The timing of an investigation by the House Ethics Committee, which on August 2, 2010 formally brought a case against Congresswoman Maxine Waters, one of America’s most enduring liberal and fierce Anti War politicians, and the WikiLeaks of tens of thousands of Army documents related to the war in Afghanistan may be connected.
Speculation by bloggers, including John Young of Cryptome.com, and an expose at The Intel Hub that the WikiLeaks is part of a disinformation operation, and that the documents themselves could even be fake, should put every left leaning American on Yellow alert.
DC’s most experienced journalist says Obama lost credibility when he dodged question on Israeli nukes
In part one of his interview with Helen Thomas, longest-serving member of the White House Press Corps, Paul Jay asks her about her first question for President Obama. The question, asking President Obama to name all the countries in the Middle-East that have nuclear weapons, was avoided by the President, who claimed to not want to “speculate”. Thomas claims that knowledge of Israeli nukes is very public in DC and Obama’s answer shows a lack of credibility. She explains the importance of this question for U.S. policy in the region. Finally, she confides that she has not been called on by the President since that day, but that if she does, she will ask him whether or not he has found any more information about nukes in the Middle-East since their last encounter. Continue reading →
As of March, 2009 orders had been issued to 26,954 members of the IRR since September, 2001. These numbers only reflect that of the Army, not the other services. Only 48% of those recalled have actually reported for duty. Continue reading →
More than seven years after America declared war on the Taleban, Afghanistan still stands on the brink of disaster, President Obama declared yesterday as he unveiled a new regional strategy to win the war in South Asia. An additional 21,000 US troops will be sent to Afghanistan and civilian aid to neighbouring Pakistan will be trebled, Mr Obama said in a speech that showed his desire to take full US ownership of the deepening conflict. Continue reading →
Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of “keeping us safe” or “promoting democracy” or “protecting their strategic interests.” Continue reading →
On February 18, President Barack Obama ordered 17,000 additional U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan. Obama’s announcement will result in a major escalation of America’s bloody occupation of that war-ravaged country. Continue reading →
Alex welcomes back to the show Lindsey Williams, author of The Energy Non-Crisis. Williams correctly predicted the fall of oil prices, an effort by the global elite to devalue the dollar and wreck oil producing nations. Continue reading →
Twenty years of conflict has cost the Middle East $12 trillion, a study showed on Friday.
Unless the region’s conflicts are resolved, the costs will continue to mount, said the study by India’s Strategic Foresight Group, backed by governments or other agencies in Norway, Qatar, Switzerland and Turkey. Continue reading →
Historically, some great powers have originated in the Middle East: The Persian Empire, the Islamic Caliphate and the Ottoman Empire. Following the collapse of the latter as a result of World War One, no great power indigenous to the Middle East has emerged, Continue reading →
Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) — Internet and telephone communications between the Middle East and Europe were disrupted after three undersea cables connecting Italy and Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea were damaged. Continue reading →
BEIRUT — A new report based on previously classified documents suggests that the Nixon and Ford administrations created conditions that helped destabilize Iran in the late 1970s and contributed to the country’s Islamic Revolution. Continue reading →
Republican VP hopeful meets with AIPAC to put Jewish community at ease over her views on US-Mideast relations, says she would like to visit Israel soon. Lobby spokesman: ‘VP nominee believes in the special friendship between two democracies’ Continue reading →
Islamic republic’s chief of staff declares air force to hold wide-scale exercise ‘to display the ability and strength of those defending Iran’s skies.’ New fighter jets to be presented throughout year, he adds Continue reading →
“Russia will continue to enforce the peace in this area. Our troops are withdrawing; no one will be allowed to put armor or heavy artillery in this area EVER AGAIN. As the map clearly shows, WE (Russia) are in total control.” Continue reading →
Operation Brimstone ended only one week ago. This was the joint US/UK/French naval war games in the Atlantic Ocean preparing for a naval blockade of Iran and the likely resulting war in the Persian Gulf area. Continue reading →
On July 21, 2008, BBC Hardtalk with Steven Sackur had as guest Robert Baer, former CIA Senior Middle East Specialist. The topic of discussion was US policy regarding Iraq and Iran. It is not very likely that this interview and its subject matter will be aired in the United States so I am forwarding this ‘front line intelligence’ so America can read what transpired. Continue reading →