Bashar Assad says not concerned by West’s draft resolution submitted to UN

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad  Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he is ‘not concerned’ about a draft resolution submitted by the United States, France and the UK to the UN Security Council to place Syrian chemical weapons under international control. On September 14, Russia and the United States agreed on a deal under which Syria must…

Armageddon watch over Syria

Experts on arms control policy, confirmed by multiple independent sources, indicate that Syria has been hit, in recent days, by at least four tactical nuclear weapons. In addition, a Syrian Army brigade suffered massive casualties from a Sarin gas attack.  Not only are these attacks pushing the world to the brink of war but they…

America Plans Unprovoked Nuclear Attack on China.

If America launches a nuclear attack on China, the Chinese will strike back at American cities.   This is an edited abridgement by Lasha Darkmoon of Professor Amitai Etzioni’s ground-breaking article in the Yale Journal of International affairs,Who Authorized Preparations for War with China? It is followed by extracts from Paul Craig Roberts’ impassioned response to the same article.…

Apocalyptic images reveal the shocking scale of devastation in Syria

The district of Khaldiyeh in the central Syrian city of Homs. Black smoke can be seen ascending during fighting between rebel forces and pro-government troops Getty Images   Syrian troops drove insurgents from central Homs on Monday, tightening their siege on remaining rebel bastions in the strategically important city, which links Damascus to the Mediterranean…

My life at Guantánamo

A detainee at the US prison explains that hunger striking is the only way left to cry out for life, freedom and dignity http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/07/201373145723725101.html by Moath al-Alwi Moath al-Alwi is a Yemeni national who has been in US custody since 2002. He was one of the very first prisoners moved to Guantanamo, where the US military assigned…

Guantanamo force-feedings to be synchronized with Ramadan fasting schedule

http://rt.com/usa/guantanamo-force-feeding-ramadan-fasting-581/ Published time: July 03, 2013 03:13 While a mass hunger strike continues at Guantanamo, a spokesperson for the American prison camp has confirmed that the upcoming monthlong fast for Ramadan will be observed by synchronizing the force-feeding of Muslim inmates. Navy Capt. Robert Durand has stated that the facility is sufficiently equipped to synchronize…

Sheikhs in Sydney’s Al Risalah book store encouraging young Muslims to fight in Syria

7.30 By Caro Meldrum-Hanna Updated 1 hour 23 minutes ago A 7.30 investigation has uncovered a secretive and radical program operating inside an Islamic book store in western Sydney, which is encouraging young Muslims to fight in Syria. The concerns of authorities have been heightened by the bloody conflict in Syria, which has become a…

Fox News report in December 2001: Bin Laden Already Dead

Jim Stone — via Rebel News May 28, 2013     Impeachment scandal #6   We have all heard about the report that Osama Bin Laden died in 2001, but few of us have ever seen it. Kjtruthnews found it. I saw this but did not pay attention to it at the time because none…

Russia plays S-300 card to check Israel attacks on Syria

Moscow expects Tel Aviv to refrain from attacks on Syria By Vladimir Radyuhin   In a new twist to the diplomatic game over the supply of deadly S-300 air-defence missiles to Syria, Moscow is reported to have again put the deal on hold. An unnamed senior Russian official has been quoted by the British Sunday…

Almighty says ! ( When shit hits the fan ),…..” Syria’s failure to lose “….L.M.AO.

Wed May 22, 2013 12:20PM GMT 41   By Gordon Duff The timing of events in Syria has been a particular disaster for the United States. Through “sequestration,” the governments imposed austerity measures, military forces in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean have been scaled back as have other operations including intelligence gatherin.” Related Interviews: ‘Fox…

UANI: US NGOs or covert government agencies?

Source: TVOR NBC News has published a lengthy story on a so called non-profit and non-governmental organization calling itself United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) that sits behind security-locked doors in an unmarked office high above midtown Manhattan and “wages economic warfare against the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Part of what the group does is psychological…

Mideast situation enters Twilight Zone

The site of bomb attacks that killed 46 people in Turkey’s southern town of Reyhanli on May 11, 2013 Mon May 13, 2013 8:45AM GMT 10 By Jim W. Dean The Israeli attacks were of course a provocation to see if Syria might send a Sarin-laced missile into Israel in return, but they are not…

Iraq War Facts, Results & Statistics at January 31, 2012

4,487 US Soldiers Killed, 32,223 Seriously Wounded March 04, 2012For your quick reading, I’ve listed key statistics about the Iraq War and occupation, taken primarily from data analyzed by various think tanks, including The Brookings Institution’s Iraq Index, and from mainstream media sources. Data is presented as of January 31, 2012, except as indicated. U.S. SPENDING…

UNHCR News Story: Greece: A Way into Europe

VIA: LEFTeria   Ahmet and Hussen’s brother and his family died on their way to Greece Greece: A Way into Europe Desperate Syrian refugees take deadly risks to get to Europe. Λέσβος, Ελλάδα. Ένας τουριστικός προορισμός … αλλά όλο και περισσότερο μια οδός διαφυγής … για εκατοντάδες πρόσφυγες που προσπαθούν να περάσουν στην Ευρώπη.  …

The Haqqani Financing Network

    Afghanistan: The Way to Peace — 15 March 2013 The following review by British writer and academic Anatol Lieven was published by the New York Review of Books on April 4, 2013. New Books Reviewed Afghanistan from the Cold War Through the War on Terror by Barnett R. Rubin, Oxford University Press, 504 pp.,…

Syria and sarin gas: US claims have a very familiar ring ??

Related articles Sooner or later, we’ll have to go into Syria John Kerry warns Nato to plan for possible Syrian chemical attack by Bashar al-Assad’s forces Both sides in Syrian civil war claim chemical weapons were used on them Syria secures its chemical weapons White House: We are confident Syrian regime used chemical weapons in…

UN Involvement Against Terrorism

Hardeep Singh Puri, Chairman of the UN Counter Terrorism Committee Picture Credit: indiatimesonline.com As the main repository of international law, the UN can play an important role in strengthening legal approaches to terrorism. The UN has adopted a number of resolutions condemning acts of terrorism. After 9/11 the UN Security Council called on states to…

Military’s Next Africa Chief Indicates 3 Terror Groups Are on His Hit List

By Spencer Ackerman 02.14.13 U.S. soldiers train their counterparts in Ghana, 2011. The next leader of U.S. Africa Command emphasized such training as a fixture for confronting terrorist groups in Africa. Photo: U.S. Army Here’s an indicator of how the U.S. military considers northern and eastern Africa the next major battlefield of the ongoing war…

Sanctions Against Iran Are ‘Too Late’ Says US Diplomat

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivers a speech as he stands under portraits of late founder of Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (L) and supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali khamenei (R) during a rally in to mark the 34th anniversary of the Islamic revolution on February 10, 2013. (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images) Long-time U.S. diplomat Victor Comras told…

Step toward possible military intervention in Syria

The Pentagon is sending about 200 troops to Jordan to help deliver aid to refugees and to plan for possible military action, including a rapid buildup of forces. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/middleeast/la-fg-us-jordan-troops-20130418,0,7018059.story   Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he and President Barack Obama are wary of intervening in Syria. (Mark Wilson / Getty Images / April 17, 2013)…

Robert Fisk: Beware wishful thinking. Assad isn’t going soon

The West, has an odd habit of assuming dictators we don’t like, will simply disappear. Well, Western “statesmen”, diplomats, “analysts” and those absurd think-tankers so beloved of the networks may yet have to buy a new crystal ball. Read more : http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/robert-fisk-beware-wishful-thinking-assad-isnt-going-soon-8578513.html?origin=internalSearch

Beware the Few

APRIL 15, 2013     The terror bombing of the Boston Marathon is yet one more item in a bloody skein of evidence that has emerged over the past decade proving that war is now, more than ever, the province of “the few.” The destructive and disruptive power of small groups and even individuals —…