(CNN) – The director of the National Counterterrorism Center says the U.S. government believes that U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki had “a direct operational role” in the attempt to bring down an airliner bound for Detroit, Michigan, on Christmas Day.
Al-Awlaki is thought to be in Yemen. U.S. officials have said he had contact with Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, who tried to ignite a bomb concealed in his underwear aboard the Northwest Airlines flight.
Speaking to the Aspen Security Forum on Wednesday, Michael Leiter did not confirm that al-Awlaki is on a CIA hit list, but told the seminar, “If someone like Anwar al-Awlaki is responsible for part of an operation to try to kill more than 300 people over the city of Detroit, I think it would be wholly irresponsible for individuals like me, or (CIA Director) Leon Panetta, for Secretary (of Defense Robert) Gates and ultimately the president, not to at least think about and potentially direct all elements of national power to try to defend the American people. I think that is what the American people expect.” Read entire article
(HollyDeyo) – From terrorist attacks and hurricane evacuations to submarine base and nuclear power plant mishaps; bomb blasts, plane crashes, dirty bombs, hazmat spills, earthquakes, medical disasters and train derailments, America is on high alert. Over the past several weeks to the present, more than 35 major disaster drills are taking place throughout America. It makes one wonder what’s prompting all of these emergency exercises and planning venues. Was it confusion over Gov. Palin’s oft-quoted “drill, baby, drill?” No, it’s recognition that the Feds are leaving ordinary citizens to fend for themselves. States aren’t happy about this
Proof? No one has been more vociferous than Gov. Jindal pleading, imploring for help for Louisiana. Obama’s ears appear to be stuffed with cotton for all the good it’s done. For weeks now, pleas for practical assistance have gone unanswered. Continue reading
(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
See Also: (Guardian) – Bilderberg 2010: Out of the darkness, into the light – Read More Here
(AmericanFreePress) – Bilderberg boys were so depressed as they gathered at the Dolce luxury hotel in Sitges, Spain June 3 that “many important people are not showing up,” because “they always find out and we get into trouble at home,” said one, echoing the sentiments of all.
Still, they hope to inflict much evil on the world. An unprecedented but fruitless effort to hide the Bilderberg meeting this year was conducting the Group of 20 (G-20) economic meeting in Busan, South Korea. Continue reading
(MSNBC) – Rachel Maddow
(WWLTV) – Video: Federal lawsuit seeks shutdown of BP rig Atlantis – View Video Here
(AlethoNews) – Iran, Turkey agree on nuclear swap deal
Turkey sees “no need” for further UN sanctions against Iran after this deal, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu told reporters. “This agreement should be regarded positively and there is no need for sanctions now that we (Turkey and Brazil) have made guarantees and the low enriched uranium will remain in Turkey,” he said. Read More Here
(PowerPointParadise) – Poor Thai ‘red shirts’ victims of the New World Order – Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Video: More Soldiers & Vets Hospitalized Because Of Mental Disorder Then Physical Injury – Video Link Here
(GlobalResearch) – Massacre in Thailand and Obama’s Foreign Policy Stance – Shamus Cooke
When the White House is quiet as protestors are butchered in the streets of Bangkok Thailand, suspicions are raised. Silence often equals complicity. One can only imagine what the U.S.’ response would be to a Venezuelan government slaughter: the U.S. media and Obama would loudly condemn such an act, in contrast to the muted response to Thailand’s blood bath. Read More Here
(SCF) – Milestone Russia-Ukraine Summit: Towards a New Strategic Partnership?
Leaders of East Europe’s two largest countries — Russian President D. Medvedev and Ukrainian President V. Yanukovych — will meet in Kyiv on May 17-18. In its initial form, the agenda included the signing of five agreements: Read More Here
(CNN) – We will die rather than give in, say Red Shirts
About 5,000 protesters remained on the streets in downtown Bangkok in defiance of a government deadline to evacuate the area on another day of violent unrest in the Thai capital.
At least 35 people have died since Thursday, including a key anti-government leader who was critically wounded by a sniper’s bullet last week. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Israel plays wargame assuming Iran has nuclear bomb
A nuclear-armed Iran would blunt Israel’s military autonomy, a wargame involving former Israeli generals and diplomats has concluded, though some players predicted Tehran would also exercise restraint. Read More Here
(LondonGuardian) – Files reveal Britain’s secret biological weapons trials in second world war
British scientists experimented with ways of spreading foot-and-mouth disease, and lethal infections such as dysentery, cholera and typhoid in secret biological warfare trials during the second world war.
An extensive list of the contagious agents and plagues that could be turned into weapons of mass destruction is revealed in files from a War Cabinet committee released to the National Archives. Read More Here
(May 16) – Video: Alex gets A Call from Colonel 6 about Military Protecting Afghan Opium Fields on Alex Jones Tv
Alex takes a call from Colonel 6 on the military protecting the Afghan Opium fields and tells us just how pist off military familes are over this. Continue reading
(Infowars) – The climate of fear, created out of the well exaggerated Times Square incident last week has allowed Joe Lieberman and fellow establishment lawmakers to introduce a bill that would drive the final nail into the coffin of the Bill of Rights. Lieberman says the bill is design to “close loopholes” that allow individuals on the FBI’s terror watch list purchase firearms, explosives and to have basic rights of due process if and when they are tried for a crime. Continue reading
(Reuters) – UPDATE 2-U.N. on target for Iran sanctions by mid-June-sources
A new round of U.N. sanctions against Iran will be ready by mid-June, European diplomatic sources said on Friday, but it remained uncertain how soon a draft proposal will be put to the Security Council. Read More Here
(BusinessWeek) – KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks
The Army announced its decision yesterday only hours after the Justice Department said it will pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work. The Army also awarded the work to KBR over objections from members of Congress, who have pushed the Pentagon to seek bids for further logistics contracts. Read More Here
(AlterNet) – Look Out, Obama Seems to Be Planning for a Lot More War
Judging by the Barack Obama administration’s reports, pronouncements and actions in recent months point to even greater war-making across the planet. Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Report: IAEA to discuss Israel’s nuclear activities for first time
Israel’s secretive nuclear activities may undergo unprecedented scrutiny next month, with a key meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency tentatively set to focus on the topic for the first time, according to documents shared Friday with The Associated Press. Read More Here
(CounterPunch) – The Downward Slope of Empire – Talking With Chalmers Johnson
Chalmers Johnson, president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, is the author of the bestselling Blowback and The Sorrows of Empire. He appeared in the 2005 prizewinning documentary film Why We Fight. Read More Here
(LewRockwell) – What I Learned in Afghanistan – About the United States – Read More Here
(RawStory) – ‘Severe consequences’ for Pakistan over terror plots:US
Pakistan faces “very severe consequences” if a terror plot like the failed Times Square bombing was traced to that country, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in remarks made public on Saturday. Read More Here
(IslamMemo) – Israel threatens to bomb Auxiliary ships Gaza – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Vice President Biden: Iran is a Threat to Global Security
The following is an excerpt from Vice President Jo Biden’s address to the European parliament, which calls for the deployment of “the phased, adaptive missile defense program to deter and defend against missile attacks on this continent — on this continent.” Biden points to Iran as the enemy of the Western World. He also underscores the American-European alliance and the need for integration in military and civilian affairs: Read More Here
(AntiWar) – Pentagon: More Money for Weapons, Less for Troops
A decade of massive annual increases in military spending have given the Pentagon record budgets, but officials are warning that, as financial problems make more hikes unlikely, the pay raises and benefits packages Congress has given to troops are “unsustainable.” Read More Here
(PressTV) – Israel defiant on its ‘nuclear arsenal’
A senior Israeli official insists that Tel Aviv will not change its nuclear policies despite international calls for the denuclearization of the Middle East.
Under an “ambiguity” policy, Tel Aviv neither confirms nor denies having nuclear weapons. However, according to the British Jane’s Defense Weekly, security experts believe Tel Aviv is in the possession of 100 to 300 atomic warheads. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Russia says Iran attack ‘disastrous’
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has highlighted the “necessity” of political discourse with Iran in ending an impasse over its civilian nuclear program. Read More Here
(PressTV) – US mulls force expansion in Pakistan
The US is looking to expand its military presence in Pakistan in the wake of the unsuccessful Times Square bombing that allegedly involved a Pakistani American. Read More Here
(PressTV) – In NY, Ahmadinejad meets with rabbis
The Iranian president praised the Jewish leaders who had shown the dark side of Zionism to the world by distancing themselves from pro-Zionist policies. Read More Here
(ABC) – COPS: Times Square Car Bomber Got the Wrong Fertilizer
The would-be car-bomber who left an SUV loaded with propane and gas cans, fireworks and timing devices on a Times Square street also had more than 100 pounds of fertilizer, but not the kind that would explode, police said today. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – The Fizzle Bomb and New York’s High-tech “Security Network”
The Police Department has been planning a high-tech security network for Midtown Manhattan involving surveillance cameras, license plate readers and chemical sensors, although it was not clear whether it could have prevented the attempted car bombing in Times Square on Saturday night. Read More Here
(CBS) – Bloomberg: “No Evidence” Anyone Else Involved – Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Video: Bloomberg Smears Anti-Obamacare Activists As Terrorists
New York Mayor implies Tea Party conservatives behind Times Square car bombing despite arrest of Pakistani man authorities had been tracking as prime suspect for two days Read More Here
(PoliticallyIllustrated) – Faisal Shahzad Arrested for Times Square Bombing
Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized United States citizen from Pakistan, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the failed bombing in Times Square, according to popular reports. Read More Here
(ABC) – Video: Pakistan Taliban Promises Multiple Bombing In US Cities Soon! – May 03, 2010 – Video Link Here
(Fox) – Video: Time Square Car Bomber NOT Lone Wolf! – May 3, 2010 – View Video Here
(AP) – Video: Holder – Suspect in Custody in Times Sq. Attack
Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed Tuesday morning that authorities have taken a suspect in custody in connection to Saturday’s failed attack in Times Square. Holder identified the New York bomb suspect as Faisal Shahzad. Continue reading
(Reuters) – Iran: Punish U.S. for “shameful” nuclear threats
Calling nuclear weapons “disgusting and shameful,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged the United Nations on Monday to punish countries like the United States that threaten to use them. Read More Here
(TruthDig) – No One Cares – Chris Hedges
We are approaching a decade of war in Afghanistan, and the war in Iraq is in its eighth year. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and thousands more Afghans and Pakistani civilians have been killed. Millions have been driven into squalid displacement and refugee camps. Thousands of our own soldiers and Marines have died or been crippled physically and psychologically. Read More Here
(ConspiringTimes) – Taliban Claim Unverified Responsibility: Times Square Car Bomb, Prelude To Nuclear Attack? – Read More Here
(GordonDuff) – Israeli Intel Group Shows Its Hand in Times Square Bomb Hoax
Who would have believed it? Only days after a warning of an Israeli “false flag” bombing against the US “in the works” a massive car bomb is discovered in Time Square! Better yet, though no intelligence organization in the world could discover anyone claiming responsibility for this embarrassing failure, SITE Intelligence, a group rumored as the “voice of the Mossad” has placed the blame on the Pakistani Taliban.
This is the same group that has come up with numerous bin Laden “audio” tapes, seemingly, though tiny and nearly totally unstaffed, whenever it is convenient for Israel to point a finger at someone, magically Site Intelligence, run by former IDF soldier Rita Katz, whose father was executed as a spy by Saddam Hussein, makes another “unbelievable” intelligence find. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Al-Qaeda Terror Tape Proven Fraudulent Once Again
Investigators say no evidence of foreign involvement in Times Square car bombing, contradicting alleged Taliban tape released by dubious Pentagon front group Read More Here
(AFP) – Al-Qaeda not behind NY car bomb: mayor
Authorities in New York said Sunday that Al-Qaeda was not behind an attempted car bombing of Times Square and that police had several strong leads, including camera footage of a suspicious man leaving the scene. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – High-Tech Death from Above: U.S. Drone Wars Fuel War Crimes – Tom Burghardt
As America continues its uncontrolled flight towards disaster, Israeli-style “targeted killings” (assassinations) of alleged militants and unarmed civilians in the “Afpak theatre” are on the rise. Read More Here
(TheHindu) – Military Dominance: Obama’s Fake Nuclear Disarmament Initiative allows the U.S. to Assert its Global Military Hegemony
Experts say that U.S. missile defences and Prompt Global Strike weapons, far from promoting nuclear disarmament, may trigger a new arms race.
Hardly had Russia and the United States signed a nuclear arms reduction treaty, New START, the U.S. pushed ahead with the development of new conventional weapon systems that threaten to stall nuclear disarmament and discredit U.S. non-proliferation efforts at the NPT Review Conference opening in New York on Monday. Read More Here
(NewAmericanEmpire) – Obama’s Threat to Launch a Nuclear Attack on Iran
By now, most everybody knows that the (2003-) Bush-Cheney Iraq War was based on fiction [http://news.antiwar.com/2009/08/10/elbaradei-regrets-not-doing-more-to-stop-iraq-war/] and on deception [http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/03/07/22_lies.html]. There was no such thing as “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq, the rationale for an illegal attack against that country. And Bush II and his accomplices knew that. Read More Here
(IranAffairs) – US Threatens to Nuke Iran and Anyone Else it Feels like Nuking – Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: US walkout on speech by Ahmadinejad ‘shows West biased against Iran’
The Iranian president has told the UN there’s not a shred of credible evidence his country’s developing nuclear weapons. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also attacked the US accusing it of double standards. He was speaking at the start of a conference reviewing the non-proliferation treaty. Continue reading
(PESN) – Imagine a pipe 5 feet wide spewing crude oil like a fire hose from what could be the planets’ largest, high-pressure oil and gas reserve. With the best technology available to man, the Deepwater Horizon rig popped a hole into that reserve and was overwhelmed. If this isn’t contained, it could poison all the oceans of the world.
“Well if you say the fire hose has a 70,000 psi pump on the other end yes! No comparison here. The volume out rises geometrically with pressure. Its a squares function. Two times the pressure is 4 times the push. The Alaska pipeline is 4 feet in diameter and pushes with a lot less pressure. This situation in the Gulf of Mexico is stunning dangerous.” — Paul Noel (May 2, 2010)
(AP) – Video: NYPD – Car Bomb Contained Nonexplosive Fertilizer
New York City police investigating a botched car bombing in Times Square say the bomb contained fertilizer that was incapable of exploding. They are trying to determine what was in the bomb, why it failed, and who is responsible. Video Link Here
(AP) – Video: N.Y. Police: No Taliban Link in SUV Bomb
New York City’s police commissioner says there’s no evidence of a Taliban link to a failed bomb found in an SUV parked in Times Square. Officers will talk to a man who believes he may have recorded a bombing suspect on his video camera. Video Link Here
(LondonTelegraph) – Media Speculates Car Bomb Was Reprisal For South Park Controversy
“Luckily, no one is hurt, and now the full attention of city, state and federal law enforcement will be turned to bringing the guilty party to justice in this act of terrorism,” New York Governor David Paterson said.
The bomb, which failed to detonate, was left in a sport utility vehicle close to a Broadway theatre where a production of The Lion King was showing. Read More Here
(IsraeliUncensoredNews) – Times Square bomb: terrorism or PR?
In what might be a watershed development, police defused a car bomb at New York’s Times Square. The bomb was of the classical Iraqi type: propane cylinders and gasoline. Fireworks were used instead of explosives. Amateurish, yes, but simple and efficient. Read More Here
(CNN) – Official: ‘Too early’ to call Times Square a terror incident
It is too early to tell whether the incident in New York’s Times Square was a terror incident involving al Qaeda or another terror network, a federal official briefed on the situation told CNN early Sunday. Read More Here
(ITNNews) – Will Feds Blame Car Bomb On Patriots? – Read More Here
(MyFoxNy) – Pentagon Front Group Releases Video Claiming “Taliban” Behind New York Car Bomb “Attack”
Question: If you were a real terrorist group who wanted to appear fearsome and mighty, would you really release a statement claiming responsibility for an “attack” that amounted to little more than a car full of fireworks that killed nobody, injured nobody, and was an abject failure? This claim of responsibility holds about as much credibility as if Barney the Purple Dinosaur had made a video saying he did it. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Feds Characterize Smoldering Car in Times Square as “Potential Terrorist Attack”
The government has portrayed the jumble of propane gas cylinders, gas cans, wiring, batteries and fireworks found in a car parked in Times Square yesterday as a terrorist bomb.
DHS boss Napolitano took to the Sunday talk shows this morning and characterized the “amateurish type of bomb” as “a potential terrorist attack.” She told NBC’s David Gregory that it was “too soon to tell… who or what groups were responsible.” Continue reading
(KurtNimmo&PaulWatson) – In a shocking development that outstrips even the infamous MIAC report, it has emerged via whistleblowers that the U.S. Military in Kentucky is training to confront Tea Party protesters and anti-government demonstrators, who in official intelligence advisories are described as bomb-making terrorists. Read More Here
(NYDailyNews) – They staged the unthinkable.
The city’s fire department teamed up with Marines Thursday morning to respond to simultaneous mock suicide bomber and poison gas attacks.
An FDNY team raced around the mangled shell of an MTA bus, herding wounded “victims” to a triage area as real fire burned in the street. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Special Agent Jack Bauer has competition. His name is “H” and he is a black-ops interrogator and an FBI agent. He is played by Samuel L. Jackson, not Keifer Sutherland. The film is Unthinkable.
A terrorist — not a Muslim but a white guy, sort of like all those militias you’ve heard about lately — has placed nuclear bombs in three American cities and it is up to “H” to “interrogate” the terrorist and find out where they are hidden. Continue reading
(PaulWatson) – Considering the swiftness with which paid propagandists for full body scanners exploited the staged Christmas Day bombing attempt, don’t expect to wait too long before today tragic events in Moscow are pillaged and used to scare people into accepting whatever draconian measures are next in the pipeline. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – Defense attorneys say an alleged plot to bomb New York synagogues was hatched and directed by a federal informant. They said the informant badgered the defendants until they got involved in the plot and the 4 men are also saying the FBI tried to bully them into targeting planes. Continue reading
(KurtNimmo) – From NBC New York:
Defense attorneys say an alleged plot to bomb New York synagogues was hatched and directed by a federal informant.
Lawyers for four men from Newburgh have filed a motion to dismiss the terror indictment against them.
They said the informant badgered the defendants until they got involved in the plot.
They said the informant chose the targets, supplied fake bombs for the synagogues and a fake missile to shoot down planes. The motion said he also offered to pay the defendants, who attorneys alleged weren’t inclined toward any crime until the informant began recruiting them.
“The government well knew that their case had been a government-inspired creation from day one and that the defendants had not been independently seeking weapons or targets,” the motion said.
Do you see a pattern here? Continue reading
(HealthWyze) – Autism currently effects one in every ninety-one children, and that number is rapidly rising. The mainstream medical establishment maintains that there is no cure for autism, and even more astounding; no known cause. The only thing that they do claim to know for sure is that vaccines are not the culprit. Vaccines have become exempt from all institutional criticism, and they are paraded as a miracle of modern science; even though the Centers For Disease Control found that roughly half of the doctors will not take routine vaccinations, for “safety” and “efficacy” reasons. Nevertheless, they uniformly preach in unison that vaccines are safe enough for you and your children, however. Continue reading
(PaulWatson) – Whitewash fails to mention that deal to build nuclear bomb was offered by the Bush administration’s favorite peddler of weapons of mass destruction Continue reading
(KurtNimmo) – It looks like years of incessant propaganda about Iran seem to have paid off. According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans consider Iran to be the “least liked” nation on the planet. “Canada retained its top position in Gallup’s annual country ratings, with 90% of Americans viewing it favorably, unchanged from 2009. Iran continues to rank last, with 10% this year,” Gallup reports. Even the reclusive totalitarian state of North Korea fared better than Iran. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – February 19, 2010 – A UN nuclear watchdog report suggests Iran could be developing a nuclear bomb, apparently confirming long-held suspicions in the West. But Tehran denies the claims, again insisting that its atomic intentions are peaceful. Michel Chossudovsky, who’s from an independent Canadian policy research group, believes that what Iran says hardly matters, because the U.S. is planning for war. Continue reading
(Reuters) – A bomb exploded on Tuesday outside the Athens offices of JP Morgan, the second largest U.S. bank by assets, causing minor damage and no injuries, police and the company said. Continue reading
(FoxBusiness) – George Birnbaum, former Chief of Staff to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, breaks down the nuclear situation in Iran. Continue reading
(GlobalResearch) – Somalia had every reason to succeed: an advantageous geographical situation, oil, ores and only one religion and one language for the whole territory; a rare phenomenon in Africa. Somalia could have been a great power in the region. But the reality is completely different: famine, wars, lootings, piracy, bomb attacks. How did this country sink? Why has there been no Somali government for approximately twenty years? Which scandals stand behind those pirates who hijack our ships? In this new chapter of our series “Understanding the Muslim World”, Mohamed Hassan explains for us why and how imperialist forces have applied in Somalia a chaos theory. Continue reading
(TimesOnline) – President Obama accused Iran yesterday of trying to build a bomb after Tehran’s nuclear scientists began enriching uranium closer to weapons grade in defiance of the United Nations. Continue reading
(RawStory) – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has always tried to portray herself as tough on national security.
On Sunday, however, Palin may have taken it too far. Speaking to Fox News’ Chris Wallace, the onetime Republican vice presidential nominee signaled that she supported war with Iran, referring to a recent online column by conservative Pat Buchanan. Continue reading
(MarketWatch) – Retire? You can fuggetaboutit if the new Global Debt Time Bomb is detonated by any one of 20 made-in-America trigger mechanisms. Continue reading
The following questions are those that we do not have adequate information (In my mind) on in order to make a final determination.
1. Who is the Man in Orange?
2. Did Mutallab know the Sharp Dressed Man?
3. Was it intended that the bomb explode?
4. Did the U.S. Government know that Mutallab had a bomb when it allowed him to board Flight 253?
5. Why is the U.S. Government seeking a plea deal for Mutallab?
6. Why did a fellow passenger call me to discuss changing my story?
7. Why are the important questions being ignored by the mainstream media?
(PressTV) – The Nigerian terrorist suspect accused of attempting to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day had been arranged by the Israeli-owned ‘International Consultants on Targeted Security’ to perform a “walk around” without a passport in Amsterdam. Continue reading
(IsraelNationalNews) – A secret intelligence dossier currently being reviewed by US, Israeli, German, and Austrian governments reveals secret Iranian tests and hierarchies of power dedicated to the successful development of a nuclear bomb, and predicts that Iran will have a primitive nuclear bomb by year’s end. Continue reading
According to a think-piece in a recent edition of Newsweek, President Barack H. Obama is a “post-imperial” leader, who seeks to bring ‘balance’ to foreign affairs, and a kind of disciplined realism to interactions with other nations. Continue reading
The Underwear Bomber case indicates that whoever is behind these bomb scares is laughing at our gullibility.
How realistic is it that al-Qaida, an organization that allegedly pulled off the most fantastic terror attack in world history, would in these days of heightened security choose for an attack on an airliner a person who is the most conspicuous of all? Umar Farouk Mutallab had a one-way ticket, no luggage, no passport, and his father, reportedly a CIA and Mossad asset, had reported him to the CIA and Mossad. Does anyone really believe that al-Qaida would choose as an airliner bomber a person waving every red flag imaginable? Continue reading
(GlobalResearch) – Massoud Ali Mohammadi, one of Iran’s leading nuclear scientists, was assassinated in Tehran Tuesday, just two days after the top US military commander in the region announced that the Pentagon has drawn up plans to bomb Iranian nuclear sites. Continue reading
(PressTV) – Dutch probe declares Iraq war ‘illegal’
An independent probe investigating the Netherlands’ support for the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq says the US and Britain rushed to war without sufficient legal backing under international law. Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Netanyahu: Israel will never share Jerusalem with Palestinians
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Tuesday that Israel would never cede control of united Jerusalem nor retreat to the 1967 borders, according to a bureau statement. Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Iran: ‘Zionist’ murder of scientist won’t stop our nuclear process
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it had evidence that a bomb that killed Tehran University professor Mssoud Ali-Mohammadi was planted by “Zionist and American agents”. Read More Here
(AlJazeera) – US denies role in Iran murder
The US has dismissed an accusation by Iran that it was behind the murder of an Iranian nuclear physics professor, who was killed in a bomb blast. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Syria, Iran call for regional cooperation
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called for additional consultations among regional states to devise ways to counter the plots of foreign powers. Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Bomb-rigged motorcycle kills Iran nuke expert
State TV blames West for death of professor who backed opposition leader Read More Here
An Iranian Nuclear Physicist is Murdered
Back in February, 2007, a controversy erupted when University of Tennessee Law Professor Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds advocated that, in response to Iran’s nuclear activities, the U.S. should be “killing radical mullahs and iranian [sic] atomic scientists” — in other words, have the U.S. Government select religious leaders and scientists it dislikes in Iran and just murder them, despite long-standing domestic and international legal prohibitions on exactly such programs. Read More Here
(ISM) – Israeli forces demolish 17 buildings in northern West Bank
Israeli military forces have demolished 17 buildings in the Palestinian community of Khirbet Tana for the second time. This is the only the most recent chapter in a long struggle for the small agricultural community to keep their lands. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Israel’s countdown to another war on Gaza
As the Middle East Monitor (MEMO) highlights the human cost of Operation Cast Lead (War Diaries), Israel has during the last two weeks intensified its air strikes at civilian targets in the Gaza Strip, once again killing a number of Palestinians and causing extensive damage to properties. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – 125,000 Jerusalem residents “could lose residence rights”
The Jerusalem Centre for Social and Economic Rights (JCSER) has claimed that over 125,000 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem could eventually have been stripped of the right to live in their city because of the separation wall and the Judaisation policies adopted by successive Israeli governments. JCSER warns that Jerusalem is being subjected to the most dangerous Judaisation process, which is demographic in nature and is designed to control, as much as possible, what remains of Palestinian citizens’ lands. Read More Here
(Ma’an) – Israel to build wall along Egyptian border
Israel approved on Sunday the construction of a barrier along its border with Egypt, Israeli media reported on Monday. Read More Here
(HuffingtonsPost) – One could be forgiven for thinking that the neoconservatives who nudge us towards war with Iran are under the effect of the magic mushroom. Obsessed with Iran, their trips take on the shape of a ‘mushroom cloud’. Christopher Hitchens is one such example. Writing for The Australian, one of Rupert Murdoch’s papers, Hitchens’ Mullahs indubitably fancy a mushroom betrays a sly mind that lacks lucidity. Continue reading