US Cries FIFA Foul to Penalise Russia

SCF | 28 May 2015 The saying goes: don’t mix politics and sport. That is exactly what the United States’ authorities seem to be doing over this week’s dramatic arrests of World Cup officials and allegations of rampant fraud amounting to $150 million. The ostensible American concern is to clean up the tarnished image of…

Saudi deal: bribe or facilitation payment?

NZ Herald | 30 May 2015 Auditor-General Lyn Provost must investigate Murray McCully’s secret Saudi deal, which is attracting far too much adverse comment on the international stage to be easily swept under the carpet. Cabinet documents do not shed sufficient light on why McCully spearheaded an initiative which at its kindest interpretation resulted in…

Obama’s Gun-Running Operation: Weapons and Support for “Islamic Terrorists” in Syria and Iraq.

Julie Lévesque | Global Research, May 28, 2015 “Create Constructive Chaos” and “Redraw the Map of the Middle East” Newly disclosed Pentagon documents prove what we’ve known for a while now: the Obama administration knew as early as 2012 that weapons were being sent from Benghazi, Libya, to rebels in Syria. The U.S. government also knew…