Monday, December 13, 2010

In the news:

First, a couple of updates on Korea:

North Korea threatens preparation for 'all-out war'

North Korea said over the weekend that it is prepared for escalation of inter-Korean tension into "all-out war."“It is a very risky plot to wage war to militarily attack us. It is like a declaration of war to begin an all-out war through military escalation,” adding, “The situation on the Korean Peninsula is moving close to the phase of all-out war due to the provocations of the U.S. and war-like South Korea.”

Ex-US intel chief foresees S. Korea military action

The former chief of US intelligence has warned that South Korea has lost its patience with provocations by North Korea and "will be taking military action."

"So South Korea is beginning to lose patience with the North, which there was a great deal of patience," said Blair, who just returned from South Korea.

Asked what that meant, the retired admiral said, "It means they will be taking military action against North Korea."

Below we see yet more rumors of war:

WikiLeaks: Israel attack on Iran may lead to nuclear war

Australian intelligence agencies feared that Israel will attack Iran, leading to nuclear war, according to US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks on Monday.

Australians raised the issue of Israel possibly attacking Iran several times.

According to the cables, released exclusively to Australian paper The Age, "they are immediately concerned that Iran's pursuit of nuclear capabilities would lead to a conventional war - or even nuclear exchange - in the Middle East involving the United States that would draw Australia into a conflict."

Australia feared Israeli strike on Iran could spark nuclear war, WikiLeaks cables reveal

In December 2008, then chief of the Australian intelligence agency ONA Peter Varghese held a meeting with U.S. State Department official Randall Fort.

At that meeting, Varghese expressed his view that a potential conflict between Israel and Iran ''clearly represented the greatest challenge to [Middle East] stability.''

And lastly, this little nugget from WND regarding "unilateral" recognition of a "PA State":

Diplomatic assault on Israel

The official and other PA sources told WND the White House seeks to establish a Palestinian state, at least on paper, by next summer.

The PA sources said the Obama administration favors a negotiated settlement, but the sources said the White House implied the U.S. will not oppose a U.N. Security Council vote to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state.

The threat to create a Palestinian state using a U.N. vote is not new.

Last year, Ahmed Qurei, former PA prime minister and member of the Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee, told WND in an interview that the PA "reached an understanding with important elements within the administration" to possibly bring to the U.N. Security Council a resolution to unilaterally create a Palestinian state.

Wars and rumors of war..."The nations" threatening to divide Jerusalem and create a PA State against the will of Israel.

Things are moving along just as we would expect.


Anonymous said...

I believe wikileaks was a set up to shut down or have restrictions on the net. Something just don't seem right about the situation. There has been a covet to control the net. This could be their way of having the excuse to do so.

Just my opinion.

Scott said...

Yea, I am starting to read some commentaries suggesting the same thing. I wouldn't be surprised, if in the coming weeks, we start to see some measures undertaken by the Gov't to restrict or limit internet access/use....We'll see, but it certainly wouldn't surprise me one bit.

hartdawg said...

i blame the problems with korea on the governments failed policies during the korean war. had our objective been victory then north korea today would look very different.

hartdawg said...

anon...thats a very interesting theory. as of right now i aint buying but i aint disregarding it either. if we see government control on the internet then i`ll take an even closer look.