Not the Change Polar Bears Need: President Obama's Polar Bear Extinction Plan --President Obama's 'Polar Bear Extinction Plan' has a disturbing history. By Kassie Siegel 07 May 2012 Polar bears are in deep trouble. Without help, more than two-thirds of these amazing animals, including all the polar bears in Alaska, will likely be gone by 2050 -- driven off the planet by diminishing sea ice. So it boggles the mind that the Obama administration recently announced plans to reissue a Bush-era regulation that sharply limits protections for polar bears under the Endangered Species Act. Unless the public speaks out forcefully, the regulation will go into effect -- and that could be the last straw for this magnificent species.
US: CIA thwarts new al-Qaida underwear bomb plot 07 May 2012 The Associated Press has learned the CIA thwarted a plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of 'Osama bin Laden.' U.S. officials say the plot involved an upgrade of the underwear bomb [Does the bomb now have spandex in it?] that failed to detonate aboard a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas 2009. This new bomb was also built to be used in a passenger's underwear but contained a more refined detonation system. The would-be suicide bomber was told to buy a ticket on the airliner of his choosing and decide the timing of the attack. It's not immediately clear what happened to the would-be bomber. [Oh. They 'lost' the 'would-be' bomber? LOL! Well, check with his handlers at Langley!]
Let the false flag previews begin! Olympics bomb scandal --Worker smuggles in fake explosive 06 May 2012 A terrifying flaw in London's Olympic Park security was exposed last night after a worker smuggled a fake BOMB inside. He sailed past TWO checkpoints without being stopped - just hours before the Olympic Stadium officially opened. These pictures show the dummy Semtex device inside a heavily-guarded ring of steel - just yards from the showpiece Olympic Stadium. It looks like a bomb, it's wired like a bomb and it has a timer like a bomb. But incredibly a worker carrying it in his digger was simply allowed to drive in UNCHALLENGED.
OCFA: 'Nothing radioactive' in crash with truck marked 'Radioactive Material' --1 dead, 1 injured 07 May 2012 (CA) A truck carrying containers marked as containing radioactive material crashed into a tree off the I-605 near Los Alamitos on Sunday night, killing one person and sending another to a hospital trauma center, according to law enforcement agencies. Orange County Fire Authority hazardous-material specialists investigated the containers, which turned out to be construction-equipment vaults, and discovered that they did not contain radioactive material, said Capt. Marc Stone. The slow lane of the southbound freeway was closed near the Katella Avenue/Willow St. off-ramp but has since reopened, according to California Highway Patrol.
Radiation scare after deadly OC pickup truck crash 07 May 2012 (CA) Containers marked 'Radioactive Material' caused a scare after a deadly Southern California freeway pickup truck crash. Orange County Fire Authority hazardous materials experts determined the containers were construction equipment vaults and they didn't contain radioactive material. [Then why were they *marked* 'Radioactive Material?'] The driver of the southbound Chevrolet Silverado lost control on Interstate 605 in the Los Alamitos area at about 6 p.m. Sunday.
Tornado strikes close to Tokyo 07 May 2012 A deadly tornado has ripped through Japan, killing a 14-year-old boy. The dead boy was among others who were rushed to hospitals after high winds and storms ripped through the regions of Ibaraki and Tochigi, 60 kilometres north east of Tokyo. There was major devastation as cars were overturned and roofs went flying. The Japanese meteorological agency had issued a tornado warning about 20 minutes prior to the event.
US-led forces intentionally killing Afghan civilians: Former PM 07 May 2012 Former Afghan Prime Minister Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai has accused the US-led forces in Afghanistan of intentionally killing civilians, Press TV reports. "Since Americans and NATO came to Afghanistan, they are killing and committing many mistakes and crimes, especially in the night raids, they are killing innocent children, men and women, not those who they want to kill," he told Press TV from Kabul on Monday. "They are doing this intentionally, unfortunately. While they say they are in favor of human rights, justice, and so on, what they are doing in Afghanistan is completely against human rights and human justice," he added.
US-led airstrikes leave 11 Afghan civilians dead 07 May 2012 Fresh US-led bombings across war-torn Afghanistan have claimed the lives of at least 11 civilians, leaving many more injured. Earlier, in Afghanistan's northwestern province of Badghis, at least five people were killed and 15 others injured. Also, in the country's southern Helmand Province, another six civilians lost their lives in US-led air raids. A mother and her five children were killed in the incident.
US secretly releasing Taliban prisoners from Bagram prison 07 May 2012 America has secretly been releasing high-level Taliban prisoners from a top security military prison as part of negotiations with insurgents. Up to 20 prisoners have been released from Bagram prison in the past two years after giving assurances they would give up their struggle and reconcile with the government. The clandestine "strategic release" programme at the prison north of Kabul has allowed America to use prisoners as bargaining chips when trying to reach local deals with insurgents.