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‘Homeland’ security coming to hotels, malls

WASHINGTON – The United States is stepping up security at “soft targets” like hotels and shopping malls, as well as trains and ports, as it counters the evolving Al-Qaeda threat, a top official said Sunday. A year after a foiled plot to bomb a US-bound passenger plane, Homeland Security Secretary…

‘A new type of business McCarthyism’ hunts WikiLeaks, site founder says

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denounced “business McCarthyism” in the United States after the Bank of America halted all transactions to the website Saturday. The Australian, who was spending his second full day on bail, vowed the whistle-blowing site would carry on releasing controversial leaked US diplomatic cables as he insisted…

Text of leaked diplomatic cable between US and Israel

The following is an unedited diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks, detailing US-Israeli relations. #### Friday, 31 August 2007, 12:45 S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 05 TEL AVIV 002652 SIPDIS SIPDIS EO 12958 DECL: 08/24/2017 TAGS PREL, PTER, MARR, MASS, KNNP, UNSC, PK, IR, IZ, ZP”>ZP, JO,…

US rejects Israel call for military threat against Iran

Secretary Robert Gates on Monday rejected comments by Israel’s prime minister calling for a “credible” military threat against Iran to ensure it does not obtain nuclear weapons. “We know that they are concerned about the impact of the sanctions. The sanctions are biting more deeply than they anticipated and we…

Police: Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat

Tourists back in Eiffel Tower after bomb threat Tourists let back inside Eiffel Tower after second bomb threat in 2 weeks Staff AP News Sep 28, 2010 15:10 EDT Tourists are being allowed back inside the Eiffel Tower after it was briefly evacuated following a bomb threat. It was the…

Report: US must deal with domestic radical problem

Report says US has failed to create systems to deal with homegrown terror The U.S. was slow to take seriously the threat posed by homegrown radicals and the government has failed to put systems in place to deal with the growing phenomenon, according to a new report compiled by the…

Pentagon may apply preemptive warfare policy to the Internet

Grappling with matters of law and policy governing the United States military’s cyber-warfare capabilities, Pentagon planners are eying ways of making preemptive strikes across the Internet part of America’s toolbox. In a piece for Foreign Affairs, the publication of globalist policy group The Council on Foreign Relations, Deputy Secretary of…

George Will: Mideast peace process is ‘biggest threat to peace’

In George Will’s world, no peace process is the best path to peace in the Middle East. The conservative columnist told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Sunday that restarting the peace process would do more harm than good in Palestine. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced this week that there will be…

Israeli generals, intel officials oppose attack on Iran

WASHINGTON — Pro-Israeli journalist Jeffrey Goldberg’s article in The Atlantic magazine was evidently aimed at showing why the Barack Obama administration should worry that it risks an attack by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Iran in the coming months unless it takes a much more menacing line…

UK diplomat: ‘Deep state’ bureaucracy blocking Iraq inquiry

Former KGB spy claims evidence that whistleblower David Kelly didn’t commit suicide Britain’s public inquiry into the country’s instrumental role in the Iraq invasion is being thwarted by “deep state” bureaucrats who are intimidating witnesses and withholding documents, says a former Iraq expert for the UK government. In a column…

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