Wikileaks Newslinks 3 December 2011

3 December 2011 —

WikiLeaks set to out companies in ‘Spy Files.’
At least three Canadian companies are set to watch potentially damaging documents released online to the world, part of the latest dump of secret files obtained by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The website lists three Canadian companies it …

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Egypt Newslinks 3 December 2011

3 December 2011 —

Highest voter turnout in Egypt ‘since the pharaohs’
CAIRO — Anticipating a strong presence in the new Egyptian parliament, ultraconservative Islamists outlined plans Friday for a strict brand of religious law, a move that could limit personal freedoms and steer a key US ally toward an Islamic state. …

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The Shadow War in Syria By Pepe Escobar

1 December 2011 — Asia Times

Target Syria — the strategic prize that outstrips Libya. The stage is set. The stakes couldn’t be higher. Libya 2.0 equals Syria? It’s more like Libya 2.0 remix. With the same R2P (‘responsibility to protect’) rationale — starring civilians bombed into ‘democracy.’ But with no UN Security Council resolution (Russia and China will veto it). Instead, Turkey shines, fanning the flames of civil war.

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Video: Iranian quest for casus belli — RT

1 December 2011 — Iranian quest for casus belli — RT

A string of attacks on Iran, from assassinations of key nuclear and military personnel to attempts to alienate it internationally, ring the bell. Is the West hunting for a pretext for a new war in the Middle East?

We believe that the integrity of embassies should always be honored; there is no justifying any country attacking any other country’s embassy. Even if war breaks out, embassies are the last thread that should be severed.

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Israel’s grand hypocrisy By Jonathan Cook

1 December 2011 — Global Research

Netanyahu slams ‘anti-liberal’ Arab Spring

As protests raged again across the Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, offered his assessment of the Arab Spring last week. It was, he said, an “Islamic, anti-western, anti-liberal, anti-Israeli, undemocratic wave”, adding that Israel’s Arab neighbours were “moving not forwards, but backwards”.
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Bradley Manning Newslinks 3 December 2011

3 December 2011 —

Bradley Manning: Welsh MEPs join Wikileaks suspect plea
BBC News
Two Welsh MEPs have added their names to a growing list of their colleagues concerned about the alleged treatment of Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning. The US Army analyst, who grew up in Pembrokeshire, is due in court later this month accused of …

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‘West’s policy on Syria could ignite WWIII’ — RT

2 December 2011 — West’s policy on Syria could ignite WWIII’ — RT

The situation in Syria is just a warm-up before a real confrontation, which will draw Russia and China into action, believes Lawrence Freeman from the Executive Intelligence Review magazine.

­Russia and China are rightly worried about what is behind the policy of the US and its allies in Syria and Iran, Freeman told RT.

‘President Obama is acting on a British geopolitical plan to force a confrontation with Russia and China, a military confrontation of which Syrian and Iran would nearly be the ignition point,’ Freeman explained. ‘But the real goal is a war to stop the progress that Russia and China are engulfed in.’

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Stop NATO News: December 3, 2011

3 December 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Anti-NATO Protests Spread Across Pakistan
  • U.S. NATO Envoy: Missile Shield ‘Whether Russia Likes It Or Not’
  • ThalesRaytheon Awarded NATO Interceptor Missile Upgrade Contract
  • NATO Deploys Armored Vehicles Against Kosovo Serbs
  • Genocide Of The Serbian People: Russia To Send Observers To Kosovo
  • Historic Summit: Community Of Latin American, Caribbean States Founded In Venezuela
  • China, Russia Should Halt West’s Rush To War Against Iran
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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 26 November – 2 December 2011

3 December 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Iran and the Strategic Encirclement of Syria and Lebanon
02.12.2011 | 10:26 | Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA (Canada)
The encirclement of Syria and Lebanon has long been in the works. Since 2001, Washington and NATO have started the process of cordoning off Lebanon and Syria… While Washington is engaged in its naval build-up, the mainstream media networks controlled by the Saudis and Arab clients of the U.S. are focusing on the deployment of Russian naval vessels to Syria, which can be seen as a counter-move to NATO… France has sent its military trainers into Turkey and Lebanon to prepare conscripts against Syria… The so-called Free Syrian Army and other NATO-GCC front organizations are also using Turkish and Jordanian territory to stage raids into Syria… What the world is facing is a pathway towards possible military escalation that could go far beyond the boundaries of the Middle East and suck in Russia, China, and their allies…

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The Anti-Empire Report 2 December 2011 By William Blum: Some thoughts that OCCUPY my mind

2 December 2nd, 2011 —

When the Vietnam War became history, and the protest signs and the bullhorns were put away, so too was the serious side of most protestors’ alienation and hostility toward the government. They returned, with minimal resistance, to the restless pursuit of success, and the belief that the choice facing the world was either “capitalist democracy” or “communist dictatorship”. The war had been an aberration, was the implicit verdict, a blemish on an otherwise humane American record. The fear felt by the powers-that-be that society’s fabric was unraveling and that the Republic was hanging by a thread turned out to be little more than media hype; it had been great copy.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 2 December 2011: Hebron: Occupation and Sterilization

2 December 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Turkey To Grant Hamas $300 Million
IMEMC – Turkish sources reported that Turkish Prime Minister, Receb Tayyip Erdogan, sent a confidential letter to Ismail Haniyya, Prime Minister of the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, inviting him to visit Turkey, and informing him that he decided to grant the government $300 Million. …

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