Video Reveals Disloyalty in Syrian Army

A video shows Syrians soldiers allowing protesters to board their tanks, but the army killed 40 more demonstrators the past two days and crushed an attempt in a Damascus suburb to from a shadow government. The video was taken in eastern Syria Saturday. [youtube pN5vV8TBS9w nolink] The spread of violence to the capital may be […]

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“Israel” Eyeing Reoccupation of Sinai

Egyptian police pull-back seen as opportunity to reintroduce military By F. Michael Maloof WASHINGTON — An “Israeli” official in Washington refuses to comment on the prospect that its military forces may try to reoccupy the Sinai Peninsula in response to an Egyptian pull-back of its police, the continued sabotage of a natural gas pipeline that […]

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Argentina: Cristina Ramps Up Protectionism

Milton Friedman once said that “there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.” For most people in the world, this is a convincing argument. Not, however, for the Peronists who […]

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Hi Ho Hari: Plagiarizing Columnist Suspended

Hi Ho Hari: Plagiarizing Columnist Suspended Johann Hari HonestReporting and Independent columnist Johann Hari have something of a history: In 2008, Hari compared Israel to excrement: ““Whenever I try to mouth these words [of reassurance for Israel], a remembered smell fills my nostrils. It is the smell of shit.” In the same opinion piece, he […]

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What Moody’s Really Told Boehner and Obama about the Debt Ceiling

Everyone’s heard that Moody’s has threatened to downgrade our bond rating unless the debt ceiling is raised. We get that—crisis pending, yada, yada, yada. But if you read the announcement closely, there are important new points they added to the mix. First, Moody’s really doesn’t believe–that the President really will let Geithner default on our […]

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Scribecast: Rep. Darrell Issa Discusses Operation Fast and Furious

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) says the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is finally “beginning to break down the walls of silence and refusal” from the Obama administration about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. As its chairman, Issa has doggedly pursued answers on the illegal gun trafficking operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and […]

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