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Netanyahu: Israel Prepared to Resume Gaza War By Jason Ditz, November 23 2012

In a speech at Police National Headquarters to tout the war, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted the war dealt a decisive blow to factions in the Gaza Strip, while insisting Israel is “prepared” to start a new attack at …

Product Endorsement And The Hegemons of Capitalism By Colin Todhunter, November 23 2012

The endorsement of products by famous figures is a great way to sell a brand. From David Beckham to Penelope Cruz, the faces of the famous have sold a little of their time and a maybe a bit of their …

Gaza Ceasefire: Palestine Holds Strong in the Face of U.S.-Backed Israeli Terror By Richard Becker, November 23 2012

A ceasefire agreement between the Hamas-led Palestinian government in Gaza and Israel was announced today, Nov. 21, in Cairo by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr.

Clinton made an emergency trip to the

Elite Intrigues and Military Purges: It’s Not About Sex, Stupid! By Prof. James Petras, November 22 2012
The headline stories claim that CIA Director General David Petraeus resigned as head of the CIA because of an adulterous relation with his young biographer. Nothing could be more far-fetched simply on prima facie evidence.
IAEA Data on Sensitive Iranian Stockpile Mislead News Media By Gareth Porter, November 22 2012

News stories on the latest International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report suggested new reasons to fear that Iran is closer to a “breakout” capability than ever before, citing a nearly 50-percent increase in its stockpile of 20-percent enriched uranium and

California Gets Face Scanners To Spy On Everyone At Once By RT, November 22 2012

 In a single second, law enforcement agents can match a suspect against millions upon millions of profiles in vast detailed databases stored on the cloud. It’s all done using facial recognition, and in Southern California it’s already occurring.

Imagine the …

Israel, Hamas Agree to Ceasefire By John Glaser, November 21 2012

A cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas has been reached, according to Egypt’s foreign minister announced Wednesday at a news conference.

The cease-fire is scheduled to take effect at 9:00PM local time (2:00PM ET), Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said.…

Judge Hits Out at ‘Confusing, Extremely Problematic’ Acquittal of Croatian Generals By Karl Stagno-Navarra, November 21 2012

Maltese Judge Carmel Agius has distanced himself from the appeals judgement which acquitted two Croatian generals from their convictions on war crimes during the Croatia-Yugoslavia conflict in the 1990s.

Mr. Justice Carmel Agius’s dissenting opinion was hard-hitting to the extent …

The US Congress’ Shameful Support for Israeli Bombing By Matthew Rothschild, November 21 2012

The Here’s a two-part quiz for you.

Late last week, Congress weighed in on Israel’s bombing of Gaza.

Question Number One: How many House members voted to condemn that bombing?

Question Number two: How many members of the Senate voted

UK Defence Select Committee to investigate use of armed drones By Drone Wars UK, November 21 2012

The Times is today reporting that the UK Defence Select Committee is to hold an inquiry into the use of armed drones:

Members of the Commons Defence Select Committee are to investigate the deployment of armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

The Limits of Israel’s “Muscularity” in Gaza. The Achievements of the Palestinian Resistance By Dina Jadallah, November 21 2012

The war on Gaza combines the characteristic drastic brutality towards Palestinians and Arabs that Israel periodically demonstrates with the lack of effectiveness in achieving its stated goals that those who follow and support the resistance have come to expect

The U.S. Role in Israel’s Attack on Gaza By Shamus Cooke, November 21 2012

As Obama tours Southeast Asia to strengthen his alliances against China, Gazans are being killed and maimed by the hundreds, with the possibility of an incredibly bloody Israeli invasion. The United States still wields tremendous power internationally; its actions and …

Council of Canadians Demands an End to Impunity for Mining Corporations in Mexico By Meera Karunananthan, November 21 2012
National Syrian Dialogue Meeting concludes in Tehran By Xinhua, November 21 2012

The two-day meeting on Syria with the slogan of “Violence No, Democracy Yes” concluded in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Monday with the participants calling for a ceasefire and an end to the armed conflicts in the crisis- ridden …

The Palestinian Resistance reaches further than Tel Aviv, hits Israeli Warship By Al Manar, November 21 2012

Shortly after the Palestinian resistance in Gaza hit an Israeli warship, fighters fired on Sunday rockets which reached further than Tel Aviv for the first time since the offensive started last Wednesday.

Herzliya, 85 km far from Gaza, was hit …

Israel Metaphorically Defeated in Gaza By Dr. Ismail Salami, November 20 2012

At a time when the beleaguered Gaza became haunted by Israeli bombs and the innocent women and children were brutally killed by Israelis, US President Barrack Obama together with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a journey to a number

Challenging Israel’s Myths By Prof. Lawrence Davidson, November 20 2012

A carefully cultivated mythology sustains Israel’s territorial claims to Palestine and rationalizes Israel’s ethnic cleansing of millions of Palestinians from the land. Challenges to those myths are typically met with fierce counterattacks.

Soon after my Nov. 4 analysis, “In Defense

Canada – China Agreement Abrogates Rights of Indigenous People By Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, November 20 2012

Open Letter: Canada – China Agreement Abrogates Rights of Indigenous People

October 30, 2012

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Office of the Prime Minister

80 Wellington Street

Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2


Sent Via FAX: (613) 941-6900


Prime Minister Harper:…

The US-Israeli Attack on Gaza By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, November 20 2012
The central issue does not pertain to Washington's support but rather to the direct involvement of the US government and military in the planning and implementation of the attack on Gaza.
Why a new war on Gaza? By Thierry Meyssan, November 20 2012

Once again Israël attacks Gaza, and the international media relays the images of desolation. But the outrage provoked by these daily horrors must not prevent us from analysing the situation and understanding its aims.

On the 14th November 2012, Israeli

Puppet State America By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, November 19 2012

The United States government and its subject peoples think of the US as “the world’s only superpower.”  But how is a country a superpower when its entire government and a majority of the subjects, especially those members of evangelical churches,

Israeli Strikes Kill 31, Gaza Toll Now Over 96 Since War Began By Jason Ditz, November 19 2012

Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip killed another 31 people today, with the overwhelming majority already confirmed as civilians. The attacks bring the overall toll since the Israeli offensive began to over 96 slain.

The single largest incident took …

Israel targets journalists in Gaza By Global Research News, November 19 2012
by Allison Deger
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Early this morning, just after dawn, the Israeli military targeted two media buildings in the Gaza Strip, injuring six journalists with one losing his leg in an amputation after the bombing. “We obviously know
Silencing the Media: Press TV Station in Gaza attacked twice by Israel By Press TV, November 18 2012
The office building of Iran’s English-language 24-hour news channel, Press TV, in Gaza has been hit twice in the Israeli regime’s fresh airstrikes.

During the bombings, a Press TV cameraman has been injured.

Israel launched fresh air raids on two …

A Timeline: How Israel shattered the Gaza Truce By Global Research News, November 18 2012

by Electronic Intifada

Today, 3 Israelis were killed as a result of rocket fire from Gaza.

This came after Israel had killed 13 Palestinians, including 3 children and a woman, and injured 115, including 26 children and 25 women …

Iran Condemns International Silence over Israel’s attacks on Gaza By Ria Novosti, November 18 2012

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi condemned the international community’s indifference to “the Israeli regime’s aggression against the Gaza Strip,” Press TV reported on Sunday.

The Iranian foreign minister made his remarks at an opening address to Syria’s National Dialog …

Qatar helped locate Palestinian leaders to be killed by Israel By Global Research News, November 18 2012

The residence and offices of a number of Hamas leaders were identified during the recent visit to the Gaza Strip by Qatar’s King Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and later targeted by Israeli missile and bomb attacks, informed sources

Arab Divide: Lebanon, Algeria, Sudan, Mauritania support Gaza while Arab Monarchs support Israel By Global Research News, November 18 2012

The Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki renounced the Israeli aggression on the Palestinian people in Gaza Strip.

The remarks came in a speech on Saturday during the emergency meeting of the Arab foreign ministers in Cairo to discuss the Israeli

Silencing the Truth: Media Center in Gaza targeted by Israel By RT, November 18 2012

An Israeli airstrike on a media compound has injured at least six journalists, Palestinian medical authorities say. Among the outlets damaged are local, Italian, German, Lebanese and Kuwaiti channels. RT’s office in Gaza was affected too.

The journalists received minor …

Russia, Iran, China Condemn Israel’s Attack on Gaza By Global Research News, November 18 2012

Russia Asks for Attacks to Halt

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for immediate halt of the shooting , shelling or any other type of violence in the Gaza Strip.

“What has happened on the Palestinian territories arouses serious concern,

Hamas and Sudan vow mutual support against Israel By Global Research News, November 18 2012

Sudan and the Palestinian group Hamas have pledged to support each other after an alleged Israeli attack on a military factory in Khartoum.

The attack on Yarmouk ammunition factory on 24 October raised tension between Khartoum and Tel Aviv. The …

Gaza Attack: Iraq calls for use of oil to pressure the US, Israel By Global Research News, November 18 2012

Iraq’s permanent representative to the League of Arab States, Qais Al Azzawi, has today called for the use of oil as a weapon to pressure the United States and other countries to end the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.…

US-Israel Alliance: Obama’s “Green Light” to Israel Attack on Gaza By Jonathan Cook, November 18 2012

A short interview broadcast by CNN late last week featuring two participants – a Palestinian in Gaza and an Israeli within range of the rocket attacks – did not follow the usual script.

For once, a media outlet dropped its

Top Economic Advisers Forecast World War By Washington's Blog, November 18 2012

Kyle Bass, Larry Edelson, Jim Rogers and Marc Faber Predict Widespread War

Kyle Bass writes:

Trillions of dollars of debts will be restructured and millions of financially prudent savers will lose large percentages of their real purchasing power at

Targeting Civilians: Israel’s Specialty By Stephen Lendman, November 18 2012

Bullies choose easy adversaries to pummel. Equal fights are shunned. It’s the same in schoolyards or battlefields.

America and Israel operate this way. They avoid foes able to give as much as they take. Rogue governments never say they’re sorry.

Dissecting Israeli Military Propaganda: The Numbers behind the Rocket Attacks By Global Research News, November 18 2012
by Phan Nguyen

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In this brief study, I examine the many numbers cited by the Israeli military relating to Gaza rocket attacks into Israel.

To begin, Israeli spokespeople frequently remind the world that a million Israeli citizens

Human Rights: the People vs the UN By Eric Walberg, November 18 2012

As the US government is re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council, the UN Committee Against Torture hears a complaint against Bush. 

The recent death of Iranian dissident blogger Sattar Beheshti in police custody was a sad event. All human …

Towards a Full Scale War on Gaza: The Red Line Israel Brazenly Crossed By Dr. Ismail Salami, November 17 2012

Reports indicate that Israel is reportedly setting the stage for a full-scale war on Gaza. According to Israeli media, 16,000 reservists are being briefed on a full-scale war on the Gaza Strip while Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has ordered

U.S. Building Military Presence Along China’s Soft Underbelly By Boris Volkhonsky, November 17 2012

This weekend and the beginning of the next week will witness an unprecedented rise in US diplomatic activity in a region which until lately was a “black hole” in Washington’s foreign policy but has acquired new importance after the administration …

The Greek Left and the Rise of Neo-Fascism By Panagiotis Sotiris, November 17 2012

For the past months there has been an intense debate both in Greece but also in international media regarding the rise of the neo-fascist Golden Dawn in Greece. The reason is obvious: for the first time in a European Union

Israeli Military Assault on Gaza – “Operation Pillar of Defence” – Not “defence” but murder of unarmed civilians…. By Mairead Maguire, November 17 2012


It is with the greatest sadness, mixed with frustration, and a sense of helplessness, that many people around the world, myself included, watched on television the horrific scenes of death and destruction perpetrated, …

Gaza and the Politics of “Greater Israel” By Nile Bowie, November 17 2012
The ongoing war on Gaza is a premeditated component of Israeli expansionism with a view to destroying the Palestinian State project.
War In Gaza: Why Now? Election Politics? By Washington's Blog, November 16 2012

It was widely reported that Israel agreed to delay any war against Iran until after U.S. elections.

A little over a week after the election, Israel launched a “targeted assassination” against the leader of Hamas.  That is what started the …

Reversal of Justice: Hague Acquits Top Croatian War Criminals By Global Research News, November 16 2012

THE HAGUE – The Hague Tribunal acquitted Friday Croatian Generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac of a joint criminal enterprise and war crimes against humanity in the Croatian Operation Storm in August 1995.

The Appeals Chamber ordered immediate release of …

The Invasion of Gaza: Part of a Broader US-NATO-Israel Military Agenda. Towards a Scenario of Military Escalation? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, November 16 2012

On November 14,  Hamas military commander Ahmed Jabari was murdered in a Israeli missile attack. In a bitter irony,  barely a few hours before the attack, Hamas received  the draft proposal of a permanent truce agreement with Israel.

“Hours before …

Is Obama’s War on Hold? Is Washington Mulling Diplomacy on Iran? By Dr. Ismail Salami, November 16 2012

In an apparent volte-face, Obama has revealed that the US has decided to resolve the so-called Iranian nuclear dispute by means of diplomacy.

“With respect to Iran, I very much want to see a diplomatic resolution to the problem,” Obama …

BP Found Criminally Liable for Gulf Oil Spill and Subsequent Cover Up By Washington's Blog, November 16 2012

As we’ve documented for years, BP was criminally negligent in connection with the Gulf oil spill, and has gone to great lengths to cover up the scope of the disaster … including low-balling spill estimates.

Up until today, many said …

Israel Approved Killing of Hamas Commander Amid Talks on Long-Term Truce By John Glaser, November 15 2012

Just hours before Israel assassinated Hamas commander Ahmed Jabari on Tuesday, he received the draft proposal of a permanent truce agreement with Israel. But Israel approved the airstrike anyways, choosing escalation over resolution.

Israeli peace activist Gershon Baskin, who helped …

Palestine Independence Day, 24 Years Ago, November 15, 1988 By Francis A. Boyle, November 15 2012

On November 15, 1988, the independent state of Palestine was proclaimed by the Palestine National Council (PNC), meeting in Algiers, by a vote of  253 to 46, as well as in front of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the capital of

Gaza Under Attack: Extensive Israeli War Crimes. International Eyewitnesses Call for Action By Global Research News, November 15 2012
Beginning at 3:35 pm today, the Gaza Strip has been shaken by several Israeli army attacks from drones, apaches, F-16s, and naval vessels. One of the first people killed was Ahmed al-Jabari, chief of staff of Hamas’ military wing. Palestinian
Obama Nudges Syria Toward Regional War By Shamus Cooke, November 14 2012

Humanitarian catastrophes are surprisingly easy to predict.  Take Syria for instance. Like Iraq, Syria has a complex mix of ethnicity and religion with a long history of conflict. Enter the United States, who comes with guns and cash that it

Swedish Radio Slanders Serbs over Belgrade Pride By Global Research News, November 14 2012

On 6th November 2012 Justitia Pax Veritas (JPV) filed a complaint with the Swedish Broadcasting Commission due to the morning programme broadcast by Swedish Radio’s channel one (P1) concerning this year’s Pride Parade in the Serbian capital, Belgrade.

In JPV’s …

China Builds Up Its Official Gold Reserves, Promotes Yuan as a Global Currency By Global Research News, November 14 2012

 China Says It Must Add To Gold Reserves To Promote Yuan Globalization

Back in September, when we provided the monthly observation on what has become a record year to date surge in Chinese imports of gold from Hong Kong, we …

West Conjures Fake “Syrian” Government By Tony Cartalucci, November 14 2012
Predictably, the Western arranged confab in Doha, Qatar has seen the selection and approval by the US and its allies of a “new opposition coalition” to serve as the face of militants fighting inside  Syria.This was in response to …
Top NATO Commander in Afghanistan Implicated In Petraeus Scandal By Global Research News, November 14 2012

Top US commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Allen, implicated in Petraeus scandal

The US head of NATO forces in Afghanistan is under investigation in connection with the sex scandal that saw CIA director David Petraeus resign.

Gen. Allen exchanged “inappropriate” emails …

China’s Transition: Towards a “Red Revival” or Socialist Democracy? By Nile Bowie, November 14 2012

As China’s 18th Communist Party Congress draws to a close, the world’s most populous nation prepares to install the country’s fifth generation of leadership since the Chinese Revolution of 1949. Despite overseeing a stringent police state with heavy limitations on

Political Unease in Tel Aviv: Don’t Expect a Second-term Obama to take on Israel By Jonathan Cook, November 14 2012

Barack Obama’s victory in the US presidential election last week was greeted with general unease in Israel.

Surveys conducted outside the US shortly before polling day showed Obama was the preferred candidate in every country but two – Pakistan and

American Blackmail: Petraeus Affair Used to Cloud Obama’s “Benghazigate”? By Patrick Henningsen, November 14 2012

The mistress of General Petraeus – Paula Broadwell, was no ordinary fling, and is said to be pivotal in his resignation.

As a result, the CIA head won’t be testifying in the upcoming Congressional hearings on Obama’s cock-up in Benghazi. …

A Covert Affair: Petraeus Caught in the Honeypot? By Justin Raimondo, November 13 2012

The outing of Gen. David Petraeus as an adulterer, and his subsequent resignation as CIA Director, was carried out by an unknown FBI “whistleblower” who leaked the facts of the FBI investigation into the General’s private life to Rep. …

Waging an Illegal US-NATO Led War on Syria with the Endorsement of “International Criminal Law” By Global Research News, November 13 2012

By Ken Stone

Ocampo, Front Man For The Empire

On November 9, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) conducted an interview with Luis Moreno-Ocampo, former chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC).1 During the interview, Ocampo called for the …

Argentina Court Freezes Chevron’s Assets: Penalty for Polluting the Amazon in Ecuador By Pratap Chatterjee, November 13 2012

Adrian Elcuj Miranda, a judge in Buenos Aires, has ordered the seizure of Chevron’s assets in Argentina, to force the company to pay a $19 billion penalty for polluting the Amazon in Ecuador. The plaintiffs are seeking similar legal action

Police State North America: The U.S.-Canada Integrated Cybersecurity Agenda By Dana Gabriel, November 13 2012

As part of the Beyond the Border initiative, the U.S. and Canada are strengthening cybersecurity cooperation. In a move that received little attention, both countries recently announced a joint cybersecurity action plan. Cyber threats know no national borders which has

Obamacare: Just give us a bill to hype; we don’t care what it is By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, November 12 2012

In the article below, Dr. Dotson provides more information about Obamacare. The program is not what its supporters or its critics imagine. In my opinion, with Republicans blocking a single-payer national health system, the Obama White House went to the

Petraeus: Resignation or Sacking? By Stephen Lendman, November 12 2012

Some observers call Washington a city of scandals. Lots of intrigue reflects daily life in the nation’s capital. Elected and appointed officials come and go.

Most often it’s uneventful. Other times once powerful figures fell from grace or scandals affecting …

“The War on Global Anti-Semitism” in the Age of Islamophobia By Julie Lévesque, November 12 2012
The US State Department now requires its officials to take a “90-minute course on anti-Semitism at the Foreign Service Institute, the training school for diplomats.”
The Strike in Southern Europe By Sahra Wagenknecht, November 12 2012

A storm is brewing in Southern Europe. In Greece on November 6 and 7 another general strike will take place. On November 14 Portuguese, Cypriot, Spanish and Italian trade unions intend to go on strike in opposition to the austerity

Military Escalation: Israel launches missile strike against Syria By Niall Green, November 12 2012

Following the re-election of Barack Obama in last week’s US presidential poll, Washington and its allies have stepped up their war drive against Syria. In the most serious escalation of the 20-month conflict in the Middle East country, the Israeli

Greece Tax Fraud Scandal. Widespread Corruption Linked to Private Swiss Bank Accounts By Tom Burghardt, November 12 2012
Revelations contained in leaked files touched off major probes across Europe. Known as the "Lagarde List," data on high-profile offenders was transferred to Greek authorities by Christine Lagarde, former French Finance Minister and current head of the IMF
Corruption Threatens to Bring Down China and Russia By Washington's Blog, November 12 2012


Corruption Threatens BRIC Giants

We pointed out last year that China is plagued by corruption and phony bookkeeping.

Reuters notes:

President Hu Jintao warned China’s incoming leaders on Thursday that corruption threatened the ruling Communist Party and

Argentina Unrest: Brought to you by Goldman Sachs By Tony Cartalucci, November 12 2012
Wall Street-owned media group “Clarín” spearheading anti-government drive in South America’s Argentina.

The US-engineered “Arab Spring” brought us the “April 6 Youth Movement” in Egypt, run by Wall Street-backed Mohammed ElBaradei in coordination with the Muslim Brotherhood,

When Former CIA Chief David Petraeus Enraged the Israel Lobby By Ali Abunimah, November 12 2012

There has been fulsome praise for General David Petraeus since he resigned yesterday as head of the CIA after the FBI discovered he was having an extramarital affair.

President Barack Obama lauded Petraeus’s decades of “extraordinary service,” which includes his …

Will the Democrats Tax the Rich to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff? By Shamus Cooke, November 11 2012

Literally the day after the election a sudden “urgency” gripped the nation: the imminent danger of the so-called “fiscal cliff” — the national automatic tax increases and spending cuts due in January. The media screamed that the suddenly approaching fiscal …

Humanitarian Hypocrisy: US Destroys Syria While Propping Up Cambodian Dictator By Tony Cartalucci, November 11 2012

US funds terrorists to overthrow Syrian government based on “humanitarian concerns,” while US President Obama to lend legitimacy to “dictator-for-life” Hun Sen of Cambodia with upcoming visit.

The United States and its allies have maintained that their commitment to supporting

Alternatives to the Democrats and Republicans: How did the Other Parties Perform in the US Elections? By Press TV, November 10 2012
It was widely reported that the Democrats and Republicans finished one-two in the US presidential election on Tuesday, but the fact that the Libertarians finished in third and the Greens in fourth did not receive much coverage in the media.
China says the US is acting with a Cold War mentality towards Chinese businesses By Global Research News, November 10 2012

The United States is exhibiting a Cold War mentality with its fears that Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei poses a security risk because of its ties to the Communist Party, China’s commerce minister said on Saturday.

The U.S. House of …

The Police Drones which are Watching You By Global Research News, November 10 2012

by Geoffrey Ingersoll

Drones (and their corresponding strikes) don’t have the best public face, especially since the wars are winding down and they’ve starting coming home to roost.

It’s not just Obama who’s expanding (and will continue to expand) their

Why Did CIA Director Petraeus Suddenly Resign … And Why Was the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Murdered? By Washington's Blog, November 10 2012

The Deeper Questions Behind the Ambassador’s Murder … and the CIA Boss’ Sudden Resignation

While the GOP is attacking (and Dems defending) the Obama administration in connection with the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, there is a deeper …

The Israeli Nightmare By Tony Cartalucci, November 10 2012

Israel is an excuse, a mandate, a perpetual casus belli, and both an ideological as well as literal beachhead in the Middle East. Created and propped up by the West, in particular the US and United Kingdom, it has served

Capitalism and Climate Change: When a Natural Disaster Becomes a Social Disaster By Raymond Lotta, November 10 2012

Hurricane Sandy has left parts of the eastern seaboard devastated. More than 100 people have died in the U.S. Two million people in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area are, at this writing, without electricity. Parts of lower Manhattan remain

US-Iranian Tensions in the Persian Gulf: Iran Confirms Engagement with US Drone By Global Research News, November 10 2012

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi on Friday confirmed reports about Iran’s confrontation with an enemy aircraft in the airspace over the Persian Gulf, saying that the aircraft was shooed away by Iranian fighter jets.

“Last week an unidentified …