World War

(SaharaReporters) – The Return Of An Old Militia: Will It Haunt Central Africa? – Scott A Morgan Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Film: Iraq – The Hidden War

The Hidden Story shows the footage used by TV news broadcasts, and compares it with the devastatingly powerful uncensored footage of the aftermath of the carnage that is becoming a part of the fabric of life in Iraq. Film Link Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Film: Sir! No Sir! – The Suppressed Story of The GI Movement to end the war in Viet Nam

Learning that their reality was far different from the one being presented to the American public, many G.I.s began contributing to underground newspapers, planning demonstrations and refusing to continue in battle. Toward the end of the conflict, some even turned on their own officers, tossing grenades into their tents as they slept. Film Link Here

(PaulWatson) – Video: New Big Screen Documentary Exposes Pat Tillman Cover-Up

Evidence strongly indicates Tillman was murdered to prevent him from becoming an anti-war icon View More Here

(CNN) – N. Korea: U.S. bringing ‘heavy weapons’ to border

State-run KCNA claims U.S. forces brought weapons into the Panmunjom area Saturday morning. A U.S. military spokesperson did not immediately return a call requesting comment.

“The introduction of heavy weapons to the area around the conference hall where armed forces of both sides stand in acute confrontation is a premeditated provocation aimed to spark off a serious military conflict,” the agency said. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(BabylonBeyond) – IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN: American casualties total 500,000, counting injury and disease, writer claims – Read More Here

(CSMonitor) – Quagmire? Nine years on, Americans grow weary of war in Afghanistan – Read More Here

(AsiaTimes) – Remember Vietistan?

The debacle over General Stanley McChrystal dramatizes how military thinking dominates United States policy – look at how much of the budget the Pentagon commands – as well as the utter hopelessness of achieving anything but draining defeat from the US occupation of Afghanistan. This lesson should have been learned after Vietnam. As Yogi Berra said, it’s “deja vu all over again”. Read More Here

(DailyBell) – Afghanistan, the 50-Year War – Read More Here

Iran

(Granma) – Warning Of War – Discovering The Truth In Time – Fidel Castro – Read More Here

(ActivistPost) – Obama Doctrine: Congress Just Declared Preemptive War on Iran

War with Iran has already been decided by the powers that be and the modern-day quasi-declaration happened last Thursday. Using the same legislative and propaganda playbook that led to the Iraq War, the U.S. Government has just officially declared War on Iran. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Target Tehran? Israel, US ‘prepare to attack Iran’

Reports are circulating that the U.S is amassing a greater military presence in the Middle East. The alleged build up is also rumoured to involve the Israeli use of Saudi Arabian air space. It’s thought by some to be in preparation for an attack on Iran.

REPOST(RawStory) – Italian PM: Israel ‘will probably react preemptively’ on Iran

Has the leader of Italy’s government revealed how the global community plans to handle Iran?

That’s entirely possible, according to a report from Israel which cites Silvio Berlusconi as telling reporters at the G8 summit in Toronto, “Iran is not guaranteeing a peaceful production of nuclear power, [so] the members of the G8 are worried and believe absolutely that Israel will probably react preemptively.”

He added that the G8 nations “absolutely believe” Israel will attack Iran, according to Haaretz. Read More Here

(MEOnline) – Tehran: CIA waging anti-Iran psychological warfare

“Such remarks fall within the framework of psychological warfare aimed at creating a negative perception about Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities,” Mehmanparast told state news agency IRNA. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Russia alarmed by CIA view of Iran’s weapons

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Sunday he was alarmed by U.S. assertions that Iran may have enough fuel for two nuclear weapons and warned that if confirmed the Islamic Republic may face new measures. Read More Here

(Newsmax) – Video: Bill Clinton: Iran Poses ‘Suitcase Nuke’ Threat

“The major danger of Iran becoming a nuclear power, the material they would have to amass to make these bombs will become the juiciest target in the world for non-state actors who would like to have suitcase nuclear bombs,” Clinton said. “Will they sell it to them? Will they give it to them? Can it be stolen by some corrupt person in the supply chain?” View Video Here

(AP) – OPEC Warns War With Iran Would Cause ‘Unlimited’ Oil Price Hike

“It is impossible to replace the production of Iran,” OPEC’s No. 2 producer, Abdalla Salem El-Badri told reporters at the presentation of the organization’s long term oil market outlook. “The prices would go unlimited … I can’t give you a number.” Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Clinton In Azerbaijan: Testing Waters For Attack On Iran

Will Iran attack Azerbaijan and Tbilisi in case of an air-strike? Read More Here

(ArutzShiva) – Iran is Surrounded by US Troops in 10 Countries

Iran literally is surrounded by American troops, notes an oil market analyst, Energy and Capital editor Christian A. DeHaemer. There is no evidence of an imminent attack, but he connects a number of recent events and the presence of American soldiers to warn that oil prices might soar — with or without a pre-emptive strike aimed at stopping Iran’s nuclear power ambitions. Read More Here

Palestine

(DesertPeace) – ALL OUT WAR IN OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM

East Jerusalem fracas leads to heavy clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Gaza Siege: Catastrophic, Not ‘Unsustainable’ – Read More Here

(Aletho) – Israeli Occupation Authority still banning entry of 3,500 commodities into Gaza

He said in a report published on Sunday that the IOA allowed only 10% of goods that were previously banned from entering Gaza, describing the IOA talk about easing the siege as mere propaganda and means to deceive the world and is contrary to what is happening on the ground. Read More Here

(Redress) – Lieberman’s “peace” plan: strip Palestinians of citizenship

Jonathan Cook reports on Israel’s Moldovan bouncer-cum-Foreign Minister Avigdor Leiberman’s so-called “peace plan”, which entails stripping Israel’s Arab citizens of their citizenship and expelling them from the country. Read More Here

(RepresentativePress) – Video: “Sheer Criminal Aggression” Israel’s Attack on Gaza Flotilla Chomsky Says “No Credible Pretext”

(MyCatBirdSeat) – DIANA BUTTU at Melbourne Forum: “Apartheid & Boycotts” – Read More Here

Video: GAZA – A Festival Of Lights

The first in a series of poems written during the 08/09 assault on Gaza. Continue reading

The War to End All Wars: Providence, Pointless Tragedy or What Really Happened

By Robert Singer

[War and the Modern State of Israel seem to be “hot topics” on the Internet. However, it is my belief that I am the only one that connects two World Wars, the Balfour Declaration and the Holocaust to (The Key to the Secret of the Universe).]

The First World War: A Modern View

Thanks partly to a generation of war poets who recorded the horrors of the war and a generation of historians who castigated the Allied high command for their decisions and ‘waste of life’ (Allied soldiers being the ‘Lions led by Donkeys’), the war is generally viewed as a pointless tragedy.

The War to End all Wars, according to Churchill, would have ended in 1917 if the U.S. had not entered the war.

“The mood in London was bleakly pessimistic in early 1917. The blood-drenched Battle of the Somme, from July to November 1916, had proved that France and Britain could not defeat Germany without U.S. help. As Winston Churchill later wrote, Britain was so close to defeat that any straw had to be grasped.” [1]

History goes on to record the losers were about to accept a simple status quo and end of the war, with no punitive conditions when France and Britain were approached with an offer they should have refused. [2]

“The deal entailed that if the Zionist-led international banking cartel could arrange Britain’s victory, would Great Britain support a Zionist state later on when the right conditions presented themselves. Great Britain agreed to these terms, and as their part of the deal, the Zionist bankers would get the United States of America into the conflict and reverse the obvious outcome.” [3]

Great Britain agreed to these terms and the famous Balfour Declaration was their part of the deal, so that they could “reverse the obvious outcome.” [4].

The 1974 World Book Encyclopedia contradicts Churchill and acknowledges the military situation was in the Allies favor [5] and claims the U.S. entered the war because the British intercepted a message in January 1917 from Germany to Mexico asking for an alliance in case of war.

Churchill’s Statements are Disinformation
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World War

(RussiaToday) – Video: Predator Drones – Joking over innocent deaths?

(KurtNimmo) – Israeli Official Threatens to Kill Turkish PM

Uzi Dayan, former deputy Chief of General Staff in Israel, says the Jewish state should consider a possible Turkish military escort of Gaza aid ships an act of war. “If the Turkish prime minister joins such a flotilla,” Dayan told Israeli army radio, according to the Jerusalem Post, “we should make clear beforehand this would be an act of war, and we would not try to take over the ship he was on, but would sink it.” Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Israel and Obama Hail UN Sanctions as Defiant Iran Vows to Keep Enriching Uranium

Ahmadinejad says resolution should be ‘thrown in waste bin’ as world powers extol UN vote; EU says ready to restart negotiations. Read More Here

(TheFreeGazaMovement) – Survivor Testimonies From Flotilla 31 May 2010

For three days as they were held in captivity and unable to speak on their own behalf, Israel presented the massacre against civilian passengers on the Mavi Marmara as self defense against a “lynching.” Now that the passengers are returning to their home nations, the global community is hearing a much different story, not just regarding the incident but also their treatment afterwards once in custody. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Israel’s Cult of Victimhood – ‘Barefoot’ soldiers on the high seas – Jonathan Cook – Read More Here

(STOPNATO) – The US-NATO “Arc of War” Stretches From Afghanistan to the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus – Rick Rozoff – Read More Here

(Blumenthal) – Israel Military Admits It Doctored Gaza Freedom Flotilla Audio Clip

The IDF admitted today in a press release that it doctored audio footage from its exchanges with the Gaza flotilla in order to paint the flotilla passengers as anti-Semites. I am beginning to wonder if the Israeli military hired James O’Keefe to handle its press shop.

This is the IDF’s “clarification:” Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Iran’s Disappeared Nuclear Scientist: Video Points to Unlawful US Abduction – Finian Cunningham – Read More Here

REPOST Video: Nobel Peace Prize Winner shot by Israeli army in Palestine

Footage showing Irish Noble Peace Prize recipient, Mairead Maguire getting shot by Israeli army who opened fire at peaceful demonstrators in the West Bank village of Bilin on April 20, 2007, following the international conference on popular resistance (April 18-20, 2007). Maguire was shot by a rubber-coated-metal bullet in the leg. Maguire speaks after she received first aid. – Video Link Here

REPOST Video: UK Jewish MP – Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza

(Uruknet) – Nailed Again: IDF Description of Suspicious Photo It Distributed Is Retracted

On May 31, the IDF Spokesman’s Office distributed a photo of a bearded Muslim man with a knife surrounded by reporters. Daylight was pouring in from a window or door behind the reporters. Offered without context or explanation, the photo played up a classic Orientalist stereotype of violent, fanatical, and even suicidal Muslims determined to kill Jews. It was included in an article based on testimony from anonymous commandos with the following title: “Israeli Navy Commandos: Gaza flotilla activists tried to lynch us.” – Read More Here

(AlethoNews) – Israeli Troops Issue 10-day Eviction Orders To Palestinians In Jordan Valley

Five Palestinian families in the Jordan Valley, in the eastern part of the West Bank, received eviction orders from the Israeli military on Sunday, just days after Israeli settlers set up an illegal outpost on the families’ land and took over a water well in the area. The eviction orders told the families to vacate their homes and land within ten days so that Israeli troops could occupy it. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Israel’s deadly attack on U.S.S. Liberty emerges from the past

Before Israeli commandos shot 9 peace activists to death aboard the Mavi Marmara, 34 American military men were killed by Israeli jet fighter planes. It happened in 1967 during the 6 day war and it became an event these men and women would live with for the rest of their lives. For 40 years survivors of the USS Liberty — sworn under oath — were forbidden to tell their stories. But today, the surviving crewmen talk candidly about the dreadful day their nearly lost their lives. They gathered at the Arlington National Cemetery for the somber memorial service. Continue reading

Video: Burning Conscience – Israeli Soldiers Speak Out

(2006) – A searing interview with Avichai Sharon and Noam Chayut, both veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces and members of Breaking the Silence. Sharon and Chayut served during the second intifada, an on-going bloodbath that has claimed the lives of over three thousand Palestinians and nine-hundred-fifty Israelis. After thorough introspection, these young men have chosen to speak out about their experiences as self-described “brutal occupiers of a disputed land.” Continue reading

World War

(DailyMail) – Scramble! RAF warplanes are intercepting Russian nuclear bombers at least once a month – Read More Here

Video: Thai Report – Thousands Rally in Ubon – View Video Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Hillary Clinton: Iran Proving It Deserves New Sanctions – Read More Here

(WSWS) – America’s War on Pakistan – US Warns Pakistan of “Severe Consequences”

The Obama administration has seized on the failed car bombing in New York’s Times Square on May 1 to insist that the Pakistani military step up its war on Islamic militants and extend its operations into North Waziristan. The US demand is being backed by thinly disguised warnings of economic reprisals and military intervention. Read More Here

(TheHindu) – Russia plans to open naval bases in Ukraine in response to NATO’s eastward expansion – Read More Here

(PressTV) – UK vows to back US against Iran

Days after the establishment of a new British government, Foreign Secretary William Hague vows to work with the US against Iran, going so far as to consider military action against Tehran. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Nearly 300 insurers refuse to boycott Iran-linked companies

Nearly 300 insurers have refused to agree to a moratorium on investments in companies that the California insurance commissioner says do business with Iran, the state agency said. Read More Here

(Spiegel) – Pictures from Bangkok Demonstrations – View Here

(Telegraph) – USSR planned nuclear attack on China in 1969

The extraordinary assertion, made in a publication sanctioned by China’s ruling Communist Party, suggests that the world came perilously close to nuclear war just seven years after the Cuban missile crisis. Read More Here

(Redress) – Who is Bombing in Iraq? Are the bombers Al-Qaeda, the CIA or Israel?

Christopher King argues that it is likely that the American CIA – or Israel acting on its behalf – is responsible for recent atrocities in Iraq, in order to extend and consolidate the occupation, just as it is probable that the Times Square bomber was, wittingly or otherwise, acting for the CIA or Israel, to justify the US military intervention in South Asia. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – ‘Neglect and poverty’ – life as a Palestinian in Jerusalem

Life for Palestinians in Jerusalem is “a continuing cycle of neglect, discrimination, poverty and shortages”, said the report, one of the most comprehensive studies of the socio-economic situation in East Jerusalem released in recent years. Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Thai army declares ‘live firing zone’ in Bangkok

Thailand’s army designated a riot-wracked neighborhood in central Bangkok as a “live firing zone” Saturday, as streets in the Asian metropolis became battlegrounds and authorities struggled to contain Red Shirt demonstrators demanding the prime minister’s resignation. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Pakistani Taliban say America will “burn”

Pakistani Taliban militants have warned America that it will soon “burn” while calling for Pakistan’s rulers to be overthrown for following “America’s agenda”. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – “War without Borders”: Obama’s “Long War” – Michel Chossudovsky

The concept of the “long war” has characterised military doctrine since the end of World War II. The broader objective of global military dominance in support of an imperial project was first formulated under the Truman administration in the late 1940s at the outset of the Cold War.

The 2000 Project for the New American Century (PNAC), which was the backbone of the NeoCon’s agenda  was predicated on “waging a war without borders”.  The PNAC’s declared objectives was to  “fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theater wars” in different regions of the World as well  perform the so-called military “constabulary” duties “associated with shaping the security environment in critical regions”. Global constabulary implies a Worldwide process of military policing and interventionism. (Project for a New American Century, Rebuilding Americas Defenses.pdf, September 2000) Continue reading

Settler Sewage Ruins Palestinian Crops, Drinking Water

(DesertPeace) – Residents of this Palestinian village refuse to buy the idea that the flood of raw sewage from the adjacent Israeli settlement of Kfar Etzion, that destroyed vineyards and contaminated their drinking water, was an accident.

The Israeli Civil Administration, which administers the occupied West Bank, claims the spillage was the result of an accidental power malfunction which caused excess settlement sewage to overflow onto Palestinian land. Continue reading

A Middle East Peace That Could Happen (But Won’t) – Noam Chomsky

(TomDispatch) – In Washington-Speak, “Palestinian State” Means “Fried Chicken”
The fact that the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on without resolution might appear to be rather strange.  For many of the world’s conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement.  In this case, it is not only possible, but there is near universal agreement on its basic contours: a two-state settlement along the internationally recognized (pre-June 1967) borders — with “minor and mutual modifications,” to adopt official U.S. terminology before Washington departed from the international community in the mid-1970s. Continue reading