Journalists who engage in war propaganda must be held accountable
by Thierry Meyssan http://www.voltairenet.org/Journalists- ... age-in-war
The war propaganda has entered [>] a new phase, involving the coordinated action of satellite TV stations.
CNN, France24, the BBC and Al Jazeera have become instruments of disinformation used [by The Superpower] to demonize governments and justify armed aggressions.
These practices are illegal under international law and the impunity of the perpetrators must be stopped.
Aug 17, 3:08 PM EDT
London police charge 1,000th person in riots probe http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/ ... 7-15-08-55
U.K. police have arrested more than 3,000 people over riots
two men in northwestern England...were handed stiff jail terms [4-year sentences] for inciting disorder through social networking sites.
The riots discussed never occurred.
17 August 2011 Last updated at 14:47 ET
Met officers cleared over hacking misconduct claimshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14559802
Click on link at para 4 of text body ("The IPCC report ")
IPCC decisions on MPA referrals relating to the conduct of Sir Paul Stephenson, John Yates, Andy Hayman and Peter Clarke in connection with the Metropolitan Police Service response to phone hacking
17 August 2011
then pagedown to end of doc, click on URL at end of line beginning
"The assessment and rationale behind these decisions can be found in full here...."
The MPA Committee considered a number of complaints from members of the public about some or all of these officers; they decided not to record these as these people did not meet the statutory definition of someone entitled to make a complaint
Aug 17, 2:25 PM EDT
No smoking gun in Lebanon's Hariri murder case http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/ ... 7-14-25-51
Media reports last year suggested that the Hariri case would hinge on telephone records, and [Hezbollah leader Hassan] Nasrallah has worked to cast doubt on the security of the system.
Lebanese officials have confirmed that Israel has penetrated Lebanon's telecommunications networks and has great control over them. In 2010, authorities detained two senior employees of one of the country's two cellular telecommunication companies on suspicion of spying for Israel.
The telecommunications minister at the time confirmed that Israel was able to infiltrate Lebanon's mobile telecommunications network and could manipulate phone calls and short messages.
Nasrallah has said Israel bugged the mobile phones of Hezbollah members, allowing it to make false phone calls, send false text messages and track the users' movements.
Eight Turkish soldiers killed in blast
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey | Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:14am BST http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/08/1 ... FF20110817
The latest deaths come only days after three Turkish soldiers were killed in an ambush by PKK guerrillas as they returned from a patrol in the southeastern province of Sirnak.
Turkish warplanes attack PKK targets in Iraq
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey | Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:16pm EDThttp://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... OT20110817
hours after a rebel attack in southeast Turkey killed a [>] dozen soldiers.
Angola opposition UNITA MPs walk out over election law
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:26am GMT http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/i ... 2V20110817
UNITA, the second biggest party in parliament with 16 seats, said the MPLA pushed through a set of electoral laws that strip the National Elections Committee (CNE) of any real power, transferring control of election logistics to the government.
President al-Assad: Reform in Syria Stems from Syrians' Conviction, Not Response to Foreign Pressure
Aug 17, 2011http://www.sana.sy/eng/21/2011/08/17/364559.htm
The meeting dealt with the latest steps and decisions to build a modern and strong Syria which safeguards its national and pan-Arab principles and independent decision.
The talks also tackled means of activating the role of public organizations and party cadres to put these steps and decisions in place.
17 August 2011 Last updated at 13:04 ET
Dublin archdiocese close to 'financial collapse'http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14563940
The document [a leaked consultation document from its Council of Priests] blames a decrease in collections and declining participation at mass.
It also cites the cost of settlements made to clerical abuse victims.