World War

(GlobalResearch) – Crimes by Israel, Sanctions for Iran

The Iranian nation is not unfamiliar with the double standards of the superpowers. The history of Iran’s relations with the western and eastern superpowers is filled with deceitfulness, dishonesty and fraudulence. The recent U.S.-proposed, Russia-backed United Nations Security Council resolution against Iran over its nuclear program is simply one example out of hundreds of instances which demonstrate that the big powers have not ever been honest and sincere with Iran. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – “The War is Worth Waging”: Afghanistan’s Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas – Michel Chossudovsky

The 2001 bombing and invasion of Afghanistan has been presented to World public opinion as a “Just War”, a war directed against the Taliban and Al Qaeda, a war to eliminate “Islamic terrorism” and instate Western style democracy. The economic dimensions of the “Global War on Terrorism” are rarely mentioned.

While Afghanistan is often acknowledged as a strategic hub in Central Asia, bordering on the former Soviet Union, China and Iran, at the crossroads of pipeline routes and major oil and gas reserves, its huge mineral wealth as well as its untapped natural gas reserves has remained, until June 2010, totally unknown to the American public. Read More Here

(CatBird) – James Petras: Afghanistan – The Longest Lost War

Despite almost a decade of warfare, including an invasion and occupation, the US military and its allies and client state armed forces are losing the war in Afghanistan. Outside of the central districts of a few cities and the military fortresses, the Afghan national resistance forces, in all of their complex local, regional and national alliances, are in control, of territory, people and administration. Read More Here

(DailyBeast) – WikiLeaks Founder Has Massacre Video

Julian Assange, who the Feds fear may release State Dept. secrets, denies having them—but he’s readying video of a deadly U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan.

After several days underground, the founder of the secretive website WikiLeaks has gone public to disclose that he is preparing to release a classified Pentagon video of a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan last year that left as many as 140 civilians dead, most of them children and teenagers. Read More Here

(PeaceByTruth) – The Role of “Mental Imagery”: Giving a “Human Face” to Racism, Genocide and War

For the corporate elites to continue practicing genocidal predation for power and profit in developing countries, it is necessary that the predation be cast in a false cover of humanitarian aid, democratic development, solidarity, progress, and the like, and that the most overtly murderous practices be cast as necessary in a fight against evil. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Private Contractors and Covert Wars in Latin America – Read More Here

REPOST – (WRH) – Osama bin Laden: A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US government

Osama bin Laden is dead. The news first came from sources in Afghanistan and Pakistan almost six months ago: the fugitive died in December [2001] and was buried in the mountains of southeast Afghanistan. Pakistan’s president, Pervez Musharraf, echoed the information. The remnants of Osama’s gang, however, have mostly stayed silent, either to keep Osama’s ghost alive or because they have no means of communication. Read More Here

WikiLeaks

(RawStory) – Whistleblower site demands that US ’stop spying’ on its operations

In an extraordinary editorial, the whistleblower site WikiLeaks has demanded that the United States “stop spying” on its operations. Read More Here

(Salon) – The war on WikiLeaks and why it matters

A newly leaked CIA report prepared earlier this month (.pdf) analyzes how the U.S. Government can best manipulate public opinion in Germany and France — in order to ensure that those countries continue to fight in Afghanistan.  The Report celebrates the fact that the governments of those two nations continue to fight the war in defiance of overwhelming public opinion which opposes it — so much for all the recent veneration of “consent of the governed” — and it notes that this is possible due to lack of interest among their citizenry:   “Public Apathy Enables Leaders to Ignore Voters,” proclaims the title of one section. Read More Here

(RawStory) – WikiLeaks to Release Video of Civilians, Journalists Being Murdered in Airstrike

Whistleblower Web site WikiLeaks is planning to release a video that reveals what it’s calling a Pentagon “cover-up” of an incident in which numerous civilians and journalists were murdered in an airstrike, according to a recent media advisory. Read More Here

World War

(Reuters) – NATO Afghanistan airstrike kills 27 civilians

A NATO airstrike in Afghanistan mistakenly killed 27 civilians, the government said on Monday, hurting a campaign to win over the local population and defeat Taliban insurgents. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israel says sanctions must target Iran energy sector

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues on his campaign for international sanctions to be imposed against Iran’s energy sector. Read More Here

(PlanetaryMovement) – Russian General Nikolay Makarov Predicts US Collapse if Iran is Attacked

It appears that, the International Atomic Energy Agency is at least allowing for the possibility that documents allegedly found on a laptop some years ago –but discounted by the CIA and the DIA as of dubious provenance and incompatible with other intelligence gathered in Iran — point to a nuclear weapons program that no one has been able to locate. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Is Iran a Threat to the Western World? – Sherwood Ross

Hillary Clinton Says Iran “Headed” for “Military Dictatorship” Read More Here

(Reuters) – Despite China, U.S. says Taiwan air force needs help

Taiwan’s fighter jets would fall short in combat against military rival China, the U.S. government said in a report on Monday that could lead to new weapons sales sure to anger Beijing. Read More Here

(Iranian) – Oops! WW3

The Brookings Institute recently conducted a war game between Iran, Israel, and America. You can read all about it here, “War game shows how attacking Iran could backfire. Read More Here

(IndianExpress) – US to launch major campaign in Afghanistan in next 18 months

US and NATO forces are all set to roll out an “intensive 18-month” ground campaign in Afghanistan to stamp out Taliban and al-Qaeda militants, top US generals have said warning the insurgents that Marjah offensive was just the start. Read More Here

(TheMajlis) – Netanyahu calls for a unilateral oil embargo

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu thinks the world should immediately slap oil sanctions on Iran — even if the United Nations doesn’t approve. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Iran Invites Israeli Bombers to Visit its Nuclear Facilities

Signals from Tehran and the recent IAEA report on the country’s nuclear activities provide unmistaken clues that the Iranian government may welcome a limited bombing of its nuclear facilities. This in order to unleash a patriotic swell bound to bolster the Ahmadinejad regime. Read More Here

(YourNewReality) – New York Times Publishes Column By War Machine Employee Demanding US Stop Thinking About All The Innocent Afghans Killed And Ramp The F**k Up The Bombing

Glenn Greenwald of Salon uncovers a brutal mindfuck of gruesome pro-civilian bombing positive influence in the pages of the New York Times. A defence corporation employee demands the US blow more money terror bombing the civilian populace of Afghanistan. Read More Here

Over One Million Iraqi Deaths Caused by US Occupation

Reproduced below is the first of the 25 investigations selected by Project Censured in 2009. It is based on research by Michael Schwartz, posted on Voltaire Network in 2007, which was continued by other associated researchers. Read More Here

Video: GOP senators – US, not Israel, should attack Iran ‘if necessary’

(RawStory) – Two senior Republican senators say the United States, and not Israel, should attack Iran if military action becomes “necessary.” Continue reading

At Least 90 Killed In US Attack

Afghanistan – The stench of burnt flesh hung over the banks of the Kunduz river in the early hours of Friday, the ground scattered with the body parts of villagers who just wanted something for free. Continue reading

Gates Open to Troop Increase in Afghanistan as More Civilians Die and Americans Oppose Occupation

As the AP reports “dozens of civilians” killed in a U.S. airstrike overnight, Defense Secretary Robert Gates is shifting his position–toward that of the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal–in being ‘open to increasing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan’ while reinforcing his support for continued U.S. occupation, adding: “I absolutely do not think it is time to get out of Afghanistan.” Continue reading

Secret US-Israeli meeting to focus on Iran

Amid reports that Israel is preparing to bomb Iranian nuclear sites, political heavyweights in Washington and Tel Aviv make plans for a secret get-together. Continue reading