World War

(DesertPeace) – PREPARING FOR THE ZIONIST ARMAGEDDON

Despite the growing number of individuals, including many prominent Jews, speaking out and demonstrating against Israel’s polices, the government of Israel is going ‘full steam ahead’ in preparation for still another war in the region. Read More Here

(VoiceOfRussia) – Audio: Georgia’s Invasion of South Ossetia: Two Years On

As for President Saakashvili, his image in the West has suffered a dramatic change. His halo of a victim of the so-called Russian aggression has markedly faded, particularly after the European Union’s fact-finding mission led by the Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini published the unbiased conclusions of its 9-month inquiry, asserting that Saakashvili had been the first to attack. Read More Here

(ICH) – The Lies Of Hiroshima Are The Lies Of Today – John Pilger

On the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, John Pilger describes the ‘progression of lies’ from the dust of that detonated city, to the wars of today – and the threatened attack on Iran. Read More Here

Iran

(LobeLog) – Weekly Standard Falsely Claims Iran Is Starting Proxy War With Israel

It’s nothing unusual for the flagship neocon rag, the Weekly Standard, to try to start wars in the Middle East. But Gabriel Schoenfeld’s post today on the magazine’s blog was irresponsible even by the Standard’s… well, standards. Read More Here

(WashTimes) – Arab Majority Backs Nuclear Iran

A new poll shows that the percentage of the Arab world that thinks a nuclear-armed Iran would be good for the Middle East has doubled since last year and now makes up the majority.

The 2010 Arab Public Opinion Poll found that 57 percent of respondents not only believe that Iran’s nuclear program aims to build a bomb but also view that goal positively — nearly double the 29 percent who thought so in 2009. The percentage of those who view an Iranian nuclear bomb negatively fell by more than half, from 46 percent to 21 percent. Read More Here

(NewZealandHerald) – Nothing Short of Nukes Will Work

The US could “win” by dropping hundreds of nuclear weapons on Iran’s military bases, nuclear facilities and industrial centres (cities) and killing five to 10 million people. But short of that, nothing works. Read More Here

Iraq

(Uruknet) – Fallujah – a poisoned city

A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but MORE merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress towards more pain…. …If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face–for ever. – An excerpt from George Orwell’s 1984.

If you were to walk into any travel agency office today and ask the sales rep to plan a trip for you to whatever city in the world best fitted this description there’s a pretty good chance you’d soon find yourself with a ticket to Fallujah, Iraq. Fallujah is a picture of the future. Read More Here

(Guardian) – Tariq Aziz: ‘Britain and the US killed Iraq. I wish I was martyred’

“It’s been seven years and four months that I have been in prison,” he told the Guardian. “But did I commit a crime against any civilian, military or religious man? The answer is no.” Read More Here

Afghanistan

(MSNBC) – Afghan medical mission ends in death for 6 Americans – Read More Here

(Freep) – The next justification for war – Read More Here

(CNN) – Ex-Pakistan spy chief: Afghanistan war ‘lost cause’

The U.S.-led war in Afghanistan is a “lost cause,” said a former Pakistani intelligence chief, and the United States needs to negotiate peace with Taliban leader Mullah Omar. “You have to talk to him, and I’m sure it will work out very well,” Lt. Gen. Hamid Gul told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in an interview to air Sunday. Read More Here

Palestine

(Uruknet) – Uribe’s appointment to flotilla probe guarantees its failure

Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez has been criticized for his abuses of human rights defenders. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Palestinian-American professor threatened by Israeli authorities

Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, who has taught at Yale and Duke Universities in the US, and is a renowned author and activist on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, has been issued an order by the Israeli military to appear before a military tribunal on August 9th. Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Exclusive Interview With Wife And Friend of Cevdat Kılıçlar, Turkish Marmara Ship Martyr – Read More Here

(Rense) – Palestinians Denied Access To Water – Stephen Lendman

According to OCHA (the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), Palestinians face a serious water crisis, being denied access to their own resources.

Cara Flowers with the Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Group (EWASH – a coalition of almost 30 water and sanitation sector organizations in Occupied Palestine) said many vulnerable communities in Israeli-controlled Area C (covering 60% of the West Bank) are hardest hit, the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) having limited say over its own resources, ones Israel uses itself, an international water expert saying: Read More Here

Video

(RussiaToday) – Video: Ex US colonel slams Obama over Israel

A group of former CIA and military officials have written to President Obama to say they believe Israel is preparing to attack Iran this month. The group explained that Israel wants to launch a war suddenly, and make it politically untenable for Obama to do anything other than offer full US military support. RT’s Anissa Naouai talks to one of the people behind the memo, former US army colonel Ann Wright.

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