Sunday, July 28, 2013

13-07-29 US: Turned into a 3rd world nation - by choice...

80 Percent Of U.S. Adults Face Near-Poverty, Unemployment: Survey
By Hope Yen
Hardship is particularly growing among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among that racial group about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987.

13-07-29 US promises Russia not to torture Snowden...

A Shameful Day to Be a US Citizen
By Dave Lindorff
If this were a country that honored the rule of law, Attorney General Holder would not need to promise not to torture.

13-07-29 Egypt: 'Most Were Shot In The Face - Only One In The Back'

Eyewitness In Egypt: 'Most Were Shot In The Face – Only One In The Back' 

By Robert Fisk
July 27, 2013 "Information Clearing House - "The Independent" -  Aiman Husseini was lying by the wall. Khaled Abdul Nasser had his name written in black ink on his white shroud just to the left of the door. There were 37 corpses in the room. It was swamped in blood. The doctors had blood on their shirts. It wasn't long before we had blood on our shoes. There were ribbons of it, dark brown, where they brought the stretchers in, even on the walls. The hospital next to the Rabaa mosque was packed with men and women in tears. Many of them talked about God. "These people are in the sun," a doctor said to me. "They are with God. We are just in the shade."
Believers all, I suppose. And the dead? Perhaps it requires a medical report to understand this many dead. Shot in the face, most of them, several in the eyes, many in the chest. I saw only one body which they claimed was shot in the back. Most of the faces they showed me were bearded. A massacre? Most certainly. And these were only a few of the dead. What on earth did General Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi intend to do when he called on Egyptians to give their support to him on the streets on Friday?