Blackwater used 'child prostitutes in Iraq'

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=102887&sectionid=3510203

New disturbing charges have emerged against XE, the infamous private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, whose operations came under spotlight after its 2007 carnage in Baghdad. According to a report by MSNBC and based on alleged sworn declarations by two Blackwater employees in federal court, the firm used child prostitutes at its compound in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone. The declarations added Iraqi minors got involve in sexual acts with Blackwater members in exchange for one dollar and Erik Prince, the firm's owner, "failed to stop the ongoing use of prostitutes, including child prostitutes, by his men."

Britain: Secret details of the alleged torture of Binyan Mohamed must be made public, the High Court ruled tonight

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News

Link: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6878422.ece

Two judges said that seven paragraphs in a US intelligence document linked to the case which have remained unpublished as a result of pressure from the Government's lawyers must now be put into the public domain. In their ruling, Lord Justice Thomas and Mr Justice Lloyd Jones said there was “overwhelming” public interest in disclosing the seven paragraphs of material “redacted” from their original judgment on the Binyam Mohamed case last year. Enduring America: Britain, the US, and Torture: David Miliband is Still a Liar.

Rights council "adopts" Gaza report

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East

Link: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2009/10/2009101610455533672.html

The UN human rights council has endorsed the Goldstone report on Israel's war on Gaza, which accused both Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas of war crimes, but was overall more critical of Israel than Hamas. The council's resolution "adopting" the report was passed in Geneva by 25 votes to six with 11 countries abstaining. The Goldstone report calls on Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, to monitor whether Israel and Hamas conduct credible investigations into the conflict which took place last winter. Should the two sides fail to do so, it calls on the UN Security Council to refer the allegations to the International Criminal Court. The Security Council will never do this. We all know that.

UNHRC meeting kicks off to "chastise" Israel

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=108791&sectionid=351020202

United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has kicked off a two-day meeting to debate a report on Israel's war crimes during the Gaza conflict. On Thursday, most member states expressed their concerns about the deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip, and chastised Israel for failing to cooperate with the UN-ordered fact-finding mission into the December-January war in Gaza. Jewish South African judge Richard Goldstone's report was more critical of Israel than Hamas in committing war crimes in Gaza. To the Zionists: Precious little will come of it. Don't worry. They will duly "express their concerns" and that's about it. Now, back to business (demolitions & shooting toddlers in the eye).

Israel: War crimes vote could smash peace bid

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News, Palestine, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/israel-war-crimes-vote-could-smash-peace-bid-14534042.html?a=11121

Israel's prime minister warned the United Nations that backing war crimes accusations against the Jewish state and the Palestinians could destroy Middle East peace efforts. Pathetic! -There never was a Middle East "peace effort". Every time peace threatened to break out, the Israelis went on a killing spree. Peace is the very last thing the Zionists would want, as it would stop their expansionist plans ("Eretz Yisrael") dead in the tracks.

Report: Israel Eyes Ground Strikes in Iran Next Year

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News, Iran

Link: http://news.antiwar.com/2009/10/15/report-israel-eyes-ground-strikes-in-iran-next-year/

Le Canard Enchaîné, a French weekly newspaper famous for its humorous tone and penchant for uncovering leaks, is reporting on indications that the Israeli military is planning to launch ground strikes into Iranian territory some time after December. The report cites a meeting between Israeli army chief Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi and French Gen. Jean-Louis Georgelin in which Ashkenazi reportedly said the military had abandonded plans to bomb Iran, but was considering deploying its elite forces to the nation to launch ground attacks instead. Faster Times: John Bolton Suggests Nuclear Attack on Iran.

Israel Violated Nuremberg Principles in UN Report

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.nowpublic.com/world/israel-violated-nuremberg-principles-un-report

The Nuremberg Principles are a set of guidelines established after World War II to try Nazi members who also committed genocide against the Jewish and travelling community in Europe. They were established to decide what constitutes a war crime. The Geneva Conventions consist of four treaties and three protocols that establish the standards of international law for humanitarian treatment of the victims of war.

Dow climbs to 10,000 as jobless rate nears 10 percent

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/oct2009/dowj-o16.shtml

The wiping out of 7.2 million jobs in the US since the onset of the financial crisis is the principal cause of homes falling into foreclosure. This crisis of unemployment is only deepening, with the national unemployment rate set to top 10 percent this month. [Real Unemployment is almost 20%.] A total of 937,840 homes received foreclosure letters, including default notices as well as bank repossessions, according to RealtyTrac, a private firm that tracks foreclosure activity and markets foreclosed homes online. Of these, 238,000 homes were actually repossessed by lenders, a 21 percent increase over the previous quarter. Since the beginning of this year, 623,852 homes have been repossessed. In the worst-hit states, foreclosures have risen to epidemic proportions, with one in 23 housing units receiving notices in Nevada, and one in 53 in Arizona. Fully a quarter of a million homes faced foreclosure in California during the past quarter. The New York Times called the Dow’s rise to 10,000 “a milestone of the stock market’s recovery from the depths of the financial crisis.”

■ They injected some of the money they stole from us into the stock market to play funny games with it, and to to lure in the suckers, but the big money already has left the market. Sooner rather than later, they will waste our money just as skillfully as they once wasted their own.

■ In simple terms, 1. they messed up and got this crisis on their hands. 2. Then they stole our money. They did this with the Government's blessing, connivance & complicity. 3. Now they gleefully announce a recovery from "the depths of the financial crisis". Everybody happy. Well, not so fast. They're talking about their own recovery, not about ours. -Got "bailout"?

ICH: How the Servant Became a Predator. MDM: The Coming Stock Market "Wipe Out"!

Government Propaganda To Infest Network TV Shows

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.prisonplanet.com/government-propaganda-to-infest-network-tv-shows.html

Obama to control your television; brainwashing will be “organically” woven into plots and storylines all next week. Under the auspices of a program run by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), network TV shows will be used to promote “service and volunteerism” on behalf of the public as part of a “week-long of television programming on all four leading broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and all affiliated broadcast and cable properties as well, and other networks, beginning October 19.”

Latest US Assessment Shows Taliban Strength Grows

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News, Afghanistan, Middle East, War

Link: http://news.antiwar.com/2009/10/15/latest-us-assessment-shows-taliban-strength-grows/

25,000 Full Time "Insurgents" Fighting in Afghanistan. The intelligence community now believes that the Taliban has 25,000 full time fighters on its side, an increase of 5,000 over the estimate from the previous year and quite a hike considering the the large numbers of Taliban the US claims to have killed on a fairly regular basis.

Co-ordinated attacks across Pakistan show Taliban's strength and sophistication

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/coordinated-attacks-across-pakistan-show-talibans-strength-and-sophistication-14534029.html

Pakistan was reeling last night after the Taliban intensified its bloody campaign of violence, launching five separate attacks in a single day, including the first ever with female assailants. These attacks show the strength and sophistication of the US attempts at destabilizing Pakistan...WSWS: Pakistan descends deeper into civil war.

Obama signs controversial Pakistan "aid" package

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News, Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=108808&sectionid=351020401

The bill also insists on controlling the way the money is channeled, expressing distrust of the Pakistani military and intelligence agency ISI. "Pakistani military or its intelligence agency ceases support to "terrorist groups" that have conducted attacks against the US or its coalition forces in Afghanistan or the people in neighboring countries," reads one clause in the bill. The bill sets several conditions for the aid to Pakistan. Pakistani army has said it was uneasy about "clauses impacting on national security". Critics in Islamabad including the military say the aid package could undermine Pakistan's sovereignty. IBN Live: Obama tags anti-terror terms to Pak "aid" package.

BBC claims Obama to send 45,000 extra troops to Afghanistan

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News, Afghanistan, Middle East, War

Link: http://rawstory.com/2009/10/bbc-45000-troops-afghanistan/

UK media: McChrystal will get his troop surge. Despite a vehement denial from the White House, another British news source is claiming the Obama administration has decided in favor of a significant troop increase for Afghanistan. AntiWar: Report: Obama Poised to Announce 45,000 Troop Escalation in Afghanistan. + Backdoor Escalation: Obama is smooth-talking his way into the Afghan quagmire.

America, The land Of The Fleeced And The Home Of The Uninsured And Unemployed

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News

Link: http://hillbillyreport.org/diary/734/opinion-america-the-land-of-the-fleeced-and-the-home-of-the-uninsured-and-unemployed

America the land of the free and the home of the brave. Really? Brave, I don't think so. How can we consider ourselves brave when we let the Wall Street elite steal our money and then blackmail us to bail them out and we sit back and twiddle our thumbs like a bunch of wimps?

Spain curbs judges' right to act as 'global police'

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News

Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/15/spain-foreign-crime-law-judges

Spain's parliament approved a law narrowing the scope of a cross-border justice doctrine that had allowed judges to indict people such as Augusto Pinochet and Osama bin Laden, and in order to prevent them from indicting people like George W. Bush, Richard "Dick" Cheney, Ehud Barak etc.

Chavez: Hilton owners were cheeky, so we seized hotel

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News

Link: http://rawstory.com/2009/10/chavez-hilton-owners-were-cheeky-so-we-seized-hotel/

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he seized the landmark Hilton hotel on Margarita Island because its owners dared to impose conditions on its use by his government to host a summit there last month. "To hold the conference we had to ask for permission... and the owners tried to impose conditions on the revolutionary government. No way," said Chavez. "So I said, 'Let's expropriate it.' And now it's been expropriated." The Venezuelan government was already a majority shareholder in the Hilton on the Caribbean resort island when Chavez took it over on Tuesday.

Part 1| Rachel Maddow DESTROYS "Americans for Prosperity" President

October 16th, 2009
Categories: News, Health

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abRykcjp-XE

Rachel Maddow DESTROYS "Americans for Prosperity" President Tim Phillips - 10/15/09. Part 2 HERE. Rachel Maddow to Tim Phillips: "You are a parasite"

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