(GRTV) – “Arresting Impunity” is a documentary about the attempts of citizens in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to uphold the rule of law when faced with a culture of impunity. After the attempted citizen’s arrest by Splitting the Sky on George W. Bush in Calgary on March 17, 2009, Calgary became the focus of a citizens movement to hold Canadian law enforcement officials to account for their failure to arrest Bush when he visited Calgary, in his first visit without diplomatic immunity to a foreign country. Ramsey Clark, Cynthia McKinney, Anthony Hall and Splitting the Sky feature prominently in the film. Such figures sought to draw attention to the international organized crime which has arisen since the fraudulent events of 9/11.
This documentary also hones in on the Conservative minority government of Canada, which was asked by various legal analysts to arrest Bush when he came to Canada, invoking the laws enshrined in Canada’s Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act (2000). Continue reading →
(AmericanFreePress) – In a series of events which has caused wide notice and a storm of protests, the government of Mexico, through its consulate in New York in the United Nations, has announced it will begin patrolling the New York City borough of Staten Island to “safeguard” its nationals there.
The actions of Mexico come after a series of incidents the Mexican government terms “bias attacks.”
Ironically, these so-called “hate crimes” have been perpetrated by blacks and Asians, indicative of rising tensions between various ethnic groups in the U.S. The Catholic Examiner and NBC New York both reported the Mexican government’s intention to mount surveillance, patrol and police in and around the Staten Island community of Port Richmond, which in recent years has seen a large influx of Mexican illegal immigrants. Continue reading →
Millions would love to see the present crop of war criminals dangling from lamp-posts.
But somebody called “Ellie” writing on Medialens has put a damper on this happy prospect. She explained the difficulties in bringing the scum to book. One of the things the British government wants to do, she said, is “stop the possibility of private prosecutions for (international) crimes committed by foreign nationals, so that friendly war criminals can continue to sup tea in Buckingham Palace”.
Unfortunately crimes that can supposedly be tackled under universal jurisdiction are limited and don’t include waging a war of aggression (although they do include war crimes in general), “so we can’t get anywhere with this charge (e.g. against Bush) in a domestic court”. Continue reading →
(Telegraph) – Two police forces have begun trialling the sophisticated programme, which has echoes of the Tom Cruise film Minority Report, where psychics are used to stop criminals before they commit a crime.
The system, known as Crush (Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History) evaluates crime records, intelligence briefings, offender profiles and even weather reports, to identify potential flashpoints where a crime is most likely to occur. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – The Health Ranger speaks out about corporate crimes against the environment and asks the question: Should corporations be required to respect the value of life in nature? – Video Link Here
(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
(C4L) – Depend upon it! If confirmed by the United States Senate, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan will crown President Obama with “imperial” constitutional powers. Congress and Federal Courts will wither as checks against his presidential usurpations or abuses whenever war or other national security claims are bugled over Iran, North Korea, Yemen, international terrorism, economic adversity, or otherwise. In these matters, Kagan will prove the flip side of retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, whose vote and voice have, for decades, arrested executive branch lawlessness or encroachments on the co-equal branches of government. Stevens’ vote was decisive in a pair of recent cases invalidating both military commissions for the trial of alleged war crimes and the suspension of the Great Writ of habeas corpus for Guantanamo Bay detainees. Continue reading →
(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
(RawStory) – A US cruise missile carrying cluster bombs was behind a December attack in Yemen that killed 55 people, most of them civilians, Amnesty International (AI) said on Monday.
The London-based rights group released photographs that it said showed the remains of a US-made Tomahawk missile and unexploded cluster bombs that were apparently used in the December 17, 2009 attack on the rural community of Al-Maajala in Yemen’s southern Abyan province.
“Amnesty International is gravely concerned by evidence that cluster munitions appear to have been used in Yemen,” said Mike Lewis, the group’s arms control researcher. Continue reading →
(Stuff) – Video: Anti-Israeli protesters pelt US consulate
Protesters opposed to the Israeli blockade of supplies for the Gaza Strip burnt American and Israeli flags on Auckland’s Customs St. Video Link Here
(SFGate) – What happened to us is happening in Gaza
In the predawn hours of May 31, I was aboard the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, part of a convoy of humanitarian vessels aiming to deliver aid to besieged civilians in Gaza, when we were attacked in international waters by a unit of Israeli commandos.
Our ship had been inspected by customs agents in Turkey, a NATO member, who confirmed that there were no guns or any such weapons aboard. Indeed, the Israeli government has produced no such arms. Read More Here
(TehranTimes) – ‘Israelis threw 4 injured into the sea’
Activist Idris Simsek, who was on board one of the six ships of the Freedom Flotilla during the Israeli attack, claims that four wounded activists were thrown into the sea. Read More Here
(LobeLog) – Rep. Sherman: Prosecute U.S. Citizens involved with Gaza Flotilla
On a press call hosted by a pro-Israel organization, Rep. Brad Sherman, Democrat of California, told reporters that he intends seek the prosecution of any U.S. citizens who were aboard or involved with the Freedom Flotilla. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Popular Anger Grows As World Leaders Let Flotilla Killers Off The Hook
With as many at least nine young lives taken in international waters and the Middle East once again plunged into crisis, the so-called leaders of the world have done nothing but petition Israel to investigate and punish itself. Reporting from Aaron Dearborn. Read More Here
(FireDogLake) – IDF Released Several Faked Photos – How Can They Be Trusted in ANY Investigation?
Proof has surfaced today that many of the so-called “evidence” photographs being distributed by the Israeli government as examples of terror weapons on board the Gaza aid flotilla date back years:
The bulletproof vest photos on the Israeli flickr page are dated February 2006.
The axe photo was taken in 2003.
The pepper spray photos – 2003
The iconic pictures of knives and other weapons on the Saudi flag and other stuff: Read More Here
(Voltaire) – Israeli War Crimes: From the U.S. Liberty to the Humanitarian Flotilla
It is unthinkable that Israel’s premeditated deadly assault on the humanitarian flotilla could have gone ahead without a nod from Washington. James Petras lambastes Barack Obama and the U.S. Government for their refusal to condemn Israel and their outrageous political cover-up of a deliberate criminal act. Read More Here
(NCoal) – Massacre on the Mediterranean: Synopsis (1) – Read More Here
(TimesOnline) – Israeli commando who shot six passengers in aid convoy in line for medal
Six of the nine passengers killed in an Israeli raid on an aid convoy bound for Gaza were shot by a single Israeli commando, who is being considered for a medal of valour for saving his injured comrades as passengers attacked them with clubs, knives and even guns they had taken from downed Navy Seals. Read More Here
(Aletho) – Israel censors news on deadly Flotilla raid – Read More Here
(Forward) – Most Members of Congress Remain Committed to Israel’s Blockade of Gaza – Read More Here
(Voltaire) – Open letter to president Obama
Following the attack by Israeli commando pirates against a humanitarian convoy in the Mediterranean Sea, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich has drafted an open letter to President Obama. It is awaiting the signature of other members of Congress. A preview of the text is published below. Read More Here
(AlterNet) – The Gaza Blockade Is Illegal and the Flotilla Attack Was an Illegal Act of War
Because the blockade of Gaza itself violates international law, Israel committed an illegal act of war attacking the convoy, regardless of who attacked whom first. Read More Here
(WSWS) – Israel’s massacre at sea
The Israeli military’s killing of nine civilians and wounding of scores more on a ship carrying humanitarian supplies in international waters was an act of cold-blooded murder and a war crime.
For millions of people around the world, this military assault on an aid convoy carrying wheelchairs, cement, water purification systems, children’s toys and notebook paper to Gaza—all items barred by Israel’s blockade of the occupied territory—epitomizes the role played by Israel, as well as that of its US sponsor, in global affairs. Read More Here
(Independent) – The other side of the Gaza blockade
Ramzi al Burai knows better than most what it means to be imprisoned. This week’s botched commando raid on the flotilla of pro-Palestinian aid activists trying to reach Gaza has swung the global spotlight on the Israeli-imposed blockade as never before, but the Al Burai family have been living that reality for the past three years. Read More Here
(Independent) – Robert Fisk: The truth behind the Israeli propaganda – Read More Here
Autopsy results on the nine Turkish activists killed in Monday’s raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship showed they had been shot a total of 30 times, many at close range, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Saturday. Read More Here
(Aletho) – Eyewitnesses, both activists and reporters, contradict Israeli account – Read More Here
(Examiner) – I previously wrote that if Iran had carried out the Gaza carnage, the US and Israel would have already initiated war against Iran.
In my comprehensive resource article, “Government by dicts,” is the documentation of acknowledged US military/CIA control of corporate media that explains why US public understanding of Israel’s criminal Crime against Peace and War Crimes are unclear.
The following video walks people through the facts. It uses the language of the below published article by Joe Mowrey. UNICEF documented their agreement of the semi-starvation of Gaza’s children through Israel’s blockade, and the UN Chief Commissioner for Human Rights declares the seige unlawful. If you are unfamiliar with the history of Israel attacking the USS Liberty in 1967 with complicity of the US government to use the deaths of US military to justify wars of choice, read this. – Continue reading →
(LRCBlog) – U.S. Government: Murderers Should Lead Investigation of Their Murders – Read More Here
Video on Netanyahu’s Facebook Page Says Activists Plotted ‘a Terrorist Attack’ – Video Link Here
(RawStory) – US seeks UN vote on Iran sanctions by June 21 – Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Sec. State Clinton Calls for Israel to Investigate Itself in Flotilla Incident
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday Israel should promptly investigate the role its military played in the flotilla incident in international waters that resulted in the death of an undetermined number of people. Video Link Here
(Reuters) – China’s Wen reveals fears of Korea conflict spreading – Read More Here
(CNN) – U.S. is world’s top user of targeted killings, U.N. says – Read More Here
(WeAreWideAwake) – The Irish are on their way to break the Gaza blockade and Rachel Corrie – Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Another Israeli Crime
Israeli armed forces have just committed another shocking massacre against innocent civilians. Many were killed and a larger number of those participating in a peace convoy were injured. Read More Here
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that Israel will not end its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Read More Here
(Kawther) – Israel has Crossed the Rubicon
It is quite clear that unarmed civilians, carrying food, medicine, and building supplies intended for civilian use, were attacked by Israeli forces without any provocation whatsoever. Read More Here
(AntiWar) – The Mediterranean Massacre
The condemnations, the imprecations, the expressions of shock are rolling in, as the nations of the world raise their voices in protest over the Mediterranean massacre carried out by Israeli commandos, but rather than get into specifics, I want to note a general pattern that this incident seems to confirm. – 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.
(OpEdNews) – As I write at 5pm on Monday, May 31, all day has passed since the early morning reports of the Israeli commando attack on the unarmed ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, and there has been no response from President Obama except to say that he needed to learn “all the facts about this morning’s tragic events” and that Israeli prime minister Netanyahu had canceled his plans to meet with him at the White House.
Thus has Obama made America complicit once again in Israel’s barbaric war crimes. Just as the US Congress voted to deep-six Judge Goldstone’s report on Israel’s war crimes committed in Israel’s January 2009 invasion of Gaza, Obama has deep-sixed Israel’s latest act of barbarism by pretending that he doesn’t know what has happened. Continue reading →
(Rense) – New York Car Bomb Incident – Another False Flag? – Stephen Lendman – Read More Here
(Guardian) – Video: Iranian president: We don’t want the bomb
Speaking in New York, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says sanctions are unwelcome but his country is not scared and ‘if we wanted the bomb we would tell the world’ View Video Here
(Telegraph) – Osama bin Laden ‘living in luxury in Iran’
Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted man, is living in the lap of luxury in an apartment in Iran and spends his time falconing, according to a new documentary. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Colombia: State Terror in the Name of Peace – James Petras
The first casualty of state terror is the corruption of language, the invention of euphemisms, where words mean their opposite and slogans cover great crimes: There is no longer a world consensus that condemns crimes against humanity. This is because mass murder and assassinations secure investor ‘confidence’, because Indians are dispossessed so the mines can be exploited; oil workers disappear so the petroleum will flow; and the international financial press praises the success of el Presidente for “pacifying the country”.
When narco-presidents are embraced by the leaders of North America and Europe, it is evident that criminals have become respectable the respectable have become criminals. Read More Here
(ABC) – Video: Ahmadinejad – They’re finished, the Zionist regime is finished
George Stephanopoulos Interviews Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – Video Link Here
(Uruknet) – British army to be sued for war crimes over its role in Fallujah attacks
Parents of children with birth defects say Britain knew of US chemical weapons use Read More Here
(PoliticalTheatrics) – Obama’s Military Intentions
There’s more war in America’s future — a great deal more, judging by the Obama Administration’s reports, pronouncements and actions in recent months. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – North Korea masses 50,000 troops on border
North Korea has completed deployment of about 50,000 special forces along the border with South Korea, amid high tensions over the sinking of a Seoul warship. Read More Here
(CSMonitor) – NPT 101: Is Iran Violating The Nuclear Treaty?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Iran had ‘violated’ the treaty ahead of this week’s NPT Review Conference in New York. But the UN nuclear watchdog has never used that term. Who’s right? Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – New Colonialism: Pentagon Carves Africa Into Military Zones – Rick Rozoff
As the first overseas regional military command set up by Washington in this century, the first since the end of the Cold War, and the first in 25 years, the activation of AFRICOM, initially under the wing of U.S. European Command on October 1, 2007, then as an independent entity a year later, emphasizes the geostrategic importance of Africa in U.S. international military, political and economic planning. Read More Here
(AP) – Video: Army Testing New ‘Smart’ Explosive
From bows and arrows to gunpowder to computer chips in explosive rounds: the Army’s testing its latest big advance in weaponry. It’s a gun where soldiers can program in exactly where the round should go and when it should explode. Continue reading →
(WSWS) – Pentagon Paints Bleak Picture of Afghanistan War as More Civilians Die
A semi-annual report released by the Pentagon on the Afghanistan war recorded a sharp increase in attacks on occupation troops and scarce support for the corrupt US-backed puppet regime of President Hamid Karzai.
The progress report, mandated by the US Congress, presented a grim picture of the state of the nearly nine-year-old, US-led war, even as a series of incidents in which civilians were killed by US and NATO troops unleashed renewed popular anger against the foreign occupation. Read More Here
(JPost) – ‘Iran violating key nuclear treaty’
Iran is in clear violation of a treaty designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday. Read More Here
(Guardian) – Unconditional support for Israel ‘is dangerous’, say leading European Jews
More than 3,000 European Jews, including prominent intellectuals, have signed a petition speaking out against Israeli settlement policies and warning that systematic support for the Israeli government is dangerous.
The petition’s signatories include French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a Greens leader in the European Parliament. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Preparing Haiti for Exploitation and Plunder
Over 15 weeks post-quake, Haiti’s imperial takeover is proceeding. It began straightaway after the calamity, Haitians victimized by denied aid, appalling repression, and now dispossession of their land, homes, and communities. More on that below. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Biological Warfare: Priority to Bioweapons Research over Public Health – Sherwood Ross
The priorities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the area of bacteriology have been “catastrophically re-ordered” by emphasizing bioweapons research over non-bioweapons research, a prominent authority states.
Giving priority to bioweapons research at NIH, started under the Bush Administration and continuing under President Obama, “diverts resources from critical public-health and scientific objectives,” says Richard Ebright, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. Read More Here
(BRusselsTribunal) – Iraq: Bloody Policies and Criminal Authorities: Arrests, Assassinations, Deportation of Millions, Torture
For the BRussells Tribunal, its supporters and audience, secret prisons in Iraq are no surprise. We made repeated alerts during years that repression in the “New Iraq” is systematic. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – A Tradition of Dehumanizing: The CIA’s Psycho-War and Torture Schemes in The Philippines
The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) occupies center-stage again in the Philippines, the laboratory in 1950-1960s for the Phoenix assassination program in Vietnam inspired by CIA agent Edward Lansdale who is credited for defeating the communist-led Huk uprising. Attention is being given to the CIA systematization of coercive techniques in handling prisoners, including diverse forms of torture, zealously implemented by the police/military officials of the corrupt, unpopular Gloria Arroyo regime. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Media Coverup on the Corporate Pillage and Destruction of sub-Saharan Africa – Dr. P. Wilkinson – Read More Here
(Gizmodo) – Drone Pilots Could Be Tried for “War Crimes,” Law Prof Says
It’s part of an ongoing legal debate about the CIA and U.S. military’s lethal drone operations, which have escalated in recent months – and which have received some technological upgrades. Critics of the program, including the American Civil Liberties Union, have argued that the campaign amounts to a program of targeted killing that may violate the laws of war. Read More Here
Thirteen more Afghan schoolgirls have fallen ill to suspected gas poisoning in Kunduz Province, raising total number of such cases to 80 in the past weekRead More Here.
(CNN) – Iran reportedly tests five new missiles
Iran said Sunday it fired five new types of locally-made coast-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles in the last stage of its “Great Prophet 5” military maneuvers in the Persian GulfRead More Here.
(Telegraph) – Thailand is close to civil war as its British-born PM rejects deal with angry Red Shirts
Thailand is on the brink of civil war after Abhisit Vejjajiva, its British-born prime minister, rejected a deal with angry Red Shirt protesters. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – 90,000 Protest U.S. Base on Okinawa
More than 90,000 Okinawans rallied Sunday to oppose the relocation of an American air base on their island, adding to the pressure on Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama to resolve an issue that has divided Tokyo and Washington. Read More Here
(ElectronicIntifada) – Gaza’s Calm Determination – Norman Finkelstein
To preserve my sense of purpose, and keep the Palestine struggle from becoming a lifeless abstraction, I need periodically to recharge my moral batteries by reconnecting with the actual people living under occupation and by witnessing firsthand the unfolding tragedy. From each trip I invariably carry away a handful of stark images that I fix in my mind’s eye to dispel the occasional hesitations about staying the course. When the memories begin to fade I know it is time to return. Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Is the CIA behind Mexico’s Bloody Drug War? – Mike Whitney
On Friday, two patrol cars were ambushed by armed gunman in downtown Ciudad Juarez. In the ensuing firefight, seven policemen were killed as well as a 17-year old boy who was caught in the crossfire. All of the assailants escaped uninjured fleeing the crime-scene in three SUVs. The bold attack was executed in broad daylight in one of the busiest areas of the city. According to the Associated Press: Read More Here
(AntiFascistCalling) – Cyberwar, the Internet and the Militarization of Civil Society – Tom Burghardt
Unfailingly, defense industry boosters and corporate media acolytes promote the disturbing hypothesis annunciated by former Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, that the nation is in peril. Read More Here
(AntiFascistCalling) – Cyberwar and Repression: Corporatist Synergy Made in Hell
Unfailingly, defense industry boosters and corporate media acolytes promote the disturbing hypothesis annunciated by former Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, that the nation is in peril. Read More Here
(AntiFascistCalling) – Pentagon’s Cyber Command: Civilian Infrastructure a “Legitimate” Target Read More Here
(WSWS) – The Instruments of Worldwide Domination: Obama Administration Spending Billions on New Global Strike Weapons
The Obama administration is spending billions of dollars to develop new weapons systems, including powerful conventional warhead missiles capable of striking any target in the world within less than an hour. Read More Here
(JewishFastForGaza) – Rabbis Condemn Israel for War Crimes Committed in Gaza: Open Letter to Judge Goldstone – Read More Here
(Xinhua) – Iran plans to produce missile systems similar to Russia S-300: official – Read More Here
(ArabTimes) – Israel releases Hamas minister; 7,500 Palestinians remain under detention
Israel on Wednesday released a Hamas minister after three years of imprisonment. Hamas said in a press statement that that Wasfi Kabaha, minister of state for separation wall and settlements affairs, was released from the southern Israeli prison of Negev and returned to his home in the West Bank village of Barta’a near Jenin. Read More Here
(IrishTimes) – Sarkozy orders Bill banning full Islamic veils – Read More Here
(Dawn) – Early Afghan pullout would be worse than 9/11: Merkel
Leaving Afghanistan too soon would be “far more disastrous” than 9/11 due to the risk of extremists acquiring nuclear materials, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday, defending an unpopular mission. Read More Here
(RiaNov) – Drills in Far East to involve warships of three Russian fleets
Warships of three Russian fleets will meet in the Sea of Japan during large-scale military exercises in the Far East, a Pacific Fleet source told RIA Novosti on Friday. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – The Korean Maritime Crisis Goes Suicidal: Damn the Torpedos? Read More Here
(Yonhap) – N. Korea to carry out freezing of S. Korean assets over four days next week Read More Here
(IPS) – U.S. Nuclear Option on Iran Linked to Israeli Attack Threat
The Barack Obama administration’s declaration in its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that it is reserving the right to use nuclear weapons against Iran represents a new element in a strategy of persuading Tehran that an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites is a serious possibility if Iran does not bow to the demand that it cease uranium enrichment. Read More Here
(RawStory) – Syria providing ‘wider array’ of missiles to Hezbollah: US – Read More Here
(AntiWar) – Afghan ‘Exit Strategy’ Won’t Involve Removing Any Troops – Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Iraq, Afghan wars drop bombs on US image abroad as Obama’s fame fades – Video Link Here
(FarsNews) – Iran Stresses Preparedness to Repel Enemy Attacks
The massive wargames conducted by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Persian Gulf showed that any enemy threats against the country will be reciprocated by Iran’s powerful response, a senior Iranian official said on Saturday. Read More Here
(OGJ) – Saboteurs hit Iraq’s northern oil pipeline, halting exports
Iraqi oil exports have been cut due to sabotage along the northern pipeline system, according to officials who say repairs could take up to a week. The 970-km line transports crude oil from the country’s Kirkuk fields to Turkey’s Mediterranean port of Ceyhan. Read More Here
(TrubuneMedia) – Lies and Wars – William Pfaff
It is a dismaying reflection that the facilitator of major violence thus far in the twenty-first century have been lies told by democratic governments. The lies are continuing to be told, about the supposed “existential” menace posed by Iran to Israel, America and (if you believe some European leaders) to Western Europe. Read More Here
(Reuters) – No Sign Scuds Moved to Lebanon – U.S. Officials
Doubts are growing within the U.S. defence and intelligence community about allegations that long-range Scud missiles from Syria have been shipped to the Hezbollah guerrilla group in neighbouring Lebanon, U.S. officials said on Thursday. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Bulldozers return to destroy children’s playground in Beit Jala. Six activists arrested
Israeli bulldozers today destroyed a garden and children’s playground in Beit Jala, and 100 fruit and olive trees in Al Walaja, both in the Bethlehem district, to make way for the continued construction of their illegal apartheid wall. Read More Here
(PopularMechanics) – Hypersonic Cruise Missile: America’s New Global Strike Weapon
The mission: Attack anywhere in the world in less than an hour. But is the Pentagon’s bold program a critical new weapon for hitting elusive targets, or a good way to set off a nuclear war? Read More Here
(AntiWar) – US Rules Out Removing Its Nukes From Europe
Despite increased calls from European officials to remove them, the United States today ruled out moving its hundreds of “battlefield nukes” from Europe, insisting that they must remain to ensure that Europe shares the “nuclear risks and responsibilities.” Read More Here
(TheStar) – Tony Blair Stands Accused – Malaysia must not allow this mass murderer to be immune from justice
It is distressing to note that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been invited to Malaysia as an honoured guest of an NGO when he stands accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity by many learned and independent scholars of international law. Read More Here
(IBM) – SPSS, an IBM (NYSE: IBM) Company, today announced that the Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice selected IBM predictive analytics software to better understand, predict behaviors and properly assign rehabilitation programs for the state’s juvenile justice system.
More than 85,000 youth enter the juvenile justice system in Florida each year for varying degrees of offenses – from drug abuse to robbery or property crimes. As each youth enters the system for a different reason and with varying backgrounds, the best program for positive rehabilitation is very specific – what may work for one juvenile may not work for another. The goal of the collaboration with IBM is to apply analysis to predict the best programs and rehabilitation for each juvenile offender based on their crime and background. Continue reading →
“Listen, I can’t get involved. I’ve got work to do. It’s not that I like the Empire; I hate it. But there’s nothing I can do about it right now… It’s all such a long way from here.” – Luke Skywalker in Star Wars
Dear Reader—raise your hand if you don’t know that atrocities happen in war. Now put your hands in the air like you just don’t care.
Psychologist, Robert Jay Lifton, who is a pioneer in the study of what drives otherwise “normal” human beings to commit war crimes calls war: “an atrocity-producing situation.” Atrocities have been committed in every war since the beginning of time, and the sad thing is the barbarity hasn’t decreased. Recently a US soldier tried to justify to me committing atrocities because the “British did it to the Native Americans” in the French-Indian War. This soldier was essentially agreeing with Lifton. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – The British government plans to collect lifelong records on all residents starting at the age of five, in order to screen for those who might be more likely to commit crimes in the future. Continue reading →
(Telegraph) – An Irish journalist tried to place Tony Blair under citizen’s arrest for war crimes on Tuesday night during a visit by the former prime minister to the European Parliament. Continue reading →
(LewRockwell) – New research in the journal American Behavioral Scientist (Sage publications, February 2010) addresses the concept of “State Crimes Against Democracy” (SCAD). Professor Lance deHaven-Smith from Florida State University writes that SCADs involve high-level government officials, often in combination with private interests, that engage in covert activities for political advantages and power. Proven SCADs since World War II include McCarthyism (fabrication of evidence of a communist infiltration), Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (President Johnson and Robert McNamara falsely claimed North Vietnam attacked a US ship), burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist in effort to discredit Ellsberg, the Watergate break-in, Iran-Contra, Florida’s 2000 Election (felon disenfranchisement program), and fixed intelligence on WMDs to justify the Iraq War.Continue reading →
(PoliticalTheatrics) – New research in the journal American Behavioral Scientist (Sage publications, February 2010) addresses the concept of “State Crimes Against Democracy” (SCAD). Professor Lance deHaven-Smith from Florida State University writes that SCADs involve highlevel government officials, often in combination with private interests, that engage in covert activities for political advantages and power. Proven SCADs since World War II include McCarthyism (fabrication of evidence of a communist infiltration), Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (President Johnson and Robert McNamara falsely claimed North Vietnam attacked a US ship), burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist in effort to discredit Ellsberg, the Watergate break-in, Iran-Contra, Florida’s 2000 Election (felon disenfranchisement program), and fixed intelligence on WMDs to justify the Iraq War.1 Continue reading →
(Uruknet) – “One of the greatest crimes against humanity occurred right here in the United States of America. Support for the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People is a start to right this great wrong,” declared the American Indian Movement in a press release on 24 September 2009. Continue reading →
(PoliticalTheatrics) – Despite a slight improvement in the general humanitarian situation, the Gaza Strip remains a disaster area. In fact, in terms of the sheer destruction of homes and infrastructure, the coastal enclave can be compared to quake-stricken Haiti, with the main difference lying in the fact that while the Caribbean island’s calamity was a natural disaster, the Gaza disaster was inflicted by the criminal Israeli regime. Continue reading →
(GlobalResearch) – After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William the Conqueror’s army buried its fallen comrades, but left the corpses of the English defenders to rot in the fields where they lay.
Such is the brutal nature of war: the victor inflicts all manner of suffering and humiliation on the vanquished. Continue reading →
(Rense) – With the foul mixture of adjustable rate mortgages, low down payments, unqualified loans, and liar loans, where potential homebuyers could not even verify that they had jobs or adequate funds to buy a house, the private International Banking Cartel inflated their US housing bubble. Then, the Cartel violently burst their bloated, thin-walled, and ephemeral bladder of toxins, they had so carefully pumped with hype, lies, and wicked intentions. Now, the Cartel is delivering their coupe de grace on some defaulting home buyers; they are siccing their private collection agency, the IRS on many of the homeless and jobless of America. Continue reading →
(Reuters) – NATO Afghanistan airstrike kills 27 civilians
A NATO airstrike in Afghanistan mistakenly killed 27 civilians, the government said on Monday, hurting a campaign to win over the local population and defeat Taliban insurgents. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Israel says sanctions must target Iran energy sector
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues on his campaign for international sanctions to be imposed against Iran’s energy sector. Read More Here
(PlanetaryMovement) – Russian General Nikolay Makarov Predicts US Collapse if Iran is Attacked
It appears that, the International Atomic Energy Agency is at least allowing for the possibility that documents allegedly found on a laptop some years ago –but discounted by the CIA and the DIA as of dubious provenance and incompatible with other intelligence gathered in Iran — point to a nuclear weapons program that no one has been able to locate. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Is Iran a Threat to the Western World? – Sherwood Ross
Hillary Clinton Says Iran “Headed” for “Military Dictatorship” Read More Here
(Reuters) – Despite China, U.S. says Taiwan air force needs help
Taiwan’s fighter jets would fall short in combat against military rival China, the U.S. government said in a report on Monday that could lead to new weapons sales sure to anger Beijing. Read More Here
(Iranian) – Oops! WW3
The Brookings Institute recently conducted a war game between Iran, Israel, and America. You can read all about it here, “War game shows how attacking Iran could backfire. Read More Here
(IndianExpress) – US to launch major campaign in Afghanistan in next 18 months
US and NATO forces are all set to roll out an “intensive 18-month” ground campaign in Afghanistan to stamp out Taliban and al-Qaeda militants, top US generals have said warning the insurgents that Marjah offensive was just the start. Read More Here
(TheMajlis) – Netanyahu calls for a unilateral oil embargo
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu thinks the world should immediately slap oil sanctions on Iran — even if the United Nations doesn’t approve. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Iran Invites Israeli Bombers to Visit its Nuclear Facilities
Signals from Tehran and the recent IAEA report on the country’s nuclear activities provide unmistaken clues that the Iranian government may welcome a limited bombing of its nuclear facilities. This in order to unleash a patriotic swell bound to bolster the Ahmadinejad regime. Read More Here
(YourNewReality) – New York Times Publishes Column By War Machine Employee Demanding US Stop Thinking About All The Innocent Afghans Killed And Ramp The F**k Up The Bombing
Glenn Greenwald of Salon uncovers a brutal mindfuck of gruesome pro-civilian bombing positive influence in the pages of the New York Times. A defence corporation employee demands the US blow more money terror bombing the civilian populace of Afghanistan. Read More Here
Over One Million Iraqi Deaths Caused by US Occupation
Reproduced below is the first of the 25 investigations selected by Project Censured in 2009. It is based on research by Michael Schwartz, posted on Voltaire Network in 2007, which was continued by other associated researchers. Read More Here
Your Debra Medina attack really got me asking why it was a top priority for you to “expose” her “9/11 truther” connections.
You even asked:
“Do you have advisors that advise you or people that are around you that are 9/11 Truthers? … Would you, if you found out that there were, would you disavow them like the president should have but I mean, he escorted them out in the middle of the night.” Benedict Arnold Glenn Beck Continue reading →
(AFP) – UN human rights experts warned in a report on Wednesday that “widespread and systematic” secret detention of terror suspects was continuing and could pave the way for charges of crimes against humanity. Continue reading →
(PressTV) – January 17, 2010 – A high ranking European parliamentary delegation in the Gaza Strip has called for the prosecution of Israeli officials over war crimes in the territory. Continue reading →
During a visit to Ramallah a year ago while the Israeli bombardment of Gaza was underway, I shared my fears with a close Palestinian friend. “It may sound insane, but I think the Israelis’ real objective is to see them all dead.” Continue reading →
A landmark class action case is under way in a New York federal court, with victims of apartheid in South Africa suing corporations that they say helped the pre-1994 regime. Among the multinational corporations are IBM, Fujitsu, Ford, GM and banking giants UBS and Barclays. The lawsuit accuses the corporations of “knowing participation in and/or aiding and abetting of the crimes of apartheid; extrajudicial killing; torture; prolonged unlawful detention; and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.” Attorneys are seeking up to $400 billion in damages. Continue reading →
A BBC investigation has cast doubt on key evidence in the case against the Libyan convicted of blowing up a US jet over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988, the broadcaster said Wednesday.
A tiny fragment of the timer allegedly used to blow up Pan Am flight 103 — crucial in linking Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi to the bomb — was not properly tested and was also unlikely to have survived the explosion, it said…
According to the BBC’s Newsnight programme, the fragment of the timer — found embedded in a charred piece of clothing three weeks after the bombing — was never tested to confirm if it had actually been in a blast.