Will the US Develop a Death Ray?

A new Pentagon proposal would convert Trident nuclear missiles like this one to more conventional weapons. Phil Sandlin / AP A band of pre-eminent scientists and war-fighters has concluded that the nation’s military might isn’t powerful enough for the 21st Century; and so the National Research Council (NRC), an independent, congressionally-chartered body charged with assessing […]

Bayer on defensive in bee deaths

Bayer CropScience is facing scrutiny because of the effect one of its best-selling pesticides has had on honeybees. A German prosecutor is investigating Werner Wenning, Bayer’s chairman, and Friedrich Berschauer, the head of Bayer CropScience, after critics alleged that they knowingly polluted the environment. The investigation was triggered by an Aug. 13 complaint filed by […]

Russia condemned for recognizing rebel regions

Well, the US thought it was OK to unilatirally recognise Kosovo and what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) — Western nations and organizations Tuesday condemned Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions in Georgia. A Tskhinvali resident celebrates Russia’s […]

U.N. says has evidence air strikes killed 90 Afghans

KABUL (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Tuesday it had found convincing evidence that 90 Afghan civilians, most of them children, were killed in air strikes by U.S.-led coalition forces in western Afghanistan last week. The issue of civilian casualties has driven a rift between the Afghan government and its NATO backers, with President […]

Motormouth Joe Biden – Warmonger, Wordmonger And Political Hit Man

Webster G. Tarpley Infowars Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 WASHINGTON DC — The vice presidential candidate chosen to run with Obama is Senator Joe Biden of Delaware, a discredited, sleazy, and shopworn political hack — and therefore an anti-climax for all the callow and feckless youth who got the word via text message at 3am in […]

Auto industry seeks $50B in loans from Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — — Automakers plan to urge Congress to support funding up to $50 billion in low-interest loans over three years to help them modernize their assembly plants and develop next-generation fuel-efficient vehicles. Industry officials said the loans, which are twice the amount authorized in last year’s energy bill, are a top priority when […]

Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai accuses America over civilian deaths

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has risked a fresh rift with his Western supporters and condemned American forces for an air attack in which his government says 76 civilians were killed. By Angus McDowall Last Updated: 12:05AM BST 24 Aug 2008 The Afghan government says that at least 70 people including women and children were killed […]

Report: British to boost troops in Afghanistan

LONDON: Britain will send an additional 4,500 troops to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban, a newspaper reported Sunday. The British military dismissed the report as speculation. The News of The World cited an unidentified military source as saying those troops would be sent to Afghanistan once soldiers began returning from Iraq — where a major reduction […]

PR Push for Iraq War Preceded Intelligence Findings

Washington D.C., August 22, 2008 – The U.S. intelligence community buckled sooner in 2002 than previously reported to Bush administration pressure for data justifying an invasion of Iraq, according to a documents posting on the Web today by National Security Archive senior fellow John Prados. The documents suggest that the public relations push for war […]

Driving declines for 8th straight month

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Americans drove 12.2 billion miles fewer, or 4.7% less, in June than they did during June 2007, according to a report released Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Transportation. U.S. driving levels have decreased in every month since November 2007. From November to June, Americans drove 53.2 billion miles fewer than […]

Defense Intelligence Agency Seeking “Mind Control” Weapons

Oh shit, I might have to make me a tinfoil hat after all! LOL. A new report from the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council (NRC) argues that the Pentagon should harvest the fruits of neuroscientific research in order to enhance the “warfighting” capabilities of U.S. soldiers while diminishing those of enemy personnel. The […]

I am in very good company: meet the firefighters for 911 truth.

Not so long ago Steve Pierson a blogger at the Standard and on the hole a reasonably intelligent man once again showed the painfully naive and dangerously uninformed site of the average Kiwi when I took him to task on his woefully uninformed post about the situation in Georgia. It was written according tho the […]

US offensive in Afghanistan ‘kills 76 civilians’

U.S led coalition forces patrol the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan earlier this month Photo: AP But the death toll has been challenged by US forces, who said only 30 people, all of them Taliban fighters, lost their lives in today’s air strikes. Another Afghan government department, the defence ministry, said five civilians and 25 insurgents […]