Category Archives: Bin Laden

A remaining realm of American excellence

A remaining realm of American excellence BY GLENN GREENWALD (updated below) When President Obama announced the killing of Osama bin Laden on the evening of May 1, he said something which I found so striking at the time and still do: “tonight, we are … Continue reading

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Al-Awlaki: Obama’s Murder

Al-Awlaki: Obama’s Murder from Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place by Richard Silverstein If Barack Obama is going to bring the act of targeted killing to its acme during his presidency and take all the political credit, as questionable as … Continue reading

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British colonial strategy and the 9/11 blowback

British colonial strategy and the 9/11 blowback by Nu’man Abd al-Wahid   Osama bin Laden gained his reputation as a militant Islamist during the Western backed counter-insurgency – so-called “jihad” – against the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980’s … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 6/13/11: Did Bin Laden Borrow His Porn Stash From Manuel Noriega? (Updated)

INDEX (stories follow)  The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Thursday, Day 110 from The Nation Blogs: Media Fix by Greg Mitchell EVENTS Chinese riots enter third day King of Jordan: pelted with stone  from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب by noreply@blogger.com (As’ad AbuKhalil) … Continue reading

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Did Bin Laden Borrow His Porn Stash From Manuel Noriega? (Updated)

Did Bin Laden Borrow His Porn Stash From Manuel Noriega? (Updated) On 05.14.11, By Max http://api.tweetmeme.com/button.js?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmaxblumenthal.com%2F2011%2F05%2Fdid-bin-laden-borrow-his-porn-stash-from-manuel-noriega%2F&source=maxblumenthal&style=normal After the US captured Noriega, it claimed to have found porn, cocaine and “voodoo” materials in his home Apparently it wasn’t enough that Osama … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 5/26/11: Sectarian agenda of the Arab counter-revolution

INDEX (stories follow) The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Thursday, Day 180 EVENTS Top 5 Arab Spring Stories Today from Informed Comment by Juan House of Saud rally for Mubarak from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب by noreply@blogger.com (As’ad AbuKhalil) Prisoners you … Continue reading

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Playing the China Card Has the Obama Administration Miscalculated in Pakistan?

Tomgram: Dilip Hiro, Pakistan’s Other Partner from TomDispatch – Blog by Dilip Hiro In the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden, outrage against Pakistan has become commonplace in Washington, as exasperation grows, pressure builds, and the threats multiply.  Members of Congress from both … Continue reading

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Obama’s Middle East Speech: He Just Didn’t Get It

Obama’s Middle East Speech: He Just Didn’t Get It from Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place by Richard Silverstein I’ve just listened to (start at around the 5:00 mark to avoid Hillary’s intro) and read Barack Obama’s Middle East speech.  And while … Continue reading

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In the Belly of the Beast: 5/18/11: The quaint and obsolete Nuremberg principles

INDEX (stories follow) The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Wednesday, Day 172 from The Nation Blogs: Media Fix by Greg Mitchell “POLITICS” The quaint and obsolete Nuremberg principles BY GLENN GREENWALD Chris Hedges: ‘We Speak in the Language of Terrorism’ from Chris Hedges on … Continue reading

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Bin Laden, Geronimo and historical memory: the case for accuracy

Bin Laden, Geronimo and historical memory: the case for accuracy from World War 4 Report blogs by Bill Weinberg In what is surely a great moment in bad timing, the killing of Osama bin Laden—and the news that the Navy SEALS had code-named him … Continue reading

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