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Man whose WMD lies led to 100,000 deaths confesses all
Posted: Monday, April 2, 2012

Man whose WMD lies led to 100,000 deaths confesses all
Defector tells how US officials 'sexed up' his fictions to make the case for 2003 invasion

Thomas Friedman's "Festival of Lies"
In a piece entitled "A Festival of Lies" published in the New York Times last Sunday, the 25th of March, editorialist Thomas Friedman expressed his frustration with American foreign policy in the Middle East.

US signals support for arming Syria rebels
The US and its allies have warned president Bashar al-Assad that unless he halts his attacks on the Syrian population and implements a UN-backed peace plan, the rebels fighting him will be given more weapons...

Iraq warns against arming Syrian rebels
Iraq on Sunday warned Arab countries against supplying weapons and financial support to rebels fighting to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying such moves risked escalating the conflict.

Gulf Countries to Pay Rebel 'Salaries' in Syria
The international funding of the Syrian Civil War looks to become considerably more organized today, with reports that a number of gulf nations have agreed to provide cash to pay "salaries" for Syria's Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels.

Secretary Clinton Says Syrian President Assad 'Must Go'
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said that, despite a newly-brokered cease fire agreement with Syrian President Bashar al Assad, his days as president are numbered as his forces continue the bloody clash with Syrian opposition groups.

Russia rejects deadline for Annan's Syria peace plan
Russia on Monday rejected Arab and Western calls for a deadline to be set for the Syrian regime's implementation of a peace plan put forward by international mediator Kofi Annan.

Assad's forces capture Free Syrian Army commander in Damascus area

China rejects US sanctions on Iran oil
China rejected President Barack Obama's decision to move forward with plans for sanctions on countries buying oil from Iran, saying on Saturday that Washington had no right to unilaterally punish other nations.

Don't go to war with Iran: Norman Robbins
Just prior to the Iraq war, most Americans were convinced by press and government accounts that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction that it was ready to use, even though U.N. inspectors were reporting negative findings. Today, most Americans believe Iran is building a nuclear weapon, even though American and Israeli intelligence report that Iran has not yet decided to do so.

War porn: The new safe sex
The early 21st century is addicted to war porn, a prime spectator sport consumed by global couch and digital potatoes. War porn took the limelight on the evening of September 11, 2001...

At least 147 killed in 6 days of clashes in southern Libya
Six days of tribal clashes in a remote desert town in southern Libya have killed 147 people, the country's health minister says.

Libya PM announces truce to end deadly Sabha clashes
Libya's interim government on Saturday announced a ceasefire aimed at ending six days of deadly tribal clashes in a southern desert oasis that cost more than 150 lives.

Mali Coup Leader, Facing Sanction Threats, Promises to Hold Elections
The junior officer who overthrew Mali's democratically elected leader last month and dissolved the nation's Constitution promised on Sunday to reinstate the 1992 Constitution and hold elections as he faced a deadline from West African nations threatening to impose crippling sanctions.

More questions than answers in Mali
The young army officers revolted against the government of President Amadou Toumani Toure on March 22 because they wanted to strengthen the military's fight against the Tuareg rebels in the north.

Mali sanctions loom, rebels seize north
West African leaders will decide on Monday whether to impose sanctions on Mali after leaders of a military coup said they would return power to civilians in a bid to avert diplomatic and economic isolation.

11 dead after 'Islamists' clash with Nigerian troops
Nigerian troops have clashed with suspected members of Islamist group Boko Haram while raiding an alleged hideout, leaving 11 dead, including a soldier and policeman, an official and local media said Sunday.

As separatists in Ethiopia disarm, a new chapter for D.C.'s Oromo community
The dream of an independent Oromia long cherished by Tuko and other Oromo Ethiopians might never be realized. Their revolution is being repurposed with a new goal: uniting with other Ethio­pian opposition parties in the Washington region against the regime of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, which they all accuse of being autocratic and corrupt.

UGANDA OIL: US Africa Command, a tool to Recolonize the African Continent
The United States of America has no right to prescribe Africom on Africa even at the expense of dividing Africa and weakening the African Union. America wants its own interests to prevail over those of Africa.

Tunisia Islamist leader rules out normal ties with Israel
The head of Tunisia's governing Islamist party has said the country cannot normalise ties with Israel, the official TAP news agency reported Sunday.

41 die in battle between army and militants in Yemen

US draws up plans for nuclear drones
Technology is designed to increase flying time 'from days to months', along with power available for weapons systems

Police and MI5 get power to watch you on the web
Police and intelligence officers are to be handed the power to monitor people's messages online in what has been described as an "attack on the privacy" of vast numbers of Britons.

Internet companies warn over UK government email surveillance plans
Internet companies have warned that the government's plans to monitor email and social media use by the British public could be used by autocratic regimes to justify state surveillance.

Ireland Faces Popular Revolt Over New Property Tax

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