12 03 2010


The Rogue Nation

Three strikes and you’re out, Mr. Obama. Your government stands for preemptive killing and missile strikes on people living in countries with which America is not at war, lets torturers and torture enablers go free, and has asserted the right to assassinate its own citizens anywhere in the world based on secret evidence. Ronald Reagan once described his vision of America as a shining city on a hill. Over the past ten years the shining city has become the ultimate rogue nation, pumped up with power and hubris in spite of the clearly visible signs of decline and moving inexorably towards a catastrophic fall.

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10 03 2010

Lies, lies and more damned lies

The British establishment must rue the day that Craig Murray was appointed as one of its ambassadors. Murray went on to blow the whistle on the UK government’s complicity in US torture policy and for that he paid the price of being fired from his job.

Now he has exposed as a liar a former MI5 head who today claims that the UK was ‘misled’ by the US on its use of torture.

“Eliza Manningham-Buller, former head of MI5, is engaged in an outrageous attempt to rewrite history, by claiming we were unaware that the CIA was getting intelligence from torture.”

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You won’t hear Murray’s side of the story in the corporate media. No prizes for guessing why.





1 03 2010


Yemen: USA Are Fighting Against Democracy, Not Against Al-Qaeda

A pair of trousers catches fire in an aeroplane close to Detroit and missiles rain down on Yemen. Is this is what is called the butterfly effect? For Mohammed Hassan, the terrorist threat is only an excuse. Mohamed Hassan explains what is really at stake in Yemen: i.e. undermining democracy in the Gulf in order to keep control over its oil.

Since the failed attack on the Amsterdam-Detroit flight, Yemen has hit the headlines. It’s there that the young Nigerian terrorist is supposed to have trained. How could this country, an ally of the US, become of refuge for al-Qaeda?

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