(NYTimes) – Russia said on Tuesday that it had dispatched a flotilla of 11 warships to the eastern Mediterranean, some of which would dock in Syria. It would be the largest display of Russian military power in the region since the Syrian conflict began almost 17 months ago. Nearly half of the ships were capable of carrying hundreds of marines. Read the rest of this entry »
(YNet) – Russian technicians played a key part in the interception and shooting down of a Turkish warplane by Syria’s anti-aircraft defenses 10 days ago, Britain’s Sunday Times reported Sunday. Diplomatic sources in the Middle East told the paper that destroying the F-4E Phantom II was a split-second decision intended as a warning to NATO to stay out of Syria’s civil war. Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – On Saturday, the Israeli newspaper Haartez reported a senior Israeli official as saying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to attack Iran prior to the elections in the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (BusinessInsider) – Republicans Are Finally Getting Nervous About Ron Paul’s Secret Delegate Strategy – Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Presidential hopeful Ron Paul has condemned a plan being considered in the United States House of Representatives that would allow for the US to continue aiding in the defense of Israel by equipping the Jewish state’s military with added weaponry. Read the rest of this entry »
(HigginsBlog) – The global banking cartel couldn’t find a way to stop their house of cards from collapsing in Europe so they are now going to invade Iran for profits and oil.
When you see all these bankers quitting all of these very high paying jobs that tells you that the fertilizer is about to hit the ventilation system on warp drive and that is the reason for this rush for war. They couldn’t find a way to stop Europe from collapsing so now they are just going to blow up the middle east as a cover story.
(KurtNimmo) – The Middle East Media Research Institute, an Israel-centric propaganda outfit run by a former colonel in Israeli intelligence, has posted a video and transcript of an interview with retired Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov, a former member of the Russian Joint Chiefs of Staff. The interview aired on Russia Today on February 1, 2012, according to MEMRI.
During the interview, Ivashov said scheduled military exercises by Russia will be used to demonstrate that it is opposed to military operations by Israel and the United States against Iran and Syria. Ivashov said both countries are “guaranteed partners of Russia” and attacks against them would be unacceptable.
“A strike against Syria or Iran is an indirect strike against Russia and its interests. Russia would lose important positions and allies in the Arab world. Therefore, by defending Syria, Russia is defending its own interests,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »
(Excavator) – Totalitarian and militaristic governments depend on crises and foreign threats for their survival. As Iranian journalist and political reformer Akbar Ganji told Conversations host Harry Kreisler in October 2006, “When there is a crisis, the first thing that gets damaged and gets harmed is democracy. . . When you face dangers and crises, civil liberties go down and security measures go up.”
The totalitarian and fascist elements in the shadow governments in the United States, Israel, England, and Iran, all benefit from the politically manufactured U.S./Israeli-Iranian crisis. Read the rest of this entry »
(RussiaToday) – UN nuclear inspectors have started a three-day mission to examine Iran’s atomic activities. Tehran says it’s certain the talks – the first in more than three years – will prove its program’s purpose is purely peaceful. The IAEA visit comes at a time when tensions between Iran and the West are approaching crisis level. On Monday, EU nations adopted an unprecedented set of sanctions against the Islamic Republic, which include a complete embargo on oil supplies from Iran. Read the rest of this entry »
(AJC) – Alex talks with Francis Boyle, a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law, about the NDAA and the impending war to be waged against Iran. Read the rest of this entry »
(DebkaFile) – Azerbaijan foils Iranian-Hizballah terror strike against Israel targets and Habad – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – LIBYA: Mounting Resistance against NATO Occupation and NTC Proxy Regime – Stephen Lendman – Read More Here
(ItarTas) – Breaking News: Putin accuses America of attempts to “Dominate the World” – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Behind Closed Doors at 10 Downing Street: A Crucial Behind the Scenes Episode in the Run-up to the Illegal War with Iraq – Read More Here
(AntiWar) – Israeli Assassinations and American Presidents – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Preparing for the Next Conquest: What does Libya tell us about Intervention in Syria and Iran? – Read More Here
(SocialistProject) – Latin America’s New Left In Power – The Governments Of Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales and Rafael Correa – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Western Initiative to Destabilize the Government of Alexander Lukashenko? – Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Obama: U.S. is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon
He said Iran’s regime is “more isolated than ever before, its leaders are faced with crippling sanctions, and as long as they shirk their responsibilities, this pressure will not relent.” Read More Here
(WRH) – Video: Israel to attack USS Enterprise aircraft carrier and blame Iran to start war – Michael Rivero
(KurtNimmo) – Iran Summons Danish Envoy, Renews Threat to Close Hormuz
Iran’s foreign minister Ali Asghar Khaji summoned the Danish ambassador in Tehran to protest the European Union’s decision to go forward with an oil embargo on the country. Denmark currently holds the rotating EU presidency. Read the rest of this entry »
(GlobalResearch) – [Author's Note: SAY NO TO WAR ON IRAN, Spread the word, forward this article, post it on Facebook. Our objective at Global Research is to curb the flow of media disinformation, reverse the tide of war and restore World peace.] Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNImmo) – War in the Middle East now appears imminent as the United States, Britain, the European Union, and Israel put the finishing touches on an embargo on Iran – a de facto declaration of war – and warships steam toward the Persian Gulf.
The death toll from World War III will be incalculable…
(GlobalResearch) – Article 2 (3) of the United Nations Charter requires the pacific settlement of the international dispute between the United States and Iran. To the same effect is article 33 and the entirety of Chapter VI of the United Nations Charter that mandate and set up numerous procedures for the pacific settlement of the international dispute between the United States and Iran. And of course Article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter prohibits both the threat and use of force by the United States against Iran. 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 »
“No Options Off the Table” is an Illegal Threat to the Peace
(GlobalResearch) – The U.S. today is threatening to attack Iran “under the completely bogus pretext” that it might have a nuclear weapon, a distinguished American international legal authority says. Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – The Iranian news agency IRNA reported today that a U.S. missile hit an oil depot in the southwest village of Abadan on Wednesday. IRNA said British and American jets had entered Iranian airspace several times.
In addition to the oil depot attack, two rockets reportedly hit the village of Manyuhi near the border of Iraq’s al-Faw Peninsula near the Persian Gulf and the Iraqi city of Basra.
“In the border city of Arvand-Kenar, the invading American and British airplanes violated the airspace of the Islamic Republic of Iran three times,” a commander told the Islamic Republic News Agency. 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
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(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 »
(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 »
Closure of key choke point would send oil prices skyrocketing to $300-$500 a barrel
(PaulWatson) – The Iranian Army has refused to comment after a member of the country’s National Security Committee said today that Iran was to practice closing the Strait of Hormuz, the most important choke point for oil shipments in the world. Read the rest of this entry »
(RussiaToday) – NATO admits it’s probably to blame for a deadly helicopter raid on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, that killed up to 28 Pakistani soldiers and injured over a dozen others. Islamabad responded by cutting off the flow of vital NATO supplies to Afghanistan. The incident may deal a serious blow to their already-strained relations over lethal incursions in Pakistani territory. John Rees, a political analyst from the British-based ‘Stop the War Coalition’, told RT that the U.S. and its allies are creating an explosive situation in the volatile region. Read the rest of this entry »
Plan to cripple Assad’s military forces within 24 hours
(PaulWatson) – Reports out of Kuwait suggest 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 topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad under a “humanitarian” pretext. Read the rest of this entry »
(Excavator) – The world is on the verge of World War III. There is no question about that.
Russian geopolitical analyst Konstantin Sivkov, Vice President of the Academy for Geopolitical Issues, says WWIII “has already begun” and that it ”will take lives of hundreds of millions people worldwide.”
U.S. politicians want to start World War III more than anyone else.They want to appear tough and they think attacking countries like Iraq and Iran without any reason is tough. Read the rest of this entry »
(PatrickHenningsen) – In their desperate bid to avoid any of the really critical issues that are affecting the United States of America, most runners in the GOP presidential race have opted instead to play the fear card, and build-up those crucial neoconservative credentials before the 2012 primaries.
Bilderberg candidate Rick Perry (TX) and rear guard runner Rick Santorum (PA) took the opportunity during their recent Iowa campaign trail to hop on the war hawk’s bandwagon ahead of today’s IAEA’s intelligence assessment on Iran’s allegedly nuclear weapons program. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (YNet) – Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu ‘liar’ – Read More Here
Sarkozy calls Netanyahu “liar,” Obama administration cools on sanctions
(PaulWatson) – Developments over the last 24 hours suggest that Israel could be forced to go it alone in launching a military assault on Iran’s nuclear facilities, with the United States and NATO backing away from becoming involved in a conflict that would spark economic and geopolitical turmoil. Read the rest of this entry »
(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 »
President prepared to use war as re-election campaign tool
(PaulWatson) – Barack Obama has told America’s allies that the United States will attack Iran before fall 2012 unless Tehran halts its nuclear program, a time frame that suggests Obama is willing to use war as a re-election campaign tool to rally the population around his leadership. Read the rest of this entry »
(Excavator) – Barack Obama is a clever liar, more clever than George W. Bush. On Saturday, Obama said:
“The drawdown in Iraq allowed us to refocus on Afghanistan and achieve major victories against al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.”
President Obama deserves big props for his overall performance as a puppet and especially for this new lie. It is very clever and funny. Those who know the truth are entertained, and the sheep feel self-satisfaction for investing their trust in Mr. Obama and being rewarded for it. Read the rest of this entry »
Battle-ready troops on standby as tensions rise following dubious assassination plot
(PaulWatson) – The United States will this week commence huge military maneuvers aimed at Iran, with a massive air fleet patrolling middle eastern skies ready to land at any time, in response to Iran’s involvement in an alleged assassination plot that experts have labeled dubious, amidst fears that US and Israeli targets could be hit by attacks. Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – The United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency is preparing to release a document that will link Iran’s nuclear program to weapons development, according the French newspaper Le Figaro (English translation here). The report will be released next month. Read the rest of this entry »