Week in Review: Fake Arms Embargo and EU Military Support to Al Nusra in Syria

Deflation Smackdown: Bernanke’s Madcap Money Printing Fails to Boost InflationMike Whitney, May 31, 2013

“Under a fiat money system, a government… should always be able to generate increased nominal spending and inflation, even when the short-term nominal interest rate is at zero.”


Post-Fukushima Japan: Deap-seated Economic and Social CrisisJames Corbett and Michael Welch, May 31, 2013

“They’re seeking to revise the constitutional article that actually prohibits the Japanese military from functioning as a military and that is a particularly worrying sign that a nation that has been so thoroughly pacifist for the last half century is…


John Kerry Proposes Investments in Palestine While Funding Israeli Apartheid, Main Obstacle to CommerceRobert Fantina, May 31, 2013

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attempts to put his particular spin on resolving the generations-old crisis of Israeli oppression of the Palestinians, he has travelled to the World Economic Forum.


Deadly Honduras Counterdrugs Operation Raises New Questions Regarding U.S. RoleCenter for Economic and Policy Research, May 31, 2013

A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and Rights Action raises new questions regarding a May 11, 2012 DEA-related counternarcotics operation in which four Afro-indigenous civilians were killed and others were wounded in Honduras’ Moskitia…


UK: Soldier Killing Suspect Approached by MI5 to Become InformerMargaret Kimberley, May 31, 2013

Two British-Nigerians frightened the great former colonial empire to death by nearly beheading a soldier, in London. Yet British and other western politicians have far more blood on their hands than the young Africans. 


The Dissolution of the West: The Root Causes of the Economic CrisisDr. Paul Craig Roberts and James Corbett, May 31, 2013

From economic turmoil to social dissolution and cultural chaos, it can no longer be denied that the once-opulent West is on the brink of collapse.


Genetic Engineering and Corporate Agribusiness: GMOs and the Impacts of Glyphosate HerbicideProf Don Huber, May 31, 2013

Seeds evolved for millions of years before humans invented corporate agribusiness. Genetic selection to improve crops began only when people invented farming.


Bill S-7 “Combating Terrorism Act” Now in Force in CanadaGlobal Research News, May 31, 2013

, Karin Brothers On May 24, 2013, Bill S-7, with the short title of the Combating Terrorism Act (S.C. 2013, c.9), received Royal Assent and came into force.


US Attorney General Eric Holder Personally Approved Obama’s Secret Effort to Seize Email and Phone Records of News ReportersEric London, May 31, 2013

US Attorney General Eric Holder personally approved the Obama administration’s secret effort to seize email records of Fox News reporter James Rosen in 2010. 


Citizens of Wisconsin Deliver War Crimes Indictment against President Barack H. ObamaKevin Zeese, May 31, 2013

Peaceful Attempt to Deliver War Crimes Indictment to Commander Results in Arrests

Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars May 29, 2013 CAMP DOUGLAS, WI – Five nonviolent activists attempted to deliver an indictment for war crimes…


The FBI Murder of Ibragim Todashev: The Boston Witness “Who Knew Too Much”?Bill Van Auken, May 31, 2013

FBI and other law enforcement officials revealed Wednesday that Ibragim Todashev, the 27-year-old Chechen immigrant who was shot and killed after being interrogated for days about the Boston Marathon bombings, had been unarmed.


Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Wheat. Threatens US ExportsRussia Today, May 31, 2013

The discovery of a Monsanto-created, genetically modified strain of wheat in the US that was never approved by the United States Department of Agriculture has imperiled US exports of a staple world food commodity.


A Proxy War Is Raging In SyriaWashington’s Blog, May 31, 2013

Right now inside Syria, Hezbollah fighters – backed by the Syrian government, Iran and Lebanon – are fighting Al Qaeda, and Muslim Brotherhood terrorist fighters – backed by the U.S., Israel, the Eurozone, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.


CIA Global Renditions: Abductions and Extrajudicial Transfers from one Country to AnotherStephen Lendman, May 31, 2013

Extraordinary renditions include arbitrary abductions and extrajudicial transfers from one country to another. Targeted individuals are called terrorists. Corroborating evidence isn’t needed. What Washington says goes. Rogue hegemons operate that way. International, constitutional, and US statute laws don’t matter.


SYRIA: President Bashar Al-Assad: Full Interview and TranscriptBashar al-Assad, May 31, 2013

We bring to the attention of our readers, the full interview of President  Bashar Al-Assad with the Lebanese al-Manar Tv channel.


The US Fiat Dollar Ponzi Scheme: Digital Money Used to Purchase Toxic Assets from the “Too Big To Fail” Global BanksMatthias Chang, May 30, 2013

In the Hoisington Quarterly Review and Outlook (First Quarter 2013), Dr. Lacy Hunt wrote and we quote: “The Federal Reserve is printing money. No statement could be less truthful.


Man Linked to Tsarnaev Boston Suspects “Shot Six Times”, Killed during FBI Interrogation. Photos.Russia Today, May 30, 2013

Ibragim Todashev, who was killed by the FBI during a questioning, was shot six times, once in the crown of his head, photos shown at a press conference in Moscow reveal.


Guatemalan High Court upholds overturning of Rios Montt ConvictionBill Van Auken, May 30, 2013

Guatemala’s Constitutional Court Tuesday upheld its May 20 decision to throw out the conviction of the former US-backed dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.


US Banks Post Record ProfitsNick Barrickman, May 30, 2013

Profits for the US banking industry rose in the first quarter of 2013 to a record $40.3 billion, according to a report released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on Wednesday.


The Fight against Consumerism and Planned Obsolescence. The Everlasting Light BulbGlobal Research News, May 30, 2013

by Miriam Valero The founder of the SOP movement has hit out against planned obsolescence by making an everlasting light bulb and establishing a movement with the aim of putting an end to the abusive practises of multinational companies.


Canada and Gunboat DiplomacyYves Engler, May 30, 2013

People seldom think of Canadian foreign policy when the term “gunboat diplomacy” is used, but they should. It is not just the USA, Great Britain, France or other better-known imperial powers that use military force as a “diplomatic” tool.


Israel is Fighting a Regional War in SyriaMahdi Darius Nazemroaya, May 30, 2013

The entry of Israeli troops and the Mossad security service into Syria with repeated Israeli air strikes via illegal use of Lebanese airspace on the Syrian military research facility in the town of Jamraya clarifies Israel’s role in destabilizing Syria.


Austerity, Mass Unemployment and Emigration in the European Union. Ireland and the Basque CountryProf. James Petras, May 30, 2013

Introduction  Many billions of Euros are being extracted from Europe’s vassal-debtor nations – Spain , Greece , Portugal and Ireland –and transferred to the creditor banks, financial speculators and swindlers located in the City of London , Wall Street ,…


Turkish Police find Chemical Weapons in the Possession of Al Nusra Terrorists heading for SyriaGearóid Ó Colmáin, May 30, 2013

According to a report in Turkey’s state media agency Zaman, agents from the Turkish General Directorate of Security (Emniyet Genel Müdürlüğü) ceased 2 kg of sarin gas in the city of Adana in the early hours of yesterday morning.


Russia’s S-300 Surface to Air Missile, Already Deployed and Functional in Syria?Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 30, 2013

The deployment of the S-300 missile system to Syria has been on the drawing board of the Russian Ministry of Defense since 2006. Moscow announced in 2006 that it would deploy the S-300 to protect its Naval base in Tartus in Southern Syria. It was understood that this deployment would also protect Syrian airspace.


Student Science Experiment Finds Plants won’t Grow near Wi-Fi RouterGlobal Research News, May 30, 2013

Ninth-graders design science experiment to test the effect of cellphone radiation on plants. The results may surprise you.

Five ninth-grade young women from Denmark recently created a science experiment that is causing a stir in the scientific community.


Bush Adminstration Convicted of War Crimes and Crimes against HumanityFrancis A. Boyle, May 30, 2013

Former U.S. President George W. Bush recently dedicated his Presidential Library in Dallas. The ceremony included speeches by President Obama, ex-President Bush, and every other living ex-president.


Lifting the Fake EU Arms Embargo: Weapons for Al Qaeda in SyriaStephen Lendman, May 29, 2013

On May 27, the so-called one-year EU arms embargo on Syria’s opposition ended. Officially it does so on June 1. EU nations agreed to end what never existed. Since Washington’s war on Syria began in early 2011, arms flowed freely.…


Britain’s Security Service: More Questions about MI5’s Relations with the Woolwich KillersJulie Hyland, May 29, 2013

Questions continue to pile up over the security services’ familiarity and contact with the two killers of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, southeast London. Rigby was hacked to death on a public high road, near Woolwich army barracks.


Syria Escalation poses Growing Risk of Regional WarBill Van Auken, May 29, 2013

In the wake of the European Union’s vote late Monday to lift a ban on directly arming Western-backed “rebels,” there is a mounting danger of wider war.


Faking It: How the Media Manipulates the World into WarJames Corbett, May 29, 2013

As the US and Iranian governments escalate tensions in the already volatile Straits of Hormuz, and China and Russia begin openly questioning Washington’s interference in their internal politics, the world remains on a knife-edge of military tension.


The Role of Turkey in the US-NATO-Israeli War on SyriaCem Ertür, May 29, 2013

“Syria is worrying that it will be attacked by Turkey from above and by Israel from below. It is worrying that it will be squeezed between us like a sandwich.”  Israeli President Ezer Weizman (1993-2000)


Israel Channels Weapons and Military Aid to Al Qaeda in SyriaProf Michel Chossudovsky, May 29, 2013

‘If they (the Western Leaders) were concerned and sincerely committed to the peace process, they would immediately cease supporting a terrorist organization which is linked to al-Qaeda and which is involved in atrocities and killings in Syria.” 


“Beat the Propaganda” Challenge! 15 Cents a Day Keeps the Propaganda Away!Global Research, May 29, 2013

Ever wonder why all news sound the same in the mainstream media? A quick look at media ownership answers that question and leaves no doubt on the necessity of independent media: “In 1983, the men and women who headed the…


“Battle of the Bees”: EU High Court rules on GMO Contamination; Opens Door to Biotech LiabilityRady Ananda, May 29, 2013

In Sept. 2011, the European Union’s top court paved the way for farmers and beekeepers to recoup losses when their crops or honey become genetically contaminated from neighboring GM fields.


The Mavi Marmara: Comoros Government Initiates Legal Procedure against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC)Global Research News, May 28, 2013

Certain errors are difficult to fix, as the adjacent picture shows. On May 28, 2013, a Merkava 3 tank found itself upside down in Tzeelim, a training base near Gaza. Loaded, the vehicle surpasses the 90 metric tones of weight…


The Bilderberg, Google and the G8: New Global Tax Regime Already in the WorksPatrick Henningsen, May 28, 2013

This year’s annual Bilderberg conference is rapidly approaching – where the world’s political and business elite meet in private to discuss their agenda which will determine future policies that govern global affairs.


Under the Disguise of The “Battle against Terrorism”: The U.S., Britain and France Support “Al Qaeda in Syria”Phil Greaves, May 28, 2013

The UK Foreign secretary William Hague, and his French counterpart Lauren Fabius, are leading an isolated charge within the EU to lift a supposed arms embargo to self-described ‘rebels’, hitherto destroying Syria for over two years.


European Powers Lift Embargo, Move to Arm Syrian Opposition. Direct Military Support to Al Nusra TerroristsJohannes Stern, May 28, 2013

On Monday the foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) met in Brussels and agreed not to renew the arms embargo against Syria. This will allow each European country to directly arm the Syrian opposition fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad,…


The Islamist State: What the Syrian Constitution says about Assad and the RebelsStephen Gowans, May 28, 2013

The idea that the uprising against the Syrian government is inspired by a grassroots movement thirsting for a pluralist, democratic state is a fiction. 


More War, “Kill Courts” at Home. The Real Meaning of Obama’s National Security SpeechesRep. Ron Paul, May 28, 2013

This past Thursday and Friday, President Obama delivered two speeches designed to outline his new thinking on national security and counter-terrorism.


International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: The 20th Anniversary of an Illegal CourtAlexander Mezyaev, May 27, 2013

Twenty years ago, on 25 May 1993, the UN Security Council created the so-called International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).


The Extrajudicial Assassinations of American Citizens: Its Official and its “Legal”Russia Today, May 27, 2013

United States Attorney General Eric Holder has informed Congress that four American citizens have been killed in Yemen and Pakistan by US drones since 2009.


From Iraq a Tragic Reminder to Prosecute the War CriminalsJohn Pilger, May 27, 2013

The dust in Iraq rolls down the long roads that are the desert’s fingers. It gets in your eyes and nose and throat; it swirls in markets and school playgrounds, consuming children kicking a ball; and it carries, according to…


Report on Syria – Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire: “The Syrian State is Under a Proxy War Led by Foreign Countries”Mairead Maguire, May 27, 2013

Report and Appeal to the International community to support a process of dialogue and reconciliation in Syria between its people and Syrian government and reject outside intervention and war. After a 10 days  visit to Lebanon and Syria, leading a…


The Network of Global Corporate Control: A Giant Bow-tie Structure, A Tightly-knit Core of Financial InstitutionsGlobal Research News, May 26, 2013

by Stefania Vitali, James B. Glattfelder,  Stefano Battiston The structure of the control network of transnational corporations affects global market competition and financial stability.


World Bank Insider Blows Whistle on Corruption, Federal ReserveAlex Newman, May 26, 2013

A former insider at the World Bank, ex-Senior Counsel Karen Hudes, says the global financial system is dominated by a small group of corrupt, power-hungry figures centered around the privately owned U.S. Federal Reserve.


America’s “Permanent War”: The “Authorization to Use Military Force” Forever?William Boardman, May 26, 2013

The Militant American Empire Doesn’t Need Any More AUMF  On September 14, 2001, the Congress authorized the President to wage unfettered, permanent war against pretty much anyone the President, in his sole discretion, deemed related to the 9/11 attacks and…


From Agent Orange to Pesticides and Genetically Engineered Crops. Why Not to Trust MonsantoJosh Sager, May 26, 2013

The Monsanto Corporation is among the largest pesticide and biotechnical corporations in the world today. Their products are used in most sectors of agriculture, public land upkeep, landscaping/gardening and can be found in most markets across the United States.


Who Calls the Shots in Washington? Government Of, By, and “For The Banks”Andre Damon, May 26, 2013

Five years since the 2008 financial meltdown, the speculation and fraud that caused the crash are back in full force in the United States.


US and Allies Step Up War Preparations against Syria, Lebanon, IranChris Marsden, May 26, 2013

The United States and its allies continue to escalate their military aggression against Syria, behind the smokescreen of a proposed international peace conference scheduled for June in Geneva.


Monsanto Controls both the White House and the US CongressJosh Sager, May 26, 2013

This incisive article by Josh Sager published one month before the November 2012 US presidential elections carefully documents how Monsanto has cornered the US political system. Whoever gets in,  Monsanto’s interests will be served. 


Syrian Army Continues Crackdown on Terrorists in al-Qseir and Other AreasGlobal Research News, May 26, 2013

The following report by the Syrian News agency SANA provides details on the crackdown on US supported terrorists in the border town of Al Qseir.


Monsanto’s GMO Killer Seeds: Profits Above Human HealthStephen Lendman, May 26, 2013

On May 25, more than two million people marched against Monsanto Worldwide. They did so in dozens of countries worldwide. They had good reason.They want consumer protections enacted. They want safe food to eat.

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