Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ron Paul Vs. Bernake Round 3

Fed Chairman Bernanke is before the Financial Services Committee to testify on monetary policy and the state of the economy.

Explosive New Information On Joe Stacks Ties With Air Defense Systems

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Austin suicide pilot jointly leased hanger with manager of air defense systems manager

Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Austin suicide pilot Joe Stack kept some very interesting company as far as the client list for his software programming company is concerned, including a defense contractor with NSA and Homeland Security connections that ironically dealt with air defense systems.

The Georgetown Airport hanger in which Stacks ill-fated Piper Cherokee was kept was jointly leased by Stack and a man called John Podolak, records show.

The Of Goats and Men blog highlights the fact that Podolak was appointed in 2004 to manage L-3 Avisys Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Counter-MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense Systems) initiative.

L-3 Avisys is a defense contractor with its main headquarters based in Austin Texas which sells products and works closely with the Department of Defense and unnamed U.S. Government intelligence agencies.

Podolak was hired to oversee a strong team of more than 10 IRCM defense suppliers who will perform research studies and lead the transition of the teams proposed CAPS (Commercial Airliner Protection System) technology to the airline industry.

L-3 was also a key client for Stacks software programming business. Stack helped develop a GPS-based Fight Management System for IEC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3.

L-3 was also investigated by the SEC for its role in the suspicious number of put options on United and American Airlines, speculation that a companys stock will fall, in the days before 9/11.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mosaic News - 2/22/10: World News From The Middle East *Bonus Following*

Alex Jones breaks down the top stories of today.

Ron Paul, James Carville on Larry King 02/22/2010 + Bonus Videos Following

Ron Paul and James Carville discuss CPAC straw poll and the GOP.

*Bonus* Ron Paul On Squawk Box Vs. Warmongering Squad.

*** BONUS 2 *** Southern Avenger On Ron Paul

Ron Paul's 2010 CPAC straw poll victory was a win for the real conservative movement.

Stock to fall in 2010 - Marc Faber on Bloomberg

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Muslim group wants government to call plane attack terrorism

A leading Muslim advocacy group is pushing government officials to call the suicide plane crash in Texas “an act of terror,” saying that if a Muslim had been flying the plane there would be no hesitancy to call it terrorism.

On Thursday, Andrew Joseph Stack III flew a small plane into the IRS's four-story office building in Austin, killing himself and at least one federal employee. Before the incident, Stack allegedly left a series of messages on a website expressing his disgust with the IRS, saying at one point that “violence not only is the answer, it is the only answer.”

“Whenever an individual or group attacks civilians in order to make a political statement, that is an act of terror,” said Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

“Terrorism is terrorism, regardless of the faith, race or ethnicity of the perpetrator or the victims,” said Awad, adding in a statement that “if a Muslim had carried out the IRS attack, it would have surely been labeled an act of terrorism.”

In the hours after the crash, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters that the incident looked to be “a criminal act by a lone individual.” And while Acevedo refrained from calling it an act of terror, he said the FBI, which is heading the investigation, would make the judgment call on how to categorize the crash.

A spokesman with the FBI’s San Antonio office on Friday said that the FBI was handling the case “as a criminal matter of an assault on a federal officer” and that it was not being considered as an act of terror at this time.

The White House had yet to make a public statement about how it viewed Thursday’s incident, other than to say that both President Barack Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had been notified and had asked to be kept apprised of the situation.

But two lawmakers from the area were quick to call the plane crash, which resulted in two seriously injured people and 13 people with minor injuries, an act of terror.

“Like the larger-scale tragedy in Oklahoma City, this was a cowardly act of domestic terrorism,” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) in a statement.

And Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas), at a press conference following the crash, told a reporter that “it sounds like it [a terrorist attack] to me.”

McCaul, who is the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorist Assessment, added that he would be pushing the committee to look at how federal buildings can be made safer from plane attacks.

“This was obviously a deliberate, intentional attack on a federal building,” said McCaul “It’s something that I’ll be working with the police chief and the FBI to get to the bottom of this and to find out how we can better protect the American people.”

But some members - like the ranking Republican of the Homeland Security Committee Rep. Peter King (N.Y.) - are still on the fence as to whether the attack should be labeled as a terrorist act.

"I am reserving judgment to see whether he had any link whatever to any questionable group or organization," said King in a statement to The Hill on Friday.

By Jordy Yager

Saturday, February 20, 2010

J.P. Morgan & Food Stamps With Max Keiser

Joe Stack Audio Manifesto

4409 had made this full audio transcript of Andrew Joseph Stacks manifesto. His final goodbyes to the American people.

Even though i do not agree with him on health care....I think this is very important so I had it read and professionally mastered by a man who has done countless commercials on radio and TV..MR Mike O'Conner... If anyone would like to utilize his services email me.

Joseph Andrew Stack was named as the pilot who crashed into the Echelon Building in Austin, Texas on February 18, 2010. Plane crashes into IRS/CIA complex.

Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden

Yusufzai: Pre-9/11 saw great tension between Taliban and al Qaeda, then US invasion created common enemy.

Ron Paul At CPAC 2010

*Bonus* Ron Paul On CNBC On The Federal Reserve

Friday, February 19, 2010

Mosaic News - 2/19/10: World News From The Middle East

The Listening Post - Media conflict of interest debate

This week on the Listening Post, we put the spotlight on a debate concerning the New York Times and its apparent conflict of interest in Israel. Also, we report on the tug of war for control of Kenya's media.

Western MPs return from Gaza with tales of horror

A large Western delegation of Parliamentarians recently visited Gaza and have now returned to their home countries to tell tales of horror, which they witnessed there. The British representatives held a press conference in London today.


Robert Marshall Andrews
MP and Queens Counsel

Baroness Jennifer Tonge
House of Lords

Sir Gerald Kauffman
House of Lords

Martin Linton
Labour MP

Counting the Cost - Europe's debt problems

Greece's debt, France's pension reform policy and an interview with Lord Peter Mandelson

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mosaic News - 2/18/10: World News From The Middle East

‘If Israel hits Beirut airport, we’ll hit Tel Aviv airport’

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has threatened if the Zionist regime of Israel bombs Beirut airport the resistance movement will retaliate by targeting Tel Aviv airport.
“I say to the Israelis that if you bomb the Rafik Hariri Airport in Beirut we will bomb Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport,” the Hezbollah leader told thousands of well-wishers in southern Beirut on Tuesday.

“If Israel strikes Dahiyeh, we will strike Tel Aviv,” Nasrallah said as the resistance movement held a ceremony to mark the death of Imad Mughniyeh, who was assassinated in car bombing by Israeli agents in Damascus on February 12, 2008.

Nasrallah stressed that the resistance movement did not seek war but was ready to face any aggressions.

“It is untrue that we are giving Israel an excuse to launch an aggression on Lebanon. Israel does not need an excuse, and if it needs an excuse it creates one,” he explained.

However, the resistance leader added Israel was incapable of launching a new war.

Israeli suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Hezbollah guerrillas in the summer 2006. It lost 119 soldiers when its army invaded Lebanon’s territory.

“For Israel to launch a war, it requires a guaranteed victory rather than a potential one … Israel cannot afford another blow because it would mark the beginning of its end,” he said, according the Daily Star newspaper.

Nasrallah described the recent Israeli threats against Lebanon and Syria as a “psychological warfare” to frighten the Lebanese people.



Hamas vows revenge for killing

Thousands of Hamas supporters have attended a rally in Gaza to honour assassinated commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

The group has blamed his death last month in a luxury hotel in Dubai on an Israeli hit squad.

"The decision to avenge the martyr Mahmoud al-Mabhouh has been taken, and it will be equal to the crime," Abu Obeida, a spokesman for Hamas's armed wing, told the crowd at Wednesday evening's rally in Gaza.

"All you killers can do now is wait," he said.

"We are the ones who will decide the tools suitable to carry out our promise. We will not tell you how or where or when, but only to prepare to receive the hellfire of our anger."

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Iran threat is too much for the Mossad to handle

By Ari Shavit, Haaretz Correspondent

In recent years the Israeli media have been in love with a government official by the name of Meir Dagan. Over and over, the press waxed emotional over the clandestine work of the head of the Mossad. Again and again it hinted, starry-eyed, at astounding feats carried out by Dagan's amazing boys (all attributed to foreign media reports, of course). Everything was cloaked in a glorious veil of secrecy. The rumormongers had it that since Dagan took over the espionage agency, it has gone back to being its true self. Now, they say, it is once again the Mossad that eliminates and assassinates, the Mossad that pursues and rescues, the Mossad that will redeem the State of Israel.

But after a single press conference in Dubai, that picture has been turned upside down. If Israel was behind the Dubai assassination of senior Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, as is being claimed in the foreign media, then all of a sudden, Dagan is no longer the nameless hero, but the national blunderer; no longer the people's darling, but a disgrace to his country. Some people are even demanding to see his head roll. That is unfair. Getting things done entails making mistakes.

If the operation in Dubai was not an Israeli one, Dagan had nothing to do with the subsequent imbroglio. If it was Israeli, it was presumably one of a series of many such operations. People who enthuse about the Mossad's successes (all attributed to foreign media sources, of course), should take into account that there will be failures too. There's nothing more contemptible than sports fans who cheer their team when it's doing well but boos when it starts looking like the losing side.

However, there is a lesson to be learned from the Dubai affair: Even the best of the world's spy organizations aren't perfect. There's a limit to what can be done. When you have an adversary that is determined and sophisticated, expect failures as well as triumphs. The belief that intelligence information can supply the solution to every predicament is dangerous. It can lull countries to sleep at fateful times.

It's convenient for the politicians to leave it up to James Bond to free them of the need to make tough decisions, and it's convenient for the public to believe that James Bond will overcome the enemy without any blood, sweat or tears. But the truth is that James Bond is flesh and blood. He works brilliantly and makes an enormous contribution, but it is not within his power to single-handedly provide the response to historic challenges.

The facts speak for themselves. Two prime ministers have relied on Dagan. They tasked him with thwarting Iran's nuclear ambitions. To judge by the results, Israel has not readied itself in time to face the menace of a nuclear Iran or to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power. The head of the Mossad does not bear the responsibility for this. The people who entertained impossible expectations of him are responsible.

The conclusion is unequivocal: With all due respect to the Mossad, Iran is too much for it to handle alone. The confrontation with Iran must not be limited to intelligence agencies; it has to include diplomacy and other means as well. In the early 1940s, the leaders of the Zionist movement foresaw the future: When World War II ended, the moment that would decide its fate would be upon them. Thus, for a decade they acted wisely and decisively so they would be ready for the test. The activity took place on many planes: diplomacy, security, settlement, education, intelligence, organization. Thanks to this preparatory activity, it was Zionism that triumphed in 1948. Thanks to the foresight of those leaders, the State of Israel arose and survived.

The Iranian challenge is not the challenge of 1948, but there are some similarities. This time too, the historical significance is far-reaching. This time too, preparations are required not only in the military and intelligence spheres, but also along diplomatic, educational and organizational lines. The nation must be readied and the state must organize itself to face a new situation, one we have never faced before.

If Israel mobilizes its resources and prepares properly, it will pass the test. But in order to do so, it must take its head out of the sand and stop believing that some magic spell invoked by Meir Dagan or Israel Air Force commander Ido Nehoshtan will do the job. Even if there is some magic, it won't be enough. Iran isn't only over there; it's also right here. The Iranian challenge obligates us to reorganize every facet of our lives.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mosaic News - 2/17/10: World News From The Middle East


- Dubai Mossad Debacle
Al Arabiya TV, UAE

- Nasrallah warns Israel
Al Jazeera TV, Qatar

- Iran leader accuses U.S. of "war-mongering"
Press TV, Iran

- Russia delays delivery of missiles to Iran
Al Arabiya TV, UAE

- Netanyahu says world inching closer to Israel's position on Iran
IBA TV, Israel

- U.S. warns Iran over nuclear defiance
BBC - Arabic

Russia warns US against attacking Iran

The chief of Russia's General Staff, Nikolai Makarov, has warned the US against striking Iran over the country's nuclear program.

"The consequences, I believe, would be dreadful for Iran, as well as Russia, the entire Asia-Pacific community," Makarov said on Wednesday.

The Russian military chief further suggested that the United States might turn its military attention on the Islamic Republic once its operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have been completed.

Amid a US campaign to drum up support for new anti-Iran sanctions, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned on Tuesday that world powers would "regret" any moves against the country.

"If anybody seeks to create problems for Iran, our response will not be like before," Ahmadinejad said at a press conference in Tehran.

"Something will be done in response that will make them (the world powers) regret [their action]," the Iranian chief executive added. "However, we prefer they steer towards cooperation [with Iran]."

President Ahmadinejad made the remarks as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was wrapping up her visit to the Middle East, where she stopped in Qatar and Saudi Arabia to seek the backing of the Arab world's heavyweights against Tehran's nuclear drive.

Tehran says its nuclear program is directed at the civilian applications of the technology and has called for the removal of all weapons of mass destruction around the globe.

The West, however, accuses the country of seeking military ends in its pursuit. The United States has spearheaded efforts to slap new UN Security Council sanctions against Iran, after the country announced the production of the first batch of 20 percent-enriched uranium to make fuel for a medical research reactor in Tehran.


Mosaic News - 2/16/10: World News From The Middle East


- Passports faked in Hamas killing
BBC - Arabic

- Iran: Sanctions Or Military Strike?
Al Arabiya TV, UAE

- Ahmadinejad: Israel mulling a spring or summer war
Press TV, Iran

- Taliban denies arrest of Mullah Baradar
Al Jazeera TV, Qatar

- Sunnies will not boycott Iraqi elections
Dubai TV, UAE

- Baath dispute overshadows Iraqi elections
Abu Dhabi TV, UAE

- Arab Parliamentarians tour Gaza
Nile TV, Egypt

- New Tourists destination in Syria
Nile TV, Egypt

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What Israel "Says" and what it "Does" are 2 different things.

Israel is continuing to build illegal settlements on Palestinian land, despite a 10-month suspension of new construction announced by the government.

Peace Now, an Israeli non-governmental organisation, says work is taking place at more than 30 settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Nour Odeh reports from Beit Sahour.

Mosaic News: News From The Middle East 2-15-2010

The U.S. Is Getting A Little Too Close To Russia.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Michael Ratner On Israeli Apartheid

Michael Ratner reports on his recent visit to the West Bank

Is The United States Now, A Police State?

- Paul Craig Roberts
- Wayne Slater

Yemen, The Real Conflict

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Divine Book

I usually try to keep religion videos out of the posts but this one was way too important to pass up, especially since there are alot of "misunderstandings" on religion. In particular, Islam. This is probably one of the most explosive pieces you will ever see.

I encourage all people, Christian, Islam, all faiths to view this piece.

This 10 Part series will uncover shocking truths, as well as attempt to provide light, wisdom, guidance, and unity in an attempt to build Inter-Faith Dialogue and respect.

Mosaic News - 2-11-2010: World News From The Middle East

- Iran, Ahmadinejad & The Revolution

- Muslim Brotherhood & The Egyptian Elections

- Iraqi Elections

- Ethiopian Airplane Crash

- Israel Headlines & More...

Marc Faber: All The Developed Countries Will Default


Marc Faber Discusses Global Financial Markets on Bloomberg

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mosaic News: World News From The Middle East 2/9/10

Mosaic is a Peabody Award-winning daily compilation of television news reports from the Middle East, including Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, The Palestinian Authority, Iraq & Iran.

I will be posting these more often as they seem to be a good nutshell of multiple broadcasts from multiple sources, from the Middle East, in 1 convenient video.

Something us ( in the United States ) don't see on our mainstream media outlets.

In this segment:

Nigeria footage: uniformed men shoot unarmed men
Al Jazeera TV, Qatar

Israel increases racist policy towards Arab Israelis
Dubai TV, UAE

Evacuation orders nixed for controversial East Jerusalem building
IBA TV, Israel

"No need to apologize to Turkey"
BBC- Arabic

Internationals plant olive trees in the West Bank
Al Arabiya TV, UAE

Syrians demonstrate in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners
Syria TV, Syria

Iran to launch home-built anti-missile system
Press TV, Iran

5th anniversary of Lebanese former prime minister Rafik Hariri
Future TV, Lebanon

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ron Paul On Rachel Maddow: The Tea Parties

China’s hawks demand cold war on the US

MORE than half of Chinese people questioned in a poll believe China and America are heading for a new “cold war”.

The finding came after battles over Taiwan, Tibet, trade, climate change, internet freedom and human rights which have poisoned relations in the three months since President Barack Obama made a fruitless visit to Beijing.

According to diplomatic sources, a rancorous postmortem examination is under way inside the US government, led by officials who think the president was badly advised and was made to appear weak.

In China’s eyes, the American response — which includes a pledge by Obama to get tougher on trade — is a reaction against its rising power.

Now almost 55% of those questioned for Global Times, a state-run newspaper, agree that “a cold war will break out between the US and China”.

An independent survey of Chinese-language media for The Sunday Times has found army and navy officers predicting a military showdown and political leaders calling for China to sell more arms to America’s foes. The trigger for their fury was Obama’s decision to sell $6.4 billion (£4 billion) worth of weapons to Taiwan, the thriving democratic island that has ruled itself since 1949.

“We should retaliate with an eye for an eye and sell arms to Iran, North Korea, Syria, Cuba and Venezuela,” declared Liu Menxiong, a member of the Chinese people’s political consultative conference.

He added: “We have nothing to be afraid of. The North Koreans have stood up to America and has anything happened to them? No. Iran stands up to America and does disaster befall it? No.”

Officially, China has reacted by threatening sanctions against American companies selling arms to Taiwan and cancelling military visits.

But Chinese analysts think the leadership, riding a wave of patriotism as the year of the tiger dawns, may go further.

“This time China must punish the US,” said Major-General Yang Yi, a naval officer. “We must make them hurt.” A major-general in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Luo Yuan, told a television audience that more missiles would be deployed against Taiwan. And a PLA strategist, Colonel Meng Xianging, said China would “qualitatively upgrade” its military over the next 10 years to force a showdown “when we’re strong enough for a hand-to-hand fight with the US”.

Chinese indignation was compounded when the White House said Obama would meet the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, in the next few weeks.

“When someone spits on you, you have to get back,” said Huang Xiangyang, a commentator in the China Daily newspaper, usually seen as a showcase for moderate opinion.

An internal publication at the elite Qinghua University last week predicted the strains would get worse because “core interests” were at risk. It said battles over exports, technology transfer, copyright piracy and the value of China’s currency, the yuan, would be fierce.

As a crescendo of strident nationalistic rhetoric swirls through the Chinese media and blogosphere, American officials seem baffled by what has gone wrong and how fast it has happened.

During Obama’s visit, the US ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, claimed relations were “really at an all-time high in terms of the bilateral atmosphere ... a cruising altitude that is higher than any other time in recent memory”, according to an official transcript.

The ambassador must have been the only person at his embassy to think so, said a diplomat close to the talks.

“The truth was that the atmosphere was cold and intransigent when the president went to Beijing yet his China team went on pretending that everything was fine,” the diplomat said.

In reality, Chinese officials argued over every item of protocol, rigged a town hall meeting with a pre-selected audience, censored the only interview Obama gave to a Chinese newspaper and forbade the Americans to use their own helicopters to fly him to the Great Wall.

President Hu Jintao refused to give an inch on Obama’s plea to raise the value of the Chinese currency, while his vague promises of co-operation on climate change led the Americans to blunder into a fiasco at the Copenhagen summit three weeks later.

Diplomats say they have been told that there was “frigid” personal chemistry between Obama and the Chinese president, with none of the superficial friendship struck up by previous leaders of the two nations.

Yet after their meeting Obama’s China adviser, Jeff Bader, said: “It’s been highly successful in setting out and accomplishing the objectives we set ourselves.”

Then came Copenhagen, where Obama virtually had to force his way with his bodyguards into a conference room where the urbane Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, was trying to strike a deal behind his back.

The Americans were also livid at what they saw as deliberate Chinese attempts to humiliate the president by sending lower-level officials to deal with him.

“They thought Obama was weak and they were testing him,” said a European diplomat based in China.

In Beijing, some diplomats even claim to detect a condescending attitude towards Obama, noting that Yang Jiechi, the foreign minister, prides himself on knowing the Bush dynasty and others among America’s traditional white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant elite.

But there are a few voices urging caution on Chinese public opinion. “China will look unreal if it behaves aggressively and competes for global leadership,” wrote Wang Yusheng, a retired diplomat, in the China Daily.

He warned that China was not as rich or as powerful as America or Japan and therefore such a move could be “hazardous”.

It is not clear whether anyone in Beijing is listening.


Ron Paul Vs. Sarah Palin = Tea Party?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Occupation 101: Voice of the Silenced Majority

Probably the best documentary on the Israel/Palestinian Conflict to date. The film follows the synopsis below.


A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict -- 'Occupation 101' presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions.

The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. The roots of the conflict are explained through first-hand on-the-ground experiences from leading Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists, religious leaders and humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American media outlets.

The film covers a wide range of topics -- which include -- the first wave of Jewish immigration from Europe in the 1880's, the 1920 tensions, the 1948 war, the 1967 war, the first Intifada of 1987, the Oslo Peace Process, Settlement expansion, the role of the United States Government, the second Intifada of 2000, the separation barrier and the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, as well as many heart wrenching testimonials from victims of this tragedy.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ehud Barak: Without Syria peace, we could be headed for all-out war

Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned Monday that the stalled peace process with Syria could augur ill for the future of the Middle East.

"In the absence of an arrangement with Syria, we are liable to enter a belligerent clash with it that could reach the point of an all-out, regional war," Barak told senior Israel Defense Forces officers on Monday.

"Just like the familiar reality in the Middle East, we will immediately sit down [with Syria] after such a war and negotiate on the exact same issues which we are have been discussing with them for the last 15 years," the defense minister said.
"A political arrangement is not the dream come true of the other side," Barak added. "This will be a choice of no choice. If the other side believes that it is possible to bring down Israel, to wage a battle of attrition against it, or lure it into a honey trap, then it will prefer to do so."

The defense minister has long called for a resumption of peace talks with Damascus, yet his warning of a regional war is significant in that it is uncharacteristically sharp and strident.

Barak said Israel's response to the Goldstone Report, which it submitted to the United Nations on Friday, was "very important."

"UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was very impressed with the presentation given to the UN by the Military Advocate General, and he even said so to me in private," Barak said. "It would be a mistake to establish a commission of inquiry over the Goldstone Report."

"There is no other army in the world that has probing and investigative guidelines like that of the IDF, and whoever would like to can check whether the government instructions to the IDF senior command stands up to norms and to international law," the defense minister said. "I have no doubt that both of these answers are in the affirmative."

As for Iran, Barak said the Islamic republic poses a threat to world peace and that, from Israel's standpoint, all options remain on the table. "The United States is supposed to lead the international drive for sanctions beginning next month," the defense minister said. "The Americans' chances for enlisting the Chinese and others in sanctions are not great given the recent events in China and the U.S."


*UPDATE* Syria Responds To Barak

Monday, February 1, 2010