Posts tagged with ‘Leon Panetta’

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An attack on Tehran would be madness. So don’t rule it out

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An attack on Tehran would be madness. So don’t rule it out Robert Fisk After invading Iraq over weapons of mass destruction, we plan to clap as Israel bombs Iran If Israel really attacks Iran this year, it – and the Americans – will be more dotty than their enemies think. True, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is […]

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Dempsey Told Israelis US Won’t Join Their War on Iran

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Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Dempsey Told Israelis US Won’t Join Their War on Iran Gareth Porter Washington – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told Israeli leaders Jan. 20 that the United States would not participate in a war against Iran begun by Israel without prior agreement from Washington, according […]

Military Attorney Was Accused of “Smuggling” Anti-Guantanamo Literature to Detainee

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Military Attorney Was Accused of “Smuggling” Anti-Guantanamo Literature to Detainee Jason Leopold Military attorney says false allegation preceded Guantanamo commander’s recent order authorizing a team of Pentagon contractors to reveiw privileged, attorney-client communications. But was the claim leveled to justify the new policy? Early last month, Air Force Capt. Michael Schwartz was summoned into the […]

Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Hedges

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Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Hedges Late last year, President Obama pulled a fast one by changing his stance on the National Defense Authorization Act so suddenly and drastically that Americans were left with a bad case of legislative whiplash—and a very serious state of affairs with regard to our civil liberties. Obama’s stunning switch […]

Why I am Suing Barak Obama

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Why I am Suing Barak Obama Chris Hedges Attorneys Carl J. Mayer and Bruce I. Afran filed a complaint Friday in the Southern U.S. District Court in New York City on my behalf as a plaintiff against Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to challenge the legality of the Authorization for Use of […]

U.S. army chief heads to Israel as fears over attack on Iran mount

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U.S. army chief heads to Israel as fears over attack on Iran mount Visit comes as U.S. attempts to determine Israel’s intentions with regard to a possible attack on Iranian nuclear facilities. Barak David Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Thursday for talks […]

Obama Avoids Alignment With Israel Against Iran

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Obama Avoids Alignment With Israel Against Iran  Analysis Gareth Porter WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (IPS) – President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are engaged in intense maneuvering over Netanyahu’s aim of entangling the United States in an Israeli war against Iran. Netanyahu is exploiting the extraordinary influence his right-wing Likud Party exercises over […]

Avoiding Another “Long War”: Intelligence Officials Reveal “Dubious” IAEA Report on Iran’s Alleged Nuclear Weapons Program

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Avoiding Another “Long War”: Intelligence Officials Reveal “Dubious” IAEA Report on Iran’s Alleged Nuclear Weapons Program by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Exaggerated coverage of a dubious report by the International Atomic Energy Agency about Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program has spurred a rush toward a new war in the Middle East, but ex-U.S. intelligence officials […]