MSM: US raises stakes on Iran by sending in ships and missiles

(Guardian) – Tension between the US and Iran heightened dramatically today with the disclosure that Barack Obama is deploying a missile shield to protect American allies in the Gulf from attack by Tehran. Continue reading

Video: China mulls setting up military base in Pakistan

(TimesofIndia) – China has signaled it wants to go the US way and set up military bases in overseas locations that would possibly include Pakistan. The obvious purpose would be to exert pressure on India as well as counter US influence in Pakistan and Afghanistan. ( Watch Video ) – Read More Here

Mossad orchestrated Christmas Day bomb plot

(PressTV) – The Nigerian terrorist suspect accused of attempting to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day had been arranged by the Israeli-owned ‘International Consultants on Targeted Security’ to perform a “walk around” without a passport in Amsterdam. Continue reading

MSM: Vancouver police get sonic crowd control device

(CBC) – Vancouver police have a new crowd control device capable of emitting painfully loud blasts of sound, just in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics, CBC News has learned. Continue reading

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(TimesOnline) – Blair warns that world faces decision to halt Iran’s nuclear programme

World leaders might have to go to war to stop Iran developing its weapons programme, Tony Blair suggested yesterday.Read More Here

(YNet) – EU’s Ashton says Iran ‘worrying’, UN next route

“We are worried about what’s happening in Iran. I’m disappointed at the failure of Iran to accept the dialogue and we now need to look again at what needs to happen there,” Catherine Ashton told Sky News in an interview. Read More Here

(LATimes) – China threatens sanctions over arms sale to Taiwan

Angered by a $6 billion U.S. arms sale to Taiwan, Beijing puts security exchanges with U.S. on hold and threatens sanctions against U.S. firms selling to Taipei. Read More Here

(AFP) – Libya strikes billion-dollar Russian arms deal

Libya has struck a deal to buy Russian arms worth almost two billion dollars, Russian news agencies quoted Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as saying Saturday. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Russia’s First Stealth Jet Takes Off

Russia test launched its first and very own prototype stealth jet Sukhoi T-50 Friday, in an attempt to outlast the modern U.S. F-22 Raptors. However, with its viability as a start to the world’s fifth generation of aerial arms questioned, the Sukhoi T-50 faces maiden political, and practicality issues. Read More Here

(PressTV) – US beefs up military presence off Iranian shores

In addition to imposing new sanctions on the Tehran government, the US has reportedly begun beefing up its military presence and war paraphernalia off the Iranian coast. Read More Here

(MSNBC) – U.S. speeds up arms buildup with Gulf allies

The Obama administration is quietly working with Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies to speed up arms sales and rapidly upgrade defenses for oil terminals and other key infrastructure in a bid to thwart future military attacks by Iran, according to former and current U.S. and Middle Eastern government officials. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – U.S. official: Hezbollah arms flow may signal plans for war with Israel

The U.S. is concerned that the continued flow of arms to the Hezbollah militant organization could prompt a war between Israel and Lebanon, State Department official Jeff Feltman said in remarks published Sunday by the London-based Al-Hayat daily. Read More Here

(Yahoo) – UN chief calls for treaty to prevent cyber war

The world needs a treaty to prevent cyber attacks becoming an all-out war, the head of the main UN communications and technology agency warned Saturday. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Paulson: Russia tried to exacerbate US financial crisis

Russian interests attempted to force the U.S. government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by selling off its holdings in the two entities in 2008, then urging China to do the same, according to former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. Read More Here

MSM: Carbon Tax Forces Businesses To Turn Lights Off

(Yahoo) – A new Government scheme to get businesses to cut their emissions could spell the end of the all-night bright lights of the local high street, the Environment Agency (EA) has predicted. Continue reading

MSM: UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article

(Telegraph) – The United Nations’ expert panel on climate change based claims about ice disappearing from the world’s mountain tops on a student’s dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine. Continue reading

UN agency calls for global cyberwarfare treaty, ‘driver’s license’ for Web users

(AFP) – The world needs a treaty to prevent cyber attacks becoming an all-out war, the head of the main UN communications and technology agency warned Saturday. Continue reading

MSM: China bugs and burgles Britain

(TimesOnline) – The security service MI5 has accused China of bugging and burgling UK business executives and setting up “honeytraps” in a bid to blackmail them into betraying sensitive commercial secrets. Continue reading

Video: Lindsey Williams on Jeff Rense – January 28, 2010

Lindsey Williams, who has been an ordained Baptist minister for 28 years, went to Alaska in 1971 as a missionary. The Transalaska oil pipeline began its construction phase in 1974, and because of Mr. Williams’ love for his country and concern for the spiritual welfare of the “pipeliners,” ; he volunteered to serve as Chaplain on the pipeline, with the subsequent full support of the Alyeska Pipeline Company. Because of the executive status accorded to him as Chaplain, he was given access to information documented in his eye opening book, The Energy Non-Crisis. Continue reading

MSM: China suspends military exchanges with US

(Yahoo) – China suspended military exchanges with the United States, threatened unprecedented sanctions against American defense companies and warned Saturday that cooperation would suffer after Washington announced $6.4 billion in planned arms sales to Taiwan. Continue reading

Video: Alex Jones Tv – Potential False Flag Attack To Be Blamed On Muslims Foiled

A possible false flag terror attack to be blamed on Muslims has been foiled after a Navy vet was busted with a grenade launcher, assault rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, as well as Arab headdress, in New Jersey yesterday. Initial media reports speculated that the man was planning a terrorist attack on a U.S. military base in the area. Continue reading

Video: Dr. Tim Ball on Alex Jones Tv – Climate Change Scam Phase 2 – Enforcement at The State Level

Timothy F. Ball, who is a critic of the climate change scam. He heads the Natural Resources Stewardship Project and is on the Scientific Advisory Board of Friends of Science, organizations that reject human-caused global warming. Continue reading

US accelerating missile defenses in Gulf: report

(RawStory) – The US administration is speeding up deployment of defenses against potential Iranian missile attacks in the Gulf to heed off any possible retaliation, The New York Times reported Saturday. Continue reading

Wages growth lowest in 27 years; minimum wages are bad?

(ComingDepression) – The Labor Department said Friday that wages and benefits rose by 0.5 percent in the three months ending in December. For the entire year, wages and benefits were up 1.5 percent, the weakest showing on records that go back to 1982. Continue reading

US and GB refuse discussion of Afghanistan’s opium problem during conference

Like every other Afghanistan conference, this latest held January 28 in London failed to address the country’s opium problem.
More than 70 countries and international organizations met in London and declared the goals of creating “a more stable and secure Afghanistan,” transferring power to the Afghan government, and reintegrating “those who renounce violence, cut links to terrorism and agree to work within the democratic process” into Afghan society.
While failing to touch upon one of the very most central issues affecting all the others- the opium production and the corruption that surrounds it. Continue reading

Video: A Tale of Two Speeches – Ron Paul

(C4L) – As President Obama calls for further government intervention and control, another speech on the state of our country reminds us that the crisis will only get worse if we do not abandon the establishment’s failed way of thinking and pursue liberty. Continue reading

Obama’s Outreach to Americans: Empty Rhetoric, Business As Usual – Stephen Lendman

(Uruknet) – The response to Obama’s first State of the Union address was predictable. Democrats loved it. Republicans were skeptical to critical, while the media tried to have it both ways. Continue reading

The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti

A born-again neo-conservative US business wheeler-dealer preacher claims Haitians are condemned for making a literal ‘pact with the Devil.’
Venezuelan, Nicaraguan, Bolivian, French and Swiss rescue organizations accuse the US military of refusing landing rights to planes bearing necessary medicines and urgently needed potable water to the millions of Haitians stricken, injured and homeless.
Behind the smoke, rubble and unending drama of human tragedy in the hapless Caribbean country, a drama is in full play for control of what geophysicists believe may be one of the world’s richest zones for hydrocarbons-oil and gas outside the Middle East, possibly orders of magnitude greater than that of nearby Venezuela. Continue reading

MSM: How Gun Registration and Confiscation Works in Canada

(TorontoStar) – A pounding at the door the other morning; my windows rattled. I was upstairs at work. I don’t always leave my desk to hear the good news about Jehovah. Continue reading

Osama bin Laden, Climate Expert

(CanadaFreePress) – To the world’s experts on climate change, let us now add the name of Osama bin Laden to those of Al Gore; UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon; the Chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri; numerous heads of state over the years; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; members of Congress still trying to pass Cap-and-Trade legislation; and the odious IPCC scientists who apparently colluded to foist false data on the public in order to further the fraud of global warming. Continue reading

Video: The Sharp Dressed Man Who Aided Mutallab Onto Flight 253 Was U.S. Government Agent

(KurtHaskell) – Please note that in the article that follows, I am not claiming that the U.S. Government knew Mutallab had a bomb or intended to hurt anyone on Flight 253 when the U.S. Government let him board. Continue reading

MSM: Bankers in favor of paying global fee

(FinancialTimes) – Some of the world’s most prominent bankers have come out in favour of a global bank wind-down fund, a concession from the industry after weeks of fighting proposals for new taxes in the US and Europe. Continue reading

They Don’t Own Shovels, Crowbars, or Even Gloves

(Infowars) – The ever exploding twin towers of US debt and trade deficits are to be expected from a country that’s engaged in two foreign invasions, maintains over 170 military bases overseas, gives trillions of dollars to foreign bankers, yet produces nothing anyone in the world wants or can use. Continue reading

MSM: FDIC clocks 15 bank failures so far in 2010

(Reuters) – Six more U.S. banks were seized on Friday as regulators continue to close the doors of banks struggling to cope with fallout from the financial crisis. Continue reading

Devastating Impact of Canadian Mining in Honduras – Interview of Carlos Danilo Amador

RW/TG: We’re here in Tegucigalpa, Honduras (January 26). Can you give us your name and position in your organization? Continue reading

MSM: Q+A-Will Japan face a sovereign debt crisis?

(Reuters) – Japan’s ballooning public debt is raising concerns in debt markets as the largely untested government of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama tries to balance the need for economic stimulus with a need for fiscal prudence. Read More Here

Intense cold abates in north, 550 deaths this winter

(IndiaExpress) – Intense cold conditions today abated in most parts of north India with minimum temperature rising in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh and in parts of Jammu and Kashmir though higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh reeled under sub-zero temperature. The current cold wave has taken a toll of 550 so far.The minimum temperature rose by up to three degrees Celcius above normal at several places in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh though some parts of the region had dense fog. Read More Here

MSM: Secret detention may amount to crime against humanity – UN experts

(AFP) – UN human rights experts warned in a report on Wednesday that “widespread and systematic” secret detention of terror suspects was continuing and could pave the way for charges of crimes against humanity. Continue reading

MSM: Sarkozy seeks a new order and throws down gauntlet to China

(TimesOnline) – President Sarkozy has promised to put the huge trade imbalances between the East and West at the centre of global financial reform when France takes over leadership of the G8 next year. Continue reading

Taxpayers pay $101,000 for Pelosi’s in-flight ‘food, booze’

(WND) – It reads like a dream order for a wild frat party: Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey … and Corona beer. Continue reading

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(Reuters) – Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran – Senate OKs Sanctions on Iran’s Fuel Suppliers

The Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would let President Barack Obama impose sanctions on Iran’s gasoline suppliers and penalize some of Tehran’s elites, a move aimed at pressuring Tehran to give up its nuclear program. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Paulson Says Russia Urged China to Dump Fannie, Freddie Bonds

Russia urged China to dump its Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bonds in 2008 in a bid to force a bailout of the largest U.S. mortgage-finance companies, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said. Read More Here

(Reuters) – China hits back at U.S. arms sale to Taiwan

China moved swiftly on Saturday to suspend military exchanges with the United States after Washington’s announcement of arms sales to Taiwan, widening rifts in their far-reaching relationship. Read More Here

(LATimes) – Clinton warns China to stay the course on Iran nuclear sanctions

In Paris, the U.S. secretary of State tells Beijing to think about the longer-term consequences even though it may seem ‘counterproductive’ to sanction a country from which it gets key resources. Read More Here

(ABCNews) – Netanyahu slams Iran at Auschwitz

Israeli leaders have lashed out at Iran during a ceremony at Auschwitz to mark international Holocaust Memorial Day. Read More Here

(DowJones) – Venezuela Oil Chief Heads To Russia, China To Discuss Pacts

Venezuela Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez was leaving Wednesday for Russia and then to China to discuss plans for developing heavy crude blocks in the eastern Orinoco region, the Venezuelan government said in a statement. Read More Here

(TimesofIndia) – Pak tunnels near border worry government

As the war of words between India and Pakistan reaches a crescendo, New Delhi has cause for fresh alarm, due to some of the activities being carried out across the border. Intelligence agencies in India have brought to the notice of the government that Pakistan has been frantically building up tunnels in areas not far from the border with India. Read More Here

(Reuters) – U.S. regrets China’s riposte to arms sales

The United States said on Saturday it regretted China’s announced cuts in bilateral contacts and its plans to punish U.S. companies involved in arms sales to Taiwan. Read More Here

MSM: Libya, Russia agree $1.8 billion arms deal – Putin

(Reuters) – Libya has signed an arms deal with Russia worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.8 billion), Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying on Saturday. Continue reading

MSM: China protests US arms sales, warns of ‘serious’ impact

(Breitbart) – China on Friday protested the US decision to sell 6.4 billion dollars in weapons to Taiwan and warned of “serious” damage to relations and cooperation with Washington. Read More Here

Video: True free markets are recovery

Deutsche Bank chairman Josef Ackermann said “we will all be losers” if governments clamp down on markets too zealously: “The pendulum might have swung too far,” Ackermann warned. “Consistent and global rules, and a level playing field is absolutely key to the global economy.” Continue reading

Video: California the canary in coalmine of US economy

State Controller John Chiang issued a stern warning Friday about California’s cash reserves, telling legislative leaders and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger they must act on nearly $9 billion in budget cuts the governor is seeking by March — or the state will run out of cash to pay its bills. — Denis C. Theriault Mercury NewsContinue reading