Month: May 2013

Israel is Fighting a Regional War in Syria

The changing internal situation in Syria is putting a new set of plans into motion, which involve Israeli aggression against Syria by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya Not only have the US and its allies been trying to militarily buttress the retreating anti-government militias, but now they aim to create a new phase in the conflict where states start asserting leverage against Syria […]

Pipelineistan and the New Silk Road(s)

Ask Western elites – oh, those were the days, in the 17th century, when the rise of European sea powers led to the collapse of the caravan trade and the end of the Silk Road as Europe found a cheaper – and safer – way of trading between East and West.  By Pepe Escobar (Asia Times – Roving Eye) This […]

Iranian Diplomat Blasts Silence on Human Rights Violations by Rebels in Syria

A senior Iranian diplomat lashed out at certain countries and international organizations for keeping mum on the severe violation of human rights in Syria by the rebel groups fighting Bashar al-Assad’s government by Fars News Iran’s New Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, Mohsen Naziri Asl made the remarks on Wednesday, addressing an emergency meeting on […]

Bush Administration Convicted of War Crimes

Former U.S. President George W. Bush recently dedicated his Presidential Library in Dallas. The ceremony included speeches by President Obama, ex-President Bush, and every other living ex-president. But none of the speeches so much as mentioned to Iraq war — the undertaking that dominated George W. Bush’s presidency, and will define his historic legacy. This omission might be due, at […]

Syrian Rebels Massacre Christian Village

While President Obama’s administration weighs overt military aid to Syrian rebels, the true character of the revolution underway in that country is becoming horrifically clear. Numerous press reports are providing details of a massacre perpetrated by the Free Syrian Army that annihilated the entire population of a Christian village by James Heiser As the New York Times reported last December, […]

John McCain: War Hero Or War Criminal?

Two time Medal of Honor recipient Marine Major General Smedley Butler once said “war is a racket.” He might have added that while enriching the few it victimizes and degrades everyone else who is caught up in the meat grinder, soldiers as well as civilians by Philip Giraldi Consider how accounts of soldiers who are captured and subsequently turn on […]

Ireland and the Basque Country

Massive Flight (Emigration) or General Strike? By James Petras Many billions of Euros are being extracted from Europe’s vassal-debtor nations – Spain, Greece, Portugal and Ireland –and transferred to the creditor banks, financial speculators and swindlers located in the City of London, Wall Street, Geneva and Frankfort.  Under what has been termed ‘austerity’ programs vast tributary payments are amassed by […]

President Bashar Al-Assad full interview with the Lebanese al-Manar TV

Video and Transcript (PressTV) Israel’s support of the terrorists was for two purposes. The first is to stifle the resistance; the second is to strike the Syrian air defense systems. It is not interested in anything else. Following is the full text of the interview: May 30,2013 Al-Manar: In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. Assalamu Alaikum. Bloodshed […]

Western States Pouring Fuel on The Syrian Crisis

It should be patently obvious that the murderous rampage against Syrian civilians that is entering its third year could not be sustained if it were not for the relentless Western government and media support. Now this Western remote-control killing machine is to be fitted with a higher murderous gear, thanks to the diplomatic engineering of Britain and France in removing the European arms embargo on Syria.

Poll Shows That UK Public Drastically Under-Estimates Iraqi War Deaths

By Joe Emersberger ComRes, a professional polling company, asked a nationwide sample of UK citizens to estimate the death toll from the war in Iraq that began in 2003. The results provide a searing indictment of the British media. Two questions were asked. The first question was: How many Iraqis, both combatants and civilians, do you think have died as […]

Woolwich suspect tortured “at behest of British intelligence”

Parliamentary Intelligence Committee is told: Police’s arrest of witness claiming Woolwich attacker was radicalised by torture, sexual abuse and harassment was “ordered by MI5”  by Nafeez Ahmed A letter to the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee by a childhood friend of one of the Woolwich attackers claims that the suspect was subjected to “systematic torture and sexual abuse” by […]

Is it the end of Sykes-Picot?

Patrick Cockburn on the war in Syria and the threat to the Middle East For the first two years of the Syrian civil war foreign leaders regularly predicted that Bashar al-Assad’s government would fall any day. In November 2011, King Abdullah of Jordan said that the chances of Assad’s surviving were so slim he ought to step down. In December […]