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posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 06:26 PM

Steinitz: Launch of Ofek 9 satellite not reaction to Iran nuclear progress (Israel Radio)

It's to pin points the targets for your nuclear strikes then?

U.S.-led command to replace Dutch forces in southern Afghanistan province (AP)

More forces under US command... more forces avaiable to attack Iran with.

Pakistani PM ignores U.S. warning on Iran gas deal (AP)

As reported earlier.

Home Front Command to test sirens in southern Israel at 11:05 A.M. (Haaretz)

Why now? Do they expect a strike on their nuclear reactor?

Israel envoy in Cairo: Egypt ignores me (Army Radio)

Probably seen by Israel as a sign of war...of Egypt drifting away...

Iran says it has enriched 17 kilos of uranium to 20 percent purity (Reuters)

Oooo! EVEN IF it was 99% enriched uranium, it would only be enough for 1 bomb.

Livni: Turkey is playing problematic role in the region (Haaretz)

By problematic, you mean, not licking your boots?

Afghan leaders: Firing U.S. general McChrystal would harm campaign against Taliban (AP)

So much for that.

Report: Obama has relieved Gen. Stanley McChrystal of his command (Reuters)

And named General Betrayus at his place. Obama probably fired him because McChrystal cares about his troops and don't want a war with Iran. Petraeus is a neo-con warmongering piece of filth.

Netanyahu: There is no justification for more flotillas after we eased Gaza blockade (Haaretz)


Lieberman: Construction in West Bank to continue in September (Ch. 10)

Of course it will continue. Israel will never stop expanding.

Report: IAF planes spotted over Saudi Arabia
Not good at all.

Reports: IAF Landed at Saudi Base, US Troops near Iran Border

The Israeli Air Force recently unloaded military equipment at a Saudi Arabia base, a semi-official Iranian news agency claimed Wednesday, while a large American force has massed in Azerbaijan, which is on the northwest border of Iran.

A senior Iranian commander says the presence of American and Israeli forces along the western borders of Iran has prompted the Islamic Revolution's Guards Corps (IRGC) to mobilize its troops in the area.

Other Iranian sources report that in the last few days, Israel has secretly transferred a large number of bomber jets to bases in Azerbaijan, via Georgia, and that American special forces are also concentrated in Azerbaijan in preparation for a strike.

On Tuesday, June 22, Dr. Uzi Arad, head of Israel's National Security Council and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest adviser, said "The latest round of UN Security Council sanctions on Iran is inadequate for thwarting its nuclear progress. A preemptive military strike might eventually be necessary."

The Iranian president has warned the Zionist regime of Israel against any potential military action against Iran, saying Tel Aviv is not capable of doing so.
Yeah keep tauting them...

Iran deploys homemade radar in PG
They know something is coming.

Israel to block Iran aid ships to Gaza

July 4, US Independance Day, good day for distraction.
July 8, Webbot says war start then.
July 11 clear night for attack.

And in general terms, the US economy is taking a big dive and Obama is getting slammed on all sides for the BP spill, corruption, wars, starting a war, like Bush might calm all this.

On the bigger chessboard...
China seriously concerned over U.S. aircraft carrier reports: FM spokesman

China was seriously concerned over reports that a U.S. aircraft carrier might join a military exercise with the Republic of Korea (ROK), Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Tuesday.

posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 12:46 PM
'Mossad hit men targeted Erdogan'
Several sources reported this...

'Israel supports PKK, PJAK'
Of course they do. THEY TRAINED THEM.

Lebanese-Syrian military officials meetup
Israel and the US won't like this.

U.S. Urges All Parties to 'Act Responsibly' over Lebanon Gaza-bound Aid Ships
And by all parties they mean everyone else but Israel.

Netanyahu: Hizbullah, Iran Planning to Send Missiles, Weapons to Gaza

Israel Army Readies to Confront Lebanon 'Threats'
Oh boy.

According to the newspaper, anti-aircraft missile systems, including SA Igla 16 and SA 18 with a range of up to 5,000 feet, are equivalent to U.S. Stinger missiles, which have reached Albanian stores before disappearing again after a Lebanese cargo company took charge of shipping them abroad.
That would sure could bring down a few Israeli aircrafts...

Infrastructure Minister warns Hezbollah: Israel will fight for its gas fields (TheMarker)

Oh boy.

Assad's cousin owner of Lebanon Gaza-bound flotilla (Army Radio)

Oh boy.

Report: IAF choppers unload equipment 'meant for attacking a Muslim state at Saudi airport (Haarerz)

Not good.

posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 05:56 PM
'Israel to take over Lebanon gas by force'

Israel has threatened to use military force to take the full control of a newly-discovered gas field partly in Lebanese waters in the Mediterranean Sea. [/URL]
Yep. And Hizbullah threatenned retaliation.

'US sanctions will not stop Iran progress'
No you think? Sanctions NEVER WORKED to stop anything, they only worked to put the people of those countries in massive poverty.

IDF chief rabbi says Israel continuing war training
Of course you are, you are a war nation.

Iran cancels sending aid ship to Gaza
At least one provocation avoided.

US promoting 'Iranophobia'
Damn right they are.

New Unidentified Missiles in Southern Lebanon, Report

Kuwait's Assiyassah on Friday said members belonging to radical organizations have obtained several rockets through a third party which managed to rob an arms warehouse in southern Lebanon and steal a number of rockets.
It said fierce clashes broke out between the robbers and the warehouse guards that left three guards wounded.

False-flag coming? It wouldn't be Hizbullah since they've got all they need. It's either Israeli commandos/Israeli funded lebaneses or a small radical lebanese group. Either way, it's not good.

posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 09:01 PM

Erakat to Meridor: If no two-state solution by year's end, 'you will sweat' (AP)

Report: Israel seizes oxygen machines donated to PA (News Agencies)

How nice of Israel.

U.S.: Turkey must prove commitment to West (AP)

Translation, Erdogan must lick Obama and Netanyahu boots.

Iran says Gaza aid delegation to go on Lebanon ship (Reuters)

Oh boy.

U.S. military chief Mullen to visit Israel on Sunday, meet with senior IDF brass (Ch. 10)

Again preparing for war.

Israeli study: 56% of terrorists freed by Israel resume terror activity (Ch. 10)

In other news, AT LEAST 44% of those arrested and imprisonned by Israel are innocent.

IHH chief: By what right did Israel attack our ship in the middle of the sea? (Ch. 10)

Ah they are paranoid freaks, think they are above everyone else and have a huge influence in the US.

Chavez meets with Syria's Assad in Venezuela (AP)

Discussing oil deals, what to do in case of war...maybe even weapon transfers?

Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) has revealed that despite the UN sanctions against Tehran, which also targets its shipping industry, no Iranian ship has been inspected so far.

Abadi: Israel in no position to attack Lebanon
I hope you are right.

Israel is massing warplanes in the Caucasus for an attack on Iran, it was revealed yesterday.

Israeli Leaders Sued in Belgium for War Crimes
Finally some balls somewhere on this planet.

Militarization of the Caucasus: Tehran Says it will Oppose Deployment of American Forces in Karabakh close to Iran Border

Iran will not allow a United States-led military force to be deployed in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone that immediately borders on its territory, according to the Islamic Republic’s chief diplomat in Armenia.

At a press conference in Yerevan on Wednesday Ambassador Seyed Ali Saghaeyan claimed that Washington is contemplating a deployment of its troops in Fizuli, which is one of the seven Armenian-controlled districts around Nagorno-Karabakh. He further alleged that the American intention was to do so under the guise of a peacekeeping operation.

That is dangerous business...

[edit on 26-6-2010 by Vitchilo]

posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 05:29 AM

World Bank proposes $55m in new funding for projects in West Bank and Gaza‏ (Haaretz)


Iran announces 'emergency plans' to boost gasoline output (Reuters)

Because their gasoline exports went down 24%...and it provides 80% of Iran's income...

Iran oil sales fall by 24 percent

CIA chief warns Iran could have nukes ready by 2012
Yeah like Israel and the CIA said in the 90s that they would have nukes by 2003 and ect...

G8 leaders focus on Iran, North Korea threats
Iran and North Korea threats. GIVE ME A BREAK.

Iran sanctions must not hit Russian business: envoy

Russia's cooperation with Europe in the Iranian nuclear standoff could be curbed if unilateral EU sanctions on Tehran hit Russian companies, a top envoy said Friday.

Interesting for sure.

Sailing of Lebanese Ships to Gaza Postponed

Report: Hariri to Visit Damascus after July 17

Erdogan in Beirut Next Month to Inaugurate Burn Center

Report: U.S. Military Chief Discussed with Israeli Officials Syrian Support for Hizbullah

srael Abducts Shepherd Imad Atwi, Hashem Considers It Blue Line Violation
Another Israeli provocation.

Iran Red Crescent: Egypt Barring Gaza Aid Ship from Suez Canal
Egypt was supposed to let them pass...

New York Times reporter calls Zionist terrorism ‘romantic’

“Both of them were in the Irgun,” Livni said. “They were freedom fighters, and they met while boarding a British train. When the British Mandate was here, they robbed a train to get the money in order to buy weapons.”

Irgun freedom fighters? Are you kidding?

Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

An article in the Gulf Daily News, largely dismissed by Western observers, did not mention any Saudi involvement but said Israel is preparing to attack Iranian targets from the former Soviet republics of Azerbaijan and Georgia.

The claims that Israel may be preparing for an assault on Iranian nuclear facilities were strengthened this weekend by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who told reporters at the G8 summit in Canada that G8 leaders "believe absolutely" that Israel will "probably" strike Iran.

Israeli foreign minister wants Palestinians stripped of citizenship and relocated
How nice of him.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has questioned Washington's support for Ankara in its war against militancy and voiced concern over the US stance on the Iranian nuclear program.

Turkey closes skies to Israeli military

'Ten big media lies' about Israel
Interesting for sure.

An Iranian official says negotiations to finalize an oil-fields deal with Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia's OAO Gazprom, are in final stages.

Italy PM: G-8 'believes absolutely' that Israel will attack Iran (Haaretz)

Master plan calls for expanded Jewish enclaves in East Jerusalem (Haaretz)

Yeah keep expanding.

Report: Iran cancels aid ship to Gaza (Reuters)

We'll see about that.

Israel should expect at least eight more Gaza-bound ships shortly after the tournament, the Hamas official told British daily The Independent.

[edit on 28-6-2010 by Vitchilo]

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 10:53 AM
Israel Rules Out Palestinian State By 2012

Massive Iranian military reinforcement near the Gulf region

Quoted by the Asharq al Awsat newspaper, government sources and opposition groups in Western Iran said "There are enhancements to the presence of the army and the Revolutionary Guard and naval forces in the region of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, overlooking the Strait of Hormuz."

Preparing for retaliations against inspection of iranian ships?

Report: Hamas leaders says more Gaza flotillas to sail after World Cup (Haaretz)

well now the world cup is over...

Hezbollah deputy chief: No dialogue with U.S. until change in 'biased' Mideast policy (AP)

Good luck with that.

Russia complains to UN over German seizure of items bound for Iran nuclear plant (Reuters)

What was it?

U.S. Adm. Mullen: Iran will continue to strive for nukes (AP)

Yeah well maybe if you stop threatenning every single day of war...

Erdogan: The Israeli government is the biggest barrier to peace (Haaretz)

Well they sure are part of the problem.

Russia FM calls for meeting between Russia, Iran, U.S. over nuclear fuel delivery (Reuters)

That would be interesting. IMO the US will refuse.

Top defense official Amos Gilad meets Egypt intelligence chief Omer Suleiman in Cairo (Army

Egypt is clearly cooperating with Israel against Iran.

Obama, Saudi King discuss two-state Mideast solution (Reuters)

Yeah how it won't happen?

Israel steadily increasing number of aid trucks allowed into Gaza (Haaretz)

Steadily increasing... from one to two a month?

Iran: 'Abducted nuclear scientist is hiding from U.S. agents' (Ch. 10)

That is interesting.

Political-security cabinet to convene ahead of Netanyahu's trip to Washington (Army Radio)

Basically making plans if ``something starts while Netanyahu is gone``...

Iranian FM Mottaki: Iran is prepared to confront new UN sanctions (DPA)

In the Israeli mind, one more reason for war.

Egypt's Mubarak, Russia FM meet in Cairo, discuss Mideast peace (DPA)

Mideast peace?

Turkey: We'll force Israel to take responsibility for its crimes

And who's going to the two countries that is seeing a buildup of Israel/US forces? Hillary. Something is up.
Hillary Clinton to visit Georgia on July 5

Officials say Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will discuss lingering problem issues from the 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict, and the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the trip to eastern Europe and the Caucasus region she begins Thursday.

Iran keeps US guessing on pace of nuclear program

President Suleiman stressed that he would sign any "death sentence" issued against individuals convicted of spying for Israel.

That's about 80 of them since last year...

Iran’s Ambassador said following talks with PM Saad Hariri at the Grand Serail that Hariri’s visit to Iran is imminent.

Lebanon PM going to Iran... Israel and the US won't like that.

Berri: Lebanon Will be Very Vigilant of Any Attempt to Attack its Rights

He added at the opening of the extraordinary meeting of Parliament Speakers of the Organization of Islamic Conference members: "Lebanon's army, people, and Resistance will be ready to thwart any attempt to steal its natural resources."

Referring of course to the big oil field found off Lebanon's coast that Israel claim it owns.

Lebanon Complains to U.N. over Israeli Abduction of Shepherd
Again. Of course if it was Hezbollah or the Lebanese army that had kidnapped an Israeli citizen, Israel would be bombing Lebanon right now.

IDF conducts drills in Shebaa Farms
Drills near the Lebanese border...

Flotilla raid victims had multiple gunshot wounds

Iran, Brazil, Turkey to meet again

EU calls Israel 'obstacle to peace'

Russia urged to keep S-300 promise
Good luck with that.

Ahmadinejad orders ban on Israeli goods
You mean they weren't already all banned?

Iran Bushehr plant 'ready by Sept.'
A month late then. Will Israel strike before then? Most likely.

No envoy before Israel apology: Turkey
Hell will freeze over before that happens.

US pushing EU for new Iran sanctions

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Tehran will not tolerate any acts of aggression in the Middle East and will stand by its neighboring countries.
So THIS TIME, will Iran do something if Lebanon or Syria get bombed by Israel?

Russia sending armored vehicles to WB

Tensions between Lebanon and Israel at high levels

Tensions have been heightened in the Middle East after Lebanon detained a man accused of spying for Israel for more than 15 years.

So BBC just picked up that tensions were high?

It seems people in Israel are being told to stockpile food and water to be ready to stay indoors for extended periods of time. They really think war is coming this summer... they think probably before mid-august.

Hopefully this is just people in Israel freaking out.

[edit on 30-6-2010 by Vitchilo]

posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 05:28 AM
King Abdullah wants to wipe Israel and Iran off the map

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah probably refrained from expressing at least half this sentiment in his meeting today with President Obama: On June 5, he reportedly told French Defense Minister Hervé Morin that "There are two countries in the world that do not deserve to exist: Iran and Israel."

Ah the insanity of Wahhabists...

U.S. warships gather in Persian Gulf: update

The third aircraft carrier group has just arrived in the Persian Gulf. A German warship is among them. The USS Truman is posted opposite Iran’s commando units. President Obama told Israel that this would be a show of force, intended to intimidate Iran’s President Ahmadinejad into ceasing to develop nuclear weapons. This is Obama’s substitute for a pre-emptive attack.

Geagea: Lebanese Government Should be in Control of Hizbullah Arms without Handing them to Army
Good solution...

Israel, Turkish Ministers Held Secret Meeting in Bid to Ease Row after Flotilla Attack
Well well well.

Assad Backs Brazil-Turkey Plan to Solve Iran Nuclear Row

Huge Fire at Moscow Missiles Factory
At a S-300 factory... sabotage?

Iran has sent Syria a sophisticated radar system that could threaten Israel's ability to launch a surprise attack against Iran's nuclear facilities, say Israeli and U.S. officials, extending an alliance aimed at undermining Israel's military dominance in the region.
Well depends on many things if this is of any actual value. After all, they need the staff to be experienced, to have the radar calibrated... ect...

Iran: Rumors of war reach fever pitch
Basically saying that war talks are BS.

Lebanon warns of new 'Israeli war'

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza‎

Iran sends 'warning letter' to EU
That is retarded.

Iran says no new fuel swap offer yet

An interesting article on how one of the bombing scenarios of Iran would happen

Chief nuclear inspector of IAEA Olli Heinonen resigns (DPA)

This could change some things...

Foreign Minister refuses Netanyahu request to meet amid looming coalition crisis (Haaretz)

Hopefully he made a mistake and the Netanyahu government will fall...that would be awesome.

Obama to sign Iran sanctions bill Thursday: WHouse

Obama will sign the bill at 6:15 pm (2215 GMT) at the White House, his press secretary said in the daily statement Wednesday of the US president's schedule for the coming day.

The new congressional measures aim to choke off Iran's access to imports of refined petroleum products like gasoline and jet fuel and curb its access to the international banking system.

Making it law. Castro believes this will be what will start the whole #storm. After all, what made the Japanese do Pearl Harbor? Cut off oil supplies.

Hopefully war with Iran doesn't start tonight.

For those who love dates.

Obama sign the new sanctions against Iran making them law on July 1.
Fidel Castro thinks it's gonna start before or on July 2.
July 4 would be a good date for distraction.
Webbot says something might start between July 7-11.
No moon in Israel, perfect for night bombing on July 11.
Some people from Israel I talk to seems to think something is gonna kick off around the end of July.
Another clear sky on August 10 with no moon.
September the Iranian nuclear plant of Busher goes online.
September 8 no moon.

Who knows.

[edit on 1-7-2010 by Vitchilo]

posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 11:17 AM
Williams 'Very Concerned' by Protests against UNIFIL in S. Lebanon

U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams on Thursday expressed concern over protests by villagers against U.N. peacekeeping troops deployed in southern Lebanon.

"I'm very concerned about the incidents that took place and I know that the Security Council members are also concerned," he told a news conference.

Lick UNIFIL boots otherwise we are not happy!

Report: Iran Armed Syria With Radar that Could Increase Accuracy of Hizbullah Missiles
And now the propaganda begins on how a radar is an offensive weapon. GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK.

Berri: I Don't Believe a War will be Launched against Lebanon, at Least Not this Year
Let's hope you are right.

Guns of August in the Middle East?

According to military historian Martin van Creveld, a professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, “The real fear is that someone will get carried away by his own rhetoric and fear mongering” and start a war. He also thinks, however, that Israel should not take a preemptive strike “off the table.”

Trita Parsi of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington argues that the escalation of rhetoric is dangerous. “When you have that kind of political environment, you are leaving yourself no space to find another solution,” she told the Christian Science Monitor. “You may very well end up in a situation where you are propelled to act, even though you understand it is an unwise action, but [do so] for political reasons.”

The rhetoric is getting steamy, the weapons are moving into position, and it is beginning to feel like “The Guns of August” in the Middle East.

Indeed it looks like it.

Arab MK Tibi: Lieberman is the true face of this government (Haaretz)

Racist, extremist, warmonger and war criminal? Exactly.

posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 05:18 AM
The Israeli government is in trouble... the coalition might fall, leading the way for new elections. Which could change the whole game.
Moshe Lador announces 'significant' new evidence in Lieberman graft case

Iran: New UN sanctions do not ban S-300 Russian missiles (AP)

Keep believing in the pipe dream of Russia following on their promises? Russia almost want the US to attack you, as it would destroy the US, make the price of oil rise, making them rich... win win...

Obama signs 'toughest ever' Iran sanctions into law (Reuters)

And inspections of ships to start in 3...2...1...

U.S. House approves money for Afghan troop surge (Reuters)

Of course. More troops in Iran's neighbor. You think they are to fight the Talibans? SURE they are...

Report: Turkey threatens to ban Israeli commercial flights (Haaretz)

Another escalation?

Report: Lebanon set to expose new Israel spy ring (Haaretz)

Well good luck and I would hope we do the same in the US and in Canada... but of course we won't ever do that.

Israeli minister denies promising Turkey compensation for Gaza flotilla victims (Army Radio)

Well duh. Israel's government think as themselves as can't-do-no-wrong-God-chosen-people... you think they will apologize? Maybe with a new government...but not with this one.

Interior Minister to order 2/3 of illegal migrants' children deported (Army Radio)

Deporting illegal immigrants CHILDREN? How sick is that? Of course many Israel supporters I'm sure are screaming about Arizona's immigration law when the Arizona immigration law is way more humane and sane than this one.

Secretary General Ban: UN peacekeepers face tensions in southern Lebanon (Reuters)

Gee you think?

CEO of French oil giant Total: Iran sanctions are a mistake (AP)

So he's still angry he didn't get any money from the Iraq invasion and now he's angry again because he won't be getting some from the Iran war?

White House: There is no rift between the United States and Israel (DPA)

Of course there isn't. You lick their boots 24/7 and Rahm Emmanuel is your chief of staff!

Argentina: Israel should return Golan Heights to Syria (Army Radio)


Ban warns tensions between Lebanon, Israel could lead to conflict (Reuters)

Ya think?

Weather clears for a US strike on Iran

Everybody in the region is restless. Turkey is making spectacular diplomatic pirouettes. Egypt is quietly seething, and Saudi Arabia less quietly so. Jordan’s king had ruefully predicted war if no peace was achieved by the summer [1], and summer has now come.

Syria and Lebanon are positioning themselves to weather the coming storm [2]. Yemen is in disarray. Russia, China, India, and a host of other powers are vying to make the best of the fracas. The Iranian regime itself appears to be digging in for a fight.

World tired of us: Israeli minister

Israeli Minister of Trade, Industry and Labor, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, says the world is tired of Israel and that Israel, rather than the Gaza Strip, is actually blockaded.

"We're not the ones maintaining a blockade. We're blockaded, utterly isolated. We're in a situation where the world is tired of us,"

Well yes. Stop your crap. Stop your war crimes, disband your nation, and move to the US or wherever you feel like it. No Israel WILL MEAN LESS CRIMES AGAINST JEWS WORLDWIDE because Israel won't be there to give jews a bad name WHICH IS A GOOD THING. So for once Israel, help jews worlwide and disappear.

Iran tells UN it is 'more determined' on nuclear drive
Yeah real bright there...

Majdalani: UNIFIL withdrawal from Lebanon is favorable to Israel
Indeed...even if UNIFIL is quite a joke.

Ban Urges Israel to Withdraw from Ghajar, Slams Provocations
Yep Israel, stop annexing territory.

U.S. Voices Concern over Alleged Transfer of Technology to Hizbullah
And by transfer of technology to Hezbollah, they mean transfer of a radar to Syria...totally full of it.

7 Potential Economic Effects Of A War With Iran

2 UNIFIL patrols came under attack by locals in 2 different villages.

Escalation? Something up...staged so they leave?

Iran completes Mig-29 refurbishment
One more Mig-29 ready to go...let's all forget that they only have 5 upgraded version of them. Thing is they gonna be wiped out by better flying skill of other pilots...and superior fighters...F-22...

Iran-Turkey energy cooperation to grow

Iran to design long-range anti-aircraft missiles
Yeah good luck with that.

And finally an article from debka...if you believe in them.
Iran threatens oil routes as Obama signs tough new energy sanctions

debkafile's Iranian sources have no doubt that Iran will not take the new penalties lying down and will strike back - possibly, in the first instance, by impeding Persian Gulf shipping carrying Saudi and Gulf oil out to the United States, Europe and the Far East, with immediate effect on world oil prices.
Interception of an Iranian ship suspected of carrying contraband energy products could well spin into a showdown.

I agree with that part of the article... if Iranian ships start being inspected, we'll see if Iran is full of it or have balls.

On the bigger front...
Hillary Clinton set to seal missile base deal in Poland

Poland has agreed to host a permanent US missile base as part of Washington's plans to protect itself and its Nato allies from rocket attacks.

Russia sees the programme as a threat and strongly opposes it.


Defense Secretary Robert Gates ordered military officials Friday to get Pentagon clearance for interviews and other media contacts
And transparency in the army have just taken another dive! YAY!

And seriously DISGUSTING...
Blair to receive US peace medal
Seriously? That piece of garbage? I'm gonna go puke now.

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 12:59 AM
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U.S., Poland sign missile defense pact, despite Russian objections (Reuters)

Clinton arrives in Baku

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has flown to Azerbaijan's capital where she is scheduled to hold talks with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev.

Planning war?

Lebanon-Israel news...

Arab League chief dismisses talk of war between Israel and Lebanon (DPA)

Report: Hamas and Hezbollah embracing civil disobedience tactics (Haaretz)

Well it works...

Villagers disarmed a French patrol UNIFIL patrol Saturday and attacked them with sticks, rocks and eggs in South Lebanon, in the latest in a string of such incidents, a Lebanese army spokesperson said.
Now that's funny... French troops surrendering...

Moussa Advises Caution But Says No War on Lebanon's Doorsteps

Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa reiterated on Saturday that there was no new war on Lebanon although he warned that the danger was always present.

Yeah well a confrontation over the gas fields with Israel could start a war.

Israel news...

Israel moves to stop U.S. from selling F-15 jets to Saudis (Haaretz)

What about you stop interferring and let other countries do what the hell they want to do?

Iran news...
'Iran will hit back at ship inspection'

Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said the Islamic Republic will strike back if Iranian cargo ships come under inspection.

"Iran will retaliate if some countries want to use violent ways to inspect Iranian ships which carry goods," Under the new sanctions regime, countries have the authority to inspect cargo ships, heading to or from Iran, in their own territorial waters.

'Iran will protect its citizens'

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says Tehran will use all its capabilities to protect its citizens, especially academic Sharam Amiri, who was abducted last year by the US.

All your capabilities won't be enough.

Syria news...
Syria posts Iranian radar atop tall Lebanese peak

Syria has posted the advanced early warning radar it received from Iran - not on its own soil but on the highest peak of neighboring Lebanon, according to debkafile's military and intelligence sources. From Mount Sannine in central Lebanon, the new facility provides early warning against a possible surprise Israeli missile or aerial attack on Iran's nuclear facilities and extends the span of Iranian and Syrian electronic surveillance to include Israeli air space the south and the eastern-central Mediterranean to the west.

How dare they try to know what's going on in the region airspace!

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 01:03 AM
Also quite important...

The warmonger Rupert Murdoch...scum of the earth...

Rupert Murdoch’s London Times Published Forged Iran Nuke Document, U.S. Intelligence Concludes

U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a “neutron initiator” for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence Agency official.

Philip Giraldi, who was a CIA counterterrorism official from 1976 to 1992, told IPS that intelligence sources say that the United States had nothing to do with forging the document, and that Israel is the primary suspect. The sources do not rule out a British role in the fabrication, however.

The Times of London story published Dec. 14 did not identify the source of the document. But it quoted “an Asian intelligence source” – a term some news media have used for Israeli intelligence officials – as confirming that his government claims Iran was working on a neutron initiator as recently as 2007.

The story of the purported Iranian document prompted a new round of expressions of U.S. and European support for tougher sanctions against Iran.

posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 02:09 PM
Iran sanctions may hit our energy security: India

Hitting the energy security for many nations... = threat to national security = war...

Israel to present blacklist of items forbidden to Gaza on Monday

Syria: The prospect of war grows

Iran says Germany, UK, UAE refuse fuel to its planes

Iran said on Monday that Germany, Britain and the United Arab Emirates were refusing to provide fuel to Iranian passenger planes following unilateral U.S. sanctions on the Islamic state, the ISNA news agency reported.

That is so retarded...and a new escalation.

On eve of Obama-Netanyahu meeting, Abbas offers Jerusalem compromise

Al Hayat reports Abbas proposed creation of a Palestinian state within 1967 borders, with a possible land swap of 2.3 percent of West Bank.

Now if Israel isn't stupid, they will accept this deal and give a MAJOR BLOW to Syria/Iran/Hamas.

Israel: UN 'ignored reality' by blaming us for tensions along Lebanon border (Haaretz)

Mmm BS. Tensions were created by Israel as proved in this thread with their many capturing of Lebanese citizen, military drills on the border, overflights of Lebanese territory, incursion of Israeli tanks into Lebanese territory and war threats.

Report: 2,700 housing units to be built in the West Bank as soon as settlement freeze ends (Haaretz)

It's so much fun doing provocations uh?

Report: Lebanon arrests man suspected of spying for Israel since 2005 (Haaretz)

Another one?

Lieberman: We have no intention of apologizing to Turkey (Reuters) and your piece of trash government have no intention of apologizing to Turkey.

Syrian President: Israel-Turkey crisis will affect whole Mideast (Israel Radio)

Not just the middle-east, but NATO too.

Iran warns that it will quit talks if UN sanctions are tightened

'Saudi Arabia training Iraq terrorists'
Not a big surprise there. They always have been.

Gaza blockade inhumane: Turkey
Indeed it is.

'Intl airports stop fuel sale to Iran'
That's so retarded. Basically all airliners in Iran have to go bankrupt or what? Yeah I'm sure air liners are developping nukes too.

'Arrest warrants' issued for MKO leaders
Finally. They've got no more US protection now? Good.

'Israel preparing to occupy Lebanon'

Israel troops are conducting military drills to get prepared for being deployed in Lebanon, in a move Tel Aviv says is aimed at preventing "rocket attacks by Hezbollah," Israeli sources say.

Well yeah. The next target will be Hezbollah... Israeli troops can't invade Iran, but they sure as hell can invade Lebanon.

Moscow stands to lose billions of dollars in arms and aerospace deals with Iran if the Kremlin sticks to its guns and refuses to deliver the S-300 air-defense missiles to the country, the Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily reports.
Yep...China's got S-300s too and guess what...they don't care about sanctions against Iran.

Iran drones to safeguard border bases
Yeah sure.

The Iranian Navy chief says naval forces are patrolling the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, monitoring the movements of foreign troops there.

Iran says 41 firms blocked in UAE

'US launching cyberwar against Iran'

Israel to legalize Lebanon gas theft
This could start a conflict.

Iran MPs mulling 'retaliation in kind'

Israel loses Turkey, gains Greece as strategic partner
Thing is Greece is bankrupt and Turkey can kick Greece bottom seven ways to sunday.

Iran could halt 20 pct uranium enrichment if given fuel: MP

No refueling of Iranian aircraft means many products will have to come by boat... What's next... the countries are gonna refuse to refuel the iranian ships too? That would mean the sanctions are in fact A BLOCKADE, which is AN ACT OF WAR.

[edit on 5-7-2010 by Vitchilo]

posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 06:42 PM
Assad in Beirut before July 15, Ahmadinejad Visits Lebanon on Eve of Ramadan
Planning something for september?

Assad: We Agreed with Lebanon on Demarcation of Maritime Boundaries
Meaning Syria supports Lebanon over the natural gas claims.

Europe Could Withdraw Troops from UNIFIL after Clashes
Oh boy. No more UNIFIL = door open for war.

Israel Enhances Urban Warfare Training Centers Over Future War with Hizbullah

US tells Russia to leave S Caucasus
Yeah Hillary... stop your BS please. We know you want Russia out of Georgia so Georgia can enter NATO so you can have troops on Russia's border. Screw you Hillary.

posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 11:16 PM
BP has not renewed Iran air fuel contract: report
So that's why Iranian airplanes were not refueled..

Bill Clinton opposed to assault on Iran
Sure he is.

Israel worried coastal gas facilities may make tempting Hezbollah target (Haaretz)

What about you don't steal Lebanon gas and you won't have problems?

Jordan FM says optimistic over nuclear cooperation with U.S. (Ch. 10)

It's gonna go long as you lick the west boots that is.

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 12:03 PM
Israeli troops face misconduct charges in Gaza deaths

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower makes port in Turkey

So he finally left the Iranian coast...Veiled threat to Turkey?

USS Peleliu (LHA 5) enters 5th fleet.

USS Nimitz Completes Sea Trials
Ready for war.

Netanyahu to meet Mubarak upon returning from DC
Thing is Mubarak might be dead soon. And once that happens, everything could change in Egypt. For now Egypt is a US puppet...but for how long after Mubarak is dead? The ``new`` egyptian army is quite something because of all the NATO hardware they've got... if they turn and join Iran-Syria-Lebanon...there could be huge troubles for Israel and the US in the middle-east.

Report: Mubarak's health seriously deteriorating, possibly from cancer (Haaretz)

Report: U.S. tax breaks aiding illegal outposts in West Bank (Haaretz)

What the hell?

Report: Mexico thwarts Hezbollah bid to set up South American network (Haaretz)

Yeah sure.

IDF chief: Israel ready for two ships expected to sail from Lebanon (Haaretz)

Prepared as in prepared to sink them?

Report: Turkish PM and Hezbollah leader Nasrallah hold phone meeting (Ch. 10)

IDF chief: Israel's military ties with Turkey still strong (Haaretz)

That's why Turkey PM spoke with Hezbollah?

Netanyahu: Reports of demise of U.S.-Israel relationship are 'flat wrong' (AP)

Well duh. The US government will always lick Israel's boots.

U.A.E ambassador to U.S. endorses bombing Iran's nuclear sites (Haaretz)


Iran says Bushehr nuclear plant to be ready by September (DPA)

War before September is quite a possibility.

Palestinians: We'll move to direct talks only if Israel ends settlement building (DPA)

Good luck with that.

Netanyahu: Preconditions preventing direct peace talks with Abbas (AP)


U.A.E. denies backing use of force against Iran (AP)

Yeah like Saudi Arabia denying they will let Israel pass to bomb Iran? Sure...sure.

UN cancels emergency session on Gaza flotilla (Haaretz)

UN... what a joke.

Iran official: Sanctions might slow nuclear program (Reuters)

Might as in maybe as in if China and/or Russia dump us.

Hosni Mubarak Underwent Medical Tests in Paris

Iran sets conditions to resume talks, but has no plans to stop uranium enrichment

FM: China against expanding sanctions on Iran
China needs oil. Simple.

EU imposes flight ban on Iran Air over safety
Yeah safety... SURE.

IDF declassifies evidence of Hizbullah presence in Lebanon

Ahead of the anniversary of the 2nd Lebanon War, army reveals footage, videos, maps, says group has about 20,000 guerrilla fighters throughout southern Lebanon preventing Israeli incursion.

Ahmadinejad to visit Beirut on August 2

Iran, S Korea seeking closer ties

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman does not have the qualifications to accomplish relations with Turkey.
Yep. Appointing Lieberman to FM is probably the worst political decision I've seen in a while.

"We must learn from the Nazi tactics," Retired Israeli Judge Hadassa Ben-Itto said recently during a conference discussing ways to improve the State of Israel's PR efforts in the world.
Real're almost already there judge.

In the bigger picture...
US-Poland missile deal 'unjustified'

He also rejected US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's claims that the missile system is intended to counter an Iranian threat.

At least the russians get it...

There's chatter in the ``jihad`` forums that there may be a terrorist attack today, 7/7... who knows. We'll see soon enough.

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 12:07 PM
[edit on 7/7/10 by Caveat Lector]

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 12:10 PM

[edit on 7/7/10 by Caveat Lector]

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 08:27 PM
This may prove telling, seem's Israel is tipping it's hand at what they know about Hezzbollah.....

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 08:35 PM
Especially in conjunction with this little "Breaking" headline from "JPost"....

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:40 PM

Originally posted by freetree64

Especially in conjunction with this little "Breaking" headline from "JPost"....

So when Israel goes after Hezbollah and the Hezbollah in turn retaliates, Israel will be ready to put the blame not just on Syria but on IRGC as well.

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