Breaking: Western-backed Terrorists in Syria Slaughter Christians in Bombing By Tony Cartalucci

30 November 2012 — Global Research

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Al Qaeda terrorists, backed, armed, funded, and diplomatically recognized by the West, have detonated 2 car bombs in Christian-Druze quarters in Damascus, killing dozens.

Twin car bombs carried out by the Western-backed so-called “rebels” have killed dozens of civilians in a Christian-Druze neighborhood in Damascus, highlighting the sectarian extremism, not “democratic” aspirations, as well as the level of depravity, driving opponents of the Syrian government. Immediately after the explosions, and as casualty figures began trickling in, Associated Press (AP) attempted to spin and downplay the act of terrorism, claiming in its report, “Twin car bombs kill 20 in Syria, hospitals say,” that:

“Syrian hospital officials say twin car bombs have killed at least 20 people in a Damascus suburb that is mostly loyal to President Bashar Assad.”

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Nobel Peace Prize brews hostility as winners renounce EU’s award

30 November, 2012RT

South African Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu speaks during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi February 8, 2012.(Reuters / B Mathur)

South African Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu speaks during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi February 8, 2012.(Reuters / B Mathur)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and two other Nobel Peace winners have written to the foundation to protest the decision to award the 2012 prize to the EU.

The letter was also signed by Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, who won the prize for her efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the troubles in 1976 and by Argentina’s Adolfo Perez Esquivel who won the laureate in 1980.

“The EU is clearly not ‘the champion of peace’ that Alfred Nobel had in mind when he wrote his will. The Norwegian Nobel committee has redefined and remodeled the prize in a manner that it is not consistent with the law,” they said in an open letter.

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Straining Credulity? By Alastair Crooke

9 March 2012Asia Times Online

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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VTJP Palestine/Israel News & Articles 29 November 2012: Israel bombed the stadium where disabled athletes train

29 November 2012 — VTJP

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US Senate Threatens Sanctions Against P.A.
IMEMC – Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that the United States Senate threatened to block all funding to the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) in the West Bank should the Palestinians decide to sue Israel for war crimes at the International Court. …

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Israel’s Holy War: Triggering the Palestinian Exodus? By Julie Lévesque

29 November, 2012Global Research

Israel’s latest attack on Gaza, “Operation Pillar of Cloud”, was named after a passage in the Torah:

By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people. Exodus 13:21-22

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PCHR_e: 15 Fishermen Arrested and 6 Fishing Boats Confiscated and Destroyed…

29 November 29012 — PCHR – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

PRESS RELEASE
Ref: 145/2012
Time: 11:20 GMT

15 Fishermen Arrested and 6 Fishing Boats Confiscated and Destroyed
The Continued Attacks against Palestinian Fishermen Prove False Israeli Claims of Permitting Fishermen to Fish up to 6 Nautical Miles

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Leveson and Leviathan, or What the Papers Won’t Say By Dan Hind

29 November 2012 — Return of the Public

Journalists and their editors have an unusual privilege. As brokers of public speech they largely determine how the world beyond our immediate experience appears to us. They decide what matters and who to take seriously. This privilege is particularly pronounced when it comes to their own trade, where, after all, they have firsthand knowledge. And they do not like to let outsiders in on the process, if they can help it. The anthropologist Georgina Born describes in her book Uncertain Vision a 1997 conversation with Jim Gray and Jeremy Paxman of Newsnight: Continue reading