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Global War of Terror Update: This is WWIII

The US has entirely withdrawn from its’ observer status on the UN Human Rights Council, amounting to an abandonment of human rights defenders and victims, according to Human Rights Watch.  The Heritage Foundation has been encouraging this for years, including this article ‘UN Resolution on Human Rights Council Does Not Deserve US Support’ (3/06):

 

EXCERPT: “The time is right for the United Stated to pursue a two-track strategy on human rights. Disengaging from the U.N.’s human rights apparatus, not matter how flawed it is, would weaken U.S. influence. But it may be that the U.N. is unable to hold its members accountable for their human rights abuses. For that reason, the U.S. should establish an independent human rights body outside of the U.N., drawing in other nations that are dedicated to promoting basic human rights and freedoms. This new institution could promote basic human rights when the U.N. falls short and hold the U.N.’s human rights body to account. As the Eliasson proposal proves, the U.N. is too heavily influenced by the human rights abusers to serve as the sole authority on human rights.”

 

I can imagine the founding members of this august institution: the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia, China, Egypt, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Eritrea and Sudan

 

Iran strike in the air as US and Israeli military chiefs meet – Australian 6/25/08

EXCERPT: “The US military chief is to meet his Israeli counterpart in Tel Aviv this week in a move that gives new impetus to speculation about a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Tensions were further heightened by a suggestion from former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton that the US and Israel could attack Iraq’s fledgling program between the time a new president was nominated in November and the date the incumbent, George W. Bush, left office in January. Mr Bolton’s remarks signal the first time a regime figure from either country has been prepared to put a time frame on a mooted strike.”

George Galloway: “I’m off to Iran before Israel bombs it” – Daily Record, UK 6/30/08

Carter states Israel has 150 nuclear weapons – Haaretz and BBC 5/26/08

Israel ‘will attack Iran’ before new US president sworn in, John Bolton predicts – Telegraph UK 6/24/08

Israel creates separate air force command for attacks on Iran – Global Research 6/10/08

Israel attack on Iran ‘unavoidable’-Olmert deputy – Reuters – 6/6/08

Israel prodding US to attack Iran – CBS 6/24/08

Israel mulling Iran strike – PressTV, Iran 5/25/08

Israel ‘would consider strike’ amid fears over Iran’s weapons programme – Scotsman 5/25/08

Israel may have many more spies here, officials say – CQPolitics 4/25/08

A secret Afghanistan mission prepares for war with Iran – Washington Post 5/8/08

CIA death squads killing with impunity in Afghanistan – WSWS 5/19/08

EXCERPTS: “Alston focused on civilian killings by US and other international military forces, citing 200 reported deaths in the first four months of 2008. This figure, however, was based on tabulations by the United Nations and other international organizations, and is undoubtedly a serious underestimation. In addition to civilians killed in air raids—often targeted indiscriminately at civilian dwellings—Alston reported on “a number of raids for which no state or military command appears ready to acknowledge responsibility.”

Pakistan Defies U.S. on Halting Afghanistan Raids – NYTimes 5/16/08

 

Mexico’s Battle Over Oil: The Privatization of PemEx – CounterPunch 5/29/08

 

Plan Columbia heads for Mexico – Dissident Voice 5/27/08

 

Virtual Declaration of War: New US fleet to threaten Latin American sovereignty – Global Research 6/8/08

 

The Militarization and Annexation of North America: The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) unmasked – Global Research 7/19/07

 

Der Spiegel reporting that German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom tracked journalists’ movements using mobile phone data. And the company may have hired ex-Stasi spies to help. 5/30/08

 

Australian troops pull out of Iraq – NYTimes 6/1/08

 

Russia and China condemn US missile ‘defense’ shield plan – BBC 5/23/08

 

Russia to withdraw radar offer if U.S. missile shield goes ahead – RIA Novosti/PrisonPlanet 5/27/08

EXCERPT: “The U.S. plans to place 10 interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar station in the neighboring Czech Republic . Russia has fiercely opposed the idea, saying it would destroy the strategic balance of forces and offered the U.S. the use of radar stations at Armavir in southern Russia and Gabala in Azerbaijan as alternatives. “If the U.S. deploys the third positioning unit in Poland and the Czech Republic , Russia will withdraw its proposals on Armavir and Gabala,” said the deputy head of the ministry’s international cooperation department, Lt. Gen. Yevgeny Buzhinsky.”

 

Russia blames U.S. for global financial crisis – Reuters/Yahoo 6/7/08

 

French company to open nuclear plant in US – AP/CNN 5/23/08

 

Chinese firms bargain hunting in the US – LA Times 5/5/08

 

NASA provides “Explanation” of China Earthquake: “Electrical disturbances on edge of atmosphere & impending quakes” – Global Research 6/5/08

 

Africa: U.S. Military Set for a Long Campaign – AllAfrica 6/5/08

 

Overpopulation: The plan to poison South East Asia – Global Research 6/16/08

 

Basque parliament approves referendum, in challenge to Madrid – AFP via Raw Story 6/27/08

EXCERPT: “The Basque parliament on Friday approved a plan for a regional referendum on self-determination, setting the stage for a confrontation with the central Spanish government in Madrid which has condemned the poll as illegal.  The parliament voted by a narrow majority of 34 votes to 33 to hold the October 25 vote, the first part of a proposed “road map” for new political relations between the northern region and Madrid” 

 

Soldiers of the War On Terror Speak Out – Alternet 4/18/08

Theodore Roosevelt: “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”

 

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