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Unspeakable Things: The Liberals’ Clumsy Dance Across Obama’s Killing Floor | chris-floyd.com via antiwar.com

The turbulent ramifications of last week’s New York Times story detailing the operations of Barack Obama’s White House death squad continue to reverberate across the country today, sending shock waves through Washington and bringing crowds of outraged protestors to the …. Just kidding! As we all know, there have been no “ramifications” at all from this shocking story, no scandal ...

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Abu Yahya al-Libi and this perpetually self-defeating ‘war on terror’ | Moazzam Begg, guardian.co.uk

Behind the killing by drone strike of al-Qaida’s No 2 lies a story of the senseless brutality by which the US makes its enemies by Moazzam Begg Killing with drones may have the short-term effect of eliminating a few obscure enemies. But with all the civilian casualties, the strategy is generating still more hostility, at a time when everyone admits ...

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Politics, Power, and Preventive Action » Human Rights Report and Targeted Killings | Council on Foreign Relations

The State Department recently released its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011. The new, user-friendly interface allows you to find and read individual country chapters much more quickly and easily (and might explain the delay). For all its flaws, the report remains a must-read for its reporting and candor. It serves as a generally honest counter to ...

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Report: Iran Pressed IAEA Chief on Leaks, Assassinations | Antiwar.com

Agency’s Leaks Helped Israel Kill Scientists, Iran Warned by Jason Ditz Though the negotiation side of IAEA chief Amano Yukiya’s visit to Tehran was apparently upbeat, reports suggest that there were some uncomfortable moments related to the IAEA’s tendency to leak supposedly confidential data. One report, from Israel’s Channel 2, said Iran confronted Amano directly about the leaks and said ...

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Amazon defenders face death or exile | The Guardian

In June Brazil will host the Rio+20 United Nations conference on sustainable development. World leaders will gather in Rio to debate how to reconcile economic development with environmental conservation and social inclusion. Brazil will be able to trumpet advances in its battle against deforestation – in December the government claimed Amazon destruction had fallen to its lowest level in 23 ...

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Israel teams with terror group to kill Iran’s nuclear scientists, U.S. officials tell NBC News | Rock Center with Brian Williams

Updated: 11:14 a.m. ET — Deadly attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists are being carried out by an Iranian dissident group that is financed, trained and armed by Israel’s secret service, U.S. officials tell NBC News, confirming charges leveled by Iran’s leaders. … U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Obama administration is aware of the assassination campaign but ...

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Brazil to protect Amazon activists threatened with murder | The Guardian

The Brazilian authorities are to provide government protection to activists threatened with murder following a series of killings in the Amazon. The measures, announced on Tuesday, should see at least 131 people receive some form of protection, among them environmental activists, rural leaders and human rights defenders. “The most important thing is to guarantee that those behind the threats are ...

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