World War

(PressTV) – US aid to Somali military ‘illegal’

A US lawmaker says Washington may be in violation of the law by providing military assistance to the Somali government, which employs children as soldiers. Read More Here

(IPS) – Do Armed Contractors Belong in War Zones? – Video Link Here

(Spiegel) – Kyrgyzstan Is On the Brink of Collapse

With hundreds dead and tens of thousands of refugees, ethnic violence has brought chaos to Kyrgyzstan. Central Asia policy expert Andrea Schmitz told SPIEGEL ONLINE about the history behind the attacks on the Uzbek minority and the wobbly transitional government. Read More Here

(Statesmen) – North Korea claims S. Korea, US fabricated ship sinking case

North Korean ambassador to the UN Sin Son Ho has firmly rejected charges that his country was responsible for the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan, in a press conference in New York on Tuesday (Wednesday, June 16 in Asia). Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Iran Threatens to Stop Western Ships if Subjected to Cargo Inspection

Iran’s parliament has warned it will respond in kind to inspection of its ships under a fourth round of sanctions imposed on the country by the UN Security Council. A new round of sanctions are being drafted by the United States and the European Union.

“We warn the US and certain adventurist countries that if they are tempted to inspect Iranian air and ship cargos, we will take tough action against their ships in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman,” said Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Wednesday. Larijani said any retaliatory move would be part of the country’s policy to defend national interests, according to the Fars News Agency. – Continue reading

US Security Company Offers to Perform “High Threat Terminations” – Confront “Worker Unrest” in Haiti

We saw this type of Iraq-style disaster profiteering in New Orleans and you can expect to see a lot more of this in Haiti over the coming days, weeks and months. Private security companies are seeing big dollar signs in Haiti thanks in no small part to the media hype about “looters.” After Katrina, the number of private security companies registered (and unregistered) multiplied overnight. Banks, wealthy individuals, the US government all hired private security. I even encountered Israeli mercenaries operating an armed check-point outside of an elite gated community in New Orleans. They worked for a company called Instinctive Shooting International. (That is not a joke). Continue reading

Israeli Chemical Weapons

(Independent) – Israel fails to calm Dutch anger over ‘nerve gas’ crash

The worst air crash in the history of the Netherlands, six years ago today, turned the Amsterdam apartment complex into a hell-like inferno in seconds, killing Norma Habibi’s two children and 41 of her neighbours. Six years on, the surviving residents of the suburb are suffering physical ailments which their doctors have long suspected, and which new revelations last week appear to confirm, were caused by exposure to something more sinister than burning perfume, paints or electronic equipment. Read More Here

(BBC) – Israel says El Al crash chemical ‘non-toxic’

Israel has said that the chemicals being carried by a cargo plane that crashed into a block of flats in Amsterdam in 1992 were “non-toxic”. Read More Here

(Wiki) – Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway

The Sarin attack on the Tokyo subway, usually referred to in the Japanese media as the Subway Sarin Incident, was an act of domestic terrorism perpetrated by members of Aum Shinrikyo on March 20, 1995. Read More Here

MSM: IAF chief – We must make every effort to stop delivery of S-300s

(JPost) – Israel needs to make every effort to stop the S-300 missile defense system from reaching countries where the air force may need to fly, IAF commander Maj.-Gen. Ido Nehushtan has told The Jerusalem Post in an exclusive interview. Continue reading

MSM: Israel admits Binyamin Netanyahu’s secret trip to Moscow

(TimesOnline) – Evidence of a secret dash to Russia by Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, intensified speculation yesterday that a hijacked cargo ship was smuggling arms to Iran. Continue reading

The “Spirit of Humanity – Paul Craig Roberts

On June 30, the government of Israel committed an act of piracy when the Israeli Navy in international waters illegally boarded the “Spirit of Humanity,” kidnapped its 21-person crew from 11 countries, including former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and Nobel Laureate Mairead MaGuire, and confiscated the cargo of medical supplies, olive trees, reconstruction materials, and children’s toys that were on the way to the Mediterranean coast of Gaza. Continue reading

MSM: Korea threatens US; world anticipates missile

(AP) – North Korea threatened Wednesday to wipe the United States off the map as Washington and its allies watched for signs the regime will launch a series of missiles in the coming days. Continue reading

MSM: U.S. shipped 989 munitions containers to Israel week before Gaza invasion

A week before Israel launched an aerial bombing campaign on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the U.S. military shipped 989 20-foot containers of munitions, each weighing 14,000 tonnes, to Israel. Continue reading