Monthly Archives: January 2013

Indonesian police officers of the National Police Detatchment 88 anti-terror unit walk outside the house of a suspected militant following a raid in Sukoharjo in May 2011. 

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US-Backed Indonesian ‘anti-terror’ death squad criticized for extrajudicial killings

Indonesia’s U.S.-funded police anti-terror squad has killed seven suspected militants recently, reviving allegations that the force is not trying to take suspects alive – a trend that appears to be…

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JP Morgan and the Saudi Oil Colony

  ARAMCO   With 261 billion barrels of crude oil lying beneath its soil, Saudi Arabia remains the lynchpin in the international oil grab presided over by the Four Horsemen. …

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Al Jazeera a Muslim Brotherhood front?

Network gains U.S. foothold with purchase of Gore’s Current TV   Al Jazeera, which this week announced it purchased Al Gore’s Current TV for $500 million, has a long history…

New research shows a massive structure of dwarf galaxies orbiting the Andromeda galaxy (pictured).

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What’s going on around Andromeda? Curious structure puzzles scientists.

Scientists have found 13 dwarf galaxies orbiting the Andromeda galaxy in what appears to be a fairly narrow ring. That makes no sense according to current models of galaxy formation….

Heydar Moslehi, the chief of Iran’s domestic spy agency. Photo: Iran News Agency

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Iran Targets Dissidents With 30,000-Strong Spy Army

In February 2010, Iranian spies had Tehran’s most wanted man in their sights. Their target, Sunni Islamist militant Abdolmalek Rigi, had killed an Iranian general and was responsible for a…

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Jihadist Terrorists Became Beloved Rebels In The Public Imagination

When President Obama announced that he ordered the death of Bin Laden, an untruthful claim, his zombie-like followers gathered at the White House to cheer the end of Al-Qaeda’s decade of terror….

China may be gearing up to perform a controversial ASAT test this month: media report 

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China’s anti-satellite weapon a ‘trump card’ against US

Amid reports that China is gearing up to conduct one more anti-satellite weapons test (ASAT) putting US Global Positioning System (GPS) at risk, Chinese state media today asserted that Beijing…

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Preparing Indian Soldiers for a 7-Dimensional war

India has built its military on borrowed ideas, doctrines and most importantly arms and technology. The country however, faces such unique security environment and threats that in the 7th decade of Independence from…

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Saudi spy chief calls for al-Qaeda leadership of anti-Syria militants

The Saudi Arabian spy chief has ordered al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, al-Nusra Front, to take leadership of the foreign-backed militants in Syria through assassinating the members of the so-called Free…

Germans with a Patriot missile battery. Germany has voted to send two Patriot missile batteries and 400 soldiers to Turkey

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Germany Moves Closer To Accepting Military Role

  When Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted a recent reception for military families, she greeted parents, wives and children whose loved ones were spending their holidays inAfghanistan, Lebanon, Kosovo and off the Horn…

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Arundhati Roy: We Call This Progress

(From a speech at the Earth at Risk conference, Roy on the misuses of democracy and the revolutionary power of exclusion.) I don’t know how far back in history to…

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Asia is Purchasing Nearly all of Iran’s Oil

  Four Asian countries are now purchasing nearly all of Iran’s oil exports according a report this week from the Economist’s Intelligence Unit (EIU). “Almost all of Iran’s oil exports now…

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US: The Department Of Homeland Security Is Buying 450 Million New Bullets

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and itsImmigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office is getting an “indefinite delivery” of an “indefinite quantity” of .40 caliber ammunition from defense contractor ATK.   U.S. agents will receive a…

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Two Spaniards Self-Immolate Due To Financial Problems

First it was a German, then an Italian, and now, two months, later, the European self-immolation wave has spread to the country that many expect will be the next one to follow…

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Italy bans card payments in Vatican over money laundering

  Italian authorities have stopped all electronic payments inside the Vatican City after the Bank of Italy complained that it had failed to bring in new procedures to prevent money…