World War

(YNet) – Israeli judge: Learn from Nazis

Retired Judge Hadassa Ben-Itto says as part of PR war, Israel should adopt tactics used to distribute Protocols of Elders of Zion Read More Here

(OnlineJournal) – Coast Guard dispatching ships and personnel to Costa Rica to threaten Nicaragua – Wayne Madsen

After conducting its successful coup d’etat in Honduras against President Manuel Zelaya, the imperialistic Barack Obama administration is now bent on ousting Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega by massing a huge U.S. Coast Guard and Marine Corps presence in neighboring Costa Rica, a base of operations for Reagan administration-backed CIA operations in the 1980s in support of the Nicaraguan contras. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Obama Selects General Who Likes Killing Muslims to Centcom

Gen. Mattis has the same habit of speaking his mind as McCrystal. Eric Garris writes today that Mattis was quoted back in 2005 as saying he finds pleasure in shooting and killing people in Afghanistan. “Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot,” Mattis said Read More Here

(12160) – Rangel Legislation: Mandatory Military Service For ALL Americans 18-42 yrs old

Rep. Charles Rangel yesterday again called for bringing back the national draft — right at the Times Square recruiting station. Read More Here

(Infowars) – Hillary Clinton’s Latest Lies – Paul Craig Roberts

The BBC reported on July 4 that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the US ballistic missile base in Poland was not directed at Russia. The purpose of the base, she said, is to protect Poland from the Iranian threat. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Hezbollah readying for urban war in southern Lebanon

Israel’s military on Wednesday offered evidence of what it says is a growing threat from Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, using aerial images to highlight the militants group’s activities in towns and villages close to the Israeli border. Read More Here

(WashingtonTimes) – Russian bomber incursions

Russia is continuing to fly strategic nuclear bombers near U.S. and Canadian airspace because the Russian military is seeking to maintain “the illusion of power,” the commander of the U.S. Northern Command says. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israel asks US to boost weapons supply

Tel Aviv has asked Washington to increase its weapons capability in the Middle East as part of efforts for Israel to have a strategic advantage over its Arab neighbors. Read More Here

Iran

(Guardian) – Tony Blair ‘very much exaggerated’ Iran’s role in Iraq

Former British ambassador to Tehran tells Chilcot inquiry that Blair made ‘very bad decisions’ about 2003 invasion Read More Here

(JPost) – IDF names top Iranian in charge of Hizbullah

According to the senior IDF officer, since the Second Lebanon War, Iran has bolstered its control over Hizbullah. “We identify more Iranian involvement in Lebanon today,” the officer said. “It is comprehensive and significant.” Read More Here

(DODBuzz) – Chatter Rises On Iran Strike

The first really clear indication that serious planning was underway to strike at Iran’s rogue nuclear weapons site came a month ago when British news outlets reported that Saudi Arabia had given Israel permission to cross its airspace en route to Iranian targets.

Yesterday, the United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States said publicly that his country was willing to live with the consequences of a strike against Iran despite the enormous amount of trade between the two countries and the likelihood of riots after a strike.

Today, you have Sen. Joe Lieberman in Israel saying the U.S. would influence Iran, “through diplomatic efforts and economic sanctions if we can, but through military action if we must.” Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Senators Raise Prospect of US Attack on Iran

McCain Says Israel Won’t Attack, Lieberman Says US Will Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Focus U.S.A. / ‘The U.S. will have to confront Iran or give up the Middle East’

Amitai Etzioni, professor of International Relations at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., believes the only option available to contain Iran’s atomic ambitions is a series of assaults on its non-nuclear facilities. Read More Here

(AlethoNews) – IAEA’s Heinonen Pushed “Fabricated” Iran Nuclear Weapons Intel

Olli Heinonen, the Finnish nuclear engineer who resigned Thursday after five years as deputy director for safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was the driving force in turning that agency into a mechanism to support U.N. Security Council sanctions against Iran.

Heinonen was instrumental in making a collection of intelligence documents showing a purported Iranian nuclear weapons research programme the central focus of the IAEA’s work on Iran. The result was to shift opinion among Western publics to the view that Iran had been pursuing a covert nuclear weapons programme. Read More Here

Palestine

(Independent) – Exposed: The Truth About Israel’s Land Grab In The West Bank

As President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet, a report reveals 42 per cent of territory is controlled by settlers Read More Here

Video: Norman Finkelstein: Results, Not Rhetoric – Video Link Here

(CPT) – Video: Israeli Border Police Destroy Vegetable Fields in Al Baqa’a Valley

Israeli border police hired Israeli Arab workers to remove irrigation pipes from vegetable fields in Al Baqa’a Valley and cut twines holding tomato plants up. The border police used tear gas to prevent Palestinian land owners from going to their fields to stop the destruction. Over 100 Palestinians were affected by this destruction. View Video Here

(PeoplesVoice) – ISRAEL AND PALESTINE AFTER THE FLOTILLA Part 1 — Change is in the wind

There are times in world politics when a relatively small incident can trigger a major chain of events, depending on circumstances. Another way of expressing this is contained in the ancient Chinese proverb, “A single spark can start a prairie fire” — particularly when conditions include a warm gusty wind and the grassland is dry. Read More Here

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