U-Turn on ISIS? West Must Work With Putin, Assad and Iran

Stuart J. Hooper | As the spread of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues, calls are now coming for the West to work with those it has specifically gone out of its way to make enemies with.

Message to Israel: This Insanity Must End

Stuart J. Hooper | The Israeli and Jewish people are not the problem here, but an out of control Israeli government certainly is.

The Arc of ISIS: Western ‘Regime Change’ Rouses The Masses With New Brand Of Terror

Shawn Helton | Western proxy creatures are driving a hard nail into the sectarian conflict of Shia and Sunni, culminating in forces pushing for the exit of Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki.

The New Islamic Cult: US and Israeli Divide and Rule Agenda For Syria

21WIRE + RT | The US and Israel have created a honey pot in Syria – attracting a generation of Islamic fanatics and fighters around the globe.

What Will Be The Fallout From a War In Syria?

21st Century Wire | The proxy war in Syria is a shell game created by the West.

Rule, Britannia? UK ‘shadow military’ may return to Gulf over instability fears

RT | The UK army is planning to build up a strong “shadow presence” in the Gulf, marking a return to the seat of its old imperial power

Cargo Boeing 747 crashes at Bagram Airfield

RT | A civilian cargo aircraft crashed at Bagram Air Field near the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, killing all seven people aboard.

The Last Letter: A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran

Truthdig | “You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.”

Russia’s new Middle East energy game

The Commentator | Moscow won’t jeopardize its new deeply strategic energy partnership with its Israeli-Greek Cypriot ‘Western’ partners. Where does that leave Iran?

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

By Imad AtallaI 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 no froufrou […]

An Inconvenient Truth? Al Gore Sells Out to Big Oil

The television network Current TV was recently purchased by the international news outlet Al Jazeera. The transaction will leave $125 million in former vice-president Al Gore’s pocket. Gore, who is a green living advocate, ironically sold the company to a news outlet owned by Qatar – an oil rich country.

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 […]

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 […]

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 ‘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.

Is Al – Jazeera Fair And Balanced ?

Washington Post Micheal Peel ABU DHABI — Qatar’s al-Jazeera television station provided a great ringside seat for the “day of rage” in Cairo almost two years ago that offered the first clear sign of the threat to the rule of then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.While many western media organizations were scrambling to ramp up coverage of […]

Settlements Snarl: ‘Israel gambles on US protection from intl law’

Israel says it will go ahead with plans to build 1500 new settler homes in East Jerusalem – the part of the city that’s considered Palestinian land. The project was given an intermediate green light by Israeli officials on Monday. This comes less then a month after the UN granted Palestine non-member observer status. Palestinians […]

‘Useless, useless, useless’: the Palestinian verdict on Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister’s role as representative of Middle East Quartet comes in for fiercest criticism MATTHEW KALMAN The Independent  Dec 17, 2012  Palestinian officials say Tony Blair shouldn’t take it personally, but he should pack up his desk at the Office of the Quartet Representative in Jerusalem and go home. They say his job, and […]

New nuclear talks with Iran may be possible in coming weeks, U.S. says

Washington Post Joby Warrick The United States and five other world powers are hastily preparing for possible new talks with Iran amid signs that the country’s leaders might be willing to meet as early as next week to discuss scaling back nuclear activities in return for future sanctions relief. The six powers have agreed on […]

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