World War

(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

Video: America Can Exist Just Fine Without Israel! But Israel CANNOT Exist Without America! – Jack Cafferty

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‘Israel may drag US into new war’

(PressTV) – Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has expressed fears that Israel may attempt to involve the US in a new aggression against Lebanon or the Gaza Strip.

“Because of Israel’s current disagreements with the US, the Israeli side could get the US involved in what is a ‘crazy move,'” Berri was quoted as saying by Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat . Continue reading

US, UK, NATO and Israeli Weapons Cause Genocide

(PoliticalTheatrics) – I feel intensely sick deep inside to receive regular stories or reports on the terrible aftermath of deaths and gross deformities as a result of weapons containing not only uranium components but also other carcinogenic components. Continue reading

Israel, US and Iran: an environmental perspective

(PalTel) – In my last column, I reviewed the military implications if the United States and Israel launched an attack on Iran. I will now discuss the types of weapons likely to be used and the catastrophic contamination of the entire Middle East region and the world that would result should they be foolish enough to proceed. Continue reading

World War

(AntiWar) – Lebanon PM Vows to Stand With Hezbollah in Event of Israeli Invasion

In an interview released today, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri expressed growing concern about the number of threats against the nation made by the Israeli government. “This is something that is escalating, and this is something that is really dangerous,” Hariri warned. Read More Here

(MontrealGazette) – Obama may look past UN on Iran

U.S. President Barack Obama signalled Tuesday that a response beyond the United Nations may be necessary to deal with Iran over the Islamic republic’s latest bid to expand its nuclear program. Read More Here

(Guardian) – Obama’s empty threats weaken US

If Iran continues to break non-proliferation rules, Barack Obama needs international consensus before threatening Tehran again Read More Here

(UKPA) – PM warns Iran of fresh sanctions

Gordon Brown has issued a new warning that Iran could face tougher sanctions unless it gives up its nuclear weapons ambitions. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Ahmadinejad warns Israel against any military move

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Israel should be resisted and finished off if it launched military action in the region, state broadcaster IRIB reported on Thursday. Read More Here

When the “War on Terror” Becomes Genocide

The “Convention for the Punishment and Prevention of the Crime of Genocide” stresses the prevention of genocide more than prescribing its exact manner of punishment. Genocide does not have to be committed for the Convention to have effect. By defining “genocide” it seeks to avert agendas which will confirm the crime. Continue reading

MSM: Obama aide says Iran may lash out at Israel

(Yahoo) – President Barack Obama’s national security adviser is citing a heightened risk that Iran will respond to growing pressure over its nuclear program by stoking violence against Israel. Continue reading

MSM: Israel says tests on Iron Dome missile shield have been a success

(Times) – Israel has announced the successful testing of its Iron Dome anti-missile system, said to be capable of intercepting rockets launched by militants in Gaza and South Lebanon. Continue reading

MSM: Report – IDF, U.S. military to simulate Iran missile strike on Israel

(Haaretz) – The Israel Defense Forces and the U.S. military will soon hold a training exercise in which they will simulate missile attacks on Israel from Iran, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza, the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported Sunday. Continue reading

Murdering Palestinians for their organs: “All facts on the ground prove Swedish report correct”

Former Palestinian detainee, researcher Abdul-Nasser Farwana, stated that all facts on the ground, since decades, prove that the Israeli occupation executed Palestinian detainees after they surrendered and refused to hand their bodies to their families. Hundreds of bodies were transferred to the families days, months or even years after the fact, and when the bodies were sent back, they were missing vital internal organs. Continue reading

How Apathy Will Destroy America

“By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy – indifference from whatever cause, not from a lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, from a contempt bred of self satisfaction”
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MSM: Hezbollah stockpiles 40,000 rockets near Israel border

(Times) – Three years after Israel fought a bloody war in Lebanon against Hezbollah, there are fears that hostilities could erupt again — this time with the militant group better armed than ever. Continue reading

Israeli Massacres: Details and Numbers

Although the Image that Israel distributes about herself is that of an oppressed nation, it is with heavy hearts that we present these crimes that stand for themselves for the brutality of the Israeli Army and the heartlessness of its soldiers who seem to have a thirst for blood. Continue reading

Israel hopes to colonize parts of Iraq as ‘Greater Israel’

Israeli expansionists, their intentions to take full control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and permanently keep the Golan Heights of Syria and expand into southern Lebanon already well known, also have their eyes on parts of Iraq considered part of a biblical “Greater Israel.” Continue reading

Experts: Depleted Uranium Creates Problems for Years After Initial Impact

(PalTel) – We have seen many threats and accusations made against Iran and its Nuclear Research Programme with condemnations coming from the US, UK, NATO countries and the “Big Boys Club” known as the UN Security Council. Repeated warnings and many dress rehearsals for such an attack have been carried out by Israel. This cat-and-mouse game has gone on for many years but have Israel and their allies ever looked at the consequences of this ill-conceived plan? Continue reading

Ignorance is Strength – Paul Craig Roberts

The American media’s one-sided and propagandistic coverage of the Iranian election has made an American hero out of the defeated candidate, Mousavi. Continue reading

Mousavi Was the Butcher of Beirut

He may yet turn out to be the avatar of Iranian democracy, but three decades ago Mir-Hossein Mousavi was waging a terrorist war on the United States that included bloody attacks on the U.S. embassy and Marine Corps barracks in Beirut. Continue reading

Iran Had a Democracy Before We Took It Away

Iranians do not need or want us to teach them about liberty and representative government. They have long embodied this struggle. It is we who need to be taught. It was Washington that orchestrated the 1953 coup to topple Iran’s democratically elected government, the first in the Middle East, and install the compliant shah in power. Continue reading

MSM: Countries destroying cluster bomb stockpiles – report

(Reuters) – Several of the 96 states that have so far signed a treaty to ban cluster bombs have started to destroy their stockpiles of the deadly weapons even before the treaty is ratified, an advocacy group said on Friday. Continue reading

Israel begins major drill, preparing for regional war

Israel has launched its largest-ever military exercise to test its capabilities against potential missile attacks, bombings and riots. Continue reading

A Sick Joke? – Obama Calls for Demilitarized PA “State”

Amid much speculation over US President Barack Obama’s upcoming address to the Muslim world, reports published on Wednesday outlined the details of his Middle East peace plan, which are said to include a demilitarized Palestinian state. Continue reading

Squad run by Dick Cheney assassinated Benazir: Hersh

A special death squad assassinated Pakistans former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on the orders of former US vice-president Dick Cheney, claims an American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. Continue reading

Law’s Unintended Consequences – Paul Craig Roberts

Anti-semitic speech can be interpreted as inciting hatred. Inciting hatred can be interpreted to be a violent act. “Excessive” criticism of Israel is a subjective, undefinable concept that can be used to determine anti-semitic speech. It is easy to conflate “excessive” with “strong.” Thus, demands that Israel be held accountable for war crimes committed in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, or elsewhere become acts of the hate crime of anti-semitism. Continue reading

America’s Shame – Paul Craig Roberts

For sixty years Israelis have been stealing Palestine from Palestinians. There are maps available on the Internet and in Israeli publications showing the shrinkage over time of what was once Palestine into what Palestine is today–a small number of unconnected ghettos or bantustans. Continue reading

Physicians offer chilling account of Gaza atrocities

Renowned Chinese-English physician Dr. Swee Ang gave a moving testimony on Saturday of Israel’s destruction in the Gaza Strip as witnessed in her recent trip to the tiny Palestinian enclave. “Cluster bombs, deliberate assassinations of whole families that they would line up and shoot,” Ang said as she listed a number of acts committed by Israel during its 22-day assault on Gaza in December and January that left over 1,400 Palestinians dead. Continue reading

The Absurdity of Spending US Tax Dollars on Israel

Paul J. Balles argues that if enough ordinary Americans “feel the pinch and connect the dots between their own financial losses and America’s continued unbridled support of Israel’s devastating war machine, Israel could be forced to make peace with the Palestinians”. Continue reading

Commander confirms Netanyahu war plans

Israel is preparing for all-out war on multiple fronts that include Iran, Syria and Lebanon, a senior military commander claims. Continue reading

LaRouche: Israeli Leadership Is Suicidally Insane

Lyndon LaRouche today warned that the present leadership of Israel is displaying clear evidence of suicidal, clinical insanity. “From Lieberman and Netanyahu to the ostensibly more sane leadership of Kadima and Labor,” LaRouche observed, “I see nothing but madness. The Gaza invasion was as much a poke in the eye to the incoming U.S. President Barack Obama, as it was a crime against humanity, directed at the elimination of the 1.5 million Palestinian inhabitants of the Gaza. The fact that the invasion ended, like clock-work, 48 hours before the Obama inauguration, was as clear a message to the incoming U.S. Administration as one could imagine.” Continue reading

NATO In The Persian Gulf

From Third World War To the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative

The NATO summit held in the Turkish city of Istanbul on June 28-29, 2004 was nothing less than epochal in terms of its geopolitical repercussions, where several historical thresholds were crossed and post-World War II international taboos violated. Continue reading

Israel Asserting Middle East Supremacy: From Gaza to Tehran

Introduction

Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany bombed, invaded and annexed countries and territories as a prelude to their quest for World Empire. Israel’s drive for regional dominance has followed in their footsteps, imitating their style: Indiscriminate aerial bombings of civilian and military facilities, a savage blitzkrieg led by armored vehicles, disdain and repudiation of all criticism from international agencies was accompanied by an open, military buildup for a new and bigger war against Iran. Like the Nazi leadership, who played on the ‘Bolshevik threat’, the Israeli high command has set in motion a vast world-wide propaganda campaign led by its world Zionist network, raising the specter of ‘Islamic terror’ to justify its preparations for a military assault on seventy-four million Iranians. Continue reading

Israeli army masses along Lebanon border

Israel deploys military units along the border with Lebanon amid growing concerns that the assault on Gaza was the onset of a multi-front war. Continue reading

The Blame Game in Gaza: Covering for Israel, Concealing War Crimes

In his January 8 article, “Gaza Under Fire,” John Pilger quotes the Soviet dissident Yevgeny Yevtushenko saying: “When the truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.” America’s dominant media suppress facts, sacrifice accuracy, and conceal the greater lie that: Continue reading

MSM: Kristol says Gaza invasion ‘a favor for Obama’

Bill Kristol thinks that President-elect Barack Obama should be thankful for Israel’s attack on Gaza.

“If you care about the peace process you should want Israel to embarrass and humiliate Hamas. That’s the only chance — there would be no peace process if Hamas were governing Gaza. That would be the worst thing for Obama. This is a favor for Obama if it de legitimizes and weakens Hamas,” Kristol said. Continue reading

Video: Gaza relief boat carrying Cynthia McKinney rammed by Israelis

An Israeli patrol boat intercepted a yacht carrying three tons of medical supplies to Gaza in international waters early on Tuesday as it attempted to run an Israeli blockade. According to those on board, the patrol boat accused the relief vessel of being involved in terrorist activity and then deliberately rammed it, forcing it to return to port in Lebanon. Continue reading

Cluster Bomb Treaty and the World’s Unfinished Business

The United States, Russia and China are sending a terrible message to the rest of the world by refusing to take part in the historic signing of a treaty that bans the production and use of cluster bombs. In a world that is plagued by war, military occupation and terrorism, the involvement of the great military powers in signing and ratifying the agreement would have signaled – if even symbolically – the willingness of these countries to spare civilians’ unjustifiable deaths and the lasting scars of war.

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