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US sends Marines to Libya after ambassador’s killing By Bill Van Auken, September 13 2012


The Obama administration has dispatched an elite unit of Marine special forces to Libya after the killing of the US ambassador and three other US personnel in the storming of the American consulate in Benghazi Tuesday.

The killing of …

The Eurozone’s Rescue Fund: German High Court Capitulates to Bankers By Stephen Lendman, September 13 2012
As expected, the Court caved. On September 12, headlines reported it. The Financial Times said “German politicians declared the road clear for the creation of the eurozone’s (500 billion euro) rescue fund after the country’s constitutional court rejected a petition …
The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s “Global Economic Coup”: Secret Negotiations Behind Closed Doors By Margaret Flowers, September 13 2012

This week, secret ‘negotiations’ are underway in a remote resort in Lansdowne,Virginia for the greatest global corporate coup in history. It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and if you haven’t heard about it, then you are in the majority because

U.S. Deploys Warships, Marines To Libya By Rick Rozoff, September 13 2012

Following the deaths of American ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three members of his staff in a coordinated attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi on September 11, Washington is deploying two Aegis class destroyers off the …

Deadly Riots in Libya: Right-Wing Christian Group Behind Anti-Muslim Film? By Max Blumenthal, September 13 2012
“Innocence of Muslims” consultant Steve Klein is a veteran anti-Muslim organizer with close ties to the Christian right in CaliforniaThe US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three US diplomats were killed in attacks and rioting provoked by
Libya: Washington reaps what it sowed By Rick Rozoff, September 13 2012

Media Reports on the Tragic Assassination of  US Ambassador  J. Christopher Stephens

New York Times
September 12, 2012

J. Christopher Stevens arrived in Benghazi, Libya, in April 2011 aboard a Greek cargo ship carrying a dozen American diplomats and guards …

New Study Finds Link Between Flu Shot, H1N1 Pandemic By Paul Joseph Watson, September 12 2012


A new study has found that people who received a flu shot before the outbreak of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic were more likely to catch the swine flu virus, a startling discovery given the fact that experts have blamed …

9/11 Anniversary: The Terror Pretext in Tatters By Bill Van Auken, September 12 2012

The 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks passed Tuesday with diminished official commemoration, as attempts to exploit the tragic deaths of that day as a pretext for Washington’s unending wars have grown ever more hollow.

In New York …

Congo: Rwandan Army Withdrawal A Farce By Stop NATO, September 12 2012

The Information Minister…slammed the UK for lifting an aid freeze on Rwanda, hinting that the international forces, which have previously benefitted from the internal strife in the DRC through laundered minerals, “are back at it again”.

He said the AU

Malaysia and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) By Nile Bowie, September 12 2012

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak lauds the achievements of his government in delivering economic growth while other countries struggle to avoid recession. That ability to deliver consistent economic development is threatened by the proposed US-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership, shaped in secret

Chicago teachers in forefront of fight against bipartisan assault on education By Joseph Kishore, September 12 2012


The strike by 26,000 Chicago teachers completed its second day on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of teachers and their supporters gathered at a mass rally in downtown Chicago, filling several city blocks.

Striking teachers march to rally in downtown …
Occupy the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) By Global Research News, September 12 2012
Dr. Margaret Flowers scales a tripod, blocks trade negotiators entering upscale golf resort; other activists erect a 75-foot high banner suspended by 10 weather balloons
US-Backed Terrorists Murder US Ambassador in Libya By Tony Cartalucci, September 12 2012
"I have met with these brave fighters, they are not Al-Qaeda. ... They are Libyan patriots who want to liberate their nation. We should help them do it." - Sen. John McCain, Benghazi, April 22, 2011.
Quebec’s Election – An Initial Balance Sheet By Richard Fidler, September 12 2012

The results of the September 4 general election in Quebec produce mixed reactions among supporters of all the major parties.

The pro-sovereignty Parti Québécois becomes the government, and PQ leader Pauline Marois the first woman premier, but with only a

Major Naval Deployment: War by Miscalculation, Mistake or Accident By Global Research News, September 11 2012

By Andrew Schoerke, member of Veterans For Peace

The U. S. Navy is currently assembling four Carrier Strike Groups in the Arabian Sea and when in place it will be the most powerful carrier task force assembled since WW

Turkey: Devastating Economic Consequences of Syrian Crisis and Iran Sanctions Regime By Finian Cunningham, September 11 2012

New economic figures just out show that Turkey’s erstwhile rising star as a powerful emerging economy has suddenly taken a plunge.

Second-quarter economic data show that the country’s halcyon days of stellar growth of more than 8% during 2010 and …

The Canada-Israel Alliance against Iran By Dr. Ismail Salami, September 11 2012

Canada’s abrupt move to sever all ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran manifestly springs from a strong pro-Israeli sway which has permeated the political structure of the country.

Naturally, the Israelis were tremendously gladdened by this move which they

France To Fund and Arm Al Qaeda in Syria By Tony Cartalucci, September 10 2012
Meanwhile, US-backed terror rips across Iraq, as Saudi-Qatari coddled Iraqi vice president is sentenced to death.
The French government has ignored the will of voters who ousted warmonger Nicolas Sarkozy in recent elections, and is continuing its unpopular military adventurism
UN Envoy Brahimi bears Poison Chalice to Syria By Finian Cunningham, September 10 2012

Why the prospect for peace in Syria is remote is because the premise of the problem put forward by Brahimi, the Western powers, and their regional allies is entirely faulty, as it was when previously proffered by Annan. This premise

Canada’s diplomatic disaster: Tehran is officially non grata in Ottawa By Eric Walberg, September 10 2012

On 7 September, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced that Canada is suspending all diplomatic relations with Iran, expelling all Iranian diplomats, closing its embassy in Tehran, and authorizing Turkey to act on Canada’s behalf for consular services there. Baird …

New Fleet of US Drones for Yemen By Global Research News, September 10 2012

US dispatching more drones to Yemen – Source

by Hamdan al-Rahbi

Sanaa, Asharq Al-Awsat – Informed Yemeni sources, speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity, revealed that the al-Anad Air Base in southern Yemen’s Lajih province had received

President of Italy’s Supreme Court To Refer 9/11 Crimes To International Criminal Court By Washington's Blog, September 10 2012

Says that 9/11 was “False Flag” Terror, Just Like the Strategy of Tension in Italy

Ferdinando Imposimato is the honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy, and former Senior Investigative Judge, Italy.

Imposimato presided over several terrorism-related cases, including

Israeli Rabbi Calls for Prayers for Iran’s Destruction By Global Research, September 09 2012

An influential Israeli rabbi has called for prayers for Iran’s destruction, a week after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to court his support for a possible attack on a nuclear programme Israel sees as an existential threat.

The sermon by …

Elections and “Democracy” in the Netherlands By Hans Vogel, September 09 2012

Dutch voters will elect a new parliament on Wednesday, 12 September. Since well over a month, aided by state television and the compliant corporate-controlled media, politicians of the main parties have been trying to attract the attention of the voting

Another dismal US jobs report By Andre Damon, September 09 2012


Less than 12 hours after US President Barack Obama gave his speech at the Democratic National Convention, a disastrous jobs report released Friday shattered the administration’s pretenses to be presiding over an economic recovery.

The US economy added only …

Syria jihadist fighters and mercenaries eye formation of Islamic State By Global Research News, September 09 2012

A recent Reuters report confirms what has been known for several months. According to a French surgeon stationed in Aleppo, the FSA fighters objective is to topple Bashar al Assad with a view to installing an Islamic state. 

What the

Democratic Convention: Controversial Amendment Pertaining to Reinstatment of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital By Michael Carmichael, September 08 2012

“The Democratic national convention in Charlotte has been plunged into chaos with a row over Israel threatening to overshadow Bill Clinton’s speech as the second day of business was mired in a clumsy and embarrassing climbdown.

Barack Obama intervened personally

Welcome to the newly redesigned Global Research website! By Global Research and Global Research, September 08 2012

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the newly redesigned Global Research website!

We are very proud to launch an updated version of our website, featuring the same timely and analytical content as before, in a display that will be easier for our …

Week in Review: US Elections and the Global Crisis By Global Research and Global Research, September 07 2012
Global Research brings to the attention of our readers the following selected  articles.
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Canada closes Iranian embassy, suspends diplomatic ties, September 07, 2012

Canada closes Iranian embassy, suspends diplomatic ties By RT, September 07 2012


Closing ranks with the US and Israel, Canada has denounced Iran as the biggest threat to global security and said it will expel all of the Islamic Republic’s diplomats from its territory by September 12th.

“Canada views the government

The Message From Both Parties Is That Americans Are Disposable By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, September 07 2012
If political conventions are ranked on a one to ten scale for intelligence, I give the Republican Convention zero and the Democrats one.
How can the United States be a superpower when both political parties are unaware of everything that …
Nuclear Weapons Made in America under German Air Force Command By RT, September 07 2012

Berlin has decided to drop plans to remove remaining American nuclear weapons from German soil, local media say. The bombs and the German aircraft that can deploy them will be instead upgraded. 

The plans would go against the promises Foreign …

Dempsey Backs Away from Obama’s Threat to Intervene in Syria By John Glaser, September 07 2012

The top general of America’s military last week backed away from President Obama’s threats to intervene militarily in Syria against the Assad regime, warning that the worst-case scenario would be some kind of failed state in the embattled country.

Chairman …

Bradley Manning Trial Secrecy By Josh Gerstein, September 06 2012

More than 30 news outlets and media organizations lodged an official protest Tuesday against secrecy in the court-martial of Pvt Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst accusing of leaking hundreds of thousands of military reports and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks.

Mexican Drug Cartel was working alongside the US Government By Global Research News, September 06 2012

by Jason Howerton

A high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as “Fast and Furious” isn’t what you think it is.

It wasn’t about tracking guns, it …

UK Obsession With Regime Change Responsible for Syria Catastrophe By Tony Cartalucci, September 05 2012
Foreign Secretary William Hague to the British House of Commons (at around 28:00) stated that more “death and suffering” would be required to convince Russia and other nations to change their positions on Syria.

This might answer the question as

Iran’s Nuclear Program: IAEA Desperate to Find “Smoking Gun” By Benjamin Schett, September 05 2012

In its latest report, the IAEA once again repeats the standard accusations about Iran “not providing the necessary cooperation”[1]. Following from this, the agency claims to be “unable to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and …

California passes resolution defining criticism of Israel as anti-Semitism By Tom Carter, September 04 2012
Last month, the California State Assembly passed a resolution urging state educational institutions to more aggressively crack down on criticism of the State of Israel on campuses, which the resolution defines as “anti-Semitism.”
Bahrain Regime Finances Britain’s Officer Training Academy By Global Research News, September 04 2012


Sandhurst took £3m Bahrain gift after regime’s crackdown


sandhurstSandhurst recruits are about to get a new sports facility thanks to the King of Bahrain.

Britain’s world-famous officer training school, Sandhurst, has accepted a

Database: US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia By Global Research News, September 04 2012

by Chris Woods and Jack Serle

Pakistan: August sees the highest number of CIA strikes in Pakistan since October 2011. A number of senior militants are killed along with at least two named civilians.

Yemen: At least 26 …

Ecuador: Correa pushes free speech, challenges ‘media dictatorship’ By Federico Fuentes, September 03 2012
The decision by WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange to seek asylum in Ecuador’s London Embassy triggered an international media campaign that highlighted the “hypocrisy” of his decision to choose a country condemned for supposed attacks on press freedom.

The campaign reached

BBC Scrubs Video Of US Backed Syria Rebels Committing War Crimes By Alexander Higgins, September 02 2012

BBC Scrubs Video Of US Backed Rebels Commiting War Crimes

The BBC and NY Times scrub their own video and news story showing Syrian terrorists forcing a tortured prisoners to become a suicide bomber.

Government censors have apparently ordered the BBC and the NY Times to delete videos and an …

US Justice Department closes CIA probe with no charges of torture, murder of detainees By Bill Van Auken, September 02 2012


On Thursday US Attorney General Eric Holder shut down a more than three-year investigation into CIA torture and murder of detainees, with no charges being brought against anyone.

This final ignominious chapter in the Obama administration’s protection of those …

What Went Wrong At Marikana? by Alex Lichtenstein By Global Research and Global Research, September 02 2012



If the truth be told it is shareholders in London and elsewhere that are to blame. Profits are being made at the expense of workers and communities and with the help of political patronage.

— The Bench Marks

NATO Terrorists to Target Syria’s Civilian Airports By Tony Cartalucci, September 01 2012
In violation of international law, NATO-backed terrorists plan civilian airport raids.

: Aleppo International Airport (Wikipedia). With dozens of dedicated military airbases and airfields to choose from, NATO-backed terrorists have decided instead to target Syria’s two main

An End to US Drone Attacks in Pakistan By Global Research News, September 01 2012

Disowning the Drones by Carol Grayson

Later this month Carol Grayson, a campaigner and film-maker from Newcastle, will travel to  Pakistan as part of an international peace delegation.   The delegation will meet with survivors of US drone attacks, lawyers 

Why the Western media are angry at Tehran NAM summit By Kourosh Ziabari, September 01 2012


The 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran was unquestionably a diplomatic triumph for Iran, and the Western politicians know this very well. Perhaps it’s in this context that the frustration and annoyance of the Western state-run

Mitt Romney: The first Mormon president of the United States? By Webster G. Tarpley, September 01 2012

Mitt Romney has now been officially nominated as the Republican candidate for president of the United States.

His victory marks the first time that the Republicans have failed to nominate a Protestant Christian, and the first time that a major …

Congenital anomaly at birth in Fallujah: 11.5 times higher than comparable rate in Kuwait. By Global Research News, September 01 2012

“A study published in the Journal of the Islamic Medical Association of North America (1) finds rates of congenital anomaly at birth in Fallujah Iraq to be 11.5 times higher than the comparable rate in Kuwait. In a prospective study …

Soldiers in US Sponsored Afghan Army Supportive of Taliban By John Glaser, August 31 2012

Five Australian Troops Killed by Afghan Trainees

Five Australian soldiers have been killed by Afghan trainees in two separate incidents on Wednesday and Thursday, in the latest of such “insider attacks” leaving a bad taste in the mouth of US

Jimmy Carter: Rachel Corrie Verdict: Israeli Court decision “Confirms a Climate of Impunity” By Carter Center, August 30 2012

Carter Center Calls for Accountability After Corrie Verdict

“The court’s decision confirms a climate of impunity, which facilitates Israeli human rights violations against Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Territory.”
  — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

Atlanta….On Aug. 28, the …
Israeli Justice: Rachel Corrie Death Ruled An Accident By Common Dreams, August 28 2012

(Above) Rachel Corrie to Gaza to Break the Israeli Blockade

A district court in Haifa has rejection a civil lawsuit that the state of Israel and its armed forces were at fault in the death of American human rights activist …

GRTV: Timely Massacre? Pushing Russia and China to Change Syria Stance By Neil Clark, August 28 2012
Wage Cuts hit Millions of US workers By Patrick Martin, August 27 2012

According to a report by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Friday, millions of American workers who lost their jobs after the Wall Street crash of 2008 have failed to find work, while millions more have gone back to

Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks To Smallest Ever: Satellite Data By Global Research, August 26 2012

Arctic sea ice coverage shrank to a record low 4.21 million square kilometers as of Friday, declining below the previous record low of 4.25 million sq. km marked in 2007, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Saturday, citing satellite …

Israeli lies unchecked, Palestinian perspectives censored on BBC By Amena Saleem, August 26 2012

Israeli oppression of Palestinians not suitable for broadcast by BBC. (Ryan Rodrick Beiler)

One of the most obvious examples of bias by the BBC is the taxpayer-funded broadcaster’s habit of inviting Israeli politicians or the Israeli government spokesperson, …

Western Troops are inside Syria By Tony Cartalucci, August 26 2012

With zero mandate, SAS allegedly “hunts for WMDs” as West attempts incremental intervention at any cost.

The British Daily Star has reported in their article, “SAS HUNT BIO ARMS,” that, “nearly 200 elite SAS and SBS troops are …

When 9/11 Truth Becomes a Criminal Offense: Marine Vet Arrested for 9/11 Facebook Posts By Michael Kelley, August 25 2012

Brandon Raub


It is unknown if Brandon Raub was detained for anything more than questioning.

UPDATE: A previous version of this article said Raub was detained by the FBI. The FBI has told us their agents had “nothing to do” with …

U.S. Military Base In Uzbekistan To Counter Russia In Central Asia By Global Research, August 25 2012

U.S. base deployment in Uzbekistan will dent Russia’s influence in Central Asia – general

MOSCOW: Washington’s plans to deploy a military base on Uzbek territory could entail negative political and economic consequences for Moscow, Lt. Gen. Leonid Sazhin, a Russian …

Russia Alarmed Over U.S.-Turkish “Operational Meeting” On Syria By John Robles, August 25 2012

Turkey wishes to be one of the main players for NATO, the West and its Middle East Allies in the region and has many times failed to support the positions of its once allies and friends, including Syria as well

War of Words on Iran By Stephen Lendman, August 24 2012


If words could kill, imperial Washington long ago would have returned Iran to its nightmarish Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi days.

Propaganda wars rage daily. Tehran is wrongfully called an existential threat. Imagine a country wanting peace accused of belligerent

Libya: war of all against all? By Svetlana Kalmykova, August 24 2012

Clashes between tribes sometimes happened under Gaddafi as well. But after he was ousted, they became much more frequent. As a rule, the conflicting sides are very well armed, because during the revolution, many foreign countries, helping Gaddafi’s opponents, flooded

Terrorists in Syria Using Prisoners as “Human Bombs” By Tony Cartalucci, August 24 2012

One can only imagine the headlines had the Syrian government been caught using blindfolded prisoners to deliver trucks to enemy targets, told freedom was at hand when in reality they were delivering vehicles packed full of explosives and were essentially

BREAKING: British Military Base in Cyprus Used for “Syrian Operation” By Global Research, August 24 2012

Cyprus displeased at reports that British bases provide help to Syrian rebels

NICOSIA: Cyprus said on Thursday it had asked Britain to give an official explanation for a Sunday Times report alleging that the British Sovereign Bases in Cyprus provide …

Syria’s Alleged WMDs: Obama Threatens Damascus with “Special Operation Troops” and “Precision Air Strikes” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 23 2012

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Pentagon intends to send “small teams of special operations troops” into Syria with a view to destroying Syria’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

These teams would in turn be supported by “precision …

European Union intensifies pressure on Greece for social cuts By Christoph Dreier, August 23 2012

On Monday Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos met for talks with his German counterpart, Guido Westerwelle. Avramopoulos will be followed on Friday this week by Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, who travels to Germany for discussions with the German Chancellor …

Chart Of The Day: Americans At Or Below 125% Of The Poverty Level By Zero Hedge, August 23 2012

From AP: “the number of Americans with incomes at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level – the income limit for qualifying for legal aid – is expected to reach an all-time high of 66 million this

Keep the Ball Rolling: It’s Time to Stop Mainstream Media Lies By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 22 2012

Dear Global Research Readers,

Mainstream media fiction has reached new heights.

Public opinion is duped into endorsing the repeal of civil liberties in the name of “national security” as well as the conduct of “humanitarian wars” with a view to …

Peaceful Action Urged on Iran Crisis: Appeal to Non-Aligned Leaders Meeting in Tehran By Veterans for Peace, August 21 2012

This is an urgent appeal from Veterans For Peace.

We are an organization of U.S. veterans formed in 1985 to try to bring an end to war. VFP is a nonprofit organization recognized by the U.N. as an NGO.


Wall Street Financial Fraud: US to drop criminal probe of MF Global By Barry Grey, August 21 2012

The New York Times published a front-page article on August 16 reporting that the US Justice Department is preparing to end a ten-month criminal investigation into the collapse of the Wall Street brokerage firm MF Global without charging the company …

South African miners defiant in face of government, company threats By Bill Van Auken, August 21 2012

Four days after 34 of their comrades were massacred by heavily armed police, striking South African platinum miners defied a company ultimatum to return to work Monday or be fired.

Stating that barely 27 percent of the workforce had reported …

Stop the spread of war in the Middle East By Stop the War Coalition, August 21 2012

The threat of a new level of Western intervention in Syria grew yesterday when Barack Obama claimed the threat of any use of chemical weapons Syria was “a red line for us”, adding that even movement of these kind of …

Former Marine Locked In Psychiatric Ward Over 9/11 Facebook Posts By Washington's Blog, August 20 2012

Marine Sent to Mental Ward for Questioning 9/11

Former marine Brandon Raub was carted off by the Feds and locked in a psychiatric ward for Facebook posts questioning the government’s version of 9/11.

Surely the Feds are right … …

More evidence emerging of Western arms shipments to Syrian opposition – Russian diplomat By Global Research, August 20 2012

Fresh evidence has been increasingly emerging lately of Western weapons shipments to the Syrian opposition, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said.

“Fresh facts have been emerging lately, including in media reports, that Western-made weapons keep arriving at the Syrian …

Iran and the Standard Chartered Bank Money Laundering Charge By Danny Schechter, August 19 2012

On the surface, it looked like a simple game of “Gotcha,” when New York Bank regulators blew the whistle on London’s Standard Chartered Bank for  laundering money. The fact that the money was allegedly tied to Iran cast a major …

Israeli-US Script: Divide Syria, Divide the Rest By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, August 15 2012
Several Arab countries as well as Iran and Turkey are being lined up for a major conflict, because the US is losing its superpower status. Igniting Eurasia with fire and sedition appears to be Washington’s answer to preventing its own decline.
Flashback: U.S. propaganda in the run up to the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki By Cem Ertür, August 05 2012

Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, sixty nine years ago….

“The human race stands on the verge of nuclear self-extinction as a species, and with it will die most, if not all, forms of intelligent life on

War and Militarization: US Arms Sales to the Middle East By Reza Rahmati, August 01 2012

“The United States is selling 30 billion dollars worth of F-15 fighter planes to Saudi Arabia.” “Saudi Arabia will buy 84 new planes and 70 jets from the United States.” “About a year ago, the US Congress approved a 10-year …

British Lord offers Bounty for Capture of War Criminals Barack Obama and George W. Bush By Global Research, April 16 2012

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Lord Nazir Ahmed, who is of Kashmiri origin, has offered a bounty on current and former U.S. presidents to express his outrage at an American reward for a banned Pakistani militant. (File photo)

Lord Nazir Ahmed, who is of Kashmiri origin, has offered a bounty on current and former U.S. presidents to express his outrage at an American reward for a banned Pakistani militant. (File photo)

A controversial British …

The Eurasian Triple Entente: The Strategic Importance of Iran for Russia and China By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, January 23 2012
In November 2011, Iran and Russia signed a strategic agreement between their highest security bodies tightening their alliance.