Sep 14 06:45

Incoming Tokyo government threatens split with US

A split is emerging between the United States and Japan over the new Tokyo government's anti-globalisation rhetoric and its threats to end a refueling agreement for US ships in support of the war in Afghanistan.

Sep 09 07:06

The Tragic Price Tag for an Intelligence-Driven War

The CIA was given the lead in America’s alleged war of retribution, allowing the agency to secretly lead the direction of the war, using false flag direction and by supplying the new “intelligence” documents that would support the secret actions, in order to fuel succeeding phases of the war, straight into the heartland of Central Asia. The CIA sets the pattern in this war that others must follow, even the Pentagon. Covert spy networks supply the individual pieces of new “intelligence” that determine both the air missions and those conducted by Special Forces teams (under CIA leadership, of course).

Sep 02 13:19

Waking people from tranquilized obviousness: the paradox of patience in an emergency

For those of us with the interest of drawing attention to glaring opportunities for societal improvement, this article includes insight and video from the Pulitzer-winning story of Joshua Bell, an elite violinist, who went to Washington DC's Metro during rush hour to discover if brilliance could be recognized without a platform in the middle of peoples' busy lives.

Sep 01 07:59

The US invasion/occupation of Pakistan has begun

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Undercover armed Americans are swarming the Pakistani capital in the latest sign that the elected government has allowed Washington to dispatch what is believed to be a large number of American special operations agents and contractual security guards, including the infamous Blackwater private militia.

This comes at a time when whistleblowers within the government and the military are reporting the arrival of a large number of US Marines in Pakistan. Some reports put the figure at 1,000 US soldiers, much of whom are thought to be arriving as part of the massive expansion of the US Embassy and four consulates across the country. While the US embassy continues to deny this, new buildings are under construction to house security teams. The expanded US embassy is supposed to become the largest US embassy in the world.

Aug 31 09:14

Major 9/11 Breakthrough in Japan Spectacular Support for Yukihisa Fujita

Councilor Fujita is a current member and former director of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense. In this function he questioned 9/11 three times in parliament. Fujita claims that 9/11 as the main reason for the "War on Terror" needs to be newly investigated in order to find peaceful solutions.

Aug 31 08:58

Japanese Opposition Victory Could Force US Rethink in Pacific

While the DPJ’s first order of business will be its plan of free market decentralization and tax cuts to try to stem rising unemployment, in the long-term it may have a significant impact on the US relationship with the island nation, as the DPJ publicly attacked the LDP for letting the US basically dictate policy.

In the near term, the DPJ is expected to only demand a few key revisions to the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the two nations, and cancel the nation’s role in the Afghan War, which it has insisted is in violation of the country’s pacifist constitution. It will also ban the US from stationing nuclear weapons in Japan, a key issue in a nation which 64 years later is still distraught over twin US nuclear attacks.

Aug 30 09:28

Japan Election Results: Opposition Democrats Win Huge Victory

Japan's Prime Minister Taro Aso conceded defeat in elections Sunday as media exit polls indicated the opposition had won by a landslide, sending the conservatives out of power after 54 years of nearly unbroken rule amid widespread economic anxiety and desire for change.

Aug 30 09:28

Japanese PM will resign! Antiwar party wins in landslide

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Aug 30 10:20pm (Japan time) Aso Taro is saying he is is going to retire. Aso holds himself responsible for the LDP's loss. He will have an election again as soon as possible. NHK and many companies are saying the JDP is now more than half of the lower house. They can rule without opposition. Big Chages are inevitable.

Aug 28 09:47

Thousands flee Burma as army clashes with Kokang militias

Thousands of people have fled from northern Burma into China after fighting erupted between government troops and an armed ethnic group yesterday, breaking a 20-year ceasefire.

The government signed a ceasefire with ethnic groups in the Shan state in 1989, allowing them to hold on to their arms. Several fused their political aims with vast drug operations and have grown increasingly powerful, enjoying considerable autonomy. But the Burmese army has gradually increased its presence and the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), the official name of the ruling military junta, recently began pressing the militias to be incorporated into an official border force.

Aug 28 05:42

Swine flu vaccine plan in disarray

THE Federal Government's plan to immunise the population against swine flu is in chaos because insurers may not cover doctors who administer the jab.

Inadequate testing and the possibility of spreading other infections means there is too high a risk patients will sue, the insurers say.

Despite weeks of crisis talks, the Government has refused to underwrite doctors' liability for the vaccinations and medical groups say the program - due to start as early as mid-September - cannot proceed unless doctors are insured.

Aug 10 17:58

Deadly storms sweep eastern Asia

Watch the video of the hotel collapsing. If fires brought down WTC 7 then it should have collapsed in the same manner as the hotel.

See also: The Controlled Collapse Of WTC 7

Aug 08 05:04

Behind The Clinton 'Rescue' In North Korea

The capture of two US reporters of Chinese descent, who worked for Al Gore, and their subsequent rescue from North Korea's clutches by former President Bill Clinton was a setup from the beginning. Nothing reported about this story comes close to the real truth. As I covered the story in a prior brief, the initial capture of the reporters on the frozen Yalu River (where no one could prove which side of the China-NK border they were really on) was a predictable tactic used by North Korea to obtain secret concessions from the US. The two women were railroaded into a North Korean court and sentenced to hard labor in one of NK's notorious prison camps. This was done for the shock effect to illicit horror around the world. In reality, they never suffered a day of hard labor.

Aug 05 20:25

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Worst single terror attacks in history

August 6 and August 9 2009 mark the 64th anniversaries of the US atomic-bomb attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In Hiroshima, an estimated 80,000 people were killed in a split second. Some 13 square kilometres of the city were obliterated. By December, at least another 70,000 people had died from radiation and injuries.

Three days after Hiroshima's destruction, the US dropped an A-bomb on Nagasaki, resulting in the deaths of at least 70,000 people before the year was out.

Since 1945, tens of thousands more residents of the two cities have continued to suffer and die from radiation-induced cancers, birth defects and still births.

Aug 02 09:47

Malaysian arrests condemned

The Malaysian Government has faced criticism for arresting hundreds of people and using tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest against laws that allow for detention without trial.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US response to this Malaysian law will have to be chock full of irony.

How in the world can US diplomats possibly murmur a whisper of condemnation at this law with a straight face, when that is precisely what the US is doing to prisoners of war held at Gitmo, and other facilities?

No high moral ground here on the part of the US, whatsoever.

Jul 25 11:13

Major 9/11 Truth Breakthrough!!! KBDI Denver Airs 9/11 Press for Truth

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just from reading the reviews, I will wager that this film never mentions the arrested Israelis.

Jul 21 08:42

Washington to ink SE Asia pact to counter China

The signing by the United States this week of a friendship pact with Southeast Asia sends a strong signal of its desire to deepen ties and counter China's increasing influence, diplomats said.

The treaty commits signatories to three basic principles: the peaceful settlement of disputes, non-recourse to the use of force and non-interference in domestic affairs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given the American government's voracious appetite for the use of martial force as a way of "resolving disputes", and interference in other countries' affairs to achieve a specific desired outcome, it's going to be fun watching the US adhere to the tenants of this treaty!

Jul 13 08:18

It's not just Afghanistan; it's everywhere from Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan.

Central Asia has oil and gas.

And heroin.

Journalist Simon Reeve said of his trip to the Stans, such as Uzbekistan:

"Most people I met longed for a return to the financial security of Communism...

Jul 05 22:58

Flashback: Settler video

I still think this is the most revealing Settler video. Imagine if the average American was given a raw view of Israel and the way they think ("our" neighborhood?). Support would vanish overnight.
Jun 22 07:56

Japan: To fight deflation, abolish cash. (Or tax it?)

June 19, 2009
To fight deflation, abolish cash. Could Japan make reality of ‘science fiction’?
Leo Lewis Asia Business Correspondent

With recovery elusive, a population doddering into old age and perhaps a decade of deflation in prospect, Japan may start mulling the most radical monetary policy of all — the abolition of cash.

Unorthodox, untried and, said one Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi strategist, “in the realms of economic science fiction”, the recommendation has nevertheless begun floating around Tokyo’s corridors of power and economists have described Japan as particularly suitable as a testing ground.

Jun 20 07:13

Beijing toys with tougher tactics

Apart from anger at Pyongyang's disobedience - and fears that its nuke program could endanger China - Beijing is worried that the latest development would hand a pretext to countries including South Korea and Japan to procure or produce more sophisticated weapons. Former senior director of the US National Security Council Dennis Wilder pointed out that Kim's nuclearization gambit could be "a game-changer in Northeast Asia security dynamics".

Jun 15 07:41

North Korea Warns of Nuclear War as Tensions Continue to Rise

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is traveling to the United States for talks with President Obama, as tensions on the Korean Peninsula reached a new high today. North Korea has responded to US plans to stop its ships under a new UN resolution by threatening war in that event. The nation also appears to be raising the specter of a nuclear war.

Yesterday, North Korea’s state media published a commentary which claimed the US has been deploying massive numbers of nuclear weapons in that theater of operations, and noted that the peninsula has the highest chance of nuclear war of any place in the world.

Jun 04 06:40

OK Mr. Gates. What Now?

One of the first things you learn in diplomacy 101 is not to make threats you can’t back up.

But that is just what US Defense Secretary Robert Gates did last week by thundering the US "would not accept," and "would not stand idly by" while North Korea continued to develop nuclear weapons.

North Korea’s nuclear weapons threaten the entire globe, warned Gates, whose own Pentagon has some 10,000 nuclear warheads deployed at home and abroad, 28,500 troops permanently based in South Korea, and large contingents in Japan, Okinawa and Guam.

Not to be out-threatened, North Korea warned back that if attacked, it would turn South Korea’s capitol, Seoul, into "a sea of fire" and bombard Japan

May 23 09:38

Japanese firms line up for U.S. auto bailout

May 14 17:45

US/Israel Want Genocide in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Mossad in Sri Lanka
Mossad has caused Sri Lanka’s fighting to become some of the bloodiest in human history. Entire villages are routinely wiped out. Massacres happen almost daily. Over 70,000 people have been killed.
The World’s Most Dangerous Collaboration
By Zaheerul Hassan
December 24, 2008...8:21 pm
Sunday, August 14, 2005

May 06 22:13

Japan sentences Hasidic Israeli to 8 years in jail after Ecstasy bust

A Japanese court sentenced an Israeli to eight years in prison on Friday after convicting him of attempting to smuggle Ecstasy into the country, according to friends of his family.

May 03 17:16

Nepal government collapses after attempt to sack military chief

The cabinet bid to sack Gen Rookmangud Katawal prompted the second largest party, the centrist UML, to resign from the ruling coalition.

The Himalayan country is emerging from a 10 year civil war which ended with a ceasefire in 2006. Last year the former Maoist rebels won national elections and formed a coalition government.

May 01 10:07

Indonesian Soldiers In Revolt

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Indonesia's government loses the support of the military, it's all over.

Actually, that is also true here in the US.

Apr 24 06:50

Bernanke put you on the hook for 2 trillion and counting. You are an involuntary investor -The public is an “involuntary investor” in the nation’s banks, according to an April 15 court filing by Bloomberg.

In the report, the Fed detailed its assets in three limited liability corporations, all called Maiden Lane for a street in Lower Manhattan that runs past the New York Fed.

The losses become real if the principal isn’t returned.

Apr 23 04:31

Japan's Navy Overnight Proclaims a Near SuperPower Status - While China Parades Its Own Navy

BBC Japan's MPs back anti-piracy bill -The lower house of Japan's parliament has approved a bill to allow the country's naval ships to take a bigger role in fighting pirates off Somalia.

The bill will mean the navy can escort non-Japanese ships and use weapons for more than just self-defense purposes.

BBC China puts naval might on display - Michael Bristow -China is staging a military parade to celebrate its navy's 60th anniversary - and show the world its latest warships.

A least one of the country's nuclear-powered submarines is on display at the naval parade, being held in the port city of Qingdao.

Apr 18 08:06

Suicides on the Rise as Japan's Economy Falters

The refrigerator in his apartment was also empty. There were a few coins in a tin can, not even enough to pay for a meal. Job search magazines were scattered on the floor, as well as an application form on which the man had entered his work experience.

Apr 12 16:14

Troops in Thai emergency patrols

Soldiers and tanks have appeared in Bangkok after Thai authorities declared a state of emergency, a day after protests stopped a major Asia summit.

But protesters broke into the interior ministry and at one point attacked a car they thought was carrying PM Abhisit Vejjajiva. He was not inside.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for the Thai people.

Apr 12 08:31

Bangkok In State Of Emergency

There were signs that the government might not be able to contain the protesters.

Demonstrators from the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship say Abhisit's four-month-old government took power illegitimately and want new elections. They also accuse the country's elite - the military, judiciary and other unelected officials - of undermining democracy by interfering in politics.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what happens when a population gets mad as hell, and decides not to take government oppression any more.

Apr 11 08:03

Protesters force cancellation of Asia summit

A summit of Asian leaders in Thailand has been cancelled after anti-government protesters breeched security and swarmed into the complex where it is being held.

Mar 31 07:51

US warships creep into N. Korea backyard

Japan, South Korea and the US move warships into offensive positions as tensions rise over North Korean plans to test a ballistic missile.

The US, South Korea and Japan warn that North Korea will face UN sanctions under a 2006 Security Council resolution banning the country from any ballistic activity.

"This provocative action, in violation of the United Nations mandate, will not go unnoticed and there will be consequences," said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a recent visit to Mexico.

Clinton warned that Washington would itself put the issue before the UN Security Council for punitive measures.

The Japanese parliament has also taken an aggressive stance on the issue and passed a resolution on Tuesday, urging North Korea to abandon its planned launch.

Mar 30 17:31

Japan homeless living in internet cafes

Residents can order food and even take a shower. If they stay for more than a month, they can even register the café as their address for job hunting and so that they can receive government funds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Aloha to all of you who read!

Mar 28 01:09

Japan prepares to blast North Korean missile out of the sky

"North Korea earlier this week reiterated its claim that the missile was for a peaceful satellite launch, and warned that any attempt to shoot down would be considered an act of war, reports The Korea Times.

"We will retaliate any act of intercepting our satellite for peaceful purposes with prompt counter strikes by the most powerful military means," a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army was quoted as saying, specifically naming South Korea, the US, and Japan.

"Shooting our satellite for peaceful purposes will precisely mean a war," the spokesman said in a statement carried in English by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)."

Mar 23 08:42

Japan Home Prices Slump to 24-Year Low

Japanese residential land prices fell to a 24-year low as job losses and wage cuts discouraged homebuyers, while tighter credit markets choked off funding for property developers.

Mar 09 10:48

Japan market sinks to 26-year low

Stock markets in Asia have fallen with Japan's benchmark tumbling to a 26-year closing low amid the global economic slowdown.

Feb 24 10:11

Thousands demand dissolution of Thai parliament

Feb 16 20:19

USAF Sgt. to go to Vietnam to hunt MIA dead

AFA official returning to Vietnam on MIA mission
February 15, 2009 - 5:40 PM
Air Force Academy Master Sgt. Greg Meinert will return to Vietnam for the third time this week on a mission to bring some of his fellow airmen home.
An expert in flight crew gear, Meinert will be working with a team of Americans at suspected crash sites in a bid to find some of the 568 Air Force airmen who remain missing 34 years after the war in Vietnam ended.
"I have many friends who served in Vietnam.

Feb 04 09:23

National Healthcare FAIL: Japan

Japan has a national health care system. It works so phenomenally well, that a 69-year old bicyclist who collided with a motorcycle was rejected from 14 hospitals yesterday.

Feb 01 14:01

Arising, another VietNam in the Philippines?

US troops in Capiz military exercises 'confined to barracks' due to NPA threat
01/30/2009 | 01:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines — American troops engaged in joint RP-US joint military exercises in Capiz are prohibited from leaving their barracks and the training area without permission from Philippine authorities.
"Exercises involve 141 personnel of the 3ID and 31 US soldiers, mostly trainers.
Training exercises will be held within the training area of the military camp and 11 training activities including civic-military programs among residents in surrounding barangays.
Earlier, the 3ID said the joint military exercises aim to develop the skills of its personnel and enhance the interoperability of US and Filipino troops.

Jan 29 19:48

6,000 US troops for Philippines war "games?"

Thousands of US troops to join annual war games in Philippines
Posted : Thu, 29 Jan 2009 08:00:09 GMT
Author : DPA

Manila - More than 5,000 US troops were due to arrive in the Philippines to participate in annual joint military exercises, a military spokesman said Thursday. The annual Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises aim to enhance the preparedness and cooperation between the two forces in times of crisis and conflict, Major Ramon Zagala said.
From 5,500 to 6,000 US troops were expected to participate in the war games, which are be held mainly in the eastern region of Bicol from February 25 to April 30, Zagala said.

The bulk of the US troops would arrive on March 16.
About 2,500 Filipino troops would also join the exercises, Zagala said.

Jan 29 19:42

US-backed Arroyo Worse Than Marcos

Philippines: Arroyo Worse Than Marcos, But Undeclared Martial Law Won’t Save Unpopular Administration — Bayan USA
PUBLISHED ON September 20, 2008 AT 12:42 PM ·

“The US government is as responsible for the human rights atrocities committed in the last seven years of Arroyo’s regime, as it was guilty for crimes against humanity committed during the Marcos dictatorship,” declared Quijano."

Jan 29 19:36

End US military aid for the fascist Arroyo regime

Bayan to Obama: End ‘unequal’ RP-US ties
By Abigail Kwok
First Posted 14:56:00 01/20/2009

MANILA, Philippines -- Just before Barack Obama takes his oath as the 44th president of the United States, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan, New Patriotic Alliance) on Tuesday trooped to the US Embassy to demand an end to “unequal” Philippine-American ties.

The activists bore placards with the words “The Change We Need,” taken from Obama’s campaign slogan, and demanded “urgent and necessary changes in RP-US relations.”

Jan 07 12:01

The Great Dragon Awakens: China Challenges American Hegemony

If China replaces the United States as the world's dominant super-power, it will only be because the leadership of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney allowed them to: the failed, treasonous strategy to use 911 to insinuate the Bush/Likud/neocon/Texas oil cabal into central asia (great game) and the middle east; the creation of a police state that will eventually be used to allow a zionist cabal to take over the United States, percipitating a revolution; the looting of the American economy by way de-regulation, tax-cuts for the wealthy, cronyism, and massive deficit war spending; the inability to broker a just peace with the muslim world and, instead, allowing Israel to run rough-shod over everyone, destroying any possible reproachment with the muslim world; and finally, the Republican, Grover Norquist fascination with destroying the government; and its ability to help its own people.

Dec 06 14:09

Coke/Pepsi as pesticide

Yep.. That seems about right.. Feed us poisons.. Coke and Pepsi stink.

Why don't you just kill us all and blow the world up.. Oh.. I know why.. Then you would have no slaves.

Oct 07 08:13

Protestors Surround Capital, Shut Off Power and Trap Legislators (in Thailand)

In a day of street battles that left more than 100 people injured, anti-government protesters surrounded the Thai Parliament Tuesday, trapping hundreds of members inside through the afternoon.

Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat escaped over a back fence!