Black Agenda Report for July 2, 2014: Superpower and the Caliphate, Why Elections Matter, Blame SCOTUS on Democrats

2 July 2014 — Black Agenda Report

The Superpower and the Caliphate 

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
Don’t believe the hype that the CIA is behind ISIS’s declaration of an Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. “The Caliphate threatens, not only its immediate adversaries, but the potentates of the Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and the Mother of All Monarchist Corruption in the Arab Sunni heartland, the Saudi royal family.” It also signals the collapse of U.S. strategy in the region. Continue reading

Media Lens: Some Deaths Really Matter – The Disproportionate Coverage of Israeli And Palestinian Killings

2 July 2014 — Media Lens

Israeli deaths matter much more than Palestinian deaths. This has long been a distinguishing feature of Western news media reporting on the Middle East. The recent blanket coverage afforded to the brutal killing of three Israeli teenagers highlights this immutable fact.

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A European Police Force for European ‘Civil Unrest?’ By Andrei Akulov

30 June 2014 — — Strategic Culture Foundation

On June 27 Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova signed association agreements with the EU. The move was presented as a decisive turn for democracy and human rights. But some issues related to the decision had been purposefully kept under the radar screen. Media assured the grassroots were not adequately provided information about some crucially important aspects of the step to be taken by their respective governments that have chosen the so-called European choice. So one day the people of those states may wake up to find themselves facing raw awakening they have never expected. True, the economic transition period from associated status to membership is not going to be a bed of roses. And there is a specific feature here – if there is any social discontent you’d better conceal it and keep mum …or else!

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The Engineered Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq. Towards the Creation of a US Sponsored Islamist Caliphate By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

1 July 2014 — Global Research

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham: An instrument of the Western Military Alliance 

First published by GR on June 14, 2014. Update July 1, 2014: The creation of the US sponsored Islamist Caliphate has been announced.  The Islamic State of Iraq and Al Cham (ISIS) has been replaced by the Islamic State (IS).  The Islamic State is not an independent political entity. It is a construct of US intelligence.  (M.Ch. July 1, 2014)

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 1 July 2014

1 July 2014 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Israeli settlers attack civilians in Hebron; 9-year old hit by Israeli settler car in Bethlehem
IMEMC – On Monday night, a Palestinian identified as Sajed Sultan, 19, was seriously wounded in the head when Israeli settlers marched through the city of Hebron demanding vengeance. …
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