How Trump’s “Maximum Pressure” Campaign Against Iran Now Works Against Him

16 June 2019 — Moon of Alabama

There is no evidence that Iran was behind Friday’s attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

There are many parties in the Middle East and in the United States who are interested in goading the U.S. into a military confrontation with Iran. Most of these parties have the capability to launch clandestine attacks on civilian vessels. That the U.S. government would blame Iran for any such attack is obvious. But even Israeli analysts doubt that Iran is responsible for the recent incidents. The German government doubts that video the U.S. presented shows anything of significance. Others point at the suspicious timing of the incident.

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Israeli Private Intelligence Company Black Cube Out of Control

11 June 2019 — TRNN

Shir Hever discusses the dangers of privatizing security and intelligence, as a private company called Black Cube that claims to use Israeli Mossad procedures hires out its services to the highest bidder and goes after international as well as Israeli activists, business people, and politicians

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Reject the anti-Semitism slurs against Jeremy Corbyn! Drive out the Labour Party right wing! By Chris Marsden

31 August 2018 — WSWS

Recent weeks have seen the acceleration of a campaign by the right-wing of the British Labour party to paint Jeremy Corbyn as an anti-Semite, in hopes of driving him from his position as leader of the party.

In its scale and ferocity, these efforts have all the hallmarks of a destabilisation campaign involving MI5 in the UK, Mossad in Israel and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States.

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Revelations on Rafik Hariri’s Assassination By Thierry Meyssan

6 December 2013 — Voltaire Network

All the conflicts rocking the Middle East today crystallize around the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). Peace hinges on it, and so does war. For some, the STL should bring about the dissolution of the Hezbollah, quell the Resistance and establish a Pax Americana. Others consider that the STL is flouting the law and subverting the truth to ensure the takeover of a new colonial order in the region.

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Troodos: UK’s Spy Centre in the Middle East By Craig Murray

31 August 2013 — Craig Murray

The GCHQ listening post on Mount Troodos in Cyprus is arguably the most valued asset which the UK contributes to UK/US intelligence cooperation.  The communications intercept agencies, GCHQ in the UK and NSA in the US, share all their intelligence reports (as do the CIA and MI6).  Troodos is valued enormously by the NSA.  It monitors all radio, satellite and microwave traffic across the Middle East, ranging from Egypt and Eastern Libya right through to the Caucasus.  Even almost all landline telephone communication in this region is routed through microwave links at some stage, picked up on Troodos.

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Chemical hallucinations By William Bowles

30 August 2013

I think it’s true to say that the days of creating ‘ukdossier‘(pdf)[1] are now over, at least if the latest ‘dodgy report’ is anything to go by. Put out by the UK’s Joint Intelligence Committee, it purports to offer proof that Assad gassed his own people. But aside from the fact that it offers not a shred of proof, it’s also amateurish and clearly put together in a panic.

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War as Way to Cover Evidence that West Used Chemical Weapons By Alexander MEZYAEV

30 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The United States announced its plans to strike Syria pretty soon. Moscow reacted immediately. The Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement was very resolute. «All of this makes one recall the events that happened 10 years ago, when, using false information about Iraqis having weapons of mass destruction, the US bypassed the United Nations and started a scheme whose consequences are well known to everyone», the Ministry said in a web-posted statement. Continue reading

The Overt and Covert Mechanisms of the Chemical Provocation in Syria By Dmitry Minin

28 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

A powerful propaganda campaign has once again been launched against Syria, with accusations that its army is supposedly using chemical weapons. All the previous campaigns gradually died down, leaving behind only murky foam. However, what is happening now resembles a real “tenth wave”. 

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US Threatens Syria: Trigger Happy Foreign Policy (I) By Andrei Akulov

28 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The information and statements made in Washington are multiple and often contradictory. The only thing that is clear – the US officials appear to prepare the ground for a military action against Syria for alleged use of chemical weapons, which is an unconfirmed affirmation. With all the statements made and the ballyhoo raised about the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the administration has left itself almost no choice; otherwise it would undermine its own credibility.

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