‘West’s policy on Syria could ignite WWIII’ — RT

2 December 2011 — West’s policy on Syria could ignite WWIII’ — RT

The situation in Syria is just a warm-up before a real confrontation, which will draw Russia and China into action, believes Lawrence Freeman from the Executive Intelligence Review magazine.

­Russia and China are rightly worried about what is behind the policy of the US and its allies in Syria and Iran, Freeman told RT.

‘President Obama is acting on a British geopolitical plan to force a confrontation with Russia and China, a military confrontation of which Syrian and Iran would nearly be the ignition point,’ Freeman explained. ‘But the real goal is a war to stop the progress that Russia and China are engulfed in.’

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US concern for Mideast public not genuine – Egypt specialist — RT

15 February, 2011 — RT

The US is defending its own interests in the region and that is impossible without pretending to support the democratic process prevailing in the region, says Middle East expert Barah Mikhail from Islamabad.

­In the wake of the Egyptian revolution, activists in the Middle East are turning up the heat on their governments.

Riots have broken out across the region. Two demonstrators were killed in Bahrain on Monday. An activist was also shot dead by police in the Iranian capital. The protest in Tehran took place just a day after the US State Department began inspiring Iran’s opposition with Twitter messages. It’s the first such riot in the country in over a year.

On Tuesday, Iranian MPs called for opposition leaders to be tried and executed. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington ‘clearly and directly’ supports the protesters.

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Palestinians call for state recognition without peace deal — RT

18 December, 2010 — RT

Palestinians have called on Europe to recognize its state in the West Bank and Gaza, even without a peace deal with Israel.

With direct peace talks deadlocked since September, the US is now shuttling between the sides to encourage the Jewish state to freeze settlement construction.

The EU sees negotiations as the only way to peace.

Meanwhile, this week 26 former EU leaders have called for sanctions and a boycott of Israel due to the settlement construction.

Uri Davis from the Fatah Revolutionary Council says there are several ways to make Israel change its course.

‘There is a leverage which I believe would be immediately effective,’ Davis said.

‘If the European Union would indicate to the government of Israel that the association agreement with Europe will be frozen until such time as there is a complete settlement freeze on part of the Israeli government and serious consideration of the rights of the Palestinian 1948 refugees to return and to recover their property rights inside Israel. The Israeli government would change its course very quickly.’

‘Had the will been there – and it is basically a question of political will – there are plenty of instruments to assist the Israeli government to change its course. So intervention of the US, the European Union and the Russian Federation is absolutely necessary… on the basis of assisting the government of Israel through boycott, divestment and sanctions,’ he added.

US Department of State: still tightlipped over freedom of speech

28 November, 2010 — RT

An RT crew was locked up in a US jail for 32 hours after they covered a rally near the so-called ‘school of assassins’ in the state of Georgia.

Correspondent Kaelyn Forde called the handling ‘brutal’ and international organizations condemned use of police violence against members of the press. But despite all the outrage, the mainstream media has remained silent over the incident.

It started off as a peaceful rally outside a US training camp for Latin American military and police officers. What followed this nonviolent protest caught everyone by surprise: dozens were arrested. Police targeted journalists along with the activists.

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