World War

(Haaretz) – Israel tells United Nations it will limit phosphorus use in populated areas

The army will limit its use of phosphorous bombs in populated areas and stop using them near “sensitive sites” like UN buildings, Israel said in a report it presented to the United Nations this week. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – We Can Handle the Truth – Stop Trying to Hide the Truth from Us

The peace movement needs to stand with Bradley Manning and Wikileaks in their efforts to let Americans see the truth about what the military is doing in our name. We can handle the truth! Indeed, we need to hear the truth, not propaganda about how great the U.S. military is performing, in order to be responsible citizens. Read More Here

(DailyMail) – Limbless soldier has benefits stopped after walking 400m on prosthetic leg

A soldier who lost a leg in Afghanistan has had his disability benefits stopped because he has learnt to walk a few hundred metres on a prosthetic limb.

Private Aron Shelton, 26, had his left leg amputated below the knee – while his right leg was also damaged – after the Land Rover he was travelling in was blown up in June 2007. Read More Here

Iraq

(GlobalResearch) – US War Crimes: Cancer rate in Fallujah worse than Hiroshima

The Iraqi city of Fallujah continues to suffer the ghastly consequences of a US military onslaught in late 2004.

According to the authors of a new study, “Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005–2009,” the people of Fallujah are experiencing higher rates of cancer, leukemia, infant mortality, and sexual mutations than those recorded among survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the years after those Japanese cities were incinerated by US atomic bomb strikes in 1945. Read More Here

(IND) – Johann Hari: Oil, blood money, and Blair’s last scandal

There is no question there was a plot. The question is whether the plot worked,or whether it got what it wanted by a remarkable coincidence Read More Here

(PressTV) – UK admits using DU ammunition in Iraq

UK defense secretary says American and British forces used depleted uranium (DU) ammunitions during the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

“UK forces used about 1.9 metric tons of depleted uranium ammunition in the Iraq war in 2003,” UK Defense Secretary Liam Fox said in a written reply to the House of Commons on Thursday, the Kuwait News Agency reported.

The announcement came after a joint study by the environment, health and science ministries in Iraq said there were communities near the cities of Najaf, Basra and Fallujah with increased rates of cancer and birth defects over the past five years. Read More Here

Iran

(TehranTimes) – Iran will not back down in nuclear standoff: Ahmadinejad – Read More Here

(AsiaTimes) – Amiri ‘told CIA Iran had no bomb program

Contrary to a news media
narrative that Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri has provided the United States with intelligence on covert Iranian nuclear weapons work, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) sources familiar with the Amiri case say he told his CIA handlers that there was no such Iranian nuclear weapons program, according to a former CIA officer. Read More Here

Palestine

(Rense) – Stop The Wall – People vs Oppression

Stop the Wall.org (STW) is a “Palestinian movement against the (Separation) Wall and the settlements under Israeli repression,” calling for it to be stopped, portions built dismantled, all confiscated lands returned, and compensation paid for losses. Read More Here

(OpinionMaker) – PALESTINE: Anyone really serious about allowing their civil rights?

“Some members of Parliament prefer that the camps explode and then they will insist that “Palestinian security problems must be resolved before Parliament can consider giving them civils rights”—meaning several more years of delay.That would be a disaster for all concerned.” Read More Here

China

(Reuters) – Lawmakers demand tough action on China piracy – Read More Here

(WSJournal) – U.S. ‘Concerned’ About China Buildup – Read More Here

(Guardian) – Chinese army to target cyber war threat

New department dedicated to protecting information security follows creation of US cyber command Read More Here

North/South Korea

(BBC) – US spy chief nominee warns of N Korea ‘direct attacks’

North Korea’s sinking of a South Korean warship may herald a “dangerous new period”, the nominee to be US director of national intelligence has warned. Read More Here

(Guardian) – North Korea threatens ‘physical response’ to US military exercises

Regime sees naval and air drills as sign of hostility as US urges Asian nations to enforce UN sanctions against North Korea Read More Here

(9News) – N.Korea threatens nuclear retaliation

North Korea on Saturday threatened to use a “powerful nuclear deterrence” in response to a South Korea-US joint naval exercise, state media said. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(PressTV) – Iran raps armed action on Afghanistan

Iran has called for a regional solution to Afghanistan, saying that foreign military presence has aggravated the security situation in the war-torn country.

“The solution to Afghanistan should not be sought in military confrontation and any action in Afghanistan should be based on realities,” Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said at an international conference on Afghanistan in Kabul on Tuesday. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Afghanistan, ‘new Vietnam for US’

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has warned Washington against repeating its past mistakes, saying Afghanistan will become a new Vietnam for the United States. Read More Here

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