Video: ‘Fascism coming to a computer near you’ – Wayne Madsen

(RussiaToday) – Google’s South Korean headquarters have been raided because of allegations that the internet giant stole private information from the nation’s citizens. Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt, a member of the Bilderberg group, has called for a new internet that will have a slow lane for porn and shopping but the value added content is only for those who can pay. Wayne Madsen adds that the Obama administration wants to shut the internet down to those who cannot pay for it or don’t have enough political influence. Continue reading

World War

(MINA) – Who is staging a War between North and South Korea?

Tensions between North and South Korea continue to escalate: On Friday, North Korea blamed its southern neighbor of staging the sinking of its own warship, which killed 46 soldiers, denying any responsibility for the tragedy Read More Here

(Mantiq) – Freedom Flotilla: “Israel is Threatening to Attack Us” – Read More Here

(Almanar) – Hamas: Flotilla Shows Whole World Opposes Gaza Siege – Read More Here

Petraeus Memo Widens scope of US Military Covert Operations in ME

Critics worry that the order blurs the line between combat soldiers and spies and weakens the claim of all soldiers to humane treatment under the Geneva Conventions. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – North Korea Warns UN to Be Wary of False Evidence of Sinking – Read More Here

(ABC) – US admits deadly attack on Afghan civilians

The United States military has acknowledged killing 23 civilians and wounding 12 others earlier this year after mistaking them for a convoy of Taliban insurgents. Read More Here

(RedactedNews) – The Coming Iran War

It’s happening again.

The same forces – with a few new additions and minus a few smart defectors – who pushed the United States into a needless and deadly war with Iraq are now organizing for the next war. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Letter shows Obama dishonest with Iran – Read More Here

BREAKING – (TimesOnline) – Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran

Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline. Read More Here

(ProLibertate) – “Civil Rights” and Total War – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Free Gaza Flotilla Subject to Coordinated Israeli Government Media Campaign and Military Action

According to an article in the Jerusalem Post [1] on May 25, 2010, the Israeli “Navy is preparing an operational plan to stop the flotilla of nine ships–loaded with hundreds of international activists and thousands of tons of supplies–– which are scheduled to try and break the sea blockade on Gaza by anchoring in the newly-expanded port later this week.” The article describes a military campaign coordinated with a major media campaign. Read More Here

(NewAmericaMedia) – Gulf of Tonkin Redux: Did an American Mine Sink South Korean Ship?

Editor’s note: The sinking of the Cheonan took place in South Korean waters dominated by a joint U.S.-Korean base for anti-submarine warfare operations, an area North Korea admits it does not have the technology to penetrate with its submarines. It is speculated the USNS Salvor was was laying bottom mines in the area and a rising mine was inadvertently released. “If indeed it was an American rising mine that sank the Cheonan, it would constitute a friendly-fire accident,” writes Yoichi Shimatsu. Or it was a Gulf of Tonkin incident intended to provide a pretext to blame North Korea. Either way, don’t expect the corporate media to report on this. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israeli jets attack Gaza

Israeli jets fired five missiles in the early hours of Saturday morning, and local sources say the missiles landed near the tunnel area along the Egyptian border, which is located near the Rafah airport, the Press TV correspondent in Gaza reported. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Iran: US hypocritical on Israel nukes

Iran’s ambassador to the UN Mohammad Khazaee said Friday that the US reaction to the final declaration of the NPT conference was a “clear manifestation” of its hypocrisy.
“The US [verbal] attack on Iran, as an NPT member, along with its opposition to the conference [declaration] which urges Israel to join the NPT, is a clear manifestation of Washington’s double standard nuclear policy,” Khazaee told IRNA on the sidelines of the NPT conference in New York. Read More Here

(PressTV) – End blockade of Gaza, EU tells Israel

The European Union has called on Israel to immediately end the three-year blockade of Gaza and to allow the Freedom Flotilla to enter the enclave. Read More Here

(WPost) – Options studied for a possible Pakistan strike

The U.S. military is reviewing options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan in the event that a successful attack on American soil is traced to the country’s tribal areas, according to senior military officials. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – With Sea Confrontation Looming, Protesters Take to the Streets in NYC

Days before a probable showdown at sea between Palestine solidarity activists traveling with a nine-ship fleet and the Israeli Navy, demonstrations took place across the United States and the world today to demand that Israel allow the activists safe passage to Gaza to deliver 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid. Read More Here

(WRH) – WHO IS SENDING YOUR CHILDREN OFF TO DIE IN WAR WITH IRAN? – Read More Here

(YNetNews) – Lieberman: Gaza flotilla ‘violent’

Foreign minister says ‘there is no humanitarian crisis in Strip,’ calls fleet of aid ship en route to Gaza ‘an attempt at violent propaganda against Israel.’ We will not allow violation of our sovereignty, he adds Read More Here

(Yonhap) – S. Korea’s military reviewing further measures against North

South Korea is preparing to take additional measures against North Korea as it sees the possibility of limited violence by the North amid escalating tensions over Pyongyang’s sinking of a Seoul warship, a senior military official said Friday.
“Following the rhetoric of threats, we expect that North Korea could actually carry out a military, non-military provocation,” Major Gen. Ryu Je-seung, a senior official at the South Korean defense ministry’s policy and planning division, told retired generals and admirals. Read More Here

(Taragana) – We didn’t sink South Korean warship: North Korea

In the first press statement two months after the sinking of the South Korean warship “Cheonan” in March, North Korea Friday said it was not involved in the incident, and asked Seoul to conduct an “objective and fair” probe. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Senate Approves $60 Billion For War, While House Cuts $24 Billion For Unemployed Workers And State Aid

The Senate easily passed an almost $60 billion war funding bill Thursday, but anxiety over out-of-control budget deficits led House leaders to drop tens of billions of dollars in spending from a separate catchall bill anchored by an extension of jobless benefits. Read More Here

(AP) – Israeli commandos to block Gaza activists

Israel on Thursday unveiled a massive makeshift detention center in the country’s main southern port and announced the end of days of intense naval maneuvers, vowing to stop a flotilla of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists trying to break a 3-year blockade of the Gaza Strip this weekend. Read More Here

Video: The US rather than North Korea is a Threat to Global Security – Michel Chossudovsky

North Korea lost thirty percent of its population as a result of US led bombings in the 1950s. US military sources confirm that 20 percent of North Korea’s population was killed off over a three period of intensive bombings:
“After destroying North Korea’s 78 cities and thousands of her villages, and killing countless numbers of her civilians, [General] LeMay remarked, “Over a period of three years or so we killed off – what – twenty percent of the population.”1 It is now believed that the population north of the imposed 38th Parallel lost nearly a third its population of 8 – 9 million people during the 37-month long “hot” war, 1950 – 1953, perhaps an unprecedented percentage of mortality suffered by one nation due to the belligerance of another.”View Video Here

(Fox) – Video: Freedom Watch – Gitmo Suicides Were Actually Homicides?

Contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine Scott Horton discusses his article Continue reading

Video: South Korea suspends trade with N. Korea

(CNN) – South Korean President Lee Myung-bak announced Monday his country is suspending trade with North Korea, closing its waters to the North’s ships and adopting a newly aggressive military posture after the sinking of a South Korean warship.
“We have always tolerated North Korea’s brutality, time and again,” Lee said. “We did so because we have always had a genuine longing for peace on the Korean Peninsula. But now things are different.” Video Link Here

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(Reuters) – Obama tells military: prepare for North Korea aggression

President Barack Obama has directed the U.S. military to coordinate with South Korea to “ensure readiness” and deter future aggression from North Korea, the White House said on Monday. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – South Korea Threatens War If North Korea Makes One More Provocation

South Korea’s Lee Myung-bak announced his retaliation plan for the attack on the Cheonan this morning in Seoul. Although restrained like he has been for the past two months, the president finally referred to the possibility of war:
“If our territorial waters, airspace or territory are militarily violated, we will immediately exercise our right of self-defense.” Read More Here

(MSNBC) – U.S. military told to get ready in Korea standoff – Read More Here

(Xinhua) – DPRK vows to fire at S Korean propaganda loudspeakers at border – Read More Here

MSM: ‘Act of aggression’ sank Korean ship

(ABCNews) – North Korea has threatened “full-scale war” after an international report concluded a torpedo fired by one of the reclusive regime’s submarines sank a South Korean navy ship in March.

A multinational team of independent investigators concluded that North Korea was behind the sinking of the 1,200-tonne corvette Cheonan that killed 46 sailors. Continue reading

World War

(C-Span) – Ron Paul: Today’s Conversation Was Nothing But War Propaganda!

(AsiaTimes) – US warms to strike on Iran

“With sufficient foreign assistance, Iran could probably develop and test an intercontinental ballistic missile [ICBM] capable of reaching the United States by 2015,” claimed a Pentagon report that was declassified on Monday. The almost simultaneous timing of two key recent revelations – this and Israeli accusations that Syria had transferred Scud missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon – has contributed to a fresh escalation of tensions in the Middle East and to speculation that the stage is being set for a military show-down. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Iran shows off ‘high destruction’ speed boats in war games

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards launched a new “ultra-fast” boat capable of causing severe destruction after testing it during a three-day military drill. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Wave of Bombings Kills Dozens in Iraq

A series of bombings on Friday struck mosques, a market and a shop in Baghdad, as well as the homes of a prosecutor and police officers in western Iraq on Friday, killing dozens, only five days after a joint Iraqi-American raid killed the country’s top two Al Qaeda leaders. Read More Here

(MSNBC) – NKorea says it will seize 5 SKorean assets

North Korea said Friday it will confiscate five South Korean-owned properties at a jointly-operated mountain resort in the isolated communist country, a development likely to worsen already-soured relations. Read More Here

(Aletho) – US: All Options on the Table Against Syria

Though they have admitted once again that they still haven’t actually got any proof that any such thing happened, the US State Department insisted today that “all options are on the table” with respect to retaliating against Syria over its alleged delivery of Scud missiles to Hezbollah. Read More Here

(Guardian) – Iran’s military begins large-scale war games

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard has begun three days of major military manoeuvres in the Gulf and Strait of Hormuz Read More Here

(Reuters) – North Korea torpedoed South’s navy ship: report

South Korea’s military believes a torpedo fired from a North Korean submarine sank its navy ship last month, based on intelligence gathered jointly with the United States, a news report said on Thursday. Read More Here

(GaryNullShow) – Video: Gerald Celente : They are taking us to the Great War Continue reading

Was Korean Airlines Flight 85 a Simulated Hijack in a 9/11 Training Exercise?

(911Blogger) – Several hours after the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington occurred, a passenger aircraft heading to the U.S. from Seoul, South Korea, was mistakenly considered hijacked. In a little-reported series of events, the pilots of Korean Airlines Flight 85 gave numerous indications that their plane had been taken over by hijackers, even though it had not. KAL 85, a Boeing 747 that had been due to land in Anchorage, Alaska, for a refueling stop, was consequently diverted to an airport in Canada. The military launched fighter jets to tail it and, with authorization from the Canadian prime minister, threatened to shoot the plane down if it refused to change course. Only after KAL 85 landed were officials able to confirm that no hijacking had taken place. Continue reading

South Korea

(DailyMail) – Search for survivors of sunken South Korea navy ship as officials ‘rule out’ involvement of the North

Hopes faded this morning for 46 South Korean sailors still missing 12 hours after an explosion sank one of the country’s naval vessels. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – The Long, Long History Of False Starts Of War Between South And North Korea

History suggests that this sinking of a South Korean naval vessel off the coast of the country will not be the restart of the Korean conflict. Read More Here

World War

(ChannelNewsAsia) – Taiwan on alert after South Korean naval ship sinks

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou activated the country’s national security mechanism on Friday after a South Korean naval ship sank in the Yellow Sea, the island’s Central News Agency reported. Read More Here

(AP) – Military on alert as SKorean ship sinks near North

A South Korean naval ship sank near the disputed maritime border with North Korea early Saturday, prompting the South’s military to rush vessels to the site to rescue its sailors and raising fears of an attack by the North. Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – Korea Tensions Pale Alongside Agenda To Attack Iran

We only go to war with countries who can’t fight back Read More Here

(KoreaHerald) – Possibility Korean Boat Sunk By Own Explosives

A Navy patrol boat with 104 crew members on board sank near the western maritime border with North Korea after an explosion on Friday, the Joint Chief of Staff said. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – What You Need To Know About The U.S. Military In Korea

The United State military has a significant presence in South Korea, designed as a conflict trip wire that would immediately bring the United States into war with North Korea if they act agressively against South Korea. Read More Here

(Itar-Tass) – Russia needs new modern military archive – Medvedev

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday that it is necessary to have a new modern military archive. Read More Here

(IrishTimes) – Leaked e-mail links Merkel to controversial Afghan air strike

An e-mail from Germany’s secret service, leaked to Der Spiegel magazine, suggests the chancellery was informed nine hours after the German-ordered strike on September 4th that 50-100 civilians had been killed. Read More Here

(ArabNews) – Egypt opposition calls for severing ties with Israel

Lawmakers from the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest opposition group, have called on the government to withdraw its ambassador to Israel, amid heightened tensions in the region. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Israel could use tactical nukes on Iran: thinktank

Deeply concerned as it is by the risk of a nuclear-armed Iran, Israel has never even hinted at using atomic weapons to forestall the perceived threat. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Iran calls for ‘serious’ action against Israeli plot

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has urged the international community to foil an Israeli plot to change the identity of Jerusalem (al-Quds). Read More Here

(EthiopianReview) – Iran’s nuclear work brings fear of Mideast arms race

As world powers negotiate on how to deal with Iran’s continuing development of its nuclear program, concerns about a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, prompted by Iran’s determination to build nuclear weapons, are mounting. Read More Here

MSM: Report – Weapons flight heading to Iran

(AP) – The flight plan for an aircraft seized in Thailand with a load of illicit North Korean arms and ammunition shows that the mysterious plane was headed to Iran, a new report from arms trafficking researchers says. Continue reading

Video: Obama, the Deficit, and Monopoly Money

(KurtNimmo) – Obama — or his teleprompter writers — think you’re an idiot. Obama can get on national television and claim without flinching (as many people do when they lie) that he “inherited” an astronomical debt from the last guy who increased the national debt more than the guy before him. Continue reading

Russia deploys S-400 missile system near North Korea

Amid ongoing tensions over North Korean missile activities, Russia has set up a third missile unit fitted with the S-400 defense system close to its eastern borders. Continue reading

Hillary Clinton: Iran’s pursuit of nukes ‘futile’

(Politico) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that Iran will never achieve its goal of obtaining a nuclear weapon, declaring to Tehran: “Your pursuit is futile.” Continue reading

MSM: U.S., South Korean cyber attacks no more harmful than spam, experts say

(CBC-Canada) – Consumers around the globe have been caught up in cyber attacks targeting U.S. and South Korean websites, some coming from unknowingly infected computers that have jammed sites for legitimate users. Continue reading

MSM: Computers in U.S. Linked to Cyber Attack

(CBSNews) – Investigators say it’s Still Too Early to Confirm North Korea Responsible for Attacks Continue reading

Video: Blitz of “Cyber Attacks” as Rockefeller Bill Approaches

A determined propaganda blitz is well underway as the government sets the stage for the passage of Cybersecurity Act of 2009, introduced in the Senate earlier this year. If passed, it will allow Obama to shut down the internet and private networks. Continue reading

MSM: Cyber attacks enter new phase

(Telegraph) – Cyber attacks will enter a new phase and targeting personal computers and wiping out hard drives in the coming days, a South Korean government agency has warned. Continue reading

Internet Attack Propaganda Increases as Cyber Bill Approaches

Earlier this week South Korean intelligence (a creation of U.S. military intelligence) blamed the enfeebled Stalinist regime in North Korea for a series of cyber attacks on the U.S. government and commercial websites. As numerous observers have noted since the attacks, it is unlikely North Korea was behind the attacks. Continue reading

MSM: Newt Gingrich – Sabotage Iran’s Oil Infrastructure

(Aljazeera) – The former speaker of the US House of Representatives has said that the US should “sabotage” Iran’s oil and gas infrastructure as part of its efforts to bring down the government. Continue reading

Blitzkrieg

The last two weeks in June marked an unprecedented attack, by the government, upon the entire social infrastructure of this society. This was only the latest in a long series of criminal actions meant to finally tip the nation into chaos. Continue reading

MSM: Federal agency Web sites knocked out by massive, resilient cyber attack

(AP) – A widespread and unusually resilient computer attack that began July 4 knocked out the Web sites of several government agencies, including some that are responsible for fighting cyber crime, The Associated Press has learned. Continue reading

North Korean Missile Threat: Made in the USA

According to Air Force Gen. Victor E. Renuart, Northcom commander, the United States is ready to knock down the last stage of a Taepodong-2 missile that North Korea is expected soon to launch in the direction of Hawaii. Continue reading

MSM: Korea threatens US; world anticipates missile

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

N.Korea accuses Obama of nuclear war plot

North Korea has accused US President Barack Obama of plotting a nuclear war on the communist nation by reaffirming a US assurance of security for South Korea, the North’s state media said. Continue reading

Pentagon Deploys Experimental Missile Shield to Hawaii

When North Korea threatened to launch a ballistic missile in March, the Pentagon responded coolly. No effort would be made to shoot down the test missile, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said. The experimental, floating SBX missile-defense radar, would stay in dry-dock. This was a test, not an imminent attack, after all; and it would’ve cost as much as $100 million to move the thing into place. Continue reading

The Plan For Socialist World Government

While meaningless United Nations hand-wringing over the North Korean nuclear weapons program garnered the headlines, the world body is moving ahead with a global conference to lay the groundwork for world government financed by global taxes. Continue reading

New York drill for possible nuke war

US security authorities have conducted a semi-clandestine nuclear fallout drill in the City of New York in order to be prepared “for the worst.” Continue reading

MSM: North Korea pledges to ‘weaponise’ all plutonium

(Telegraph) – North Korea pledged on Saturday to embark on a uranium enrichment programme and “weaponise” all the plutonium in its possession as it rejected the new UN sanctions meant to punish the communist nation for its recent nuclear test. Continue reading

North Korea: Paper Tiger

(C4L) – Another day, it must be another weapons test for North Korea. And that means wailing and gnashing of teeth from Seoul to Washington. And presidential statements denouncing the grave threat posed to world peace. Continue reading

MSM: US to sell ‘bunker buster’ bombs to South Korea

(Telegraph) – America has agreed to sell “bunker-buster” bombs to South Korea capable of destroying underground facilities in North Korea. Continue reading

MSM: South Korea Deploys Warship as North Readies Missiles (Update1)

(Bloomberg) – South Korea deployed a high-speed naval vessel equipped with anti-ship missiles to its sea border with North Korea amid reports the communist nation is preparing to test-launch several mid-range and one ballistic rocket. Continue reading

Korea at DEFCON 1?

Based upon this article in Yahoo! and an article earlier today from Joonang Ilbo, I estimate that as a minimum US Forces, Korea has gone to DEFCON 1 and I suspect that Pacific Command is at DEFCON 2 as a minimum. Continue reading

MSM: North Korea to move intercontinental missile: report

(Reuters) – North Korea is preparing to move an intercontinental ballistic missile from a factory near Pyongyang to a launch site on the east coast, a South Korean newspaper quoted a source in Washington as saying on Saturday. Continue reading

MSM: World War III has started

(Ynet) – One needs to be deaf, blind, and an idiot at this time in order not to understand that the nuclear bomb tested in North Korea two days ago also exploded in the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem. Continue reading

MSM: North Korea ‘has deployed multiple nuclear warheads’ ahead of launch

North Korea has developed and deployed multiple nuclear warheads that can be attached to medium-range Rodong missiles, according to a Seoul-based defence analyst. Continue reading

MSM: US deploys warships as North Korea prepares to launch missile

The US has deployed two warships with anti-missile capabilities in the waters off Japan as tensions mount over North Korea’s plans to test-fire a long-range ballistic missile capable of striking Alaska. Continue reading

Video: Footage of Phoenix Mass Grave Site

Video footage of a suspected mass grave site at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona, has surfaced on YouTube. Continue reading

NKorea orders military to be combat ready: state media

North Korea has ordered its military to be combat ready, state media said early Monday, ahead of joint US-South Korean maneuvers that Pyongyang has described as a prelude to war. Continue reading