While most media accounts of the Chicago NATO Summit have focused on the revolutionary activities of street protesters and alleged bomb plotters, the real revolutionary activity was being carried out by the NATO leaders themselves, in their support for expanded NATO missions and powers that usurp national sovereignty and are not subject to constitutional checks and balances.
According to U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro, America is now fully prepared for a military strike on Iran. Unbeknownst to Shapiro, his remarks were recorded and aired on Israeli television on Wednesday night, though the comments were not meant to be heard by the general public.
Despite Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's assurances to the contrary, U.S. troops will be sent back to Yemen to help the Yemeni government track and kill militants associated with al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP).
White House senior counterterrorism adviser John Brennan has tried to justify proliferating drone strikes in Islamic countries this week as a legitimate reaction to the threat posed by the September 11 attacks more than a decade ago.
Just weeks ago the CIA requested expanded authority to deploy drones to target and kill suspected militants hiding in Yemen. To no one’s surprise, President Obama has given them that authority.