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Friday, August 01, 2014

US resupplying Israel with ammunition


As Atrocities Mount in Gaza, US Approves Israeli Request for More Bombs



Hours after Israel shelled yet another UN school sheltering internally displaced families and a marketplace in Gaza, killing dozens of people, an unnamed defense department officialrevealed to CNN that the US had approved an Israeli request to tap into the one billion dollar weapons stockpile the US keeps in Israel.

The last time Israel dipped into the special stockpile was in 2006, during its assault on Lebanon.

Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby confirmed to the The Electronic Intifada over email that the US Department of Defense authorized a transfer of munitions to Israel on 23 July in response to a request from the Israeli defense ministry for “a normal Foreign Military Sales delivery of ammunition.”

Two of the munitions Israel demanded—120mm mortar rounds and 40mm grenades—happened to be available in the stockpile, so the US delivered them to the Israeli army from there.


State Dept dodging questions: Grilled by press corp over Gaza



State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza on Wednesday. She called for a "full and prompt" investigation into the incident, but declined to immediately place the blame on Israel.

Artillery shells hit the UN school crowded with refugees, while Israeli airstrikes hit a group of rescue workers and onlookers who had rushed to the scene of a previous attack in a busy shopping area - READ MORE http://on.rt.com/wbpjap

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Elite, the ‘Great Game’ and World War III

By Prof. Mujahid Kamran

This article was originally published in June 2011

The control of the US, and of global politics, by the wealthiest families of the planet is exercised in a powerful, profound and clandestine manner. This control began in Europe and has a continuity that can be traced back to the time when the bankers discovered it was more profitable to give loans to governments than to needy individuals.

These banking families and their subservient beneficiaries have come to own most major businesses over the two centuries during which they have secretly and increasingly organised themselves as controllers of governments worldwide and as arbiters of war and peace.


Unless we understand this we will be unable to understand the real reasons for the two world wars and the impending Third World War, a war that is almost certain to begin as a consequence of the US attempt to seize and control Central Asia. The only way out is for the US to back off – something the people of the US and the world want, but the elite does not.

Russia warns West against sanctions

An employee walks next to a pipeline at the Bilche-Volytsko-Uherske underground gas storage facility, the largest in Europe, in the Lviv region of western Ukraine on May 21, 2014.

Russia has warned that the fresh wave of Western sanctions against Moscow could lead to higher energy prices for Europe.


"This is a thoughtless, irresponsible step. It will inevitably lead to an increase in prices on the European energy market," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a Wednesday statement.

The warning came a day after the United States and European Union slapped a new series of sanctions on certain sectors of the Russian economy over the crisis in Ukraine.

The statement also criticized the EU for its "inability to play an independent role in world affairs," and added that European consumers will suffer from the consequences of the sanctions targeting Russia's arms and energy sectors.

The ministry added that the US was punishing the Kremlin for "independent policies that Washington finds inconvenient."

Moscow also warned the US that the sanctions would boomerang on it with “very tangible consequences.”

Meanwhile, Russia has banned the imports of Polish fruits and vegetables, citing sanitary reasons.

Moscow denies that the move is linked to the new sanctions, but Poland says it is a political one.

On Tuesday, the EU and the US imposed further bans against Russia, targeting its key financial, defense, and energy sectors.

The sanctions impose an arms embargo and restrict sales of sensitive technology and the export of equipment for Russia’s oil industry.

US President Barack Obama also announced that the Russian banks of VTB Bank OAO, Bank of Moscow, and the Russian Agricultural Bank have been cut off from the US economy.

The Western powers have been accusing Moscow of playing a role in the crisis in eastern Ukraine, which broke out when Kiev launched military operations to silence pro-Russia protests in April.

Threats of sanctions intensified further after Malaysian flight MH17, heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was reportedly shot down over Ukraine’s volatile Donetsk region on July 17.

Western powers accuse pro-Russia forces of downing the civilian airliner. The pro-Russians deny any involvement in the tragedy or links to the protests in eastern Ukraine.

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Source: PressTV

Russia bans Polish fruit and vegetable in apparent retaliation for sanctions

‘Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland on Wednesday and said it may extend the restrictions to the rest of the European Union, its first apparent retaliation to new Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine a day earlier.


‘Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland on Wednesday and said it may extend the restrictions to the rest of the European Union, its first apparent retaliation to new Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine a day earlier.

Moscow, which buys more than 2 billion euros worth of EU fruit and vegetables a year making it by far the biggest export market for the products, said the ban was for sanitary reasons.’

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