Film: 1934 Film ‘The House Of Rothschild’ – Hollywood Propaganda That Is All Too Clear Now

(RichardEastman) – While this 1930ish Hollywood movie is only semi-accurate it certainly shows more then the PTB would like you to know today. I think this film was made as a response to the anti-Rothschild sentiment sweeping the world in the 1930’s (thanks to people like Henry Ford Sr. and Charles Lindbergh Sr.). As usual it backfired and “they” subsequently went “underground” and began using the tactic of keeping their name out of the news and using the media to point the finger at their front men (it’s the “Federal Reserve”, it’s “the Illuminati”, it’s “the corporations”, it’s “the NWO” ad nausea). Of course, every non-Jew is painted as “anti-semitic” and the Jews must fight back with the only tool they have…money (that’s a knee slapper). Continue reading

Video: Former Israeli Officials in the U.S. Government

FLASHBACK – ‘Who benefits from invading and occupying Iraq? Are Americans defending U.S. national security, or the security of our colonial outpost in the Arab World? This interview discusses the neoconservative Zionist cabal of the Bush administration who beat the drums for our illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.’ Continue reading

Cyber Attacks That Give Us Strength

(DesertPeace) – I’ve always maintained that if I don’t receive at least one hate mail letter a day or one attack on the Internet, then I’m not doing my job well…. Since the start of this Blog, that has been the case, proving, at least to myself, that I am doing a damn good job.

It seems ironic that those who attack me personally or this Blog claim to be pro Palestinian activists, yet use the same terminology in their attacks as the most vicious zionists. Read More Here

World War

(Uruknet) – Welcome to smart bombs

Cluster bombs are in the news again, thanks to a recent report from Amnesty International. The human rights agency has confirmed that 35 women and children were killed following the latest US attacks on an alleged al-Qaeda hideout in Yemen. Read More Here

(Kotaku) – Did Buying Your Gaming Console Help Fund War Atrocities in the Congo?

While the availability of blood diamonds, those rare minerals mined in war zones and sold to build armies, has begun to dwindle under international scrutiny, a new set of conflict minerals is rising to take its place.

Minerals like tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, some of which are found in an array of electronics including video game consoles, are being mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and used to fuel what has become the deadliest conflict since World War II. Read More Here

(ThePeoplesVoice) – The Case for War: The Iron Mountain Report – Stephen Lendman

In his 1966 book, “How the World Really Works,” Alan B. Jones included a chapter on the “Report from Iron Mountain: On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace,” later published in 1967 by The Dial Press. It became a bestseller, then disappeared. Now few copies are available, but when circulating in the 1960s, it was reported that concerned Johnson administration officials ordered global US embassies to downplay it, saying it had nothing to do with policy. Later accounts doubted the material’s authenticity, suggesting it was a hoax. True or false, its findings are reviewed below because they accurately reflect longstanding US policy. Read More Here

Palestine

(Uruknet) – Report on long-term effects of Israeli white phosphorus – EXCLUSIVE PICTURES

In a recent report into the white phosphorous used by Israel in its 2008-9 assault on the Gaza Strip, Italian experts have warned of the adverse long term effects of the three thousand five hundred shells that were dropped indiscriminately. In particular, the report addresses the impact of this weapon, the use of which against civilians is prohibited under international law. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – Video: PALESTINE; OUR CHILDREN ARE OUR HOPE

This week I posted a very inspiring piece about the brave children of Palestine standing up to the zionist oppresssors…. it contained the following video of seven year olds taunting Israeli soldiers…. Read More Here

(JPost) – General Assembly cancels flotilla debate

Ali Abdussalam Treki, president of the UN General Assembly, sent a letter to the members of the General Assembly to inform that them that the debate would not occur. Read More Here

(Independent) – Exposed: The truth about Israel’s land grab in the West Bank

Jewish settlers, who claim a divine right to the whole of Israel, now control more than 42 per cent of the occupied West Bank, representing a powerful obstacle to the creation of a Palestinian state, a new report has revealed. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Civilian Casualties Create New Enemies, Study Confirms

Yes, we needed economists to tell us this. A new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds “strong evidence for a revenge effect” when examining the relationship between civilian casualties caused by the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan and radicalization after such incidents occur. The paper even estimates of how many insurgent attacks to expect after each civilian death. Those findings, however intuitive, might resolve an internal military debate about the counter-productivity of civilian casualties — and possibly fuel calls for withdrawal. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Afghanistan : The “Graveyard of Empires” Strikes Back. Coalition Forces are in Retreat

As Britain’s new Prime Minister struggles with reality and attempts to dress abject defeat up as resounding success – and whilst ordering the troops to leave Sangin, delusionally calls it: “Consolidation”, a very brief return to the whole woeful Afghan disaster seems timely. As Iraq, a course embarked on blindly by his predecessor Charles Anthony Lynton Blair, QC., in blind, puppy-like determination to obey His Master’s Voice. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Losing in Afghanistan – Marjorie Cohn

Our economic crisis is directly tied to the cost of the war. We are in desperate need of money for education and health care. The $1 million per year it costs to maintain a single soldier in Afghanistan could pay for 20 green jobs.

Not only is the war bankrupting us, it has come at a tragic cost in lives. June was the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In addition to the 1,149 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan, untold numbers of Afghan civilians have died from the war – untold because the Defense Department refuses to maintain statistics of anyone except U.S. personnel. After all, Donald Rumsfeld quipped in 2005, “death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.” Read More Here

Iran

(Mondoweiss) – Big push begins for war on Iran

Does this sound familiar? Here’s neoconservative Eli Lake, writing in the Washington Times:

The United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that the benefits of bombing Iran’s nuclear program outweigh the short-term costs such an attack would impose.

The UAE has denied that its ambassador made such a statement. Does it even matter? Here is Joe Lieberman in Israel, in Jerusalem Post:

The US will address the Iranian threat “through diplomatic efforts and economic sanctions if we can, but through military action if we must,” said Lieberman.

Where are Judy Miller and Jeff Goldberg and the New Yorker and Brookings? Bill Keller of the Times? Your country needs you, Keller. – Source: MondoWeiss

(WRH) – Iran vs Israel: What The Media Wants You To Forget

The corporate media have been given their orders to throw the focus back on to Iran.

Here is a recap of what they are trying to make you forget. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – UAE Disavows Ambassador’s Call to Attack Iran

A diplomatic firestorm has been set off in the wake of an article in the Washington Times. According to the article, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States Yousef al-Otaiba openly advocated a US military attack on Iran, saying he was willing to “live with” damage such an attack would do to the security of the tiny country. Read More Here

(NewsMax) – Lieberman: US Prepared to Strike Iran to Stop Nuclear Weapons

The United States may be forced to launch an attack on Iran’s nuclear weapons facilities if diplomatic efforts and economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic fail, Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Wednesday after a meeting with Israeli officials in Jerusalem. Read More Here

(JPost) – UAE ambassador to US: ‘Bomb Iran’

Yousef al-Otaiba reportedly says “we cannot live with a nuclear Iran.” Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – UAE Ambassador: We ‘Absolutely’ Want U.S. To Stop Iran By Force

According to United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef al-Otaiba, efforts to prevent Iran from going nuclear by use of military force are better than that country actually going nuclear. Read More Here

Iraq

(Guardian) – US private Bradley Manning charged with leaking Iraq killings video

A US army intelligence analyst was today charged with leaking a highly classified video of American forces killing unarmed civilians in Baghdad and secret diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks. Read More Here

Video

(POTA) – Video: Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jew Interview July 6, 2010 at White House during the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu –

(July 6) – Video: Alex Jones – U.S. Warships Anger Costa Rican Citizens

Costa Rica has allowed 46 US warships and 7,000 Marines to enter the country despite objection by the opposition parties, which describe the move as “illegal.” Continue reading

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

World War

(IndianExpress) – US & China play ‘chicken’ in the Yellow Sea – Read More Here

(TheAtlantic) – On That Dastardly Saddam-al Qaeda Connection – Read More Here

(ThisIsLondon) – Lord Goldsmith’s warning to Tony Blair that Iraq war would be illegal

Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith warned Tony Blair three months before the Iraq war that an invasion would be illegal, secret memos showed today. Read More Here

Music Video: Dan Bull – Nothing On Jews [an open letter to Benjamin Netanyahu] – Video Link Here

(Intifada) – Israeli Nuclear Espionage: The Art of Keeping America at Risk for Fun and Profit – Read More Here

(IPS) – Unmanned Drones – Targeted Killing vs. “Collateral Murder” – Read More Here

Afghanistan

(WSWS) – The “Hitler” option in Afghanistan – Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (ABC) – President Obama’s Secret: Only 100 al Qaeda Now in Afghanistan – Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – We Can’t Afford War

Three years later, Barack Obama is president, Petraeus has become his man in Afghanistan, and MoveOn pulls the critical Web content. Why? Because Bush’s first war, Afghanistan, has become Obama’s war, a quagmire. The U.S. will eventually negotiate its withdrawal from Afghanistan. The only difference between now and then will be the number of dead, on all sides, and the amount of (borrowed) money that will be spent. Read More Here

Palestine

(SOTT) – Israel: A Suicidal, Apartheid State – John Mearsheimer

Israel’s botched raid against the Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla on May 31 is the latest sign that Israel is on a disastrous course that it seems incapable of reversing. The attack also highlights the extent to which Israel has become a strategic liability for the United States. This situation is likely to get worse over time, which will cause major problems for Americans who have a deep attachment to the Jewish state. Read More Here

(USMedia&Israel) – Flotilla Cover-up: The New York Times Accused

For the past month, the alternative media have sought concrete evidence that the mainstream U.S. media, including the New York Times, willfully aided Israel’s cover-up of information about their Gaza flotilla attack.

Prima facie evidence of their complicity is abundant. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Twenty thousand Palestinians are threatened with expulsion from the West Bank – Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Khudari: IOA still banning entry of 3500 commodities into Gaza – Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – The Mavi Marmara Report – Read More Here

(WAFA) – Israel Restricts the Access of Gaza Patients to Urgent Medical Treatment – Read More Here

(AmericanConservative) – Sinking Ship – The attack on the Gaza relief flotilla jeopardizes Israel itself

Israel’s botched raid against the Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla on May 31 is the latest sign that Israel is on a disastrous course that it seems incapable of reversing. The attack also highlights the extent to which Israel has become a strategic liability for the United States. This situation is likely to get worse over time, which will cause major problems for Americans who have a deep attachment to the Jewish state. Read More Here

Iran

(PressTV) – ‘Iran will retaliate if ships inspected’

“We reserve the right of retaliation for ourselves… we are able to defend our rights,” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a Monday press conference, when asked about the possible inspection of Iranian ships under new UN sanctions against the country. Read More Here

(YNet) – Oren: Iran may unleash wave of terrorist violence

Israeli ambassador to US warns international community that Islamic Republic could respond to tough sanctions by using its connections to Hezbollah, Hamas to attack Israel Read More Here

(PressTV) – Ahmadinejad orders ban on Israeli goods – Read More Here

(CSPAN) – Video: U.S. Declares War on Iran

War with Iran has already been decided by the powers that be and the modern-day quasi-declaration happened last Thursday.

(CorbettReport) – Video: War With Iran? Paul Craig Roberts on The Corbett Report

Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Treasury Secretary and Wall Street Journal joins us to break down the recent US sanctions on Iran and the likelihood of a strike on Iran by the US and/or Israel. Continue reading

World War

(InfoClearingHouse) – Offically FUBAR – Cindy Sheehan

The problem is—and has been for decades—the Military-Corporate Complex. However, if we want valid change, we also have to look deeper. Read More Here

(ABC) – WikiLeaks Founder Drops ‘Mass Spying’ Hint

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has given his strongest indication yet about the next big leak from his whistleblower organisation. Read More Here

(AmericanConservative) – War Makes Us Poor

Far from rescuing the economy from recession or depression, needless conflicts drain capital from productive uses. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Kyrgyzstan: Picking Up the Pieces – Read More Here

(AFP) – Nixon mulled North Korea nuclear strike in 1969

The United States studied a plan for a nuclear strike on North Korea in 1969 but advisers to then-president Richard Nixon concluded it was best to remain calm, declassified documents showed Wednesday. Read More Here

(WRH) – Ban the Use of Depleted Uranium Munitions – Read More Here

(Examiner) – Representative Grayson: 85% of Congress funding endless US wars during US economic crisis

The following 8-minute video by Dylan Ratigan of Congressman Alan Grayson is a brilliant discussion contrasting US “investment” of taxpayer money on endless and unlawful wars versus the dire condition requiring policy in the US economy. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(GlobalResearch) – Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan? – Prof. David Ray Griffin

There are many questions to ask about the war in Afghanistan. One that has been widely asked is whether it will turn out to be “Obama’s Vietnam.” This question implies another: Is this war winnable, or is it destined to be a quagmire, like Vietnam? These questions are motivated in part by the widespread agreement that the Afghan government, under Hamid Karzai, is at least as corrupt and incompetent as the government the United States tried to prop up in South Vietnam for 20 years. Read More Here

(TarpleyNet) – Towards the Eighteenth Brumaire of General David Petraeus? – Webster Tarpley

Prodded doubtless by forces above and behind the Oval Office, Obama has ousted General McChrystal in favor of General Petraeus, who now combines the post of CENTCOM theater commander with that of NATO commander in Afghanistan. This is a move deriving from the inherent fecklessness and incompetence of the Obama administration, especially from the imperialist point of view. Read More Here

(WPost) – CIA gives Blackwater firm new $100 million contract – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Is Petraeus McChrystal’s Replacement or Obama’s – Paul Craig Roberts

Our petulant president’s ego can’t handle a general letting off steam. Neither can any of the spoiled children who comprise “our” government in DC, the capital of the “superpower.” Read More Here

(AlterNet) – Don’t Let the McChrystal Frenzy Obscure the Dirty Truth About Afghanistan

While we’ll be treated to plenty of blather about the McChrystal incident, the most important part of the story is largely being ignored by the corporate media. Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – General Stanley McTerror: The Shocking Admissions – Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Video: Obama Fires McChrystal, Selects Petraeus to Oversee Opium Fields in Afghanistan

Obama fired General Stanley McChrystal today and replaced him with the globalist General David Petraeus. Obama said McChrystal’s actions undermined civilian control of the military and asked the Senate to confirm Petraeus immediately. Video Link Here

Palestine

(TheLocal) – Swedish dockers launch Israeli goods blockade

The Swedish Dock Workers Union (Hamnarbetarförbundet) on Wednesday launched a blockade of Israeli cargo in protest against the deadly raid on the Gaza-bound freedom flotilla last month, union representatives have confirmed. Read More Here

(Jpost) – IDF draws up new Gaza war doctrine

The new plans draw on some of the experiences from Cast Lead, and are also being viewed in the IDF as part of the military’s lessons from the Goldstone Report, which harshly criticized Israel and the way it operated within urban areas.

While the army is drawing up plans, current assessments in the military are that Hamas is not interested in instigating a new conflict with Israel. Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Barriers, Borders, and Blockades: Policing Movement and Controlling Information

To keep some out. To fence others in. To police movement, instill fear, uncertainty, and instability. Palestine is a land cross-hashed with separation barriers, walls, fences and checkpoints. For many people, these structures make one either an exile or a prisoner, barred from returning or unable to leave. But in addition to the policing of movement, these mechanisms correspond to a policing of information, a control of what truths are able to travel beyond the borders of these territories, to reach the world outside. Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – ‘Free Palestine’, Not Only Gaza

One thing is missing in the ‘Free Gaza’ movement. Activists and civil societies and journalists who support the Palestinian cause are rightfully angry at Israel’s murderous campaign against the aid-loaded ‘Freedom Flotilla’ that was going to the besieged and starved residents of Gaza, but they ignore the overall conditions in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the refugee camps. Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Israel Preparing For Flotillas Like On Eve of War – Read More Here

Video: Gaza Flotilla – Facts vs Fiction

A collection of interviews shows the truth about Gaza….

Iran

(AlethoNews) – Turkey warns EU against Iran sanctions – Read More Here

(ArmeniaNow) – Tehran says will oppose ‘American forces’ in Karabakh

Iran will not allow a United States-led military force to be deployed in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone that immediately borders on its territory, according to the Islamic Republic’s chief diplomat in Armenia. Read More Here

(IsraelNationalNews) – Reports: IAF Landed at Saudi Base, US Troops near Iran Border

The Israeli Air Force recently unloaded military equipment at a Saudi Arabia base, a semi-official Iranian news agency claimed Wednesday, while a large American force has massed in Azerbaijan, which is on the northwest border of Iran.

Both reports follow by less than a week the Pentagon’s confirmation that an unusually large American fleet sailed through the Suez Canal Saturday. Several reports stated that an Israeli ship joined the armada. Read More Here

(Jpost) – Report: IAF planes spotted over Saudi Arabia

Israel Air Force aircraft have been spotted in recent days at a Saudi Arabian military base unloading military equipment in the city of Tabuk, in northwestern Saudi Arabia, according to a report from Iranian news agency FARS.

The base will reportedly be used as a forward operating base by the Israelis as part of an offensive on an Islamic country. – Source: JPost

(TalkSport) – Video: Attack on Iran – George Galloway

Respect Party’s MP George Galloway answers a listener about war with Iran Continue reading

World War

(AFP) – US officials back away from July 2011 Afghan withdrawal deadline

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates rejected suggestions Sunday that US forces will move out of Afghanistan in large numbers in July of next year under a deadline set by President Barack Obama.

“That absolutely has not been decided,” Gates said in an interview with Fox News Sunday. Read More Here

(June 21) – Video: The Alex Jones Show Hour 1 – Israeli Operatives

Alex in this short rant breaks down the israeli operatives that work in washington d.c. and in america spread islamic propaganda to further the need for a police state to keep us safe. Part 1 HerePart 2

(Guardian) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange breaks cover but will avoid America

US desperate to ask hacker what he knows of classified messages about Iraq and Afghanistan wars Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Video: Obama Administration Keeping Blackwater Armed and Dangerous in Afghanistan – Video Link Here

(PressTV) – US wants Pakistan to forgo pipeline deal – Read More Here

(IrishTimes) – Scandal of vulnerable Colombian citizens killed for €1,500 bonus – Read More Here

(AlterNet) – The U.S. War Addiction: Funding Enemies to Maintain Trillion Dollar Racket

Four ways to see the true drivers of current wars around the world. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Iran Executes CIA Operative Abdolmalek Rigi

Sunni militant and prized CIA asset Abdolmalek Rigi went to the gallows on Sunday. The Jundullah leader was hanged in Iran’s Evin prison after being convicted by the Islamic Revolution Court of being a mohareb, or “enemy of Allah.” Rigi’s plane was forced to land by Iranian aircraft in February while on a flight from Dubai to Kyrgyzstan. Other accounts said he had been arrested inside Iran or Pakistan.
“We have clear documents proving that Rigi was in co-operation with American, Israeli and British intelligence services,” Iran’s intelligence minister, Heydar Moslehi, said after Rigi’s capture. Moslehi said Rigi had been in a U.S. military base 24 hours before his arrest and was carrying an Afghan passport supplied by the United States. Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Noam Chomsky’s Hypocrisy

“I don’t regard myself as a critic of Israel. I regard myself a supporter of Israel … I think the U.S. should continue to support Israel”. [1] – Noam Chomsky
The American linguist Noam Chomsky is often described by Western media as “arguably the world’s most influential intellectual today”. To his friends, Chomsky is a “relentless thorn” in U.S.-Israel Zionist policies. But reading between the lines of his repetitive and recycled propaganda, Chomsky is an opportunistic hypocrite. Read More Here

(CSMonitor) – Does Israel suffer from ‘Iranophobia’?

Some Israelis argue that an ‘Iranophobia’ holds unnecessary sway over Israeli thinking about a wide range of problems, from rearming of Hezbollah to the ‘terrorist’ activists aboard the Gaza flotilla. Should Israel see less of a threat in Iran? Read More Here

Gaza News

(AmericanFreePress) – Brussels Tribunal Wants High-Seas Killers Charged

As global awareness of Israeli terrorism continues to grow following the May 31 Mavi Marmara assault, an especially vocal critic is the Belgian-based Brussels Tribunal. On June 6, this writer interviewed a member of its executive committee, Dr. Ian Douglas. His words reflect the gravity of our current situation.

“Israel is seemingly unconcerned about committing murder in front of the eyes of the world,” said Douglas. Commenting specifically on their attack of a humanitarian aid ship in international waters, he said unabashedly: “This is not murder; it is destruction. There is a level of violence here that is sadistic and vengeful.”

Douglas next quoted an outspoken and acclaimed researcher in the field. Read More Here

Video: Bay Area Picket Line Stops Israeli Ship From Unloading

‘Hundreds of demonstrators, gathering at the Port of Oakland before dawn, prevented the unloading of an Israeli cargo ship. The demonstrators, demanding an end to Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, picketed at Berth 58, where a ship from Israel’s Zim shipping line is scheduled to dock later today. The day shift of longshoremen agreed not to cross the picket line.’

(Rense) – Israel Fearful Of An All-Women Aid Flotilla – Read More Here

(JeffGoodall) – Shock and Anger: Some reactions to the Gaza flotilla attack – Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – IS ISRAEL CONNING THE WORLD AGAIN? – Read More Here

(Canada) – Canadian who was on flotilla slams Israeli policy change

“They came attacking us with guns, fully armed commandos in the dead of the night,” said Audeh. “They wanted to scare people and make them not come back. But I think they failed and made people more determined than before.” Read More Here

(Redress) – Cutting through the confusion about Israel/Palestine

Richard Forer, a former member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), exposes the deceitful and dishonest foundations on which support for Israel is built. In a detailed letter, he outlines a path which those interested in justice and genuine peace in the Middle East can take to reach a true understanding of the Palestine-Israel conflict. Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Israel Preparing To Repeat The “Marmara” Scenario, Lebanon to Respond – Read More Here

Video: Cutting through Israel’s propaganda war in the US

Four short clips of things Americans never see on TV – Continue reading

Gaza News

(BeforeItsNews) – What Next If Israel Attacks the Iranian Flotilla?

After an extensive history of slaughtering American peace activists, a history that is hidden by the U.S. media, Israel now is playing poker, more specifically Blind-man’s Bluff, with a country that invented chess. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Lazy Reporters, Politicians and Comedians Bring Helen Thomas Down as an Unquestioning Public Cheers

The fact that writing about Helen Thomas just a few days after she resigned feels like old news, tells you something about what’s wrong with the media and our country today.

After a journalism career spanning almost seventy years, Thomas was taken down in less than two minutes. Which is the running time of the video where she made the remarks that forced her to resign her job, lose her book collaborator, her lecture agent and have a high school cancel a graduation speech she was scheduled to deliver. Read More Here

(CSPAN) – Video: It’s None Of Our Business What Israel Does! – Congressman Poe – Video Link Here

(Zaman) – Israel is not Above the Law: “Not as Untouchable as Before” – Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – Gaza Blockade Illegal: International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has described Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip as a violation of the Geneva Conventions and called on the Israeli government to lift it.

In a statement released on Monday, the organisation called the blockade “collective punishment”, a crime under international law. It described Gaza as a territory plagued by frequent power cuts, a ruined economy, and a collapsed health care system.

“The closure imposed on the Gaza Strip is about to enter its fourth year, choking off any real possibility of economic development,” the ICRC said.

“Gazans continue to suffer from unemployment, poverty and warfare, while the quality of Gaza’s health care system has reached an all-time low.”

Crippling shortages – Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Gaza Aid Ship Departs Iranian Port

On Sunday an Iranian ship left the port of Khorramshahr and is currently headed for Gaza, according to Reuters. Another ship, loaded with food, construction material and toys, will depart Iran on Friday.

“Until the end of the Gaza blockade, Iran will continue to ship aid,” said an official at Iran’s Society for the Defense of the Palestinian Nation. Read More Here

(Examiner) – Israel video of soldiers attacked on Gaza flotilla an obvious forgery: see video proof for yourself

The Israeli government’s video showing their soldiers being attacked as they descended from helicopters is a forgery; proven irrefutably from the ship’s structural features in the video being visibly different from the actual vessel, the Mavi Marmara. The proof is explained in the below 3-minute video; with this story developing. Additional ship details that prove the Israeli government video forgery are in the second 6-minute video.
As I’ve written, this adds to Israel’s government lies in support of unlawful war; now by creating the world’s largest concentration camp in Gaza, and perhaps soon through war against Iran based all on “emperor has no clothes” obvious lies. Read More Here

(Aletho) – Wheat harvest met with live ammunition in Gaza “buffer zone” – Read More Here

(PressTV) – US emboldens Israel to kill Americans

A recent Israeli attack on a convoy of ships in the Mediterranean Sea is another indication that Israel kills Americans with a sense of immunity from prosecution.

Furkan Dogan, a US citizen who lived in Turkey, was killed on May 31 during an Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla that carried humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

The attack on the six-ship convoy killed at least 20 peace activists, including nine Turkish citizens on board the M.V. Mavi Marmara, and injured over 40 others.

Ray McGovern, a former analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in an interview with Press TV, reviewed some other incidents in which Israel “deliberately” had killed Americans without being held accountable by Washington afterwards. Read More Here

(Gisha) – Partial List of Items Prohibited/Permitted into the Gaza Strip – Read More Here

(JPost) – ‘Gaza economy collapsing under siege’

B’tselem: 95% of factories are closed, 93% of water is polluted. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Israeli Deputy FM: 75 al-Qaeda Mercenaries on Aid Ship

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon appeared on CNN’s “GPS” show today, and once again changed the official story related to the Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara aid ship two weeks ago.

Ayalon now claims that 75 al-Qaeda linked mercenaries were on board the ship, heavily armed, and that they ambushed the Israeli troops before their eventual capture. Read More Here

(AliAbunimah) – Video reveals European, American weapons used in Israeli attack on Gaza Flotilla – Read More Here

(CNN) – Humanitarian group calls for lifting of Gaza blockade – Read More Here

(WRH) – Fake Al Qaeda

“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US . . .” — Former British Foreign Secretary Robin CookRead More Here

(NewStraitsTimes) – ‘It was a mission to kill’

SEPANG: “We saw a hit-list with pictures and names of our comrades and they ended up dead. It was a mission to kill.”

This startling revelation came from Noorazman Mohd Samsuddin, who was the chief of the Malaysian delegation on board the Turkish aid ship MV Mavi Marmara, which was attacked by Israeli commandos. Read More Here

(MyCatBirdSeat) – Is there no limit to international duplicity and hypocrisy?

Given the intensity of global outrage over the assault on the Gaza aid flotilla, some of us were beginning to hope that the world might finally confront Israel. We were obviously mistaken — once again. Read More Here

(MyCatBirdSeat) – Nader says reinstate Helen Thomas – Read More Here

(Redress) – Video: Israel’s medieval siege of Gaza

The three year old siege on the Gaza Strip and its 1.5 million inhabitants is a testament to the Israeli regime’s disregard of law, decency and morality. This siege amounts to collective punishment, an action outlawed by various conventions and humanitarian laws. This is not to mention the suffering and humanitarian crisis caused by this law. This siege has been disgracefully condoned by the “international community” and justified by the “free world” as a measure that safegurads the security of the Israeli regime. Continue reading

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(Rense) – Gaza – One Of Earth’s Most Desperate Places

After the news hit Israel that commandoes stormed the aid flotillas and seized control, Israeli civilians threw impromptu celebrations. They waved Israeli flags and honked their car horns. Later, official parades and demonstrations by grade school kids filled the streets, extolling the heroism of the commandoes who stopped relief aid from entering Gaza.

While the world rages in unprecedented criticism of the IDF brutality, the United States is different. Here, pro-Zionist politicians and evangelical leaders alike have celebrated as if they were on the streets of Tel Aviv. Read More Here

(TheJC) – New Zealand outlaws kosher butchering – Read More Here

(Gilad) – Morris Herman on the Flotilla

(Gilad) – Israeli Attack on the Mavi Marmara // Raw Footage – Video Link Here

(AlethoNews) – Norwegian Port Union Boycotts Israeli Ships

Responding to calls by the Palestinian Workers Union and other calls by different workers unions and organizations around the world, the Norwegian Ports Union decided to join its Swedish counterpart in boycotting all Israeli ships starting on June 15. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Schumer’s Sippenhaftung and the Children of Gaza – Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Disinformation about the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

The Israeli propaganda effort has been really active in spreading disinformation about Israel’s attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. Deflection, distraction and disinformation are used to obfuscate about something that should be straightforward. Read More Here

(AlethoNews) – Tel Aviv fountains dyed red in protest of flotilla raid – Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – Time to end, not ‘ease’ the siege

It took a war, the lives of 1,400 Palestinians, and nine Turks, killed during a lethal Israeli interception of an aid flotilla, for Arab states to finally move against the blockade.

There is no doubt that the visit will send an important message to the international community that the siege can no longer be tolerated. Read More Here

(ABNA) – Malaysia to send aid convoys to Gaza – Read More Here

(ExpressUK) – SEA BATTLE FEAR AS IRAN SENDS FLOTILLA TO GAZA – Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – Siege takes toll on Gaza children

International pressure has been mounting on Israel to lift its blockade of Gaza since the deadly raid on an aid flotilla bound for the Palestinian territory.

The UN has said 80 per cent of people there depend on food hand-outs.

But Israeli officials insist that there is no humanitarian crisis in the enclave.

UN aid workers inside Gaza, however, see a different reality.

Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza, where it has been reported that about 14 per cent of children suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition.

(PalestineThinkTank) – Map: Palestine 1948 – View Map Here

(AlArabiya) – Gaza siege must be “broken”: Arab League chief

“This blockade which we are all here to confront must be broken and the position of the Arab League is clear,” Moussa said after Palestinian officials from several factions welcomed him at the Rafah border with Egypt.

“Not only the Arabs, but the entire world should stand with the Palestinian people against the siege of Gaza and what is happening in the occupied territories, especially east Jerusalem,” he said. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – INVOCATION OF THE HITLER ERA

A stunning article by someone who was, with a few others, at the very helm of the Israel lobby in the US for many years, as head of the American Jewish Congress. Read More Here

(LewRockWell) – The Gaza Flotilla and Israel’s Many, Many Rights – Read More Here

(MyCatBirdSeat) – Thank you Helen Thomas for telling the truth – Read More Here

(VLog) – Video: There’s Nothing Christian about Zionism – Video Link Here

(SalemNews) – The Next 9/11-Made in Israel?

If, as Benjamin Netanyahu admitted, 9/11 was “very good” for Israel, a nuclear 9/11 might be even better. Read More Here

(Turley) – Hoax: Video Showing Heavy Weapons Discovered on Mavi Marmara is a Fraud – Read More Here

(YNet) – Castro: Swastika has become Israel’s banner

Former Cuban president slams Israeli raid on Gaza-bound flotilla, says Israel ‘would not hesitate to send 1.5 million Palestinians to crematoriums’ Read More Here

Gordon Duff: Freedom Flotilla’s Real Victory, America’s Propaganda Machine Exposed

The second the faked videos were available, cheap edits and voice overs first, Sky News and Fox, both owned by Israeli Likudist Rupert Murdoch, began the disinformation campaign. The “Freedom Flotilla” of peace activists suddenly became an armed Al Qaeda invasion force replete with heavy artillery, dirty bombs and terrorist trainers. Read More Here

REPOST – (PressTV) – 50 ships may join Freedom Flotilla II

The next Freedom Flotilla will be much bigger than the first one, the head of a non-governmental organization says.

Yasser Qashlaq, the director of the Free Palestine Movement, said on Thursday that up to 50 ships could join the Freedom Flotilla II, the International Middle East Media Center reported. Read More Here

(Debka) – Iran’s Gaza-bound ships ready for clash with Israel – Ahmadinejad

An Iranian sea convoy will back up the Turkish campaign to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assured Turkish leaders whom he met in Istanbul Tuesday, Jan. 8 that the vessels due to enter the disputed waters within days will not shrink from a head-on clash with Israel’s Navy and Air Force exclusion forces. Read More Here

Video: CONFIRMED Israeli soldiers used suppressed Uzi Sub-Machine Guns

Analysis on BBC’s Newsnight (2010/06/01) shows that the IDF boarded carrying suppressed (silenced) versions of Uzi submachine guns. Uzi machine gun here- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzi This clearly gives credence to the view that the Israelis attacked with lethal intent. 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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Video: Paul Craig Roberts – ‘AIPAC purchases US elections’

(RussiaToday) – The deadly Israeli assault on a Flotilla aid ship has caused an outcry in the international community. In the United States the Obama Administration has been quiet about their official stance on what transpired. Paul Craig Roberts says that there will be nothing that is going to be done by the United States to change the relationship with Israel. Continue reading

Video: Mike Rivero Discusses The Next Regional Gulf War Crisis on Alex Jones Tv

(June 1) – Alex talks with regular guest Mike Rivero about the latest news stories. Rivero is the publisher and webmaster of the WRH news portal and a radio talk show host on GCN.

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(GlobalResearch) – Terror on Aid Ship: “Plan Was to Kill Activists and Deter Future Convoys” – Jonathan Cook – Read More Here

(FreeGaza) – Israel’s Disinformation Campaign Against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla – Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (LewRockwell) – ‘The USS Liberty’: America’s Most Shameful Secret – Eric S. Margolis – Read More Here

(CounterPunch) – Notch Up Another Disaster for Israel’s Well-Oiled Propaganda Machine – Read More Here

(DailyMail) – Fears of new flashpoint as defiant Israel prepares for showdown with two more Gaza aid ships – Read More Here

(RawStory) – In raw video, reporters claim Israelis fired on activists before boarding ship

Update: Turkey will reportedly send military escort with future Gaza aid boats
In what could be a serious blow to Israel’s narrative on the killing of at least nine humanitarian activists making their way to Gaza through international waters, raw video by an Al Jazeera producer, who was filming during the raid, appears to provide evidence that the IDF opened fire on the flotilla even before boarding it. Read More Here

(CounterPunch) – Obama’s Timidity and Deaths at Sea – Ray McGovern

A chief lesson to learn from President Barack Obama’s recent unwillingness to stand up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Lobby is that such timidity can get people killed.

Casualty figures are still arriving in the wake of Israel’s Sunday night-Monday morning commando attack on an unarmed flotilla trying to bring relief supplies to the 1.5 million Palestinians crowded into Gaza. Already, at least nine civilian passengers are reported killed, and dozens wounded. Read More Here

(Sky) – Video: Flotilla Deaths: Activists Describe Bloodshed

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg described the Israeli blockade to supplies for Gaza as an “absolute humanitarian catastrophe”.

And Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan said the nine deaths were a “bloody massacre”. Video Link Here

(LondonTelegraph) – Gaza flotilla attack: Israeli ambassador compares raid to Second World War – Read More Here

(RawStory) – Ex-Mossad agent: Gaza flotilla raid ’so stupid it’s stupefying’

While the United States has reserved judgment in the matter, a former Mossad agent is casting blame for the botched raid on a Gaza aid flotilla, pointing directly at Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for allegedly ordering forces to act without vital preparation. Read More Here

REPOST – (CNN) – Video: Eyewitnesses recount Israel flotilla raid – “Israel Fired Upon Ship for 5 Minutes Before Boarding” – Video Link Here

Video: AIPAC, Traitors Within – View Video Here

(Redress) – Punish North Korea! Who sank the Cheonan?

Christopher King suggests that the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan on 26 March was an American false flag operation aimed at creating a dispute with China to use as a pretext to raise barriers to Chinese imports, suspend interest payments on US debt held by the Chinese and force Beijing to revalue the renminbi to reduce China’s trading advantages. Read More Here

(SOTT) – Eyewitness accounts demolish Israeli lies: Commandos opened fire before boarding Gaza flotilla, then shot and tortured people at will – Read More Here

(RumorMillNews) – Five Delegates with US-Based Free Palestine Movement Among those Attacked – Read More Here

(AlterNet) – Turkey Promises to Send Supplies to Gaza With Naval Escort

Well, now Israel has done it. They have actually provoked Turkey to the point that they may start a war over this incident massacre: Read More Here

(CommonDreams) – Israeli Attack on Gaza Aid Ship Violates International Law – Read More Here

(AFP) – (VancouverSun) – No weapons on stormed Turkish ship: Report – Read More Here

(Redress) – Letter to UK Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham

Subject: The rogue state of Israel’s foulest crime – Read More Here

(TheUglyTruth) – Dogs Will Be Dogs–Israel’s Latest Slaughter of the Innocents Just Business as Usual – Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Irish Nobel Peace Laureate, Former U.N. Diplomat Sail for Gaza

Northern Irish Nobel peace laureate Máiread Corrigan-Maguire and Denis Halliday, a former senior United Nations diplomat, and several other Irish citizens have boarded the MV Rachel Corrie and have set off for Gaza to deliver aid. Read More Here

REPOST – (SteveWatson) – Israeli Knesset Member: Israel Wanted High Number Of Fatalities – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – All At Sea

In other words, according to international law, the actions of the Israeli military were beyond the law and those involved should be treated no differently than, say, the Somali pirates who are also in the habit of boarding ships by force. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Operation Mini Cast Lead

Again came the claim of self defense, that “they lynched us” and that all the dead are on their side. Once more the use of violence and excessive and lethal force was in play and once more civilians wound up dead. Read More Here

(SaltLakeTribune) – U.S. Blocks Security Council Criticism of Israeli Raid

Israel faced heavy criticism in an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on Monday in response to its deadly attack on an aid flotilla trying to breach the Gaza blockade, but attempts to issue a formal statement stalled after the United States rejected the strong condemnation sought by Turkey. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Obama’s Timidity and Deaths at Sea – Ray McGovern

A chief lesson to learn from President Barack Obama’s recent unwillingness to stand up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Lobby is that such timidity can get people killed. Read More Here

(TheIndependent) – Western Leaders are too Cowardly to Help Save Lives – Robert Fisk

Has Israel lost it? Can the Gaza War of 2008-09 (1,300 dead) and the Lebanon War of 2006 (1,006 dead) and all the other wars and now yesterday’s killings mean that the world will no longer accept Israel’s rule?

Don’t hold your breath. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – A Special Place in Hell / The Second Gaza War: Israel lost at sea

We are no longer defending Israel. We are now defending the siege, which is itself becoming Israel’s Vietnam. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Terror on Aid Ship: “Plan Was to Kill Activists and Deter Future Convoys” – Jonathan Cook

An Arab member of the Israeli parliament who was on board the international flotilla that was attacked on Monday as it tried to take humanitarian aid to Gaza accused Israel yesterday of intending to kill peace activists as a way to deter future convoys.

Haneen Zoubi said Israeli naval vessels had surrounded the flotilla’s flagship, the Mavi Marmara, and fired on it a few minutes before commandos abseiled from a helicopter directly above them. Read More Here

(Fox) – Video: NO Weapons Found On Gaza Flotilla! More Ships Headed To Break Israeli Blockade! – Video Link Here

(June 1) – Video: Alex Breaks Down Gaza Aid Flotilla Ship Attack by Israel

Alex breaks down why the Nwo globalist zionist goons are making their move now to start a small nuclear war in the middle east that will explode into World War 3.

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America’s Complicity in Evil – Paul Craig Roberts

(OpEdNews) – As I write at 5pm on Monday, May 31, all day has passed since the early morning reports of the Israeli commando attack on the unarmed ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, and there has been no response from President Obama except to say that he needed to learn “all the facts about this morning’s tragic events” and that Israeli prime minister Netanyahu had canceled his plans to meet with him at the White House.

Thus has Obama made America complicit once again in Israel’s barbaric war crimes. Just as the US Congress voted to deep-six Judge Goldstone’s report on Israel’s war crimes committed in Israel’s January 2009 invasion of Gaza, Obama has deep-sixed Israel’s latest act of barbarism by pretending that he doesn’t know what has happened. Continue reading

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Video: George W. Bush: ‘Starting Wars In Middle East Good For The Economy’

Take a wild guess who convinced George W. Bush that starting wars in the Middle East would be “good for the economy”?

Oliver Stone interviews former Argentina president Néstor Kirchner : Video Link Here

(DailyMail) – Princess Diana ‘was killed for planning to expose senior Brits involved in the land mine trade’

Diana, Princess of Wales was killed because she planned to expose senior members of the British arms trade involved with land mines, a leading lawyer claimed today.

Michael Mansfield QC, who represented Mohamed al-Fayed in the inquest into the death of his son Dodi and the former royal, said Diana claimed she had an ‘exposure diary’ in which she was going to unmask the people most closely involved with the British manufacturing of land mines. Read More Here

Pakistan

(MSNBC) – U.N. official wants C.I.A. drone strikes axed

A senior United Nations official is expected to call on the United States next week to stop Central Intelligence Agency drone strikes against people suspected of belonging to Al Qaeda, complicating the Obama administration’s growing reliance on that tactic in Pakistan. Read More Here

Iran

(GlobalResearch) – Israeli’s Nuclear Policy: From South Africa to Iran – Prof. James Petras – Read More Here

(NYTimes) – U.N. Says Iran Has Fuel for 2 Nuclear Weapons

In their last report before the United Nations Security Council votes on sanctions against Iran, international nuclear inspectors declared Monday that Iran has now produced a stockpile of nuclear fuel that experts say would be enough, with further enrichment, to make two nuclear weapons. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(PrisonPlanet) – America’s dead in Afghanistan since 2001 – Read More Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – German President’s Resignation Tied to Telling Truth About Afghan War

German President Horst Koehler resigned Monday in a surprise move after being criticized for reportedly linking military deployments abroad with the country’s economic interests — creating a new headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel. Read More Here

North Korea

(Infowars) – Infowars Poll: Nearly 70% Believe “Total War” Possible On Korean Peninsula – View Poll Here

(GlobalResearch) – The Korean Crisis: Cui Bono? – F. William Engdahl

The alleged North Korean sinking of a South Korean boat in March has dramatically escalated tensions between north and south Korea. It has also caused a reversal of a planned Japanese government push to close the US military base on Okinawa. The major question in the bizarre affair is Cui Bono? Read More Here

(RedactedNews) – The sinking of the Cheonan: Another Gulf of Tonkin incident

History repeats itself. Read More Here

(BBC) – China and Japan ‘back North Korea financial sanctions’ – Read More Here

(Chosun) – N.Koreans Rally to Accuse S.Korea of Conspiracy

North Korea mobilized some 100,000 people in Pyongyang on Sunday morning for a rally condemning the South Korean version of the sinking of the Cheonan as a conspiracy. Read More Here

Palestine

(InterFax) – Attack on Gaza aid flotilla “barbaric” – Russia’s Council of Muftis – Read More Here

(YNet) – A war for world’s future

Battle isn’t about Gaza, but rather, about radical Islam vs. liberal West Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘Israel committed an act of war’ – Hugo Chavez

“Venezuela will continue to denounce the terrorist and criminal nature of Israel’s government, even as it reiterates, today more than ever, its unbreakable commitment to the fight of the Palestinian people for freedom, national sovereignty, and dignity,” he said in a statement issued on Monday. Read More Here

(AFP) – Iran wants Netanyahu to face trial for Gaza raid

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called for Israel’s prime minister and defence minister to face trial for the deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla in the eastern Mediterranean. Read More Here

(JPost) – ‘Next time we’ll use more force’

Israel will use more aggressive force in the future to prevent ships from breaking the sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, a top Navy commander told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday. Read More Here

(YNet) – IDF chief tells troops they did ‘splendidly’ – Read More Here

(BRussellsTribunal) – Dead: 19. Injured: 60. This is Israel. Appeal of the BRussells Tribunal

Israel’s killing of 19 innocents with 60 more injured must have maximal consequences. Israel impunity is a threat to all Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – What if Iran Had Carried Out the Gaza Carnage? – Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Does Israel Rule the World?

As this occurred in international waters, it is not only an act of piracy but could also be construed as an ‘act of war’. This attack on unarmed civilian men and women illustrates the moral depths to which the Jewish state has sunk. An Al Jazeera reporter on board the vessel says the Israelis fired live bullets even after a white flag was hoisted. This atrocity and the potential fall-out should merit loud condemnation from the international community … but don’t hold your breath! We have yet to witness the extent of Turkey’s response. Read More Here

(PalestineThinkTank) – International Activists Cause Their Own Deaths – By Attacking Non-confrontational Israeli Commandos? – Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Did Activists Attack Israeli Soldiers In Self-Defense?

Newly released video footage of the Israeli raid on a humanitarian aid ship heading to Gaza shows passengers attacking IDF soldiers before they landed on board, but activists claim this was a legitimate response to the fact that commandoes had already fired upon and killed at least one passenger before they attempted to seize the ship. Read More Here

(PressTV) – UN tells Israel to end siege of Gaza

UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco has called on Israel to end its “unacceptable” blockade of the Gaza Strip. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Security Council slams Gaza aid raid

The UN Security Council has condemned Israel’s deadly attack on a Gaza-bound aid convoy, demanding the immediate release of the ships and the civilians onboard. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israel vows more attacks on aid ships

A defiant Israel downplays international condemnations of its deadly raid against a Gaza-bound aid convoy, vowing to prevent all aid ships trying to break the Gaza siege.
“We will not let any ships reach Gaza and supply what has become a terrorist base threatening the heart of Israel,” AFP quoted Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai as saying on Tuesday.
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(PressTV) – OIC lashes out at Israeli violence – Read More Here

(CraigMurray) – The Legal Position on the Israeli Attack

To attack a foreign flagged vessel in international waters is illegal. It is not piracy, as the Israeli vessels carried a military commission. It is rather an act of illegal warfare. Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘Israel has lost all legitimacy’

The Turkish foreign minister has told the UN Security Council that Israel should be held accountable for its deadly attack on the flotilla carrying humanitarian assistance for Gaza.

Ahmet Davutoglu said that Israel has “lost all legitimacy” because of the onslaught that left at least 20 peace activists dead and many others wounded. Most of those killed in the assault were from Turkey. Read More Here

(LiveLeak) – Video: Israelis celebrating attack on Turkish Aid Ship – infront of Turkish Embassy,Tel Aviv – Video Link Here

Veterans For Peace Responds to Armed Attack on Aid Flotilla

The world is reacting in righteous outrage at this moment to Israel’s high seas attack on an international aid flotilla, reportedly killing up to 20 people escorting tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza in an effort to break Israel’s three-year blockade. “Made in the U.S.A.” is stamped on the weapons commandos used to kill and wound the international peace activists.

We are saddened and we are angry. At least one of our own members, retired Army Col., Ann Wright, is among the 700 people aboard the boats attacked in the middle of the night. But we cannot say we are very surprised. Palestinians die quietly and unnoticed every day in Gaza, the world’s largest open air prison, as a result of Israel’s blockade and violent repression Read More Here

(Redress) – The concentration camp that is Gaza

In creating the Gaza concentration camp where food from humanitarian organizations is allowed in to 1.5 million Palestinians on a basis calculated as the minimum necessary to sustain life, Israel is similarly challenging Nazi achievements. Israel claims that it does not ration food to Gaza on this basis but the calculation exists. We must draw our conclusions from it. Read More Here

(Redress) – Israeli butchery at sea

Gilad Atzmon argues that Israel’s murder in international waters of aid workers bound for Gaza was a premeditated act of savagery and that the international community, foremost NATO and the European Union, must respond decisively by cutting all relations with the rogue Jewish state. Read More Here

(MyCatBirdSeat) – CYNTHIA MCKINNEY : End Israeli Impunity Now

Cynthia McKinney Mourns the Dead of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza: People of the U.S. and the world must end Israeli impunity now!

I am calling on the people of the United States to change course now. Read More Here

(RedactedNews) – Turkish Sources – Israeli Advance Target Assassination List Found on Flotilla

Turkish sources and media revealed a document which shows that a death list had been prepared in advance by the Israelis, showing names and pictures of people on board of the ships to be murdered, who, according to Israel, were “involved in the International humanitarian aid for Gaza”. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Video: Mavi Marmara Incident Sabotages Peace Process

A few hours after Israeli commandos boarded a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza and met resistance, the Israeli ambassador to Denmark claimed the flotilla had links to al-Qaeda. “Before the flotilla entered Israeli waters, rumor had it that the organizers (of the aid initiative) had links with the al-Qaeda terrorist network,” Arthur Avnon said from Copenhagen.

Israel has a history of creating and funding Islamic terror groups, including al-Qaeda cells. In 2002, Palestinian security forces arrested a group of Palestinians for collaborating with Israel and posing as operatives of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist network, the Sydney Morning Herald reported (the original article has since found its way to the memory hole). Video Link Here

(Haaretz) – ‘The ship turned into a lake of blood,’ says activist on Gaza flotilla – Read More Here

(RawStory) – Witness: No one armed on Gaza flotilla – Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (BelfastTelegraph) – UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like the Nazis who forced my family to flee from Poland – Read More Here

(Lataan) – ISRAEL’S LATEST MURDER SPREE SHOULD BE SEEN IN CONTEXT OF THE BIGGER REGIONAL PICTURE – Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Turkey: Future Gaza Aid Ships Will Have Military Escorts – Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Israel Is The New North Korea, And The Latest Crisis Could Affect The Korean One – Read More Here

(AFP) – Israel planning massive attack on Gaza: Ahmadinejad

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that Iran has precise information that Israel plans to launch a “massive attack” on Gaza in the wake of its deadly raid on an aid flotilla. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Israel Murders Human Rights Workers Delivering Humanitarian Aid – Prof. Marjorie Cohn

On Sunday, Israel murdered human rights workers who were attempting to deliver 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, because Gaza has been virtually cut off from the outside world by Israel. At least 19 people were reportedly killed and dozens injured when Israeli troops boarded the 6-ship Freedom Flotilla convoy in international waters and immediately fired live ammunition at the people on board the ships. The convoy was comprised of 700 people from 50 nationalities and included a Nobel laureate, members of parliament from Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Turkey and Malaysia, as well as Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset and a Holocaust survivor. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Raid on the Gaza Flotilla – Israel’s Attack on Us All – Jonathan Cook

It is quite astounding that Israel has been able to create over the past 12 hours a news blackout, just as it did with its attack on Gaza 18 months ago, into which our main media organisations have willingly allowed Israeli spokespeople to step in unchallenged. Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – Israeli Knesset Member: Israel Wanted High Number Of Fatalities

A member of the Israeli Knesset, the legislative branch of the Israeli government, who was on board the Marmara ship when it was ambushed by IDF troops, has told reporters that the intention of the raid was to kill as many on board as they could in order to ward off others from attempting to reach Gaza by sea. Read More Here

(OilPrice) – Tensions Between Israel and Turkey at Breaking Point – Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – To break the Gaza Siege …. In English and Arabic – Read More Here

(ABCNews) – Official: US Will Stand with Israel – Read More Here

(TPMCafe) – Israel – You’ve gone too far this time – Read More Here

(PalSolidarity) – US activist loses eye after being shot in face with tear gas canister – Read More Here

(Guardian) – Gaza flotilla raid draws furious response from Turkey’s prime minister

‘Special relationship’ in tatters as Erdogan demands that Israel be punished for ‘bloody massacre’ Read More Here

(AlethoNews) – The Enemies of Humanity Expose Themselves Again

The recent storming by Israeli state terrorists of a Turkish humanitarian aid ship Mavi Marmara in international waters, killing of twenty people during the illegal seizure, and subsequent kidnapping of nearly seven hundred passengers, is yet another of numerous Israeli operations that have highlighted the essence of Zionism and its utter disregard for humanity. Read More Here

(Breitbart) – Lebanon fires on Israeli warplanes: security official – Read More Here

(Guardian) – Israel should lead investigation into attack on Gaza flotilla, says US

Turkey’s demands for international inquiry blocked at meeting of United Nations security council Read More Here

(YNet) – US veteran on board ‘Liberty’ was flotilla passenger

Man who served on ship bombed by Israel during 1967 war is missing in aftermath of flotilla clashes Read More Here

(PressTV) – Video: Former CIA Officer: Israel Controls U.S. Government & Media

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(RawStory) – In raw video, reporters claim Israelis fired on activists before boarding ship

In what could be a serious blow to Israel’s narrative on the killing of at least nine humanitarian activists making their way to Gaza through international waters, raw video by an Al Jazeera producer, who was filming during the raid, appears to provide evidence that the IDF opened fire on the flotilla even before boarding it. Read More Here

(GreenPartyWatch) – Cynthia McKinney condemns Israeli massacre of activist

Don DeBar offers this article about the Israeli Defense Force’s action against a flotilla from the Free Gaza Movement which apparently resulted in the deaths of at least ten people. McKinney, Green Party presidential nominee in 2008, was involved in two earlier attempts to deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza via ship. Read More Here

(RebelNews) – ‘Activists refuse to leave Gaza aid ships’ – Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Sheikh Raed Salah shot in head, critical

Salah is the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. Massive protests are expected in the north, with Palestinian citizens of Israel already labeling the incident an attempted assassination. Read More Here

(rys2sense) – How the MSM is reporting the attack on Gaza aid ships – Read More Here

(EyeOnTheWorld) – IDF: Gaza flotilla launch attended by terrorists – Read More Here

(CounterPunch) – Israel’s Attack on Us All

It is quite astounding that Israel has been able to create over the past 12 hours a news blackout, just as it did with its attack on Gaza 18 months ago, into which our main media organisations have willingly allowed Israeli spokespeople to step in unchallenged. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – ISRAEL’S RESPONSES ARE UNF’NBELIEVABLE – Read More Here

(Hurriyet) – Families of those attacked on Turkish aid ship devastated – Read More Here

(ThePeoplesVoice) – Brave Israeli Commandos Slaughter Aid Activists at Sea – Stephen Lendman

Even America’s major media can’t duck a crime this grave – attacking and slaughtering up to 20 Gaza Freedom Flotilla activists and injuring dozens more. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: ‘Israel is a Lunatic State’ – Finkelstein on Gaza Flotilla Attack

(PaulWatson) – Israel: IDF Troops Who Murdered Innocent People Are ‘Brave Heroes’

U.S. corporate media echoes spin that dead activists are to blame for the violence Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Israel Says Gaza Aid Flotilla Connected to al-Qaeda – Read More Here

(Pravda) – Israel: The Pariah of the International Community – Read More Here

(IsraelNews) – Fatah official: Israel world’s most despicable country – Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – Israel Forces Fired On Sleeping Civillians Under Cover Of Darkness

While the Israeli government is praising it’s soldiers as heroes and saying they were acting in self defence by firing on unarmed civilians flying a white flag in international waters, one group involved with the Freedom Flotilla has a quite different story. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Video: Gaza Aid Flotilla: Israel Will Once Again Get Away with Murder – View Video Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Global outrage at Israel violating international maritime law – Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Powell: Sanctions Not Sufficient to End Iran’s Nuclear Program – Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Gaza flotilla – Piracy – Read More Here

Video: IDF Raid on Peace Flotilla – Video Link Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Taliban Training In Iran: McChrystal Says ‘Clear Evidence’ Of Inappropriate Iranian Activity – Read More Here

(Hindu) – Greece cancels military exercises with Israel over flotilla attack – Read More Here

(Sify) – Pakistan condemns Israel over ‘inhuman’ flotilla siege – Read More Here

(YNet) – Abbas condemns ‘massacre’ against activists

Palestinian president declares three days of mourning following deadly Navy raid on Gaza flotilla. Arab League to hold urgent meeting. Gaza officials call on Turkey to sever its ties with Israel. MK Barakeh congratulates Israel on ‘pirate army’s victory’ Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – MAY 31st 2010 ~~ THE DAY ISRAEL DECLARED WAR ON HUMANITY – Read More Here

(PressTV) – Arab world condemns Gaza aid attack – Read More Here

(PressTV) – Ahmadinejad slams Israel convoy attack Read More Here

(CP) – Turkey withdraws ambassador as deadly Israeli raid on Gaza boats sparks protests, condemnation Read More Here

(YNet) – Jordan slams Gaza ship raid, summons Israeli envoy – Read More Here

(ClareHerald) – Turkey Issues Stark Warning To Israel Following Aid Convoy Attack – Read More Here

(Mahdibray) – MAS Freedom Expresses Shock and Outrage Over Israeli Attack on Gaza Flotilla; Calls for Strong U.S. Government Response – Read More Here

(TheHindu) – Syria, Lebanon say flotilla attack can lead to war

Syrian President Bashar al—Assad and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Monday that Israel’s attack on a flotilla of aid bound for Gaza threatens to ignite a war in the region. Read More Here

(TwoCircles) – London protest against Israeli Gaza aid massacre – Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Radiation, DU and Burn Pits — Iraq’s Cancer: “America’s Gift That Keeps Giving”

Memorial Day makes us remember that no matter how many wars, generations and decades go by, we as a human race never seem to learn. The exploitation of our military is a cruel punishment our enemies don’t even deserve. What “we” do to our own with radioactive weapons, and the catastrophe of environmental carcinogens left behind — makes waterboarding look like shooting a beer keg at a water park. Read More Here

(AFP) – S.Korea holds war games near tense border

South Korea staged war games near the tense border with North Korea on Monday as Seoul worked to persuade doubters at home and abroad that Pyongyang was responsible for sinking one of its warships.
“There are some people in our society who spread groundless allegations and raise doubts about the outcome of a probe into the Cheonan. I feel sad and regretful,” said Foreign Minister Yu Myung-Hwan. Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Massive Condemnation in Lebanon of Israel’s Crime – Read More Here

(AlternativeNews) – Israel Commits Massacre, Piracy in International Waters against Freedom Flotilla – Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – Outrage over Israeli attack

Shock and outrage has swept the globe after Israeli soldiers stormed a flotilla of aid ships bound for Gaza. International powers are closing ranks in condemning the deadly raid.

Reaction from around the world to Israel’s attack: Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Gaza Aid Convoy Attack: Israel’s Murderous Sea Piracy a Horrendous Moment of Truth for US Policy – Finian Cunningham

This time, the Israeli war machine may have gone too far for international public opinion to stomach. In the early hours of 1 June, before daybreak, Israeli commandos stormed the international civilian aid convoy heading for Gaza. Between 20-24 volunteers onboard have been killed and at least 50 injured, according to various reports, but the number of casualties has risen rapidly from the initial reports of two dead. The final death toll could be greater. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order – Review of F. William Engdahl’s Book – Read More Here

(PressTV) – Video: Israel Kills 20 – Attacks Gaza Aid Fleet

Israel Navy troops opened fire on pro-Palestinian activists aboard a six-ship aid flotilla sailing for the Gaza Strip early Monday. Video Link Here

(PressTV) – Protests erupt against Gaza aid raid

Shock and outrage sweep through the world over a deadly Israeli strike on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla as protests erupt across the globe in condemnation of the attack.

On Monday, both foes and allies of Tel Aviv across the world closed ranks by condemning the early Monday raid on the six-ship Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which reportedly left some 20 people killed, mostly Turk nationals, and scores wounded. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Israel Reportedly Kills 19 Activists on Aid Flotilla Headed for Gaza

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday he was “shocked” by a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla and demanded a full investigation. Read More Here

(May 30) – Video: Wayne Madsen Reports Why South Korea Ship Attack was a False Flag Event on Alex Jones Tv

Alex breaks down how the general public is and has been brainwashed into believing everything their told because they’ve been taught it’s un-patriotic to question government. Also, Wayne Madsen reports in the last hour that the South Korea ship was a false flag attack just like the U.S.S. Liberty and breaks down the real reason behind the attack, and who may have done it.

(PressTV) – Obama gives Israel all-out support

After the United Nations ratified a resolution calling for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, the US president gives Israel “concrete guarantees” to prevent the decision from harming Israeli interests.

Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post quoted senior political sources in al-Quds (Jerusalem) as saying that President Barack Obama’s assurances to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came with the promise of a significant upgrade to Israel’s military capabilities. Read More Here

(TheStar) – Israel boards Gaza-bound ships, 15 dead – reports – Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Up to 16 reported killed as Israel disrupts Gaza humanitarian effort – Video Link Here

(Haaretz) – Protesters try to storm Israeli consulate in Turkey

Turk and NTV televisions show dozens of angry protesters scuffling with Turkish police guarding consulate building in downtown Istanbul. Turkey calls attack ‘unacceptable’, summoning Israel ambassador. Read More Here

(TheJIDF) – Israeli commandos open fire after being attacked with axes & knives by Gaza flotilla “peace activists” – Read More Here

(IPadio) – Audio: Gaza TV’s phlog – George Galloway Speaks Out – Audio Link Here

(SMH) – At least 10 killed as Israel storms aid convoy: Israeli TV – Read More Here

BREAKING – (Haaretz) – Report: At least 10 activists killed as Israel Navy opens fire on Gaza aid flotilla

Over 60 pro-Palestinian campaigners wounded after aid convoy sailing for Gaza Strip ignored Israel’s order to turn back, Turkish news reports. IDF confirms two commandos also wounded. Read More Here

(Mondoweiss) – Update: Initial reports – at least two people killed, 30 injured in Israeli attack on freedom flotilla

We have a number of reports from the Mediterranean in the last few hours that the Israeli government is following through on its self-destructive and brutal determination to stop the freedom flotilla, and doing so at night. Live feed shows people still on deck. Isabel Kershner of the Times says Israeli boats have approached in international waters, intending to intercept. AP says that the Israeli navy is “stalk”-ing the flotilla. (Great for the rebranding campaign, huh?) Emails, rumors, follow: View Video Here

(Uruknet) – Video: LIVE from the Gaza Freedom Flotilla – Video Link Here

(IPSNews) – Difficult Times Call for Dangerous Jobs

Life can be hard working in these tunnels, and it is always at risk. But many have no choice but to work in them, particularly since mid-2007, when Israel and Egypt, with the help of the international community, imposed a siege of staggering severity on the 1.5 million humans in the Gaza Strip Read More Here

BREAKING – (AlJazeera) – Video: Israel attacks Gaza aid fleet (16 Killed – 30 Injured)

Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country’s siege on Gaza.

Up to 16 people were killed and more than 30 people injured when troops stormed the Freedom Flotilla early on Monday, the Israeli Army Radio said. Video Link Here

(NTV) – Video: REPLAY – Gaza Aid Flotilla Fired On – Continue reading

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(MINA) – Who is staging a War between North and South Korea?

Tensions between North and South Korea continue to escalate: On Friday, North Korea blamed its southern neighbor of staging the sinking of its own warship, which killed 46 soldiers, denying any responsibility for the tragedy Read More Here

(Mantiq) – Freedom Flotilla: “Israel is Threatening to Attack Us” – Read More Here

(Almanar) – Hamas: Flotilla Shows Whole World Opposes Gaza Siege – Read More Here

Petraeus Memo Widens scope of US Military Covert Operations in ME

Critics worry that the order blurs the line between combat soldiers and spies and weakens the claim of all soldiers to humane treatment under the Geneva Conventions. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – North Korea Warns UN to Be Wary of False Evidence of Sinking – Read More Here

(ABC) – US admits deadly attack on Afghan civilians

The United States military has acknowledged killing 23 civilians and wounding 12 others earlier this year after mistaking them for a convoy of Taliban insurgents. Read More Here

(RedactedNews) – The Coming Iran War

It’s happening again.

The same forces – with a few new additions and minus a few smart defectors – who pushed the United States into a needless and deadly war with Iraq are now organizing for the next war. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Letter shows Obama dishonest with Iran – Read More Here

BREAKING – (TimesOnline) – Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran

Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline. Read More Here

(ProLibertate) – “Civil Rights” and Total War – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Free Gaza Flotilla Subject to Coordinated Israeli Government Media Campaign and Military Action

According to an article in the Jerusalem Post [1] on May 25, 2010, the Israeli “Navy is preparing an operational plan to stop the flotilla of nine ships–loaded with hundreds of international activists and thousands of tons of supplies–– which are scheduled to try and break the sea blockade on Gaza by anchoring in the newly-expanded port later this week.” The article describes a military campaign coordinated with a major media campaign. Read More Here

(NewAmericaMedia) – Gulf of Tonkin Redux: Did an American Mine Sink South Korean Ship?

Editor’s note: The sinking of the Cheonan took place in South Korean waters dominated by a joint U.S.-Korean base for anti-submarine warfare operations, an area North Korea admits it does not have the technology to penetrate with its submarines. It is speculated the USNS Salvor was was laying bottom mines in the area and a rising mine was inadvertently released. “If indeed it was an American rising mine that sank the Cheonan, it would constitute a friendly-fire accident,” writes Yoichi Shimatsu. Or it was a Gulf of Tonkin incident intended to provide a pretext to blame North Korea. Either way, don’t expect the corporate media to report on this. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israeli jets attack Gaza

Israeli jets fired five missiles in the early hours of Saturday morning, and local sources say the missiles landed near the tunnel area along the Egyptian border, which is located near the Rafah airport, the Press TV correspondent in Gaza reported. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Iran: US hypocritical on Israel nukes

Iran’s ambassador to the UN Mohammad Khazaee said Friday that the US reaction to the final declaration of the NPT conference was a “clear manifestation” of its hypocrisy.
“The US [verbal] attack on Iran, as an NPT member, along with its opposition to the conference [declaration] which urges Israel to join the NPT, is a clear manifestation of Washington’s double standard nuclear policy,” Khazaee told IRNA on the sidelines of the NPT conference in New York. Read More Here

(PressTV) – End blockade of Gaza, EU tells Israel

The European Union has called on Israel to immediately end the three-year blockade of Gaza and to allow the Freedom Flotilla to enter the enclave. Read More Here

(WPost) – Options studied for a possible Pakistan strike

The U.S. military is reviewing options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan in the event that a successful attack on American soil is traced to the country’s tribal areas, according to senior military officials. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – With Sea Confrontation Looming, Protesters Take to the Streets in NYC

Days before a probable showdown at sea between Palestine solidarity activists traveling with a nine-ship fleet and the Israeli Navy, demonstrations took place across the United States and the world today to demand that Israel allow the activists safe passage to Gaza to deliver 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid. Read More Here

(WRH) – WHO IS SENDING YOUR CHILDREN OFF TO DIE IN WAR WITH IRAN? – Read More Here

(YNetNews) – Lieberman: Gaza flotilla ‘violent’

Foreign minister says ‘there is no humanitarian crisis in Strip,’ calls fleet of aid ship en route to Gaza ‘an attempt at violent propaganda against Israel.’ We will not allow violation of our sovereignty, he adds Read More Here

(Yonhap) – S. Korea’s military reviewing further measures against North

South Korea is preparing to take additional measures against North Korea as it sees the possibility of limited violence by the North amid escalating tensions over Pyongyang’s sinking of a Seoul warship, a senior military official said Friday.
“Following the rhetoric of threats, we expect that North Korea could actually carry out a military, non-military provocation,” Major Gen. Ryu Je-seung, a senior official at the South Korean defense ministry’s policy and planning division, told retired generals and admirals. Read More Here

(Taragana) – We didn’t sink South Korean warship: North Korea

In the first press statement two months after the sinking of the South Korean warship “Cheonan” in March, North Korea Friday said it was not involved in the incident, and asked Seoul to conduct an “objective and fair” probe. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Senate Approves $60 Billion For War, While House Cuts $24 Billion For Unemployed Workers And State Aid

The Senate easily passed an almost $60 billion war funding bill Thursday, but anxiety over out-of-control budget deficits led House leaders to drop tens of billions of dollars in spending from a separate catchall bill anchored by an extension of jobless benefits. Read More Here

(AP) – Israeli commandos to block Gaza activists

Israel on Thursday unveiled a massive makeshift detention center in the country’s main southern port and announced the end of days of intense naval maneuvers, vowing to stop a flotilla of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists trying to break a 3-year blockade of the Gaza Strip this weekend. Read More Here

Video: The US rather than North Korea is a Threat to Global Security – Michel Chossudovsky

North Korea lost thirty percent of its population as a result of US led bombings in the 1950s. US military sources confirm that 20 percent of North Korea’s population was killed off over a three period of intensive bombings:
“After destroying North Korea’s 78 cities and thousands of her villages, and killing countless numbers of her civilians, [General] LeMay remarked, “Over a period of three years or so we killed off – what – twenty percent of the population.”1 It is now believed that the population north of the imposed 38th Parallel lost nearly a third its population of 8 – 9 million people during the 37-month long “hot” war, 1950 – 1953, perhaps an unprecedented percentage of mortality suffered by one nation due to the belligerance of another.”View Video Here

(Fox) – Video: Freedom Watch – Gitmo Suicides Were Actually Homicides?

Contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine Scott Horton discusses his article Continue reading

Rand Paul and the Special Relationship with Israel

(KurtNimmo) –  I defended Rand Paul when the Democrat operative Rachel Maddow tried to take him to the woodshed over this remarks about the Civil Rights Act (remarks he has in part retracted in response to the collective lib howl amplified over the corporate media megaphone). Paul said that while he abhors racism the law violates the property rights of the individual.

Paul was spot on about that.

Paul has made other comments, however, that deserve attention. It appears Paul is an Israel cheerleader not much different than the neocons who have dogged him since he announced his bid for a Senate seat. As unfair as that may seem, please bear with me and keep reading. Continue reading

Video: Norman Finkelstein – Israel being exposed and feels threatened

(RussiaToday) – Israel has refused to permit Noam Chomsky, the linguist and icon of the American left, to enter the occupied West Bank from Jordan. Some argue that Chomsky, an 81-year-old professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, could pose a risk to Israel. Norman Finkelstein says that Israel has been exposed to the world during the Gaza conflict and now feels threatened. 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

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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

Delusions and illusions of press freedom: The Israel lobby’s control of Western media

(Redress) – Paul J. Balles compares China’s open control of the press with the “lies under pretence of freedom” of the Western media under the control of special interests, especially the Israel lobby.

Freedom of the press in the West means freedom for those who control the press to lie. Continue reading

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(ABC) – Israel FM: Iran, Syria, NKorea New ‘Axis of Evil’

Israel’s foreign minister on Wednesday declared North Korea, Syria and Iran the new “axis of evil,” claiming that North Korean weapons seized in Bangkok in December were bound for Middle Eastern militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israel must sign NPT, IAEA chief says

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has called for international input to pressure Israel into joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Read More Here

Video: Seymour Hersh – U.S. troops executing prisoners in Afghanistan – View Video Here

(ThePeoplesVoice) – No Influential Voice in U.S. Supporting War on Iran: Peter Feaver

A Harvard University graduate, a current Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University, and the director of Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS), Peter D. Feaver is perhaps best known for his mission under President Bush as the special advisor for strategic planning and institutional reform on the National Security Council from 2005 to 2007. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – 6,500 disabled children in Gaza after war

Recent statistics shows an increment in the number of children who have lost at least one or more of their limbs during the war in Gaza. The number is an estimated 6,500. Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – The Tragedy That is Gaza Today And The Role Of The EU

In mid January 2010, the European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza (ECESG) organized a 50-person delegation of MPs, politicians and former ministers into Gaza to witness firsthand the conditions on the ground one year after the 22-day Israeli invasion that laid waste to the Gaza Strip. Here is the report the delegation prepared (PDF) Read More Here

(CNN) – Video: 50 Killed by Drone Attack in Pakistan – Drone Attack – Video Link Here

(LATimes) – Digging up chemical weapons in D.C.

After World War I, munitions including shells of poisonous liquid mustard were buried in a then-rural area. The cleanup has forced evacuations at American University and prompted concerns about illness. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – Iraq Genocide and More… – Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD

In this digest: Resumption of indirect negotiations a waste of time, video of protest in Nabi Saleh, John Greyson calls on Elton John to cancel appearance in Tel Aviv, Obama’s wrong appointment to the Supreme Court, proposal for an commemoration of Iraq Genocide, how an Israeli general tried to cover-up the murder of Rachel Corrie, and two Nakba articles. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Obama adviser warns Russia against arms sale to Iran

The United States has made it clear to Russia that delivering an anti-aircraft system to Iran would have severe consequences for U.S. ties with Moscow, a senior advisor to President Obama said Tuesday. Read More Here

(Almanar) – Barak: Israel to Keep Nuclear ‘Ambiguity’ with US Backing

Media reports have said the United States agreed in 1969 that as long as Israel did not test a nuclear weapon or publicly confirm that it had one, Washington would not press it on the issue. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – MESS Report / Nobody wants war, but Israel-Lebanon border is heating up

As Hezbollah grows in strength, concern over a possible confrontation in the north is becoming an international issue. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Netanyahu on northern border: Iran is trying to drag Israel, Syria into war

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday blamed Iran for trying to drag Israel and Syria into a military confrontation. During a meeting with reservist officers at a Northern Command training base, Netanyahu said that “Iran is trying to stir up war between Israel and Syria in order to cause tension in the region.” Read More Here

(AsiaTimes) – Helmand’s poppy growth surges – Read More Here

(Rense) – Top Prof Fired For Opposing Israeli Gaza Slaughter

Denis Rancourt is a distinguished, tenured Professor of Physics, a recognized expert in his field, and an Environmental Science Researcher at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Yet because of his activist position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he was unfairly fired and barred from campus on threat of arrest – a violation of his tenure, academic freedom, and beliefs about human rights and equal justice. Read More Here

(Newswise) – Multi-Symptom Pain Disorders Plague Returning Service Men and Women

Nine in 10 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans return with some form of pain and about 60 percent have significant pain, mainly from the cumulative effect of exposure to recurring blasts which cause unimaginable injuries, according to prominent VA pain clinicians speaking at the American Pain Society’s annual scientific meeting. Read More Here

(C-Span) – Video: We Must Give Israel Intelligence Logistic & Political Support So They Can Successfully Attack Iran!

(CNN) – Video: No Reason To Be In Afghanistan! – Continue reading

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(Reuters) – UPDATE 2-U.N. on target for Iran sanctions by mid-June-sources

A new round of U.N. sanctions against Iran will be ready by mid-June, European diplomatic sources said on Friday, but it remained uncertain how soon a draft proposal will be put to the Security Council. Read More Here

(BusinessWeek) – KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

The Army announced its decision yesterday only hours after the Justice Department said it will pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work. The Army also awarded the work to KBR over objections from members of Congress, who have pushed the Pentagon to seek bids for further logistics contracts. Read More Here

(AlterNet) – Look Out, Obama Seems to Be Planning for a Lot More War

Judging by the Barack Obama administration’s reports, pronouncements and actions in recent months point to even greater war-making across the planet. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Report: IAEA to discuss Israel’s nuclear activities for first time

Israel’s secretive nuclear activities may undergo unprecedented scrutiny next month, with a key meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency tentatively set to focus on the topic for the first time, according to documents shared Friday with The Associated Press. Read More Here

(CounterPunch) – The Downward Slope of Empire – Talking With Chalmers Johnson

Chalmers Johnson, president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, is the author of the bestselling Blowback and The Sorrows of Empire. He appeared in the 2005 prizewinning documentary film Why We Fight. Read More Here

(LewRockwell) – What I Learned in Afghanistan – About the United States – Read More Here

(RawStory) – ‘Severe consequences’ for Pakistan over terror plots:US

Pakistan faces “very severe consequences” if a terror plot like the failed Times Square bombing was traced to that country, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in remarks made public on Saturday. Read More Here

(IslamMemo) – Israel threatens to bomb Auxiliary ships Gaza – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Vice President Biden: Iran is a Threat to Global Security

The following is an excerpt from Vice President Jo Biden’s address to the European parliament, which calls for the deployment of “the phased, adaptive missile defense program to deter and defend against missile attacks on this continent — on this continent.” Biden points to Iran as the enemy of the Western World. He also underscores the American-European alliance and the need for integration in military and civilian affairs: Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Pentagon: More Money for Weapons, Less for Troops

A decade of massive annual increases in military spending have given the Pentagon record budgets, but officials are warning that, as financial problems make more hikes unlikely, the pay raises and benefits packages Congress has given to troops are “unsustainable.” Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israel defiant on its ‘nuclear arsenal’

A senior Israeli official insists that Tel Aviv will not change its nuclear policies despite international calls for the denuclearization of the Middle East.

Under an “ambiguity” policy, Tel Aviv neither confirms nor denies having nuclear weapons. However, according to the British Jane’s Defense Weekly, security experts believe Tel Aviv is in the possession of 100 to 300 atomic warheads. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Russia says Iran attack ‘disastrous’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has highlighted the “necessity” of political discourse with Iran in ending an impasse over its civilian nuclear program. Read More Here

(PressTV) – US mulls force expansion in Pakistan

The US is looking to expand its military presence in Pakistan in the wake of the unsuccessful Times Square bombing that allegedly involved a Pakistani American. Read More Here

(PressTV) – In NY, Ahmadinejad meets with rabbis

The Iranian president praised the Jewish leaders who had shown the dark side of Zionism to the world by distancing themselves from pro-Zionist policies. Read More Here

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

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(Xinhua) – Iran plans to produce missile systems similar to Russia S-300: official – Read More Here

(ArabTimes) – Israel releases Hamas minister; 7,500 Palestinians remain under detention

Israel on Wednesday released a Hamas minister after three years of imprisonment. Hamas said in a press statement that that Wasfi Kabaha, minister of state for separation wall and settlements affairs, was released from the southern Israeli prison of Negev and returned to his home in the West Bank village of Barta’a near Jenin. Read More Here

(IrishTimes) – Sarkozy orders Bill banning full Islamic veils – Read More Here

(Dawn) – Early Afghan pullout would be worse than 9/11: Merkel

Leaving Afghanistan too soon would be “far more disastrous” than 9/11 due to the risk of extremists acquiring nuclear materials, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday, defending an unpopular mission. Read More Here

(RiaNov) – Drills in Far East to involve warships of three Russian fleets

Warships of three Russian fleets will meet in the Sea of Japan during large-scale military exercises in the Far East, a Pacific Fleet source told RIA Novosti on Friday. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – The Korean Maritime Crisis Goes Suicidal: Damn the Torpedos? Read More Here

(Yonhap) – N. Korea to carry out freezing of S. Korean assets over four days next week Read More Here

(IPS) – U.S. Nuclear Option on Iran Linked to Israeli Attack Threat

The Barack Obama administration’s declaration in its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that it is reserving the right to use nuclear weapons against Iran represents a new element in a strategy of persuading Tehran that an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites is a serious possibility if Iran does not bow to the demand that it cease uranium enrichment. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Syria providing ‘wider array’ of missiles to Hezbollah: US – Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Afghan ‘Exit Strategy’ Won’t Involve Removing Any Troops – Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Iraq, Afghan wars drop bombs on US image abroad as Obama’s fame fades – Video Link Here

(FarsNews) – Iran Stresses Preparedness to Repel Enemy Attacks

The massive wargames conducted by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Persian Gulf showed that any enemy threats against the country will be reciprocated by Iran’s powerful response, a senior Iranian official said on Saturday. Read More Here

(OGJ) – Saboteurs hit Iraq’s northern oil pipeline, halting exports

Iraqi oil exports have been cut due to sabotage along the northern pipeline system, according to officials who say repairs could take up to a week. The 970-km line transports crude oil from the country’s Kirkuk fields to Turkey’s Mediterranean port of Ceyhan. Read More Here

(TrubuneMedia) – Lies and Wars – William Pfaff

It is a dismaying reflection that the facilitator of major violence thus far in the twenty-first century have been lies told by democratic governments. The lies are continuing to be told, about the supposed “existential” menace posed by Iran to Israel, America and (if you believe some European leaders) to Western Europe. Read More Here

(Reuters) – No Sign Scuds Moved to Lebanon – U.S. Officials

Doubts are growing within the U.S. defence and intelligence community about allegations that long-range Scud missiles from Syria have been shipped to the Hezbollah guerrilla group in neighbouring Lebanon, U.S. officials said on Thursday. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Bulldozers return to destroy children’s playground in Beit Jala. Six activists arrested

Israeli bulldozers today destroyed a garden and children’s playground in Beit Jala, and 100 fruit and olive trees in Al Walaja, both in the Bethlehem district, to make way for the continued construction of their illegal apartheid wall. Read More Here

(PopularMechanics) – Hypersonic Cruise Missile: America’s New Global Strike Weapon

The mission: Attack anywhere in the world in less than an hour. But is the Pentagon’s bold program a critical new weapon for hitting elusive targets, or a good way to set off a nuclear war? Read More Here

(AntiWar) – US Rules Out Removing Its Nukes From Europe

Despite increased calls from European officials to remove them, the United States today ruled out moving its hundreds of “battlefield nukes” from Europe, insisting that they must remain to ensure that Europe shares the “nuclear risks and responsibilities.” Read More Here

(TheStar) – Tony Blair Stands Accused – Malaysia must not allow this mass murderer to be immune from justice

It is distressing to note that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been invited to Malaysia as an honoured guest of an NGO when he stands accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity by many learned and independent scholars of international law. Read More Here

Video: America Can Exist Just Fine Without Israel! But Israel CANNOT Exist Without America! – Jack Cafferty

(CNN) – April 16, 2010 Continue reading

The Injured Continue To Suffer In Gaza

(CounterCurrents) – Thousands across Gaza live with severe injuries: youth war amputees, mothers severely burned by phosphorus bombs, countless Palestinians coping with physiological wounds, all injuries stemming from the disaster wrought on Gaza by the Israeli military assault in the winter of 2008/2009.

And war injuries remain a consistent reality in 2010.

“Every night, even last night, Israeli warplanes bombed Gaza,” said Muawiya Hassanein, director-general of ambulance and emergency services for the Palestinian Ministry of Health, in an interview from Gaza City during the recent strikes. Continue reading

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(AlethoNews) – US violates UN law by threatening Iran

Iran’s envoy to the UN nuclear watchdog says the US nuclear policy which allows the use of nuclear arms against Tehran is a clear violation of the UN Charter. Read More Here

(Newsmax) – Lieberman: U.S. Should Attack Iran’s Nuclear Program If All Else Fails

Sen. Joe Lieberman says the world is at a “turning point in history,” and the United States should begin preparing plans to attack Iran’s nuclear program — and use that option if all diplomatic and other means fail. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Kyrgyzstan ‘on brink of civil war’ says Dmitry Medvedev

Kyrgyzstan is “on the brink of civil war,” according Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who warned that the country could be ripped apart by the current political upheaval. Read More Here

(TheNation) – War Crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan

War crimes, massacres, and, as Al Jazeera properly calls it, “collateral murder,” are all part of the US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Your Tax Dollars at War: More Than 53% of Your Tax Payment Goes to the Military

If you’re like me, now that we’re in the week that federal income taxes are due, you are finally starting to collect your records and prepare for the ordeal. Either way, whether you are a procrastinator like me, or have already finished and know how much you have paid to the government, it is a good time to stop and consider how much of your money goes to pay for our bloated and largely useless and pointless military. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Iran not nuclear weapons capable for “at least a year”-Gates

Iran is not expected to be capable of producing nuclear weapons for at least a year, maybe more, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Mossad Operation Threatened Against Reporter – Jonathan Cook

In Israeli journalist who went into hiding after writing a series of reports showing lawbreaking approved by Israeli army commanders faces a lengthy jail term for espionage if caught, as Israeli security services warned at the weekend they would “remove the gloves” to track him down. Read More Here

(Guardian) – The ‘Obama Doctrine’: Kill, Don’t Detain

George Bush left a big problem in the shape of Guantánamo. The solution? Don’t capture bad guys, assassinate by drone Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Hamid Karzai, R.I.P. – A prediction

The war in Afghanistan, which George W. Bush started and Barack Obama pledged to win, is over – and we lost. No one realizes this, quite yet, but give them time – because the fruits of our defeat are already a veritable cornucopia. And the reason can be summed up rather neatly in two words: Hamid Karzai. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Kyrgyzstan: Another Colour Revolution Bites the Dust

So what’s the real story behind the coup in Kyrgyzstan ? Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – What Kind of Palestinian State in 2011? Neoliberalism and World Bank Diktats – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Latvia’s Cruel Neoliberal Experiment – Prof. Michael Hudson

Latvia is being devastated by two global wars. On the geopolitical front is the Cold War’s coup de grâce. Neoliberals have managed to de-industrialize Russia and the rest of the former Soviet Union, persuading parliaments to dismantle government support for economic renewal. The “Washington Consensus” has backed a policy of giving away public enterprises and land to a newly minted oligarchy of insiders, and helped them sell shares to Western investors. The ensuing economic wreckage has helped avert future military rivalry to U.S. hegemony. Read More Here

(FAIR) – Iraq Killings and Media Indifference

Recently a small group of professors at the University of Regina suggested that Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan was an act of imperialism and should not be glorified. The professors were vigorously attacked by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, a number of Conservative Members of Parliament, and a long list of editorial writers, columnists and directors of news in the mainstream Canadian media. Read More Here

(PostcardsFromTheRevolution) – Venezuela: Coup and Countercoup, Revolution – Eva Golinger

Venezuela commemorated the eighth year anniversary of the coup d’etat backed by Washington that changed the bolivarian revolution forever
In just 47 hours, a coup d’etat ousted President Chavez and a countercoup returned him to power, in an extraordinary showing of the will and determination of a dignified people on a revolutionary path with no return. The mass media played a major role in advancing the coup and spreading false information internationally in order to justify the coup plotters’ actions. CIA documents revealed US government involvement and support to the coup organizers
A leaked videotape of a 2007 U.S. helicopter attack in Baghdad that killed a dozen Iraqis was unveiled on April 5 by the website WikiLeaks. To much of the corporate media, though, it was either not worth reporting at all, or an unfortunate incident to be defended. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Is Canada Fighting an Imperialist War in Afghanistan? – Prof. John W. Warnock

Recently a small group of professors at the University of Regina suggested that Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan was an act of imperialism and should not be glorified. The professors were vigorously attacked by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, a number of Conservative Members of Parliament, and a long list of editorial writers, columnists and directors of news in the mainstream Canadian media. Read More Here

MSM: Equating Iran nukes with Holocaust highlights Israel’s isolation

(Haaretz) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the official ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday to warn about the Iranian threat. “The world gradually accepts Iran’s statements of destruction against Israel and we still do not see the necessary international determination to stop Iran from arming,” Netanyahu said, calling on “all enlightened countries” to strongly condemn Iran and act with “genuine determination” to prevent it from building nuclear weapons. Continue reading

Video: The Reality Of Life In Gaza – Two Journalists Recount Their Experiences Reporting from Gaza

(DemocracyNow) – We speak with two journalists who have covered Gaza extensively about the dangers and difficulties of reporting from the Occupied Territories: Mohammed Omer, an award-winning Palestinian journalist who was interrogated and beaten by armed Israeli security guards on his way back home to Gaza after receiving the prestigious Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in London in July of 2008, and Ayman Mohyeldin, the Gaza correspondent for Al Jazeera English, who was one of the only international journalists reporting from inside Gaza during the twenty-two-day Israeli assault last year. Continue reading

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(Haaretz) – Medvedev: Israeli strike on Iran could cause a global catastrophe

An Israeli strike of Iran’s nuclear facilities could spark a nuclear conflict, which could spiral into a global catastrophe, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told ABC on Monday, adding that he supported what he called “smart” sanctions on Tehran as part of attempt to make it abandon its nuclear program. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Netanyahu: Iran wants to destroy Israel and the world remains silent

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres used the platform at yesterday’s Holocaust Remembrance Day memorial ceremony at Yad Vashem to urge countries around the world to work unwaveringly to stop Iran’s nuclear program. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – 1974 CIA Estimate Declared, “We Believe That Israel Already Has Produced Nuclear Weapons.”

Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu abruptly announced that he has decided not attend President Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, sending Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor in his place.  The Washington Post reported this was due to concern over “Arab criticism of Israel’s undeclared nuclear arsenal.”  Attempting to be topical, I’m reposting this 1974 CIA document in which the Agency declared, “We believe that Israel already has produced nuclear weapons.” Read More Here

(AFP) – US slaps import duties on Chinese steel pipe

The United States has slapped trade sanctions on a billion dollars worth of Chinese pipes, the Commerce Department said Friday just days before Chinese President Hu Jintao visits Washington. Read More Here

(VOANews) – US Says Iranian Nuclear Announcement Shows Nefarious Intentions

The Iranian move came a day after world powers began negotiations on a new U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution against Tehran. Read More Here

(IsraelNationalNews) – Iranian Spy for CIA: ‘Weak West’ Will Cause War with Iran

The American-led “engagement” policies towards Iran is going to result in the very war it wants to prevent, according to an Iranian CIA spy. He says the only way to prevent a possible nuclear war with Iran is to attack the country now. Read More Here

(IsraelNationalNews) – Think Tank Speculates War Could Break Out with Syria

The increasingly open threats made by Syrian leaders and members of the Hizbullah terrorist group in Lebanon have led analyst David Schenker of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) think tank to warn that war may be on the horizon. In addition, he noted, a future war could include Syria and not only its proxy Hizbullah: in February, Syrian leaders said Syria would not “sit idly by” in case of another war with Israel. Read More Here

(AP) – Iran says new US policy a nuclear threat

Iran’s supreme leader said Sunday that President Barack Obama has “implicitly threatened” his country with nuclear weapons in a newly outlined U.S. policy and Tehran said it intends to file a formal complaint with the U.N. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Is America ‘Yearning for Fascism’?

The language of violence always presages violence. I watched it in war after war from Latin America to the Balkans. The impoverishment of a working class and the snuffing out of hope and opportunity always produce angry mobs ready to kill and be killed. Read More Here

(RawStory) – ‘All bets are off’ if US under WMD attack: Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday the United States could not rule out using nuclear weapons if it came under biological attack, saying in that case “all bets are off.” Read More Here

(DavidRothscum) – Evidence that Depleted Uranium is intended as a weapon of genocide

Now that the horrors of Depleted Uranium are being revealed to the world, we can expect for apologists to begin moving into the next phase of damage control within the coming months. It will likely be claimed that the depopulation of much of the Middle East was an unfortunate result of the DU that the Pentagon used because it was not aware of the health effects it would have. Read More Here

Video: Gordon Brown paid for Depleted Uranium Weapons – Video Link Here

Video: Becoming Gods – Ethnically Cleansing Palestinians – Chris Hedges

The author spoke at the Revolution Books Town Hall Meeting at Ethical Culture Society on January 13, 2009 condemning Israel and USA complicity in Israel’s murderous destruction and genocide of the innocent men, women and children of GAZA and the West Bank. Continue reading