World War

(TodaysZaman) – On the developments in Kyrgyzstan

Two sister nations have been made to confront each other and shed blood as a result of well-planned provocations and plots designed and executed in a very professional way. These two nations have lived together as brothers and sisters throughout our history and shared the same homeland and culture. Read More Here

(Brahmand) – China to hold naval drills to counter US-SKorean moves

In a move that could escalate tensions in the surcharged Korean peninsula
, China said its military forces would kick-off live ammunition exercises in East China Sea from Wednesday in an apparent response to a joint naval manoeuvre between US and South Korea. Read More Here

(TimesOfIndia) – Accident during exercise could start war, North Korea warns

“It is as clear as day that a small accident that might occur during the joint military exercise would easily spread to an armed clash and eventually, to an all-out war,” it said, slamming the planned drill as provocative and dangerous. Read More Here

Palestine

(Haaretz) – Despite wider remit, soldiers won’t be questioned in Gaza flotilla probe – Read More Here

(Haaretz) – ANALYSIS / Israel doesn’t seem to want to really probe Gaza flotilla raid – Read More Here

(Scoop) – Artwork condemns Israeli attacks on Gaza

Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff has created artworks that call on the world to condemn what he describes as the Israeli holocaust of Gaza. Read More Here

(PoorRichardsBlog) – British trade union boycotts Israel

A motion has been clinched in Britain calling for a complete boycott of Israel and for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to the country.

One of Britain’s largest unions voted at its annual conference in Bournemouth last week for thoroughly boycotting Israel, saying that Israeli regime lied over the Gaza flotilla incident. Read More Here

REPOST – (Haaretz) – Lieberman: Absolutely no chance for a Palestinian state within next two years – Read More Here

Iran

(Reuters) – Pressure mounts on Iran as oil firms pull out – Read More Here

(DebkaFile) – Third US carrier, 4,000 Marines augment US armada opposite Iran

debkafile’s military sources report that Washington has posted a third carrier opposite Iran’s shores. It is supported by amphibious assault ships and up to 4,000 Navy and Marine Corps personnel, bringing the total US strength in these waters to three carriers and 10,000 combat personnel. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Mullen: Iran will continue to strive for nukes

U.S. military chief says there is ‘no reason to trust’ Iran’s assurances that it is only pursuing a peaceful nuclear program. Read More Here

(JPost) – ‘Strike on Iran would be destabilizing’

A military strike against Iran would be “incredibly destabilizing” to the region said the US chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen. He believes Iran will continue to pursue nuclear weapons, even if sanctions against the country are increased.

Speaking Monday at the Aspen Security Forum, Mullen said it would be “incredibly dangerous” for Iran to achieve nuclear weapons, and that there’s “no reason to trust” Iran’s assurances that it is only pursuing a peaceful nuclear program, especially after the discovery of a secret nuclear facility near the holy city of Qom. Read More Here

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