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Israelis attack Apartheid Wall protesters

Israelis attack Apartheid Wall protesters 06 May 2010 Israeli forces have clashed with Palestinian demonstrators and international activists protesting the Israeli Apartheid Wall in the West Bank. The scuffles occurred on Thursday when the demonstrators sat in front of the armored bulldozers near the village of Wallaje in al-Quds (Jerusalem), trying to stop the Israeli forces, Reuters reported.

U.S. officials: No credible evidence that terrorists trained Shahzad

U.S. officials: No credible evidence that terrorists trained Shahzad 06 May 2010 No credible evidence has been found so far that the Pakistani-American man accused in the Times Square bombing plot received any serious terrorist training from the Pakistani Taliban or another radical Islamic group, six U.S. officials said Thursday. "There is nothing that confirms that any groups have been found involved in this for certain," one U.S. official told McClatchy. "It's a lot of speculation at this point."

Guantanamo Suspect Must Submit to Strip Search

Guantanamo Suspect Must Submit to Strip Search 06 May 2010 The first man brought from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to face trial in U.S. civilian court must attend the opening of his trial, forcing him to submit to strip searches he has resisted, a judge ruled on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled that Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is competent to waive his right to be present for most court proceedings but said Ghailani must appear at least once at the start of trial... Ghailani has refused to voluntarily appear in court because doing so requires him to submit to a visual strip search that includes inspection of the rectal area. Such a search, according to expert testimony offered by his defense attorneys, triggers memories of CIA interrogations.

Obama sheltered BP's Deepwater Horizon rig from regulatory requirement

Obama sheltered BP's Deepwater Horizon rig from regulatory requirement By Tom Eley 06 May 2010 Last year the Obama administration granted oil giant BP a special exemption from a legal requirement that it produce a detailed environmental impact study on the possible effects of its Deepwater Horizon drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico, an article Wednesday in the Washington Post reveals. Federal documents show that the Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) gave BP a "categorical exclusion" on April 6, 2009 to commence drilling with Deepwater Horizon even though it had not produced the impact study required by a law known as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The report would have included probable ecological consequences in the event of a spill.

CIA allowed to kill terrorist suspects without identification

CIA allowed to kill terrorist suspects without identification 07 May 2010 The CIA received secret permission to attack a wider range of targets, including suspected militants whose names are not known, as part of a dramatic expansion of its campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan's border region, current and former counter-terrorism officials say. The expanded authority, approved two years ago by the Bush regime and continued by Barack Obama, permits the agency to rely on what officials describe as "pattern-of-life" analysis, using evidence collected by surveillance cameras on the unmanned aircraft and from other sources about individuals and locations. [Why aren't civilians taking down these killer drones?]

Joe Lieberman introducing bill to strip US terror suspects of citizenship

Joe Lieberman introducing bill to strip US terror suspects of citizenship 06 May 2010 A day after suggesting that U.S. citizenship laws should be changed to strip American terrorists of their nationality, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Insane) has introduced legislation to do just that. "I'm now putting together legislation [so that] any individual American citizen who is found to be involved in a foreign terrorist organization, as defined by the Department of State, would be deprived of their citizenship rights," Lieberman told reporters Tuesday.

Shahzad's father questioned in Times Square inquiry

Shahzad's father questioned in Times Square inquiry 06 May 2010 A high-level team of U.S. and Pakistani investigators grilled the father of the Times Square car bombing suspect and interrogated four people linked to a notorious Pakistani militant group, intelligence officials said Thursday. The interrogators questioned Bahar Ul Haq in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. The retired senior Pakistani air force officer is the father of Faisal Shahzad, the 30-year-old Pakistani-American suspect in the case.

Hostages taken in bus bomb scare

Hostages taken in bus bomb scare [Yeah, by the 'heavily armed police'] 07 May 2010 Seventeen people have been briefly held hostage aboard a Greyhound bus in New Hampshire after an individual warned a bomb was aboard, police said. Heavily armed police, backed by armoured vehicles, swarmed around the bus in Portsmouth, New Hampshire overnight, after a phone report of a bomb and an apparent hostage-taking.

Greek parliament votes in favour of austerity measures

Greek parliament votes in favour of austerity measures 06 May 2010 Greece's parliament has voted in favour of the hefty cuts and reforms proposed by the government to address the country's financial crisis. With 172 of 300 votes in favour, one report said a second vote would have to be passed for the bill to become law. The vote comes a day after three bank workers died in a petrol bomb attack as demonstrations over the planned austerity measures turned violent.

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Sick of bailouts, corporaterrorist trolls, Wall Street casinos, banking maggots and politicians who are hand-maidens of same? We need *vigorous,* active protests *here* in the US! Why aren't US citizens 'taking it to the streets,' as they are in Athens? We, too, will not continue to be cowed by these corporate dirt-bags and their political puppets!
Let's bring Greece here!

 

NY plane incident a "false alarm"

NY plane incident a "false alarm" 06 May 2010 U.S. authorities stopped an Emirates airline plane on a taxiway at New York's JFK airport over a security scare, but the incident was a "false alarm," a law enforcement source said on Thursday. The source told Reuters that a passenger aboard the flight to Dubai had a name similar to a person on the U.S. "no fly" list. The source said the plane had departed.

Faisal Shahzad ‘carried out dry run’ before Times Square attack

Faisal Shahzad 'carried out dry run' before Times Square attack 06 May 2010 The man accused of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in Times Square carried out a dry run days before the failed attack, it has been claimed. Faisal Shahzad, who is in custody in New York on terrorism and weapons charges, drove from his home in Connecticut to the theatre district on April 28 in the vehicle that days later he would pack with explosives, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press. Mr Shahzad then returned on April 30 - the day before the attack - to drop off a black Isuzu get-away vehicle near to the target site.

Taliban leaders to be offered exile under Afghanistan peace plan

The Taliban stimulus, funded by US taxpayers: Taliban leaders to be offered exile under Afghanistan peace plan --Karzai to discuss proposal that also offers reinsertion and jobs to former militants with Obama on US visit 05 May 2010 Top Taliban leaders could be offered exile outside Afghanistan if they agree to stop fighting the government of Hamid Karzai, a long-expected peace plan by the Afghan government will propose later this month. The far-reaching proposals, seen by the Guardian, also call for "deradicalisation" classes for insurgents and thousands of new manual jobs created for foot soldiers who renounce violence.

Car bomb suspect who slipped under radar is son of air force chief

'There were clues in Connecticut -- but only to the paranoid.' Car bomb suspect who slipped under radar is son of air force chief 06 May 2010 There were clues in Pakistan but only to the tight handful of [CIA] minders who knew what Faisal Shahzad was planning. What is beyond doubt is that he first came to the US in 1998 as 19-year-old student, the son of an air vice-marshal of the Pakistani Air Force, Baharul Haq, who remains well known as the founder of the Sherdils, the country’s leading military aerobatics team. He acquired two degrees, in computer science and business administration, from small private colleges in Washington and Bridgeport, Connecticut. His entitlement to citizenship came courtesy of his wife, Huma Mian, the daughter of a successful oil executive.

CIA to expand drone raids in Pakistan

Times Square false flag conveniently provides cover for Obusha's war expansion: CIA to expand drone raids in Pakistan 06 May 2010 The CIA has received authorization to target a wider range of targets in Pakistan with its drone-guided missiles, despite national discontent on growing civilian death toll. The US will expand its drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal regions, including low-level fighters whose identities may not be known, US officials said Wednesday, quoted in a Reuters report. The US drone strikes began to expand under former President [sic] George Bush and have further intensified under President Barack Obama.

Emirates Denies Negligence Over Terror Suspect's Dubai Flight

Emirates Denies Negligence Over Terror Suspect's Dubai Flight 06 May 2010 Emirates denied negligence over its failure to update a U.S. no-fly list, allowing the suspect in the attempted May 1 car bombing in New York’s Times Square to board a flight to Dubai... Faisal Shahzad was put on the federal no-fly list early on the afternoon of May 3, according to a law-enforcement official who requested anonymity. Within an hour, federal authorities sent out an electronic advisory. Airlines must update their computer systems individually with additions and Emirates didn’t do so, the official said.

Countries are risking cyber terrorism, security expert tells first world summit

Countries are risking cyber terrorism, security expert tells first world summit --Governments that fail to protect computer networks could face devastating attack, says former Pentagon director 05 May 2010 The spectre of crashing power grids, stalled air control towers... and defences left wide open was raised at the first cyber-security world summit that ended today, when politicians, officials, military leaders and industrialists warned that the US and other countries were failing to protect computer networks and were vulnerable to attacks of catastrophic proportions. Harry Raduege, former director at the Pentagon agency responsible for the computer network, said cyber attacks were growing in intensity and sophistication.

Interrogators had free hand to terrify detainees, Khadr hearing told

Interrogators had free hand to terrify detainees, Khadr hearing told --'We could do basically anything to scare the prisoners,' former interrogator - nicknamed 'Monster' - says 05 May 2010 Military interrogators at Bagram prison were under enormous pressure to extract information from detainees and had a free hand to terrify detainees into confessing, a Damien Corsetti, a former interrogator who knew Omar Khadr said Wednesday. "We could do basically anything to scare the prisoners," he said... Mr. Corsetti, a huge man nicknamed 'Monster' at Bagram was the first witness called by Mr. Khadr’s defence team at the pre-trial hearings.

'I was expecting you. Are you NYPD or FBI?'

'I was expecting you. Are you NYPD or FBI?' What failed Times Square bomber said as he was arrested on flight to Dubai 06 May 2010 The man accused of trying to bomb New York's Times Square told officers who arrested him: 'I was expecting you.' Faisal Shahzad asked: 'Are you NYPD or FBI?', as he was seized from his seat on a plane that was about to leave JFK airport for Pakistan. He tried to car-bomb New York in revenge for U.S. drone attacks that killed Taliban leaders, it was claimed yesterday. A security row erupted after it emerged he gave a surveillance team the slip and was let on to the plane because of a bungle by airline staff.

Authorities Lost Shahzad in Traffic Monday

This is appearing to be a big, sloppy false flag: Authorities Lost Shahzad in Traffic Monday --Surveillance Teams Tracking the Accused Bomber Lost Him for At Least 90 Minutes 05 May 2010 Authorities following Faisal Shahzad lost track of him in traffic Monday as he drove from home in Connecticut in route to JFK airport, reports CBS News. For at least 90 minutes, and possibly more, surveillance teams lost contact with a man accused of trying to set off a car bomb in Times Square. Since Shahzad's arrest Monday, it's been unclear how tight the surveillance was of the accused bomber. And some have questioned why he was allowed to get on a crowded airplane where he might have injured passengers.

Brown to co-sponsor terrorism bill, would strip citizenship

Brown to co-sponsor terrorism bill --'Terrorist Expatriation Act' would strip citizenship of naturalized Americans 05 May 2010 Senator Scott Brown tomorrow is signing on to legislation that would strip naturalized Americans of their citizenship if they are found to have aided a foreign terrorist organization. Brown is joining three other lawmakers in filing the legislation, which comes after Faisal Shahzad was accused of a plot to detonate a car bomb in Times Square on Saturday... The others sponsoring the bill are Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Israel), Representative Jason Altmire (D-PA), and Representative Charlie Dent (R-PA).

General strike takes hold in Greece

General strike takes hold in Greece 05 May 2010 A general strike is underway in Greece over the government’s austerity measures. All flights into and out of Greece have been stopped and rail and ferry transport has also effectively been closed down, with the country’s public sector members walking away from their jobs. Private sector workers are expected to join in the walkout in sympathy, after yesterday’s clashes between police and about 4,000 demonstrators in central Athens.

Bring Greece Here!

Bring Greece Here! - new CLG Facebook group - Join us!

Sick of bailouts, corporaterrorist trolls, Wall Street casinos, banking maggots and politicians who are hand-maidens of same? We need *vigorous,* active protests *here* in the US! Why aren't US citizens 'taking it to the streets,' as they are in Athens? We, too, will not continue to be cowed by these corporate dirt-bags and their political puppets!
Let's bring Greece here!

Greece Acropolis

 

Joe Lieberman bill would strip citizenship

Joe Lieberman bill would strip citizenship 05 May 2010 Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Insane) thinks he’s found a work-around on the whole Miranda rights debate for U.S. citizens accused of terrorism: Strip their citizenship and ship them to Guantanamo. Lieberman plans to introduce a bill that would amend a decades-old law aimed at yanking citizenship from U.S. citizens who fight for a foreign military. There is one exception to the existing law: Americans are allowed to serve in the Israel Defense Forces without losing their citizenship.

F.B.I. Lost Track of Shahzad Before Flight Attempt

F.B.I. Lost Track of Shahzad Before Flight Attempt 04 May 2010 Why was Faisal Shahzad permitted to board a flight for Dubai some 24 hours after investigators of the Times Square terrorism case learned he might be connected to the attempted bombing? Though Mr. Shahzad was stopped before he could fly away, there were at least two significant lapses in the security response of the government and the airline that allowed him to come close to making his escape, officials of the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies said on Tuesday. First, an F.B.I. surveillance team that had found Mr. Shahzad in Connecticut lost track of him -- it is not clear for how long -- before he drove to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the officials said... In addition, the airline he was flying, Emirates, failed to act on an electronic message at midday on Monday notifying all carriers to check the no-fly list for an important added name, the officials said.

US hunts for terror group link to bomb

US hunts for terror group link to bomb 05 May 2010 Barack Obama said yesterday that US officials were examining possible links between terrorist groups and a Pakistani American arrested in connection with the weekend's failed bomb attack on Times Square. The US president was speaking after the detention late on Monday night of Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistani-born US citizen who was arrested after boarding a Dubai-bound flight at New York's JFK airport.

German terrorist suspect killed in Pakistan

German terrorist suspect killed in Pakistan 04 May 2010 German officials said Monday that a suspected Islamic terrorist linked to a group convicted of plotting attacks on U.S. facilities in Germany appears to have been killed in Pakistan. Germany's main domestic intelligence agency said that a statement issued by the Islamic Jihad Union informing of 22-year-old Eric Breininger's death on April 30 appeared to be authentic.

'Sanctions would close door to Iran'

'Sanctions would close door to Iran' 05 May 2010 President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned that passing tougher UN sanctions against Iran would shut off all chances for diplomatic engagement between Iran and the United States. "Any connections and contacts with Iran, the pathway to Iran, will be shut permanently," Ahmadinejad said in an interview with the Boston Globe on Tuesday. "Those who are trying to radicalize the atmosphere here fail to understand that they are speedily moving towards the cliff," he added. Ahmadinejad urged US President Barack Obama to avoid siding with more hawkish voices in the US against Iran.

Inmates aid Nashville in 'incredible effort'

Inmates aid Nashville in 'incredible effort' 05 May 2010 Without a Herculean effort by 400 Davidson County inmates on Monday, Nashville's lone working water treatment plant most likely would have been overrun with muddy overflow from the Cumberland River. "It was an incredible effort," Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said of the rush to bag 500 tons of sand on the grounds of a county jail and then transport it to form a wall around the Omohundro Water Treatment Plant. "We had staff and inmates that literally worked 36 straight hours," Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall said. "We had inmates who volunteered and didn't want to stop when we said they could go back."

Times Square suspect is charged over 'weapon of mass destruction'

Times Square suspect is charged over 'weapon of mass destruction' [Time to charge Obama for same.  Notice that at the exact moment Barack Obama was joking about killing people with killer drones at the White House Correspondents' dinner on Saturday, Faisal Shahzad was (allegedly) attempting to return the favor? --Lori Price] 05 May 2010 A Pakistani-born man believed to be responsible for the attempted car bomb attack in Times Square was seized from a jet yesterday seconds before it took off from New York for the Middle East, despite having been placed on a "no-fly" list hours before his arrest. Faisal Shahzad, 30, who became a US citizen in April last year, is being charged with an act of terrorism and using a weapon of mass destruction. He was arrested at John F. Kennedy airport, New York, aboard an Emirates flight that had just pulled away from the gate.

Bill Drops Fund to Shut Failed Banks

Bill Drops Fund to Shut Failed Banks 04 May 2010 Leaders of the Senate Banking Committee said Tuesday that they had reached an agreement to limit the likelihood [!?!] that big banks would be bailed out by taxpayers. Aides to the committee chairman, Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut, and the panel’s senior Republican, Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, said the two senators had agreed to scuttle a $50 billion fund proposed by Democrats. The fund, which was opposed by the Obama administration, drew criticism from Republicans. [Exactly. The Obama Administration and the GOP - two peas in the Wall Street pod and absof*ckinglutely *useless.*]

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