In a move considered aggressive by US and European officials, Russia has sent at least 12 warships to patrol waters near its naval base in Tartous, Syria.
The deployment appears to be a warning to Israeli and Western officials against military intervention in Syria’s bloody civil war, which has now claimed the lives of over 80,000 people.
Russia’s increased presence in the region — which began raising eyebrows in the US three [...]
Tracking Pakistan’s nukes to Saudi Arabia?
Report says weapons may have been transferred as early as 2004.
BEIRUT – Pakistan may have transferred nuclear weapons to the chief bankroller of its development program, Saudi Arabia, as far back as 2004, according to a then-U.S. government official who received the revelation in a Pakistani intelligence briefing at the time, says a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Saudi Arabia mulls buying nuclear weapons [...]
General: We’re Staying in Afghanistan, No Matter What Obama Said
Remember how President Obama said on the campaign trail that he would “responsibly end the war” in Afghanistan in 2014? Or when Vice President Biden said the president’s plan was “to end the war in 2014?” The general they want to lead that war is singing a much different tune.
“It’s a question of confidence in the Afghan people that we will [...]
As the already unthinkable pace of slaughter in Syria accelerates further, Western military sources warned Saturday, July 14, that not only Israel, but additional strategic targets in Middle East lands deemed enemies by Bashar Assad should prepare for him to launch surface-to-surface missile attacks. The assaults would start out with conventional warheads, but as the regime continued to be hammered, the beleaguered ruler might well arm the next round of missiles [...]
Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller and Julie Tate
June 20, 2012
The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort.
The massive piece of malwaresecretly mapped and monitored Iran’s computer networks, sending back a steady stream of intelligence to prepare for a cyberwarfare campaign, [...]
By Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller and Julie Tate, Tuesday, June 19, 3:07 PM
The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected critical intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage attacks aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort.
The massive piece of malware was designed to secretly map Iran’s computer networks and monitor the computers of Iranian officials, sending back a steady stream of intelligence used [...]
June 16, 2012
Emissaries from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have held meetings with high level U.S. government officials in Washington, the Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday. The CIA, MI6 and Mossad supported rebels consulted with Obama’s National Security Council and presented a shopping list of heavy weapons, including surface-to-air missiles.
Members of the Free Syrian Army.
On Thursday, we reported that the Pentagon had finalized plans to attack Syria. “The U.S. military has completed its own [...]
U.N. nuclear inspectors displayed new satellite imagery on Wednesday indicating that some small buildings had been dismantled and other possible clean-up work undertaken at an Iranian military site they want to visit.
One image from May 25 showed signs that “ground-scraping activities” had taken place at the Parchin facility, as well as the presence of a bulldozer, according to diplomats who attended a closed-door briefing by U.N. nuclear agency officials.
This will [...]
The standard Keynesian narrative that “Households and countries are not spending because they can’t borrow the funds to do so, and the best way to revive growth, the argument goes, is to find ways to get the money flowing again.” is not working. In fact, former IMF Director Raghuram Rajanpoints out, today’s economic troubles are not simply the result of inadequate demand but the result, equally, of a distorted supply side as technology and foreign [...]
Saudi Arabia is taking steps to cool the overheating global energy market, boosting its exports to the US and re-opening old oilfields to expand production, as the world’s largest oil producer tries to prevent damage to the global economic recovery.
The Saudi cabinet on Monday said the kingdom would work “individually” and with others for the “return [of] oil prices to fair levels”. Riyadh recently said it aimed to keep [...]
From Zero Hedge:
Whether it is just posturing or this time Iran feels it has little to lose, following a spate of mysterious explosions and a downed U.S. attack drone (for those who can put two and two together), it seems that the oil-rich country is increasingly seeing war as the probable endspiel.
YNet reports that Iran is “moving missiles to secret sites, Western officials tell British paper; earlier, Tehran residents reported [...]
Aug 22, 2011
The American “war on terror” is a sham designed to stripfreedoms from Americans while consolidating wealth and power into the hands of the elite.
Since the war on terror began, absolutely no measurable progress has been made and the entire nomenclature assigned to this “war” bolsters this fact by showing that this is a war that is meant to continue forever, across the world.
For those [...]
By Maria Golovnina and Patrick Worsnip | Reuters
* U.N. Security Council authorises “all necessary measures”
* Britain says warplanes being prepared for action
* Misrata under heavy bombardment; rebels plead for aid
(Adds ceasefire, Britain, Misrata, other details)
TRIPOLI/UNITED NATIONS, March 18 (Reuters) – Muammar
Gaddafi’s government said it was declaring a unilateral
ceasefire in its offensive to crush Libya’s revolt, as Western
warplanes prepared to attack his forces.
“We decided on an immediate ceasefire and on an [...]