Are Rapidly Increasing Tensions Pushing The Middle East Towards War?

The most important news for Thursday, February 4th, 2010….

Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon is warning that Israel might soon have to use force to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

On Wednesday, Syrian President Bashar Assad accused Israel of “pushing the region towards war”.

There is a report that Egyptian military sources have put out information outlining Israel’s plans for a military strike on Iran.

A large shipment of North Korean weapons recently seized in Thailand was bound for an airport in Iran.

Is “Housing Crash Part 2” on the way?  A massive second wave of mortgages is scheduled to reset starting in 2010.

With no help in sight, more American homeowners than ever are walking away from their homes.

Is Social Security going to be the next federal program in need of a bailout?

One economic analyst believes that the bankruptcy of the United States is now certain.

U.S. Representative Ron Paul is warning that the U.S. dollar is on the verge of collapse.

With the U.S. economy on a downward spiral, why does China keep lending so much money to us?  This short video explains it quite well.

Demand for rare-earth metals is increasing “exponentially”, but there are very few places to get these metals outside of China.

Internet security experts say that inside China there are legions of hackers that steal credit card numbers, commit corporate espionage and even wage online warfare on other nations.

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair acknowledged on Wednesday that government agencies may kill U.S. citizens who are involved in terrorist activities if they are “taking action that threatens Americans”.

Scientists are warning that farming soil in the U.K. could be entirely depleted within the next 60 years.

The North Korean dictatorship is struggling to contain increasing civil unrest and runaway inflation caused by a drastic revaluation of its currency.

If the H1N1 swine flu vaccine is supposed to be so safe, then why do people keep getting hurt by it?

Is the U.S. military going way too far in attempting to create “super soldiers”?

Scientists in Melbourne, Australia are developing a procedure for transplanting genetically modified pig organs into humans.

The Ford Foundation has announced that Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, will join its board of trustees.

The Archbishop of York is warning that Christianity in the U.K. is being wiped out from public life in the name of equality.

Britain’s armed forces may soon be used on a regular basis on the streets of Britain in an effort to control the threat of terrorism.

Google has enlisted the NSA to help it fight off cyberattacks.

According to one new study, there is a strong link between heavy Internet use and depression.

OOPS – At least 65,000 U.S. flights over the past six years should not have taken off because of poor aircraft maintenance.

A meteorite traveling with the force of a small nuclear weapon blazed across the sky in Ireland on Wednesday and crashed inland.

A new study shows that children taught abstinence are more likely to delay having sex than those given lessons about contraception.

Lastly, a U.S. Tax Court has ruled that a Massachusetts woman should be allowed to deduct the costs of her sex-change operation.