World War

(VeteransVoice) – About 100,000 War Vets Owed Stop-Loss Cash Payments

U.S. senator wants to know why more than 100,000 servicemen and women never received thousands of dollars they are owed by the Pentagon after being forced to extend their military tours during the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More Here

(RT) – Central Asia Close to Chaos: “The US is destabilizing Central Asia by means of drug trafficking”

The US is destabilizing Central Asia by means of drug trafficking, disintegrating Kyrgyzstan and putting pressure on Iran, shared Semyon Bagdasarov, member of the State Duma’s International Affairs Committee. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – New Cold War. America Threatens Russia. War Games on Russia’s Doorstep

The US is building up its weapons arsenal on Russia’s border. Confirmed by US military sources, “for the first time since the end of World War II, U.S. Army soldiers are making regular rotations into Poland”, to train Polish forces to use US made Patriot missiles. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Betrayal – The Lies and Losses of War

Journalist, author and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges brought his years of experience in the world’s war-torn zones to bear on this challenging speech he gave in March for the Truth Commission on Conscience in War at New York City’s Riverside Church. In this clip, Hedges points out that Americans “are as capable of perpetuating evil as those who oppose us, and this existential crisis is one that turns those who have the courage to stand up and speak … into outcasts, pariahs, prophets.” Can we get an amen? View Video here

(RawStory) – Germany gave assassination list to secret US unit

The German government supplied a secret Pentagon task force with names of Taliban leaders that the US then could target for assassination, documents show. Read More Here

(RevoltofthePlebs) – August Forecast: Cloudy With a Chance of Mayhem

July may have gone out with a whimper, but August may very well come in with a BANG!

The eighth month on the Gregorian calendar has a notoriously violent past. World War I kicked in to high gear on August 4, 1914 when Great Britain declared war on Germany (after they refused to withdraw from Belgium). World War II went up in smoke on August 9th, 1945 when the U.S. dropped its 2nd nuclear bomb—on the people of Japan—at Nagasaki. Will August 10th, 2010 go down in history as the beginning of World War III? Read More Here

Iraq

(IPS) – ‘We’re Not Living, Just Not Dying’

Compared to most internally displaced Kurds in northern Iraq, Shamal Qadir is almost lucky. Since the Turkish army devastated his village, Kuzine, in a bombing raid Jul. 1, he’s been living in a schoolhouse, where room temperatures are comfortable and basic amenities are accessible. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Obama Drops 2009 Pledge to Withdraw Combat Troops From Iraq

Seventeen months after President Barack Obama pledged to withdraw all combat brigades from Iraq by Sept. 1, 2010, he quietly abandoned that pledge Monday, admitting implicitly that such combat brigades would remain until the end of 2011.

Obama declared in a speech to disabled U.S. veterans in Atlanta that “America’s combat mission in Iraq” would end by the end of August, to be replaced by a mission of “supporting and training Iraqi security forces.” Read More Here

Palestine

(Uruknet) – Video: Child confronts Israeli forces over father’s detention

Video footage of a four-year-old child begging Israeli forces to release his father from detention on Monday has circulated the globe.

“You dog, give me my dad. I want daddy. I want daddy. Give me my dad,” cried Khalid Fadel Al-Ja’bari, as Israeli border guards detained his father Fadel, 36 in the Al-Baq’a village east of Hebron, where Israel’s Civil Administration began destroying what it described as an illegal water irrigation network. At the time, a spokesman denied forces overturned land.

Badran Jaber, the child’s grandfather, told Ma’an his son-in-law was detained after objecting to Israeli bulldozers overturning fields planted with vegetables near the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement. Video Link Here

(Guardian) – Video: Israel criticised over demolition of ‘unrecognised’ Bedouin villages

Human rights groups say latest round of bulldozing of illegal homes will lead to forced removals of nomadic Arabs View More Here

Pakistan

(HuffingtonPost) – The CIA & The ISI: More In Common Than We Think? – Read More Here

Iran

(PressTV) – Iran rejects Ahmadinejad attack reports – Read More Here

(PressTV) – West investing in Islamophobia: Iran

Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam (CDHRI), Iran slams the West for spreading Islamophobia to mask its own bleak record. Read More Here

(PressTV) – US pushing Japan for Iran sanctions

Einhorn, accompanied by Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Glaser, called on Japan to follow Europe’s example and take “strong measures” against Iran. Read More Here

(CNN) – Video: Iranian Pres. Reportedly Survives Assassination Attempt – Video Link Here

(PaulWatson) – Intel Experts Warn Obama Israel May Bomb Iran This Month

VIPS memo says Netanyahu planning surprise attack that will make it politically untenable for U.S. to do anything other than offer full support for military campaign Read More Here

(ConsortiumNews) – Obama has been Warned that Israel May Bomb Iran

Memorandum to the President from former Intelligence Officials Read More Here

(BBC) – Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad survives grenade attack on his convoy

UPDATE: Iran denies reports of attack on President Ahmadinejad

Iranian officials have denied that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was targeted in an assassination attempt.

A conservative Iranian website had said an explosive device was thrown at his convoy in the western city of Hamedan, where he was to deliver a speech.

But state-run Press TV said “no such attack had happened”, and officials said the confusion was caused by an exploding firework.

Mr Ahmadinejad went ahead with his speech at a football stadium. Full article here

(UKDailyMail) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has survived a grenade attack on his convoy in western Iran.

According to conservative website, khabaronline.ir, the blast from a homemade bomb took place today in Hamedan as Ahmadinejad was about to address a crowd at a football stadium.

It says the president was unhurt, but other people in the convoy were injured.

Mr Ahmadinejad gave his speech as planned and it was broadcast live on state TV.

Officials could not immediately be reached to confirm the report of the attack. Full article here

Video

(WHMI) – Video: Congressman Wants Wikileaks Leaker Executed

Following news that an Army private was accused with leaking thousands of pages of intelligence documents related to the war in Afghanistan, Congressman Mike Rogers says he supports execution for the soldier involved if he is ultimately found guilty.

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