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Breaking: U.S. Navy moves closer to Libya
Tripoli, Libya — Military camps on the outskirts of Ajdabiya were being bombed by military airplanes Wednesday morning, a tribal leader said.
WikiLeaks: Local Mexican Governments Corrupted by Drug Money Leave Citizens Nowhere to Turn Author: rowan
3/01/11, Busch, FPIF, WikiLeaks: Local Mexican Governments Corrupted by Drug Money Leave Citizens Nowhere to Turn…
The Real US National Security Budget: 1.2 Trillion Author: rowan
3/01/11 Hellmann, MoJo, The Real US National Security Budget: 1.2 Trillion…
Arab Uprising Bypasses Domestic Slaves Author: rowan
3/01/11, Russeau, IPS, Arab Uprising Bypasses Domestic Slaves…
The U.S. Owes China $1.2 Trillion Author: rowan
3/01/11 Goldstein, NPR, The U.S. Owes China $1.2 Trillion…
Die wahren Kosten der Kohle
Harvard Medical School: 345 Milliarden US-Dollar versteckte Kosten verdreifachen Preis für Kohlestrom
Afghanistan, February 2011 – The Big Picture
The buildup of forces in Afghanistan is complete, with the number of US troops there the highest yet. The surge is part of President Obama’s campaign to take the battle to the Taliban strongholds in the south and east, while accelerating training of Afghan security forces. In February, suicide attacks by militants increased, and villagers and Afghan officials accused NATO of killing a large number of civilians in airstrikes. The images in this month’s post show Afghans and NATO-led soldiers working and living through moments of sheer terror and numbing poverty. Through the strife, we see glimpses of the enduring human spirit.
Diesel-Ruß heizt dem Klima ein
Die Erderwärmung muss auf zwei Grad begrenzt werden, um eine Klimakatastrophe zu verhindern. Ein halbes Grad Reduktion könnte allein mit einer Bekämpfung kurzlebiger Klimagase wie Rußpartikel, Methan und Ozon erreicht werden, heißt es in einer Studie des UN-Umweltprogramms UNEP.Von Johanna Treblin
Study Offers Warning About Next Potential Mass Extinction
The Earth has undergone mass extinctions, during which more than 75% of existing species disappear, exactly five times in the past 540 million years. If things continue as they are we may be at the beginning of the sixth, a group of biologists and…
No-fly zone for Libya would require attack: Gates
“Let’s just call a spade a spade. A no-fly zone begins with an attack on Libya to destroy the air defenses … and then you can fly planes around the country and not worry about our guys being shot down,” Gates said during a congressional hearing.
Russia slams ‘no-fly zone’ plan as cracks appear in Libya strategy
Both Moscow and the Arab League, which is expected to pass a resolution in Cairo next Wednesday, expressing opposition to outside intervention. Even in the US, doubts about the viability of no-fly zones were beginning to surface, notably in testimony given in a Capitol Hill hearing by General James Mattis, commander of US Central Command. “My military opinion is that it would be challenging,” he warned members of the Senate. “You would have to remove air defence capability in order to establish a no-fly zone, so no illusions here. It would be a military operations – it wouldn’t be just telling people not to fly airplanes.”
Jerusalem approves settler homes
The Jerusalem municipality approves 14 new apartments for Jewish settlers in Ras al-Amud, an Arab neighbourhood of East Jerusalem.
Gaddafi Konto bei Goldman Sachs
Der libysche Diktator unterhielt Milliarden-Konten bei Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan und Citigroup. Auch in Europa war der Tyrann aktiv – trotz strenger Geldwäschegesetze. Wie war das möglich?
Why Easy Decisions Can Be So Hard Author: Jonah Lehrer
Why does it take so long to make the simplest of decisions, such as selecting a tube of toothpaste from a store? Neuroscience blogger Jonah Lehrer describes a new study showing how a shelf cluttered with options may lead us to automatically assume our choices must really matter, even they don’t.

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