Archive for August 18th, 2013

18. August 2013

[alternet] The New Axis of Evil: Saudi A

[alternet] The New Axis of Evil: Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Pentagon Are Backing Egypt’s Bloody Crackdown
The Egyptian crisis is the latest battleground for regional and global powers seeking to push their own agendas.

18. August 2013

Lavabit owner fears arrest for non-compl

Lavabit owner fears arrest for non-compliance after secret surveillance order
RT | The owner of the encrypted email service used by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he could face criminal charges for refusing to comply with a secret federal court order issued last week.

18. August 2013

[] Kerry Admits: ‘Many Al Qae

[] Kerry Admits: ‘Many Al Qaeda Leaders Now Operating in Syria’

Speaking at a joint appearance with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that there were “many al Qaeda leaders now operating in Syria”—where President Obama decided two months ago to provide military support to rebel forces fighting alongside al Qaeda to overthrow the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Asad.
Asad is a member of the Alawite sect, which is a derivative of Shiite Islam; the Syrian rebels are predominantly Sunni, and al Qaeda is Sunni.
According to the CIA, Assad’s Alawite sect represents no more than 16 percent of the Syrian population, while 74 percent of Syrians are Sunni. In Iraq, by contrast, about 32 to 37 percent of the population in Sunni and 60 to 65 percent is Shiite. Al Qaeda is in opposition to both the Shiite-connected government of Syria and the Shiite-majority government of Iraq.
“Iraq sits at the intersection of regional currents of increasingly turbulent, violent, and unpredictable actions,” said Kerry. “Sunni and Shia extremists on both sides of the sectarian divide throughout the region have an ability to be able to threaten Iraq’s stability if they’re not checked.

18. August 2013

[Sky News] New Evidence Princess Diana W

[Sky News]
New Evidence Princess Diana Was “Killed by a Member of the British Military” Being Investigated
New information that alleges Princess Diana was murdered has been passed to Scotland Yard through military sources, according to the Metropolitan Police.
The information, thought to include the allegation that the Princess of Wales, Dodi al Fayed and their driver were killed by a member of the British military, will be assessed by officers from the Specialist Crime and Operations Command.
It was passed to the police by the parents-in-law of a former soldier, according to Sky sources.
The deaths of the Princess Diana and Mr al Fayed in Paris in 1997 were investigated and examined during a 90-day inquest led by Lord Justice Scott Baker at the Royal Court of Justice in 2007.
BBC refuses to mention the actual allegation that Diana was “killed by a member of the British military” in the report below – already busy covering up the story!

18. August 2013

[Counterpunch] Bradley Manning’s Plea an

Bradley Manning’s Plea and the Fight to be Human – Dissent, Disappointment and Draconian Rule
In his statement, Manning didn’t name any names, sell anyone out, implicate anyone else. He tried to mitigate his own further torture — but he didn’t betray anyone.

18. August 2013

[RIA Novosti] Saudischer König solidaris

[RIA Novosti]
Saudischer König solidarisch mit ägyptischer Führung bei „Terrorbekämpfung“
Der König Abdullah von Saudi-Arabien hat in einer Fernsehansprache seine Unterstützung für die ägyptischen Behörden bei der Bekämpfung des „Terrorismus“ bekundet.

18. August 2013

[Russia Today] Brotherhood pledges week

[Russia Today]
Brotherhood pledges week of protest, Egypt’s military seeks regional support
Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi are calling for a week of protests after three days of clashes with security forces left hundreds dead. The violence in Egypt has been condemned by the West, but regional powers are split over the crisis.

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