(TheReferenceFrame) – The Nazis have at least dedicated villages and built new buildings to collect the people they didn’t like. For environmentalists, this is too much of a luxury. A left-wing political representative of Massachusetts, Mr Ed Markey, proposed a cheaper solution. Continue reading
(AlJazeera) – Gated villages in China have always been symbols of affluence; spaces where the rich protected themselves from criminals and other undesirables.
But between eleven at night and dawn, the poor in Beijing are being locked inside their neighbourhoods at night.
Chinese officials calls the project “sealed management” and claim the measure helps reduce crime. Continue reading
Video: George W. Bush: ‘Starting Wars In Middle East Good For The Economy’
Take a wild guess who convinced George W. Bush that starting wars in the Middle East would be “good for the economy”?
Oliver Stone interviews former Argentina president Néstor Kirchner : Video Link Here
(DailyMail) – Princess Diana ‘was killed for planning to expose senior Brits involved in the land mine trade’
Diana, Princess of Wales was killed because she planned to expose senior members of the British arms trade involved with land mines, a leading lawyer claimed today.
Michael Mansfield QC, who represented Mohamed al-Fayed in the inquest into the death of his son Dodi and the former royal, said Diana claimed she had an ‘exposure diary’ in which she was going to unmask the people most closely involved with the British manufacturing of land mines. Read More Here
(MSNBC) – U.N. official wants C.I.A. drone strikes axed
A senior United Nations official is expected to call on the United States next week to stop Central Intelligence Agency drone strikes against people suspected of belonging to Al Qaeda, complicating the Obama administration’s growing reliance on that tactic in Pakistan. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Israeli’s Nuclear Policy: From South Africa to Iran – Prof. James Petras – Read More Here
(NYTimes) – U.N. Says Iran Has Fuel for 2 Nuclear Weapons
In their last report before the United Nations Security Council votes on sanctions against Iran, international nuclear inspectors declared Monday that Iran has now produced a stockpile of nuclear fuel that experts say would be enough, with further enrichment, to make two nuclear weapons. Read More Here
(PrisonPlanet) – America’s dead in Afghanistan since 2001 – Read More Here
(EconomicPolicyJournal) – German President’s Resignation Tied to Telling Truth About Afghan War
German President Horst Koehler resigned Monday in a surprise move after being criticized for reportedly linking military deployments abroad with the country’s economic interests — creating a new headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel. Read More Here
(Infowars) – Infowars Poll: Nearly 70% Believe “Total War” Possible On Korean Peninsula – View Poll Here
(GlobalResearch) – The Korean Crisis: Cui Bono? – F. William Engdahl
The alleged North Korean sinking of a South Korean boat in March has dramatically escalated tensions between north and south Korea. It has also caused a reversal of a planned Japanese government push to close the US military base on Okinawa. The major question in the bizarre affair is Cui Bono? Read More Here
(RedactedNews) – The sinking of the Cheonan: Another Gulf of Tonkin incident
History repeats itself. Read More Here
(BBC) – China and Japan ‘back North Korea financial sanctions’ – Read More Here
(Chosun) – N.Koreans Rally to Accuse S.Korea of Conspiracy
North Korea mobilized some 100,000 people in Pyongyang on Sunday morning for a rally condemning the South Korean version of the sinking of the Cheonan as a conspiracy. Read More Here
(InterFax) – Attack on Gaza aid flotilla “barbaric” – Russia’s Council of Muftis – Read More Here
(YNet) – A war for world’s future
Battle isn’t about Gaza, but rather, about radical Islam vs. liberal West Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘Israel committed an act of war’ – Hugo Chavez
“Venezuela will continue to denounce the terrorist and criminal nature of Israel’s government, even as it reiterates, today more than ever, its unbreakable commitment to the fight of the Palestinian people for freedom, national sovereignty, and dignity,” he said in a statement issued on Monday. Read More Here
(AFP) – Iran wants Netanyahu to face trial for Gaza raid
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called for Israel’s prime minister and defence minister to face trial for the deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla in the eastern Mediterranean. Read More Here
(JPost) – ‘Next time we’ll use more force’
Israel will use more aggressive force in the future to prevent ships from breaking the sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, a top Navy commander told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday. Read More Here
(YNet) – IDF chief tells troops they did ‘splendidly’ – Read More Here
(BRussellsTribunal) – Dead: 19. Injured: 60. This is Israel. Appeal of the BRussells Tribunal
Israel’s killing of 19 innocents with 60 more injured must have maximal consequences. Israel impunity is a threat to all Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – What if Iran Had Carried Out the Gaza Carnage? – Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Does Israel Rule the World?
As this occurred in international waters, it is not only an act of piracy but could also be construed as an ‘act of war’. This attack on unarmed civilian men and women illustrates the moral depths to which the Jewish state has sunk. An Al Jazeera reporter on board the vessel says the Israelis fired live bullets even after a white flag was hoisted. This atrocity and the potential fall-out should merit loud condemnation from the international community … but don’t hold your breath! We have yet to witness the extent of Turkey’s response. Read More Here
(PalestineThinkTank) – International Activists Cause Their Own Deaths – By Attacking Non-confrontational Israeli Commandos? – Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Did Activists Attack Israeli Soldiers In Self-Defense?
Newly released video footage of the Israeli raid on a humanitarian aid ship heading to Gaza shows passengers attacking IDF soldiers before they landed on board, but activists claim this was a legitimate response to the fact that commandoes had already fired upon and killed at least one passenger before they attempted to seize the ship. Read More Here
(PressTV) – UN tells Israel to end siege of Gaza
UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco has called on Israel to end its “unacceptable” blockade of the Gaza Strip. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Security Council slams Gaza aid raid
The UN Security Council has condemned Israel’s deadly attack on a Gaza-bound aid convoy, demanding the immediate release of the ships and the civilians onboard. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Israel vows more attacks on aid ships
A defiant Israel downplays international condemnations of its deadly raid against a Gaza-bound aid convoy, vowing to prevent all aid ships trying to break the Gaza siege.
“We will not let any ships reach Gaza and supply what has become a terrorist base threatening the heart of Israel,” AFP quoted Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai as saying on Tuesday. Read More Here
(PressTV) – OIC lashes out at Israeli violence – Read More Here
(CraigMurray) – The Legal Position on the Israeli Attack
To attack a foreign flagged vessel in international waters is illegal. It is not piracy, as the Israeli vessels carried a military commission. It is rather an act of illegal warfare. Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘Israel has lost all legitimacy’
The Turkish foreign minister has told the UN Security Council that Israel should be held accountable for its deadly attack on the flotilla carrying humanitarian assistance for Gaza.
Ahmet Davutoglu said that Israel has “lost all legitimacy” because of the onslaught that left at least 20 peace activists dead and many others wounded. Most of those killed in the assault were from Turkey. Read More Here
(LiveLeak) – Video: Israelis celebrating attack on Turkish Aid Ship – infront of Turkish Embassy,Tel Aviv – Video Link Here
Veterans For Peace Responds to Armed Attack on Aid Flotilla
The world is reacting in righteous outrage at this moment to Israel’s high seas attack on an international aid flotilla, reportedly killing up to 20 people escorting tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza in an effort to break Israel’s three-year blockade. “Made in the U.S.A.” is stamped on the weapons commandos used to kill and wound the international peace activists.
We are saddened and we are angry. At least one of our own members, retired Army Col., Ann Wright, is among the 700 people aboard the boats attacked in the middle of the night. But we cannot say we are very surprised. Palestinians die quietly and unnoticed every day in Gaza, the world’s largest open air prison, as a result of Israel’s blockade and violent repression Read More Here
(Redress) – The concentration camp that is Gaza
In creating the Gaza concentration camp where food from humanitarian organizations is allowed in to 1.5 million Palestinians on a basis calculated as the minimum necessary to sustain life, Israel is similarly challenging Nazi achievements. Israel claims that it does not ration food to Gaza on this basis but the calculation exists. We must draw our conclusions from it. Read More Here
(Redress) – Israeli butchery at sea
Gilad Atzmon argues that Israel’s murder in international waters of aid workers bound for Gaza was a premeditated act of savagery and that the international community, foremost NATO and the European Union, must respond decisively by cutting all relations with the rogue Jewish state. Read More Here
(MyCatBirdSeat) – CYNTHIA MCKINNEY : End Israeli Impunity Now
Cynthia McKinney Mourns the Dead of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza: People of the U.S. and the world must end Israeli impunity now!
I am calling on the people of the United States to change course now. Read More Here
(RedactedNews) – Turkish Sources – Israeli Advance Target Assassination List Found on Flotilla
Turkish sources and media revealed a document which shows that a death list had been prepared in advance by the Israelis, showing names and pictures of people on board of the ships to be murdered, who, according to Israel, were “involved in the International humanitarian aid for Gaza”. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Mavi Marmara Incident Sabotages Peace Process
A few hours after Israeli commandos boarded a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza and met resistance, the Israeli ambassador to Denmark claimed the flotilla had links to al-Qaeda. “Before the flotilla entered Israeli waters, rumor had it that the organizers (of the aid initiative) had links with the al-Qaeda terrorist network,” Arthur Avnon said from Copenhagen.
Israel has a history of creating and funding Islamic terror groups, including al-Qaeda cells. In 2002, Palestinian security forces arrested a group of Palestinians for collaborating with Israel and posing as operatives of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist network, the Sydney Morning Herald reported (the original article has since found its way to the memory hole). Video Link Here
(Haaretz) – ‘The ship turned into a lake of blood,’ says activist on Gaza flotilla – Read More Here
(RawStory) – Witness: No one armed on Gaza flotilla – Read More Here
FLASHBACK – (BelfastTelegraph) – UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like the Nazis who forced my family to flee from Poland – Read More Here
(Lataan) – ISRAEL’S LATEST MURDER SPREE SHOULD BE SEEN IN CONTEXT OF THE BIGGER REGIONAL PICTURE – Read More Here
(AntiWar) – Turkey: Future Gaza Aid Ships Will Have Military Escorts – Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – Israel Is The New North Korea, And The Latest Crisis Could Affect The Korean One – Read More Here
(AFP) – Israel planning massive attack on Gaza: Ahmadinejad
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that Iran has precise information that Israel plans to launch a “massive attack” on Gaza in the wake of its deadly raid on an aid flotilla. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Israel Murders Human Rights Workers Delivering Humanitarian Aid – Prof. Marjorie Cohn
On Sunday, Israel murdered human rights workers who were attempting to deliver 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, because Gaza has been virtually cut off from the outside world by Israel. At least 19 people were reportedly killed and dozens injured when Israeli troops boarded the 6-ship Freedom Flotilla convoy in international waters and immediately fired live ammunition at the people on board the ships. The convoy was comprised of 700 people from 50 nationalities and included a Nobel laureate, members of parliament from Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Turkey and Malaysia, as well as Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset and a Holocaust survivor. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Raid on the Gaza Flotilla – Israel’s Attack on Us All – Jonathan Cook
It is quite astounding that Israel has been able to create over the past 12 hours a news blackout, just as it did with its attack on Gaza 18 months ago, into which our main media organisations have willingly allowed Israeli spokespeople to step in unchallenged. Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – Israeli Knesset Member: Israel Wanted High Number Of Fatalities
A member of the Israeli Knesset, the legislative branch of the Israeli government, who was on board the Marmara ship when it was ambushed by IDF troops, has told reporters that the intention of the raid was to kill as many on board as they could in order to ward off others from attempting to reach Gaza by sea. Read More Here
(OilPrice) – Tensions Between Israel and Turkey at Breaking Point – Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – To break the Gaza Siege …. In English and Arabic – Read More Here
(ABCNews) – Official: US Will Stand with Israel – Read More Here
(TPMCafe) – Israel – You’ve gone too far this time – Read More Here
(PalSolidarity) – US activist loses eye after being shot in face with tear gas canister – Read More Here
(Guardian) – Gaza flotilla raid draws furious response from Turkey’s prime minister
‘Special relationship’ in tatters as Erdogan demands that Israel be punished for ‘bloody massacre’ Read More Here
(AlethoNews) – The Enemies of Humanity Expose Themselves Again
The recent storming by Israeli state terrorists of a Turkish humanitarian aid ship Mavi Marmara in international waters, killing of twenty people during the illegal seizure, and subsequent kidnapping of nearly seven hundred passengers, is yet another of numerous Israeli operations that have highlighted the essence of Zionism and its utter disregard for humanity. Read More Here
(Breitbart) – Lebanon fires on Israeli warplanes: security official – Read More Here
(Guardian) – Israel should lead investigation into attack on Gaza flotilla, says US
Turkey’s demands for international inquiry blocked at meeting of United Nations security council Read More Here
(YNet) – US veteran on board ‘Liberty’ was flotilla passenger
Man who served on ship bombed by Israel during 1967 war is missing in aftermath of flotilla clashes Read More Here
(PressTV) – Video: Former CIA Officer: Israel Controls U.S. Government & Media
Ray McGovern, Former CIA Analyst/Presidential Daily Briefer | Phillip Giraldi, Former CIA Case Officer Continue reading
(Aljazeera) – Video: Israel’s Gaza PR offensive
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?
In my opinion and in a word: Yes! Read More Here
(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
(HuffingtonPost) – Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza – 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
(Kuna) – Israeli troops demolish biggest UNRWA summer camp in Gaza
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
(Xymphora) – It would be ridiculously easy to set up Faisal Shahzad. New American, a little on the make, with family in Pakistan and big financial problems. Friendly government agent approaches him and appeals to his patriotism and love of adventure, plus offers to pay well (note the history). First mission: infiltrate a ‘terrorist’ training camp in Pakistan (little does Shahzad know that the camp is really run by the CIA). Second mission: buy a cheap used car on Craigslist. Third mission: buy some fireworks. Fourth mission: stay at home awaiting further instructions. Shahzad, seeing his car on TV, suddenly got that Lee Harvey Oswald feeling, and decided it might be better to get out of the country before he died in a shoot-out. Continue reading
(RevolutionaryPolitics) – Is the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) running damage control for the Federal government? In Popular Mechanics denial fashion, its Spring 2010 newsletter and newest article are all but rejecting the widespread evidence about FEMA camps and they are taking potshots at a new documentary that includes information about FEMA. Read More Here