> NATO: slaughter of civilians and drugs
> Former Obama Advisor and CFR VP says 100,000+ Troops, 10+ more years needed in Afghanistan
> Israel calls for assassination of Nasrallah
> U.S. shipped 989 munitions containers to Israel week before Gaza invasion
> US setting stage for longer Iraq stay?
> Barack Obama uses Bush funding tactics to finance wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
> The Most Dangerous Country?
> Terminator Planet. Launching the Drone Wars
By 2020, so claim UAV enthusiasts, drones could be engaging in aerial battle and choosing their victims themselves. As Robert S. Boyd of McClatchy reported recently, "The Defense Department is financing studies of autonomous, or self-governing, armed robots that could find and destroy targets on their own. On-board computer programs, not flesh-and-blood people, would decide whether to fire their weapons."
> Iraqi lawmaker: 'US behind recent Iraq bomb attacks'
> JEWISH SETTLER TERRORISTS RAMPAGE AT ARAB VILLAGE, CASUALTIES REPORTED
> Netanyahu To The West–Destroy Iran Before Israel Destroys You
> Changing the rules of war
Today, most observers - including Amnesty International - tacitly accept Israel's framing of the conflict in Gaza as an armed conflict, as their criticism of Israel's actions in terms of the duties of distinction and the principle of proportionality betrays. This shift, if accepted, would encourage occupiers to follow Israel's lead, externalizing military control while shedding all responsibilities to occupied populations.
> Netanyahu to Obama: Stop Iran—Or I Will
> 'Dead' Pakistan Taleban Chief Takes Credit for Lahore Terror Attack
> National Service Bill Legislates For 9/11 “Day Of Service”
A national service bill that has already passed both the House and Senate legislates for a “September 11th National Day of Service”, where everyone in the U.S. will be asked by the federal government to “volunteer” their services.
> North Korea Threatens War Against Japan Over Missile
> Israel Accused Of Air Strike On Sudan Convoy
Georgia ready to host a US base
Georgia is ready to consider hosting a US military base if it gets such a proposal from the American Administration, Georgia’s Foreign Minister said. Grigol Vashadze, who is now paying a four-day visit to Japan, made the announcement in an interview to the Japanese Nikkei newspaper, Itar-Tass news agency reports. “Currently we do not have consultations on this issue with the US, but we are ready to consider it seriously,” Vashadze said.
Washington Plans Global NATO To Replace UN
Barack Obama’s administration sees NATO as the nucleus for a global organization of democracies that will eventually replace the United Nations, believes an influential Russian newspaper.
Washington wants NATO to be expanded by inviting counties like Australia, Japan, Brazil and South Africa and become a global organization tackling not only security issues but also epidemics and human rights, reports Kommersant daily on Friday. The next US Ambassador to NATO Ivo H. Daalder is a great supporter of this idea.
Mr. Iran envisions 'major' war in coming months
According to a report carried by Debka, which is believed to have close links to the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, Bibi is planning to settle for a provisional administration before calling for another early election in six months. "His main consideration is that Israel expects to be embroiled in a major military confrontation in the next few months with Iran, Hamas or Hezbollah -- or all three at once," read the Debka report."A national emergency" would then compel Israeli rivals to join Bibi's government, unnamed political sources were quoted as saying.
Russia gives in to US enticement on S-300s?
Russia's Interfax news agency quoted a source familiar with the issue as saying on Tuesday that the Kremlin may freeze a controversial deal to supply Iran with the sophisticated missile system.
"Such a possibility is not excluded. The question must be decided at a political level, especially as the contract was worked out on a purely commercial basis," the unnamed source said.
SPP: Updating the Militarization and Annexation of North America
The title refers to the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), also known as the North American Union - formerly launched at a March 23, 2005 Waco, Texas meeting attended by George Bush, Mexico's President Vincente Fox, and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. It's for a tri-national agreement, below the radar, for greater economic, political, and security integration with secret business and government working groups devising binding policies with no public knowledge or legislative debate.
In short, it's a military-backed corporate coup d'etat against the sovereignty of three nations, their populations and legislative bodies. It's a dagger through the heart of democratic freedom in all three, yet the public is largely unaware of what's happening.
Gaza: Border Areas Bombed Again
"Israel is still regularly launching air strikes on the border area," Ibrahim Mansour, political analyst and executive editor-in-chief of independent daily Al-Dustour told IPS. "Such attacks represent a violation of all international rules and agreements, including the Egypt-Israel Camp David peace agreement."
Iran not moving on bomb, say US spies
IRAN has not produced the highly enriched uranium necessary for a nuclear weapon and has not decided to do so, US intelligence officials told Congress. This assessment contrasts with a stark Israeli warning days earlier that Iran had crossed the "technological threshold" in its pursuit of the bomb.
Top-level talks continue on US-led military intervention in Sri Lanka
Further evidence has emerged confirming that top-level discussions are underway involving Washington, Colombo and New Delhi over an American-led military intervention in northern Sri Lanka on the pretext of evacuating civilians trapped by the island's civil war. Speaking to a group of South Asian journalists last weekend, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher was asked about press reports in Colombo revealing plans for a marine expeditionary brigade attached to Pacific Command (PACOM) to be sent to Sri Lanka.
US Continues Military Encirclement Of Russia
Since then prominent Washington officials have repeated their intention to reset, reboot and so forth relations with Russia but have, starting with Biden at Munich, not relented in any substantive manner on any of the behaviors and projects that have antagonized Moscow.
Nicolas Sarkozy ignores enemy fire as he marches France back into Nato
On the political front, however, critics say that Mr Sarkozy is renouncing an independent status that was followed by French presidents of all stripes since de Gaulle. Even members of his own Gaullist camp are accusing him of selling out a cherished heritage
Israel is promoting missile sales to India in a creepy video
The Israeli arms firm Rafael displayed this Bollywood dance number-based marketing video at the recently held Aero India 2009 in Bangalore.
Israeli warplanes await S-300 sale to Iran
As Iran's quest to obtain the sophisticated Russian-made anti-aircraft missile system S-300 continues to spark controversy, a new "Presidential Task Force" report on Iran by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy warns about the consequences of Iran acquiring the weapon. The report says the potential transfer of the S-300 systems to Iran "gives rise to the grave risk that Israel could feel compelled to act before the cost of doing so is too high."
Secret report recommends military shift in Afghanistan
The Pentagon is prepared to announce the deployment of 17,000 additional soldiers and Marines to Afghanistan as early as this week even as President Barack Obama is searching for his own strategy for the war. According to military officials during last week's meeting with Defense Secretary Gates and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon's "tank," the president specifically asked, "What is the end game?" in the U.S. military's strategy for Afghanistan. When asked what the answer was, one military official told NBC News, "Frankly, we don't have one." But they're working on it.
China - U.S. maritim conflict in South China Sea
In a dangerous high-seas game of chicken, five Chinese boats harassed and came perilously close to colliding with a U.S. Naval surveillance ship off the coast of Hainan Island Sunday, after the Chinese military ordered the ship to leave the area or "suffer the consequences." The Navy dispatched a destroyer, the USS Chung-Hoon, to the vicinity as a precaution.
Israel's Nuclear Weapons
When it comes to the issue of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, there is an elephant in the room that nobody wants to acknowledge and that elephant is Israel's large nuclear bomb arsenal. First we went after non-existent nuclear weapons in Iraq and now we are consumed with the possibility that Iran might develop nuclear weapons in the future. But what nobody wants to talk about is the fact that Israel has had a secret nuclear weapons program for over 30 years that has produced well over 200 nuclear bombs.
South Ossetia says Georgia building new firing positions near border
Georgia's armed forces are building fortified structures near the border with South Ossetia, as well as new firing positions, the South Ossetian president said on Friday. "As of now, there are 35 Georgian armed checkpoints in the zone of European observers' responsibility. Overall, there are about 2,500 armed people on the Georgian side in the conflict zone," Eduard Kokoity said. He said Georgia's actions "are a serious violation of the Medvedev-Sarkozy agreement."
Obama-linked think tank calls for US “nuclear umbrella” in Middle East
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ratcheted up bellicose US rhetoric against Iran Wednesday, accusing the country of funding "terrorism" and interfering in the internal affairs of states throughout the Middle East. Her statements coincided with the release of a report by a Washington think tank with ties to the Obama administration suggesting that the US should establish a "nuclear umbrella" over the region.
'Iran unlike Israel is not a threat'
Eric Garris, founder of the US based antiwar website, says Iran unlike Israel, has never invaded a country nor has it threatened any. In an interview with Voice of America on Friday, Garris expressed his opposition to US policies in supporting Israel saying that Israel has been a hostile country, causing tension in the region.
Pakistan poses global security worry, says top US official
The top US diplomat in Kabul warned yesterday that Pakistan posed a bigger security challenge to America and the world than Afghanistan, as Islamabad grappled with the latest terrorist attack on its soil and the escalating Taliban insurgency on its north-western border.
Did Clinton sabotage a Palestinian reconciliation?
Clinton was asked by Voice of America (VOA) whether she was encouraged by the Cairo unity talks. She responded that in any reconciliation or "move toward a unified [Palestinian] Authority," Hamas must be bound by "the conditions that have been set forth by the Quartet," the self-appointed group comprising representatives of the US, EU, UN and Russia. These conditions, Clinton stated, require that Hamas "must renounce violence, recognize Israel, and abide by previous commitments." Otherwise, the secretary warned, "I don't think it will result in the kind of positive step forward either for the Palestinian people or as a vehicle for a reinvigorated effort to obtain peace that leads to a Palestinian state."
Clinton accuses Iran of seeking to intimidate
n remarks to reporters aboard her plane en route from Ramallah to Brussels, Belgium, Clinton said that in her talks with Arab foreign ministers and other leaders she heard "over and over and over again" a deep-seated worry about threats posed by the Iranians. "It is clear that Iran intends to interfere with the internal affairs of all of these people and try to continue their efforts to fund terrorism, whether it's Hezbollah or Hamas or other proxies," she said.
Exercise Cold Response: NATO Holds Large-Scale, Multinational Exercise In Scandinavia
More than 7000 soldiers from 13 nations will this year participate in Exercise Cold Response. The exercise takes place in Troms and Nordland in Northern Norway between March 16 and 25.This year the participants will be trained at deploying military quick reaction forces into an area of crisis. They will have to handle situations ranging from high intensity warfare to terror threats and mass demonstrations, the Norwegian Defence writes on its web site.
'Israel still arming Georgia'
South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity says Georgia has started to boost its military might, importing weapons from Israel and France. According to Kokoity, the import of Israeli arms began after the last August war between the country and Russia, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday.
Black Sea: Pentagon's Gateway to Three Continents and the Middle East
"'When this rebasing process is complete, two-thirds of USAREUR's [United States Army Europe and Seventh Army's] maneuver forces will be positioned in southern and eastern Europe,' [EUCOM and NATO's top commander John] Craddock told the U.S. Senate in written testimony. "USEUCOM has requested $73.6 million to build out Mikhail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, and to establish a forward operating station in Bulgaria."
US Israel support 'unshakeable'
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has restated "unshakeable" support for Israel, whatever type of government emerges from current coalition talks. Mrs Clinton is on her first visit to the region as the top diplomat of Barack Obama's US administration.
British military facing becoming 'second division without major spending increase'
The shortfall in the armed forces' budget has reached such a critical point that the Government may soon have little choice but to scrap key orders for equipment such as aircraft carriers, armoured vehicles or even the replacement for the Trident nuclear missile programme, it claims.
Northrop Grumman selected by AFRL to develop Wireless Spacecraft Technology
The IFF equipment ordered today will ensure that commanders on the new carriers will be able to distinguish between friendly and hostile aircraft in complex and stressing combat scenarios.
MoD: wars of the future will pit machine against machine
This was the vision of the future set out by the Ministry of Defence as it launched its Defence Technology Plan (DTP) on Wednesday. The plan is a wish list of cutting-edge battlefield kit that the government wants businesses, academics and inventors to create for a new, high-tech armed forces.
NATO War Games on Russia's Border
The Baltic Host 2009 exercise, which is taking place at the National Military College in Tartu, involves a series of scenarios simulating the arrival and deployment of NATO troops in a member country
Military personnel from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, the U.S., the U.K., and Poland will take part in the drills.
It is the first exercise of this type in the Baltic region, which could become a regular event in the future to improve interoperability between NATO troops, the ministry said.
Webster Tarpley on Obama's Policy on Pakistan, Mumbai Attacks, RAW Mossad Nexis and Hindu Terrorists (video)
US Historian, Journalist and Lecturer, talks about Obama’s Policy on Pakistan, Role of RAW Mossad in Mumbai Attacks and clearly mentions the threat the Hindu Terrorists hold to this world.