World War

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

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

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

(Spiegel) – Kyrgyzstan Is On the Brink of Collapse

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

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

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

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

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

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

MSM: International Paper Treads Monsanto’s Path to ‘Frankenforests’

(Bloomberg) – International Paper Co., the world’s largest pulp and paper maker, plans to remake commercial forests in the same way Monsanto Co. revolutionized farms with genetically modified crops. Continue reading

France finds no evidence against Iran N program

(PressTV) – The Foreign Affair Committee of France Senate has affirmed in its latest report that there is no decisive evidence on the military nature of Iran nuclear program. Continue reading