(KurtNimmoAlexJones) – Syria’s mortar attack that killed civilians inside Turkey will prove to be the final domino to fall in a coordinated effort to take down both Syria and Iran. It is part of a not-so covert war started more than five years ago following the invasion of Iraq and the occupation of Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »
(RussiaToday) – The first day of the UN General Assembly in New York was quite predictably marked by a boiling over of tension between Iran and Israel. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used his speech at the gathering to denounce Israel’s alleged nuclear stockpiles and its occupation of Palestine. Read the rest of this entry »
(FinancialTimes) – An Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear programme is likely to trigger a broader war between the two countries that could last 30 days, according to the Israeli minister who has been readying the country’s home defence. Read the rest of this entry »
Senator blocks sanctions bill saying it could be used as a means to go to war
(SteveWatson) – Rand Paul has effectively single handedly blocked a bi-partisan bill to place yet more crippling economic sanctions on Iran, by demanding an amendment to prevent the White House using the legislation as an authorization to attack the country. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (HigginsBlog) – Congress: Iran Arming Mexico Drug Cartels And Smuggling Drugs Into US – Read More Here
Also: FLASHBACK – (HigginsBlog) – February 2012 – Media Making Emergency Preparations To Cover War With Iran – Read More Here
(HigginsBlog) – As the US and its NATO allies set their sights on the prize of Iran’s vast oil wealth new themes are being floated by corporate media to make the case for war. Read the rest of this entry »
(BBC) – Iran’s banks to be blocked from global banking system – Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – US Sends Four Anti-Mine Ships To Strait of Hormuz
Ships would clear waterway if Iran tries to block strategic oil choke point
With the USS Enterprise on its way to bring the number of US aircraft carriers located in the Persian Gulf up to three, the Navy has announced it will send four additional mine countermeasure ships to the Strait of Hormuz as tensions with Iran rise. Read the rest of this entry »
(PaulWatson) – The announcement that emergency oil stocks will be released by the United States and the UK, a move that will temporarily drive down prices, could be the precursor to an attack on Iran that will send crude prices soaring again. Read the rest of this entry »
(Rense) – Because Purim is honored, based on the Hebrew calendar, the days when it is celebrated are different each year. So when you try and check to verify the statements in the paragraph below, using our calendar, the results could be confusing. What is not at issue is that today Purim begins for 2012.
“This year this wicked occult ritual of Purim falls on March the seventh and eighth. Consider this: The Iraq war of 1991 ended prematurely exactly on Purim Day: Immediately following the savage slaughtering of 150,000 SURRENDERING Iraqi troops, during the Purim dates. Decidedly monstrous in any estimation. The next Iraq War began on Purim, 2003. (And the Libyan Invasion began on Purim, 2011).” Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (FoxNews) – Panetta: US preparing military options for Iran – Read More Here
The United States has ceded control of its affairs to international bureaucrats
(PaulWatson) – Alex Jones: “This represents absolute 100 per cent proof that the military industrial complex which runs the United States is under the control of foreign central banks who are imposing a military dictatorship.”
The Pentagon is engaging in damage control after shocking testimony yesterday by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at a Senate Armed Services Committee congressional hearing during which it was confirmed that the U.S. government is now completely beholden to international power structures and that the legislative branch is a worthless relic. Read the rest of this entry »
(ActivistPost) – Let’s be honest, quite a few Americans love a good war, especially those Americans who have never had to bear witness to one first hand. War is the ultimate tribally vicarious experience. Anyone, even pudgy armchair generals with deep-seated feelings of personal inadequacy, can revel in the victories and actions of armies a half a world away as if they themselves stood on the front lines risking possible annihilation at the hands of dastardly cartoon-land “evil doers”. They may have never done a single worthwhile thing in their lives, but at least they can bask in the perceived glory of their country’s military might. Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – Appearing on the Alex Jones Show on Monday, Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner said Navy Seals have told him military action against Iran is forthcoming and will be preceded by a false flag attack.
Asner told Alex and his nationally syndicated radio show audience that the Seals are attempting to alert the American people about the prospect of a false flag operation and “more foreign escapades” before the establishment media “starts brainwashing us.” Read the rest of this entry »
(Galtfla) – In less than sixty minutes, the tiny nation of Iran could easily defeat two of the mightiest military powers in the world if they are allowed to engage in a first strike opportunity against both of those nations. This is not some far-fetched idea as U.S. and Israeli military planners are keenly aware of the implications of an Iranian attack which catches both nations off guard. The problem is not one of strategy or ability by either nation. The military units of both nations could easily defeat the Iranians in a nuclear or conventional war. However, Iran is not a conventional nation-state nor is the modern concept applicable to the confrontation which is coming. Read the rest of this entry »
(PCR) – Washington has made tremendous preparations for a military assault on Iran. There is speculation that Washington has called off its two longest running wars–Iraq and Afghanistan–in order to deploy forces against Iran. Two of Washington’s fleets have been assigned to the Persian Gulf along with NATO warships. Missiles have been spread amongst Washington’s Oil Emirate and Middle Eastern puppet states. US troops have been deployed in Israel and Kuwait. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (Reuters) – Iran raid likely to drag in U.S. and hurt global economy – Read More Here
(CBCNews) – Iran has vowed to retaliate against any country whose territory is used by “enemies” of the Islamic state to launch a military strike against its soil.
The threat of a possible counter-attack, reported Sunday by the semi-official Fars news agency, comes amid increased tension in the Middle East and fears the impasse between Western nations, Israel and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear enrichment program could lead to war.
Hossein Salami, deputy head of the Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, spoke to the agency Saturday during military ground exercises. Read more
(RussiaToday) – The UN Security Council has agreed it wants to avoid military intervention in Syria – but differences remain over the way ahead. The U.S. – as well as its European and Arab allies – want President Assad out of power. For its part, Russia says the UN shouldn’t be used as a platform for excessive interference in Syrian affairs. Neil Clark, a journalist and contributor to the Guardian, believes that Russia’s stance on Syria has much more international support than one may assume. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder to host Kremlin-funded TV show – Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – When America beats the drums of war over Iran it may not always be driven by the Islamic state’s nuclear intentions. Would-be US presidential candidates aren’t shy when it comes to voicing their anti-Iran rhetoric in front of America’s influential Jewish community. Read the rest of this entry »
(GlobalResearch) – After years of U.S. threats, Iran is taking steps which suggest that is both willing and capable of closing the Strait of Hormuz. On December 24, 2011 Iran started its Velayat-90 naval drills in and around the Strait of Hormuz and extending from the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman (Oman Sea) to the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea. Read the rest of this entry »
Cheney’s office considered provoking war with Iran by launching false flag attack at sea
(PaulWatson) – Iran’s newly announced “massive” naval drill, set to take place within the next few weeks near the Strait of Hormuz, will coincide with a major US/Israeli exercise in the same region, increasing the chances that a war provocation manufactured by either side could take place. Read the rest of this entry »
The following text by Arash Norouzi first published by the Mossadegh Project and Global Research in January 2007 confirms that the alleged “Wiped Off the Map” statement by Iran’s president was never made. Read the rest of this entry »
(DebkaFile) – Qatar builds Sunni intervention force of Libyan, Iraqi terrorists against Assad – Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Iran Rejects Court Ruling It Worked with Al-Qaeda in 9/11 Attack
On Sunday, Iran rejected a ruling by Judge George Daniels in Manhattan that it is responsible along with al-Qaeda and the Taliban for the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.
In December 23, the federal court ruled ruled that Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah materially and directly supported al-Qaeda in the September 11, 2001, attacks and are legally responsible for damages to hundreds of family members of victims who are plaintiffs in the case. Read the rest of this entry »
More lies to lead us into perpetual war on a new front. Judge’s ruling claims ‘strong evidence’ for Iranian and Hezbollah prior knowledge and support for 9/11 attacks. Recall the attempt to link Iraq to 9/11 (without evidence) and its snowball effect in justifying other lies to go to war then.
(ElectronicIntifada) – Video: Israeli Jewish hate rally against Africans in Tel Aviv caught on video as Haaretz deletes article about it – View More Here
(Facebook) – Images: Nabi Saleh Demo – 16 December 2011 – View Here
(Facebook) – Wear Red for Palestine (2011) – View Here
(BFP) – Video: FP Syria Coverage Update: Russia’s New Draft Resolution on Syria & My Eventful RT Interview – Read More Here
(BFP) – The American Empire in Latin America – “Democracy” is a Threat to “National Security” – Andrew Gavin Marshal – Read More Here
(PressTrustofIndia) – Arms Bazaar: The Seasonal Sale of Drones “Made in America” – Read More Here
(StopNATO) – The Real Dangers of War: New Russian Strategic Missiles Can Penetrate U.S. Missile Shield – Read More Here
(NewsIntStopNATO) – If Life in Afghanistan were Hollywood? NATO’s “Iron Man” Versus Frankenstein’s “Militarized Monster” – Read More Here
REPOST – (KurtNimmo) – Video: Republican Tea Party Diva Bachmann Attacks Ron Paul on Iran During Iowa Debate – View More Here
(AFP) – Russia seizes radioactive material bound for Iran – Read More Here
(RT) – Russian humanitarian convoy blocked at Kosovo border
Editor’s Note: This story has remained mostly under the radar since it began stirring in August. The Kosovan border with Serbia is still contested since Kosovo declared itself a sovereign and independent state in February 2008. It remains a natural flash point in the globalists’ grand chessboard, as they begin to redraw the boundaries of tension in a new cold war featuring the Ruso-Chinese bloc and the West. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – US Court Claims Iranian 9/11 Link – Michel Chossudovsky
A US court has won a default judgement that Iranian officials, including its supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, provided help to the 9/11 hijackers behind the worst terror attack on American soil. The lawsuit was filed by the families of the atrocity’s victims. There was no Iranian representation in court. RT talks to Michel Chossudovsky, Director of the Center for Research on Globalization. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (PressTV) – ‘Returning US spy drone out of question’ – Read More Here
Confusion caused by military drill rattles markets
(PaulWatson) – A rumor that Iran had closed the Strait of Hormuz sent oil prices skyrocketing today, but the story turned out to be inaccurate and was likely a result of confusion surrounding an upcoming Iranian military drill set to take place near the key oil choke point. Read the rest of this entry »
(GRTV) – The director of the Centre for Research on Globalization says the loss to Iran of the CIA’s surveillance drone reveals the United States and Israel’s broader “military agenda directed against Iran.” Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (IlManifesto) – The Great War Tour : America’s “Repositioning” of Military Forces – Read More Here
Slouching Towards Disaster
(AntifascistCalling) – Legendary investigative journalist I.F. Stone famously observed: “All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out.” Amongst Washington elites and the courtier press, it appears that more than a pipe or two has been passed around of late as the political and psychological ground is prepared for a military attack on Iran. Read the rest of this entry »
(PrisonPlanet) – Many people have the misconception that sanctions are an effective means to encourage a change of behavior in another country without war. However, imposing sanctions and blockades are not only an act of war according to international law, they are most often the first step toward a real war starting with a bombing campaign. Sanctions were the first step in our wars against Iraq and Libya, and now more sanctions planned against Syria and Iran are leading down the same destructive path. Read the rest of this entry »
(AFP) – Half of US voters say bomb Iran if sanctions fail
The Quinnipiac University survey also found that more Americans disapprove, by 50 percent to 44 percent, of the job President Barack Obama is doing — although more people than not approve of the way he has handled foreign policy, including his management of thorny US relations with Tehran. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – U.S. Tells Citizens to Leave Syria “Immediately”
Earlier today we reported that Arab states are set to impose a no fly zone over Syria with US logistical support, advancing the prospect of a military assault to take out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad under a “humanitarian” pretext. Read More Here
(AllGov) – Egypt’s Military Dictatorship Still Using US-Made Tear Gas on Demonstrators
Protesters in Egypt are once again being subjected to tear gas made in the U.S.A.
Demonstrators rallying against the military dictatorship told the British media that spent tear-gas cartridges used by police bear the name and address of Combined Systems Inc. (CSI). The Pennsylvania-based company was exposed earlier this year when its tear gas was used during rallies aimed at Hosni Mubarak.
CSI, which specializes in “crowd control devices,” sold the tear gas to the Egyptian Interior Ministry.
The export of teargas to foreign governments is not prohibited under U.S. law.
Some demonstrators told The Guardian that the gas this time seemed more powerful than what was used by Egyptian police in February.
The nation’s interim leader, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, has promised to turn over the government to civilians…in July. – Source: All Gov
(LarouchePac) – Questions Saif Qaddafi Probably Won’t Be Asked
“Saif Qaddafi Arrest Could Prove Embarrassing for Tony Blair,” Britain’s Daily Telegraph headlined a Nov. 20 story on the arrest of Qaddafi’s “most trusted son,” Saif. And not just Blair, the paper noted, but Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, too, was among the “host of high profile British figures who struck up a relationship with the Qaddafi regime.” Read More Here
(GRTV) – This month’s release of a new International Atomic Energy Agency report into Iran’s nuclear energy program has caused a flurry of diplomatic activity, political posturing, and breathless news headlines about the supposed imminent threat of an alleged Iranian nuclear weapons program. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (Reuters) – Defense chief warns on Iran strike consequences – Read More Here
(Newsmax) – British intelligence chiefs have warned that Israel will launch military action to thwart Iran’s nuclear weapons development efforts as early as Christmas, according to a report in The Telegraph.
The United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency this week confirmed that Iran is developing a nuclear warhead that could fit on an existing missile.
“Sources say the understanding at the top of the British government is that Israel will attempt to strike against the nuclear sites ‘sooner rather than later’ — with logistical support from the U.S.,” The Telegraph reports.
British ministers have reportedly been told to expect Israeli military action, and a senior Foreign Office official said the attack is expected “as early as Christmas, or very early in the new year.” – Source: Newsmax
(PatrickHenningsen) – The US-British-Israeli axis looks to have sped up its plans for a pre-emptive attack against Iran, with its latest case for war pinned on the UN watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) quarterly report on Iran which was pre-leaked to the press this past weekend.
According Washington experts, the much hyped IAEA nuclear intelligence estimate promised to deliver the smoking gun that could somehow turn into a mushroom cloud, but in fact, the report contained nothing more than pedestrian observations baked in with existing speculative western pro-war innuendo on the development of Iranian nuclear weapons. Read the rest of this entry »
(HaaretzReuters) – Iran will be able to build nuclear bomb within months, IAEA says – Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Report: U.K. preparing for military strike on Iran nuclear facilities – Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Israel, U.S. to embark on largest joint exercise in allies’ history – Read More Here
(EurasiaReview) – Former Mossad Chief Halevy: Iran Attack ‘Will Impact Region For 100 Years’ – Read More Here
(AFP) – Israel’s Peres warns attack on Iran getting ‘closer’
Israeli President Shimon Peres warned on Sunday that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely, days before a report by the UN’s nuclear watchdog on Iran’s nuclear programme.
“The possibility of a military attack against Iran is now closer to being applied than the application of a diplomatic option,” Peres told the Israel Hayom daily.
“We must stay calm and resist pressure so that we can consider every alternative,” he added.
“I don’t think that any decision has already been made, but there is an impression that Iran is getting closer to nuclear weapons.”
His comments came after he warned in an interview aired by Israel’s privately-owned Channel Two television on Saturday, that an attack on Iran was becoming “more and more likely.” Read More Here
(Haaretz) – U.S. military official: We are concerned Israel will not warn us before Iran attack
The official, who asked to remain anonymous, told the CNN network that although in the past, U.S. officials thought they would receive warning from Israel if it did take military action against Iran, “now that doesn’t seem so ironclad.”
The U.S. is “absolutley” concerned that Israel is preparing an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, and this concern is increasing, CNN reported the official as saying. Read More Here
(Xinhua) – Iran says IAEA’s documents on its missile program “fake”
Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Saturday the documents of the IAEA on its missile program are “unfounded and baseless.” Read More Here
(BBC) – Russia: Israeli threat of strikes on Iran ‘a mistake’
Military action against Iran would be a “very serious mistake fraught with unpredictable consequences”, Russia’s foreign minister has warned.
Sergei Lavrov said diplomacy, not missile strikes, was the only way to solve the Iranian nuclear problem.
His comments come after Israeli President Shimon Peres said an attack on Iran was becoming more likely.
The UN’s atomic watchdog is expected to say this week that Iran is secretly developing a nuclear arms capability. Read More Here
(DebkaFile) – US sources: Israel ministers who opposed Iran strike are now for it
American sources told Fox television early Sunday, Nov. 6 that all the senior Israeli ministers who were formerly against attacking Iran’s nuclear sites are now for it, having been updated on Iran’s clandestine progress toward building a nuclear weapon. This information is due to be borne out when the IAEA publishes its next Iran report Tuesday, Nov. 8. The ministers are said to have changed their minds in the belief that the next round of sanctions will not be tough enough and point to the precedent of Israel’s 1981 attack on Iraq’s nuclear reactor which was never rebuilt. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Loose Cannon: Will Israel attack Iran?
The UN nuclear watchdog will next week publish a report suggesting Iran has built a nuclear testing facility and will show satellite images to prove it. These allegations also come amid reports of possible military action against the country’s nuclear facilities. On Friday, the Israeli President said, when it comes to Iran – “that the international community is closer to finding a military solution than a diplomatic one”.
RT talks to Patrick Henningsen, editor of the ‘Infowars’ website foreseeing actions against Iran which could inflame the whole Middle East region. Read the rest of this entry »
Baseless US accusations countered with more likely Iranian allegations
(LandDestroyer) – Gholam Shakuri, who the US has claimed is a member of Iran’s elite Quds Force, and behind a bungling plot involving a used-car salesman and undercover US DEA agents to assassinate a Saudi Ambassador in Washington DC, thus serving as an impetus for a war with Iran the US has been desperately pursing for the greater part of a decade, is now being accused by Iran of instead being a member of the French/Iraqi-based Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK), Read the rest of this entry »
(Excavator) – Establishment journalists in America and the West are a modern version of a priest class. The White House is their Vatican and the President is their Pope. Barack Obama is the current chosen speaker whose words are infallible and who cannot tell a lie according to this totalitarian priest class. They are not journalists, they are state officials.
One of the reasons why the Obama White House is standing so forcefully behind the ridiculous lie that the Iranian government plotted to kill American allies on American soil is because they want to test the subservience of the U.S. and Western media to the authority of the U.S. government. Read the rest of this entry »
(GlobalResearch) – Despite its evidently make-believe facade, the cooked-up story of the Saudi envoy assassination plot does not seem to be something which can be easily banished from the minds of the American powers that be.
The heat over Iran in the US government is growing rapidly. Some Republican congressmen have expressed their interest in waging an all-out war against Iran, a threat they keep refreshing every time they have an excuse. They have clearly stated that Washington should not dismiss the idea of resorting to military force against Iran, an idea which is being strengthened in Congress. Read the rest of this entry »