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Ha'aretz reports that former White House Middle East advisor Dennis Ross is functioning as President Barak Obama's unofficial channel with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, bypassing both the State Department and the White House National Security Council staff.

Lyndon LaRouche charged that Obama "is subverting his own government in collusion with a foreign power."

January 28th, 2012 • 3:47 PM

The leader of the Greek New Democracy Party (ND) began his three-day official visit to Russia yesterday, and he met with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin today. The New Democracy is part of the shotgun coalition government in Greece, expected to win the next elections.

January 27th, 2012 • 10:03 AM

The President of Ireland, fondly known as Michael D, was awarded a Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the National University of Ireland, where he had spent much of his life, as student and then university teacher.

January 27th, 2012 • 10:01 AM

After resistance from U.S. generals and from Russia and China had postponed Britain's planned Syria war, the empire is nevertheless still trying to find a scheme to get it started anyway.

January 27th, 2012 • 9:58 AM

A report by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security assesses that Iran has not yet made a decision to assemble a nuclear weapon, according to a Reuters story in today's Ha'aretz. This is the institute of David Albright, who in the past has been out front claiming that Iran has a nuclear weapons program.

January 27th, 2012 • 9:55 AM

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Friday, January 27, 2012 • 7:30 PM

Proverbial maxim from the Delphic cult of the gods, or a Platonist insight into the nature of knowledge?

It was a bad day for the Troika in Greece yesterday. It began when the representatives of the IMF, ECB, and the European Commission, infamous as the Troika, found themselves under siege, when the Communist PAME union surrounded their five-star Hilton Hotel. Fearing they might be lynched, the debt collectors had to call for a police escort.

January 27th, 2012 • 10:02 AM

After a 20-day absence following her Jan. 4 surgery, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner resumed her official duties yesterday, with a big public event, whose highlight was a well-deserved blast at the British insanity over the Malvinas islands.

January 27th, 2012 • 10:00 AM

In an exclusive interview with the National Journal following his return from Israel, U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey argued that it was "premature" to decide that military force should be used against Iran. His interview reflects the U.S. military's continued resistance to the British aggressive drive toward confrontation and war.

January 27th, 2012 • 9:56 AM