The language is softened and deceptive. The strategy and tactics are not. The "war on terror" continues. Promised change is talk, not policy. Just look at Obama's "war cabinet," discussed in an earlier article. It assures:
– the "strongest military on the planet" by outspending all other countries combined;
– continued foreign wars;
– possible new ones in prospect; on February 7, vice-president Joe Biden outlined continuity of the Bush administration's policy toward Iran, including "preventive" wars under the National Security Strategy; demands also that Iran abandon its legal nuclear program meaning nothing going forward will change;
– permanent occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan is planned;
– a reinvented "Cold War" with Russia; perhaps also with China; "draw(ing) a new 'iron curtain' (between these) formidable Eurasian powers" to prevent their alliance from challenging America, according to F. William Engdahl;
– an "absolute" commitment "to eliminating the threat of terrorism (with) the full force of our power;"
– inciting instability for imperial gain, especially in resource-rich parts of the world;
– militarizing America; keeping Bush administration police state laws in force; dealing with a deepening economic crisis by preparing for hard line crackdowns should popular unrest arise; and
– readying for another major false flag attack?
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Ship Of Fools - A Must Read
The US economy is imploding, and Obama is being led by his government of neconservatives and Israeli agents into a quagmire in Afghanistan that will bring the US into confrontation with Russia, and possibly China, American's largest creditor.
The January payroll job figures reveal that last month 20,000 Americans lost their jobs every day.
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Cheney Warns Of Another Mass Terror Attack
In an interview with Politico.com the former Vice President was rattling the sabers of terror again. CBS summarized the interview as follows: "Cheney warned that there is a 'high probability' that terrorists will attempt a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack in coming years, and said he fears the Obama administration's policies will make it more likely the attempt will succeed… Cheney unyieldingly defended the Bush administration's support for the Guantanamo Bay prison and coercive interrogation of terrorism suspects. And he asserted that President Obama will either backtrack on his stated intentions to end those policies or put the county at risk in ways more severe than most Americans - and, he charged, many members of Obama's own team - understand."
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Video: CIA Threat to Pakistan Part 3 (banned)
BrassTacks Latest program was not aired last Sunday by News1 TV for it was considered too harsh. This is most ruthless analysis of what this government is doing !!
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To India: End The Charade
Just as we had predicted, the Mumbai Police has planted a story in the Indian media today claiming Ajmal Kassab's life is in danger from Dawood Ibrahim's gang, allegedly linked to Pakistani Intelligence services.
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Pakistan police nab 'Indian spies'
Pakistani police arrests eight allegedly Indian spies planning to attack installations and politicians across the violence-wracked country.
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Is 'Slumdog Millionaire' India's Shame?
This is a great movie and deserves all the attention it is getting. You see, the Indian government is spending millions of U.S. dollars – remember the 'Incredible India' campaign on CNN? – to hide exactly what this film reveals. The British director and the Indian novelist are amazing. But so are the unvarnished truths about India that come to the fore for the first time through this film.
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Bad Economy Forcing Immigrants To Reconsider U.S.
CNN Story Highlights:
* "If I have to suffer, it's better to suffer in Guatemala with my family," immigrant says
* Bleak economic situation in U.S. forces immigrants to reconsider staying
* Director of day laborer site says workers are "completely desperate"
* Expert: Enforcement got message out that "immigration law was back in business"
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Global Recession: IMF May Run Out Of Cash In Six Months
The International Monetary Fund could run out of cash to firefight the economic crisis in as little as six months, its managing director has warned.
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Poll: 31% of Europeans blame Jews for global financial crisis
A recent survey conducted by the Anti-Defamation League found that anti-Semitic attitudes in seven European countries have worsened due to the global financial crisis and Israel's military actions against the Palestinians.
Some 31 percent of adults polled blame Jews in the financial industry for the economic meltdown, while 58 percent of respondents admitted that their opinion of Jews has worsened due to their criticism of Israel.
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Global Economy Nears Abyss
The yield on 10-year US Treasury bonds – the world's benchmark cost of capital – has jumped from 2pc to 3pc since Christmas despite efforts to talk the rate down. This level will asphyxiate the US economy if allowed to persist, as Fed chair Ben Bernanke must know. The US is already in deflation. Core prices – stripping out energy – fell at an annual rate of 2pc in the fourth quarter. Wages are following. IBM, Chrysler, General Motors, and YRC, have all begun to cut pay.
Read more: http://pakalert.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/global-economy-nears-abyss/
Israeli Elections: Be afraid. Be very afraid
According to the polls, the main features of a relatively lacklustre election so far have been the Likud comeback under Mr Netanyahu from its three-decade low of just 12 Knesset seats in the 2006 election, and the seemingly relentless rise of Mr Lieberman, who could yet prove the kingmaker in forming a coalition after Tuesday.
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A Short History Of The Israeli - Palestinian Conflict
Its roots are from the late 19th century when Theodor Herzl founded modern Zionism at the First Zionist Congress in Basle, Switzerland in 1897.
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Video: Not so cool facts about Israel
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Egypt hinders investigations into Gaza war
Egypt has refused entry into the Gaza Strip to members of an international committee in charge of investigating Israeli war crimes.
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Iran dashed US hopes of regime change
It has taken Washington three decades to realize that it cannot subvert the Tehran government in any way, says a top Iranian official.
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