March 15, 2012

Obama Keeps Yemen Journalist in Prison

Jeremy Scahill, The Nation

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Unlike most journalists covering Al Qaeda, Shaye risked his life to travel to areas controlled by Al Qaeda and to interview its leaders. He also conducted several interviews with the radical cleric Anwar al Awlaki. Shaye did the last known interview with Awlaki just before it was revealed that Awlaki, a US citizen, was on a CIA/JSOC hit list. “We were only exposed to Western media and Arab media funded by the West, which depicts only one image...

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March 4, 2012
Obama's Burden on the Iranian Nuclear Threat
New York Daily News
The President must get much tougher, right now, to stop Tehran's Bomb. more ››
March 2, 2012
Obama to Iran & Israel: I Don't Bluff
Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
Dismissing a strategy of "containment" as unworkable, the president tells me it's "unacceptable" for the Islamic Republic of Iran to have a nuclear weapon. more ››
March 2, 2012
Danger in Xi's Rebuff to Obama
Philip Stephens, Financial Times
When Xi Jinping tipped up at the White House recently Barack Obama made a proposal. The president said they both had an interest in setting up a serious dialogue between the US and Chinese armed forces. Mr Xi, who expects to ... more ››