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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.
VIDEO: “Massive Atrocious Criminal Bombings” by NATO By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, August 22 2011
NATO Massacres of Civilians Aimed at “Cleansing” the Libyan People’s Resistance By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, August 10 2011

TRIPOLI, Global Research – August 10, 2011 – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) conducted intensive attacks on Libyan civilians in the night of August 8 and in the early hours of August 9, 2011 from approximately 2:00 a.m. to …

NATO Launches Bombing Blitzkrieg over Tripoli hitting Residential Areas By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, July 16 2011

TRIPOLI,  Global Research. July 17, 2011 3:30 EET – NATO started a bombing blitzkrieg in Tripoli which lasted initially for almost two hours, from approximately 12:00 to 12:30 a.m. EET to 2:00 a.m. local time (EET). Then there was a …

Media Lies About Libya: Realities Turned Upside Down! By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, July 07 2011
An interview for Corbett Report about the realities in Libya.
Iran: “Regime Change” or All Out War? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, June 14 2011
The geo-political chessboard is being lined up for a showdown with Iran and its allies.
The Secret Wars of the Saudi-Israeli Alliance By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, May 28 2011
This secret Israeli-Saudi alliance acts to destabilize Southwest Asia and North Africa on behalf of the Pentagon and NATO.
The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence. The World is at the Precipice of another World War By Francis A. Boyle, October 06 2010

XVIIIth Conference “Mut Zur Ethic”: Direct Democracy

Feldkirch, Austria, 4 September 201o:

I am very happy to be speaking with you this evening. I want to express my gratitude to Zeit-Fragen for publishing the German language edition of my

Denial, Selective Perception and Military Atrocities. By Felicity Arbuthnot, September 22 2010
It was under the watch of his father, George Bush, Snr., that in 1991, thousands of Iraqi conscripts were buried alive in southern Iraq...
Hidden Intelligence Operation Behind the Wikileaks Release of “Secret” Documents? By F. William Engdahl, August 11 2010
The real story of Wikileaks has clearly not yet been told.
Sweatshop Manufacturing: Engine of Poverty By Gregory Elich, May 16 2010
Over half of the world’s population subsists on less than $2 a day, while the 200 richest individuals own more wealth than 41 percent of the world’s population.
Clinton Co-ordinating Haiti Relief By Julie Webb-Pullman, February 15 2010

Ban Ki-Moon obviously has a very twisted sense of humour. As if the Katrina fiasco wasn’t sufficient evidence of the singular unsuitability of the U.S. to lead any sort of disaster effort, appointing a power-abusing sex-offending lying ex-President as Special …

Fort Hood: A media orgy of rumors, speculation and falsehoods By Glenn Greenwald, November 09 2009

Last night, right-wing blogger (and law professor) Glenn Reynolds promoted this media analysis from right-wing blogger (and Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney) Patterico regarding coverage of the Fort Hood shootings.  Patterico wrote:  “Whenever there is breaking news, it’s good to …

H1N1 Pandemic: Pentagon Planning Deployment of Troops in Support of Nationwide Vaccination By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, July 31 2009
The Militarization of public health in the case of emergency is now official
Conflicting Views on Climate Change: Fire and Ice By R. Warren Anderson and Dan Gainor, January 22 2009

Global Research Editor’s Note

This article first published in May 2006 provides an interesting review of the debate on Climate Change.

It was five years before the turn of the century and major media were warning of disastrous climate change. …

The Green Light. By Scott Horton, April 13 2008

Yesterday the public finally got to see the full text of an infamous Department of Justice memorandum from March 2003 designed to authorize torture. I will have some more comments on this odious document authored by John Yoo, a man …

Tar Sands vs. Clean Water: Eating the Earth for Cars By Mark Robinowitz, December 11 2007

The tar sands production center in northern Alberta in Canada is one of the clearest signs that the easy-to-get oil is on the wane. Tar sands are a low grade hydrocarbon deposit that requires enormous energy input to process and …

The March to War: NATO Intimidation of Serbia or Preparing for Future War? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, October 19 2007

Today in the globalized realm of international relations everything is interlinked. Eurasia is all but a giant jigsaw in name. Two opposite forces are creating a synthesis. This state is a result of the dynamic and static pushes to infiltrate …

America’s “Long War”: The Legacy of the Iraq-Iran and Soviet-Afghan Wars By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, September 16 2007

Yesterday’s events influence the direction of tomorrow. The question is: are future developments, as a result of past events, foreseen or unforeseen?

Are the results of past events mostly unintended consequences or serendipity?

This is an age old subject that …

Heroin is “Good for Your Health”: Occupation Forces support Afghan Narcotics Trade By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 23 2007
Multibillion dollar earnings for organized crime and Western financial Institutions
The Globalization of Military Power: NATO Expansion By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, May 18 2007
NATO is set on becoming a global military force that can control global resources, with a "global naval force" which controls international waters.
Global Military Alliance: Encircling Russia and China By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, May 10 2007
Steps are being taken by NATO & the U.S. to encircle Russia & China. This initiative includes a military pact in the Asia-Pacific Rim.
Iranian War Games: Exercises, Tests, and Drills or Preparation and Mobilization for War? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, August 21 2006
Iran is fully confident and prepared to defend itself against any military aggression directed against its territory, installations, and sovereignty.
Death Made In America: Impacts of Depleted Uranium Contamination on Afghanistan’s Children By Dr. Mohammed Daud Miraki, May 09 2006




I took this photo on the last day of my journey: one the triplets

Afghanistan is has become the disaster words could not describe, hence, I decided to illustrate this disaster …

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Hamas is a Creation of Mossad By Hassane Zerouky, January 26 2006

Originally published in French by L’Humanité, translated by Global Research, this article originally appeared  in Global Outlook, No 2, Summer 2002.

Thanks to the Mossad, Israel’s “Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks”, the Hamas was allowed to reinforce its presence

Nothing depleted about ‘depleted uranium’ By Abel Bult-Ito, January 22 2006

Iraqi and visiting doctors, and a number of news reports, have reported that birth defects and cancers in Iraqi children have increased five- to 10-fold since the 1991 Gulf War and continue to increase sharply, to over 30-fold in some …

“To Hell and Back”: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and America’s “Nuclear Denial” By Peter Lee, December 17 0201

First published by GR on June 5, 2016.

Imagine a nuclear war in 2018, with bombs 100 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb which resulted in 100,000 deaths in a matter of seven seconds following the bombing.