June 28th, 2010

American Crusaders: Christian Nationalism after 9/11


Max Blumenthal's latest takes us on a shocking and at times bizarre tour of right-wing Pastor John Hagee's annual Washington-Israel Summit, blowing the cover off the Christian Zionist movement in the process. Starring Joe Lieberman, Tom DeLay, Pastor John Hagee, Ambassador Dore Gold and a host of rapture-ready evangelicals praying for Armaggedon.


Pastor John Hagee talks with host Glenn Beck about the signs of the end times, Islam, Christianity, Israel, Jews, the United States of America, Iran, Iraq and Russia and how they relate to prophecies in the Bible




Chavez warns USA of provoking new wars

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has warned of US military engagement in secret missions in North Korea and Iran while world focuses on the World Cup.

"They put a bomb in a South Korean ship, and the Yankees did it to try to start a war between the two Koreas and justify another invasion," Chavez said Saturday, quoted by AFP.

He was referring to an incident in March, when a South Korean vessel sank after a massive explosion in the Yellow Sea. About 46 people were killed in the incident. A multinational team, organized by the US-backed South Korean government, concluded that a North Korean torpedo caused the incident.

North Korea has rejected the accusation and has threatened an all-out war if the south takes any retaliatory measures.

The Venezuelan President also declared that the US was engaged in covert operations against Iran.

"While we are following football from around the world, the [US] empire has sent a fleet to surround Iran," Chavez said. "The whole zone is very threatened."

Chavez was echoing remarks made by former Cuban President Fidel Castro on a possible war in the Middle East.

"Fidel has been warning on an imminent war in the Middle East, because while the world is only paying attention to soccer, the US empire has sent its whole fleet to besiege Iran."

Chavez made the cautionary remarks in Ecuador, where he is attending the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA) conference of Latin American nations.

Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Antigua and Barbuda, the Dominican Republic and Saint Vincent and the Grenada take part in the ALBA.

Berlusconi auf dem G20 Gipfel: Plant Israel den Iran anzugreifen?

Silvio Berlusconi hat auf dem G20 Gipfel die folgende Bemerkung gemacht, die auf eines israelischen Angriff gegen den Iran hinweist:

    “Iran is not guaranteeing a peaceful production of nuclear power [so] the members of the G-8 are worried and believe absolutely that Israel will probably react preemptively,” Berlusconi told reporters following talks with other Group of Eight leaders north of Toronto.

Bereits seit Tagen wird über entsprechende Kriegsvorbereitungen berichtet.


    As unconfirmed reports of an imminent Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities pick up steam in the Middle Eastern media, a US-based strategic intelligence company has released a chart showing US naval carriers massing near Iranian waters.

    The chart, published by Stratfor and obtained by the Zero Hedge financial blog, shows that over the last few weeks a naval carrier — the USS Harry S Truman — has been positioned in the north Indian Ocean, not far from the Strait of Hormuz, which leads into the Persian Gulf. The carrier joins the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which was already located in the area. The chart is dated June 23, 2010.

Diese Hinweise lassen an die Zeiten vor dem Irak-Angriff denken.

    CIA director Leon Panetta said Sunday that Iran has enough enriched uranium to build two nuclear bombs. In an interview on ABC’s This Week, Panetta also said he believed the recent spate of international and US sanctions against Iran will not convince the country to change course on its nuclear program.

„Genug angereichertes Uranium für zwei Bomben“? Der Anreicherungsgrad geht nach allen Informationen aber nicht über 20% hinaus, was noch lange nicht waffenfähig ist.






Teheran accuses US of 'waging a psycho war against Iran'

Iran says the US allegation about the military nature of Tehran's nuclear program is "a psychological war" aimed at creating a negative attitude towards the country.

On Sunday, CIA director Leon Panetta said he "thinks" Iran has enough low-enriched uranium to produce two atomic weapons within two years, without elaborating on the source of the conjecture.

Such remarks are some kind of psychological warfare aimed at creating a negative mentality about Iran's peaceful nuclear program, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said in reaction to Panetta's comments, IRNA reported.

"The US officials, especially their intelligence apparatus, know that Iran's nuclear program is not a military one, but is aimed at peaceful purposes."

Mehmanparast went on to say that those who spread such false news seek to divert world's attention from the main cause of concern, namely the nuclear arsenals of certain countries and regimes which threaten the security of the nations.

The United States, Israel and their allies accuse Iran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program.

Iran has repeatedly rejected the allegations, reserving its right to a peaceful nuclear energy as a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Iranian Parliament Speaker: 'G8 in no position to lecture Iran'

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has slammed the Group of Eight (G8) nations as unfit to pass judgment on Iran's nuclear program.

Speaking at a ceremony in the western Luristan Province, Larijani said the G8 faces certain failure in efforts to shut down Tehran's nuclear program, criticizing the group's policy of seeking to pressure Iran through sanctions that target the country's economy.

"The (G8's) latest statement says the new UN (Security Council) sanctions resolution must be fully implemented. This coming from countries who follow a policy of creating an economic crisis and have even called for the suspension of 20 percent enrichment activities," the Majlis speaker was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency.

Larijani went on to blast the group's reference to the issue of human rights in Iran and highlighted the civilian death toll of the US-led war in Afghanistan as well as the notorious US prisons in Iraq and Cuba.

"They have no shame they are a murderous people who did not even show mercy to a wedding ceremony in Afghanistan.
You must be put on trial for the scandals you created in Abu Gharib and Guantanamo," he added.

"You will take this wish of yours to see the shutting down of Iran's nuclear activities to the grave."

In a statement released on Saturday, G8 leaders called for the full implementation of the UN Security Council sanctions Resolution 1929.

The US-drafted sanction resolution imposes a fourth round of sanctions against Tehran over allegations that Iran is harboring a military nuclear program.

Iran rejects the Western charges, arguing its right to peaceful nuclear energy as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

The group of Western industrialized nations includes four of the five veto-wielding permanent members of the UNSC -- France, Britain, Russia and the US.