Iranian Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali Saturday accused the German electronics giant Siemens with helping U.S. and Israeli teams craft the Stuxnet worm that is responsible for the attack on his country's nuclear facilities.

April 18, 2011 by Gregg Keiser – An Iranian military commander Saturday accused the German electronics giant Siemens with helping U.S. and Israeli teams craft the Stuxnet worm that attacked his country’s nuclear facilities. According to the Islamic Republic News Service (IRNA), Iran’s state news agency, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali laid some of the … Continue reading

A large explosion at Iran’s main energy pipeline hub Friday was caused by sabotage, an influential member of Parliament said Sunday.

  By Thomas Erdbrink, Sunday, April 10, 4:03 PM TEHRAN — A large explosion at Iran’s main energy pipeline hub Friday was caused by sabotage, an influential member of Parliament said Sunday. The blast, which sent balls of fire into the air outside the Shiite religious center of Qom, targeted three major gas pipelines. The explosion comes … Continue reading

Israel deploys new anti-rocket defense system. The system, developed by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defence Systems with the help of US funding, is designed to intercept rockets and artillery shells fired from a range of between four and 70 kilometres (three and 45 miles).

By Yoav Lemmer (AFP) – 5 hours ago BEERSHEVA, Israel — Israel on Sunday stationed the first batteries of its “Iron Dome” short-range missile defence system in the south of the country, but stressed the initial deployment was experimental. The unique multi-million dollar system was stationed outside the southern city of Beersheva, days after it … Continue reading

Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Plant Breaks Down, many believe another cyber attack

by David A. Fulghum 3/2/2011 Russian and Iranian officials say they are cleaning up after a water cooling pump broke down during startup of the Bushehr nuclear reactor. They attribute the failure to an old piece of German equipment. But a veteran U.S. cyberwarrior says the failure of a spinning device is a classic symptom … Continue reading

Influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi issued a fatwa on Monday that any Libyan soldier who can shoot dead embattled leader Moamer Kadhafi should do so "to rid Libya of him."

– Mon Feb 21 DOHA (AFP) – Influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi issued a fatwa on Monday that any Libyan soldier who can shoot dead embattled leader Moamer Kadhafi should do so “to rid Libya of him.” “Whoever in the Libyan army is able to shoot a bullet at Mr Kadhafi should do so,” Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born … Continue reading

Two Libyan Mirage jets defect to Malta seeking asylum… Refused to bomb unarmed citizens

GEORGE CINI   02/21/11 VALLETTA, Malta — Two Libyan air force jets landed in Malta on Monday and their pilots asked for political asylum amid a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters in Libya, a military source said. The two Mirage jets landed at Malta International Airport shortly after two civilian helicopters landed carrying seven people … Continue reading

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Muslims to "remove" the US from the Islamic world on Sunday .

02/20/2011 -Sapa-AFP “The main problem in the Muslim world is the presence of the United States. It is the biggest problem. We need to address that,” he told a gathering of Shiite and Sunni scholars in Tehran for an international conference on Islam. “It is necessary to remove the US from the Islamic world,” the … Continue reading

Iran deploys two warships to Mediterranean via the Suez Canal, Israel calls move 'provocation'

RIA Novosti TEL AVIV, February 16 (RIA Novosti) – Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday called the fact of two Iranian warships heading to the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal a “provocation.” In a speech before the leaders U.S. Jewish organizations in Jerusalem, Lieberman said that the two Iranian warships would pass through … Continue reading

Clashes Reported In Libya, As Protests Continue In Bahrain, Yemen

02.16.2011 By RFE/RL Clashes were reported today between protesters and police in Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city. Witnesses and local media said a crowd angry at the arrest of a rights campaigner clashed with police and government supporters. The city is reported calm now, but the reports said several hundred protesters armed with stones and petrol … Continue reading

Israel Gets New Military Chief – Major General Benny Gantz

VOA News February 13, 2011 The Israeli cabinet on Sunday approved the appointment of a new armed forces chief at a time when Israel is forced to deal with political uncertainty in the Middle East. Major General Benny Gantz takes over from Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi, who steps down on Monday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin … Continue reading

Police use teargas to disperse protesters in Iran on Monday

RIA Novosti February 14 (RIA Novosti)     – Iranian police have dispersed an opposition demonstration in Tehran with teargas, Iranian opposition websites said on Monday. Thousands of protesters gathered in downtown Tehran on Monday inspired by recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Rioters demanded fair elections, freedom of speech and an end to the … Continue reading

Palestinian Cabinet Resigns Amid Calls for Political Reform in West Bank – Was the Muslim Brotherhood behind this too?

Meredith Buel | Ramallah, West Bank February 14, 2011 The Palestinian Cabinet submitted its resignation Monday to President Mahmoud Abbas, as Palestinian authorities in the West Bank face the same pressure for political reform being felt in other parts of the Arab world. Bustling Al Manara Square is the political and commercial center for the … Continue reading

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Israeli military "is ready for all eventualities" after recent unrest in the Middle East

14 February 2011     AFP – The Israeli military is “ready for all eventualities” as the Arab and Muslim world undergoes “an earthquake,” Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday just days after Egypt’s regime collapsed. “An earthquake is shaking the whole Arab world and a large part of the Muslim world and … Continue reading

After Mubarak's resignation, Muslim Brotherhood pushes for civilian led leadership instead of military control

Egypt’s vice president says Hosni Mubarak has handed power over to the high military council, despite millions-plus pro-democracy demonstrations. In a brief announcement, Omar Suleiman said on Friday that Mubarak had “abandoned the presidency,” handing over the power to the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces, which is headed by Defense Minister Gen. Mohammed … Continue reading

Fort Bragg trained Suleiman says Mubarak has stepped down and left the country in the hands of the Egyptian Army

02/11/11 CAIRO (AFP) — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down and handed over power to the army, his deputy Omar Suleiman announced Friday in a televised address. Mubarak “has decided to leave the post of president of the republic and has tasked the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to manage the state’s affairs,” … Continue reading

Senior U.S. Marine says multiple platoons headed to Egypt

Nicholas Carlson | Feb. 5, 2011, 11:42 PM Business Insider  A senior member of the US Marine Corps is telling people “multiple platoons” are deploying to Egypt, a source tells us. There is a system within the US Marines that alerts the immediate families of high-ranking marines when their marine will soon be deployed to … Continue reading

Antigovernment Protests Spreading Across North Africa and Middle East

  by Barry Grey   As thousands continued to demonstrate in Tunisia over the weekend against the interim “national unity” government, antigovernment protests spread to Algeria, Yemen and Jordan.   State forces in Algeria and Yemen responded to the protests with deadly force. The Associated Press reported that more than a dozen people were killed … Continue reading

Book from Muslim Brotherhood leader reveals scope of of radical beliefs

Jerusalem Post By Oren Kessler 02/09/11   One of the greatest beneficiaries of the unrest in Egypt has been the Muslim Brotherhood. Banned but tolerated for decades by successive Egyptian regimes, the Islamist movement is now emerging as a central player in the country’s resurgent opposition. On Tuesday, two Brotherhood representatives participated in an opposition … Continue reading

The US is sending warships, including one with 800 troops, and other military assets to Egypt as the revolution in the North African country gains momentum

  USS Kearsarge warship . Officials in Washington have stated that the move is to be prepared in case of an evacuation of Americans from Egypt. Pentagon has dismissed widespread assumptions that military intervention in Cairo is being contemplated, asserting that the objective of the deployment is mainly for the evacuation of US citizens in … Continue reading

The Israeli army chief has urged Tel Aviv to make preparations for an all-out war over the recent developments across the Middle East

Tue Feb 8, 2011 3:1AM   Israel’s Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi has said that given the recent revolution protests across Middle East, Israel must prepare for a battle in several theaters, Ynetnews quoted him as saying on Monday. The outgoing military chief also said, “The connection between the different players requires us … Continue reading

Latest photos from the protests in Egypt

Egypt's New VP Omar Suleiman known for his brutality and CIA links ,Suleiman underwent training at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School and Centre at Fort Bragg in North Carolina in the 1980's. Also headed up the CIA's Egypt extraordinary rendition operation

The man named by President Hosni Mubarak as his first ever Vice President, spy chief Omar Suleiman, reportedly orchestrated the brutal interrogation of terror suspects abducted by the CIA in its secret “extraordinary rendition” program. Mr Suleiman has carried out sensitive truce negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians as well as talks among rival Palestinian … Continue reading

Israel places resources at newly appointed Egyptian Vice-President Suleiman's disposal "to protect the Egyptian regime"

Middle East Monitor Tuesday, 01 February 2011   Well-placed Israeli sources have disclosed that the Zionist state has offered to place “all its capabilities” at the disposal of General Omar Suleiman, the recently appointed Vice President of Egypt, for the “protection of the regime in Egypt”. This offer includes the implementation of “various operations to … Continue reading

Obama Team Eyes Saudi Nuclear Trade Deal Without Nonproliferation Terms

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011By Elaine M. Grossman Global Security Newswire WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is taking initial steps to negotiate a civil nuclear trade pact with Saudi Arabia that could lack key nonproliferation provisions included in a similar 2009 deal with one of Riyadh’s Persian Gulf neighbors, according to U.S. officials and experts (see … Continue reading

Al-Jazeera receives Palestinian Papers from anonymous source. Links included with article.

Introducing The Palestine Papers 1,600 internal docs. from a decade of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. // // // // Global Research, January 25, 2011 Al Jazeera – 2011-01-23   Over the last several months, Al Jazeera has been given unhindered access to the largest-ever leak of confidential documents related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There are nearly 1,700 … Continue reading

Russia Today says secret spy hub uncovered in Israel!

'Israel unleashed Stuxnet virus on Iran, with US help'

Washington, January 16, 2011   US and Israeli intelligence services collaborated to develop a destructive computer worm to sabotage Iran’s efforts to make a nuclear bomb, The New York Times reported on Saturday. In its online edition, the Times quoted intelligence and military experts as saying Israel has tested the effectiveness of the Stuxnet computer worm, … Continue reading

Lebanon's Foreign Ministry has summoned US Ambassador to Beirut Maura Connelly over interfering in the country's domestic affairs.

Lebanon summons US ambassador Mon Jan 17, 2011 US Ambassador to Beirut Maura Connelly Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry has summoned US Ambassador to Beirut Maura Connelly over interfering in the country’s domestic affairs. Lebanese Foreign Minister Ali Shami asked Connelly to clarify the reasons behind her visit with lawmaker Nicolas Fattouch, a Press TV correspondent reported … Continue reading

With Stuxnet, Did The U.S. And Israel Create a New Cyberwar Era?

By Spencer Ackerman January 16, 2011  |1:58 pm  | Remember the years-long controversy about whether the U.S. or the Israel would bomb Iran’s nuclear program? It appears they just did — virtually. And if they did, they also may have expanded our sense of how nations wage war in cyberspace. For all the hype, “cyberwar” … Continue reading

Next Israeli Arab War Could Begin in Beirut

By David Eshel Tel Aviv Israel’s next war could be fought on several fronts and result in far more destruction and casualties on all sides than recent conflicts. So said outgoing Israeli military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin in an address to the Knesset in November. Yadlin believes that despite an unprecedented period of calm for … Continue reading

Lebanon's army says 14 Israeli war planes have breached the country's airspace in violation of United Nations Security Council resolution

PressTV An army statement said on Thursday that the Israeli aircraft entered Lebanon’s airspace over the country’s southern border. This is the third incursion since the beginning of the week. On Tuesday, two Israeli warplanes crossed into Lebanese airspace over the southern border town of Alma al-Shaab and conducted several sorties in the area, according … Continue reading

US criticizes Hezbollah resignations

US President Barack Obama has strongly criticized Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah over the collapse of the country’s unity government. Lebanon’s unity government collapsed on Wednesday after 11 ministers resigned over tensions caused by a US-backed tribunal charged with investigating the assassination of former premier Rafiq Hariri in February 2005. Among the ministers were 10 from … Continue reading

Israeli Ship Prompts High Alert In Lebanon, Spotted 4 km Off Coast

Israel has deployed a naval vessel dangerously close to the Lebanese coast, prompting Beirut to put the Armed Forces on high alert. The ship was spotted just four kilometers off the country’s shores, a Press TV correspondent reported, citing Lebanese media sources. The development followed yet another Israeli violation of Lebanon’s airspace, which was reported … Continue reading

Senior Iranian lawmaker Esmail Kowsari says the assassins of Iranian nuclear scientist Massoud Ali-Mohammadi have confessed to being supported by the Israeli intelligence service

 PressTV Mon Jan 10, 2011 Senior Iranian lawmaker Esmail Kowsari says the assassins of an Iranian nuclear scientist have confessed to being supported by the Israeli intelligence service. In July 2010, Iranian nuclear physics scientist Massoud Ali-Mohammadi was killed when a remote-controlled bomb detonated near his house in the north of the Iranian capital, Tehran. … Continue reading

Asia 1 convoy arrives in Gaza with humanitarian aid

RIA Novosti 10:11 03/01/2011 GAZA, January 3 (RIA Novosti) – The Asia 1 convoy carrying humanitarian and medical aid to Gaza has crossed the Palestinian enclave’s border with Egypt, the Al Quds radio station reported on Monday. The Asia 1 convoy, gathering 170 activists from over 15 Asian states, is carrying 1,000 tons of food … Continue reading

'Israeli Navy pursuing Gaza-bound Asia 1'

‘Israel Navy chasing Gaza-bound Asia 1’ Sun Jan 2, 2011 Israeli Navy vessels Two warships with Israel’s Navy are reportedly chasing a vessel from Asia 1, an Asia-sourced Gaza-bound aid ship in international waters. The ship, named Salam, is allegedly carrying tons of medical and food supplies for the Tel Aviv-blockaded Gaza Strip as well … Continue reading

IRGC Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh has announced that the Iranian military forces have brought down two foreign spy planes over the Persian Gulf

January 3, 2011 Tehran Times Political Desk TEHRAN – IRGC Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh has announced that the Iranian military forces have brought down two foreign spy planes over the Persian Gulf, not mentioning the exact date and location of the events. “They (Westerners) have made limited aggressions against the country and we have … Continue reading

Iran Executes Man Convicted of Spying for Israel

TEHRAN — Iran on Tuesday executed two men, one of them said to be a member of an exiled opposition group and the other convicted of spying for Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, according to official reports. Iran’s judiciary reported that the accused spy, Ali-Akbar Siadat, had been hanged at Evin Prison in Tehran after … Continue reading

The US-NATO March to War and the 21st Century "Great Game"

Part II   by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya   Part II The Conquest of Eurasia: The Multiple Fronts of the 21st Century “Great Game” The Caucasus, the Balkans, the Middle East, East Africa, Central Asia The following text is PART II of The “Great Game” and the Conquest of Eurasia. The first text gave an overview of the … Continue reading

Iran Says It Has Produced Its First Yellowcake Uranium

Edward Yeranian | Cairo 05 December 2010 Iran’s nuclear energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi says his country has produced its first batch of yellowcake uranium, the material used for enrichment. Salehi said the development “strengthens” Tehran’s position in the next round of nuclear talks, set to start Monday in Geneva. The announcement by Salehi on … Continue reading

Iran: UN Atomic Agency Sends Spies To Iran

Last updated (GMT/UTC): 04.12.2010 12:51 Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi has accused the UN atomic watchdog of including “spies” among the inspectors it sends to Iran to monitor the nation’s controversial nuclear program. State television’s website quotes him as saying “the International Atomic Energy Agency has dispatched spies of foreign agencies among its inspectors and … Continue reading

IAEA sets up nuclear fuel reserve bank

UN nuclear watchdog sets up nuclear fuel reserve bank RIA Novosti 04:24 04/12/2010 MOSCOW, December 4 (RIA Novosti) – The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA) resolved to create an international bank of low-enriched uranium (LEU) to assist developing countries who run civilian nuclear programs, Xinhua said on Saturday. “The plan … Continue reading

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri arrived in Iran on Saturday

Lebanese Premier Arrives In Iran By REUTERS Published: November 27, 2010   TEHRAN (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri arrived in Iran on Saturday, seeking its help to prevent political tensions turning violent if a U.N.-backed tribunal indicts Hezbollah members for killing his father. Western diplomats have said that the tribunal could indict members … Continue reading

Iran: Bushehr Nuclear Reactor Now Fully Loaded

Iran’s nuclear chief says the country’s first nuclear reactor is fully loaded and could be operational within months. Ali Akbar Salehi told state-run television Saturday workers had finished loading fuel rods into the core of the Bushehr nuclear plant, and that it could start generating electricity by February. Salehi said officials are just waiting for … Continue reading

Iran admits uranium enrichment centrifuges hit by malware

On Monday 29 November 2010, 22:20 SGT   President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad admitted Monday that “several” uranium enrichment centrifuges were damaged by “software installed in electronic equipment,” amid speculation Iran’s nuclear activities had come under cyberattack. “They were able to disable on a limited basis some of our centrifuges by software installed in electronic equipment,” Ahmadinejad … Continue reading

Twin blasts kill top Iran nuclear scientist, Israel blamed

Blast ‘kills top Iran nuclear scientist,’ Israel blamed  By Hiedeh Farmani (AFP) – — Twin blasts in Iran’s capital killed a prominent nuclear scientist and wounded another on Monday, said state media reports that promptly accused Israeli agents on motorbikes of attaching the bombs to their cars. “In a criminal terrorist act, the agents of … Continue reading

12 Israeli fighter jets violate Lebanese airspace in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701

  12 Israeli jets violate Lebanon airspace Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:46PM The Lebanese army says 12 Israeli fighter jets have entered the country’s airspace in violation of the international law. The army said in a statement on Tuesday that the jets flew over several areas in southern Lebanon, including the city of Sidon, a … Continue reading

Predatory Finance: The New Mode of Global Warfare

Global Research, October 12, 2010 by Michael Hudson “Coming events cast their shadows forward.” – Goethe What is to stop U.S. banks and their customers from creating $1 trillion, $10 trillion or even $50 trillion on their computer keyboards to buy up all the bonds and stocks in the world, along with all the land … Continue reading

Israeli warplanes fire on multiple sites in the central Gaza Strip early Thursday 10/7.

   07/10/2010 19:28 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli warplanes fired on multiple sites in the central Gaza Strip early Thursday, witnesses said, with medics confirming five injured during the strikes. Warplanes targeted what the Israeli military identified as security installations in northern and western Gaza City as well as a residential area in western Gaza. … Continue reading

Stuxnet Malware : a cyber weapon created to cross from the digital realm to the physical world

“Stuxnet malware is ‘weapon’ out to destroy … Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant?” By Mark Clayton – Tue Sep 21, 3:08 pm ET Cyber security experts say they have identified the world’s first known cyber super weapon designed specifically to destroy a real-world target – a factory, a refinery, or just maybe a nuclear power plant. The cyber worm, called … Continue reading