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International Developments


– Failures and lies of US drone policy exposed in new film, check it out here

– “The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Monday demanded the United States explain abuses allegedly committed at Guantanamo prison, especially its practice of force-feeding inmates on hunger strike

– Syrian Electronic Army takes credit for hacking Obama’s Twitter account

– “The United States could lose access to an important law enforcement tool used to track terrorist money flows, German officials said Monday, as Europe weighed a response to allegations that the Americans spied on their closest European allies.

Middle East

– “Yemeni security officials said that an explosion followed by what sounded like heavy gunfire had been heard near the U.S. Embassy in the capital Sanaa late Monday, but government spokesmen later said that the blast was fireworks from a wedding procession.

– Max Blumenthal talks about his new book “Goliath” and more about Israel

– Another green-on-blue attack, but an Afghan soldier died this time

– British soldiers photographed for giving Nazi-salute in Afghanistan, all are failures and do not have any of my respect.

– “Oil-rich Kuwait said Monday that the generous cradle-to-grave welfare system provided to its 1.2 million citizens was “unsustainable” and it was time for change.

– Syrian Christians fear the future 

– “International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi held talks in Damascus on Monday at the end of a Middle East tour to promote a Syrian peace conference, but regional tensions have cast a pall over his mission.


– “Libya is liberated, but please don’t visit!

– “Security forces fired teargas to disperse hundreds of students protesting against Egypt’s military-installed government at Cairo’s al-Azhar university on Monday, a week before ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi is due to face trial.

– Al-Shabaab is rebuilding forces in Somalia

– Here we go again. “Egypt’s top prosecutor on Monday ordered an investigation into a complaint that satirist Bassem Youssef, known as the country’s “Jon Stewart,” harmed national interests by ridiculing the country’s military in his first program of the season.” [cont’d.]

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Daniel Wright is a longtime blogger and currently writes for Shadowproof. He lives in New Jersey, by choice.