Thursday, 26 July 2012

Islam and Terrorism

Why are most of the Muslims fundamentalists and terrorists?
This question is often hurled at Muslims, either directly or indirectly, during any discussion on religion or world affairs. Muslim stereotypes are perpetuated in every form of the media accompanied by gross misinformation about Islam and Muslims. In fact, such misinformation and false propaganda often leads to discrimination and acts of violence against Muslims. A case in point is the anti-Muslim campaign in the American media following the Oklahoma bomb blast, where the press was quick to declare a ‘Middle Eastern conspiracy’ behind the attack. The culprit was later identified as a soldier from the American Armed Forces.
Let us analyze this allegation of ‘fundamentalism’ and ‘terrorism’:
1. Definition of the word ‘fundamentalist’
A fundamentalist is a person who follows and adheres to the fundamentals of the doctrine or theory he is following. For a person to be a good doctor, he should know, follow, and practise the fundamentals of medicine. In other words, he should be a fundamentalist in the field of medicine. For a person to be a good mathematician, he should know, follow and practise the fundamentals of mathematics. He should be a fundamentalist in the field of mathematics. For a person to be a good scientist, he should know, follow and practise the fundamentals of science. He should be a fundamentalist in the field of science.
2. Not all ‘fundamentalists’ are the same
One cannot paint all fundamentalists with the same brush. One cannot categorize all fundamentalists as either good or bad. Such a categorization of any fund amentalist will depend upon the field or activity in which he is a fundamentalist. A fundamentalist robber or thief causes harm to society and is therefore undesirable. A fundamentalist doctor, on the other hand, benefits society and earns much respect.
3. I am proud to be a Muslim fundamentalist
I am a fundamentalist Muslim who, by the grace of Allah, knows, follows and strives to practise the fundamentals of Islam. A true Muslim does not shy away from being a fundamentalist. I am proud to be a fundamentalist Muslim because, I know that the fundamentals of Islam are beneficial to humanity and the whole world. There is not a single fundamental of Islam that causes harm or is against the interests of the human race as a whole. Many people harbour misconceptions about Islam and consider several teachings of Islam to be unfair or improper. This is due to insufficient and incorrect knowledge of Islam. If one critically analyzes the teachings of Islam with an open mind, one cannot escape the fact that Islam is full of benefits both at the individual and collective levels.
4. Dictionary meaning of the word ‘fundamentalist’
According to Webster’s dictionary ‘fundamentalism’ was a movement in American Protestanism that arose in the earlier part of the 20th century. It was a reaction to modernism, and stressed the infallibility of the Bible, not only in matters of faith and morals but also as a literal historical record. It stressed on belief in the Bible as the literal word of God. Thus fundamentalism was a word initially used for a group of Christians who believed that the Bible was the verbatim word of God without any errors and mistakes.
According to the Oxford dictionary ‘fundamentalism’ means ‘strict maintenance of ancient or fundamental doctrines of any religion, especially Islam’.
Today the moment a person uses the word fundamentalist he thinks of a Muslim who is a terrorist.
5. Every Muslim should be a terrorist
Every Muslim should be a terrorist. A terrorist is a person who causes terror. The moment a robber sees a policeman he is terrified. A policeman is a terrorist for the robber. Similarly every Muslim should be a terrorist for the antisocial elements of society, such as thieves, dacoits and rapists. Whenever such an anti-social element sees a Muslim, he should be terrified. It is true that the word ‘terrorist’ is generally used for a person who causes terror among the common people. But a true Muslim should only be a terrorist to selective people i.e. anti-social elements, and not to the common innocent people. In fact a Muslim should be a source of peace for innocent people.
6. Different labels given to the same individual for the same action, i.e. ‘terrorist’ and ‘patriot’
Before India achieved independence from British rule, some freedom fighters of India who did not subscribe to non-violence were labeled as terrorists by the British government. The same individuals have been lauded by Indians for the same activities and hailed as ‘patriots’. Thus two different labels have been given to the same people for the same set of actions. One is calling him a terrorist while the other is calling him a patriot. Those who believed that Britain had a right to rule over India called these people terrorists, while those who were of the view that Britain had no right to rule India called them patriots and freedom fighters.
It is therefore important that before a person is judged, he is given a fair hearing. Both sides of the argument should be heard, the situation should be analyzed, and the reason and the intention of the person should be taken into account, and then the person can be judged accordingly.
7. Islam means peace
Islam is derived from the word ‘salaam’ which means peace. It is a religion of peace whose fundamentals teach its followers to maintain and promote peace throughout the world.
Thus every Muslim should be a fundamentalist i.e. he should follow the fundamentals of the Religion of Peace: Islam. He should be a terrorist only towards the antisocial elements in order to promote peace and justice in the society.
How can Islam be called the religion of peace when it was spread by the sword?
It is a common complaint among some non-Muslims that Islam would not have millions of adherents all over the world, if it had not been spread by the use of force. The following points will make it clear, that far from being spread by the sword, it was the inherent force of truth, reason and logic that was responsible for the rapid spread of Islam.
1. Islam means peace.
Islam comes from the root word ‘salaam’, which means peace. It also means submitting one’s will to Allah (swt). Thus Islam is a religion of peace, which is acquired by submitting one’s will to the will of the Supreme Creator, Allah (swt).
2. Sometimes force has to be used to maintain peace.
Each and every human being in this world is not in favour of maintaining peace and harmony. There are many, who would disrupt it for their own vested interests. Sometimes force has to be used to maintain peace. It is precisely for this reason that we have the police who use force against criminals and anti-social elements to maintain peace in the country. Islam promotes peace. At the same time, Islam exhorts it followers to fight where there is oppression. The fight against oppression may, at times, require the use of force. In Islam force can only be used to promote peace and justice.
3. Opinion of historian De Lacy O’Leary.
The best reply to the misconception that Islam was spread by the sword is given by the noted historian De Lacy O’Leary in the book ’Islam at the cross road’ (Page 8):
’History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myth that historians have ever repeated.’
4. Muslims ruled Spain for 800 years.
Muslims ruled Spain for about 800 years. The Muslims in Spain never used the sword to force the people to convert. Later the Christian Crusaders came to Spain and wiped out the Muslims. There was not a single Muslim in Spain who could openly give the adhan, that is the call for prayers.
5. 14 million Arabs are Coptic Christians.
Muslims were the lords of Arabia for 1400 years. For a few years the British ruled, and for a few years the French ruled. Overall, the Muslims ruled Arabia for 1400 years. Yet today, there are 14 million Arabs who are Coptic Christians i.e. Christians since generations. If the Muslims had used the sword there would not have been a single Arab who would have remained a Christian.
6. More than 80% non-Muslims in India.
The Muslims ruled India for about a thousand years. If they wanted, they had the power of converting each and every non-Muslim of India to Islam. Today more than 80% of the population of India are non-Muslims. All these non-Muslim Indians are bearing witness today that Islam was not spread by the sword.
7. Indonesia and Malaysia.
Indonesia is a country that has the maximum number of Muslims in the world. The majority of people in Malaysia are Muslims. May one ask, ’Which Muslim army went to Indonesia and Malaysia?’
8. East Coast of Africa.
Similarly, Islam has spread rapidly on the East Coast of Africa. One may again ask, if Islam was spread by the sword, ’Which Muslim army went to the East Coast of Africa?’
9. Thomas Carlyle.
The famous historian, Thomas Carlyle, in his book ’Heroes and Hero worship’, refers to this misconception about the spread of Islam: ’The sword indeed, but where will you get your sword? Every new opinion, at its starting is precisely in a minority of one. In one man’s head alone. There it dwells as yet. One man alone of the whole world believes it, there is one man against all men. That he takes a sword and try to propagate with that, will do little for him. You must get your sword! On the whole, a thing will propagate itself as it can.’
10. No compulsion in religion.
With which sword was Islam spread? Even if Muslims had it they could not use it to spread Islam because the Qur’an says in the following verse:
’Let there be no compulsion in religion:
Truth stands out clear from error’
[Al-Qur’an 2:256]
11. Sword of the Intellect.
It is the sword of intellect. The sword that conquers the hearts and minds of people. The Qur’an says in Surah Nahl, chapter 16 verse 125:
’Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord
with wisdom and beautiful preaching;
and argue with them in ways that are
best and most gracious.’
[Al-Qur’an 16:125]
12. Increase in the world religions from 1934 to 1984.
An article in Reader’s Digest ‘Almanac’, year book 1986, gave the statistics of the increase of percentage of the major religions of the world in half a century from 1934 to 1984. This article also appeared in ‘The Plain Truth’ magazine. At the top was Islam, which increased by 235%, and Christianity had increased only by 47%. May one ask, which war took place in this century which converted millions of people to Islam?
13. Islam is the fastest growing religion in America and Europe.
Today the fastest growing religion in America is Islam. The fastest growing religion in Europe in Islam. Which sword is forcing people in the West to accept Islam in such large numbers?
14. Dr. Joseph Adam Pearson.
Dr. Joseph Adam Pearson rightly says,
’People who worry that nuclear weaponry will one day fall in the hands of the Arabs, fail to realize that the Islamic bomb has been dropped already, it fell the day MUHAMMED (pbuh) was born’

USA Producing Mad Christian Terrorist !

It is agreed that we have MAD people across all religions. Nevertheless , Western Media only targets Muslim and consistently label them as terrorist when they committed any crime. So the word Muslim and Terrorist became synonymous. The recent event in America proves that there are also sick people among other religious groups and terrorism is not exclusively monopolize by Muslim.

Colorado Carnage: Proof of Obama Ineptitude

Sick individuals are the product of a "sick society"

By Finian Cunningham
 July 24, 2012

In a society which criminalizes and degrades whole communities on the basis of skin color and low economic status and which refuses appeals for clemency even for mentally sick individuals is it any wonder when certain other members of that society treat their fellow citizens with brutality over perceived grievances and grudges? Sick individuals are the product of a sick society. President Barack Obama has led the American nation’s soul-searching over the latest shooting spree in their country in which 12 people were murdered in a Colorado cinema house by a seemingly crazed 24-year-old man. Obama said he was “shocked and saddened by the horrific shooting” in which a university doctoral student calmly, callously opened fire on families and friends who had packed a theater in Aurora, Colorado, for the opening night of the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.

James Holmes, the alleged shooter, had likened himself to The Joker, the arch-villain of the Batman series. Methodically, he entered minutes after the movie began screening at midnight last Thursday, wearing a helmet and gasmask and clad in full body armor. Holmes set off two tear gas grenades and then proceeded to spray the terrified audience with bullets from a 12-gauge shotgun, a 0.40 Glock handgun and a semiautomatic assault rifle. Tragically, some of the people initially thought it was a promotional stunt for the film.

In somber tones, Obama urged fellow Americans, “When confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family. We must stand together.” Moments of such darkness recur with disturbing frequency in the American society. Since Obama took office in early 2009, there have been at least six mass shootings across the United States, from Binghamton in New York where 13 people were killed in April 2009 at an immigration services centre, to Oakland, California, where seven people were shot dead at a Christian college earlier this year.

Before that, the biggest murder spree was in 2007 at Virginia Tech when a gunman killed 32 people at a college before taking his own life. In 1999, only 17 miles from the latest massacre, two teenagers went on a shooting rampage in Colorado’s Columbine High School, killing 12 of their fellow students and a teacher, and then turning their guns on themselves.

What is it about the American society that makes the wanton destruction of human life such a routine occurrence?
Some point to the constitutional right for all citizens to bear firearms and the easy access of buying even high-powered weapons over a shop counter. Campaigners for stricter gun controls point out that there are more firearms in the US than there are citizens - some 300 million. Such is the prevalence of mass shootings in the US that even conservative public figures, such as commentator Bill Kristol and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, are now calling for greater restrictions on gun ownership.

The American gun lobby claims that the perpetrators of such horrific killings are simply sick individuals who have become unhinged, morally and psychologically. Added to the debate are complaints that American popular culture has become saturated with gratuitous violence, from Hollywood to television to video games, which has desensitized young people to killing and maiming. Indeed, the Batman movies themselves are known for scenes of unremitting, explosive violence.

However, the spectrum of American politicians and media pundits does not seem capable of acknowledging nor even being cognizant of a deeper malaise for these mass killings. This malaise stems from how deeply engrained and integrated violence is in the very fabric of US society. That is because it stems from America’s capitalist social disorder of haves and have-nots, its structural violence against marginalized communities, its system of self-enriching cronyism for ruling elites at the federal and state levels, the looting of public finances by banks and corporations, and from the country’s increasingly lawless and destructive relations with the rest of the world. What makes the systematic violence of the US so lamentable is that not one of the political parties or mainstream media is able to provide a comprehensive narrative for the root cause. They are intellectually bankrupt. Therefore the solution will continue to elude and the violence will continue, again and again.

A look back at some of the incidents and news in the days preceding and following the Colorado cinema shooting casts some light on where such depravity may stem from. Earlier in the week that the shooter held his finger on the trigger, there was another gratuitous homicide. US Navy men onboard a 670-foot warship, the USNS Rappahannock, opened fire with heavy machine guns on a small fishing boat in the Persian Gulf. Survivors among the Indian fishing crew said that without warning shots or signals, their vessel was sprayed with a hail of lead from 0.40 caliber armor-piercing guns. One of fishing crew died when his body was torn into three pieces from the gunfire, while three others were critically wounded. The US Navy ship didn’t even stop to tend the injured. Respect for law, human life? Not as far as US government military forces are concerned in this instance as in so many other instances in Afghanistan, Iraq and countless other countries where they operate.

The day before the Colorado murders, the American mainstream media reported that Congress had approved an annual budget of $606 billion for Pentagon military expenditure, including overseas operations such as the massive build-up of American warships and fighter jets in the Persian Gulf against Iran, and the ongoing 11-year war in Afghanistan - the longest war in American history. Such official disclosure of military spending - larger than that of all countries of the world combined - eclipses total American government spending on health, education, employment and training, research and development, community and social welfare, public infrastructure and utilities, and it comes at a time when poverty is ripping apart families and communities the length and breadth of the US, afflicting some 50 million Americans. This is an economy of war and violence writ large. An economy dictated by a few, unaccountable to the majority.

A macabre form of cost-cutting came in the form of the Texas state execution of death row prisoner Yokamon Hearns. Just hours before the Colorado slayings, mentally disabled Hearns was put to death with a single lethal injection - instead of the customary administering of three chemicals. The single injection of pentobarbital will presumably save the state money. Pleas for clemency were ignored by the Texan authorities, even though Hearns was intellectually disabled from childhood. A second African-American man, Warren Hill, is to be executed this week, also by single lethal injection, in the state of Georgia, after more than 20 years on death row. Like Hearns, Hill is also mentally disabled. Their cases illustrate disquieting trends in the American justice system. First, the number of death row prisoners has increased five-fold from the mid-1970s, when the death penalty was reinstated, to some 3,100 currently. Second, the numbers awaiting execution are disproportionately higher for men from poor, black communities. And, thirdly, this capital punishment is being used increasingly on individuals who have clinical conditions of mental impairment. In 2002, the US Supreme Court ruled that execution of intellectually disabled inmates was “cruel and unusual punishment” - but the practice continues in many states.

In a society which criminalizes and degrades whole communities on the basis of skin color and low economic status and which refuses appeals for clemency even for mentally sick individuals is it any wonder when certain other members of that society treat their fellow citizens with brutality over perceived grievances and grudges? Sick individuals are the product of a sick society.

And the week of American violence was not over yet. Almost a full week before the Colorado shootings, massacres, shooting and bombings were intensified in Syria under Washington’s proxy war against the government of Bashar Al Assad. For the past 16 months, thousands of Syrian civilians have been murdered, kidnapped or dispossessed by foreign mercenaries waging a covert war at the behest of Washington and its allies Britain, France, Turkey, Israel and the Persian Gulf Arab monarchies. The illegal objective of “regime change” is now openly exulted by President Obama. Indeed, only last week US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned of yet more violence to bring down the Syrian government, a threat that culminated in the murder of four senior Syrian Cabinet members in a bomb attack that has all the hallmarks of a Western intelligence operation.

Needless to say, Washington did not condemn that act of mass murder. Days later, US lawlessness was underscored when John Bolton, the Bush-era neocon and former ambassador to the United Nations, urged the state of Israel to launch a military strike against Iran on the basis of outlandish allegations that the Islamic Republic had been involved in the car-bombing of seven Israeli tourists in Bulgaria. Just like that, acts of war dispatched from American mouths, as easy as rounds from a semiautomatic. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has since given notice that long-held joint American war plans towards Iran have been brought forward.

Meanwhile, American unmanned drone strikes continued to kill people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. The latest victims include two civilians in Nuristan, northeast Afghanistan, and 12 unknown people in Pakistan’s North Waziristan province. These victims were presumably shortlisted by President Obama in his weekly meetings with Pentagon chiefs to sanction the coming week’s assassination “hits” (- perhaps around the same time that he was preparing his somber speech for the victims in Colorado).

Over the weekend, as the people of Aurora, Colorado, were mourning their family and friends, eight US-led soldiers were killed in Afghanistan in separate Taliban attacks, bringing the total troop fatalities in that country to 258 so far this year. Obama will no doubt claim that such loss of life is testimony to America’s “leading the world in the cause of freedom.”

Although, over the same weekend, when American citizens at home protested for freedom from poverty, unemployment and homelessness, they were batoned and shot at with rubber bullets and pepper spray by riot-clad police officers. The levels of police brutality in cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles have reached new heights. Only days before the Colorado killings, a San Francisco man who was handcuffed by police was shot twice fatally in the chest by officers. Two days after Colorado, another man was shot in the back as he ran away from officers in Anaheim, Los Angeles. In that incident, unarmed Manuel Diaz was brought down with the first volley and then as he fell wounded he was shot in the back of head. Local people said police officers handcuffed his prone corpse before carting it away. When Diaz’s neighbors came out on their street to peacefully denounce police conduct, they were fired on with rubber bullets and set upon with police dogs.

Such gratuitous state violence towards its citizens makes a mockery of Obama’s exhortations for Americans to “stand together as one family.”

In his speech on the Colorado shootings, Obama added, “We may never understand what leads anybody to terrorize fellow human beings like this. Such violence, such evil is senseless. It’s beyond reason.”
What is beyond reason is just another week of American violence, at home and abroad. 

Monday, 23 July 2012

American Christian Terrorist ! Killing their own people...!

You reap what you sow ........He who lived by the sword will die by the sword....These are words of wisdom written in the Bible..America, it is time that God judge this nation...!

The Colorado massacre: Who is James Holmes?

On Monday, James Holmes, the lead suspect in the Colorado shooting that killed 12 people, made his first public appearance in court, where the presiding judge gave prosecutors a week to formally charge him. His hair dyed a bright reddish-orange, Holmes appeared somewhat dazed, promptingspeculation that he was on medication. The eerie footage of Holmes' court appearance gave few insights into the mind of the accused mass murderer, who allegedly showed up at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in the Denver suburb Aurora heavily armed and in full body armor. But a slew of reports in recent days has helped observers piece together an emerging portrait of the 24-year-old. Here, 5 revelations:
1. He was a shy boy
James Eagan Holmes "was known as a very quiet young man, introverted but pleasant," say Carol D. Leonnig and Joel Achenbach at The Washington Post. His father is a mathematician, his mother a nurse, and he grew up "in an upper middle-class community of picturesque hacienda-style homes surrounded by hills and canyons" in San Diego, Calif., say Susan Gembrowski, Marisol Bello, and Trevor Hughes at USA Today. Former high school classmates say he "liked to play cards, video games, and watch movies [with them as a teenager]," says Matt Stevens at The Los Angeles Times.
2. He was a brilliant student
Though awkward and shy, Holmes "once seemed bound for big things," say Jack Healy and Serge F. Kovaleski at The New York Times. He won scholarships and internships as a high school science student, and graduated "at the top of the top" of his class at the University of California, Riverside. Holmes was one of six pre-thesis doctoral students to win a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Denver. However, "by this spring, Holmes had begun to struggle with poor test scores," say Leonnig and Achenbach. "He eventually decided to quit school," and was in the process of withdrawing from the graduate program at the time of the shooting.
3. He registered with online dating sites
Holmes frequented online dating sites, including, where his profile states he "'definitely' wants kids, drinks 'socially' but never smokes, and considers his politics to be 'middle of the road,'"says Beth Defalco at The New York Post. His profile also states: "The first thing people usually notice about me are my soul penetrating eyes. Whoa that's deep." On another site,, a user thought to be Holmes says, "Am a nice guy. Well, as nice enough of a guy who does these sort of shenanigans." Elsewhere in the profile, he says, "Will you visit me in prison?"

Click image to view more photos (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool)Click image to view more photos (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool)
4. He allegedly prepared for the shooting for months
Exploiting a "virtual absence of any laws regulating ammunition sales," Holmes amassed a "6,000-round arsenal legally and easily over the internet," says Healy at The Times. Over the course of four months, "Holmes received more than 50 packages at his Aurora apartment and the University of Colorado medical school," says Nicholas Riccardi at The Associated Press. He bought his first handgun, a Glock, on May 22 at a brick-and-mortar gun store in the Denver area. He bought a shotgun less than a week later, and an AR-15 rifle a week after that. On July 7, he bought another pistol. He allegedly emerged from an exit into the theater wearing a "ballistic helmet, gas mask, throat-protector, tactical vest, and pants," says Riccardi, "such complete protective gear that responding officers almost mistook him for a member of the SWAT team."
5. His apartment has a 'mad scientist' vibe
Holmes' stereo reportedly began to blast loud techno music at midnight, when Holmes was allegedly at the theater, before automatically switching off suddenly at one o'clock. His apartment was rigged with "an intricate series of explosive booby traps, seemingly designed to kill anyone who entered while pursuing his trail," say Healy and Kovaleski. According to NBC's Chris Hansen, who viewed a police video of the apartment's interior, the booby-trap equipment includes wires, a jug full of bullets, two black boxes with red blinking lights, and green soda bottles filled with fluid. Pierre Thomas atABC News says Holmes "was really like a mad scientist, really like a villain in a movie." In addition, police have reportedly found a Batman poster and a Batman mask in the apartment.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Progressive Deception, Humanitarian Rhetoric and Syrian Roulette

 July 20, 2012
Week in Review !

SYRIA: NATO's Next "Humanitarian" War?
- by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky - 2012-08-15
ONLINE INTERACTIVE I-BOOK. The insurgency in Syria is based on the "Libya Model": it is integrated by mercenaries and Al Qaeda affiliated paramilitary brigades supported by British, French and Turkish Special Forces...
The Global Economic Crisis: Causes and Devastating Consequences
Read excerpts from the best-selling book from Global Research
- 2012-07-22
In all major regions of the world, the economic recession is deep-seated, resulting in mass unemployment, the collapse of state social programs and the impoverishment of millions of people. The economic crisis is accompanied by a worldwide process of militarization, a "war without borders" led by the United States of America and its NATO allies. The conduct of the Pentagon’s "long war" is intimately related to the restructuring of the global economy.
The Libor Scandal In Full Perspective
- by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts - 2012-07-20
Obama, Israel and the Muslim Brotherhood
- by Susanne Posel - 2012-07-20
Syria Roulette
- by Stephen Lendman - 2012-07-20
"Progressive" Journalism's Legacy of Deceit
- by Prof. James F. Tracy - 2012-07-20
Turnover of Global Organized Crime: $870 Billion… a Year
- 2012-07-20
Titanic Banks Hit LIBOR Iceberg: Will Lawsuits Sink the Ship?
Antitrust violations, wire fraud, bid-rigging, and price-fixing
- by Ellen Brown - 2012-07-20
Blair, War, Olympic Deals and a Glimpse of Another Britain
- by John Pilger - 2012-07-20
US-NATO attack on Syria Cabinet
- 2012-07-20
Who is Behind the Bulgaria "False Flag" Attack on Israeli Tourists?
- by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich - 2012-07-20
‘Don’t be duped by Western humanitarian rhetoric on Syria’
Interview with Russia’s UN ambassador
- by Vitaly Churkin - 2012-07-20
Ukraine Dragged Into NATO
- by Rick Rozoff - 2012-07-20
American Banks Funded the Nazis
- by Washington's Blog - 2012-07-20
Sudan: Protests and the Politics of Regime Change
- by Eric Draitser - 2012-07-19
GRTV: Clinton Reaffirms Backing of Egypt's Military Junta
US released $1.3 billion dollars in aid to generals
- by Jihan Hafiz - 2012-07-19
Syria hit by terrorist attack against ministers: FSA and Liwa al-Islam claim responsibility
- by Murad Makhmudov, Lee Jay Walker - 2012-07-19
Are Big Banks Criminal Enterprises?
- by Washington's Blog - 2012-07-19
From Sarkozy to Hollande: What Will Change in France?
- by François Laforge - 2012-07-19
American Cities Going Bankrupt
- by Stephen Lendman - 2012-07-19
Syria: questions must be asked and answered
- 2012-07-19
As Mining Conglomerates Target Haiti, Latin America Rises Against Them
- by Roger Annis, Kim Ives - 2012-07-19
The End of Canada's Sovereignty as a Nation State? Towards a U.S.-Canada Economic and Security Perimeter
- by Dana Gabriel - 2012-07-18
Paraguay: Coup at heart of struggle over Latin America
- by Federico Fuentes - 2012-07-18
War On All Fronts
Washington's three-front war: Syria, Lebanon, Iran in the Middle East, China in the Far East, Russia in Europe...
- by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts - 2012-07-18
An over-confident US government is determined to have a three-front war: Syria, Lebanon, and Iran in the Middle East, China in the Far East, and Russia in Europe.
US "Intelligence Assets" leading the Syrian "Opposition", the Role of the Bilderberg and the CFR
- by Chris Marsden - 2012-07-18
The Art of War: Obama's "Greater East"
- by Manlio Dinucci - 2012-07-18
Global Econonomic Crisis: Catastroïka and the New Imperial Police State
Selected Articles
- 2012-07-18
Syria’s Deadly Bomb Attack on Assad Cabinet: Is This ‘The Price’ Clinton Warned Of?
- by Finian Cunningham - 2012-07-18
GRTV: Abolishing War: One Last Step to Take
Exploring alternatives for peace and breaking the addiction to war
- by David Swanson - 2012-07-18
Reports Syria: President Assad's brother-in-law, Assef Shawkat, and Gen Dawoud Rajha, defence minister kiilled in blast
- 2012-07-18
Fighting the battle against mainstream media disinformation
- 2012-07-18
SYRIA: Politicized Decisions Adopted by UN Human Rights' Council Gave Green Light to Armed terrorists to Kill Innocent Civilians
- 2012-07-18
Cuba's Coming Co-operative Economy?
Reflections From Two Recent Field Trips
- by Marcelo Vieta - 2012-07-18
Trigger Happy US Navy brings Wild West to the Persian Gulf
- by Finian Cunningham - 2012-07-18
Israel's Annexation Plan
Hidden Agenda behind the "No Occupation" Report
- by Jonathan Cook - 2012-07-18
Myanmar Religious Cleansing: Crime Against Humanity
- by Ismail Salami - 2012-07-18
Declassified Documents: 1997 Mapiripán Massacre: Coordinated in advance with Colombian Army
- by Michael Evans, National Security Archive - 2012-07-18
"Cruise Missile Socialists": When Justifying Imperialist Intervention goes Wrong
- by Mazda Majidi - 2012-07-17
GRTV: Catastroika: Privatisation Goes Public
New film on Greek debt crisis from makers of "Debtocracy"
- by Aris Chatzistefanou, Katerina Kitidi - 2012-07-17
The documentary uncovers the forthcoming results of the current sell-off of the Greek public assets, demanded in order to face the country's enormous sovereign debt. Turning to the examples of London, Paris, Berlin, Moscow and Rome, CATASTROIKA predicts what will happen, if the model imposed in these areas is imported in a country under international financial tutelage.
Christians threatened by Free Syrian Army seek Government Protection
"Armed Islamist Opposition has murdered more than 200 Christians in the city of Homs"
- by Stoyan Zaimov - 2012-07-17
JPMorgan scandal: The tip of the iceberg
- by Andre Damon, Barry Grey - 2012-07-17
The criminality oozing out of every pore of JPMorgan is just the tip of the iceberg. Scandals are emerging almost daily in a global financial system that is corrupt to the bone. They are exposing as well the complicity of regulators and governments, which serve as the handmaidens of the financial mafia.
Suicide crisis mounts for US soldiers and veterans
- by Jack Hood - 2012-07-17
Pentagon Accelerates Carrier Group Deployment To Persian Gulf
- 2012-07-17
Mexico: The Best ‘Democracy’ Money can Buy
- by Adrian Salbuchi - 2012-07-17
U.S. Imperial Ambitions in the Balkans
- by John Robles - 2012-07-17
Nothing Civil about Washington's War on Syria. US-NATO Violate International Humanitarian Law
- by Stephen Lendman - 2012-07-17
Lavrov Reaffirms Russia's Support of Assad Government
- 2012-07-17
The Children of Fukushima
- 2012-07-17
Drones which "make their own decisions": Towards Global Unmanned Warfare?
- 2012-07-17
Bolivia’s Mine Nationalization of South American Silver Corporation
- by Celia Garces - 2012-07-17
Ending Syria's Violence: Begins with Ending Arms, Cash, and Support for Terrorist Front
- by Tony Cartalucci - 2012-07-17
Fukushima Panel: Information on Radiation Release Suppressed
- 2012-07-16
Paraguay: US Sponsored "Soft Coup"
- by Federico Fuentes - 2012-07-16
On the Verge of An All Out War? Massive Military Build-Up in the Persian Gulf
- by Ben Schreiner - 2012-07-16
The familiar menace of U.S. war drums have resumed at a fevered pitch, as Iran finds itself once again firmly within the Pentagon’s cross hairs.
Prisoner of Mandela: I was “Captured” and Inspired By His Movement
Reflections As Nelson Mandela Turns 94 July 18th
- by Danny Schechter - 2012-07-16
Immigration, Racism, and the Supreme Court
- by Prof. Marjorie Cohn - 2012-07-16
On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Superspy's Confession on MI6 Black Ops in Iran
- by Ismail Salami - 2012-07-16
The Battle over Same Sex Marriage
- by Devon DB - 2012-07-16
Quebec student strike at the crossroads
- by Keith Jones - 2012-07-16
ASEAN summit breaks up amid feuding over South China Sea
- by Peter Symonds - 2012-07-16
GRTV: Understanding Deep Politics: The Driving Forces Behind World Events
How the media matrix protects a malignant status quo
- by Michael Parenti - 2012-07-16
Mali, Al Qaeda, and the US Neo-Colonial Agenda
- by Eric Draitser - 2012-07-16
Hillary Clinton Must Resign
Irresponsible warmongering leaves US credibility irrevocably damaged.
- by Tony Cartalucci - 2012-07-16
Voting rights in America under attack
- by Patrick Martin - 2012-07-15
The Romney ‘Fact-Checking’ Scandal
- by Robert Parry - 2012-07-15
Libor Is Not the Only Manipulated Economic Number: Core Economic Figures Twisted and Manipulated
- by Washington's Blog - 2012-07-15
ETFs, bullion banks, storage facilities and other holders of gold that are “self-certifying” – without any checks by third party auditors – have been caught misreporting and raiding even allocated precious metals accounts, and using the loot to speculate or pay off other debts.
The Real Libor Scandal... "With the Complicity of the Bank of England"
- by Paul Craig Roberts, Nomi Prins - 2012-07-15
Indicative of greater deceit and a larger scandal than simply borrowing from one another at lower rates, banks gained far more from the rise in the prices, or higher evaluations of floating rate financial instruments (such as CDOs), that resulted from lower Libor rates.
US Agents of Subversion Deride Russian NGO Bill
Disingenuous peddlers of transparency and "open society" choke on their own medicine.
- by Tony Cartalucci - 2012-07-15
London’s Militarised Olympic Games Conjures Up Orwell’s 1984
- by Finian Cunningham - 2012-07-15
Orwell’s 1984 looks increasingly like life imitating art. In 2012 the London Olympics will also resemble a war zone, owing to the spurious “war on terror” that the British government and its American allies have embarked on in the pursuit of domestic and foreign dominance.
U.S. Military Drugged Detainees to Obtain FALSE Confessions
Self-confessed 9/11 “mastermind” falsely confessed to crimes he didn’t commit
- by Washington's Blog - 2012-07-15
Criminalizing Dissent in Israel
- by Stephen Lendman - 2012-07-15
U.S. Intervention Not Conducive To Asia-Pacific Stability
- 2012-07-15
The Impending Dangers of a Global Conflict: How to Prevent World War III
The Lessons of History
- by Prof. Vyacheslav Dashichev - 2012-07-15
Historical experience shows that those who sought to dominate Europe and the world always encountered a fiasco. The same fate awaits the initiators and perpetrators who build the American world empire. What is important is to prevent a new world war being unleashed.
The Weaponization of Economic Theory
- by Prof. Michael Hudson - 2012-07-14
I have found that it is hard to explain to continental Europe just how different the English-speaking countries are in this respect. There is a prejudice here that central bank financing of a domestic spending deficit by government is inflationary. This is nonsense, as demonstrated by recent U.S. experience: the largest money creation in American history has gone hand in hand with debt deflation.
BREAKING: Defected Syrian Ambassador Admits Role in Killing US Troops
Western-coddled Nawaf Fares admits he organized "Jihadi units" to fight US troops in Iraq
- by Tony Cartalucci - 2012-07-14
The Globalization of War: The "Military Roadmap" to World War III
- by Michel Chossudovsky, Finian Cunningham - 2012-07-14
The Pentagon’s global military design is one of world conquest. The military deployment of US-NATO forces is occurring in several regions of the world simultaneously.
GRTV: Putin and the Future of Russia
Putin vs Medvedev, Russian-US relations and the situation in Syria
- by Eric Draitser, James Corbett - 2012-07-14
Controversial Romney Fundraisers in London and Jerusalem
- by Michael Carmichael - 2012-07-14
The 9/11 "Watershed Event": Towering Infernos, False Flags and the "Global War on Terrorism"
- by Adrian Salbuchi - 2012-07-14
US Sponsored "Institutional Coup" in Paraguay: Back to the CIA's "Good Old Days"
- by Wayne Madsen - 2012-07-14
French Foreign Minister Accused of Falsifying Reports on Syria "To Provoke a War"
- by Voltaire Network - 2012-07-14
"We the People" are Never the Favored Group
The US Accelerates its Scramble for Southeast Asia
- by Boris Volkhonsky - 2012-07-13