Iran’s parliament speaker on international affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, said on Friday that severe consequences await the US military’s act of provocation. “The harassment of an Iranian passenger plane by American fighter jets once again proved that the presence of foreigners in the region is a serious threat to peace and security,” he said in a post on his Twitter account. “US illegally occupies territory of another State and then harasses a scheduled civil airliner—endangering innocent civilian passengers ostensibly to protect its occupation forces,” the Iranian foreign minister said.Read more . . .
Efraim Inbar, director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, in August 2016:
“The West should seek the further weakening of Islamic State, but not its destruction… Allowing bad guys to kill bad guys sounds very cynical, but it is useful and even moral to do so if it keeps the bad guys busy and less able to harm the good guys… Moreover, instability and crises sometimes contain portents of positive change… The American administration does not appear capable of recognizing the fact that IS can be a useful tool in undermining Tehran’s ambitious plan for domination of the Middle East.”Read more . . .
Like the fascism of the 1930s and 1940s, big lies are delivered with the precision of a metronome: thanks to an omnipresent, repetitive media and its virulent censorship by omission. Take the catastrophe in Libya.Read more . . .
“The historic mission of our nation in this critical moment is to lead the White Races of the world in a final crusade for their survival,” Andriy Biletsky, leader of the Azov militia recently wrote. “A crusade against the Semite-led Untermenschen.” Rep. John Conyers wanted to block U.S. funding to neo-Nazis in Ukraine. But the ADL and Simon Wiesenthal Center refused to help.Read more . . .
On a leaked tape, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is heard to say that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sees any attack as an “opportunity” to increase Turkish presence in Syria, where it has staunchly supported the anti-Assad rebelsRead more . . .
The Syria Endgame: Strategic Stage in the Pentagon’s Covert War on IranBy Mahdi Darius NazemroayaGlobal Research, January 07, 2013http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-syria-endgame-strategic-stage-in-the-pentagons-covert-war-on-iran/5317907Since the kindling of the conflict inside Syria in 2011, it was recognized, by friend and foe alike, that the events in … Read more . . .
November 01, 2012Assuaging the the guilt-pangs of Iran sanctions through spinby Cyrus Safdari In light of reports that the US-imposed sanctions on Iran have started to negatively affect innocent people including the sick and elderly who are deprived of needed … Read more . . .
http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/comment/syrias-many-new-friends-are-a-self-interested-bunch#full Syria’s many new friends are a self-interested bunch Charles GlassJul 11, 2012 Last week France hosted the third conference of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People, a collection of 107 countries and organisations modelled on the Friends … Read more . . .
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/MJ18Dj06.htmlOct 18, 2011THE ROVING EYEObama, the king of AfricaBy Pepe Escobar If United States President Barack Obama really wanted to get rid of the new bogeyman du jour, Uganda’s Joseph Kony – a former altar boy turned mystical Christian prophet/politico, … Read more . . .
The Protest Movement in Egypt: “Dictators” do not Dictate, They Obey Orders by Michel Chossudovsky, February 2011, Global Research The Mubarak regime could collapse in the a face of a nationwide protest movement… What prospects for Egypt and the Arab … Read more . . .
The Deadly Blast in Islamabad Why was the Marriott Targeted? By TARIQ ALI http://www.counterpunch.org/tariq09232008.html The deadly blast in Islamabad was a revenge attack for what has been going on over the past few weeks in the badlands of the North-West … Read more . . .
A fair fight for Lebanon’s army [or: How to destabilize Lebanon] By Nicholas Noe Wednesday, June 18, 2008 BEIRUT: In the wake of a narrowly averted civil war here last month, the United States now has a unique opportunity to … Read more . . .
The NED, NGOs and the Imperial Uses of Philanthropy Why They Hate Our Kind Hearts, Too Joan Roelofs Counter Punch May 14, 2006 http://www.globalpolicy.org/ngos/credib/2006/0514imperialuses.htm In recent years, nations have challenged the activities and very existence of non-governmental organizations. Russia, Zimbabwe, … Read more . . .
Tomgram: Playing the Destabilization Card at Home and Abroad The Destabilization Game By Tom Engelhardt 2006 One of these days, some scholar will do a little history of the odd moments when microphones or recording systems were turned on … Read more . . .
5/01/05 "Sunday Times" The secret Downing Street memo SECRET AND STRICTLY PERSONAL – UK EYES ONLY DAVID MANNING From: Matthew Rycroft Date: 23 July 2002 S 195 /02 cc: Defence Secretary, Foreign Secretary, Attorney-General, Sir Richard Wilson, John Scarlett, Francis Richards, CDS, … Read more . . .
Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski about how the US provoked the Soviet Union into invadingAfghanistan and starting the whole mess Le Nouvel Observateur (France), Jan 15-21, 1998, p. 76*Question: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in hismemoirs [From … Read more . . .