Eight people were arrested and six officers were injured after a protest swept through the Sydney CBD this afternoon.
Police said that, about 1pm today, a group marched from Sydney Town Hall to Martin Place, where a confrontation occurred between protesters and police outside a building housing the US consulate.
The protests were triggered by a US film, Innocence of Muslims, portraying the prophet Muhammad as a womaniser and paedophile.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/police-gas-sydney-protesters-20120915-25yrb.html#ixzz26XmhjT6E
Eight people were [...]
U.S. embassies in at least seven countries in the Middle East, Africa and the Caucuses are warning of possible anti-American protests following an attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, the Associated Press reports.
The killings in Libya followed demonstrations in front of Cairo’s U.S. Embassy Tuesday, where protesters tore down the U.S. flag and scaled the embassy’s wall. That protest was planned [...]
By Dan Crosby
of The Daily Pen
KEW, SURREY, GB – The last place anyone would think to look for a birth record of someone claiming to be a “natural born” U.S. citizen is Great Britain. The very inclusion of the Article II eligibility mandate in the U.S. Constitution was explicitly intended by the founding fathers of America to prevent a then British-born enemy usurper from attaining the office of the U.S. presidency and [...]
The Ugandan town of Mbale was brought to a standstill on Tuesday afternoon, as a naked man ran through the streets, with more than 50 men in pursuit. He was fleeing a forced circumcision.
Only identified as Deo, the man sought sanctuary from the Resident District Administrator, as the men and a local scalpel-wielding surgeon gave chase.
Deo survived the forced circumcision after guards at the administrator’s office were able to disperse [...]
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
First we were bombarded with the news that 30,000 drones would be spying on us domestically and within weeks the agenda has already moved on to arming the drones with non-lethal weapons.
CBS DC reports that the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Texas “is considering using rubber bullets and tear gas on its drone.”
“It’s simply not appropriate to use any of force, lethal or non-lethal, on a drone,” responded [...]
As Western diplomats meet this week in Baghdad to try to coax Iran’s leaders to disclose its full nuclear program, Gen. James Mattis will be keeping an eye on the Persian military.
Mattis wanted to send a third aircraft-carrier group to the Persian Gulf earlier this year, The Daily Beast has exclusively learned, in what would have been a massive show of force at a time when Iranian military commanders were publicly [...]
“The largest cellphone maker warned heavy competition will hurt first-quarter earnings, especially in India, the Middle East, Africa, and China.”
Illness has baffled experts from the World Health Organisation
A mystery disease is turning an increasing number of children in east Africa into zombies.
The condition, known by locals as the ‘nodding disease’, drastically alters children’s personalities by making them withdrawn and confused.
One of the first symptoms of the illness, affecting children in northern Uganda, Sudan and Tanzania, is that children appear to be falling asleep – their eyes close and head [...]
A remote U.S. drone crashed while landing at an airport on a small island of Mahe off the East Coast of Africa, the AFP reported.
The initial report indicates that there were no injuries when the MQ-9 crashed.
The cause of the crash was unknown, but the U.S. embassy in Mauritius told Reuters that the drone was not armed.
News of the drone crash comes at a time when U.S. officials say another unmanned aircraft [...]
The United Nations has declared a famine in two areas of southern Somalia as the region suffers the worst drought in more than half a century.
The UN said the humanitarian situation in southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle had deteriorated rapidly.
It is the first time that the country has seen famine in 19 years.
Meanwhile, the UN and US have said aid agencies need further safety guarantees from [...]
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — East Africa’s worsening famine is one of the largest humanitarian crises in decades, a U.S. State Department official said Friday, pledging “significant” aid despite the debt ceiling impasse being debated in Washington.
The U.S. already has pledged $5 million to help Somali refugees on top of a previously budgeted $63 million. Reuben E. Brigety, who is responsible for State Department assistance to [...]
Saturday, June 04, 2011 – by Anthony Wile
How is it that the world’s fortunes hang on the life or death of a murderous thug that the US has been supporting for 30 years? And why, in fact, if Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh is so important, isn’t it common knowledge? Saleh was wounded yesterday when opposition forces blew up his palace. But as I’ll [...]
by Ronald Goering
1 – security paper is not the original security paper
2 – copy shows slit in the paper on the left border showing that the “plastic” was passed through in front of the security paper
3 – the ‘slit’ in the security paper exceeds the “print of the document” below the print of the document
4 – the continuation of the left border of the document is not shown in its [...]
President Barack Obama speaks at a Democratic National Committee campaign fundraising event in Austin, Texas, May 10, 2011. (Charles Dharapak/AP Photo)
U.S. officials are analyzing one million pages of data from the trove found in Osama bin Laden’s compound during the raid that killed him, and say they have learned more in the past ten days than in the past 10 years.
Among the things they’ve learned is [...]
In an especially well-timed release this week, Richard Miniter’s MASTERMIND: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed reveals Mohammed’s rise to the top of Al Qaeda and his planning of the jihadist attacks on America in 2001.
More than that, though, Miniter’s book includes shocking new disclosures about how the US treats its detainees. Miniter tells Big Peace:
I was stunned to learn while researching Mastermind that [...]
The release of the (pick your terms here) purported, alleged, so-called, yada, yada) birth certificate by the White House has turned into a major boner. I mean, this one puts Viagra to shame kind.
Here’s a hint at why: The Smoking Gun’s article is a good start “Will Release of Obama’s Purported Birth Certificate Give Rise to New (birth) “Certer” Movement?”
Up until now, [...]