When Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu charged US General Martin Dempsey as a puppet of Iran this week, two top-ranking US lawmakers were also visiting abroad. Neither Senators John McCain nor Lindsey Graham came to refute those claims, however.
Responding to US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey’s reasoning that a strike on Iran would be “destabilizing” for peace talks and “not prudent” for America’s efforts, PM Binyamin Netanyahu critiqued the respected military official this week as unwilling to aid the allied Israel. Dempsey’s comments, said the prime minister, “served the Iranians” and would only worsen international relations when… Continue reading
It was a kindergarten class piece of art that Jessie Sansone probably won’t want to hang on the refrigerator anytime soon.
After Jesse Sansone’s 4-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun, cops handcuffed the clueless father and dragged him off to jail. It was there that the dad was stripped of his clothes and searched by the authorities. Sansone was never charged with a crime.
Sansone wasn’t expecting to be greeted by police when he went to pick up his three children from school last week. Faculty there had become concerned, however, after the man’s 4-year-old daughter drew an… Continue reading
Interpol’s main website has been downed by the Anonymous hacker group in retaliation for the international police agency’s hacker arrests worldwide. And such attacks will continue, the hacktivists promise.
The website Interpol.int was unreachable for a half hour on Wednesday. Access was later restored, although the loading time remains slow. The attack appears to have been conducted using a botnet. Anonymous Twitter accounts tweeted “interpol.int seems to be #TangoDown. We can’t say that this surprises us much,” and “Looks like interpol.int is having some traffic issues. Now who would have expected that?”
The attacks came as Interpol announced the arrests… Continue reading
Elderly people are being “let down” by poor standards of care in hospitals and care homes in Britain, reveals a report from the Commission on Improving Dignity in Care for Older People.
The commission, set up last summer by Age UK, the NHS Confederation, and the Local Government Association (LGA), warned that the care of older people living in the UK needed fundamental change.
Issuing a call to end the “persistent failings” in the current health and social care system, it also urged “patronizing language” to old people to be banned.
The commission’s report also said “fundamental changes to culture,… Continue reading
With the US labeling the Syrian President as a “war criminal” and France calling for his prosecution in the International Criminal Court, the West appears to be ratcheting up its rhetoric against the Syrian government.
On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before a Senate subcommittee on the State Department’s budget. Pressured by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) into answering whether she thinks Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad fits the definition of a war criminal, Clinton said: “Based on definitions of war criminal and crimes against humanity, there would be an argument to be made that he would fit into… Continue reading
New revelations show the British spy agency MI6 has been cooperating with its American peer, the CIA, in the torture and rendition of terror suspects around the world.
While the British governments have repeatedly denied that British agents were involved in the practice, The Sunday Telegraph said it has seen classified documents that show London has been lying.
According to the paper, the MI6 both submitted vital intelligence and provided support to the CIA during rendition of suspects and allowed one of its airbases to be used by the US spy agency for illegal rendition operations.
The MI6 has also… Continue reading
The UN Security Council has urged Russia and China not to veto a new resolution on Syria amid reports that the death toll in the conflict has topped 7,500. Meanwhile, anti-regime rhetoric has intensified with the US branding Assad a war criminal.
Washington has said the draft resolution places more emphasis on getting humanitarian aid to civilians in besieged areas of the violence-torn nation.
The Security Council aims to win the support of Russia and China, who blocked previous attempts at passing a resolution.
The new document calls for an immediate halt to violence in the country and the withdrawal… Continue reading
This was the terrifying moment a brave young mother battled to keep her beloved horse calm as sea water closed in on the animal after he became trapped in mud ‘like quicksand’.
Exhausted and mud-splattered, Nicole Graham clung to her trapped horse Astro for three hours keeping his head high in a race against the tide.
The 78-stone show horse had sunk into quagmire-like mud and was facing… Continue reading
(Reuters) – Greek ministers agreed deep cuts to the minimum wage on Tuesday, slashing living standards for low-paid workers as Athens began implementing measures demanded by international lenders in return for a 130 billion euro (110 billion pound) rescue package.
Cabinet approved the cuts, which will hit workers already struggling after more than four years of deep recession, as it signed off on a series of steps agreed in principle by parliament last week, a government official said.
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