New Phase of Syrian Crisis By Boris DOLGOV

17 November 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The Syrian opposition abroad  held a session in Qatar to form a new  organization to guide their activities – the so-called National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition.  It is led by elected President Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib,  a Sunni Sheikh, a former imam of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus and an ardent opponent of Bashar Assad’s regime. He left Syria in 2012.  The coalition englobed the Syrian National Council along with some other opposition groups to be called the “only representative of Syrian people”.  President al- Khatib will be assisted by elected vice-presidents: George Sabra, who has many a time called for a military intervention in Syria, and Riad Seif, an opposition leader and a businessman living abroad. Continue reading

New at SCF 10-17 November 2012: Japan-China-Korea / Syria / Obama / Myanmar / Russia / DEA / USA / Bahrain

17 November 2012Strategic Culture Foundation

Once again on the territorial dispute between Japan and China and Korea (II)

17.11.2012 | 10:11 | Alexander VORONTSOV

Almost simultaneously with the aggravation of the territorial dispute between China and Japan, a long-standing dispute has sharply escalated between Japan and South Korea over  ownership of the Dokdo Islands (Korean name), they are also called Takeshima (Japanese name). If in the case of the Senkaku archipelago Japan carries administrative control, the Dokdo islands are under the sovereignty of the Republic of Korea (ROK)…To date, the picture is very dramatic. At the same time, albeit from different viewpoints, Japan`s territorial conflict with neighboring countries is really important for, the ROK, China and Taiwan, Russia … Continue reading

Anonymous hack hundreds of Israeli websites, delete Foreign Ministry database in support of Gaza

17 November, 2012RT

Anonymous has launched a massive attack named #OpIsrael on almost 700 Israeli websites

Anonymous has launched a massive attack named #OpIsrael on almost 700 Israeli websites

Hacker group Anonymous has launched a massive attack named #OpIsrael on almost 700 Israeli websites, protesting against Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza. Israeli media confirmed the group’s move.

The hackers reportedly took down websites ranging from high-profile governmental structures such as the Foreign Ministry to local tourism companies’ pages.

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Israeli Military Assault on Gaza – “Operation Pillar of Defence” – Not “defence” but murder of unarmed civilians By Mairead Maguire

17 November 2012 — Global Research

PRESS RELEASE.   – PEACE NOBELLIST MAGUIRE SAYS;

It is with the greatest sadness, mixed with frustration, and a sense of helplessness, that many people around the world, myself included, watched on television the horrific scenes of death and destruction perpetrated, yet again, by the latest Israeli military assault on Gaza and its besieged, mostly young population.

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Towards a Full Scale War on Gaza: The Red Line Israel Brazenly Crossed By Dr. Ismail Salami

17 November 2012 — Global Research

Reports indicate that Israel is reportedly setting the stage for a full-scale war on Gaza. According to Israeli media, 16,000 reservists are being briefed on a full-scale war on the Gaza Strip while Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has ordered 75,000 military reservists drafted.

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PCHR_e 17 November 2012: Ongoing Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Palestinian Civilian Deaths Rise to 17, Including 2 Women and 6 Children

PCHR Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

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Ongoing Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Palestinian Civilian Deaths Rise to 17, Including 2 Women and 6 Children, and 381 Wounded, Including 107 Children and 64 Women

 

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From Stalingrad to Gaza with Love By Gilad Atzmon

17 November 2012Gilad Atzmon

Gaza child

Benjamin Netanyahu, is made of different material than Barak.  Unlike Bark, who is obsessed with the banal implementation of military power, Netanyahu is concerned with  the power of deterrence and he is also intelligent enough to realise that the consequences of a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip may mean the total eradication of such a power. Continue reading