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Hard talk with US officials on Iran fails to move Israel from military option ~ link ~ So now is the time for the Obama Administration to publicly announce that if Israel attacks Iran it will do so alone without American assistance and without the US getting involved in any follow-on. The chances of that happening are just about zero because Obama is really just a Front Man for Israel and the Global Banking Cartel. If he was really acting as the President of the USA he would tell Netanyahu and his cabinet of nuts to go to Hell. Stirling
Red Cross negotiating Syria ceasefire to bring aid ~ link ~ The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is negotiating with Syrian authorities and opposition fighters on a ceasefire to bring life-saving aid to civilians hardest hit by the conflict, it said on Monday.
Iranian news agency Fares reported that the drill started in the Bushehr region, where one of Iran's nuclear reactors is located. According to the report, aerial defense forces embarked on "tactical maneuvers in order to boost preparedness for coping with possible threats on the homeland, and especially on its vital and sensitive nuclear centers."
UN inspectors arrive in Iran for key talks on nuclear program as Israel prepares to deploy its 'Iron Dome' anti-missile defense system ~ link ~ The way to overcome the Iron Dome or any anti-missile system is to fire far more missiles at it then it can defend against. That is why the Iron Dome and similar systems are more for show (and the profit from building them) than anything. Stirling
Iran and Oman - Strait partners - carry out joint naval exercises ~ link ~ An Iranian Navy commander says his country is set to conduct naval exercises with nearby ally Oman in March. Iran looks to be on its way to major naval power status, fighting piracy and cooperating with other countries in the region. Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the exercises will involve joint rescue and relief operations. He expressed his country’s readiness to cooperate militarily with other countries in the region in an effort to ensure the peace and stability of the Middle East.
Iran and Oman occupy opposite shores of the Strait of Hormuz. They have already conducted two drills together, in 2009 and 2011. Last year’s included four vessels, two fighter jets and one maritime helicopter under Omani command, with four Iranian naval ships.
The words 'Price Tag', a slogan used by extremist Jewish settlers, were also scrawled on the walls of the Baptist Narkis Street Congregation in a quiet residential neighborhood in west Jerusalem.
"Markets are so rigged by policy makers that I have no meaningful insights to offer" ~ link~ Good One. Stirling
It now looks like Ron Paul could have won the Maine caucus, and Shivani believes he could have more support with the American public but it seems that the media won’t allow it to happen:
But the capture of more than 50 soldiers will be seen as a major setback for an already stretched mission, set up to keep the peace in a territory the size of France.