Latest Articles: WORLD WAR III
Iran, Russia Naval Presence In Syrian Ports Message To US: MP
Post Date: 2012-02-19 14:05:19 by Brian S
Feb 19 - A senior Iranian lawmaker says the presence of Iranian and Russian naval forces in Syrias coastal waters is a clear warning to the US to refrain from any possible military adventurism. The United States should take Iran's warning about [refraining from any possible] military intervention in Syria seriously, Hossein Ebrahimi, deputy chairman of Iran Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said Sunday. He added that in the event of a US strategic mistake in Syria, Washington may receive a crushing response from Iran, Syria and a few other countries. On Sunday, January 8, a large Russian navy flotilla led by an aircraft carrier arrived at the ...
In Russia, Putin Allies Sharpen Anti-American Attacks Ahead Of Elections
Post Date: 2012-02-18 14:00:55 by Brian S
MOSCOW A nasty spate of anti-Americanism set off by Vladimir V. Putin has grown into waves of attacks aimed at the new American ambassador and Russian opposition leaders, raising questions about the future of U.S.-Russian relations. The attacks started just before the December parliamentary elections and have intensified as the March 4 presidential vote approaches. Although widely viewed as aimed primarily at a domestic audience, they have grown shriller and more aggressive, provoking debate about whether Russia is deliberately giving a cold shoulder to President Obamas effort to promote more productive relations. A main target of the attacks is Michael McFaul, the new ...
Pakistan Vows To Stand with Iran if US, Israel Attack
Post Date: 2012-02-18 13:39:32 by Brian S
A clear message has been given to the United States through the tripartite summit of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan that Pakistan will support Iran in case of any possible aggression against it. Presidents from Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai (L), Pakistan's Asif Ali Zardari (C) and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad join hands as they pose for pictures after a news conference in the President House in Islamabad February 17, 2012. Ahmadinejad said on Friday foreign interference was the source of all problems in the region. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed Moreover, Pakistan has clearly affirmed that the US will not be allowed to set up any airbases in Pakistan with the purpose of attacking Iran. The ...
Iran Envoy Claims 'Zionist Regime' Behind Blasts
Post Date: 2012-02-17 19:40:47 by Brian S
The claim that suspects involved in the Valentine's Day bomb blasts in Bangkok are linked to Iran is baseless, Iranian Ambassador Majid Bizmark said. In an interview with The Nation, Bizmark categorically denied that Iran had anything to do with the explosions in Sukhumvit Soi 71, which have shaken the capital's security and prompted 14 countries to issue travel warnings. Instead, he said, the prime suspect is the Zionist regime, referring to Israel. "If we follow the issue closely and wisely, we'll find out who is behind the scenario
There are some things I cannot say, but as I mentioned, in this scenario, the first suspect is Zionists," he added. The ...
Greece From Despair to Resistance: Test Site for Neoliberal Social Engineering
Post Date: 2012-02-17 02:02:57 by Capitalist Eric
Panagiotis Sotiris writes: On Sunday 12 February 2012 the people of Greece, in demonstrations and street fights all over the country expressed in a massive, collective and heroic way their anger against the terms of the new loan agreement dictated by the EU-ECB-IMF troika (European Union, European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund). Workers, youth, students filled the streets with rage, defying the extreme aggression by police forces, setting another example of struggle and solidarity. Greece is becoming the test site for an extreme case of neoliberal social engineering. The terms of the new bailout package from the European Union, the European Central Bank and the ...
Why Ahmadinejad Is Eager To Show Off New Iran Nuclear Facilities
Post Date: 2012-02-14 19:18:31 by Brian S
Irans President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to unveil several new nuclear facilities Wednesday during ceremonies aimed at boosting his sagging domestic political fortunes, but the move is likely to further intensify international tensions over Irans nuclear program. The facilities could include a line of uranium-enriching centrifuges at the new underground Fardo nuclear site, according to international nuclear experts. New facilities that suggest Iran is accelerating the rate at which it is building up its stockpile of enriched uranium could increase tensions in a number of ways, experts say. World powers hoping to restart talks with Iran over its nuclear program may conclude ...
Israel and Proxy Terrorism
Post Date: 2012-02-14 18:50:06 by Brian S
Should Israel be classified as a state sponsor of terrorism? That question is being debated in the wake of a story that NBC News broke late last week. Citing unnamed US officials, NBC reported that Israel has used an Iranian opposition group to carry out those much-publicized assassinations of Iranian scientists. The group in question is the M.E.K. (Mojahedin-e Khalq, or People's Mujahedin of Iran), which since 1997 has been designated a terrorist group by the United States because of its alleged assassinations of US citizens. The argument for considering Israel a supporter of terrorism comes in two varieties: 1) According to NBC, Israel gives the M.E.K. the funding, training, and ...
Former SEAL Team Six Commander: Israel Responsible for Global Terror
Post Date: 2012-02-14 15:53:52 by Brian S
The recent raid by the U.S. Special Forces commando unit given worldwide recognition for the alleged raid and murder of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan has made headlines again, this time in Somalia, and the apparent success of both operations is paving the way for a new military strategy being promoted by the Obama White House which includes a much larger role for Special Operations (SpecOp) forces in the leaned-down U.S. military. The United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG), formerly named SEAL Team Six, conducted a daring early-morning raid on nine heavily armed Somali kidnappers to free the American and Dutch employees of the Danish Refugee Council, who were captured ...
Iran War Would Cost Trillions: Will the GOP Pay More Taxes for That?
Post Date: 2012-02-13 18:31:04 by Brian S
While GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is doing all he can in this election cycle to gin up a debate about U.S. foreign policy and a measure of the costs and benefits, the debate about Iran, China, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Israel's security has been taking place in a gravityless environment. Mitt Romney's opening foreign-policy opus at the Citadel criticized Obama for defense cuts with promises to boost America's defense commitments abroad, to boost military spending on hardware and ships in the Pacific -- to do everything we have been doing but more. Where are the dollars going to come from? I am one who thinks that war with Iran is far off and in the near term unlikely -- ...
How Iran Could Beat Up On America's Superior Military
Post Date: 2012-02-13 14:58:28 by Brian S
America's defense budget is roughly 90 times bigger than Iran's. But Iran has a well-honed strategy of asymmetric warfare. By Scott Peterson, Staff writerposted January 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm EST Istanbul, Turkey Tehran has stepped up its bellicose warnings of conflict in the Persian Gulf as potentially crippling new European Union and American sanctions have been approved on Iran's oil exports and central bank. The US defied the warning of a top Iranian general this week and sent the USS Abraham Lincoln flanked by British and French warships through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf. A senior Iranian lawmaker scoffed that the US "did not ...
U.S. Navy: Iran Prepares Suicide Bomb Boats In Gulf
Post Date: 2012-02-13 13:54:41 by Brian S
MANAMA | Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:42pm EST (Reuters) - Iran has built up its naval forces in the Gulf and prepared boats that could be used in suicide attacks, but the U.S. Navy can prevent it from blocking the Strait of Hormuz, the commander of U.S. naval forces in the region said on Sunday. Iran has made a series of threats in recent weeks to disrupt shipping in the Gulf or strike U.S. forces in retaliation if its oil trade is shut down by sanctions, or if its disputed nuclear program comes under attack. "They have increased the number of submarines ... they increased the number of fast attack craft," Vice Admiral Mark Fox told reporters. "Some of the small boats have been ...
Netanyahu Blames Iran as Israeli Embassy Cars in Delhi, Georgia Attacked
Post Date: 2012-02-13 12:27:50 by Brian S
Israeli embassy personnel came under attack in India, leaving four people injured, and an attempt to blow up an Israeli car in Georgia was thwarted. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed both incidents on Iran. The wife of an Israeli diplomat and her Indian driver were hurt in the blast about 500 meters (1,640 feet) from Israels embassy in New Delhi, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said in a text message. A bomb planted in an Israeli embassy employees car in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi was discovered and defused before it exploded. Israel will act methodically and with determination and steadfastness against international terrorism originating ...
Group Forces Congressional Hearing On Big Sis’ Twitter, Drudge Spying
Post Date: 2012-02-09 15:56:33 by Hondo68
Homeland Security is monitoring the web for anti-government sentiment and signs of social unrest A privacy advocacy group has swayed Congress to hold a hearing next week into the Department of Homeland Securitys practice of monitoring social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as media reports and organizations, including The Drudge Report. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) recently obtained close to 300 pages of documents, as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, detailing the federal agencys intelligence gathering practices on the web. Among the documents were guidelines from DHS instructing outside contractors to monitor the ...
Iran's Arsenal Of Sunburn Missiles Is More Than Enough To Close The Strait
Post Date: 2012-02-08 14:17:06 by Brian S
Any good armchair general with a good search engine and time on their hands can figure out in a hurry that the song and dance about Iran being unable to close the Strait if Hormuz for long is just a plain crock. Worse than a crock. Yet, this big Orwellian lie persists, so once again I have to set the record straight. Iran has the capability of not only closing the Strait for some time, but creating a world of hurt for the U.S. Navys 5th Fleet. Iran possesses a build up of anti-ship weapons called Sunburn missiles, which it has procured from Russia and China over the last decade. These are top-notch weapons developed by the Russians as a low-cost challenge to the expensive, tech-heavy ...
U.S. Attack on Iran ‘Suicide,’ Would Spark Reprisal, Russian Envoy Says
Post Date: 2012-02-08 11:32:54 by Brian S
A U.S. attack on Iran would be suicide that would prompt retaliation, said Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi, the Persian Gulf countrys ambassador to Russia, Iran has very good access to the whole world to carry out strikes against America, he told reporters in Moscow today, adding that no pre-emptive strike is planned. Iranian armed forces are closely monitoring hostile powers activities in the region, including along Irans borders, and are ready to counter possible aggression, said Abdollah Reshadi, commander of the northeastern air defense unit. Irans air defense is on the alert for foreign powers military moves and fully prepared to ...
Former Joint Chiefs Member: Russia Should Use Military to Defend Iran and Syria (VIDEO)
Post Date: 2012-02-07 19:16:38 by Brian S
A former member of Russias Joint Chiefs of Staff told state backed television channel RT that western military operations against Iran or Syria would be an indirect attack on Russia, and by defending Syria and or Iran, Russia would be defending its own interest, according to MEMRI the Middle East Media Research Institute. Leonid Ivashov pointed out that Syria and Iran are both allies of Russia and that western led operations against either country would see Russia losing important positions and allies in the Arab world. One of the most critical of those positions is Russias Tartus naval base in Western Syria. The base allows Russian vessels ...
McCain Calls For U.S. To Consider Arming Syrian Protesters
Post Date: 2012-02-07 18:53:29 by Brian S
Sen. John McCain on Tuesday said the United States should consider smuggling weapons into Syria to help unarmed anti-government protesters targeted by the Syrian military, whose ongoing crackdown continues to push the nation toward civil war. We should start considering all options, including arming the opposition, Mr. McCain, Arizona Republican and the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters in Washington. The comment triggered a harsh reaction at the State Department, where spokeswoman Victoria Nuland asserted that we dont think more arms into Syria is the answer. Ms. Nuland said U.S. officials never take anything off ...
Syria Raises Specter Of Proxy Conflict For U.S., Russia
Post Date: 2012-02-07 18:41:13 by Brian S
WASHINGTON | Tue Feb 7, 2012 6:10pm EST (Reuters) - As the Obama administration weighs worst-case scenarios for Syria, one stands out: a civil war that develops into a proxy battle between Arabs and the West on one side, and Russia and Iran on the other. U.S. officials stress they do not want to play a military role in Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on protests has killed more than 5,000 people and raised fears of a protracted power struggle in a country at the heart of the Arab world. But after U.S. and Arab-led efforts to craft consensus in the U.N. Security Council on Syria's political transition were torpedoed by vetoes from Russia and China, some ...
Russian Strategic Subs to Resume Routine World Patrols
Post Date: 2012-02-05 18:05:12 by Brian S
ST. PETERSBURG, February 4 (RIA Novosti) Russian strategic nuclear submarines will resume routine extended patrols in international waters around the world in June 2012, Russian Navy Commander Adm. Vladimir Vysotsky said. On June 1 or a bit later we will resume constant patrolling of the worlds oceans by strategic nuclear submarines, Vysotsky said at a meeting with naval personnel on Friday. The annual number of extended patrols performed by Russian strategic nuclear submarines and nuclear-powered attack submarines has dropped from more than 230 in 1984 to less than 10 today. The Russian military believes, though, that the submarine fleet is still the backbone of the ...
Russia to Build Effective Shield against NATO Missile Threat – Rogozin
Post Date: 2012-02-05 18:03:56 by Brian S
MOSCOW, February 5 (RIA Novosti) Russia will build a reliable aerospace defense system to effectively counter NATO missile threats, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Sunday. Rogozin, recently appointed as a deputy prime minister to oversee Russias defense industry, said on his Twitter that the global security conference being held in Munich had failed to come to a compromise on creating a European missile defense system. Rogozin quoted NATO Secretary General Anders Fog Rasmussen as saying that NATO would continue to develop a missile defense system because we feel a strong responsibility to protect our populations effectively against the missile threat." ...
Iran, Perceiving Threat From West, Willing To Attack On U.S. Soil, U.S. Intelligence Report Finds
Post Date: 2012-01-31 14:49:14 by Brian S
U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Iran is prepared to launch terrorist attacks inside the United States in response to perceived threats from America and its allies, the U.S. spy chief said Tuesday. Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. said in prepared testimony that an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington that was uncovered last year reflects an aggressive new willingness within the upper ranks of the Islamist republic to authorize attacks against the United States. Intelligence shows that Iran received foreign assistance to overcome key hurdles in acquiring technology that could lead to a nuclear weapon, according to the ...
Money Insider: US Will See Violent Civil Unrest In 2012 (Armed, irritated and vocal majority)
Post Date: 2012-01-19 17:05:36 by Hondo68
Thursday, January 19, 2012 Money insider Charles Ortel has warned that a worsening economic picture across the globe will see civil unrest hit the streets of America, not on behalf of leftist OWS types, but by an armed, irascible and vocal Majority. Ortel, a managing partner with Newport Value Partners, LLC in New York City, predicts that a failure of the so-called financial recovery will precipitate A painful re-calibration of economic strength and geo-political standing during 2012 in the midst of widespread civil insurrection and cross-border war.Noting that Americans access to firearms will cause such riots to be bloodier than anything seen in Europe, Ortel ...
War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery … and Fighting Back is ‘Aggression’
Post Date: 2012-01-14 16:37:06 by Fibr Dog
The US Department of Defense recently promulgated a new "defense" guidance document: "Sustaining US Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense." I use scare quotes because it just doesnt seem quite right to use "defense" to describe a document that like its predecessors envisions something like an American Thousand-Year Reich. The greatest shift in emphasis is in the section "Project power despite Anti-Access/Area Denial Challenges." The "threat" to be countered is that China and Iran "will continue to pursue asymmetric means to counter our power projection capabilities." That refers to a ...
Obama says Fort Hood terrorist attack was "workplace violence"
Post Date: 2011-12-08 09:41:15 by Happy Quanzaa
Lawmakers Blast Administration For Calling FortHood Massacre 'Workplace Violence' Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation's Armed Forces at home. During a joint session of the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, the Maine Republican referenced a letter from the Defense Department depicting the Fort Hood shootings as workplace violence. She criticized the Obama administration for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam. Thirteen people were killed and dozens more wounded at ...
85-year-old Woman Strip-Searched By TSA [JFK Thugs Lookin' For Terra-Ists]
Post Date: 2011-12-03 20:40:41 by Capitalist Eric
An 85-year-old Long Island grandmother says she plans to sue the TSA after a humiliating strip search on Tuesday by agents at JFK Airport. Lenore Zimmerman, who lives in Long Beach, says she was on her way to a 1 p.m. flight to Fort Lauderdale when security whisked her to a private room and took off her clothes. I walk with a walker I really look like a terrorist, she said sarcastically. Im tiny. I weigh 110 pounds, 107 without clothes, and I was strip-searched. TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said a review of closed circuit TV footage from the airport shows proper procedures were followed. But Zimmerman, whose hunched back puts her at ...
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