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Archive for the Month of February, 2006.
Viewing International Affairs NEWS articles 76 through 109 of 109.
- Top-secret wartime experiments were conducted off the coast of Auckland to perfect a tidal wave bomb, declassified files reveal.
- Propaganda campaign portrays Iran as a pariah state
- The American military have been operating flights across Europe using a call sign assigned to a civilian airline that they have no legal right to use.
- Citing the "Prevention of Terrorism" act, British Police have arrested and interrogated three of the stars of the award-winning film "The Road to Guantanamo", together with the three ex-Guantanomo detainees on whose story the film is based.
- One of the goals is to replace the present Syrian government with one the administration hopes will be more pliable in its policy toward Israel.
- We reckon that the real culprits, the people who were smuggling heroin on Pan Am planes, may be too powerful to prosecute.
- ...when SS Condi Rice mentions "democracy" in Venezuela, we have a pretty good idea of what she is talking about—undermining and eventually overthrowing the democratically elected government of Hugo Chávez.
- Imperialism is yet to be defeated in Latin America, but it is being pushed onto the back foot. From Bolivia to Venezuela to Cuba, people are putting paid to the notion that the only spirit Che Guevara represents today is the vodka that the Smirnoff corporation uses his face to flog. The exact opposite is true: the revolutionary socialism that Che fought and died for is alive and well — and advancing.
- The Americans have been putting out feelers, the source, a high-ranking Georgian government foreign affairs official said, in advance of a possible military strike to prevent Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability.
- British historian David Irving has been found guilty in Vienna of denying the Holocaust of European Jewry and sentenced to three years in prison.
- One of the arrested gives his account
- Whether the U.S. will use nuclear weapons against Iran if a military confrontation erupts is in the hands of a single person, President Bush, as stated in NSC 30 from 1948: " the decision as to the employment of atomic weapons in the event of war is to be made by the Chief Executive when he considers such decision to be required." Bush will certainly not ask Congress nor the public permission once hostilities start.
- AIR STRIKES BY ISRAEL WOULD DRAW U.S. INTO ANOTHER WAR
- Will the US launch "Mini-nukes" against Iran in Retaliation for Tehran's "Non-compliance"?
- The current Australian Parliament is considering laws, almost certain to be passed, to allow authorities to monitor the phone calls, email and text messages of people not suspected of any crime.
- CIA planes have landed in Canada 74 times since the 9/11 terror attacks, underscoring fears that the United States is ferrying suspected terrorists through its neighboring country en route to foreign prisons for torture, according to newly declassified government documents.
- The United States of America is seriously considering the establishment of a military base in Ghana for the sole purpose of protecting its access to West African oil...
- Caught just prior to Ugandan election.
- The idea here is to barrage Americans and Europeans with incessant and scary imagery of crazy and violent Muslims and Arabs and, specifically with the botched Abqaiq oil refinery bombing—keep in mind that we shouldn’t actually expect “al-Qaeda” to bomb an installation so critical to the neoliberal profiteering scheme—threatening the oil umbilical cord.
- ...the government of George W. Bush's beloved disciple, Tony Blair, is "persecuting innocent people, tearing up our freedoms and undermining the judiciary."
- Ford Motor Company has been charged in an Argentine court with playing a direct part in the illegal detention, torture and “disappearances” of its own workers under the dictatorship that ruled the South American country from 1976 to 1983.
- The seizure of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) central source of independent revenue has left the Palestinian administration on the verge of collapse and threatens a humanitarian catastrophe in the West Bank and Gaza.
- This is a new one. London’s mayor, "Red" Ken Livingstone, has been "suspended." How the hell can a mayor be suspended?
- The leaders of the former Soviet Union would have been envious of how the U.S. mainstream media fall into line on international issues.
- A hundred years ago, the Americans also said they had only come to help.
- The chauffeur of the car in which Diana, Princess of Wales died was working for the French secret service, the British team reinvestigating her death has been told.
- If the Jabotinksyites and Straussian neocons can effectively attack the elected mayor of London through the pit bull attack organization calling itself the Board of Deputies of British Jews, it can effectively attack nearly anybody opposed to their plan for Zionist supremacy in the Middle East and a zero tolerance for questioning the Holocaust Orthodoxy at home.
- It should now be obvious Israel fully intends to starve as many Palestinians to death as possible.
- by - Arundhati Roy - It is not in our power to stop Bush's visit. It is in our power to protest it, and we will.
- What is left for the Bush administration to attempt, with the world oil peak's arrival? Could this be the time for Saudi Arabia to fall, or be taken?
- There can be no other conclusion than murder
- This is the truth about the present Israeli-American discourse. They don't want a peace settlement based on international law and human rights and UN resolutions, but one that would reflect Israeli hegemony, insolence and bullying.
- Now that Syrian opposition groups have told the State Department to take a hike, the Straussian neocons may resort to more obvious and brutal tactics, as they attempted to do in Venezuela with an aborted coup and accomplished in Haiti...
- Death-penalty system under fire as academic reports 8,000 killed yearly
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