May 24th, 2011
(EUTimes) – China warns US against war with Pakistan – Read More Here
(SkyNews) – ‘Heaviest Night Yet’ Of Airstrikes In Tripoli – Read More Here
(Tarpley) – Video: War in Pakistan: Chinese Ultimatum Warns Washington Against Attack
China has officially put the United States on notice that Washington’s planned attack on Pakistan will be interpreted as an act of aggression against Beijing. This blunt warning represents the first known strategic ultimatum received by the United States in half a century, going back to Soviet warnings during the Berlin crisis of 1958-1961, and indicates the grave danger of general war growing out of the US-Pakistan confrontation.
(Telegraph) – Libya: British attack helicopters to be deployed – Read More Here
(PressTV) – Blast kills four US troops in Afghanistan – Read More Here
(FinancialTimes) – Taliban raid triggers Pakistan shockwave – Read More Here
(CNN) – Video: NATO aircraft pound Tripoli; government says 3 dead, 150 injured – View More Here
(RussiaToday) – US senators introduce Iran sanctions bill
A nuclear-armed Iran would be a nightmare scenario marking the death knell of the Arab-Israeli peace process and global non-proliferation efforts, experts said Monday as US lawmakers sought tighter sanctions.
As the European Union beefed up its own sanctions regime on Tehran, US Senator Mark Kirk and others unveiled a bill that would boost enforcement of existing sanctions, bring fresh pressure on Iran’s oil sector and military, and shine a spotlight on the regime’s poor human rights record.
The bilateral legislation, called the Iran, North Korea and Syria Sanctions Consolidation Act of 2011, aims to increase pressure on companies still doing business with Iran’s energy industry, notably Chinese firms that are on existing US lists of violators but have not been sanctioned.
“What we ought to do is enforce the sanctions that are already on the books,” Kirk told the annual meeting of the powerful pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.