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Did Obama Know that ISIS Planned to Invade Iraq? » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Did Obama Know that ISIS Planned to Invade Iraq? » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | News in english | Scoop.it


Did Obama Know that ISIS Planned to Invade Iraq?

Mike Whitney believes Obama knew the ISIS planned to invade Iraq


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The Rise of ISIS » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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Gilbert Mercier says the West, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are responsible for the Talibanization of Iraq.



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Glenn Greenwald: 'What I Tell People Who Say They Don’t Care About Their Privacy'

Glenn Greenwald: 'What I Tell People Who Say They Don’t Care About Their Privacy' | News in english | Scoop.it


“Those people don’t believe what they’re saying,” the civil liberties-focused journalist says.


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#Goudron&Plumes Tony Blair should be sacked as Middle East envoy, say former ambassadors

#Goudron&Plumes Tony Blair should be sacked as Middle East envoy, say former ambassadors | News in english | Scoop.it

#Goudron&Plumes Tony Blair should be sacked as Middle East envoy, say former ambassadors

Former UK prime minister is tainted by Iraq war and his achievements for quartet are negligible, signatories of letter say

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Memo on #drone killings of #US citizens makes case for presidential dictatorship - World Socialist Web Site

Memo on #drone killings of #US citizens makes case for presidential dictatorship - World Socialist Web Site | News in english | Scoop.it

Memo on #drone killings of #US citizens makes case for presidential dictatorship - World Socialist Web Site

The Obama administration memo constitutes prima facie evidence of crimes against international law, the US Constitution, and the democratic rights of the American people.

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#USA ▶ Revealed: Dozens of women illegally sterilized in California jails - YouTube

#USA ▶ Revealed: Dozens of women illegally sterilized in California jails - YouTube

A report reveals dozens of American women have been illegally sterilized in prisons in the US state of California. Prison officials claim it helps save the s...

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US Forced to Release Memo on Extrajudicial Drone Killing

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US Forced to Release Memo on Extrajudicial Drone Killing
Court-ordered release of DOJ 'drone memo' reveals legal arguments for targeting of US citizen Anwar al-Aulaqi in Yemen
- Sarah Lazare, staff writer
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#irak Mosul's rude awakening on ISIS - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

#irak Mosul's rude awakening on ISIS - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | News in english | Scoop.it

#irak Mosul's rude awakening on ISIS - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Edward Dark writes that Iraqis who may have welcomed the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) as liberators will soon have a rude awakening; a first-hand report of Syria’s barrel bombs; the ISIS threat to Lebanon; video of the IPI Free Media Pioneer Awards.

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#USAman Ahmed Chalabi Pushed For The US Invasion Of #Iraq. Will He Be The Country’s Next PM?

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 #USAman Ahmed Chalabi Pushed For The US Invasion Of #Iraq. Will He Be The Country’s Next PM?

Ahmed Chalabi rolled into a displaced persons camp in northern Iraq on Saturday with his entourage, and held an impromptu press conference that looked very much like a campaign stop.

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Snowden receives German Fritz Bauer award for exposing NSA Surveillance - Hack Read

Snowden receives German Fritz Bauer award for exposing NSA Surveillance - Hack Read | News in english | Scoop.it


German Humanist Union, an independent civil liberties organization, has awarded Snowden with the Fritz Bauer Prize for exposing NSA’s controversial surveillance practices. The prize named after Fritz Bauer, a German prosecutor and judge who played an important role in Oswiecim trials of former SS officers, was instituted in 1968 and is given to people who [...]


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US House of Representatives just voted to CUT FUNDING for some of the #NSA 's most nefarious backdoor spying programs.

US House of Representatives just voted to CUT FUNDING for some of the #NSA 's most nefarious backdoor spying programs. | News in english | Scoop.it

US House of Representatives just voted to CUT FUNDING for some of the #NSA 's most nefarious backdoor spying programs.

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How Americans Are Tyrannized By Too Much Choice

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How Americans Are Tyrannized By Too Much Choice

Have we become overwhelmed by our culture’s overinvestment in choice?

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Neocons' Shocking Iraq Revisionism: How They Are Utterly Divorced from Reality

Neocons' Shocking Iraq Revisionism: How They Are Utterly Divorced from Reality | News in english | Scoop.it

Neocons' Shocking Iraq Revisionism: How They Are Utterly Divorced from Reality

Bill Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz and the band are still delusionally beating the war drums. They just don't get it.

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The Human Rights Crisis in Iraq » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

The Human Rights Crisis in Iraq » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | News in english | Scoop.it
Bush, Blair, Obama and the Blood of the Innocents
The Human Rights Crisis in Iraq
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It’s the Oil, Stupid! Insurgency and War on a Sea of Oil

It’s the Oil, Stupid! Insurgency and War on a Sea of Oil | News in english | Scoop.it

It’s the Oil, Stupid! Insurgency and War on a Sea of Oil

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When the U.S. military helps foreign leaders, their nations seem to shrink - Time.com

When the U.S. military helps foreign leaders, their nations seem to shrink - Time.com | News in english | Scoop.it

When the U.S. military helps foreign leaders, their nations seem to shrink - Time.com



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The end of the hipster: how flat caps and beards stopped being so cool - guardian.com

The end of the hipster: how flat caps and beards stopped being so cool - guardian.com | News in english | Scoop.it

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"The end of the hipster: how flat caps and beards stopped being so cool - guardian.com"

Now that cocktails in jam jars have made it to EastEnders, what's next for those who would be 'alternative'?


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Growing social inequality in #Germany - World Socialist Web Site

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Growing social inequality in #Germany - World Socialist Web Site

The reduction in the unemployment figures touted by the government is connected with the rise in precarious employment.

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Where Will #ISIS Go Next? - Interview With  ISIS Commander #irak #iraq #syria #middleeast

Where Will #ISIS Go Next? - Interview With  ISIS Commander #irak #iraq #syria #middleeast

By Moon Of Alabama

June 23, 2014 "ICH" - "Moon Of Alabama"- - Elijah J. Magnier has an interesting interview with an ISIS commander, Abu Baqr-al-Janabi, in Baghdad. There are plans for ISIS to take the city and there are apparently sleeper cells of fighters waiting for the big attack signal. But, says the commander, ISIS and the attached other forces, will first have to consolidate their positions and eliminate Iraqi government position in their back. The Iraqi government is already giving up some outer position and is consolidating its side by securing only Baghdad, the south and some economically important assets.

The 300 military "advisers" the U.S. had announced to send to Iraqi headquarters will likely never arrive. There is disagreement over their legal status and the Iraqi government, given the U.S. commitment to another regime change in Baghdad, may well conclude that these soldiers would likely be malign actors rather than trustworthy allies. The Maliki government, like the Iranians, probably sees the whole ISIS attack as the result of a U.S. conspiracy.

My hunch for now is that ISIS will not go for the big fight in Baghdad in the near term but will rather try to launch some substantial diversion elsewhere. In the introduction of the interview Magnier writes:

ISIS’s aim i

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Jordan Salafist leader, freed, quiet so far on ISIS-Nusra rift - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Jordan Salafist leader, freed, quiet so far on ISIS-Nusra rift - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | News in english | Scoop.it

Jordan Salafist leader, freed, quiet so far on ISIS-Nusra rift - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

The prominent figure in the Jordanian Salafist jihadist movement, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, recently released from prison, has not yet commented on developments in Syria.

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'Gave the Americans a blow job for nothing': Polish FM in tape leak scandal - YouTube

'Gave the Americans a blow job for nothing': Polish FM in tape leak scandal - YouTube

Poland's foreign minister has been secretly taped comparing his country's relationship with the US to a sexual act. And it's Washington, that's come out on t...

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Biden: I Don’t Have a Savings Account - mais il a placé son fiston en #Ukraine #tartuffe

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Biden: I Don’t Have a Savings Account - mais il a placé son fiston en #Ukraine #tartuffe

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WikiLeaked Doc Reveals Wall Street Plan for Global Financial Deregulation

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WikiLeaked Doc Reveals Wall Street Plan for Global Financial Deregulation
WikiLeaks releases draft text of trade deal exposing efforts to increase stranglehold over global economy
- Jon Queally, staff writer
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Dick Cheney Should be Rotting in a Prison Cell, Not Opining About Iraq

Dick Cheney Should be Rotting in a Prison Cell, Not Opining About Iraq | News in english | Scoop.it
The former VP's hypocrisy on Iraq makes him the worst person to ever listen to for advice on everything.
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Exclusive: 'Hillary Clinton Took Me Through Hell,' Rape Victim Says

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Exclusive: 'Hillary Clinton Took Me Through Hell,' Rape Victim Says

The woman at the center of the scandal over Hillary Clinton’s defense of an alleged child rapist speaks out in depth for the first time.

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