A nightmare that lasted three weeks; memories of Gaza massacre By Rafat Abushaban

29 December 2011 — The Electronic IntifadaDiaries: Live from Palestine

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Israeli leaders threatened to wipe Gaza off of the map during the first hours of bombing

Here comes that difficult time of year again: the anniversary of an event that changed the taste of life for Palestinians inside the Gaza Strip and throughout the world. It is three years since the Gaza massacre, or what Israel called Operation Cast Lead.

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The American-Iran Cold War in the Middle East and the Threat of Broader War By Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA

30 December 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation 

A cold war has been ongoing between Tehran and Washington. U.S. spies, drones, assassinations, and accusations against Tehran have all been a part of this package. Washington and its minions have been using every means possible, including international organizations, like the United Nations as a battleground against Tehran in this cold war. The destabilization campaign being waged against Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon are also a critical front in this cold war… 

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NATO Newslinks 31 December 2011

31 December 2011 — williambowles.info

NATO’s boondoggle
Rupee News
NATO faced with twin crisis in Pakistan and Turkey is trying to cope with the worst crisis it has seen in years. UPI reports that the “NATO’s multifaceted partnership with eastern member Turkey is at risk after Ankara slapped sanctions on Paris in …
http://rupeenews.com/2011/12/natos-boondoggle/

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Syria and the New Model of International Transformations By Alexander MEZYAEV

27 December 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation
 

Early this month, as Russia was in the process of assuming chairmanship in the UN Security Council, Moscow’s envoy said Syria was not on the UN SC December agenda. Still, the theme of Syria has become the subject of permanent heated debates during unofficial consultations and surfaced in the discussions of the situations in the Middle East. Considering that US President B. Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are selling the Arab Spring as a model for new regime changes, at the moment Syria simply has to be at the focus of international politics.

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Season’s Greetings

31 December 2011

I’d like to wish all my readers a progressive and happy new year, though the direction things appear to be headed I’m not too confident about the outcome, unless we get our act together and toss the barbarians out.

A luta continua

William Bowles

Video: Tariq Ali: Western intervention in Syria would be a disaster

28 December 2011 — RT on Youtube

The head of the Arab League observer mission in Syria has described the situation in the restive city of Homs as “reassuring so far”.

The flashpoint city was the monitors’ first stop to investigate the government’s response to the anti-regime unrest. Their arrival was met by a massive demonstration, with tens of thousands demanding international protection. RT talks to author and Middle East expert Tariq Ali who’s in London.

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