Archive for Dezember 11, 2012


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Noteworthy new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has not made publicly available include the following.

Iran’s Ballistic Missile and Space Launch Programs, December 6, 2012

Syria’s Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress, December 5, 2012

Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations, December 6, 2012

In Brief: Next Steps in the War in Afghanistan? Issues for Congress, December 6, 2012

The Senate Report on CIA Interrogations You May Never See
by Cora Currier


December 9, 2012 – A Senate committee is close to putting the final stamp on a massive report on the CIA’s detention, interrogation and rendition of terror suspects. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who heads the Select Committee on Intelligence, called the roughly 6,000-page report „the most definitive review of this CIA program to be conducted.“ But it’s unclear how much, if any, of the review you might get to read. The committee first needs to vote to endorse the report. There will be a vote next week….
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Murder by Drone
by Larry Everest | Revolution Newspaper


December 9, 2012 – Early in the morning on December 6, two missiles, fired without warning from an unmanned U.S. drone, struck a house in the small village of Mubarak Shahi in northwest Pakistan. A Pakistani security official told the press that three „militants“ had been killed. Another official reported four dead. There was no independent verification of the victims’ identities. („US drone kills at least 3 militants in Pakistan,“ AFP, December 6, 2012) . This news generated only a faint ripple in the U.S. media. Such assassinations from above have become routine, normalized. Since taking office in 2008, the Obama administration has greatly stepped up the number of unmanned drone attacks, launching more than 300 against Pakistan alone—six times the number ordered by Bush—as well as dozens more against Yemen, Somalia, and perhaps other countries in the region…
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The American Worship of Empire
by Phillip Faruggio

December 9 , 2012 – …Mr. Obama and his party of hypocrites keep on funding the Military Industrial Complex to the tune of over 50% of our federal tax dollars. Walking lockstep with the Republicans, they continue to maintain over 800 bases worldwide, with over hundreds of thousands of our young military personnel occupying two countries that we have no right being in. Now, when Mr. Obama and his other Christian cohorts leave church each Sunday, do they really think that Jesus would agree with the savage drone attacks? I guess that is what the media likes to call bipartisanship. Why do you think our country even invaded Iraq in the first place? …
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