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Syrian rebels Declare War on al Qaeda

Syrian rebels said on Friday the assassination of one of their top commanders by al Qaeda-linked militants was tantamount to a declaration of war, opening a new front for the Western-backed fighters struggling against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

e Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Islamists, whose smaller but more effective forces control most

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Another Accused Nazi War Criminal will Stand Trial

A German court says a 92-year-old former member of the Nazis’ Waffen SS will go on trial in September on allegations he executed a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944.

Undated photo provided by Yad Vashem Archives Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 shows Dutch-born Siert Bruins who is now German. The now 91-year-old former member of

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Washington Declares Hacking an Act of War

Revelations from European leaders on Monday that the National Security Agency bugged European Union offices in Washington and hacked into its computer network bring to light hypocrisy on the part of the U.S. government.

 

In 2011, the Pentagon released its first formal cyber strategy, which called computer hacking from other nations

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Vermont Decriminalizes Marijuana

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As of Monday, Vermont will be the 17th state to decriminalize marijuana possession. A bill passed earlier this year goes into effect then.

The measure, House Bill 200, was sponsored by Rep. Christopher Pearson (P-Burlington), with a tripartisan group of 38 cosponsors. It ends criminal penalties for the possession of up to

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Putin: War may be Necessary to Defeat Monsanto Protection Act

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While I was listening to a recent interview with Graham Hancock about his new novel and his TED lecture, the startling claim was made that Russian President Vladimir Putin commented that war might be a necessary result of the Monsanto Protection Act. I was skeptical, but did a little digging around,

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Obama’s First Strike Policy

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I have now had the chance to read Obama’s Report on Nuclear Employment Strategy of the United States, that just came out on Friday, June 21, 2013. The critical passage can be found on page 5:

“The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review established the Administration’s goal to set conditions that would allow the United States

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Drug War Shows no Sign of Letting up

With both Colorado and Washington state moving to legalise the recreational use of marijuana in past months, numerous commentators have posited that this is the turning of the tide in the US government’s long running and largely futile “War on Drugs”, which began in earnest under the Nixon administration following the hedonistic excesses of the

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HSBC: Double Standard Drug War

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Matt Taibbi: ‘Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves The Drug War Is A Joke’

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By Matt Taibbi

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If you’ve ever been arrested on a drug charge, if you’ve ever spent even a day in

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U.S. Government May be Worlds Most Prolific Hacker

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The United States government is investing tens of millions of dollars each year on offensive hacking operations in order to exploit vulnerabilities in the computers of its adversaries, Reuters reports.

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According to an in-depth article published Friday by journalist Joseph Menn, the US and its Department of Defense contractors

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AUMF: A Blank Check for War at Will

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For both fiscal and ethical reasons, it is time Congress cancelled AUMF and reclaimed oversight of US military engagements

A handful of Democratic and Republican senators are considering a rewrite of 60 of the most consequential words to ever pass through Congress. The Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), passed after

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Syria: Israel Has Made a “Declaration of War”

A Syrian official called an attack Sunday on the nation’s military research facility a “declaration of war” by Israel.

An image taken from a YouTube video purportedly shows an explosion on a mountain filmed from a Damascus suburb Saturday

In an interview with CNN, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Mekdad said

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Analysts: Israel may Face War with Syria, Iran Within 3 Months

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Israeli intelligence officials say the moment is fast approaching when the country’s so-called “red line” triggers for military action in both Syria and Iran will have been crossed.

President Bashar al-Assad is already believed to have crossed the line in Syria by using chemical weapons.

And there is now a widely shared view

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Ex-U.S. Soldier May Face Death Penalty for Fighting with Syrian Rebels

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A former US soldier who allegedly fought Syrian government forces with a group linked to al-Qaeda could face the death penalty, prosecutors have said.

They told a court that Eric Harroun, 30, could face execution if his actions are found to have caused a death.

During interviews with the FBI, Mr Harroun allegedly said

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Full Declaration of War Statement Issued by North Korea

The moves of the U.S. imperialists to violate the sovereignty of the DPRK and encroach upon its supreme interests have entered an extremely grave phase. Under this situation, the dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un, brilliant commander of Mt. Paektu, convened an urgent operation meeting on the performance of duty of the Strategic Rocket

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Again: N. Korea Says War Could Erupt at any Moment (Video)

 

North Korea is cutting its military hotline with South Korea, the final official communications channel between the two countries – saying “war could break out at any time”.

Pyongyang’s anger at the international community, particularly the US, has escalated in recent weeks. The regime was slapped with increased UN sanctions after its February 12

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Legislation: U.S. Must Back Israel in Iranian Conflict

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A bipartisan group of US senators are pushing for a legislation to force the government to prop up any military action that the Israeli government adopts against Iran in “self-defense.”

The non-binding measure, introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), is actually aimed at pushing President Barack Obama to intensify sanctions against

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U.S. Prepared to Retaliate for Chinese Hacking

As public evidence mounts that the Chinese military is responsible for stealing massive amounts of U.S. government data and corporate trade secrets, the Obama administration is eyeing fines and other trade actions it may take against Beijing or any other country guilty of cyberespionage.

According to officials familiar with the plans, the White House

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Do Chinese Troop Movements Signal War?

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Tanks, one by one, moving along a main road in China’s coastal Fujian province. Driving up speculations that the Chinese military may be warming up for war.

Local residents took these pictures between February 3 to February 6. At times, the line of tanks and artillery blocked traffic for several miles.

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Panetta: Never Ending Drone War Necessary

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According to United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the U.S. must indefinitely extend the drone war against al Qaeda in Pakistan and elsewhere in order to prevent a terror attack on U.S. soil.

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Compelling War Photographs from Syria

Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic returned to Syria earlier this month, where he has been traveling the war-torn streets of Damascus with the Free Syrian Army. His past 24 hours were especially harrowing, as he accompanied an FSA group on an attack mission. Tomasevic captured the scene as one rebel was shot and killed in front

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