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
(GlobalResearch) – ” .. to wade through slaughter … and shut the gates of mercy on mankind.” Thomas Gray (1716-1771.)
The scale of the disaster caused by the floods in Pakistan, is barely comprehensible. As Juan Cole has written, expressing near disbelief : “The submerged area of the country is as big as the United Kingdom, fourteen million Pakistanis are affected, two million are homeless.” Six million need immediate relief, according to the UN., and thirty six thousand are suffering from acute diarrhoeal symptoms, with cholera already diagnosed. 1,600 are reported dead, with the number certain to multiply. Famine is a real possibility.
The great Indus river, one of the world’s longest, which flows also through China, India and Kashmir, rising in Tibet and flowing in to the Arabian Sea, has flooded Sindh and Balochistan provinces, forcing the evacuation of over ninety percent of the villages. With no place to hide, people watched their homes washed away, in a monsoon season that continues through September. Hundreds of villages are inundated or completely under water, with roads, rail links, thus transportation cut, as frantic people try to flee to safer ground. It is the worst flooding in the country’s history, with some experts saying the region worst affected for nearly one hundred years. A far wider area is now threatened. Continue reading
(Uruknet) – I can barely believe the words I am writing are not a nightmare from which I will soon wake up.
A third of Pakistan is now under water, and fresh rainfall threatens two more waves of flooding in the southern Sindh province. Read More Here
Alex talks with author, journalist, speaker and radio talk show host Webster Tarpley about the Wikileaks Afghanistan documents and the latest developments on the coming conflict with Iran. Tarpley is the author of Obama: The Postmodern Coup and Barack H. Obama: The Unauthorized Biography, both available at Alex’s Infowars store. Continue reading
(YNet) – Army chief: We have right to impose siege
Israel has ‘natural right’ to inspect ships heading to Gaza, army chief says, stresses Strip must not turn into Iranian port; addressing lethal raid on Turkish ship, Ashkenazi says: I salute fighters, they operated exceptionally well Read More Here
(Redress) – Why they hate America
Paul J. Balles says the reason why so many people in the Arab and Muslim worlds hate the United States is not envy of American wealth or power but injustice and greed. And the solution is simple: “Stop occupying their countries. Stop controlling others’ land, populations, governments and resources.” Read More Here
(PeaceByTruth) – Dreams of Palestine
The memories I took with me from my weeks in Palestine and from the Palestinian people, a people who in spite of so much suffering have never lost their courageous spirit and their basic humanity, these memories will stay with me for as long as I live – while I´m awake and in my dreams. Read More Here
(AlterNet) – Are U.S. Warships Gearing Up for a Confrontation With an Iranian Aid Flotilla to Gaza?
Anchors aweigh. The United States Navy is sending an aircraft carrier and nearly a dozen other warships through the Suez Canal and into the Red Sea, according to the British Arabic Language newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi, which reported that the ships carry infantry troops, armored vehicles, and ammunition. Read More Here
(CostOfWar) – See the Cost of War to your community – View More Here
(TehranTimes) – Entire Persian Gulf region on Iran’s radar screen: general
A senior Iranian military commander has said that all Persian Gulf countries are within the reach of Iran’s radars and the Iranian armed forces are prepared to guarantee the security of the Persian Gulf. Read More Here
(MarketOracle) – The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti
Behind the smoke, rubble and unending drama of human tragedy in the hapless Caribbean country, a drama is in full play for control of what geophysicists believe may be one of the world’s richest zones for hydrocarbons-oil and gas outside the Middle East, possibly orders of magnitude greater than that of nearby Venezuela. Read More Here
(AP) – Iran to send blockade-busting ship to Gaza – Read More Here
(IsraelNationalNews) – Iran Changes Course on Ship; Israel Trains for the Worst
Iran has changed course again and announced Tuesday afternoon it will send a ship to try to challenge Israeli sovereignty over the waters off of Hamas-controlled Gaza, as was agreed in the Oslo Accords. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – General Stanley McChrystal offers resignation to President Barack Obama
General Stanley McChrystal has offered his resignation to President Barack Obama after he was summoned to the White House to explain derisive comments he made about the US leader and his administration. Read More Here
(AlterNet) – 5 Million Iraqis Killed, Maimed, Tortured, Displaced
In 1970 a Lao villager who had survived five years of U.S. bombing wrote: “In reality, whatever happens, it is only the innocent who suffer. And as for the others, do they know all the unimaginable things happening in this war? Do they?” Read More Here
(CBS) – Video: U.S. Tax Dollars Fueling Afghan Insurgency
House Investigation: Private Contractors Paying Warlords, Criminals to Get Supplies to U.S. and NATO Bases View Video Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Commit Yourself To The Truth
Cutting Through the Confusion About Israel/Palestine Read More Here
(DG) – Global War Racket Exposed: Funding Our Enemies – David DeGraw
Building on my Af-Pak War Racket report, a few recent news items help expose the true drivers of current wars around the world. Read More Here
(FutureFastForward) – “Our Potential to Create a Better World, a Just World”: Testimony of a Survivor of the Mavi Marmara Massacre – Ken O’Keefe
Ken O’Keefe, former US Marine, Gulf War veteran, and now survivor of the Mavi Marmara massacre, has issued a remarkable and searing statement from Istanbul.
“While in Israeli custody I, along with everyone else, was subjected to endless abuse and flagrant acts of disrespect. Women and elderly were physically and mentally assaulted. Access to food and water and toilets was denied. Dogs were used against us, we ourselves were treated like dogs. We were exposed to direct sun in stress positions while hand cuffed to the point of losing circulation of blood in our hands. We were lied to incessantly, in fact I am awed at the routineness and comfort in their ability to lie, it is remarkable really. We were abused in just about every way imaginable and I myself was beaten and choked to the point of blacking out… and I was beaten again while in my cell. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Iran Attack Moves Forward
Iran permitted the U.S. and Israel to score a propaganda victory on Monday when it refused to allow two International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors entry into the country for an inspection of its nuclear program. Read More Here
(Cryptogon) – Next WikiLeaks Release May Involve ECHELON – Read More Here
FLASHBACK – (WRH) – FAKE TERROR – THE ROAD TO WAR AND DICTATORSHIP – Michael Rivero – Read More Here
Video: If Army Ads Had Health Warnings – Video Link Here
(AFP) – Former Israeli top spy calls for strike on Iran
Israel should launch a pre-emptive strike to prevent arch-foe Iran from going nuclear, a former head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency said on Monday.
“I am of the opinion that, since there is an ongoing war, since the threat is permanent, since the intention of the enemy in this case is to annihilate you, the right doctrine is one of pre-emption and not of retaliation,” Shabtai Shavit told a conference. Read More Here
(Australian) – US defies China on Pakistan reactors – Read More Here
(ColumbiaReports) – Chavez: Colombian mercenaries plan to kill me
In an address broadcast on Venezuelan television Saturday night, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says that paramilitaries from various other countries, including Colombia, are part of a “reactivated” plot to assassinate him. Read More Here
(TheHindu) – Missiles do not threaten Europe, says Iran – Read More Here
(Fars) – Ahmadinejad: Iranian Nation Foils US Plots against World States
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated that the Iranian nation does not allow the US and its western allies to plunder the world countries. Read More Here
(VOANews) – UN: Violence Getting Worse in Afghanistan – Read More Here
(AFP) – US lawmakers unveil Iran sanctions bill – Read More Here
(AFP) – Saudi king to visit Obama: White House – Read More Here
(Reuters) – Obama and Netanyahu to meet July 6 – Read More Here
(Navy.Mil) – SSGN Force Reaches Historic Milestone
The Submarine Force announced it has achieved another first with all four guided-missile submarines (SSGN) deployed for the first time simultaneously June 10. Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘US conduct can elicit public revolt’
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says if US politicians allowed the American nation free access to government conduct, US citizens would rise against their outrageous policies.
President Ahmadinejad, who is touring Iran’s western province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari with his cabinet and staff, criticized US policies on the global stage on Wednesday and warned officials in Washington about an imminent ‘just’ world order.
“If the US offered its citizens the right to freedom of information on world affairs, so that the American people could be fully informed of their leaders’ support for Israeli atrocities as well as the crimes they have committed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the people would take effective measure against their statesmen,” the Iranian president said. Continue reading
(IraqWar) – Hezbollah warns Israel over gas fields
With Israel set to lay claim to natural gas fields recently discovered in the Mediterranean, the resistance movement of Hezbollah moves to warn Tel Aviv against extracting from Lebanon’s resources. Read More Here
(AP) – Official: 30 killed in Kyrgyzstan village – Read More Here
(Akhbar) – Massive arms deals between Russia and “Israel” – Read More Here
(Guardian) – Death toll grows as Kyrgyzstan ethnic violence escalates
Interim government gives police shoot-to-kill powers as death toll exceeds 100 in Uzbek-Kyrgyz clashes Read More Here
(JPost) – Israel, US hold joint strike drill
IAF says it has increased overseas exercises by 40 percent. Read More Here
(AsiaTimes) – Neo-cons lead charge against Turkey – Read More Here
(PressTV) – Kyrgyz riot police authorized to kill
A government decree on Saturday authorized lethal force to repel attacks against the authorities, stop the destruction of government and private property, and protect civilians, AFP reported. Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘US troops attack Iraqi home, kill 5’
Five Iraqis, including 2 who were standing on their rooftop witnessing the arrival of US infantrymen, have lost their lives after their house was attacked by the troops. Read More Here
(Aangirfan) – CIA SEEKS CHAOS IN KYRGYZSTAN?
Creating chaos in Kyrgystan seems to suit the drugs trade.
It also suits the USA which does not want Kyrgyzstan to become a strong and stable partner of Russia. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Russia assures Iran over S-300 deal
Russia’s Foreign Ministry says Moscow is not obliged to freeze a deal to deliver the S-300 missile defense system to Iran under the newly imposed UN sanctions.
Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said Thursday that the deal is not referenced in the fourth round of UN sanctions imposed against Tehran which mainly target financial and military sectors. Read More Here
REPOST – (AntiWar) – Russia Moves Forward on Defense Missiles, Nuclear Plants for Iran
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced today that they are in new talks with Iran on construction of additional nuclear power plants in the nation, and that they may still deliver the S-300 Missile Defense System to Iran, though no date was given for this delivery. Read More Here
(TimesOnline) – We want troops out as soon as we can, says Cameron
David Cameron promised yesterday that British troops would not remain in Afghanistan a day longer than necessary as he flew into the country for the first time as Prime Minister. Read More Here
(AFP) – Obama has made ‘big mistake’ with Iran: Ahmadinejad – Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘US cannot garner support for Iran war’
A former chief UN weapons inspector says the UN Security Council would never approve an attack on Iran, amid US efforts to punish the country for its nuclear work. Read More Here
(PressTV) – More US missiles kill 18 in Pakistan
Another US missile strike has killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens in a tribal area in northwest Pakistan, officials say.
According to Pakistani security officials, a drone fired six missiles 50 kilometers west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan on Friday. They say a house in Bahadar Khel village was the target of the attack.
Reportedly, the previous drone strike killed three people late Thursday at a house in the village of Khaddi, 15 kilometers east of Miranshah.
Almost 1000 Pakistanis have been killed in US drone strikes since 2008.
The issue of civilian casualties has strained the Islamabad-Washington relations.
Washington claims the attacks target militants whereas most of them have killed civilians.
Islamabad has repeatedly called for an end to the attacks, saying they violate Pakistan’s sovereignty. – Source: PressTV
(SteveWatson) – The next time you consider voicing opposition to the illegal bombardment of Pakistan with drone delivered U.S. missiles, consider this – the drones are effective. So effective, in fact, that they can kill terrorists who have already previously been killed.
Once again this week we have been reliably informed by U.S. officials via the ever present SITE intelligence group via the terrorists themselves, that a drone delivered missile has successfully taken out Al Qaeda’s number three man: – Continue reading
(Uruknet) – “Perfectly Safe: It Just Kills Plants … ” – Agent Orange and the Third Generation
It is not news that American troops fighting for the U.S. military in Vietnam were told by their commanders that the defoliants and herbicides sprayed by the U.S. Air Force were “perfectly safe…[they] just kill plants.” Read More Here
(AP) – NATO general in Afghanistan: Taliban train in Iran
The commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan said Sunday there is “clear evidence” that some Taliban fighters have trained in Iran. Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Report: Gaza aid flotilla changes course to avoid confrontation with Israeli warships
Israel Navy ships reportedly made contact earlier with the six-ship flotilla, which is carrying 10,000 tons of supplies. Read More Here
(WPost) – Analysts question Korea torpedo incident
How is it that a submarine of a fifth-rate power was able to penetrate a U.S.-South Korean naval exercise and sink a ship that was designed for anti-submarine warfare?
Such questions are being fueled by suggestions in the South Korean and Japanese media that the naval exercise was intended to provoke the North to attack. The resulting public outcry in the South, according to this analysis, would bolster support for a conservative government in Seoul that is opposed to reconciliation efforts. Read More Here
(CounterPunch) – Vietnam MIAs: Ghosts Return to Haunt McCain and the US Press
The ghosts that haunt Senator John McCain are about 600 in number and right now they are mustering for an onslaught. Read More Here
(LewRockwell) – Is the U.S. Government Planning War to Quell the Tide of Economic Unrest?
In my opinion and in a word: Yes!
* “READY FOR WAR,” “U.S. Military told to get ready in Korea Standoff, Obama orders commanders to prepare ‘to deter future aggression.’” By Drudge and MSNBC
* “U.S. Begins Massive Military Build Up Around Iran, Sending Up To 4 New Carrier Groups In Region” by Tyler Durden
* “Clinton: Korea Must Face ‘Consequences’ For Sunken Warship”
* Homeland Security, Northeast Intelligence Network: “The Syrian Missile Crisis: Threat of War Very Real”
* “The Expanding U.S. War in Pakistan” by Jeremy Scahill
* “Yemen, Latest War Front?” by CBS News
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(IrishTimes) – Predators, Warriors and Ravens: the CIA Drones Wage War
With 5,456 US servicemen killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Afghan war going badly, the US military celebrates what it can. Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also known as Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles but referred to as drones, are the military’s most important technological asset. Last year the CIA’s director, Leon Panetta, called the Predator drone programme “the only game in town”. Read More Here
(C4L) – Too Many Wars Waged
The “War on Drugs,” like the “War on Terror,” ends up being an undertaking with no definable victory in sight. No matter how vigorously the federal government prosecutes its “war” on drugs, people will still use drugs. No matter how vigorously the federal government pursues the “war” on terror there will still be those who want to commit terrorist acts to get their points across.
Thus, we have two “wars” with infinite reach that use the threats engendered by their very own existence to justify their actions. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: “Attack against South Korean ship looks like false flag operation” – Wayne Madsen
While international investigators have accused North Korea of sinking a South Korean patrol corvette in March, China has taken a more cautious position.
Investigative journalist and RT contributor Wayne Madsen says it is because Beijing suspects there was greater deception at work.
“The Cheonan [navy corvette] was sunk by this torpedo that was later to be discovered to have been of German manufacture. Germany said it sells no military weapons to North Korea. This thing is starting to look like a classic false flag operation,” Wayne Madsen says.
“Kim Jong-Il who very rarely travels – and when he does, he only travels by train – went to Beijing. My sources in Beijing say that he went to Beijing, that Chinese authorities said that North Korea did this, he denied it. They were satisfied with his response,” Madsen adds. “Now the Chinese are very suspicious of the US’ intentions in richening things up in the Korean peninsula.”
(ActionNews2) – “We found illegals from Afghanistan, Egypt, iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan and Yemen in custody.” Continue reading
(AntiFascistCalling) – When Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized American citizen and 30-year-old son of a retired senior Pakistani Air Force officer was arrested in the failed plot to detonate a car-bomb in Times Square May 1, U.S. counterterrorism officials and their stenographers in the corporate media proclaimed a “connection” between Shahzad and the far-right jihadi outfit, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Never mind that such “evidence” relies on the thinnest of reeds: that Shahzad had recently traveled to Pakistan, was allegedly in “contact” with the TTP and had even received “training” from a sectarian, clan- and tribal-based organization wary of outsiders who nevertheless, allegedly “approved” of an ill-conceived plan to kill hundreds of New Yorkers. Continue reading
(Xymphora) – It would be ridiculously easy to set up Faisal Shahzad. New American, a little on the make, with family in Pakistan and big financial problems. Friendly government agent approaches him and appeals to his patriotism and love of adventure, plus offers to pay well (note the history). First mission: infiltrate a ‘terrorist’ training camp in Pakistan (little does Shahzad know that the camp is really run by the CIA). Second mission: buy a cheap used car on Craigslist. Third mission: buy some fireworks. Fourth mission: stay at home awaiting further instructions. Shahzad, seeing his car on TV, suddenly got that Lee Harvey Oswald feeling, and decided it might be better to get out of the country before he died in a shoot-out. Continue reading
(Mediaite) – Mayor Bloomberg: NYC Bomb Suspect Could Be Someone Who “Didn’t Like Health Bill” – Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Video: MS-NBC anchor – I’m so bummed that Shahzad wasn’t a Tea Partier View Video Here
(CBSNews) – Faisal Shahzad Charged with Five Counts, Admits Training in Pakistan – Read More Here
(RawStory) – Revealed: NYC car bomb suspect worked at same firm as ‘Catch Me If You Can’ con artist
Faisal Shahzad, the man accused of attempting to detonate a car bomb in the middle of New York City, spent three years working as a financial analyst for Affinion Group Holdings Inc., a marketing and security firm that employs as its spokesman someone quite well known to fans of Steven Spielberg movies. Read More Here
(May 4) – Video: Mike Rivero Reports Time Square Bomber was Manufactured Terror on Alex Jones Tv
Alex talks with regular guest, Mike Rivero. Mike is the editor and web master of the What Really Happened web news portal. He is also a GCN radio talk show host. Continue reading
(ABC) – COPS: Times Square Car Bomber Got the Wrong Fertilizer
The would-be car-bomber who left an SUV loaded with propane and gas cans, fireworks and timing devices on a Times Square street also had more than 100 pounds of fertilizer, but not the kind that would explode, police said today. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – The Fizzle Bomb and New York’s High-tech “Security Network”
The Police Department has been planning a high-tech security network for Midtown Manhattan involving surveillance cameras, license plate readers and chemical sensors, although it was not clear whether it could have prevented the attempted car bombing in Times Square on Saturday night. Read More Here
(CBS) – Bloomberg: “No Evidence” Anyone Else Involved – Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Video: Bloomberg Smears Anti-Obamacare Activists As Terrorists
New York Mayor implies Tea Party conservatives behind Times Square car bombing despite arrest of Pakistani man authorities had been tracking as prime suspect for two days Read More Here
(PoliticallyIllustrated) – Faisal Shahzad Arrested for Times Square Bombing
Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized United States citizen from Pakistan, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the failed bombing in Times Square, according to popular reports. Read More Here
(ABC) – Video: Pakistan Taliban Promises Multiple Bombing In US Cities Soon! – May 03, 2010 – Video Link Here
(Fox) – Video: Time Square Car Bomber NOT Lone Wolf! – May 3, 2010 – View Video Here
(AP) – Video: Holder – Suspect in Custody in Times Sq. Attack
Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed Tuesday morning that authorities have taken a suspect in custody in connection to Saturday’s failed attack in Times Square. Holder identified the New York bomb suspect as Faisal Shahzad. Continue reading
(Bloomberg) – US Households Lost $100,000 From Crisis, Study Says
The financial crisis and recession cost US households an average of about $100,000 in lost wealth and income, according to a study by former Treasury Department economist Phillip Swagel. Read More Here
(InternationalForecaster) – Global Financial Conflagration: The World of Fiat Money is Buckling under the Pressure of Unpayable Debts – Bob Chapman
America and the world face a financial conflagration of immense proportions. The world of fiat money and massive credit is buckling under the pressure of unpayable debt. Each day the safe haven of gold and silver related assets become more attractive. We ask where else do you go for safety? A conflagration is a fire out of control and that is exactly the conditions the world faces today. The inflationary depression has smoldered for 14 months and it will soon accelerate. Read More Here
(IPSNews) – U.S. States Consider Starting Their Own Banks
At least eight U.S. states are considering proposals to start state-run banks in the wake of an economic crisis where many private banks ceased or greatly decreased their lending, literally shrinking the money pool available in state economies. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Should a Stock Market Decline Stop the Goldman Prosecutions?
As of 2007, the bottom 50% of the U.S. population owned only one-half of one percent of all stocks, bonds and mutual funds in the U.S. On the other hand, the top 1% owned owned 50.9%.
From the San Francisco Chronicle: Read More Here
(TimesOnline) – Merkel misled Germans
She was initially hailed as the “Iron Chancellor” for holding out against a bailout for the Greeks. But this weekend Angela Merkel was accused of having misled voters after it emerged that Germany would contribute more than €25 billion (£21.7 billion) towards a rescue package. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Confessions Of A Wall St. Nihilist: Forget About Goldman Sachs, Our Entire Economy Is Built On Fraud – Read More Here
(Telegraph) – Pakistan facing bankruptcy
Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves are so low that the country can only afford one month of imports and faces possible bankruptcy. Read More Here
(BitsOfNews) – Pol/Econ: The 401k Scam
“The 401(k) will turn out to be the greatest systemic financial hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.” – William Wollman, The Great 401(k) Hoax
Like most people I was told to plow as much money into my 401k pension plan as possible. So like millions of other workers out there, I did as I was told. By 2003 I had accumulated a nice little nest egg…that I couldn’t touch. Then one day I was in a bookstore and I happened across a book called The Coming Generational Storm. What I read about 401k’s that day made me immediately stop all contributions. Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Carnivores’ Dilemma Widens as Pork Signals Record Meat Prices
U.S. meat prices may rise to records this summer after farmers reduced hog and cattle herds to the smallest sizes in decades, the result of surging feed costs linked to demands for more ethanol. Read More Here
(CatoInstitute) – Video: Advice to Tea Partiers
The Tea Party movement may endure, but its endurance will be a testament to its ability to understand that cutting government means having a long-term focus. John Samples, author of The Struggle to Limit Government and Director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Representative Government, offers an assessment of what Tea Partiers should do if they want to sustain an effort to cut government. Continue reading
(JBS) – After terrorist conspirator and “former” U.S. government agent David Coleman Headley received promises of leniency and extradition protection from American prosecutors for his role in the 2008 Mumbai massacre, speculation about his true masters was set ablaze as outrage erupted across India.
Headley — a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent and the son of a Pakistani diplomat — pled guilty to various criminal charges on March 18 in connection with his terrorist activities in India, Pakistan and Denmark. He is reportedly “cooperating” with investigators. Continue reading
(RawStory) – A US official identified as Michael Furlong organized a network of private contractors in Afghanistan and Pakistan with the purpose of finding and killing suspected Islamic militants, The New York Times reported Monday. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – The CIA is working together with the Taliban? Is this a misprint? Not according to RT contributor Wayne Madsen, he says that is how the US got to the Afghan Talibans number two commander. You may recall last month the CIA and the Pakistanis reported his capture. Continue reading
(AsianNewsInternational) – The Obama Administration has no count of Americans training overseas with Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups, but is gathering information with Pakistan and other governments to identify and locate people holding US passports who are receiving terrorist training then legally returning to commit violent acts, according to a top US diplomat. Continue reading
(SteveWatson) – The leader of a Pakistan based terrorist organisation closely affiliated with Al Qaeda has detailed how his group benefited from extensive political and financial support from the CIA in return for continued attacks against the government, the people and the infrastructure of Iran. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – The leader of a Sunni terrorist group fighting against Shiites in Iran says his organization has close links with the CIA. The head of the Jundullah group was captured earlier this week in the south of the country. Abol-malik Rigi says he met the U.S. agents in Pakistan, who promised support for carrying out terrorist attacks in Iran. Continue reading
(ManningReport) – Hon. James David Manning says Obama was CIA operative who used Columbia University as a cover up to go to Pakistan in 1981 when the United States and the Taliban worked together against Russia. Continue reading
(GlobalResearch) – President Barack Obama has increased the Pentagon’s perennially-bloated annual spending spree to its greatest magnitude since World War II $708 billion. Congress eventually will overwhelmingly approve Obama’s war budget request for fiscal year 2011, which takes effect in October. Continue reading
(Fars) – Ahmadinejad Urges Dismantlement of N. Armaments
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday called on the established nuclear states to dismantle their nuclear arms. Read More Here
(KurdMedia) – Iran and Pakistan: Terrorism states or victims of terrorism?
For the past few months we had the “honour” to read many articles and news reports in which above countries have been described as mayor threats and terrorism/terrorist supported states without any sustainable evidence. It is not a secret that these states are facing much political and economical turbulence’s, but that does not necessary means they are the world threats. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – US Slaps New Sanctions On Iran Revolutionary Guard
The Obama administration on Wednesday slapped new sanctions on several affiliates of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps amid stepped-up efforts to get U.N. penalties against Tehran because of its nuclear and missile programs. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Iran says to unveil air defence equal to Russia system
Iran will soon unveil a domestically-made air defence system with at least the same capability as Russia’s S-300 anti-aircraft hardware, an Iranian air force commander was quoted as saying on Monday. Read More Here
(RiaNov) – Netanyahu calls for ‘crippling’ sanctions against Iran, ‘right now’
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called on the international community to impose “crippling” sanctions on Iran to force the Islamic republic to scrap its controversial nuclear program. Read More Here
(M&C) – Hamas official warns of risk of war
Cairo – A Syria-based Hamas leader on Wednesday warned ‘there could be war at any time,’ as the row between Damascus and Jersualem continued to escalate. Read More Here
(Rueters) – Lebanon warns of “dangerous” situation with Israel
Israeli aircraft are making daily incursions into Lebanese air space, creating a very dangerous situation, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in an interview broadcast on Wednesday. Read More Here
(RiaNov) – Tehran warns Moscow over S-300 missile delivery delays
Failure to deliver S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Tehran could provoke bad feelings in the Islamic Republic, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. Read More Here
(Yahoo) – IAEA suggests Iran’s new enrichment modest
A confidential document from the U.N. nuclear agency says that Iran is only using a fraction of its capacities to enrich its uranium stockpile to higher levels. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran – Senate OKs Sanctions on Iran’s Fuel Suppliers
The Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would let President Barack Obama impose sanctions on Iran’s gasoline suppliers and penalize some of Tehran’s elites, a move aimed at pressuring Tehran to give up its nuclear program. Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Paulson Says Russia Urged China to Dump Fannie, Freddie Bonds
Russia urged China to dump its Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bonds in 2008 in a bid to force a bailout of the largest U.S. mortgage-finance companies, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said. Read More Here
(Reuters) – China hits back at U.S. arms sale to Taiwan
China moved swiftly on Saturday to suspend military exchanges with the United States after Washington’s announcement of arms sales to Taiwan, widening rifts in their far-reaching relationship. Read More Here
(LATimes) – Clinton warns China to stay the course on Iran nuclear sanctions
In Paris, the U.S. secretary of State tells Beijing to think about the longer-term consequences even though it may seem ‘counterproductive’ to sanction a country from which it gets key resources. Read More Here
(ABCNews) – Netanyahu slams Iran at Auschwitz
Israeli leaders have lashed out at Iran during a ceremony at Auschwitz to mark international Holocaust Memorial Day. Read More Here
(DowJones) – Venezuela Oil Chief Heads To Russia, China To Discuss Pacts
Venezuela Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez was leaving Wednesday for Russia and then to China to discuss plans for developing heavy crude blocks in the eastern Orinoco region, the Venezuelan government said in a statement. Read More Here
(TimesofIndia) – Pak tunnels near border worry government
As the war of words between India and Pakistan reaches a crescendo, New Delhi has cause for fresh alarm, due to some of the activities being carried out across the border. Intelligence agencies in India have brought to the notice of the government that Pakistan has been frantically building up tunnels in areas not far from the border with India. Read More Here
(Reuters) – U.S. regrets China’s riposte to arms sales
The United States said on Saturday it regretted China’s announced cuts in bilateral contacts and its plans to punish U.S. companies involved in arms sales to Taiwan. Read More Here
Jason welcomes to the show, Cindy Sheehan. Jason & Cindy talk about Obama’s continue “Bush like War on Terror” around the globe, and the CIA Drones bombing women and children in Pakistan. Continue reading
(PressTV) – A former Pakistani intelligence chief confirms that the infamous US security contractor Blackwater (now known as Xe Services LLC) is involved in the US missile attacks on northwestern Pakistan. Continue reading
(ABC) – The suicide bomber who killed at least six Central Intelligence Agency officers in a base along the Afghan-Pakistan border on Wednesday was a regular CIA informant who had visited the same base multiple times in the past, according to someone close to the base’s security director. Continue reading
On the eve of the 2003 American invasion of Iraq, historian Chalmers Johnson observed in The Sorrows of Empire: “At this late date … it is difficult to imagine how Congress, much like the Roman senate in the last days of the republic, could be brought back to life and cleansed of its endemic corruption.” Continue reading
News out of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India reports massive corruption at the highest levels of government, corruption that could only be financed with drug money. In Afghanistan, the president’s brother is known to be one of the biggest drug runners in the world. Continue reading
India is preparing for a possible `two-front war’ with China and Pakistan, Indian newspaper saying Wednesday.
The newspaper said the Indian Army is now revising its five-year-old doctrine to effectively meet the challenges of war with China and Pakistan, deal with asymmetric and fourth-generation warfare, enhance strategic reach and joint operations with IAF and Navy. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – A former NATO officer claims US Special Forces have conducted secret raids inside Pakistan’s border regions. The operations were conducted between 2003 and 2008, but only one was ever made public. Continue reading
(PakAlert) – The following analysis lead us to the conclusion that a very big war is coming to Pakistan and this war is so deadly that first there will be an imposed civil war on Pakistan, munity in pak armed forces and US/NATO from the West and India preparing to attack simultaneously from the East, Pakistan will be surrounded from both sides. The Israel would lie carefully concealed in waiting until the very last moment when she would come out from behind the curtains to spear-head missile attacks on Pakistan’s nuclear plants. Then with perhaps as many as half of a million NATO troops invading from the west, and an equal number of Indian troops invading from the east. Continue reading
(PalTelegraph) – It is extremely hard for me to send you all seasonal greetings from England when I know in my heart that this is just another day for you either living under the terror of conflict, torture, rape, breaches of human rights or simply harassment. Continue reading
(BBC) – The increased violence in Yemen is a clear indication that military campaigns to crush al-Qaeda-inspired violence extend far beyond the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Continue reading
President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize nine days after he announced he would send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. His escalation of that war is not what the Nobel committee envisioned when it sought to encourage him to make peace, not war. Continue reading
(PressTV) – Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his US counterpart Barack Obama talks of change but in reality is ‘going down the same road’ as his predecessor, George W. Bush. Continue reading
The first decade of the 21st century is going out the way it came in with a bust and a bang. Continue reading