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Grant F. Smith: Ten Explosive U.S. Government Secrets about Israel

Absent greater transparency, Americans should assume the worst In 1968 Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms wrote urgently to Attorney General Ramsey Clark and President Lyndon B. Johnson that some highly enriched uranium fueling Israel's Dimona nuclear reactor was stolen from America.  LBJ reportedly uttered, "Don't tell anyone else, even [Secretary of State] Dean Rusk and [Defe ...

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Ziad Abbas: Torturing and Jailing Palestinian Children

Although I have been living far from Palestine for a few years and I am now in my forties, I still have nightmares about the Israeli army invading my house when I was a child and about the first time I was tortured. This is the reality most Palestinian former prisoners live with for the rest of our lives. When I was a child, friends my age who were arrested before me said they “saw the stars at noon. ...

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Jonathan Cook: Gaza Crushed Between Israel and Egypt

The furore over the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria has overshadowed disturbing events to the south, as Egypt’s generals wage a quiet war of attrition against the Hamas leadership in Gaza. Hamas has found itself increasingly isolated, politically and geographically, since the Egyptian army ousted the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, in early July. Hamas i ...

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Tony Cartalucci: US Planned Syrian Civilian Catastrophe Since 2007

September 4, 2013 (Tony Cartalucci) - NBC News' report, "'The great tragedy of this century': More than 2 million refugees forced out of Syria," stated: More than 2 million Syrians have poured into neighboring countries as refugees, the United Nations revealed on Tuesday. Around 5,000 people per day are fleeing the three-year conflict, which the U.N. says has already claimed over 100,0 ...

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Elias Akleh: Israel’s History of Chemical Weapons Use

The UN chemical weapons inspectors, who went to Syria to investigate the use of chemical weapons, should have stopped on their way at Occupied Palestine (Israel), where Israeli government has the largest stockpile of chemical and other WMD in the entire Middle East. They would have found a lot of evidence and witness accounts of Israeli use of chemical, as well as biological and nuclear, weapons against the ...

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Jonathan Cook: Israel Still Angling for Attacks on Syria and Iran

Nazareth. President Barack Obama may have drawn his seemingly regretted “red line” around Syria’s chemical weapons, but it was neither he nor the international community that turned the spotlight on their use. That task fell to Israel. It was an Israeli general who claimed in April that Damascus had used chemical weapons, forcing Obama into an embarrassing demurral on his stated commitment ...

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Press TV Interview With Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (Transcript)

Video Interview   Press TV has conducted an exclusive interview with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about the ongoing war rhetoric against the country by the US and its allies, Iran's talks with P5+1, and a range of other issues of regional and global importance. There is a need for the United States to come to the realization, and I believe this is an important realization for ...

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Philip Giraldi: Defeating AIPAC Starts with Syria

In the second century B.C., Cato the Elder, a Roman Senator, would end every speech he made with the admonition "Delenda Est Carthago," meaning that the city of Carthage, Rome’s perennial rival, must be destroyed. Among other claims, the Romans accused the Carthaginians of engaging in human sacrifice to their god Ba’al Hammon, something that one might describe as the "red line ...

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Mairav Zonszein: U.S. Jewish Groups Use Holocaust Guilt to Push for Syria Strike

A policy decision on American military action in Syria cannot be justified by an analogy between Syrian suffering under Assad and Jewish suffering during the Holocaust.  Two weeks after a chemical attack in Syria killed at least 1,400, including 400 children, and one week after U.S. President Obama announced he favors a limited military strike on Syria, mainstream American Jewish groups broke their sil ...

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Keine Militärintervention in Syrien – Friedensbewegung ruft zu Protesten auf

Pressemitteilung Berlin, Bonn, Dortmund, Kassel, München, Stuttgart, 8. September 2013 - Zu den immer heftigeren Kriegsdrohungen gegen Syrien erklärten Vertreter/innen der Friedensbewegung im Anschluss an eine bundesweite Telefonkonferenz: Der erbittert geführte Bürgerkrieg in Syrien rührt zu Recht an das Gewissen der Menschen auch in unserem Land. Der bewaffnete Kampf hat nach Anga ...

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