UPDATE: The Israel-Gaza Conflict and Syria equals Middle East Powder-Keg




links:
http://www.debka.com/article/22528/First-three-Gaza-missiles-hit-Tel-Aviv-Israel-drafts-30-000-reservists
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/israel-mobilizes-ground-forces-for-an-incursion-into-gaza-after-rockets-fired-at-jerusalem/
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/israel-vows-more-severe-reaction-to-hamas-rockets-1
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/israel-destroys-gaza-pms-office-as-hamas-targets-tel-aviv-1
http://rt.com/news/anonymous-gaza-israel-website-938/
http://www.sott.net/article/253706-Shocking-CNN-Interview-Cut-Off-by-Gaza-Bomb-Blast
http://www.sott.net/article/253694-Israels-Iron-Dome-paid-for-with-donation-of-800-million-from-US-failing-spectacularly-against-homemade-Palestinian-rockets
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/17/272801/qatar-emir-located-hamas-cmdrs/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/17/272895/iran-fm-says-ready-to-visit-gaza-strip/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/17/272913/majlis-speaker-urges-action-on-gaza/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/17/272931/ban-on-iran-channels-prelude-to-gaza-war/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/17/272923/al-pledges-to-back-gaza-against-israel/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/17/272940/hamas-rockets-continue-to-pound-israel/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/17/272884/uk-govt-urged-to-cut-ties-to-israel/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/17/272777/pakistan-slams-israel-attacks-on-gaza/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272666/morsi-slams-israeli-acts-against-humanity/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272702/morocco-slams-israeli-strikes-on-gaza/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/18/272960/hezbollah-slams-us-over-israel-support/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/17/272802/rockets-from-egypt-hit-israels-eshkol/
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-talks-islamist-turkish-leader-who-called-hamas-strikes-pre-election-stunt_663482.html
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What Does It Mean that Residents in All 50 States Have Filed Petitions to Secede?

By Washington’s
Blog

Secession:  Exploding Movement, Tempest In a Teapot … Or Something Else?

A lot of attention is being given to the fact that residents in all 50 states have filed petitions to secede from the United States.

Daily Caller reports:

By 6:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, more than 675,000 digital signatures appeared on 69 separate secession petitions covering all 50 states, according to a Daily Caller analysis of requests lodged with the White House’s “We the People” online petition system.

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Petitions from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas residents have accrued at least 25,000 signatures, the number the Obama administration says it will reward with a staff review of online proposals. (RELATED: Will Texas secede? Petition triggers White House review)

The Texas petition leads all others by a wide margin.

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States whose active petitions have not yet reached the 25,000 signature threshold include Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii,Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont,Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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Fourteen states are represented by at least two competing petitions. The extra efforts from two states — Missouri and South Carolina — would add enough petitions to warrant reviews by the Obama administration if they were combined into petitions launched earlier.

Other states with multiple efforts include Alaska, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas,New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

As Google notes, web searches for the term “secession” are being run in a number of states:

Conservatives – such as Judge Napolitano and Ron Paul –  say that the states have the right to secede.  And Texas governor Rick Perry said that Texas has a right to secede (although he counsels against it at the current time).

On the other hand, most liberals say that the Civil War ended the state’s right to secede.    Huffington Post is covering the wave of secession petitions … to ridicule them.

Daily Kos suggests that “secessionists can secede by renouncing their citizenship“.

As the Daily Caller notes, liberals have launched their own counter-petitions:

In a … nose-thumbing aimed at Texas’ conservative majority, progressives from the liberal state capital of Austin responded Monday with a petition to secede from their state if Texas as a whole should decide to leave the Union.

Late Tuesday a second group of Texans, this one from Houston, lodged their own White House petition. Secession-minded Texans, they wrote, “are mentally deficient and [we] do not want them representing us. We would like more education in our state to eradicate their disease.”

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A group from El Paso, too, wants no part of an independent Texas. “Allow the city of El Paso to secede from the state of Texas,” their petition reads. “El Paso is tired of being a second class city within Texas.”

Yahoo News argues that the petitions are meaningless:

The petitions are little more than symbolic—and nothing new. Similar petitions were filed after the 2004 and 2008 elections.

Libertarian website Lew Rockwell argues in a piece by Ryan McMaken that nothing will come of the current secession attempts, but that the principle is important:

I have no illusions about this latest secession petition phenomenon. Nothing will directly come of this, and the people who are behind it are mostly people who would be singing “God Bless America” at the tops of their lungs had Mitt Romney been elected. On the other hand, it sure has a lot of people talking about secession, which shows that the idea of it remains an important part of the American political consciousness.

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The Declaration makes a simple argument:

  1. Humans have rights from the Creator.
  2. Governments exist to secure those rights (a debatable assertion but we’ll roll with it).
  3. When the government fails to secure those rights, we can ditch it and start our own government.

That’s pretty much all it says. If you thought that was true in 1776, when tax rates were 1% and there was no such thing as a the EPA or the FBI or the IRS, why is it not true now? Because we’re so much more free now? And, no, the Declaration did not say that the government is free to violate rights as long as people get to vote on it.

The Declaration establishes that there’s no such thing as treason, and a free government requires the assumption of just secession. Lysander Spooner explains[:]

Thus the whole Revolution [of 1775–1783] turned upon, asserted, and, in theory, established, the right of each and every man, at his discretion, to release himself from the support of the government under which he had lived. And this principle was asserted, not as a right peculiar to themselves, or to that time, or as applicable only to the government then existing; but as a universal right of all men, at all times, and under all circumstances.

Ron Paul says that states have the right so secede … and predicts they will do so when the dollar collapses:

My take has been the same for many years … I believe that America – like the Soviet Union – may break up when corruption and tyranny lead to the break down of basic systems.

And see this and this.

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On the Brink of World War 3: Special Report








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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/07/270976/lebanon-hails-iran-role-in-mideast/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/07/270929/turkey-to-ask-nato-for-patriot-missiles/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/07/270986/syria/
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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/09/271277/assad-warns-of-global-apocalyptic-war/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/10/271431/us-not-qualified-to-join-unhrc/
http://www.army.mil/article/90970/Senior_leader_panel_discusses_ready__resilient_Army/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/10/271455/violating-iran-airspace-provocation/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/10/271460/iran-to-host-3rd-escap-conference/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/10/271446/iraq-cancels-42bn-russian-arms-deal/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/11/09/russia-to-deliver-another-missile-frigate-to-india/
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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/13/271909/un-envoy-warns-against-w-sahara-crisis/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/12/271822/iran-unveils-1st-indigenous-hovercraft/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/12/271833/me-belongs-to-peaceseeking-states/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/12/271840/ahmadinejad-calls-for-unity-in-iraq/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/12/271841/iran-can-beat-us-in-asymmetric-war/
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http://www.sott.net/article/253651-Israeli-officials-talk-long-war-in-Gaza-prepare-invasion
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272659/muslims-should-file-complaint-to-unsc/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272684/iran-urges-immediate-end-to-gaza-raids/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272696/iran-says-ready-to-send-aid-to-gaza/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272697/abbas-calls-for-united-palestinian-front/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272683/israeli-tanks-moving-toward-gaza-border/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272700/israel-to-mobilize-some-75000-reservists/

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272701/palestinian-missiles-hit-central-israel/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272704/un-chief-to-visit-gaza-war-region-shortly/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272622/tunisia-foreign-minister-to-visit-gaza/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272702/morocco-slams-israeli-strikes-on-gaza/ http://www.presstv.com/usdetail/272633.html http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272703/uk-rabbi-accuses-iran-over-gaza-raids/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272649/egypt-says-will-stop-israel-at-any-cost/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272665/egyptians-slam-israels-gaza-attack/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272666/morsi-slams-israeli-acts-against-humanity/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272661/russia-to-back-egypt-against-israel-putin/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/16/272540/israeli-attacks-on-gaza-savage-chavez/ http://www.debka.com/article/22526/Egypt-recalls-envoy-over-IAF-air-strikes-Iron-Dome-hits-17-out-of-50-missileshttp://www.timesofisrael.com/us-senate-unanimously-passes-resolution-supporting-israels-right-to-defend-itself/ http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=292147 http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=292189 http://www.sott.net/article/253672-Palestinian-missiles-hit-Tel-Aviv-citys-underground-bunkers-opened http://www.sott.net/article/253677-Israeli-ministers-okay-call-up-of-75000-troops-We-re-going-to-significantly-aggravate-the-operation http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/13/272018/iran-testfires-homegrown-hawk-missile/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/13/272020/iran-military-ready-and-selfreliant/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/13/272029/iran-to-unveil-new-missile-systems/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/14/272215/iran-testfires-shalamcheh-missile/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/14/272221/iran-rejects-channel-jam-allegations/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/13/272033/iran-to-host-syria-meeting-next-week/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/14/272241/us-unilateral-bans-violate-intl-law/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/13/272026/syrian-opposition-bloc-calls-for-weapons/ http://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-nudges-syria-toward-regional-war/5311791 http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/14/272259/iran-advises-p51-to-return-to-talks/ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/14/272244/russia-calls-for-early-iran-p51-talks/ http://exaltedtruth.com/2012/06/18/one-congressmans-quest-to-unearth-obamas-secret-deal-with-russia/ http://www.rianovosti.com/russia/20121113/177435735.html http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/14/272101/un-votes-1883-to-condemn-cuba-sanctions/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9674630/Royal-Navy-submariner-met-Russian-secret-agents-after-collecting-top-secret-codes.html http://www.norad.mil/News/2012/111412.html http://www.norad.mil/News/2012/111512.html

Towards WWIII? NATO to defend Turkey, British troops may deploy to Syrian border, Israel fires on Syrian positions

SYRIA – NATO will defend alliance member Turkey, which struck back after mortar rounds fired from Syria landed inside its border, the alliance’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said at a meeting in Prague on Monday. “NATO as an organization will do what it takes to protect and defend Turkey, our ally. We have more plans in place to make sure that we can protect and defend Turkey and hopefully that way also deter so that attacks on Turkey will not take place,” he said. Rasmussen also welcomed a weekend agreement by Syrian opposition groups to put aside differences and form a new coalition. A Syrian fighter jet on Monday bombed an area near the Turkish border, causing several casualties, officials and witnesses said. An Associated Press video journalist saw the plane bomb an area around the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn, some 10 meters (yards) from the Turkish border. Meanwhile, the Free Syrian Army, the main armed opposition group, downed a regime helicopter flying above the al-Hamdan airport in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor on Monday, Al Arabiya reported. Last week the rebels overran three security compounds in the town, located in the predominantly Kurdish oil-producing northeastern province of al-Hasaka, wresting control from the regime forces. An official at the local mayor’s office said Turkish ambulances were carrying several injured Syrians to a hospital, across the border in the Turkish town of Ceylanpinar. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters. The force of the blast shattered shop windows in Ceylanpinar, in southeastern Turkey, the official said. It was not clear if anyone in Ceylanpinar was injured in the bombing. The fighting in Ras al-Ayn touched off a massive flow of refugees two days ago, and more refugees were seen coming after the blast. Earlier, a Syrian helicopter bombed rebel positions in an area further south of Ras al-Ayn and the rebels could be heard responding with machine guns, the official said. –Al Arabiya News

British troops to be deployed on Syrian border: British troops could be deployed around Syria’s borders in the event of a worsening humanitarian crisis, the head of the armed forces warned yesterday. General Sir David Richards, the Chief of General Staff, said that contingency plans for military intervention are being “continually brushed over” as Syria’s civil war continues. He stressed that any troop involvement would be limited and conditional on the support of people in the affected area, but his remarks raise the spectre of the UK being involved in another conflict at a time when the West is trying to extract itself from the 11-year war in Afghanistan. General Richards told BBC1′s Andrew Marr programme that the UK’s main concern is preventing the Syrian civil war from spilling across borders into Jordan, Lebanon, or especially Turkey, a NATO ally. But with the humanitarian situation likely to worsen over the winter, he anticipated that political pressure for the Army to intervene would increase, though they would have to be “very cautious” about embarking on what would be a “huge effort.” –Telegraph

Israel fires on Syrian positions: IDF tanks fired into Syria on Monday for the second time in as many days, after a Syrian mortar shell landed in the Golan Heights. The events played out in a similar sequence to those on Sunday, when an errant Syrian shell elicited an Israeli warning shot at the Syrian military for the first time since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. On Monday, however, the IDF said it shot “at the source of the fire in Syria,” and scored a “direct hit,” taking out two mortar launchers. The Syrian shell landed near an IDF outpost in Hazeka on the Golan. Army Radio reported that there were no injuries or damage from the shell, which hit as Israel suffered a barrage of missiles from Gaza, putting the IDF in the position of monitoring enemy fire along both the northern and southern borders. After Sunday’s mortar shell exploded, Israel sent a warning message to the UN, saying that any further firing into Israel will result “in a real response.” On Sunday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for restraint on behalf of Israel and Syria. Ban’s office said “the Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the potential for escalation. He calls for the utmost restraint and urges Syria and Israel to uphold the Disengagement Agreement, respect their mutual obligations, and halt firing of any kind across the ceasefire line.” The IDF limited its return fire to a single missile, since its policy is to only fire intensively in response to coming under major Syrian fire. Syria has been in the midst of a brutal civil war for over a year, and the IDF has been instructed to prevent the battles from spilling over into our territory. At Sunday’s cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that Israel was closely following events along the Syrian border, and was prepared for all possibilities on that front. –Jerusalem Post

Iran conducts largest air-defense drills ever: A joint air defense exercise of the Armed Forces and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) began in eastern Iran on Monday. The four-day military drill, entitled the Defenders of the Sky of Velayat 4, is being conducted in an area covering 850,000 square kilometers with the participation of 8000 Iranian military forces. The maneuvers are being carried out to enhance military capabilities of Iranian forces and provide them with an opportunity to practice modern military tactics to counter new military threats against the country. During the first stage of the exercise on Monday, air defense, radar, missile, surveillance, artillery, and lookout systems were deployed across the theater of operation. Surveillance planes took photographs of and gathered information about the theatre of operation and transmitted them to ground control centers in the quickest time possible. Lookouts were quickly stationed in their positions and established multi-layer and safe communications to transfer information about the theater of operation to the country’s integrated air defense network. According to military officials, the mobility of troops, the movement of defense systems, and the coordination between armed forces were assessed during the first stage of the exercise. Brigadier General Shahrokh Shahram, the spokesman for the maneuvers, said on Sunday that new domestically designed defense systems would be unveiled during the war games. Iran’s vice president said Monday that Tehran will break the ‘grasping hands’ of newly re-elected President Barack Obama, the official IRNA news agency reported. –Tehran Times

18+ states proposing seccession from the USA: Citizens Petitioning, could lead to civil unrest

links:
http://www.examiner.com/article/15-states-including-texas-have-filed-a-petition-to-secede-from-the-united-states-1?fb_comment_id=fbc_415461161854039_3797950_415612555172233#f1cb4f9ed
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/secession-petition-white-house_n_2116620.html#slide=307399
http://iroots.org/2012/11/11/18-states-petition-to-secede-from-us-links-included/
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions
http://www.reference.com/browse/Secession

Towards a World War 3 Scenario: Special Report











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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/25/268725/switzerland-opposes-unilateral-iran-bans/
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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/25/268723/syria-stops-rebels-on-lebanon-border/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/25/268719/syria-declares-eid-aladha-ceasefire/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/25/268733/china-urges-respect-for-syria-ceasefire/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/25/japanese-warships-visit-kochi/
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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/26/268859/iran-to-resume-gas-exports-to-turkey/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/26/268874/russia-welcomes-jalili-ashton-talks/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/26/268889/insurgents-attack-army-checkpoints/
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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/30/269522/syria-rebels-used-ceasefire-to-recharge/

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/tensions-rise-between-turkey-and-syria-over-forced-landing-of-civilian-plane/
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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/09/265771/iran-slams-uk-defense-secretary-remarks/
http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/irans-secret-nuclear-bomb-plant-revealed/?cat_orig=world
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/10/265944/iran-rejects-cyber-attack-on-nsites/
http://www.debka.com/article/22444/All-of-Iran’s-sensitive-enrichment-centrifuges-now-removed-to-Fordo
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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/08/265588/russia-warns-against-meddling-in-syria/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/10/265927/russia-backs-un-charter-on-syria-iran/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/09/265802/russia-iraq-sign-42-bn-in-arms-deals/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/11/266058/russia-warns-nato-on-afghanistan-stay/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/11/266063/russia-to-end-nuclear-deal-with-us/
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57530012/russia-to-end-u.s-deal-to-secure-nukes/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/11/266080/putin-postpones-planned-visit-to-turkey/
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http://www.debka.com/article/22489/If-Willing-France-and-Israel-Could-Jointly-Scotch-Iran’s-Nuclear-Program
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/03/270266/france-leader-to-discuss-syria-in-ksa/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/03/270194/iran-builds-worlds-first-vtol-drone/
http://exaltedtruth.com/2012/11/03/un-representative-calls-for-establishing-a-world-capital-in-islamic-istanbul/
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http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-turkey-israel-and-the-greater-middle-east-energy-war
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/10/265912/us-military-taskforce-active-near-syria/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/10/265951/maliki-warns-nato-against-syria-war/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/10/265855/chavez-backs-assad-blames-us-for-crisis/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/08/265585/no-early-exit-from-afghanistan/
http://www.army.mil/article/88701/Afghan_Border_Police_knock_out_insurgent_activity_with_Southern_Fist/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/18/267387/114k-us-contractors-active-in-afghan-war/
http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2012/10/11/five-contractors-win-navy-c4isr-services-contract.aspx
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http://www.army.mil/article/89508/Falcon_Brigade_training_for_new_global_threat/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/07/265462/us-drone-attacks-infuriate-pakistanis/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/08/265595/us-drone-strike-kills-15-in-somalia/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/holy-jihad-is-the-only-way-to-deal-with-israel-says-egypts-muslim-brotherhood-chief/
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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/10/265983/double/
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/15/white-house-wrestles-with-how-where-to-strike-back-if-libya-consulate-attackers/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/16/266973/us-to-build-libya-commando-force/
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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/11/266141/current-global-order-wont-last-iran/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/11/266109/iran-major-hub-for-military-equipment/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/11/266130/uk-malice-established-fact-for-iranians/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/11/266083/syria-halts-power-purchase-from-turkey/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/11/266143/egypts-morsi-sacks-prosecutor-general/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/15/266840/israeli-air-force-commander-steps-down/
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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/15/266862/iran-azerbaijan-nations-inseparable/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/15/266746/enemy-plots-unite-iran-leader/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-trumpets-new-naval-warfare-capabilities/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/syrian-terrorists-involved-in-illegal-human-organ-trade/5308534
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/16/267035/antiiran-sanctions-illogical-inhuman/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/16/267040/iran-to-defend-native-canadian-rights/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/16/266946/brahimi-calls-for-iran-help-on-syria-truce/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/16/266985/iran-calls-for-restraint-in-syria-crisis/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/16/266988/iraq-urges-quick-action-on-syria/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/16/267018/al-in-talks-over-new-plan-for-syria/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/16/266980/mali-intervention-in-weeks-not-months/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/16/267005/iran-will-not-bow-to-pressure-leader/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/16/267090/israeli-drone-violates-lebanons-airspace/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/16/267085/iran-sanctions-hurt-global-economy/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/16/267074/israel-hidden-element-behind-911/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/un-islamists-threaten-to-radicalize-syrian-war/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-based-radical-sheikh-says-islam-will-save-the-west-from-slavery-to-global-zionism/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-military-aid-to-syrian-opposition-goes-to-al-qaeda/5308517
http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=287016
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/saudis-line-up-against-syrias-assad/2012/10/07/7b06de8e-0e51-11e2-bd1a-b868e65d57eb_story_2.html
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/17/267242/only-unsc-can-limit-russia-arms-sales/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/17/267276/russia-concerned-about-new-iran-bans/
http://www.debka.com/article/22446/Russian-S-400s-relocated-near-Turkey-Hizballah-shifts-units-rockets-into-Syria
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/18/267380/russia-s400-system-targets-turkey/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/terror-attack-against-israeli-targets-said-thwarted-in-cyprus/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/kofi-annan-to-bring-peace-you-have-to-deal-with-terrorists/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/turkey-leads-us-sponsored-military-encirclement-of-syria/5308742
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/17/feds-arrest-man-who-tried-to-blow-up-federal-reserve-bank-in-nyc-sources-say/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/18/267427/irgc-holds-military-drill-near-tehran/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/18/267444/powerful-bomb-explosion-hits-damascus/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/israel-lobby-threatens-church-groups-with-congressional-investigation-over-call-for-restricting-u-s-military-aid-to-israel/5308788
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/09/indian-navy-fires-brahmos-missile-from-ins-teg/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/19/us-indian-navies-to-conduct-indiaex-2012/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/09/polish-swedish-navies-join-forces-within-northern-crown-2012/

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/18/267477/turkey-holds-new-wargames-near-syria/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/08/royal-navy-forces-test-their-abilities-in-complex-manoeuvres/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/09/cf-task-unit-due-in-azerbaijan-this-week/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/09/russian-warship-novocherkassk-calls-at-kerkyra-port-greece/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/09/tactical-exercise-of-pf-harbor-defense-force-and-submarines-under-way-russia/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/17/russian-navy-develops-plan-of-its-regular-presence-in-gulf-of-aden/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/10/russian-german-defense-ministers-talked-on-cooperation-prospects/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/16/russia-ukraine-to-sign-agreement-on-joint-anti-piracy-activites/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/15/ukrainian-navy-resumes-training-of-dolphins-for-military-purposes/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/22/bsf-destroyer-smetlivy-heads-for-mediterranean-sea/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/22/esps-relampago-trains-djibouti-coastguard/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/22/russia-pf-nuclear-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile-r-29r/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/russia-denounces-us-human-rights-record/5309291
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-militarization-of-europe-us-nato-missiles-threat-to-russias-security/5308842
http://www.globalresearch.ca/cyber-warfare-nato-considers-russia-as-a-potential-agressor-threat-to-the-west/5308837
http://news.yahoo.com/putin-flexes-muscle-big-test-russias-nuclear-arsenal-193454022.html
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/cuban-missile-crisis-has-crucial-lessons-for-modern-leaders-1
http://exaltedtruth.com/2012/10/15/russia-to-end-20-year-old-nuclear-deal-with-u-s/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/russia-eyes-additional-measures-to-counter-u-s-anti-missile-threat/5309731
http://exaltedtruth.com/2012/10/10/brics-building-blocks-of-emerging-global-order/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-pakistan-russia-relationship-geopolitical-shift-in-south-and-central-asia/5309135
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/31/russian-navy-to-test-hydrogen-fueled-submarine/
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/lusty-heading-to-med-for-war-games-1-4318611
http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=287188

http://mobile.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-15/u-dot-s-dot-israeli-military-exercise-sending-message-to-iran
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVOKbdCqCwM&feature=g-all-u
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/17/us-israel-to-begin-major-air-defense-exercise/?test=latestnews
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/18/267368/us-soldiers-arrive-in-israel-for-war-game/
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/assad-launches-new-wave-of-air-raids-pounding-key-syrian-town/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/19/267598/turkish-military-fires-shells-into-syria/
http://www.debka.com/article/22453/Obama-to-Israel-Iran-is-piling-up-fissile-material-for-4-6-bombs—in-Natanz-too
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http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-evidence-of-foreign-countries-support-to-terrorists-letter-to-un-security-council/5308876
http://www.globalresearch.ca/financial-warfare-against-iran-devastating-social-impacts-of-sanctions/5308783
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/19/267634/iran-bans-ussanctioned-holocaust/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/19/267619/blast-hits-israeli-patrol-on-gaza-border/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/19/267641/unal-envoy-brahimi-arrives-in-syria/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/19/267604/8-killed-78-injured-in-beirut-bombing/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/19/267658/hezbollah-condemns-beirut-bomb-attack/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/19/267656/iran-condemns-beirut-bomb-blast/
http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=288538
http://www.timesofisrael.com/lebanese-pm-links-deadly-car-bomb-to-syria/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/latest-beirut-bombing-incident-false-flag/5309073
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-next-war-destination-lebanon/5309043
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-war-on-lebanon-and-the-battle-for-oil/2824
http://www.globalresearch.ca/lebanon-bombings-linked-to-war-in-syria/5309122
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/22/268167/snipers-leading-lebanon-to-civil-war/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/22/268151/lebanese-army-vows-to-end-unrest/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/19/267622/me-states-can-help-resolve-syria-crisis/
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=288472
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=288540
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/20/267766/egypt-pushes-uk-to-return-stolen-assets/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/19/uk-royal-navy-frigate-hms-monmouth-deploys/
http://www.debka.com/article/22455/Syria-Iran-Hizballah-attack-while-US-and-Israel-play-computerized-war-games
http://www.timesofisrael.com/annan-warns-military-intervention-wont-work-in-syria/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/turkish-fm-says-no-voluntary-power-transfer-in-syria/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/22/268153/iran-navy-keeping-tab-on-us-warships/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/22/268146/iran-ready-to-expand-ties-with-c-africa/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/benghazi-us-nato-sponsored-base-of-operations-for-al-qaeda/5309017
http://www.globalresearch.ca/u-s-leads-naval-exercises-in-cambodia/5309133
http://www.globalresearch.ca/libya-us-blocks-russian-resolution-of-bani-walid-violence/5309452
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/24/268572/iran-slams-canadas-human-rights-claims/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/24/268503/syria-govt-agrees-to-ceasefire-brahimi/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/24/268518/israel-holds-disaster-stimulation-drill/
http://www.debka.com/article/22467/Israel-halts-war-games-to-deploy-troops-resources-in-escalating-Gaza-sector
http://www.timesofisrael.com/largest-us-israel-military-drill-under-way/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/24/268523/israeli-planes-attack-sudan-arms-factory/
http://www.debka.com/article/22469/The-bombed-Sudanese-factory-produced-Iranian-Shehab-missiles
http://news.yahoo.com/sudan-says-israel-behind-arms-factory-fire-134318945.html;_ylt=AkcL9BE4TRgV34piAB0e2B6s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTQ1amYxMjVuBG1pdANTZWN0
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107114882
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/25/268595/sudan-asks-un-to-condemn-israel/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-harshly-condemns-attack-on-sudan-arms-factory/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/27/268960/nam-raps-israeli-raid-on-sudan-factory/
http://www.debka.com/article/22479/Khartoum-threatens-Israel-after-Iranian-generals-examine-missile-factory-rubble
http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=289463
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/25/268601/au-needs-3200-troops-in-northern-mali/
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/24/3065408/largest-us-israel-military-drill.html
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/25/268708/iran-army-to-hold-military-drill/

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/27/269012/armenia-urges-enhanced-ties-with-iran/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/27/268975/uk-begins-another-iran-attack-game/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/27/269063/israeli-pm-hails-bilateral-ties-with-ksa/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/27/ayman-al-zawahri-kidnapping_n_2030188.html?ref=topbar
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/28/269215/pakistan-eager-to-expand-iran-ties/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/29/269265/lebanon-arms-maker-for-syria-killed/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/29/269276/israeli-warplanes-pound-besieged-gaza/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/29/269281/israeli-spy-drone-skims-lebanese-skies/
http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/turkey-says-syrias-al-assad-can-stay/?cat_orig=world
http://www.debka.com/article/22481/Hamas-aims-Grad-at-Dimona-reactor—-payback-for-Khartoum-raid
http://www.timesofisrael.com/iranian-warships-dock-in-sudan-days-after-alleged-israeli-airstrike/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/29/269383/iran-naval-fleet-calls-at-sudan-port/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/31/iranian-naval-task-force-anchors-in-sudan/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/29/269359/turkish-military-fires-shells-into-syria/
http://www.presstv.com/usdetail/269394.html
http://www.debka.com/article/22483/Iran-develops-Ababil-T—-a-2-000-km-range-stealth-attack-drone
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/30/269546/turkey-rules-out-dialogue-with-syria/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/30/269474/us-presses-algeria-for-mali-intervention/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/30/269592/fire-hits-sudan-arms-factory-again/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/syrian-air-force-general-assassinated-in-damascus/
http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=289852
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/30/269611/2-israeli-warships-cross-suez-canal/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-believes-sanctions-on-iran-are-hitting-hezbollah/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-seeks-quick-resolution-of-standoff-urges-recognition-of-its-nuclear-rights/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-eu-to-press-for-diplomatic-solution-with-more-iran-talks/
http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=289862
http://www.sott.net/article/252951-Israel-Planning-to-Use-Cluster-bombs-on-an-Attack-on-Lebanon
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/31/269743/syrians-not-to-let-foreign-intervention/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/31/269690/syria-army-destroys-turkish-ambulances/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/turkish-pm-too-soon-to-call-for-syria-no-fly-zone/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/31/269755/iran-russia-china-trio-ends-syria-crisis/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vLo9eAEdoQ&feature=g-all-u
http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/signal-der-entspannung-israel-geht-auf-iran-zu/7325838.html
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http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_summary&edis_id=VW-20121102-37078-LBN
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/02/270068/syria-paying-for-standing-up-to-israel/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/02/270080/iran-equipped-with-smart-military-gear/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/02/270113/iran-india-share-views-on-syria/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/02/270111/russia-slams-us-stance-on-syria/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/11/02/russia-italy-to-conduct-ioniex-2012-exercise-in-nov-5-10/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/11/02/russia-to-launch-five-ships-a-year-navy-commander-says/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/11/02/ce12-2-kicks-off-throughout-east-africa/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/11/02/eu-navfor-force-commander-meets-with-eucap-nestor-in-djibouti/
http://www.debka.com/article/22487/Israel-the-Iranian-drone-took-no-photos-Tehran-Yes-it-did
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=290267
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http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-washingtons-death-squads-caught-in-the-act/5310425
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/03/270250/iran-condemns-execution-of-syria-troops/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/02/270120/iran-becomes-3rd-turkey-trade-partner/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/31/269641/russia-turkey-in-talks-over-seized-cargo/
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/syrian-tanks-enter-golan-heights-1
http://www.timesofisrael.com/syrian-tanks-cross-into-golan-demilitarized-zone/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/nato-airbase-in-turkey-to-assume-a-central-role-in-a-possible-war-on-syria/5310474
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/03/270182/uk-mulls-warplanes-deployment-to-pg/

http://www.globalresearch.ca/mali-and-russia-arms-deal-in-the-works/5310278
http://www.globalresearch.ca/russia-counters-the-us-missile-shield-from-the-seas/5310516
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/05/270474/russia-cmdr-urges-cooperation-with-iran/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/05/270471/russian-fm-al-chief-meet-over-syria/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/05/270498/russia-warns-of-western-antisyria-move/
http://freebeacon.com/russian-subs-skirt-coast/
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/syria-rebels-capture-oilfield-near-iraq-1
http://www.presstv.com/usdetail/270507.html
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/04/270350/chinese-ships-sail-near-disputed-isles/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/china-is-quietly-becoming-gold-superpower/5310579
http://www.army.mil/article/90374/Hawaii_Stryker_unit_lifts_off_for_Air_Assault/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/turkey-realizes-it-needs-iran-and-russia-as-friends/5310604
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/05/270563/iran-syria-ties-main-resistance-axis/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/05/270618/tehran-paris-should-build-trust/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/05/270594/weapons/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/05/270612/invade/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-not-cooperating-with-inspection-of-nuclear-sites-iaea-chief-says/
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/secret_libya_fear_wH26W5JNIPSlx1dIxcjsnI
http://www.globalresearch.ca/when-will-the-killing-war-in-iran-begin-it-already-has/5310744
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/06/270760/us-israel-war-threats-hollow/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/06/270761/china-urges-dialogue-on-iran-nissue/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/06/270800/iran-wants-foreign-players-out-of-syria/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/06/270772/west-fanning-syria-fire-russia/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/06/270796/syria-insurgents-have-50-stingers-lavrov/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/06/270791/canada-india-strike-nuclear-deal/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/05/270588/egypt-ready-to-secure-africa-fm/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/06/270660/no-au-troops-to-mali-morsi-says/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/05/270605/iran-raps-canada-over-assets-freeze/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/11/06/exercise-mavi-balina-2012-begins-in-turkey/
http://www.debka.com/article/22499/Israel-warns-Damascus-against-Syrian-Golan-overflights
http://www.army.mil/article/89795/CSA_draws_blueprint_for_complex_global_environment/
http://www.army.mil/article/89819/Army_will_prepare_for_future_with_regionally_aligned_forces/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/30/269555/wmds/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/30/project-10831-deep-sea-nuclear-powered-system-kalitka-passes-trials-in-arctic/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/30/ssbn-yury-dolgoruky-presented-to-russian-navy-for-commission/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/30/black-sea-fleet-landing-ship-completes-visit-to-greek-port-of-thessaloniki/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/clinton-us-will-never-allow-kosovo-border-change/5310299
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/03/270244/georgia-not-to-restore-moscow-ties-pm/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/11/05/future-of-ukrainian-shipbuilding-depends-on-cooperation-with-russia/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/11/05/france-transfers-construction-technology-of-mistral-class-amphibious-assault-ships-to-russia/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/02/270105/fresh-malvinas-war-in-the-offing/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/11/06/eu-navfor-force-commander-meets-commander-of-chinese-counter-piracy-tf/
http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/18-10-2012/122493-third_world_war-0/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/israels-airstrike-on-khartoum-part-of-a-broader-us-nato-israel-military-agenda-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa/5310807

UN Representative Calls For Establishing A ‘World Capital’–In Islamic Istanbul

By Dan Gainor, CNS NEWS

The world needs a global capital and it should be the capital of Islamic Turkey, Istanbul, according to a UN special representative. Richard Falk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, wrote a Nov. 1, 2012, opinion piece for the controversial al Jazeera English site calling for a “global capital” because of integration “by markets, by globally constituted battlefields, by changing geopolitical patterns.”

While Turkey is a longstanding U.S. ally and a member of NATO, its nearly 80 million population is 99.8 percent Muslim, according to the CIA Factbook. Its Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has had several run-ins with Israel over access to Gaza. In March, he urged Israel to “stop the brutal attack against Palestinians and stop the massacre and bloodshed.”

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey sent out an “emergency message” for U.S. citizens in September warning of “a planned anti-American march/protest” in Istanbul. The march was tied to protests against the YouTube video claimed by critics to be anti-Islamic. “The Department of State strongly recommends avoiding the march/protest location as well as any other large crowds that may gather in Istanbul to protest against the controversial video that has created other demonstrations throughout the world,” explained the warning.

Falk recommended what al Jazeera called a “modest proposal” that should move the world past “the persisting tendency is to view the hierarchy of global cities from a West-centric perspective: London, New York, Paris, Los Angeles placed in the first rank.” Along with his UN duties, he is the Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Falk said there were two sides on where to locate such a capital – hard and soft power dynamics. He defined hard power as a view “that history is principally made by those who prevail in warfare, and little else.”

His description of soft power included “culture, political vitality, religious identity and ethics shapes and forms what unfolds.” He listed “several factors” why to choose Istanbul. Those included the city as a tourist destination, it has “also become a secure and acceptable place to hold the most delicate diplomatic discussions,” it is convenient, and Turkey has “gained economic and political credibility at a time when so many important states have either been treading water so as to remain afloat.”

He credited Turkey for “achieving a stable interface between secular principles and religious freedom” and for “moving away from the ‘over-secularisation.'” Falk said choosing Istanbul as a world capital would be good because Turkey could provide the “satisfactions of a post-Western world civilisation.”

Editor’s Note: Dan Gainor is the Media Research Center’s Vice President for Business and Culture.

RISING TENSIONS: is war looming in the Asia-Pacific??




Links:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/sino-japanese-rift-part-of-covert-us-agenda-the-truth-behind-post-war-history/5308616
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/primed-to-explode-china-and-japan-step-up-military-postering-as-dispute-over-islands-linger/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/16/266923/china-navy-spotted-near-japan-island/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/china-losing-patience-with-japan-over-east-china-sea-dispute/5304456
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/escalating-tensions-north-korea-threatens-to-attack-south-korea-over-propaganda-campaign/
http://news.ca.msn.com/world/north-korea-claims-us-mainland-within-reach-of-missiles
http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/27/world/asia/north-korea-tensions/index.html
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/08/uss-george-washington-conducts-replenishment-at-sea-with-usns-alan-shepard/
http://www.presstv.com/usdetail/267861.html
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/08/uss-george-washington-pays-inaugural-visit-to-malaysia/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/19/267536/china-holds-naval-exercise-near-islands/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/08/265526/japan-south-korea-stress-friendship/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/east-asia-japan-restores-cold-war-military-alliance-with-u-s/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/militarizing-south-korea/5308684
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/18/267329/south-korea-to-hold-drill-with-us-troops/
http://www.presstv.com/usdetail/268147.html

links:
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/08/265511/us-china-bears-malice-towards-us/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/confrontation-between-japan-and-china-naval-deployments-in-east-china-sea/5309442
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/china-tech-firms-pose-security-risk-us-panel-warns-1
http://news.yahoo.com/us-must-clearly-back-japan-islands-dispute-china-135125508–politics.html
http://news.yahoo.com/china-warns-strong-steps-japan-island-spat-160356386–business.html
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/27/269017/china-warns-to-take-action-against-japan/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/26/usa-mda-successfully-conducts-missile-defense-flight-test/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/china-versus-america-world-war-i-type-shadow-war-looms-over-east-asia/5310086
http://www.presstv.com/usdetail/269761.html
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/31/269696/us-foments-chinajapan-islands-row/
http://navaltoday.com/2012/10/31/uss-bremerton-departs-joint-base-pearl-harbor-hickam/
http://defensetech.org/2012/11/01/china-flies-newest-stealth-fighter/
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/02/270011/china-rejects-3rd-party-action-on-isles/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinas-increasing-military-spending-unnerves-neighbors/2012/10/23/4b66a7ae-1d29-11e2-ba31-3083ca97c314_story.html
http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/22/news/economy/national-security-debt/index.html?iid=Lead
http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/22/investing/china-japan-treasuries/index.html
http://www.davemanuel.com/us-national-debt-clock.php
This ad was apparently banned from the major networks. Yet I seen it on the Examiner’s website and found it to be shocking.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hox9kpSzFY

Pentagon developing robotic soldiers for future wars

The Pet-Proto robot (file photo)

The US Pentagon has begun a contest to advance its efforts to develop robotic soldiers to fight the wars of the future. 

(PressTV) The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), which kicked off at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) conference center in Arlington, Virginia on Wednesday, focuses on testing robots’ abilities to work in difficult situations designed for humans that “simulate conditions in a dangerous, degraded, human-engineered environment.”

US officials and the designers of the robots say they are only being built to provide emergency services during disasters and have made no comments on any possible military applications.
The DRC has four tracks, with teams participating in tracks B and C competing for access to a modified version of the Atlas robot for use in live disaster-response challenge events in 2013 and 2014.

One of the robots, called Pet-Proto, a predecessor of DARPA’s Atlas robot, can maneuver over and around obstacles, using “capabilities, including autonomous decision-making, dismounted mobility and dexterity.”

DARPA project leader Gill Pratt says the DRC is “about trying to use robots to improve the resiliency of the US and world to natural and man-made disasters.”

According to DARPA’s $2.8 billion budget for 2013, the US military’s research arm intends to invest $7 million in a project to create robotic partners for its soldiers.

The project, called the Avatar Project, was devised to “develop interfaces and algorithms to enable a soldier to effectively partner with a semi-autonomous bi-pedal machine and allow it to act as the solder’s surrogate,” DARPA announced.

Earlier this year, DARPA released a video of the robodog, which is capable of hauling a soldier’s gear and following the soldier using its “eyes” — which are actually sensors that can distinguish between trees, rocks, terrain obstacles, and people.

NT/HGL

CANADA: Cyber-Security Gaps and poor management of National Defense according to Auditor General

 

links:
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/critical-cybersecurity-gaps-remain-auditor-general-says-1
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/canada-at-risk-from-chinese-firm-us-warns-1
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/10/23/poor-management-could-put-military-missions-at-risk-says-ag-report
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/canada-not-tracking-fake-military-parts-emails-suggest
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/navy-officer-pleads-guilty-to-spying-1
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/navy-spy-sold-secrets-to-russia-for-dollar3k-a-month-1
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/navy-spy-had-access-to-breadth-of-intelligence-files-2

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