(KurtNimmo) – Def. Sec. Gates Exaggerates Iranian Missile Capacity as Attack Looms
Bush era Secretary of Defense retread Robert Gates said on Friday Iran has the capacity to “shower” Europe with nuclear missiles. “One of the elements of the intelligence that contributed to the decision on the phased adaptive array (approach) was the realization that if Iran were actually to launch a missile attack on Europe, it wouldn’t be just one or two missiles, or a handful,” Gates told a Senate committee hearing. “It would more likely be a salvo kind of attack, where you would be dealing potentially with scores or even hundreds of missiles.”
Gates said the supposed Iranian threat can be averted by “upgraded missile interceptors” that “would give us the ability to protect our troops, our bases, our facilities and our allies in Europe.” Read More Here
(AlterNet) – Sorry, Trillions in Unmined Mineral Wealth Is Not a Reason to Keep Occupying Afghanistan
Our leaders are now boldly selling wars as commendable instruments of such profit-focused imperialism. Read More Here
(WarIsACrime) – Unrest in Pakistan: Moving Beyond “the U.S. National Interest”
“The military is the muscle that protects the ruling elite from the wrath of the people,” says Pakistani political analyst Dr. Mubashir Hassan. “Right now, people are out on the street; blocking roads, attacking railway stations, etc. If you read the papers, it seems as though a general uprising has started all over Pakistan.” Read More Here
(VeteransToday) – GORDON DUFF: Israel Planned Iran Attack From Caucasus Base
A week ago, Israel leaked to the press that they had permission from Saudi Arabia to use their air space to attack Iran. The Saudi’s quickly denied this. The effort on Israel’s part was a ruse to cover their real plans, to attack from the Republic of Georgia, close to Iran’s northern border. However, the breakdown in relations with Turkey after miscalculating the response to their Flotilla raid on a Turkish ship in international waters may have ended this operation. Read More Here
(Salon) – The Strange and Consequential Case of Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and WikiLeaks – Glenn Greenwald – Read More Here
(KabulPress) – American Military Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan Now Exceed 500,000 (Part 1 of 2) – Read More Here
(IsraelNationalNews) – US, Israel Warships in Suez May Be Prelude to Faceoff with Iran – Read More Here
(AlterNet) – The U.S. War Addiction: Funding Enemies to Maintain Trillion Dollar Racket
A few recent news items help expose the true drivers of current wars around the world.
#1) Wherever there is a war, look for CIA/IMF/private military war profiteers covertly funding and supporting BOTH sides in order to keep the wars raging and the profits rolling in. As former CIA Station Chief John Stockwell explained: “Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the US military machine to turn.” Read More Here
(IMEMC) – Israel Closes Gaza Trade Crossings
Despite Israel’s Thursday decision to “ease restrictions on Gaza”, the Israeli Authorities closed all trade crossings leading to the coastal region. The closure, unless extended, will last until Sunday. Read More Here
(DailyKos) – Three Gates Blocked to Israeli Ship NOW @ Oakland Docks; Live Webcam Updates
Just left the Oakland Docks where 300 people are blocking the entrances to two gates into the berth where the Israeli Zim cargo ship is to be unloaded. The action started this morning at 5:30am PST. The longshore workers are scheduled to start their shift at 7:00 and 8:00 am this morning. Read More Here
Israeli occupation forces today in Beit Jala engaged in beatings, burning of fields, and attacking peaceful demonstrators, bystanders, and reporters. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Stop the bullets! A call to end the use of live ammunition against unarmed civilians in the Gaza ‘buffer zone’
The catastrophic Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which left 9 dead, has rightly horrified the international community. However, lethal force by the Israeli military is nothing new to Palestinians. In the Gaza ‘buffer zone’, live ammunition is routinely used against unarmed demonstrators and farmers. Read More Here.
Video: Israeli occupation forces today in Beit Jala engaged in beatings, burning of fields, and attacking peaceful demonstrators, bystanders, and reporters – Video Link Here
(DesertPeace) – VOLUNTARY ETHNIC CLEANSING?
An Israeli that goes abroad and stays there for a period of two to six years can return to Israel with the full ‘rights’ of a new immigrant. This includes the tax free purchases of home essentials, an automobile, and a good rate on a mortgage.
A Palestinian from Jerusalem that goes abroad for purposes of education or work CANNOT RETURN TO HIS HOME… Read More Here