Friends of Syria’s goal is to ‘destroy the country by force and use its strategic geographical location for their own purposes’ – interview By Fahim al-Sourani

10 December 2012Voice of Russia

The Friends of Syria nations that support regime change meet in Morocco on Wednesday for the first time since the creation of a new opposition coalition seeking wider international recognition. Voice of Russia spoke to the Director of the Damascus Research Centre Bassam Abu Abdullah about this upcoming event. He called this meeting the meeting of Syria’s enemies and not friends.

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‘Stupid and criminal’: Lawyer for Bradley Manning speaks out

5 December, 2012RT

US Army Private Bradley Manning (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)

US Army Private Bradley Manning (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)

The lawyer representing Bradley Manning, the US Army private accused of leaking classified information to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, has issued a damning indictment of his client’s “criminal” treatment in solitary confinement.

“Brad’s treatment at Quantico will forever be etched in our nation’s history as a disgraceful moment in time,” Manning’s defense attorney David Combs said in his first-ever public appearance regarding US v. Manning.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 1 December 2012


Guards testify about confinement at Quantico brig of suspect in WikiLeaks case

Washington Post

FORT MEADE, Md. — Some former guards at the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., are testifying against an Army private charged with sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the secret-spilling WikiLeaks website. The guards are …


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Bloodbath in Syria By Alexey Pilko

2 November, 2012Voice of Russia

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It is now evident that the recent ceasefire was violated Syria by the radical opposition groups. The terrorist’s activities led to numerous victims and, what is unthinkable, the United Nations was unable to condemn them.

This is due to the irrational and short sighted approach to the Syrian crisis, taken by Western powers. The situation is absolutely clear: it is a vivid example of a policy of double standards demonstrated by the United States, Britain and France.

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The EyeOpener- Meet the MEK: Washington’s Favorite Terror Cult

22 March 2012 —

The Mujahedin-e-Khalq–sometimes referred to as the MEK, the MKO, the PMOI, the NCRI or, perhaps more fittingly, “The Cult of Rajavi”–is a strange terrorist group by anyone’s reckoning. But this is not your average terror group. These are not like the blue jeans-wearing , cash-paying ,constitution-loving, third-party-candidate-supporting, picture-taking terrorists that the Department of Fatherland Security have been warning the American public about for years now. These are not the three-year-old boys in wheelchairs that the upstanding men and women of the TSA have been patting down as potential bomb-wearing suicide jihadis since 9/11.

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Video: 'Iranian oil – not nukes – bothers the West'

25 February 2012RT

Iran insists it is only seeking a peaceful energy supply, while the West suspects Tehran is building an atomic bomb. And yet, some believe it is all about the oil. Again.

Conn Hallinan, a columnist at the Foreign Policy in Focus magazine, says the West’s concern over Iran‘s nuclear program is merely a pretext to take control of its vast energy resources.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 16 February 2012: Bipartisan Support for World War III

16 February 2012Information Clearing House

Graham Doesn’t Believe Clapper: ‘I’m Very Convinced’ Iran Is Building Nuclear Weapons
By Eli Clifton
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee today, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, repeated his position that Iran has not yet decided whether to develop a nuclear weapon.

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Aleppo betrayed by attacks that are foreign to its nature By Charles Glass

13 February 2012 — Aleppo betrayed by attacks that are foreign to its nature – The National

Aleppo is a town of eminent consequence, and in all ages its fame has flown high. The kings who have sought its hand in marriage are many, and it place in our soul is dear. — Ibn Jubayr, Arab-Andalusian traveller, June 1184

Last week’s suicide bombings that killed at least 28 people in Aleppo are drawing Syria‘s second city into a conflict that it had struggled to avoid for the past year. President Bashar Al Assad blamed Al Qaeda terrorists, while the Syrian opposition accused the regime. American officials, despite Washington’s hostility to Mr Al Assad and the recent closure of the US embassy in Damascus, told McClatchey Newspapers correspondent Jonathan Landay they thought Mr Al Assad was right.

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Information Clearing house Newsletter 26 December 2011: Manning Prosecution Lays Basis for Terror Charge Against Assange

26 December 2011 — Information Clearing House

Iran and the Strategic Encirclement of Syria and Lebanon
By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Washington and NATO have started the process of cordoning off Lebanon and Syria. The permanent NATO presence in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Syrian Accountability Act are part of this initiative.

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Blast blame: Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood points finger at regime and vice versa

25 December 2011 —

Three headlines, all telling a totally different story. Who to believe? It doesn’t matter, the bombings are taking place within the context of a Western media onslaught that has completely demonized the Assad regime, softening us up for yet another barbaric attack on a sovereign state in the name of ‘humanitarian intervention’.

Blast blame: Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood points finger at regime Yesterday at 20:02
The Muslim Brotherhood is denying responsibility for twin suicide blasts on Friday that took the lives of 44 people in Damascus, alleging that the Syrian government was behind them.

Muslim Brotherhood denies Syria blast claims – News – Mail …
Mail and Guardian 24/12/11
Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood denied has denied it was responsible for Friday’s suicide bombings that killed 44, saying the claims were

Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood Takes Credit For Friday’s Twin Suicide …
By Pat Dollard 24/12/11
(AFP) — SYRIA’S Muslim Brotherhood has claimed responsibility for suicide bombings in Damascus that killed 44 people, saying they were the first step in liberating the capital and that more attacks were to come. The claim on Saturday …

Syria Newslinks 22-23 December 2011

23 December 2011 —

Maybe updated as the day wears on…

23 December 2011
Hamas denies Syrian report about Mashaal
occupation magazine – articles Today at 23:59
Ma`an News Agency – ‘The website of Syria’s General Organization of Radio and TV on Tuesday quoted Mashaal expressing disappointment at al-Qaradawi urging the Syrian people to revolt against the Syrian regime. Arab countries’ leaders have sold our cause, and the most renowned sheikhs have abandoned our people while president Bashar Assad was there to protect and support Hamas.’ ca

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The death of David Kelley: First court hearing Mon 19 Dec & vigil from 10am

16 December 2011 — The David Kelly Inquest Fund

At long last a step closer to a coroner’s inquest into the death of Dr. David Kelly. This would be the first time a court would hear the medical anomalies that led many to conclude that Dr Kelly did not commit suicide. Will the lid on the government cover-up about the case and this pandora’s box be lifted?

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Media Lens: Murdoch’s Other Moral Crimes

29 July, 2011 — Media Lens

When Rupert and James Murdoch appeared before the House of Commons media select committee on July 19, not one of the MP inquisitors demanded accountability for News International’s biggest moral crime – its shameful role as a facilitator of war. Robin Beste, of the Stop the War Coalition, put it succinctly: Continue reading