In a landmark interview, Alex talks with former director of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, Hamid Gul. Mr. Gul recently characterized the “leaked” Wikileaks documents implicating him in a string of attacks against US and NATO forces in Afghanistan as “malicious, fictitious, and preposterous.” Continue reading
(GunsNButter) – The American Media Empire of Managed News” with Dr. Peter Phillips.
NATO and the US with all these bases are the protectors of global corporate capitalism, they are the protectors of the world bank, that’s the agenda. Those are the oppressors.
Propaganda model post 9/11 becomes deliberate disinformation; consolidation of media and public relations groups; prison torture across the US; domestic secret detention centers; Operation FALCON mass arrests; suspension of habeas corpus by the Chief Executive; US and NATO as protectors of global capital; structure of inequality maintained by global capital and military empire worldwide; repression that addresses us all; the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights. Audio Link Here
(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
(StrategyPage) – Israeli Nuclear Missile Boats Off Iranian Coast
Israel is stationing three of its five Dolphin class submarines in the Red Sea, and will keep one of them operating off the Iranian coast at all times. These subs will be armed with cruise missiles (equipped with nuclear warheads). Read More Here
(LRCBlog) – ‘Bloody Sunday’ Report Finally Released
Like all imperial crimes, the British occupation of Ireland has been built on mass murder and countless lies. Well, reality has finally caught up with one of them: all of the Irish victims massacred by members of the 1st Battalion of the British Parachute Regiment on “Bloody Sunday” 38 years ago were innocent and unarmed.
What’s more, “many of the soldiers involved ‘knowingly put forward false accounts in order to seek to justify their firing,’” the newly released Bloody Sunday Inquiry Report finds. Will the murderers, who lied to cover up their crimes, be prosecuted? Or will the incident just go down as another example of collateral damage in the service of empire? Read More Here
(SMH) – Wanted by the US: WikiLeaks founder keeps his head down
It reads like a James Bond novel: an enigmatic white-haired computer hacker; a soldier turned whistleblower; secret government correspondence; and the world’s most powerful country desperate to contain the situation.
Julian Assange, the Australian-born face of the web iconoclast WikiLeaks, is in hiding overseas after the US military arrested one of its own soldiers, Bradley Manning, and accused him of leaking a a secret video of a US Army helicopter gunning down civilians in Iraq in 2007. Read More Here
(PalSolidarity) – Wheat harvest met with live ammunition in Gaza “buffer zone”
Israeli forces attacked women farmworkers and international human rights activists with heavy gunfire during three days’ wheat harvest in the southern Gaza Strip. The Israel-imposed “buffer zone” illegally claims over 30% of Gaza’s arable farmland. In Khoza’a village, east of Khan Yunis, substantial wheat remains unharvested despite severe poverty and food shortages, as a result of the attacks. Read More Here
(Guardian) – Kyrgyzstan erupts into ethnic war
Gun battles rage between Kyrgyz and Uzbek youths after rioting in Osh spreads to other areas Read More Here
(Spiegel) – Public Prosecutors in Germany: German Members of Parliament File War Crimes Complaints against Israel
Human rights activist Norman Paech and two German parliamentarians from the far-left Left Party, Annette Groth and Inge Höger, have filed criminal complaints for “numerous potential offences, including war crimes against individuals and command responsibility … as well as false imprisonment.” Read More Here
(PressTV) – US dumping toxic brew in Iraq
On Monday, The Times of London said that companies from the United States are selling local Iraqi scrap dealers a cocktail of toxic material and ordinary waste.
The waste is being disposed of locally instead of being returned for treatment or shipped to Iraq-based factories which specialize in disposal. Read More Here
(PressTV) – End the siege of Gaza now, EU says – Read More Here
(PressTV) – Turkey has ‘no trust’ in Israel probe
“We have no trust at all that Israel…that has carried out such an attack on a civilian convoy in international waters, will conduct an impartial investigation,” AFP quoted Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as saying on Monday. Read More Here
(ActivistPost) – Afghanistan Mineral Deposits Was “Economic Prize” All Along — Brzezinski
News of the “Stunning discovery” of vast minerals in Afghanistan, first reported by James Risen in Sunday’s New York Times article, U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan, is rapidly spreading as “good news.” Well, unfortunately for mainstream media, this is old news and a well-documented motivation for the War in Afghanistan by the global elite. Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – Afghanistan Mineral Riches Story Is War Propaganda
“Liberal” New York Times sells globalist occupation once more with fake news Read More Here
(WSWS) – US “Surge” in Afghanistan in Disarray
In the midst of one of the bloodiest weeks for US and NATO forces in the nearly nine-year war in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the overall commander, announced Thursday that major military operations around Kandahar would be delayed until September. Read More Here
(DeutscheWelle) – Kyrgyzstan Unrest Adds New Edge to Global Powers’ Regional Rivalry
As politically and ethnically-charged violence continues in Kyrgyzstan, three powerful nations who have hugely important strategic and geopolitical interests in the region are becoming particularly concerned. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Former NATO Secretary-General and Bilderberg member Willy Claes has confounded claims by debunkers that the secret organization which met in Sitges Spain over the last few days does not set policy, admitting during a Belgian radio interview that Bilderberg attendees are mandated to implement decisions that are formulated during the annual conference of power brokers.
In a radio interview reported on by the Belgian news website www.zonnewind.be, Claes told host Koen Fillet that Bilderberg does indeed decide policy for the coming year. Claes would certainly be in a position to know, being a two-time Bilderberg attendee as well as the eighth Secretary General of NATO from 1994 until 1995. Continue reading
(AntiFascistCalling) – ‘Black World’ Space Shuttle: Air Force Raises the Stakes for a New Arms Race
It’s not as if things aren’t bad enough right here on planet earth.
What with multiple wars and occupations, an accelerating economic meltdown, corporate malfeasance and environmental catastrophes such as the petroleum-fueled apocalypse in the Gulf of Mexico, I’d say we have a full plate already. Read More Here
(ABCNews) – Video: Holder – Pakistani Taliban Behind Times Square Attack
In his first Sunday morning interview, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that the Pakistani Taliban was behind Faisal Shahzad’s attempted bombing of Times Square last week.
“We’ve now developed evidence that shows that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack,” Holder said on “This Week.”
“We know that they helped facilitate it. We know that they probably helped finance it. And that he was working at their direction.” Video Link Here
(StrategicCultureFoundation) – Russia and the Central Asian Drug Trade: The Role of Kyrgyztan
A drug trafficking campaign is being conducted against Russia on a broad scale affecting all spheres of its political, social and economic life. Kyrgyzstan plays an important role in this campaign. There are ten main routes of heroin traffic from Afghanistan (occupied by the US forces) with six of them crossing the Kyrgyz city of Osh, an important hub of Afghan drug traffic.
Here are these routes: Read More Here
(StrategicCultureFoundation) – Mounting Tensions and Political Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula
The Pyeongtack naval base near Seoul played host a few days ago to a maritime memorial ceremony for and the funeral of 46 sailors of South Korea’s Cheonan corvette, which sank in unclear circumstances when on a patrol mission in the Yellow Sea on March 26th 2010. The 1,200 – tonne corvette exploded for no obvious reason, broke in two and sank in a matter of minutes, which is quite unusual for this class of ship. 46 crewmembers of the 104-strong crew died in what proved the country’s biggest maritime disaster ever since the Republic of Korea emerged from Korea’s division into two political entities in 1948. The issue of what caused the Cheonan to sink and who is to blame for the disaster is still in the limelight. Read More Here
(StopNATO) – NATO: Global Military Bloc Finalizes 21st Century Strategic Doctrine – Rick Rozoff
As the world faces an almost two-year economic downturn epitomized by the national crisis in Greece and natural disasters like the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the fallout from volcanic eruptions in Iceland, the U.S.-led Western military bloc is preparing for interventions around the world. Read More Here
(InGaza) – Loaded opposition
One can imagine that were US soldiers to open fire with live ammunition on American protesters, this would not be acceptable. Likewise for Canada and most democratic nations.
Yet somehow there is a void, a gaping hole in the media into which fall most potential reports on Israeli soldiers shooting with live ammunition on visibly unarmed demonstraters. Read More Here
(AntiWar) – Pentagon Report: Still Not Enough Troops in Afghanistan
After 15 months in office President Obama has increased the number of troops in Afghanistan by an almost impossible amount, going from 30,000 (itself the product of an end-of-term escalation by President Bush) to 86,000… with the troop level pushing 100,000 by the end of the summer. Read More Here
(BBC) – US youngsters are too fat to fight, warn generals
Rising rates of obesity among young Americans could undermine the future of the US military, two retired generals have warned. Read More Here
(TheStatesman) – Demonizing Ahmadinejad – Hillary Clinton Calls Ahmadinejad Anti-semitic President
“Iran, with its anti-Semitic president and hostile nuclear ambitions, continues to threaten Israel, but it also threatens the region and it sponsors terrorism,” Mrs Clinton said at the American Jewish Committee Annual Gala Dinner here. Read More Here
(CounterCurrents) – Can You Pass The Iran Quiz
What can possibly justify the relentless U.S. diplomatic (and mainstream media) assault on Iran ? Read More Here
(Pravda) – What’s At Stake in the Issue of Iran – Noam Chomsky
In an interview with the German publication, Freitag, Noam Chomsky talks about U.S. pressure on Israel and Iran and its geopolitical significance. “Iran is perceived as a threat because they did not obey the orders of the United States. Militarily this threat is irrelevant. This country has not behaved aggressively beyond its borders for centuries. Israel invaded Lebanon with the blessing and help of the U.S. five times in thirty years. Iran has not done anything like this,” he says.´ Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – How Wars Are Born: China versus the U.S. – Shamus Cooke
The corporate controlled New York Times published a revealing article about how U.S. foreign policy really works, and why. The motive behind the sincerity is that China’s foreign policy was being attacked. However, the article soon made it clear that China’s policy is the same as the U.S.’s : dominating regions that are of “economic (corporate) interest” — raw materials, cheap labor, shipping lanes, markets, etc. — through military buildup. Read More Here
(LewRockwell) – The CIA Coup That Kept America on the Road of Militarism – Read More Here
USS LIBERTY: The Fifth Fleet Sacrifice – Why did it happen?
A review of the USS Liberty story explains a lot of how and why we have arrived at the state and conditions in which we currently find America and its governance! Vis: Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – Playing Peace to Target Iran
Obama needs Palestine merely to pursue his scheme to isolate Iran, says Khalid Amayreh cynically in occupied Jerusalem Read More Here
(Guardian) – Afghanistan forces face four more years of combat, warns Nato official
Nato’s top civilian official in Afghanistan warns of further deaths in ‘very tough year’ for British and other foreign troops Read More Here
(AFP) – Iran warns Israel against attacking Syria
Iran will “cut off Israel’s feet” if the Jewish state attacks Damascus, Iranian Vice President Mohammad Rida Rahimi vowed on Friday at the end of a two-day visit to key regional ally Syria. Read More Here
(Guardian) – Turmoil in Iraq threatens US withdrawal plans
Iraq continues to be embroiled in its messy post-election coalition-building process. It has become so messy that the US may well be rethinking its withdrawal plans, and particularly its withdrawal of all combat troops at the end of August. Read More Here
(Aletho) – US: We stand by Israel at UN
Washington has invariably invoked the veto power to block the UN resolutions against the Israeli aggression on the Palestinians and the regime’s building up the occupied lands. Read More Here