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Posted By: truthnowcome
Date Posted: 08 October 2012 at 9:12am
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The demonstrators marched across Hollywood Boulevard on Saturday, Press TV correspondent Ross Frasier reported from Los Angeles. They vented anger at the US continued military intervention in Afghanistan and the west of the Middle East, warned against the country’s waging another war in the Middle East, and besought Washington to end its warmongering policies.


They say the US warmachine spends more than USD 400 million per day on the war and regret that military recruiters take advantage of students and poor oppressed youths and send them to die for Wall Street.


Mike Prysner, a veteran of Iraq war and a member of United States-based protest umbrella group A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) in Los Angeles, says the US is unwilling to take responsibility for another military failure like Vietnam. He says instead of admitting defeat, the generals will embark on a multiyear withdrawal that will sacrifice thousands more lives.


“The generals and politicians admit that the war in Afghanistan is lost…,” he noted.


“The US mission in Afghanistan is in crisis, which means that its mission in the entire region is in crisis, but the US government feels that this level of death and destruction is acceptable to the US public.”


The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror.


The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but years into the invasion, insecurity continues to rise across the violence-wrecked country, despite the presence there of thousands of foreign troopers.


The war has caused record-high civilian and military casualties.


The Saturday protest saw the angry public marching to an Army recruiting center. They said the goal was to shut the center down and broadcast the truth about what recruitment really means.


US Army veteran Kevin Baker said their friends, family members, and loved ones were being recruited and sent to “a war that the wealthy have created, that the wealthy have waged and they are not willing to partake in.”


Protesters say with the US election coming up, they are concerned about further warmongering in the Middle East.


They say US politicians are knowingly spreading lies about countries like Iran and Syria in order to boost their political agendas.


“The rhetoric from the US and Israel about Iran specifically is collectively known to be a universal lie. The Iranians since 1979 have suffered sanctions and embargoes by the US,” Baker noted.


Protesters are also demanding an end to the US intervention in Syria’s internal affairs, which they say is creating turmoil and costing lives, and rally in favor of the Middle Eastern countries’ right to determine their own future.


The United States has vowed to “…work with like-minded states to support the Syrian opposition to hasten the day [Syrian President Bashar] Assad falls…."




Posted By: truthnowcome
Date Posted: 08 October 2012 at 9:18am
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Fury continues on the streets of Pakistan. Thousands of furious demonstrators have once again took to the streets to slam the derogatory film and caricatures on Prophet Muhammad, which sparked anger across the Muslim world.



This is the city center and once again these angry protesters have gathered here to condemn the insult to their beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), they say its time for the United Nation to do more for the global peace.


The protest was organized by the largest politico-religious party Jamat-e-Islami.


Participants denounced the incident and demanded from the Muslim world to cut all the ties with the US and expel French and US ambassadors from their countries.


Protesters also called on the ruling Pakistan peoples party to shutdown the NATO supply routes and condemn the US drone strikes in the Northwestern tribal belt of Pakistan. Experts here believe that these blasphemous acts are just adding fuel to the fire and it can ignite another global war.


Posted By: truthnowcome
Date Posted: 09 October 2012 at 11:21am


United we stand divided we fall!




Posted By: truthnowcome
Date Posted: 21 October 2012 at 11:29pm
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The Real Definition of Terrorism

By Glenn Greenwald

December 11, 2011 " - - - criminal complaint previously filed under seal provides the details: ‘Isa is charged with “providing material support to a terrorist conspiracy” because he allegedly supported a 2008 attack on a U.S. military base in Mosul that killed 5 American soldiers. In other words, if the U.S. invades and occupies your country, and you respond by fighting back against the invading army — the ultimate definition of a “military, not civilian target” — then you are a . . . Terrorist.

Here is how the complaint, in the first paragraph, summarizes the Terrorism charge against ‘Isa:

Sharif sayfildin, “ together with other, while outside the United States, did knowingly and intentionally conspire to kill, willfully, deliberately, maliciously and with premeditation and malic aforethought, one or more nationals of the United States, to wit: United States military personal, while such nationals of the United States were outside of United States.

By “outside of the United States,” the Government means: inside Iraq, ‘Isa’s country. The bulk of the complaint details conversations ‘Isa allegedly had over the Internet, while he was in Canada, with several Tunisians who wanted to engage in suicide attacks aimed at American troops in Iraq; he is not alleged to have organized the Mosul attack but merely to have provided political and religious encouragement (the network of which he was allegedly a part also carried out a suicide attack on an Iraqi police station, though ‘Isa’s alleged involvement is confined to the attack on the U.S. military base that killed the 5 soldiers along with several Iraqis, and the Terrorism indictment is based solely on the deaths of the U.S. soldiers).

In an effort to depict him as a crazed, Terrorist fanatic, the complaint includes this description of conversations he had while being monitored:

38. Electronic surveillance has uncover numerous instance in the time period between April 2009 and the present where the defendant expressed rage at the American invasion of Iraq and a desire to take revenge on the United States. For


a.  a.  a. In a phone conversation with his mother on October 19, 2009, the defendant stated, “Like if an enemy comes inside your country mother, there should not be anyone left out, big or small, everyone has to stand up and fight, woman, man, boy, girls, anyone and everyone, do you understand?”

b.    In a phone conversation with his mother on November 9, 2009, the defendant talked about the “infidel enemy” entering a Muslim country and stated that it is everyone’s responsibility to fight that enemy. He mentioned Jihad and asked, “Do you know mother that when a Martyr dies, he would have 7 characteristic. First, he receives forgiveness for all his sins. Then he gets to see his own seats in Paradise…. Also he gets to have 70 virgins.” The defendant added that his greatest  wish was to die a martyr.


Is that not exactly the mindset that more or less anyone in the world would have: if a foreign army invades your country and proceeds to brutally occupy it for the next eight years, then it’s your solemn duty to fight them? Indeed, isn’t that exactly the mentality that caused some young Americans to enlist after the 9/11 attack and be hailed as heroes: they attacked us on our soil, and so now I want to fight them?

Yet when it’s the U.S. that is doing the invading and attacking, then we’re all supposed to look upon this very common reaction with mockery, horror, and disgust– look at these primitive religious fanatic Terrorists who have no regard for human life — because the only healthy, normal, civilized reaction someone should have to the U.S. invading, occupying, and destroying their country is gratitude, or at least passive acquiescence. Anything else, by definition, makes you a Terrorist. That’s because it is an inherent American right to invade or occupy whomever it wants and only a Terrorist would resist (to see one vivid (and darkly humorous) expression of this pathological, imperial entitlement, see this -

It’s one thing to condemn ‘Isa’s actions on moral or ethical grounds: one could argue, I suppose, that the solemn duty of every Iraqi was to respectfully treat the American invaders as honored (albeit uninvited) guests, or at least to cede to invading American troops the monopoly on violence. But it’s another thing entirely to label someone who does choose to fight back as a “Terrorist” and prosecute them as such under charges that entail life in prison (by contrast: an Israeli soldier yesterday - - attacked  a civilian home in Gaza and killed a father and his young son while injuring several other children; acts like that, or the countless acts of - - deliberate slaughter of civilians by Americans, must never be deemed Terrorism).

Few things better illustrate the utter meaninglessness of the word Terrorism than applying it to a citizen of an invaded country for fighting back against the invading army and aiming at purely military targets (this is - - others who were -

This topic is so vital because this meaningless, definition-free word — Terrorism — drives so many of our political debates and policies. Virtually every debate in which I ever participate quickly and prominently includes defenders of government policy invoking the word as some sort of debate-ending, magical elixir: of course President Obama has to assassinate U.S. citizens without due process: they’re Terrorists; of course we have to stay in Afghanistan: we have to stop The Terrorists; President Obama is not only right to kill people (including civilians) using drones, but is justified in - - joking about it , because they’re Terrorists; of course some people should be held in prison without charges: they’re Terrorists, etc. etc. It’s a word that simultaneously means nothing and justifies everything.


That is if you miss it!


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