US Troops going to Israel

2 January, 2012 — Whiteout Press

Jerusalem: In one of the most blacked-out stories in America right now, the US military is preparing to send thousands of US troops, along with US Naval anti-missile ships and accompanying support personnel, to Israel. It took forever to find a second source for confirmation of this story and both relatively mainstream media outlets are in Israel. With one source saying the military deployment and corresponding exercises are to occur in January, the source providing most of the details suggests it will occur later this spring.

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Syrian turmoil: violence continues as military pulls out — RT

2 January 2012 — Syrian turmoil: violence continues as military pulls out — RT

The head of the Arab League has told reporters that the Syrian government has withdrawn its tanks and troops from cities as part of the league’s plan for peace in the country. But, according to the league, the violence continues.

Nabil al-Arabi said snipers are still present in cities and are shooting at civilians, a fact the league’s monitoring mission finds unacceptable. Talks with President Bashar al-Assad are on the observers’ agenda, but the case may not be as clear-cut as the League hopes.

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‘Syrians being killed by gangs and defectors’ — RT

4 January 2012 — ‘Syrians being killed by gangs and defectors’ — RT

As Syrian forces reportedly continue to kill civilian protesters, armed rebels have threatened to step up their own attacks. Middle East expert Dr. Jeremy Salt says there is tunnel vision when it comes to deciding just who is doing the killing.

­The commander of Syria’s armed rebels threatened to step up attacks on President Bashar al-Assad’s forces on Wednesday, according to Reuters. He said he was frustrated with Arab League monitors’ lack of progress in ending a government crackdown on protests.

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Ethnic Cleansing of Invented People. By Miko Peled

20 December, 2011 — Tear Down the Wall…

Mostafa Tamimi from Nabi Saleh, Bahjat Zaalan and his son Ramdan from Gaza died on my fiftieth birthday and just a few days after Newt Gingrich declared them an invented people. They were murdered by the Israeli terrorist organization, the IDF, an organization that is supported and funded by the US. One Israeli terrorist shot the invented Tamimi in the head with a tear gas canister, and another Israeli terrorist fired a rocket that murdered the invented Zaalan and his boy Ramadan. Both terrorists were educated and trained by Israel, and armed by the US. The Israeli terrorists are not invented but quite real, and they are safe, protected by the apartheid regime that trained and sent them on their missions, and the Israeli court system will make sure that they are never brought to justice. This is how Israel’s well-oiled ethnic cleansing machine operates.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 3 January 2012: Israeli companies can profit from West Bank resources, court rules

3 January 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Haniyya Meets Erdogan In Ankara
IMEMC – Head of the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyya, visited the Turkish Parliament on Tuesday, and held a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who affirmed the Turkish support to the Palestinian cause. …

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 2 January 2012: Israeli authorities give ‘legal’ status to illegal settlement outpost

2 January 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Former Detainee Dies Of Health Condition Suffered While In prison
IMEMC – Zakariyya Daoud, a former Palestinian political prisoner, who got seriously ill while in Israeli prisons, and was only released on August 22, 2011, died of cancer on Monday, he was diagnosed in prison Israeli prisons and was deprived of the needed and specialized medical attention. …

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Bahrain: Crushing Pro-Democracy Protests. American and British Police Chiefs Step Up State Repression By Finian Cunningham

2 January, 2012 — Global Research

Top Western appointments allegedly aimed at improving human rights…

Two former police chiefs from the US and Britain have brought discernible Western “expertise” to the Bahraini force only weeks following their appointments – a surge in repression and state terrorism.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 3 January 2012:

3 January 2012 — Information Clearing House

How Wars Revealed the Weakness of the Global Superpower

By Tom Engelhardt
Now, at a nadir moment in the Greater Middle East, perhaps it’s finally time to put an American face on America’s wars, to see them clearly for the imperial debacles they have been — and act accordingly.

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Canadian Researcher: US Targeting Syria to Change Region’s Geo-Political Reality By H. Sabbagh

3 January 2012 — Global ResearchSyrian Arab News Agency

OTTAWA: Canadian writer and researcher Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya said that the encirclement of Syria has long been in the works since 2001, and that permanent NATO presence in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Syrian Accountability Act are part of this initiative, adding that this roadmap is based on a 1996 Israeli document aimed at controlling Syria. The document’s name is ‘A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm.’

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Time Cheers the Drone War

3 January 2012 — Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

Time-mag.jpgThe new issue of  Time magazine promises on its cover ‘Essential Info for the Year Ahead.’ One apparently essential report: U.S. drones are awesome.

The report–written by Mark Thompson, available to subscribers only explains that a ‘hot military trend’ this way:

Today’s generals and admirals want weapons that are smaller, remote-controlled and bristling with intelligence. In short, more drones that can tightly target terrorists, deliver larger payloads and are some of the best spies the U.S. has ever produced, even if they occasionally get captured in Iran or crash on landing at secret bases.

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