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DRONE ON: US Will Not Scale Back Death Drone Warfare – Panetta

The US is engaged in a global war on terror, and drone strikes are an effective tool to eliminate Al-Qaeda militants planning terror attacks on America, US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told AFP, adding that drone operations should stay covert. The US will not curtail its extrajudicial assassinations in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen, Panetta said in a farewell interview: “We are in a war. We're in a war o ...

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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS: UK Govt Using Cloud Data Service Wide Open To US

The Government should consider stopping sharing intelligence services with the US and end the use of Cloud computing due to concerns that sensitive personal information about British citizens can be spied upon by US authorities, MPs said today. 
 The warning comes during a Whitehall drive for government departments to store their electronic information externally with private companies, meaning taxpayers’ p ...

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DEHUMANIZATION: Iraq Probes ‘Terrifying Brutality’ By Troops

Iraqi nationals have called for a probe into alleged acts of brutality by the UK military during the Iraq war. Reports of beatings, sleep deprivation and sexual humiliation, some involving women and children, were turned over to the UK High Court. ­A group of lawyers representing 192 Iraqi citizens handed the 82-page report to the UK High Court on Tuesday, and asked for an independent inquiry into detention ...

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BANGING THE WAR DRUMS: Targeting Iran Continues

Israel's likely coalition partners assure it. Spurious Iranian threats are hyped. What began years ago continues. Washington and Israel want puppet leaders replacing independent ones in power. At issue is unchallenged regional dominance. On January 27, Haaretz headlined "Netanyahu: Iran preparing for another Holocaust." 
 At Sunday's cabinet meeting, he told ministers that "holocaust denial is continued ene ...

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MUSSOLINI MASTERPIECE: US Increasingly Turning Fascist

The USA is a fascist beast. Yes, the country which likes to lecture everybody about liberty, democracy and human rights has become viciously totalitarian. Every sane person knows this is true about the USA at home. The government spies on everyone; people are beaten up; in the airports people are sexually humiliated to get them used to being controlled; the mainstream television channels spew lies; thousand ...

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NOAM HOLDS BARRED: Chomsky – U’S A Leading Terrorist State In The World’ [W/VIDEO]

American academic Noam Chomsky says the United States will be recognized as a leading terrorist state if international law is applied, Press TV reports. 
 “I took the official definitions of terrorism, which were very good, I took the definition that is given in US and British law, which is a fine definition but has a flaw; If you apply it, it turns out the United States is one of the leading terrorist stat ...

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ENDLESS WAR: Ron Paul calls US involvement in Mali ‘undeclared war’

Ron Paul said US assistance to the French intervention in Mali is a sign that the Obama administration is creeping into another war – especially since questions about the extent of US involvement remain largely unanswered. ­The recently retired congressman outlined his fears in his weekly column, “Texas Straight Talk”. Paul said that while the US has only announced its transport and intelligence assistance ...

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BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH: The United States Air Force $1 Billion Software Debacle

If you have questions regarding the failed billion-dollar software program Computer Sciences Corp. was supposed to put together for the U.S. Air Force, get in line: The Senate Armed Services Committee has plenty it wants answered. 
 “I have directed the committee’s investigative staff to conduct a comprehensive investigation” to figure out “the causes of the failure and assess steps that can be taken to avo ...

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MISSILE ENVY: 3 Reasons North Korea Can’t Nuke the U.S. (Yet)

Thursday, North Korea stated explicitly that in addition to planning a third nuclear test, it would also be “targeting” the United States with its nuclear program. But although the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has rockets and an active nuclear program, threats of a nuclear attack may be bluster, according to some experts – at least for now. 
 Hans Kristensen, director of nuclear information at the ...

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MARTIAL LAW? Yes They Can!!

Dear Joseph: I read with great amusement your article about the number of Americans who cannot conceive of their government acting nefariously against them ["Will America revolt over gun confiscation?"]. 
 I lived in Los Angeles during the Watts riots, and although residing in Los Angeles in a quiet 100 percent residential area at least two miles from the nearest unrest and NOT in Watts, we were, for the in ...

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WHATS LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT: Tina Turner ‘to become Swiss, give up US passport’

US pop legend Tina Turner, who has been living in Switzerland since 1995, will soon receive Swiss citizenship and will give up her US passport, Swiss media reported Friday. 
 "I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. ... I cannot imagine a better place to live," Turner told German language daily Blick. Turner, 73, who was born Anna Mae Bullock, lives in picturesque town of Kuesnacht, on the sh ...

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LACKING: Zero Evidence Of Iranian Nuclear Weapons

In his Jan. 7 op-ed "At Voice of America, Complaints About Its Iranian Coverage," Sohrab Ahmari quotes an Iranian blogger who called my statements in a VOA interview on Iranian nuclear program "sophistry." I said that there is no diversion of Iran's nuclear program toward weaponization and that Iran complies with the Safeguard Agreement (SA) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 
 Since 2003, af ...

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