Senator James Inhofe has revealed that Henry Paulson was behind the threats of martial law and a new great depression prior to the passage of the bailout bill, having made such warnings during a conference call on September 19th, around two weeks before the legislation was eventually approved by both the Senate and Congress.
U.S. policy is not about one individual, and no matter how much faith people place in President-elect Barack Obama, the policies he enacts will be fruit of a tree with many roots. Among them: his personal politics and views, the disastrous realities his administration will inherit, and, of course, unpredictable future crises. But the best immediate indicator of what an Obama administration might look like can be found in the people he surrounds himself with and who he appoints to his Cabinet. And, frankly, when it comes to foreign policy, it is not looking good. Yahoo: President-elect promised change, picking insiders -Napolitano emerges for Homeland Security job. Lew Rockwell: How the State Co-opts the Opposition. Global Research: Obama’s "Coalition of the Willing" Against Iran? -Continuity rather than Change in US Foreign Policy.
Cheney-targeting DA is no-show: Willacy County prosecutor Juan Angel Guerra stumped a presiding judge and attorneys for clients as high up as Vice President Dick Cheney when he failed to show up to court on his own grand jury’s indictments. The no-show infuriated attorneys who’d spent the day milling about with what they’d hoped would be slam-dunk motions to quash the cases. And it put Presiding Judge Manuel Bañales in a position he said he’d never been in before. “At the very least I expected the district attorney to be here,” Bañales said, asking Guerra’s office manager, “Do you know where he is?” The manager, Hilda Ramirez, was subpoenaed by defense attorney J.A. “Tony” Canales when buzz circulated in the courthouse that Guerra was nowhere to be found. Canales summoned Ramirez to act as representative for Guerra in hopes the motions could go forward. She told the judge she had been trying to reach Guerra all day. When Bañales asked if she were concerned for Guerra’s safety she said she would not know how to answer the question. WSWS: South Texas county indicts Cheney, Gonzales: As of this writing, the presiding judge has declined to sign the indictment, halting any further action on the case.
Passage of the US-Iraq security pact under the terms both countries' leaders have advocated could violate the constitutions of both countries, specialists told a congressional subcommittee yesterday. They instead pressed for an extension of the United Nations mandate authorizing US troop involvement in Iraq, which expires Dec. 31. American constitutional law scholar Oona Hathaway said she believes the Constitution requires Congress to also approve the agreement. The Bush administration has labeled the pact a "status of forces agreement," which can be implemented without congressional approval.
Lee Barnes is a legal advisor to British National Party members. The BNP website carries an article authored by him and entitled: Nationalism And Israel. The West is now a senile culture, it sleeps in dreams of its former glory whilst a new generation of barbarians is beseiging its gates. In its quest for gold it has ignored the real dangers it has created for us all." It is in our long term interests that Hezbollah are ground into dust by Israel as that way we don't have to do it in the future.
An Israeli Air Force armourer, a junior commissioned officer with the 119th Squadron, communicating through a third person in the US on conditions of anonymity for obvious reasons, has told how ‘some laser guided ordnance’ was removed from the 25th Air Wing munitions storage facility at Ramon airbase. The ordnance was returned ‘a few days later’ and loaded straight on to two F16I aircraft of 119th Squadron by five men wearing special protective clothing and who were not regular armourers of the 119th Squadron but who had travelled with the returning munitions.
Foreign donations cloud Secretary of State offer. Hillary Clinton is hesitating over the chance to become Secretary of State while Barack Obama prises open some of the closely guarded secrets surrounding her husband’s foreign financial dealings.
Pakistan has summoned US ambassador Anne Patterson to voice a formal protest over the recent rows triggered by US cross-border strikes. "The American ambassador has been called to the Foreign Office to lodge a protest over the missile attack in Bannu," a Pakistani Foreign Ministry official said Thursday. Unmanned US aircraft have carried out more than 20 strikes on Pakistani soil in recent months, causing a rift between Washington and Islamabad and sparking anti-American sentiment, as the operations have led to civilian casualties.
[PHOTO: A Palestinian man walks near empty cooking gas canisters outside a gas station in the southern Gaza Strip.] Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and Serious Humanitarian Crisis Emerges in the Gaza Strip Due to the Closure of Its Border Crossings. ►IOF killed 4 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. ►6 Palestinians, including a child, were wounded by the IOF gunfire in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. ►IOF launched mock air raids against the Gaza Strip. ►IOF conducted 30 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and one into the Gaza Strip. ►IOF arrested 44 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, in the West Bank. ►IOF arrested 15 Palestinian fishermen and 3 international solidarity activist while sailing opposite to the Gaza Strip. ►IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the OPT and have isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world. ►The Gaza Strip is suffering from a serious humanitarian crisis. ►IOF troops positioned at military checkpoints in the West Bank arrested 4 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children. ►IOF have continued to construct the Annexation Wall inside the West Bank. ►IOF confiscated 22 donums of agricultural land in the south of Hebron. ►IOF have continued to take measures aiming at the Judaization of Jerusalem. ►IOF demolished 2 houses and confiscated a mobile home in Jerusalem. ►IOF have continued to Judaize Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood for the sake of extremist Jewish groups. ►IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property. IndyMedia: VICTIMS OF ISRAEL: Picture of slain Iain Hook and other victims of Israel (PHOTOS).
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