Romney backer Sheldon Adelson drawing fire over plight of Israeli newspapers 05 Oct 2012 Some of Israel's most influential publications and could soon leave the country with virtually no liberal-leaning printed newspapers. Publishers say... a far bigger influence has been the cost of competing with Israel Hayom, a free-distribution newspaper that American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson founded five years ago. Adelson, whose personal fortune has been estimated at more than *20 billion, is a staunch supporter of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the right-wing Likud bloc. He's poured millions into the paper, whose often-fawning articles about Netanyahu have earned it the sobriquet "Bibi Press," a reference to the prime minister's nickname. Adelson is a major donor to Mitt Romney's presidential political campaign, and reportedly gave *10 million over the summer to a pro-Romney political action committee, Restore Our Future.
Breaking: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez re-elected 07 Oct 2012 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was re-elected Sunday to another six-year term, according to partial results announced by the National Electoral Council. Chavez has been president since 1999. He defeated Henrique Capriles Radonski, who was backed by an opposition coalition [including CIAciopaths].
Mother mourns 2,000th death in Afghanistan as war enters 12th year 07 Oct 2012 Lisa Freeman was cradling her 6-day-old grandson in one arm and watching the news on her iPad while her daughter and son-in-law caught some much-needed sleep. The retired teacher was taking notes with her free hand when she heard the news: The nation had suffered its 2,000th casualty in the Afghan war.
Taliban mock US as Afghan war enters 12th year 07 Oct 2012 America's longest war entered its 12th year Sunday, with the anniversary marked by a Taliban statement claiming that NATO forces are "fleeing Afghanistan" in "humiliation and disgrace". The US led the invasion on October 7, 2001, to topple the Taliban government for harbouring Al Qaeda [al-CIAduh] leader Osama bin Laden after the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington.
Drone protest heads for Pakistan's tribal region 07 Oct 2012 A protest against US drone strikes in Pakistan, led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, is continuing for a second day. Khan led at least 1,000 supporters and dozens of Western peace activists to Tank, the last town before the semi-autonomous area where the Taliban and 'Al-Qaeda' have strongholds and often called the most dangerous place on Earth. "It's our right to go to our people," said student Fakhruddin Shinwari, accusing the Pakistani government of trying to hide the real situation in the tribal belt. "There's no security risk. The main factor is if Imran Khan goes to Waziristan the real situation made by the United States and Pakistan will be seen. There are no terrorists there - it will be shown to be a lie."
Pharmacy linked to outbreak issues wide recall --Outbreak spans nine states and has killed at least seven people 07 Oct 2012 The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling the move a precautionary measure. The New England Compounding Center announced the recall Saturday. The Food and Drug Administration had previously told health professionals not to use any products distributed by the center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted updated figures to its website Sunday showing there are 91 confirmed cases of the rare form of fungal meningitis.
Remember Homeland Security's recent big ammo shopping spree? Well. FEMA Ordered to Prepare For 'Mass Fatality Planning' in Bill Introduced Into Congress 06 Oct 2012 H.R. 6566: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide guidance and coordination for mass fatality planning, and for other purposes. This Act may be cited as the "Mass Fatality Planning and Religious Considerations Act". Section 504 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 314) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(c) PREPAREDNESS FOR MASS FATALITIES. In carrying out this section, the Administrator shall provide guidance to and coordinate with appropriate individuals, including representatives from different communities, private sector businesses, non-profit organizations, and religious organizations, to prepare for and respond to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster [aka nuclear melt-downs, CIA false flags, and pharma-terrorists' pandemics] that results in mass fatalities". According to GovTrack.us, 'This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on September 28, 2012, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.' [Why are WE always the guinea pigs for the US government's chemtrail spraying, biological weapons testing, false flags, pandemics, and scopolamine-fuelled shooting sprees?]
Homeland Security finishing acquisition of millions of rounds of high-powered ammo 13 Aug 2012 The Department of Homeland Security is rushing to finish the acquisition of 750 million rounds of high-power ammunition [enough to take care of the 47%]. In one week, the DHS should start expecting an arsenal that will make some armies jealous. The DHS has updated a solicitation originally posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website earlier this year, now answering questions from prospective contractors about an inquiry the agency published back in April. All responses to the DHS request for hundreds of millions of rounds of high-power ammunition must still be sent in by August 20, but now the federal agency designated to thwart terrorism on the home front has answered some questions about what exactly they are looking for in terms of being able to blow stuff up.
Houston Man Receives Visit from FBI after Photographing Weather 05 Oct 2012 A man who snapped photos of a brewing storm last month received a visit Friday from an FBI Agent, inquiring why he would want to take such photos. Michael Galindo explained that he was simply volunteering for the National Weather Service. And FBI Agent David Pileggi seemed to be satisfied with that response. But Galindo was left wondering whether he now has a permanent FBI file.
White House Widening Covert War in North Africa 03 Oct 2012 Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. The soldiers' mission: Set up a network that could quickly strike a terrorist target or rescue a hostage. But the teams had yet to do much counterterrorism work in Libya, though the White House signed off a year ago on the plan to build the new military task force in the region and the advance teams had been there for six months, according to three U.S. counterterror officials and a former intelligence official.
4 US warships to head to Spain as Madrid joins NATO missile shield 07 Oct 2012 Four US warships equipped with missile interceptors and Aegis defence systems along with 1,400 American military personnel are set to be deployed at a US naval base in Rota, southern Spain, by 2013. The Spanish government made the announcement on Friday after sealing a deal with the US to participate in NATO's anti-missile shield.
Pakistan freed of anti-terrorism obligations; U.S. billions flow instead 05 Oct 2012 The Obama administration has refused for the first time to declare that Pakistan is making progress toward ending alleged military support for Islamic militant groups or preventing 'al Qaida,' the Afghan Taliban or other extremists from staging attacks in Afghanistan. Even so, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has quietly informed Congress that she's waived the legal restrictions that would have blocked some *2 billion in U.S. economic and military aid to Pakistan.
8 rockets hit US Bagram air base in Afghanistan 05 Oct 2012 At least eight rockets have hit the Bagram air base near the Afghan capital of Kabul, the main US base in the war-ravaged country, Press TV reports.
Two US troops killed in eastern Afghanistan 06 Oct 2012 Taliban militants have launched an attack on the foreign forces in eastern Afghanistan, leaving at least two US soldiers dead, the US military says. The troops, who were members of a special operation team, died on Saturday in Wardak province, southwest of Kabul, the US military said in a statement.
NATO supply trucks torched in Pakistan 05 Oct 2012 Trucks carrying supplies to US-led NATO forces have been set on fire in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, Press TV reports.
US wants to see Syria, Turkey going to war: Iran cmdr. 05 Oct 2012 A senior Iranian military commander says Syria and Turkey should realize that the United States wants a war between the two Muslim countries. "This war is what the US wants and the officials of the two countries [Syria and Turkey] should move towards non-interference in each other's affairs in order to see peace on the borders," Iran's Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said on Friday.
FBI Investigators In and Out of Libya in 12 Hours 05 Oct 2012 A team of FBI agents arrived in Benghazi, Libya, to investigate the assault against the U.S. Consulate and left after about 12 hours on the ground as the hunt for those possibly connected to the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans narrowed to one or two people in an extremist group, [aka US contractors] U.S. officials said Thursday. Agents arrived in Benghazi before dawn on Thursday and departed after sunset, after weeks of waiting for access to the crime scene to investigate the Sept. 11 attack.
Israeli air force shoots down drone aircraft 06 Oct 2012 The Israeli air force shot down a drone after it crossed into southern Israel on Saturday, the military said, but it remained unclear where the aircraft had come from. The drone was first spotted above the Mediterranean in the area of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip to the west of Israel, said military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich. It was kept under surveillance and followed by Israeli air force jets before it was shot down above a forest in an unpopulated area near the border with the occupied West Bank.
General: 'My Career Was Done' When I Criticized Flawed Warplane 04 Oct 2012 Don Harvel thought he was cruising to a well-deserved retirement after 35 years flying cargo planes for the U.S. Air Force. Then in the spring of 2010 he was tapped to investigate the fatal crash of a high-tech Air Force tiltrotor aircraft - and everything changed. What Harvel discovered about the controversial hybrid aircraft drew him into a battle of wills with his superiors at Air Force Special Operations Command. Harvel, then a brigadier general, uncovered evidence of mechanical problems - and resulting safety woes - in the V-22 Osprey, which takes off like a helicopter and flies like an airplane. These are issues the Pentagon has been eager to downplay. So when Harvel refused to alter his findings to match the Defense Department's expectations, he knew that was the final chapter of his decades-long military service... "I turned [my report] in and I knew that my career was done," Harvel says.
Five extradited terrorist suspects appear in US courts 06 Oct 2012 Abu Hamza al-Masri, a Muslim cleric with alleged ties to al-Qaida [al-CIAduh], and four other terrorist suspects appeared before U.S. judges Saturday just hours after they lost a long battle against their extradition in British courts. Hamza and four other suspected terrorists were flown overnight from an air force base northeast of London after a final ruling on Friday by Britain's High Court that cleared the way for their extradition. Hamza, Khaled Al-Fawwaz and Adel Abdul Bary appeared before Judge Frank Maas in a New York court. The other two - Babar Ahmad and Syed Ahsan - were taken to a court in New Haven, Conn.
Fatal shooting of border agent likely 'friendly fire,' FBI says 05 Oct 2012 The FBI said Friday that investigators now believe friendly fire led to the killing of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie and the wounding of a second agent earlier this week in southern Arizona. Authorities initially said that Ivie and two other agents came under fire from assailants as they responded on foot at night to a triggered motion sensor. The shooting happened about 1:30a.m. Tuesday on a hilltop about 6 miles east of Bisbee and a few miles north of the U.S.-Mexican border. Mexican authorities later arrested two suspects in the shooting. But on Friday, James Turgal, the special agent in charge of the Phoenix office of the FBI, confirmed the shooting now appears to be accidental. [?]
Early Voting Is Restored in Ohio 05 Oct 2012 Early voting in Ohio the weekend before the election was restored for all voters on Friday by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, giving President Obama's campaign another victory in its legal battles with Republicans over voting issues. The state's Republican-led administration had imposed a measure that allowed voting that weekend only for members of the military and people living overseas. Democrats and Mr. Obama's campaign had cried foul, arguing that the measure unfairly disenfranchised minorities and others who often wait until the last weekend. Those voters are considered likelier to back the Democratic candidates.
Jobless Rate Falls to 7.8%, Lowest Since January 2009 06 Oct 2012 The nation's unemployment rate dropped sharply to 7.8 percent in September, its lowest level since the month President Obama took office, the Labor Department said Friday. While employers added only a modest 114,000 jobs last month, the jobless rate declined from 8.1 percent in August. The unemployment rate fell because more people were working, not because discouraged job seekers stopped looking, the numbers showed. Adding to the positive news, job gains were revised upward by 40,000 for July (to 181,000) and by 46,000 for August (to 142,000).
Oil corpora-terrorists pushing for a RMoney victory: Gas prices set a record in California 06 Oct 2012 California's average gasoline price set a record Saturday of *4.614 for a gallon of regular, up 12.8 cents overnight – but anyone who filled up in the last few days probably isn't surprised. Saturday's record, as measured by AAA's daily fuel price survey, replaces the old record of *4.610 set in 2008.
Johan Gray, South African Motorcyclist, Stops Race to Rescue Calf 06 Oct 2012 A South African motorcyclist stopped in the middle of an endurance race to rescue a calf drowning in a canal. On October 23, 2011, Johan Gray was racing in the grueling Amageza Gauteng Qualifier, a preliminary race before the 14-day endurance trek that crosses South Africa. But he didn't think twice before stopping to rescue a calf who was being carried away in a canal. (Video)