Geopolitics with Ryan Dawson- Episode 9: The Real Motivations for the Balkanization of Syria

14 January 2013 Boiling Frogs

Ryan Dawson Presents Mahdi Nazemroaya 

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is an analysts and award-winning author of the book The Globalization of NATO. He was on the ground in Libya reporting live for multiple media outlets as NATO conducted its merciless bombing of that country’s civilians and infrastructureToday we discuss the real motivations for the Balkanization of Syria and why there is a US and Israeli target painted on Iran. I highly recommend checking out this piece by Mr. NazemroayaThe Endgame in Syria: Strategic Stage in the Pentagon‘s Covert War on Iran for further analysis.

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Media Lens: Death Of A Hero By David Cromwell

14 January 2013 — Media Lens

The General, The Media Adulation And The Forgotten Victims

One measure of a society’s honesty is what it says about its political and military leaders when they die. Are the deceased leader’s perceived virtues exalted, while any blemishes are airbrushed out of the picture? Recent media coverage following the death of General Norman “Stormin’ ”Schwarzkopf, the Allied military commander during the Persian Gulf War in 1991, is a case in point.

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We Are All Aaron Swartz! Fighting Back Against the “Intellectual Property” Racket By Tony Cartalucci

14 January 2013 — Land Destroyer

Aaron Swartz’ passing becomes even more tragic if we do not recognize what he spent his life fighting for, and realize that no matter where we think we stand on the issue of Internet freedom, the interests driving the debate from Wall Street and Washington, do not have any of our best interests in mind.

In your standard dictatorship, activists are brought out back and shot.

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Aaron Swartz: Reddit Co-Founder Killed Himself Due to Government Censorship and Harassment?

14 January 2013 — Washington’s Blog

In His Honor, Can Reddit Stop Censoring?

Reddit co-founder and free speech activist Aaron Swartz killed himself due to government censorship and harassment.  (He was probably clinically depressed and apparently committed suicide; no one is alleging that he was murdered.)

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Mali and the Scramble for Africa By Ben Schreiner

14 January 2013 — Working Left

A New Wave of Barbarism

The French military intervention into Mali on Friday — France’s second in as many years into a former African colony — was reportedly “seconded” by the United States. This ought to come as no great surprise, given the Pentagon’s deepening penetration into Africa.

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France Displays Unhinged Hypocrisy as Bombs Fall on Mali By Tony Cartalucci

13 January, 2013 — Land Destroyer

NATO funding, arming, & simultaneously fighting Al Qaeda from Mali to Syria

A deluge of articles have been quickly put into circulation defending France‘s military intervention in the African nation of Mali. TIME’s article, “The Crisis in Mali: Will French Intervention Stop the Islamist Advance?” decides that old tricks are the best tricks, and elects the tiresome “War on Terror” narrative.

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Hugo Chavez: Why Does He Hate Us? By Peter Hart

11 January 2013 — FAIR Blog

If there’s one thing media want you to know about Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, it’s that he doesn’t like the United States.  On the PBS NewsHour (1/10/13), Ray Suarez told viewers that Chavez 

antagonized Washington, it seemed, whenever he could, forging friendships with Iran‘s Mahmoud Abbas, Syria‘s embattled Bashar al-Assad, and he formed an especially close bond with Cuban Presidents Fidel and Raul Castro. 

On the CBS Evening News (1/8/13), Scott Pelley said: “Chavez has made a career out of bashing the United States and allied himself with Iran and Syria.”

While it’s hard to say Chavez has made a “career” out of U.S.-bashing–he does have, after all, a full-time job as president of Venezuela–you, too, might be excused for harboring some hard feelings towards a government that helped to try to overthrow your own. Which may be why U.S. reports rarely bring up the 2002 coup attempt–and when they do, treat Washington’s involvement in it as another nutty Chavez conspiracy theory.

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2013 Academy Award Nominations: “And the Winner is … The CIA” By David Walsh

13 January 2013 — World Socialist Web Site

The Oscars: Extraordinary and glaring contradictions

This year’s Academy Award nominations were announced Thursday morning during a media event at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California.

The award ceremony itself will take place February 24 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 13 January 2013: Eviction of Bab Al Shams exposes Israel as a lawless state

13 January 2012 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Killed, Three Injured, In Tunnel Accident
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, reported that one Palestinian was killed and three others were injured when a siege-busting tunnel on the border with Egypt collapsed on them. …

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ICH 13 January 2013: 100 Killed: France Displays Unhinged Hypocrisy as Bombs Fall on Mali

13 January 2013 — Information Clearing House

 

The “War On Terror” Spreads to Africa:

By WashingtonsBlog

The situation in Mali is simply a convenient, after-the-fact rationale for a long-planned expansion of the U.S. military footprint in Africa.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33601.htm

 

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