US-NATO-Israel-Middle East War: Timeline

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Israel-US Increase Military Cooperation, Hold Joint Exercises

"The Israeli military on Saturday carried out maneuvers in a terrain that resembles south Lebanon as part of exercises on the occupied Palestinian territories' border with Lebanon and Syria. The exercise was the biggest US-Israeli joint infantry exercise ever..."


John Bolton: Aug 21 Deadline For Israeli Attack?

'Bolton made it clear that it is widely assumed that any Israeli attack on the Bushehr reactor must take place before the reactor is loaded with fuel rods..'


Palestinian Factions Reject US/Zionist Pressure For Direct Negotiations

"The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine joined with Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the DFLP, and 7 other Palestinian factions to issue a joint statement in Damascus in opposition to the resumption of negotiations, direct or indirect, with Israel on Aug. 15, 2010. The joint statement...warned of 'serious repercussions of continuing the policy of concessions and compromises of Palestinian national rights.'."


Israel Preparing to Attack Syria: Report

"Israel is reportedly preparing to strike arms depots and weapons manufacturing plants in Syria, claiming they belong to the Islamic resistance movement Hezbollah, a report says.."


Conflict Has Cost Middle East $12 Trillion : Report

"The 20 years of conflict has cost the Middle East region $12 Trillion US dollars during the period from 1991 to 2010, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported on Sunday, quoting an Indian report.."

US Eyes $60BN Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia

"The US plans to strike a 60 billion dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia, the largest foreign arms sale by the United States"...

War is big business



Russia and Israel Sign Military Agreement

"The agreement boosts military ties between the two nations to help them fight common threats, such as terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.."


Gaza Underfire: 'Israel is Responsible for the Escalation that is Happening Today

"Israel is trying to escape from its social and internal problems as well as its diplomatic isolation by starting a new war in Gaza. Israel is responsible for the escalation that is happening today.' Barghouti beseeched the international community to restrain Israel from turning its attacks into a full-scale aggression..'

Netanyahu: Gaza Strikes 'Only the Beginning of Retaliation'

'We have a policy of extracting a very high price from anyone who causes us harm,' insisted Netanyahu, who thanked the military and Shin Bet for 'wiping out the leaders' of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) in the attack. The PRC has denied responsibility for the attacks.."

Gaza Under Attack/ Aug 19,2011 - In Pictures

Is Change Possible in Israel? (and vid)

"Prof Haim Bresheeth is answering the question: Is change possible in Israel'


'Israel Prepares for War in Sinai Desert'

"The former head of Israel's National Security Council (NSC), urges military action by the regime in the Sinai Peninsula, following growing tensions with Egypt.."


'Sinai No Longer Safe Haven for Israel (and vid)

"Protestors in Egypt have called for an end to ties with Israel after five Egyptian security personnel were killed by Israel in the Sinai desert. Press TV International interviewed Professor Jamal Wakim of the Lebanese International University regarding the issue.

Many say Israel had intelligence that an attack would take place, giving rise to speculations on Israel letting the attacks take happen, given their gains. As for the implications of this attack, this means that it's the end of Israel. Until now it was considered that Syria was a safe haven for it. It wa a secure border for it.

They can use this as a pretext to block any attempt by the Palestinians to call for or to step up their moves for an independent state, under the pretext that there are security issues that should be solved..."

In the Widest Military Operation Since 2004, IOF Arrest Dozens of Palestinian Civilians in Hebron

"...Calls upon the High Commissioner for Human Rights to immediately visit the OPT to witness the ongoing warcrimes and serious violations of human rights in the OPT...'



The Pentagon-Arab Spring Love Story  - by Pepe Escobar

"The Arab counter-revolution is stronger than ever - led by the House of Saud and its monarchy minions at the Gulf Counter-revolution Club (GCC). And their most precious ally is the pentagon...

NATO will soon rule over the whole Mediterranean as a NATO lake. AFRICOM is implanted deeper and deeper in Africa. CENTCOM rules the Persian Gulf with the GCC in tow. Democracy is for sissies, there's no business like the 'security architecture' business.."

'Arab Spring is About Controlling Eurasia' (and vid)

"The ultimate goal of the US is to take the resources of Africa and Middle East under military control to block economic growth in China and Russia, thus taking the whole of Eurasia under control, author and historian William F Engdahl reveals. 'All of this is related to the attempt to keep this sole superpower not only intact but to spread its influence over the rest of the planet..'"


US Fears Uncoordinated Israeli Strike on Iran

"Washington concerned Israel will mount military operation against Islamic Republic, State Department official says.."

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Israel Reportedly Eyeing Military Strikes on Iran Nuclear Targets

"Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister and Ehud Barak, the Defence Minister, are hatching plans for a nuclear attack on Iran's nuclear program.."


Israel Attack on Iran Military Suicide

"...A military strike by Israel on Iran is tantamount to a final nail in the coffin of Zionism."


Israeli Army Gets Order to Attack Gaza

"The Israeli regime has given a green light to its military to prepare for a ground offensive against the Gaza Strip.."

while a ship from Turkey with humanitarian supplies and Canadian activists on board, sails towards Gaza. Israel has already said it will not permit the boat to reach Gaza and claims the Palmer report vindicates its illegal siege.


US / Britain Prepare For War Against Iran

"Articles in the British-based Guardian and Telegraph newspapers on Wednesday have lifted the lid on military preparations by the US and Britain for an attack on Iran that go well beyond routine contingency planning..."

US Planning Iran Attack? Tehran Ready for Worst

"They have lost rationality, we are prepared for the worst.."


'US Attack On Iran Spells World War III' (and vid)

"The Obama Administration's strategy for re-election is to start wars, but if the US were to 'attack' Iran it would 'end up in a WWIII,' a political analyst has told Press TV. 'This is how dangerous the situation is right now,'..."


IAEA Study As Pretext for War on Iran (and vid)

"...In response to the IAEA report, President Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that his country 'will not budge an iota' from its nuclear path.."


Israel Influenced IAEA Report on Iran (and vid)

Interview with Gareth Porter, historian and investigative journalist


British MP: Drop Plans for Iran War Now

"The case being made for war on Iran is based on a series of speculations about 'undisclosed nuclear-related activities,' reminiscent of the disproven 'intelligence - about weapons of mass destruction used to justify the disastrous attack on Iraq,' British MP Jeremy Corbyn said..."


'Israel Can't Get Away With Iran Attack' (and vid)

"Iran will legitimately and definitely counterattack very severely,' if Israel and the United States attack the country, a prominent Iranian political activist tells Press TV.."


Israel Behind New Anti-Iran Scenario (and vid)

"The US has recently provided the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with forged documents it claims to be a sign of Iran's moving toward its so-called 'nuclear ambitions'. 'I think voters in Britain and [North] America would do well to take a long look at their politicians who are prepared to give limitless trust to Israel at the expense of their own people... - Peter Rushton


Chavez Warns That a Nuclear Conflict Looms Ahead in the Middle East

"There's a nuclear war threat...The most guility is the US government and all its allies such as Irael, who have many nuclear bombs,' said Chavez in a voice full of emotion.."


'Zionists Pushing US to Attack Iran' (and vid)

"The US, pushed by the 'Zionist apparatus' is seeking to use the Saudi envoy assassination against Tehran as a pretext to launch an attack on Iran.."

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Occupy the War Office / Pentagon / Department of National Defence! Cool


Canada Will Back West's Push on Iran

"...The West is getting ready to move against Iran. Canada will be part of the push.."

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CIA Spies Outed In Lebanon, Iran In Intelligence Debacle


The 'Clash of Civilizations' Is on the March...

"The stage is being set for a contrived 'clash of civilizations' following the 1982 plan of Israeli strategist Oded Yinon, for which any form of peaceful coexistence among the various ethnic and religious groups living in Arab countries would spell disaster..."


War With Iran: History and Consequences (and vid)

"Find out more about the recent moves toward war with Iran.."


Britain, Israel Colluding Against Iran

"A report says that Britiain and Israel are in cahoots with each other against Iran and have held secret meetings to draw up plans for a military strike on the Islamic Republic..."


150,000 Iran Missiles Awaiting Israel

"Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says Iran will teach Israel a good lesson if the entity tries to attack the Islamic Republic. 'The enemy must answer this question, if it attacks Iran, for how long a battle and losing how many of its warships and vessels has it prepareed itself?

Why is the Zionist regime making threats against Iran? How many missiles have they prepared themselves for?'

The United States and Israel have repeatedly threatened Tehran with the 'option' of a military strike, based on the allegation that Iran's nuclear work may consist of a covert military agenda.

Iran has refuted the allegation, saying that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, it has the right to develop and acquire nuclear-technology for peaceful purposes.

While Israel refuses to allow inspections of its nuclear facilities or to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty based on its policy of nuclear ambiguity, Iran has been subjected to snap International Atomic Energy inspections due to its policy of nuclear transparency.

Israel recently tested a new long-range missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

Paradoxically, Israel's new nuke-capable missile which can target many parts of the globe, is not considered a threat in the eyes of the West."

it sure is in these ones...


Britain Laying Dangerous Snare for Iran (and vid)

"Britian's new sanctions on Iran's banking system and energy sector are provocations to put the Islamic Republic on a confrontational path with the West, a political observer tells Press TV.."


'Israel Knows It Can Drag US Into War' (and vid)

"A former CIA officer believes the White House has no interest in a war with Iran and so Israel is now marketing a 'mindset change' to the American people..."


Qatar Fueling Unrest in Saudi Arabia (and vid)

"A prominent political activist says that the Qatari monarchy seeks to increase instability in Saudi Arabia by encouraging protests and bribing members of the royal family and nobility..

'And Qatar will be responsible for that [Saudi Arabian] breakup because that is the best scenario for the Qataris. They would like to see a divided Saudi Arabia, a weakened Saudi Arabia so Qatar's power will be supreme in that region.."


Oil Standoff: Iran, West On Brink of War? (and vid)

"Iran's navy chief Habibollah Sayyari said that 'closing the Strait of Hormuz for Iran's armed forces is really easy.."


Arab Spring 'Western-Backed Exported Islamist Revolution' (and vid)

"The string of uprisings in the Arab world boils down to Saudi Arabia and Qatar using money and influence to hijack public dissent and bring Sunni Islamists to power, says John R Bradley, British author and expert on the ME.."

excellent interview and overview including Syria and Iran


'Israel Demonizes Iran to Hide Crimes'

"...Haaretz said Netanyahu knows his refusal to present a map based on the June 1967 borders and a realistic land-swap proposal is a recipe for a continued freeze in the negotiations. As a result, the article went on, 'Netanyahu has turned the Iranian nuclear threat into an impressive ploy to distract attention from settlement policy and the perpetuation of the occupation..'

The report added that US President Barack Obama's preoccupation with the presidential elections and Obama's fear of the Jewish right has helped Netanyahu in this regard.

'the death certificate of negotiations based on the two-state solution is a badge of shame for Israeli society. It's hard to understand how a society that has so impressively brought social justice to the top of the agenda has fallen victim to our nationalist-religious leaders' criminal ploy and the irresponsible opposition's helplessness,' Haaretz concluded..."


Not Black and White: The Chess Game Behind the Recent Gaza-Israel War  -  by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

"The recent hostilities between the Gaza Strip and Israel have to be viewed in the context of a broader geopolitical chessboard. The events in Gaza are tied to Syria and the US's regional maneuvers against Iran and its regional alliance system.."


Imperialism Devising Complicated Plots Against Palestinian People: Analyst (and vid)

"A political analyst [Ralph Schoenman] tells Press TV that the rhetoric and the posturing about liberating Palestine is seen in a context of alliance with the instruments of imperialism in the region..."