(GlobalResearch) – The UN Security Council Regime of Tribunals and Sanctions: A Smokescreen for Military Seizure of Regions and Resources – Read More Here
(StopNATO) – U.S.-China Crisis: From “Gunboat Diplomacy” to Confrontation – Rick Rozoff – Read More Here
(DefenseTech) – Israel Places Order For 20 F-35s; U.S. Picks Up The Tab – Read More Here
(TheUglyTruth) – The Man With The Israeli Accent–USS LIBERTY Survivor’s Life Threatened by Mossad on American Soil While Uncle Sam Yawns
One would think that in this–the post 9/11 age–that a direct, face-to-face threat against the life of a decorated American war hero by someone claiming to be an agent working for a Middle Eastern country tied to previous acts of terrorism against the US would rouse some concern.
That is of course, unless the country from which this foreign agent hails is Israel and the war hero being threatened is a survivor of the USS LIBERTY, attacked by the Jewish state in 1967, leading to the deaths of 34 American servicemen. Read More Here
(AlJazeera) – Nuclear inspection of Israel sought
Arab nations have urged Washington and several other nuclear powers to push for inspections of Israel’s nuclear programme, diplomats have told the Associated Press news agency.
In a letter sent ahead of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meeting scheduled for September, the Arab League also sought support for a resolution that calls on Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Read More Here
(BBC) – Video: Afghan Pres Gives ‘Contractors’ 4 Months To Get Out of Afghanistan! – Video Link Here
(NewsCore) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange describes possibility of casualties as ‘acceptable risk’
Any US and allied casualties that result from the publication of classified Afghan war documents would be an acceptable risk, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said today,, saying “such information is also likely to save a great many lives.” Read More Here
(CNN) – Poll: Opposition to Iraq, Afghanistan wars reach all time high
Two-thirds of Americans favor President Obama’s plan to remove combat troops from Iraq by the end of the month as opposition to the war in that country, as well as the one in Afghanistan, has climbed to new highs. Read More Here
(RawStory) – Soldiers with PTSD dismissed, told they have ‘personality disorder’
At the height of the Iraq war, the Army routinely dismissed hundreds of soldiers for having a personality disorder when they were more likely suffering from the traumatic stresses of war, discharge data suggests.
Under pressure from Congress and the public, the Army later acknowledged the problem and drastically cut the number of soldiers given the designation. But advocates for veterans say an unknown number of troops still unfairly bear the stigma of a personality disorder, making them ineligible for military health care and other benefits. Read More Here
(LewRockwell) – Will the US Really Pull Out of Iraq? – Eric Margolis – Read More Here
(Guardian) – Iran details plans for new mountain nuke sites – Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – Video: Former Pakistani Intel Chief Fears World War Three Is Imminent – View More Here
(AFP) – Iran says to unveil array of weapons next week
Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Tuesday that Iran will unveil next week an array of weapons, including missiles, speedboats and a long range drone, the ISNA news agency reported. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Neocon Bolton Renews Call for Israel to Bomb Iran
Last Friday the former interim UN ambassador during the Bush administration went on Fox News and warned that if Israel did not conduct a bombing raid against Iran’s nuclear energy program within a few days, the window of opportunity would be lost. Bolton made his comment following a report last week that Russia will begin loading nuclear fuel at Iran’s Bushehr reactor on July 21. Read More Here
(SodaHead) – Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton Says Russia Helping Iran Ready for 8/21/10 Deadline for Israeli Attack!
Iranian reactor has touched off a countdown to a point of no return, a deadline by which Israel would have to launch an attack on Iran’s Bushehr reactor before it becomes effectively “immune” to any assault, says former Bush administration U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton. Read More Here
REPOST – (InfoClearingHouse) – How Would Iran Respond to US Attack?
This is the first time that a high-ranking U.S. official has spoken about the existence of military plans to prevent the Islamic Republic from crossing the nuclear threshold. There is considerable evidence that Mullen’s frank statement, coupled with the Obama Administration’s increasingly hostile and dismissive attitude towards Iran, and reinforced by the fourth round of United Nations sanctions imposed in June (followed by even harsher unilateral sanctions imposed by both the European Union and the United States), has radically altered the Tehran regime’s strategic calculations on the possibility of a military confrontation with the United States. Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Video: War With Iran – Scott Ritter – View Video Here
(GritTV) – Video: USA criminalises giving humanitarian aid to Gaza – View Video Here
(PressTV) – Video: Israel threatens to kill Lebanese Women on Gaza aid ship – View Video Here
(ABCKITV) – Flotilla Survivor Criticizes Israelis
Retired U.S. Army colonel turned peace activist Ann Wright is back home in Hawaii. On May 31, she took part in a flotilla attempting to run an Israeli blockade to take humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza.
“I went on the flotilla because I had been to Gaza three times in 2009 after the Israeli attack and had seen the conditions there. To go on the flotilla was another way to bring attention to the international community about the plight of Palestinians. It’s immoral and illegal to have blockades like this as collective punishment on people,” Wright said. Read More Here
(TruthDig) – Formalizing Israel’s Land Grab
Time is running out for Israel. And the Israeli government knows it. The Jewish Diaspora, especially the young, has a waning emotional and ideological investment in Israel. The demographic boom means that Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories will soon outnumber Jews. And Israel’s increasing status as a pariah nation means that informal and eventually formal state sanctions against the country are probably inevitable. Read More Here
(IsraelNationalNews) – New Flotilla to Challenge IDF Off Gaza Coast
Former British MP and longtime anti-Israel activist George Galloway has announced that a new international flotilla from Britain, Morocco and Qatar will set sail for Gaza on September 18 with the aim of breaking Israel’s naval blockade on Hamas. Read More Here