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McChrystal’s Kabul. Like Baghdad, a magnet for psychopathic killers and spies

In AMERICA, ASIA, OBAMA on 14/06/2009 at 2:32 PM

In assuming command of NATO forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal will have immense control over a Western military and contractor presence in the country that has turned the Afghan capital of Kabul into a “Baghdad East,” a place where psychopathic assassins, Chinese prostitute spies, and opium smugglers run rampant. And in a departure from past strategy in the war-torn country, the Obama administration is launching an “information war” in Afghanistan that will paint the Afghan government of Hamid Karzai as a beacon of democracy and stamp out any news or other information that could be seen as harmful to the U.S. war effort against Afghan insurgents who are opposed to the foreign military presence in their country… Wayne Madsen Report

Stiglitz Says Ties to Wall Street Doom Bank Rescue

In AMERICA, ECONOMY, OBAMA on 17/04/2009 at 1:35 PM

The Obama administration’s bank- rescue efforts will probably fail because the programs have been designed to help Wall Street rather than create a viable financial system, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said. “All the ingredients they have so far are weak, and there are several missing ingredients,” Stiglitz said in an interview yesterday. The people who designed the plans are “either in the pocket of the banks or they’re incompetent.” The Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, isn’t large enough to recapitalize the banking system, and the administration hasn’t been direct in addressing that shortfall, he said… Bloomberg

Obama faced with security problem at outset of transition process

In AMERICA, CIA / FBI, CLINTON, ISRAEL, OBAMA on 06/11/2008 at 11:20 AM

WMR has learned from informed U.S. intelligence sources that prospective Barack Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has an active FBI counter-intelligence file maintained on him. Emanuel’s rise to the Chief of Staff position may pose a significant security problem for President-elect Obama if the FBI insists on conducting the full background security investigation normally required for senior White House officials. Questions about Emanuel’s links to the Israeli intelligence service, the Mossad, were allegedly so great that President Bill Clinton was forced to dismiss Emanuel from the White House staff in 1998. One of the FBI agents who discovered Emanuel’s dealings with Israeli intelligence was, according to our sources, the late FBI counter-terrorism Assistant Director John O’Neill… Wayne Madsen Report

Australian PM Kevin Rudd – “Nuke strike would make 9/11 insignificant” and other weird warnings

In AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, EUROPE, OBAMA, TERRORISM on 21/10/2008 at 11:49 AM

Over the last 72 hours there has been a strange melange of cryptic messages leaked from world political leaders about what could be in store for America over the next few months. These predictions of impending doom come from England, France, Australia and the United States. In each case there has been a press releases or news expose’ predicting huge and building threats emerging from faceless enemies in shadowy places. Joe Biden set the stage at a Seattle fund raiser for VIP’s last Sunday when he told the audience about an “international crisis” that will test Barack Obama’s Presidency should he be elected… Daily Newscaster