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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ridley with UK Chief of General Staff 2006-2009, General Sir Richard Dannatt

An exclusive interview with General Sir Richard Dannatt, Chief of General Staff 2006-2009



The Nuclear Double Standard.


AlJazeeraEnglish | September 07, 2009 - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is discussing Iran's nuclear capabilities just as Israel accused the monitoring body of holding back on its most recent report on Iran.

Israel says it "expects the international community to take substantive and prompt steps to halt Iran's military nuclear programme."

But what about Israel's nuclear arsenal?

Hamas leader drugged, suffocated: Dubai police.

A Hamas member stands in front of a picture of the late
senior Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh

Sun, 28 Feb 2010 | PressTV

The alleged Israeli terror squad, who murdered the late Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, drugged the victim before suffocating him.

Dubai's Deputy Police Commander Major General Khamis Mattar al-Mazeina announced in a Sunday statement that "the killers used the drug succinylcholine to sedate (Mahmoud) al-Mabhouh before they suffocated him," according to an AFP report.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

What Iran says hardly matters, because the U.S. is planning for war

A UN nuclear watchdog report suggests Iran could be developing a nuclear bomb, apparently confirming long-held suspicions in the West. But Tehran denies the claims, again insisting that its atomic intentions are peaceful. Michel Chossudovsky, who's from an independent Canadian policy research group, believes that what Iran says hardly matters, because the U.S. is planning for war. RussiaToday February 19, 2010.

Now, U.S. eyes Kandahar


Helene Cooper | Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 - The Hindu


WASHINGTON: Even as it presses its campaign to run insurgents out of the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in Afghanistan, the U.S. military is looking ahead toward taking the fight to Kandahar, the Taliban's spiritual and political heartland, said White House officials on Friday.

Major offensive

A senior administration official said the U.S. was planning a major offensive this year in Kandahar.


Turkey Coup


What's Really behind Turkey's Coup Arrests?
by Soner Cagaptay | ForeignPolicy.com 

For the last several decades, the Turkish military was untouchable; no one dared to criticize the military or its top generals, lest they risk getting burned. The Turkish Armed Forces were the ultimate protectors of founding father Kemal Ataturk's secular legacy, and no other force in the country could seriously threaten its supremacy. Not anymore.
On Feb. 22, 49 officers -- including active-duty generals, admirals, and former commanders of the Turkish navy and air force -- were arrested on allegations of plotting a coup against the government.

Renewed tension looms in Turkey after military arrests.

* 5-High-ranking military arrests stir fresh Turkey concern.

ISTANBUL, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Two retired generals were charged on Friday over a plot to unseat the government, raising the stakes in a potential stand-off between the ruling party and armed forces that has hit Turkish markets.

The two were the most senior military figures so far to be charged over an alleged 2003 plot. Hours earlier, police had conducted a second wave of military detentions, widening an investigation that has seen more than 30 officers arrested and prompted an emergency summit among Turkey's leaders.

Friday, February 26, 2010

More Diplomatic Moves Over Iran Nuclear Program

AP reported  |  Diplomatic activity is intensifying as the U.S. pushes for tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. But Syria was resisting American calls to loosen its ties to Tehran. (Feb. 25,2010)



Pentagon denies links with Jundallah terrorists



Fri, 26 Feb 2010  |  PressTV
Abdolmalek Rigi (picture) and his Jundallah terror group have been the main cause of the killing of civilians in Iran in recent years.
 
The Pentagon has denied offering political and financial support to the Jundallah terrorist group as part of efforts to weaken the Tehran government. 

After five months of tireless efforts, Iranian security officials managed to track down Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of the Pakistan-based Jundallah terrorist organization, while he was onboard a flight from Dubai to Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday. 

US helps terrorists in Iran?


Friday, 26 February 2010 | BBC News - Iran Jundullah leader claims US military support.

Abdolmalek Rigi (picture) interview on Iranian state TV
Mr Rigi is said to be behind a series of deadly bombings in south-east Iran

Iranian state television has broadcast a statement by a captured Sunni rebel leader in which he alleges he received support from the United States.

Inside Story - Turkey tensions

AljazeeraEnglish | February 25, 2010 - Mass Arrests of an unprecedented number of Military top brass raises concerns about the Turkish government's willingness to peacefully co-exist with the army.




Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Rageh Omaar report - The Secret Life of Radovan Karadzic

The Rageh Omaar Report is a new series of one-hour, monthly investigative documentaries in which award-winning correspondent Rageh Omaar reports on the world's most important current affairs stories. The first edition of the programme, The Secret Life of Radovan Karadzic, airs ahead of the imminent resumption of Karadzic's trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

20 Turkish officers jailed for plotting to topple Islamic-rooted government.


February 25th, 2010 | Breaking News | ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish court has charged more ranking officers for allegedly plotting several years ago to topple the Islamic-rooted government, increasing the number of officers jailed to 20 — including five admirals and three generals.

The court ordered the jailing of eight more officers, including five active duty officers and two generals, pending trial Thursday, ahead of a critical meeting by the president, military chief and prime minister to discuss tensions over the largest-ever crackdown on the military in Turkey. In total, eight out of 20 were on active duty.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sudan parties sign Darfur truce deal.


AlJazeeraEnglish | February 23, 2010 - After seven years of war and months of negotiations, the Sudanese government and Darfur's most powerful rebel group have signed a ceasefire deal, and mediators hope it will lead to a broader and more permanent peace agreement.

Qatar, the sponsor of the peace talks, has pledged $1bn to help rebuild the region.

However, the truce is only between Khartoum and the Justice and Equality Movement (Jem). There are dozens more factions, now coalesced into two groups, who have yet to strike any deal with the government.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

64% say the war in Afghanistan is unwinnable .


23 Feb 2010 - Stop the war coalition | The latest BBC poll shows that 64% in Britain think the Afghan war is unwinnable. 63% say bring the troops home by Christmas.

And -- as this video shows -- the troops know they have been sent to kill and be killed in a senseless war.

It's time for Gordon Brown to listen to majority opinion in Britain and stop wasting Afghan and British lives in a war which has no other purpose that to save the reputation of politicians and military leaders who cannot face admitting defeat.


Latest BBC poll

Marja Offensive Aimed to Shape U.S. Opinion on War


Analysis by Gareth Porter

WASHINGTON, Feb 23, 2010 (IPS) - Senior military officials decided to launch the current U.S.-British military campaign to seize Marja in large part to influence domestic U.S. opinion on the war in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported Monday.

The Post report, by Greg Jaffe and Craig Whitlock, both of whom cover military affairs, said the town of Marja would not have been chosen as a target for a U.S. military operation had the criterion been military significance instead of impact on domestic public opinion.

Call for justice in Indian Kashmir.

AlJazeeraEnglish | February 23, 2010 - Protesters clashed with police in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday, in the latest such confrontation over the deaths of two Kashmiri boys earlier this month.

More than 100 people have been arrested so far for taking part in the demonstrations.

Zahid Farooq, 17, and Wamiq Farooq, 13, were killed by Indian police in separate incidents, sparking widespread public anger in an already volatile region.

Russia won't join in US offensives in Afghanistan.



Russia's NATO envoy Dmitry Rogozin



Tue, 23 Feb 2010 | PressTV


Russia's permanent representative to NATO, Dmitri Rogozin, says his country will not take part in any military operation in Afghanistan "under any circumstances." 



"It is our principle that we will not take part in the military phase of the operation in Afghanistan. We will not send our soldiers or officers there under any circumstances," Rogozin said Monday on the Ekho Moskvy radio.

U.S. death toll in Afghanistan hits 1,000: website.

KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The number of American soldiers killed in Afghanistan has reached 1,000, an independent website said on Tuesday, a grim reminder that eight years of fighting has failed to defeat Taliban insurgents.

Tue Feb 23, 2010 -Icasualties.org said 54 U.S. troops were killed this year in Afghanistan, raising the casualties to 1,000, compared to eight in Iraq, where the total has reached 4,378. The rise to 1,000 dead coincides with one of the biggest offensives against the Taliban, a NATO-led assault in the Marjah district of Helmand, Afghanistan's most violent province.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Questions remain over Taliban arrests | Major Taliban Operatives Captured


Questions remain over Taliban arrests

AlJazeeraEnglish - FPakistan's latest moves against Taliban fighters on their territory have been hailed by the United States, but others have questioned whether the increased co-operation is a ploy by Islamabad to assert its position as a key player in negotiations with the movement.

Mullah Brader, a trusted friend of Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader, was believed to be one of the key negotiators for the Taliban in Saudi Arabian-backed on reconciliation and reintegration talks.

MoD : Most of UK in Afghanistan troops injuries non-combat related




Sun, 21 Feb 2010  |  PressTV



As violence continues to intensify in war-torn Afghanistan, figures released by the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) suggest that only less than a third of wounded British troops were hurt in action.



The new government statistics put the number of injured-in-action soldier since the 2001 invasion at 1,109, with the majority of incidents occurring since 2006. 

Helmand elders want US-led forces out





Sun, 21 Feb 2010  |  PressTV
Tribal elders in the southern Afghan province of Helmand want an end to the US-led anti-Taliban offensive there, citing Western troops' disregard for civilian lives as a reason. 

In a gathering in the center of Helmand, the elders expressed concerns about the way the operations have been handled so far. 

Protecting civilians and protecting troops in Afghanistan.

By Erica Gaston Friday, February 19, 2010 


The testing ground for what a counterinsurgency-style offensive should look like is taking place in Marjah right now. There is every evidence that despite difficult circumstances, Afghan and international troops in Marjah are taking seriously restrictions on tactics that might cause civilians harm or imperil future plans for stabilizing and "holding" the area. Strangely though, the fact that they're taking this so seriously has been a cause for some concern back in the States.

Just as progress is being made in reducing the civilian casualties that created such public backlash against international forces in Afghanistan, public commentary has focused on how counterinsurgency-driven restrictions on airstrikes or other tactics might also be complicating force protection. Reports from embedded journalists have shared troop frustrations at requirements like 72 hour surveillance on a compound before it can be bombed, or not firing on unarmed Afghans, even if they suspect those individuals were insurgents who simply dropped their weapons moments before. Some opinion pieces and  roundtables have worried that the restrictions put international troops at greater risk because they cannot fight back with everything they have. 

Is Operation Moshtarak a fool’s mission?

By Norine MacDonald

We should be asking some critical questions about the now, much-publicized NATO and Afghan forces operation to take Marjah district in Helmand. For starters: How does this operation fit into the overall strategy for Afghanistan -- why Marjah and why now? 

One can argue that U.S. and NATO forces have not had significant military success in Afghanistan since the initial invasion, despite the expansion of ISAF's mandate across the country between 2004 and 2006. And one can argue further that the reverse is true: The Taliban's military strategy has been successful and their territorial influence has in fact increased dramatically in recent years, as they now dominate the south and east, and are rapidly increasing their presence in the north. Taliban forces have also closed in on Kabul, as evidenced by the most recent major attacks within the capital itself.

Larijani: Obama should address Clinton problem.


Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani


Sun, 21 Feb 2010   |  PressTV
 Iran's parliament speaker has advised the US president to "do something about" his secretary of state because she is jeopardizing US interests.


"Mr. Obama you should do something about your secretary of state before it's too late. It seems like she is still stuck in election rivalries. She is harming US national interests," Ali Larijani said in Majlis (Iran's parliament) on Sunday.

Rafsanjani: IAEA report 'custom-made' for Western powers.

Sun, 21 Feb 2010 | PressTV
The UN nuclear watchdog's latest report on Iran was clearly tailored to suit Western interests and demands, says the Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (picture).

Rafsanjani said Saturday that the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano was “heavily influenced” by Western countries when he issued the report.

Haaretz Report : PM approved Dubai assassination in early January

Sun., February 21, 2010 | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (picture) authorized in early January the assassination of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, according to a report published in the Sunday Times.

Based on information obtained from "sources with knowledge of Mossad," the paper reported that Netanyahu gave Mossad chief Meir Dagan the green light for the Dubai operation during a meeting at the Midrasha - the intelligence agency's headquarters, in the northern suburbs of Tel Aviv.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Afghan president slams civilian deaths by US-led force.


Sat, 20 Feb 2010  |  PressTV

President Hamid Karzai speaks during the opening session of Afghan Parliament in Kabul (picture). The Afghan President Hamid Karzai has once again criticized foreign troops for killing civilians in the new US-led operations against militants.

"We need to reach the point where there are no civilian casualties," Karzai told lawmakers

Russia stands by S-300 delivery to Iran.


The Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile defense system

Sat, 20 Feb 2010  |  PressTV
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister says his country has every intention of delivering the advanced S-300 air defense missile systems to the Islamic Republic. 




Israeli daily Haaretz reported on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who visited Russia on Tuesday, has been assured that the sale of the S-300 anti-aircraft system to Iran “will be held off” by the Kremlin. 

Leader says Iran will never seek atom bomb



Fri, 19 Feb 2010 - PressTV |  The Leader said the continuation of allegations by the West that the country is pursuing military objectives in its civilian nuclear program signals that the propaganda campaign against Iran has failed.

Dutch Government Collapses Over Afghan Mission


dutchgov0219WSJ | AMSTERDAM | FEBRUARY 20, 2010  -- The Dutch coalition government collapsed Saturday over irreconcilable differences on whether to extend the Netherlands' military mission in Afghanistan. 

Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende (picture) announced that the second largest party in his three-party alliance is quitting, in a breakdown of trust in what had always been an uneasy partnership. Mr. Balkenende made no mention of elections as he spoke to reporters after a 16-hour Cabinet meeting in The Hague that ended close to dawn.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Nuclear?? America has a history - to undermine Vilayet-ul-Faqih Democracy in Iran.


February 18, 2010  -  The United States is not giving up its request for tougher sanctions on Iran, after Iran has kept up their enrichment of uranium program. Is it simply fear about nuclear weapons that is fueling this fight or is there more to it? William Weddin says the United States has sought to undermine democracy in Iran and has pushed it to be a military dictatorship ever since the Iranian revolution.

Dubai assassination - collusion between Mossad & British, French, German & Irish intelligence, Robert Fish.


February 19, 2010 | AljazeeraEnglish - Dubai's police chief says he's almost certain Israel was involved in last month's assassination of a senior Hamas official.

Dahi Khalfan Tamim says if proven then an arrest warrant should be issued for Israel's top spy, the man who's in charge of Mossad.

Robert Fisk is the Middle East correspondent for the British newspaper the Independent.He says, if Israel is behind the assassination, then Tel Aviv could find itself in a diplomatic crisis with some of it's European allies.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Haaretz : 'Illegal' Gaza tunnel owners suffer as Hamas economy grows

17/02/2010 | By Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz Correspondent

Owners of the smuggling tunnels bordering the Gaza Strip and Egypt have been suffering from financial problems due to their tunnels' inactivity, according to Palestinian sources.

The reason, it turns out, actually stems from the overall success of smuggling tunnels in Gaza. Hamas has recently set up 'legal' tunnels, which they use to smuggle various merchandise. As a result, existing, non-Hamas run tunnels are suffering financially. [continued below vid]

Philip Giraldi, former CIA officer - on Iranian Nuclear trigger

February 15, 2010 | An exclusive interview with Philip Giraldi, former CIA officer. An interesting exposure on the source of media fabrication on Iranian nuclear program.



Iran Sanctions - US politicians talk with forked tongue.


February 17, 2010 | Rick Rozoff says that Iran is having their noose tightened by NATO and the United States. The United States has made many moves, including land and sea based interceptor missiles in the Mediterranean. NATO has increasingly been deploying its deputy secretary to the Persian Gulf United Arab Emirates to lay the groundwork for a military strike against Iran.

Clinton jet setting the Gulf to rally support against Iran.

Interview: Iran pursuing the bomb?

February 14, 2010 | Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, has indicated there is "accumulating evidence" that Iran is pursuing a nuclear bomb.

Just a week ago, a White House spokesman dismissed Iran's claims it could enrich weapons grade uranium.

Al Jazeera's Sami Zeidan spoke to state department spokesperson PJ Crowley about Clinton's latest comments

US-Islamic forum : a forum for Energy Politics & War Mongering

Iran is reacting sharply to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's remarks that the Persian state is becoming a military dictatorship. Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, accuses Clinton of spreading "lies" and the United States of turning the region into a so-called "arms depot." But several Washington-based analysts on Iran back Clinton's assertions. VOA.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Haaretz : Israel has nothing to worry about over Dubai killing.

17/02/2010  |  Haaretz |  It seems suspicions are narrowing in on Israel. Israeli citizens with dual citizenship, who emigrated from Britain a long time ago and whose names and identities were used for an operation that led to the assassination of a senior Hamas figure in Dubai, are justifiably feeling they were pawns in a much larger game.

From now on, they'll have to explain to the British consulate in Tel Aviv and the British Home Office that they were not in Dubai, had not participated in the assassination and had not misplaced their passports.

31st anniversary of Islamic revolution,

02-16-2010



Monday, February 15, 2010

Suspected U.S. Drone Strike Kills 3 in Pakistan


15 February 2010  |  VOA News  - This is the second drone attack in 2 days. On Sunday, officials say seven militants were killed when two missiles, fired from a drone, struck a militant training compound in the town of Mir Ali

Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least three militants in a northwestern tribal region Monday, a day after a similar attack in the same area.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

US & Israel Rhetoric on sanctions against Tehran up further!

13/02/2010 | By Haaretz Correspondents 

U.S. Army chief to visit Israel for talks on Iran, defense issues

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States Military is set to arrive in Israel on Sunday for a meeting with the Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff to discuss the situation in Iran.

U.S. Admiral Mike Mullen will meet with IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi as well as Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak, and other senior IDF commanders to discuss other topics, including joint defense issues between Israel and the U.S. and mutual security concerns.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Obama steps up the rhetoric on sanctions against Tehran.


ethiopianreview.com | February 10th,
 
US President Barack Obama pushed Tuesday for a “significant regime of sanctions” against Iran unless it accepts international proposals aimed at curbing its nuclear ambitions.

Stepping up the heat on Iran’s leaders at an impromptu appearance in the White House briefing room, Obama said the United States and five other world powers were “moving along fairly quickly” to tighten the screws on Tehran.

Technical difficulties halt work on Gaza-Egypt wall



The Egyptian steel barrier

Sat, 13 Feb 2010 PressTV
Work on the Gaza-Egypt steel barrier, which has been going on with US assistance, has been halted in some places due to technical difficulties, an Egyptian newspaper says.

US forces face resistance & killed in clashes with Taliban.


Feb 12, 2010 |  PressTV

US-led forces have started a major offensive against the Taliban's last big stronghold in Afghanistan.

US and Afghan forces have been facing resistance from Taliban militants in the southern Afghan town of Marjah where the joint forces launched a major operation.

The assault started before dawn on Saturday with airborne attacks and involved 4,500 US Marines, 1,500 Afghan troops and 300 US soldiers.

First casualties as 15,000 troops enter Marjah


Article published on the 2010-02-13 | rfi.fr

Thousands of troops have launched an offensive, dubbed "Operation Mushtarak", in the Marjah district of Afghanistan's Helmand province. Nato's International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) says a combined force of 15,000 soldiers is being led by US marines, but also incorporates Afghan soldiers.

Five Taliban fighters were killed on Saturday in two separate locations after the offensive began, according to Afghan officers.

British troops in fierce push against Taliban

ITN 13 Feb 2010  |  More than 1000 British troops are engaged in the fiercest military offensive on the Taliban since the war in Afghanistan began.

Pro-government forces number 15,000, while estimates of Taliban numbers vary between 400 and 2,000. But the rebels have the advantage of having occupied the area for years, being hard to distinguish from civilians and,

Yemeni truce deal with Houthi fighters on hold

A ceasefire deal between the Yemeni government and Houthi fighters appears to be on hold despite an attack less than an hour after it came into force.

The fighters targeted an official from the interior ministry outside the northern city of Saada.

One soldier was killed and seven others were wounded in the attack.

Cautious Optimism in Yemen, as Cease - Fire Quiets War

Heather Murdock | Sana'a 12 February 2010 - VOAnews.com


Photo: AFP
A Yemeni army tank moves to take a position in Saada, north of Sanaa,
during clashes with Houthi rebels,


11 Feb 2010 | The fighting in northern Yemen appears to have stopped for the first time in six months, after the government and the rebel army announced a cease-fire last night.

As the 'call to prayer' rings out from speakers hung on minarets all over Yemen, men and some women rush from their homes to the nearest mosque. This Friday, for the first time in a long time, some of their prayers appear to have been answered.

Yemen, the real conflict

12 February 2010 | Poverty, dictatorship & suppression of socialist movement till soil for extremist forces  vid 1

February 13, 2010 | Walid Al-Saqaf: Yemen gov and US use fight against al Qaeda to target opposition movement in South Yemen  vid 2



Friday, February 12, 2010

Inside Taliban 10 Parts.

aparytai claimed from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL DOCUMENTARY - do not take this as the absolute truth, though the events and results of the arms from Russia & America, occupations by these super powers and the civil war may have some bearings. However the narrations may be slants towards creating public hatred and rejection of Taliban while hiding the atrocities of the Northern Alliance. Highlighting Ahmad Shah Masoud as the leader of the Northern alliance and no mention of the role of the notorious General Dastum.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

U.K. Judges Release Torture Documents.

February 10, 2010 BBC World News   Showing British Officials Knew About Torture!



Omar Khadr, detained since he was 15.

February 10, 2010 | Omar Khadr is known as the youngest detainee at Guantanamo Bay and it looks like the U.S. government expects to go to trial at Guantanamo Bay in July. The US will put him before a jury of military officers on multiple war crimes charges, including murder. His attorney Barry Coburn says he is looking forward to defending Omar Khadr, and he is not guilty of anything. Coburn also says Omar is holding up very well despite these extreme circumstances.

The Iraq Inquiry?


AlJazeeraEnglish
Inside Iraq - Toppling Saddam a crime or a mistake?

When toppling Saddam, did Bush and Blair destroy a tyrant or commit the crime of the century? Should they be celebrated or hanged for crimes against humanity?




Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The US Military: A Mindset of Barbarism.


 
photoOn December 27, in the eastern Kunar region of Afghanistan, ten Afghans, eight of whom were schoolchildren, were dragged from their beds and shot by US forces during a nighttime raid. Afghan government investigators said the eight students were aged from 11 to 17 years.

This incident is but one example of countless atrocities US military personnel have carried out in the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. In Iraq, US military personnel torturing detainees in Abu Ghraib, Iraqi civilians suffering the violence  meted out by US forces, or US forces detaining schoolchildren in Baghdad, the list of atrocities is seemingly endless.

US army launches preliminary operation.

  
Afghanistan, allies to launch new effort to return Taliban to society 

A previous program foundered because of inadequate funding, one official says. This time, the emphasis is not merely on amnesty, money and jobs but also on improved coordination among authorities.

January 27, 2010  |  LA Times - By Alex Rodriguez and Julian E. Barnes
Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan, and Washington — Afghan soldiers held the mullah at gunpoint outside his house while they stabbed at the walls and floors with bayonets, searching for hollow spots where he might have hidden explosives or weapons.

Are some Muslim Americans being falsely accused of terrorism?

Nearly on thousand people have signed a petition letter to Barack Obama urging him to investigate criminal cases against Muslims falsely accused of terrorist activites. Fahad Hajmi is one of those accused, his supporters are trying to stay positive however they are concerned that the trial will be unfair.

What next for Afghanistan?


Feb 10, 2010 | After Israel militarily ransacked Gaza, killed civilians and flattened the buildings. A similar conference was held in Europe with a lot of promises and pledges. A lot of money supposed to rain in Gaza. By now there should be a hectic and busy with rebuilding activities going on. The wounded should be receiving treatments. The people should be getting breads and meat. None on this took place. If fact Gaza is still under siege, Gaza is still a forbidden enclosure, Gaza is still the world largest open air prison. Gaza is still kept alive by the series of primitive tunnels infrastructure built into Egypt. The tunnels are the lifelines that brought into Gaza - the much needed foods and medical needs. All these tunnels are still frequently bombed and bombarded by Israel. Egypt is putting the last nails into the coffin "Gaza" by driving in iron curtains into their tunnels. Where are the big talks in Europe. Who are the real terrorists? If Europe and America fails in this promise of theirs? How on earth, can we expect those in Afghanistan to believe them and their Afghanistan London Conference! The Conferences, only looks good and beautiful propaganda for media consumptions and the TV shows. The reality is far from that. Get your London act together, fulfilled your pledges to Gaza. Give an example for the people of Afghanistan to be more optimistic and has a reason to look forward to your promises.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

UK Sol. Afghan death toll exceeds Falklands & the coming Push!

The death of a British soldier in Helmand brings the Afghan death toll to 256, more than that of the Falklands War.




Monday, February 8, 2010

Shocking stories of US tortures in Afghanistan

An ever increasing number of U.S. troops are fighting for peace in Afghanistan. But an investigative journalist claims to have revealed the shocking truth about surprise night raids by American forces and secret prisons where detainees are routinely tortured. In an exclusive interview to RT, Anand Gopal says Obama's mission in Afghanistan is not much different from Bush's in Iraq.

George Galloway speaking in NY, America - Viva Palestina Fundraising


Al Awda Activist Lamis Deek MCs evening of poetry, talk, and song, starting here with poet Tahani Salah, and then British MP George Galloway reporting on his December Viva Palestina Caravan of trucks with supplies to Gaza and their bloody difficulties with Egyptian dictator Mubarak's resistance

before eventually allowing some to enter Gaza, but for only 48 hours. Afterward Egypt deports Galloway and says no more truck caravans. So Galloway begins recruiting for an international convoy of boats from Turkey to Gaza to deliver building supplies, returning full of Gaza items for sale, from Gaza grown produce to whatever, even souvenier beach pebbles.Galloway spoke about recent history of Palestine and Hamas triumph in the recent election.

Some of the actual fundraising for the convoy follows his talk, including a contribution and talk by Neturei Karta Rabbi.

Aafia Siddiqui conviction triggers more anti-US demos.

Mon, 08 Feb 2010  |  PressTV
Aafia Siddiqui
Hundreds of people have marched through the streets of Karachi to protest against the conviction of Pakistani scientist Aafia Siddiqui in the United States. 
 
The conviction triggered protests in different parts of the country, where anti-US sentiments are already running high. 
 
She was convicted in a New York court on Wednesday. 

Egypt to seal sea border with Gaza


Sun, 07 Feb 2010  |  PressTV


A Palestinian fisherman is seen at sunrise at the port in Gaza City Sunday, Feb. 7, 

Egypt is to close its sea border to the Gaza-bound supplies as it reinforces the restrictions against the passage of sustenance into the strip.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The occupation of Afghanistan - no longer legitimate!


Recall the main reason for sending the troops to Iraq, yes, it was regime change! What was the reason for sending troops to Afghanistan, it was to apprehend Ben Laden and gang. But it grew into one hell of a regime change exercise, which saw the installation of an unpopular regime of Hamid Karzai and the murders of thousands Iraqi civilians mostly women and children. Led by the US army and military contractors (read mercenaries), hundreds of thousands of US and NATO troops poured into Afghanistan to subdued the people of Afghanistan into accepting the Karzai regime. Initially under the pretext of pursuing Ben Laden and his Alqaeda gang said to be numbering a mere, less than five hundred
.

Anwar Ibrahim – Sodomy : The sequel

It is almost 11 years since Anwar Ibrahim, newly sacked as deputy prime minister, was first slapped with trumped-up charges of sodomy and corruption (abuse of power), and subsequently put through two trials which were condemned around the world as manifestly flawed and politically motivated. He spent six years in detention, in solitary confinement throughout, after his conviction on the first (corruption) charge, but at the final level of appeal against conviction on the charge of committing sodomy, he was acquitted and released on 2 September 2004. The two cases were interrelated, although tried separately: the corruption charge was that he had abused his position to direct the police to halt investigations into his alleged sexual misconduct.

Friday, February 5, 2010

FBI assassinated the imam?

The Justice Department is reportedly planning to launch an investigation into the shooting death of a Detroit-area imam last fall, which Abayomi Azikiwe of the Michigan Emergency Committee against War and Injustice describes as a "targeted assassination." The medical examiner found Luqman Ameen Abdullah's body with his wrists handcuffed behind his back.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bribe plan for the Taliban


A Nato conference has agreed to set aside $500 million to bribe Taliban members to swap sides in Afghanistan.

The London conference, hosted by Gordon Brown, decided the desperate measures last week.

Siddiqui conviction triggers anti-US rallies in Pakistan

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 | PressTV - Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Pakistan to protest against the US conviction of a Pakistani scientist.

The protesters chanted anti-American slogans and burnt the US flag after a New York jury found Aafia Siddiqui guilty of attempted murder.

Terrorists: Criminals or Enemy Combatants?


The prospect of trying the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks in US federal court, and the criminal charges filed in Detroit against Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab have triggered a debate in the United States. It focuses on the core question:

International Partnership for Brown-Obama-Karzai version of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

The People at the top of the world are noted for opposing tyranny. The Invasions and Occupations by Zio-Colonial Eurasian-American tyrants have ravaged the entire Region from Atlantic to Indian Oceans. May God and Patriots free the whole Region from Rabat to Islamabad. <pashtun resist>

South Sudan's disarmament drive.

South Sudan's authorities are confiscating all civilians' weapons - including rifles, machine guns, mortar launchers, and rocket propelled grenades - as part of a massive disarmament programme.

The region is less than a year away from a referendum on independence - but violence and instability in the region are increasing.

Last year more than 2,000 people were killed and around 350,000 displaced from their homes in tribal conflicts.

Prisoner 650, Aafia Siddiqui, found guilty!



Thursday, February 04, 2010  | Pakistan found guilty of US attack :

A US-educated Pakistani woman who was arrested in Afghanistan and accused of shooting at her US interrogators, has been found guilty of attempted murder by a court in the US.

Aafia Siddiqui was found guilty by a New York court on Wednesday after a 12-member jury reached a unanimous verdict, but said the crime was not premeditated.

Live - The Anwar's trial continues, duped as Sodomy 2.or fitna 2


The Anwar trial continues with testimony by key prosecution witness Saiful Bukhari in camera. Since we won’t know what’s going on inside, we can only figure out what is happening outside court.

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Please brace yourselves, should DSAI got prosecuted again
Thursday, 04 February 2010

If we don’t lash out, they would make statements saying DSAI’s support isn’t that much, and since people don’t lash out, it shows that we agree DSAI sodomized. All in all, they either try to make us all retaliate, or make people believe in their lies. Either way, the result will be the same.

Senior Fatah Official in Rare Visit to Hamas-Run Gaza

03/02/2010 almanar | A senior member of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas' Fatah party made a rare visit to the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday in a bid to encourage stalled reconciliation efforts.