(MINA) – Who is staging a War between North and South Korea?
Tensions between North and South Korea continue to escalate: On Friday, North Korea blamed its southern neighbor of staging the sinking of its own warship, which killed 46 soldiers, denying any responsibility for the tragedy Read More Here
(Mantiq) – Freedom Flotilla: “Israel is Threatening to Attack Us” – Read More Here
(Almanar) – Hamas: Flotilla Shows Whole World Opposes Gaza Siege – Read More Here
Petraeus Memo Widens scope of US Military Covert Operations in ME
Critics worry that the order blurs the line between combat soldiers and spies and weakens the claim of all soldiers to humane treatment under the Geneva Conventions. Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – North Korea Warns UN to Be Wary of False Evidence of Sinking – Read More Here
(ABC) – US admits deadly attack on Afghan civilians
The United States military has acknowledged killing 23 civilians and wounding 12 others earlier this year after mistaking them for a convoy of Taliban insurgents. Read More Here
(RedactedNews) – The Coming Iran War
It’s happening again.
The same forces – with a few new additions and minus a few smart defectors – who pushed the United States into a needless and deadly war with Iraq are now organizing for the next war. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Letter shows Obama dishonest with Iran – Read More Here
BREAKING – (TimesOnline) – Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran
Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline. Read More Here
(ProLibertate) – “Civil Rights” and Total War – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Free Gaza Flotilla Subject to Coordinated Israeli Government Media Campaign and Military Action
According to an article in the Jerusalem Post  on May 25, 2010, the Israeli “Navy is preparing an operational plan to stop the flotilla of nine ships–loaded with hundreds of international activists and thousands of tons of supplies–– which are scheduled to try and break the sea blockade on Gaza by anchoring in the newly-expanded port later this week.” The article describes a military campaign coordinated with a major media campaign. Read More Here
(NewAmericaMedia) – Gulf of Tonkin Redux: Did an American Mine Sink South Korean Ship?
Editor’s note: The sinking of the Cheonan took place in South Korean waters dominated by a joint U.S.-Korean base for anti-submarine warfare operations, an area North Korea admits it does not have the technology to penetrate with its submarines. It is speculated the USNS Salvor was was laying bottom mines in the area and a rising mine was inadvertently released. “If indeed it was an American rising mine that sank the Cheonan, it would constitute a friendly-fire accident,” writes Yoichi Shimatsu. Or it was a Gulf of Tonkin incident intended to provide a pretext to blame North Korea. Either way, don’t expect the corporate media to report on this. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Israeli jets attack Gaza
Israeli jets fired five missiles in the early hours of Saturday morning, and local sources say the missiles landed near the tunnel area along the Egyptian border, which is located near the Rafah airport, the Press TV correspondent in Gaza reported. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Iran: US hypocritical on Israel nukes
Iran’s ambassador to the UN Mohammad Khazaee said Friday that the US reaction to the final declaration of the NPT conference was a “clear manifestation” of its hypocrisy.
“The US [verbal] attack on Iran, as an NPT member, along with its opposition to the conference [declaration] which urges Israel to join the NPT, is a clear manifestation of Washington’s double standard nuclear policy,” Khazaee told IRNA on the sidelines of the NPT conference in New York. Read More Here
(PressTV) – End blockade of Gaza, EU tells Israel
The European Union has called on Israel to immediately end the three-year blockade of Gaza and to allow the Freedom Flotilla to enter the enclave. Read More Here
(WPost) – Options studied for a possible Pakistan strike
The U.S. military is reviewing options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan in the event that a successful attack on American soil is traced to the country’s tribal areas, according to senior military officials. Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – With Sea Confrontation Looming, Protesters Take to the Streets in NYC
Days before a probable showdown at sea between Palestine solidarity activists traveling with a nine-ship fleet and the Israeli Navy, demonstrations took place across the United States and the world today to demand that Israel allow the activists safe passage to Gaza to deliver 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid. Read More Here
(WRH) – WHO IS SENDING YOUR CHILDREN OFF TO DIE IN WAR WITH IRAN? – Read More Here
(YNetNews) – Lieberman: Gaza flotilla ‘violent’
Foreign minister says ‘there is no humanitarian crisis in Strip,’ calls fleet of aid ship en route to Gaza ‘an attempt at violent propaganda against Israel.’ We will not allow violation of our sovereignty, he adds Read More Here
(Yonhap) – S. Korea’s military reviewing further measures against North
South Korea is preparing to take additional measures against North Korea as it sees the possibility of limited violence by the North amid escalating tensions over Pyongyang’s sinking of a Seoul warship, a senior military official said Friday.
“Following the rhetoric of threats, we expect that North Korea could actually carry out a military, non-military provocation,” Major Gen. Ryu Je-seung, a senior official at the South Korean defense ministry’s policy and planning division, told retired generals and admirals. Read More Here
(Taragana) – We didn’t sink South Korean warship: North Korea
In the first press statement two months after the sinking of the South Korean warship “Cheonan” in March, North Korea Friday said it was not involved in the incident, and asked Seoul to conduct an “objective and fair” probe. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Senate Approves $60 Billion For War, While House Cuts $24 Billion For Unemployed Workers And State Aid
The Senate easily passed an almost $60 billion war funding bill Thursday, but anxiety over out-of-control budget deficits led House leaders to drop tens of billions of dollars in spending from a separate catchall bill anchored by an extension of jobless benefits. Read More Here
(AP) – Israeli commandos to block Gaza activists
Israel on Thursday unveiled a massive makeshift detention center in the country’s main southern port and announced the end of days of intense naval maneuvers, vowing to stop a flotilla of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists trying to break a 3-year blockade of the Gaza Strip this weekend. Read More Here
Video: The US rather than North Korea is a Threat to Global Security – Michel Chossudovsky
North Korea lost thirty percent of its population as a result of US led bombings in the 1950s. US military sources confirm that 20 percent of North Korea’s population was killed off over a three period of intensive bombings:
“After destroying North Korea’s 78 cities and thousands of her villages, and killing countless numbers of her civilians, [General] LeMay remarked, “Over a period of three years or so we killed off – what – twenty percent of the population.”1 It is now believed that the population north of the imposed 38th Parallel lost nearly a third its population of 8 – 9 million people during the 37-month long “hot” war, 1950 – 1953, perhaps an unprecedented percentage of mortality suffered by one nation due to the belligerance of another.” – View Video Here
(Fox) – Video: Freedom Watch – Gitmo Suicides Were Actually Homicides?
Contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine Scott Horton discusses his article