Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Columbus Day? True Legacy: Cruelty and Slavery

By Eric Kasum

Question: Why do we honor a man who, if he were alive today, would almost certainly be sitting on Death Row awaiting execution?


US Rescue Team Killed British Aid Worker?

By The Independent

An investigation was launched today into the death of a British aid worker in Afghanistan after it emerged that she may have been killed by a grenade thrown by US special forces trying to rescue her. Continue

“Cover-up” alleged over U.K. aid worker's death: American security forces in Afghanistan were on Monday facing accusations of a “cover-up” after it emerged that a young woman British aid worker who was earlier alleged to have been killed by her Taliban captors may have “accidentally” died in a grenade attack by U.S. forces during a botched rescue operation.

How the official story of Linda Norgrove's death unravelled: Kim Sengupta on the footage that gave the lie to initial accounts of how the activist died

Just tell truth begs family tragic aid worker killed rescue mission Afghanistan: The family of the British aid worker killed in Afghanistan during a rescue attempt by American special forces last night demanded to know the 'full facts' about the failed mission to save her.


Obama's enthusiasm for drone strikes takes heavy toll on Pakistan's tribesmen: So far Barack Obama has signed off on over 125 strikes – twice the number authorised by George Bush during the last five years of his presidency. Manufacturers are scrambling to keep up with demand from the CIA.


Who Needs Terrorists?

By Allen L. Jasson

If someone carries a bomb into a public place and detonates it killing themselves and a hundred people this is terrorism, but if someone drops a bomb from an aircraft flying at 35,000 feet and kills a hundred people in a village below, this is not terrorism? Continue


Surprise -- The Very Dark Side of U.S. History

By Peter Dale Scott and Robert Parry, Consortium News

When the United States inflicts unnecessary death and destruction, it's viewed as a mistake or an aberration. In the following article Peter Dale Scott and Robert Parry examine the long history of these acts of brutality, a record that suggests they are neither a "mistake" nor an "aberration".

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