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Three billion dollars annual military aid to Israel funded by American taxpayers

April 19, 2012

The nondescript warehouse-like buildings in rural Pennsylvania are the headquarters of Combined Systems, Inc.—one of the largest manufacturers and international suppliers of teargas, stun grenades and other “non-lethal” crowd control devices in the world. Israel, or more accurately, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), is their most frequent client. And Combined Systems’ relationship with the IDF […]

Syria and Iran the seeds of World War Three

April 12, 2012

To get some idea of how absurd the Syria situation is, imagine the following scenario: The United States government is under attack by an insurgent group, which lists kidnappings and bombings in its modus operandi. The insurgents are being aided by Canada and Mexico, with Mexico planning to seize some US territory in order to […]

Israeli Double Speak Propaganda

March 30, 2012

The Israeli government was in a rage at a comment made by the European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton relating to the killing of three Jewish children in Toulouse France. Ashton decried the killing but then tied it in to equally unfortunate deaths of children in other places, including Gaza. Her comment caused Israeli […]

Was Toulouse killer a police informant?

March 29, 2012

Based on comments by the head of the French internal security service, there is speculation in the Italian and French regional press that the Toulouse gunman was a police informer. Bernard Squarcini, head of the Direction Centrale du Renseignement Intérieur (DCRI), took the unusual step of intervening personally to quash speculation that Mohamed Merah, 23, […]

Droning on about American Drones

March 26, 2012

A commentary on Medea Benjamin’s new book, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control: Killing individuals (and whoever is near them) via drones (“unmanned aerial vehicles”) has become the primary substitute in U.S. public policy for capture/imprisonment/torture. As Medea Benjamin documents, the United States has avoided detaining people, only to murder them with a drone days […]

United States officially on a war footing concerning Iran

March 23, 2012

On March 16, President Barack Obama may have quietly placed the United States on a war preparedness footing, perhaps in anticipation of an outbreak of war between Israel, the West, and Iran. A newly-propounded Executive Order, titled “National Defense Resources Preparedness,” renews and updates the president’s power to take control of all civil energy supplies, […]

Why Anti-Semitism?

March 22, 2012

Thousands of miles from a bloody shooting in southern France, Jewish and municipal leaders voiced concerns and vowed to bolster protections for schools, neighborhoods and synagogues while noting they have no indication any fresh, faraway attacks are imminent. Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League in the US, said that the Toulouse attack serves […]

Israel too small to last a week of war with Iran

March 18, 2012

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says despite Tel Aviv’s escalating war rhetoric against Iran, Israel is too small to survive even one week of real war. Salehi added that Iran does not consider Israeli claims or threats as real threats. “… We take every little threat serious even if it comes from the weakest […]

Mossad CIA and Blackwater involved in Syria

March 12, 2012

Baba Amro is now under the control of the Syrian army… and around 700 Arab and Western gunmen surrendered there, well-informed sources told Al-Manar website. For his part, Syrian expert in strategic affairs Salim Harba pointed out that “the captured gunmen held Arab nationalities, including Gulf, Iraqi, and Lebanese… among them were also Qatari intelligence […]

11 thousand Iranian missiles aimed at Israel and US bases

March 11, 2012

Tehran’s ambassador to Lebanon says Iran has prepared itself to launch about 11,000 missiles at Israel and U.S. bases in the region if they do a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, the Lebanese media reported. “We have prepared ourselves and currently have 11,000 missiles ready to launch at the U.S. and Israel and their interests […]