New at Strategic Culture Foundation 24-31 December 2011: Pakistan / Iran / Malvinas / Syria / North Korea / UK / Venezuela

31 December 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

US Pakistan Relations at Their Nadir
31.12.2011 | 12:51 | Najmuddin A. SHAIKH (Pakistan)
The 26th November attack by US gunships on Pakistani military posts at Salala, along the Pak-Afghan border in Mohmand tribal agency, killed 26 Pakistani soldiers and brought the relationship between the two “strategic partners” to a low point perhaps lower than any other point in the long and chequered 60-year old history. The anti-American feeling that pervades Pakistan’s body was further inflamed…
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Happy New Year!
31.12.2011 | 11:59 | EDITORIAL
Dear readers!
Strategic Culture Foundation wishes you Happy New Year!
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Sources of Libyan War. Revelations of Former French Foreign Minister
31.12.2011 | 00:00 | Alexander MEZYAEV
At first glance at the 2011 events in Libya it looks like the decision to attack the country was taken only somewhere in February or March. A number of facts and official documents seem to prove it… But there are facts of completely different nature that give enough ground to say that there was a thoroughly played game aimed at lulling the vigilance of Libyan leadership…
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The American-Iran Cold War in the Middle East and the Threat of Broader War
30.12.2011 | 20:00 | Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA (Canada)
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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Softening Up Iran for the Final Attack
30.12.2011 | 00:00 | Wayne MADSEN (USA)
In many ways, America’s and Israel’s much-anticipated war against Iran has already begun. It is not the type of war that was expected — an Israeli textbook style surprise and swift attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, followed by a sustained U.S. and NATO air campaign — but a covert war with quite an unexpected feature. The covert war, which has seen increased U.S. drone activity over Iranian skies and an increase in suspicious explosions at Iranian military facilities, has been coupled with American support for destabilization efforts against all of Iran’s allies and friends, including Syria, Russia, China, North Korea, and Venezuela…
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The Malvinas Issue and the South Atlantic
29.12.2011 | 11:34 | Carlos Pereyra MELE (Argentina)
“Malvinas is not just an Argentine issue, but a worldwide cause”. With the above phrase, in the last Mercosur Summit (the trading block that includes Argentine, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay) in Montevideo (December 21), Argentine´s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (before being appointed chairman of this body) geopolitically summarised the South Atlantic conflict with England…
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Syria and Middle East: Options and Implications (II)
29.12.2011 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV
The Syrian internal situation will continue to escalate, causing a further rise in tensions between Turkey and Iran. And all this at a time when no one really knows how the political forces inside Syria are distributed and when which way the confrontation between Ankara and Tehran may turn. Any military intervention against Syria, the Middle East will break the pattern, resulting in a regional rebellion. Russia is an important actor trying hard to prevent the worst to happen…
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Syria and Middle East: Options and Implications (I)
28.12.2011 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV
The Arab Spring has not had a major impact on regional or international balance of power so far, but this could change if there is a regime change in Syria. A dangerous and unpredictable chain reaction may set the region ablaze. The repercussions throughout the world are impossible to predict. Inciting escalation is Syria is like playing with fire… There is something new emerging but something being a far cry from what the major part of US think tanks ever predicted…
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Syria and the New Model of International Transformations
27.12.2011 | 15:27 | Alexander MEZYAEV
While the West does explain via the UN Security Council that the situation in Syria is different from what used to be found in Libya, the part of the scenario for the latter concerning a potential intervention appears absolutely identical to that for the former… The international community’s repressive machinery must be bracing for a new attack considering how intensely the UN Human Rights Council, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the UN special investigator for Syria are campaigning against the country…
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Syria: situation going for worse
26.12.2011 | 09:33 | Boris DOLGOV
The situation in Syria is definitely getting worse… The scale and level of coordination of the terrorist acts give ground to say they were subversive operations well planned and controlled from abroad. Al Kaida, Fatah Al Islam (the Victory of Islam), Jund Al-Islam (the Soldiers of Islam), A Talia al-Mukatila (Fighting Vanguard) military wing of Muslim Brotherhood, all these organizations have teams of militants operating in the Syrian territory besides criminals. The total number is 2-4 thousand. They get arms through Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan…
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World War III Has Begun – It`s the First Asymmetric War Long Awaited by Pentagon Think Tanks
26.12.2011 | 00:00 | Wayne MADSEN (USA)
The Pentagon has already declared World War III and President Barack Obama and the Congress never even carried out their constitutional duties to approve the use of American military power for war… Presently, World War III is being conducted on two continents – Asia and Africa – with two others – Europe and South America – looming on the horizon… A new type of warfare was required by the elites: asymmetric warfare – the use of unconventional warfare tactics, including information warfare, by proxies, non-state actors, agents provocateur, and fifth columns… 
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Post-Kim Jong Il DPRK
25.12.2011 | 20:20 | Alexander VORONTSOV
The death of Kim Jong Il two months before his 70th birthday grabbed the headlines worldwide. False reports of his death had been a recurrent phenomenon, but his passing, when it did happen, came unexpectedly. The communist leader’s death possibly marks a watershed moment between distinct epochs in the history of the DPRK, prompting intense debates over the scenarios of the anticipated transition…
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A history lesson
25.12.2011 | 00:00 | William BOWLES (UK)
The Imperialist mindset is not confined to just one sector of British society, it exists even within what passes for a left here…. It was the Victorians who were the first to not only rewrite our history and invent ‘traditions’ but also to reconstruct our landscape to reflect a fake Medieval past, replete with fake Gothic architecture, the most infamous of which is the Houses of Parliament, itself the embodiment of a fake 1000-year history of “democracy”…
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Obama Slamming Chavez – Will Venezuela Be Able to Hold Elections As Planned?
24.12.2011 | 19:25 | Nil NIKANDROV
Nine months ahead of the presidential poll in Venezuela, US President B. Obama gave a written interview to the country’s top-conservative and sternly anti-Chavez outlet El Universal. Considering that until recently Obama and Chavez seemed to abide by an unarticulated non-aggression pact and refrained from the kind of angry exchanges that broke out on a regular basis during G. Bush’s presidency, Obama’s provocative comments were immediately read as a mobilizing signal by the opposition in Venezuela… The Venezuelan fifth column which constantly receives material support and training at various color revolution youth camps etc. is sure to follow the US lead. Mercenaries are recruited in Mexico, Central American countries, and Columbia to start a massacre in Venezuela…
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