18 May 2013 — Rebelión
Venezuelan political commentator Nicmer Evans analyses the first month of Nicolas Maduro’s presidency, arguing that despite the opposition challenge to his legitimacy Maduro is setting the country’s political agenda.
17 May, 2013 — Global Research
One of the many unexplained (at least not officially) anomalies of the persons claimed to have carried out the Boston Marathon bombings is the presence of a key CIA figure in the direct family of the accused brothers.
Ruslan Tsarnaev, the outspoken uncle of the brothers was married to Samantha A. Fuller until 2004. Samantha’s father is Graham Fuller, the senior CIA person who was the architect of the Afghan Islamic fundamentalist Mujahideen war against the Soviets. He is also involved in creating a global jihad network, presumably acting on behalf of CIA interests.
18 May 2013 — Global Research
A week from now it will be one year since the world first heard about the horrors of a place in Syria called “Houla.” On the afternoon and evening of Friday, May 25, 2012, a reported 108 civilians were massacred there. They were executed inside their homes, with guns and “sharp tools,” and maybe a little bit from shelling as well. As the reader might recall, most of the victims were entire families, included some 49 younger children and even babies.
18 May 2013 — World Socialist Web Site
In testimony before the US Senate Thursday, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller continued the official cover-up of the advance warnings and extensive contacts between the FBI and other intelligence and security agencies and the suspects in the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon.
14 May 2013 — FAIR Blog
A memorial for journalists who died while reporting the news wouldn’t seem to be the kind of thing that would attract controversy, but that’s exactly what’s happened with an exhibit at the Newseum.
On May 10, the Huffington Post‘s Michael Calderone reported that the museum was being criticized by “conservative outlets and a pro-Israel think tank” over the inclusion in its Journalists Memorial of two reporters from Al-Aqsa TV, which is run by Hamas.
17 May 2013 — VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
17 Palestinians Injured In The Al-Arroub Refugee Camp
IMEMC – Friday, May 17, 2013; Palestinian medical sources reported that 17 Palestinians have been injured by rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs fired by Israeli soldiers invading the Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. …
17 May 2013 — Information Clearing House
Mystery Sponsor Of Weapons And Money To Syrian Mercenary “Rebels” Revealed
By Tyler Durden
The tiny gas-rich state of Qatar has spent as much as $3bn over the past two years supporting the rebellion in Syria, far exceeding any other government.
18 May 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation
18.05.2013 | 12:04 | Najmuddin A. SHAIKH
New routes for supplying the Syrian opposition with arms have now been opened through Jordan. Qatar is said to have expended $3 billion for providing arms to the opposition and assistance to the Syrian refugees. Now Saudi Arabia is apparently taking the lead in the supply of arms through this new route.More carnage lies ahead and therefore any and every effort to find a solution no matter how hopeless it may seem must be pursued… more