In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
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Former Catholic Sister Says Even Mother Teresa Is a Fraud
According to Susan Shields, Mother Teresa ‘harmed her helpers as well as those they helped.’
For nine years Susan Shields worked as a devoted Catholic Sister, working for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. When finally becoming fed-up in 1989, she left Mother Teresa in disgust over the misuse of millions in charitable donations that never got to their destination — the poor and afflicted.
Shields story was recently sent to the Arctic Beacon, as printed in the Free Inquiry Magazine, revealing how Mother Teresa really turned a blind eye to the poor while millions of dollars in donations are still sitting in Vatican bank accounts.
9/11 : Court rules US can’t detain enemy combatants without charges
“In the 2-1 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel found that the federal Military Commissions Act doesn’t strip Ali al-Marri of his constitutional rights to challenge his accusers in court,” Associated Press reports. “It ruled the government must allow him to be released from military detention.”
The court panel said that “to uphold such extraordinary power would effectively undermine all of the freedoms recognized by the Constitution,” and sanctioning “such presidential authority to order the military to seize and indefinitely detain civilians, even if the President calls them ‘enemy combatants,’ would have disastrous consequences for the constitution – and the country.”
9/11 : Man labeled ‘enemy combatant’ wins US court case
“The government cannot subject al-Marri to indefinite military detention. For in the United States, the military cannot seize and imprison civilians — let alone imprison them indefinitely,” Judge Diana Gribbon Motz wrote.
US 9/11 Crime : 39 Missing Prisoners
“What was previously just a set of allegations is now proven,” begins an official European investigative report released on Friday. Terrorism suspects were “abducted from various locations around the world,” subjected to “enhanced interrogation techniques” by CIA interrogators, and “held in secret prisons.”
The report, issued by the Council of Europe, a regional human rights body, states that “secret detention facilities run by the CIA did exist in Europe from 2003 to 2005, in particular in Poland and Romania.” It concludes, moreover, that the interrogation methods used in these secret prisons were “tantamount to torture.”
US 9/11 Crime : New U.S. torture tactics revealed
Instead of banning torture, the Bush admin is finalizing new methods that would give wider latitude for abusive tactics.
Instead of scrapping abusive interrogation tactics that are being practiced not only in the CIA’s secret overseas prisons but also in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan and Iraq, the Bush administration is finalizing new methods that would give even wider latitude for torture techniques.
US 9/11 Crime : Report Details CIA Prisons In Europe
A report released Friday by the Council of Europe confirms that the CIA has used interrogation centers in Europe, including in Romania and Poland, to secretly hold and torture prisoners captured in Afghanistan, Iraq and other parts of the globe.
The report is the most detailed description of a secret program initiated by the US government, with the collaboration of Europe. In addition to Poland and Romania, many European and other powers have taken part in the program, including Germany, Italy, Britain and Canada. An earlier report from the council released in June 2006 provided some information on the program, and singled out 14 European governments for complicity.
Lies, Damn Lies, and Lies that Unleash Hell
Many highly qualified and intelligent researchers, analysts, and authors have written books, essays, and reports documenting the astounding multitude and variety of crimes committed by the United States throughout its history. Since a nation is an entity comprised of numerous elements and dynamics, we can’t simply blame the government, the Republicans, the Religious Right, the Democrats, George Bush, Bill Clinton, or any one particular component. Therefore, nearly all US Americans bear a degree of responsibility. Obviously, some (i.e. Bush and Cheney) are far more culpable than others because they wield such tremendous power and act with a conscienceless, cynical awareness of the suffering they are inflicting on the Earth and its sentient inhabitants.
Divide et Impera : U.S. arming Sunnis in Iraq to battle old Qaeda allies
With the four-month-old increase in American troops showing only modest success in curbing insurgent attacks, American commanders are turning to another strategy that they acknowledge is fraught with risk: arming Sunni Arab groups that have promised to fight militants linked with Al Qaeda who have been their allies in the past
Divide et Impera : US says Iran arming Sunni groups
Sunni militants are being armed with Iranian-made munitions, US military spokesman Maj Gen William Caldwell told reporters in Baghdad.
Divide et Impera : Tribal Coalition in Anbar Said to Be Crumbling
A tribal coalition formed to oppose the extremist group al-Qaeda in Iraq, a development that U.S. officials say has reduced violence in Iraq’s troubled Anbar province, is beginning to splinter, according to an Anbar tribal leader and a U.S. military official familiar with tribal politics.
The Baghdad gulag
Imperial and neo-colonial systems are incapable of thinking laterally. The French failed to do so in Algeria. The Americans failed in Vietnam. The Israelis failed in Palestine. The Americans will fail to do so again in Iraq. Call it counterinsurgency run amok. Thirty of Baghdad’s 89 districts will become gated communities from hell – cellophane-wrapped compounds where only Iraqis with a new, theoretically safe ID will be allowed in and out of this “secure environment”, in Pentagon newspeak. Yes, it will be Orwellian. Better yet, it will be a post-mod, Arab condo version of Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon, where the eye of the system is ubiquitous.
11,000 troops go Awol since Iraq war
Almost 1,000 soldiers are absent without leave (Awol), according to figures from the Ministry of Defence.
More than 11,000 cases of soldiers going on the run have been logged since the Iraq conflict began in 2003.
Iraq: At least 32 killed in another bloody day of U.S. occupation
The bodies of 16 people who had been shot dead were found in the mostly Sunni western Karkh part of Baghdad
Three U.S. soldiers killed, six hurt in bridge collapse
MAHMOUDIYA, Iraq — The U.S. military says three soldiers were killed in Sunday’s suicide bombing that collapsed a section of a highway bridge south of Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 10 June 2007
- Puppet parliamentarian admits 40,000 Iraqis being held in US and puppet regime prisons under “tragic” conditions.
- Shi‘i sectarian militias together with US-backed puppet regime forces continue attacks on Sunni districts of Baghdad.
- Shi‘i sectarian militias attack Sunni village northwest of Ba‘qubah in attempt to massacre local inhabitants. Nine villagers die in defense against the sectarians equipped with latest weapons.
- Resistance truck bomb attack kills 14 puppet policemen near Tikrit Sunday.
- US admits Sunday that one of its pilots was killed south of Balad last Thursday.
- Students in al-Mada’in resolve to boycott final exams after puppet regime moves testing center to area controlled by sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi death squads.
- Resistance car bomb destroys bridge used by US troops near al-Iskandariyah, trapping American soldiers under wreckage.
- US forces evacuate Bank of ar-Rutbah – after using it for five months as Marine headquarters.
- Sectarian murders, kidnappings increase in Abu al-Khasib.
NATO occupation forces mistakenly kill another 3 Afghan civilians
The NATO-led International Occupation Force mistakenly killed three Afghan civilians and injured two others in the eastern Kunar province on Monday, an ISAF statement said.
European Parliamentarians Demand the Immediate Release of 45 Palestinian MPs Detained by Israel
45 Members of the European Parliament, from different political groups, have decided to express their solidarity towards the 45 Palestinian colleagues imprisoned by Israel, and called for their immediate and unconditional release.
Hebron ethnic cleansing: What they don’t show you on CNN
The silent ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in Hebron never stopped since the Israeli occupation landed. Following are few examples of the endless crimes conducted by Hebron colonizers (a.k.a. settlers) and their terrorist army (IOF), against land and Palestinian families, documented and published by B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.
Ronnie Kasrils’ speech to S. African Parliament on 40th anniversary of occupation
Forty years ago this week Israel’s military unleashed lightning attacks against Egypt, Jordan and Syria, alleging provocations as justification for its strikes.
The High Cost of Subservience to Israel
America’s support of Israel’s brutality was the main motivation for 9/11. It was the ultimate expression of Arab fury over America’s double standard that routinely ignores Israeli violations of Arab human rights.
US college rejects Jewish professor over anti-Israel stance
One of the most rancorous disputes in American academia has ended with a prominent political scientist, with controversial views on Israel and anti-semitism, being denied tenure at one of the country’s top-10 private universities
Letter from Francis Boyle: De Paul & Dershowitz v. Finkelstein
In my opinion it is Professor Finkelstein who far better represents the real values and ethos of the Jewish People. In any event, it is a shame that the University named after St. Vincent DePaul has allied itself with Dershowitz against the courageous Norman Finkelstein.
Lebanese army toll rises
Five more Lebanese soldiers are said to have died from injuries sustained in continuing operations against Fatah al-Islam fighters in a Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon.
A Catch-22 Nuclear World
Nuclear Weapons Programs Are about Regime Survival
Global Military Spending Hits $1.2 Trillion -Study
The United States spent $529 billion. Military spending in China, which is modernising its People’s Liberation Army, climbed to an estimated $49.5 billion last year from $44.3 billion in 2005.
Video: The Colbert Report – Are We Rome?
Colbert invites the comparisons from one genocidal empire to another, even suggesting that we borrow certain other ideas – such as crucifixion. In that light, I guess pro-torture Neocons aren’t really bad Americans afterall, they’re just good Romans.
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