Monthly Archives: March 2012

Petrodollar crisis: The U.S. dollar’s days could be numbered

“(China) executes a consistent strategy of developing world-class refining facilities in partnership with OPEC suppliers. Such relationships mean economic leverage that could soon subordinate U.S. relations with the same countries… China is running circles around the United States when it comes to locking up strategic oil supplies worldwide.”

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The Nozette case: When is an Israeli spy not a spy?

Nozette pleaded guilty of “attempted espionage for providing classified information to a person he believed to be an Israeli intelligence officer” in September 2011… The indictment does not allege that the government of Israel or anyone acting on its behalf committed any offense under U.S. laws in this case. –  Department of Justice.

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A history of Israel’s crimes against humanity

“Israel is engaged in a long war of annihilation against Palestinian society. The objective is to destroy the Palestinian nation and drive it back into pre-modern groupings based on the tribe, the clan and the enclave. This is the last phase of the Zionist colonial mission, culminating in inaccessible townships, camps, villages, districts, all of them to be walled or fenced off, and patrolled by a powerful army which, in the absence of a proper military objective, is really an over-equipped police force, with F16s, Apaches, tanks, artillery, commando units and hi-tech surveillance at its disposal” – Israeli poet and novelist Yitzhak Laor (London Review of Books, January 2009).

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Israel: West Bank ‘settlers’ monopolize water supplies

“The first step is marking the area as a tourist site with a new Hebrew name. The next involves erection of various structures, including benches and picnic tables, and closing off pools. All these activities, the report says, are carried out without permits… (Palestinians) are afraid of approaching the water sources due to settler violence, especially of local security coordinators…”

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