(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
Warning graphic. No one in this video is dead, but it is still graphic in showing deformed people. Continue reading
(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?
It gets even better. Continue reading
(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
(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
(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 , and summer has now come. Syria and Lebanon are positioning themselves to weather the coming storm . 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
(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
(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.”
(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