Atrocities Of War In The Age Of Mass Media

READING: LA Times’  ”US Troops Posed With Body Parts Of Afghan Bombers” OUR TAKE: The LA Times’ decision to publish photos of members of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division posing with the body parts of dead Afghan insurgents has met criticism from some of the nation’s highest ranking military and government officials. Military officials had…

As U.S. Announces Readiness To Enforce Sanctions, Questions Still Arise Over Existence Of Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program

READING: New York Times’ “Obama Finds Oil In Markets Is Sufficient To Sideline Iran” OUR TAKE: President Obama today cleared the way towards imposing tougher sanctions on Iran.  After months of studies on world oil production and demand, it has been decided that the world can function without oil provided by Iran. Determination of oil…

Bahrain’s Stifled Spring

Over the course of the past year, peoples throughout the countries of the  Middle East and North Africa have risen up against repressive regimes to fight for democracy.  In each of the countries in which this “Arab Spring” has taken hold there has been widespread government crackdown.  In Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, this has led…

Afghani Parliamentarians Challenge White House Story

READING: - Pahjwok Afghan News’ “Up to 20 US troops executed Panjwai massacre: probe” OUR TAKE: The Afghan villagers of Kandahar province reported seeing more than one shooter. President Hamid Karzai initially referred to only one shooter but later changed his mind, citing a young boy’s eye-witness testimony. If the parliamentary probe has any credibility, then the current White House…

Americans See Rising Gases Prices Due To Speculation

READING: GlobalResearch’s ‘Why The Huge Spike in Oil Prices? “Peak Oil” or Wall Street Speculation? ‘ OUR TAKE: While President Obama is busy setting tougher sanctions on Iran for questionable allegations that Iran is seeking the bomb, gas prices are on the rise. In the Los Angeles area alone, prices have hit $5 for premium…