World War

(SunNews) – South Carolina High School Automatically Enlists Students in ROTC

The entire freshman class at Carvers Bay High School has been automatically enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, a military-sponsored program that trains high school students in military discipline and concepts. Principal Richard Neal, a Navy veteran, said the school’s Marine Corps JROTC class is fulfilling the student’s physical education requirement and is part of the school’s Ninth Grade Academy. Read More Here

(AntifascistCalling) – Space Warfare: Preparing the “Battlespace” for A New Imperial Adventure – Secretive Mini-Shuttles and Spy Satellites – Tom Burghardt – Read More Here

Video: Course – Zionist Editing on Wikipedia – Video Link Here

(ABCKITV) – Violent Cases In Hawaii Involving PTSD Patients Likely To Increase – Read More Here

(UPI) – U.S. to spend $100 million on Afghan bases

Despite growing disaffection with the war and President Obama’s pledge to begin withdrawing U.S. troops in July 2011, many of the projected installations have extended completion deadlines, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

All three of the bases are for the sole use of U.S. forces. Read More Here

Palestine

(Gilad) – An open letter to Israel From: Lauren Booth, UK

“This morning I set out to write a piece about the looting of the aid Flotilla to Gaza, by your soldiers. As you may have read, an Israel Defense Forces officer, has been remanded by a military court, suspected of stealing laptop computers from passengers. Interestingly, Haretz newspaper, now refers to the fleet as an ‘aid flotilla.’ Which it was. Rather than the ‘terror’ fleet your leaders would have had you call it. But I digress.
So, there I was, all ready to write my piece, when I came across an article on ynetnews. It sought to spell out the shock perhaps felt by some about the looted goods. A senior Israel Defense Forces officer said of the flotilla thefts: ‘there must be a serious problem in the IDF in terms of values.” Read More Here

Iraq

(CNN) – Hundreds protest bad basic services in Iraq

At least 15 people, including nine police officers, were wounded Saturday night when hundreds of people protested in Nasiriya over power outages and bad basic services, city police officials told CNN.

Some of the roughly 200 protesters hurled stones at a local government building in the city, about 360 kilometers (225 miles) south of Baghdad, and some beat police officers with sticks, officials said. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – The Long Road to The Hague: Prosecuting Former Prime Minister Tony Blair – Part 1 – Read More Here

(FPIF) – What You Will Not Hear About Iraq

Iraq has between 25 and 50 percent unemployment, a dysfunctional parliament, rampant disease, an epidemic of mental illness, and sprawling slums. The killing of innocent people has become part of daily life. What a havoc the United States has wreaked in Iraq. Read More Here

(NCR) – Iraqi bishop says U.S. betrayed country, Christians suffer most

The United States has “betrayed its duty to bring peace and security” to Iraq, according to Chaldean Auxiliary Bishop Shlemon Warduni of Baghdad, in an interview on Friday with the Italian daily La Stampa. The Americans leave behind “an Iraq worse off than the one they found seven years ago,” said Warduni, who’s widely regarded as the most charismatic voice among the Iraqi bishops. Read More Here

(ArmyTimes) – Combat brigades in Iraq under different name

7 Advise and Assist Brigades, made up of troops from BCTs, still in Iraq Read More Here

Iran

(Rense) – A United Iran Against Collapsing Israel

As the racist regime of Israel moves toward greater international isolation due to its aggressive, belligerent policies, Iran receives wider support from the world’s nations for its uncompromising resistance against the bullying superpowers and annulling their mischievous plots. Read More Here

(WABC) – Video: Israeli Official Warns – ‘We’re Preparing for War’

Likud member of Israel’s Knesset, Danny Danon, appeared on Aaron Klein’s WABC radio program Sunday Afternoon. “We are prepared for all risks,” Danon said. “And I think our enemies should know that even though we are speaking of peace, we are getting ready for a time of war, as well.” Continue reading

World War

(GlobalResearch) – Obama’s Delusions: The Economy and Iraq – Shamus Cooke

If you’ve listened to recent speeches the President has given about the economy and the Iraq war, you’d think that two of the biggest social issues facing working Americans are improving. But facts are stubborn things. Read More Here

(StopNATO) – U.S. Marshals Military Might To Challenge Asian Century – Rick Rozoff – Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Israeli DM: Aid Ship’s Goal Is to Help ‘Kill Israeli Civilians’

The all-women Bolivian-flagged ship Mariam (named for the Virgin Mary) is loaded down with cargo and poised to try to break the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip this weekend. But Israeli officials are pressing hard to see it stopped, threatening Lebanon if they even allow the ship to leave port.

The ship that is preparing to sail from Lebanon has nothing to do with humanitarianism,” insisted Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, adding that the ship is plotting to help “kill Israeli civilians.” Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Blood Money. – Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, Q.C., former Prime Minister, alleged potential war criminal – Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Corporate Media Poll Claims Majority of Americans Support Iran Attack

According to a Rasmussen poll posted last week, most Americans consider Iran an enemy of the United States, believe Iran’s nuclear program is developing weapons, and they would support the United States helping Israel attack the Islamic country.

57% say Iran is an enemy. 66% say Iran’s uranium enrichment program is developing nuclear weapons (53% state an Iranian nuke is very likely). 51% say if Israel attacks Iran, the United States should lend a helping hand. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Fox News co-owner funded ‘Ground Zero mosque’ imam: report

Related: Ground Zero Mosque Imam Is Globalist Stooge

Related: Ground Zero Mosque Employee: “It is not neccessary to disclose” who is funding the mosque

Related: Yet another Soros tentacle exposed

The second largest shareholder in News Corp. — the parent company of Fox News — has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to causes linked to the imam planning to build a Muslim community center and mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan, says a report from Yahoo!News. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Video: Iran Fires Up Nuclear Plant Despite Threats

Iran has begun to fuel its first nuclear power station in Bushehr despite a massive propaganda campaign launched against the reactor by the United States and Israel and largely ineffectual United Nations and U.S. Congress sanctions.

“‘It is totally unacceptable that a country that so blatantly violates resolutions of the (United Nations) Security Council, decisions of the International Atomic Energy Agency and its commitments under the NPT (non-proliferation treaty) should enjoy the fruits of using nuclear energy,” said Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yossi Levy. “The international community should increase pressure … to force Iran to abide by international decisions and cease its enrichment activities and its construction of reactors.” Continue reading

World War

(VHeadline) – There’ll be no peace for Chavez until USA gets its hands on Venezuela’s oilfields – Read More Here

(OnlineJournal) – ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ inflating Islamophobia

I have the feeling that like the Broadway Bomber, the underwear bomber, the shoe bomber, the Khalid Sheik Mohammed trial and where it should be held, and other ‘false-flag’ events that building this new Mosque two blocks from Ground Zero is inflating the inherent Islamophobia of New Yorkers and America. And that ain’t good, for New York, Muslims, Americans and America, or the world. Read More Here

China

(Forbes) – If Israel Attacks Iran, What About China? – Read More Here

(PeopleDaily) – Vietnam advised not to play with fire (from China) – Read More Here

(StopNATO) – Geopolitical Chessboard: U.S. Global Strategy: Defeating Potential Challengers In Eurasia – Rick Rozoff

“Eurasia is…the chessboard on which the struggle for global primacy continues to be played.”
In its annual report to Congress on the Chinese military this week, the U.S. Department of Defense “voiced alarm over China’s military buildup,” with particular emphasis on what was described as the nation “investing heavily in ballistic and cruise missile capabilities that could one day pose a challenge to U.S. dominance in the western Pacific.” Read More Here

Palestine

(Haaretz) – Organizers: All-woman Lebanese aid ship to set sail for Gaza Sunday – Read More Here

(DYR) – Deir Yassin Remembered

Against his better judgment Rifkin solicited Albert Einstein to help the Stern Gang raise American money for arms to drive out the Arabs and help create a Jewish state. On April 10th, the day after the infamous massacre of Arabs at Deir Yassin, Einstein replied calling the Stern Gang terrorists and misled criminals. Read More Here

(Rense) – Palestine – Occupied, Divided, Isolated, Oppressed And Unaided

Imagine the following: You’re ruthlessly oppressed in an occupied country under a system of institutionalized racism, affording rights solely to Jews. You have no recognized nation, no right of citizenship, no democratic freedoms or civil liberties, including no power over your daily life. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(AllGov) – Military Deaths in Afghanistan under Obama Top Those under Bush

In less than two years, the United States has suffered more combat deaths in Afghanistan under President Barack Obama than it did during the two-term presidency of George W. Bush. Read More Here

Video: Azizabad Massacre

This is the video of my visit to the village of Azizabad in Western Afghanistan, where US forces killed more than 90 civilians – Video Part 1 HerePart 2 Here

Iraq

(IND) – Iraq war was illegal, repeats Clegg – Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today restated his view that the Iraq War was illegal, saying: “I don’t think the legality of that invasion has been proven.” – Read More Here

(IND) – US Troops Say Goodbye to Iraq – Torture. Corruption. Civil war. America has certainly left its mark – Read More Here

(InfoLiberation) – US Announces Second Fake End to Iraq War

It was another of those great TV moments. Embedded reports filming as the “last” brigade of American troops in Iraq cross the border into Kuwait bringing over seven years of unhappy conflict to its final, conclusive end. America was, at last, at peace.

But like so many other great TV moments, this one was a scripted fantasy, a fake exit done purely for political gain by an increasingly unpopular president trying to look like he is keeping at least one campaign promise. Read More Here

Iran

(KurtNimmo) – Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Amir Supports Iran Attack – Read More Here

(ActivistPost) – HR 1553 Authorizing ‘Use of Force’ Against Iran is Based on Pure Propaganda – Read More Here

(Debka) – Arab sources: A major military surprise is close. Galant scandal a smokescreen

In Tehran, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards announced Friday, Aug. 20: “IRGC is in full readiness to encounter firmly with the stupidity of the US and the Zionist regime.” – Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Video: Iran broadcasts missile launch on state television – Iran has test fired a surface-to-surface missile, according to the country’s defence minister – Video Link Here

(CSMonitor) – 3 Reasons Israel will attack Iran – Read More Here

(NationalPost) – Christopher Hitchens: The price of not disarming Iran – Read More Here

(NYTimes) – U.S. Assures Israel That Iran Threat Is Not Imminent

The Obama administration, citing evidence of continued troubles inside Iran’s nuclear program, has persuaded Israel that it would take roughly a year — and perhaps longer — for Iran to complete what one senior official called a “dash” for a nuclear weapon, according to American officials. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Fueling of Iran’s nuclear plant begins

Iran has begun loading its first nuclear power plant in the southern city of Bushehr with fuel in an effort to provide the country with nuclear-generated electricity. Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – Iran Test Fires, Touts Advanced Surface-To-Surface Missile Day Ahead Of Nuclear Reactor Launch – Tyler Durden

Nothing like a little geopolitical ruckus to spoil the fun…the fun. Xinhua reports that hours ago, and just a day before the Bushehr nuclear reactor is supposed to go online, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said that Iran had test fired a surface-to-surface missile, Qiam, footage of which was shown on state television. Surely this fits well as a time slot segue from the recent clip showing mass graves prepared for Iran’s “aggressors.” Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: ‘Israeli lobby central, Jewish groups push US to attack Iran’

Secret files declassified in America have revealed covert public relations and lobbying activities by Israel. The National Archive made the documents public following a Senate investigation. Alison Weir of the Council for National Interest in the U.S. – a pressure group on Middle East policy – believes Israeli influence is corrupting the American media, which no longer represents the views of the country’s people. Continue reading

Video: Zionist Lobby Paid Off U.S. Journalists To Sell Israeli Foreign Policy

(PaulWatson) – Newly declassified documents highlighting how the Israeli lobby routinely paid off journalists in the U.S. corporate media to write pro-Zionist propaganda in support of Israeli aggression against Palestine and Iran during the 60’s have taken on new significance after the Atlantic Monthly, which is named in the documents as being complicit in the bribing scandal, recently published a cover story hyping the necessity and inevitability of an Israeli attack on Iran.

“Declassified files from a Senate investigation into Israeli-funded covert public relations and lobbying activity in the United States were released by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) on July 23rd, 2010. The subpoenaed documents reveal Israel’s clandestine programs for “cultivation of editors,” the “stimulation and placement of suitable articles in the major consumer magazines” as well as U.S. reporting about sensitive subjects such as the Dimona nuclear weapons facility,” reports the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy.

The documents make specific reference to The Atlantic Monthly publication, and how “arrangements” are made with The Atlantic to publish articles sympathetic to Israel and hostile to Palestine and Iran. Continue reading

Video: Declassified – Massive Israeli Manipulation of US Media Exposed

(RussiaToday) – Files declassified in America have revealed covert public relations and lobbying activities of Israel in the U.S. The National Archive made the documents public following a Senate investigation. They suggest Israel has been trying to shape media coverage of issues it regards as important. You can download the files from the web-site of the Institute for Research on Middle Eastern policy. And we can cross to Washington now and talk to Grant F. Smith who is a director at that Institute. Continue reading

World War

(SouthLebanon) – Zionism – A Terrible Disease of the Mind: Part II – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – U.S. Military Intervention in Africa: The New Blueprint for Global Domination

The United States’ intervention in Africa is driven by America’s desire to secure valuable natural resources and political influence that will ensure the longevity of America’s capitalist system, military industrial complex, and global economic superiority – achieved through the financial and physical control of raw material exports. While America’s prosperity may be waning due to a number of current factors, policy makers are bent on trying to preserve America’s global domination and will pursue policy objectives regardless of the downturn in the economy at large. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Why the Wars can’t be Won – Prof. John Kozy – Read More Here

Iran

Video: It is ILLEGAL for Israel to attack Iran- VIOLATION of RESOLUTION 533 – View Video Here

(GlobalResearch) – Flashback to 1953 : “Operation Ajax”: Joint CIA/MI6 Military Coup in Iran – Read More Here

(OpinionMaker) – Israel will attack Iran: Will Israel attack Iran?

Those who mastermind the U.S.-directed psychological operation against Iran have obliviously forgotten that we’re now accustomed to seeing the uninteresting, exhausting charade of “will attack Iran”; you put the subject for it, either the United States or Israel. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Who’s blowing up Iran’s gas pipelines?

In the past few weeks Iran’s gas infrastructure, which is central to the country’s energy requirements, has been hit by a series of unexplained explosions. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Iran protests to UN over US war plan

In letters to the heads of the UN Security Council (UNSC) and the General Assembly that circulated Wednesday, Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Eshaq Alehabib, slammed the US plan for an Iran strike which is based on “totally false” grounds, AP reported. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Masterminds, Mosques and Mass Insanity: “War on Terrorism” Propaganda Ratcheted up Ahead of War Escalation

Exemplified by the furor over the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” in New York, and rumors of a new Al-Qaeda “mastermind”, 9/11 “war on terrorism” propaganda has been ramped up to deafening levels by various political factions.

Nearly a decade since Bush/Cheney’s 9/11 false flag deception, a fearful, self-destructive American mass public remains fully brainwashed by “war on terrorism” deception— ignorant of history, and militantly oblivious to facts. Read More Here

Iraq

(RawStory) – Orwell in charge? Kucinich compares Iraq ‘exit’ to Bush’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ – Read More Here

(AntiWar) – US Announces Second Fake End to Iraq War – Read More Here

(CBSNews) – Video: Petraeus Says, ‘We Are Not Leaving’ Iraq

“The real bottom line in Iraq I think is that despite all of its challenges, it is a much, much more hopeful place than in January/February 2007 when the surge was launched and when there were fifty dead bodies in Baghdad every 24 hours. There’s going to be violence in Iraq. There’s still al Qaeda in Iraq, there are other extremist elements, there are residual militia elements. But the 700,000 Iraqi security forces on the ground there generally can deal with this with some assistance from the United States. View More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Last of the Combat Troops Leaving Iraq? – Only in your Dreams – Read More Here

Palestine

(Redress) – The secrets in Israel’s archives – Evidence of ethnic cleansing kept under lock and key – Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Live ammunition used on demonstrators in Gaza who move a section of the buffer-zone fence – Read More Here

(Haaretz) – UN report: IDF barring Gazans’ access to farms, fishing zones

Humanitarian affairs office: Israel restricts entry to 17% of Gaza lands, 85% of beachfront zone, enforces restrictions with live fire. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Video: A Beautiful Gift from the BBC

If you Haven’t Seen It, Check out the BBC Panorama’s “Death in the Med” program (watch video below) and You’ll be Treated to First Class Propaganda as Only the BBC Can Deliver Video Link Here

World War

FLASHBACK (WRH) – Iraq WMD Lies: The Words of Mass Deception – Read More Here

Iran

FLASHBACK (MSNBC) – Video: U.S. Caught Lying About Iran Supplying Weapons to Insurgents – Video Link Here

(Xinhuanet) – Iran says U.S. can participate in Iran’s nuclear projects – Read More Here

(MailOnline) – Israel has three days to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons, warns former U.S. ambassador

The deadline was set by outspoken former envoy John Bolton, who claimed that time was running out for the West to crush Tehran’s atomic ambitions. Read More Here

(RoyTov) – Iran’s Victory

On August 21, 2010, Iran would mark a large victory over Zionist propaganda: Russia would begin then to load nuclear fuel into the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant. Within six months after the fuel loading the plant would be fully operational, producing 1000 megawatt. Read More Here

(FarsNews) – Iran Calls for Formation of Islamic Union to Start New World Order

He stated that Tehran’s goal in forming an international union is opposite to the objectives normally pursued by the western countries, and said, “Westerners embark on forming unions to loot the other nations.” Read More Here

REPOST(AmericaHijacked) – Intelligence professionals warn Israeli attack on Iran would drag US into war

We have disturbing and urgent news. Our new executive director, Philip Giraldi, and other former U.S. intelligence officers have just published an extremely important analysis warning that Israel may plan to attack Iran as early as this month (full-length article below). Read More Here

(Straight) – Gwynne Dyer: There’s no way for the U.S. to win a non-nuclear war with Iran – Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – America Cannot Go to War for Israel

The mongrel dogs of war are foaming at the bit. For years they’ve cowered in their damp trenches, bristling in the heat. But they’re back now. They’ve gathered their sagging flesh and cast their milky, crusty eyes at Iran. The mongrel dogs of war are planning another war. Read More Here

(SalemNews) – Americans Won’t Back Attack on Iran – If Iran is attacked, a large percentage of Americans will have nothing to do with it – Read More Here

(FoxNews) – Video: Bolton – Only Days Left to Strike Iran Facility – Read More Here

(RealPolitik) – Israelis conducting covert maritime operations in Persian Gulf(WMR)

Chinese and Japanese intelligence agencies, which closely monitor events in the Persian Gulf due to the dependence of both countries on oil from the region, report that Israeli Navy commandos have recently been active in creating maritime incidents in the Gulf that could be blamed on Iran. Read More Here

Palestine

(France24) – IDF soldier’s prisoner photos are the ‘tip of the iceberg’ – Read More Here

(TruthJihad) – American Professor Charges Israel with Genocide – Publisher Censors Title! – Read More Here

(Intifada) – The IDF’s Sociopathic Mentality Towards Palestinians: a Reflection of the Israeli “State of Mind” – Read More Here

(AWIP) – The Message of the Bulldozers

On the day before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began, at 2:30 in the morning, workers sent by the Israeli authorities, protected by dozens of police, destroyed the tombstones in the last portion of the Mamilla cemetery, an historic Muslim burial ground with graves going back to the 7th Century, hitherto left untouched. The government of Israel has always been fully cognizant of the sanctity and historic significance of the site. Read More Here

(Rense) – Impact Of Israeli Military Order No. 1650 – Stephen Lendman

Potentially, all West Bank and East Jerusalemites risk dispossession and expulsion, part of Israel’s longstanding policy to seize all parts of Palestine it wishes, removing indigenous Arabs from their homeland illegally, controlling those remaining under an oppressive apartheid system critics call worse than South Africa’s with good reason. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(AP) – Anti-US protest blocks highway in east Afghanistan – Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: William Engdahl – No pull-out in 2011, US will spread Afghan war

The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan says he is not bound by the July 2011 date set for a troop pull-out. General David Petraeus said he could well advise President Obama not to go ahead if he believes it’s the wrong time. American public support for the war is at an all-time low, with July being the deadliest month for U.S. and NATO troops since 2001. With frustration growing about the occupation of Afghanistan, politicians in Germany have even suggested talking to the Taliban and terrorist organizations to avoid a further escalation of violence. Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul – The American Empire Can’t Afford Another War

Alex welcomes back Congressman Ron Paul to the show to discuss the latest on Iran, legislation in the house, and more. Dr. Paul is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. During the 1960s, he served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. Continue reading

World War

Video: Military Warned to Not Watch/View Wikileaks info or be “Court Marshalled!” – Alex Jones Tv – Video Link Here

(KurtNimmo) – Air Force Issues Memo Warning Soldiers, Employees Not to Read WikiLeaks Docs

An Infowars.com reader at the Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida sent the memo below, originally posted on the 482 FW Community Bulletin Board. The memo instructs government personnel to not access the Wikileaks website or download “publicized classified information,” namely over 70,000 classified documents on the war in Afghanistan. “Looks like they don’t want us government employees to know the truth,” remarked the person who sent the memo.

In essence, the memo confirms that the Pentagon is monitoring the web activity of its soldiers and employees. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Racketeers for Capitalism – Cindy Sheehan

“I spent 33 years in the Marines. Most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.”
Today, (August 17) we learn that in Afghanistan, three U.S. troops, three NATO troops and at least seven civilians were killed. This is another grim marker along the Imperial Road to Ruin as Barack Obama’s regime has managed to kill as many troops in Afghanistan in 19 months as the Bush stain did in seven years. Read More Here

(Makow) – Why Rudolf Hess Was Murdered – “I have come here, in Great Britain, to save humanity,” he said. “I am Rudolf Hess.” – Read More Here

China

(GlobalResearch) – US-Vietnam Military Cooperation Directed Against China – Read More Here

Palestine

(PressTV) – Israeli fighters launch 4 attacks on Gaza

The Israeli Air Force has launched four aerial attacks on the southern Gaza Strip, but fails to inflict any injuries on the targeted Palestinians. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Video: Israel Threatens to Kill Lebanese Women on Gaza Aid Ship – Video Link Here

Iran

(KurtNimmo) – CIA Launches “Counterproliferation Center” as Iran Attack Rhetoric Kicks Into High Gear

As the rhetoric heats up in preparation for an attack on Iran, the CIA has announced it will christen a “counterproliferation center to combat the spread of dangerous weapons and technology, a move that comes as Iran is on the verge of fueling up a new nuclear power plant,” reports the Associated Press. Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘Iran will block Hormuz if attacked’

“The first action would be to take full control of the Strait of Hormuz whereby we wouldn’t allow any move by anybody”, the top military official underlined. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – CIA Launches “Counterproliferation Center” as Iran Attack Rhetoric Kicks Into High Gear

As the rhetoric heats up in preparation for an attack on Iran, the CIA has announced it will christen a “counterproliferation center to combat the spread of dangerous weapons and technology, a move that comes as Iran is on the verge of fueling up a new nuclear power plant,” reports the Associated Press. Read More Here

Iraq

(LegitGov) – U.S. to Double Mercenary Forces in Iraq After 2011 Military Pullout – Read More Here

(LondonGuardian) – Iraq suicide bombing kills scores of military recruits

At least 60 Iraqi army recruits and soldiers were killed and dozens more injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside an army base in the centre of Baghdad this morning. Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Video: This Wont Be The End Of US Combat In Iraq – Continue reading

Video: Former CIA Analyst David MacMichael – 8 Days Till Armageddon? – The Alex Jones Show

Alex talks with David MacMichael, a former CIA analyst who also served as an analyst for the National Intelligence Council from 1981-1983. MacMichael resigned from the CIA in July 1983 because he felt the Agency was misrepresenting intelligence for political reasons. He is a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, founding member of Association of National Security Alumni and the Association for Responsible Dissent, and an outspoken critic of the Iraq War. Mr. MacMichael talks with Alex about the impending attack on Iran. Continue reading

Video: Israeli attack coming, World War 3? – Wayne Madsen

(RussiaToday) – Former US envoy to the United Nations says Israel has until August 21st to attack Iran’s nuclear sites. This is before Russia finalizes its shipment of nuclear fuel to Iran. So is an Israeli attack forthcoming? Wayne Madsen says that if there is an attack, multiple nations would join and there could be a major war ahead. Continue reading

World War

(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

Afghanistan

(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

Iraq

(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

Iran

(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

Palestine

(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

Video: The Alex Jones Show – The Drumbeats of War!

Former interim U.N. ambassador and leading neocon John Bolton went on Fox News on Friday and sounded the alarm bells over Russia’s pending delivery of nuclear fuel to Iran’s Bushehr reactor. If Israel plans to attack Bushehr, Bolton said, it must act now because allowing the Russians to load nuclear fuel rods at the site will make Iran “essentially immune from attack by Israel. Because once the rods are in the reactor an attack on the reactor risks spreading radiation in the air, and perhaps into the water of the Persian Gulf.”

“The fuel will be loaded on Aug 21. This is the start of the physical launch” of the reactor, said Sergei Novikov, a spokesman for Rosatom, the Russian Energy State Nuclear Corp. “From that moment the Bushehr plant will be officially considered a nuclear-energy installation.” Russia is currently operating under a $1 billion contract with Iran and has worked for over a decade on the reactor. Continue reading

World War

(NYTimes) – Secret Assault on Terrorism Widens on Two Continents

The attack offered a glimpse of the Obama administration’s shadow war against Al Qaeda and its allies. In roughly a dozen countries — from the deserts of North Africa, to the mountains of Pakistan, to former Soviet republics crippled by ethnic and religious strife — the United States has significantly increased military and intelligence operations, pursuing the enemy using robotic drones and commando teams, paying contractors to spy and training local operatives to chase terrorists. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Army Report: AWOLs Up 234%

The Army includes this fact on page 92 of the 350 page document, in a section on misdemeanor crimes — alongside motor vehicle violations, substance abuse, and other crimes — which collectively have been rising at the rate of more than 5,000 a year for the last five years. Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Video: They Destroyed ALL The Evidence! With NO Criminal Investigation! Pat Tillman’s Mom Mary – Part 1 Below – Part 2 Here

FLASHBACK (GlobalResearch) – Israel ’s War with Iran and The Zionist Power Configuration in America – Prof. James Petras – Read More Here

Afghanistan

(VOANews) – WikiLeaks to Publish More Secrets With Some Data Removed

The founder of WikiLeaks says his group will not be threatened by U.S. officials, but the website will remove the names of “innocent parties” before publishing more secret military documents from Afghanistan. Read More Here

Iran

REPOST (GlobalResearch) – Towards a World War III Scenario? The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran – Part II The Military Road Map – Michel Chossudovsky – Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘US fears backing Iran attack by Israel’

Syrian Premier Mohammad Naji al-Otri says Israel lacks US backing for an attack on Iran in fear of potential consequences of an ensuing conflict, a report says.
“It is unlikely that there will be a future war and I doubt America would give Israel the permission” for a strike on Iran over the country’s nuclear program “because the reaction from Iran would be unexpected,” Syrian media reported the prime minister as saying in a recent interview with Yemen’s September 26 weekly. Read More Here

Palestine

(Rense) – Gaza’s Poisoned Water – Stephen Lendman

This article follows an August 6 one discussing Palestinians Denied Access to Water, found through the following link:

http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/08/palestinians-denied-access-to-water.html

It explained how Israel exploits Palestinian water resources, using most of it, forcing them to find ways to get by. Water, of course, is essential to life, rights to it natural and usufructuary. Belonging to everyone as part of the commons, it must be used, not owned or abused, an essential truth Israel corrupts. Read More Here

(AlterNet) – Why the Deadly Attack on the Freedom Flotilla Was the Breakthrough That Made the World See Israel’s Cruelty in Gaza

This excerpt from the new book, “Midnight on the Mavi Marmara,” explains how the world is now forced to reconsider what Zionism has actually built in the Middle East. Read More Here

Video: War is a Racket by Smedley Butler

War is a Racket by Smedley Butler is a famous speech denouncing the military industrial complex. This anti-war speech by two-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient exposes war profits that benefit few at the expense of many. Throughout his distinguished career in the Marines, Smedley Darlington Butler demonstrated that true patriotism does not mean blind allegiance to government policies with which one does not agree. To Hell with war. Continue reading

The Power of Community

By Katherine Smith

In September 2006, the world experienced a paradigm shift when a strong lobbying effort by grassroots organizations effectively derailed an initiative: A move that was tantamount to a declaration of war on Iran.

U.S.: Iran Resolution Shelved in Rare Defeat for Israel Lobby

In a significant and highly unusual defeat for the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) the Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives has decided to shelve a long-pending, albeit non-binding, resolution that called for President George W. Bush to launch what critics called a blockade against Iran.

But an unexpectedly strong lobbying effort by a number of grassroots Iranian-American, Jewish-American, peace, and church groups effectively derailed the initiative.

The decision by the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Howard Berman, to shelve HR 362 marked an unusual defeat for AIPAC, according to its critics who charged that the resolution was designed to lay the groundwork for the Bush administration or any successor administration to take military action against Iran.

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How They do it and The Solution to their Evil Intent – Dog Poet Transmitting…….

(SmokingMirrors) – There are two reasons why Israel dominates American domestic and foreign policy. They control the mass media that gives the intentionally dumbed down American public their news and their world view. They control the money supply by controlling the central banks that issue currency via the mediums that actually print it according to their instructions. The same is true of Canada, the U.K. and Australia and all the satellites where their influence prevails. To a varying degree this also applies to the European Union and their common market. In a real politicks sense, this provides a united front against non-cooperative economies and the placement of dangerous weapons on far reaching borders. This is especially true in Eastern Europe where IMF and other injurious, vampire interest, money lending consortiums, coerce the governments to follow a demanded policy of subservience to the general mindset of enforced paranoia at the expense of the people’s and cultures of all affected nations.

Money and the movement of money is the god of the temporal sphere. The force of the will of this satanic deity, compels all affected nations to be engaged in an international commerce of weapons and munitions that must be used against middle and far eastern nations so that there is always a demand for more of them. The war machine employs a never ending commerce of fuel, food, various constructions, military hardware and personnel as well as any and all items that you can think of, which are required by any society and the war machine is a society. It’s much like a casino but instead of betting against the house in the hope of profit; a stupid idea for the bettor, since the game is rigged, the players, which are the peoples of the world, bet against each other for the profit of the ones controlling the game and hope they are on the right side when there is no right side. Continue reading

The Maxine Waters Investigation: What is Iran Doing in this Picture? – Katherine Smith

The timing of an investigation by the House Ethics Committee, which on August 2, 2010 formally brought a case against Congresswoman Maxine Waters, one of America’s most enduring liberal and fierce Anti War politicians, and the WikiLeaks of tens of thousands of Army documents related to the war in Afghanistan may be connected.

Speculation by bloggers, including John Young of Cryptome.com, and an expose at The Intel Hub that the WikiLeaks is part of a disinformation operation, and that the documents themselves could even be fake, should put every left leaning American on Yellow alert.

Fox News wasted no time exploiting the WikiLeaks documents to further vilify Iran, pointing out that the documents indicate the U.S. belief that Iran is arming the Taliban insurgency. This adds another layer to Fox’s steady stream of propaganda that has flowed over the years advocating for an attack on the country, and stands as a reason why some believe the leak was staged. WikiLeaks documents– disinformation or not– are being used for anti-Iran propaganda, OpEdNews Continue reading

Video: Ray McGovern – Israel to Start War with Iran Maybe in August 2010 – Alex Jones Tv

Alex welcomes back to the show Ray McGovern, a retired CIA officer turned political activist. McGovern presented morning intelligence briefings at the White House for a number of presidents. Continue reading

Cyber Attacks That Give Us Strength

(DesertPeace) – I’ve always maintained that if I don’t receive at least one hate mail letter a day or one attack on the Internet, then I’m not doing my job well…. Since the start of this Blog, that has been the case, proving, at least to myself, that I am doing a damn good job.

It seems ironic that those who attack me personally or this Blog claim to be pro Palestinian activists, yet use the same terminology in their attacks as the most vicious zionists. Read More Here

World War

(Uruknet) – Welcome to smart bombs

Cluster bombs are in the news again, thanks to a recent report from Amnesty International. The human rights agency has confirmed that 35 women and children were killed following the latest US attacks on an alleged al-Qaeda hideout in Yemen. Read More Here

(Kotaku) – Did Buying Your Gaming Console Help Fund War Atrocities in the Congo?

While the availability of blood diamonds, those rare minerals mined in war zones and sold to build armies, has begun to dwindle under international scrutiny, a new set of conflict minerals is rising to take its place.

Minerals like tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, some of which are found in an array of electronics including video game consoles, are being mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and used to fuel what has become the deadliest conflict since World War II. Read More Here

(ThePeoplesVoice) – The Case for War: The Iron Mountain Report – Stephen Lendman

In his 1966 book, “How the World Really Works,” Alan B. Jones included a chapter on the “Report from Iron Mountain: On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace,” later published in 1967 by The Dial Press. It became a bestseller, then disappeared. Now few copies are available, but when circulating in the 1960s, it was reported that concerned Johnson administration officials ordered global US embassies to downplay it, saying it had nothing to do with policy. Later accounts doubted the material’s authenticity, suggesting it was a hoax. True or false, its findings are reviewed below because they accurately reflect longstanding US policy. Read More Here

Palestine

(Uruknet) – Report on long-term effects of Israeli white phosphorus – EXCLUSIVE PICTURES

In a recent report into the white phosphorous used by Israel in its 2008-9 assault on the Gaza Strip, Italian experts have warned of the adverse long term effects of the three thousand five hundred shells that were dropped indiscriminately. In particular, the report addresses the impact of this weapon, the use of which against civilians is prohibited under international law. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – Video: PALESTINE; OUR CHILDREN ARE OUR HOPE

This week I posted a very inspiring piece about the brave children of Palestine standing up to the zionist oppresssors…. it contained the following video of seven year olds taunting Israeli soldiers…. Read More Here

(JPost) – General Assembly cancels flotilla debate

Ali Abdussalam Treki, president of the UN General Assembly, sent a letter to the members of the General Assembly to inform that them that the debate would not occur. Read More Here

(Independent) – Exposed: The truth about Israel’s land grab in the West Bank

Jewish settlers, who claim a divine right to the whole of Israel, now control more than 42 per cent of the occupied West Bank, representing a powerful obstacle to the creation of a Palestinian state, a new report has revealed. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Civilian Casualties Create New Enemies, Study Confirms

Yes, we needed economists to tell us this. A new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds “strong evidence for a revenge effect” when examining the relationship between civilian casualties caused by the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan and radicalization after such incidents occur. The paper even estimates of how many insurgent attacks to expect after each civilian death. Those findings, however intuitive, might resolve an internal military debate about the counter-productivity of civilian casualties — and possibly fuel calls for withdrawal. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Afghanistan : The “Graveyard of Empires” Strikes Back. Coalition Forces are in Retreat

As Britain’s new Prime Minister struggles with reality and attempts to dress abject defeat up as resounding success – and whilst ordering the troops to leave Sangin, delusionally calls it: “Consolidation”, a very brief return to the whole woeful Afghan disaster seems timely. As Iraq, a course embarked on blindly by his predecessor Charles Anthony Lynton Blair, QC., in blind, puppy-like determination to obey His Master’s Voice. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Losing in Afghanistan – Marjorie Cohn

Our economic crisis is directly tied to the cost of the war. We are in desperate need of money for education and health care. The $1 million per year it costs to maintain a single soldier in Afghanistan could pay for 20 green jobs.

Not only is the war bankrupting us, it has come at a tragic cost in lives. June was the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In addition to the 1,149 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan, untold numbers of Afghan civilians have died from the war – untold because the Defense Department refuses to maintain statistics of anyone except U.S. personnel. After all, Donald Rumsfeld quipped in 2005, “death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.” Read More Here

Iran

(Mondoweiss) – Big push begins for war on Iran

Does this sound familiar? Here’s neoconservative Eli Lake, writing in the Washington Times:

The United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that the benefits of bombing Iran’s nuclear program outweigh the short-term costs such an attack would impose.

The UAE has denied that its ambassador made such a statement. Does it even matter? Here is Joe Lieberman in Israel, in Jerusalem Post:

The US will address the Iranian threat “through diplomatic efforts and economic sanctions if we can, but through military action if we must,” said Lieberman.

Where are Judy Miller and Jeff Goldberg and the New Yorker and Brookings? Bill Keller of the Times? Your country needs you, Keller. – Source: MondoWeiss

(WRH) – Iran vs Israel: What The Media Wants You To Forget

The corporate media have been given their orders to throw the focus back on to Iran.

Here is a recap of what they are trying to make you forget. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – UAE Disavows Ambassador’s Call to Attack Iran

A diplomatic firestorm has been set off in the wake of an article in the Washington Times. According to the article, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States Yousef al-Otaiba openly advocated a US military attack on Iran, saying he was willing to “live with” damage such an attack would do to the security of the tiny country. Read More Here

(NewsMax) – Lieberman: US Prepared to Strike Iran to Stop Nuclear Weapons

The United States may be forced to launch an attack on Iran’s nuclear weapons facilities if diplomatic efforts and economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic fail, Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Wednesday after a meeting with Israeli officials in Jerusalem. Read More Here

(JPost) – UAE ambassador to US: ‘Bomb Iran’

Yousef al-Otaiba reportedly says “we cannot live with a nuclear Iran.” Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – UAE Ambassador: We ‘Absolutely’ Want U.S. To Stop Iran By Force

According to United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef al-Otaiba, efforts to prevent Iran from going nuclear by use of military force are better than that country actually going nuclear. Read More Here

Iraq

(Guardian) – US private Bradley Manning charged with leaking Iraq killings video

A US army intelligence analyst was today charged with leaking a highly classified video of American forces killing unarmed civilians in Baghdad and secret diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks. Read More Here

Video

(POTA) – Video: Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jew Interview July 6, 2010 at White House during the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu –

(July 6) – Video: Alex Jones – U.S. Warships Anger Costa Rican Citizens

Costa Rica has allowed 46 US warships and 7,000 Marines to enter the country despite objection by the opposition parties, which describe the move as “illegal.” Continue reading

World War

(PressTV) – ‘Saudi Arabia training Iraq terrorists’

Saudi Arabia has set up a military base near its border with Jordan for training militants to conduct terrorist activities in war-weary Iraq, informed sources say.

The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the terrorists were receiving training from ranking Saudi army officers. Read More Here

(ActivistPost) – The Ultimate “RED” Herring: The Russians are Back!

The evil, Red communists apparently are back to subvert the sacred institutions of America. Mainstream media’s contrived naïveté to the idea of deep-cover sex spies from Russia is nothing but a planned diversion for what is the long-standing practice of many nations blending into the halls of corporate recruitment in order to join the Globalist network. Read More Here

(Guardian) – This may be Britain’s Abu Ghraib

The allegations of torture by British soldiers in Iraq bear chilling comparison with America’s worst excesses Read More Here

(AntiFascistCalling) – Obama’s Expanded Military Spying and Torture Network – Tom Burghardt

Despite promises to the contrary, the Obama administration has consolidated, even expanded privacy- and civil liberties killing programs launched by the Bush government.

From warrantless spying and driftnet surveillance to the indefinite detention and torture of foreign suspects held in U.S. gulags, and from the murderous drone wars in Pakistan to threats to assassinate American citizens merely on the suspicion they might be terrorists, 18 months into Obama’s new “change” order, facts on the ground paint a grim picture indeed. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Middle East War: U.S. Doctors Approved Torture and Denied Medical Care to Captives – Sherwood Ross

American doctors in the Middle East routinely approved the torture of captured suspects and denied them critical medications such as insulin, sometimes with lethal consequences, according to a documented report published in the “Utne Reader.” Read More Here

Afghanistan

(CNN) – Video: Ron Paul on CNN: This is Obama’s War! End it now! – View Video Here

(TheSun) – Welcom to ‘Hell’ (Afghanistan) – Read More Here

(PalestineTelegraph) – Did the US drop tactical nuclear weapons on Iraq/Afghanistan – You bet!

You may find this story hard to believe and at the same time challenge as to why anyone would use such weapons having no regard for other humans that live on this planet. We hear almost weekly about the push by President Obama to fulfill the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) by reducing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) but is there any truth behind this PR exercise or is it a case of business as usual? Read More Here

(LondonTelegraph) – Afghanistan: British commander in Helmand believes troops need to stay 10 years

Lt Col Paul James, commanding officer of 40 Commando who are currently fighting in Sangin district, told The Sunday Telegraph there were not enough Nato forces or Afghan police to keep the area safe from a Taliban resurgence. Read More Here

Iran

(Reuters) – Iran says planes denied fuel in Germany, UK, UAE

Pressure is mounting on Iran over its nuclear programme and the United States has stepped up its push to isolate Tehran economically. On Thursday, President Barack Obama signed into law far-reaching sanctions that aim to squeeze the Islamic Republic’s fuel imports and deepen its international isolation.

“Since last week, our planes have been refused fuel at airports in Britain, Germany and UAE because of the sanctions imposed by America,” Mehdi Aliyari, Secretary of the Iranian Airlines Union, told Iran’s ISNA news agency. Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘US launching cyberwar against Iran’

A top Iranian official says the United States has devised a model of war against Iran based on information technology. Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘Big losses’ if Russia halts S-300s

Moscow stands to lose billions of dollars in arms and aerospace deals with Iran if the Kremlin sticks to its guns and refuses to deliver the S-300 air-defense missiles to the country, the Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily reports. Read More Here

(JPost) – ‘Syria has new radar from Iran’

Iran has provided Syria with an advanced radar system that could give it early warning of an Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, quoting Israeli and US officials. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: No ‘Sorry’ from US as Iran plane tragedy marked

(BBC) – Iranian passenger jets ‘refused fuel’

Iran says that Britain, Germany and the United Arab Emirates are refusing to provide fuel to Iranian passenger planes. Read More Here

Palestine

(PressTV) – Egypt destroys 400 Gaza tunnels

Egyptian authorities on Sunday announced that they have destroyed some 400 tunnels since the beginning of 2010 to counter what it alleges to be smuggling of goods and weapons, Ma’an news agency reported.

This is while years of a crippling Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip has left its impoverished people with a network of cross-border underground tunnels as the last resort to push their basic needs into the territory. Read More Here

(IsraelNationalNews) – UN Warns of New War in North; Claims on Gas May Be Trigger

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that violence may break out again between Hizbullah and Israel as tensions rise over charges that the terrorist organization has obtained advanced long–range Scud missiles from Syria.

Ban’s warning came as the IDF concludes a massive training exercise in the north, where soldiers are preparing for war. Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Gaza children at grave malnutrition risk

Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip is associated with long-term damage to Palestinians’ health, placing their children at risk of stunted growth or malnutrition. Read More Here

(IntifadaPalestine) – Israel’s New Master Plan

Quietly, Israel is preparing the biggest illegal land grab in recent memory, all on Obama’s watch, writes Khaled Amayreh in Jerusalem. Read More Here

Israel

(PressTV) – Israel to legalize Lebanon gas theft

Amid Israeli efforts to take over Lebanon’s gas resources, Tel Aviv has tasked the parliament with ratifying a legislation that would facilitate the process.

Tel Aviv intends to present the Knesset with a law which would make the international waters between Palestine and Lebanon the property of Israel paving way for the seizure of the sea-based gas fields, Naharnet cited Israeli television as saying on Sunday. Read More Here

(ForeignPolicyJournal) – Israel’s attack on Egypt in June ’67 was not ‘preemptive’

It is often claimed that Israel’s attack on Egypt that began the June 1967 “Six Day War” was a “preemptive” one. Implicit in that description is the notion that Israel was under imminent threat of an attack from Egypt. Yet this historical interpretation of the war is not sustained by the documentary record. Read More Here

(FoxNews) – Video: U.S. Gives Israeli Spy Asylum – Continue reading

World War

(Uruknet) – “Falluja Worse Than Hiroshima “

What exactly happened in Falluja ? What were the kinds of bombs used ? Was it just DU or more ? Read More Here

Palestine

(DesertPeace) – ‘MASTER PLAN’ IMPLEMENTED IN JERUSALEM

Israeli police detained residents of Silwan as bulldozers demolished a horse stable in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood on 29 June, while other construction vehicles razed a small warehouse to the ground in nearby Abu Tur. Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – Video: Homes in Gaza destroyed by Hamas – View Video Here

(JPost) – ‘Flotilla passengers were tortured’

Further claims included torture by Israeli authorities once the passengers were taken into custody and brought into the Ashdod port. “The participants received physical blows and were subjected to psychological torture,” the report alleged. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – ISRAEL’S NEW MASTER PLAN

Quietly, Israel is preparing the biggest illegal land grab in recent memory, all on Obama’s watch, writes Khalid Amayreh in Jerusalem Read More Here

(Mondoweiss) – Flotilla fallout: What exactly was the U.S. role?

The Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the United States government’s knowledge of, and actions related to, Israel’s attack on the freedom flotilla. CCR attorney Katherine Gallagher explains in a press release: Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Mavi Marmara Accounts: Violence, Theft, Abuse

As Israel continues to present its own account of what happened when its navy commandos raided an aid convoy destined to the besieged Gaza Strip and killed nine humanitarian activists aboard one ship, witness accounts of Westerners are emerging that discredit Tel Aviv’s version of events. Read More Here

Iran

(AntiWar) – UK General Blames Pakistan, Iran for Afghan Attacks

According to Maj. Gen. Messenger, the British military has “evidence” that the funding for the IED attacks and even some of the components used in the more advanced such devices are coming through both Pakistan and Iran, with some reports suggesting that the militaries and intelligence communities of those two nations are behind it. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Israel Suspected in Bogus Claim Iran Developing Nuclear Trigger – Read More Here

(AsiaTimes) – Weather clears for a US strike on Iran

Everybody in the region is restless. Turkey is making spectacular diplomatic pirouettes. Egypt is quietly seething, and Saudi Arabia less quietly so. Jordan’s king had ruefully predicted war if no peace was achieved by the summer [1], and summer has now come. Syria and Lebanon are positioning themselves to weather the coming storm [2]. Yemen is in disarray. Russia, China, India, and a host of other powers are vying to make the best of the fracas. The Iranian regime itself appears to be digging in for a fight. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(CNSNews) – June Was Deadliest Month for U.S. Troops in Nine-Year-Long War in Afghanistan – Read More Here

(AsiaTimes) – Counter-insurgency down for the count

United States President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan strategy isn’t working. So said a parade of Afghanistan watchers during the flap over war commander General Stanley McChrystal’s firing. But what does that phrase, so often in the media these days, really mean? And if the strategy really isn’t working, just how can you tell? Read More Here

(AsiaTimes) – ‘Surge” smoke follows Petraeus to Afpak – Read More Here

World War

(PressTV) – Video: US to blame for Afghan slaughter

US-led forces in Afghanistan have killed many civilians in the southern province of Helmand amid public outrage over rising death tolls in the war-torn county, Afghan sources say. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Summer in Iraq

It’s high summer in Iraq, and tempers are getting very short. According to a recent article in the Washington Post, the ugly effect of this ongoing conflict continues to grind the people into the ground: Read More Here

Iran

(GlobalResearch) – Sanctions and War Threats directed against the Tehran Government: Who Cares About the Iranian People?

The world countries are competing with each other in imposing new financial sanctions against Iran. While the Iranian people still hasn’t forgotten the bitter memory of 8-year war with the Baathist Iraq which was masterminded and fostered by the United States and its European allies, new rounds of crippling sanctions directed against the most strategic industries of Iran come after one another in what is claimed to be the international movement of preventing Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Read More Here

(12160) – Video: Stephen Kinzer on the History of BP/British Petroleum and Its Role in the 1953 Iran Coup

Stephen Kinzer, author of All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror, looks at the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company’s role in the 1953 CIA coup against Iran’s popular progressive prime minister, Mohammad Mosaddegh. View Video Here

(CounterPunch) – Guns of August in the Middle East?

Crazy talk about the Middle East seems to be escalating, backed up by some pretty ominous military deployments. First, the department of scary statements: Read More Here

(CommonDreams) – IAEA Conceals Evidence Iran Documents Were Forged

The International Atomic Energy Agency says its present objective regarding Iran is to try to determine whether the intelligence documents purportedly showing a covert Iranian nuclear weapons programme from 2001 to 2003 are authentic or not. The problem, according to its reports, is that Iran refuses to help clarify the issue.

But the IAEA has refused to acknowledge publicly significant evidence brought to its attention by Iran that the documents were fabricated, and has made little, if any, effort to test the authenticity of the intelligence documents or to question officials of the governments holding them, IPS has learned. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – MAP OF THE DAY: Here’s The Israeli Attack Route Iran Just Cut Off

War worries in the Middle East continue to grow, as it has been revealed that Iran has supplied Syria with radar capable of detecting Israeli planes flying at high altitudes.

That ability to detect could cut off one of Israel’s main attack routes for targeting Iran. Read More Here

(AFP) – Obama warns Iran of new pressure, signs sanctions

President Barack Obama warned Iran Thursday it faced mounting pressure and isolation, as he signed tough new US sanctions he said would strike at Tehran’s capacity to finance its nuclear program.

The measures, on top of new UN Security Council and European sanctions, aim to choke off Iran’s access to imports of refined petroleum products like gasoline and jet fuel and curb its access to the international banking system. Read More Here

Palestine

(IMEMC) – PMRS: “52% of Gaza Children Suffer From Malnutrition”

A study conducted by the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) revealed that 52% of the children in Gaza suffer from anaemia, and severe deficiency in phosphor, calcium and zinc, while a significant number of children suffer from infections in their respiratory systems. Read More Here

(StopWar) – Gaza Flotilla Report – View Here

(RawStory) – Rights group probes US agencies on foreknowledge of Israeli flotilla raid

What did we know, and when?

That’s the gist of a series of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights, which hopes to learn more about any American involvement in or foreknowledge of the deadly flotilla raid that left nine peace activists dead, including a young, unarmed American citizen who was reportedly shot four times in the head. Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – Video: West Bank poverty ‘worse than Gaza’

Children living in the poorest parts of the West Bank face significantly worse conditions than their counterparts in Gaza, a study conducted by an international youth charity has found.

The report by Save the Children UK, due to be released on Wednesday, says that families forced from their homes in the West Bank are suffering the effects of grinding poverty, often lacking food, medicine and humanitarian assistance. Continue reading

World War

(IndianExpress) – US & China play ‘chicken’ in the Yellow Sea – Read More Here

(TheAtlantic) – On That Dastardly Saddam-al Qaeda Connection – Read More Here

(ThisIsLondon) – Lord Goldsmith’s warning to Tony Blair that Iraq war would be illegal

Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith warned Tony Blair three months before the Iraq war that an invasion would be illegal, secret memos showed today. Read More Here

Music Video: Dan Bull – Nothing On Jews [an open letter to Benjamin Netanyahu] – Video Link Here

(Intifada) – Israeli Nuclear Espionage: The Art of Keeping America at Risk for Fun and Profit – Read More Here

(IPS) – Unmanned Drones – Targeted Killing vs. “Collateral Murder” – Read More Here

Afghanistan

(WSWS) – The “Hitler” option in Afghanistan – Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (ABC) – President Obama’s Secret: Only 100 al Qaeda Now in Afghanistan – Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – We Can’t Afford War

Three years later, Barack Obama is president, Petraeus has become his man in Afghanistan, and MoveOn pulls the critical Web content. Why? Because Bush’s first war, Afghanistan, has become Obama’s war, a quagmire. The U.S. will eventually negotiate its withdrawal from Afghanistan. The only difference between now and then will be the number of dead, on all sides, and the amount of (borrowed) money that will be spent. Read More Here

Palestine

(SOTT) – Israel: A Suicidal, Apartheid State – John Mearsheimer

Israel’s botched raid against the Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla on May 31 is the latest sign that Israel is on a disastrous course that it seems incapable of reversing. The attack also highlights the extent to which Israel has become a strategic liability for the United States. This situation is likely to get worse over time, which will cause major problems for Americans who have a deep attachment to the Jewish state. Read More Here

(USMedia&Israel) – Flotilla Cover-up: The New York Times Accused

For the past month, the alternative media have sought concrete evidence that the mainstream U.S. media, including the New York Times, willfully aided Israel’s cover-up of information about their Gaza flotilla attack.

Prima facie evidence of their complicity is abundant. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Twenty thousand Palestinians are threatened with expulsion from the West Bank – Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Khudari: IOA still banning entry of 3500 commodities into Gaza – Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – The Mavi Marmara Report – Read More Here

(WAFA) – Israel Restricts the Access of Gaza Patients to Urgent Medical Treatment – Read More Here

(AmericanConservative) – Sinking Ship – The attack on the Gaza relief flotilla jeopardizes Israel itself

Israel’s botched raid against the Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla on May 31 is the latest sign that Israel is on a disastrous course that it seems incapable of reversing. The attack also highlights the extent to which Israel has become a strategic liability for the United States. This situation is likely to get worse over time, which will cause major problems for Americans who have a deep attachment to the Jewish state. Read More Here

Iran

(PressTV) – ‘Iran will retaliate if ships inspected’

“We reserve the right of retaliation for ourselves… we are able to defend our rights,” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a Monday press conference, when asked about the possible inspection of Iranian ships under new UN sanctions against the country. Read More Here

(YNet) – Oren: Iran may unleash wave of terrorist violence

Israeli ambassador to US warns international community that Islamic Republic could respond to tough sanctions by using its connections to Hezbollah, Hamas to attack Israel Read More Here

(PressTV) – Ahmadinejad orders ban on Israeli goods – Read More Here

(CSPAN) – Video: U.S. Declares War on Iran

War with Iran has already been decided by the powers that be and the modern-day quasi-declaration happened last Thursday.

(CorbettReport) – Video: War With Iran? Paul Craig Roberts on The Corbett Report

Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Treasury Secretary and Wall Street Journal joins us to break down the recent US sanctions on Iran and the likelihood of a strike on Iran by the US and/or Israel. Continue reading

World War

(SaharaReporters) – The Return Of An Old Militia: Will It Haunt Central Africa? – Scott A Morgan Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Film: Iraq – The Hidden War

The Hidden Story shows the footage used by TV news broadcasts, and compares it with the devastatingly powerful uncensored footage of the aftermath of the carnage that is becoming a part of the fabric of life in Iraq. Film Link Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Film: Sir! No Sir! – The Suppressed Story of The GI Movement to end the war in Viet Nam

Learning that their reality was far different from the one being presented to the American public, many G.I.s began contributing to underground newspapers, planning demonstrations and refusing to continue in battle. Toward the end of the conflict, some even turned on their own officers, tossing grenades into their tents as they slept. Film Link Here

(PaulWatson) – Video: New Big Screen Documentary Exposes Pat Tillman Cover-Up

Evidence strongly indicates Tillman was murdered to prevent him from becoming an anti-war icon View More Here

(CNN) – N. Korea: U.S. bringing ‘heavy weapons’ to border

State-run KCNA claims U.S. forces brought weapons into the Panmunjom area Saturday morning. A U.S. military spokesperson did not immediately return a call requesting comment.

“The introduction of heavy weapons to the area around the conference hall where armed forces of both sides stand in acute confrontation is a premeditated provocation aimed to spark off a serious military conflict,” the agency said. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(BabylonBeyond) – IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN: American casualties total 500,000, counting injury and disease, writer claims – Read More Here

(CSMonitor) – Quagmire? Nine years on, Americans grow weary of war in Afghanistan – Read More Here

(AsiaTimes) – Remember Vietistan?

The debacle over General Stanley McChrystal dramatizes how military thinking dominates United States policy – look at how much of the budget the Pentagon commands – as well as the utter hopelessness of achieving anything but draining defeat from the US occupation of Afghanistan. This lesson should have been learned after Vietnam. As Yogi Berra said, it’s “deja vu all over again”. Read More Here

(DailyBell) – Afghanistan, the 50-Year War – Read More Here

Iran

(Granma) – Warning Of War – Discovering The Truth In Time – Fidel Castro – Read More Here

(ActivistPost) – Obama Doctrine: Congress Just Declared Preemptive War on Iran

War with Iran has already been decided by the powers that be and the modern-day quasi-declaration happened last Thursday. Using the same legislative and propaganda playbook that led to the Iraq War, the U.S. Government has just officially declared War on Iran. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Target Tehran? Israel, US ‘prepare to attack Iran’

Reports are circulating that the U.S is amassing a greater military presence in the Middle East. The alleged build up is also rumoured to involve the Israeli use of Saudi Arabian air space. It’s thought by some to be in preparation for an attack on Iran.

REPOST(RawStory) – Italian PM: Israel ‘will probably react preemptively’ on Iran

Has the leader of Italy’s government revealed how the global community plans to handle Iran?

That’s entirely possible, according to a report from Israel which cites Silvio Berlusconi as telling reporters at the G8 summit in Toronto, “Iran is not guaranteeing a peaceful production of nuclear power, [so] the members of the G8 are worried and believe absolutely that Israel will probably react preemptively.”

He added that the G8 nations “absolutely believe” Israel will attack Iran, according to Haaretz. Read More Here

(MEOnline) – Tehran: CIA waging anti-Iran psychological warfare

“Such remarks fall within the framework of psychological warfare aimed at creating a negative perception about Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities,” Mehmanparast told state news agency IRNA. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Russia alarmed by CIA view of Iran’s weapons

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Sunday he was alarmed by U.S. assertions that Iran may have enough fuel for two nuclear weapons and warned that if confirmed the Islamic Republic may face new measures. Read More Here

(Newsmax) – Video: Bill Clinton: Iran Poses ‘Suitcase Nuke’ Threat

“The major danger of Iran becoming a nuclear power, the material they would have to amass to make these bombs will become the juiciest target in the world for non-state actors who would like to have suitcase nuclear bombs,” Clinton said. “Will they sell it to them? Will they give it to them? Can it be stolen by some corrupt person in the supply chain?” View Video Here

(AP) – OPEC Warns War With Iran Would Cause ‘Unlimited’ Oil Price Hike

“It is impossible to replace the production of Iran,” OPEC’s No. 2 producer, Abdalla Salem El-Badri told reporters at the presentation of the organization’s long term oil market outlook. “The prices would go unlimited … I can’t give you a number.” Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Clinton In Azerbaijan: Testing Waters For Attack On Iran

Will Iran attack Azerbaijan and Tbilisi in case of an air-strike? Read More Here

(ArutzShiva) – Iran is Surrounded by US Troops in 10 Countries

Iran literally is surrounded by American troops, notes an oil market analyst, Energy and Capital editor Christian A. DeHaemer. There is no evidence of an imminent attack, but he connects a number of recent events and the presence of American soldiers to warn that oil prices might soar — with or without a pre-emptive strike aimed at stopping Iran’s nuclear power ambitions. Read More Here

Palestine

(DesertPeace) – ALL OUT WAR IN OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM

East Jerusalem fracas leads to heavy clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Gaza Siege: Catastrophic, Not ‘Unsustainable’ – Read More Here

(Aletho) – Israeli Occupation Authority still banning entry of 3,500 commodities into Gaza

He said in a report published on Sunday that the IOA allowed only 10% of goods that were previously banned from entering Gaza, describing the IOA talk about easing the siege as mere propaganda and means to deceive the world and is contrary to what is happening on the ground. Read More Here

(Redress) – Lieberman’s “peace” plan: strip Palestinians of citizenship

Jonathan Cook reports on Israel’s Moldovan bouncer-cum-Foreign Minister Avigdor Leiberman’s so-called “peace plan”, which entails stripping Israel’s Arab citizens of their citizenship and expelling them from the country. Read More Here

(RepresentativePress) – Video: “Sheer Criminal Aggression” Israel’s Attack on Gaza Flotilla Chomsky Says “No Credible Pretext”

(MyCatBirdSeat) – DIANA BUTTU at Melbourne Forum: “Apartheid & Boycotts” – Read More Here

Video: GAZA – A Festival Of Lights

The first in a series of poems written during the 08/09 assault on Gaza. Continue reading

World War

(IsraelNationalNews) – 87 Senators Tell Obama: Stand Behind Israel!

An overwhelming majority of the United States Senate has signed a letter to President Obama encouraging him to stand strongly behind Israel in the face of “challenges” to its international standing. Read More Here

(WRH) – WHAT IF ISRAEL IS BEHIND THE TERRORISTS?

Just for a moment, I want you to consider the possibility that maybe 99% of the terrorists in the world are manufactured fakes, a bloody theater to serve the interests not of fringe groups, but of entire nation-states?

Now before you laugh and head off to get a coffee, just stop and think for a moment. Would any real group of oppressed people needing the support of world opinion to affect change intentionally set out to commit such an horrific atrocity that it destroys that very support? Read More Here

(VeteransToday) – Why Really The USS Liberty Was Attacked by Israel?

I know that one of the prices Liberty survivors pay for telling the truth is vilification by supporters of Israel right or wrong. The message sent to James Ennes was no doubt typical of many. “You are an anti-Semitic, Nazi bastard. Drop dead.”

Those and similar other false and filthy charges come out of the mouths of people who have been brainwashed by Zionist propaganda and are beyond reason. I mean that they are not open to informed, honest and rational debate. And that, simply stated, is the reason why peace has not yet been possible in the Middle East and probably never will be. Read More Here

(MilFuegos) – Bhutto assassination linked to US-run Pakistani terrorist group

Based on intelligence sources, WMR previously reported a link between the Dick Cheney-Pentagon Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) assassination team and the the assassination in December 2007 of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. WMR has now obtained from knowledgeable Pakistani sources the logistical network behind the killing of Bhutto. Read More Here

(AFP) – N Korea seeks $65 trillion in U.S. compensation for ‘decades of hostility’

KCNA said the figure includes $US26.1 trillion arising from US “atrocities” which left more than 5 million North Koreans dead, wounded, kidnapped or missing. Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Congressman Rohrabacher: Almost All House Republicans Think Iraq War Illegal, Immoral

Judge Andrew Napolitano’s new Saturday show on the Fox Business Network is set to send shock waves through the political establishment this weekend when his guest – Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher – reveals that almost all House Republicans now believe that the invasion of Iraq was not only a mistake, but also illegal and immoral. Read More Here

Iran

(Infowars) – Congress Votes to Impose Embargo On Iran

Congress has moved closer to war with Iran. Read More Here

(ForeignPolicyJournal) – Anti-Iran Bill in House Makes Claims With No Basis in Fact – Read More Here

(IsraelToday) – Report: Israel, US preparing for war with Iran

A flurry of news reports over the past week indicate that Israel and the US are readying for an imminent military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – “IAF Jets Unload Equipment Meant for Attacking a Muslim State at Saudi Airport”

A semi-official Iranian news agency reported Wednesday that Israeli Air Force helicopters recently landed at a Saudi Arabia airport and unloaded equipment intended for attacking targets in a Muslim state.

This follows last weekend’s reports of an American fleet passing through the Suez Canal, triggering fears that the United States and Israel were preparing for an attack on Iran, with Egypt’s cooperation, the Arabic language newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi said. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(InfoClearingHouse) – Obama Misses the Afghan Exit Ramp – Ray McGovern – Read More Here

(FoxNews) – Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement (Get Ready For More Civilian Slaughter)

Troops on the ground and some military commanders have said the strict rules — aimed at preventing civilian casualties — have effectively forced the troops to fight with one hand tied behind their backs. Read More Here

Palestine

(LATimes) – Iran: Controversial attempt to break Israeli blockade of Gaza called off – Read More Here

(MaanNews) – Flotilla organizers: We’ll take Israel to The Hague

Twelve lawyers from countries whose citizens took part in the voyage are collecting evidence and testimonies from passengers, human rights lawyer Audrey Bomse told Ma’an. Read More Here

(JPost) – Rattling the Cage: Let the flotillas through – Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israel faces new war crime headache

Two Belgian lawyers filed an indictment on Wednesday on behalf of more than a dozen Palestinians, calling for some 14 Israeli officials to stand trial for crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed during Tel Aviv’s December 2008-January 2009 offensive against the Gaza Strip. Read More Here

(PressTV) – 28 children orphaned by Flotilla attack – Read More Here

(BBC) – UN chief says East Jerusalem demolition plan ‘illegal’

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said the plan to demolish Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem to make way for a tourist park is illegal and unhelpful. Read More Here

(JTA) – Israeli Leaders Sued in Belgium for War Crimes

A complaint was filed in Belgian court against 14 Israeli leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – ‘Let Them Eat Coriander!’ – Blockade ‘eased’ as Gaza starves more slowly – Read More Here

(HardTalk) – Video: Eyewitness Report – Countering Israeli Propaganda

Kenneth O’Keefe talks about the attack on the MV Mavi Marmara that was trying to run the blockade on Gaza.

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Video: Kagan Calls Israeli Judge Dredd “My Judicial Hero”

(PaulWatson) – New video has emerged on the eve of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings which shows Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan praising an Israeli activist judge as “my judicial hero,” underscoring Kagan’s alarming hostility to the Constitution and her views on empowering appointed judges with political agendas. Continue reading

World War

(InfoClearingHouse) – Offically FUBAR – Cindy Sheehan

The problem is—and has been for decades—the Military-Corporate Complex. However, if we want valid change, we also have to look deeper. Read More Here

(ABC) – WikiLeaks Founder Drops ‘Mass Spying’ Hint

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has given his strongest indication yet about the next big leak from his whistleblower organisation. Read More Here

(AmericanConservative) – War Makes Us Poor

Far from rescuing the economy from recession or depression, needless conflicts drain capital from productive uses. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Kyrgyzstan: Picking Up the Pieces – Read More Here

(AFP) – Nixon mulled North Korea nuclear strike in 1969

The United States studied a plan for a nuclear strike on North Korea in 1969 but advisers to then-president Richard Nixon concluded it was best to remain calm, declassified documents showed Wednesday. Read More Here

(WRH) – Ban the Use of Depleted Uranium Munitions – Read More Here

(Examiner) – Representative Grayson: 85% of Congress funding endless US wars during US economic crisis

The following 8-minute video by Dylan Ratigan of Congressman Alan Grayson is a brilliant discussion contrasting US “investment” of taxpayer money on endless and unlawful wars versus the dire condition requiring policy in the US economy. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(GlobalResearch) – Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan? – Prof. David Ray Griffin

There are many questions to ask about the war in Afghanistan. One that has been widely asked is whether it will turn out to be “Obama’s Vietnam.” This question implies another: Is this war winnable, or is it destined to be a quagmire, like Vietnam? These questions are motivated in part by the widespread agreement that the Afghan government, under Hamid Karzai, is at least as corrupt and incompetent as the government the United States tried to prop up in South Vietnam for 20 years. Read More Here

(TarpleyNet) – Towards the Eighteenth Brumaire of General David Petraeus? – Webster Tarpley

Prodded doubtless by forces above and behind the Oval Office, Obama has ousted General McChrystal in favor of General Petraeus, who now combines the post of CENTCOM theater commander with that of NATO commander in Afghanistan. This is a move deriving from the inherent fecklessness and incompetence of the Obama administration, especially from the imperialist point of view. Read More Here

(WPost) – CIA gives Blackwater firm new $100 million contract – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Is Petraeus McChrystal’s Replacement or Obama’s – Paul Craig Roberts

Our petulant president’s ego can’t handle a general letting off steam. Neither can any of the spoiled children who comprise “our” government in DC, the capital of the “superpower.” Read More Here

(AlterNet) – Don’t Let the McChrystal Frenzy Obscure the Dirty Truth About Afghanistan

While we’ll be treated to plenty of blather about the McChrystal incident, the most important part of the story is largely being ignored by the corporate media. Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – General Stanley McTerror: The Shocking Admissions – Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Video: Obama Fires McChrystal, Selects Petraeus to Oversee Opium Fields in Afghanistan

Obama fired General Stanley McChrystal today and replaced him with the globalist General David Petraeus. Obama said McChrystal’s actions undermined civilian control of the military and asked the Senate to confirm Petraeus immediately. Video Link Here

Palestine

(TheLocal) – Swedish dockers launch Israeli goods blockade

The Swedish Dock Workers Union (Hamnarbetarförbundet) on Wednesday launched a blockade of Israeli cargo in protest against the deadly raid on the Gaza-bound freedom flotilla last month, union representatives have confirmed. Read More Here

(Jpost) – IDF draws up new Gaza war doctrine

The new plans draw on some of the experiences from Cast Lead, and are also being viewed in the IDF as part of the military’s lessons from the Goldstone Report, which harshly criticized Israel and the way it operated within urban areas.

While the army is drawing up plans, current assessments in the military are that Hamas is not interested in instigating a new conflict with Israel. Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Barriers, Borders, and Blockades: Policing Movement and Controlling Information

To keep some out. To fence others in. To police movement, instill fear, uncertainty, and instability. Palestine is a land cross-hashed with separation barriers, walls, fences and checkpoints. For many people, these structures make one either an exile or a prisoner, barred from returning or unable to leave. But in addition to the policing of movement, these mechanisms correspond to a policing of information, a control of what truths are able to travel beyond the borders of these territories, to reach the world outside. Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – ‘Free Palestine’, Not Only Gaza

One thing is missing in the ‘Free Gaza’ movement. Activists and civil societies and journalists who support the Palestinian cause are rightfully angry at Israel’s murderous campaign against the aid-loaded ‘Freedom Flotilla’ that was going to the besieged and starved residents of Gaza, but they ignore the overall conditions in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the refugee camps. Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Israel Preparing For Flotillas Like On Eve of War – Read More Here

Video: Gaza Flotilla – Facts vs Fiction

A collection of interviews shows the truth about Gaza….

Iran

(AlethoNews) – Turkey warns EU against Iran sanctions – Read More Here

(ArmeniaNow) – Tehran says will oppose ‘American forces’ in Karabakh

Iran will not allow a United States-led military force to be deployed in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone that immediately borders on its territory, according to the Islamic Republic’s chief diplomat in Armenia. Read More Here

(IsraelNationalNews) – Reports: IAF Landed at Saudi Base, US Troops near Iran Border

The Israeli Air Force recently unloaded military equipment at a Saudi Arabia base, a semi-official Iranian news agency claimed Wednesday, while a large American force has massed in Azerbaijan, which is on the northwest border of Iran.

Both reports follow by less than a week the Pentagon’s confirmation that an unusually large American fleet sailed through the Suez Canal Saturday. Several reports stated that an Israeli ship joined the armada. Read More Here

(Jpost) – Report: IAF planes spotted over Saudi Arabia

Israel Air Force aircraft have been spotted in recent days at a Saudi Arabian military base unloading military equipment in the city of Tabuk, in northwestern Saudi Arabia, according to a report from Iranian news agency FARS.

The base will reportedly be used as a forward operating base by the Israelis as part of an offensive on an Islamic country. – Source: JPost

(TalkSport) – Video: Attack on Iran – George Galloway

Respect Party’s MP George Galloway answers a listener about war with Iran Continue reading

World War

(YNet) – Army chief: We have right to impose siege

Israel has ‘natural right’ to inspect ships heading to Gaza, army chief says, stresses Strip must not turn into Iranian port; addressing lethal raid on Turkish ship, Ashkenazi says: I salute fighters, they operated exceptionally well Read More Here

(Redress) – Why they hate America

Paul J. Balles says the reason why so many people in the Arab and Muslim worlds hate the United States is not envy of American wealth or power but injustice and greed. And the solution is simple: “Stop occupying their countries. Stop controlling others’ land, populations, governments and resources.” Read More Here

(PeaceByTruth) – Dreams of Palestine

The memories I took with me from my weeks in Palestine and from the Palestinian people, a people who in spite of so much suffering have never lost their courageous spirit and their basic humanity, these memories will stay with me for as long as I live – while I´m awake and in my dreams. Read More Here

(AlterNet) – Are U.S. Warships Gearing Up for a Confrontation With an Iranian Aid Flotilla to Gaza?

Anchors aweigh. The United States Navy is sending an aircraft carrier and nearly a dozen other warships through the Suez Canal and into the Red Sea, according to the British Arabic Language newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi, which reported that the ships carry infantry troops, armored vehicles, and ammunition. Read More Here

(CostOfWar) – See the Cost of War to your community – View More Here

(TehranTimes) – Entire Persian Gulf region on Iran’s radar screen: general

A senior Iranian military commander has said that all Persian Gulf countries are within the reach of Iran’s radars and the Iranian armed forces are prepared to guarantee the security of the Persian Gulf. Read More Here

(MarketOracle) – The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti

Behind the smoke, rubble and unending drama of human tragedy in the hapless Caribbean country, a drama is in full play for control of what geophysicists believe may be one of the world’s richest zones for hydrocarbons-oil and gas outside the Middle East, possibly orders of magnitude greater than that of nearby Venezuela. Read More Here

(AP) – Iran to send blockade-busting ship to Gaza – Read More Here

(IsraelNationalNews) – Iran Changes Course on Ship; Israel Trains for the Worst

Iran has changed course again and announced Tuesday afternoon it will send a ship to try to challenge Israeli sovereignty over the waters off of Hamas-controlled Gaza, as was agreed in the Oslo Accords. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – General Stanley McChrystal offers resignation to President Barack Obama

General Stanley McChrystal has offered his resignation to President Barack Obama after he was summoned to the White House to explain derisive comments he made about the US leader and his administration. Read More Here

(AlterNet) – 5 Million Iraqis Killed, Maimed, Tortured, Displaced

In 1970 a Lao villager who had survived five years of U.S. bombing wrote: “In reality, whatever happens, it is only the innocent who suffer. And as for the others, do they know all the unimaginable things happening in this war? Do they?” Read More Here

(CBS) – Video: U.S. Tax Dollars Fueling Afghan Insurgency

House Investigation: Private Contractors Paying Warlords, Criminals to Get Supplies to U.S. and NATO Bases View Video Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Commit Yourself To The Truth

Cutting Through the Confusion About Israel/Palestine Read More Here

(DG) – Global War Racket Exposed: Funding Our Enemies – David DeGraw

Building on my Af-Pak War Racket report, a few recent news items help expose the true drivers of current wars around the world. Read More Here

(FutureFastForward) – “Our Potential to Create a Better World, a Just World”: Testimony of a Survivor of the Mavi Marmara Massacre – Ken O’Keefe

Ken O’Keefe, former US Marine, Gulf War veteran, and now survivor of the Mavi Marmara massacre, has issued a remarkable and searing statement from Istanbul.

“While in Israeli custody I, along with everyone else, was subjected to endless abuse and flagrant acts of disrespect. Women and elderly were physically and mentally assaulted. Access to food and water and toilets was denied. Dogs were used against us, we ourselves were treated like dogs. We were exposed to direct sun in stress positions while hand cuffed to the point of losing circulation of blood in our hands. We were lied to incessantly, in fact I am awed at the routineness and comfort in their ability to lie, it is remarkable really. We were abused in just about every way imaginable and I myself was beaten and choked to the point of blacking out… and I was beaten again while in my cell. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Iran Attack Moves Forward

Iran permitted the U.S. and Israel to score a propaganda victory on Monday when it refused to allow two International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors entry into the country for an inspection of its nuclear program. Read More Here

(Cryptogon) – Next WikiLeaks Release May Involve ECHELON – Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (WRH) – FAKE TERROR – THE ROAD TO WAR AND DICTATORSHIP – Michael Rivero – Read More Here

Video: If Army Ads Had Health Warnings – Video Link Here

(AFP) – Former Israeli top spy calls for strike on Iran

Israel should launch a pre-emptive strike to prevent arch-foe Iran from going nuclear, a former head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency said on Monday.
“I am of the opinion that, since there is an ongoing war, since the threat is permanent, since the intention of the enemy in this case is to annihilate you, the right doctrine is one of pre-emption and not of retaliation,” Shabtai Shavit told a conference. Read More Here

(Australian) – US defies China on Pakistan reactors – Read More Here

(ColumbiaReports) – Chavez: Colombian mercenaries plan to kill me

In an address broadcast on Venezuelan television Saturday night, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says that paramilitaries from various other countries, including Colombia, are part of a “reactivated” plot to assassinate him. Read More Here

(TheHindu) – Missiles do not threaten Europe, says Iran – Read More Here

(Fars) – Ahmadinejad: Iranian Nation Foils US Plots against World States

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated that the Iranian nation does not allow the US and its western allies to plunder the world countries. Read More Here

(VOANews) – UN: Violence Getting Worse in Afghanistan – Read More Here

(AFP) – US lawmakers unveil Iran sanctions bill – Read More Here

(AFP) – Saudi king to visit Obama: White House – Read More Here

(Reuters) – Obama and Netanyahu to meet July 6 – Read More Here

(Navy.Mil) – SSGN Force Reaches Historic Milestone

The Submarine Force announced it has achieved another first with all four guided-missile submarines (SSGN) deployed for the first time simultaneously June 10. Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘US conduct can elicit public revolt’

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says if US politicians allowed the American nation free access to government conduct, US citizens would rise against their outrageous policies.

President Ahmadinejad, who is touring Iran’s western province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari with his cabinet and staff, criticized US policies on the global stage on Wednesday and warned officials in Washington about an imminent ‘just’ world order.

“If the US offered its citizens the right to freedom of information on world affairs, so that the American people could be fully informed of their leaders’ support for Israeli atrocities as well as the crimes they have committed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the people would take effective measure against their statesmen,” the Iranian president said. Continue reading

World War

(AFP) – US officials back away from July 2011 Afghan withdrawal deadline

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates rejected suggestions Sunday that US forces will move out of Afghanistan in large numbers in July of next year under a deadline set by President Barack Obama.

“That absolutely has not been decided,” Gates said in an interview with Fox News Sunday. Read More Here

(June 21) – Video: The Alex Jones Show Hour 1 – Israeli Operatives

Alex in this short rant breaks down the israeli operatives that work in washington d.c. and in america spread islamic propaganda to further the need for a police state to keep us safe. Part 1 HerePart 2

(Guardian) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange breaks cover but will avoid America

US desperate to ask hacker what he knows of classified messages about Iraq and Afghanistan wars Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Video: Obama Administration Keeping Blackwater Armed and Dangerous in Afghanistan – Video Link Here

(PressTV) – US wants Pakistan to forgo pipeline deal – Read More Here

(IrishTimes) – Scandal of vulnerable Colombian citizens killed for €1,500 bonus – Read More Here

(AlterNet) – The U.S. War Addiction: Funding Enemies to Maintain Trillion Dollar Racket

Four ways to see the true drivers of current wars around the world. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Iran Executes CIA Operative Abdolmalek Rigi

Sunni militant and prized CIA asset Abdolmalek Rigi went to the gallows on Sunday. The Jundullah leader was hanged in Iran’s Evin prison after being convicted by the Islamic Revolution Court of being a mohareb, or “enemy of Allah.” Rigi’s plane was forced to land by Iranian aircraft in February while on a flight from Dubai to Kyrgyzstan. Other accounts said he had been arrested inside Iran or Pakistan.
“We have clear documents proving that Rigi was in co-operation with American, Israeli and British intelligence services,” Iran’s intelligence minister, Heydar Moslehi, said after Rigi’s capture. Moslehi said Rigi had been in a U.S. military base 24 hours before his arrest and was carrying an Afghan passport supplied by the United States. Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Noam Chomsky’s Hypocrisy

“I don’t regard myself as a critic of Israel. I regard myself a supporter of Israel … I think the U.S. should continue to support Israel”. [1] – Noam Chomsky
The American linguist Noam Chomsky is often described by Western media as “arguably the world’s most influential intellectual today”. To his friends, Chomsky is a “relentless thorn” in U.S.-Israel Zionist policies. But reading between the lines of his repetitive and recycled propaganda, Chomsky is an opportunistic hypocrite. Read More Here

(CSMonitor) – Does Israel suffer from ‘Iranophobia’?

Some Israelis argue that an ‘Iranophobia’ holds unnecessary sway over Israeli thinking about a wide range of problems, from rearming of Hezbollah to the ‘terrorist’ activists aboard the Gaza flotilla. Should Israel see less of a threat in Iran? Read More Here

Gaza News

(AmericanFreePress) – Brussels Tribunal Wants High-Seas Killers Charged

As global awareness of Israeli terrorism continues to grow following the May 31 Mavi Marmara assault, an especially vocal critic is the Belgian-based Brussels Tribunal. On June 6, this writer interviewed a member of its executive committee, Dr. Ian Douglas. His words reflect the gravity of our current situation.

“Israel is seemingly unconcerned about committing murder in front of the eyes of the world,” said Douglas. Commenting specifically on their attack of a humanitarian aid ship in international waters, he said unabashedly: “This is not murder; it is destruction. There is a level of violence here that is sadistic and vengeful.”

Douglas next quoted an outspoken and acclaimed researcher in the field. Read More Here

Video: Bay Area Picket Line Stops Israeli Ship From Unloading

‘Hundreds of demonstrators, gathering at the Port of Oakland before dawn, prevented the unloading of an Israeli cargo ship. The demonstrators, demanding an end to Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, picketed at Berth 58, where a ship from Israel’s Zim shipping line is scheduled to dock later today. The day shift of longshoremen agreed not to cross the picket line.’

(Rense) – Israel Fearful Of An All-Women Aid Flotilla – Read More Here

(JeffGoodall) – Shock and Anger: Some reactions to the Gaza flotilla attack – Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – IS ISRAEL CONNING THE WORLD AGAIN? – Read More Here

(Canada) – Canadian who was on flotilla slams Israeli policy change

“They came attacking us with guns, fully armed commandos in the dead of the night,” said Audeh. “They wanted to scare people and make them not come back. But I think they failed and made people more determined than before.” Read More Here

(Redress) – Cutting through the confusion about Israel/Palestine

Richard Forer, a former member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), exposes the deceitful and dishonest foundations on which support for Israel is built. In a detailed letter, he outlines a path which those interested in justice and genuine peace in the Middle East can take to reach a true understanding of the Palestine-Israel conflict. Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Israel Preparing To Repeat The “Marmara” Scenario, Lebanon to Respond – Read More Here

Video: Cutting through Israel’s propaganda war in the US

Four short clips of things Americans never see on TV – Continue reading

World War

(KurtNimmo) – Def. Sec. Gates Exaggerates Iranian Missile Capacity as Attack Looms

Bush era Secretary of Defense retread Robert Gates said on Friday Iran has the capacity to “shower” Europe with nuclear missiles. “One of the elements of the intelligence that contributed to the decision on the phased adaptive array (approach) was the realization that if Iran were actually to launch a missile attack on Europe, it wouldn’t be just one or two missiles, or a handful,” Gates told a Senate committee hearing. “It would more likely be a salvo kind of attack, where you would be dealing potentially with scores or even hundreds of missiles.”

Gates said the supposed Iranian threat can be averted by “upgraded missile interceptors” that “would give us the ability to protect our troops, our bases, our facilities and our allies in Europe.” Read More Here

(AlterNet) – Sorry, Trillions in Unmined Mineral Wealth Is Not a Reason to Keep Occupying Afghanistan

Our leaders are now boldly selling wars as commendable instruments of such profit-focused imperialism. Read More Here

(WarIsACrime) – Unrest in Pakistan: Moving Beyond “the U.S. National Interest”

“The military is the muscle that protects the ruling elite from the wrath of the people,” says Pakistani political analyst Dr. Mubashir Hassan. “Right now, people are out on the street; blocking roads, attacking railway stations, etc. If you read the papers, it seems as though a general uprising has started all over Pakistan.” Read More Here

(VeteransToday) – GORDON DUFF: Israel Planned Iran Attack From Caucasus Base

A week ago, Israel leaked to the press that they had permission from Saudi Arabia to use their air space to attack Iran. The Saudi’s quickly denied this. The effort on Israel’s part was a ruse to cover their real plans, to attack from the Republic of Georgia, close to Iran’s northern border. However, the breakdown in relations with Turkey after miscalculating the response to their Flotilla raid on a Turkish ship in international waters may have ended this operation. Read More Here

(Salon) – The Strange and Consequential Case of Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and WikiLeaks – Glenn Greenwald – Read More Here

(KabulPress) – American Military Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan Now Exceed 500,000 (Part 1 of 2) – Read More Here

(IsraelNationalNews) – US, Israel Warships in Suez May Be Prelude to Faceoff with Iran – Read More Here

(AlterNet) – The U.S. War Addiction: Funding Enemies to Maintain Trillion Dollar Racket

A few recent news items help expose the true drivers of current wars around the world.

#1) Wherever there is a war, look for CIA/IMF/private military war profiteers covertly funding and supporting BOTH sides in order to keep the wars raging and the profits rolling in. As former CIA Station Chief John Stockwell explained: “Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the US military machine to turn.” Read More Here

Gaza News

(IMEMC) – Israel Closes Gaza Trade Crossings

Despite Israel’s Thursday decision to “ease restrictions on Gaza”, the Israeli Authorities closed all trade crossings leading to the coastal region. The closure, unless extended, will last until Sunday. Read More Here

(DailyKos) – Three Gates Blocked to Israeli Ship NOW @ Oakland Docks; Live Webcam Updates

Just left the Oakland Docks where 300 people are blocking the entrances to two gates into the berth where the Israeli Zim cargo ship is to be unloaded. The action started this morning at 5:30am PST. The longshore workers are scheduled to start their shift at 7:00 and 8:00 am this morning. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – ISRAELI FORCES ATTACK PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATORS

Israeli occupation forces today in Beit Jala engaged in beatings, burning of fields, and attacking peaceful demonstrators, bystanders, and reporters. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Stop the bullets! A call to end the use of live ammunition against unarmed civilians in the Gaza ‘buffer zone’

The catastrophic Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which left 9 dead, has rightly horrified the international community. However, lethal force by the Israeli military is nothing new to Palestinians. In the Gaza ‘buffer zone’, live ammunition is routinely used against unarmed demonstrators and farmers. Read More Here.

(Sabbah) – Flotilla Check: Facts and Israeli Lies – Read More Here

Video: Israeli occupation forces today in Beit Jala engaged in beatings, burning of fields, and attacking peaceful demonstrators, bystanders, and reporters – Video Link Here

(DesertPeace) – VOLUNTARY ETHNIC CLEANSING?

An Israeli that goes abroad and stays there for a period of two to six years can return to Israel with the full ‘rights’ of a new immigrant. This includes the tax free purchases of home essentials, an automobile, and a good rate on a mortgage.

A Palestinian from Jerusalem that goes abroad for purposes of education or work CANNOT RETURN TO HIS HOME… Read More Here

World War

(MSNBC) – Video: US Might ‘Assassinate’ Wikileaks Founder who ‘confirms’ it has new video of US massacre in Afghanistan

(KurtNimmo) – Armada of U.S. and Israeli Warships Head for Iran

More than twelve U.S. and Israeli warships, including an aircraft carrier, passed through the Suez Canal on Friday and are headed for the Red Sea. “According to eyewitnesses, the U.S. battleships were the largest to have crossed the Canal in many years,” reported the London-based newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi on Saturday. Read More Here

(VeteransToday) – Gordon Duff: The Cardboard Lotharios – Analyzing Staged World Conflict

In 2006, North Korea exploded a plutonium based nuclear weapon, an unsuccessful test of either a “found” nuke in poor repair, or something poorly designed. America had predicted that they were at least five years from this capability, we always hear the same story, everyone is five years from having nuclear weapons. On May 25th, 2009, North Korea exploded its second bomb, its first clearly identifiable nuclear weapon, a “Hiroshima sized” bomb, tiny by US standards. What we didn’t say is that the signature of this bomb had been seen before. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Democracy Now – Video: With Rumored Manhunt for Wikileaks Founder and Arrest of Alleged Leaker of Video Showing Iraq Killings, Obama Admin Escalates Crackdown on Whistleblowers of Classified Information – Video Link Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Kyrgyzstan Violence Claims Up To 2,000 Lives

Entire Uzbek neighborhoods of southern Kyrgyzstan have been reduced to scorched ruins by rampaging mobs of ethnic Kyrgyz who forced nearly half of the region’s roughly 800,000 Uzbeks to flee for their lives. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Gates: Iran Might Attack Europe With ‘Hundreds of Missiles’

In what must be among the wildest speculations of the Obama Administration, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates sought to defend a massive US missile defense system in Europe by guessing that Iran might fire “scores or even hundreds of missiles” at Europe. Read More Here

Gaza News

(DesertPeace) – FIDEL CASTRO AND HELEN THOMAS ~~ ISRAEL’S LATEST TARGETS

Zionist supremacists from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles are ganging up on two elderly targets these days. The first is the 84-year-old Fidel Castro, a man who apparently made up his mind about Zionism more than six decades ago. And the second is 89-year-old veteran American journalist Helen Thomas. Read More Here

(ArabNews) – Israel’s propaganda war

Israel’s ability to shape public opinion regarding the flotilla massacre is intimately linked to its long-standing campaign to manipulate global public perceptions of what has been happening in Palestine all along since Israel’s birth in 1947. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – WHO: Medical equipment still banned from Gaza

Spare medical parts and replacements are, in practice, barred from entry into Gaza, or only arrive “after great delays,” a World Health Organization spokesman told Ma’an on Friday. Read More Here

(YNet) – Report: Egypt refuses to stop Iranian ships

Kuwaiti paper says Egypt denied Israeli request to prevent Gaza aid ships from passing through Suez Canal Read More Here

(Observer) – Flotilla Speakers Set to Sail Into New York – Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Israel’s ‘Final Solution’ – Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israel set to demolish 22 more homes – Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Gaza’s humanitarian catastrophe

While Israel says there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza, in reality there is a catastrophe, writes Saleh Al-Naami – Read More Here

(MEM) – Israel threatens to arrest and try passengers of international ships bound for Gaza – Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Israel to UN: We reserve the right to stop Lebanon Gaza-bound flotilla Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – PALESTINE ~~ RESISTANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD – Read More Here

Gaza News

(FutureFastForward) – Turkish Doctor Describes Treating Israeli Commandos During Raid – By Robert Mackey and Sebnem Arsu

In an interview with The New York Times, Dr. Hasan Huseyin Uysal, a Turkish doctor, said that he treated Israeli commandos who were captured and briefly detained during the initial stages of a raid on a ship challenging Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza last week. Read More Here

(Zaman) – EP condemns Israeli attack, illegal siege on Gaza strip – Read More Here

(PressTV) – Lebanon, Egypt condemn Israeli threat – Read More Here

(RadicalPress) – Time for world to confront Israel: Gilad Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon Interviewed by Shabana Syed: “I come from them, and I know how they think.” Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Anti-Palestinism is Hate Speech

I bet you’ve never heard of anti-Palestinism? In Israel and the United States, defaming and delegitimizing the Palestinians is a national sport; but have you ever heard anybody complain about it? Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – The meaning of strangulation

The remarks were not made in anger or haste, as were the now infamous, flippant and ill-conceived comments that cost White House reporter Helen Thomas her job, if not her legacy. Instead, they were made quite deliberately, with an air of thoughtfulness, while leaning over a lectern, as if lecturing to a class.

Thomas was forced into retirement for declaring that Jews “should get the hell out of Palestine,” but New York Senator Chuck Schumer, one of the most powerful politicians in the US, has avoided any criticism or even major press coverage for remarks he made only days later that supported the continued “economic strangulation” of Gaza; in part, because, he essentially argues, the inhabitants of the benighted Strip are not Jewish. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Roseanne Barr Says Israel Must End Their Blockade and Occupation of Gaza

“It is time for American Jews to demand that Obama instruct Israel to obey international law.” Read More Here

(ForeignPolicyJournal) – Top Ten Myths about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Myth #1 – Jews and Arabs have always been in conflict in the region. – Read More Here

(PressTV) – Turkey to cut ‘all ties’ with Israel – Read More Here

(AlethoNewsA) – Those who want to bump off the witnesses of the slaughter

What we have here is pure incitement to killing, furnished also with the photos of those “wanted”. It’s really inconceivable that the site is still online. We demand that the Italian Government and Foreign Office take steps right now to call for it to be immediately closed and to bring those responsible to court. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Eyewitness to the Israeli Assault on the Mavi Marmara

Kevin Neish, a Canadian activist aboard the Mavi Marmara, witnessed the Israeli commando assault on the Flotilla bound for Gaza. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Embargoes and Blockades used as a Method of Warfare – Read More Here

(JPost) – Israel fears Lebanese ‘fast’ flotilla

“There is not a lot of time to stop fast ships that come from Lebanon,” an IDF officer explained, “Practically, it means that the Navy has to be on high alert around the clock.” Read More Here

(Spiegel) – German Activists File War Crimes Complaints – Read More Here

(SIFY) – More international flotillas headed for Gaza Strip

Ships from several countries, including Iran and Lebanon, have reportedly left or are planning to leave for Hamas-controlled Gaza in defiance of an Israeli maritime blockade on that territory. Read More Here

Video: Kenneth O’Keefe 6-9 on Gaza Flotilla, Israeli Beating, and Zionist Government

Phil Tourney joins the show as we interview Ken O’Keefe, the former US Marine who was aboard the Mavi Marmara that was murderously attacked by Israel on Memorial Day. Video Link Here

FLASHBACK – Film: Noam Chomsky Palestine Israel occupation 101

Movie clip from award-winning documentary film ‘Occupation 101.’
A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict — ‘Occupation 101’ presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions. Clip Link Here

(CBCTheNational) – Video: Life In Gaza City – Continue reading

World War

(OpEdNews) – “360 Rotational Fire” Against Iraqi Civilians After IED Attacks

Ethan McCord, one of the soldiers seen in the now-famous Wikileaks video in which two American Apache helicopters fire upon a relaxed, unhurried gaggle of men in Baghdad, has stated in an interview with World Socialist Website that he witnessed numerous times the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians in Iraq after IED attacks. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Most Americans and Europeans Support Impending Attack on Iran

Remember Hitler’s maxim that the bigger and the more outrageous the lie, the more likely the masses are to believe it? Following the results of a recent poll we once again get an object lesson demonstrating that Hitler knew what he was talking about. Read More Here

(TheAge) – Expert: Terrorists Win If Obama Shuts Down The Internet

US President Barack Obama would be granted powers to seize control of and even shut down the internet under a new bill that describes the global internet as a US “national asset”.

One of Australia’s top communications experts, University of Sydney associate professor Bjorn Landfeldt, railed against the idea, saying shutting down the internet would “inflict an enormous damage on the entire world”.

He said it would be like giving a single country “the right to poison the atmosphere, or poison the ocean”. Read More Here

(PakAlert) – Flashpoints For Global War

In this article, we will examine some of the regions around the world in which such a “shock and awe” campaign could begin, facilitating the escalation of global war. Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (Examiner) – Video: Fox “news” continues CBS, ABC, CNN propaganda to attack Iran: today’s CIA Operation Mockingbird

In the video clip from Fox below, Bill Kristol advocates US military attack on Iran because he predicts that Israel will attack Iran. This is propaganda for an unlawful war for the following “emperor has no clothes” obvious reasons. Fox “reporting” is also a manipulative variation of the same war drone I’ve documented from CBS, ABC, and CNN. View More Here

(Ma’an) – Danish pension funds divest from Israeli companies

Two Danish pension funds announced on Tuesday their decision to divest from two Israeli companies implicated in the construction of Israel’s illegal wall and settlements inside the West Bank, a statement issued by the Stop the Wall Campaign said. Read More Here

Jews Against Zionism

The first national Jewish anti-Zionist gathering will take place this weekend in Detroit. The “U.S. Assembly of Jews: Confronting Racism and Israeli Apartheid,” endorsed by over 50 groups, will explore strategies for anti-Zionist Jewish organizing, expanding the boycott and divestment movement, decolonizing Palestine, and developing Jewish political perspectives distinct from Zionism.

(Telegraph) – Why Kyrgyzstan’s pogroms are my fault (and yours, Britain’s and America’s) – Read More Here

(CBCTheNational) – Video: Why Do Govt Agencies ALWAYS Seem To Destroy Evidence Involved In Terrorism Cases – View Video Here

(KOMO) – Video: US Soldiers Charged with Murder of Three Afghan Civilians – Video Link Here

FLASHBACK – 2007 – (TEDTalks) – Video: James Nachtwey’s searing photos of war

Accepting his 2007 TED Prize, war photographer James Nachtwey shows his life’s work and asks TED to help him continue telling the story with innovative, exciting uses of news photography in the digital era.

(CSMonitor) – US opposes ICC bid to make ‘aggression’ a crime under international law

The Obama administration has resisted efforts by the International Criminal Court to include ‘aggression’ as a crime, mainly because it could impact US military operations abroad. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Gates Demands Congress OK War Funds by July 4 – Read More Here

(RawStory) – US, Europe tighten screws on Iran nuclear program

The new US sanctions target insurance companies, oil firms and shipping lines linked to Iran’s atomic or missile programs as well as the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Iran’s defense minister Ahmad Vahidi. Read More Here

(Salon) – John McCain on the Evil, Barbaric Iranians – Read More Here

(ArabNews) – Israel’s list of broken world records – Read More Here

(TheCableFP) – Congress calls on administration to use the Human Rights Council against Iran – Read More Here

(SMH) – Strong support for Iran action: poll

The Pew Research Center’s poll conducted in 22 countries found majorities or pluralities in 16 countries endorsing the possibility of military intervention. Read More Here

(CNN) – Video: B.P.s Ties To Iran! (Are They Trying To Vilify Iran Or B.P.?) – Continue reading

Gaza News

(PressTV) – Israel delays decision on Gaza blockade

Senior Israeli cabinet ministers on Wednesday failed to conclude their first meeting to vote on a proposal that could ease the flow of goods into the strip. Read More Here

(Salon) – Democrats demand flotilla “terrorists” be denied entry into U.S.

In case you thought a reasonable debate was still possible surrounding Israel’s botched raid of a humanitarian flotilla, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York held a press event in Times Square today to prove you wrong. A half-dozen elected Democrats called on the State Department to ban every flotilla participant from entering the United States. Read More Here

(Naharnet) – Israel Warns Lebanese, Iranian Activists against Sending Ships to Gaza

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said attempts by Lebanese and Iranian activists to break the blockade of Gaza “would be seen not just as a provocation and a breach of law, but as a hostile act because the ships and their cargo are from enemy states.” Read More Here

(TodaysZaman) – Video shows brutal killing of Turkish-American youth by Israeli commandos – Read More Here

(CriminalState) – White House Correspondent Helen Thomas—A Casualty of Zionist Duplicity

Zionist operatives ambushed veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas, a friend and a great American. When they won, America lost.

When reviewing the unedited video of her “interview,” what you see is a rabbi rephrasing her answers to a question about Israel. Her response: “They should get the hell out of Palestine.“ The United Nations long ago endorsed that stance.

It was not Thomas but the rabbi that offended the Jewish community. Language cited as “anti-Semitic” came not from her but from responses that the rabbi restated as leading questions. She simply spoke the truth: Jewish settlers should leave the occupied territories and, as she rightly said: “go home. Read More Here

(AsiaTimes) – Gaza still waiting for relief

Under intense international pressure, Israel declared last week it would ease its crippling blockade on Gaza by permitting an additional but limited number of daily items, including food, into the coastal enclave. Read More Here

(GoonSquad) – Video: A Season in Hell – Life in Gaza

An ongoing 60+ year nightmare visited upon the indigenous Palestinians by eastern European and Russian land thieves, which got kicked into high gear after the 9/11 false-flag. While the world was nervously scanning the skies, looking for another MOSSAD hijacked plane slamming into a skyscraper, Israeli land thieves went on a stealing and killing spree in Occupied Palestine. Continue reading