(NorCalTruth) – The following selections come from a news story about a woman who was injured on 9/11, and is being denied compensation for her injuries by the Blue Cross, for whom she worked: Read More Here
(WarIsACrime) – Witness Against Torture: Why We Must Act – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Media Disinformation: The Demonization of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez
“We were always cautious about the triumph of President Obama. Early on, we began to take note of the truth, that the empire is here, alive and more threatening than ever.”- Hugo Chavez Frias Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Obama Fires McChrystal, Selects Petraeus to Oversee Forever War in Afghanistan
Obama fired General Stanley McChrystal today and replaced him with the globalist General David Petraeus. Obama said McChrystal’s actions undermined civilian control of the military and asked the Senate to confirm Petraeus immediately. Video Link Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: General McChrystal’s Burning Contempt for the Puppet Obama
The farce that is the war in Afghanistan is coming apart at the seams. General Stanley McChrystal’s sharp comments about Obama, Biden, and the administration published by Rolling Stone are not so much about disrespect, as the script-reading corporate media talking heads would have it, but rather about a policy in disarray in Afghanistan. Video Link Here
(Haaretz) – Netanyahu: Israel’s legitimacy is under attack
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that Israel’s legitimacy is being attacked, during a Knesset discussion on Israel’s collapsing international status.
“We know that the attacks on Israel are threatening its existence, since we constantly hear people saying ‘go back to Poland or Morocco’. They are essentially telling us to dismantle the Zionist enterprise.” Read More Here
(CounterPunch) – The Obama-McChrystal Showdown – Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – Israel Vows To Tighten Gaza Blockade – U.S. Media Reports Blockade Eased – Read More Here
(NewsMax) – Ex-Mossad Chief: Strike Iran Now
Israel should launch a pre-emptive strike to prevent arch-foe Iran from going nuclear, a former head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency said on Monday.
“I am of the opinion that, since there is an ongoing war, since the threat is permanent, since the intention of the enemy in this case is to annihilate you, the right doctrine is one of pre-emption and not of retaliation,” Shabtai Shavit told a conference. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Paul Craig Roberts – “Everyone in Washington is a prostitute”
Controversial comments made in “Rolling Stone” magazine have landed General Stanley McChrystal in hot water. In the interview, McChrystal made what is being described as a derogatory comment, which may lead to his resignation. Paul Craig Roberts says that this shows how insecure people in the United States government are. Video Link Here
(YNet) – Iranian flotilla to set sail on Sunday
Day after announcing delay, Iranian Red Crescent spokesman says ‘Children of Gaza’ ship will depart for Strip next week. Vessel to carry 10 individuals, food, medicine, as well as dolls, clothing donated by Iranian citizens Read More Here
(DowJones) – Treasury Levey: US, Allies Must Go Beyond UN Sanctions To Pressure Iran
The U.S. and other countries should explore what economic measures can be taken beyond the recent United Nations sanctions to force Iran to abandon its nuclear program, a senior Treasury official said Tuesday.
Stuart Levey, undersecretary for terrorism and international financial intelligence, said the fourth round of sanctions marked an “inflection point” … – Source: WSJ
(WorthyNews) – Iran Warns Of Military Strike As U.S., Israeli Warships Cross Suez
Iran has warned of a military confrontation with Israel and the United States after at least eleven American warships, including an aircraft carrier, and an Israeli vessel passed through the Suez Canal, the largest fleet of ships to cross the volatile, strategic waterway, in recent years.
“We warn the U.S. and certain adventurist countries that if they are tempted to inspect Iranian air and ship cargoes, we will take tough action against their ships in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman”, said Ali Larijani, the Iranian parliamentary speaker in comments obtained by Worthy News Sunday, June 20. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: US taxpayers ‘funding’ Afghan Warlords
U.S. taxpayers’ dollars are finding their way in to the pockets of the Taliban. That’s according to a new congressional investigation about the military’s use of Afghan security firms to ensure the safe passage of supply convoys. Almost without fail: if the U.S. doesn’t pay up, the convoy gets attacked. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – April 30 – On this edition of Peter Lavelle’s ‘CrossTalk’ he asks his guests whether the US Senate hearings humiliating Goldman Sachs are merely a show trial with the aim of watering down global financial reform. Continue reading
“And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.” – Luke 23:33
(LewRockwell) – They didn’t just crucify him; they scourged him, stripped him, put a purple robe on him, put a crown of thorns on his head, mocked him, smote him with their hands, spit on him, cast lots for his garments, smote him on the head, feigned worship to him, and nailed him to a cross.
Crucifixion was an ancient, brutal, gruesome, painful, humiliating, and public method of execution. The “him” referenced above who was crucified is, of course, Jesus Christ. He was crucified even though he was declared to be without fault, not worthy of death, and a just person. Continue reading
(RawStory) – Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to a document recently obtained by the ACLU.
The notification came in a letter dated January 6, 2004, addressed by Attorney General John Ashcroft, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and CIA Director George J. Tenet. The ACLU described it as a fax sent by David Addington, then-counsel to former vice president Dick Cheney. Continue reading
(ABC) – White House officials tell ABC News that in his remarks tomorrow President Obama will indicate a willingness to work with Republicans on some issue to get a health care reform bill passed but will suggest that if it is necessary, Democrats will use the controversial “reconciliation” rules requiring only 51 Senate votes to pass the “fix” to the Senate bill, as opposed to the 60 votes to stop a filibuster and proceed to a vote on a bill. Continue reading
Since a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti on Tuesday–killing tens of thousands of people–there’s been a lot of well-intentioned chatter and twitter about how to help Haiti. Folks have been donating millions of dollars to Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti (by texting “YELE” to 501501) or to the Red Cross (by texting “HAITI” to 90999) or to Paul Farmer’s extraordinary Partners in Health, among other organizations. I hope these donations continue to pour in, along with more money, food, water, medicine, equipment and doctors and nurses from nations around the world. The Obama administration has pledged at least $100 million in aid and has already sent thousands of soldiers and relief workers. That’s a decent start. Continue reading
(InfoClearingHouse) – Our Role in Haiti’s Plight
If we are serious about assisting this devastated land we must stop trying to control and exploit it. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – The Haitian People Need Emergency Assistance — NOT Suppression and Further Domination!
The world’s eyes are riveted on scenes of horror in Haiti . The world’s hearts are straining. People everywhere are trying to support the Haitian people in any way they can. Meanwhile, the clock ticks very urgently, as people literally die beneath the rubble and perish on the streets as well for lack of medical care, water, food, and shelter. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – What You’re Not Hearing about Haiti (But Should Be)
In the hours following Haiti’s devastating earthquake, CNN, the New York Times and other major news sources adopted a common interpretation for the severe destruction: the 7.0 earthquake was so devastating because it struck an urban area that was extremely over-populated and extremely poor. Houses “built on top of each other” and constructed by the poor people themselves made for a fragile city. And the country’s many years of underdevelopment and political turmoil made the Haitian government ill-prepared to respond to such a disaster. Read More Here
(DailyMail) – Haiti earthquake survivors blockade roads with piles of corpses in protest at lack of aid
Desperate Haitians have set up roadblocks of corpses in Port-au-Prince to protest at the lack of emergency aid reaching them after the catastrophic earthquake. Read More Here
Haitian Earthquake: Why the Blood Is on Our Hands
As grim accounts of the earthquake in Haiti came in, the accounts in U.S.-controlled state media all carried the same descriptive sentence: “Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere…”
Gee, I wonder how that happened? Read More Here
Haitian Earthquake, Made In The USA?
Why were 60 percent of the buildings in Port-au-Prince shoddily constructed and unsafe in normal circumstances, according to the city’s mayor? Why are there no building regulations in a city that sits on a fault line? Why has Port-au-Prince swelled from a small town of 50,000 in the 1950s to a population of 2 million desperately poor people today? Why was the state completely overwhelmed by the disaster? Read More Here
Haiti and America’s Historic Debt
Announcing emergency help for Haiti after a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake, President Barack Obama noted America’s historic ties to the impoverished Caribbean nation, but few Americans understand how important Haiti’s contribution to U.S. history was. Read More Here
Red Cross Says Quake Killed Up to 50,000
As hundreds of thousands of earthquake refugees lay sprawled in Haiti’s streets with aftershocks still rumbling beneath them, President Barack Obama today announced an immediate $100 million in aid, saying “the largest relief effort in our recent history is moving toward Haiti.” Read More Here
(RawStory) – Possible peacekeeping role for US troops in Haiti
The US relief mission in Haiti remains focused on saving lives but American troops could be called on to help keep order if security deteriorates, officials said. Read More Here
Netting $2.5 billion in profits last year wasn’t enough for WellPoint, the nation’s largest insurance company. Now, WellPoint’s affiliate, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is suing the state of Maine for refusing to guarantee it a profit margin in the midst of a painful recession. Continue reading
The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that Gaza’s access to safe supply of drinking water could cease at any time. The World Health Organization (WHO) says outbreaks of disease could be triggered as a consequence. Continue reading
As Americans continue to debate the torture era of the Bush administration, a new report has emerged about the alleged existence of a third secret prison used by the CIA in Europe. According to ABC News, the CIA operated a “black site” prison in Lithuania until the end of 2005. Continue reading
Sorry, Sarah Palin — rationing of care? Private companies are already doing it, with sometimes fatal results Continue reading
Founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1863, the International Committee of the Red Cross is an “impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.” It also tries “to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.” Continue reading
(Aljazeera) – About 1,400 people are dying every week in a camp set up in Sri Lanka to detain Tamil refugees from the country’s civil war, a British newspaper reports. Continue reading
A report from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), “Gaza: 1.5 million people trapped in despair,” paints a harrowing picture of a humanitarian catastrophe. Continue reading
Today Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Noble laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. The passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel. Continue reading
(CBC) – New U.S. rules on cross-border travel that take effect Monday represent a “heightened militarization” that will hurt the traditionally close relationship between border communities, the mayor of Sarnia, Ont., said Sunday. Continue reading
A special death squad assassinated Pakistans former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on the orders of former US vice-president Dick Cheney, claims an American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. Continue reading
Jonathan Cook reports on evidence of a secret Israeli prison – described by an Israeli human rights group as an even grosser violation of international law than Guantanamo – where Arab and Muslim prisoners, including Palestinians, are systematically tortured. Continue reading
For sixty years Israelis have been stealing Palestine from Palestinians. There are maps available on the Internet and in Israeli publications showing the shrinkage over time of what was once Palestine into what Palestine is today–a small number of unconnected ghettos or bantustans. Continue reading
Spokane, Wash. – George W. Bush insisted that the U.S. did not use torture.
But the four Bush-era Office of Legal Counsel memos released last week by the Obama administration’s Justice Department paint a starkly different picture. Continue reading
On March 12, Mark Danner, in a New York Times op-ed and The New York Review of Books, wrote about the ICRC’s revelations of “US Torture: Voices from the Black Sites.” He said George Bush (in 2007) “informed the world that the United States had created a dark and secret universe to hold and interrogate captured ‘terrorists,’ ” – at locations outside America, Guantanamo and elsewhere. Continue reading
US interrogators attached detainees to collars like dogs and used their leashes to slam them against walls, forced them to stand for days wearing only diapers, and tied detainees necks with towels and threw them against plywood walls, according to accounts in a secret 2007 report issued by the Red Cross to be printed in a New York magazine and leaked on Monday. Continue reading