Tag Archives: OpEdNews

OpEdNews – US forms Ten-Nation Coalition To Escalate War n Iraq, Syria – 8 September 2014

OpEdNewsCross-posted from WSWS

From youtube.com/watch?v=HKYzBEq5jsY: Coalition Of Major Powers Gather To Battle ISIS
Coalition Of Major Powers Gather To Battle ISIS
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US officials announced Friday that a “core coalition” of 10 countries, nine NATO members plus Australia, had agreed on a joint program of action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the fundamentalist group whose forces now control much of eastern Syria and western and northern Iraq.

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OpEdNews – Richard (RJ) Eskow – How Big Is A $16 Billion Bank Fraud Settlement, Really? – 10 August 2014

OpEdNewsCross-posted from Smirking Chimp

Preliminary reports say that a $16 to $17 billion settlement will soon be announced between the Justice Department and Bank of America. That would break the record for the largest bank settlement in history, set less than a year ago by a $13 billion agreement between Justice and JPMorgan Chase.

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OpEdNews – Lawrence Davidson – Israel And The Erosion Of International Humanitarian Law – 5 August 2014


Cross-posted from To The Point Analyses

From youtube.com/watch?v=neU9IIABJ_4: Israeli Attack on Gaza
Israeli Attack on Gaza
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Part I — The Precarious Status of International Humanitarian Law

By the end of the 19th century it was recognized by those concerned with human rights that the nation-state was a destructive anachronism. It was an entity that seemed addicted to periodic spasms of mass violence, particularly in the form of war carried on with little or no regard for non-combatants or other restraining factors. As a consequence, efforts began to create instruments of international law — treaties, conventions and other agreements — to modify state behavior in such areas as the treatment of prisoners and the victimization of civilian populations.

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OpEdNews – Kevin Zeese – Demand That Clapper And Brennan Be Fired – 3 August 2014

OpEdNewsUnacceptable Culture Of Lying in US Intelligence Leadership Gets Obama’s “Full Support”

Heads of Both the CIA and NSA Have Been Caught Lying To Congress and the American People, They Are Not Prosecuted for Perjury and They Keep Their Jobs

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OpEdNews – Paul Craig Roberts – Another State Department Hoax? – 28 July 2014

 Cross-posted from Paul Craig Roberts

Multiple rocket launchers firing at Ukraine military forces in Ukraine
(image by Twitter, Geoffrey Pyatt)

I have an email that purports to be from the State Department Press Office. It is dated today, Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:45 AM EDT.

It reads:

State Department Press Corps:Sharing with you the attached document with DNI images — evidence of Russia firing into Ukraine.


State Department Press Office

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OpEdNews – Kevin Zeese – US Empire Reaches Breaking Point – Time To End It – 21 July 2014

OpEdNewsThe people of the United States must work to end the interventionist violence of the U.S. Empire.

This is Part I of a two part series on American Empire. Part II will focus on the Empire Economy and his it is failing to work for most Americans as well as most people of the world.

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

The historian who chronicles US Empire, William Blum, issued his 130thAnti-Empire Report this week.

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OpEdNews – John Pilger – The Return Of George Orwell And Big Brother’s War On Palestine, Ukraine And The Truth – 12 July 2014

Theatrical Poster
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OpEdNewsThe other night, I saw George Orwell’s “1984” performed on the London stage. Although crying out for a contemporary interpretation, Orwell’s warning about the future was presented as a period piece: remote, unthreatening, almost reassuring. It was as if Edward Snowden had revealed nothing, Big Brother was not now a digital eavesdropper and Orwell himself had never said, “To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country.”

Quote: The Leveson inquiry into phone hacking glimpsed this unmentionable. Tony Blair was giving evidence, complaining to His Lordship about the tabloids’ harassment of his wife, when he was interrupted by a voice from the public gallery. David Lawley-Wakelin, a film-maker, demanded Blair’s arrest and prosecution for war crimes. There was a long pause: the shock of truth. Lord Leveson leapt to his feet and ordered the truth-teller thrown out and apologized to the war criminal. Lawley-Wakelin was prosecuted; Blair went free.

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OpEdNews – The Looming Foreclosure Crisis: As The Fed Runs Out Of Bullets, Local Governments Are Stepping In – 8 July 2014


The underwater mortgage crisis by mydolr.com

Mortgage debt overhang from the housing bust has meant lack of middle-class spending power and consumer demand, preventing the economy from growing. The problem might be fixed by a new approach from the Fed. But if the Fed won’t act, counties will, as seen in the latest developments on eminent domain and litigation over MERS.

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OpEdNews – Why The MSM Is Such A Farce – 22 June 2014

OpEdNewsBy Daily kos

This is why I have stopped listening to and reading most of the MSM in the US.

NBC and ABC’s Sunday news shows turned to discredited architects of the Iraq War to opine on the appropriate U.S. response to growing violence in Iraq, without acknowledging their history of deceit and faulty predictions

Then again one only has to remember the MSM basically cheering on the the preemptive illegal invasion and all the breathless bullshit emanating from “embedded” journalists to see how effing useless they are.

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OpEdNews – Another US Spying Problem In Latin America: The DEA – 21 June 2014

OpEdNewsBy Mark Weisbrot

Relations between the U.S. and Brazil have been in the doghouse since documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden showed that Brazil was one of the biggest targets of NSA spying. The abuses included mass collection of millions of Brazilians’ email and phone records, spying on President Dilma Rousseff’s personal communications, and targeting the computer systems of Brazil’s Petrobras — the latter with obvious commercial benefits for U.S. corporations.

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