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Israel confirms killing Arafat deputy in 1988

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (left) and his deputy, Abu Jihad

Lifting a nearly 25-year veil of secrecy, Israel acknowledged Thursday that it killed the deputy of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a 1988 sea-borne raid in Tunisia. Two of those involved in the operation now hold high political office — Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon. At the time, Mr. Barak was deputy military chief, and Mr. Yaalon was head of …

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UK to double number of drones in Afghanistan

UK drone Afghanistan

The UK military reportedly aims to double the size of its armed drone fleet in Afghanistan to ten by purchasing five US-made Reaper drones, which for the first time will be controlled from a UK base. The first five were controlled at US stations. The Royal Air Force (RAF) announced …

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October surprise: US and Israel prepare to strike Iran

Netanyahu Iran bomb

The United States and Israel are already involved in discussions over how they could soon conduct a joint surgical strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, a source close to the talks tells Foreign Policy magazine. After months of urging from Israeli authorities for the US to intervene in a rumored Iranian …

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Iranian politician: IAEA shared Tehran’s nuclear secrets with Israel

IAEA Iran

An Iranian lawmaker has accused the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of disclosing “too much” about Tehran’s nuclear activities to Israel. It’s the latest move in the tense relationship between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog. Javad Jahangirzadeh, a member of parliament’s presiding board, said IAEA chief …

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CIA beast devoured Iraqi nation

Blackwater in Iraq

The recent declassified CIA document about the fallacy of the US justifications for the Iraq war attests to Washington’s rapacious strategy to “devour” the oil-rich country without leaving the Iraqi nation with any alternative, a political analyst says. “What the CIA file documents is the fact that Iraq was ferociously …

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Syria targets Israel’s unacknowledged nukes

Israel nukes

Talk about the shoe being on the other foot. Syria claims it can destroy Israel’s nukes – which Israel has not officially acknowledged – with a handful of missiles. “Syria is capable of destroying Israel’s nuclear facilities with 20 missiles, Syria’s ambassador to Jordan, Bahjat Suleiman, told a visiting delegation …

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Tony Blair and George Bush should face trial over Iraq war, says Desmond Tutu

Tony Blair and George Bush

Anti-apartheid hero attacks former prime minister over ‘double standards on war crimes’. Tony Blair has strongly contested Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s views. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for Tony Blair and George Bush to be hauled before the international criminal court in The Hague and delivered a damning critique of the physical and moral devastation caused by …

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Global cyber war: New ‘miniFlame’ virus detected

A new cyber espionage program linked to the notorious Flame and Gauss malware has been detected by Russia’s Kaspersky Lab. The anti-virus giant’s chief warns that global cyber warfare is in “full swing” and will probably escalate in 2013. The virus, dubbed miniFlame, and also known as SPE, has already …

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Israeli soldiers abuse Palestinian kids: report

Palestinian child Israeli soldiers

Israeli veterans have spoken out, describing a degrading culture of abuse and harassment of Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza. A report containing 30 veterans’ testimonies details numerous cases of violence committed by Israeli soldiers. The report was released to world media on Saturday by Breaking the Silence, …

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Dollar no longer primary oil currency as China begins to sell oil using Yuan

oil pump man

On Sept. 11, Pastor Lindsey Williams, former minister to the global oil companies during the building of the Alaskan pipeline, announced the most significant event to affect the U.S. dollar since its inception as a currency. For the first time since the 1970’s, when Henry Kissinger forged a trade agreement with the Royal house of …

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Romney calls for ‘US-led world’

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US Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney considers “American leadership” to best suit the international community. “The world needs American leadership…and I intend to be a president that provides the leadership that America respects and will keep us admired throughout the world,” Romney said at a Thursday campaign rally in the …

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Syria and Iran dominos will lead to World War

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Almost three years ago I wrote an analytical piece on the concept of deliberately engineered wars, big and small, by elitists to distract the masses away from particular global developments that work to the benefit of the establishment power structure.  That article was entitled ‘Will The Globalists Trigger Yet Another …

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War with Iran started five years ago

BUSH IRAN WAR CARTOON

Syria’s mortar attack that killed civilians inside Turkey will prove to be the final domino to fall in a coordinated effort to take down both Syria and Iran. It is part of a not-so covert war started more than five years ago following the invasion of Iraq and the occupation …

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Media hype 9/11, ignore 1,000,000 Iraqi victims: Ahmadinejad

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticized Western media for creating hype over the September 11 attacks and ignoring more than one million victims of the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “The materialistic view of Zionists has destroyed the sacredness of media and today media no longer regulate the relations …

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US drone attacks leave 21 civilians dead in Pakistan in under 48 hours

Pakistan drone attack America

US assassination drone strikes have left at least 21 people dead in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region near border with Afghanistan during the past 48 hours, Press TV reports. Pakistani officials told Press TV that nine people were killed after a US drone fired four missiles at two vehicles in Mana area of …

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