BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials- February 7, 2013

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“Government never furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way.” – Henry David Thoreau


International Newsworthy

U.S. Expands Sanctions on Iran

Iran Releases Video ‘Proof’ US Drone Decoded

Iranian Leader Says No Talks with U.S. Under Pressure

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Calls for Strategic Alliance with Egypt

Iran Offers Sinking Egypt a ‘Big Credit Line’

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Afghan Poll Cash Goes to Waste

Afghan War: Retreating NATO Troops to Transit through Ukraine?

‘US-Taliban Talks Underway in Qatar’

Taliban Dismiss London Peace Talks

Thirty Pakistani Religious Parties Endorse Fatwa against Terrorism

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Israel Fuels Syrian Fire-Risks Contagion

Morsi: Syrian Rebels Must Join Forces

Syria’s Kurds Try to Balance Security and Alliances

Iraq: ‘MKO Trained al-Qaeda for Iraq Attacks’

Iraqi Kurdistan Resumes Exports to Turkey-Baghdad Sees This as ‘Illegal’

Iraq’s Ports Record Highest-Ever Returns

U.S. Ambassador under Harsh Criticism of Turkish Gov’t Due to Public Remarks

Lebanese MP: Israel May Be Behind Bulgaria Bombing

‘Yemen on Brink of Political Collapse’

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Morocco: U.S. Africa Command, NATO Allies Plan Largest-Ever African War Games

France Calls on UN Help for Mali War

New Regime-Same Brutality in Egypt

Egypt’s Economy Stumbles

Britain to Announce Closer Military Co-Operation with Libya

Tunisian Govt Shake-Up: A Move Away from Hardline Islamist Rule?

Mauritania Ready to Join Fight Against Sahel Extremism * * * *

Russia Denies Intrusion into Japan’s Airspace

Moscow Seeks to Become Forex Hub to Boost Yuan Trading

Georgian Parliament Indefinitely Postpones Saakashvili Address

Azerbaijan: Opposition Leaders Are Charged With Inciting Riots

Ex-U.S. official on Increased Role of Azerbaijan, Europe’s Energy Security, Central Asia & Iran’s Nuclear Issue

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev Brings in Young Blood

Uzbekistan: Is the Economy Going into a Tailspin?

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NATO-Trained Kosovo Army to Be Activated in June

Military Chief Tries To Scare Sweden Into NATO With Russian Threat

Bulgarian Opposition Questions Blaming of Hezbollah for Bomb

Canada Considers Revoking Citizenship over Terror

U.S. Pulls Strings to Halt Tainted Appointment of Mexico’s Next Defense Minister


National Newsworthy

US Media: An ‘Informal Arrangement’ with the Government to Not Report the News

New York Times Editor: Obama Administration ‘Continued to Object’ to Saudi Revelation

CIA Rendition Report Author: UK Could Face Rights Court

Feinstein Won’t Allow Anyone to Testify Against Brennan on Targeted Killings

Exclusive: U.N.’s Drone Investigator Backs Brennan for Top CIA Job

EFF Asks Appeals Court to Reconsider Allowing Video Surveillance in Private Homes Without a Warrant

Democrats May Sell Voters’ Political Data to Retailers & Credit Card Firms

Panetta Back at it with ‘Cyber Pearl Harbor’ Fear Mongering

US Judge Throws Out Iraq Lawsuit Over UN Aid Program

Military Arrests of US Citizens in Doubt as Feds Fights Rookie Judge

DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

Nearly Half of All US Farms Now Have Super Weeds

Former Sen. Hutchison Joins Lobby Firm

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to Join Council on Foreign Relations

TracFone Wins another Taxpayer Funded Contract from the Government

Morgan Stanley: Currency War Likely

Productivity Falls at 2%- Most in Nearly Two Years


Noteworthy Editorials

Glenn Greenwald: US Media Yet again Conceals Newsworthy Government Secrets

Andrew Napolitano: Obama Gives Himself Permission to Kill

Tom Engelhardt: Paying the Bin Laden Tax

Jacob Hornberger: Is it PTSD or Guilt That Afflicts Iraq War Veterans?

Paul Pillar: The Endless War

Extrajudicial Killing: Official US Policy

The Secret Government

Who’s Going to Step Up? President Obama Must be Impeached

The Lasting Price of Sanctions


BFP Nightly Video-Podcast

Video 1: Gladio Revisited

Video 2: Corbett Report- New World Next Week

Video 3: Drone Spin: Killing Machine PR Swarms US Mainstream

BFP Podcast 1: The Reality Principle with Eric Draitser- “The Politics of Education” with Julie Cavanagh

BFP Podcast Presents Jesselyn Radack “Who is the New John Yoo?!”

Podcast: Russ Baker on CIA Nominee John Brennan


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