Amir Shah: Suicide Bomber Kills 13 Americans in Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a van into an armored NATO bus Saturday, killing 13 American troops and four Afghans on a busy street in Kabul in the deadliest attack on coalition forces in more than two months, and a major setback for the US led coalition as it begins to draw down combat troops. The explosion sparked a fireball and littered the street with shrapnel and twisted metal hulks. Heavy black smoke poured from burning wreckage at the site along a four-lane highway frequently used by foreign military trainers in the southwestern section of the city. Underscoring the difficulties ahead, the brazen assault occurred on the same day that top NATO and Afghan officials were meeting elsewhere in Kabul to discuss the second phase of shifting security responsibilities to Afghan forces in all, or part of 17 of the country's 34 provinces. It also was a blow to efforts by the US and President Hamid Karzai to forge peace with the fundamentalist Taliban movement as NATO plans to withdraw all its combat troops from the country by the end of 2014, with support for the costly war reaching new lows in the West. Saturday's attack broke a relative lull in the Afghan capital, an area where NATO has already shifted security responsibilities to the Afghans. While checkpoints dot the central part of the city, attacks occasionally take place, with many blamed on the Haqqani network, an al-Qaida and Taliban-linked movement that operates out of Pakistan!

Jerome R. Corsi: Sheriff Joe Predicts Obama Investigation To Be a SHOCK!!

The results of a formal law-enforcement investigation into whether Barack Obama is eligible to be president of the United States could come as a "shock", according to a tea-party group in Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. Speaking to a tea-party group in Arizona, Arpaio said, "I can't tell you everything, but there could be a shock there somewhere that my guys came up with. I can't talk too much about it. It's in the process." WND previously has reported that Arpaio has constituted a special five-member law enforcement posse to investigate allegations brought by members of the Surprize, Arizona Tea Party, that "the birth certificate released to the public April 27 might be a forgery". The posse, assembled under the authority of Arpaio's office, consists of three former law enforcement officers and two retired attorneys with law enforcement experience. Members have been examining evidence since September concerning Obama's eligibility to be president under Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution, which requires a president to be a natural-born citizen. He referenced disputes over the Social Security number attributed to the president, and said, "There are a couple of things you and nobody else here knows anything about yet, that could be a little bit exciting."

Ghazala Awan: The Real Worth of Gaddafi!!!

History is merely a silent witness who records without speaking, unless you know the answer it has. After several generations, even the obvious truth begins to unfold. Therefore, if you really look, the truth actually begins to unfold: Somewhere down the road, we, and his tortured people know the real worth of Gaddafi. At times, the Human race is not only ungrateful, but often quite arrogant. Within the extremities of tyranny and benevolence lies the actual balance that few mortals can find. When King Idrees was deposed, the Libyans heaved a sign of relief, and Gaddafi was hailed a savior and hero by the Libyan people. He was merely a young Captain who promoted himself to be a Colonel, and he retained that rank until his death. Initially, he was quite welcome, and the young Captain who had promoted himself to be a Colonel was celebrated as a savior and hero of the Libyan people. Initially, he was not only most welcome, but even celebrated in the entire Muslim World, especially by the youth. With the passage of time, when he became intoxi -cated with power, he began to lose his balance. Although he kept the welfare projects moving, rewarding the Libyans, but became intolerant to any criticism. His most daring decision was that he did not permit the west to meddle in his internal affairs, was supportive of the Palestinian cause, and did not favor those Muslim rulers who were toeing the American line. History is a silent witness that records without speaking. After several generations, when the truth starts to unfold, even those who did not agree with him, will know the real worth of Gaddafi.

Craig Whitlock: US Drone Base in Ethiopia IS Operational

The US Air Force has been secretly flying Reaper Drones on counter-terrorism missions from a remote civilian airport in southern Ethiopia as part of a rapidly expanding US-led proxy war against an al-Qaeda affiliate in East Africa, US mikitary officials said. The Air Force has invested millions of dollars to upgrade an airfield in Arba Minch, Ethiopia, where it has built a small annex to house a fleet of drones that can be equipped with Hellfire missiles and satellite-guided bombs. The Reapers began flying missions earlier this year over neighboring Somalia, where the United States and its allies in the region have been targeting al-Shabab, a militant Islamist group connected to al-Qaeda. Mindful of the 1993 "Black Hawk Down" debacle in which two US military helicopters were shot down in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and 18 Americans killed, the Obama administration has sought to avoid deploying troops to the country. As a result, the United States has relied on lethal drone attacks, a burgeoning CIA presence in Mogadishu and small-scale missions carried out by US Special Forces. In addition, the United States has increased its funding for and training of African peacekeeping forces in Somalia that fight al-Shabab.

Brother Nathaniel Kapner: The Holocaust As Convenient UN-History!!

Countless Allied War Crimes have been sequestered under the cover of the so-called 'Holocaust' which was allegedly perpetrated by National Socialist Germany. In a global quest to 'rescue Euro -pean Jewry' more than half a million civilians were killed in Allied bombings of German towns and cities alone, with at least 200,000 were literally "holocausted" in flames and fire storms, such as I experienced in Dresden, having to watch it from a nearby hill, from a farmhouse south of the city. The Jewish-dictated 'court historians' of the Jewish-created 'Bundesrepublik Deutschland' have fixed the Dresden civilian deaths at 25,000, but I was there. After a long train-ride from Breslau, now called "Wroclaw, Poland", where our train was hunted by British and American warplanes, our locomotive stopped in a deep forest, and shut all of our boilers, so that there would be no steam filtering through the ancient and majestic trees. When we finally arrived in Dresden, we were greeted warmly by Red Cross nurses, who fed us delicious noodle soup. Since the mayor of Dresden feared allied air attacks on his city, he ordered us to continue toward a farm house south of that city, where my mother, grandmother, and I finally found refuge. Then came the heavy American and British bombers, the latter flying so close over our roof, that the enormous vibration completely destroyed the glass over a picture on our wall, its shards then littering the floor. To avoid the possibility that even our farm house might become a target for the US and British madness, all of us gathered outside its doors, and watched the obscene madness of Allied Terror. Since we had celebrated Christmas only a few days earlier, I began to sing "Stille Nacht" (Silent Night), while my mother and grandmother wept.

Brandon Smith: Want to Defeat the Banks? Stop Participating In The System!

In Franz Kafka's most popular work "The Trial", his characters relate a short parable which has fascinated and confused curious readers for generations. That parable is entitled "Before The Law", and its message has been interpreted, reinterpreted, and agonized over by the labyrinthine contra -riness of academia, producing numerous conflicting views. Existentialists, of course, automatical- ly jump to the conclusion that "Before the Law" is a message of the absurd nature of man's search for reason and structure in a universe of random coincidence. That "the law", as it were, is a super-ficial concept that humanity uses to make life more bearable. That we seek to create social con- structs in order to keep ourselves afloat in a sea of chaos. This is partly true. The law is, indeed an abstraction conjured by men. However, the source of the most fundamental laws, being inherent conscience, is far from abstract. In fact, it is one of the few aspects of our existence that is undeni- ably tangible and universal. It is proof that all is not random, and that there is a meaning and a purpose to what we do here and now. I see "The Trial" and "Before The Law" not as treatise on the futility of man's search for justice, but as a warning on the foolishness of man's dependency on systems not rooted in conscience. That is to say, we have a tendency to linger about idly, while others make our decisions for us.

Henry Makow Ph.D.: "Magick" is Illuminati's Most Potent Weapon

If you asked Genghis Khan for his formula for world conquest, you'd expect to hear "overwhelming force" or "terror." You would NOT expect to hear,"Make-believe." "Make-believe?" Who is this tyrant, Walt Disney? Yet in the First Protocol of the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion," the author says three times, Our Countersign is "Force and Make-believe." "Make-believe" is the Illuminati's "Magick." Magick is simply deceit or lying which is pretty easy to do when you own the mass media and educators. The evil magician Aleister Crowley defined Magick as "the science and act of causing change to occur in conformity with will, any willed change in ourselves or in our environment is Magick." In other words, Magick is reshaping the world according to their interests. The Illuminati are masters at using false pretexts to do this. Our reality is largely their magick spell. I finally noticed this when I read "The Truth About the Slump" (1931) by AN Field. The Bolshevik Revolution was portrayed as an egalitarian revolt. In fact, the Illuminati Jewish bankers financed it, to confiscate Russian industry. German Secret Service documents instructed the Bolsheviks to "destroy the Russian capitalists as far as you please, but it would by no means be possible to permit the destruction of Russian enterprises." The German Imperial Bank sent the Bolsheviks in excess of 60 million rubles. Documents 10 and 11 between the bankers and the Bolsheviks "give a complete synopsis of the terms on which the German banks after the war were to control Russian industry."


Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey: Obama! Why don't you mind Your Own Business??

I think I can rightfully say that I speak for billions of people around the world, including a growing number in the US, when I ask why the leadership in the United States of America -NOT KENYA, where you were apparently born, does not simply mind its own business and concentrate on setting its own house in order, instead of spending billions of US taxpayers' money selling wars and supporting terrorists. How dare President Obama mention Muammar al-Qathafi and talk about dictators in one and the same breath. Did Gaddafi invade Iraq? Did Gaddafi 's forces commit sodomy and torture at Abu Ghraib prison? Did Gaddafi breach the UN Charter? Did Gaddafi breach the Geneva Conventions? Did Gaddafi aid and abet separatist forces in the USA? Did Gaddafi side with racists, rapists, looters, arsonists, murderers, terrorists, thieves and vandals? Did Gaddafi install a Sharia State at the gateway to Europe? Does Obama know what the Jamahiriya system is? If the citizens of the United States of America would like to read and study Gaddafi's Green Book, and the Jamahiriya system, a system of egalitarian people's congresses, where communities choose what they need, and the government works for the people, maybe they will find a better alternative to the system they have, where a clique of elitists in Washington run the show, the rich get richer, the have nots have less every day, in a country which obviously does not work.

Ian Cobain: UK Wartime Torture Camp!

During World War II, the British government operated a secret torture center, to extract information and "confessions" from German prisoners, according to official papers unearthed by the Guardian. According to my now deceased father, he and many other prisoners were systematically beaten, deprived of sleep, forced to stand still for more than 24 hours at a time, and threatened with execution or unnecessary surgery. The living "hell" of which my father spoke was located at Erbioseul in Belgium. Not only were the inmates (captured prisoners of war, for whom the "Geneva Convention" did no longer exist). Starved beyond the limits of endurance, the prisoners were denied food, until they appeared like concentration camp inmates. If one of the prisoners needed to relieve himself, he had to use an extremely long trench, which circled the camp. On the inside, British guards amused themselves by firing well-placed shots toward the German prisoners, who then had to attempt to heal their wounds without bandages or medicines. My father's friend, and most of the others in Erbisoeul resembled concentration camp inmates, but the Geneva Red Cross finally came to their rescue. By feeding the prisoners pea soup, they hoped to bring some of them back to life, but my father's friend was so utterly emaciated that even the delicious soup was not enough. He died, despite the care and attention of the Red Cross, only one day after the liberation of that camp.

Jim McElhatton: State Department Spends $70K on Obama Books.

Good News: The State Department has bought more than $70,000 worth of books authored by President Obama, sending out copies as Christmas gratuities and stocking "key libraries" around the world with "Dreams From My Father" more than a decade after its release. The US Embassy in Egypt, for instance, spent $28,636 in August 2009, for copies of Mr. Obama's best-selling 1995 memoir. Six weeks earlier, the embassy had placed another order for the same book for more than $9,000, federal purchasing records show. About the same time, halfway around the world, the US Embassy in South Korea had the same idea, and spent more than $6,000 for copies of "Dreams From My Father." One month later, the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, spent more than $3,800 for hardcover copies of the Indonesian version of Mr. Obama's "The Audacity of Hope," records show. A review of the expenditures in a federal database did not reveal any examples of State Department purchases of books by former Presidents George W. Bush or Bill Clinton. The purchases of Mr. Obama's literary work mostly, but not always, took place in the months after Mr. Obama captured the White House. Leslie Paige, a spokeswoman for "Citizens Against Government Waste", a watchdog group, said if the federal government is looking to cut costs, eliminating purchases of Mr. Obama's books is a good place to start!!!

The US Is Fast Becoming a Third World Police State

As a PT, often referred to as a perpetual traveller, permanent tourist, or prior taxpayer, I have travelled to nearly 100 countries. During those travels there has always been one defining moment upon entry into a country, which shows that the country is what is generally thought of as a "third world country". It is the moment when, upon arrival, you are charged a fee to enter the country, which shows that the country is what is generally thought of as a "third world country". It is the moment when, upon arrival, you are charged a fee to enter the country, which shows that the country is, what is generally thought of as a "third world country". It is the moment when, upon arrival, you are charged a fee to enter the country, the reason generally being that the government of the country has so destroyed the economy and/or they have so little understanding of what creates wealth, that they think that the way to make their country prosperous is to charge a fee upon entry, rather than allowing people to enter freely and transact, trade and spend their money in the economy. Either that, or the government is so desperate for money that it uses this as a significant source of revenue. They have this in Cambodia, Indonesia, Bolivia and numerous other similar countries, and now, they have it in the US. The US has long-used "visa application fees" to bilk money from people in countries like Thailand, as a way to raise money. But now the US has announced that they are going to charge a $5.50 fee to Canadians upon entering the US. The fee is ludicrous and counterproductive for many reasons, not least of which is making it five dollars and fifty cents, ensuring that payment of the transaction will take twice as long as normal to make the extra change.

The Sociopathic Snuff Whore Of Babylon

Regarding all the snuff porn images and videos out on the internet these days showing the bloody death and body of Muammar Gaddafi, this is the most grotesque I have seen, starring the sniggering Sociopathic Snuff Whore of Babylon itself. Warning: graphic depravity. Click the link to see another sniggering Sociopathic Whore of Babylon. A picture is worth a thousand words. Is any commentary even necessary? After the collapse has occurred, and the demons have left the stage, the world is going to be a far different place. I don't know how many people will die from the imminent turmoil of the coming year or three, but whoever is left, whether 5 thousand or 6 billion, will inherit the Earth. I am pulling for the meek. Which means that lately I've gotten more involved in planting trees. You make a hole with a stick, you drop the tree seeds in and tamp them over with a little dirt. A few weeks later you have young seedlings. Trees are very very meek. They are also very necessary to the well-being of the biosphere on this planet. The truth is that tree planting is so easy that anyone can do it. The trees don't care who you are. In fact, they're positively grateful to be noticed by anyone, so much so that you can actually feel their gratitude. They only want to grow and make limbs for birds to nest in, and blossoms for bees to gather nectar, plus they make a lot of oxygen. As a life-long oxygen breather, it's the little details like that so endear trees to me, and then again I exhale carbon dioxide, literal tons of it over my lifetime, which trees can hardly get enough of. (The Sniggering Sociopathic Snuff Whore of Babylon alludes to Julius Caesar's famous saying: "Veni, Vidi, Vici" "I came, I saw, I conquered," describing his savage military conquest of Gaul, more than 2,000 years ago. In this case, it refers to the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi immediately following its so-called "diplomatic visit" to Libya!


Stephen C. Webster:$6.6 Billion Allegedly Stolen in Iraq has Been Found!

A sum of $6.6 billion, allegedly stolen in Iraq "has been found", the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) said Wednesday. While it was thought to have gone missing, an earlier SIGIR Report said the funds were not accounted for, due to the "weaknesses" of the Pentagon's management and control mechanisms for their oversight. Turns out, SIGIR now says the funds were actually being held by the Central Bank of Iraq,where they belonged. "Sufficient evidence exists showing that almost all of the remaining $6.6 billion remaining was transferred to actual and legal CBI (Central Bank of Iraq) control," the report says. The cash was part of a series of shipments totaling more than $12 billion, taken largely from the UN "oil-for-food" program and the sales of Iraqi oil. Officials in the Bush administration had hoped the massive pallets of cash would help calm Iraq's civilian population, following the chaotic and violent invasion and toppling of Saddam. Investigators said in 2005 that Bush officials apparently neglected to put procedures in place to track the money or hold recipients accountable for its proper applications.

Pat Boone: Obama is a Kenya-Born Muslim!!!!

Former singing star, and now Republican activist Pat Boone has repeated his assertions that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya, and therefore ineligible to be in the White House. In an appearance at a Republican convention in Los Angeles, Boone, a member of the Beverly Hills Tea Party, told reporters: "I was in Kenya a year and a half ago, and everyone said, 'You know, Obama was born here." He added: "Why else would he be hiding all his records? He is spending millions of dollars, so we do not have his records. Experts have already looked at, and been able to verify that this long form document is a fraud, but the media ignores it; a total fraud. A photo- shopped fraud." Boone also doesn't think Obama is a Christian. "Growing up in Indonesia, Obama used to read the Koran in Arabic, so that was instilled in him as a young boy," Boone said. "He hasn't celebrated any Christian holidays in the White House, but he does Ramadan." Obama has long been one of Boone's obsessions. In February of this year, Boone said Christians need to mobilize in order to remove Obama from office in 2012. "We are determined, we Christians and conservatives - to relieve him of his command," Boone reportedly said. Boone, a long-time prominent conservative, also praised Michelle Bachmann, the congresswoman from Minnesota, who is running for president, and is also in Southern California for the GOP convention. "I think Bachmann would make a good president," Boone told media. I don't know yet whether or not she's electable in today's climate, but we would be in good hands.

Michael Snyder: Population Control: From & Billion People To 500 Million People!

The United Nations has officially designated October 31st as 7 Billion Day. On that day, the United Nations estimates that the population of the earth will hit 7 Billion for the very first time, but instead of celebrating what the milestone 7 billion people represents, the UNPF is focusing on using October 31st to raise awareness about "sustainability" and "sustainable development". In other words, the United Nations is once again declaring that there are way to many people on the planet, and that we need to take more direct measures to reduce fertility. In recent years, the UN and other international organizations have become bolder about trying to push the sick population control agenda of the global elite. Most of the time, organizations such as the UN will simply talk about "stabilizing" the global population, but as you will see in this article, there are many among the global elite that are not afraid to openly talk about a goal of reducing the population of the world to 500 million, or less. To you and I, it may seem like insanity to want to get rid more than 90 percent of the global population, but there is a growing consensus among the global elite that this is absolutely necessary for the good of the planet: As we approach October 31st, dozens of of articles are appearing in newspapers all over the globe, that are declaring what a horrible thing it is that we are up to 7 billion people.

BBC News: Bodies of Gaddafi Supporters "Executed" In Sirte.

The bodies of 53 Gaddafi supporters have been found at a hotel in the Libyan city of Sirte, after apparently being executed, a human rights group says. Human Rights Watch said the victims, some of whom had their hands bound, died about a week ago. It is the latest accusation of atrocities in Libya committed by both sides during the eight-month conflict. Libya's "new rulers" have apparently denied any involvement in abuses, and have urged Libyans to "fore-go" reprisal attacks. The discovery comes a day after jubilant crowds across the country took to the streets as the interim government "declared national liberation", three days after the death of Muammar Gaddafi. The acting Libyan leader, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, said the National Transitional Council had formed a committee to whitewash the death of Colonel Gaddafi and his supporters. There have been "apparently" false "accusations" that he was "executed" by NTC troops after his capture in Sirte. Supposedly, his body is in a cold storage facility in Misrata. Though it has been on public view, the "commander" at the refrigeration unit told the BBC that the door has now been shut, and that the last person has viewed Gaddafi's body!

Joseph Farah: Ron Paul's Got It Just About Right!

Rep. Ron Paul has offered one of the boldest plans for returning the nation to constitutionally limited government I have seen in my lifetime. It's even better than what Ronald Reagan proposed in the 198os. Paul notes correctly that the US government is spending in excess of $1 trillion more than than what Ronald Reagan proposed in the 1980's. Paul notes correctly that the US govern ment is spending in excess of of $1 trillion more than the revenues it takes in from income taxes, gasoline taxes, Social Security taxes, tariffs, fees, interest and every other source. Paul's solution is simple. Instead of borrowing more and more to keep up with government growth, cut spending to keep up with revenues. Many have suggested that it's a radical idea, extremist and irresponsible. They say it will result in Americans dying in the streets. They paint all kinds of dire imagery, people starving, children begging. You get the picture. For my part, I say it's a good start. I can't wait for phase two! Government isn't saving people's lives, in fact, it's ruining them. The bureaucracies have become self-perpetuating by encouraging government dependency, by persuading citizens and non-citizens alike they are entitled to food, health-care, housing, education and every other blessed thing, just because they are breathing.

Eli Lake: CIA's Covert Iraq Mission

Obama claims that US troops are leaving Iraq, but the future of secret counter-terrorism and intelligence programs inside the country is still being hashed out. Eli Lake on how big a footprint the CIA will leave behind: As the US military departs Iraq, president Obama declares the Iraq war over. The CIA is now looking how it can absorb and continue secret counter-terrorism and intelligence programs run inside that country for years by the Joint Special Operations Command and other military organizations, officials tell The Daily Beast. The programs involve everything, from the development of remote sensors that scan the wireless spectrum of terrorist safe havens to stealth US-Iraqi counter-terrorism commando teams, and their status is uncertain as a US diplomatic team negotiates with Iraqi leaders, according to officials, who made clear the CIA intends to keep a footprint inside the country, even as troops leave by December 31. "There are, of course, parts of the counter-terrorism mission that the intelligence community, including CIA, will be able to take on from other organizations, and there are parts of that mission that it won't," said one US counter-terrorism official, who requested anonymity, because of the sensitivity of secret negotiations with the Iraqis. But the official added: "This idea that the US military and the CIA are somehow interchangeable is misinformed, they work together closely on some counter-terrorism issues, but their missions, expertise, and authorities are fundamentally different. When the US military leaves Iraq, some things just won't happen anymore."


Rev. Ted Pike: Anti-Defamation League and Hate Crimes?

The Anti-Defamation League "proudly" claims it masterminded passage of the US federal hate crimes law. It is architect of all hate laws worldwide. Through its far-reaching legal and educational arms, it has been, over the past four decades, one of the very most powerful forces behind popularization of homosexuality and same-sex marriage. ADL routinely demands removal of Christian symbols, such as crosses, Ten Commandments, and nativity scenes from public places, yet Joseph Fahra's WorldNetDaily continues to exalt ADL as the final authority on what is Anti-Semitism. A recent WorldNetDaily article (Unmasked! 'Occupy' protests sending sharp anti-Jew message gives ADL the bully pulpit to lecture Fahra's seven million monthly visitors on how "anti-semitic" it is to claim that financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and the Federal Reserve are "Jewish." Last year, WorldNetDaily repeatedly vilified "anti-Semitic" former white House correspondent Helen Thomas for saying that Wall Street was Jewish. WND said she was "spewing venom." Actually, as I demonstrate in this reprint, everything she said is true!

Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D. The Us Led Bogus Wars on Terrorism!!

The UNO -a global institution of formal HOPE for mankind, failed to stop the powerful aggressors in their plans to invade Iraq and Afghanistan for purely strategic-political domination, and to occupy the natural resources. The UNO's inaction and inability to fulfill its mandate of the Charter has made it a redundant organization simply to rejoin the historical failure of the League of the Nations - a complete failure in contemporary history, from the working of the UN to the global adventures in contemporary history, from the UN to the global organizations such as NATO, the UN Security Council, the EU and other security establishments. They supposedly exist to protect the self-interests of the so-called Five Superpowers, as has been the case throughout human history. E.H. Carr foresaw the teaching and learning role, but the "modern" superpowers seem devoid of learning from previous history. NATO was chartered for the collective defense of its member states, in order to thwart a communist war in Europe, not to begin a war in Iraq and Afghanistan or Pakistan. As always, it has been turned against more easily conquered areas that supposedly make war for terrorism.

Glenn Greenwald: About That Iraq Withdrawal ???

President Obama announced that all US troops will be withdrawn by the end of the year, and this announcement is being seized upon exactly the way you would predict: by the Right to argue that Obama is a weak, appeasing Chamberlain and by Democrats to "hail his greatness" for keeping his promise and yet again ending the War. It's obviously a good thing that these troops are leaving Iraq, but let's note three clear facts before either of these absurd narratives ossify: First, the troop withdrawal is required by an agreement which George W. Bush negotiated and entered into with Iraq, and which was ratified by the Iraqi Parliament prior to Obama's inauguration. Let's listen to the White House itself today: "This deal was cut by the Bush administration, the agreement was always that at the end of the year we would leave, an administration official said." As I said, its a good thing that this agreement is being adhered to, and one can reasonably argue that Obama's campaign advocacy for the war's end influenced the making of that agreement, but the Year End 2001 withdrawal date was agreed to by the Bush administration and codified by them in a binding agreement.

Victor Thorn: What are Obama's True Colors?

A series of photographs released by Andrew Breitbart from March 2007 shows that then-Senator Barack Obama sharing the stage in Selma Alabama with members of the New Black Panther Party (NBPP). Standing directly behind Obama at the podium in Malik Zulu Shabazz, NBPP chairman and a defendant in the infamous 2008 Philadelphia voter intimidation case that was eventually dropped the following year by Attorney General Eric Holder. For those who do not know, the NBPP is a radical black activist group whose dream is the disenfranchisement and eventual elimination of whites in America. By their standards, even the US Commission on Civil Rights admits the NBPP is a racist group. In May 2007 at a Jamestown Virginia appearance, Shabazz stated. "When the White man came here, you should have left him to die." Shabazz admitted that he met with Obama in 2007 at the Selma Memorial, but his name also appears on 2009 White House visitor logs, along with Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers and racist preacher and Obama spiritual adviser Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Although Shabazz won't acknow -ledge or deny whether he visited the Oval Office, administration officials bizarrely claim that all three names were, according to Nov. 2, 2009 article by World Net Daily's Aaron Klein, "False positives - names that make you think of a well-known person, but are actually someone else."

Eric Margolis: The Gadaffi I Knew

"What's going on,what's happening," a wounded, dazed Muammar Gadaffi reportedly asked just before he was murdered in Sirte, Libya. The "Brother Leader" had once asked me something similar. A year after the US sought to assassinate him by dropping a 2,000lb bomb on his bedroom in Tripoli's Baba al-Azizya barracks, Gadaffi took me by the hand,guided me out of his trademark Bedouin tent and walked me around the ruins of his private quarters. He showed me the the bed on which his two-year old adopted daughter had been killed by the US laser-guided bomb. With a plaintive look, he asked me,"Why, Mr. Eric, why are the western powers trying to kill me?" I was stunned. Gaddafi appeared to be sincere. Could he not understand why he had become a hate figure and target number one. A leader Ronald Reagan called, "the mad dog of the Middle East." The answer, I told him, was punishment: first, for shaming his brother Arab leaders into raising the price of oil to a fair trade value. Second, his naive, unquestioning support for all sorts of violent "anti-colonial" movements: among them, the IRA, Basque ETA, killer Abu Nidal, Phlippine Muslim rebels, Nelson Mandela's ANC. Any group that called itself "anti-colonial" or "liberationist" and got to Tripoli came away with bags of dollars and Gadaffi's support. Yet Libya's leader kept asking me the same question when we returned to his tent. We talked far into the night about subjects from Palestine to the Italian tailors he loved. Right to his ugly death, I believe he never really understood why so many were trying to kill him.


Reuters: Vatican Calls for 'Central World Bank' to be Set Up

The Vatican called Monday for the establishment of a "global public authority" and a "central world bank" to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises. A major document from the Vatican's Justice and Peace department should be music to the ears of the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators and similar movements around the world, who have protested against the economic downturn. The 18-page document, "Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority," was at times very specific, calling, for example, for taxation measures on financial transactions. "The economic and financial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence," it said. It condemned what it called "the idolatry of the market" as well as a "neo liberal thinking" that it said looked exclusively at technical solutions to economic problems. "In fact, the crisis has revealed behaviors like selfishness, collective greed and hoarding of goods on a great scale," it said, adding that world economics needed an "ethic of solidarity" among the rich and poor nations. "If no solutions are found to the various forms of justice, the negative effects that will follow on the social, political and economic level will be destined to create a climate of growing hostility and even violence, and ultimately undermine the very foundations of democratic institutions, even the ones considered most solid," it said.

Eric W. Dolan: Ron Paul Wins Ohio GOP Straw Poll by HUGE Margin!

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas won a landslide victory in the Ohio Republican straw poll conducted on Saturday. Of the 428 Republicans who voted in the straw poll, nearly 54 percent cast their ballot for Paul. He was followed by businessman Herman Cain, who received about 26 percent of the vote. Mitt Romney came in third place, with about 9 percent of the vote, and Newt Gingrich took fourth, with about 5 percent. Rick Perry, Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum, and Michele Bachmann each received less than 5 percent of the vote. Paul, a libertarian has gained an enthusiastic following for his strong views on limited government, free market economics and non-interventionist foreign policy. He has also recently become more vocal about his pro-life stance. Paul recently won the Values Voters Summit Straw poll and has beaten his rival Republican candidates in a number of other straw polls this year, but he typically falls behind Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in traditional polls.

Tony Cartalucci: Corporate Fascists Clamor for Iran War!

While US politicians grapple over the credibility of using the US DEA's bomb plot to assassinate a Saudi ambassador as a pretext to escalate tensions with Iran, America's unelected, corporate-funded policy makers have already announced their long, foregone conclusion. The DEA's entrap -ment case is decidedly to be used as a pretext for war with Iran. The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) just one such elected, corporate-funded think tank, has released two statements calling on Obama to use force against Iran. FPI director William Kristol states: "It's long since been time for the United States to speak to this regime in the language it understands - force. And now we have an engraved invitation to do so. The plot to kill the Saudi ambassador was a lemon. Statesmanship involves turning lemons into lemonade. So we can stop talking. Instead, we can follow the rat lines in Iraq and Afghanistan back to their sources, and destroy them. We can strike at the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and weaken them. And we can hit the regime's nuclear weapons program, and set it back." Likewise, FPI's executive director Jamie Fly claims, in tandem with Kristol's unqualified, corporate-funded opinion, "It's time to take military action against the Iranian government elements that support terrorism and its nuclear program. More diplomacy is not an adequate response." Know your enemy. It is not turban-wearing cave dwellers that threaten America. It is unelected, corporate policy pimps like those lurking in the halls of the Foreign Policy Initiative. They seek to mislead Americans into supporting an agenda that literally bleeds them to death, while they and their corporate-financier sponsors continue to consolidate both wealth and power on a global scale.

Peter Baofu: The Murder of Gaddafi, The War Crimes of Western Powers

The jubilant reaction of Western powers and the foes of Muammar Gaddafi to his barbaric murder on October 20, 2011 raises some serious questions about war crimes committed by the Western- backed "National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters and NATO forces." (and they claimed Hitler was bad) There are two serious violations of international law here, namely, (1) in relation to the Third Geneva Convention in 1929 and (2) in relation to the UN Security Council Resolution #1973 in 2011. Let me explain first (1) the Geneva Convention and then (2) the UN Resolution hereafter. (1) The first violation of international law concerns the Third Geneva Convention in 1929, which offers rights to prisoners of war, such that POW's have certain rights to be protected. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rightly said on October 21, 2011 that, "in compliance with international law, the moment that a party to an armed conflict is captured, special procedures should be applied to him or her, including assistance, as well as a ban on killing such a person." But this right was violated when Gaddafi was captured alive as a POW, and then repetitively verbally and physically abused before being shot dead. We know that he had been dragged bloodied and dazed, by NTC fighters in what can only be called a gruesome spectacle, for the benefit of the bloodthirsty bystanders: On the video, Gaddafi can be heard to say: "God forbids this" several times, as slaps from a crowd of NTC fighters rained on his head, as reported by Rania El Gamal for Reuters on October 23.


Tony Cartalucci: Withdrawal of Troops From Iraq HIGHLY Suspect!!

Think-tank designs for Iran leave only Israeli attack & coaxed provocation for total war on the table: For ten months the "Obama" administration has presided over the "Arab Spring,"a geo -political gambit years in the making, and executed simultaneously in multiple nations throughout the Middle East and North Africa in the beginning of 2011. The regional conflagration was stoked by a steady stream of first, denial, even feigned surprise, with covert support for US-backed opposition groups, then more overt support, and finally NATO airstrikes, weapons and support sent to Syria's militants. These collective efforts stretching from Tunisia, and leading up to Iran's doorstep serve a singular agenda, that is, to contain and ultimately overturn the reemergence of Russia as well as containing the rise of China. Integral to this stated agenda is the toppling of Iran's government, and its integration into the Wall Street-London "international order." Efforts to topple Syria's government by US-backed, and now apparently armed opposition groups aim to isolate and even provoke the Islamic Republic into a suitable justification for US or Israeli (or both) retaliation. As reported extensively, the literal playbook from which these stratagems are drawn is the Fortune 500-funded Brookings Institution's "Which Path to Persia?" report. In it, it specifically states: "It would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be." Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of the world recognizing this game, which would then undermine it.

Jeffrey Kofman: Gadhafi's Heirs: Dead Dictator's Sons Speak OutI

Just one of Moammar Gadhafi's eight children is still accounted for following the Libyan dictator's death last week, and although he is currently wanted by the International Criminal Court, Libya's former heir apparent is still trying to reclaim his father's glory. Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi, the London-educated son who was to succeed his father and carry on the dynasty is possibly still at large. Libya's interim government had said he was captured this weekend, but at the same time, the 39-year old appeared on Syrian television. "We continue our resistance. I'm in Libya, alive, free and intend to go to the very end and extract revenge," Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi was heard saying on Syrian TV. "I say go to hell, you rats and NATO behind you. This is OUR country, we live in it, and we die in it, and we are continuing the struggle." The short message was broadcast on Syrian TV station Al-Rai on Sunday, and was soon uploaded by several users onto YouTube. It's not clear if the audio-only message was broadcast live or was a recording. The Al-Rai station broadcasts into Libya, and in the past has broadcast messages from Moammar Gadhafi. As the hunt for Saif intensifies, his brother Saadi Gadhafi, who escaped the country in September as rebel forces began to close in, has publicly lashed out about the death of his father and brother.

Lisa Karpova: Ahmadinejad's Take on Libya: "Murder is your Thing"

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reacted to the release by the US government that accused Tehran of sponsoring a terrorist plot in the United States, and used the occasion to blame Washington for the frequent bilateral crises. "The Iranian nation does not need educated articulate plans for murder. Murder is YOUR thing," said Ahmadinejad, speaking at the Iranian Parliament. The Iranian President's remarks were reported by the official news agency, IRNA. The onslaught from the leader responds to US charges that the Islamic Republic would be behind the plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, Adel al-Jubeir. Ahmadinejad said the US is seeking "to create a new crisis every day with Iran, accusing it of terrorism." For him, the American accusations are merely an attempt to try and stop the development of Iran. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran said in a statement that the US accusations "have no legal basis" and they only seek to "exacerbate tensions in the region" in the Middle East and "undermine international security"."They unilaterally announce charges against an Iranian in the United States, without providing documents, and create a media campaign against Iran that has no legal basis," the Ministry said.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: The End of History: What Next for Libya?

If Washington's plans succeed, Libya will become another American puppet state. Most of the cities, towns, and infrastructure have been destroyed by air strikes, by the air forces of the US and Washington's NATO puppets. US and European firms will now get juicy contracts, financed by US taxpayers, to rebuild Libya. The new real estate will be carefully allocated to lubricate a new ruling class picked by Washington. This will put Libya firmly under Washington's thumb. With Libya conquered, AFRICOM will start on the other African countries where China has energy and mineral investments. Obama has already sent US troops to Central Africa, under the guise of defeating the "Lord's Resistance Army", a small insurgency group against the ruling "dictator-for-life". The Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, welcomed the prospect of yet another war, by declaring that sending US troops into Central Africa "furthers US national security interests and foreign policy." Republican Senator James Inhofe added a gallon of moral verbiage about saving "Ugandan children," a concern the senator did not have for Libya's children or Palestine's, Iraq's, Afghanistan's and Pakistan's.

Press TV: US-led Soldier Killed in South Afghanistan!

A militant attack has killed at least one US-led soldier in troubled southern Afghanistan, the Western military alliance, NATO, says. This is the second US-led soldier who has died today in what NATO calls a Taliban attack in Afghanistan. Nearly 500 foreign soldiers, most of them American, have been killed in Afghanistan this year. According to iCasualties, the latest deaths in Afghanistan bring the number of casualties to 2,770. The increasing number of military casualties in Afghanistan has caused widespread anger in the US and other NATO member states, under -mining public support for the Afghan war. The security situation continues to deteriorate in Afghanistan despite the presence of nearly 150,000 US-led forces in the war-torn country. The US-led war in Afghanistan, with civilian and military casualties at a record high, has become the longest war in US history.

Pravda: Nations Condemn Cuba Blockade!

While the United States intensified its economic blockade against Cuban trade and finance, the UN General Assembly advanced a new condemnation almost unanimously against this siege, the twentieth in 20 consecutive years. The topic will be considered by the highest organ of the United Nations next Tuesday, when it will vote on a resolution that will insist lifting the measures put in place for almost 50 years. A similar document was adopted last year in the same plenary session by 187 countries, as opposed to only the votes and abstentions from the United States and Israel, and of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau. The theme was explained in detail in a report distributed here under the title "Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba." In this text, the Cuban govern- ment maintains that US Measures against the Caribbean island persist and intensify despite increasing demand and imperatives of the international community for its elimination. It also underlines that the current US government has taken some positive steps, but that they are insufficient and limited and not intended to change the intent of any laws, regulations and provisions that make up the policy of the blockade against Cuba.


Justin Vela: Turkey Sends 10,000 Troops To Iraq Border

The Turkish military dispatched about 10,000 troops to the border with northern Iraq yesterday, as part of its largest offensive against Kurdish militants for three years. Turkish television reported last night that most of the troops, part of 22 battalions, had crossed into the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, after massing at five different border points. The offensive comes a day after militants of the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) killed 24 Turkish soldiers and wounded 18 in simultaneous attacks near the border. The attacks were worst single loss of life for the army since 1993. It was Turkey's largest such offensive since February 2008, when thousands of ground forces staged a week-long offensive into Iraq on snow-covered mountains. The military sad the soldiers in the current operation are commandos, special forces and paramilitary special forces, making it an elite force trained in guerrilla warfare. They are being reinforced by F-16 and F-4 warplanes, Super Cobra helicopter gunships and surveillance drones. "Our goal is to achieve results with this operation," the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told a nationally televised news conference. "The military is determinedly carrying out this operation, both from the air and the ground."

Dog Poet: The Curious Nature of the Self-Chosen Few!

By this time it should be clearly apparent that the 96% Zionist controlled media lies full time and shapes the perception of events and conditions, according to its narrow agenda of ever greater c0- opting and control of the world's peoples and resources. If you don't know this and believe them, then you are co-opted and controlled, or consciously employed by them for whatever table scraps may fall from above, where they feast upon your fellows. I must say some things today that will be unappealing to some, and difficult for others. I will try to provide trends, circumstances, actions and sundry that will allow the reader to come to their own conclusions, rather than simply declare how things look to me: I'm providing no links, because I have provided the links already so many times, and if you can't go and find these things on your own, through any search engine, then you are incompetent or don't want to. In that case, you are only the mulch for the fertile fields of the future. The leaves beneath us are nameless. There is no need for their recognition beyond their genus and type, and that too is forgotten,in the time it takes for them to be reunited with their associates into common earth. We are seldom remembered for our capacity to acquire and consume, and when we are, it is due to the singular, outrageous evidence of the degree we took you to. Hilarious Clinton laughs at the alleged death of Khadaffi. Howdy Doody, Hilarious and the rest, preened at the zombie death of Bin Laden, and the sheer amount of lies in recent times are so great that it is impossible to list them. They continue apace. We have no real proof of the death of Khadaffi. Please be aware of that. It's one thing for the Zionist media to trumpet it, for whatever gain they believe it will bring them, in their efforts to consolidate all of the world's banks under their power, which is why they also want Iran but, for the alternative media to immediately begin acknowledging it as well is something else. I'm not saying he isn't dead. I'm saying these people lie like the air they breathe. It's what they do!

Edward Wyatt: Citigroup to Pay Millions for Fraud Complaints

As the housing market began to collapse, Wall Street firms and sophisticated investors searched for ways to profit. Some of them found an easy method: Stuff a portfolio with risky mortgage-related investments, sell it to unsuspecting customers and bet against it. Citigroup on Wednesday agreed to pay $285 million to settle a civil complaint by the Securities and Exchange Commission that it had defrauded investors who bought just such a deal. The transaction involved a $1 billion portfolio of mortgage-related investments, many of which were handpicked for the portfolio by Citigroup without telling investors of its role, or that it had made bets that the investments would fall in value. In the four years since the housing market began its steady descent, securities regulators have settled only two cases related to the financial crisis for a larger sum of money. This is also the third case brought against the SEC, accusing a major Wall Street institution of misleading customers about who was putting together a security, and about their motive. Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase & Company both settled similar cases last year. The settlement will refund investors with interest and include a $95 million fine, a relative pittance for a giant like Citigroup.