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Iran warns US and Israel accomplices in the Middle East

by Parisa Hafezi Reuters February 6, 2012 Iran will target any country used as a launchpad for attacks against its soil, the deputy Revolutionary Guards commander said, expanding Tehran’s range of threats in an increasingly volatile stand-off with world powers over its nuclear ambitions. Last week, Iran’s supreme clerical leader threatened reprisals for the West’s new ban on Iranian oil exports and the U.S. defense secretary was quoted as saying Israel ...Read full article...

Met Office: Global Warming Ended 15 Years Ago

Two of the scientific organizations that just a couple of years ago blamed humans for the planet’s warming, the Met Office and the University of East Anglia, now provide contrasting data showing that planetary warming ended in 1997. by David Rose MailOnline January 29, 2012 The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not ...Read full article...

India to pay gold instead of dollars for Iranian oil

DEBKAfile January 26, 2012 India is the first buyer of Iranian oil to agree to pay for its purchases in gold instead of the US dollar, debkafile’s intelligence and Iranian sources report exclusively. Those sources expect China to follow suit. India and China take about one million barrels per day, or 40 percent of Iran’s total exports of 2.5 million bpd. Both are superpowers in terms of gold assets. By ...Read full article...

Is the U.S. setting up operation Iranian Freedom?

Russia Today January 25, 2012 Washington is prepared to engage in war over the Strait of Hormuz at any moment, the Pentagon says. Some observers say the dangerous move is being viewed as a far from worst-case scenario in America, especially by its hawks. ­American troops in the Persian Gulf region do not require any build-up for a possible military conflict with Iran, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday. “We are ...Read full article...

Forget SOPA, PIPA and OPEN. ACTA is the big Enchilada

by Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda January 25, 2012 While most of the attention regarding government censorship of the Internet has been focused on the United States due to the imminent passage of the SOPA, PIPA and OPEN bills, those pieces of legislation are mostly bound to affect Americans. As we have reported previously, bills like the ones mentioned above have the power to literally disconnect the United States from the ...Read full article...

Nuclear Assassinations Just the Tip of the Iceberg

by Dr. Ismail  Salami Global Research January 24, 2012 “I saw a motorcycle. They were wearing ski masks — black ski masks. They were two people. I saw the motorcycle speed by. I saw them. It seemed as if they had something in their hands,” this is how a female witness described the scene of the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan. As the blade of blame ...Read full article...

European Union Makes a Push for War

Both the UK and the United States send more warships to the Strait of Hormuz Russia Today January 23, 2012 Tensions in the Gulf could reach a breaking point as a senior Iranian official said Iran would “definitely” close the Strait of Hormuz if an EU oil embargo disrupted the export of crude oil, the semi-official Fars news agency reports. The announcement came in response to a decision by the ...Read full article...

Global Peace and Conflict Management: Palestine and Israel Search for Peaceful Co-Existence

by Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D. The Real Agenda January 23, 2012 The Western political leaders and public institutions indulge in rhetoric of peace making but lack the vision, capacity, and courage to take challenging steps to make it happen. It is all politics of peacemaking – an illusion on the screen and not the real peacemaking. To gather people’s attention, they will invent abstract issues and reshape the facts of ...Read full article...

Monsanto To Face Biopiracy Charges In India

by Sayer Ji OpEdNews January 18, 2012 In an unprecedented decision, India’s National Biodiversity  Authority(NBA), a government agency, declared legal action against  Monsanto (and their collaborators) for accessing and using local  eggplant varieties (known as brinjal) to develop their Bt genetically  engineered version1 without prior approval of the competent authorities, which is considered an act of “biopiracy.”2 The journal of Nature Biotechnology reported: “An Indian government agency has agreed to ...Read full article...

US Nuclear Expert: No Threat of Nuclear Weapon from Iran

LaRougePac January 17, 2012 The former dirctor of U.S. programs for production of nuclear materials and components for nuclear weapons, Clinton Bastin, sent an open letter to President Obama the morning of January 13, explaining that there is no weapons threat from Iran’s fully safeguarded nuclear power and research programs. A copy of the letter, which the nuclear scientist also sent to the Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations, was ...Read full article...

Tehran Connects First Blow on Washington

by Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda January 15, 2012 In what could be called the duel of words, Tehran has handed Washington and Tel Aviv the first blow in the stomach as both countries decided to postpone the military exercise scheduled to take place a couple of weeks from today. Citing their intention not to further escalate the war of words between Tehran and the west, Israeli defense ...Read full article...

U.S. wants to ‘close down the Central Bank of Iran’ over nuclear concerns

AFP January 13, 2012 The latest round of American sanctions are aimed at shutting down Iran’s central bank, a senior U.S. official said Thursday, spelling out that intention directly for the first time. “We do need to close down the Central Bank of Iran (CBI),” the official told reporters on condition of anonymity, while adding that the United States is moving quickly to implement the sanctions, signed into law ...Read full article...

Ex-Israeli Intelligence Officer: “Pearl Harbor” Style Attack Will Be Pretext For War On Iran

Paul J. Watson Infowars January 13, 2012 Former Israeli intelligence officer Avi Perry writes that a “surprise” Pearl Harbor-style Iranian attack on an American warship in the Persian Gulf will provide the pretext for the US to launch all-out warfare against Iran Given the fact that former Vice President Dick Cheney’s office openly considered staging a false flag attack on a US vessel in the Persian Gulf to blame ...Read full article...

The Deployment of Thousands of US Troops to Israel, The Integration of US-Israeli Command Structures

by Michel Chossudovsky Global Research January 11, 2012 The Islamic Republic of Iran has been threatened with military action by the US and its allies for the last eight years. Iran has been involved in war games in the Persian Gulf.  The US Navy is deployed. Iran’s naval exercises which commenced on December 24th were conducted in an area which is patrolled by the US Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain. ...Read full article...

The Geo-Politics of the Strait of Hormuz

Could the U.S. Navy be defeated by Iran in the Persian Gulf? by Mahdi D. Nazemroaya Global Research January 10, 2012 After years of U.S. threats, Iran is taking steps which suggest that is both willing and capable of closing the Strait of Hormuz. On December 24, 2011 Iran started its Velayat-90 naval drills in and around the Strait of Hormuz and extending from the Persian Gulf and Gulf ...Read full article...