Friday, March 6, 2015

And who is fighting ISIL - not Turkey

Turkish Governor Confirms ISIL Commander Being Treated in Local Hospital: "An Islamic State (IS) commander injured in a bomb attack in northern Syria was being treated in a Turkish hospital in the border province of Antakya."

About time. "Save the Children apologizes for handing Tony Blair legacy award"

Save the Children apologizes for handing Tony Blair legacy award: "The charity which came under fire for presenting former Prime Minister Tony Blair with a global legacy award has apologized for upsetting staff and supporters." Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive of Save the Children, former aid to Blair:

Our friends the Saudis: "Controversial Islamic Scholar Who Praised Bin Laden Awarded Top Saudi Prize"

Controversial Islamic Scholar Who Praised Bin Laden Awarded Top Saudi Prize: "A top Saudi honor has been awarded to a controversial Islamic cleric who has said that Muslim men may rape their slaves, has called 9-11 'an inside job,' and who was banned from the UK for 'unacceptable behavior.' The award highlights Saudi Arabia’s contradictory role as a US ally that continues to express support for extremism." Ah the Saudis - forward thinkers.

All too funny. "German NSA probe chief’s phone ‘hacked’ after sending by regular mail"

German NSA probe chief’s phone ‘hacked’ after sending by regular mail: "The German parliament’s head of the inquiry into NSA spying on the country asked security experts to check his phone after he believed it had been hacked. The only problem was it was tampered with when he sent it by post to be examined."

China: Obama is arrogant and hypocritical. Duh!

'Arrogance and hypocrisy': China Slams Obama Over Cybersecurity Demands: "China is defending its proposed cybersecurity laws as 'beyond reproach' in the wake of harsh criticism from the US - criticism that the state -run Xinhua news agency called 'arrogance and hypocrisy.'" Obama:

No kidding! ​ISIS taking advantage of Syrian conflict

​ISIS taking advantage of Syrian conflict, opposition & govt should cease fire – UN envoy tells RT: "It would be far more easy to address the issue of ISIS in Syria if the opposition and the government negotiated a ceasefire, the UN envoy Staffan de Mistura told RT, emphasizing that the mediators’ role is to help Syrian people find a Syrian solution." But guess who doesn't want the Syrian conflict to end unless it is only on its terms.

Virginia’s 1924 eugenics program victims - $25k

Virginia’s forced sterilization victims each to get $25k restitution payments for eugenics program: "Virginia is set to become the second state to compensate the victims of its eugenics program ‒ people whom the state deemed mentally or physically unfit to procreate and were then forcibly sterilized without their knowledge or consent." Fair compensation?

Sen. Menendez's constituency is himself and moneyed friends.

Top Obama Ally Senator Menendez to Face Federal Corruption Charges: "The US Justice Department has decided to bring criminal corruption charges against the sitting New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. While an official announcement could still be weeks away, CNN reports that US Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to pursue the charges." No corruption in the US government - is there.

No surprise and it isn't the 1st time: US Ally in Libya joins ISIL

Gee - is that John McCain nearly
 holding hands with him?
US Ally in Libya Joins ISIL and Leads Its Forces in the Country - Reports: "Abdelhakim Belhadj, who despite ties to al-Qaeda was backed by the United States and NATO during the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi, has joined the Islamic State in Libya and is leading forces there, according to US intelligence officials."

Belhadj "was considered by President Barack Obama’s administration and some members of Congress as a “willing partner” in the overthrow of Gaddafi in 2011."

War games that the US lost and lost big - but the record was nearly erased.

French Submarine Sinks Entire US Aircraft Carrier Group During Drills: "A series of joint naval drills between the United States and France recently didn't quite turn out the way the US, no doubt, expected. The practice scenario ended with the French nuclear submarine that was acting the part of an enemy ship "sinking" the American aircraft carrier and most of its escort."

Black men with political power fail their black constituents.

​Misconduct among Ferguson cops ‘not an isolated incident’, says Obama: "In the wake of an explosive federal investigation into the Ferguson Police Department, President Barack Obama says concerns raised by the Department of Justice are not unique to the St. Louis, Missouri suburb."

Chicago Black Site Exemplifies Community-Police Tensions - US Congressman: "US Congressman Danny Davis claims that allegations of a Chicago police secret interrogation facility exemplifies decades-long problems in the city with community members’ civil rights and police abuses."

Neither Ferguson nor Chicago is a surprise. Now that these two cities have been publicly exposed - Obama and Davis step forward into the limelight. It doesn't seem too difficult to argue that these two black men have been co opted by white corporate America.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

US has a short memory about the role of Russia in defeating Nazi Germany

U.S.-Soviet Alliance, 1941–1945 - 1937–1945 - Milestones - Office of the Historian: "Without the remarkable efforts of the Soviet Union on the Eastern Front, the United States and Great Britain would have been hard pressed to score a decisive military victory over Nazi Germany."

That is from the US Department of State, Office of the Historian.

Evidence of US support to ISIL?

Iraqi Parliamentarian Claims to Have Evidence of US Support to ISIL: "Iraqi lawmaker Qasim Al-Araji told the Iraqi parliament that his group, the Badr Organization, is in possession of documented proof that the United States government is providing the self-proclaimed Islamic State with weapons and military aid."

US Commander falsely claims 12,000 Russian troops and equipment in Eastern Ukraine - it is how wars are started.

Russian General Mocks US Commander's Size Claim, Suggests Hidden Motives: "Russian Gen. Maj. Igor Konashenkov called US Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges' claim that Russia has 12,000 troops in Ukraine 'a failed attempt to impress the women of the US State Department.'"

Given that is no small number - one wonders why a US commander can only make (false) assertions without any proof. What - are the US satellites blind? There is about 1.4 1 million people in the Luhansk and Donetsk Regions.  Wouldn't 12,000 troops with equipment be spotted by at least the Ukrainian army that has already said that there are no Russian troops in Eastern Ukraine?

The commander's assertion speaks to the intelligence of army leadership. Bravado instead of facts much like a juvenile.

Poland, Lithuanian: wanting NATO war with Russia or wanting Western money?

Both Poland and Lithuanian have lived cooperatively with Russia ever since the breakup of the Soviet Union, yet Russia have never been aggressive toward either. Two articles below illustrate their part in the US/NATO campaign to denigrate Russia. It makes no sense for them to cut themselves off from Russia.

Kenan Malik: "A search for identity draws jihadis to the horrors of Isis"

A search for identity draws jihadis to the horrors of Isis. Kenan Malik writing for The Guardian UK asks: "What is it that draws thousands of young Europeans to a brutal, sadistic organisation such as Isis?" He lists the prevailing and disparate theories of why - then proceeds to demonstrate that none of them are credible.

E.g., he takes a look at the wannabe jihadis theory, but he notes "[w]hat is striking about the stories of wannabe jihadis is their diversity. There is no “typical” recruit, no single path to jihadism."
"The usual clichés about jihadis – that they are poor, uneducated, badly integrated – are rarely true. A survey of British jihadis by researchers at London’s Queen Mary College found no link to “social inequalities or poor education”; most were highly educated young people from comfortable families who spoke English at home."
Mr. Malik sees the draw to jihadis of the young Europeans is "neither politics nor religion. It is a search for something a lot less definable: for identity, for meaning, for “belongingness”, for respect." One only has to think about being young in America. And wanting to belong and alienation from society are key factors of  the success of gang recruitment.
"There is, of course, nothing new in the youthful search for identity and meaning. What is different today is the social context in which this search takes place. We live in a more atomised society than in the past; an age in which many people feel peculiarly disengaged from mainstream social institutions and in which moral lines often seem blurred and identities distorted."
Mr. Malik at the end asks this question: "Why is it that so many intelligent and resourceful young people find an ideology that espouses mass beheadings, slave labour and the denial of rights to women more appealing than anything else that is on offer?"

I would ask the question differently. Why have so many people from mostly the 10% income demographic become so disaffected and alienated? A search for identity and meaning doesn't provide the answer. There will always be that search for meaning and identity. The question is why are so many young people taking the radical path in their search?

My own view is that there is a growing disaffection among people of all ages in all countries with the policies of the US particularly against vulnerable nations. Is it not coincidental that these vulnerable nations are Muslim. That is hard to deny given the strong strain of anti-Muslim pro-Christian attitudes in the US fueled by the media.

I think it is more than young people feeling "peculiarly disengaged from mainstream social institutions and in which moral lines often seem blurred and identities distorted."  The author doesn't provide the why (and I don't think he meant to in his article).

However, it seems that fueling the youth seeking the radical path is the immorality and lack of ethics deeply entrenched in American foreign policies. And that has also seeded roots against the domestic policies in the US. One cannot deny the growing prejudices against the black minority and the Muslim communities.  And one cannot deny the negative effect of the surveillance carried out by the US and state governments on its citizens (and globally) in the name of fighting terrorism.

Look none of this means that the jihadists are correct or that there will be some uprising in the US to defeat American foreign policy - but it does mean that more young people will be attracted to the cause of the jihadists, especially as the domestic policies become more discriminating and secrecy becomes routine in the American legal system. It means more innocent people will die as a result of American foreign policy that is championed in the Western media with its anti-Muslim bias.

The US has an ineffective congress led in the most part by warmongering people like Senator McCain. And we have a megalomanic president that has refused to respect the separation of powers throughout his administration.

Resource:

Russell Brand has an excellent analysis on this video: Could I Have Been Jihadi John? Russell Brand The Trews (E268) - YouTube.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

European peace is threaten by the US-caused Ukraine crisis

US-caused Ukraine crisis threatens European peace: "The US-sponsored coup d'etat in Ukraine threatens European and world peace. Only a political and diplomatic solution can manage the crisis, but this may not be possible despite the best efforts of Germany and France and the Minsk process."

Petraeus - why isn't he in jail for disclosing top secret information?

Petraeus reaches plea deal with Justice Dept.: "Former CIA director David Petraeus has reached a plea agreement with the Justice Department, concluding a years-long investigation into his divulging to his mistress secret information, including names of covert officers and war strategy, according to court documents."
"Among the mass of sensitive information in the books were the 'identities of covert officers, war strategy, intelligence capabilities and mechanisms, diplomatic discussions … and deliberative discussions from high-level National Security Council meetings, and discussions with the president of the United States.'''

Ukraine is Europe's Zimbabwe?

5 Reasons Why Ukraine is Becoming Europe's Zimbabwe: "As the Ukrainian National Bank introduces new capital controls, this time for businesses, and raises interest rates, the country's economy slides into Zimbabwe-grade hyperinflation, as measured by the Cato Institute. There are five main reasons why:"

Russia not interested in a PACE proposal for working group on Ukraine

Russia turns down PACE proposal to set up working group on Ukraine: "Russia has turned down a proposal of President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Anne Brasseur to establish a working group in Ukraine, a senior Russian lawmaker said on Tuesday."
"We told them that in the conditions of sanctions no interaction is possible until the end of the year." [Alexey Pushkov, chairman of the international affairs committee at the State Duma (lower house of the Russian parliament)]. 

Under color of authority: LAPD murder a homeless man

​CCTV footage of LAPD gunning down homeless man released: "Police say they were responding to a robbery report. They said on Twitter they attempted to subdue the man, known only by his street name of Africa, with a Taser but it was ineffective as the victim continued to resist. They also said the man attempted to reach for an officer’s handgun during the altercation. Africa was declared dead shortly after being taken to a local hospital." What were the excuses?

Monday, March 2, 2015

International Atomic Energy Agency: No diversion in Iran N-material toward non-peaceful purposes

No diversion in Iran N-material: IAEA: "The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again verified lack of any diversion toward non-peaceful purposes in Iran’s declared nuclear material." You might read too:

The West needs a reminder on China and Russia role in WWII

China and Russia to Jointly Commemorate WWII, Promote Own View on History: "Both countries sustained severe massive casualties, on a scale that could hardly be imagined by the West. While the war claimed the lives of 418,000 Americans, 600,000 French nationals and 450,000 Britons, the USSR's casualties amounted to 27 million and China's – to almost 20 million deaths."

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ukraine: a gateway for terrorists

In Midst of War, Ukraine Becomes Gateway for Jihad - The Intercept: "The “brothers” are members of ISIS and other underground Islamic organizations, men who have abandoned their own countries and cities. Often using pseudonyms and fake identities, they are working and fighting in the Middle East, Africa and the Caucasus, slipping across borders without visas. And they are in the Ukraine:

Greece asks Russia to lift import ban on strawberries, oranges and peaches

Athens asks Russia to lift import ban on strawberries, oranges and peaches: "Athens asks Russia to partially lift its ban on imports of Greek strawberry, oranges and peaches, Alexei Alexeyenko, an aide to the chief of Russia’s veterinary and phytosantitary watchdog (Rosselkhoznadzor), told TASS on Sunday after his meeting with Greek Deputy Minister of Agriculture Panagiotis Sgouridis."

Murder of Russian politician: contradictory reports doesn't bode well for quick solution.

Witness Describes Killer of Russian Politician Boris Nemtsov: "According to the Russian Interior Ministry, Nemtsov was killed in the center of Moscow at 11:40 p.m. local time on Friday (20:40 GMT), when several shots were fired at him from a passing car." But this . . .

Venezuela: mandatory visas for all US citizen and bans Bush & Cheney

Venezuela imposes mandatory visas for all US citizens, bans for Bush & Cheney: "Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a new mandatory visa requirement for all Americans visiting the country. The leader also called to review and downsize the number of US embassy staff in Caracas."
"The new law is designed to help “control” US interference, the president stressed."

Venezuela Social media deception: the “La Salida” conspiracy

Social media deception: Venezuela exposes “La Salida” conspiracy: "From February to June 2014, Venezuela experienced a period of violence and terrorism by individuals whose stated goal was to force “La Salida,” (the Exit) of the elected government."
"One year later, the Venezuelan government has documented the involvement of foreign powers in a campaign of media disinformation that accompanied the unrest on the streets."

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Opposition politician Boris Nemtsov murdered in Moscow

Opposition politician Boris Nemtsov killed in the center of Moscow: "Famous Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has been shot dead in the center of Moscow. [Friday Moscow time] The shots came from a vehicle. Reportedly, Nemtsov had previously received death threats on social media sites." Some facts:

Admission, at least, that the US has intelligence data on Ukraine.

US Edits Intelligence Data Before Sharing With Ukrainian Military: "The US agreed last year to provide spy-satellite imagery and other intelligence to Ukraine but before delivering these images, US officials edit the data." Remember the MH17? And what about all those Russian troops and tanks, etc in Eastern Ukraine?

Friday, February 27, 2015

NATO's Russia Border Games

NATO's Russia Border Games: "When a Russian bomber flew over international waters some 25 miles off the southwest tip of England last week, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon called Russia 'a real and present danger.' The UK government scrambled jet fighters to meet the Russian aircraft as a show of force." But the author of the story Daniel Mcadams makes a great point:

​Chinese diplomat: Russia has ‘real security concerns’ over Ukraine

​Chinese ambassador to Belgium: Russia has ‘real security concerns’ over Ukraine: "Western nations should heed Russia's legitimate security concerns over the volatile situation in Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in a rare public statement on the crisis that has damaged relations between Russia and the West."
West Should Appreciate Russia’s Security Concerns: "Major powers should work together to solve global security problems following the principle of equality, cooperation, and mutual benefits and trust, the diplomat concluded."

An act of war - pure and simple.

US & Turkey to start training thousands of Syria rebels in March: "The United States and its ally Turkey will begin three years of training and equipping about 15,000 Syrian rebel forces on Sunday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has confirmed. Commenting on an agreement that the NATO allies signed last week after several months of negotiations, Tanju Bilgic, spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry, said Friday: "I can say that the train-and-equip [program] will begin as of March 1," AFP cited the state-run Anatolia news agency as saying. Ankara and Washington have set a goal of training over 5,000 Syrians in the first year of the program, with the first trained rebels to be ready to fight by the end of 2015."

Pentagon budget subterfuge: Chinese naval fleet outnumbers US combat vessels

Chinese Naval Fleet Now Outnumbers US Combat Vessels: "China is at the forefront of building submarines and now has more than the United States, says a Navy admiral testifying before a congressional committee that is discussing future funding for US defense projects." Does quantity outweigh quality?

The Russians are coming, and the Chinese too - Pentagon Chicken Littles.

Rice applying pressure to UK, French, German, Italian Counterparts

Rice Discusses Ukraine Crisis with UK, French, German, Italian Counterparts: "US National Security Advisor Susan Rice discussed the Ukrainian crisis with her European counterparts."

Poland will pass its 'free US armored military vehicles" to Ukraine

What’s the Catch? Poland Gets ‘Free’ US Armored Military Vehicles: "As the United States scales down its operations in Afghanistan, it’s looking for creative ways to get rid of its surplus military equipment. One solution: give it Poland, free of charge. But the fact that the European nation is engaged in zero combat missions raises concerns about who will actually benefit from such a gift."

No catch - it is reasonable to suspect that it is the US backdoor sending of military equipment to Ukraine.

Foreign Gov’ts building future influence in US politics

Foreign Gov’ts Gave Millions to Clinton Fund While Hillary was Sec of State: "While Hillary Clinton was US Secretary of State, The Clinton Foundation received millions of dollars from foreign governments, and at least one contribution was in violation of a State Department ethics agreement, the Washington Post reports."

Russian Jewish community blasts Ukraine and Baltics nations for glorifying Nazi collaborators — RT Russian politics

Russian Jewish community blasts Ukraine and Baltics nations for glorifying Nazi collaborators: "Russia’s largest Jewish organization has condemned the authorities of Ukraine, Baltic nations and Moldova over their official line of support to persons and groups known for close cooperation with Nazi Germany and crimes against humanity during WWII."
"In this document, the leaders of the Russian Jewry again noted that the current regime in Kiev was portraying as heroes and liberators the OUN-UPA group (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists – Ukrainian Insurgents’ Army), regardless of the fact that its members had only gained notoriety by killing thousands of civilians over their ethnic roots, mostly Jews and Poles."

Sanctions against Russia hurts ExxonMobil $1bn losses.

ExxonMobil admits $1bn lost from anti-Russia sanctions: "The contracts with Russia’s biggest oil company Rosneft damaged by the West’s anti-Russian sanctions have cost ExxonMobil $1 billion, the company said in its annual report."

Ukrainians avoid the draft by obtaining Hungarian citizenship?

Ukrainians Escape From Mobilization by Obtaining Hungarian Citizenship: "Almost 94 thousands of inhabitants of Zakarpattia region in western Ukraine have obtained Hungarian citizenship, according to Janos Arpad Potapi, Hungary's Secretary of State."

Silicon Valley in a panic: China potential legislation re access to private data

Silicon Valley Panic: China Demands NSA-Like Access and Control: "Silicon Valley is in a panic following an announcement that China is considering sweeping counterterrorism legislation. The law would require tech companies to provide the Chinese government with NSA-like access to private data, terms the industry may be forced to accept if they want to do business in the world’s most populated country."

US reaction exposed in the article is nothing short of hypocrisy. If China implements the legislation it will be nothing less than that the US has done with the various security agencies, especially NSA.

The rise of fascism is again the issue

​Why the rise of fascism is again the issue: "Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to forget, the accelerating danger of a modern kind of fascism is suppressed; for it is their fascism."

Spain arrest its citizens that fought with Eastern Ukraine militia but not those that fought for Ukraine.

Arrested Spaniards Fought for Free Donbas - Anti-Fascist Committee: "Arresting eight Spaniards, who supported independent Donbas, and ignoring those, who fought alongside Kiev's army, is “a manifestation of double standards”, the Madrid Committee in Support of Anti-Fascist Ukraine told Sputnik."

Ukraine's UAE weapons deal not a deal?

Ukraine's Not-So-Real Deal With UAE: Officials Deny Weapons Supplies: "According to the UAE Assistant Foreign Minister for Security and Military Affairs, The UAE and Ukraine signed an agreement on military and security cooperation which does not foresee any deals on weapon deliveries between the countries."

Ukrainian politicians exemplifies the oft heard joke - 'How do you tell when a politician is lying? When his (or her) lips move.'

Thursday, February 26, 2015

OSCE: no weapons transfer across Russian-Ukrainian border observed since mid-2014

Weapons transfer across Russian-Ukrainian border not observed since mid-2014 — OSCE: "Monitors of the Organization for Security and Cooperation Union working at the 'Donetsk' and 'Luhansk' checkpoints have not observed a single case of transferring weapons across the Russian-Ukrainian border since the summer of 2014, Paul Picard, the chief OSCE observer at the Russian-Ukrainian border, said on Thursday."

None, none, none, etc.

​Kiev introduces rationing; and their gold disappears

​Kiev introduces rationing, as falling hryvnia causes shopping binge: "Ukrainian supermarkets have imposed rationing of basic products after the drastic fall in the value of the hryvnia. The currency has lost 70 percent of its value causing people to stockpile food and buy electronics as a hedge."

And where is their gold? Or is it their gold anymore?

With Its Gold "Vaporized", A Furious Ukraine Turns On Its Central Bankers: "As reported two weeks ago, following a stunning announcement by the head of Ukraine's central bank, Valeriya Gontareva, on primetime TV we learned that (virtually) all of Ukraine's gold was gone, or - in the  parlance of Jon Corzine - had 'vaporized.'"

An Internet search reveals a few different alternatives, but the most likely one is that the gold is in the hands of the US either for safekeeping or for down payment or 'lien' for money lent to Ukraine for, among other things, fighting the Eastern Ukraine militias.

Now the gold could be held outside of Ukraine, but still be counted by Ukraine.  But, what is clear is that their economy and gold reserves are contracting. See this from Bloomberg, December 22, 2014:
"Holdings by Ukraine are shrinking as fighting with separatists in the east of the country slows the economy and weakens the hryvnia. The country is relying on a $17 billion loan from the IMF to stay afloat and stave off a default. Foreign reserves are at the lowest in more than a decade amid the deepest recession since 2009. Bullion holdings have dropped 45 percent from a record 42.9 tons in April, IMF data show."

Can't unring the bell: Pentagon reveals secret anti-ISIL training site in Jordan

Top Secret? Jordan Furious After Pentagon Reveals Anti-ISIL Training Site: "The Pentagon has altered records to try and cover up its disclosure that one of its training camps to battle Islamic State militants is located in Jordan – information Jordan had requested be kept private."

A slip or on purpose? The Pentagon also disclosed Iraq plans against the ISIL.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

With Ukraine it is alway gas

Ukraine receives its gas from Russia. It is delivered through the same pipelines that supplies Europe. If Ukraine doesn't pay its bill, Russia is left with the choice of either ignoring the failure or stopping the supply. Stopping the supply to Ukraine stops the supply to Europe. President Putin seems to have made his choice.

Ukraine crisis originated in 1986 as American policy for single polar world

Former NATO Intel Officer Blames US for Ukraine Crisis: "A former NATO intelligence analyst [Lieutenant Commander (Retd.) Martin Packard] has said that the crisis in Ukraine stems from as far back as 30 years when the United States 'deliberately 'sabotaged' relations between Europe and Russia."
"The current crisis in Ukraine stems from as far back as 1986, when the United States saw an opportunity to model itself as the new single world superpower at the close of the Cold War and saw friendly Russian overtures to Western Europe as a threat."

Russian port of call in the Mediterranean - Cyprus

Russia, Cyprus ink military accord: "Russia and Cyprus have signed a military cooperation deal, under which Russian navy ships will be permitted to make regular port calls at the island country."
"Putin said after the negotiations that the agreement would mainly concern Russian navy ships engaged in international counter-terrorism and anti-piracy efforts." 

4 reasons Ukraine's army recruiting is failing

Ukraine's Army Recruiting Efforts are Failing: Here are Some of the Reasons: "The Ukrainian military's recruitment efforts are grinding to a halt. Sputnik offers insight into some of the reasons why." The article does an excellent job in filling in each of its 4 reasons shown below.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

US Veterans Affairs Secretary 'misstated' his military service

US Veterans Affairs Secretary Lied About Military Record: "Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has apologized after falsely claiming last month that he was a member of the elite Special Operations Forces while serving in the U.S. Army."

Documents: Israel's Mossad contradicted Netanyahu’s 2012 Iran nuclear weapons claim

Leaked cables show Netanyahu’s Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad: "Binyamin Netanyahu’s dramatic declaration to world leaders in 2012 that Iran was about a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his own secret service, according to a top-secret Mossad document."