Monday, June 06, 2011


* IDF vows to use "all defensive means" to protect Israel's borders IDF chief says army must "remain alert and prepared" in wake of violent Naksa Day clashes along Syria border.

* Iran can produce nuke within 2 months Airstrikes can no longer stop nuclear program, US can do nothing short of military occupation

* Yemen opposition backs power transfer to vice-president Yemen's main opposition coalition says it will accept a transfer of power to the vice-president, after President Ali Abdullah Saleh left for Saudi Arabia.

* Nasrallah, Hamas praise Naksa border marches Hezbollah leader says protests show how US is trying to hijack "Arab Spring"; Hamas encourages more marches at Israeli border.

* 1967-2011: Video of Six-Day War, but Arabs Still Try for Victory Israel annihilated Arab enemies in the Six-Day War that began today (Sunday) 44 years ago, but the Arab world calls the loss a “setback” (Naksa, in Arabic) and tries to turn it into victory.

* IAEA nuclear watchdog meeting to focus on Syria The International Atomic Energy Agency board is meeting amid pressure from the US and other nations to rebuke Syria over alleged illicit nuclear activity.

* OPEC Overshadowed by Qaddafi in Most-Hostile Meeting Since 1990 Gulf War OPEC’s decision on production quotas this week may be complicated by hostilities in Libya as members meeting in Vienna find themselves supporting opposing camps of a military conflict for the first time in 21 years.

* Civil War Threatens Heavily-Armed Sinai Area South of Israel Civil war may break out among heavily-armed Bedouin tribes in the Sinai, which has become a lawless area since the Egyptian uprising this year.

* Anger over EU alert system as E. coli scare hits producers Spain is calling for the EU's rapid alert system to be reformed after German officials mistakenly labeled organic cucumbers from Spain as the most likely source of a deadly E. coli virus, sending vegetable sales into a downward spin.

* Decline and fall of the American empire The US is a country with serious problems.