The news you're not supposed to know...

Big Brother/OrwellianBrave New WorldCommentaryCover-Up/DeceptionsEconomyGeneralGeopoliticsHealthHistoryPolitics/CorruptionResistanceScience/TechnologyTyranny/Police State

Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand the World
The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
Category: Geopolitics - Browse by Category - News - Analysis - Highlights - Multimedia - Latest Comments Page 5 Sunday July 5th, 2015
Anonymous calls off outing of cartel after release of kidnapped member posted 11/06/2011, 12:48 AM (ArsTechnica)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Anonymous IberoAmerica, the Latin American collective within the Anonymous hacktivist group, has called off its operation to expose members of the Zetas narcotics cartel after announcing that a kidnapped Anonymous member was released. The released hostage also reportedly delivered a message: that the Zetas would kill ten people for every name of a Zeta associate released by Anonymous.... (more)

Thursday November 3rd, 2011

Assange loses fight against extradition posted 11/03/2011, 3:16 AM (CNN)
[Category: Geopolitics]
London (CNN) -- WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange lost a court battle to stay in the United Kingdom Wednesday and will be extradited to Sweden to face questioning over sex charges, a court ruled.

Appeals court judges Lord Justice John Thomas and Justice Duncan Ouseley rejected all four of the arguments Assange's defense team used to fight the extradition.

They will hold another hearing later this month to determine whether he can appeal.
... (more)

Saturday October 29th, 2011

Obama Regime's Hypocrisy: Condemn Police State Crackdowns Abroad, Carry Out Police State Crackdowns At Home posted 10/29/2011, 1:51 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

Excellent video juxtaposes the Obama regime's condemnation of foreign governments' police state crackdowns with the police state crackdowns the Obama regime is carrying out at home.

Sunday October 23rd, 2011

U.S. Troop Withdrawal Motivated by Iraqi Insistence, Not U.S. Choice posted 10/23/2011, 1:10 AM (National Journal)
[Category: Geopolitics]
President Obama’s speech formally declaring that the last 43,000 U.S. troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year was designed to mask an unpleasant truth: The troops aren’t being withdrawn because the U.S. wants them out. They’re leaving because the Iraqi government refused to let them stay.

Obama campaigned on ending the war in Iraq but had instead spent the past few months trying to extend it. A 2008 security deal between Washington and Baghdad called for all American forces
... (more)
Amazing how different the real story is compared to the media's narrative this was somehow Obama making good on his campaign promises! - Chris

Friday October 21st, 2011

Left behind in Iraq: thousands of contractors posted 10/21/2011, 3:24 PM (CNN)
[Category: Geopolitics]
With the removal of all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year looking more likely, absent an agreement to extend legal immunity, a large contingent of U.S. contractors will still remain facing their own legal and logistical ambiguities and challenges.

The complexity of the situation is not lost on top officials at the State Department who are busy preparing to assume control of every U.S. responsibility in Iraq – including contracting operations.
Once th
... (more)

Obama: All U.S. Troops Will Leave Iraq by End of 2011 posted 10/21/2011, 2:53 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Geopolitics]
President Barack Obama announced that all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by the end of the year, fulfilling a campaign promise to end U.S. military involvement there.

“After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over,” Obama said at the White House. U.S. troops will return home “with their heads held high.”

He spoke after conducting a video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. He said both governments agreed on the next steps in the U.S.
... (more)
Sounds like he's trying to get reelected. I find this very hard to believe considering the massive "permanent" U.S. military bases sprawled all over the country. Meanwhile, the Obama admin just announced they're building a massive new prison in Afghanistan. - Chris

Note also, this is not "as promised," Obama said he would bring the troops home as soon as he got into the White House proclaiming "you can take that to the bank." If you actually took it to the bank, your check would bounce.

Thursday October 20th, 2011

Analysis - Death of Libya's Gaddafi avoids awkward trial posted 10/20/2011, 4:12 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A senior National Transitional Council (TNC) military official said the former Libyan leader died after capture having earlier been injured in a NATO airstrike on a convoy fleeing the town. Earlier reports and rumours of his capture had sparked celebrations across Libya and helped oil prices lower.

Had he been taken alive, there would have been potentially acrimonious debate over whether he should be tried in Libya or extradited to the International Criminal Court, which
... (more)

Monday October 17th, 2011

Obama Sends 100 Troops to Fight Ugandan Rebels posted 10/17/2011, 7:49 AM (BNO)
[Category: Geopolitics]
October 15, 2011 BNO" -- WASHINGTON, D.C. : U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday announced the deployment of around 100 U.S. special operations troops to Uganda to fight the rebel group known as the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

In a letter to Congress, Obama informed that in the next months further U.S. troops will be shipped out to other African countries as well, including South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
... (more)

Friday October 14th, 2011

Obama: Iran 'Will Pay a Price' for Assassination Plot posted 10/14/2011, 12:39 PM (ABC News)
[Category: Geopolitics]
President Barack Obama said today that Iran will "pay a price" through sanctions and international pressure for its recent hostile behavior including the alleged Iran-directed plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. in Washington, D.C.

Echoing previous statements by top U.S. officials, Obama said that when dealing with Iran, "We don't take any options off the table," but did not make any mention of possible military action in favor of pushing harsh economic sa
... (more)

Thursday October 13th, 2011

Canada Pursues U.S.-Style Security and Foreign Policy posted 10/13/2011, 8:39 AM (BeYourOwnLeader)
[Category: Geopolitics]
In the last number of years, there has been a dramatic shift in Canadian security and foreign policy with regards to continental, hemispheric and global issues. While Canada is working with the U.S. on a North American security perimeter deal, there are also efforts to strengthen defense relations with Britain and other allies. Canada has also elevated its status in NATO and is playing a more prominent role in military operations overseas.... (more)

Australia parliament passes divisive carbon tax posted 10/13/2011, 8:34 AM (BBC)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Australia's lower house of parliament has narrowly passed a bill for a controversial carbon tax.

The legislation would force about 500 of the biggest polluters to pay for each tonne of carbon dioxide they emit.

The tax is central to the government's strategy to combat climate change, but the opposition says it will cause job losses and raise the cost of living.

Australia is the world's largest coal exporter and one of the biggest per capita greenhouse
... (more)

Sunday October 9th, 2011

Afghanistan War: Ex-Commander Stanley McChrystal Says U.S. Started War With 'Frighteningly Simplistic' View Of Country posted 10/09/2011, 6:17 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Geopolitics]
"We didn't know enough and we still don't know enough," he said. "Most of us – me included – had a very superficial understanding of the situation and history, and we had a frighteningly simplistic view of recent history, the last 50 years."... (more)

Chavez: Houses on Caribbean islands will be seized posted 10/09/2011, 6:16 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Geopolitics]
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Thursday that his government will expropriate homes on the Caribbean resort islands of Los Roques, saying the structures were built on plots bought in shadowy business deals.

Chavez has nationalized hundreds of privately owned companies since taking office in 1999, but this is the first time he has targeted private homes for expropriation.

Chavez offered no details regarding the planned seizures of
... (more)
Don't think of it as seizing, he's just "redesigning the Caribbean islands for the masses!"

Tuesday September 27th, 2011

Over 80% of Bahrainis refused to vote posted 09/27/2011, 1:07 AM (PressTV)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Election results in Bahrain show that more than 80 percent of the electorate refused to vote in the recent parliamentary by-elections in the country.

According to a Bahraini government website, less than one in every five voters cast their ballots in the recent by-elections, Reuters reported on Sunday.

The controversial by-elections were held on Saturday to replace 18 Bahraini lawmakers from the main opposition party, al-Wefaq, who walked out of the parliament in Fe
... (more)

What media coverage omits about U.S. hikers released by Iran posted 09/27/2011, 12:56 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Geopolitics]
"In prison, every time we complained about our conditions, the guards would remind us of comparable conditions at Guantanamo Bay; they'd remind us of CIA prisons in other parts of the world; and conditions that Iranians and others experience in prisons in the U.S.

We do not believe that such human rights violation on the part of our government justify what has been done to us: not for a moment. However, we do believe that these actions on the part of the U.S. provide an excus
... (more)

Monday September 26th, 2011

Obama rescinds Bush order, sends 55 'bunker buster' bombs to Israel posted 09/26/2011, 12:15 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Geopolitics]
More change you can believe in.

Via YNetNews:
The upcoming issue of Newsweek, which is set to hit newsstands on Monday, claims that two years ago US President Barack Obama secretly approved the transfer of 55 "bunker-busters", a form of deep-penetrating bombs, to Israel. The country had been requesting the bombs since the time of the Bush administration, the Daily Beast website reported on F... (more)

Friday September 23rd, 2011

Angry Chinese Villagers Riot In Guangdong posted 09/23/2011, 8:40 PM (Business Insider)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A peaceful riot turned violent earlier on Friday in the town of Wukan (乌ĺŽ) in Guangdong.... (more)

Monday September 19th, 2011

U.S. to build new massive prison in Bagram posted 09/19/2011, 10:14 PM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Geopolitics]
As the Obama administration announced plans for hundreds of billions of dollars more in domestic budget cuts, it late last week solicited bids for the construction of a massive new prison in Bagram, Afghanistan.  Posted on the aptly named FedBizOps.Gov website which it uses to announce new privatized spending projects, the administration unveiled plans for "the constr... (more)

Saturday September 17th, 2011

What's 9/11? Afghans never heard of NYC terror posted 09/17/2011, 2:04 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

Images from 9/11 are still chilling, even 10 years after the attacks shook the world. They triggered the so-called war on terror. But in the country that's been at the forefront of that war, it can be hard to find people who remember why foreign troops arrived in the first place. We continue our special coverage of the 9/11 anniversary, with this report from Afghanistan.

Thursday September 8th, 2011

Somalia: The List of "Pacified" Nations Continues to Grow posted 09/08/2011, 3:34 PM (Activist Post)
[Category: Geopolitics]
By now, the fact that retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clarke went public about a plan he encountered at the Pentagon to attack seven countries in five years, is no longer major news. After all, Clarke revealed this information in 2006, years after the illegal and lie-based war on Iraq was launched and years after it was too late to stop it.

Clarke’s revelation is particularly interesting conside
... (more)

Friday September 2nd, 2011

WikiLeaks: UN Peacekeepers Traded Food For Sex posted 09/02/2011, 5:13 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Geopolitics]
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- United Nations peacekeepers in Ivory Coast enticed underage girls in a poor part of the West African nation to exchange sex for food, according to a United States Embassy cable released by WikiLeaks.

The cable written in January 2010 focuses on the behavior of Beninese peacekeepers stationed in the western town of Toulepleu, an area that has been at the crosshairs of the nation's 10-year-long conflict.

A random poll of 10 underage girls in To
... (more)

Belarus Struggles With Meat Shortage as Russians Exploit Currency Plunge posted 09/02/2011, 5:07 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Belarus’s supermarkets are running out of meat as Russians take advantage of a currency crisis that a devaluation and the world’s highest borrowing costs have failed to stem.

“All meat has gone to Russia,” Alexander Andreyevich, an 82-year-old former tractor-plant worker, said Aug. 25 in Minsk, the capital. “My relatives near the Russian border called me a few days ago and said the shops are empty.”

Belarus is grappling with a balance-of-payments crisis that forced
... (more)

Sunday August 21st, 2011

U.S. Mideast policy in a single phrase posted 08/21/2011, 9:01 PM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The CIA's spokesman at The Washington Post, columnist David Ignatius, recently announced that the glorifying term "Arab Spring" is no longer being used by senior intelligence officials to describe democratic revolutions in the Middle East.  It has been replaced by the more "neutral" term "Arab transition," which, as Ignatius put it, "conveys the essential truth that nobody can predi... (more)

Live Coverage of Libyan Revolution from AlJazeera posted 08/21/2011, 9:01 PM (AlJazeera)
[Category: Geopolitics]
... (more)

Friday August 12th, 2011

168 Children posted 08/12/2011, 7:04 AM (Anthony Gregory)
[Category: Geopolitics]
That is the estimated number of kids who have been killed by US drones in Pakistan, during a war whose purpose no one can clearly explain, much less justify. The Bush-Obama war on terrorism has been raging for nearly ten years now, and virtually none of it has anything to do with keeping Americans safe. Aside from destroying innocent lives, precious liberty, and trillions of dollars worth of property,... (more)

Wednesday August 10th, 2011

South Korea Fires Artillery Off Yeonpyeong After Hearing Shells From North posted 08/10/2011, 11:32 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Geopolitics]
South Korea’s military said it fired artillery rounds in retaliation after hearing explosions coming from the North near the countries’ disputed sea border that was the scene of a deadly shelling in November.

The three South Korean shells were fired into the sea around 2 p.m. local time, about an hour after the initial salvo, said a defense ministry official who declined to be identified, citing government policy. The defense official said the military wasn’t aware of any drills i
... (more)
Interesting timing, considering the markets are in free fall... - Chris, InfoLib

Thursday August 4th, 2011

Mexican Cocaine Kingpin Says U.S. Authorities Helped Protect His Drug Cartel posted 08/04/2011, 3:05 AM (Latin American Herald Tribune)
[Category: Geopolitics]
CHICAGO – A Mexican man charged with smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States told a federal judge in Chicago that U.S. authorities protected his outfit, the powerful Sinaloa cartel, in exchange for information on rival gangs.

The defendant, Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, is the son of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, reputed right-hand man of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and played an important role in the organization until his March 2009 arrest in Mexico City.
... (more)
While the government is busy raiding people for selling drugs (and raw milk) here in America, they're busy helping run the drugs overseas. - Chris, InfoLib

Friday July 29th, 2011

China struggles to censor high-speed rail crash coverage posted 07/29/2011, 11:30 PM (BBC)
[Category: Geopolitics]
China's government has been the target of a barrage of public invective since a high-speed rail crash at the weekend claimed at least 39 lives and injured 200 people.

Relatives of the victims and internet users have been angered by the government's apparent unwillingness to answer questions about the fatal collision.
... (more)

Wednesday July 20th, 2011

Australia: Carbon price battle is lost, say experts posted 07/20/2011, 1:18 PM (Brisbane Times)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Political experts believe the battle to sell the carbon tax to the Australian public has been lost and the Prime Minister can do nothing to change voters' minds on the issue.

A poll by ReachTel has shown a week of public campaigning on the climate change reform by Julia Gillard has failed to sway voter opinion on the tax in the past seven days.

Despite the issue dominating the news cycle for the past week, support for the carbon tax (32.4 per cent) remained 28.6 poi
... (more)
Wow, people are 2-1 against it, I guess they're not that gullible. From reading the Australian media, you'd think they were 10-1 for it. - Chris

Sunday July 17th, 2011

North Korean Prisoner Kim Hye-sook Describes NK Government Gulags posted 07/17/2011, 7:05 AM (The Independent)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Kim Hye-sook reaches for a wooden coffee stirrer on the table in front of her to illustrate how public executions were carried out in the North Korean labour camp that was her home for nearly three decades.

"A day before the executions, prison guards would put huge banners to tell everyone what was going to happen, and on the day everyone would be ordered to attend," the diminutive 50-year-old explains. "They would take the prisoner to a stake, tie them up and blindfold them. The
... (more)
This is what happens when people put their faith in government.

Thursday July 14th, 2011

Next Up: Pakistan posted 07/14/2011, 7:04 AM (Justin Raimondo)
[Category: Geopolitics]
I see someone besides myself has noticed all the "leaking" going on in the upper echelons of Washington over our rocky relationship with Pakistan. Suddenly Islamabad is on the verge of being classified as part of the Axis of Evil, with the head of the joi... (more)

Friday June 17th, 2011

Fox News Video: U.S. Soldiers Guarding Opium Fields in Afghanistan posted 06/17/2011, 5:49 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

Life as a U.S. soldier: Overseas, you protect the heroin trade. When you come back to the U.S. and join the police, you murder people for consuming the heroin from the very field you were protecting. This is your so-called "war on drugs."

Wednesday June 15th, 2011

Yet another illegal war -- now in Yemen posted 06/15/2011, 2:15 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Both The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post report today that the Obama administration is planning to exploit the disorder from the civil war in Yemen by dramatically escalating a CIA-led drone bombing campaign.  In one sense, this is nothing new.  Contra... (more)

US Congress votes against Libya funding posted 06/15/2011, 2:15 AM (AFP)
[Category: Geopolitics]
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US House of Representatives voted to prohibit the use of funds for American military operations in Libya.... (more)

Monday June 13th, 2011

Bilderberg 2011: Lord Mandelson's nature walk posted 06/13/2011, 10:48 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Charlie Skelton looks on as Peter Mandelson – and some billionaire buddies – take the air at Bilderberg... (more)

Saturday June 11th, 2011

Elite Bilderberg 2011 Meeting Draws Scrutiny posted 06/11/2011, 11:38 PM (The New American)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A secretive cabal of some of the world’s most influential people known as the Bilderberg group will be meeting from June 9 to the 12th in St. Moritz, Switzerland — but this year, more attention than usual is being afforded to the gathering in the world press.

The shadowy organization — made up of about 120 central bankers, top CEOs, academics, European royalty, big bankers, high-ranking politicians and even representatives of the establishment media — has been getting together onc
... (more)

Unnamed Bilderberg Attendees Revealed posted 06/11/2011, 11:38 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Infowars reporters Aaron Dykes and Paul Joseph Watson have received confirmation from an inside source that five other influential people who were not named on the official attendee list are in attendance at the Bilderberg conference 2011.

Those names are…

Anders Rasmussen – current Secretary General of NATO

Angela Merkel – German Chancellor

Jose Luis Zapatero – Spanish Prim Minister

Bill Gates – Former Microsoft CEO, Hea
... (more)

Bilderberg 2011: Full Official Attendee List posted 06/11/2011, 11:38 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Thanks to the fantastic work of Bilderberg activists, journalists and the Swiss media, we have now been able to obtain the full official list of 2011 Bilderberg attendees. Routinely, some members request that their names be kept off the roster so there will be additional Bilderbergers in attendance.... (more)

Thursday June 9th, 2011

Anarchy in India posted 06/09/2011, 11:59 PM (Stephan Kinsella)
[Category: Geopolitics]
As Roderick Long notes on his blog, the NYTimes has an interesting article up about the Indian city of Gurgaon, which has flourished under a relative lack of government, despite its lack of natural resources:
Before it had malls, a theme park and fancy housing compounds ... Gurgaon was widely regarded as an economic wasteland. In 1979, the state of Hary... (more)

Rich, Famous and Powerful Converge at Bilderberg posted 06/09/2011, 11:54 PM (CNBC)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, naturally, isn't attending this year, and his likely successor Christine Lagarde is in China, but the Bilderberg Conference which kicks off in the Swiss resort of St. Moritz on Thursday retains its conspiratorial chic and pulling power.

The attendee list of Bilderberg is still pretty much the only thing that is not a closely guarded secret, as 120 of the world's richest and most powerful people meet behind closed doors, this time at the Suvretta House hotel
... (more)

Wednesday June 8th, 2011

WAR NO. 4: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes posted 06/08/2011, 11:50 PM (New York Times)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The acceleration of the American campaign in recent weeks comes amid a violent conflict in Yemen that has left the government in Sana, a United States ally, struggling to cling to power. Yemeni troops that had been battling militants linked to Al Qaeda in the south have been pulled back to the capital, and American officials see the strikes as one of the few options to keep the militants from consolidating power.

On Friday, American jets killed Abu Ali al-Harithi, a midlevel Qaed
... (more)

Texas Gov. Perry Bilderberg's Ace in the Hole? posted 06/08/2011, 11:49 PM (James P. Tucker Jr.)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Is Texas Gov. Rick Perry the Bilderberg group’s Republican candidate-in-waiting in the 2012 presidential race? The shadowy globalist group is scheduled to meet secretly behind locked doors over the weekend of June 9-12 in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and AFP will be on location to cover it.

It is not without precedent to tap state governors for broader vistas. Bill Clinton at one time was the obscure governor of Arkansas—a land with strong Rockefeller influence since the days of Gov.
... (more)
I strongly disagree with the notion this recession was 'engineered', the artificial boom is what causes the bust, it's not like the gubmit could just keep the boom going forever, they're doing everything they can to try and artificially prop up our phony economy (which needs nothing more than a massive crash so we can clear out all these artificially propped up worthless money-pit industries). If the Fed wanted to tank the economy they would just raise rates to 30% and let every insolvent institution go bust. That would cause the banks to all go bankrupt though, so they of course will not (unless they're absolutely forced to, which they may be if inflation skyrockets). - Chris, InfoLib

Bilderberg 2011: The polished blue line posted 06/08/2011, 11:49 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Charlie Skelton arrives in Switzerland ahead of Bilderberg to find a different style of policing but enhanced cleanliness.... (more)

Monday June 6th, 2011

Bilderberg 2011: All aboard the Bilderbus posted 06/06/2011, 3:56 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Geopolitics]
As Europe groans, and austerity bites, as defaulting looms, and once proud nations fall to their knees in debt, there's only one annual conference of bankers and industrialists that can step in and save us all…

... (more)

Wednesday May 25th, 2011

Netanyahu Speech Pleases Congress, Virtually No One Else posted 05/25/2011, 2:07 PM (Antiwar)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today delivered a major policy speech to the US Congress. It is about the easiest audience in the world for an Israeli official, and virtually each statement of policy of slogan he barked from the podium was met with a standing ovation by the assembled Congressmen.

But of course the Israeli government isn’t trying t
... (more)

Sunday May 22nd, 2011

Egypt sentences policeman to die for protest deaths posted 05/22/2011, 7:05 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Geopolitics]
(Reuters) - An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a police officer to death in absentia Sunday for killing protesters, the first such ruling to be passed since pro-democracy demonstrators ousted Hosni Mubarak on February 11.... (more)

Thursday May 19th, 2011

Barack Obama to back Middle East democracy with billions in aid posted 05/19/2011, 11:24 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Barack Obama is to announce that the United States and the west will pour billions of dollars into the Middle East in support of Egypt, Tunisia and other countries embracing democracy, a move the White House portrayed as being on the scale of aid to former communist countries after the fall of the Berlin Wall.... (more)

Tuesday May 17th, 2011

Syria: The Next Theater for War? posted 05/17/2011, 6:20 AM (Anthony Gregory)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The U.S. government is blaming Syria for skirmishes at the Israel border. So far, the U.S. has resisted pressures to intervene against the Syrian regime, despite its crackdowns against civilians somewhat resembling those of Libya’s. Hawkish Senators and others have lately called for war with Syria, and of course American political leaders have been toying with the idea of atta... (more)

Sunday May 8th, 2011

US Upset That New Zealand Government Has Too Much Respect For Free Speech posted 05/08/2011, 7:31 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Following the leaked cables that showed how the US offered to help write New Zealand's new copyright laws, Chargone points us to the news that the US was equally (if not more) interested in rewriting New Zealand's anti-terrorism laws, which it believed were inadequate.

Particularly galling to
... (more)

Tuesday May 3rd, 2011

Bin Laden dead but 'war goes on,' Cheney warns posted 05/03/2011, 1:43 AM (AFP)
[Category: Geopolitics]
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former US vice president Dick Cheney congratulated President Barack Obama Monday on the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden by US forces in Pakistan but warned that the "war goes on."... (more)

Sunday May 1st, 2011

Libya disabled children school hit in NATO strike posted 05/01/2011, 11:20 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Geopolitics]
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Shattered glass litters the carpet at the Libyan Down's Syndrome Society, and dust covers pictures of grinning children that adorn the hallway, thrown into darkness by a NATO strike early on Saturday.

It was unclear what the target of the strike was, though Libyan officials said it was Muammar Gaddafi himself, who was giving a live television address at the time.

"They maybe wanted to hit the television. This is a non-military, non-governmental b
... (more)

Saturday April 23rd, 2011

Antigua says U.S. online poker shutdown was illegal posted 04/23/2011, 8:43 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Geopolitics]
(Reuters) - The United States violated global trade law by shutting down Internet gambling sites based in Antigua and elsewhere and prosecuting their owners, according to Antigua and Barbuda officials considering action in the World Trade Organization. [...]

"I don't think there's another country in the world that puts people in jail for engaging in trade that's lawful under international law," Mark Mendel, the Caribbean government's legal advisor, told Reuters by telephone on Thu
... (more)

Wednesday April 20th, 2011

Cuba's party congress agrees to allow private property posted 04/20/2011, 8:36 PM (BBC)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Cuba says it will allow people to buy and sell their homes for the first time since the communist revolution in 1959.

For the past 50 years, Cubans have only been allowed to pass on their homes to their children, or to swap them through a complicated and often corrupt system.

The move was decided during the first congress held by the ruling Communist Party in 14 years, aimed at breathing new life into the communist system.
... (more)
What a coincidence, here in the US "our" government is going around seizing private property!

Tuesday April 19th, 2011

The EU Crackup posted 04/19/2011, 12:00 PM (Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Political upheaval has hit Finland, and it’s merely a foreshadowing of bigger changes ahead. The core issue is whether Finland ought to be paying for bailouts for other EU states. In reaction to establishment support for the bailout, voters ousted the pro-bailout ruling party and gave an upset victory to the bailout-critical conservative party. Against every expectation, the eternal rule of the social democrats is at an end.

But most striking of all are the gains made
... (more)

Thursday March 31st, 2011

CIA Ground Forces Operating in Libya for 'Several Weeks' posted 03/31/2011, 8:26 PM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
Already ill-defined and increasingly unpopular, the US War in Libya has taken several more hits today as evidence mounted that the administration has been overtly lying about the US role in the conflict, and had actual been conducting covert operations in the country for “several weeks.”

That was the revelation Wednesday, as US officials admitted that CIA ground forces have been conducting secret operations inside Libya for quite some time before
... (more)

Thursday March 24th, 2011

US: No Timeline for Libya War posted 03/24/2011, 7:51 AM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
Though President Obama and other officials were talking up the possibility of the new war in Libya scaling back, that does not mean it is going to be short. Speaking today during a visit to Cairo, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates confirmed that the war in Libya is open-ended.... (more)

CIA Rambo Escapes Pakistan posted 03/24/2011, 7:50 AM (Eric Margolis)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The US government just decided Islamic shariah law is not so bad after all – at least not in the case of jailed CIA agent Raymond Davis.

The burly Davis, an ex-US Special Forces soldier, former Blackwater gunman, and now CIA “contractor” (jargon for mercenary) was jailed in Pakistan after shooting dead two Pakistanis, who were either robbers or government security agents. A third Pakistani was killed by a car driven by a CIA rescuer racing up a one-way street
... (more)

Wednesday March 23rd, 2011

US Troops Shoot Six Libyan Civilians During 'Rescue' Mission posted 03/23/2011, 10:05 AM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
There was ample coverage of the loss of a US F-15 fighter jet over Libya Tuesday, and it always came with reassurances that the crew was safe. Less safe, however, were the Libyan civilians who came to the aid of one of the crew.

That’s because the civilians who met the plane’s weapons officer and offered him fruit juice while he waited to be rescued were attacke
... (more)

Monday March 21st, 2011

Bilderberg Group to Meet in Switzerland posted 03/21/2011, 1:29 AM (American Free Press)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Pictured: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke leaving the 2008 Bilderberg Conference.

The shadowy group known as Bilderberg will be gathering this year for its annual meeting at the resort city of St. Moritz, in southeastern Switzerland, June 9-12, but they will have a lot of company. St. Moritz is a short distance from Davos, the site of the regular high-priced meeting of thousands of bankers, political leaders and other notables called the World Economic Forum. But unli
... (more)

Saturday March 19th, 2011

Let the Killings Commence... posted 03/19/2011, 6:12 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Obama: US launches military action against Libya

BRASILIA, Brazil -- President Barack Obama authorized limited military action against Libya Saturday, saying Moammar Gadhafi's continued assault on his own people left the U.S. and its international partners with no other choice. The Pentagon said 112 cruise missiles were launched from US and UK ships and subs, hitting 20 targets.

Obama said military action was not his first choice.

"This is not
... (more)

Previous Page . Next Page

Search Archives by Date

Advanced Search


Remember Me
Forgot Password?

Cop Tells Woman There's "No Excuse" For Parking The Wrong Way, Says It's Against The Law To Film Him - 07/03Cop Kills Man with Patrol Car While Speeding & Looking at Laptop, Flexes Blue Privilege – No Charges - 07/03NYPD Cops Terrified of New Bills that Will Stop them from Choking and Illegally Searching People - 07/03TSA Asks America To LOL At Traveler Who Had $75,000 Taken From Him By Federal Agents - 07/02Florida Man Sentenced to 8 Months for Driving Away from Interior Border Patrol Checkpoint Too Quickly - 07/03Chicago Institutes New "Amusement Tax" On Netflix, Streaming Services - 07/02Why Not an 'Independence From the State' Day? - 07/03No Charges Against Cops That Killed 17-Yr-Old Kristiana Coignard - 07/02

Man Follows Speeding Cop, Finds Out He Was Speeding To Buy PeanutsMission Creeps: Homeland Security Agents Confiscate Women's Panties For 'Copyright Infringement'Cop Shoots Couple's Dog, Threatens Jail For Trying To Save Dog's LifeSWAT Team Shoots Teen Girl & Her Dog During Pot Raid On Wrong HomeDurham, NC Cop Testifies Faking 911 Calls To Enter Homes Is "Official Policy"Indiana Sheriff Says US A "War Zone" To Justify New MRAP Military VehicleTampa Cops Surveil Pot Dealer, Catch Him Selling Pot, Raid His Home & Kill Him"You Just Shot An Unarmed Man!": Witness Says Police Shot His Friend With His Hands UpCop Receives 'Silver Valor Award' For Shooting Man With Cell Phone He Mistook For GunAnonymous Cop Pens Bizarre Editorial Calling for 'End of Anonymity on the Internet,' Says All Internet Posters Should be Forced to Register with the Government for 'Public Safety'