Saturday, 5 November 2011

Syria and Iran: The Great Game

By Alastair Crooke

Regime change in Syria is a strategic prize that outstrips Libya – which is why Saudi Arabia and the west are playing their part. Continue

Iran Warns US, UK and Israel
Vicious Triangle Forming Against Iran

By Ismail Salami

The US agenda in creating Iranophobia is to raise a specter of a nuclear apocalypse in the world, invade the country in alliance with Israel and the UK. Continue

Former Mossad Chief: Hareidi Jews Bigger Threat than Iran

By Elad Benari, Canada

Former Mossad chief Ephraim Halevy, attacked Israel’s hareidi-religious Jews on Thursday, saying they are “a bigger existential threat to Israel than Iran and Ahmadinejad.” Continue

The Guardian of Israel

By Gilad Atzmon

The Guardian, once a respected British newspaper, has already become fully integrated in the Israeli psychological war machine. Continue

Cornered in Free Libya

By Karlos Zurutuza

"We’ve walked all the way here to tell everybody that we are being treated like dogs," said 23-year old Hamuda Bubakar, "I’d rather be killed here. I wouldn’t be the first, or the last." Continue

The Lynching in Libya

By Iftekhar A Khan

The barbarity has removed the thin mask of civility from the face of Western civilisation. Continue

Sole Military Super-Bloc
NATO Issues Daily Reprieves To The World

By Rick Rozoff

The time is ripe - to demand the disbanding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a – as the gravest – threat to world peace. Continue
CIA Kills Large Groups Without Knowing Who They Are

By Spencer Ackerman

The CIA is now killing people without knowing who they are, on suspicion of association with terrorist groups. Continue

America's Crisis
Has Anyone Got the Slightest Idea What to Do?

By Alexander Cockburn

Having briefly tasted batons and pepper spray, OWS-ers should know that when the capital feels it is being pushed to the wall, it will stop at nothing to crush any serious challenge. Continue

Bailed-out Banks Paid No Income Tax

By John Dunbar

Five banks that received federal bailout funds during the financial crisis didn't pay income taxes for one or more years between 2008 and 2010. Continue

Officials: 67 dead in northeast Nigeria attacks: At least 67 people died in a wave of bombings and shootings carried out in northeast Nigeria overnight, officials said Saturday, as frightened mourners left their homes to begin burying their dead.
US Kills Dozens Of People In Somalia: The first strike happened in the southern town of Badheere on Saturday, killing nearly 45 people, witnesses said.
Syria clashes kill 7: In the northwestern province of Idlib, near the Turkish border, "four (Shabiha) militiamen loyal to the regime were killed by suspected deserters in the town of Saraqeb," added the Britain-based Observatory.
'15,000 strong' army gathers to take on Syria: An insurgent army which claims to be up to 15,000 strong is being coordinated from Turkey to take on President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, which risks plunging the region into open warfare.
U. S. Government Calls On Syrian Rebels Not To Accept Amnesty: The United States Government has called on Syrian rebels not to surrender or accept an amnesty offered by the regime of Bashar el Assad. The government in Damascus has offered an amnesty to people who turn in their weapons by Nov. 12
Syria Blasts U.S. For 'Blatant Interference': Damascus has condemned Washington for advising Syrians not to turn themselves into Syrian authorities who offer them amnesty.
Report: Syrian government to withdraw troops from streets by Sunday: 'Syria means what it says and we will implement the Arab League agreement, every aspect of it. If we agree to something, we do it,' the deputy foreign minister, Abdulfattah Ammura, told Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, in remarks published Saturday.
Syria releases over 500 people arrested in protests: Syrian authorities released Saturday more than 500 people who were arrested during protests in different parts of the country, state-run TV said.
Friday: Syria: Homs military attacks continue, say activists: Tanks have been shelling parts of the city, and medics at the main hospital told the BBC more than 100 bodies had arrived in the past two days.
Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran: Iran is top threat to U.S., military official says: - Iran is the biggest threat to the United States and its allies in the Middle East, surpassing al Qaeda, which is down but not out, a senior U.S. military official said on Friday.
'Iran far from posing existential threat': Ex-Mossad Chief : Ephraim Halevy warns strike on Iran could have devastating effect for region. 'Ultra-Orthodox radicalization poses bigger threat than Ahmadinejad,' he says
Peres: Israel Closer than Ever to Military Action in Iran: President Shimon Peres: A military strike on Iran will probably solve the nuclear issue better than diplomacy. Time is running out.
U.S. military official: We are concerned Israel will not warn us before Iran attack: Senior U.S. military official tells CNN U.S. 'increasingly vigilant' over military developments in Iran and Israel, says 'absolutely' concerned Israel may attack Iran nuclear facilities.
Rick Perry Supports Israeli Attack On Iran, Even If It Sparks Regional War: Texas governor and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry expressed his religiously-inspired support for Israel to an extent few politicians or other presidential candidates have: unwavering support for Israel should it decide to start a war with Iran, even if that meant a region wide conflict.
Medics: 1 dead after Israel strikes Gaza: Israeli forces fired on the southern Gaza Strip late Saturday, killing one Palestinian man and injuring three other
Activists on Gaza-bound vessels detained: Pro-Palestinian activists on board two boats intercepted by Israeli navy held in detention centre near Tel Aviv.
Occupy Boston Occupies Israeli Consulate:

A contingent from the Occupy Boston protesters marched late Friday to the building that houses the Israeli consulate in Boston and briefly occupied the building's lobby where they held a sit-in.
Afghanistan: British occupation force soldier killed in Helmand: A British army soldier was shot dead while on patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand province, the Ministry of Defence said Friday.
Army sergeant shot Afghan "with a smile": witness: - A U.S. Army sergeant accused of murdering three unarmed Afghan civilians casually shot one victim "with a smile on his face," then pulled a tooth from the dead man's mouth, a fellow soldier testified on Wednesday.
Four suspected "al-Qaeda" militants killed in southern Yemen: - Four insurgents with "suspected links to al-Qaeda" have been killed in an attack by government troops in the southern Yemeni city of Zinijbar, local media reported Saturday.
Two civilians, including child, killed in new violence in Yemen: Two civilians were killed Saturday in a fresh violence in Yemen, which opposition blamed on forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Libya militias taking law into own hands: Many of the fighters that pushed Muammar Qaddafi from power have refused to stand down. Now, some of Libya militias are allegedly stealing and targeting Qaddafi supporters for revenge.
Libya: As lawlessness spreads, are the rebel 'good guys' turning bad? More alarming than the looting have been the armed clashes between militias. There have been three big fights in the capital alone in the past week; shoot-outs at a hospital, Martyr's Square, and the military airport, which have left several dead and dozens wounded.
Colombian forces kill FARC leader: Defence ministry says army has killed top commander of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia during mountain assault.

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