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Potential US war on Syria based on a snuff movie

September 21st, 2013
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/21/325131/us-syria-war-based-on-a-snuff-movie/

Videos of victims of the chemical attacks used to justify US-led war on Syria.It is not determined who killed the children and by what method. Some observers have pointed out that the victims appear to have tourniquets on their arms. That would suggest that they received a lethal injection.

Obama to demand Syria's Assad removal at UN speech

September 21st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/21/325225/obama-to-demand-assad-removal-at-un/

US President Barack Obama will use his Tuesday's address to the United Nations in New York to demand that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down, according to US officials. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, admitted Washington’s claims based on “common-sense test” not evidence.

Israel, Jewish lobby demand more U.S. taxpayer dollars

September 20th, 2013
Categories: Zionism, Middle East, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.john-friend.net/2013/09/israel-jewish-lobby-demand-more-us.html

United States federal government currently gives Israel $8.5 million in military aid each day, totally over $3 billion annually,are demanding even more money. United States, is committed by law to ensuring that Israel maintains a “qualitative military edge, to include missile defense programs.

Greek public workers strike over austerity layoffs

September 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-greece-public-workers-strike-20130918,0,3566558.story

Vowing to topple the government, thousands of state workers took to Greece’s streets Wednesday to protest job cuts that international lenders want in exchange for money to keep this debt-choked country afloat. traffic came to a halt as trains idled for hours, leaving thousands of commuters, tourists stranded.

US report confirms Israel has at least 80 nuclear warheads

September 17th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/16/324261/us-report-says-israel-has-80-nukes/

The report published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, nuclear weapon proliferation experts Robert Norris and Hans Kristensen estimate that Israel halted its production of nuclear warheads back in 2004 “once it reached around 80 munitions,” RT reports Monday.

Rohani Says Syria Unrest Part of 'Plot'

September 16th, 2013
Categories: News, Zionism, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.rferl.org/content/iran-rohani-western-plot/25107842.html

Iranian President Hassan Rohani says the ongoing conflict in Syria, as well as continued unrest in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and Bahrain, are "chains of a single plot" to benefit Israel.

Obama Talks a Lot About How Many Children Assad is Killing, But Conveniently Forgets About Drones

September 16th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2013/09/16/obama-talks-a-lot-about#more21152

Obama continues to voice his outrage against the plight of the Syrian children (which, by the way, he should) he is neglecting to even acknowledge the plight of the Pakistani and Yemeni children who are being killed, not by chemical weapons, but by America’s very own drones.

Saudis Sending Death Row Prisoners To Fight With Rebels In Syria

September 13th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, War

Link: http://news.firedoglake.com/2013/09/13/saudis-sending-deathrow-prisoners-to-fight-with-rebels-in-syria/

Osama Bin Laden and Saudi Intel Chief Prince Bandar are traditionally the biggest backers of radical Islamist groups in the world. President Assad continually noted in his interview with Charlie Rose that the Saudis were pouring their petro-dollars into Wahhabist Al-Qaeda linked rebels in Syria.

How the People Pushed Back on Syria - and Won (for Now)

September 12th, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/how-the-people-s-wish-for-peace-won-out-for-now

People petitioned, called their representatives in Congress, held rallies, and used social media to demand a nonviolent approach to the crisis.While Congress was debating and fielding calls from constituents, military strikes were on hold.

Israel’s chemical weapons under the spotlight

September 11th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East

Link: http://www.redressonline.com/2013/09/israels-chemical-weapons-under-the-spotlight/

While Bashar Assad is busy gassing Syrians, a nearby rogue state, Israel, has been busy accumulating all sorts of chemical weapons, besides its massive nuclear arsenal.

Too Many Years Of Lies: From Mossadeq to 9/11

September 10th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Police State

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/09/10/too-many-years-of-lies-from-mossadeq-to-911/

Washington has been at war for 12 years, these wars have cost Americans $6 trillion. All there is to show for 12 years of war is fat bank balances for the armament industries and a list of destroyed countries with millions of dead and dislocated people who never lifted a hand against the United States.

Syria, Iran issue first explicit warning to Israel if US attacks

August 26th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East

Link: http://www.timesofisrael.com/syria-iran-issue-explicit-warning-to-israel-if-us-attacks/

A senior Syrian official on Monday issued a first direct warning that if attacked, his country would retaliate against Israel. Khalaf Muftah, said in a radio interview that Damascus would consider Israel “behind the [Western] aggression and [it] will therefore come under fire.”

Israel bombs Lebanon in retaliatory attack

August 23rd, 2013
Categories: News, Zionism, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/08/201382343319546176.html

Israel's air force bombed target south of Beirut, in retaliation for earlier volley of rockets fired across the border towards Israel. Site" bombed near Naameh, between Beirut and Sidon ,Israel, Lebanon technically at war. Israel briefly invaded Lebanon during an inconclusive 2006 conflict with armed group Hezbollah.

Egypt frees Mubarak as crackdown on Islamists continues

August 23rd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-egypt-mubarak-release-20130823,0,3434428.story

Egypt's longest-serving modern leader will be placed under house arrest. Mubarak, who had been in custody since shortly after his overthrow, was in effect freed on bail. He still is on trial on murder-related charges in the deaths of more than 800 protesters.

Netanyahu declares readiness to respond to Lebanon's aggression against Israel

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_08_22/Netanyahu-declares-readiness-to-respond-to-Lebanons-aggression-against-Israel-3296/

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israel is ready to strike at anyone who tries to inflict harm on its people or its territory. The statement comes amid the claims that Lebanese militants had fired four rockets at Israel."Anyone who harms us, or tries to harm us, know we will strike them.

US Sponsored Rebels in Syria have been Defeated. Government Forces are Restoring Peace throughout the Country.

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-sponsored-rebels-in-syria-have-been-defeated-government-forces-are-restoring-peace-throughout-the-country/5346632

12 armed groups declare their separation from the Dar al-Jabal brigade of the Free Syrian Army, protesting against linking with Al-Qaida and killing civilians.Opposition appears to be split,violent internal conflict is taking place. Russia, China prevent West from direct military intervention in Syria.

Four rockets fired at Israeli occupied territories

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1508330

Two of the four blasts hit the occupied territories on Thursday, according to Lebanese sources.One pair of rockets shot past the border into the area while the other fell in the border village of Alma in Lebanon.

Syrian President Assad reshuffles cabinet: Report

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: Middle East, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/22/319994/assad-reshuffles-cabinet-report/

Assad appointed six new cabinet ministers by issuing a presidential decree on Thursday, the official SANA news agency reported.The Syrian president replaced the ministers of economy and external trade, industry, internal trade, higher education, tourism, and appointed a minister without portfolio.

‘Attacks kill 26, injure dozens in Iraq

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: Middle East, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/22/319990/attacks-kill-26-injure-dozens-in-iraq/

A new wave of attacks in Iraq, mostly targeting security forces and Shia Muslims, has killed at least 26 people and injured dozens more, according to Iraqi security and hospital sources.

‘Egyptian forces arrest 75 MB members’

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/22/319988/egyptian-forces-arrest-75-mb-members/

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim also said that Brotherhood's top figures, including Abdel Moneim and the group’s spokesman Ahmed Aref, were among those arrested.He also added that the crackdown on the Brotherhood will continue until all wanted figures are captured.

Iran starts manufacturing new missiles

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Science, Iran

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1508102

Iran has started producing and testing a state-of-the-art generation of air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles. is fired from F14 fighter jets. Missiles have been successfully tested and others will be tested. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and fighter planes.

EU agrees to suspend sale of arms, security goods to Egypt

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/21/319823/eu-to-suspend-arms-sales-to-egypt/

Foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) have agreed to suspend the sale of arms and security equipment to Egypt as well as to review aid to the country, EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton says. denounced the disproportionate use of force by the Egyptian security forces.

Corporate Media Begins Chemical Attack Propaganda Ahead of Syrian Invasion

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.anunews.net/blog/?p=41578

Fox News,other establishment media placed blame for chemical attack in Syria on al-Assad regime despite lack of evidence, basing their conclusions on information provided by “Syrian opposition groups,” the CIA’s Free Syrian Army terror organizations al-Nusra and al-Qaeda

Egypt court orders Mubarak release from jail

August 21st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/mubarak-release-egypt-lawyer-790/

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may be released from jail on Thursday after prosecutors cleared him in a corruption case earlier this week. Egypt’s deputy military ruler ordered that Mubarak be put under house arrest.

US drone pilot demand outstrips supply

August 21st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/us-running-out-drone-pilots-765/

US Air Force is now facing a shortage in the number of pilots able to operate the military’s quickly expanding drone fleet, 159 Predators, 96 Reapers, 23 Global Hawks. high rate of attrition three times higher than aircraft pilots.

Russia suggests Syria ‘chemical attack’ was ‘planned provocation’ by rebels

August 21st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East

Link: http://rt.com/news/russia-syria-chemical-attack-801/

Russian Foreign Ministry said homemade rocket with poisonous substance that has not been identified similar to rocket terrorists used on March 19 in Khan al-Assal, fired early on August 21 at Damascus from insurgent position.”“Provocation” might be opposition’s attempt to get support from UN Security Council

Syria's darkest hour: Hundreds of children's bodies piled high after nerve gas attack near Damascus leaves up to 1,300 dead

August 21st, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2398691/Syrias-darkest-hour-Hundreds-childrens-bodies-piled-high-nerve-gas-attack-near-Damascus-leaves-1-300-dead.html

The worldlooked in horror as graphic images emerged showing the aftermath of a dawn poison gas attack in the suburbs of Damascus that wiped out 1,300 people as they lay sleeping in their beds. Activists said rockets with chemical agents hit Damascus suburbs, Ain Tarma, Zamalka,Jobar before dawn.

Egyptian military junta moves to free Mubarak

August 20th, 2013
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/20/egyp-a20.html

After a week of massacres that have left thousands of unarmed protesters killed or wounded, the Egyptian military junta is moving to free the hated former dictator, Hosni Mubarak, who has sat in prison since a revolutionary uprising of the working class forced his ouster in February 2011.

Israel, instigator of crisis in Mideast: Iran

August 20th, 2013
Categories: World, Zionism, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/20/319589/israel-instigator-of-crisis-in-mideast/

Iran’s UN mission has described the Israeli regime as the key culprit in inciting crisis in the Middle East, pointing to the brutal killing of Palestinians through the use of diverse weaponry as just a portion of the crimes instigated by Tel Aviv.

UN takes issue with US, Israeli drone attacks

August 20th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/20/319573/un-criticized-us-israeli-drone-raids/

The United Nations human rights chief criticized United States, Israel’s practice of drone attacks in different countries. Serious concern “about human rights implications for the protection of civilians of armed drone strikes carried out in military operations in Pakistan, Yemen, Gaza.”

‘Musharraf indicted on 3 counts in Bhutto case’

August 20th, 2013
Categories: Middle East, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/20/319584/musharraf-indicted-in-bhutto-case/

Court in Pakistan has indicted former President Pervez Musharraf on murder, criminal conspiracy, failing to provide enough security for Bhutto after she returned from exile

Israeli forces kill Palestinian man in West Bank

August 20th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/20/319572/israeli-forces-kill-palestinian-in-wb/

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, with no further details released yet.

Afghanistan: 20 killed in bomb and gun attacks

August 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Afghanistan, Middle East, War

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/afghanistan-20-killed-bomb-and-gun-attacks

Ten people died when insurgents attacked police checkpoint, militants opened fire on a nearby tent housing construction workers for a road-building project. Nine died. Roadside blasts in Helmand province claimed eight lives, a statement from the office of the provincial governor said.

Brotherhood supporters hit the streets as army vows to confront violence

August 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/egypt-muslim-brotherhood-crackdown-627/

The rally was planned as the first in a series of daily protests in response to this week’s violent crackdown on Brotherhood sit-ins, which resulted in more than 700 deaths. The Islamist group has dubbed the action the “The Putschists’ Departure week.”

Yemeni inmates suffering brutal torture at Saudi prison: Report

August 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/18/319369/yemeni-inmates-tortured-in-saudi-jail/

The Yemeni prisoners have been subjected to electric shock, water-boarding and severe beating, harsh conditions and without access to legal representation. One prisoner has reportedly been tortured to death.Large number of Yemenis are reportedly detained in Saudi Arabia prisons

Five rockets hit eastern Lebanon town of Hermel

August 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/18/319364/five-rockets-hit-eastern-lebanon/

Incident took place in town near border with Syria. Not clear whether rockets launched from inside Lebanon or Syria. Syria has repeatedly reported infiltration of militants from Lebanon across its border. Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar supporting anti-Syria militant groups.

Ex-diplomat: US accelerating drone attacks in Yemen

August 18th, 2013
Categories: Middle East, War, Science

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/18/319390/us-accelerating-drone-attacks-in-yemen/

Unnamed US official has told the Los Angeles Times that a surge in US drone strikes in Yemen over the past three weeks is an indication that the White House is to increase the number of its drone assaults there. Obama authorized 12 drone strikes in Yemen since those claims were made.

Commodities: Egyptian bloodbath threatens crucial routes for oil and gas supplies

August 18th, 2013
Categories: Middle East, Economic

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/commodities/10251219/Commodities-Egyptian-bloodbath-threatens-crucial-routes-for-oil-and-gas-supplies.html

Crackdown by Egyptian army, fears of a disruption of oil supplies to the West have boosted oil price. Egypt plays a vital role in international energy markets through the operation of the Suez Canal and the Suez-Mediterranean (Sumed) pipeline. These are vital pieces of infrastructure in the global oil market.

Israel's West Bank Plans Will Leave Palestinians Very Little

August 18th, 2013
Categories: Zionism, Middle East

Link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35886.htm

Israel is incorporating the territory on the Israeli side of the "separation wall" cutting through the West Bank, taking arable land and water resources and Palestinian villages, clearing Jordan Valley of Palestinians establishing Jewish settlements, sinking wells,preparing for eventual integration.

The New Rules of the Game in Egypt

August 17th, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://truth-out.org/news/item/18246-the-new-rules-of-the-game-in-egypt

Although some openly state that they would prefer a military dictatorship to an elected Brotherhood government, most anti-Brotherhood apologists have held out hope that the military may yet guide the country back to democracy. In light of recent events—this might be wishful thinking.

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