(DailyMail) – Scramble! RAF warplanes are intercepting Russian nuclear bombers at least once a month – Read More Here
Video: Thai Report – Thousands Rally in Ubon – View Video Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Hillary Clinton: Iran Proving It Deserves New Sanctions – Read More Here
(WSWS) – America’s War on Pakistan – US Warns Pakistan of “Severe Consequences”
The Obama administration has seized on the failed car bombing in New York’s Times Square on May 1 to insist that the Pakistani military step up its war on Islamic militants and extend its operations into North Waziristan. The US demand is being backed by thinly disguised warnings of economic reprisals and military intervention. Read More Here
(TheHindu) – Russia plans to open naval bases in Ukraine in response to NATO’s eastward expansion – Read More Here
(PressTV) – UK vows to back US against Iran
Days after the establishment of a new British government, Foreign Secretary William Hague vows to work with the US against Iran, going so far as to consider military action against Tehran. Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – Nearly 300 insurers refuse to boycott Iran-linked companies
Nearly 300 insurers have refused to agree to a moratorium on investments in companies that the California insurance commissioner says do business with Iran, the state agency said. Read More Here
(Spiegel) – Pictures from Bangkok Demonstrations – View Here
(Telegraph) – USSR planned nuclear attack on China in 1969
The extraordinary assertion, made in a publication sanctioned by China’s ruling Communist Party, suggests that the world came perilously close to nuclear war just seven years after the Cuban missile crisis. Read More Here
(Redress) – Who is Bombing in Iraq? Are the bombers Al-Qaeda, the CIA or Israel?
Christopher King argues that it is likely that the American CIA – or Israel acting on its behalf – is responsible for recent atrocities in Iraq, in order to extend and consolidate the occupation, just as it is probable that the Times Square bomber was, wittingly or otherwise, acting for the CIA or Israel, to justify the US military intervention in South Asia. Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – ‘Neglect and poverty’ – life as a Palestinian in Jerusalem
Life for Palestinians in Jerusalem is “a continuing cycle of neglect, discrimination, poverty and shortages”, said the report, one of the most comprehensive studies of the socio-economic situation in East Jerusalem released in recent years. Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Thai army declares ‘live firing zone’ in Bangkok
Thailand’s army designated a riot-wracked neighborhood in central Bangkok as a “live firing zone” Saturday, as streets in the Asian metropolis became battlegrounds and authorities struggled to contain Red Shirt demonstrators demanding the prime minister’s resignation. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Pakistani Taliban say America will “burn”
Pakistani Taliban militants have warned America that it will soon “burn” while calling for Pakistan’s rulers to be overthrown for following “America’s agenda”. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – “War without Borders”: Obama’s “Long War” – Michel Chossudovsky
The concept of the “long war” has characterised military doctrine since the end of World War II. The broader objective of global military dominance in support of an imperial project was first formulated under the Truman administration in the late 1940s at the outset of the Cold War.
The 2000 Project for the New American Century (PNAC), which was the backbone of the NeoCon’s agenda was predicated on “waging a war without borders”. The PNAC’s declared objectives was to “fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theater wars” in different regions of the World as well perform the so-called military “constabulary” duties “associated with shaping the security environment in critical regions”. Global constabulary implies a Worldwide process of military policing and interventionism. (Project for a New American Century, Rebuilding Americas Defenses.pdf, September 2000)
The diabolical nature of this military project was adopted and implemented from the very outset of the Obama administration. With a new team of military and foreign policy advisers, Obama has been far more effective in fostering military escalation than that predecessor.
Under the Obama presidency, this global military project has become increasingly pervasive. Military escalation as well as the Worldwide deployment of US military might are an integral part of America’s “long war” military doctrine, to which the current administration is firmly committed. The nature of the long war recently reaffirmed by Marine Corps Gen. James Cartwright, Vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:
“[For the next] “five to 10 years…. the military likely will remain engaged in the same kinds of conflicts it has been fighting since 2001 … [N]o one I know thinks we’ll be out of” these kinds of conflicts any time soon. There is nothing out there that tells us we won’t be wrapped up in these conflicts for as far as the eye can see.. ” quoted in John T. Bennett, Cartwright: Expect war for 5-10 more years – MarineCorpsTimes.com, May 14, 2010)
Cartwright in his presentation to the Washington based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) also confirmed the global nature of America’s military adventure, stating unequivocally that the US military will be involved “in different places and at different levels,” (Ibid).
Cartwright’s statements are consistent with the overall military doctrine of waging a global war under the US-NATO banner. Escalation of the Middle East Central Asian is part of a carefully planned scenario. According to The Army Times report:
“He [Cartwright] did not point to specific nations into which U.S. forces or assets might be deployed over the next decade beyond Iraq and the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. (Ibid)
Establishing a Military Assembly Line
Cartwright also called for a significant increase in the production of advanced weapons systems. The underlying emphasis is on sheer quantity, namely the establishment of a military assembly line as opposed to the commissioning of new expensive weapons systemss: “We need quantity more than quality”, namely the mass production of military hardware.
Cartwright also called for a massive increase in the number of US troops.
Cartwright’s speech at CSIS was part of the Military Strategy Forum (MSF) focusing on the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), which is sponsored supported by Rolls Royce, which together with GE has developed the F136 advanced fighter engine designed for the Joint Strike Fighter. (Listen to audio of Cartwright’s speech at CSIS, Military Strategy Forum with General James Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff | Center for Strategic and International Studies, May 13, 2010)
“Humanitarian” Mandate: When War Becomes Peace
The Obama administration’s objective is to give a humanitarian image to the “long war” and “global war on terror,” labels, which were concocted in the immediate wake of the 9/11 attacks.
In March of last year, the Defense Department’s office of security review stated that that “this administration prefers to avoid using the term ‘Long War’ or ‘Global War on Terror’ [GWOT.] Please use ‘Overseas Contingency Operation.’ ” (quoted by Scott Wilson and Al Kamen, ‘Global War On Terror’ Is Given New Name – washingtonpost.com, 25 March 2009)
The surge in troop deployment is part of a long war scenario, which is by no means limited to the Middle East and Central Asia. While the US and NATO are directly threatening Russia, China and Iran, the Obama doctrine tacitly denies the very existence of a war. What is increasingly presented to public opinion is a Worldwide counter-terrorism crusade against Al Qaeda.
A change of words and labels does not modify the nature of America’s global military design. What were dealing with is an intractable war, which in a very real sense threatens the future of humanity.
Source: Global Research