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

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(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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(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

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(PressTV) – US aid to Somali military ‘illegal’

A US lawmaker says Washington may be in violation of the law by providing military assistance to the Somali government, which employs children as soldiers. Read More Here

(IPS) – Do Armed Contractors Belong in War Zones? – Video Link Here

(Spiegel) – Kyrgyzstan Is On the Brink of Collapse

With hundreds dead and tens of thousands of refugees, ethnic violence has brought chaos to Kyrgyzstan. Central Asia policy expert Andrea Schmitz told SPIEGEL ONLINE about the history behind the attacks on the Uzbek minority and the wobbly transitional government. Read More Here

(Statesmen) – North Korea claims S. Korea, US fabricated ship sinking case

North Korean ambassador to the UN Sin Son Ho has firmly rejected charges that his country was responsible for the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan, in a press conference in New York on Tuesday (Wednesday, June 16 in Asia). Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Iran Threatens to Stop Western Ships if Subjected to Cargo Inspection

Iran’s parliament has warned it will respond in kind to inspection of its ships under a fourth round of sanctions imposed on the country by the UN Security Council. A new round of sanctions are being drafted by the United States and the European Union.

“We warn the US and certain adventurist countries that if they are tempted to inspect Iranian air and ship cargos, we will take tough action against their ships in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman,” said Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Wednesday. Larijani said any retaliatory move would be part of the country’s policy to defend national interests, according to the Fars News Agency. – Continue reading

World War

(CounterPunch) – Did the IDF Execute Mavi Marmara Victims?

You want to know why we need independent journalism, and why those of you who are reading this article need to support the publication in which it is appearing and the article in which it originally appeared? Because if you rely for your news on the US corporate media, whether ad-supported or underwriter-supported, you won’t learn that Furkan Dogan, the 19-year-old American citizen slain by Israeli commandos in the raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla May 31, was shot in the back and in the back of the head, as well as multiple times in the face. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – U.S. Soldier Arrested in WikiLeaks Inquiry After Tip From Former Hacker – Read More Here

(Azvsas) – Israel’s Crude Forgery of Tape Backfires

Have a listen to what is very evidently a doctored tape. It is a mark of Netanyahu’s desperation. Leaving aside that Israel had already issued a previous tape of such exchanges without the Auschwitz remark, they now add a ‘go back to Auschwitz’ in a European voice. Read More Here

(VOANews) – IAEA Chief: Iran’s Nuclear Program is ‘Special Case’ – Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Israel Renews Claim Flotilla Activists Linked to al-Qaeda

The Israel Defense Forces revealed on Sunday that five of the pro-Palestinian activists aboard the Turkish-flagged ship it intercepted last week en route to the Gaza Strip have links to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements. Read More Here

(DeutschePresse-Agentur) – US says North Korean defiance is obstacle to effective sanctions – Read More Here

(Independent) – Kidnapped by Israel and abandoned by Britain

A British-born al-Jazeera producer recalls his ordeal on the Gaza flotilla

On either side there was tear gas being thrown in from the boats, canisters which they were firing from a sort of gun. One man was shot in the top of the head from the helicopter. He collapsed on the ground. I snatched a microphone from one of the Turkish reporters to say one man had been killed. As I did that another man was shot. Those people died instantly. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – The IAEA: From UN Nuclear Watchdog to US Lapdog – Finian Cunningham

As the United Nations’ nuclear inspections body, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), meets in Vienna later this week to discuss its latest report on Iran, there are signs that Washington is now writing the IAEA’s script. Read More Here

(IrishTimes) – POEM: “What Is Not Allowed” – View Poem Here

(VoiceOfRussia) – Drugs for Europe: Protected by Powerful Western Interests, Afghanistan Heroin Transits Through Kosovo

A Serbian military analyst and an authoritative expert on the situation in Kosovo, Milovan Drecun says that, according to the Europol and Interpol, the largest amount of heroin is delivered to Europe from Afghanistan via Kosovo. According to some estimates, some 65% of all the world’s heroin is channeled through the former Serbian province; while 90% of all drugs that reach Europe are shipped via Kosovo.

According to the Canadian detective Stewart Kellock, the Albanian drug mafia operates with the connivance of the United States. Mr. Kellock said in an interview that US diplomats prevent the detention in Kosovo of notorious drug traffickers. Read More Here

(DailyFinance) – Chinese Invasion: ‘Red Dawn’ Remake Has Cultural Critics Up in Arms

On the surface, the new Red Dawn is a close remake of the original, with Chinese and Russian soldiers standing in for the original Soviet and Cuban villains. The characters’ names are the same and, for the most part, so are their biographies. The main difference lies with Jed Eckert, the Patrick Swayze character. This time around, he’s an Afghanistan war veteran who goes from fighting an insurgency to leading one. Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – North Korea Parliament To Hold Rare Second Annual Session Monday, Major Announcement Expected

Adding to the already tense and riskoffish environment heading into Monday, is the news from Reuters that North Korea’s parliament will hold a “rare second annual session on Monday.” While the reason for the extra session is unknown, “analysts said the North could use the extra session of the Supreme People’s Assembly to make a major announcement on personnel changes or power succession, or to issue a hardline response to sanctions imposed by the South over the ship sinking.” Read More Here

(LondonTimes) – Nato warns of strike against cyber attackers

NATO is considering the use of military force against enemies who launch cyber attacks on its member states.

The move follows a series of Russian-linked hacking against Nato members and warnings from intelligence services of the growing threat from China. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Iran Pledges Revolutionary Guard Units to Escort Gaza Aid Convoys

Press TV reports today that two Iranian aid ships carrying humanitarian relief and medical supplies for the people of Gaza have departed from Iran. The nation’s Red Crescent announced Monday the cargo includes food, medicine and appliances and will be accompanied by a group of Iranian doctors and relief workers. Continue reading

Video: Reality Report #47 – Mass Tea Party Attack – Gary Franchi

Why is Chris Matthews attacking the Tea Party? Are the recent events in China, Israel, and Korea signs of the next World War? Why are Los Angeles Police officers attacking bike riders? Are you holding a “Don’t Tread On Me” movie screening? Are biometrics soon going to be used in your child school? Join us on this weeks edition to help us answer these questions. Plus, Gary sits down with Liberty Pulse founder, Kurt Wallace, to discuss how the media is manipulating the Tea Party. We also have a clip from Gary’s guest appearance on “Declare Your Independence” with Ernest Hancock. Continue reading

Video: Alex Covers The Brainwashing of America on Alex Jones Tv Sunday Editon

(MAY 30) – Alex breaks down how the general public is and has been brainwashed into believing everything their told because they’ve been taught it’s un-patriotic to question government. Also, Wayne Madsen reports in the last hour that the South Korea ship was a false flag attack just like the U.S.S. Liberty and breaks down the real reason behind the attack, and who may have done it. Continue reading

World War

(MINA) – Who is staging a War between North and South Korea?

Tensions between North and South Korea continue to escalate: On Friday, North Korea blamed its southern neighbor of staging the sinking of its own warship, which killed 46 soldiers, denying any responsibility for the tragedy Read More Here

(Mantiq) – Freedom Flotilla: “Israel is Threatening to Attack Us” – Read More Here

(Almanar) – Hamas: Flotilla Shows Whole World Opposes Gaza Siege – Read More Here

Petraeus Memo Widens scope of US Military Covert Operations in ME

Critics worry that the order blurs the line between combat soldiers and spies and weakens the claim of all soldiers to humane treatment under the Geneva Conventions. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – North Korea Warns UN to Be Wary of False Evidence of Sinking – Read More Here

(ABC) – US admits deadly attack on Afghan civilians

The United States military has acknowledged killing 23 civilians and wounding 12 others earlier this year after mistaking them for a convoy of Taliban insurgents. Read More Here

(RedactedNews) – The Coming Iran War

It’s happening again.

The same forces – with a few new additions and minus a few smart defectors – who pushed the United States into a needless and deadly war with Iraq are now organizing for the next war. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Letter shows Obama dishonest with Iran – Read More Here

BREAKING – (TimesOnline) – Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran

Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline. Read More Here

(ProLibertate) – “Civil Rights” and Total War – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Free Gaza Flotilla Subject to Coordinated Israeli Government Media Campaign and Military Action

According to an article in the Jerusalem Post [1] on May 25, 2010, the Israeli “Navy is preparing an operational plan to stop the flotilla of nine ships–loaded with hundreds of international activists and thousands of tons of supplies–– which are scheduled to try and break the sea blockade on Gaza by anchoring in the newly-expanded port later this week.” The article describes a military campaign coordinated with a major media campaign. Read More Here

(NewAmericaMedia) – Gulf of Tonkin Redux: Did an American Mine Sink South Korean Ship?

Editor’s note: The sinking of the Cheonan took place in South Korean waters dominated by a joint U.S.-Korean base for anti-submarine warfare operations, an area North Korea admits it does not have the technology to penetrate with its submarines. It is speculated the USNS Salvor was was laying bottom mines in the area and a rising mine was inadvertently released. “If indeed it was an American rising mine that sank the Cheonan, it would constitute a friendly-fire accident,” writes Yoichi Shimatsu. Or it was a Gulf of Tonkin incident intended to provide a pretext to blame North Korea. Either way, don’t expect the corporate media to report on this. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israeli jets attack Gaza

Israeli jets fired five missiles in the early hours of Saturday morning, and local sources say the missiles landed near the tunnel area along the Egyptian border, which is located near the Rafah airport, the Press TV correspondent in Gaza reported. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Iran: US hypocritical on Israel nukes

Iran’s ambassador to the UN Mohammad Khazaee said Friday that the US reaction to the final declaration of the NPT conference was a “clear manifestation” of its hypocrisy.
“The US [verbal] attack on Iran, as an NPT member, along with its opposition to the conference [declaration] which urges Israel to join the NPT, is a clear manifestation of Washington’s double standard nuclear policy,” Khazaee told IRNA on the sidelines of the NPT conference in New York. Read More Here

(PressTV) – End blockade of Gaza, EU tells Israel

The European Union has called on Israel to immediately end the three-year blockade of Gaza and to allow the Freedom Flotilla to enter the enclave. Read More Here

(WPost) – Options studied for a possible Pakistan strike

The U.S. military is reviewing options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan in the event that a successful attack on American soil is traced to the country’s tribal areas, according to senior military officials. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – With Sea Confrontation Looming, Protesters Take to the Streets in NYC

Days before a probable showdown at sea between Palestine solidarity activists traveling with a nine-ship fleet and the Israeli Navy, demonstrations took place across the United States and the world today to demand that Israel allow the activists safe passage to Gaza to deliver 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid. Read More Here

(WRH) – WHO IS SENDING YOUR CHILDREN OFF TO DIE IN WAR WITH IRAN? – Read More Here

(YNetNews) – Lieberman: Gaza flotilla ‘violent’

Foreign minister says ‘there is no humanitarian crisis in Strip,’ calls fleet of aid ship en route to Gaza ‘an attempt at violent propaganda against Israel.’ We will not allow violation of our sovereignty, he adds Read More Here

(Yonhap) – S. Korea’s military reviewing further measures against North

South Korea is preparing to take additional measures against North Korea as it sees the possibility of limited violence by the North amid escalating tensions over Pyongyang’s sinking of a Seoul warship, a senior military official said Friday.
“Following the rhetoric of threats, we expect that North Korea could actually carry out a military, non-military provocation,” Major Gen. Ryu Je-seung, a senior official at the South Korean defense ministry’s policy and planning division, told retired generals and admirals. Read More Here

(Taragana) – We didn’t sink South Korean warship: North Korea

In the first press statement two months after the sinking of the South Korean warship “Cheonan” in March, North Korea Friday said it was not involved in the incident, and asked Seoul to conduct an “objective and fair” probe. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Senate Approves $60 Billion For War, While House Cuts $24 Billion For Unemployed Workers And State Aid

The Senate easily passed an almost $60 billion war funding bill Thursday, but anxiety over out-of-control budget deficits led House leaders to drop tens of billions of dollars in spending from a separate catchall bill anchored by an extension of jobless benefits. Read More Here

(AP) – Israeli commandos to block Gaza activists

Israel on Thursday unveiled a massive makeshift detention center in the country’s main southern port and announced the end of days of intense naval maneuvers, vowing to stop a flotilla of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists trying to break a 3-year blockade of the Gaza Strip this weekend. Read More Here

Video: The US rather than North Korea is a Threat to Global Security – Michel Chossudovsky

North Korea lost thirty percent of its population as a result of US led bombings in the 1950s. US military sources confirm that 20 percent of North Korea’s population was killed off over a three period of intensive bombings:
“After destroying North Korea’s 78 cities and thousands of her villages, and killing countless numbers of her civilians, [General] LeMay remarked, “Over a period of three years or so we killed off – what – twenty percent of the population.”1 It is now believed that the population north of the imposed 38th Parallel lost nearly a third its population of 8 – 9 million people during the 37-month long “hot” war, 1950 – 1953, perhaps an unprecedented percentage of mortality suffered by one nation due to the belligerance of another.”View Video Here

(Fox) – Video: Freedom Watch – Gitmo Suicides Were Actually Homicides?

Contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine Scott Horton discusses his article Continue reading

Bilderberg: The Open Conspiracy

(PaulWatson) – Now that the agenda for global government and a centralized world economic system is public and out in the open, the importance of the Bilderberg Group’s annual conference rests on grooming political candidates. The lion’s share of Bilderberg’s 2010 agenda has already been announced by its members weeks before – it will revolve around a potential military strike on Iran as well as the future collapse of the euro.

Trilateral Commission members, who routinely also attend Bilderberg’s annual confab, have let slip that a war on Iran is being seriously debated, while the elite continue to exploit the fallout from the economic crisis to push for centralized financial regulation. Continue reading

Video: North Korea – An Enemy Made in the U.S.A.

(KurtNimmo) – Hillary Clinton was trotted out by the global elite today with task in-hand — war with the authoritarian state of North Korea.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged China on Monday to work with the United States to coordinate a response to the sinking of a South Korean warship. Continue reading

Video: South Korea suspends trade with N. Korea

(CNN) – South Korean President Lee Myung-bak announced Monday his country is suspending trade with North Korea, closing its waters to the North’s ships and adopting a newly aggressive military posture after the sinking of a South Korean warship.
“We have always tolerated North Korea’s brutality, time and again,” Lee said. “We did so because we have always had a genuine longing for peace on the Korean Peninsula. But now things are different.” Video Link Here

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(Reuters) – Obama tells military: prepare for North Korea aggression

President Barack Obama has directed the U.S. military to coordinate with South Korea to “ensure readiness” and deter future aggression from North Korea, the White House said on Monday. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – South Korea Threatens War If North Korea Makes One More Provocation

South Korea’s Lee Myung-bak announced his retaliation plan for the attack on the Cheonan this morning in Seoul. Although restrained like he has been for the past two months, the president finally referred to the possibility of war:
“If our territorial waters, airspace or territory are militarily violated, we will immediately exercise our right of self-defense.” Read More Here

(MSNBC) – U.S. military told to get ready in Korea standoff – Read More Here

(Xinhua) – DPRK vows to fire at S Korean propaganda loudspeakers at border – Read More Here

Pyongyang denies sinking Cheonan, threatens war

See Also: (ChannelNewsAsia) – US tells North Korea to expect punishment for warship sinking – Read More Here

(KoreaTimes) – North Korea Thursday dismissed the allegation it attacked a South Korean Navy vessel in March as “sheer fabrication,” warning that punitive measures over the incident would be met with “tough measures including an all-out war.”

The statement issued by Pyongyang¡’s National Defense Commission (NDC) came in response to the findings of a multinational investigation team that probed the March 26 sinking of the frigate Cheonan. Continue reading

MSM: ‘Act of aggression’ sank Korean ship

(ABCNews) – North Korea has threatened “full-scale war” after an international report concluded a torpedo fired by one of the reclusive regime’s submarines sank a South Korean navy ship in March.

A multinational team of independent investigators concluded that North Korea was behind the sinking of the 1,200-tonne corvette Cheonan that killed 46 sailors. Continue reading

World War

(Telegraph) – Obama’s plan to fund £140m Israeli rocket defense

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to provide $205 million (£140 million) to Israel to spur production and deployment of a new short-range rocket defense system.

The “Iron Dome” defense system uses small radar-guided missiles to blow up rockets and mortar bombs in mid-air. Read More Here

(911Blogger) – The Evening of 9/11/01: The U.S. Was Already Bombing Afghanistan

Video from FOX News, evening of 9/11/2001:

“We understand the US government is now bombing Afghanistan…”

Look at the 27:00 minute mark:
http://www.archive.org/details/fox5200109111733-1814

Maybe this is common knowledge among the 9/11 Truth community. But it sure is news to me. – Source: 911 Blogger

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Turkish Air Defense System Deployed to “Defend Syria, Iran against Israel Raids”

High-ranking sources in the Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed displeasure with Turkey over deploying anti-aircraft batteries along the Syrian border in the Iskenderun district.

The Turkish daily Hurriyet meanwhile, quoted a military source as saying that “this move aims at repelling a US or Israeli attack against Iran or Syria.” Read More Here

(CampaignIran) – Incoming British FM Won’t Rule Out Attacking Iran

In an interview aimed at cementing his reputation as a “friend of Israel,” incoming British Foreign Secretary William Hague vowed to see British law changed so as to hold Israeli officials immune from war crimes charges, and promised to take a tough line against Iran’s civilian nuclear program, calling it the “most urgent thing” for him to tackle. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – New weapons experimented in Gaza: population risks genetic mutations

Toxic and carcinogenic metals, able to produce genetic mutations, have been found in the tissues of people wounded in Gaza during Israeli military operations of 2006 and 2009. The research has been carried out on wounds provoked by weapons that did not leave fragments in the bodies of the victims, a peculiarity that was pointed out repeatedly by doctors in Gaza. This shows that experimental weapons, whose effects are still to be assessed, were used. Read More Here

Audio: The Ugly Truth On Zionism/9-11 attacks with Dr. Alan Sabrosky

One of the brightest minds on the planet, Dr. Alan Sabrosky, comes on board along with co-host Phil Tourney to discuss Dr. Sabrosky’s most recent article “The Dark Face Of Jewish Nationalism” Audio Link Here

(RupeeNews) – Chinese Naval power to rule the seas

While the United States has the forward-deployed USS George Washington on a short tether, oftentimes Washington has no other carrier in theater, meaning that even two or three Chinese carriers operating in the area likely will exceed the number of US flattops. The Chinese fleet is about 260 vessels, including 75 major warships and more than 60 submarines, and the entire force is complemented by hundreds of fast cruise-missiles shooting offshore patrol vessels and land-based aircraft Read More Here

(PressTV) – Ahmadinejad advises US to leave region

Amid concerns about the continuing presence of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Iranian president advises the White House to withdraw its troops from the region.

Addressing a large crowd in Iran’s southwestern city of Yasuj on Wednesday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the era of occupation and plundering other nation’s national resources is over. Read More Here

(TheRealNews) – Video: Training That Makes Killing Civilians Acceptable

Josh Stieber: In boot camp we trained with songs that joked about killing women and children

World War

(AntiFascistCalling) – ‘Black World’ Space Shuttle: Air Force Raises the Stakes for a New Arms Race

It’s not as if things aren’t bad enough right here on planet earth.

What with multiple wars and occupations, an accelerating economic meltdown, corporate malfeasance and environmental catastrophes such as the petroleum-fueled apocalypse in the Gulf of Mexico, I’d say we have a full plate already. Read More Here

(ABCNews) – Video: Holder – Pakistani Taliban Behind Times Square Attack

In his first Sunday morning interview, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that the Pakistani Taliban was behind Faisal Shahzad’s attempted bombing of Times Square last week.
“We’ve now developed evidence that shows that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack,” Holder said on “This Week.”
“We know that they helped facilitate it. We know that they probably helped finance it. And that he was working at their direction.”
Video Link Here

(StrategicCultureFoundation) – Russia and the Central Asian Drug Trade: The Role of Kyrgyztan

A drug trafficking campaign is being conducted against Russia on a broad scale affecting all spheres of its political, social and economic life. Kyrgyzstan plays an important role in this campaign. There are ten main routes of heroin traffic from Afghanistan (occupied by the US forces) with six of them crossing the Kyrgyz city of Osh, an important hub of Afghan drug traffic.

Here are these routes: Read More Here

(StrategicCultureFoundation) – Mounting Tensions and Political Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula

The Pyeongtack naval base near Seoul played host a few days ago to a maritime memorial ceremony for and the funeral of 46 sailors of South Korea’s Cheonan corvette, which sank in unclear circumstances when on a patrol mission in the Yellow Sea on March 26th 2010. The 1,200 – tonne corvette exploded for no obvious reason, broke in two and sank in a matter of minutes, which is quite unusual for this class of ship. 46 crewmembers of the 104-strong crew died in what proved the country’s biggest maritime disaster ever since the Republic of Korea emerged from Korea’s division into two political entities in 1948. The issue of what caused the Cheonan to sink and who is to blame for the disaster is still in the limelight. Read More Here

(StopNATO) – NATO: Global Military Bloc Finalizes 21st Century Strategic Doctrine – Rick Rozoff

As the world faces an almost two-year economic downturn epitomized by the national crisis in Greece and natural disasters like the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the fallout from volcanic eruptions in Iceland, the U.S.-led Western military bloc is preparing for interventions around the world. Read More Here

World War

(Rense) – New York Car Bomb Incident – Another False Flag? – Stephen Lendman – Read More Here

(Guardian) – Video: Iranian president: We don’t want the bomb

Speaking in New York, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says sanctions are unwelcome but his country is not scared and ‘if we wanted the bomb we would tell the world’ View Video Here

(Telegraph) – Osama bin Laden ‘living in luxury in Iran’

Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted man, is living in the lap of luxury in an apartment in Iran and spends his time falconing, according to a new documentary. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Colombia: State Terror in the Name of Peace – James Petras

The first casualty of state terror is the corruption of language, the invention of euphemisms, where words mean their opposite and slogans cover great crimes: There is no longer a world consensus that condemns crimes against humanity. This is because mass murder and assassinations secure investor ‘confidence’, because Indians are dispossessed so the mines can be exploited; oil workers disappear so the petroleum will flow; and the international financial press praises the success of el Presidente for “pacifying the country”.

When narco-presidents are embraced by the leaders of North America and Europe, it is evident that criminals have become respectable the respectable have become criminals. Read More Here

(ABC) – Video: Ahmadinejad – They’re finished, the Zionist regime is finished

George Stephanopoulos Interviews Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – Video Link Here

(Uruknet) – British army to be sued for war crimes over its role in Fallujah attacks

Parents of children with birth defects say Britain knew of US chemical weapons use Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Obama’s Military Intentions

There’s more war in America’s future — a great deal more, judging by the Obama Administration’s reports, pronouncements and actions in recent months. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – North Korea masses 50,000 troops on border

North Korea has completed deployment of about 50,000 special forces along the border with South Korea, amid high tensions over the sinking of a Seoul warship. Read More Here

(CSMonitor) – NPT 101: Is Iran Violating The Nuclear Treaty?

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Iran had ‘violated’ the treaty ahead of this week’s NPT Review Conference in New York. But the UN nuclear watchdog has never used that term. Who’s right? Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – New Colonialism: Pentagon Carves Africa Into Military Zones – Rick Rozoff

As the first overseas regional military command set up by Washington in this century, the first since the end of the Cold War, and the first in 25 years, the activation of AFRICOM, initially under the wing of U.S. European Command on October 1, 2007, then as an independent entity a year later, emphasizes the geostrategic importance of Africa in U.S. international military, political and economic planning. Read More Here

(AP) – Video: Army Testing New ‘Smart’ Explosive

From bows and arrows to gunpowder to computer chips in explosive rounds: the Army’s testing its latest big advance in weaponry. It’s a gun where soldiers can program in exactly where the round should go and when it should explode. Continue reading

World War

(C-Span) – Ron Paul: Today’s Conversation Was Nothing But War Propaganda!

(AsiaTimes) – US warms to strike on Iran

“With sufficient foreign assistance, Iran could probably develop and test an intercontinental ballistic missile [ICBM] capable of reaching the United States by 2015,” claimed a Pentagon report that was declassified on Monday. The almost simultaneous timing of two key recent revelations – this and Israeli accusations that Syria had transferred Scud missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon – has contributed to a fresh escalation of tensions in the Middle East and to speculation that the stage is being set for a military show-down. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Iran shows off ‘high destruction’ speed boats in war games

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards launched a new “ultra-fast” boat capable of causing severe destruction after testing it during a three-day military drill. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Wave of Bombings Kills Dozens in Iraq

A series of bombings on Friday struck mosques, a market and a shop in Baghdad, as well as the homes of a prosecutor and police officers in western Iraq on Friday, killing dozens, only five days after a joint Iraqi-American raid killed the country’s top two Al Qaeda leaders. Read More Here

(MSNBC) – NKorea says it will seize 5 SKorean assets

North Korea said Friday it will confiscate five South Korean-owned properties at a jointly-operated mountain resort in the isolated communist country, a development likely to worsen already-soured relations. Read More Here

(Aletho) – US: All Options on the Table Against Syria

Though they have admitted once again that they still haven’t actually got any proof that any such thing happened, the US State Department insisted today that “all options are on the table” with respect to retaliating against Syria over its alleged delivery of Scud missiles to Hezbollah. Read More Here

(Guardian) – Iran’s military begins large-scale war games

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard has begun three days of major military manoeuvres in the Gulf and Strait of Hormuz Read More Here

(Reuters) – North Korea torpedoed South’s navy ship: report

South Korea’s military believes a torpedo fired from a North Korean submarine sank its navy ship last month, based on intelligence gathered jointly with the United States, a news report said on Thursday. Read More Here

(GaryNullShow) – Video: Gerald Celente : They are taking us to the Great War Continue reading

World War

(RussiaToday) – Video: Another Mossad Assassination?

RT Contributor Wayne Madsen investigates an assassination in Hungary that is eerily similar to the January killing of a Hamas operative in Dubai Video Link Here

(GlobalResearch) – ‘At war’ US justifies drone attacks in Pak as act of ‘self-defence’

Amid growing discontent in Pakistan over the continuous drone attacks in the ungoverned tribal regions near the Afghan-Pak border, the United States has justified the Central Investigation Agency (CIA) operated missile hits against Al-Qaeda and Taliban extremists citing the right to “self-defence” under international law. Read More Here

(PressTV) – India test-fires two nuclear-capable missiles – Read More Here

(PressTV) – Japanese rally against US base – Read More Here

(XinhuaNet) – UN chief says Israeli settlement activities illegal

UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon said Israeli settlement activities are illegal and against the international law, stressing that they should come to an end. Read More Here

(LAHT) – Ecuador, Venezuela Discuss Military Cooperation – Read More Here

(CBN) – U.N. Suspects Iran of Planning More Nuke Sites

Western intelligence officials and United Nations inspectors said they suspect Iran is planning to build more nuclear sites, according to The New York Times. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Erdogan: Nuclear armed countries urge Iran sanctions

‘Erdogan then wondered why the international community refused to impose sanctions against the Middle East’s sole nuclear weapons power, in an apparent allusion to Israel.’ Read More Here

(WAPost) – Tens of thousands protest Israel in Syria

Tens of thousands of Syrians and Palestinians have gathered in a Damascus square in a government-orchestrated “march of anger” against Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem. Read More Here

(DW) – German foreign minister backs tough G8 stance on nuclear Iran

Germany’s foreign minister has called for a hard line on Iran as G8 leaders met in Canada. The question of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions was a key one on the opening day of talks among foreign ministers. Read More Here

(Retuers) – Europe unlikely to join any new yuan offensive – Read More Here

(AP) – SKorean president orders military on alert – Read More Here

(WSWS) – Is a US attack on Iran imminent?

In recent weeks there has been a series of press reports as well as statements by military experts that strongly indicate that either the Obama administration or the Israeli government, or both, may be moving toward an attack on Iran. Read More Here

(Breitbart) – Canada tells Clinton troops are leaving

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan will end in 2011. Read More Here

(ETravel) – Medvedev vows to “destroy” Moscow metro masterminds – Read More Here

(RiaNov) – Lavrov sees foreign backing in Moscow metro blasts – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Pacified

If the U.S. public looked long and hard into a mirror reflecting the civilian atrocities that have occurred in Afghanistan, over the past ten months, we would see ourselves as people who have collaborated with and paid for war crimes committed against innocent civilians who meant us no harm. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – 100 Million Americans Question or Find Fault with the Official 9/11 Story – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – US-NATO Atrocities Committed in Afghanistan: How Did We Become this Pacified to War?

If the U.S. public looked long and hard into a mirror reflecting the civilian atrocities that have occurred in Afghanistan, over the past ten months, we would see ourselves as people who have collaborated with and paid for war crimes committed against innocent civilians who meant us no harm. Read More Here

(TheHindu) – Beijing Challenges the US-NATO-Israel Military Agenda: China’s Stance Boosts Iran

Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister of China, a veto-wielding member, spelt out clearly his country’s opposition to fresh sanctions in early February. Later in March, at a press conference, he said pressure and sanctions are not the fundamental way forward to resolving the Iran nuclear issue. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Media Disinformation regarding America’s Afghan War – Prof. Marc Herold – Read More Here

South Korea

(DailyMail) – Search for survivors of sunken South Korea navy ship as officials ‘rule out’ involvement of the North

Hopes faded this morning for 46 South Korean sailors still missing 12 hours after an explosion sank one of the country’s naval vessels. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – The Long, Long History Of False Starts Of War Between South And North Korea

History suggests that this sinking of a South Korean naval vessel off the coast of the country will not be the restart of the Korean conflict. Read More Here

World War

(ChannelNewsAsia) – Taiwan on alert after South Korean naval ship sinks

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou activated the country’s national security mechanism on Friday after a South Korean naval ship sank in the Yellow Sea, the island’s Central News Agency reported. Read More Here

(AP) – Military on alert as SKorean ship sinks near North

A South Korean naval ship sank near the disputed maritime border with North Korea early Saturday, prompting the South’s military to rush vessels to the site to rescue its sailors and raising fears of an attack by the North. Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – Korea Tensions Pale Alongside Agenda To Attack Iran

We only go to war with countries who can’t fight back Read More Here

(KoreaHerald) – Possibility Korean Boat Sunk By Own Explosives

A Navy patrol boat with 104 crew members on board sank near the western maritime border with North Korea after an explosion on Friday, the Joint Chief of Staff said. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – What You Need To Know About The U.S. Military In Korea

The United State military has a significant presence in South Korea, designed as a conflict trip wire that would immediately bring the United States into war with North Korea if they act agressively against South Korea. Read More Here

(Itar-Tass) – Russia needs new modern military archive – Medvedev

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday that it is necessary to have a new modern military archive. Read More Here

(IrishTimes) – Leaked e-mail links Merkel to controversial Afghan air strike

An e-mail from Germany’s secret service, leaked to Der Spiegel magazine, suggests the chancellery was informed nine hours after the German-ordered strike on September 4th that 50-100 civilians had been killed. Read More Here

(ArabNews) – Egypt opposition calls for severing ties with Israel

Lawmakers from the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest opposition group, have called on the government to withdraw its ambassador to Israel, amid heightened tensions in the region. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Israel could use tactical nukes on Iran: thinktank

Deeply concerned as it is by the risk of a nuclear-armed Iran, Israel has never even hinted at using atomic weapons to forestall the perceived threat. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Iran calls for ‘serious’ action against Israeli plot

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has urged the international community to foil an Israeli plot to change the identity of Jerusalem (al-Quds). Read More Here

(EthiopianReview) – Iran’s nuclear work brings fear of Mideast arms race

As world powers negotiate on how to deal with Iran’s continuing development of its nuclear program, concerns about a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, prompted by Iran’s determination to build nuclear weapons, are mounting. Read More Here

World War

(YNet) – Iran tells Russian pilots to leave

Iran gives commercial pilots two months to leave country as tension mounts over S-300 missile deal Read More Here

(AFP) – New Iran rocket launch site shows N. Korea links: Jane’s

Iran is building a new rocket launch site a short distance from an existing complex and seems to be working with North Korea, information group IHS Jane’s said Friday. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Iran’s Ahmadinejad Calls Sept 11 “Big Fabrication”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday called the September 11 attacks on the United States a “big fabrication” that was used to justify the U.S. war on terrorism, the official IRNA news agency reported. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Ireland says Israeli siege on Gaza ‘medieval’

Ireland blasts the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip as “medieval,” urging the European Union to pressure Tel Aviv into easing the restrictions. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Nobel Peace Prize Winner Reserves the Right to Nuclear First Strike

The approval of a new United States nuclear doctrine has been postponed for another month. The military had taken almost a year to prepare it. The initial wording, in which America renounces any pre-emptive strike, avowing instead to use nuclear weapons only in response to attack, was rejected by President Barack Obama. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Iran’s Nuclear Program: Tehran’s Reply to the IAEA on the “Implementation of Safeguards in Iran” – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Daunting Crisis in East-West Relations: U.S., NATO Intensify War Games Around Russia’s Perimeter

Along with plans to base anti-ballistic missile facilities in Poland near Russia’s border (a 35 mile distance) and in Bulgaria and Romania across the Black Sea from Russia, Washington and the self-styled global military bloc it leads, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, have arranged a series of military exercises on and near Russia’s borders this year. Read More Here

World War

(Reuters) – Medvedev objects to “endless” NATO expansion

Russia’s new military doctrine does not identify NATO as its major threat but Moscow is disturbed by the alliance’s “endless enlargement”, President Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview published on Thursday. Read More Here

(Xinhuanet) – Russia threatens to react to NATO expansion

Russia will have to respond as it is concerned by NATO’s active eastward expansion and the U.S. plans to deploy elements of a missile defense system in Europe, Russia’s top military officer said on Wednesday. Read More Here

(RiaNov) – China could build up nuclear capability to counter U.S. missile shield

China could strengthen its nuclear capability in response to U.S. global missile defense plans, a Russian military expert said on Wednesday.
“At present, China has a very limited nuclear potential, but my recent contacts with Chinese military representatives indicate that if the United States deploys a global missile defense system, in particular in the Far East, China will build up its offensive capability,” said Lt. Gen. Yevgeny Buzhinsky, former department deputy head in the Russian Defense Ministry. Read More Here

(Reuters) – North Korea, as usual, threatens South, U.S. over drill

North Korea threatened to attack South Korean and U.S. forces for scheduled joint military drills in March even as nuclear envoys picked up the pace of work to get stalled disarmament talks back on track. Read More Here

(Reuters) – China’s military warns Washington, denies hacking

China’s military warned the United States on Thursday to “speak and act cautiously” to avoid reigniting tensions between the two powers, denying the People’s Liberation Army played a part in Internet hacking. Read More Here

(Reuters) – U.S. raps Europe for underfunding defense

Europe has demilitarized too much since the end of the Cold War and its underfunded defense budgets are undermining shared security goals, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Iran launches Saeqeh fighter-bomber squadron

The Iranian military has introduced a new squadron of domestically-manufactured Saeqeh fighter-bombers to the country’s Air Force to strengthen its deterrence power. Read More Here

(YNet) – IDF practices 2-front war

Senior officers complete drill involving war against Hezbollah in north, Hamas in south Read More Here

(PressTV) – US offered Rigi ‘extensive aid’ for Iran attacks

The captured ringleader of the Jundallah terrorist group, Abdolmalek Rigi, has confessed that the US administration had assured him of unlimited military aid and funding for waging an insurgency against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read More Here

The End of Obama’s Vision of a Nuke-Free World – Scott Ritter

(TruthDig) – As any student of foreign and national security policy well knows, the devil is in the details. Back in April 2009, in a speech delivered in Prague, the Czech Republic, President Barack Obama articulated his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons. Since that time, however, the Obama administration has offered very little of substance to push this vision forward. When one looks past the grand statements of the president for policy implementation that supports the rhetoric, one is left empty-handed. No movement on ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). No extension of a Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia (START). No freeze on the development of a new generation of American nuclear weapons. Without progress in these areas, any prospects of a new approach to global nuclear nonproliferation emerging from the May 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference are virtually zero. Continue reading

MSM: South and North Korea exchange fire along sea border

(Telegraph) – North and South Korea have engaged in a short artillery duel along their disputed western sea border as efforts continue to restart the stalled six-party talks on Pyongyang’s nuclear disarmament. Continue reading

MSM: We Are At War With China, Too and We Can’t Let Them Win

(Fox) – Americans have a sneaking suspicion that the Chinese are doing everything right, while we muddle and Tweet. Continue reading

Iran to completely drop dollar from foreign exchange

(PressTV) – Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization has announced a near future plan to completely exclude the US dollar from the country’s foreign revenues and reserves. Continue reading

U.S. Missile Shield Plans: Retreat Or Advance?

On September 17 the White House and the Pentagon, Barack Obama and Robert Gates, announced that after a sixty-day review of the project, the U.S. is going to abandon plans to station ten ground-based interceptor missiles in Poland and a forward-based X-band missile radar installation in the Czech Republic. Continue reading

Russia deploys S-400 missile system near North Korea

Amid ongoing tensions over North Korean missile activities, Russia has set up a third missile unit fitted with the S-400 defense system close to its eastern borders. Continue reading

The Expiring Economy – Paul Craig Roberts

Tent cities springing up all over America are filling with the homeless unemployed from the worst economy since the 1930s. While Americans live in tents, the Obama government has embarked on a $1 billion crash program to build a mega-embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, to rival the one the Bush government built in Baghdad, Iraq. Continue reading

Hillary Clinton: Iran’s pursuit of nukes ‘futile’

(Politico) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that Iran will never achieve its goal of obtaining a nuclear weapon, declaring to Tehran: “Your pursuit is futile.” Continue reading

MSM: Iran wows to hit Israel’s atomic sites if attacked

(Independent) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said today that it would strike Israel’s nuclear facilities if Tel Aviv attacked the Islamic state, state television reported. Continue reading

Researchers: Attacks on U.S., Korea sites came from U.K.

(CNET) – The denial-of-service attacks launched on Web sites in South Korea and the United States earlier this month appear to have come from a master server in the United Kingdom, according to security researchers in Vietnam. Continue reading

MSM: U.S., South Korean cyber attacks no more harmful than spam, experts say

(CBC-Canada) – Consumers around the globe have been caught up in cyber attacks targeting U.S. and South Korean websites, some coming from unknowingly infected computers that have jammed sites for legitimate users. Continue reading

MSM: Computers in U.S. Linked to Cyber Attack

(CBSNews) – Investigators say it’s Still Too Early to Confirm North Korea Responsible for Attacks Continue reading

MSM: Cyber attacks enter new phase

(Telegraph) – Cyber attacks will enter a new phase and targeting personal computers and wiping out hard drives in the coming days, a South Korean government agency has warned. Continue reading

Internet Attack Propaganda Increases as Cyber Bill Approaches

Earlier this week South Korean intelligence (a creation of U.S. military intelligence) blamed the enfeebled Stalinist regime in North Korea for a series of cyber attacks on the U.S. government and commercial websites. As numerous observers have noted since the attacks, it is unlikely North Korea was behind the attacks. Continue reading

Blitzkrieg

The last two weeks in June marked an unprecedented attack, by the government, upon the entire social infrastructure of this society. This was only the latest in a long series of criminal actions meant to finally tip the nation into chaos. Continue reading

North Korean Missile Threat: Made in the USA

According to Air Force Gen. Victor E. Renuart, Northcom commander, the United States is ready to knock down the last stage of a Taepodong-2 missile that North Korea is expected soon to launch in the direction of Hawaii. Continue reading