Syria and “Conspiracy Theories”: It is a Conspiracy By Felicity Arbuthnot

4 September 2013 — Global Research

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” (Walt Kelly, 1913-1973.)

It was political analyst Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, in November 2006, who wrote in detail(1) of US plans for the Middle East:

“The term ‘New Middle East’, was introduced to the world in June 2006, in Tel Aviv, by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (who was credited by the Western media for coining the term) in replacement of the older and more imposing term, the “Greater Middle East’ “, he wrote.

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America’s Plan B in Egypt: Bring Back the Old Regime By Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA

6 July 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The road that has been taken in Egypt is a dangerous one. A military coup has taken place in Egypt while millions of Egyptians have cheered it on with little thought about what is replacing the Muslim Brotherhood and the ramifications it will have for their society. Many people in cheering crowds have treated the Egyptian military’s coup like it was some sort of democratic act. Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 6 June 2013: The Wandering Europeans and ‘The Vanishing Two-State Solution’

6 June 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Minister Released After Two Years In Captivity
IMEMC – Israeli released, on Thursday evening, former Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Wasfy Qabha, 50, after holding him under Administrative Detention for two years without charges or trial. …

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The Chemical WMD Story is Being Used to Cover the Rebel Retreat in Syria By Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA

31 May 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The timing of Tel Aviv’s repeated attacks on Syria in May 2013 attacks and the kindling of yet another round of accusations and tensions between the Turkish government and Syria that have resulted from the car bombings in the Turkish town of Reyhanli say a lot. Firstly, Tel Aviv’s aerial strikes, via illegal use of Lebanese airspace, on the Syrian military research facility in the town of Jamraya, which is an urban galaxy of Damascus, clarifies Israel’s role in destabilizing Syria. Israel is essentially acting as the insurgencies air force. Continue reading

Media Lens: ‘Flatten All Of Gaza’ – The ‘Benghazi Moment’ That Didn’t Matter By David Edwards

27 November, 2012 — Media Lens

On March 30, 2011 – eleven days into Nato’s war on Libya – Professor Juan Cole wrote from his armchair at the University of Michigan:

‘The Libya intervention is legal [sic] and was necessary to prevent further massacres… and if it succeeds in getting rid of Qaddafi’s murderous regime and allowing Libyans to have a normal life, it will be worth the sacrifices in life and treasure. If NATO needs me, I’m there.’

Cole thus declared himself ready to suit up and reach for the sky with Nato’s bombers. It was an extraordinary moment.

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Gaza Ceasefire: An Early Assessment By Richard Falk

25 November 2012 — Global Research

The Gaza Ceasefire, unlike a similar ceasefire achieved after Operation Cast Lead four years ago, is an event that has a likely significance far beyond ending the violence after eight days of murderous attacks. It is just possible that it will be looked back upon as a turning point in the long struggle between Israel and Palestine. Many have talked about ‘the fog of war,’ but it pales besides the ‘the fog of truce making,’ and in our media-infected air, the outcomes along with conjectures about the future are already being spun in all possible directions Continue reading

Inside Israel's Twitter War Room: History of a Social Media Arsenal by Rebecca L. Stein

24 November, 2012 — Middle East Report Online

Within hours of the onset of Operation Pillar of Defense, Israel’s latest military campaign in the Gaza Strip, global news outlets had already turned their spotlight on social media. A raft of stories led with the Israel Defense Forces’ use of the popular networking platforms to advance their public relations message, pointing to their use of Twitter to announce the army’s assassination of Hamas military commander Ahmad al-Ja‘bari and their slickly produced Facebook posts justifying the ongoing aerial bombardment.

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