Tag Archives: Barack Obama

News from South Asia, Friday 24th March 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Britain has scrambled fighter jets to escort a Pakistani International Airlines plane from Lahore after it was diverted from Manchester. “Flight PK709 from the city of Lahore in Pakistan was due to land at Manchester Airport in north west England at 1230 GMT. The plane was diverted to Stansted airport, east of central London, according […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 21st May 2013

Pakistan: The Record: Militants opened fire on a polio vaccination team in FATA, killing one soldier. “Armed men hiding in a field fired at the health workers as they were travelling through Bajaur tribal district, which borders Afghanistan. A paramilitary soldier who had been guarding the team was killed, and the armed men fled. ‘It […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 6th March 2013

Huffington Post: “The number of anti-government “patriot” groups, including paramilitary hate organizations, reached an all-time high in 2012, fanned by President Barack Obama’s reelection and talk of gun control following the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.” Mother Jones: “The president does have the authority to use […]

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News from North America, Thursday 10th January 2013

Oakland Tribune: The boy accused of shooting and killing his white supremacist father didn’t know it was wrong, according to his lawyer. “In arguments, the prosecution contended the boy knew what he was doing, premeditated the killing and should be found guilty of murder. The defense argued he was damaged by a violent home and […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 7th January 2013

Pakistan: Sky News: Indian and Pakistani troops are exchanging fire over the Line of Control in Kashmir. “Pakistan claimed Indian troops crossed the border and raided a military post. India refuted the allegation and said its troops had fired into Pakistan to retaliate for shelling that destroyed a home. Each side accused the other of […]

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North America Tracker 03.12.12

Mother Jones: “Barack Hussein Obama is hatching a secret plot to pull off the ultimate power grab: securing himself a third term in the White House. At least that’s the narrative being spun by right-wing conspiracy theorists, who seem to believe Obama is modeling his presidency after fictional Nixon in Watchmen. Among the main proponents of […]

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US Tracker 26.11.12

New York Times: “Facing the possibility that President Obama might not win a second term, his administration accelerated work in the weeks before the election to develop explicit rules for the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones, so that a new president would inherit clear standards and procedures, according to two administration officials.” Orange […]

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Why the Republicans Will Continue to Oppose Obama on Immigration

The Republicans found themselves wrongfooted by the nation’s changing ethnic demography in the election, but endorsing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants may carry more risks than rewards for the GOP. Across the blogosphere, commentators of all political stripes are pointing to the advantage which the unprecedented minority vote gave to Obama in both […]

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US Tracker 15.11.12

Mother Jones: “President Obama is using a Cold War-era mind-control technique known as ‘Delphi’ to coerce Americans into accepting his plan for a United Nations-run communist dictatorship in which suburbanites will be forcibly relocated to cities. That’s according to a four-hour briefing delivered to Republican state senators at the Georgia state Capitol last month.” Foreign Policy: “The […]

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US Tracker 14.11.12

New York Times: “A military prosecutor on Tuesday said the evidence against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, presented over the last week here in a pretrial inquiry into the killings of 16 Afghan civilians, was so damning that the case should go forward as a capital crime”. Huffington Post: “The website’s headlines trumpet al-Shabab’s imminent demise […]

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