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OPINION SEA CHANGE: US Celebrities Kim Kardashian, Jon Lovitz Face Backlash for Defending Israeli Apatheid

Billy Hallowell | Hollywood stars are in hot water for doing the Israeli salute.

Handover Hangover: Karzai orders Afghan control of Bagram base

Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai has ordered his top security officials to take full control of the prison at Bagram air base. It’s still run by the US – despite an agreement to transfer power to Afghan authorities signed back in March.

Fighting in Gaza leaves U.S. in difficult position with Turkey, Egypt

Washington Post | Hillary was busy in Israel, making sure nothing good happened for Palestinians.

Clinton Will Visit Middle East As Israel Weighs Risky Choices On Gaza Amid Upheaval Across Middle East

Washington Post  Micheal Birnbaum TEL AVIV — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to the Middle East on Tuesday to meet with officials in Israel, Gaza and Egypt to discuss ongoing violence in Gaza, White House officials said. Clinton will talk with leaders in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Cairo. She will depart for the region […]

Firm Ground? Thirty Six Hour Ultimatum To Hamas Leaked By Israeli Minister

Israel’s Finance Minister told IDF radio the time left before Israel escalates its attacks can be measured in “hours, not days.” Israel is said to have issued a 36-hour ultimatum demanding that Hamas stops firing rockets at Israeli territory.

Gaza witness: No one’s safe, civilians terrified of war threat says Harry Fear

Israel says all male members of Hamas are now targets. Warplanes are dropping leaflets over Gaza, warning Palestinians to keep away from militant positions. RT spoke to a film-maker and activist Harry Fear in the embattled enclave, who says civilians are bearing the brunt of the Israeli onslaught.

Hamas chief held peace deal draft Before He Was Murdered

An Israeli peace activist says the Hamas military leader Ahmed Jabari, assassinated at the start of Israel’s offensive, was murdered amid talks on a long-term truce with Israel.

US Fears Losing Support for Anti-Iran Sanctions

Press TV | Is the West taking sadistic pleasure in incurring mass deaths and suffering in Iran?

Israel Approved Killing of Hamas Commander Amid Talks on Long-Term Truce

Global Research John Glaser Just hours before Israel assassinated Hamas commander Ahmed Jabari on Tuesday, he received the draft proposal of a permanent truce agreement with Israel. But Israel approved the airstrike anyways, choosing escalation over resolution. Israeli peace activist Gershon Baskin, who helped negotiate the release of Gilad Shalit and maintained contacts with Hamas leaders, said the […]

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH: The Banking ‘Transfer Agreement’ Between Hitler and the Zionists

21WIRE | This is an uncomfortable, yet key piece of complex financial history that many modern scribes are not willing to look at.

Six Gulf monarchies recognize rebel bloc as Syrian voice

The Arab League has hailed the formation of Syria’s new rebel coalition, but stopped short of recognizing the group as the sole legitimate voice of the Syrian people. Leaders of Syria’s exiled opposition, beset by mutual suspicion and infighting, formed the new bloc on Sunday and are now seeking full international backing.

President Obama’s Post-Election Militancy

Global Research Stephan Lendman Obama didn’t miss a beat. He picked up where he left off. He’s America’s most belligerent leader. He’s waging multiple direct and proxy wars abroad and at home by other means. Despite pressing unresolved domestic issues, he celebrated his electoral victory belligerently. On November 7, he bombed Yemen. Washington’s been waging […]

UK to intervene in Syria soon? ‘Yes’ says Sir David Richards

The UK’s most senior general said on a BBC interview Sunday that Britain had in place contingency plans for a “very limited” response in the case of a worsening humanitarian situation in Syria within the next few months. The admission from Chief of the Defense Staff General Sir David Richards is the most serious warning […]

DOUBLE STANDARDS – Guest Patrick Henningsen speaks out about Press TV now banned in Europe

Double Standards | 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen tears apart the western mainstream’s fake narrative on Syria.


21st Century Wire’s Patrick Henningsen explains why the current war plan being decided in Washington and Whitehall is half-baked and not in the public interest at all, and why it will cause many meaningless deaths, and also trigger a global economic depression:

US, UK silent on Bani Walid ‘massacres and chaos’ in Libya

RT | Dozens of residents in the besieged city are being killed by pro-government shelling.

Gaza-Bound Ship: ‘Attacked by Israel forces’

Mikael Löfgren, media coordinator spokesman for the Estelle, spoke to Al Jazeera from Stockholm, Sweden. ….

NATO Ready to Attack Syria?

The UK and the US have drafted new sanctions aimed at the Syrian Government during the UN Security Council discussions. Russia and China don’t support the initiative created under the so-called Chapter #7, which implies foreign military intervention into the country – it will put pressure on the Syrian Government and make the situation worse, […]

NATO WAR CRIMES: Gaddafi, son and dozens of loyalists executed by rebels

RT | The loyalists of the old regime have been abused and murdered – a crime endorsed by the NATO axis.

Syria Spillover: Border battle rages as arms smugglers cash in on Western, Gulf-backed civil war

Residents on the Syrian-Lebanese border have been forced from their homes by a series of violent clashes. Armed militia in Lebanon apparently used machine guns to attack the Syrian army across the frontier, triggering a tough response. ….