While it has sometimes bristled at American policy over the last decade, Riyadh remains committed to its relationship with Washington. The opposite is also true. American policymakers continue to see Saudi Arabia as indispensable not because it has shown itself willing to change or develop a more inclusive and tolerant political order, but because it does not.Read more . . .
A recent poll asked people in Britain how many Iraqis had been killed as a result of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The answers they gave were shocking. A majority said that fewer than 10,000 had been killed. Scientific studies report that up to a million Iraqi men, women and children died in an inferno lit by the British government and its ally in Washington. That’s the equivalent of the genocide in Rwanda. And the carnage goes on. Relentlessly.Read more . . .
German, US and Israeli sources confirmed the trilateral cooperation, aimed at filling potential gaps in Israeli air defense coverage while IAF Patriot PAC-2 air defense radars are being serviced at the US Army’s Letterkenny Depot in Pennsylvania.Read more . . .
The defence secretary’s budget unveiled a reduction in US forces to just 440,000 – its lowest since before Pearl Harbor. From now on, the US would be equipped to fight just one conventional war rather than two simultaneously. Yet it would extend its technological edge and remain more powerful than the combined capability of the next few powers in the world rankings….It is a vision to be applauded.Read more . . .
‘Once you kill people because you don’t like what they say, you change the rules of war’Read more . . .
The division of Libya into three separate countries is part of the US-NATO imperial design. It is part of a project shared by the U.S., Britain, Italy, and France.
The NATO war launched against Libya in March 2011 was geared towards the breakup of the country into three separate entities.
Afghanistan as an empty space by Marc W. Herold (Department of Economics and Women’s Studies, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire), February 26, 2006 Argument: Four years after the U.S.-led attack on Afghanistan, the true meaning … Read more . . .
Bush Delivers Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia Associated Press | January 14, 2008 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – President Bush, on his first visit to this oil-rich kingdom, delivered a major arms sale Monday to a key ally in a region … Read more . . .
U.S. Set to Offer Huge Arms Deal to Saudi Arabia By DAVID S. CLOUD Published: July 28, 2007 WASHINGTON, July 27 — The Bush administration is preparing to ask Congress to approve an arms sale package for Saudi Arabia and … Read more . . .
NATO wants to sacrifice Muslims to secure Western hegemony (AFP) – Aug 26, 2009 ANKARA — Turkey should expand the mandate of its troops in Afghanistan and play a bigger part in the fight against terrorism, NATO’s secretary general said … Read more . . .
CIA hired a private company to carry out assassinations According to the International Herald Tribune of August 21, 2009, the CIA hired Blackwater, which changed its name to Xe Services, to conduct extra-judicial assassinations of individuals disliked by the United … Read more . . .
U.S. Expands Lead in Shrinking Arms Market Andrew Fisher Arms Control Today » October 2009 In the midst of a global recession that reduced the global demand for weapons, the United States managed to expand its share of worldwide arms … Read more . . .
On Fiji, a crop of soldiers fuels economy A. Craig Copetas, The New York Times, October 30, 2007 SUVA, Fiji — Since the 1970s, this impoverished and remote remnant of the British Empire has positioned itself as a discount-soldier surplus … Read more . . .
Are Private Military Firms The Answer To The Expanding Global Crisis? Benjamin A. Neil, Towson University, USABenjamin A. Neil, II, Towson University, USA International Business & Economics Research Journal – February 2011 Volume 10, Number 2 ABSTRACT For the first … Read more . . .
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/02/20/the-case-for-a-non-interventionist-foreign-policy/ February 20, 2012 “Responsibility to Protect” as Imperial ToolThe Case for a Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy by JEAN BRICMONTLouvain-la-Neuve The events in Syria, after those in Libya last year, are accompanied by calls for a military intervention, in order to … Read more . . .
As The Drone Flies: A World of Lawlessness and ChaosBy Ralph NaderSeptember 28, 2011 “Information Clearing House” — The fast developing predator drone technology, officially called unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, is becoming so dominant and so beyond any restraining … Read more . . .
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/world/middleeast/15prince.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2&pagewanted=all Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder By MARK MAZZETTI and EMILY B. HAGERMay 15, 2011, New York Times ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Late one night last November, a plane carrying dozens of Colombian men touched … Read more . . .
New York Times,15 July 2008 With Soviet enemy gone, NATO polishes its brand By Stephen Castle BRUSSELS — A top executive at Coca-Cola, Michael Stopford, spends much of his working life guarding its image. But in August, he starts working on … Read more . . .
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=116834§ionid=351020104 Report: US weapon test aimed at Iran caused Haiti quake Sat, 23 Jan 2010 10:34:46 GMT A US High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) station, Gakon, Alaska An unconfirmed report by the Russian Northern Fleets says the Haiti … Read more . . .