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

(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

Ahmadinejad slams West’s instrumental use of media

(TehranTimes) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad slams the West for its instrumental use of media with the aim to dominate the world.

The president made the remarks in a Saturday speech to mark the ‘Reporters’ Day’.

August 8 (Mordad 17 in the Iranian calendar) is named the Reporter’s Day marking the anniversary of the martyrdom of IRNA correspondent Mahmoud Saremi in Afghanistan in 1998 when Taliban fighters occupied the Iranian consulate in Mazari Sharif.

“Western media have always portrayed justice-seeking nations as weak and inefficient while showing the bullying powers as freedom-seeking and pro-democratic,” Ahmadinejad stated.

The West is using media as a psychological warfare tool against other countries, the president noted.

Ahmadinejad cited the Palestine issue as a concrete example in which Western media try to manipulate realities on the ground.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ahmadinejad noted that there is no obstacle in the way of Iranians livings abroad to return back to the country.

The president also called on organizations which have filed lawsuits against certain reporters to withdraw their complaints. – Source: Tehran Times

MSM: CCTV and police abuse of power

(Guardian) – Investigations into the London Gaza protests last year have called into question how CCTV evidence is being used by police Read More Here

Cyber Attacks That Give Us Strength

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

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

World War

(Uruknet) – Welcome to smart bombs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palestine

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

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

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

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

(JPost) – General Assembly cancels flotilla debate

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

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

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

Afghanistan

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

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

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

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

(GlobalResearch) – Losing in Afghanistan – Marjorie Cohn

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

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

Iran

(Mondoweiss) – Big push begins for war on Iran

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iraq

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

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

Video

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

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

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

Adolph Hitler: War Hero, Street Cleaner, Prostitute or Secret Agent: A Psychohistory Analysis

By Katherine Smith

Adolph Hitler: A Modern View

Leader of Nazi Germany, progenitor of genocides and arguably solely responsible for the European half of the second World War, Adolf Hitler (considered to be one the most evil persons the world has ever known), probably needs no introduction.

In the decades since Hitler’s death many commentators have concluded that he must have been mentally ill, and that if he wasn’t when he started his rule the pressures of his failed wars must have driven him mad. Given that he ordered genocide and ranted and raved, it is easy to see why people have come to this conclusion, but it’s important to state that there is no consensus among historians that he was insane, or what psychological problems he may have had.

Hitler wasn’t insane and didn’t rant and rave because he was mentally ill.

In 1912 he was brainwashed at his grandfather’s Society for Psychical Research (SPR) most likely at the British Military Psych-Ops War School at Tavistock in Devon and in Ireland.

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World War

(PressTV) – ‘Saudi Arabia training Iraq terrorists’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Afghanistan

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iran

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

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

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

(PressTV) – ‘US launching cyberwar against Iran’

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

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

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

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

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

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

(BBC) – Iranian passenger jets ‘refused fuel’

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

Palestine

(PressTV) – Egypt destroys 400 Gaza tunnels

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

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

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

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

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

(SouthLebanon) – Gaza children at grave malnutrition risk

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

(IntifadaPalestine) – Israel’s New Master Plan

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

Israel

(PressTV) – Israel to legalize Lebanon gas theft

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

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

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

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

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

World War

(CSPAN) – Video: Ron Paul “We’re At War Against People Who Have No Tanks, Planes, Or Ships” – View Video Here

(GlobalResearch) – Obama’s New Iran Sanctions: An Act of War – Shamus Cooke

When the UN refused to agree to the severe sanctions that the U.S. wanted, Obama responded with typical Bush flair and went solo. The new U.S. sanctions against Iran — signed into law by Obama on July 1st — are an unmistakable act of war.

If fully enforced, Iran’s economy will be potentially destroyed. The New York Times outlines the central parts of the sanctions: Read More Here

(RawStory) – Defense Secretary Gates tightens rules for media relations

In a three-page memo sent Friday to senior military and civilian Pentagon staff, Gates said he was “concerned that the department has grown lax in how we engage with the media, often in contravention of established rules and procedures.” Read More Here

(FPIF) – Move the Money, Starve the Empire

Just as money for jobs, health care, education, and housing is going from taxpayer pockets to feed the military-industrial complex, so is the money for foreign military operations being used to displace farmers and indigenous people in every region of the world. Members of the No U.S. Bases movement described how the over 700 U.S. bases around the world have become sites of conflict between American soldiers and the local population. Meanwhile, the United States continues to expropriate land from farmers and indigenous people to expand or build new bases. Read More Here

(ProjectCensored) – Managed News: Inside The US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire – Prof. Peter Phillips and Prof. Mickey Huff

We face what appears to be a military industrial media empire so powerful and complex that truth is mostly absent or reported in disconnected segments with little historical context. A case in point: The London Times reported on June 5, 2010, that American troops are now operating in 75 countries. Has President Obama secretly sanctioned a huge increase in the number of US Special Forces carrying out search-and-destroy missions against al-Qaeda around the world? If so, this increase is far in excess of special-forces operations under the Bush administration and reflects how aggressively Obama is pursuing al-Qaeda behind his public rhetoric of global engagement and diplomacy. Somehow this information didn’t make it into the US media. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Israel can’t be trusted to probe Gaza flotilla raid, say Rachel Corrie’s parents

In the letter obtained by Haaretz, Cindy and Craig Corrie referred to the May 31 raid of the Gaza flotilla which resulted in the deaths of 9 activists, saying they wished to express their “continuing sorrow and outrage over the recent killings and injuries aboard the Mavi Marmara and other vessels that sailed with the Freedom Flotilla to break the siege of Gaza.”

“We write also to inform you,” the Corrie family added, “of the longstanding, U. S. government position that Israel has failed to conduct a thorough, credible and transparent investigation into our daughter’s killing and that after repeated attempts at the highest levels, U.S. officials have been unable to secure such an investigation.” Read More Here

World War

(Uruknet) – “Falluja Worse Than Hiroshima “

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

Palestine

(DesertPeace) – ‘MASTER PLAN’ IMPLEMENTED IN JERUSALEM

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

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

(JPost) – ‘Flotilla passengers were tortured’

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

(DesertPeace) – ISRAEL’S NEW MASTER PLAN

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

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

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

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

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

Iran

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

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

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

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

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

Afghanistan

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

(AsiaTimes) – Counter-insurgency down for the count

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

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

World War

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Afghanistan

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

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

(PoliticalTheatrics) – We Can’t Afford War

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

Palestine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iran

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World War

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

(InfoClearingHouse) – Film: Iraq – The Hidden War

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Afghanistan

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

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

(AsiaTimes) – Remember Vietistan?

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

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

Iran

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palestine

(DesertPeace) – ALL OUT WAR IN OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Video: GAZA – A Festival Of Lights

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

World War

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iran

(Infowars) – Congress Votes to Impose Embargo On Iran

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Afghanistan

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

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

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

Palestine

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

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

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

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

(PressTV) – Israel faces new war crime headache

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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World War

(InfoClearingHouse) – Offically FUBAR – Cindy Sheehan

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

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

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

(AmericanConservative) – War Makes Us Poor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Afghanistan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palestine

(TheLocal) – Swedish dockers launch Israeli goods blockade

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

(Jpost) – IDF draws up new Gaza war doctrine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Video: Gaza Flotilla – Facts vs Fiction

A collection of interviews shows the truth about Gaza….

Iran

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World War

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

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

(Redress) – Why they hate America

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

(PeaceByTruth) – Dreams of Palestine

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

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

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

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

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

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

(MarketOracle) – The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(InfoClearingHouse) – Commit Yourself To The Truth

Cutting Through the Confusion About Israel/Palestine Read More Here

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

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

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

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

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

(KurtNimmo) – Iran Attack Moves Forward

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Navy.Mil) – SSGN Force Reaches Historic Milestone

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

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

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

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

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

World War

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(KurtNimmo) – Iran Executes CIA Operative Abdolmalek Rigi

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

(SouthLebanon) – Noam Chomsky’s Hypocrisy

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

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

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

Gaza News

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

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

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

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

Video: Bay Area Picket Line Stops Israeli Ship From Unloading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World War

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gaza News

(IMEMC) – Israel Closes Gaza Trade Crossings

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

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

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

(DesertPeace) – ISRAELI FORCES ATTACK PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATORS

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

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

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

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

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

(DesertPeace) – VOLUNTARY ETHNIC CLEANSING?

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

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

World War

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gaza News

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

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

(ArabNews) – Israel’s propaganda war

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Uruknet) – Gaza’s humanitarian catastrophe

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

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

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

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

Gaza News

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

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

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

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

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

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

(SouthLebanon) – Anti-Palestinism is Hate Speech

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

(AlJazeera) – The meaning of strangulation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(JPost) – Israel fears Lebanese ‘fast’ flotilla

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

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

(SIFY) – More international flotillas headed for Gaza Strip

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

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

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

FLASHBACK – Film: Noam Chomsky Palestine Israel occupation 101

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

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

Gaza News

(PressTV) – Israel delays decision on Gaza blockade

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(AsiaTimes) – Gaza still waiting for relief

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

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

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

Gaza News

(FutureFastForward) – Merging with Rachel Corrie – A Dedication to Non-violence – Matthias Chang

Global Research Editor’s Note

Matthias Chang, a distinguished Malysian barrister, former private secretary to the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. Acting on behalf of the Perdana Global Peace Organization, Matthias Chang was one of the key architects of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. An unbending commitment to the causes of peace, justice and non violence combined with unusual organizational capabilities is the driving force behind Matthias Chang. Read More Here

(FreeGaza) – ICRC: Israel’s Blockade Breaks the Law Free Gaza: Send More Ships – Read More Here

(MedicalSchoolTraining) – Video: The Gaza Flotilla How Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fakes Photos of Seized Weapons – Video Link Here

(CatBird) – Palestinians Need a State: Loosening Blockade is not Enough – Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Lebanese women sending aid ship to Gaza: organisers

An aid ship transporting medical supplies to Gaza will leave Lebanon in the coming days with dozens of women activists on board, one of the organisers told AFP on Tuesday.
“We are all independent women who believe in breaking the siege on Gaza and are committed to the enmity of the Zionist entity,” said Samar Hajj, who is coordinating the trip. Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Egypt has accepted to issue visa for Iran MPs to visit Gaza – Read More Here

(TimesOnline) – Gaza crossing points opened as Israel bows to international pressure – Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Gaza Flotilla: Global Citizens Must Respond Where Governments Have Failed – Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Democratic Party Defends Israeli Attack – Read More Here

(Care&Washing) – Israel Investigates Israel for Murder and Surprise, Israel finds Israel Innocent

The promised Israeli ‘investigation’ of the savage, brutal and unprovoked Israeli attack against the Gaza Aid Convoy Humanitarians (which the Zionist hasbara agents called “Operation Sea Breeze,”) will find Israel innocent of any and all charges. We’ll hear sob stories about how heavily armed IOF Goons were forced to defend themselves against 80 yo grannies wielding their dentures and threatening to slit the throats of the IOF Storm Troopers of the ‘world’s most moral army.’
More lies about how those wheelchairs and crutches that the humanitarians were trying to bring into Gaza were actually parts of some sinister ‘anti-Semitic’ WMD. Read More Here

(PalestineMonitor) – Largest Ever Flotilla And Land Convoy To Reach Gaza ’After Ramadan’

With the rumour mill spinning faster than an IDF spokesman, we spoke to the organisers behind the next flotilla. Read More Here

(WAFA) – As Turkish Photographer is Buried, other Journalists aboard Flotilla Speak out – Read More Here

(AlterNet) – Video: Israelis Celebrate IDF Flotilla Attack

Thousands of Israelis rally in Tel Aviv in support of the IDF raid against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla that left nine passengers dead. The rally was organized through Israeli Facebook forums. In addition to supporting the IDF commando unit that attacked the Mavi Marmara ship, demonstrators expressed anger at Turkey and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who they accused of supporting terrorism. Continue reading

Gaza News

(BeforeItsNews) – What Next If Israel Attacks the Iranian Flotilla?

After an extensive history of slaughtering American peace activists, a history that is hidden by the U.S. media, Israel now is playing poker, more specifically Blind-man’s Bluff, with a country that invented chess. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Lazy Reporters, Politicians and Comedians Bring Helen Thomas Down as an Unquestioning Public Cheers

The fact that writing about Helen Thomas just a few days after she resigned feels like old news, tells you something about what’s wrong with the media and our country today.

After a journalism career spanning almost seventy years, Thomas was taken down in less than two minutes. Which is the running time of the video where she made the remarks that forced her to resign her job, lose her book collaborator, her lecture agent and have a high school cancel a graduation speech she was scheduled to deliver. Read More Here

(CSPAN) – Video: It’s None Of Our Business What Israel Does! – Congressman Poe – Video Link Here

(Zaman) – Israel is not Above the Law: “Not as Untouchable as Before” – Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – Gaza Blockade Illegal: International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has described Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip as a violation of the Geneva Conventions and called on the Israeli government to lift it.

In a statement released on Monday, the organisation called the blockade “collective punishment”, a crime under international law. It described Gaza as a territory plagued by frequent power cuts, a ruined economy, and a collapsed health care system.

“The closure imposed on the Gaza Strip is about to enter its fourth year, choking off any real possibility of economic development,” the ICRC said.

“Gazans continue to suffer from unemployment, poverty and warfare, while the quality of Gaza’s health care system has reached an all-time low.”

Crippling shortages – Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Gaza Aid Ship Departs Iranian Port

On Sunday an Iranian ship left the port of Khorramshahr and is currently headed for Gaza, according to Reuters. Another ship, loaded with food, construction material and toys, will depart Iran on Friday.

“Until the end of the Gaza blockade, Iran will continue to ship aid,” said an official at Iran’s Society for the Defense of the Palestinian Nation. Read More Here

(Examiner) – Israel video of soldiers attacked on Gaza flotilla an obvious forgery: see video proof for yourself

The Israeli government’s video showing their soldiers being attacked as they descended from helicopters is a forgery; proven irrefutably from the ship’s structural features in the video being visibly different from the actual vessel, the Mavi Marmara. The proof is explained in the below 3-minute video; with this story developing. Additional ship details that prove the Israeli government video forgery are in the second 6-minute video.
As I’ve written, this adds to Israel’s government lies in support of unlawful war; now by creating the world’s largest concentration camp in Gaza, and perhaps soon through war against Iran based all on “emperor has no clothes” obvious lies. Read More Here

(Aletho) – Wheat harvest met with live ammunition in Gaza “buffer zone” – Read More Here

(PressTV) – US emboldens Israel to kill Americans

A recent Israeli attack on a convoy of ships in the Mediterranean Sea is another indication that Israel kills Americans with a sense of immunity from prosecution.

Furkan Dogan, a US citizen who lived in Turkey, was killed on May 31 during an Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla that carried humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

The attack on the six-ship convoy killed at least 20 peace activists, including nine Turkish citizens on board the M.V. Mavi Marmara, and injured over 40 others.

Ray McGovern, a former analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in an interview with Press TV, reviewed some other incidents in which Israel “deliberately” had killed Americans without being held accountable by Washington afterwards. Read More Here

(Gisha) – Partial List of Items Prohibited/Permitted into the Gaza Strip – Read More Here

(JPost) – ‘Gaza economy collapsing under siege’

B’tselem: 95% of factories are closed, 93% of water is polluted. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Israeli Deputy FM: 75 al-Qaeda Mercenaries on Aid Ship

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon appeared on CNN’s “GPS” show today, and once again changed the official story related to the Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara aid ship two weeks ago.

Ayalon now claims that 75 al-Qaeda linked mercenaries were on board the ship, heavily armed, and that they ambushed the Israeli troops before their eventual capture. Read More Here

(AliAbunimah) – Video reveals European, American weapons used in Israeli attack on Gaza Flotilla – Read More Here

(CNN) – Humanitarian group calls for lifting of Gaza blockade – Read More Here

(WRH) – Fake Al Qaeda

“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US . . .” — Former British Foreign Secretary Robin CookRead More Here

(NewStraitsTimes) – ‘It was a mission to kill’

SEPANG: “We saw a hit-list with pictures and names of our comrades and they ended up dead. It was a mission to kill.”

This startling revelation came from Noorazman Mohd Samsuddin, who was the chief of the Malaysian delegation on board the Turkish aid ship MV Mavi Marmara, which was attacked by Israeli commandos. Read More Here

(MyCatBirdSeat) – Is there no limit to international duplicity and hypocrisy?

Given the intensity of global outrage over the assault on the Gaza aid flotilla, some of us were beginning to hope that the world might finally confront Israel. We were obviously mistaken — once again. Read More Here

(MyCatBirdSeat) – Nader says reinstate Helen Thomas – Read More Here

(Redress) – Video: Israel’s medieval siege of Gaza

The three year old siege on the Gaza Strip and its 1.5 million inhabitants is a testament to the Israeli regime’s disregard of law, decency and morality. This siege amounts to collective punishment, an action outlawed by various conventions and humanitarian laws. This is not to mention the suffering and humanitarian crisis caused by this law. This siege has been disgracefully condoned by the “international community” and justified by the “free world” as a measure that safegurads the security of the Israeli regime. Continue reading

Video: Israeli-Palestinian Retreat – Thich Nhat Hanh

See Also: Nomination of Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.View Letter Here

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Gaza News

(Rense) – Gaza – One Of Earth’s Most Desperate Places

After the news hit Israel that commandoes stormed the aid flotillas and seized control, Israeli civilians threw impromptu celebrations. They waved Israeli flags and honked their car horns. Later, official parades and demonstrations by grade school kids filled the streets, extolling the heroism of the commandoes who stopped relief aid from entering Gaza.

While the world rages in unprecedented criticism of the IDF brutality, the United States is different. Here, pro-Zionist politicians and evangelical leaders alike have celebrated as if they were on the streets of Tel Aviv. Read More Here

(TheJC) – New Zealand outlaws kosher butchering – Read More Here

(Gilad) – Morris Herman on the Flotilla

(Gilad) – Israeli Attack on the Mavi Marmara // Raw Footage – Video Link Here

(AlethoNews) – Norwegian Port Union Boycotts Israeli Ships

Responding to calls by the Palestinian Workers Union and other calls by different workers unions and organizations around the world, the Norwegian Ports Union decided to join its Swedish counterpart in boycotting all Israeli ships starting on June 15. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Schumer’s Sippenhaftung and the Children of Gaza – Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Disinformation about the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

The Israeli propaganda effort has been really active in spreading disinformation about Israel’s attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. Deflection, distraction and disinformation are used to obfuscate about something that should be straightforward. Read More Here

(AlethoNews) – Tel Aviv fountains dyed red in protest of flotilla raid – Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – Time to end, not ‘ease’ the siege

It took a war, the lives of 1,400 Palestinians, and nine Turks, killed during a lethal Israeli interception of an aid flotilla, for Arab states to finally move against the blockade.

There is no doubt that the visit will send an important message to the international community that the siege can no longer be tolerated. Read More Here

(ABNA) – Malaysia to send aid convoys to Gaza – Read More Here

(ExpressUK) – SEA BATTLE FEAR AS IRAN SENDS FLOTILLA TO GAZA – Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – Siege takes toll on Gaza children

International pressure has been mounting on Israel to lift its blockade of Gaza since the deadly raid on an aid flotilla bound for the Palestinian territory.

The UN has said 80 per cent of people there depend on food hand-outs.

But Israeli officials insist that there is no humanitarian crisis in the enclave.

UN aid workers inside Gaza, however, see a different reality.

Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza, where it has been reported that about 14 per cent of children suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition.

(PalestineThinkTank) – Map: Palestine 1948 – View Map Here

(AlArabiya) – Gaza siege must be “broken”: Arab League chief

“This blockade which we are all here to confront must be broken and the position of the Arab League is clear,” Moussa said after Palestinian officials from several factions welcomed him at the Rafah border with Egypt.

“Not only the Arabs, but the entire world should stand with the Palestinian people against the siege of Gaza and what is happening in the occupied territories, especially east Jerusalem,” he said. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – INVOCATION OF THE HITLER ERA

A stunning article by someone who was, with a few others, at the very helm of the Israel lobby in the US for many years, as head of the American Jewish Congress. Read More Here

(LewRockWell) – The Gaza Flotilla and Israel’s Many, Many Rights – Read More Here

(MyCatBirdSeat) – Thank you Helen Thomas for telling the truth – Read More Here

(VLog) – Video: There’s Nothing Christian about Zionism – Video Link Here

(SalemNews) – The Next 9/11-Made in Israel?

If, as Benjamin Netanyahu admitted, 9/11 was “very good” for Israel, a nuclear 9/11 might be even better. Read More Here

(Turley) – Hoax: Video Showing Heavy Weapons Discovered on Mavi Marmara is a Fraud – Read More Here

(YNet) – Castro: Swastika has become Israel’s banner

Former Cuban president slams Israeli raid on Gaza-bound flotilla, says Israel ‘would not hesitate to send 1.5 million Palestinians to crematoriums’ Read More Here

Gordon Duff: Freedom Flotilla’s Real Victory, America’s Propaganda Machine Exposed

The second the faked videos were available, cheap edits and voice overs first, Sky News and Fox, both owned by Israeli Likudist Rupert Murdoch, began the disinformation campaign. The “Freedom Flotilla” of peace activists suddenly became an armed Al Qaeda invasion force replete with heavy artillery, dirty bombs and terrorist trainers. Read More Here

REPOST – (PressTV) – 50 ships may join Freedom Flotilla II

The next Freedom Flotilla will be much bigger than the first one, the head of a non-governmental organization says.

Yasser Qashlaq, the director of the Free Palestine Movement, said on Thursday that up to 50 ships could join the Freedom Flotilla II, the International Middle East Media Center reported. Read More Here

(Debka) – Iran’s Gaza-bound ships ready for clash with Israel – Ahmadinejad

An Iranian sea convoy will back up the Turkish campaign to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assured Turkish leaders whom he met in Istanbul Tuesday, Jan. 8 that the vessels due to enter the disputed waters within days will not shrink from a head-on clash with Israel’s Navy and Air Force exclusion forces. Read More Here

Video: CONFIRMED Israeli soldiers used suppressed Uzi Sub-Machine Guns

Analysis on BBC’s Newsnight (2010/06/01) shows that the IDF boarded carrying suppressed (silenced) versions of Uzi submachine guns. Uzi machine gun here- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzi This clearly gives credence to the view that the Israelis attacked with lethal intent. Continue reading

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(IraqWar) – Hezbollah warns Israel over gas fields‎

With Israel set to lay claim to natural gas fields recently discovered in the Mediterranean, the resistance movement of Hezbollah moves to warn Tel Aviv against extracting from Lebanon’s resources. Read More Here

(AP) – Official: 30 killed in Kyrgyzstan village – Read More Here

(Akhbar) – Massive arms deals between Russia and “Israel” – Read More Here

(Guardian) – Death toll grows as Kyrgyzstan ethnic violence escalates

Interim government gives police shoot-to-kill powers as death toll exceeds 100 in Uzbek-Kyrgyz clashes Read More Here

(JPost) – Israel, US hold joint strike drill

IAF says it has increased overseas exercises by 40 percent. Read More Here

(AsiaTimes) – Neo-cons lead charge against Turkey – Read More Here

(PressTV) – Kyrgyz riot police authorized to kill

A government decree on Saturday authorized lethal force to repel attacks against the authorities, stop the destruction of government and private property, and protect civilians, AFP reported. Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘US troops attack Iraqi home, kill 5’

Five Iraqis, including 2 who were standing on their rooftop witnessing the arrival of US infantrymen, have lost their lives after their house was attacked by the troops. Read More Here

(Aangirfan) – CIA SEEKS CHAOS IN KYRGYZSTAN?

Creating chaos in Kyrgystan seems to suit the drugs trade.

It also suits the USA which does not want Kyrgyzstan to become a strong and stable partner of Russia. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Russia assures Iran over S-300 deal

Russia’s Foreign Ministry says Moscow is not obliged to freeze a deal to deliver the S-300 missile defense system to Iran under the newly imposed UN sanctions.

Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said Thursday that the deal is not referenced in the fourth round of UN sanctions imposed against Tehran which mainly target financial and military sectors. Read More Here

REPOST (AntiWar) – Russia Moves Forward on Defense Missiles, Nuclear Plants for Iran

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced today that they are in new talks with Iran on construction of additional nuclear power plants in the nation, and that they may still deliver the S-300 Missile Defense System to Iran, though no date was given for this delivery. Read More Here

(TimesOnline) – We want troops out as soon as we can, says Cameron

David Cameron promised yesterday that British troops would not remain in Afghanistan a day longer than necessary as he flew into the country for the first time as Prime Minister. Read More Here

(AFP) – Obama has made ‘big mistake’ with Iran: Ahmadinejad – Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘US cannot garner support for Iran war’

A former chief UN weapons inspector says the UN Security Council would never approve an attack on Iran, amid US efforts to punish the country for its nuclear work. Read More Here

(PressTV) – More US missiles kill 18 in Pakistan

Another US missile strike has killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens in a tribal area in northwest Pakistan, officials say.

According to Pakistani security officials, a drone fired six missiles 50 kilometers west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan on Friday. They say a house in Bahadar Khel village was the target of the attack.

Reportedly, the previous drone strike killed three people late Thursday at a house in the village of Khaddi, 15 kilometers east of Miranshah.

Almost 1000 Pakistanis have been killed in US drone strikes since 2008.

The issue of civilian casualties has strained the Islamabad-Washington relations.

Washington claims the attacks target militants whereas most of them have killed civilians.

Islamabad has repeatedly called for an end to the attacks, saying they violate Pakistan’s sovereignty. – Source: PressTV

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(CagePrisoners) – Murders at Guantánamo: The Cover-Up Continues

Sometimes the truth is so sickening that no one in a position of authority — senior government officials, lawmakers, the mainstream media — wants to go anywhere near it. Read More Here

(StrategicCultureFoundation) – Iran and the Balkans: Russia Risks Making the Same Mistakes

UN Security Council Resolution Slapping Sanctions on Iran: Defeat for Russian Diplomacy Read More Here

(CounterPunch) – Obama’s Doublespeak on Iran – Extending Hands or Clenching Fists? – Read More Here

(PressTV) – 50 ships may join Freedom Flotilla II

The next Freedom Flotilla will be much bigger than the first one, the head of a non-governmental organization says.

Yasser Qashlaq, the director of the Free Palestine Movement, said on Thursday that up to 50 ships could join the Freedom Flotilla II, the International Middle East Media Center reported. Read More Here

(FutureOfFreedomFoundation) – Terrorism: Made in the U.S.A. – Sheldon Richman

It’s a perilous world, as our so-called leaders love to remind us. And for a change they’re right. It is a perilous world. But guess who is most responsible for the peril to Americans? Those very same “leaders” and a long line of predecessors.

Moreover, they — along with anyone else who takes time to examine the matter — know that they create the greatest dangers Americans face. They just don’t care. They have bigger fish to fry than keeping Americans safe. Besides, the dangers they create provide excuses for more power. Read More Here

REPOST (McClatchy) – Israeli document: Gaza blockade isn’t about security

As Israel ordered a slight easing of its blockade of the Gaza Strip Wednesday, McClatchy obtained an Israeli government document that describes the blockade not as a security measure but as “economic warfare” against the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory. Read More Here

(LondonTimes) – Saudi Arabia gives Israel clear skies to attack Iranian nuclear sites

Saudi Arabia has conducted tests to stand down its air defences to enable Israeli jets to make a bombing raid on Iran’s nuclear facilities, The Times can reveal. Read More Here

(PressTV) – US accepts Israeli probe of Flotilla – Read More Here

(AP) – NKorea vows to blow up South propaganda facilities

North Korea says it will attack South Korean loudspeakers and other propaganda facilities along its border, warning it can even turn Seoul into a “sea of flame.” Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Video: Saudi Arabia Approves Israeli Jets To Use Saudi Airspace To Bomb Iran!

FLASHBACK – 2007 – Video: Interview – Confessions of an Economic Hit Man – John Perkins – Continue reading

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(Aletho) – Turkey is Media’s Latest Target for Alleged ‘Terror’ Ties

The Israeli raid on the Gaza flotilla that resulted in the deaths of eight Turkish citizens and one Turkish-American has led Israel and its supporters to argue that the Turkish government and a prominent Turkish humanitarian organization are “terrorist” sympathizers with ill intentions toward Israel and the United States. In a series of articles, the U.S. corporate press has joined in. Read More Here

(Mahdibray) – Israel’s Embargo is about Economic Warfare, Not Security

The embargo of Gaza – what a humanitarian atrocity! Even worse is the bogus justification for the embargo. We’ve been told over and over again that the embargo was for Israeli security purposes now we find out through the internal Israeli documents that the real justification is to create economic warfare against the people of Gaza. What a travesty! Check out the piece below. Read More Here

(Aletho) – Obama Goes with Neocon Flow on Iran – Read More Here

(Uruknet) – License to Kill – Obama blurs the line between warfare and summary execution

Last week U.N. investigator Philip Alston delivered a report on “targeted killings” in which the U.S. government plays a starring role. Under a policy secretly initiated by George W. Bush and expanded by Obama, the CIA and the Joint Special Operations Command track and kill people, including U.S. citizens, based on their alleged ties to Al Qaeda or its allies. The killings, typically carried out by missiles fired from drone aircraft, dangerously blur the line between warfare and summary execution. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Video: The Banality of Occupation – The Only Democracy?

While the world has been rightfully focused on the Gaza Flotilla, the banality of occupation goes on. In this video (originally posted on Coteret), a twelve year old boy is arrested in Bil’in. An international activist and the boy’s mother plead with the soldiers to release him, but the soldiers ignore them completely, with the complete power of the occupier. The child was apparently working in his olive groves with his family. As the boy is taken away, you can see, not far away at all, the buildings of the nearest settlement. Just another day in Palestine. Video Link Here

(Uruknet) – Reporters Without Borders: 15 journalists still missing – Read More Here

(KavKazCenter) – IHH head says Zionists brazenly lie. He confirms Jews threw corpses into sea

Bulent Yildirim, head of the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), promised to continue to send ships to the Gaza Strip until lifting of the siege, despite the fact that the Jews staged a bloody massacre on the Mavi Marmara ferry. Read More Here

(RedactedNews) – Our tax dollars at work: GAZA Freedom Flotilla – Israelis threw bodies overboard? – Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Russia Moves Forward on Defense Missiles, Nuclear Plants for Iran – Read More Here

(AntiWar) – US Slams Mention of Israeli Nukes at IAEA Meeting

US officials reacted angrily today at the inclusion of Israel’s nuclear arsenal as a topic of discussion for the IAEA meeting, insisting that it was “untimely and uncalled for.” Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Torture Of Palestinian Child Prisoners “Widespread And Institutionalised”

This week a DCI (Defence For Children International) report found that Palestinian children are still routinely tortured under Israeli custody. The document, based on hundreds of sworn, independent affidavits, has been submitted to the UN Committee Against Torture. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Rachel Corrie and Furkan Dogan: Murdered American Heroes

In the past seven years, two Americans were unjustly, maliciously and violently killed by the Israel “Defense” Forces (IDF). Both had unwittingly given their lives for Gaza, and in the aftermath of their murders, their government forsook them.

Their names were oft-repeated—if not by follow citizens, then by citizens of the world—as events surrounding Israel’s horrific assault on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla were discussed. These two young and brave individuals were Rachel Corrie and Furkan Dogan. Read More Here

(CulturesofResistance) – Video: Israeli Attack on the Mavi Marmara. Smuggled one Hour Video reveals the Truth

Eyewitness reports and photographic evidence have proven that Tel Aviv has been completely dishonest about the Israeli military attack on the unarmed international civilian flotilla of humanitarian and aid ships going to the Gaza Strip. Israel has also been caught doctoring evidence. New video evidence has now been presented dispelling what little credibility Tel Aviv had left. View More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Ireland’s Bloody Sunday: Why the Israeli State Must Not be Allowed to Hold its Own Inquiry into Bloody Monday – Finian Cunningham – Read More Here

(StopNATO) – Military Watershed: Longest War In U.S. And Afghan History – Rick Rozoff – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – State Terrorism and the New World Order. “Man’s Stupidity has no Bounds”

No matter how Israel attempts to dress up piracy on the high seas, in international waters – described by legal experts and politicians as state terrorism, resulting in nine confirmed deaths, claims of more, and up to sixty reportedly injured; the abduction and hostage taking of the passengers on six vessels – an act from a country given unique legal latitude, which might prove a final act of political suicide. Read More Here

(AntiEmpireReport) – Hypocrisy Reigns. “The World has been taken over by Lying, Hypocritical, Mass-murdering Madmen” – William Blum – Read More Here

(AFP) – Video: Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran – Iran Could Have Enough Uranium for N-bomb Within 3 Years: US – View Video Here

(RawStory) – US ‘Desperately’ Trying to Keep Wikileaks from Publishing US Communications About Arab States – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Afghanistan: Funding Both Sides – Eric Walberg – Read More Here

(CounterPunch) – Poster Boy for “Dual Loyalties” Joe Biden: In Israel’s Service – Read More Here

(PirateBay) – Torrent Video: 1 Hour-HD Video from Israeli attack on Turkish ship-Gaza Flotilla – Video Link Here

(AlterNet) – The Gaza Blockade Is Illegal and the Flotilla Attack Was an Illegal Act of War

Because the blockade of Gaza itself violates international law, Israel committed an illegal act of war attacking the convoy, regardless of who attacked whom first. Read More Here

(America20xy) – What if instead of North Korea sinking a South Korean ship, Iran sank an Israeli ship?

Russia and China are still not convinced that North Korea was behind the attack on the Cheonan last month. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – Israel’s ‘Self Defense’ Is Destroying The World

Israel has been pursuing its cry-wolf policy since its inception. Successive Israeli regimes have followed the same tactic of presenting their own nation as the victim of aggression. All the major news firms and corporations have taken the same line. “Israel as victim’, has filled the headlines. These days there are more examples than ever. Read More Here

(MuzzleWatch) – Silencing Gaza flotilla activists in the United States

The Israeli government, with the aid of its many proxies- especially in the Jewish institutional world, is working overtime after the Mavi Mavera massacre to paint the Gaza flotilla participants as terrorists. Read More Here

(NBCP) – Video: Palestine/Gaza: The Siege

The three year old siege on the Gaza Strip and its 1.5 million inhabitants is a testament to the Israeli regime’s disregard of law, decency and morality. This siege amounts to collective punishment, an action outlawed by various conventions and humanitarian laws. This is not to mention the suffering and humanitarian crisis caused by this law. This siege has been disgracefully condoned by the “international community” and justified by the “free world” as a measure that safegurads the security of the Israeli regime. Continue reading

Video: New Video Smuggled Out of Israeli Gaza Flotilla Massacre – Amy Goodman

(DemocracyNow) – EXCLUSIVE: New Video Smuggled Out From Mavi Marmara of Israel’s Deadly Assault on Gaza Aid Flotilla
In a Democracy Now! exclusive we bring you a sneak preview of previously unseen raw footage from the Mavi Marmara that will be formally released at a press conference at the United Nations later in the day. The footage shows the mood and the activities on board the Mavi Marmara in the time leading up to the attack, and the immediate reaction of the passengers during the attack. We are joined by filmmaker and activist Iara Lee, one of the few Americans on the Mavi Marmara ship. Her equipment was confiscated but she managed to smuggle out an hour’s worth of footage. Continue reading

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(PTINews) – Russian strategic bombers on 23-hour record mission

Two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers have carried out a record 23-hour patrol covering a distance of 18,000 kilometres without touching the ground. Read More Here

(Spiegel) – German-Jewish Boat to Challenge Israeli Blockade – Read More Here

(NYTimes) – McCain Urges Obama to Back Regime Change in Iran

Senator John McCain called on the United States on Thursday to support regime change in Iran, saying that the latest United Nations sanctions are “inadequate” and that it is unrealistic to expect the current government in Tehran to stop pursuing nuclear weapons, supporting terrorism and cracking down on its own people. Read More Here

(Debka) – Iran’s Gaza-bound ships ready for clash with Israel – Ahmadinejad – Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Suicide blast slays 40 at Afghan wedding party – Read More Here

(RUVR) – Russia, Iran to boost energy and space cooperation – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Video: Israeli Commandos Execute American Citizen

Israeli soldiers allegedly killing Furkan Dogan 19 years

See also: American, 19, Among Gaza Flotilla Dead: Furkan Dogan Was Shot Five Times, Including Four Times in Head Video Link Here

(ABCNews) – White House Official: UN Sanctions Alone “Not Be Sufficient” to Change Iran’s Behavior — Much More to Come

Senior White House officials acknowledged Wednesday afternoon that the new regime of UN Security Council sanctions against Iran “would not be sufficient” in and of itself to change the behavior of the Iranian government and convince its leaders to stop its nuclear weapons program. Read More Here

(McClatchy) – Gaza Blockade: Economic Warfare Against Palestinian People

As Israel ordered a slight easing of its blockade of the Gaza Strip Wednesday, McClatchy obtained an Israeli government document that describes the blockade not as a security measure but as “economic warfare” against the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory. Read More Here

(Neithercorp) – Flashpoints For Global War

As the economic collapse progresses through 2010 and its fiscal consequences become more certain, the field of view reaching towards our social and political future has become more vague and unclear. Every analyst or researcher of the New World Order and the global elite now seems to have a different insight into how our situation will develop once the financial implosion peaks, and people actually start to react to the obviously severe circumstances. Read More Here

(TheIntelHub) – USNORTHCOM Gears Up For Potential Attack On U.S. Soil

USNORTHCOM has admitted that they are preparing military operations within the United States. This is the first time in history this has been done and they will be working with DHS, state and local law enforcement on U.S. soil. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Kucinich: ‘We may be funding our own killers in Afghanistan’

On June 7, the day Afghanistan became America’s longest-ever war, the New York Times reported on an ongoing investigation poised to prove that private security companies “are using American money to bribe the Taliban” to fuel combat and thus enhance demand for their services. The news follows a “series of events last month that suggested all-out collusion with the insurgents,” the Times said. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Blair ‘100 percent on Israel’s side’

As the world presses Israel to heed calls for an international probe into its deadly Flotilla attack, former British Premier Tony Blair echoes Tel Aviv’s alleged security concerns. Read More Here

(PressTV) – UNSC slaps new sanctions on Iran

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has voted in favor of imposing a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Prince warns S. Arabia of apocalypse

In a letter published by Wagze news agency on Tuesday, the Cairo-based prince warned Saudi Arabia’s ruling family of a fate similar to that of Iraq’s executed dictator Saddam Hussein and the ousted Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, calling on them to escape before people “cut off our heads in streets.” Read More Here

(PressTV) – Video: Israel Admits It Doctored Flotilla Audio Tapes

The IDF admitted today in a press release that it doctored audio footage from its exchanges with the Gaza flotilla in order to paint the flotilla passengers as anti-Semites. Continue reading

The Real Threat Aboard the Freedom Flotilla – Noam Chomsky

See Also: A Warning From Noam Chomsky on the Threat of ElitesRead More Here

(InTheseTimes) – Israel’s violent attack on the Freedom Flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza shocked the world.

Hijacking boats in international waters and killing passengers is, of course, a serious crime.

But the crime is nothing new. For decades, Israel has been hijacking boats between Cyprus and Lebanon and killing or kidnapping passengers, sometimes holding them hostage in Israeli prisons.

Israel assumes that it can commit such crimes with impunity because the United States tolerates them and Europe generally follows the U.S.’s lead. Continue reading

Video: Israel Defense Force video of siege of ‘Mavi Marmara’ Hoaxed!

Three sleuth posters working together at conspiracy forum whatdefuck.com proved the Israeli Defense Force footage of the attack on the Mavi Marmara was a deliberate fabrication as seen in this video originally broadcast by SKY NEWS: Continue reading

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(RussiaToday) – Video: Predator Drones – Joking over innocent deaths?

(KurtNimmo) – Israeli Official Threatens to Kill Turkish PM

Uzi Dayan, former deputy Chief of General Staff in Israel, says the Jewish state should consider a possible Turkish military escort of Gaza aid ships an act of war. “If the Turkish prime minister joins such a flotilla,” Dayan told Israeli army radio, according to the Jerusalem Post, “we should make clear beforehand this would be an act of war, and we would not try to take over the ship he was on, but would sink it.” Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Israel and Obama Hail UN Sanctions as Defiant Iran Vows to Keep Enriching Uranium

Ahmadinejad says resolution should be ‘thrown in waste bin’ as world powers extol UN vote; EU says ready to restart negotiations. Read More Here

(TheFreeGazaMovement) – Survivor Testimonies From Flotilla 31 May 2010

For three days as they were held in captivity and unable to speak on their own behalf, Israel presented the massacre against civilian passengers on the Mavi Marmara as self defense against a “lynching.” Now that the passengers are returning to their home nations, the global community is hearing a much different story, not just regarding the incident but also their treatment afterwards once in custody. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Israel’s Cult of Victimhood – ‘Barefoot’ soldiers on the high seas – Jonathan Cook – Read More Here

(STOPNATO) – The US-NATO “Arc of War” Stretches From Afghanistan to the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus – Rick Rozoff – Read More Here

(Blumenthal) – Israel Military Admits It Doctored Gaza Freedom Flotilla Audio Clip

The IDF admitted today in a press release that it doctored audio footage from its exchanges with the Gaza flotilla in order to paint the flotilla passengers as anti-Semites. I am beginning to wonder if the Israeli military hired James O’Keefe to handle its press shop.

This is the IDF’s “clarification:” Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Iran’s Disappeared Nuclear Scientist: Video Points to Unlawful US Abduction – Finian Cunningham – Read More Here

REPOST Video: Nobel Peace Prize Winner shot by Israeli army in Palestine

Footage showing Irish Noble Peace Prize recipient, Mairead Maguire getting shot by Israeli army who opened fire at peaceful demonstrators in the West Bank village of Bilin on April 20, 2007, following the international conference on popular resistance (April 18-20, 2007). Maguire was shot by a rubber-coated-metal bullet in the leg. Maguire speaks after she received first aid. – Video Link Here

REPOST Video: UK Jewish MP – Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza

(Uruknet) – Nailed Again: IDF Description of Suspicious Photo It Distributed Is Retracted

On May 31, the IDF Spokesman’s Office distributed a photo of a bearded Muslim man with a knife surrounded by reporters. Daylight was pouring in from a window or door behind the reporters. Offered without context or explanation, the photo played up a classic Orientalist stereotype of violent, fanatical, and even suicidal Muslims determined to kill Jews. It was included in an article based on testimony from anonymous commandos with the following title: “Israeli Navy Commandos: Gaza flotilla activists tried to lynch us.” – Read More Here

(AlethoNews) – Israeli Troops Issue 10-day Eviction Orders To Palestinians In Jordan Valley

Five Palestinian families in the Jordan Valley, in the eastern part of the West Bank, received eviction orders from the Israeli military on Sunday, just days after Israeli settlers set up an illegal outpost on the families’ land and took over a water well in the area. The eviction orders told the families to vacate their homes and land within ten days so that Israeli troops could occupy it. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Israel’s deadly attack on U.S.S. Liberty emerges from the past

Before Israeli commandos shot 9 peace activists to death aboard the Mavi Marmara, 34 American military men were killed by Israeli jet fighter planes. It happened in 1967 during the 6 day war and it became an event these men and women would live with for the rest of their lives. For 40 years survivors of the USS Liberty — sworn under oath — were forbidden to tell their stories. But today, the surviving crewmen talk candidly about the dreadful day their nearly lost their lives. They gathered at the Arlington National Cemetery for the somber memorial service. Continue reading

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(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: Israel Bans the Basics of Life

(FreeGaza) – Why do Israeli authorities only allow 81 items into Gaza? According to journalist Amira Hass, the Israeli Advocacy organization, Gisha, filed a suit against the government of Israel claiming that commercial interests inside Israel and their lobbying power, were determining what came into Gaza.
Governments continue to let Israel get away with starving and depriving the people of Gaza the right to live in dignity. Therefore, we, the people of the world, will do what our governments refuse to do, deliver vitally needed supplies to the imprisoned people of Gaza so they can rebuild their homes, schools and hospitals. Follow our boats as we begin our journey to Gaza from Ireland Continue reading

Video: Passengers grabbed Israeli weapons to stop the killing

After seeing passengers shot at close range they tried to grab the weapons to stop the killing. Kenneth Nichols O’Keefe was later beaten by the Israelis.

A US war veteran said yesterday he confronted Israeli commandos when they raided a Gaza-bound aid ship which he had boarded as a peace activist, Anatolia news agency reported.
Kenneth Nichols O’Keefe, his face bruised and still stained with blood, flew to Istanbul from Tel Aviv, on his way to Ireland, the report said.
“We overpowered three Israeli commandos. They looked at us… They thought we would kill them, but we let them go,” O’Keefe said, adding he took the weapon of one of the soldiers and emptied it, according to Anatolia.
The ex-marine said he saw five people being killed on board the Mavi Marmara. Continue reading

Was the Obama Administration involved in the Planning of the Israeli Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla? – Michel Chossudovsky

(GlobalResearch) – The Israeli Naval Commando had prior knowledge of who was on the Turkish ship including where passengers were residing in terms of cabin layout. According to Swedish author Henning Mankell, who was on board the Marmara , “the Israeli forces attacked sleeping civilians.”

These were targeted assassinations. Specific individuals were targeted. Journalists were targeted with a view to confiscating their audio and video recording equipment and tapes.

“We were witnesses to premeditated murders,” said historian Mattias Gardell who was on the Mavi Marmara. Continue reading