendering total astonishment, and a recent official US pronouncement concerning human rights violations is a prime example. The statement about Uzbekistan by the State Department that “We are deeply disappointed about the serious deficiencies of due process . . . and about the allegations of torture” would be extremely serious was it not so bizarrely in line with what the entire world is saying about American torture in Guantanamo Bay and other hideous persecution parlors around the world.

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The Fifth Aghan War: Tilting at Afghan Windmills

November 21, 2009 at 11:36 pm (Global Issues, Politics) (, , )

By Brian Cloughley

Don Quixote, the main character in a novel by the Spanish writer Cervantes in 1605, spent a lot of time on horseback, armed with a lance, attacking windmills which he thought were menacing giants.

“Just then they came in sight of thirty or forty windmills . . . And no sooner did Don Quixote see them that he said to his squire, “Fortune is guiding our affairs . . . Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them. With their spoils we shall begin to be rich, for this is a righteous war and the removal of so foul a brood from off the face of the earth is a service God will bless.”

“What giants?” asked Sancho Panza.”

President Eisenhower inherited the Korean war from his predecessor and then negotiated a cease-fire. President Lyndon Johnson took over Vietnam from his predecessor and committed his country to eventual humiliating defeat. And almost fifty years later President Barack Obama has been gifted the Afghan debacle by a moron who spent most of his catastrophic eight years tilting at windmills in “righteous wars.”

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Iran’s Nuclear Program: Where’s the Proof?

November 21, 2009 at 11:32 pm (Global Issues, Politics) (, , )

By Brian Cloughley

“The facts and Iraq’s behavior show that Saddam Hussein and his regime are concealing their efforts to produce more weapons of mass destruction . . . These are not assertions. What we are giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence.”
– Washington’s official justification for America’s war on Iraq, announced to the United Nations Security Council in February 2003.

Then in July 2003 the US Secretary of State reiterated that there was “very strong intelligence . . . that Saddam Hussein had biological and chemical weapons.” And there were many more unequivocal and detailed statements about the reliability, the certainty, of intelligence, notably from the British prime minister, Tony Blair, and Washington’s Dick Cheney.

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PAKISTAN’S ARMY, THE TALIBAN, AND WASHINGTON

November 21, 2009 at 11:20 pm (Global Issues, Pakistan, Politics) (, , , )

Brian Cloughley writes in a guest op-ed for IC:

Pakistan’s army continues to face challenges, not the least of which is the growing insurrection by Taliban and Taliban-supporting tribesmen in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) abutting Afghanistan. There has of late been much international criticism of the army for allegedly failing to take action against militants, and according to London’s Financial Times on April 26, Hillary Clinton “expressed bewilderment that one of the world’s largest armies appeared unable to confront dozens of militants.”

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Another Squash Champion Rising from Peshawar, Pakistan?

November 21, 2009 at 11:07 pm (Pakistan)

Aamir Atlas aims high after shocking world No 1 in Doha

By Khalid Hussain

The News, Pakistan

KARACHI: Aamir Atlas Khan achieved the biggest breakthrough of his professional career yet when he scalped world number one Gregory Gaultier of France in what was a stunning upset to reach the quarter-finals of the Qatar Classic in Doha on Friday night.

The 19-year-old Pakistan number one from Peshawar then declared that he has finally shrugged away his stage fright and will now be gunning for the status of world number one — a crown that his uncle Jansher Khan owned for a record ten years.

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JF-17 fighter jets now made in Pakistan

November 21, 2009 at 10:59 pm (Pakistan) ()

By Associated Press of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The first state of the art JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighter plane produced in Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra will roll out on Monday.

This will kick start a new era in Pak-China relationship, and aviation industry, an official source told APP here Tuesday. Both China as well as PAF attach a lot of importance to this project which is materializing after hectic and laborious efforts spread over almost a decade, he said.

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China’s growing role in Afghanistan, Kashmir

November 21, 2009 at 10:46 pm (Global Issues) ()

China is beginning to act more like a global superpower by playing an increasingly important role in its South Asian neighborhood, with growing interest in Afghanistan and Kashmir.

The United States, as the reigning superpower deeply involved in South Asia, essentially acknowledged China’s stature in the region when the following paragraph found its way into the joint communique issued by President Barak Obama and President Hu Jintao at the end their recent summit in Beijing:

“The two sides welcomed all efforts conducive to peace, stability and development in South Asia. They support the efforts of Afghanistan and Pakistan to fight terrorism, maintain domestic stability and achieve sustainable economic and social development, and support the improvement and growth of relations between India and Pakistan. The two sides are ready to strengthen communication, dialogue and cooperation on issues related to South Asia and work together to promote peace, stability and development in that region.”

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ISPR Documentary wins top award

November 21, 2009 at 10:38 pm (Pakistan) ()

By Riaz Haq

Life of a Siachen Soldier, a documentary produced by Pakistan Army, has won the top prize at the International Film Festival “Eserciti-e-popoli” (armies and people) recently held in Rome, Italy, according to Inter Services Public Relations(ISPR) directorate. Armed Forces representatives from 21 countries, including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States, participated in the contest where 150 documentaries were screened in different categories. This year, Pakistan Army’s documentary won the first prize in the category of training and was awarded Chief of Army Staff trophy.

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Dawn News interviews Shireen Mazari

November 21, 2009 at 9:32 pm (Interview, Media, Pakistan, Politics) ()

Dawn Group has exhibited their partiality towards US point of view time and time again. This interview is a link to the same strand where Dawn news anchor Saima Mohsin pursues US propoganda against Shireen Mazari in an effort to discredit her reports about presence of  blackwater and their malicious campaign, using foreign journalists.

Shireen Mazari is a patriotic Pakistani, who has written several expose’s about blackwater and US sponsored terrorism in Pakistan. Here is her interview with Dawn News.

part 1

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Thoree Si Siyasat with Zaid Hamid on Mumbai Attacks

November 21, 2009 at 9:20 pm (India, Interview, Pakistan, Politics) (, , )

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Terrorism In Pakistan Needs To Be Controlled Through Revolutionary Measures

November 21, 2009 at 12:30 am (Pakistan, Politics)

By Mohammad Mansoor Ali Ansari

The month of October 2009 has become a very devastating month for Pakistan as we saw repeated terrorist attacks in various cities. Kohat, Peshawar, Lahore and Islamabad have become main targets of these attacks. Most painful was the attack on Islamic University clearly showing that this time target can be any body now from Government agencies to defenseless citizens.

The attack on GHQ was another unbelievable attempt from terrorists who sent a strong message to the world that they can even reach the head quarters of Pakistan Army with ease and the safety of nuclear arsenal can also be questioned in these circumstances.

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History of Civilization with John West and Webster Tarpley

November 21, 2009 at 12:20 am (Global Issues, History, Interview) ()

 

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Wayne Madsen on Alex Jones Shows- US sponsored world terror

November 21, 2009 at 12:16 am (Global Issues, Interview, Politics) (, , , )

 

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Paul Watson on Alex Jones Show on Destabilization of The World Using”The Taliban/Al-Qaeda Forces”

November 21, 2009 at 12:08 am (Interview, Uncategorized) (, , , )

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Webster Tarpley on Alex Jones Show on CIA-Funded Jundullah Terror Group

November 21, 2009 at 12:03 am (Interview, Uncategorized) (, , , )

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