News & Politics
Report: thousands victims of Dutch Church
Category: News & Politics
Tags: Child-Abuse from Catholic-Priests

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 16 Dec 2011

Thousands of children suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions, and church officials failed to adequately
address the abuse or help the victims, according to a long-awaited investigation.

The report, released on Friday, by the an independent commission said Catholic officials failed to tackle the widespread abuse "to prevent scandals."

Based on a survey among more than 34,000 people, the commission estimated that one in 10 Dutch children suffered some form of abuse.

Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports from The Netherlands.


Lame stream media fails on Iraq troop withdrawal
Category: News & Politics
Tags: Irak

Lame stream media fails
on Iraq troop withdrawal

The good news is that troops are actually leaving Iraq.

However it is deceptive of the media to portray this as the
fulfillment of a campaign promise, when really it was against the
president's will and not really his decision.

And then, of course, there will be the huge 'diplomatic' contingency
and an army of thousands of private contractors that will remain in
Iraq for the foreseeable future.

Media Reporting vs Reality...

After troops leave,
a substantial American presence

By Jeremy B. White

Given the ceremonies marking the imminent departure of the last U.S. troops from Iraq, it would be fair to assume that America's nearly decade long entanglement with Iraq is about to come to an end.

The truth is more complicated. While a deal to maintain some American troops in the country collapsed after Iraqi politicians refused to grant the troops immunity from Iraqi law, Iraqi president Nouri al-Maliki has said he is open to negotiating a role for American troops that would likely include helping to train Iraqi security forces.

"The stability of Iraq after the withdrawal of American forces has been a major concern of both our nations," al-Maliki wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. "I believe in the capabilities of our security forces and in the necessity of U.S. assistance."

Whether or not that happens, there will still be a massive diplomatic presence and a small army of contractors to defend them. The State Department has estimated that between 16,000 and 17,000 'diplomatic' personnel will remain, supported by some 5,500 private security contractors.

read more here


NATO troops on Syrian border - James Corbett on RT
Category: News & Politics
Tags: Corbettreport

Uploaded by corbettreport on 15 Dec 2011

Original story: http://ur1.ca/6o4g5
Previous video on this story: http://youtu.be/-v1h1bUfCVc

There are reports that President Obama has moved US troops to the Syrian border. James Corbett, host of The Corbett Report, helps us inspect what's going on around Syria.


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