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Bloodshed the work of armed militants before Syrian troops arrived       In an extraordinary account of the Daraya massacre by veteran journalist Robert Fisk, eyewitnesses reveal that it was U.S.-backed FSA rebels and not the Syrian Army who were responsible for the slaughter of 245 men, women and children. The massacre, which took […]

The network is seriously compromising its journalism in the Gulf states by blurring the line between advertising and editorial • Report: why didn’t CNNi air its own ‘iRevolution’ documentary?     September 5, 2012 The Guardian – Today I reported on the refusal of CNN International (CNNi) to broadcast an award-winning documentary, “iRevolution”, that was produced […]

The presidential elections in Venezuela are scheduled for October 7, and by now even the team of Henrique Capriles Radonski, the main rival of the current Venezuelan leader and upcoming poll’s frontrunner Hugo Chavez, seems to have given up hope that their candidate will, over the remaining time, make gains that would propel him to […]

Saudi Arabia may experience another lurch into change as another of the kingdom’s aging royal leaders is, according to news reports, seriously ill. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal al Saud is reportedly sidelined by a terminal medical condition and foreign affairs responsibilities are being turned over to his deputy, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah al […]

NAM: Towards Breaking Western Stranglehold of Power Despite the West’s deliberate inattention to and willful disregard for Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Tehran, there is no denying the fact that the summit has occasioned extreme chagrin in Washington and Israel and that dialogue among civilizations in achieving global peace is still a powerful feasibility. Just a […]

You’d better not mess with Muslim Brother Morsi. Straight out of “communist” China – where he secured a red carpet welcome from President Hu Jintao and vice-president Xi Jinping – the Egyptian president lands in “evil” Iran as a true Arab world leader. [1] Imagine conducting a poll in Tampa, Florida, among delegates at the […]

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem has described the United States as the main architect of the plots against his country, saying that Western and certain regional countries are being used as pawns in Washington’s struggle to achieve its goals in Syria.   Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem   In an interview with the British newspaper The […]

The two-day ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has convened in the Iranian capital, Tehran.   The 16th summit of NAM member states kicked off in Tehran on August 26, 2012 with an inaugural speech by Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi.   At the opening ceremony of the NAM ministerial meeting, Iran’s Foreign […]

[Editor’s note: This article was written and compiled on July 09, 2005. However, The 4th Media believes this is still very much relevant, worthy and powerful enough for our global readers to reread and learn from it.]   THE BUSH-WHACKING OF IRAQ: TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW/EXCHANGE BETWEEN U.S. AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ APRIL GLASPIE AND SADDAM HUSSEIN JULY […]

Syria, Teachable Moments and Conflict Resolution After more than 18 months of belligerent action against the government de jure of the Syrian Arab Republic it is still maintaining relative stability and security. A peaceful resolution however, becomes increasingly illusive while the potentially catastrophic regional and global consequences of the failure to broker a peaceful resolution seem to be a harbinger of a return to global barbarism, anarchy and unspeakable human suffering. NATOS´s Victory and Teachable Moments i Libya. In an article, published in Foreign Affairs March/April 2012 edition which was published prior to NATO´s 25th Summit in Chicago, Ivo H. Daalder, the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, and James G. Stavridis, Supreme Allied Commander and Commander of the U.S. European Command, gave a a clear indication of what NATO has in mind for Syria.

Amnesty run by US State Department representatives, funded by convicted financial criminals, and threatens real human rights advocacy worldwide Mistakenly considered by many as the final word on human rights worldwide, it might surprise people to know that Amnesty International is in fact one of the greatest obstacles to real human rights advocacy on Earth. […]

A Swedish documentary filmmaker released a film last year called “Last Chapter—Goodbye Nicaragua.” In it he admitted that he unknowingly facilitated a bombing, almost certainly orchestrated by the Sandinista government of Nicaragua, which took the lives of three reporters I worked with in Central America. One of them, Linda Frazier, was the mother of a […]

What is happening in Syria is a sign of things to come for the region. Regime change is not the sole goal of the US and its allies in Syria. Dividing the Syrian Arab Republic is the end goal of Washington in Syria. Britain’s Maplecroft, which specializes in consulting on strategic risk, has said that […]

For 236 years the U.S. has defended democracy everywhere: Hillary Clinton asserted this in Cairo [1]. Thus she must have erased from history the more than 160 military interventions abroad that U.S. imperialism made starting from the 1940s; the wars of the Cold War period in Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Lebanon; the coups the […]

German intelligence estimates that “around 90″ terror attacks that “can be attributed to organizations that are close to al-Qaeda or jihadist groups” were carried out in Syria between the end of December and the beginning of July, as reported by the German daily Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). This was revealed by the German government […]

Syrian army on second highest alert after downing of aircraft     TEL AVIV – Russia has sent a backdoor warning to Turkey and NATO that Moscow will not tolerate any military action against Syria in response to the downing of a Turkish aircraft on Friday, according to a Syrian government source. The source told […]

“The pattern of Washington working in unison with multinational, cross-border armed extremists – with, if the word has any meaning, terrorists – has now been revealed as a global phenomenon.” – Rick Rozoff, “U.S. Implementing Afghanistan And Kosovo Models For Syria.” “The New York Times in their article, “C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to […]

Egypt is back in the new version of the Great Game; in this century the race is not after the vast territories of Central Asia, but after the rich gas fields discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean. On Sunday, June 24, 2012, Mohamed Morsi was declared Egypt’s first Islamist president in the freest elections in the […]

Journalism has been rendered obsolete by the reporting practice of media in NATO countries and their allies.  Recent wars from the Ivory Coast to Libya  and now Syria only confirm what was already clear after the chain of wars in the 1990s, in former Yugoslavia, Iraq, Somalia, Rwanda, the Congo and many other places. NATO […]

Demonstrators calling for press freedom in Baghdad (Reuters / Mohammed Ameen) Iraq’s communications and media commission announced the impending closure of several media outlets, including the BBC and Voice of America. While officials chalk the matter up to expired license fees, press freedom groups fear a looming crackdown. RT was one of the first to […]

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