World War

(PressTV) – Video: US to blame for Afghan slaughter

US-led forces in Afghanistan have killed many civilians in the southern province of Helmand amid public outrage over rising death tolls in the war-torn county, Afghan sources say. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Summer in Iraq

It’s high summer in Iraq, and tempers are getting very short. According to a recent article in the Washington Post, the ugly effect of this ongoing conflict continues to grind the people into the ground: Read More Here

Iran

(GlobalResearch) – Sanctions and War Threats directed against the Tehran Government: Who Cares About the Iranian People?

The world countries are competing with each other in imposing new financial sanctions against Iran. While the Iranian people still hasn’t forgotten the bitter memory of 8-year war with the Baathist Iraq which was masterminded and fostered by the United States and its European allies, new rounds of crippling sanctions directed against the most strategic industries of Iran come after one another in what is claimed to be the international movement of preventing Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Read More Here

(12160) – Video: Stephen Kinzer on the History of BP/British Petroleum and Its Role in the 1953 Iran Coup

Stephen Kinzer, author of All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror, looks at the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company’s role in the 1953 CIA coup against Iran’s popular progressive prime minister, Mohammad Mosaddegh. View Video Here

(CounterPunch) – Guns of August in the Middle East?

Crazy talk about the Middle East seems to be escalating, backed up by some pretty ominous military deployments. First, the department of scary statements: Read More Here

(CommonDreams) – IAEA Conceals Evidence Iran Documents Were Forged

The International Atomic Energy Agency says its present objective regarding Iran is to try to determine whether the intelligence documents purportedly showing a covert Iranian nuclear weapons programme from 2001 to 2003 are authentic or not. The problem, according to its reports, is that Iran refuses to help clarify the issue.

But the IAEA has refused to acknowledge publicly significant evidence brought to its attention by Iran that the documents were fabricated, and has made little, if any, effort to test the authenticity of the intelligence documents or to question officials of the governments holding them, IPS has learned. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – MAP OF THE DAY: Here’s The Israeli Attack Route Iran Just Cut Off

War worries in the Middle East continue to grow, as it has been revealed that Iran has supplied Syria with radar capable of detecting Israeli planes flying at high altitudes.

That ability to detect could cut off one of Israel’s main attack routes for targeting Iran. Read More Here

(AFP) – Obama warns Iran of new pressure, signs sanctions

President Barack Obama warned Iran Thursday it faced mounting pressure and isolation, as he signed tough new US sanctions he said would strike at Tehran’s capacity to finance its nuclear program.

The measures, on top of new UN Security Council and European sanctions, aim to choke off Iran’s access to imports of refined petroleum products like gasoline and jet fuel and curb its access to the international banking system. Read More Here

Palestine

(IMEMC) – PMRS: “52% of Gaza Children Suffer From Malnutrition”

A study conducted by the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) revealed that 52% of the children in Gaza suffer from anaemia, and severe deficiency in phosphor, calcium and zinc, while a significant number of children suffer from infections in their respiratory systems. Read More Here

(StopWar) – Gaza Flotilla Report – View Here

(RawStory) – Rights group probes US agencies on foreknowledge of Israeli flotilla raid

What did we know, and when?

That’s the gist of a series of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights, which hopes to learn more about any American involvement in or foreknowledge of the deadly flotilla raid that left nine peace activists dead, including a young, unarmed American citizen who was reportedly shot four times in the head. Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – Video: West Bank poverty ‘worse than Gaza’

Children living in the poorest parts of the West Bank face significantly worse conditions than their counterparts in Gaza, a study conducted by an international youth charity has found.

The report by Save the Children UK, due to be released on Wednesday, says that families forced from their homes in the West Bank are suffering the effects of grinding poverty, often lacking food, medicine and humanitarian assistance. Continue reading

World War

(CampaignIran) – Full text of Iran’s letter of complaint to the UN over US threats of nuclear attack – Read More Here

(WashingtonPost) – Ahmadinejad calls for U.S. to destroy its nuclear arsenal first

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad drew applause at a nuclear disarmament conference in Tehran attended by representatives of 60 countries when he called for the destruction of all atomic weapons, starting with those in the U.S. arsenal. Read More Here

(YNet) – Report: Israel threatens to send Syria back to Stone Age

According to report in Sunday Times, Israeli minister said if Hezbollah dares to attack with ballistic missiles, responsibility will fall on Syria’s shoulders, Israel will mercilessly attack strategic targets. ‘Assad playing with fire,’ says minister, according to British paper Read More Here

(DailyTelegraph) – Iran calls US ‘the world’s only atomic criminal’

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used an international conference in Tehran to condemn the US as the “world’s only atomic criminal”. Read More Here

(AFP) – Scud allegations may prompt Israeli raid: Hezbollah

US concern over allegations that Syria has been supplying Scud missiles to Hezbollah serves to encourage Israel to attack Lebanon, the Lebanese Shiite militant group said on Saturday.

(RawStory) – US Afghan commander: ‘We have too many contractors’

The US commander in Afghanistan said Friday that the military is wasting money by employing too many private contractors to do jobs better done by soldiers or local Afghans. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Gen McChrystal: No Proof Iran Sending Fighters or Weapons to Afghanistan

Says Some Taliban May Have Trained Inside Iran Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Mezan Center: “Israel Deliberately Killed Reuters Cameraman”

On the third anniversary of his death, the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights reported that the Israeli army deliberately shot and killed Palestinian cameraman, working for Reuters, Fadel Shana’a, 23, in the Gaza Strip. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – America and the Dictators From Ngo Dinh Diem to Hamid Karzai

The crisis has come suddenly, almost without warning. At the far edge of American power in Asia, things are going from bad to much worse than anyone could have imagined. The insurgents are spreading fast across the countryside. Corruption is rampant. Local military forces, recipients of countless millions of dollars in U.S. aid, shirk combat and are despised by local villagers. American casualties are rising. Our soldiers seem to move in a fog through a hostile, unfamiliar terrain, with no idea of who is friend and who is foe. Read More Here

(BBC) – Video: Evidence Israel’s nuclear weapons(Banned Censored)

Part 1: http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=11410
Part 2: http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=11411
Part 3: http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=11412
Part 4: http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=11413
Part 5: http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=11414

(NHTruth) – Veterans of “Wikileaks” Incident Announce “Letter of Reconciliation” To Iraqis Injured In Attack

Two former soldiers from the Army unit responsible for the Wikileaks “Collateral Murder” incident have written an open-letter of “Reconciliation and Responsibility” to those injured in the July 2007 attack, in which U.S. forces wounded two children and killed over a dozen people, including the father of those children and two Reuters employees.

Ethan Mccord and Josh Stieber deployed to Baghdad with Bravo Company 2-16 in 2007. Ethan was on the ground at the scene of the shooting, and is seen on the video rushing one of the injured children to a U.S. Vehicle; “When I saw those kids, all I could picture was my kids back home”. Ethan applied for mental health support following this incident and was denied by his commanding officer. Read More Here

(StopNato) – NATO: Pentagon’s Gateway Into Former Warsaw Pact, Soviet Nations – Rick Rozoff

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was founded in April of 1949 by a country not on the European continent, the United States, and eleven subordinates which had fought on both sides of the World War that had ended four years earlier: Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. Greece and Turkey were added in 1952 after their service in the Korean War and West Germany joined in 1955. Read More Here

(TheIndependent) – Afghanistan: A conspiracy of silence

An IoS poll shows 77 per cent of Britons want our forces to come home and a majority believe our presence makes UK streets less safe from terrorist attack. Yet all three parties are ducking this most critical issue Read More Here

(MinorityPerspective) – Iran rightfully calls for America to be suspended from IAEA

The leader of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has rightfully called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to suspend America for constantly threatening to use nuclear weapons against his country and other states; and his bold stance could be a significant opportunity for the non-European world to stand up to western terrorism. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Chossudovsky: Obama, Not Osama, is Threat Number One to Global Security – Continue reading

Former IAEA Chief: Iraq War Killed “A Million Innocent Civilians”

(WSWS) – The former head of the UN’s chief nuclear agency, Mohammed ElBaradei, said in an interview with the British newspaper Guardian Wednesday that those who launched the war in Iraq were responsible for killing a million innocent people and could be held accountable under international law. He was clearly referring to US President George Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and their top military and security aides. Continue reading

World War

(DailyStar) – US folly unites Iran and Syria

The show of unity between the Iranian and Syrian presidents during a meeting in Damascus Thursday puzzled some Western observers who thought that Syria’s recent rapprochement with the US would have transformed the country into a servile ally. Read More Here

(Politico) – Coats: Military action ‘only option’ on Iran

Former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats told the magazine Human Events this week that “potential military action” is “the only option now” for halting Iran’s nuclear program. Read More Here

(LATimes) – Unity lacking for U.N. sanctions against Iran

Reporting from Washington — As many as four countries may refuse to support an expected United Nations resolution imposing new sanctions against Iran, threatening a setback for Western efforts to show a unified international effort, according to foreign diplomats close to the issue. Read More Here

(WSWS) – The UN nuclear agency, the US and Iran

With the Obama administration escalating its diplomatic campaign for a further round of UN sanctions against Iran, a report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last week provided an apparent boost to US propaganda that Tehran is developing a nuclear weapons capacity. Read More Here

(WRH) – Who Is Sending Your Children Off To Die In War With Iran? – Read More Here

(MediaMonitors) – The Iran Threat – More of the same

The pressure is cranking up on Iran. During her recent tour of the Middle East, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton declared that Iran is “moving toward a military dictatorship”, because the civilian government is being “supplanted” by the Revolutionary Guard, which “poses a very direct threat to everyone.” Read More Here

(MEOnline) – Iran: IAEA bends to political influence

Iran parliamentary speaker says UN nuclear watchdog under influence of ‘several big powers’. Read More Here

New Grist for Hype on Iran – Ray McGovern

(InformationClearingHouse) – Here we go again. A report issued Thursday by the new Director General of the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano, has injected new adrenalin into those arguing that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon. Continue reading

World War

(PressTV) – No common Iran stance between Russia, US

Russia has rejected claims by US officials that Moscow and Washington have a common policy toward Iran concerning its nuclear program. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Russia rebuffs Israel over tougher sanctions on Iran

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has announced that Moscow is against imposing “crippling sanctions” on Iran over its nuclear energy program. Read More Here

(TrueSlant) – Majority of Americans think Iran has The Bomb

A whopping 71 percent of Americans believe that Iran currently has nuclear weapons, according to a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey. Read More Here

(Examiner) – IAEA report: zero evidence of Iran nukes. US Orwellian corporate war media: Iran building nukes?

The good news is corporate media war propaganda is so easy to reveal and crush. Today’s version of CIA Operation Mockingbird, the US Senate Church Committee disclosure of over 400 CIA operatives within US corporate media to propagandize for war policies, is escalating their paper-thin lies of omission and commission to manipulate America into war with Iran. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Russia Raises Prospect of Missiles in Kaliningrad

Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov today warned that Russia would not hesitate to deploy Iskander missiles in the exclave of Kaliningrad if they perceived a threat in Eastern Europe, an apparent reference to the US missile defense plans. Read More Here

(JuanCole) – Top Russian General: An American Attack on Iran would lead to US Collapse

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 US Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency 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) – Destabilization in the North Caucasus: Georgian President Saakashvili “Ready for New War”? – Read More Here

IAEA Letter Fuels CNN Alarmism Over Iran – Rick Sanchez Speculates About Non-Existent Iranian ‘Nuclear Missile’

Fueled by an unfortunately worded letter by the IAEA about a “technical violation” allegedly made by Iran last week in its civilian nuclear program, CNN’s Rick Sanchez is now speculating about the possibility of Iran “building some kind of nuclear weapon,” even though one of his guests from MIT made it clear this threat was totally illusory. Continue reading

Ahmadinejad Says Clinton Not Taken Seriously In Iran

(PressTV) – Iran on Tuesday dismissed remarks by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who claimed the country was drifting toward a military dictatorship before the world’s eyes.
“That is how we see it,” Mrs. Clinton said in a televised meeting of students at a university in Doha, Qatar. “We see that the government of Iran — the supreme leader, the president, the parliament — is being supplanted and that Iran is moving toward a military dictatorship.”
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MSM: Iran ‘escalating’ nuclear standoff, powers warn UN

(Haaretz) – Decision to step up enrichment unjustified, U.S., France and Russia tell IAEA as Ahmadinejad warns of sanctions backlash. Continue reading

Iran vs Israel: What The Media Wants You To Forget – WhatReallyHappened.com

The corporate media have been given their orders to throw the focus back on to Iran.

Here is a recap of what they are trying to make you forget.

1. Last Spring, Rose Gottemoeller, an assistant secretary of state and Washington’s chief nuclear arms negotiator, asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel refused.

2. The United Nations passed a resolution calling on Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

3. The IAEA asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

4. Iran’s formal notification to the IAEA of the planned construction of the backup fuel-rod facility underscores that Iran is playing by the rules of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which Iran has signed.

5. Iran allows IAEA inspections of all its facilities.

6. Contrary to face-saving claims, it appears that the US and Israel were both caught off guard by Iran’s announcement. The reasoning is simple. Had the US or Israel announced the existence of he new facility before Iran’s notified the IAEA, it would have put Iran on the defensive. As it is now, the US and Israel seem to be playing catch up, casting doubt on the veracity of Israel’s claims to “know” that Iran is a nuclear threat.

7. The IAEA and all 16 United States Intelligence Agencies are unanimous in agreement that Iran is not building and does not possess nuclear weapons.

8. In 1986, Mordachai Vanunu blew the whistle and provided photographs showing Israel’s clandestine nuclear weapons factory underneath the reactor at Dimona.

9. Israel made the same accusations against Iraq that it is making against Iran, leading up to Israel’s bombing of the power station at Osirik. Following the invasion of 2003, international experts examined the ruins of the power station at Osirik and found no evidence of a clandestine weapons factory in the rubble.

10. The United Nations has just released the Goldstone Report, a scathing report which accuses Israel of 37 specific war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza earlier this year. Israel has denounced the report as “Anti-Semitic (even though Judge Goldstone is himself Jewish), and the United States will block the report from being referred to the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague, thereby making the US Government an accessory after-the-fact.

We all need to be Joe Wilson right now. We need to stand up and scream, “LIAR!” at every politician and every talking media moron that is pushing this war in Iran. And we need to keep dong it until they get the message that we will not be deceived any more.

Israel wants to send your kids off to die in Iran, and YOU are the only one that can stop them.

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MSM: Maverick Iraqi politician claims Iran could go nuclear within weeks

(JPost) – Iraqi parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi is warning that Iran is much closer to attaining nuclear capability than most sources, including the International Atomic Energy Agency and the US State Department, believe. In fact, he predicts the Iranians could have a nuclear capability – and may announce that they have it – as soon as next month. Continue reading

The United Nations’ Role in Peace and War

“The UN of the arms dealers – the most disreputable and yet profitable business on earth.”
Some times the New York Times does the right thing. This morning the Editorial (December 1, 2009) condemned the Swiss referendum vote to prohibit the construction of minarets on Mosques throughout the country. And on the Op. Ed. Page Bob Herbert quoted Eisenhower “ I hate war, as only a soldier who has lived it can, as one who has seen its brutality, it futility, its stupidity.” He added, and “:every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.”

And especially thank you Professor Chossudovsky for this opportunity to speak in Montreal. And to listen, and to learn from audience reaction and comments. Continue reading

MSM: Iran could have more secret nuclear sites, warns UN nuclear watchdog

(Guardian) – The United Nations nuclear watchdog has expressed fears that Iran may have other secret nuclear sites following the discovery of the facility hidden in a mountain near the holy city of Qom. Continue reading

US lies about Iran’s nuclear program and “threat” to Israel, escalates aggression for war

(Examiner) – US political “leaders” from both parties are lying to you about Iran’s “nuclear program” and what Iranian President Ahmadinejad said concerning Israel. Yes, the word “lie” is accurate; I will prove it beyond any reasonable doubt. Continue reading

Mullen: ‘Nuclear Iran’ an Existential Threat to Israel

Speaking today at the National Press Club, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen declared that “it’s very clear to me that a nuclear weapon in Iran is an existential threat to Israel.Continue reading

On the Eve of WWIII?

Can you believe it? We may be on the eve of World War III because a research reactor near Tehran – that mostly produces radioactive isotopes for use in medicine, and is subject to a Safeguards Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency – will need refueling in a year or so.

How could that need result in WWIII? Continue reading

MSM: Iran ignores U.N. nuclear deadline

(Reuters) – Iran ignored a U.N. deadline on Friday to respond to an international draft deal for it to cut an atomic stockpile the West fears could be used for weapons, and challenged the basis of the pact. Continue reading

China hails ‘close cooperation’ with Iran

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has said that his country will maintain cooperation with Iran and foster ‘close coordination in international affairs’. Continue reading

The lying game: how we are prepared for another war of aggression – John Pilger

In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger compares the current drum-beating for war against Iran, based on a fake “nuclear threat”, with the manufacture of a sense of false crisis that led to invasion of Iraq and the deaths of 1.3 million people. Continue reading

Dry Heaves and Sucker Ploys: The Great New Iran “Crisis”

The new “Iran crisis” is such a sickening concoction of stupidity and lies that it almost defies comment. It certainly defies contemplation; even to think about it for thirty seconds is enough to bring on a bout of the dry heaves. Continue reading

Warmonger Wins Peace Prize – Paul Craig Roberts

It took 25 years longer than George Orwell thought for the slogans of 1984 to become reality.
“War is Peace,” “Freedom is Slavery,” “Ignorance is Strength.”
I would add, “Lie is Truth.” Continue reading

Iran’s Nuclear Threat Is A LIE – John Pilger

Obama’s “showdown” with Iran has another agenda. The media have been tasked with preparing the public for endless war Continue reading

It’s bomb, bomb, bomb Iran time

(AsiaTimes) – The United States and Western “bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” crowd – hysteria running at fever pitch ahead of Thursday’s multilateral nuclear talks in Geneva – could do worse than have a word with Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. Continue reading

UN’s El Baradei: “Israel Is Number One Threat to Middle East”

The top nuclear inspector at the UN does not believe that Iran is the number one threat in the Middle East.
He says Israel is the number one threat. Continue reading

MSM: Israel names Russians helping Iran build nuclear bomb

(Times) – Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has handed the Kremlin a list of Russian scientists believed by the Israelis to be helping Iran to develop a nuclear warhead. He is said to have delivered the list during a mysterious visit to Moscow. Continue reading

MSM: Report Says Iran Has Data to Make a Nuclear Bomb

(NYTimes) – Senior staff members of the United Nations nuclear agency have concluded in a confidential analysis that Iran has acquired “sufficient information to be able to design and produce a workable” atom bomb. Continue reading

MSM: ‘No credible evidence’ of Iranian nuclear weapons, says UN inspector

(Guardian) – The UN’s chief weapons inspector, Mohamed ElBaradei, said today he had seen “no credible evidence” that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, rejecting British intelligence allegations that a weapons programme has been going on for at least four years. Continue reading

Liberals and Democrats Will Support the Coming Mass Murder Campaign Against Iran

It looks like an attack on Iran is a fait accompli. It’s just a matter of timing at this point. Reading the corporate media — and much of the so-called “progressive” media — one hears what amounts to a chant: Iran has nukes, Iran has nukes… or they will very soon. Continue reading

Another War in the Works – Paul Craig Roberts

Does anyone remember all the lies that they were told by President Bush and the “Main Stream Media” about the grave threat to America from weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? These lies were repeated endlessly in the print and TV media despite the reports from the weapons inspectors, who had been sent to Iraq, that no such weapons existed. Continue reading

Clinton: Nothing Iran Can Do to Convince US Nuclear Program Is Peaceful

In the latest indication yet that the US is entering this week’s Iran talks very grudgingly, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly announced today that she doesn’t believe there is any piece of evidence the Iranian government could possibly present which would convince US officials that their civilian nuclear program is “only for peaceful purposes.” Continue reading

More Lies, More Deception – Paul Craig Roberts

“What does imperialism mean? It means the assertion of absolute force over others.” Robert Lowe 1878 Continue reading

Keeping Iran Honest – Scott Ritter

Iran’s secret nuclear plant will spark a new round of IAEA inspections and lead to a period of even greater transparency Continue reading

Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran: Obama Times Calling Out Iran For Impact

President Obama’s decision to confront Iran with evidence of a secret nuclear production site Friday was the culmination of a deliberate strategy over the past nine months to gain maximum impact from the disclosure by building up to it with other steps on the world stage. Continue reading

Obama’s Hell-Ride to War on Iran

Faced with the uncomfortable and politically unacceptable reality that there exists no evidence that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapon, confirmed by his own intelligence community, President Obama has taken a page from the book of his predecessors FDR, LBJ, GWB, and so on: he simply made something really scary-sounding up to justify his push toward war. Continue reading

MSM: AP NewsBreak – Nuke agency says Iran can make bomb

(Yahoo) – Iran experts at the U.N nuclear monitoring agency believe Tehran has the ability to make a nuclear bomb and worked on developing a missile system that can carry an atomic warhead, according to a confidential report seen by The Associated Press. Continue reading

U.S. Intel Report Concludes Iran Has Not Taken Steps to Make Nuke Bomb

US spy agencies have recently concluded that Iran has deliberately not taken the critical steps to make a bomb, despite having produced enough nuclear fuel. Continue reading

MSM: ElBaradei calls Iranian threat ‘hyped’

(JPost) – Mohamed ElBaradei, outgoing chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has called the Iranian threat “hyped,” saying there is no proof the Islamic republic will soon have nuclear weapons. Continue reading

Why Not Crippling Sanctions for Israel and the US?

(Paul Craig Roberts) – In Israel, a country stolen from the Palestinians, fanatics control the government. One of the fanatics is the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Last week Netanyahu called for “crippling sanctions” against Iran. Continue reading