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Falsified Oil Rig Inspections and Other Improprieties

Oil RigUS Inspector General Report

On May 24, Mary L. Kendall, Acting Interior Department Inspector General's memo to her boss, Secretary Ken Salazar, discussed an "Investigative Report," titled "Island Operating Company, et al," addressing allegations that Lake Charles, Louisiana District Office Minerals Management Service (MMS) employees (in charge of inspections and oversight) "accepted gifts from oil and gas production companies."

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Erasing Iraq. The Human Costs of Carnage

Erasing Iraqby Ludwig Watzal

Nobody seems to talk anymore about the human sufferings and the costs of the US-led invasion of Iraq. Under President Barack Obama the US is still unwilling to end the illegal occupation of this country and take the partners of the “coalition of the willing” and leave the country. All the talk about a prospective “withdrawal” from Iraq seems mere rhetoric.

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Vilifying Justice Goldstone

Richard J. GoldstoneThis writer's September 21, 2009 article titled "Goldstone Commission Gaza Conflict Findings and Reactions"

On April 3, 2009, a UN press release stated:

"The Human Rights Council (HRC) today announced the appointment of Richard J. Goldstone....to lead an independent (four-person) fact-finding mission to investigate international human rights and humanitarian law violations related to the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip....The team will be supported by staff of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights....Today's appointment comes following the adoption of a resolution by the Human Rights Council....to address 'the grave violations of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly due to the recent Israeli military attacks against the occupied Gaza Strip."

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Memorial Day: Home Front

Rick Anderson's 'Home Front'Foreword to Rick Anderson's 'Home Front'
Clarity Press

I was first approached by Clarity Press, Inc. to write a Foreword to Rick Anderson's remarkable book on the dismal treatment of American GIs by their own government because of my expertise related to American research and development of biochemical weapons of mass destruction and the shipment of same by the U.S. to the regime of Saddam Hussein in the 1980s-the very weapons which ostensibly occasioned the Bush administration's war on Iraq in 2003 - as recounted in my lecture on "BioWarfare, Terror Weapons and the U.S.:  Home Brew?", published by Counterpunch.org on 25 April 2002.  Previously, I had drafted the Biological Weapons Anti-terrorism Act of 1989, the U.S. domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972, that was passed unanimously by both Houses of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Bush Sr.  In the Fall of 1990 I served as Counsel for the successful defense of U.S.

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'Iran Was Not What We Had Thought'

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Iran fansAlthough the relentless and incessant spates of mainstream media's psychological warfare have turned Iran into a hazardous and insecure region in the eyes of global public opinions, thousands of Western tourists "take the risk" of traveling to Iran each year to behold in person the concealed and withheld realities of the peaceful and magnificent Iran which a hawkish leader had idiotically categorized as a part of the so-called "Axis of Evil".

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The Insidious Wiles of Foreign Influence: Trump, Bin Salman, and Netanyahu

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Brett Kavanaugh and Mohammad bin Salman

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