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      Libya: Ten Things About Gaddafi They Don’t Want You to Know November 16, 2014 Ruling the country for for 41 years until his demise in October 2011, Muammar Gaddafi did some truly amazing things for his country and repeatedly tried to unite and empower the whole of Africa. So despite

Black money probe: Swiss banks mull anticipatory meaures

  Berne/New Delhi, Nov 2, 2014 (PTI):   As probe into suspected black money stashed abroad by Indians gathers steam, banks in Switzerland are running from pillar to post to safeguard their interest while some are also considering financial provisions in their books for possible penal actions and legal costs.

‘I Didn’t Think of Iraqis as Humans,’ Says U.S. Soldier Who Raped 14-year-old Girl Before Killing Her and Her Family

By Daily Mail An Iraq War veteran serving five life terms for raping and killing a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing her parents and sister says he didn’t think of Iraqi civilians as humans after being exposed to extreme warzone violence. Steven Green, a former 101st Airborne soldier, in his first interview

Obama Blasts Brutality and Bullying, but Not by Israel

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 2014 (IPS) – When U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday, he was outspoken in his criticism of Russia for bullying Ukraine, Syria for its brutality towards its own people, and terrorists of all political stripes for the death and destruction plaguing Iraq, Syria,

Abbas: Israel waging war of genocide in Gaza

    Palestinian president, speaking at UN General Assembly, vows to pursue Israeli leaders for war crimes. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of waging a “war of genocide” in Gaza and vowed to pursue its leaders for war crimes. The latest war in Gaza in July and August

Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal

  Credit Otto Dettmer   WASHINGTON — IN Moscow this summer, while reporting a story for Wired magazine, I had the rare opportunity to hang out for three days with Edward J. Snowden. It gave me a chance to get a deeper understanding of who he is and why, as a National

Israel committed genocide in Gaza: EU delegation

  An official European Parliament delegation that visited the besieged Gaza Strip after the recent Israeli onslaught on the blockaded area says Israel has committed “genocide” against the defenseless Palestinians, Press TV reports. The delegation, which includes 13 members of the European Parliament, has called on the EU to break

Holocaust survivors and their descendants accuse Israel of ‘genocide’

  Dozens of Holocaust survivors, together with hundreds of descendants of Holocaust survivors and victims, have accused Israel of “genocide” for the deaths of more than 2,000 Palestinians in Gaza since the conflict erupted in July. In an open letter released by the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network and published as an advert

Is Burma’s Anti-Muslim Violence Led by “Buddhist Neo-Nazis”?

by Ray Downs   The logo of the 969 group. When most Westerners think of Buddhism, they think of smiling men with potbellies and inspirational quotes from Phil Jackson. “Buddhist neo-Nazi” sounds like a contradiction in terms. But in Burma, vicious anti-Muslim sentiment has been on the rise, and Buddhist

Saudi King Condemns Gaza War but Not Israel

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia —Aug 1, 2014, 8:40 PM Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah condemned the war in Gaza Friday as a “collective massacre” and a crime against humanity, but stopped short of directly condemning Israel for its ground campaign against Hamas. Unlike past Gaza wars, including the devastating 2008 offensive, the Saudi monarch

A Zionist Demanding Genocide

  One would think that a sad, sorry history of ones own people would create some sensitivity towards other people. But it does not. At least some people rather seem to take the horrors their ancestors had to endure as behavioral guidance for their own attitude towards other people in

Israel Uses Palestinians As Human Shields But US Lawmakers Condemn Hamas

  August 01, 2014 “ICH” – “Electronic Intifada“ -  Both houses of the US Congress are considering passing a resolution that condemns Hamas for using human shields despite not having any evidence to prove Hamas is employing this tactic.  Over the last 22 days, the Israeli army has deliberately bombed family homes,

Saudi king’s short victory lap in Egypt

  It had the feel of a victory lap, albeit short and quick. Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz visited Cairo on June 20 to congratulate Egypt’s new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on his inauguration. For the ailing monarch it was a symbol of the kingdom’s success in turning back what he