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Archive for December 2011

What will 2012 bring?

December 31, 2011

Glittering fireworks exploded as revelers in Australia and Asia welcomed 2012 and others around the world looked forward to bidding a weary adieu to a year marred by natural disasters and economic turmoil. New York’s Times Square was awash in hopeful sentiments as it prepared to welcome hordes of New Year’s Eve revelers. In London, […]

Syria next to fall

December 30, 2011

Syria remains the Middle East’s only independent secular state. Washington aims to replace its regime with a client one. Syria’s economy deteriorates steadily. In 2011, its GDP collapsed 30% – from around $55 billion to $37 billion. Its currency also plunged from 47 to 62 to the dollar. Basic goods and services are in short […]

US and NATO troops training militants on the Syrian border

December 30, 2011

Hundreds of American and NATO troops are training militants on the Syrian border to overthrow Al-assad’s regime. The mainstream media (MSM) has finally begun reporting on these US operations, which have been going on for some 6 months now. (According to a former FBI official this has been going on since May 2011.) Sibel Edmonds, […]

Mossad says a nuclear Iran not existential threat to Israel

December 30, 2011

A nuclear-armed Iran wouldn’t necessarily constitute a threat to Israel’s continued existence, Mossad chief Tamir Pardo reportedly hinted earlier this week to an audience of about 100 Israeli ambassadors. The intelligence chief said that Israel was using various means to foil Iran’s nuclear program and would continue to do so, but if Iran actually obtained […]

Why leaders promote wars

December 29, 2011

“When a nation threatens another nation, the people of the latter forget their factionalism, their local antagonisms, their political differences, their suspicions of each other, their religious hostilities, and band together as one unit. “Leaders know that, and that is why so many of them whip up wars during periods of national crisis, or when […]

Seven colonization lessons from the history of the Middle East

December 29, 2011

More than any other part of the former colonial world, the Middle East has never been fully decolonized. Here are seven lessons from the history of Western meddling: 1. The west never gives up its drive to control the Middle East, whatever the setbacks – In 2003, the US and Britain invaded and occupied Iraq. […]

Palestine or Israel invented nations?

December 28, 2011

It is hard to believe that anyone who defends Israel’s legitimacy as a state would buy into former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s argument that Palestine is an “invented nation”. The singular triumph of the Zionist movement is that it invented a state and a people – Israel and the Israelis – from scratch. The first Hebrew-speaking […]

The irony of Bradley Manning and his act of conscience

December 27, 2011

President Obama tried for months to extend U.S. military involvement in Iraq beyond the December 31, 2011 deadline. Negotiations between Obama and the Iraqi government broke down when Iraq refused to grant criminal and civil immunity to U.S. troops. It was after seeing evidence of war crimes such as those depicted in “Collateral Murder” and […]

Iran and the strategic encirclement of Syria and Lebanon

December 27, 2011

The encirclement of Syria and Lebanon has long been in the works. It appears that this roadmap is based on an Israeli document aimed at controlling Syria. The 1996 Israeli document (see A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm), which included prominent U.S. policy figures as authors, calls for “rolling back Syria”. […]

American statistics heading into 2012

December 26, 2011

50 million Americans live below the official poverty line, while another 100 million live in “near-poverty,” struggling to support themselves on incomes so low that they are one misfortune away from destitution. According to a study by the McKinsey consulting firm, it took six months for the US economy to return to pre-recession job levels […]