(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
(Infowars) – Congress Votes to Impose Embargo On Iran
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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 →
(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
(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
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 →
(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
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
(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
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
(GlobalResearch) – Terror on Aid Ship: “Plan Was to Kill Activists and Deter Future Convoys” – Jonathan Cook – Read More Here
(FreeGaza) – Israel’s Disinformation Campaign Against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla – Read More Here
FLASHBACK – (LewRockwell) – ‘The USS Liberty’: America’s Most Shameful Secret – Eric S. Margolis – Read More Here
(CounterPunch) – Notch Up Another Disaster for Israel’s Well-Oiled Propaganda Machine – Read More Here
(DailyMail) – Fears of new flashpoint as defiant Israel prepares for showdown with two more Gaza aid ships – Read More Here
(RawStory) – In raw video, reporters claim Israelis fired on activists before boarding ship
Update: Turkey will reportedly send military escort with future Gaza aid boats
In what could be a serious blow to Israel’s narrative on the killing of at least nine humanitarian activists making their way to Gaza through international waters, raw video by an Al Jazeera producer, who was filming during the raid, appears to provide evidence that the IDF opened fire on the flotilla even before boarding it. Read More Here
(CounterPunch) – Obama’s Timidity and Deaths at Sea – Ray McGovern
A chief lesson to learn from President Barack Obama’s recent unwillingness to stand up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Lobby is that such timidity can get people killed.
Casualty figures are still arriving in the wake of Israel’s Sunday night-Monday morning commando attack on an unarmed flotilla trying to bring relief supplies to the 1.5 million Palestinians crowded into Gaza. Already, at least nine civilian passengers are reported killed, and dozens wounded. Read More Here
While the United States has reserved judgment in the matter, a former Mossad agent is casting blame for the botched raid on a Gaza aid flotilla, pointing directly at Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for allegedly ordering forces to act without vital preparation. Read More Here
REPOST – (CNN) – Video: Eyewitnesses recount Israel flotilla raid – “Israel Fired Upon Ship for 5 Minutes Before Boarding” – Video Link Here
(Redress) – Punish North Korea! Who sank the Cheonan?
Christopher King suggests that the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan on 26 March was an American false flag operation aimed at creating a dispute with China to use as a pretext to raise barriers to Chinese imports, suspend interest payments on US debt held by the Chinese and force Beijing to revalue the renminbi to reduce China’s trading advantages. Read More Here
(SOTT) – Eyewitness accounts demolish Israeli lies: Commandos opened fire before boarding Gaza flotilla, then shot and tortured people at will – Read More Here
(RumorMillNews) – Five Delegates with US-Based Free Palestine Movement Among those Attacked – Read More Here
(AlterNet) – Turkey Promises to Send Supplies to Gaza With Naval Escort
Well, now Israel has done it. They have actually provoked Turkey to the point that they may start a war over this incident massacre: Read More Here
(CommonDreams) – Israeli Attack on Gaza Aid Ship Violates International Law – Read More Here
(AFP) – (VancouverSun) – No weapons on stormed Turkish ship: Report – Read More Here
(Redress) – Letter to UK Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham
(TheUglyTruth) – Dogs Will Be Dogs–Israel’s Latest Slaughter of the Innocents Just Business as Usual – Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Irish Nobel Peace Laureate, Former U.N. Diplomat Sail for Gaza
Northern Irish Nobel peace laureate Máiread Corrigan-Maguire and Denis Halliday, a former senior United Nations diplomat, and several other Irish citizens have boarded the MV Rachel Corrie and have set off for Gaza to deliver aid. Read More Here
REPOST – (SteveWatson) – Israeli Knesset Member: Israel Wanted High Number Of Fatalities – Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – All At Sea
In other words, according to international law, the actions of the Israeli military were beyond the law and those involved should be treated no differently than, say, the Somali pirates who are also in the habit of boarding ships by force. Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Operation Mini Cast Lead
Again came the claim of self defense, that “they lynched us” and that all the dead are on their side. Once more the use of violence and excessive and lethal force was in play and once more civilians wound up dead. Read More Here
(SaltLakeTribune) – U.S. Blocks Security Council Criticism of Israeli Raid
Israel faced heavy criticism in an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on Monday in response to its deadly attack on an aid flotilla trying to breach the Gaza blockade, but attempts to issue a formal statement stalled after the United States rejected the strong condemnation sought by Turkey. Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Obama’s Timidity and Deaths at Sea – Ray McGovern
A chief lesson to learn from President Barack Obama’s recent unwillingness to stand up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Lobby is that such timidity can get people killed. Read More Here
(TheIndependent) – Western Leaders are too Cowardly to Help Save Lives – Robert Fisk
Has Israel lost it? Can the Gaza War of 2008-09 (1,300 dead) and the Lebanon War of 2006 (1,006 dead) and all the other wars and now yesterday’s killings mean that the world will no longer accept Israel’s rule?
(Haaretz) – A Special Place in Hell / The Second Gaza War: Israel lost at sea
We are no longer defending Israel. We are now defending the siege, which is itself becoming Israel’s Vietnam. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Terror on Aid Ship: “Plan Was to Kill Activists and Deter Future Convoys” – Jonathan Cook
An Arab member of the Israeli parliament who was on board the international flotilla that was attacked on Monday as it tried to take humanitarian aid to Gaza accused Israel yesterday of intending to kill peace activists as a way to deter future convoys.
Haneen Zoubi said Israeli naval vessels had surrounded the flotilla’s flagship, the Mavi Marmara, and fired on it a few minutes before commandos abseiled from a helicopter directly above them. Read More Here
(Fox) – Video: NO Weapons Found On Gaza Flotilla! More Ships Headed To Break Israeli Blockade! – Video Link Here
(June 1) – Video: Alex Breaks Down Gaza Aid Flotilla Ship Attack by Israel
Alex breaks down why the Nwo globalist zionist goons are making their move now to start a small nuclear war in the middle east that will explode into World War 3.
While boats battle to get through the siege of Gaza, Gazans can eat out in fancy restaurants and have no need of aid. That’s what Israel has been telling journalists, at least. Sherine Tadros picks apart the media campaign.
(LewRockwell) – Is the U.S. Government Planning War to Quell the Tide of Economic Unrest?
(KurtNimmo) – Paul Craig Roberts: Government Abandoned Vietnam POWs
Appearing on the Alex Jones Show today, Paul Craig Roberts talked about the shameful abandonment of POWs by the U.S. government. Roberts mentioned an article by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Sydney Schanberg posted on the American Conservative website entitled McCain and the POW Cover-Up. Read More Here
(AFP) – Russia wants ‘100% proof’ N.Korea sunk ship
Russia will not support efforts to punish North Korea for sinking a South Korean warship until it is fully convinced Pyongyang was behind the incident, a foreign ministry spokesman said Thursday. Read More Here
(AmericanConservative) – Hundreds Of POW’s Left To Die In Vietnam, Abandoned By Their Government – Read More Here
(Gowans) – The sinking of the Cheonan: Another Gulf of Tonkin incident
While the South Korean government announced on May 20 that it has overwhelming evidence that one of its warships was sunk by a torpedo fired by a North Korean submarine, there is, in fact, no direct link between North Korea and the sunken ship. And it seems very unlikely that North Korea had anything to do with it. Read More Here
Video: Ron Paul – Video Update – Military Spending
Congressman Paul discusses upcoming military expenditures, foreign policy and our economy. Recorded Tuesday May 25, 2010 – View Video Here
(Redress) – Framing Pakistan: how the pro-Israel media enables India’s surrogate warfare – Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Proximity Talks Hide a Reality of Failure and Land Theft
Headlines last week that the Palestinian Authority (PA) was offering bigger than expected concessions on land to Israel might give the uninformed reader the impression that Palestinians are the ones occupying Israeli territory from which they are being asked to withdraw. Read More Here
(LockheedMartin) – DARPA Awards Lockheed Martin $3.9M Contract to Develop Advanced Rifle Scope for Soldiers
The Dynamic Image Gunsight Optic or DInGO system will enable soldiers to accurately view targets at varying distances without changing scopes or suffering a decrease in optical resolution. The system will enhance soldiers’ ability to accurately hit targets at a range of between three and 600 meters. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – End the Blockade in Gaza
Normally, such a goodwill mission would seem entirely innocuous. But in this case the crisis afflicting Palestinian civilians has been created by foreign policy: It is a product of Israel’s decision to besiege Gaza in defiance of international law and of United States support for this blockade. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Dangerous Emulations
Perhaps, the worst punishment besides death meted out against the Palestinian population by Israel is the demolition of their homes. It is cruel, inhumane and humiliating. We have seen far too many pictures of wailing women and distraught men standing beside a heap of rubble and mangled steel, a book caught between two bricks or a dolly’s arm stretching out grotesquely from between iron bars. Read More Here
(Ning) – Israel: Aiding Gaza provocative act
A top Israeli official has described launching an international convoy to carry humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip as an act of provocation. “The sail is a provocative act that is unnecessary in light of the figures, which indicate that the humanitarian situation in Gaza is good and stable,” AFP quoted Colonel Moshe Levy, who heads the Gaza coordination and liaison office, as saying on Wednesday.
This is while a survey conducted by the United Nations Development Program showed that the continued Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip has been the main cause of the slow pace of reconstruction and aid relief. Read More Here
(RiaNov) – UPDATE: Russia sends its mightiest warships for drills in Far East
Flagships of three Russian fleets have united in Russia’s Far East for the large-scale naval exercises in the Sea of Japan in June, a Pacific Fleet spokesman said on Wednesday. Read More Here
(Independent) – US to launch covert strikes on terror targets
The US has authorised a sweeping expansion of covert military operations in the Middle East and Africa, aimed at destroying terrorist networks in the region, and preparing the ground ahead of any presidential decision to attack Iran. Read More Here
Israeli armed troops Sunday attacked one of the largest camps set up by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on the shores of Gaza Strip.
An agency spokesman, Adnan Abu Hasna, told KUNA that the attack on the camp took place in Sheikh Al-Ajlan area in eastern Gaza. “The destroyed camp was among camps that organize ‘summer games’ for Palestinian school children,” he added. The UNRWA camps also offer educational programs, music, art, and physical education activities, he noted.
The UNRWA organizes coastal summer camps to help alleviate some of the tension Palestinian children have to suffer due to their living conditions. – Source; Kuna
(AlManar) – Gaza Mission Activist: It’s Just Like Facing Nazis
Eight ships are already making their way through the Mediterranean towards the Gaza Strip in the framework of a European aid mission – with activists aboard the vessels likening their work to the anti-Nazi effort during World War II. Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – An American Jew In Israel Who Refuses To Keep Quiet
Attorney Emily Schaeffer immigrated to Israel to defend the rights of Palestinians in the West Bank. ‘I guess most Israelis would view me as a traitor,’ she says, ‘but I don’t intend to keep quiet just because I came from afar’ Continue reading →
The theft of Haiti has been swift and crude. On 22 January, the United States secured “formal approval” from the United Nations to take over all air and sea ports in Haiti, and to “secure” roads. No Haitian signed the agreement, which has no basis in law. Power rules in an American naval blockade and the arrival of 13,000 marines, special forces, spooks and mercenaries, none with humanitarian relief training. Continue reading →
(PressTV) – The United States has offered its full-fledged support for the building of a wall by Egypt to disrupt the Gaza Strip’s lifeline that moves basic items underground past the Israeli-imposed blockade. Continue reading →
(AlJazeera) – Israeli policy and global inaction are directly responsible for poverty in the Gaza strip, according to a new report from sixteen humanitarian and human rights groups. The report urges the EU to suspend relations with israel unless they stop the blockade, that it claims has impaired reconstruction and sharply increased poverty. Inside story, with guests discusses the details. Continue reading →
(AP) – A UN human rights expert on Wednesday condemned a “tragic failure” by major powers to end Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip or probe alleged war crimes committed during a military offensive one year ago. Continue reading →
What if history happened differently, the facts are the same but the people and places are different. Picture it…let me take you on a trip, a trip back in time. The names and groups I have used are only to show a point, in no way, shape or form do these groups actually have plans or beliefs that mirror image this written piece. Continue reading →
“Time is running out, and Israel has decided not to depend on the United Nations in terms of sanctions on Iran”, Israeli daily Ynet said on Friday. The Israeli Foreign Ministry has launched extensive diplomatic activities aimed at pressuring a series of the world’s leading countries to impose sanctions on Iran, even if the Security Council fails to make such a decision. Continue reading →
Fourteen people remain in custody after an aid ship bound for Gaza was seized by the Israeli navy on Tuesday. Among them are a nobel peace prize winner, and two Al Jazeera journalists. The Free Gaza movement sent the ship loaded with humanitarian supplies from Cyprus, in defiance of Israel’s crippling 2-year blockade. Continue reading →
In Gaza where the blockade affected every aspect of the people lives, and where the frequent Israeli operations leave no chance for a peaceful life, people found themselves with a direct confrontation with all types of negative feelings that can be acquired no matter how hard they tried not to be affected. Continue reading →
(AlJazeera) – Jimmy Carter has spoken of his “grief and despair” at seeing the destruction in the Gaza Strip carried out by Israel’s 22-day offensive on the territory six months ago. Continue reading →
(Telegraph) – North Korea pledged on Saturday to embark on a uranium enrichment programme and “weaponise” all the plutonium in its possession as it rejected the new UN sanctions meant to punish the communist nation for its recent nuclear test. Continue reading →
A coalition of international humanitarian organizations in the Gaza Strip warned that tens of thousands of Gaza citizens are still homeless and do not have access to many basic services such as clean drinking water months after the end of the Israeli devastating war on Gaza. Continue reading →
A US House of Representatives Resolution effectively requiring a naval blockade on Iran seems fast tracked for passage, gaining co-sponsors at a remarkable speed, but experts say the measures called for in the resolutions amount to an act of war. Continue reading →
The French government, which will purportedly be able to receive complaints from Internet users in real time, will be able to add sites to a so called “black list”, which it will then force national ISPs to block. Continue reading →