ICH 31 May 2013: Western States Pouring Fuel on The Syrian Crisi

31 May 2013 — Information Clearing House

“Rebels” Don’t Want Peace

Syria’s Opposition Won’t Attend International Peace Talks

NBC – Video

The best hope yet for ending Syria’s civil war has suffered a serious setback. The main opposition group said it would not take part in talks in Geneva in the coming weeks.



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Moscow remembers Charlie Wilson’s War By M K Bhadrakumar

31 May 2013 — Asia Times Online

Charlie Wilson claimed to be on United States government business even while entertaining the then Egyptian defense minister with a Texan belly dancer he brought along to Cairo with the hope of persuading him to agree to a deal to supply weapons to the Afghan mujahideen in the early 1980s. 

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Wikileaks Newslinks 31 May 2013

31 May 2013 — williambowles.info


The WikiLeaks story exposed, but not resolved

Boston Globe

Alex Gibney’s overlong but fascinating “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” manages to convince you that both sides of the equation deserve consideration even as the film carefully separates the strands of a maddening snarl of event and accusation.



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Bradley Manning Newslinks 31 May 2013

31 May 2013 — williambowles.info


Supporter of leak suspect Bradley Manning settles with US over laptop seizure


David House, a former MIT researcher, who co-founded an organization to raise money for accused leaker Bradley Manning, accused the Department of Homeland Security of violating his civil rights without a warrant when he passed through airport security …



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The Role of Turkey in the US-NATO-Israeli War on Syria By Cem Ertür

29 May 2013 — Global Research

“Syria is worrying that it will be attacked by Turkey from above and by Israel from below. It is worrying that it will be squeezed between us like a sandwich.”   [Israeli President Ezer Weizman (1993-2000), interview with Guneri Civaoglu,Caesarea, Israel, 11 June 1996]  [1]

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 30 May 2013: Israel To Build 1000 Units For Settlers In East Jerusalem

30 May 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

29 Palestinians Kidnapped In Jerusalem
IMEMC – Thursday at dawn, May 30 2012, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the As-Sa’diyya neighborhood, in the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem, and the nearby towns of Al-Ezariyya and Abu Dis, broke into and searched Palestinian homes, and kidnapped 29 residents, including children. …

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Turkish Police find Chemical Weapons in the Possession of Al Nusra Terrorists heading for Syria By Gearóid Ó Colmáin

30 May 2013 — Global Research

According to a report in Turkey’s state media agency Zaman, agents from the Turkish General Directorate of Security (Emniyet Genel Müdürlü?ü) ceased 2 kg of sarin gas in the city of Adana in the early hours of yesterday morning. The chemical weapons were in the possession of Al Nusra terrorists believed to have been heading for Syria.

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Ireland and the Basque Country By James Petras

30 May 2013 — James Petras

Massive Flight (Emigration) or General Strike?

Many billions of Euros are being extracted from Europe’s vassal-debtor nations – Spain, Greece, Portugal and Ireland –and transferred to the creditor banks, financial speculators and swindlers located in the City of London, Wall Street, Geneva and Frankfort. Continue reading

Israel Threatens Russia By Stephen Lendman

John McCain: an egomaniac ignorant interloper who has been fouling American politics for decades. The kind of pol that makes the world worse for everyone.

Arizona’s John McCain: an egomaniac interloper and warmongering chauvinist that has been petulantly fouling American politics for decades. The kind of politician that makes the world hell for everyone, and the inevitable offshoot of a reactionary state, media support, and brute plutocratic power.

30 May 2013 — Greanville Post

Israel gives chutzpah new meaning. War on humanity defines its agenda. It’s partnered with Washington’s war on Syria.  It’s heading perhaps toward greater intervention. It warned Russia about supplying Syria with sophisticated defensive anti-aircraft missiles. It said Israel will react in response. More on that below.

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McCain enters Syria illegally

30 May 2013 — Voltaire Network

U.S. Senator John McCain, a rabid opponent of President Bashar al-Assad, illegally slipped into Syria for a few hours on May 27, 2013, near the northwestern city of Idlib.

The trip was organized by the Syrian Emergency Task Force, which had notified the competent service of the State Department.

Senator McCain met with officials of the Free Syrian Army.

In announcing this visit, White House spokesman Jim Roberts appeared to be extremely surprised.

See: Phyllis Bennis: McCain’s trip to Syria, his calls for US air strikes and arming rebels with heavy weapons, seems designed to counter Obama plan to negotiate with Russia. ‘Did McCain Go to Syria to Sabotage US Russia Negotiations?