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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The Syria Endgame: Strategic Stage in the Pentagon’s Covert War on Iran By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

7 January, 2013 — Global Research

Since the kindling of the conflict inside Syria in 2011, it was recognized, by friend and foe alike, that the events in that country were tied to a game plan that ultimately targets Iran, Syria’s number one ally. [1] De-linking Syria from Iran and unhinging the Resistance Bloc that Damascus and Tehran have formed has been one of the objectives of the foreign-supported anti-government militias inside Syria. Such a schism between Damascus and Tehran would change the Middle East’s strategic balance in favour of the US and Israel.

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Syria: EU Nobel Winners, Dodgy Deals, Clinton and Osama bin Laden’s Ally By Felicity Arbuthnot

7 December, 2012Global Research

Marking abandonment of the last shred of pretense of observing the rule of law, the Nobel Peace Prize winning European Union Foreign Ministers are to meet with the leader of the Syrian insurgency in Brussels on Monday 10th December, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star.

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Video: Arab League Calls for Arming Syrian Opposition

16 February, 2012The Real News Network

Christian Henderson: Great hypocrisy of Saudis, crushing opposition in Bahrain and and supporting it in Syria

Bio
Christian Henderson has 15 years of experience of working and living in the Middle East and North Africa. He worked as a journalist for 6 years at the Daily Star in Lebanon and Al Jazeera in Qatar. During his time as a journalist he wrote stories that appeared in the Independent, Daily Express, Scotsman and the South China Morning Post. Since 2006 he has specialised in research and political analysis in the Middle East and North Africa and has worked on projects across the region including in the UAE, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Oman and Lebanon. He has a MA in Middle East Studies from Edinburgh University and a BA from Middlesex University in Development Studies. He speaks Arabic. He is the director of the Middle East political risk consultancy Dunlin Consultants.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 14 November, 2011: Jerusalem: Explosions, arrests and violence as Israel clears way for settlement activity

14 November 2011 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

French Consul and Family wounded in Israeli Attack on Gaza
IMEMC – On Monday, 14 November 2011, the French Consul in the Gaza Strip, Majdi Jameel Yaseen Shaqqoura, 44, his wife and his two children were wounded in an Israeli attack on the Palestinian Navy site in the southwest of Beit Lahia, located in northern Gaza.

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