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Admiral Admits Ground Forces may hit Libya

Speaking to members of Congress today, Adm. James Stavridis admitted that, while allied forces were not yet considering the deployment of troops on the ground in Libya, it was a possibility.

This could run counter to President Barack Obama’s pledge that no U.S. soldiers would set foot on the ground in the embattled country, where

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Video: Inside an RAF Tornado Enroute to Attack

A crew member from the rear seat of a British Tornado films a potion of a flight on their way to attack Libyan forces, but not before inching up to get a drink of midair fuel. British Tornado took part in co-ordinated strikes on Thursday on armoured vehicles belonging to Gaddafi’s forces which threatening civilians

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Jesuit Order Settles Huge Lawsuit

A US Jesuit order has agreed to pay $166.1 million to compensate nearly 500 victims of decades-long “horrific” sexual and psychological abuse by priests in five US states, lawyers said Friday.

The US Northwest chapter of the Rome-based Society of Jesus agreed to the payout — which lawyers said is the biggest by a

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Researchers Investigate if Humans Descended from Mars

Mars Protesters

A team of researchers at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a device that will study whether life on Earth descended from organisms that were originated on Mars and carried to our planet aboard meteorites — a theory that would make all humans of Martian-descent.

MIT research scientist

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America’s True Agenda for Pushing Mid-East Democracy

Why America is really so concerned about the push for democracy in the Middle East.

A Brief Refresher Course

Uncle Sam

America is the spawn of empire building and from the start has itself engaged heavily in that activity. In nearly all cases it has shown a preference for bribery, coercion, intimidation and

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More Middle East Uprisings

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Marines to Loiter Near Libya

About 2,200 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will take part in support operations based aboard USS Kearsarge at sea. Those support operations have thus far included air strikes and one rescue operation. The overall mission is to help end the violence directed at the Libyan people. UPDATE: To date, the 26th Marine Expeditionary

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Pinching Pennies: Brits to Link Retirement with Longevity

Millions of employees could see their retirement pushed back at least 12 months every two years after George Osborne announced plans to link the pension age to rising longevity.

In a move intended to halt the trend for workers to spend a growing proportion of their lives in retirement, the Chancellor announced a mechanism to

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Pigs Genetically Altered for Transplant Organs

“The genetically modified piglets could bring hope to people who are in need of organ transplants but have failed to find a donor,” the Nanjing-based Yangtze Evening Post quoted Zhao Zijian, head of the Metabolic Disease Research Center at Nanjing Medical University, as saying.

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Libyan Air Force Destroyed

Col Muammar Gaddafi’s air force “no longer exists as a fighting force”, the commander of British aircraft operating over Libya has said.

Air Vice Marshal Greg Bagwell said the allies could now operate “with near impunity” over the skies of Libya.

He said they were now applying unrelenting pressure on the Libyan armed forces.

He

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F-35: Defense Spending of Biblical Proportions

The U.S. will ultimately spend $1 trillion for these fighter planes. Where’s the outrage over Washington’s culture of waste?

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an impressive aircraft: a fifth generation multirole fighter plane with stealth technology. It’s also a symbol of everything that’s wrong with defense spending in America.

In

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China Tightens Grip on Freedom

China is tightening up its online censorship even more, the Times reports.

The story recounts an eye-opening anecdote: a Chinese entrepreneur was on the phone with his girlfriend, and quipped, quoting Shakespeare: “The lady doth protest too much.” Upon the word “protest,” the phonecall cut off. He was speaking

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Rosenberg Co-Conspirator Reveals Full Role

Morton Sobell, who was convicted with Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in 1951 in an espionage conspiracy case and finally admitted nearly six decades later that he had been a Soviet spy, now says he helped copy hundreds of pages of secret Air Force documents stolen

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U.S. PsyOps in Libya Intercepted

The U.S. military has dispatched one of its secret propaganda planes to the skies around Libya. And that “Commando Solo” aircraft is telling Libyan ships to remain in port – or risk NATO retaliation.

We know this, not because some Pentagon official said so, but because one Dutch radio geek is monitoring the

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What Prompted a U.S. Attack

This first video detail’s some of the actions planned for the first phase of the assault on Libyan forces loyal to Gadhafi.

Some of the issues covered in this video commentary of recent U.S. Military Action on Libya:

What prompted a US attack? Does the US have a firm Exit Strategy? Is the possibility

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Is This Another Illegal War?

By Eric Blair

What balls! What hubris! What hypocrisy! What happened to America?

Once again, America has preemptively attacked a sovereign nation that posed no threat to her without a declaration of war from the people’s representatives. Apparently the U.S. president now gets permission from the U.N. to spend U.S. taxpayer dollars on unprovoked

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Food, Water Radioactive, Radiation Double-Speak Game

Japanese Nuclear Plant in Ruins

As the situation in Fukushima continues to deteriorate, radiation levels keep rising. Now the food and water near (and inside) Tokyo is becoming irradiated. Reuters reports that the water in Tokyo is now contaminated with radioactive iodine (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011…).

AP is also reporting that both spinach and

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U.S. Pulls Trigger on Libya

As the attacks began, Libyan state TV claimed that ‘civilian’ targets in Tripoli were being bombarded by ‘planes of crusader enemies’. It later added that the international coalition had also ‘targeted ‘fuel stores’ for Misurata, which Gaddafi’s forces attacked with tanks and heavy artillery on Friday, killing more than 40 people.

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Egypt Arming Libyan Rebels

CAIRO—Egypt’s military has begun shipping arms over the border to Libyan rebels with Washington’s knowledge, U.S. and Libyan rebel officials said.

Armed Libyan Rebel Forces Stand Ready at a Chackpoint

The shipments—mostly small arms such as assault rifles and ammunition—appear to be the first confirmed case of an outside government arming the rebel

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U.S. Deploying More Ships to Mediterranean

A US CH-43 helicopter lands on the USS Bataan

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States is deploying additional warships to the Mediterranean to support possible United Nations-approved military action in Libya, the US Navy said Friday.

The USS Bataan, a helicopter-carrying amphibious assault ship, and two other vessels were deployed ahead of schedule,

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