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The Patriot Act “Has Been Used To Obtain Driver's License Records, Hotel Records, Car Rental Records, Apartment Leasing Records, Credit Card Records, And The Like”
7 June 2013 Marcy Wheeler, Guardian News and Media Limited [Excerpts] To hide his role in championing the use of Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act to collect of Americans' phone data and other “tangible things”, one of the architects of that legislation, Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, edited a quote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday to suggest he never knew how the FBI and NSA were using the authority his legislation had granted:

“Section 215 has been used to obtain driver's license records, hotel records, car rental records, apartment leasing records, credit card records, and the like.”

AFGHANISTAN WAR REPORTS

Fallen Hero Aguon Returns Home

Eugene M. Aguon 06 Jun 2013 BY FRANK WHITMAN, VARIETY NEWS STAFF SGT. Eugene M. Aguon, of Mangilao, the second of two fallen soldiers of the Guam Army National Guard, returned home yesterday afternoon, according to a National Guard spokesperson. A military aircraft carrying Aguon’s remains landed at Andersen Air Force Base. Members of the Guam National Guard Military Funeral Honors Team conducted planeside military honors and a brief ceremony was held at the Andersen terminal. Privacy was requested for the ceremony. Andersen service members formed an honor cordon following the ceremony to pay their respects to Aguon with a solemn salute as he made his way to the main gate. Fellow Guam National Guard service members also formed an honor cordon at the Guam National Guard Barrigada Readiness Center and conducted their solemn salute, as Aguon passed through the complex before proceeding to the funeral home. Aguon’s funeral is planned for Tuesday. Aguon and Spc. Dwayne W. Flores, of Sinajaña, were killed May 16 when a vehicleborne improvised explosive device was used to attack their convoy while traversing the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. Also killed were four American contractors.

Aguon and Flores are part of Task Force Guam, made up of close to 600 soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment of the Guam Army National Guard. The task force is working under the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, International Security Assistance Force Command. Flores was welcomed home to Guam last Sunday morning, June 2 by family members, island leaders and service members at the A.B. Won Pat International Airport. His funeral will be held Friday at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagåtña.

Fort Carson Soldier Remembered For Dedication To Job, Big Heart

SSG Joe Nunez Rodriguez June 7, 2013 by Erin Prater, Gazette.com A Fort Carson truck driver was recalled as a “soldier of legend” with a heart as big as Texas at a memorial service Thursday on post. Staff Sgt. Joe Abraham Nunez Rodriguez, 29, of Pasadena, Texas, died May 30 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb. He was a member of the 43rd Sustainment Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division. “They say everything is bigger in Texas. Joe was the embodiment of that,” 1st Lt. Natalie Lopez-Barnard said during the service. “He had a heart as big as the state.” Nunez Rodriguez was a friend to all and was known for “breaking the ice so soldiers could work better together,” she said.

Sgt. Gabriella Garcia, the fallen truck driver's ex-wife, remembered Nunez Rodriguez as mentally agile and quick on his toes. On one occasion, Nunez Rodriguez was given only three days' warning before being sent to the promotion board. Despite naysayers, he passed with a near-perfect score, Garcia recalled. During his second deployment, he unlocked the tires of a trailer shortly after it was hit by a roadside bomb, exposing himself to further danger, she added. “He didn't wait to be told what to do,” she said. “In a firefight, he'd rather have his soldiers saved by the medic than himself.” After she finished her eulogy, Garcia returned to her seat and quietly sobbed, her head bobbing up and down as tears streamed down her face. When a soldier called Nunez Rodriguez's name during a final roll call, the only response were sighs and weeping. After the ceremony, Sgt. Katherine Griego, a friend of Nunez Rodriguez, recalled her battle buddy as an energetic and inspiring co-worker who bragged about his salsadancing skills. “Every time he saw a soldier who was down, he brought their spirits up,” Griego said. “He was always ready for a mission and excited to go out.” She recalled a time when he consoled her shortly after a roadside bomb injured the brigade's Sgt. Mark H. Schoonhoven in December. In January, Schoonhoven died at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas of injuries from the blast. Nunez Rodriguez “saw I was down,” Griego said. “He was like, 'We still have to keep going. We're going to make it. There's always hope. We have to keep pushing on.'?” He was an eternal optimist, she recalled as a smile crept over her lips. “He'd always pat my back and say 'see you later' right before a mission,” she said. “When he shined, you shined right next to him.” During Nunez Rodriguez's nearly 11 years in the Army, he deployed four times to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. His awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge. He is survived by his mother, Candelaria Nunez.

POLITICIANS REFUSE TO HALT THE BLOODSHED THE TROOPS HAVE THE POWER TO STOP THE WAR

Georgia Abandons 2 Bases In Afghanistan After Taliban Attacks Kill 10 Soldiers
June 12, 2013 AP KABUL, Afghanistan — Georgia said Wednesday that the country has closed two of its bases in Afghanistan after 10 of its soldiers were killed by militant attacks within the last four weeks, but it will not reduce the number of troops serving there. The announcement by Defense Minister Irakli Alasania came five days after he visited Afghanistan to meet with his country's contingent in the U.S.-led coalition in the aftermath of the attacks. A massive truck bomb killed seven Georgians at their base in Helmand province's Nowe-Zad district on June 6, while three other Georgian soldiers died May 13 in a bomb attack on another base in Helmand's Musa Qala district.

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Military Supply Convoy Attacked In Ghazni; 8 Dead, Two Supply Vehicles “Torched”
12 Jun 2013 By Ghanizada, Khaama Press According to local authorities in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, Taliban militants attacked a foreign military supplies convoy in Kabul-Kandahar highway. The incident took place on Tuesday and at least eight people including Afghan security forces were killed.

Ghazni provincial security chief Asadullah Insafi confirming the report said at least four Taliban militants, two drivers and two Afghan national police officers were killed. Reports also suggest two vehicles carrying supplies for the foreign troops were also torched during the clashes.

Afghan Resistance Attacks Supreme Court:
“The Taleban Claimed Responsibility For The Attack, Saying Their Fighter Had Taken Down Judges Who Obey Western Powers”
June 11, 2013 AP KABUL: A car bomber struck outside the Supreme Court in the Afghan capital yesterday, killing at least 17 people and wounding 39 in the second consecutive day of militant attacks in the heart of Kabul. The Taleban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying their fighter had taken down judges who obey Western powers. Yesterday’s explosion struck as court employees were leaving the building by the back entrance after the day’s work, mostly in buses or private cars, said police officer Jahn Agha. Police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said the bomber drove an SUV and specifically targeted the buses with court workers. The courthouse is on a busy main road in central Kabul, near the US Embassy. The NATO headquarters is also nearby. Taleban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in a statement the militants were obliged to attack “cruel judges” who do the bidding of foreign powers. The Taleban have said they would go after government workers as part of their spring campaign targeting those serving the “puppet” administration of Karzai.

“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was obligated to act against this puppet regime because the people have suffered under the courts,” said Mujahid, referring to the Taleban by the name they were known when they ruled Afghanistan.

6 Afghan Policemen Killed By Insider Attack
June 13, 2013 VOA News Six Afghan policemen have been found shot dead at their checkpoint in the country's south, raising suspicions they were killed in an insider attack. Local officials say the six bodies were discovered late Wednesday in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province. The attacker escaped, and police have launched a search for a missing vehicle.

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Jun 12, 2013 By Pajhwok Report KABUL: Roadside bomb attacks have killed eight Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in different provinces, officials said on Wednesday. Seven soldiers were killed and six others wounded in two roadside bomb explosions in southern Kandahar and northwestern Badghis provinces, the Ministry of Defence said. Four soldiers were killed by another similar attack in the Maqur district of Badghis, the ministry said in a statement, which gave no further details. An eighth soldier and a civilian were killed when a remote-controlled motorcycle bomb exploded in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, the governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The target was ANA soldiers. The civilian was killed because the bomb exploded near a crowd of people, he added. Three soldiers and as many civilians were wounded.

Government Report Finds U.S. Gave $1 Billion In Ammo To Afghan Army:
[Report Does Not Say How Much Got Passed On To The Taliban]
More Money “Wasted On Vehicles That Either Do Not Work Or That Have Been Destroyed Beyond Repair”
11 June 2013 TOLOnews The US government has given the Afghan National Army (ANA) more than $1 billion worth of ammunition, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction's (SIGAR) latest oversight report. This is in addition to $288 million that has been spent on ammunition for the Afghan National Police (ANP), which has been cited by SIGAR for its widespread corruption. The US has spent more than $54 billion in total to arm, train, and sustain Afghanistan's security forces, which continue to underperform and suffer low enlistment rates, according to SIGAR's quarterly progress reports. It is unclear how much ammunition the $1.03 billion translates to and just how much of this ammo has been used. In addition to the billion-dollar ammo purchase, the United States has spent more than $878 million on weapons for the ANA and another $5.6 billion on military vehicles. However, a large amount of this money has been wasted on vehicles that either do not work or that have been destroyed beyond repair, according to SIGAR.

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Syria Rebels Capture Key Regime Army Position In Hama:
Mortar Damascus Airport
June 13, 2013 The Daily Star & AFP BEIRUT: Syrian rebels seized on Thursday a key army position in the central province of Hama, which lies on the road linking Damascus to Aleppo in the north, activists said Thursday. The military responded by deploying en masse to try to take back the position at Morek and began shelling it, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added. “Rebel fighters took control of an army position situated at the northern edges of Morek village in the north of Hama province, capturing ammunition and weapons from the military after fierce clashes,” said the Britain-based Observatory. The group said six soldiers were killed.

Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said the position is strategically important because it lies on the main road linking the capital to Aleppo, large swathes of which are under rebel control. The road is the military's main supply route to Aleppo and to Khan Sheykhoun in the northwestern province of Idlib. It also leads to Maaret al-Noman, which the army has been trying to take back from rebel hands since its capture in October. Rebels fired two mortar rounds at Damascus international airport on Thursday, delaying two landings and one take-off, Syrian state television cited Transport Minister Mahmoud Said as saying. “One mortar round hit at the airport's edges, near the runway, causing two flights coming from Latakia (in northwestern Syria) and Kuwait to delay their landing. The take-off of a flight to Baghdad was also delayed,” said the minister. No passengers were hurt, but a second round hit an airport warehouse and one worker was wounded, Said added. The airport lies southeast of Damascus, near several flashpoint areas and near the heated Eastern Ghouta region, large swathes of which are in rebel hands. For several months, rebels have been trying to cut off the regime's access to the airport. Meanwhile, the Observatory reported shelling on the Qaboun suburb northeast of Damascus at dawn, as well as fierce clashes on the edges of Barzeh in the north of the capital. Battles have raged for weeks in Barzeh, most of which is under rebel control.

FORWARD OBSERVATIONS

“At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. Oh had I the ability, and could reach the nation’s ear, I would, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. “For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. “We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” “The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.” Frederick Douglass, 1852

Nothing has more revolutionary effect, and nothing undermines more the foundations of all state power, than the continuation of that wretched and brainless régime, which has the strength merely to cling to its positions but no longer the slightest power to rule or to steer the state ship on a definite course. -- Karl Kautsky; ‘The Consequences of the Japanese Victory and Social Democracy’

Captain Spends 13 Hours Coming Up With Cool Operation Name, 15 Minutes Planning Mission

File Photo: Patrol Brief

13 June 2013 by ArmyJ, The Duffel Blog PANJWAI, AFGHANISTAN — U.S. Army Capt. Mike Aldrich hunches over his makeshift desk at Forward Operating Base Sperwan Ghar. He is the commander of Alpha Company, 1-16th Infantry Regiment, and currently nearing the end of a marathon 13 hour planning session. Functioning mainly on caffeine powders and poorly made coffee, the haggard officer is surrounded by a sea of crumpled notebook paper. On his walls are two white boards filled top to bottom with scratch work. His job is not easy. In about 20 minutes, one of his platoons will be leaving the wire for an early morning combat patrol with the Afghan National Army. Joint missions like this always receive a lot of attention from higher headquarters, and Aldrich is still struggling to find a cool sounding name that will really pop when he talks about it in the battalion update brief tomorrow night. “It’s getting down to the last second now,” Aldrich says. “At first I was gonna go with Operation Anvil Hammer Sweep, you know, since we’re Anvil company. But then I thought, Anvil…Hammer… that’s too obvious. People will think I’m not even trying.” He sighs and gestures to the heap around him on the floor. “I’ve been at this for hours. I really wanted to work something that makes it sound badass. Like Operation Whore Smashing Hammer.” The captain chuckles. “I wish, right? That one would definitely turn some heads in the battalion brief,” Aldrich tells The Duffel Blog. “I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t send the right message to the locals though. All about hearts and minds here. Maybe Operation Stealth Badass, since we’re going out early in the morning?” Aldrich pauses for a moment, and looks back at his paperwork. “Damn. Stealth makes me think of the F-117, and I don’t want someone to think my company is some weak Chair Force unit. Plus I don’t think you can use profanity in the name. That’s a real shame. “I was kind of leaning towards Operation Taliban Cock Stomp. That one had kind of a nice ring to it.” Aldrich looks out the dirty window of his office, located in an old Taliban school at the top of a hill. The sun is just starting to rise, illuminating the grape rows and marijuana fields that surround the U.S.-Afghan outpost, and the war-weary Infantry leader grunts. “It’s almost time. I guess I’ll just have to go with a classic. Operation Anvil Thunder.”

He types the name into a blank Power Point slide and nods with satisfaction. “I told the lieutenant to be ready for a mission this morning about 14 hours ago,” Aldrich says, as he checks his watch. “So he’s had this entire time to prep. Guess I’m well within the one-third, two-thirds planning guidelines. Man I wish I had that kind of time back when I was a lieutenant!” When asked what the mission actually is for the day, Aldrich’s eyes grow large. “Shit! The plan. Goddamn it!” Frantic, the officer leaps into action, scribbling poorly drawn military symbols on the back of a piece of scratch paper covered with discarded operation names. “They can infil from the south. I’m pretty sure we haven’t had any IEDs there recently,” Aldrich reasons. “Or was it the north? I haven’t seen the historical data in a while. How many vehicles did I say were going? Let’s just call it five. The Afghans can bring their trucks too. Do they have trucks? Did I remember to tell their commander there was a patrol today?” Suddenly there’s a loud knock at the door. “Stand by!” shouts the commander, still drawing feverishly as the sun continues to rise. Finally he’s finished, and calls out for his subordinate. 1st Lt. Chuck Mercer, the 3rd Platoon leader, walks into the cramped space, already sweating from the weight of body armor, weapons, ammo, and his Harris radio, over the earpiece of which the rest of his soldiers can be heard completing their final comm checks. “Good morning,” says Mercer. “Uh, sir….it’s 0600 and we’re about to step off. Do we have the operations order yet for that mission you…umm…..ordered us to do?” “Of course. Here you go lieutenant,” says Aldrich as he hands the young officer his work. The paper is a terrible mess of symbols, arrows, and hastily written notes wedged between the margins. At the bottom is a six digit grid coordinate, circled with the label ‘Objective 1.’ The Lieutenant looks at the paper in his hands, incredulous. “Sir, with all due respect, you’ve got to be fucking kidding me.” “I know I know,” Aldrich tells him. “Operation Anvil Thunder wasn’t my first choice either, but it’s too late to change it. Now have a safe patrol.”

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OCCUPATION PALESTINE

The Occupation Dictatorship Arrests Palestinian Man For Filing A Complaint Against Usual Violent Zionist Mob Attack

June 8, 2013, International Solidarity Movement, Khalil Team Hebron, Occupied Palestine Human rights activist Jawad Abu Eysheh, 39, was arrested Friday 7th June following a complaint he made four months ago about a settler attack. At 4:20 pm on 7th June, Israeli Police arrived at the house of the Hebron organisation Youth Against Settlements and demanded to see the ID’s of Jawad and three other men present. The police then told Jawad that they wanted to take him away ‘for investigation’, and called the Israeli military to escort Jawad away in handcuffs. Jawad was then paraded through the adjacent illegal Tel Rumeida settlement and taken to the nearby checkpoint 56, before being transferred to the police station in the settlement of Givat Ha’avot outside the city centre. The line of questioning from the police made clear that Jawad was being detained as a result of events that happened back in February, when Jawad and other

activists were attacked by American-born extremist Baruch Marzel and other settlers. Despite being a victim of that violent assault in February, it was Jawad who was subjected to arrest today, not the perpetrators. During his detention, Jawad was also forced to submit a DNA sample against his will, and to sign conditions that he will not speak with Baruch Marzel for the next 30 days. Jawad stated he is happy to comply with this stipulation at least. Jawad was released at around 9pm. As well as today’s arrest, Jawad has faced other harassment recently, including not being allowed to walk on the street where his factory space and uncle’s house are located. The Israeli army and police in Hebron have a long history of harassing human rights defenders such as Jawad and his colleague Issa Amro, and of following the wishes of extremist settlers when deciding who to harass.

Zionist Occupation Troops Shoot Another Unarmed Palestinian Farmer, As Usual:
“Hadaydeh Was Transferred To European Gaza Hospital In A Very Critical Condition”
10 June 2013 PNN On Monday 10th June, Medical sources confirmed that Palestinian farmer Amer Abu Hadaydeh, 21, was seriously injured after Israeli Army Forces opened fire toward him. Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, the health ministry's spokesman, said that the farmer was seriously injured with a bullet in his chest fired by the Israeli forces, that are stationed behind the Israeli segregation fence, east of Khan Younes in the Gaza Strip. Hadaydeh was transferred to European Gaza Hospital in a very critical condition.

Zionist Settler Shoots Another Unarmed Palestinian, As Usual:

“The Guard Fired Several Rounds Of Live Ammunition At Palestinian Day Laborers”

June 11, 2013 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies On Monday morning [June 11 2013] one Palestinian was shot and injured by a live round fired by a guard of the Oranit illegal Israeli settlement, built on lands that belong to residents of Azzoun Al-‘Atma village, south of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Eyewitnesses have reported that the guard fired several rounds of live ammunition at Palestinian day laborers trying to cross into the Green Line [Israel]. One of the live rounds hit Abdullah Imad Al-Barry, 20, in his leg causing moderate injuries; he was moved Dr. Darwish Nazzal hospital in Qalqilia. In related news, the army kidnapped nine Palestinians in the West Bank district of Nablus, and one Palestinian in Hebron. Furthermore, several armored Israeli military vehicles invaded an area east of the AlMaghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza, no clashes or injuries were reported. Soldiers repeatedly carry out limited invasions into Palestinian areas, close to the border in the Gaza Strip. The soldiers usually uproot and bulldoze Palestinian lands and property close to the borders. Dozens of casualties have been reported during numerous invasions into the coastal region, including day laborers, farmers and scrap metal collectors working in Palestinian lands close to the border. Israel imposes off-limited areas close to the border in Gaza and constantly opens fire at workers and farmers working in their lands.

[To check out what life is like under a murderous military occupation commanded by foreign terrorists, go to: www.rafahtoday.org The occupied nation is Palestine. The foreign terrorists call themselves “Israeli.”]

CLASS WAR REPORTS

Wildcat Strike Hits Amplats Mine In South Africa
Jun 14, 2013 Reuters Workers at an Anglo American Platinum mine in South Africa staged an underground strike on Friday in protest at the firing of several of their leaders, a union activist said. “The workers are staying underground because they are cross that five of their leaders have been dismissed,” Siphamandla Malchanya, an AMCU activist at Amplats, told Reuters. Company officials could not be reached for comment.

The Dictatorship Attacks

June 11, 2013:. Turkish riot police fired volleys of teargas canisters into Istanbul's Taksim Square, centre of protests against Prime Minister Erdogan. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

DANGER: POLITICIANS AT WORK

“Thousand Of Protesters” In Brazil Attacked By Military Police:
Public Transportation Fare Increases Provoke Massive Demonstrations:
“Recent Protests In The Eastern City Of Goiana That Also Turned Violent Prompted A Judge To Rule This Week That A Fare Increase There Of More Than 10% Was Abusive’”
“The Movimento Passe Livre, Known As MPL, Has Been Arguing For Free Public Transportation”
June 13, 2013 By LORETTA CHAO, Wall Street Journal [Excerpt] SÃO PAULO—The latest in a string of protests against transportation-fare increases turned violent on Thursday, as tensions grow over unemployment and rising inflation in Brazil. Thousands of protesters gathered in the late afternoon at the Municipal Theater in central São Paulo and marched through the city center. Just after 7 p.m., police began firing tear gas into the crowd, sending protesters running. People screamed “Fascist police!” and threw stones at the police as smoke filled the air. The demonstration was the fourth since last week in response to a nearly 7% increase in public transport fares in the city to 3.20 reals, or about $1.50.

Military policemen on Thursday tried to disperse students protesting against the rise in ticket prices of public transportation in Sao Paulo, Brazil. EPA

It was also met with the most force so far by police—by the end of the demonstration late Thursday night, after officers in riot gear pursued and shot at groups of protesters all around the city center, dozens of people had been detained. Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported that seven of its reporters were hit, with rubber bullets, including two who were shot in the face. Earlier in the day, a strike by suburban rail workers had caused confusion in São Paulo, forcing hundreds of thousands of commuters to switch to emergency bus services or use their cars. A similar demonstration Tuesday, also organized by the group called Movimento Passe Livre, or the free-pass movement, swelled to an estimated 12,000 people and also became violent, with protesters throwing stones and attacking buses and subway stations, and military police using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds. On Wednesday, protest organizers met with São Paulo state's Public Ministry, which proposed a 45-day suspension to the fare increase so representatives from the public and authorities could re-evaluate costs. Mayor Fernando Haddad condemned the violence, and said that fares had been raised by an amount below the inflation rate, and would be kept at the new level. The MPL said it had submitted a request to Mr. Haddad to have the increase revoked, but hadn't received a response. The MPL said in the letter to the mayor that it won't accept anything less than the reversal of the fare increase.

The protests come as Brazilian authorities are struggling to contain inflationary pressures. Recent protests in the eastern city of Goiana that also turned violent prompted a judge to rule this week that a fare increase there of more than 10% was abusive, because transportation companies had been given tax breaks which were not passed on to their riders. The fare in Goiana returned to 2.70 reals on Thursday. The Movimento Passe Livre, known as MPL, has been arguing for free public transportation in various cities in Brazil since 2005. But it has gained many more followers since the recent rise in fares, said Lucas Oliveira, an eighth-grade history teacher who is one of the organizers. Mr. Oliveira said he believes Movimento Passe Livre is attracting more people because the squeeze from higher prices comes as Brazil's economy is slowing after a decadelong boom. People feel emboldened and are “thinking and participating in political decisions now because we have the conditions to do so,” he said. Brazilians are growing more pessimistic about the economy. The country's unemployment rate climbed in April for a fourth consecutive month. Though it is still at a low 5.8%, a survey this month by polling institute Datafolha found that 36% of respondents believed unemployment would increase, up from 31% in their last survey in March. Brazil's 12-month inflation rate in May hit 6.5%, at the upper limit of the central bank's target range. More than half of respondents to Datafolha's survey were worried inflation would rise, and 80% noted increases in prices over the last month. President Dilma Rousseff has tried to reassure Brazilians that her administration is committed to fighting inflation. “There is no chance my government won't fight inflation,” she said at a public event on Wednesday, adding that inflation “is under control.”

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The Tyrant Assad Asks Israel For Help Killing Syrian Revolutionaries:
Israel Agrees;
“The Syria Regime Asked That Israel Refrain From Firing On Its Vehicles As ‘The Presence Of The Tanks Was

Solely For The Purpose Of Fighting The Armed Members Of The Opposition’”
“Israel Acceded To The Request”
June 8, 2013 Jerusalem Post The Syrian regime asked Israel not to fire on its tanks in the Golan Heights buffer zone between the two countries during Thursday's internecine fighting in the area, according to a report apparently by the United Nations peacekeeping troops on the Golan. The Syrian armed forces were battling opposition troops who had briefly seized control of the Syrian side of the Quneitra border crossing between Israel and Syria. American journalist Nabil Abi Saab, who regularly covers United Nations activity in his blog UN-Report, on Saturday posted a copy of a document apparently from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which monitors the ceasefire between Israel and Syria following the 1973 Yom Kippur. Saab writes in his blog that he was informed by diplomats that the document was sent to the UN Security Council on Friday, by Herve Ladsous, UN Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations. The report states that the IDF warned UNDOF that it would “take action” if Syrian army tanks continued to operate in the buffer zone. After receiving the message, the Syria regime asked that Israel refrain from firing on its vehicles as “the presence of the tanks was solely for the purpose of fighting the armed members of the opposition.” Israel acceded to the request, but did confirm that it had given medical treatment to members of the Syria opposition wounded in the fighting.

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