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Syria: After alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government Obama has authorized lethal military aid for the Syrian rebels.

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Bahrain: The government canceled a scheduled visit from UN Special Rapporteur on torture for the second time[i], while massive protests demanding political reform have continued since January 2011. The government crackdown killed 87 people and included mass detention, tear gassing of entire towns, and torture[ii]. The repressive forces are largely imported, recruited to act with less regard for the population and to prevent a military uprising[iii].

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Haiti: Haitians have taken to the street to protest the UN presence in their country, a police station was burned and tear gas was used to disperse the crowd.[1] The UN mission in Haiti brought cholera to Haiti over two years ago, so far causing more than 8,000 deaths and 600,000 illnesses.[2] The UN has refused to allocate the funds necessary to end the epidemic,[3] despite the nearly $677 million spent on maintaining the nearly 10,000-strong UN military occupation of the country.[4] Haiti has been u

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Syria: An alleged hacked British defense contractor email reveals a US/Qatar plan to deploy a chemical weapon false flag attack in Syria.[1] Israel conducted an air strike on Syria; the US reportedly approved and is poised to carry out similar strikes.[2] The US has given the rebels 50$ million.[3] Four million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance.[4]

 

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Editors’ note: The PNL is pleased to introduce this new column by Seth Rutledge. (The first edition appeared in last month’s issue.) Seth will compile headlines of US-led or US-backed military activity around the world and put them in context when necessary. It’s not always easy to see how Washington’s influence makes its way into various global affairs. Our hope is that this column will shed light on the reach of the US military-industrial complex and draw attention to the many struggles worldwide that are too often overlooked.

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Gaza: Israel initiated Operation Pillar of Cloud (Nov. 14-21) by killing Hamas military second-in-command and peace negotiator Ahmed Jabari. He had just received a draft of a truce agreement between Hamas and Israel brokered by Egypt.[1]
            Israel bombed 1,500 sites; killing 166 Palestinians (33% civilians); wounding 1,235 (97% civilians); demolished 242 buildings; and damaged over 8,000 buildings totaling $1.2 billion in damages.[2]

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