Video: ‘Iraq Exit – Rebranding the Occupation!’

(RussiaToday) – The last U.S. combat brigade has left Iraq two weeks ahead of their planned withdrawal at the end of the month. But a fifty thousand-strong American military contingent will remain in the country for support and training until the end of 2011. They’ll have the power to use their weapons in self-defense or at the request of the Iraqi government. Over seven years of being in Iraq, more than four thousand U.S. soldiers have died, according to the Pentagon. Continue reading

On July 4th, from What Did America Declare Its Independence?

(CriminalState) – We declared ourselves free from those who would govern us based on what we could be deceived to believe. A generation weaned on the Age of Enlightenment insisted on government under the rule of law. And governance based on facts, not beliefs.

How’s that working out?

Remember Iraqi WMD? Iraqi ties to Al Qaeda? Iraq’s yellowcake uranium from Niger? Iraqi meetings in Prague? Iraqi mobile biological weapons laboratories?

All those facts are now known to be false. Yet Americans were deceived to do what? Believe. Ground Zero of the True Believers was Washington, DC where those sworn to protect us instead took us to war in Iraq—relying on false beliefs.

If waging war on false beliefs is not proof certain of a Dark Age, what is?

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World War

(Uruknet) – “Falluja Worse Than Hiroshima “

What exactly happened in Falluja ? What were the kinds of bombs used ? Was it just DU or more ? Read More Here

Palestine

(DesertPeace) – ‘MASTER PLAN’ IMPLEMENTED IN JERUSALEM

Israeli police detained residents of Silwan as bulldozers demolished a horse stable in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood on 29 June, while other construction vehicles razed a small warehouse to the ground in nearby Abu Tur. Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – Video: Homes in Gaza destroyed by Hamas – View Video Here

(JPost) – ‘Flotilla passengers were tortured’

Further claims included torture by Israeli authorities once the passengers were taken into custody and brought into the Ashdod port. “The participants received physical blows and were subjected to psychological torture,” the report alleged. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – ISRAEL’S NEW MASTER PLAN

Quietly, Israel is preparing the biggest illegal land grab in recent memory, all on Obama’s watch, writes Khalid Amayreh in Jerusalem Read More Here

(Mondoweiss) – Flotilla fallout: What exactly was the U.S. role?

The Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the United States government’s knowledge of, and actions related to, Israel’s attack on the freedom flotilla. CCR attorney Katherine Gallagher explains in a press release: Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Mavi Marmara Accounts: Violence, Theft, Abuse

As Israel continues to present its own account of what happened when its navy commandos raided an aid convoy destined to the besieged Gaza Strip and killed nine humanitarian activists aboard one ship, witness accounts of Westerners are emerging that discredit Tel Aviv’s version of events. Read More Here

Iran

(AntiWar) – UK General Blames Pakistan, Iran for Afghan Attacks

According to Maj. Gen. Messenger, the British military has “evidence” that the funding for the IED attacks and even some of the components used in the more advanced such devices are coming through both Pakistan and Iran, with some reports suggesting that the militaries and intelligence communities of those two nations are behind it. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Israel Suspected in Bogus Claim Iran Developing Nuclear Trigger – Read More Here

(AsiaTimes) – Weather clears for a US strike on Iran

Everybody in the region is restless. Turkey is making spectacular diplomatic pirouettes. Egypt is quietly seething, and Saudi Arabia less quietly so. Jordan’s king had ruefully predicted war if no peace was achieved by the summer [1], and summer has now come. Syria and Lebanon are positioning themselves to weather the coming storm [2]. Yemen is in disarray. Russia, China, India, and a host of other powers are vying to make the best of the fracas. The Iranian regime itself appears to be digging in for a fight. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(CNSNews) – June Was Deadliest Month for U.S. Troops in Nine-Year-Long War in Afghanistan – Read More Here

(AsiaTimes) – Counter-insurgency down for the count

United States President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan strategy isn’t working. So said a parade of Afghanistan watchers during the flap over war commander General Stanley McChrystal’s firing. But what does that phrase, so often in the media these days, really mean? And if the strategy really isn’t working, just how can you tell? Read More Here

(AsiaTimes) – ‘Surge” smoke follows Petraeus to Afpak – Read More Here

US State Department Says “Conspiracy Theories Exist In The Realm Of Myth”

(ZeroHedge) – Submitted by Mac Slavo of www.SHTFplan.com

The US State Department’s America.gov web site, which purports to engage international audiences on issues of foreign policy, society and values, has dedicated a special section to conspiracy theories and misinformation, claiming:

“Conspiracy theories exist in the realm of myth, where imaginations run wild, fears trump facts, and evidence is ignored. As a superpower, the United States is often cast as a villain in these dramas.”

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(HuffingtonPost) – Caught On Video: Moments Before Afghan Massacre, A Family Celebrates

The video is haunting: Three Afghan men are dancing in joy, whirling, clapping, throwing their arms in the air. One has just had a baby boy. There is music in the air. The whole extended family has gathered to celebrate.

Hours later, two of the men lie dead, shot and killed by U.S. troops, the victims of a deeply disturbing massacre and cover-up that the White House, Congress and the United Nations continue to ignore. Video Link Here

BREAKING NEWS: (PJTV) – Video: Former US General Warns of Chemical Attacks Against Israel

Potential Hezbollah offensive includes chemically armed SCUD missiles with a 450 km range, preemptive strikes on air fields, and a wave of tunnel attacks that cross from Lebanon into Israel. Full Video Here(extra 2+ minutes)

(WSWS) – Afghans protest over US massacre of civilians

At least two people were killed Friday when several hundred Afghan villagers clashed with security forces while attempting to march to the eastern city of Jalalabad to protest the latest massacre of civilians by US military forces. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – AP Bombshell: “US Drug War Has Met None of Its Goals”

Using Freedom of Information Act requests, archival records, federal budgets, and interviews with leaders and analysts, the AP tracked where that money went — and found that the U.S. repeatedly increased budgets for programs that did nothing to stop the flow of drugs. The AP article states that in 40 years taxpayers spent more than: Read More Here

(AntiWar) – How US Weapons Grade Uranium was Diverted to Israel

Declassified GAO Report Exposes Fatally Flawed Israel Investigations Read More Here

(TheNews) – ‘Mini-3rd world war’ being fought on Pakhtun soil

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti said that an undeclared mini-Third World War was being fought on the soil of Pakhtuns for the last many years.

“The US, China, Russia, Iran, India and other big powers are involved in this war being fought in the Pakhtun belt of Pakistan and Afghanistan,” he told The News in an interview. He said the world powers needed to sit together to find a negotiated political solution to the conflict in this region. He said these countries had chosen to fight each other on Pakhtun soil. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – US funds ‘apartheid’ road network in Israel

The construction of sections of a controversial segregated road network in the West Bank planned by Israel for Palestinians – leaving the main roads for exclusive use by settlers – is being financed by a US government aid agency, a map prepared by Palestinian researchers has revealed. Read More Here

(PressTV) – S Korea fires shots at North’s ships

South Korea says its navy has fired warning shots to drive away North Korean patrol ships that had crossed the western maritime border between the two countries.

The two North Korean vessels violated a disputed inter-Korean border in the Yellow Sea, known as the ‘Northern Limit Line’, on Saturday night, South Korea’s military said. Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘US attack on Iran highly unlikely’

In an exclusive interview conducted by the Al Jazeera network on Friday, Ahmadinejad stated that no country has the power to confront Iran, and added that Tehran advocates diplomacy as the ideal way to deal with international issues, the Fars news agency reported. Read More Here

(IsraelNationalNews) – IDF Prepares Public for Nationwide Home Front Exercise

The IDF Home Front Command has launched a media campaign in preparation for the national Home Front exercise known in Hebrew as Nekudat Mifneh 4 Read More Here

(TimesOnline) – Essex home raided over Iran dirty bomb threat

A BRITISH chemicals firm is involved in a secret MI5 inquiry into the illegal export to Iran of material that could make a radioactive “dirty bomb”. Read More Here

(Guardian) – Redshirts warn of civil war as Thai troops told to shoot on sight

International leaders appeal for calm amid escalating violence on streets of Bangkok Read More Here

World War

(GlobalResearch) – Uprisings against the New World Order: Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, and Revolution – Shamus Cooke

Are revolutions happening in Thailand and Kyrgyzstan? Are they instead “uprisings”? Does it matter? The distinction is important insofar as it helps to educate others inspired by these recent events, with hopes to radically change their own political and economic systems. Read More Here

(NewsHoggers) – Chasing News That Isn’t News – The Latest Scare Story About Iran: Missiles Targeting US by 2015

Today, the papers are full of a claim that the new Ballistic Missile Defense Review Report (PDF) from the US Dept. of Defense says Iran could have the missile capability to reach the U.S. by 2015. You’ll find the claim being repeated by the UK’s rightwing Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph, by NewsMax, Israel’s press, Pakistan’s “Dawn”, ABC News, Reuters and more. Read More Here

(ForeignPolicy) – More Hype About Iran? – Read More Here

(AFP) – US military option against Iran still on table: Pentagon

US military action against Iran has not been ruled out, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday, after a top official said such an option was off the table in the “near term.” Read More Here

(DangerRoom) – U.S. Soldier on 2007 Apache Attack: What I Saw

Ethan McCord had just returned from dropping his children at school earlier this month, when he turned on the TV news to see grainy black-and-white video footage of a soldier running from a bombed-out van with a child in his arms. It was a scene that had played repeatedly in his mind the last three years, and he knew exactly who the soldier was. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – The Afghan War: “No Blood for Opium”

The Hidden Military Agenda is to Protect the Drug Trade – Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Democracy and depleted uranium

When my sister, 101st Airborne Army Capt. Chaplain Fran E. Stuart, returned from Iraq, she was forever changed.

Not only had the desert sand, gun blasts and heat penetrated her psyche during her one-year deployment, but a carcinogen had made its way into her body as well. Unbeknown to her, the carcinogen was making a home in my sister’s body, along with the Anthrax vaccine, depleted uranium, burn pit smoke and contaminated water dished up at every meal. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Their homes reduced to rubble

ISRAELI FORCES carried out several major home demolition operations on Wednesday, April 14, within three separate areas in the occupied West Bank. The demolitions left dozens of people homeless in Hares (near the northern town of Tulkarem); and the towns of Beit Sahour and al-Khader near Bethlehem. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – US Vows New Sanctions Against Iran in ‘Weeks’

Much as they did several times last week, and several times the week before that, and indeed innumerable times this year, last year, and the year before that, the US today vowed that there would be new sanctions against Iran in a matter of weeks. Read More Here

Video: The Road to Total War

From Napoleon to Nagasaki, The Road to Total War charts how the social, economic and technological developments of the last two hundred years have made warfare so efficient that it can now destroy us all.

Part one of the six-part series War, hosted by Gwynne Dyer, examining the nature, evolution and consequences of modern warfare. Continue reading