by Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer Dandelion Salad
May 22, 2011
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The U.S. unilateral raids — the types that allegedly killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and which U.S. President Barack Obama is now saying he would authorize again if necessary — are “unconstitutional.”
U.S. President Barack Obama is “making policy saying he’s going to assassinate individuals either through drones or Osama bin Laden-type operation,” international lawyer Franklin Lamb from Beirut said in a phone interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Sunday.
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(SOAPBOX #99) – Cindy presents her guest Susan Lindauer, author of Exreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq. Ms. Lindauer was a US “asset” covering the Libyan and Iraqi embassies in Washington D.C. and served as a “back channel” during the Lockerbie negotiations. Thus she was situated in an ideal “fly on the wall” position there. Continue reading →
On May 1, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed in his virtually unprotected compound by a raiding mission of 79 Navy Seals, who entered Pakistan by helicopter. After many lurid stories were provided by the government and withdrawn, official reports made it increasingly clear that the operation was a planned assassination, multiply violating elementary norms of international law, beginning with the invasion itself.
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2011 (IPS) – The unilateral U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden created a spike in mutual recriminations between U.S. and Pakistani politicians, but their fundamental conflict of interest over Afghanistan was already driving the two countries toward serious confrontation.
The pivotal event in relations between the Barack Obama administration and Pakistan was the decision by Obama to escalate the war in Afghanistan in 2009, despite the knowledge that Pakistan was committed to supporting the Taliban insurgents as a strategic policy in its conflict with India.
This is the sixteenth installment of the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022. Herein you will find Chapter 15. This chapter presents 2015 interview with a White House press officer under the New American Republics. She describes policies for abortion, gun use, the use of torture in the prison system, the “Christianization of America” a la David Barton (yes, that David Barton), the reduction of education to rote memory (of New American Republics doctrine), the elimination of the research universities by de-funding them, and so on and so forth Continue reading →