Politics

‘Hypocrite of the century’

Barack Obama is a “war criminal” and a “hypocrite,” an Irish politician has said in a damning attack on the US president. The MP slammed the Irish treatment of Obama during his G8 visit as akin to ‘prostituting’ Ireland for a “pat on the head.”

Irish MP Clare Daly took no prisoners in her heated attack on the visit of the Obama family to Ireland during this year’s G8 summit, which was held in the five-star resort of Lough Erne, Northern Ireland.

During a session of the Irish parliament last Tuesday, Daly slammed media coverage of the visit as tantamount to “a nation of pimps, prostituting ourselves in return for a pat on the head.”

“It’s hard to know which is worse, whether it’s the outpourings of the Obamas themselves, or the sycophantic fawning over them by sections of the media and the political establishment,” said Daly, saying that the Irish nation had been subjected to “unprecedented slobbering” over the presidential family.

The Anti-Empire Report #118

In the course of his professional life in the world of national security Edward Snowden must have gone through numerous probing interviews, lie detector examinations, and exceedingly detailed background checks, as well as filling out endless forms carefully designed to catch any kind of falsehood or inconsistency. The Washington Post (June 10) reported that “several officials said the CIA will now undoubtedly begin reviewing the process by which Snowden may have been hired, seeking to determine whether there were any missed signs that he might one day betray national secrets.”

Yes, there was a sign they missed – Edward Snowden had something inside him shaped like a conscience, just waiting for a cause.

US Rulers Fear American People

What the disclosures of former CIA contractor Edward Snowden show perhaps above all else is just how petrified the leaders of the United States have become – of ordinary citizens both in the US and around the world. When we say “leaders” we mean the ruling elite – the top one percent of the financial-corporate-military-industrial complex and its bought- and paid-for politicians.

Lieutenant Obama, the NSA, and the Global Coup d’Etat

By Simon Wood “I will provide our intelligence and law-enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our constitution and our freedom. That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens; no more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime; no more tracking citizens who […]

NSA Hacking The World

Edward Snowden: US Government Has Been Hacking Hong Kong and China for Years Former CIA operative makes more explosive claims and says Washington is ‘bullying’ Hong Kong to extradite him by Lana Lam (South China Morning Post) US whistle-blower Edward Snowden yesterday emerged from hiding in Hong Kong and revealed to the South China Morning Post that he will stay […]

A Story of Surveillance

By Ellen Nakashima Washington Post Staff Writer Original posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007 His first inkling that something was amiss came in summer 2002 when he opened the door to admit a visitor from the National Security Agency to an office of AT&T in San Francisco. “What the heck is the NSA doing here?” Mark Klein, a former AT&T technician, […]

One American Who Isn’t For Sale

By Robert Scheer So it’s true, as filmmaker Michael Moore once warned us, the Carlyle Group is Big Brother. That’s the $176 billion private equity firm that once employed former President George H.W. Bush, his Secretary of State James A. Baker III and a host of political luminaries that would put any other list of America’s ruling elite to shame. […]

Lifting the veil of secrecy…

Menwith Hill is the jewel in the crooked crown of a global electronic spy network run by the United States to support its military power projection by Steve Schofield Situated close to the town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire and occupying nearly a full square mile of high moorland, its official designation is RAF Menwith Hill. In reality, it is […]

Disgraceful! Disgusting! Shameful! The British Governments treatment of the Chagos Islanders

Just some of the comments (appropriately) attributed to today’s decision at the British High Courts of (In)Justice to thwart the Chagos Islanders’ decades long legal battle for the right to return to their homeland One of the most ignominious episodes in British foreign policy, involving political parties of all colours, was the forced eviction of some 2,000 Illois people from […]

HMG FLOATS PROPOSAL FOR MARINE RESERVE

Friday, 15 May 2009, 07:00 C O N F I D E N T I A L LONDON 001156 NOFORN SIPDIS EO 12958 DECL: 05/13/2029 TAGS MARR, MOPS, SENV, UK, IO”>IO”>IO, MP, EFIS, EWWT, PGOV, PREL SUBJECT: HMG FLOATS PROPOSAL FOR MARINE RESERVE COVERING THE CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO (BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY) REF: 08 LONDON 2667 (NOTAL) Classified By: Political Counselor […]