Russian expert warns of possibility of large-scale war in Middle East

24 November 2012 — The Voice of Russia

Turkey has asked NATO to deploy “Patriot” missiles on the Turkish side near the Turkish-Syrian border.

In an interview with the Voice of Russia, Russian analyst Konstantin Sivkov said: “Deploying these missiles in Turkey will be dangerous for Syrian military planes – this is obvious. A lesser obvious thing is that Turkey is getting ready for a war against Syria. If an attack on Syria from the territory of Turkey does take place, this will most likely be an attack not of the Turkish army, but of NATO’s forces.”

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“American “Free Press”: A Press Free to Lie for the Government but Not to Tell the Truth” By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

26 November 2012 — Boiling Frogs

The Osama bin Laden Myth 

The interview below with Osama bin Laden was conducted by the Karachi, Pakistan, daily newspaper, Ummat and published on September 28, 2001, 17 days after the alleged, but unsubstantiated, al Qaeda attack of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center twin towers and Pentagon. The interview was sensational. The alleged “mastermind” of 9/11 said that he and al Qaeda had nothing to do with the 9/11 attack. The British Broadcasting Corporation’s World Monitoring Service had the interview translated into English and made public on September 29, 2001.

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Libyan Scenario for Syria By Igor IGNATCHENKO

26 November 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation

This September the British Times published an article saying the largest shipload of arms destined for Free Syrian Army came to Turkey from Libya. It stated there were 400 tons of weapons, including an unspecified number of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, grenade launchers and other arms aboard a Libyan ship the Intisaar, docked at the Turkish port of Iskenderun. The ship’s captain was Omar Mousaeeb, a Libyan from Benghazi. 

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Assange: A curious position for the UK to adopt?

25 November 2012 — A UK Friend of WIkiLeaks

There is great relevance in whether or not the US are actively planning to extradite Julian Assange– this is the key aspect to his appeal against extradition to Sweden and a key element in the decision of Ecuador to grant Assange asylum. In this respect, the resolution of the Swedish case against Assange pivots around the existence (or otherwise) of an extradition request from the US. Why does the UK Secretary of State maintain a position of silence on this matter and why is this important?

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Podcast Show #99: The “Surge” in Iraq & the “Real” David Petraeus

25 November 2012 — Boiling Frogs 

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Pepe Escobar 

Globetrotting reporter Pepe Escobar returns for a debrief on his recent adventure in the US, talks about the real Petraeus, Benghazi and Gaza and offers us his colorful, informed comments and observations.  We start with his recent road trip in the American West at election time, stylin’ in a rented Mustang convertible: from LA to San Francisco, then Reno, Salt Lake, meeting explorers from China in the Utah desert, New Mexico, Arizona and back to Las Vegas for Election Day. Then we talk about the real David Petraeus, and the “surge” in Iraq.  Pepe was there, and tells the real story.  From there, Escobar takes us to Benghazi, and asks about the real role of the CIA in Libya.  And he has strong comments about the Israeli attack on Gaza.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel News & Articles 25 November 2012: ’Operation Pillar of Defense’ – Was a Crime

25 November 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Three Injured By Israeli Fire In Khan Younis
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources reported that three Palestinians have been injured, on Sunday evening, after Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border, opened fire at them in Al-Faraheen area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. …

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ICH 25 November 2012: Why Israel Didn’t Win

25 November 2012 Information Clearing House


Why Israel Didn’t Win

By Adam Shatz

The ceasefire agreed by Israel and Hamas in Cairo after eight days of fighting is merely a pause in the Israel-Palestine conflict. – The Palestinians understand that they are no longer facing Israel on their own: Israel, not Hamas, is the region’s pariah.


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Statewatch News Online, 26 November 2012 (20/12)

012 — Statewatch


1.    EU: Stockholm Programme: List of texts adopted  2010-2012
2.    EU: Consolidated versions of the Treaty on the European Union and TFEU
3.    EU: Meijers Committee: General Data Protection Regulation and personal data in judicial co-operation in criminal matters and police co-operation
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