World War

(TheNation) – Corporate Media Discover Private Spies. In Other News, No WMD in Iraq – Jeremy Scahill – Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Video: Laser used to shoots down planes

Laser beams have been used for the first time in naval warfare to shoot down aircraft, it can be disclosed. Read More Here

(SoapBox) – Requiem for the Antiwar Movement – Cindy Sheehan

This article and these observations are going to piss some people off—but oh well. You will be angry with me, even though I am not the one who is ordering more war, paying for more war, torturing people and imprisoning them without due process, destroying the economy and the environment, blah, blah, blah. I have developed an incredibly thick skin and if I rankle, it’s because I think time is running out to halt the disastrous trajectory this planet (via the US Military Corporate Complex) is on. I promise that I am not writing this because I am holding protests and no one is coming—these thoughts have been percolating in me for months now. (Note: Remember that old saying: “What if they gave a war and nobody came?” Well, here in DC I am living the opposite: “What if they gave an antiwar protest and nobody came?”) Read More Here

South America

(InsideCostaRica) – Chavez Warns of US Military Escalation

“There are highly alarming elements: the military exercises that the South Koreans and gringos performed in the Yellow Sea; the pressure on Iran for daring to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes; the mobilization of U.S. and Israeli troops near Iran’s coasts, and the violence in Iraq and Afghanistan occupied by the empire,” Chavez said during his usual Sunday news commentary, “Las lineas de Chavez.” Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Militarization of Central America and the Caribbean: The U.S. Military Moves Into Costa Rica – Read More Here

Israel

(EUTimes) – Israel To Get Largest Ever Military Handout From US

The United States plans to provide Israel with its most extensive military aid package in history Read More Here

(Ma’an) – Israel army ‘ready’ to bomb Hizbullah in civilian areas

Israel is prepared to attack Hizbullah in populated areas where weapons are stashed, Israel’s army chief Gabi Ashkenazi said Tuesday.

“It is quiet now, but we are monitoring developments and are ready for all possibilities,” Ashkenazi told Israel Radio, speaking from Rome where he is on an official visit. Read More Here

(Intifada) – Exclusive Intifada Interview with Ken O’Keefe: “Israel Executed People in International Waters” – Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Analyst: Israel’s Next War Could Be Lebanon

While speculation over a possible Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities intensifies, at least one influential analyst is calling on Washington to focus more on the likelihood of a new war breaking out between Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia and how to preven Read More Here

(AlAhram) – Sarkozy accused of working for Israeli intelligence

As if his marital challenges were not enough cause for concern, “Sarco the Sayan” has suddenly emerged as the most infamous accolade of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The influential French daily Le Figaro last week revealed that the French leader once worked for — and perhaps still does, it hinted — Israeli intelligence as a sayan (Hebrew for helper), one of the thousands of Jewish citizens of countries other than Israel who cooperate with the katsas (Mossad case-officers Read More Here

South/North Korea

(Guardian) – US increases sanctions against North Korea

Hillary Clinton says measures aim to punish North Korea for sinking South Korean ship and pursuing nuclear weapons Read More Here

(RawStory) – US-S.Korea war games to send ‘clear message’ to N.Korea

The United States and South Korea will launch a major military exercise on Sunday in the Sea of Japan as a warning to North Korea over the sinking of a South Korean ship, the two countries’ defence chiefs said. Read More Here

(AntiWarNewswire) – US deploys aircraft carrier to South Korea

The deployment is considered a show of force in the wake of the sinking of a South Korean warship last March that killed 46 sailors. South Korea and an international team of investigators have blamed North Korea for the attack. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(TheAustralian) – US intelligence reliant on ‘contractors’

US intelligence agencies are dangerously dependent on contractors, with 30 per cent of the spy workforce potentially bound to shareholders more than the nation. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Generation without future, a future without generations: the endless suffering of Afghan children – Read More Here

Iran

(WSJournal) – Why Hasn’t Israel Bombed Iran (Yet)? – Read More Here

(GulfNews) – Iran tells lawmakers to respond to fuel sanctions – Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Europe Considers New Penalties for Iran

The new measures, which are subject to agreement by European Union foreign ministers, cover dozens of senior Iranian officials and companies, and aim to put new pressure on the government in Tehran by cutting off Europe’s investment in major sectors of the Iranian economy. Read More Here

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