7 December 2012 — The Guardian
South Africa: Sbujwa on the streets
Its origins may be unclear but the Johannesburg street craze that moves every muscle is mesmerising to watch Continue reading
5 December 2012 — Global Research
Never before has it been so important to have independent, honest voices and sources of information. We are – as a society – inundated and overwhelmed with a flood of information from a wide array of sources, but these sources of information, by and large, serve the powerful interests and individuals that own them. The main sources of information, for both public and official consumption, include the mainstream media, alternative media, academia and think tanks.
7 December 2012 — williambowles.info
2nd Brig Commander Taking Stand in WikiLeaks Case
Testimony in the WikiLeaks case resumes with the second of two Marine Corps brig commanders who ordered strict pretrial confinement of an Army private charged with sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website. Chief Warrant Officer 2 …
7 December, 2012 — Voice of Russia
“We are trying to figure out effective ways to slow down or prevent it.”
Indeed, they are. For that, the US has launched full-scale wars in close vicinity to the region (not to mention local clashes and a “limited” use of drones on a wider number of countries), slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans, depriving them of the basic human right – the right to live; successfully destabilized the situation in their “Greater Middle East”, flooded the whole of Central Asia with Afghan opium and heroin (with metastasis reaching as far as Russia and Western Europe). And after that Ms. Hillary is trying to present her country as a champion of human rights and finds it OK for herself to criticize others.
7 December, 2012 — Xinhua News Agency
News Analysis: Talks of Syrian chemical weapons: prelude for intervention or further pressure on Damascus?
“The real concern is that the U.S. may have other plans; to provide the terrorist groups with such weaponries…to justify any foreign intervention in Syria’s internal affairs,” Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told local media on Thursday.
5 December 2012 — SACSIS
He advanced to the council-table:
and, “Please your honours,” said he,
“I’m able, by means of a secret charm,
to draw all creatures living beneath the sun,
that creep, or swim, or fly, or run,
after me so as you never saw!
and I chiefly use my charm
on creatures that do people harm,
~ Robert Browning – ‘The Pied Piper: A Child’s Story’ (1842)
7 December, 2012 — RT
Russia’s ambassador to NATO criticized the Western military alliance for its planned deployment of Patriot missiles on the Turkey–Syria border, saying the move threatens to increase hostilities.
7 December 2012 — Washington’s Blog
We reported yesterday:
7 December 2012 — World Socialist Web Site
5 December, 2012 — Voice of Russia
5 December, 2012 — RT
The lawyer representing Bradley Manning, the US Army private accused of leaking classified information to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, has issued a damning indictment of his client’s “criminal” treatment in solitary confinement.
“Brad’s treatment at Quantico will forever be etched in our nation’s history as a disgraceful moment in time,” Manning’s defense attorney David Combs said in his first-ever public appearance regarding US v. Manning.
6 December, 2012 — Global Research
Middle East expert Patrick Seale knows the region well. He’s covered it for over four decades. On December 4, he said:
He “rarely encountered such detestation of Israel, such thirst for revenge and such rage at its superpower patron. (It’s) bubbling beneath the surface like molten lava.”
NATO foreign ministers have approved the deployment of Patriot missiles in Turkey. Ankara had asked its Alliance partners for the weapons, after several deadly cross-border fire incidents with Syria.
Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar says the deployment of Patriot missiles in Turkey is designed to further intimidate Damascus. Continue reading
7 November 2012 — Washington’s Blog
Anonymous U.S. officials are accusing Syria of building chemical weapons, and DebkaFile is reporting (via RT) that an aircraft carrier, numerous battle ships, amphibious ready group, 10,000 troops and heavy military equipment have already been sent to the Syrian coast: Continue reading