US-led airstrike kills Afghan troops

US-led airstrike kills Afghan troops 08 Dec 2010 An airstrike by foreign forces in eastern Afghanistan has left at least two Afghan soldiers dead and five others wounded, drawing the condemnation of the Afghan Defense Ministry. The incident took place in the Charkh district of eastern Logar province on Tuesday. Local officials said the Afghan soldiers were hit as they were returning from an anti-Taliban operation. Most foreign soldiers deployed in the province are Americans.

MasterCard pulls plug on WikiLeaks payments

MasterCard pulls plug on WikiLeaks payments 06 Dec 2010 MasterCard is pulling the plug on payments to WikiLeaks, a move that will dry up another source of funds for the embattled document-sharing Web site, CNET has learned. "MasterCard is taking action to ensure that WikiLeaks can no longer accept MasterCard-branded products," a spokesman for MasterCard Worldwide said today. MasterCard said it was cutting off payments because WikiLeaks is engaging in illegal activity.

WikiLeaks supporters attack MasterCard site

WikiLeaks supporters attack MasterCard site 08 Dec 2010 Activists fighting on behalf of WikiLeaks brought down MasterCard's Web site today, according to the BBC and other sources. The hacking group Anonymous is taking responsibility for a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the credit company's site in retaliation for MasterCard's decision on Monday to block donations and payments to WikiLeaks, which was first reported by CNET.

Khloe Kardashian: Airport security is 'like being raped'

Khloe Kardashian: Airport security is 'like being raped' 07 Dec 2010 Comments reality star Khloe Kardashian made on the Monday night episode of the George Lopez show are bound to cause controversy. The 26-year-old equated new TSA airport security measures to 'being raped' in public after she was subject to a patdown at the airport recently. And she felt the TSA agents were behaving in an insensitive and inappropriate manner.

Riddle of missing fingerprints on Dr David Kelly's 'overdose' pill packs

Riddle of missing fingerprints on Dr David Kelly's 'overdose' pill packs 05 Dec 2010 Fresh doubts have been raised over how Dr David Kelly died after police admitted no fingerprints were found on the packs of pills he supposedly overdosed on. The public inquiry into Dr Kelly’s death found the weapons expert killed himself by slashing his wrist with a pruning knife and taking 'an excess amount of co-proxamol tablets'. Three blister packs of the painkiller, each able to hold ten pills, were retrieved from Dr Kelly’s coat pocket [where MI5 assassins planted them] when his body was found in woods near his home.

U.S. judge dismisses targeted-kill program lawsuit

U.S. judge dismisses targeted-kill program lawsuit 07 Dec 2010 A judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to halt the Obama administration's program to capture or kill American citizens who join militant groups abroad, a case involving a Muslim cleric in Yemen. The ruling was a defeat for civil liberties groups that brought the lawsuit on behalf of the father of Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen who joined al Qaeda [al-CIAduh] in Yemen and has been tied to plots against the United States. U.S. District Judge John Bates threw out the lawsuit on jurisdictional grounds.

Accuser in WikiLeaks saga has ties to Cuban dissidents

Accuser in WikiLeaks saga has ties to Cuban dissidents 08 Dec 2010 One of the Swedish women who has accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of sex crimes was revealed to be a supporter of Cuban dissidents. Anna Ardin's links to Cuba were posted on several websites Tuesday after Assange surrendered in London to answer a warrant issued for his arrest by Sweden... Ardin has written for Asignaturas Cubanas, a Cuban exile magazine published in Sweden, and her 2007 master's thesis at Uppsala University was titled The Cuban multi-party system. Is the democratic alternative really democratic and an alternative after the Castro regime?.

Obama-GOP Deal: Taxes Rise for Poorest US Citizens

Obama-GOP Deal: Taxes Rise for Poorest US Citizens --Highest Earners Benefit Most, as Under Bush 08 Dec 2010 The deal to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for two years includes a bevy of additional credits and deductions that will reduce the burden on nearly all households. But the tax benefits will flow most heavily to the highest earners, just as the original cuts did when they were passed in 2001 and 2003. At least a quarter of the tax savings will go to the wealthiest 1 percent of the population... The only groups likely to face a tax increase are those near the bottom of the income scale - individuals who make less than $20,000 and families with earnings below $40,000.

French web host need not shut down WikiLeaks site: judge

French web host need not shut down WikiLeaks site: judge 07 Dec 2010 A French judge declined to force web provider OVH to shut down the WikiLeaks site, OVH said on Monday, after the government called for the whistleblower website to be kicked out of France. The legal challenge came after French Industry Minister Eric Besson called for WikiLeaks to be banned from French servers after the site took refuge there on Thursday, having been expelled from the United States.

Justice Department Studies WikiLeaks Prosecution

Justice Department Studies WikiLeaks Prosecution 08 Dec 2010 The Justice Department, in considering whether and how it might indict Julian Assange, is looking beyond the Espionage Act of 1917 to other possible offenses, including conspiracy or trafficking in stolen property, according to officials familiar with the investigation. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. acknowledged this week that there were problems with the Espionage Act, a World War I-era law that says the unauthorized possession and dissemination of information related to national defense is illegal. But he also hinted that prosecutors were looking at other statutes with regard to Mr. Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.

NATO Baltic plan delivered by Wikileaks

NATO Baltic plan delivered by Wikileaks 07 Dec 2010 The latest US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks have shown NATO drew up plans to defend the Baltic states against the Russians. According to the cables, the existing defence plan, which supposedly only covered Poland, was extended to include Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The leak shows the small countries lobbied for protection but were urged by the US to keep quiet for fear of upsetting Russia.

IOA using prisoners as medical guinea pigs

IOA using prisoners as medical guinea pigs 06 Dec 2010 Former prisoner and expert on prisoners' affairs Abdulnasser Farwana has said that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) was performing more than 5,000 experimental drug tests on Palestinian prisoners per annum. Farwana said in a research paper presented at the Algerian conference for support of Palestinian prisoners that the Israeli health ministry was granting permits to medicine companies to perform those tests on 15% of prisoners.

Two journalists killed near Pakistan-Afghanistan border

Two journalists killed near Pakistan-Afghanistan border (Committee to Protect Journalists) 06 Dec 2010 At least two journalists were among approximately 50 people killed in a double suicide attack today in Pakistan's Mohmand tribal district, according to international news reports. The reporters' news organizations told the media support group Pakistan Press Foundation that Abdul Wahab of the Urdu-language Express News television channel and Pervez Khan of Waqt TV, were killed in the attack. Another journalist, Mohib Ali of the independently owned News Network International, was injured.

Elizabeth Edwards loses battle with cancer

Elizabeth Edwards Dies of Cancer at 61 08 Dec 2010 Elizabeth Edwards, who as the wife of former Senator John Edwards gave America an intimate look at a candidate’s marriage by sharing his quest for the 2008 presidential nomination as she struggled with incurable cancer and, secretly, with his infidelity, died Tuesday morning, her family said. She was 61. In a life of idyllic successes and crushing reverses, Mrs. Edwards was an accomplished lawyer, the mother of four children and the wife of a wealthy, handsome senator with sights on the White House. But their 16-year-old son was killed in a car crash, cancer struck her at age 55, the political dreams died and, within months, her husband admitted to having had an extramarital affair with a campaign videographer.

Julian Assange in jail on rape charge

Julian Assange in jail on rape charge --Mr Assange denied the charges and high-profile support John Pilger said outside the court that the allegations were a political stitch-up designed to stop him from publishing more embarrassing cables about US military operations and diplomacy. 08 Dec 2010 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed in London after being arrested on a warrant based on four counts of alleged sexual assault committed in Sweden. The 39-year-old Australian was refused bail after a British judge ruled that there was a danger he might flee the country because the judge felt he had weak links to the UK and access to large amounts of money and support through his activity with the whistleblowing website. Senior District Judge Howard Riddle remanded Mr Assange in custody until December 14, when the extradition hearing will begin on whether the internet activist should be forced to return to Sweden to face the sex charges.

Don't shoot messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths

Don't shoot messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths By Julian Assange 08 Dec 2010 WikiLeaks deserves protection, not threats and attacks... Has there been any response from the Australian government to the numerous public threats of violence against me and other WikiLeaks personnel? One might have thought an Australian prime minister would be defending her citizens against such things, but there have only been wholly unsubstantiated claims of illegality. The Prime Minister and especially the Attorney-General are meant to carry out their duties with dignity and above the fray. Rest assured, these two mean to save their own skins.

The Wikileaks sex files: How two one-night stands sparked a worldwide hunt for Julian Assange

The Wikileaks sex files: How two one-night stands sparked a worldwide hunt for Julian Assange --'It has been suggested that the two women had discussed approaching a tabloid newspaper to maximise Assange’s discomfort.' 07 Dec 2020 ...They parted and she took a train back to Enkoping while he took a cab back to his temporary base at Sarah’s flat, where the crayfish party was to be held. You might think it strange that Sarah would want to throw a party in honour of the man about whom she would later make a complaint to police concerning their liaison the night before. This is only one of several puzzling flaws in the prosecution case. A few hours after that party, Sarah apparently Tweeted: 'Sitting outside ... nearly freezing, with the world’s coolest people. It’s pretty amazing!' She was later to try to erase this message. During the party, Assange apparently phoned Jessica and a few hours later she was boasting to friends about her flirtation with him.

Iran arrests over terror attacks

Iran arrests over terror attacks 07 Dec 2010 The Iranian intelligence ministry has arrested members of a terrorist team involved in the recent attacks on two university professors in Tehran. Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, Tehran's chief prosecutor, told Fars News Agency on Tuesday that the terrorist team received training in a neighboring country to carry out the attacks. He also said a number of suspects behind other terrorist attacks in Iran are also under investigation.

Assange Vows to Fight On After Bail Refusal

Assange Vows to Fight On After Bail Refusal 07 Dec 2010 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said he will fight moves to extradite him to Sweden after he was refused bail at a court appearance in London. The 39-year-old has been remanded in custody after appearing before magistrates on an extradition warrant for questioning on sexual assault charges in Sweden. According to sources, the Australian is being held in Wandsworth prison. During the hearing, high-profile supporters of Mr Assange - including film director Ken Loach, veteran journalist John Pilger and socialite Jemima Khan - offered a total of £180,000 bail surety.

Obama Confronts Democrats' Pushback Over Deal on Tax Cuts

Obama Confronts Democrats' Pushback Over Deal on Tax Cuts 07 Dec 2010 President Barack Obama confronted pushback from fellow Democrats today as he begins the job of selling his [insane] agreement with congressional Republicans to temporarily sustain all the Bush-era tax cuts. After almost a week of negotiations between an administration team led by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and budget director Jack Lew, Obama announced last night he’ll accept a deal that would extend current tax rates for high-income taxpayers for two more years in exchange for extending federal unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless and cutting the payroll tax by $120 billion for one year.

MasterCard Plans to Suspend Credit-Card Payments to WikiLeaks

MasterCard Plans to Suspend Credit-Card Payments to WikiLeaks 07 Dec 2010 MasterCard Inc. said it plans to halt the authorization of payments to WikiLeaks, the website that released thousands of secret U.S. military and State Department documents. "MasterCard is currently in the process of working to suspend the acceptance of MasterCard cards on WikiLeaks," said Jim Issokson, a spokesman for the Purchase, New York-based company, in an e-mailed statement today.

Julian Assange refused bail over rape allegations

Julian Assange refused bail over rape allegations --WikiLeaks editor-in-chief remanded in custody until 14 December over [bogus] claims he committed sex offences in Sweden 07 Dec 2010 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was today refused bail and remanded in custody until 14 December over claims he committed sex offences in Sweden. Assange told City of Westminster magistrates court today that he intended to fight his extradition, setting up what could be a long legal battle. The 39-year-old Australian turned himself in to Scotland Yard this morning to face a Swedish arrest warrant.

WikiLeaks: Julian Assange to hand himself in to police after arrest warrant issued

WikiLeaks: Julian Assange to hand himself in to police after arrest warrant issued 06 Dec 2010 Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, will hand himself in to police - possibly as early as Tuesday - after a fresh European Arrest Warrant was issued by the Swedish authorities. Mr Assange is expected to voluntarily attend a police station within the next 24 hours, and will then appear in a magistrates’ court. He is wanted over [bogus] allegations of sexual assault in Sweden.

Julian Assange's lawyers say they are being watched

Julian Assange's lawyers say they are being watched --WikiLeaks founder's lawyers also accuse US state department of inappropriate behaviour in not respecting attorney-client protocol 05 Dec 2010 Lawyers representing the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, say that they have been surveilled by members of the security services and have accused the US state department of behaving "inappropriately" by failing to respect attorney-client protocol. Jennifer Robinson and Mark Stephens of the law firm Finers Stephens Innocent told the Guardian they had been watched by people parked outside their houses for the past week.

WikiLeaks Prompts Review of Govt IT Security

WikiLeaks Prompts Review of Govt IT Security 06 Dec 2010 Government departments have been ordered to review IT security in response to the WikiLeaks cables, the latest of which revealed a secret list of sites which could "critically impact" US security if they were attacked by terrorists. Sir Peter Ricketts, the Prime Minister's national security adviser, has asked for "assurances" from all departments. He has written to each of them, Home Secretary Theresa May told MPs.

Soldier killed by US friendly fire was a New Zealander in British army

Soldier killed by US friendly fire was a New Zealander in British army 07 Dec 2010 A paratrooper killed when an American fighter fired on friendly forces in Afghanistan was a New Zealander serving with British forces. He has been named as Private John "Jack" Howard, from Wellington. It is understood Private Howard was hit by cannon fire from the American F18 jet during a firefight with the Taliban in poor weather conditions.

Assange's Alleged Rape Victims Bragged of Conquests After 'Crimes'

Assange's Alleged Rape Victims Bragged of Conquests After 'Crimes' --When it comes to Assange rape case, the Swedes are making it up as they go along By Barrister James D. Catlin, who acted for Julian Assange in London in October. 02 Dec 2010 Apparently having consensual sex in Sweden without a condom is punishable by a term of imprisonment of a minimum of two years for rape... Both women boasted of their celebrity connection to Assange after the events that they would now see him destroyed for... The phenomena of social networking through the internet and mobile phones constrains Swedish authorities from augmenting the evidence against Assange because it would look even less credible in the face of tweets by Anna Ardin and SMS texts by Sofia Wilén boasting of their respective conquests after the "crimes". In the case of Ardin it is clear that she has thrown a party in Assange’s honour at her flat after the "crime" and tweeted to her followers that she is with "the world’s coolest smartest people, it's amazing!". [Plus, one of the bimbos had ties to the CIA and its flagship terrorist, Luis Posada Carilles. Case closed. --LRP]

Taliban attack kills 2 US-led soldiers

Taliban attack kills 2 US-led soldiers 06 Dec 2010 A bomb explosion has killed two US-led foreign soldiers and two Afghan civilians and wounded 20 others in a bazaar outside a NATO base in southeast Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast in the Gardez district of Paktia, a province located to the south of Kabul and close to the Pakistani border. Major S Justin Platt, front man for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Paktia, confirmed several casualties in the incident.

Petraeus wavers on 2014 withdrawal

Petraeus wavers on 2014 withdrawal 07 Dec 2010 The top US commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, has expressed doubt about the possibility of a troop withdrawal from the war-torn country by 2014. Speaking on the ABC network's "Good Morning America" program on Monday, Petraeus said, "I think no commander ever is going to come out and say, 'I'm confident that we can do this.' But again, I don't think there are any sure things in this kind of endeavor," added Petraeus, who is also the commander of US-led forces. "And I wouldn't be honest with you and with the viewers if I didn't convey that." He said he was not confident that the Afghan government and security forces would be stable and competent enough to take over from the US-led foreign forces in 2014, as envisaged by Washington.

DHS Announces Expansion of 'If You See Something, Say Something' Campaign to Walmart

DHS Announces Expansion of 'If You See Something, Say Something' Campaign to Walmart --Partners include the Mall of America, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Amtrak, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, sports and general aviation industries, and state and local fusion centers across the country. (dhs.gov) 06 Dec 2010 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department's national "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country... Over the past five months, DHS has worked with its federal, state, local and private sector partners, as well as the Department of Justice, to expand the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign and Nationwide SAR Initiative to communities throughout the country--including the recent state-wide expansions of the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign across Minnesota and New Jersey.

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