(NAUResistance) – “Defence Minister Peter MacKay, Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose, and Industry Minister Tony Clement announce plans to acquire 65 Joint Strike Fighter F-35 aircraft from Lockheed Martin. New Democrat MP Malcolm Allen reacts to the controversial $16-billion contract.” – Sounds Like A Broke Government Up To Their Eyeballs In Debt To Me! Good Thing We Are Giving Up Our Sovereignty To Stop The Global Financial Crisis, Even Better We Are Being Taxed To Death To Help Stop It.. Ahhh.. Whats $16 billion To Keep Our Neighbors To The South, Happy Right? Continue reading
(Infowars) – Gaming has taken a very realistic turn over the past several years with titles like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and others taking on probable war scenarios with countries and regimes that the U.S. and their allies has had friction with. Russia invaded otherwise peaceful U.S. neighborhoods in Call of Duty and North Korea does the same in Homefront.
The back-story trailer includes clips from real-world news blended with actors giving a prophetic account of the death of Kim Jong il, gas prices hitting $20.00, the rise of a unified Korean state, and all-out war after an attack on the US via satellite. Continue reading
A film by Bryan Law and Dan Dicks “United We Fall” is a documentary about the North American Union that is being developed right now between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. For years this topic has been debated in the news and in political circles as being a possible future for North America. In recent years, the mood has shifted and a rift is developing between those who want a Deeply Integrated North American Community, and those who wish to retain their national sovereignty. This film takes a look at both sides by interviewing both insiders and activists who have been at the heart of this heated debate. The film also looks to the broader agenda of building a world government and its implications. Featured Interviews: Robert Pastor (Council on Foreign Relations), Allan Gotlieb (Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg) Herbert Grubel (Creator of the “Amero”) Luke Rudkowski (We Are Change) Dan Dicks (Press For Truth) Vijay Sarma (Political Activist, Independent Journalist) Dr. Andrew Moulden (Canadian Action Party) Richard Syrett (Talk Radio Host) Continue reading
(BeYourOwnLeader) – The Arctic has been the subject of dispute between Canada, Denmark, the U.S., Russia and Norway with each country taking steps to expand their scientific research and military presence. Its vast untapped oil, natural gas and mineral resources represent a tremendous economic potential, but control of the region is also important from a strategic standpoint. Increased cooperation and military integration could be used to further secure interests in the area. Canada and Denmark recently signed an agreement which will promote defence and security collaboration in the Arctic. In August, Canadian Forces operations in the far North will include Danish and American participation. There are also calls for U.S.-Canada joint security of North America’s Arctic waters and skies. Continue reading
(MyEyewitnessNews) – Memphis Mayor, A C Wharton is back from Mexico. Wharton went to Mexico, to discuss trade opportunities south of the border. Wharton said as a result of the trip, he has appointed a team to look at how fostering the Mexico-Memphis relationship could create jobs. Wharton said he would like Memphis to be a one stop shop, where Mexican products come in, and get distributed across the United States.
Wharton said Mexican leaders were well versed on what is happening in the Bluff City. “They knew how many Mexicans lived in the area, how much spending power they had, they had studied us,” added Wharton.
Mexico is the United States second largest trade partner. Wharton said when the I-69 International Highway is built from Canada to Mexico it will run through Memphis. “This could become the breaking point. The brains of the I-69 connection, that’s why Memphis is a logical place,” said Wharton. Read entire article
(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
(BeYourOwnLeader) – As a result of the demise of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America, the NAFTA trilateral relationship has suffered. This has forced many of the SPP’s objectives to be funneled through various bilateral initiatives. Mexico’s drug war is also serving as a catalyst for more North American cooperation and integration in areas of border security, law enforcement and the military. Canada is being encouraged to further engage and commit itself alongside the U.S. in helping Mexico. Continue reading
(DailyMail) – An oil field discovery in the Falklands was hailed yesterday as potentially the biggest discovery of its kind since North Sea Oil.
Shares in Rockhopper exploration soared 52 per cent yesterday as the company said it expected to pump out at least 242 million barrels of oil from the ‘Sea Lion’ well – the expedition’s first major oil find.
And some predicted there could be millions more barrels of oil lying untapped in the area – sparking hopes that the region could hold as much oil as the North Sea. Read More Here
(InformationClearingHouse) – How do wars begin? With a “master illusion”, according to Ralph McGehee, one of the CIA’s pioneers in “black propaganda”, known today as “news management”. In 1983, he described to me how the CIA had faked an “incident” that became the “conclusive proof of North Vietnam’s aggression”. This followed a claim, also fake, that North Vietnamese torpedo boats had attacked an American warship in the Gulf of Tonkin in August 1964.
“The CIA,” he said, “loaded up a junk, a North Vietnamese junk, with communist weapons—the Agency maintains communist arsenals in the United States and around the world. They floated this junk off the coast of central Vietnam. Then they shot it up and made it look like a fire fight had taken place, and they brought in the American press. Based on this evidence, two Marine landing teams went into Danang and a week after that the American air force began regular bombing of North Vietnam.” An invasion that took three million lives was under way.
The Israelis have played this murderous game since 1948. The massacre of peace activists in international waters on 31 May was “spun” to the Israeli public for most of last week, preparing them for yet more murder by their government, with the unarmed flotilla of humanitarians described as terrorists or dupes of terrorists. The BBC was so intimidated that it reported the atrocity primarily as a “potential public relations disaster for Israel”, the perspective of the killers, and a disgrace for journalism. Continue reading
In July 1987, during the Iran-Contra Hearings grilling of Oliver North, the American public got a glimpse of “highly sensitive” emergency planning North had been involved in. Ostensibly these were emergency plans to suspend the American constitution in the event of a nuclear attack (a legitimate concern). But press accounts alleged that the planning was for a more generalized suspension of the constitution.
As part of its routine Iran-contra coverage, the following exchange was printed in the New York Times, but without journalistic comment or follow-up: Continue reading
(911Blogger) – New York real estate developer Larry Silverstein and several key individuals associated with his firm, Silverstein Properties, appear to have had remarkable luck on September 11, 2001, when changes in their schedule or coincidental circumstances saved them from being high up in the World Trade Center when it was attacked.
Silverstein Properties took over the lease of the World Trade Center seven weeks before 9/11, the only time the complex had gone under private control , and after 9/11 Larry Silverstein sought damages of over $7 billion from his insurers for the destruction of the Twin Towers.  On September 11, the firm had temporary offices on the 88th floor of the North Tower. (American Airlines Flight 11 impacted that tower between its 93rd and 99th floors.) Of its 160 employees, 54 were working in those offices at the time of the attacks and four of them died. Continue reading
(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  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
(May 26) – Video: Alex Covers The Latest News About N. Korea & Iran – Video Link Here
(LibertyPundits) – US aircraft carrier build-up set for eyes on Iran
DEBKAfile’s military sources report a decision by the Obama administration to boost US military strength in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions in the short term with an extra air and naval strike forces and 6,000 Marine and sea combatants. Carrier Strike Group 10, headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, sails out of the US Navy base at Norfolk, Virginia Friday, May 21. Read More Here
(WhatReallyHappened) – THE BIG LIE SELLING YOU WAR WITH NORTH KOREA
What can I say; here we go again!
I hardly need to go down the list of lies used to start US wars. We have been though that over and over again. Read More Here
(GermanForeignPolicy) – A New Era of Imperialism
BERLIN The leading German foreign policy magazine is predicting “a new era of imperialism”. The “struggle for energy, raw materials and water” is going to dominate global policy in the 21 century, declared a former prominent foreign policy maker of the ruling Christian Democratic Party (CDU) in the magazine “Internationale Politik”. “19th Century nationalism, colonialism and imperialism are returning”, he writes in his article. Twenty years after the collapse of socialism in Eastern Europe, the author is proclaiming the end of a “transition period” in world history and the beginning of a new epoch that will not exclude future “energy wars”. Read More Here
(TheAtlantic) – Obama Gives Commanders Wide Berth for Secret Warfare
Last summer, the White House authorized a massive expansion of clandestine military and intelligence operations worldwide, sanctioning activities in more than a dozen countries and giving the military’s combatant commanders significant new authority to conduct unconventional warfare. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Stalin blocked attempts to kill Hitler
Soviet dictator Josef Stalin blocked two attempts to kill Adolf Hitler during World War Two, fearing that his replacement as Nazi leader would make peace with the Western Allies, a top Russian general said Tuesday. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Iran and Russia clash in worst row for years
Iran and Russia clashed on Wednesday over Kremlin support for draft U.N. sanctions against the Islamic Republic, in one of the worst rows between the two powers since the Cold War.
The public clash indicates growing concern in Tehran after the United States said Russia and China, the closest thing Iran has to big-power allies, had agreed to a draft sanctions resolution to punish Iran over its nuclear programme. Read More Here
(OilPrice) – Is North Korea on the Verge of Collapse?
Despite the posturing of his regime, there are signs that Kim Jong-Il’s hold on North Korea may be slipping and international community must be ready. Read More Here
(DissidentVoice) – Obama Continues to Bully Iran
No policy of the Obama administration better illustrates its fundamental mendacity than its policy of bullying Iran. In this the administration is Bush/Cheney Regime, Part II. The Post-9/11 Geopolitical Power Grab, Continued. The March of Folly: the sequel. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Afghans – U.S. Created and Funds Taliban
“It’s near-impossible to find anyone in Afghanistan who doesn’t believe the US are funding the Taliban: and it’s the highly educated Afghan professionals, those employed by ISAF, USAID, international media organizations – and even advising US diplomats – who seem the most convinced,” reports the Guardian today. “The US has an interest in prolonging the conflict so as to stay in Afghanistan for the long term,” said one Afghan.
It does not take a lot of research to prove the Taliban — and al-Qaeda — were fabricated by the CIA in league with Pakistani and Saudi Arabian intelligence. Continue reading
(KurtNimmo) – Hillary Clinton was trotted out by the global elite today with task in-hand — war with the authoritarian state of North Korea.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged China on Monday to work with the United States to coordinate a response to the sinking of a South Korean warship. Continue reading
(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
(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
(GlobalResearch) – In July 1987, during the Iran-Contra Hearings grilling of Oliver North, the American public got a glimpse of “highly sensitive” emergency planning North had been involved in. Ostensibly these were emergency plans to suspend the American constitution in the event of a nuclear attack (a legitimate concern). But press accounts alleged that the planning was for a more generalized suspension of the constitution.
As part of its routine Iran-contra coverage, the following exchange was printed in the New York Times, but without journalistic comment or follow-up: Continue reading
See Also: (ChannelNewsAsia) – US tells North Korea to expect punishment for warship sinking – Read More Here
(KoreaTimes) – North Korea Thursday dismissed the allegation it attacked a South Korean Navy vessel in March as “sheer fabrication,” warning that punitive measures over the incident would be met with “tough measures including an all-out war.”
The statement issued by Pyongyang¡’s National Defense Commission (NDC) came in response to the findings of a multinational investigation team that probed the March 26 sinking of the frigate Cheonan. Continue reading
(POEgov) – Video: Congressman Poe Speaks Out As Another Mexican Helicopter Invades U.S.
Mr. Speaker, U.S. Border Patrol agents have spotted yet another Mexican military helicopter incursion into Texas. That makes three times these helicopters have crossed the border into America this year, that we know of. Video Link Here
(WakeUp1776) – New World Order Freaking Out Over Arizona Law
For the first time in a long time I feel that the globalist/communist/international banker/progressives (aka the “New World Order”) are in a reaction phase due to this Arizona law. They are not used to reacting. They are used to being proactive in taking away our sovereignty. They have been in charge for a very long time and are now starting to see an uprising like never before. Read More Here
(PaulWatson&AlexJones) – Dictator Of Failed State Lectures Americans About Freedom
Americans were once again forced to endure the dictator of a failed state which represses and subjugates its citizens as a matter of course lecturing the U.S. about how ‘his people’ were being discriminated against yesterday when unelected Mexican President Felipe Calderon bashed the Arizona illegal immigration law. Read More Here
(CNSNews) – Mexican President Denounces Arizona Law Despite Laws Against Illegal Immigration in His Own Country
At a joint press conference in the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday, President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon criticized Arizona’s new law against illegal immigration.
Calderon, through a translator, called the law “discriminatory,” while Obama said the wording of the law was “troublesome” and could lead to innocent people being “harassed or arrested.” Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – Video: War Between The States – Utility Commissioner Threatens To Cut Off LA Power If They Boycott Arizona
According to NBC LA (via Drudge Report), an Arizona utility commissioner is going to shut off power to Los Angeles if LA decides to boycott Arizona. Video Link Here
(NBC) – Video: Girl Outs Mother’s Citizenship Status During First Lady’s School Visit
A second-grader may have unwittingly blown the whistle on her mother’s citizenship status during Michelle Obama’s visit to a Silver Spring, Md., school — and right in front of Mexico’s first lady. Video Link Here
(Infowars) – Agenda 21 Alert: Immigration Theater
The purpose of the federal government’s neglect of protecting the border with Mexico is so that illegal immigrants can pass through it, virtually at will, in order to create a nearly open border. This accomplishes the globalists’ objectives of weakening sovereignty and nationalism, developingeconomic strife, and fomenting discord between taxpaying citizens and illegal immigrants, which are necessary elements to implement the North American Union. Further, it sets the stage for amnesty and the federal government’s immigration bill that would establish a national ID card for all workers, the inroad to REAL ID. Continue reading
(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
(DesertPeace) – Eye on Palestine – Video’s of Resistance – Video Link Here
(RawStory) – Oops! MSNBC graphic suggests Taliban set fire to Bangkok
People watching MSNBC Wednesday morning could be forgiven for believing that the Taliban had invaded Bangkok. As NBC’s Ian Williams reported on violent protests in the capital city of Thailand, a graphic on the lower third of MSNBC’s screen read: “NEW TALIBAN ATTACKS, BANGKOK BURNS.” View Picture Here
(SouthLebanon) – Israel’s Exclusion and Restriction of Goods to Gaza – Stephen Lendman
After Hamas was overwhelmingly elected in January 2006, Israel, Washington and the West ended all outside aid, imposed an economic embargo and sanctions, and politically isolated the new government. Read More Here
(AlethoNews) – Official: Israeli forces destroy pipelines in Hebron village
Israeli army bulldozers reportedly destroyed several water pipes as they attempted to block the main road from the Adh-Dhahiriya village to Hebron on Wednesday, effectively cutting off the village’s water supply, an official said. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Baghdad to enclose city with 15ft wall
Baghdad is to resort to one of the oldest forms of defence by building a massive wall around the capital to keep out insurgents, The Times has learnt. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Israel ‘mulling reoccupation of Gaza’ – Read More Here
(WPost) – NATO says night raid killed Afghan insurgents; residents say it killed civilians
District police chief Abdul Ghafour woke to a cellphone call after 1 a.m. Friday: There was gunfire at Rafiuddin Kushkaki’s home. Ghafour put on his uniform, sent two police trucks ahead and followed in a third. Read More Here
(AP) – Video: Raw Video – Thai Troops Open Fire at Encampment
Thai troops opened fire at a fortified encampment of anti-government protesters in central Bangkok Wednesday. It came amid reports of a final assault on the area the protesters have occupied for weeks. – Video Link Here
(TheGlobalReport) – Video: Afghanistan Runs On Drugs, Corruption & Aid – U.N. – View Video Here
(AlethoNews) – Remarkable Urgency
“It’s quite remarkable,” says Adie, one of us accompanying the farmers. “It’s unbelievable that the Israeli army would fire on a scene like this. It’s one of the most tranquil things you could be doing, this hand-harvesting.” Read More Here
(MorningStarr) – ‘Gorilla Baby’ Born In Gaza
The births of deformed babies in Gaza has increased since the Israeli offensive which took place last year, Palestinian doctors claim.
Most recently a woman gave birth to a child at the Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip which was severely deformed, the baby boy’s face was malformed, his nose is flattened, there is reddish-brownish skin discoloration and the limbs are short with the feet curling in, a similar shape to a gorilla’s. Read More Here
(WRH) – The Maps Tell The True Story
The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.
The following maps show what Israel has actually done. View Maps Here
(WashPost) – South Korea: North responsible for torpedo attack on warship
South Korea will formally blame North Korea on Thursday for launching a torpedo at one of its warships in March, causing an explosion that killed 46 sailors and heightened tensions in one of the world’s most perilous regions, U.S. and East Asian officials said. Read More Here
(CNN) – Reluctant Russia, China have agreed on Iran sanctions, Clinton says
She said they forged “a strong draft with the cooperation of Russia and China,” the two countries that have been reluctant to impose strong sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program. Read More Here
(BBC) – North Korea calls rare second parliamentary session
The North’s official news agency said the Supreme People’s Assembly would meet on 7 June but did not say why.
The assembly usually meets just once a year to approve proposals from the governing party. It has not held a second annual session since 2003. Read More Here
(WPost) – CIA director, national security adviser to meet with officials in Pakistan
President Obama’s national security adviser, James L. Jones, and CIA Director Leon Panetta were set to travel to Pakistan on Monday night for meetings with top government, military and intelligence officials on progress in the Times Square car bomb investigation and concerns about future terrorist attacks. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Chossudovsky – Obama, not Osama, is threat No.1 to global security
Barack Obama is masking the real issues over nuclear weapons by presenting the idea that nuclear terrorism is a major threat, says Michel Chossudovsky, Director of the Canadian Centre for Research on Globalization. Continue reading
(SovereignIndependent) – Among the 78 research projects to receive $100,000 grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation earlier this week as part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, is an effort by researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, to develop a non-invasive, reversible form of birth control for men — using ultrasound. Based on preliminary trials in rats, researchers James Tsuruta and Paul Dayton hope to develop a technique that would render men temporarily infertile for up to six months after one or two ultrasound exposures. 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
(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
This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of Tony “No Blood for Oil” Blair lying about selling the UK gold supply on “technical advice of the Bank of England;” a millionaire tramp in Sweden and a casino that refuses to pay in America; and, finally, the Irish ‘Bad Bank’ and the ‘Celtic Chernobyl.’ Max also talks to William ‘BJ’ Lawson, who is running for Congress in North Carolina’s 4th District, about Ron Paul Republicans, the Federal Reserve setting fiscal policy and defining President Obama. Continue reading
(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
(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
(BeYourOwnLeader) – U.S.-Canadian state and provincial integration is being achieved in areas of transportation, the economy, energy and the environment. With some national, trilateral and global initiatives being discredited, stalled or ineffective, it appears as if the strategy has further shifted to a regional and local level in an effort to lay the groundwork for new agreements. Continue reading
(YNet) – Iran tells Russian pilots to leave
Iran gives commercial pilots two months to leave country as tension mounts over S-300 missile deal Read More Here
(AFP) – New Iran rocket launch site shows N. Korea links: Jane’s
Iran is building a new rocket launch site a short distance from an existing complex and seems to be working with North Korea, information group IHS Jane’s said Friday. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Iran’s Ahmadinejad Calls Sept 11 “Big Fabrication”
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday called the September 11 attacks on the United States a “big fabrication” that was used to justify the U.S. war on terrorism, the official IRNA news agency reported. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Ireland says Israeli siege on Gaza ‘medieval’
Ireland blasts the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip as “medieval,” urging the European Union to pressure Tel Aviv into easing the restrictions. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Nobel Peace Prize Winner Reserves the Right to Nuclear First Strike
The approval of a new United States nuclear doctrine has been postponed for another month. The military had taken almost a year to prepare it. The initial wording, in which America renounces any pre-emptive strike, avowing instead to use nuclear weapons only in response to attack, was rejected by President Barack Obama. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Iran’s Nuclear Program: Tehran’s Reply to the IAEA on the “Implementation of Safeguards in Iran” – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Daunting Crisis in East-West Relations: U.S., NATO Intensify War Games Around Russia’s Perimeter
Along with plans to base anti-ballistic missile facilities in Poland near Russia’s border (a 35 mile distance) and in Bulgaria and Romania across the Black Sea from Russia, Washington and the self-styled global military bloc it leads, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, have arranged a series of military exercises on and near Russia’s borders this year. Read More Here
(TheComingDepression) – A small group of U.S. lawmakers planned to offer legislation Thursday to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement in the latest sign of congressional disillusionment with free-trade deals. Continue reading
(Reuters) – Medvedev objects to “endless” NATO expansion
Russia’s new military doctrine does not identify NATO as its major threat but Moscow is disturbed by the alliance’s “endless enlargement”, President Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview published on Thursday. Read More Here
(Xinhuanet) – Russia threatens to react to NATO expansion
Russia will have to respond as it is concerned by NATO’s active eastward expansion and the U.S. plans to deploy elements of a missile defense system in Europe, Russia’s top military officer said on Wednesday. Read More Here
(RiaNov) – China could build up nuclear capability to counter U.S. missile shield
China could strengthen its nuclear capability in response to U.S. global missile defense plans, a Russian military expert said on Wednesday.
“At present, China has a very limited nuclear potential, but my recent contacts with Chinese military representatives indicate that if the United States deploys a global missile defense system, in particular in the Far East, China will build up its offensive capability,” said Lt. Gen. Yevgeny Buzhinsky, former department deputy head in the Russian Defense Ministry. Read More Here
(Reuters) – North Korea, as usual, threatens South, U.S. over drill
North Korea threatened to attack South Korean and U.S. forces for scheduled joint military drills in March even as nuclear envoys picked up the pace of work to get stalled disarmament talks back on track. Read More Here
(Reuters) – China’s military warns Washington, denies hacking
China’s military warned the United States on Thursday to “speak and act cautiously” to avoid reigniting tensions between the two powers, denying the People’s Liberation Army played a part in Internet hacking. Read More Here
(Reuters) – U.S. raps Europe for underfunding defense
Europe has demilitarized too much since the end of the Cold War and its underfunded defense budgets are undermining shared security goals, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Iran launches Saeqeh fighter-bomber squadron
The Iranian military has introduced a new squadron of domestically-manufactured Saeqeh fighter-bombers to the country’s Air Force to strengthen its deterrence power. Read More Here
(YNet) – IDF practices 2-front war
Senior officers complete drill involving war against Hezbollah in north, Hamas in south Read More Here
(PressTV) – US offered Rigi ‘extensive aid’ for Iran attacks
The captured ringleader of the Jundallah terrorist group, Abdolmalek Rigi, has confessed that the US administration had assured him of unlimited military aid and funding for waging an insurgency against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read More Here
(TruthDig) – As any student of foreign and national security policy well knows, the devil is in the details. Back in April 2009, in a speech delivered in Prague, the Czech Republic, President Barack Obama articulated his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons. Since that time, however, the Obama administration has offered very little of substance to push this vision forward. When one looks past the grand statements of the president for policy implementation that supports the rhetoric, one is left empty-handed. No movement on ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). No extension of a Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia (START). No freeze on the development of a new generation of American nuclear weapons. Without progress in these areas, any prospects of a new approach to global nuclear nonproliferation emerging from the May 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference are virtually zero. Continue reading
(PaulWatson) – Another of Newsweek’s ridiculous “conspiracy theory” claims has been debunked after a prominent former Mexican foreign office minister called for a North American Union and a single unified currency, adding to the voluminous reams of evidence that confirm an EU-style integration is being developed for the Americas, a notion Newsweek dismissed as “discredited” in their feeble “Know Your Conspiracies” hit piece. Read More Here
The North American Forum on Integration (NAFI) was created in 2002, and is one of many think tanks pushing for closer continental ties. In 2005, NAFI organized the Triumvirate, a North American model parliament which meets once a year. The exercise brings together university students from the U.S., Mexico and Canada with participants assigned the roles of legislators, journalists or lobbyists. Over the years, the mock parliament has debated and drafted resolutions on such key issues as trade corridors, immigration, NAFTA’s Chapter 11, along with the creation of a North American investment fund and a customs union. Infowars reported that last year’s Triumvirate gathering was cancelled due to the swine flu pandemic scare. Continue reading
(Recombinomics) – The CDC has released another series of H1N1 sequences at GISAID. Included was A/North Carolina/53/2009 which has D225G. Details on this patient were not provided, but the sample was collected in mid-October when there was an H1N1 outbreak at Duke Medical Center. At least four patients had H1N1 with H274Y. Those sequences were also released at GISAID and 5 sequences had H274Y as well as the HA marker Y233H. In addition, three of the sequences had D225G or D225N. At least three of the patients died, so it is likely that some or all had D225G/N, as well as H274Y. Continue reading
(Telegraph) – North and South Korea have engaged in a short artillery duel along their disputed western sea border as efforts continue to restart the stalled six-party talks on Pyongyang’s nuclear disarmament. Continue reading
(WSJ) – Regulators seized five banks in Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington, lifting the total number of failures this year to nine as financial institutions struggle with loan defaults and a weak economy. Continue reading
(AntiWar) – US officials today rejected the latest North Korean call to sign a peace treaty, saying that they are “not going to pay North Korea to come back to the six-party talks.” Continue reading
NAFTA has extended from economic integration into a political and regional security pact which has been achieved through the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America, Plan Mexico, as well as other initiatives. Various pieces of legislation and reports, along with influential individuals have called for closer trilateral cooperation regarding common rules for immigration and security enforcement around the perimeter of the continent. A major part of the U.S. security agenda already includes the defense of North America, but a full blown security zone would bring Canada and Mexico further under U.S. control. A Fortress North America poses a serious threat to our sovereignty and would mean the loss of more civil liberties Continue reading