Why The Saudis Hold the Cards Right Now

(OilandGasInvestmentBulletin) – Current OPEC spare capacity would suggest a lower world oil price, but the distribution of this spare capacity could be one reason why oil prices are higher than many experts think it should be.

Usually the more spare capacity (supply) in a market there is the lower the price – simple economics. But the reality is that Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world with significant spare capacity to produce more oil in the world and influence prices. And they currently favour a $70-$80 barrel oil price.

In 2003, OPEC had 2 million barrels a day LESS spare capacity it has now, and oil was under $40/barrel – but spare capacity was more evenly spread out among the 11 member states.

If everybody has spare capacity, the potential for cheating on production quotas is greatly increased and that carries a higher downside risk for prices. Should the world economy grow more quickly, only the Saudis have the ability to increase production enough to meet demand and influence prices. Read entire article

Video: “Arresting Impunity” – Bush’s Crimes Against Humanity

(GRTV) – “Arresting Impunity” is a documentary about the attempts of citizens in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to uphold the rule of law when faced with a culture of impunity. After the attempted citizen’s arrest by Splitting the Sky on George W. Bush in Calgary on March 17, 2009, Calgary became the focus of a citizens movement to hold Canadian law enforcement officials to account for their failure to arrest Bush when he visited Calgary, in his first visit without diplomatic immunity to a foreign country. Ramsey Clark, Cynthia McKinney, Anthony Hall and Splitting the Sky feature prominently in the film. Such figures sought to draw attention to the international organized crime which has arisen since the fraudulent events of 9/11.

This documentary also hones in on the Conservative minority government of Canada, which was asked by various legal analysts to arrest Bush when he came to Canada, invoking the laws enshrined in Canada’s Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act (2000). Continue reading

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

Video: ‘Iraq Exit – Rebranding the Occupation!’

(RussiaToday) – The last U.S. combat brigade has left Iraq two weeks ahead of their planned withdrawal at the end of the month. But a fifty thousand-strong American military contingent will remain in the country for support and training until the end of 2011. They’ll have the power to use their weapons in self-defense or at the request of the Iraqi government. Over seven years of being in Iraq, more than four thousand U.S. soldiers have died, according to the Pentagon. Continue reading

Yet another Soros tentacle exposed

Editor’s comment: Jim Wallis and Sojourners are also the CFR “Christian backers” of ‘Imam’ Feisal Abdul Rauf of the so called ground zero mosque – it seems every globalist tentacle extends into this project.

(AmericanThinker) – Jim Wallis, the man behind the so-called “religious left” – a left wing evangelical activist who worked to get evangelical support for Obama — has been exposed as another stooge of George Soros. And he had the gall to accuse Marvin Olasky, the conservative evangelical who asked Wallis to admit his connections to Soros, of lying. Sarah Pulliam Bailey

of Christianity Today’s political blog has the story: Continue reading

Enemy of the State – Lew Rockwell

It’s been clear for some time that the Pentagon would love to put a bullet in Julian Assange’s brain. But as the founder of WikiLeaks became better known, sending off a team of professional hitmen–as is their wont–threatened to become bad PR. So phony sex charges are used instead, another typical tactic of the regime. BTW. a word to the disinfo artists of the military junta: we don’t believe you about Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, Georgia, Russia, China, Israel, Palestine, Iran, or Assange.

UPDATE: So now the Pentagon’s trumped up charges against Julian Assange have been dropped, if not before the libel was implanted in at least some minds. Watch for more lies, not that they will work. One man can beat the Death Star. – Source: Lew Rockwell

See Also:

(BusinessInsider) – Swedish Prosecutors Drop Rape Charges Against Wikileaks Founder

Stranger and stranger.

Now according to the AP, the rape charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have been withdrawn.

Prosecutors say the suspicioun was unfounded.

How these charges came to be, and then got reversed so fast, should be an interesting story. – Source: Business Insider

Also:

(Telegraph) – “Is Assange the target of a U.S. smear campaign?” – Rape Claim Against Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Withdrawn

Julian Assange, the founder of the Wikileaks website, was at the centre of an extraordinary “dirty tricks” row today after the Swedish government issued and then withdrew an arrest warrant against him for rape. 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: Alex Jones and MSNBC’s Hit Piece – The Lost Footage

The video footage below did not make it into MSNBC’s slam piece, “Rise Of The New Right,” that featured and demonized patriots, including Alex Jones. A link to “rest of the story,” obviously not suitable for the establishment’s propaganda and demonization purposes, was posted on Real Alex Jones, Alex Jones’ Facebook page. Continue reading

Video: Military funding could be slashed by $1 trillion – Paul Craig Roberts

(RussiaToday) – Congressmen Ron Paul and Barney Frank are sending a letter to US President Barack Obama with a proposal to cut the military budget by a trillion dollars. As the economy and the budget deficit continues to worsen, it seems that this is a very logical place to start cutting out funds. Paul Craig Roberts says that while passing this initiative would be great, he is skeptical that it will pass because Congress would lose too much campaign money. Continue reading

Video: Neocon Petraeus Stakes Out Conflict with Obama over July 2011 Afghanistan Pullout; Lays Foundation for GOP Presidential Draft in 2012

(RussiaToday) – General Petraeus has said he does not plan to run for President, but he is also making remarks that directly contradict Defense Secretary Gates and President Obama on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Is there a political motive at play? RT contributor Webster Tarpley said yes! He argued that while Petraeus said he has no current plans to run, this does not mean he does not have an agenda. When push comes to shove Petraeus may be on the ballot, argued Tarpley. 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

None Dare Call It Tyranny – Sheldon Richman

(FFF) – If you want to know what tyranny is like, look around.

The national government — specifically the executive branch — can do pretty much what it wants. It could bomb Iran tomorrow without a declaration of war from Congress. It can — and does — conduct secret wars and covert operations against countries that have done nothing to us. Of course, they are secret only to the ignorant taxpayers who must finance them and perhaps suffer when the provoked retaliation occurs. It can have men behind PlayStation consoles in Nevada fire Hellfire missiles from aerial drones on people in Pakistan, Yemen, and elsewhere.

This tyrannical government can send any foreigner picked up anywhere in the world to third countries known for torturing prisoners. It can hold people accused of nothing indefinitely in prisons in Cuba and Afghanistan and torture them into making false confessions. It can conduct a war crimes trial in a military kangaroo court for a man, Omar Khadr, held captive for eight years after he was picked up at the age of 15 during a U.S. assault on villagers near Kabul. His torture-induced “confessions” will be admissible. All this is in violation of commitments under the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict not to treat children in war as though they were adults.

It can assassinate even American citizens abroad without a scent of due process. Continue reading

John Bolton at CPAC: The Benefits of Nuking Chicago

(MotherJones) – Former UN Ambassador John Bolton believes the security of the United States is at dire risk under the Obama administration. And before a gathering of conservatives in Washington on Thursday morning,  he suggested, as something of a joke, that President Barack Obama might learn a needed lesson if Chicago were destroyed by a nuclear bomb.

Appearing at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the nation’s largest annual conference of conservative activists, Bolton, one of the hardest hardliners of the George W. Bush administration, spoke at length about Obama’s naiveté and how various nations – Russia, North Korea, Iran – will be exploiting the new president. The most dramatic moment of his speech may have been when he cracked a joke about the nuking of Obama’s hometown.

“The fact is on foreign policy I don’t think President Obama thinks it’s a priority,” said Bolton. “He said during the campaign he thought Iran was a tiny threat. Tiny, tiny depending on how many nuclear weapons they are ultimately able to deliver on target. Its, uh, its tiny compared to the Soviet Union, but is the loss of one American city” – here Bolton changes his tone subtly to prepare for the joke – “pick one at random – Chicago – is that a tiny threat?”

Bolton wasn’t the only one who thought this was funny. The room erupted in laughter and applause. 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

Public Enemy Number One, The American Press – Stealing America’s Freedoms Like A Thief In The Night… – Gordon Duff

(VeteransVoice) – It’s 2010 and a few members of congress have noted that we have a corruption problem in Afghanistan.  Over a period of 9 years. $2.4 trillion dollars has been stolen with a dozen enquiries, dozens of reports, audits, all saying the same thing.  The “war on terror” was more “pickpocketing” and not so much “Osama bin Waldo.”  It’s 2010 and reports are trickling in that, just maybe, terrorist mastermind Osama has been dead for years and years.  More reports tell us, finally, that he never ran a terror organization at all.   For years, all those threats from a dead man.  What a pack of fools we are.

Remember Pat Tillman, the brave soldier, great athlete and hero?  The press told us he was killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.  Then the rumors came out that it was “friendly fire.”  Now we know the truth or do we?  There is a movie about Tillman coming out.  How much will it tell?  Tillman, not just an athlete but a very bright guy, had picked up on the fact that Afghanistan was a total scam and was talking about it.  The administration ordered Tillman’s murder.  Pat Tillman was executed.  Enough high ranking members of the Bush administration and the military were involved in the cover up that, in any real democracy, not only jails would be filling but the execution dock as well.  Murder is a capitol crime.  Those involved in Tillman’s murder should be executed, no matter who they are.  We are talking about every conspirator and members of the press who helped “spin” the tale. Continue reading

In Supporting The Ground Zero Mosque, Barack Obama Falls On His Sword

(PaulWatson) – With President Barack Obama’s political dynasty already on life support, his decision to publicly back the hugely unpopular building of a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero confirms that Obama, or rather the advisors that pull his strings, have decided to commit political suicide and cut him loose from the Washington power structure, with the hope of fooling Americans with another establishment Republican as a legitimate alternative in 2012.

This issue isn’t about whether you believe the official story that 19 Muslims carried out 9/11, nor is it really about whether or not a mosque should be built near Ground Zero.

Constitutionally speaking of course, the government has no business whatsoever interfering in religion or private property rights under the First Amendment, which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

However, the important facet of this issue is not really about the rights and wrongs of the mosque, it’s about Obama politically choosing to lend support to something that he knows full well is vitriolically opposed by the vast majority of Americans. 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: Former Pakistani ISI Chief Hamid Gul – “God Help America!!” – The Alex Jones Show

In a landmark interview, Alex talks with former director of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, Hamid Gul. Mr. Gul recently characterized the “leaked” Wikileaks documents implicating him in a string of attacks against US and NATO forces in Afghanistan as “malicious, fictitious, and preposterous.” Continue reading

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

MSM: Dr David Kelly was on a hitlist, says UN weapons expert as calls grow for full inquest

(UKDailyMail) – A leading UN weapons inspector last night added his voice to the growing clamour for a full inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly.

Dr Richard Spertzel claimed Dr Kelly was on a ‘hitlist’ in the final years of his life.

The former head of the UN Biological Section, who worked closely with Dr Kelly in Iraq in the 1990s, has written to Attorney General Dominic Grieve about the ‘mysterious circumstances’ surrounding the death.

The weapons inspector’s body was found after he was unmasked as the source of a damaging BBC news report questioning the grounds for the Iraq war.

Officially, he took his own life.

Yesterday Dr Spertzel told the Mail that the British authorities were ‘intentionally ignoring’ the issue. Full article here

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

Video: Change That’s Not – ‘Obama On Bush Route’ – John Pilger

(RussiaToday) – John Pilger: Wikileaks Should Teach Journalists to Question ‘Official Statements’, US Foreign Policy

Recent sanctions against Iran are an attempt by the US to return the country to its sphere of influence, claims veteran journalist John Pilger. “Iran was a pillar of the American empire in the Middle East. That was swept away in 1979 by the Islamic revolution, and it has been American foreign policy to get that back,” he said. “It has absolutely nothing to do with so-called nuclear weapons.

The nuclear power in the Middle East is the fourth biggest military power in the world and that is Israel. It has something like 500 or more nuclear warheads. It is never discussed.” Pilger added that Barack Obama has failed to change the trajectory of US foreign policy and following George W. Bush’s line. “For the first time in US presidential history — it has not happened before — a president has taken the entire defense department bureaucracy, and the Secretary of State for Defense, from a previous discredited administration. We have basically Robert Gates and the same generals running American foreign policy with a lot of help from people of like mind.” Continue reading

World War

(Truthout) -The Hidden Tragedy of the CIA’s Experiments on Children – Read More Here

(Novosti) – US Ensures Military Presence on Russia’s “Belly” in Central Asia. Confronts China and Iran – Read More Here

(GlobalRearch) – Central Asia: U.S. Military Buildup On Chinese, Iranian And Russian Borders – Rick Rozoff – Read More Here

(PeoplesDailyOnline) – Insidious, Risky Strategy: U.S. Builds Asian NATO Against China – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – US — Venezuela: The Empire Strikes Back (and Loses)

US policy toward Venezuela has taken many tactical turns, but the objective has been the same: to oust President Chavez, reverse the nationalization of big businesses, abolish the mass community and worker based councils and revert the country into a client-state. Read More Here

(FFF) – What They Do in Our Name

Thanks to Wikileaks and heroic leakers inside the military, we now know the U.S. government has killed many more innocent Afghan civilians than we were aware of heretofore. We also know that American military and intelligence personnel roam Afghanistan assassinating suspected bad guys. Sometimes they kill people they later acknowledge weren’t bad guys at all. “Bad guys,” like “Taliban,” is implicitly defined as anyone who resists the U.S. occupation force and the corrupt puppet government it keeps in power.

What other atrocities are our misleaders and misrepresentatives committing in our name? Read More Here

(DailyBeast) – U.S. Urges Allies to Crack Down on WikiLeaks

The Obama administration is pressing Britain, Germany, Australia, and other allied Western governments to consider opening criminal investigations of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and to severely limit his nomadic travels across international borders, American officials say. Read More Here

(CNN) – Video: Anderson Cooper Apologizes For Media Complicity In Tillman Cover-Up

Interview with Pat Tillman’s father about new documentary exposing how the government with help from the media used Pat Tillman’s death to promote the war. Video Link Here

Iran

(KurtNimmo) – Infowars.com Poll: Attack On Iran Imminent – View Poll Here

(Haaretz) – Will Israel Really Attack Iran Within a Year?

After interviewing dozens of Israeli, American and Arab officials, Atlantic Magazine correspondent concludes Israel may not even ask for American ‘green light’ to attack Iran nuclear sites. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – US Outraged as Iran Offers to Replace Military Aid to Lebanon

Incredibly enough, State Department spokesman Philip Crowley suggested that Iran’s military aid would “compromise Lebanon’s sovereignty,” yet no similar concerns were voiced when the US was providing much larger amounts of aid to the exact same country. Read More Here

Video: Double Vendetta — The Insanity of the Iran Confrontation – Continue reading

‘US main sponsor of terrorism’

(PressTV) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the US is the main sponsor of terrorism and that it tries to cover up this fact by leveling accusations against other countries.

The US State Department in its annual report released on Aug. 5, 2010 accused Iran of supporting terrorism.

Ramin Mehmanparast on Monday rejected the State Department report and said, “Examples of US actions show that this country has been the biggest sponsor of terrorism over the past three decades but by leveling baseless accusations against other states it attempts to cover up its own actions.” Continue reading