MSM: Report – Weapons flight heading to Iran

(AP) – The flight plan for an aircraft seized in Thailand with a load of illicit North Korean arms and ammunition shows that the mysterious plane was headed to Iran, a new report from arms trafficking researchers says. Continue reading

MSM: Report says 225,000 Haiti children work as slaves

(AP) – Poverty has forced at least 225,000 children in Haiti’s cities into slavery as unpaid household servants, far more than previously thought, a report said Tuesday. Continue reading

MSM: Chechen president says the West wants to destroy Russia

(Telegraph) – Russia needs a military strategy to resist the United States and other Western powers, which are stoking disorder in the north Caucasus to destroy Russia, according to the president of Chechnya. Continue reading

Farming banned on Gaza lands affected by ‘chemical weapons’

(Uruknet) – Farming and grazing in certain areas bombed by the Israeli military during last winter’s war on Gaza has been banned by the Strip’s Ministry of Agriculture for fear of contamination by toxic chemicals, a report released Monday revealed. Continue reading

MSM: Unemployment funds going ‘absolutely broke’

(MSNBC) – The recession’s jobless toll is draining unemployment-compensation funds so fast that according to federal projections, 40 state programs will go broke within two years and need $90 billion in loans to keep issuing the benefit checks. Continue reading

Video: Producer Michael Braverman on The Alex Jones Show – Conspiracy Theory is a Hit!!

Alex also talks with Michael Braverman, the producer of Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory, on the next eposide of the popular show. Continue reading

Wars to Come – Mumia Abu-Jamal

For many, the Obama candidacy represented a change so profound that they thought (or perhaps more accurately, hoped), that an Obama presidency would not only mean a deep domestic social transformation, but an end to the American cycle of war. Continue reading

Mounting Political Tensions as the US, Russia and China Compete for the Control of the World’s Oil and Gas Reserves

China’s completion of an historic natural gas pipeline with Kazakhstan bypassing Russia this week tightens the Asian behemoth’s grip on energy resources needed to fuel a burgeoning economy, a desire also forcing it on a quest for oil and gas wealth in other corners of the globe. Continue reading

History of climate gets ‘erased’ online

A new report reveals a British scientist and Wikipedia administrator rewrote climate history, editing more than 5,000 unique articles in the online encyclopedia to cover traces of a medieval warming period – something Climategate scientists saw as a major roadblock in the effort to spread the global warming message. Continue reading

Turning children into Orwellian eco-spies

There is a long and sordid tradition of trying to socialise children by scaring them. The aim of such socialisation-through-fear is twofold: firstly, to get children to conform to the scaremongers’ values; secondly, to use children to influence, or at least to contain, their parents’ behaviour. Continue reading

Americans Are Hell-Bent on Tyranny – Paul Craig Roberts

Obama’s dwindling band of true believers has taken heart that their man has finally delivered on one of his many promises—the closing of the Guantanamo prison. But the prison is not being closed. It is being moved to Illinois, if the Republicans permit. Continue reading

Video: Under ObamaCare, Prepare To Wait 18 Months To See A Doctor

(PaulWatson) – Eye surgeon and senatorial candidate Rand Paul warns that under ObamaCare, Americans could be forced to wait a year and a half merely to see a doctor due to Canadian-style rationing of health care being imposed. Continue reading

Middle East News

(MSNBC) – Iran nuke negotiator calls for atomic arms ban

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator called for a global nuclear weapons ban on Monday but insisted all nations — including his own — have a right to develop nuclear energy. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Mullen Insists Military Ready to Attack Iran

Admiral Michael Mullen declared today that the military stands ready to attack Iran at the president’s order, and insisted that it was critical to negotiations that the ever-present threats to attack Iran remain “on the table.” Read More Here

(Reuters) – Iran nuclear trigger report a U.S. forgery: Ahmadinejad

A leaked memo appearing to show Tehran’s efforts to design an atomic bomb trigger was forged by the United States, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a U.S. news program. Read More Here

(AP) – Report: Weapons flight heading to Iran

The flight plan for an aircraft seized in Thailand with a load of illicit North Korean arms and ammunition shows that the mysterious plane was headed to Iran, a new report from arms trafficking researchers says. Read More Here

(TimesOnline) – Iran comes out on top in secret simulated war games

Iran has emerged as the victor in secret war games that simulated an Israeli attack on one of its nuclear facilities. Read More Here

The Elephant in the Room: The U.S. Military is One of the World’s Largest Sources of C02

Sara Flounders writes:

By every measure, the Pentagon is the largest institutional user of petroleum products and energy in general. Yet the Pentagon has a blanket exemption in all international climate agreements. Continue reading

Video: Iran Sanctions Are a Precursor to War – Ron Paul

Last week the House overwhelmingly approved a measure to put a new round of sanctions on Iran. If this measure passes the Senate, the United States could no longer do business with anyone who sold refined petroleum products to Iran or helped them develop their ability to refine their own petroleum. The sad thing is that many of my colleagues voted for this measure because they felt it would deflect a military engagement with Iran. I would put the question to them, how would Congress react if another government threatened our critical trading partners in this way? Would we not view it as asking for war? Continue reading

Video: Sen. Whitehouse – foes of health care bill are birthers, right-wing militias, aryan groups

Sen. Whitehouse: foes of health care bill are birthers, right-wing militias, aryan groups
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today took shots at those who are not supporting the health care legislation. During a floor speech, he excoriated Senate GOP members for holding up the pending health care bill and accused their supporters of being birthers and fanatics in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups. He started off by citing an editorial from the Manchester Journal Inquirer, which used the insult “lunatic fringe.”: Continue reading

Obama Year One: Betrayal and Failure (Part I) – Stephen Lendman

Promising change after eight George Bush and Republican dominated years, Barack Obama won the most sweeping non-incumbent victory in over 50 years along with congressional Democrats gaining large House and Senate majorities. In addition, at 56.8%, voter turnout was the highest since Richard Nixon’s “secret plan” to end the Vietnam war and his “Southern” and “law and order” strategies beat Hubert Humphrey and independent George Wallace in 1968. Continue reading

Video: Another Sorry Episode in American History – Agent Orange – Sibel Edmonds

Cycles of atrocities, Cycles of Shame & Regret, and Cycles of more atrocities…
This recent article by Time Magazine on Agent Orange in Vietnam opened up a floodgate of emotions I had thought I had gotten over with a year ago, after my own personal first-hand experiences there. The article was fairly well-written, that is, considering the publication. Here are some excerpts: Continue reading