Monthly Archives: February 2012

WikiLeaks Stratfor Emails: A Secret Indictment Against Julian Assange?

On January 26, 2011, Fred Burton, the vice president of Stratfor, a leading private intelligence firm which bills itself as a kind of shadow CIA, sent an excited email to his colleagues. “Text Not for Pub,” he wrote. “We” – meaning the U.S. government – “have a sealed indictment on Assange. Pls protect.”

The news, if true, was a bombshell. At the time, the Justice Department was ramping up its investigation of Julian Assange, the founder of the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, which over the past few years has released hundreds of thousands of sensitive government documents. An indictment under the 1917 Espionage Act would be the most serious action taken to date against Assange, possibly paving the way for his extradition to the U.S. (Assange is currently under house arrest in Britain fighting extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges.)

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NATO Wants Azerbaijan As Wedge Between Russia And Iran

On April 9, a high-ranking NATO delegation will visit Azerbaijan in order to begin negotiations on granting the country an Individual Partnership Action Plan.

The meeting will discuss Azeri politics, security, defense, scientific capability, and environment problems.

So far, Azerbaijan has been moving very cautiously towards NATO, out of consideration for its neighbour, Iran. However, the tense political situation in the region has prompted Baku to seek a new policy direction.

Azeri analysts believe that NATO will be welcoming of their country, as it could help further separate Tehran and Moscow, it could secure an otherwise “risky” country like Azerbaijan, and it may provide access to Azeri energy resources.

Why Are Republican Candidates Competing to be the Greatest Friend of Israel?

As presidential candidates tout support for Israel, they may be reaching out to right-wing evangelicals more than Jewish voters

Massive US financial aid to Israel is increasing exponentially despite economic crises and a lack of public support for aid to Israel

‘CIA & Western media’s total fiasco in Syria’ : western covert forces are on the ground in Syria

10 years of occupation and children freezing to death on the edge of Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — Thousands of refugees fled from Helmund in response to US / NATO ‘surge’; no one is doing anything for them. Even charities struggle to help since routes in from Pakistan have been closed due to US attack which killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. This is the grim price of regime change and foreign occupation.

The following children froze to death in Kabul over the past three weeks after their families had fled war zones in Afghanistan for refugee camps here:

I’m so glad I live in a free society

Amnesty: Libyan militias torture Gadhafi loyalists, uproot rival communities

These are the guys that NATO put in power. Where is the concern for civilians now?

Syria regime change PR in high gear: More ‘newborn baby slaughter’ propaganda

LONDON – We can already see exact parallels with the current PR operation to bring down Syria with how Libya went down. In one story published today, it seems that one award-winning mainstream newspaper has been caught red-handed running faux news on Syria – and incredibly, it’s not the first time this exact story has been used.

Uk has sold Bahrain more than £1m worth of arms SINCE the ‘crackdown’ on protestors

War on Libya, whilst selling arms to a regime which was at least as bad and probably worse.

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