UK: Government ‘may sanction nerve-agent use on rioters

7 February 2012 — The Independent

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 7 February 2012: Obama Declares "Threat" From Iran a National Emergency

7 February 2012Information Clearing House

US Iran Policy in ‘Lockstep’ with Israel?
By Dave Lindorff
The most appalling thing of all was hearing the US president say on national TV that he is operating US policy towards Iran in “lockstep” with the pipsqueak nation of Israel–an apartheid country currently being run by a bunch of corrupt, neofascist, genocidal war-mongers and religious fanatics.

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THE ROVING EYE: Syria and those ‘disgusting’ BRICS By Pepe Escobar

6 February 2012 — Asia Times

A Greek choir of the “disgusted” and the “outraged” predictably greeted BRICS members Russia and China double veto to the United Nations Security Council resolution imposing regime change in Syria. The resolution was backed by that haven of democracy, the GCC League, the organization controlled by the six monarchies/emirates of the Gulf Cooperation Council formerly known as the Arab League.

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The Empire Strikes Back By Munir Akram

5 February 2012 — The Empire Strikes BackDawn

Australia recently accepted the stationing of US troops on its territory.

The Philippines is reportedly discussing the revival of US naval bases. India continues to be courted by Washington through all manner of incentives, including support for its quest for permanent membership of the Security Council.

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Stop NATO News: February 6, 2012

6 February 2012Stop NATO

  • Pentagon Chief: NATO Core Of Network Of Partnerships Across The Globe
  • NATO Missile Radar In Turkey Will Be Run From German Air Base
  • Russia To Build Defenses Against NATO Missile Threat
  • U.S.-NATO Missile System: Russia May Boost Nuclear Potential
  • Clinton: Series Of Joint U.S.-Bulgarian War Games This Year
  • Munich: Saakashvili Baits Russia On ‘Arab Sping’
  • Defense Chief: U.S. To Arm Georgia Against Russia
  • U.S. Guided Missile Warship Concludes Visit To Morocco
  • No Role For Military Blocs In Asia: China
  • Ex-State Department Hand: India Key For U.S. Efforts To Contain China
  • U.S. Military Expansion Into Asia: ‘Places Not Bases’

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Syria And UNSC: New Provocation Against Russia, China And UN Itself By Alexander Mezyaev

6 February 2012Stop NATOStrategic Culture Foundation Edited by RR

On February 4 the UN Security Council (UNSC) held a new session devoted to Syria. This time the targets of the strike were Russia and China. It was done in an open and demonstrative way. The provocative skills become more and more honed. This time around the number of the draft resolution sponsors was not four (like in October 2011) but nineteen. Besides seven Security Council members (the USA, France, Great Britain, Togo, Portugal, Germany, Colombia) there were twelve more ‘co-authors’: Morocco (the official author of the draft), Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, and even Libya. An attempt was made to present the draft as ‘an all Arabs stance.’

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 6 February 2012: Disgraced ex-military interrogator threatens to reveal state secrets

6 February 2012VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Abbas Recommended to Serve as Interim Government Prime Minister
IMEMC – After recent meetings in Qatar, mediated by Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas Chief Khaled Mashaal announced that Abbas should serve as the Prime Minister of the Interim-Government, until elections can take place later this year. The two met in Doha, the Qatari capital, despite recent tensions between the parties, particularly in light of the rejection of a Fatah visit to the Gaza Strip by Hamas last month. …

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 5 February 2012: U.S. Leak on Israeli Attack Weakened a Warning to Netanyahu

5 February 2012VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

10 More Detainees Join Hunger Strike
IMEMC – Ten more Palestinian detainees at the Ofer Israeli prison, decided to join the open-ended hunger strike of Sheikh Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike since 50 days, and his health condition has sharply deteriorated. …

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 6 February 2012: CIA Targeting Rescuers and Funerals

6 February 2012Information Clearing House

U.S. Wrongly Demonizes Iran
By Karl Lindemann
As with any country that is attempting to develop its nuclear technology, Iran should be monitored. But the current U.S. policies are completely unwarranted.

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