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Sectarian Theatre Gradually Moves Eastward to Iraq

21WIRE + AP | Iraq bomb blast kills 26 as fears of sectarian strife return to the Middle East’s notorious state.

Elite Iranian General Is Assassinated Crossing Syria-Lebanon Border

Guardian | Senior commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards killed while travelling from Syria to Lebanon,

Love Letter: ‘Happy Valentine, Oh Middle East!’

By Imad Atalla I love you, royal families, plutocrats and political elites of Arab societies. You are blessed with an endless supply of siblings, though many among you are missing a chromosome. The other good news is that you are growing in wealth, albeit at the expense of taxpayers – a minor detail! It is […]

Sexual Violence: Fear and Loathing in Egypt

By Reem Abdellatif When I walk into Tahrir Square alone these days, carrying my notebook, I try to remain calm, act like I belong and move with the cascading crowds. If you seem scared or intimidated, they smell your fear. Like other female reporters, I have grown accustomed to being constantly on guard while doing […]

Egypt’s Morsi Shuts Down YouTube

Egypt Shuts Down YouTube for One Month Over ‘Anti-Islam Film’ Timur MoonIB Times An Egyptian court has ordered that the video-sharing website YouTube be blocked for one month, in the wake of the scandal surrounding a video that caused outrage in the Muslim world. The verdict will force the closure of any website that allowed users […]

Erdogan vs Army: 15% of Turkish Military Top Brass on Trial, Hundreds Resign

21WIRE + RT | Erdogan beleives he’s the new sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

DRIVE TO WAR: Obama Wants Europe to Rebrand Hezbollah as a ‘Terrorist Group’

21st Century Wire says… Unable to get an excuse for direct military intervention in Syria, Washington has revived its campaign to brand Hezbollah in Lebanon as an ‘international terrorist organization’, a plan allowing both Europe, the US and Israel enter the theater militarily, under another vague UN or NATO mandate similar to the fast-tracked waiver […]

PLAYING WITH FIRE: Israel’s Bombing of Syria Escalates Threat of Wider War

Wednesday’s bombing of a Syrian military site by Israeli warplanes has ratcheted up the danger that the Western-backed civil war in Syria will spill over into a broader regional conflagration. Bill Van AukenGlobal Research Unnamed US officials cited by the New York Times claimed that the target of Wednesday’s dawn air strike was a military convoy carrying […]

Assad Still Confident That He Can Control Syria

Washington Post Liz Sly BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remains confident that he can ride out the maelstrom engulfing his country, casting into doubt prospects that intensified efforts to negotiate an end to the bloodshed can succeed, according to Syrians familiar with the thinking of the regime. Although Assad isn’t winning the fight against the rebels, he isn’t […]

France fails to free intelligence agent held in Somalia; Paris sends more troops to Mali

WP | What is France up to in Africa?

21st Century Wire TV – Episode 7 – ‘FOCUS ON IRAN’

Part 1 – We speak with veteran international broadcaster Afshin Rattansi to discuss Iran’s demographics, economy, internal politics, post-revolution culture and where the country currently resides on the geopolitical scene… http://youtu.be/gzcpxOm5psM This TV show airs Thursdays at 6pm on SKY Channel 191 Paradigm Shift TV(PSTV) in the UK: http://www.paradigmshift.tv For info on upcoming DVD’s visit: http://21stcenturywire.com.previewdns.com/2012/10/29/season-one-21st-century-wire-on-sky-tv/  

Henningsen on RT: ‘Syria is a gangster’s paradise right now’

21st Century Wire and UK Column’s analyst Patrick Henningsen discusses with RT about how NATO’s recent deployment of missile defense batteries in neighboring Turkey is nothing more than a chess move to prepare for western/NATO airstrikes at some point further down the timeline, and also how Syria’s so-called ‘opposition’ are using the chaos in the […]

Saving Private Face: Manning ‘awarded’ 112 days off potential life sentence

Private Bradley Manning, accused of sharing classified US army files with the whistleblowing website Wikileaks, will get a 112 days cut from his eventual sentence. The victory for his defense team comes after a judge ruled that Manning’s 9 months in prison amounted to pre-trial punishment and was excessively harsh. Retired colonel Morris Davis told […]

Assad: War in Syria between ‘nation and terrorists’

Syria’s president has outlined a plan to end the country’s conflict, starting with a halt to international support to “al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups.” The solution proposes a new constitution and government, as well as national reconciliation.

NATO Deploys Missiles & Troops On Syrian Border

RT | NATO’s role seems to be expanding every day – far beyond its original charter.

Is Al-Jazeera Really ‘Fair And Balanced’ ?

Washington Post | The Qatari authorities sentenced a poet to life imprisonment in November, but you won’t hear about it on Al Jazeera.

Best of 2012 Double Standards with Afshin Rattansi

One of the best current affairs shows on TV bar none, but sadly shut-down by the the EU and the UK government agencies for purely political reasons…

Chris Hedges on Obama’s NDAA: ‘The Final Battle’

Chris Hedges | As long as Obama and the leadership of both parties want the military to police our streets, we will fight.

The Quality of Washington’s Plan to Drag Iran Into a Third World War

21st Century Wire They’re like school kids playing war games. Listen to this supposedly qualified academic talking head, Patrick Clawson of the influential neo-con think tank, the Washington Institute for Near East Studies – muse on about what underhanded stunts the US could hope for in kicking off WW3 in Iran. Shameful, yet, someone is paying this guy […]

Déjà Vu – Martin Luther King On Our Wars Yesterday, And Today

In the epic Plato’s Republic, Thrasymachus attacked Socrates’ position that the idea justice is an inherent and equal right, claiming that it is just (by nature) that the strong rule over the weak. There are both men and women who seek and hold positions of power in our society – who subscribe to this very doctrine. A few short decades ago, Martin […]