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Top Libyan Rebel Leader Has Deep Al Qaeda Ties
Sep30

Top Libyan Rebel Leader Has Deep Al Qaeda Ties

Posted on Sep 30, 2011

From Huffington Post / La Temps (Aug.30, 2011) By Jean-Pierre Perrin Abdel Hakim Belhadj, who leads the rebel forces in Tripoli, was a founder of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, and is believed to have been close to bloodthirsty head of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Belhadj spoke last week to Al Jazeera For U.S. intelligence services, the man who led the rebel assault on Tripoli, and is now the de facto military governor...

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Washington’s Secret History with the Muslim Brotherhood
Sep29

Washington’s Secret History with the Muslim Brotherhood

Posted on Sep 29, 2011

By Ian Johnson February 2011  New York Review of Books Muslim Brotherhood senior leaders Essam el-Erian (center right) and Saad el-Katatni (center left) taking part in a protest in Cairo, January 30, 2011 As US-backed strongmen around North Africa and the Middle East are being toppled or shaken by popular protests, Washington is grappling with a crucial foreign-policy issue: how to deal with the powerful but opaque Muslim Brotherhood....

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China Might Have to Save World: Bloomberg News
Sep28

China Might Have to Save World: Bloomberg News

Posted on Sep 28, 2011

By William Pesek Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) — China and the U.S. finally found something to agree on: Europe is doomed and might take the world’s two biggest economies down with it. Neither officials in Beijing nor Washington are actually using the “D word.” They don’t need to, not with Zhou Xiaochuan, China’s central bank governor, talking matter-of-factly about emerging nations bailing out the euro region and U.S. Treasury Secretary...

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Pakistan can tell America to go to hell but….
Sep24

Pakistan can tell America to go to hell but….

Posted on Sep 24, 2011

Published Business Recorder, Oct. 1, 2011 The government and the Army think they can make up for decades of blunders of an adventurous foreign policy by convening an All-Parties Conference. Imran Khan thinks we can tell America to mind its own business. Liberals think all the faults lie with Pakistani establishment. We thrive on half-truths and wishful thinking but we cannot formulate a serious strategy like that.  Yes, Pakistan can...

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The Journalist and the Spies
Sep13

The Journalist and the Spies

Posted on Sep 13, 2011

By Dexter Filkins,  from New Yorker On May 30th, as the sun beat down on the plains of eastern Pakistan, a laborer named Muhammad Shafiq walked along the top of a dam on the Upper Jhelum Canal to begin his morning routine of clearing grass and trash that had drifted into the intake grates overnight. The water flow seemed normal, but when he started removing the debris with a crane the machinery seized up. He looked down and saw,...

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You Only Believe the Official 9/11 Story Because You Don’t Know the Official 9/11 Story
Sep11

You Only Believe the Official 9/11 Story Because You Don’t Know the Official 9/11 Story

Posted on Sep 11, 2011

By Jesse Richard Centre for Research on Globalization, Canada I don’t believe the official story of 9/11 because I know the official story of 9/11! During the past 10 years I have not met a single individual who, after doing research on the subject, switched from questioning the official narrative of the events of 9/11/2001 to believing the official narrative of those events.. It is always the other way around. Why do you think...

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Reckless, Dumb and Scared: Coming of Age After 9/11
Sep08

Reckless, Dumb and Scared: Coming of Age After 9/11

Posted on Sep 8, 2011

By Ezra Klein  Sept. 8 (Bloomberg News) — You know how we know the terrorists didn’t win? It’s not because we killed Osama bin Laden. It’s because we killed him and we didn’t really care. Which is not to say that we won, either. It’s more to say it’s been a weird decade.     According to the Gallup Poll, President Barack Obama’s “Osama bump” in his approval rating was about five points and lasted about five weeks. Think about...

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World Economy  Under Threat From Unprecedented Challenges
Sep05

World Economy Under Threat From Unprecedented Challenges

Posted on Sep 5, 2011

By Alen Mattich, The Wall Street Journal We could be reaching a new form of banking crisis. It’s the sort where not only are governments and central banks increasingly unable to keep financial firms propped up, but in some cases are unwilling to do even what is possible–or at least to do it on the same favorable terms bankers have taken for granted. Ireland’s disastrous rescue of its banking sector, which both failed to rescue its...

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Robert Fisk: For 10 years, we’ve lied to ourselves to avoid asking the one real question
Sep03

Robert Fisk: For 10 years, we’ve lied to ourselves to avoid asking the one real question

Posted on Sep 3, 2011

From the Independent UK , By Robert Fisk The Pentagon building after 9/11 attacks. The cause of destruction of the building remains controversial todate. By their books, ye shall know them.  I’m talking about the volumes, the libraries – nay, the very halls of literature – which the international crimes against humanity of 11 September 2001 have spawned. Many are spavined with pseudo-patriotism and self-regard, others rotten...

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