World War

(JPost) – Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran ‘US Determined to Prevent Nuclear Iran’

US Vice President Joe Biden expressed America’s “absolute, total, unvarnished commitment to Israel’ security” at a press conference in Jerusalem following a meeting with Prime Minster Binyamin Netanyahu Monday morning. Read More Here

(BBC) – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacks US for Afghan ‘double game’

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused the US of playing a “double game” in Afghanistan after the US used the same term to condemn Iran’s role. Read More Here

(AP) – China warns US against selling F-16s to Taiwan

China on Tuesday warned the United States against any future arms sales to Taiwan, including F-16 fighter jets the island has been pushing for in hopes of upgrading its air defense capabilities. Read More Here

(RiaNov) – Russia seeks to buy 1,000 Italian armored vehicles – report

Russia is in talks with Italy on the purchase of up to 1,000 armored vehicles, an Italian news agency reported on Tuesday. Read More Here

(AlalamNews) – Brazil warns against Iran sanctions

The Brazilian president has raised alarms over imposing further sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, warning any punitive measure could spark a conflict. Read More Here

Video: China is being threatened by the United States says Michel Chossudovsky

United States-China relations are on the rocks recently, China says that they have been seriously disrupted. Essentially, China feels that it is being threatened by the United States and this has been mounting since 1999. The threats are coming in the form of diplomacy, however Michel Chossudovsky says that the United States also has missiles pointed at Chinese cities. Video Link Here

(JTA) – AIPAC calls for swift action to block U.S. companies supporting Iran

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is calling on the U.S. Congress to take several immediate steps in response to a New York Times report revealing that the federal government has awarded more than $107 billion in grants, contracts and other benefits to foreign and multinational U.S. companies conducting business in Iran. Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Barak on Iran: We Must Keep Finger On Trigger,4-8 Weeks Left For Diplomacy

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak addressed the Iranian nuclear threat and said, “The State of Israel is the strongest country in the region. However, we must recognize opportunities and not be confused by challenges.” Read More Here

(TimesOnline) – Vladmir Putin forging ahead with vision of Eurasian empire

The Soviet Union is gradually being rebuilt as Vladimir Putin eyes a return to the Kremlin. The man who declared the collapse of the Communist state to be the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century” appears determined to forge a new empire. Read More Here

Video: Gerald Celente on ‘Grim’ Economic Report

“This is the beginning of a financial war” – Celente
(RussiaToday) – The annual Economic Report of the President was released yesterday and it’s pretty gloomy – predicting slow employment growth this year and next. It basically says that the US economy will add an average of 95,000 jobs a month this year, but that’s not enough to make much of a dent in unemployment. The unemployment rate is projected to come down quite slowly after that, averaging 8.2 percent in 2012, when Obama will be up for reelection. Continue reading

MSM: China’s hawks demand cold war on the US

(TimesOnline) – MORE than half of Chinese people questioned in a poll believe China and America are heading for a new “cold war”. Continue reading

The Great Global Arms Bazaar – “The military industrial complex” is thriving

We all would do well to read or re-read perhaps, Anthony Sampson’s outstanding anatomical study or investigation into the international arms trade: “The Arms Bazaar”. As it gives us some perspective on how the “defence industry” has grown to become what it is now; an unwieldy Golem, that’s out of control. Continue reading

Obama Administration Vision: War Without End

(PoliticsDaily) – Suicide bombers inside the United States. Nuclear-armed nations collapsing and losing control of nuclear weapons. Bloody new conflicts like Iraq and Afghanistan. American troops under attack at bases around the world. Terrorist attacks using unknown new diseases. Chinese missile attacks on Taiwan. Continue reading

MSM: Chinese media accuses US of ‘cold war thinking’ over Taiwan arms deal

(Guardian) – State press lambasts £4bn deal when bilateral relationship faces strains over climate change, Tibet, censorship and trade Continue reading

World War

(TimesOnline) – Blair warns that world faces decision to halt Iran’s nuclear programme

World leaders might have to go to war to stop Iran developing its weapons programme, Tony Blair suggested yesterday.Read More Here

(YNet) – EU’s Ashton says Iran ‘worrying’, UN next route

“We are worried about what’s happening in Iran. I’m disappointed at the failure of Iran to accept the dialogue and we now need to look again at what needs to happen there,” Catherine Ashton told Sky News in an interview. Read More Here

(LATimes) – China threatens sanctions over arms sale to Taiwan

Angered by a $6 billion U.S. arms sale to Taiwan, Beijing puts security exchanges with U.S. on hold and threatens sanctions against U.S. firms selling to Taipei. Read More Here

(AFP) – Libya strikes billion-dollar Russian arms deal

Libya has struck a deal to buy Russian arms worth almost two billion dollars, Russian news agencies quoted Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as saying Saturday. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Russia’s First Stealth Jet Takes Off

Russia test launched its first and very own prototype stealth jet Sukhoi T-50 Friday, in an attempt to outlast the modern U.S. F-22 Raptors. However, with its viability as a start to the world’s fifth generation of aerial arms questioned, the Sukhoi T-50 faces maiden political, and practicality issues. Read More Here

(PressTV) – US beefs up military presence off Iranian shores

In addition to imposing new sanctions on the Tehran government, the US has reportedly begun beefing up its military presence and war paraphernalia off the Iranian coast. Read More Here

(MSNBC) – U.S. speeds up arms buildup with Gulf allies

The Obama administration is quietly working with Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies to speed up arms sales and rapidly upgrade defenses for oil terminals and other key infrastructure in a bid to thwart future military attacks by Iran, according to former and current U.S. and Middle Eastern government officials. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – U.S. official: Hezbollah arms flow may signal plans for war with Israel

The U.S. is concerned that the continued flow of arms to the Hezbollah militant organization could prompt a war between Israel and Lebanon, State Department official Jeff Feltman said in remarks published Sunday by the London-based Al-Hayat daily. Read More Here

(Yahoo) – UN chief calls for treaty to prevent cyber war

The world needs a treaty to prevent cyber attacks becoming an all-out war, the head of the main UN communications and technology agency warned Saturday. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Paulson: Russia tried to exacerbate US financial crisis

Russian interests attempted to force the U.S. government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by selling off its holdings in the two entities in 2008, then urging China to do the same, according to former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. Read More Here

MSM: China protests US arms sales, warns of ‘serious’ impact

(Breitbart) – China on Friday protested the US decision to sell 6.4 billion dollars in weapons to Taiwan and warned of “serious” damage to relations and cooperation with Washington. Read More Here

MSM: US announces $6bn arms sales to Taiwan

(Telegraph) – President Barack Obama’s administration has confirmed that it will approve a $6 billion (£3.4 billion) arm sales package to Taiwan in a move bound to add to tensions with Beijing. Continue reading

MSM: Marching to world domination – Why the West should be worried about China

(DailyMail) – Beneath today’s orgy of celebrations that marks the anniversary lurks a disturbing reality. Mao’s successors may have embraced cut-throat capitalism to a degree that makes even Western economists blanch. But the arrangements for the parade are a reminder that China remains a deeply authoritarian society. Continue reading

Honeybee Collapse Strikes Japan, Up to Fifty Percent of Honeybees Gone…

For the first time, Japan has been hit with a large-scale collapse of honeybee populations like that experienced in other countries around the world. Continue reading

Operation Dark Winter

On June 22-23, 2001, just under 3 months before 9/11, the U.S. military held a senior-level war game at Andrews Air Force Base called Dark Winter. The scenario of this bio-terrorism drill was designed to simulate a smallpox attack in three states in which one of these states would be Pennsylvania. Continue reading

Home of the Barricaded, Land of the ‘Fraid

There are few statistics as stunning as the following simple, single number: The United States spends two times more on its military than all the other countries of the world, combined.

Yes, that’s right. All 200 or so of them. Combined. Continue reading

MSM: A ‘Copper Standard’ for the world’s currency system?

Hard money enthusiasts have long watched for signs that China is switching its foreign reserves from US Treasury bonds into gold bullion. They may have been eyeing the wrong metal. Continue reading

MSM: Taiwan coral reefs “turn black” with disease

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Coral reefs off the southeast coast of Taiwan have turned black with disease possibly due to sewage discharge, threatening fragile undersea ecosystems and tourism, a study released Friday said. Continue reading

China renews pledge of ‘no first use’ of nukes

China on Tuesday renewed its pledge never to be the first to use nuclear weapons in a military conflict, and senior military leaders vowed greater openness about the strengthening of the world’s biggest armed forces even as they brushed aside questions on weapon systems and missiles aimed at Taiwan. Continue reading

We Arm the World

The United States once again leads the world in exporting weapons

A $7 billion missile-defense system for the United Arab Emirates. An estimated $15 billion potential sale of Lockheed Martin’s brand-new fighter plane to Israel. Billions of dollars in weaponry for Taiwan and Turkey. These and other recent deals helped make the United States the world’s leading arms-exporting nation.

In 2007, U.S. foreign military sales agreements totaled more than $32 billion — nearly triple the amount during President Bush’s first full year in office. Continue reading