Washington Is Insane Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013 Putin backs Assad and berates west over proposal to arm Syrian rebels Russian president says backing 'those who kill their enemies and eat their organs' flouts Europe's humanitarian values Russia says it will not allow Syria no-fly zones Fighting Terrorism by Arming Terrorists The Syrian intervention John McCain and the Clintons want would be a war for Islamism, not democracy. Isn't the G8 supposed to alleviate global tensions? Obama and Putin put on deeply awkward show of unity after disastrous meeting at summit Russian and U.S. presidents held bilateral meeting at G8 Summit in Northern Ireland on Monday. Putin told Obama that their positions on Syria do not 'coincide' Saudi Arabia wants missiles for Syrian rebels: report NSA targeted Dmitry Medvedev at London G20 summit Leaked documents reveal Russian president was spied on during visit, as questions are raised over use of US base in Britain GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians' communications at G20 summits Exclusive: phones were monitored and fake internet cafes set up to gather information from allies in London in 2009 US Labour Department announces $2.5m grant to Bangladesh Bangladesh disaster crushes owner's ideal of clothes with a conscience Hundreds Of Bangladesh Factory Workers Fall Sick Building America's secret surveillance state "God we trust," goes an old National Security Agency joke. "All others we monitor." Given the revelations last week about the NSA's domestic spying activities, the saying seems more prophecy than humor. NSA spying flap extends to contents of U.S. phone calls National Security Agency discloses in secret Capitol Hill briefing that thousands of analysts can listen to domestic phone calls. That authorization appears to extend to e-mail and text messages too. G20 summits: Russia and Turkey react with fury to spying revelations Ankara summons UK ambassador and says GCHQ allegations are 'scandalous' if confirmed NSA spying flap extends to contents of U.S. phone calls National Security Agency discloses in secret Capitol Hill briefing that thousands of analysts can listen to domestic phone calls. That authorization appears to extend to e-mail and text messages too. Facebook got 10,000 requests for data from NSA in just six months (and Microsoft received 7,000 orders) Obama does not feel Americans' privacy violated: chief of staff President Barack Obama does not believe the recently disclosed top-secret National Security Agency surveillance of phone records and Internet data has violated Americans' privacy rights, his chief of staff said on Sunday. Edward Snowden Q and A: NSA whistleblower answers your questions The whistleblower behind the biggest intelligence leak in NSA history answered your questions about the NSA surveillance revelations Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists rally around Snowden NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is reminding Hong Kongers of their devotion to the rule of law and resistance to interference from mainland China. Britain Meets Turkey Over G20 Snooping Claims Whistleblower Edward Snowden claims the UK spied on G20 politicians in 2009 including Turkey's finance minister. UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) surveillance Read extracts from the leaked documents describing the agency's 'recent successes' The Making of a Global Security State The five uncontrollable urges of a secrecy-surveillance world. State photo-ID databases become troves for police The faces of more than 120 million people are in searchable photo databases that state officials assembled to prevent driver's-license fraud but that increasingly are used by police to identify suspects, accomplices and even innocent bystanders in a wide range of criminal investigations. 'Dozens dead' in Aleppo car bomb attack At least 60 Syrian regime soldiers reported killed in a town near northern city's international airport. Putin: Lets Not Arm Those Organ-Eating Syrian Rebels As US Moves Toward Intervention, Russian Leader Offers a Reminder U.S. Seems Eager for Nuclear Talks With Iran's New Leader Iran's moderate new leader vows to make nuclear process more transparent but says he WON'T give up enrichment Senior Libyan judge assassinated in eastern Libya as security woes deepen VIDEO Honduras party led by ousted leader Zelaya picks his wife to be its presidential candidate President of International War Crimes Tribunal May Have Worked to Shield Israelis From Prosecution Washington Is Insane Maliki accuses foreign countries of being behind Sunday bombings in Iraq Baghdad: The Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki accused foreign countries of being behind the bombings that hit Iraq on last Sunday. Guantanamo hunger strikers face off with US military For more than three months, the US military has faced off with defiant prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, strapping down as many as 44 each day to feed them a liquid nutrient mix through a nasal tube.