Syria: The Western Deception Over Regime Change Unravels. NATO Prepares for All Out War by Finian Cunningham

8 March 2012 — Global Research

The Western governments’ and mainstream media’s narrative of a one-sided humanitarian crisis in Syria is rapidly unwinding to reveal a self-serving deception to justify a re-run of Libya-style NATO conquest. In reality, it is the Western powers and their Israeli and Arab henchmen who are fueling a humanitarian crisis and creating the conditions for all-out war. All of which, it should be said, constitutes criminality comparable to Nazi Germany’s wars of aggression.

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Bad results of humanitarian intervention practice

8 March 2012 — Voice of Russia

Republican Senator John McCain this week called for air strikes against Damascus. According to AFP, he said that it is necessary to disable the Syrian air defense system, at least in some parts of the country, to “establish and defend safe havens in Syria“. McCain makes no attempt to conceal the purpose of these “safe zones”. They could be used by an armed opposition to “organize and plan political and military activities”. The American politician openly advocated providing military assistance to the militants, “including weapons and ammunition.”

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Not Quite “Ordinary Human Beings” — Anti-Imperialism and the Anti-Humanist Rhetoric of Gilad Atzmon

28 February 2012 — MRZine

Attempting to latch onto the just, vital, and growing movement in support of the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Palestinian national liberation struggle, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Gilad Atzmon is one of a very small and unrepresentative group of writers who have argued (in agreement with many Zionists) that there is no meaningful distinction to be made between Jews in general and Israeli atrocities.  According to Atzmon, the latter are simply a manifestation of Jews’ historic relationship to gentiles, an authentic expression of an essentially racist, immoral, and anti-human “Jewish ideology.”

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Wikileaks Newslinks 8 March 2012

8 March


Wikileaks: US-led NATO Troops Operate Inside Syria

Syrian Radio & TV Online

A document released by the WikiLeaks website has revealed that undercover US-led NATO forces are operating inside Syria against the Syrian government. WikiLeaks released a confidential email from an analyst working for the US-based intelligence firm …


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Bradley Manning Newslinks 8 March 2012

8 March


The heavy price of telling the truth

Montreal Gazette

Hintz points to the experience of Bradley Manning, the alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower who was nabbed after he revealed his identity to a hacker via an online chat. “The Bradley Manning case also shows the severity of the repercussions,” Hintz said.


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Syria: Straining credulity? By Alastair Crooke

8 March 2012 — Asia Times

The UN Secretary General was reported on March 3 saying that he had received “grisly reports” that Syrian government forces were arbitrarily executing, imprisoning and torturing people in Homs after retaking control of the Baba Amr district from insurgents. Did he really believe this; or was he just “saying it”?
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Video: Smuggled Cash, Arms, Jihadists Fuel Syria War By grtv

7 March 2012 — GRTV

Syrian government forces have regained control of the Baba Amr district in Homs – which has been the main centre of armed resistance for almost a month. Washington says it’ll keep up efforts to convince Russia and China to put pressure on President Assad and impose tougher sanctions against the Syrian regime.

James Corbett – editor of the Japan-based independent news website the Corbett Report, says it’s not developments within Syria, but international politics, that will shape the country’s future. Continue reading

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 7 March 2012: In photos: Hebron village lives in settlement shadows

7 March 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Abbas Agrees To Head Interim Government
IMEMC – The Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) announced Wednesday that president Mahmoud Abbas agreed to be the head of the upcoming interim Palestinian government for a few months, until new elections are prepared and held. …

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