Sunday, June 20, 2010 17:36
Need To Launch Criminal Investigation Into BP, Federal Government's
Role In Oil Spill There can now be no doubt whatsoever that the BP oil spill was
purposefully contrived, either through deliberate negligence or outright
sabotage, and is now being used to further the Obama administration's
political agenda. Criminal investigations into the government and BP's
role in the disaster need to be launched by state authorities in Florida,
Louisiana and Mississippi immediately, while local authorities also
need to call emergency legislative sessions in order to take over emergency
response efforts from the feds before the crisis gets much worse.
of U.S. and Israeli Warships Head for Iran More than twelve U.S. and Israeli warships, including an aircraft
carrier, passed through the Suez Canal on Friday and are headed for
the Red Sea. “According to eyewitnesses, the U.S. battleships
were the largest to have crossed the Canal in many years,” reported
the London-based newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi on Saturday.
NRA’s Political Sellout
The National Rifle Association slipped into a Beltway backroom this
week to cut a deal with Democrats on their new campaign-finance legislation.
Ground Zero deal offers 9/11 workers $712.5 million
Lawyers for the city and for 10,000 plus plaintiffs, i.e., the cleanup
and rescue men and women who worked Ground zero, announced on June 10
that they had negotiated a new settlement, providing more compensation
for health damages and to lower legal fees for services, down from 33.33
percent to a maximum of 25 percent, as per the New York Times, one quarter
of the awards still a healthy handful, about $178.5 million.
Civilians Said to Be Killed in an Airstrike
Ten civilians, including at least five women and children, were killed
in NATO airstrikes in Khost Province, the provincial police chief said
Saturday. Five other civilians were killed, as were two Afghan National
Army soldiers and two police officials, in other violence around the
country on Saturday.
leader Rigi executed in Iran
Iran says it has executed ringleader of the Pakistan-based Jundallah
terrorist group Abdolmalek Rigi arrested while preparing to launch a
new round of attacks on the country.
Americans and Europeans Support Impending Attack on Iran Remember Hitler’s maxim that the bigger
and the more outrageous the lie, the more likely the masses are to believe
it? Following the results of a recent poll we once again get an object
lesson demonstrating that Hitler knew what he was talking about.
Emeritus Says America’s Spending Days Are Over If there is one person in this world who
has less credibility than the Goblin in chief, Ben Bernanke, it has
got to be the Goblin emeritus, or the man who spawned the monetary policy
that will eventually destroy the world.
budget: As crisis bites, EU grabs for power As the debate continues over the European
Commission’s proposals for “peer review” of national
budgets, Marta Andreasen, the European Commission’s former
chief accountant, gives her blunt opinion.
extends state of emergency The interim Kyrgyz government has decided
to maintain the state of emergency in the country’s crisis-hit
south as a precaution against a new outbreak of ethnic violence
in the region.
Snubs Leaker’s Lawyers WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hired lawyers
to represent the Army intel analyst accused of leaking State Dept.
secrets. But the Pentagon sent them away. Philip Shenon reports
on WikiLeaks concerns about Bradley Manning’s treatment in
custody—and the video of a U.S. massacre in Afghanistan, coming
as soon as next week.
Is On the Brink of Collapse
With hundreds dead and tens of thousands of refugees, ethnic violence
has brought chaos to Kyrgyzstan. Central Asia policy expert Andrea
Schmitz told SPIEGEL ONLINE about the history behind the attacks
on the Uzbek minority and the wobbly transitional government.
claim ‘Florida Tea Party’ is a Democratic front
Amid all the fuss over surprise Democratic Senate nominee Alvin
Greene in South Carolina, a less-noticed but even more colorful
uproar is brewing over certain Tea Party candidates in Florida who
may not be quite what they appear — including one who could
draw votes away from the Republican challenger to Democratic Congressman
Wi-Fi snoop nabbed passwords and emails The Wi-Fi traffic collected by Google’s
world-roving Street View cars included passwords and email, according
to a report citing a preliminary study from the French data protection