SLASH & BURN: Washington’s Plan to Hit Syria Following Staged ISIS Executions

21WIRE + CBS | Washington is seeking to launch airstrikes against Syria.

COVER-UP: Is Hamas Leader Al-Arouri A ‘Double Agent’ for Israel?

21WIRE + SOTT | What’s the truth about Al-Arouri’s role with Hamas?

TERROR SWARM: West Propels ISIS Death Squads, As Iraqi PM Maliki Finally Forced Out

Shawn Helton | Western and NATO allies remain untouched by the proxy death squads they themselves have surreptitiously cultivated in large parts of the Middle East.

Turkish Government Shuts Down YouTube After ‘Syria Invasion Plan’ Was Leaked

21WIRE + RT | This is what happens in a dictatorship – and it’s all to hide NATO’s revived plans for war with Syria.

Serious Samba: Brazil protests make Turkey demonstrations look like a warm-up

21st Century Wire | For Brazilians to say no to massive parties like the World Cup and the Olympics means their socioeconomic situation is in real trouble.

Israel and Cyprus to Hold Joint Military Exercise

StratRisks | Israel is set to send warships to the Eastern Mediterranean for a joint military exercise with Cyprus

US urges Turkey for full restoration of ties with Israel

PressTV | Pressing Turkey for full restoration of full diplomatic relations with Israel, two sides addressed issues pertaining to Cyprus

Pluto’s Gate Discovered: The Plutonium ‘Gate To Hell’ Found In Ancient City Of Hierapolis

Huffington Post | According to the Italian news agency ANSA, a team of archeologists working in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis in southwestern Turkey claims to have located the Plutonium, or Pluto’s Gate — an ancient pilgrim site considered the entryway to the underworld

Cyprus Day 2: As the Dust Settles, Talk of Reciprocity and Whispers of Retribution

Patrick Henningsen | No run on the banks today, but the people begin to talk about what’s going to happen next…

Erdogan’s Grand Vision: Rise and Decline

World Affairs Journal | Would Turkey be a moderating influence on political Islam, in particular on the Muslim Brotherhood parties now dominant in much of the new Middle East?

Tel Aviv U-Turn: Refusing to end Gaza blockade as part of Turkey-Israel reconciliation

RT | Surprise, surprise…

Alleged ‘Suicide’ bombing rocks US Embassy in Ankara, two reportedly killed

21st Century Wire says… It’s worth noting with this significant story today, that most western media news outlets are running the headline ‘Suicide Bombing at US Embassy’ even though such details are not yet available. The RT report below contains an eye-witness statement which clearly indicates that it was not a suicide bomb. One should be aware of the […]

NATO Deploys Missiles & Troops On Syrian Border

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

Pre-Empty: US Ramps Up WMD Rhetoric Against Syria

  The chemical scare around Syria is receiving a skeptical response not only from Assad’s government, but now the very people seeking to bring him down. A senior rebel official has dismissed Washington’s reports that Assad was arming chemical warheads, saying it was all part of a media game.

NATO Says Anti-Missile Defense For Turkey Does Not Open Door To Syria Intervention

The Washington Post Anne Gearan BRUSSELS — NATO agreed Tuesday to send new American-made air defenses to Turkey’s volatile southern border with Syria, a boost to an alliance member on the front lines of Syria’s civil war and a potential backstop for wider U.S. or NATO air operations if the situation deteriorates further. The alliance’s […]

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

Wahington Post Anne Gearan The Israeli-Hamas conflict is putting the Obama administration at odds with two of its most important partners in the Middle East, threatening to undermine other U.S. objectives in the region at a time of political upheaval.  On Monday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, which has frequently served as a moderate […]

Turkey Starts its Own Nuremberg Trials Against Israel

Editor’s Note: If it was the other way around, Israel would just go and get them. “In absentia” trials against four senior IDF officers On November 6, 2012, Turkey announced that a court in Istanbul will try in absentia four ex-Israeli military commanders over the IDF Freedom Flotilla raid in 2010. The Mavi Marmara was trying to break the […]

Russia wades into intercepted jet row

Moscow officials say the lives of Russian passengers were put at risk by the interception of a Syrian passenger plane by Turkish jet fighters. 

‘Four beaten when masked men boarded Syria-bound plane’ – attendant

Humiliation, threats and brutal beatings – that’s how some of those on board a Syria-bound plane describe the welcome they received in Turkey. F-16 fighter jets were scrambled to ground the Moscow – Damascus flight. It was carrying over thirty passengers, including small children.

Rebels to kill Iran’s hostages if Syria rejects prisoner release

In Syria, the Free Syrian Army says in two days they could start executing 48 Iranians they kidnapped in August. They claim their captives are Revolutionary Guards, Tehran says they’re pilgrims. The threat would be carried out if the Syrian regime does not fulfill demands to release rebels fighters and stop shelling. RT talks to […]