Afghan war most unpopular in US history: Poll

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Press TV - 12/30/13, HJ/HJ

US troops in Afghanistan

US troops in Afghanistan

More than 80 percent of Americans say they are opposed to the war in Afghanistan, making the longest war in US history also the most unpopular one, according to a new national poll.

The CNN/ORC International survey released Monday indicates that support for the war in Afghanistan among Americans has dipped to just 17 percent. In December 2008, 52 percent of those surveyed said they supported the war.

More: PressTV.ir


New York Times Report: CIA-Backed Militias Linked to Benghazi, Libya Attack

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Source: Global Research - 12/30/13, Patrick Martin


A lengthy front-page report in Sunday’s New York Times provides additional confirmation that the attack on a US facility in Benghazi, Libya in September 2012 was the outcome of the Obama administration’s use of Islamic fundamentalist terrorists in its war against the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi.

The Times article, based on dozens of interviews in Benghazi, asserts that the attack that killed four Americans, including US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, was carried out by Libyans who had previously been allied with the US government in the 2011 war that overthrew and murdered Gaddafi. Times correspondent David D. Kirkpatrick writes that the attack was not organized by Al Qaeda or any other group from outside Libya, but “by fighters who had benefited directly from NATO’s extensive air power and logistics support during the uprising against Colonel Qaddafi.”

Not a single reconstruction project was completed in Iraq

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Intellihub - 12/29/13, John Vibes


IRAQ (INTELLIHUB) — A new report has revealed what many people have been saying for years, that the reconstruction program in Iraq is a total scam.  There is no telling exactly how much money has been wasted, but it is likely to be many trillions of dollars. 

According to investigations by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), which he presents in his 220sten report, the U.S. has put $ 60 billion in reconstruction projects.

More: Intellihub.com


Croatia charges hundreds in drugs firm corruption probe

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BBC - 12/28/13

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The authorities in Croatia have charged a pharmaceutical company and 364 people - most of them reportedly doctors - for allegedly rigging the drugs market.

Senior managers at the drugs firm Farmal bribed a network of doctors and pharmacists to prescribe the company's products, officials said.

More: BBC.co.uk


CIA Social Control Through Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll

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21st Century Wired - 12/30/13, by 21Wire

(Police photo: A young Jim Morrison)

It’s more than just an urban legend now, the story of how the CIA created the “Hippie Movement”, and introduced the counter-culture via the Laurel Canyon scene in Los Angeles.

Links with with the underworld of organized crime and the mob, this is about well-established channels involving drug dealing and distribution, murder, prostitution, child pornography, snuff movies and black magic – all part of a system of control and manipulation of high-profile personalities – a system which still thrives to this day…

More: 21stcenturywire.com


Elaborate crop circle draws crowds in California

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EDIT: Turns out this was part of a marketing campaign: http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2014/01/05/salinas-crop-circle-and-project-192/

CNN - Tom Watkins, 12/31/13


What he saw was an elaborate design sculpted into one to two acres of his barley field: a crop circle -- more precisely, a lot of squares and rectangles within a large circle.

"To me, it looks like a computer chip, or something like that," said Anthony, who added that he had no idea what may have caused it. "To be that intricate in design, it kind of baffles me as to how that was done," he said about the flattened grassland. "It didn't look burned to me, it just looked like it was pushed over."

Video and more: CNN


Giant Pyramids and Sphinxes Found in The Bermuda Triangle

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Source: Higher Perspective - November, 2013


Two scientists, Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki, working off the coast of Cuba and using a robot submersible, have confirmed that a gigantic city exists at the bottom of the ocean. The site of the ancient city — that includes several sphinxes and at least four giant pyramids plus other structures — amazingly sits within the boundaries of the fabled Bermuda Triangle.


Opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership explodes on Twitter

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Digital Journal - 12/27/13, Justin King


Activists from around the world will begin attempting to create a twitterstorm in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Twitter tonight. The opposition is coming from activists on both the left and right wing of the political spectrum.

The twitterstorm operation is set to begin at 7PM Eastern and will attempt to make the hashtag #StopTheTPP trend on Twitter, in hopes of raising awareness of the secretive trade deal being brokered among a dozen nations. The nations involved are the US, Japan, Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, and Brunei Darussalam. The Office of the United States Trade Representative hosts a blanket statement about the trade deal on its website stating in part:

Secret pre-Iraq War talks between Blair and Bush to be published

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RT - 12/30/13


George W. Bush (R) and Tony Blair (L) (AFP Photo / Jim Watson)

George W. Bush (R) and Tony Blair (L) (AFP Photo / Jim Watson)


Tony Blair and George Bush exchanged voluminous correspondence prior to the start of military operations in Iraq. Now, the UK is moving to declassify details of the talks for an inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the conflict, British media reported.

The release, set for the upcoming year, is expected to include more than 100 documents, described as a collection of notes, records of 200 minutes of ministerial level talks, telephone conversations and private meetings between the British prime minister and American president, The Independent reported.

More: RT.com



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