(YNet) – Army chief: We have right to impose siege
Israel has ‘natural right’ to inspect ships heading to Gaza, army chief says, stresses Strip must not turn into Iranian port; addressing lethal raid on Turkish ship, Ashkenazi says: I salute fighters, they operated exceptionally well Read More Here
(Redress) – Why they hate America
Paul J. Balles says the reason why so many people in the Arab and Muslim worlds hate the United States is not envy of American wealth or power but injustice and greed. And the solution is simple: “Stop occupying their countries. Stop controlling others’ land, populations, governments and resources.” Read More Here
(PeaceByTruth) – Dreams of Palestine
The memories I took with me from my weeks in Palestine and from the Palestinian people, a people who in spite of so much suffering have never lost their courageous spirit and their basic humanity, these memories will stay with me for as long as I live – while I´m awake and in my dreams. Read More Here
(AlterNet) – Are U.S. Warships Gearing Up for a Confrontation With an Iranian Aid Flotilla to Gaza?
Anchors aweigh. The United States Navy is sending an aircraft carrier and nearly a dozen other warships through the Suez Canal and into the Red Sea, according to the British Arabic Language newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi, which reported that the ships carry infantry troops, armored vehicles, and ammunition. Read More Here
(CostOfWar) – See the Cost of War to your community – View More Here
(TehranTimes) – Entire Persian Gulf region on Iran’s radar screen: general
A senior Iranian military commander has said that all Persian Gulf countries are within the reach of Iran’s radars and the Iranian armed forces are prepared to guarantee the security of the Persian Gulf. Read More Here
(MarketOracle) – The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti
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. Read More Here
(AP) – Iran to send blockade-busting ship to Gaza – Read More Here
(IsraelNationalNews) – Iran Changes Course on Ship; Israel Trains for the Worst
Iran has changed course again and announced Tuesday afternoon it will send a ship to try to challenge Israeli sovereignty over the waters off of Hamas-controlled Gaza, as was agreed in the Oslo Accords. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – General Stanley McChrystal offers resignation to President Barack Obama
General Stanley McChrystal has offered his resignation to President Barack Obama after he was summoned to the White House to explain derisive comments he made about the US leader and his administration. Read More Here
(AlterNet) – 5 Million Iraqis Killed, Maimed, Tortured, Displaced
In 1970 a Lao villager who had survived five years of U.S. bombing wrote: “In reality, whatever happens, it is only the innocent who suffer. And as for the others, do they know all the unimaginable things happening in this war? Do they?” Read More Here
(CBS) – Video: U.S. Tax Dollars Fueling Afghan Insurgency
House Investigation: Private Contractors Paying Warlords, Criminals to Get Supplies to U.S. and NATO Bases View Video Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Commit Yourself To The Truth
Cutting Through the Confusion About Israel/Palestine Read More Here
(DG) – Global War Racket Exposed: Funding Our Enemies – David DeGraw
Building on my Af-Pak War Racket report, a few recent news items help expose the true drivers of current wars around the world. Read More Here
(FutureFastForward) – “Our Potential to Create a Better World, a Just World”: Testimony of a Survivor of the Mavi Marmara Massacre – Ken O’Keefe
Ken O’Keefe, former US Marine, Gulf War veteran, and now survivor of the Mavi Marmara massacre, has issued a remarkable and searing statement from Istanbul.
“While in Israeli custody I, along with everyone else, was subjected to endless abuse and flagrant acts of disrespect. Women and elderly were physically and mentally assaulted. Access to food and water and toilets was denied. Dogs were used against us, we ourselves were treated like dogs. We were exposed to direct sun in stress positions while hand cuffed to the point of losing circulation of blood in our hands. We were lied to incessantly, in fact I am awed at the routineness and comfort in their ability to lie, it is remarkable really. We were abused in just about every way imaginable and I myself was beaten and choked to the point of blacking out… and I was beaten again while in my cell. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Iran Attack Moves Forward
Iran permitted the U.S. and Israel to score a propaganda victory on Monday when it refused to allow two International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors entry into the country for an inspection of its nuclear program. Read More Here
(Cryptogon) – Next WikiLeaks Release May Involve ECHELON – Read More Here
FLASHBACK – (WRH) – FAKE TERROR – THE ROAD TO WAR AND DICTATORSHIP – Michael Rivero – Read More Here
Video: If Army Ads Had Health Warnings – Video Link Here
(AFP) – Former Israeli top spy calls for strike on Iran
Israel should launch a pre-emptive strike to prevent arch-foe Iran from going nuclear, a former head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency said on Monday.
“I am of the opinion that, since there is an ongoing war, since the threat is permanent, since the intention of the enemy in this case is to annihilate you, the right doctrine is one of pre-emption and not of retaliation,” Shabtai Shavit told a conference. Read More Here
(Australian) – US defies China on Pakistan reactors – Read More Here
(ColumbiaReports) – Chavez: Colombian mercenaries plan to kill me
In an address broadcast on Venezuelan television Saturday night, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says that paramilitaries from various other countries, including Colombia, are part of a “reactivated” plot to assassinate him. Read More Here
(TheHindu) – Missiles do not threaten Europe, says Iran – Read More Here
(Fars) – Ahmadinejad: Iranian Nation Foils US Plots against World States
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated that the Iranian nation does not allow the US and its western allies to plunder the world countries. Read More Here
(VOANews) – UN: Violence Getting Worse in Afghanistan – Read More Here
(AFP) – US lawmakers unveil Iran sanctions bill – Read More Here
(AFP) – Saudi king to visit Obama: White House – Read More Here
(Reuters) – Obama and Netanyahu to meet July 6 – Read More Here
(Navy.Mil) – SSGN Force Reaches Historic Milestone
The Submarine Force announced it has achieved another first with all four guided-missile submarines (SSGN) deployed for the first time simultaneously June 10. Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘US conduct can elicit public revolt’
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says if US politicians allowed the American nation free access to government conduct, US citizens would rise against their outrageous policies.
President Ahmadinejad, who is touring Iran’s western province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari with his cabinet and staff, criticized US policies on the global stage on Wednesday and warned officials in Washington about an imminent ‘just’ world order.
“If the US offered its citizens the right to freedom of information on world affairs, so that the American people could be fully informed of their leaders’ support for Israeli atrocities as well as the crimes they have committed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the people would take effective measure against their statesmen,” the Iranian president said.
He went on to emphasize that the US pursues an authoritarian foreign policy, noting that it only seeks to ” squander” the entire world but is encounters Iran’s opposition everywhere it goes.
President Ahmadinejad also censured official Washington for spearheading efforts to force the passage of the recent UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions resolution against Iran.
“US politicians think they can isolate Iran with one resolution,” the president scorned. He then challenged US official to travel to any part of the world along with an Iranian official so that they can factually see which country is indeed isolated, Iran or the US.
The remarks came as the United States moved firmly away from the Obama administration’s pledges of diplomatic engagement with Iran while pushing through a new round of UNSC sanctions against Tehran.
As a result, the 15-member UN Security Council voted in favor of a fourth round of sanctions against Iran on June 9 under the pretext that Tehran sought nuclear weapons, despite repeated assurances from the International Atomic Energy Agency on non-diversion of Iran’s nuclear materials.
Source: Press TV