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Opinion: Ignore Western hypocrisy, Putin will do what he wants | CNN.com

  (CNN) -- All the self-righteous huffing and puffing in Washington over Ukraine jars on European and especially Russian ears after the multiple U.S.-led invasions and interventions in other people's countries of recent years. It's difficult to say what is more astonishing: the double standards exhibited by the White House, or the apparent total la ... ... Continue reading »

Japanese historians slam sex-slave apology review | The Japan Times

A group of Japanese historians Friday stood behind their government’s 1993 apology over wartime sex slavery, slamming Tokyo’s possible move to revise it as “unforgivable”. The landmark apology, known as the Kono Statement because it was issued by then-Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono, acknowledged official complicity in the coercion of females fr ... ... Continue reading »

West Bank Sees Baby Boom Thanks to Sperm Smuggled From Israeli Prisons | TIME.com

A view of Israeli Ayalon prison in Ramla near Tel Aviv in 2013   Leedia Rimawi was on her way to work when the radio on the minibus broadcast the news: a Palestinian woman had given birth to a child conceived by sperm smuggled out of the Israeli prison where her husband was held. “Everyone in the bus realized I was crying,” Rimawi recalls. None had ... ... Continue reading »

IT’S OUR HOLOCAUST! NOT YOURS!! | Desertpeace

Honoring non-Jewish victims could dilute the persecution faced by Jews. * Despite Protests, Non-Jewish Victims Of Holocaust Honored In Memorial Park After Long Struggle   A group of activists unveiled five new stones memorializing non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust at Sheepshead Bay’s Holocaust Memorial Park this weekend, capping off nearly two de ... ... Continue reading »

Associated Press Held CIA Scoop For 3 Years At The Government's Request | huffingtonpost

NEW YORK -- The Associated Press revealed Thursday that retired FBI agent Robert Levinson was working with the CIA at the time he went missing in Iran in 2007. The AP's explosive report on Levinson's CIA ties contradicted the U.S. government’s long-running contention that he was visiting Iran as a private citizen when he disappeared. The AP acknowl ... ... Continue reading »

Israel poised for a $173M boost from the U.S. for missile defense | Washington Times

Israel is poised to receive $173 million for its missile defense program from the United States, as lawmakers signed off on a new spending plan to help protect the nation from Hezbollah’s growing arsenal. The Jerusalem Post reported that Israeli intelligence believes the radical group with ties to Iran and based in Lebanon has about 5,000 long-rang ... ... Continue reading »

Missing American in Iran was working for CIA | theindependent

An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that, when it came to light inside the government, produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent history of the CIA _ but all in secret, an Associated Press investigation found.   The CIA paid Robert Levinson' ... ... Continue reading »

NEJM editor: “No longer possible to believe much of clinical research published” | The Ethical Nag

Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Marcia Angell is the author of The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It. But more to the point, she’s also the former Editor-in-Chief at the New England Journal of Medicine, arguably one of the most respected medical journals on earth. But after reading her article in the New York ... ... Continue reading »

President Obama accused of lying over Syrian intelligence in sarin gas attack by award-winning journalist Seymour Hersh | dailymail

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist has accused President Obama of lying to the American people earlier this year when he blamed President Bashar al-Assad for a sarin-gas attack that killed hundreds of Syrian civilians in August.   Seymour Hersh, 76, who had previously described the official account of the 2011 raid which killed Osama Bin Laden as ... ... Continue reading »

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