Time for them to join the current global dick-measuring contests.
Strike by even a midget nuke will invite massive response, India warns Pak
“NEW DELHI: India will retaliate massively even if Pakistan uses tactical nuclear weapons against it. With Pakistan developing “tactical” nuclear warheads, that is, miniaturizing its weapons to be carried on short-range missiles, India will protect its security interests by retaliating to a “smaller” tactical attack in exactly the same [...]
Whether this is just a ‘misunderstanding’ or a land-grab to make up for Japan’s Senkaku actions, the Indians are claiming that a platoon of Chinese soldiers have crossed the so-called ‘Line of Actual Control’ in the Indian-held Ladakh region. They have remained there for two weeks and even as India complains, the Chinese deny, saying that they are “firmly opposed to any acts that involve crossing the Line of Actual Control [...]
Let the games begin.
BREAKING: The FSA has formally announced its entrance into #Damascus to begin the battle to liberate the city, according to
FSA are advancing on Damascus surroundingly with more than 40 frontlines- checkpoints being captured and steady advance.
CAIRO – The foreign minister of Iran said on Wednesday he believed that the Syrian government was ready to negotiate with the opposition and that the two sides would have to sit [...]
America Sets Its Sights On Controlling African Resources … And Reducing Chinese Influence
The U.S. is sending troops to 35 African nations under the guise of fighting Al Qaeda and related terrorists.
Democracy Now notes:
U.S. Army teams will be deploying to as many as 35 African countries early next year for training programs and other operations as part of an increased Pentagon role in Africa. The move would see small teams of U.S. [...]
“Social media users whose use tweets and online posts to comment on a military operation could be regarded as legitimate military targets.
Australian army Land Warfare Studies Centre analyst Chloe Diggins on Thursday said a recent social media war between Israel and Hamas raised complex ethical questions about who was a combatant and therefore a legitimate military target.”
Read more: [http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/tweeters-could-be-military-targets-20121213-2bcjq.html
For the memories
Scary, but actually makes sense.
Be careful peeps, is the Gaza [...]
France has urged rapid foreign military intervention in Mali after the country’s prime minister was arrested.
Mali’s Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra resigned early Tuesday.
He addressed the nation on television hours after soldiers loyal to Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo, who led a recent coup, arrested him.
Diarra was getting ready to leave the country for Paris, AP reports. It’s unclear if the trip to France was planned, or if
Diarra was attempting to [...]
CAIRO — Egypt asked the United States on Thursday to immediately intervene to stop the Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip, warning that the violence could spiral “out of control,” the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
Egypt “will stand with all of its resources to end this aggression and to stop the recurring killing and bloodshed of Palestinians,” President Mohamed Morsi said on national television. “The Israelis must understand that we [...]
Lebanese media reported Tuesday that Ali Hussein Nassif, Hezbollah’s commander in Syria, was killed in a military operation.
Opposition groups in Lebanon said that Nassif was killed in a clash near Homs, following an ambush by Syrian rebels.
According to the Free Syria Army, he was driving near the city when the rebels detonated a roadside bomb.
A strong Frenh-British fleet of 18 warships of Britain and France, including two aircraft carriers, “Charles [...]
In its bluntest message yet, the US administration under Barack Obama, declared that Israel is on its own if it decides to go for Iran’s nuclear program with a military operation. Thursday, Aug. 30, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, offered the view for the third time in as many weeks that an Israeli attack would “clearly delay but probably not destroy Iran’s nuclear program.”
But this [...]
Aug 21, 2012
There has been ongoing speculation on the possibility of an Israeli-U.S. strike on Iran for quite some time. Publicly, the Obama administration has indicated that while military action was not off the table, it was also not the first choice of the administration. President Obama had hoped Israel would delay an attack on Iran until after the presidential election in November, but the Israeli government is [...]
August 19, 2012
The White House this week scrambled to reconnect with Jerusalem after the Obama administration was persuaded that Israel was serious about conducting a fall military operation against Iran’s nuclear program before the Nov. 6 US presidential election – notwithstanding the heavy opposition guns firing against it at home and from Washington.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, assisted by their newly-appointed Home Front Defense Minister, were [...]
27 June 2012, 03:57 CET
Cyprus, which on July 1 will assume the rotating presidency of the European Union, is ready with its European partners to evacuate refugees from Syria, the foreign minister said.
“We are only 100 kilometres (62 miles) from the shores of Syria and Lebanon. Anything that goes wrong there will affect us,” Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis said in an interview with AFP.
“We are now preparing with our partners of the EU [...]
May 21, 2012
Some Western countries are still considering a military operation against Iran as an option over its nuclear programme, a Russian minister said Sunday.
“Russia is concerned that the possibility to try to solve the Iranian nuclear problem by military means is still viewed as real,” Xinhua quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying.
“We still hear messages from public and intelligence channels, which show that certain capitals regard [...]
Iran might pound Persian Gulf cities with ballistic missiles and use swift boats to attack American war ships in an attempt to dissuade a U.S. attack on its nuclear arms sites, a new report states.
[Iran Flexes Military Muscle in Persian Gulf.]
Tehran likely would employ a mixed game plan against the U.S. military consisting of “advanced technology” and “guerilla tactics,” according to a research organization with close ties to the Pentagon.
Global elite maneuver into position for final leg of Middle East campaign, one year into “Arab Spring,” one step closer to global hegemony.
December 18, 2011
Nearly every option described within the Fortune 500-funded Brookings Institution 2009 “Which Path to Persia?” report in regards to US-initiated regime change in Iran has been carried out to the letter. From proposals to fund and arm terrorist organizations like the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), to fomenting foreign-backed “color [...]
October 27, 2011
The U.S. State Department recently withdrew its ambassador in Syria Robert Ford because of serious concerns about his personal safety.
It seems that the recent changes of situations are proving that Syria will be the next Libya. Since Qaddafi was killed, the contradictions between the Untied States and Syria have been intensifying. Both countries have withdrawn their ambassadors. As the U.S. ambassador in Syria was being withdrawn, the severity [...]
By Robert Windrem
NBC News Investigative Producer for Special Projects
As U.S.-Pakistani relations spiral downward, the specter of a showdown between the increasingly antagonistic allies is garnering more attention, including the worst-case scenario of the U.S. attempting to “snatch” Pakistan’s 100-plus nuclear weapons if it feared they were about to fall into the wrong hands.
That would be a disastrous miscalculation, former Pakistani President and army chief [...]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Congress on Sunday not to cut off funding for U.S. military involvement in Libya and predicted that the operation targeting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces will “end OK.”
Lawmakers question the legality of President Barack Obama’s continued use of the U.S. military in Libya without the approval of Congress.
House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, the top Republican in [...]
JIM LEHRER: Senator, welcome.
SENATOR HARRY REID (D-NV): Thank you very much for allowing me to be on the show.
MR. LEHRER: Well, first on the Libya military operation, do you believe the War Powers Act requires authorization of further action?
SEN. REID: The War Powers Act has no application to what’s going on in Libya.
MR. LEHRER: None?
SEN. REID: I don’t believe so. You know, we did an authorization for Afghanistan. [...]
Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, assails President Obama on jobs creation, following a GOP political strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Stepping up a simmering constitutional conflict, House Speaker John A. Boehner warned President Obama on Tuesday that unless he gets authorization from Congress for his military deployment in Libya, he will be in violation of the [...]
WASHINGTON (CNN) – As House Republicans grow increasingly restive over the continuing conflict in Libya, party leaders announced they will hold a vote Friday to demand more information from the president.
The Republican measure reflects widespread frustration in the party over what members call lack of details from the White House on the military effort and a lack of deference to Congress before taking military [...]
Let’s cheerfully and ungrudgingly give credit to Barack Obama for approving the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.
In my Washington Examiner column last Sunday I criticized Obama’s foreign policy, which was characterized by one of his advisers in an interview with the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza as “lead from behind.” That criticism still stands.
But in tracking down and nailing bin [...]
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration used DNA testing and other means to confirm that elite American forces in Pakistan had in fact killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, officials said Monday, as the world absorbed the stunning news.
The officials said the DNA testing alone offered a “99.9 percent” certainty that bin Laden was shot dead in a daring [...]
WASHINGTON — The State Department is putting U.S. embassies on alert and is warning Americans abroad of possible reprisal attacks from al-Qaida and its affiliates around the world after the killing of the group’s leader Osama bin Laden by American forces in Pakistan.
In a worldwide travel alert released shortly after President Barack Obama late Sunday announced bin Laden’s death in a military operation, the [...]
PARIS (AP) — Europe has moved closer to doing what it said it wouldn’t do in Libya – directly jump into the bid to overthrow leader Moammar Gadhafi.
France said Wednesday it has already sent military officers to work with Libyan rebels on the ground, in addition to stepping up airstrikes. Italy and Britain have said they’re also sending military officers.
The EU will, if requested by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), conduct a military operation in…order to support humanitarian assistance in the region,” the council statement read.” Of course, humantiarian assistance only works best with silver tipped warheads and laser scopes. And honestly who didn’ expect that the goal for Triopli’s oil would mean a land invasion any [...]
The Syrian people should follow Egypt’s lead and the country’s army should “empower a revolution”, Robert Gates, US secretary of defence, said as thousands marched in a southern city.
Mr Gates made his comments – some of the toughest remarks to date by a US official about the rule of Bashar al-Assad, president – on a day of further upheaval in the Middle East and beyond.
The White House signalled [...]