MSM: CCTV and police abuse of power

(Guardian) – Investigations into the London Gaza protests last year have called into question how CCTV evidence is being used by police Read More Here

Cyber Attacks That Give Us Strength

(DesertPeace) – I’ve always maintained that if I don’t receive at least one hate mail letter a day or one attack on the Internet, then I’m not doing my job well…. Since the start of this Blog, that has been the case, proving, at least to myself, that I am doing a damn good job.

It seems ironic that those who attack me personally or this Blog claim to be pro Palestinian activists, yet use the same terminology in their attacks as the most vicious zionists. Read More Here

World War

(CSPAN) – Video: Ron Paul “We’re At War Against People Who Have No Tanks, Planes, Or Ships” – View Video Here

(GlobalResearch) – Obama’s New Iran Sanctions: An Act of War – Shamus Cooke

When the UN refused to agree to the severe sanctions that the U.S. wanted, Obama responded with typical Bush flair and went solo. The new U.S. sanctions against Iran — signed into law by Obama on July 1st — are an unmistakable act of war.

If fully enforced, Iran’s economy will be potentially destroyed. The New York Times outlines the central parts of the sanctions: Read More Here

(RawStory) – Defense Secretary Gates tightens rules for media relations

In a three-page memo sent Friday to senior military and civilian Pentagon staff, Gates said he was “concerned that the department has grown lax in how we engage with the media, often in contravention of established rules and procedures.” Read More Here

(FPIF) – Move the Money, Starve the Empire

Just as money for jobs, health care, education, and housing is going from taxpayer pockets to feed the military-industrial complex, so is the money for foreign military operations being used to displace farmers and indigenous people in every region of the world. Members of the No U.S. Bases movement described how the over 700 U.S. bases around the world have become sites of conflict between American soldiers and the local population. Meanwhile, the United States continues to expropriate land from farmers and indigenous people to expand or build new bases. Read More Here

(ProjectCensored) – Managed News: Inside The US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire – Prof. Peter Phillips and Prof. Mickey Huff

We face what appears to be a military industrial media empire so powerful and complex that truth is mostly absent or reported in disconnected segments with little historical context. A case in point: The London Times reported on June 5, 2010, that American troops are now operating in 75 countries. Has President Obama secretly sanctioned a huge increase in the number of US Special Forces carrying out search-and-destroy missions against al-Qaeda around the world? If so, this increase is far in excess of special-forces operations under the Bush administration and reflects how aggressively Obama is pursuing al-Qaeda behind his public rhetoric of global engagement and diplomacy. Somehow this information didn’t make it into the US media. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Israel can’t be trusted to probe Gaza flotilla raid, say Rachel Corrie’s parents

In the letter obtained by Haaretz, Cindy and Craig Corrie referred to the May 31 raid of the Gaza flotilla which resulted in the deaths of 9 activists, saying they wished to express their “continuing sorrow and outrage over the recent killings and injuries aboard the Mavi Marmara and other vessels that sailed with the Freedom Flotilla to break the siege of Gaza.”

“We write also to inform you,” the Corrie family added, “of the longstanding, U. S. government position that Israel has failed to conduct a thorough, credible and transparent investigation into our daughter’s killing and that after repeated attempts at the highest levels, U.S. officials have been unable to secure such an investigation.” Read More Here

World War

(IndianExpress) – US & China play ‘chicken’ in the Yellow Sea – Read More Here

(TheAtlantic) – On That Dastardly Saddam-al Qaeda Connection – Read More Here

(ThisIsLondon) – Lord Goldsmith’s warning to Tony Blair that Iraq war would be illegal

Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith warned Tony Blair three months before the Iraq war that an invasion would be illegal, secret memos showed today. Read More Here

Music Video: Dan Bull – Nothing On Jews [an open letter to Benjamin Netanyahu] – Video Link Here

(Intifada) – Israeli Nuclear Espionage: The Art of Keeping America at Risk for Fun and Profit – Read More Here

(IPS) – Unmanned Drones – Targeted Killing vs. “Collateral Murder” – Read More Here

Afghanistan

(WSWS) – The “Hitler” option in Afghanistan – Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (ABC) – President Obama’s Secret: Only 100 al Qaeda Now in Afghanistan – Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – We Can’t Afford War

Three years later, Barack Obama is president, Petraeus has become his man in Afghanistan, and MoveOn pulls the critical Web content. Why? Because Bush’s first war, Afghanistan, has become Obama’s war, a quagmire. The U.S. will eventually negotiate its withdrawal from Afghanistan. The only difference between now and then will be the number of dead, on all sides, and the amount of (borrowed) money that will be spent. Read More Here

Palestine

(SOTT) – Israel: A Suicidal, Apartheid State – John Mearsheimer

Israel’s botched raid against the Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla on May 31 is the latest sign that Israel is on a disastrous course that it seems incapable of reversing. The attack also highlights the extent to which Israel has become a strategic liability for the United States. This situation is likely to get worse over time, which will cause major problems for Americans who have a deep attachment to the Jewish state. Read More Here

(USMedia&Israel) – Flotilla Cover-up: The New York Times Accused

For the past month, the alternative media have sought concrete evidence that the mainstream U.S. media, including the New York Times, willfully aided Israel’s cover-up of information about their Gaza flotilla attack.

Prima facie evidence of their complicity is abundant. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Twenty thousand Palestinians are threatened with expulsion from the West Bank – Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Khudari: IOA still banning entry of 3500 commodities into Gaza – Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – The Mavi Marmara Report – Read More Here

(WAFA) – Israel Restricts the Access of Gaza Patients to Urgent Medical Treatment – Read More Here

(AmericanConservative) – Sinking Ship – The attack on the Gaza relief flotilla jeopardizes Israel itself

Israel’s botched raid against the Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla on May 31 is the latest sign that Israel is on a disastrous course that it seems incapable of reversing. The attack also highlights the extent to which Israel has become a strategic liability for the United States. This situation is likely to get worse over time, which will cause major problems for Americans who have a deep attachment to the Jewish state. Read More Here

Iran

(PressTV) – ‘Iran will retaliate if ships inspected’

“We reserve the right of retaliation for ourselves… we are able to defend our rights,” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a Monday press conference, when asked about the possible inspection of Iranian ships under new UN sanctions against the country. Read More Here

(YNet) – Oren: Iran may unleash wave of terrorist violence

Israeli ambassador to US warns international community that Islamic Republic could respond to tough sanctions by using its connections to Hezbollah, Hamas to attack Israel Read More Here

(PressTV) – Ahmadinejad orders ban on Israeli goods – Read More Here

(CSPAN) – Video: U.S. Declares War on Iran

War with Iran has already been decided by the powers that be and the modern-day quasi-declaration happened last Thursday.

(CorbettReport) – Video: War With Iran? Paul Craig Roberts on The Corbett Report

Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Treasury Secretary and Wall Street Journal joins us to break down the recent US sanctions on Iran and the likelihood of a strike on Iran by the US and/or Israel. Continue reading

World War

(SaharaReporters) – The Return Of An Old Militia: Will It Haunt Central Africa? – Scott A Morgan Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Film: Iraq – The Hidden War

The Hidden Story shows the footage used by TV news broadcasts, and compares it with the devastatingly powerful uncensored footage of the aftermath of the carnage that is becoming a part of the fabric of life in Iraq. Film Link Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Film: Sir! No Sir! – The Suppressed Story of The GI Movement to end the war in Viet Nam

Learning that their reality was far different from the one being presented to the American public, many G.I.s began contributing to underground newspapers, planning demonstrations and refusing to continue in battle. Toward the end of the conflict, some even turned on their own officers, tossing grenades into their tents as they slept. Film Link Here

(PaulWatson) – Video: New Big Screen Documentary Exposes Pat Tillman Cover-Up

Evidence strongly indicates Tillman was murdered to prevent him from becoming an anti-war icon View More Here

(CNN) – N. Korea: U.S. bringing ‘heavy weapons’ to border

State-run KCNA claims U.S. forces brought weapons into the Panmunjom area Saturday morning. A U.S. military spokesperson did not immediately return a call requesting comment.

“The introduction of heavy weapons to the area around the conference hall where armed forces of both sides stand in acute confrontation is a premeditated provocation aimed to spark off a serious military conflict,” the agency said. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(BabylonBeyond) – IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN: American casualties total 500,000, counting injury and disease, writer claims – Read More Here

(CSMonitor) – Quagmire? Nine years on, Americans grow weary of war in Afghanistan – Read More Here

(AsiaTimes) – Remember Vietistan?

The debacle over General Stanley McChrystal dramatizes how military thinking dominates United States policy – look at how much of the budget the Pentagon commands – as well as the utter hopelessness of achieving anything but draining defeat from the US occupation of Afghanistan. This lesson should have been learned after Vietnam. As Yogi Berra said, it’s “deja vu all over again”. Read More Here

(DailyBell) – Afghanistan, the 50-Year War – Read More Here

Iran

(Granma) – Warning Of War – Discovering The Truth In Time – Fidel Castro – Read More Here

(ActivistPost) – Obama Doctrine: Congress Just Declared Preemptive War on Iran

War with Iran has already been decided by the powers that be and the modern-day quasi-declaration happened last Thursday. Using the same legislative and propaganda playbook that led to the Iraq War, the U.S. Government has just officially declared War on Iran. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Target Tehran? Israel, US ‘prepare to attack Iran’

Reports are circulating that the U.S is amassing a greater military presence in the Middle East. The alleged build up is also rumoured to involve the Israeli use of Saudi Arabian air space. It’s thought by some to be in preparation for an attack on Iran.

REPOST(RawStory) – Italian PM: Israel ‘will probably react preemptively’ on Iran

Has the leader of Italy’s government revealed how the global community plans to handle Iran?

That’s entirely possible, according to a report from Israel which cites Silvio Berlusconi as telling reporters at the G8 summit in Toronto, “Iran is not guaranteeing a peaceful production of nuclear power, [so] the members of the G8 are worried and believe absolutely that Israel will probably react preemptively.”

He added that the G8 nations “absolutely believe” Israel will attack Iran, according to Haaretz. Read More Here

(MEOnline) – Tehran: CIA waging anti-Iran psychological warfare

“Such remarks fall within the framework of psychological warfare aimed at creating a negative perception about Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities,” Mehmanparast told state news agency IRNA. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Russia alarmed by CIA view of Iran’s weapons

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Sunday he was alarmed by U.S. assertions that Iran may have enough fuel for two nuclear weapons and warned that if confirmed the Islamic Republic may face new measures. Read More Here

(Newsmax) – Video: Bill Clinton: Iran Poses ‘Suitcase Nuke’ Threat

“The major danger of Iran becoming a nuclear power, the material they would have to amass to make these bombs will become the juiciest target in the world for non-state actors who would like to have suitcase nuclear bombs,” Clinton said. “Will they sell it to them? Will they give it to them? Can it be stolen by some corrupt person in the supply chain?” View Video Here

(AP) – OPEC Warns War With Iran Would Cause ‘Unlimited’ Oil Price Hike

“It is impossible to replace the production of Iran,” OPEC’s No. 2 producer, Abdalla Salem El-Badri told reporters at the presentation of the organization’s long term oil market outlook. “The prices would go unlimited … I can’t give you a number.” Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Clinton In Azerbaijan: Testing Waters For Attack On Iran

Will Iran attack Azerbaijan and Tbilisi in case of an air-strike? Read More Here

(ArutzShiva) – Iran is Surrounded by US Troops in 10 Countries

Iran literally is surrounded by American troops, notes an oil market analyst, Energy and Capital editor Christian A. DeHaemer. There is no evidence of an imminent attack, but he connects a number of recent events and the presence of American soldiers to warn that oil prices might soar — with or without a pre-emptive strike aimed at stopping Iran’s nuclear power ambitions. Read More Here

Palestine

(DesertPeace) – ALL OUT WAR IN OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM

East Jerusalem fracas leads to heavy clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Gaza Siege: Catastrophic, Not ‘Unsustainable’ – Read More Here

(Aletho) – Israeli Occupation Authority still banning entry of 3,500 commodities into Gaza

He said in a report published on Sunday that the IOA allowed only 10% of goods that were previously banned from entering Gaza, describing the IOA talk about easing the siege as mere propaganda and means to deceive the world and is contrary to what is happening on the ground. Read More Here

(Redress) – Lieberman’s “peace” plan: strip Palestinians of citizenship

Jonathan Cook reports on Israel’s Moldovan bouncer-cum-Foreign Minister Avigdor Leiberman’s so-called “peace plan”, which entails stripping Israel’s Arab citizens of their citizenship and expelling them from the country. Read More Here

(RepresentativePress) – Video: “Sheer Criminal Aggression” Israel’s Attack on Gaza Flotilla Chomsky Says “No Credible Pretext”

(MyCatBirdSeat) – DIANA BUTTU at Melbourne Forum: “Apartheid & Boycotts” – Read More Here

Video: GAZA – A Festival Of Lights

The first in a series of poems written during the 08/09 assault on Gaza. Continue reading

World War

(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

Iran

(Infowars) – Congress Votes to Impose Embargo On Iran

Congress has moved closer to war with Iran. Read More Here

(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

Afghanistan

(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

Palestine

(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

(PressTV) – 28 children orphaned by Flotilla attack – Read More Here

(BBC) – UN chief says East Jerusalem demolition plan ‘illegal’

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said the plan to demolish Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem to make way for a tourist park is illegal and unhelpful. Read More Here

(JTA) – Israeli Leaders Sued in Belgium for War Crimes

A complaint was filed in Belgian court against 14 Israeli leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – ‘Let Them Eat Coriander!’ – Blockade ‘eased’ as Gaza starves more slowly – Read More Here

(HardTalk) – Video: Eyewitness Report – Countering Israeli Propaganda

Kenneth O’Keefe talks about the attack on the MV Mavi Marmara that was trying to run the blockade on Gaza.

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