Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to notify Congress as early as Friday that she intends to take the Iranian exile group Mujahedin-e-Khalq, or MEK, off aState Department terror list, three senor administration officials told CNN.
The notification will be followed by a formal de-listing from the State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations in the coming days.
MEK was placed on the U.S. terrorism list in 1997 because of the killing of six [...]
Broadcaster attempts to hide clear evidence of war crimes
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The BBC has sensationally censored a news story and a video showing Syrian rebels forcing a prisoner to become a suicide bomber, a war crime under the Geneva Conventions, presumably because it reflected badly on establishment media efforts to portray the FSA as glorious freedom fighters.
The video, a copy of which can be viewed above, shows [...]
Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks as he campaigns …
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry on Sunday accused the Obama administration of “over-the-top rhetoric” and “disdain for the military” in its condemnation of a video that purportedly shows four Marines urinating on corpses inAfghanistan.
Perry’s comments put him at odds with Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, who said the [...]
From Paul Craig Roberts:
… This past year has not been a good one for the 99%, and the new year is likely to be even worse. This column deals with the outlook for liberty. The next will deal with the economic outlook.
The outlook for liberty is dismal. Those writers who are critical of Washington’s illegal wars and overthrow of the U.S. Constitution could find themselves in indefinite detainment, because criticism [...]
By ROBERT MACKEY, NYT
A video report compiled by Egypt’s Mosireen film collective documents the beating and killing of protesters by Egyptian soldiers in the past week.
An adviser to Egypt’s military rulers said in a newspaper interview published on Thursday that a brutal attack on a female protester by Egyptian soldiers on Saturday was justified because the woman had insulted the army.
Thousands of Egyptian women took to the streets of Cairo this week to [...]
THE Red Cross is investigating whether 600 million gamers are violating the Hague and Geneva conventions when they kill and blow stuff up for fun.
Delegates at the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Red Crescent raised the concerns over the potential “International Humanitarian Law” violations – which can constitute war crimes – during a workshop in Geneva.
“Exactly how video games influence individuals is a hotly debated topic, [...]
By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 11/22/11 9:06 PM EST Updated: 11/22/11 9:34 PM EST
Mitt Romney pledged Tuesday night that if he’s elected president, his first foreign trip will be to Israel.
“My first foreign trip will be to Israel, to show the world we care about that country and that region,” said Romney, who frequently bashes the Obama administration’s handling of Israel on the campaign trail.
Romney stumbled a bit as he rattled off a list [...]
The decision to make public the images sought in a legal action by the American Civil Liberties Union comes amid a political firestorm over alleged torture of detainees under President George W. Bush.
Some of the photographs, which will be released before May 28, are said to show American service personnel humiliating prisoners, according to officials.
The images relate to [...]
When the Abu Ghraib scandal broke in 2003, the mainstream media and liberal blogosphere couldn’t find enough column inches to express adequately their shock and revulsion. The New York Times alone published 56 stories on the hideous revelation that members of the U.S. Army Reserve had tortured prisoners of war and posed for “trophy pictures”—inexcusable acts that the Times placed [...]