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  Iran’s Revolutionary Guard commander warned yesterday that “nothing will remain” of Israel if it takes military action against Tehran over its nuclear programme. General Mohammad Ali Jafari said Iran’s response to any attack will begin near the Israeli border. The Islamic republic has close ties with militants in Gaza and Lebanon, both of which […]

One of the most awe inspiring photographs ever taken was by a machine, not a person. The ‘Pale Blue Dot’ is the name of the photograph. It is an image of the Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager spacecraft, some six billion kilometers away from our planet as the craft was about to leave the Solar System. The Earth appears as a miniscule dot, almost lost in the vastness of space. The ‘Blue Marble’ is another image from space that also shows the Earth. It was taken by the US Apollo 17 spacecraft in 1972. The entire planet is a vivid, enchanting swirl of deep blue oceans, scattered white clouds and solid green land masses set in stark contrast against the apparent emptiness of space. To see the magnificent fragility of Earth hanging in a mind boggling expanse of blackness is as wondrous as it is humbling.

They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind The recent tragedy provoked by the release of the movie “Innocence of Muslims” – the killing of US ambassador Christopher Stevens and three members of the US consulate staff – in Benghazi, the city which became famous as the epicenter of the Libyan revolution, and the spill […]

Protests are erupting across the Middle East as demonstrators throw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police who retaliate with tear gas canisters being shot into the crowds. The US Embassy in Cario has become a new target. On the 11th anniversary of September 11th, a US-sponsored false flag attack occurred wherein the US Embassy in Libya was bombed. The US Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens was suffocated to death and his dead body dragged through the streets amid a mob of fake revolutionaries supported by the CIA-funded al-Qaeda. Obama, using this manufactured Islamic extremist threat to his advantage, admonished Egypt saying “they’re not taking responsibilities, as all other countries do where we have embassies, I think that’s going to be a real big problem.” In Yemen, mobs have formed and stormed the US Embassy in Sanaa, Egypt. This latest protest is being tied to the Islamic film that sparked the violence in Libya. One has been reported killed while 13 Egyptian protesters are wounded after security guard fortified the compound and began firing on the protesters. It is estimated by mainstream media that 5,000 protesters over-ran the US embassy.

Libya: “Death to America” September Try to imagine more deluded reporting than this by America’s Presstitute “free press.” For 11 years Washington in pursuit of its rightful hegemony has been sending troops, bombers, jet fighters, helicopter gunships, drones, and assassination teams into seven Muslim countries. Two of the Muslim countries, Iraq and Libya, and perhaps […]

German police and demonstrators clash during an anti-capitalism rally in Frankfurt, on March 31, 2012. (File photo)     A recent survey shows that more than half of Germans are disgruntled with capitalism, and are calling for an end to the dictatorship of financial markets. According to a phone survey conducted between August 8 and […]

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) says foreign troops in Afghanistan will restrict joint operations with Afghan forces, fearing the rise of insider attacks.   ISAF said in a statement on Tuesday that joint operations with Afghan forces would only be conducted at the battalion level. Cooperation with smaller units of Afghan troops need to […]

Hollywood stirs Middle East plot The low budget movie that by ridiculing Islam triggered violent protests throughout the Middle East and the storming of US embassies raises the question of whether the explosive reactions to such insults are really caused by a few Mohammed Cartoons, as in 2006, and cheap movies, which very few in […]

Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom of Justice and Light. The kings served there in periods of four years and insisted on being called “Mr. President.” That was true until the year 2000, when the son of a former king was chosen to office by the voice of a single Justice who had been appointed by his father. From that moment onwards, it had become pretty close to a formal kingdom. Yet, they didn’t define themselves as such; they claimed that they were the world’s most powerful country, and prided themselves on their democracy. They weren’t exactly a democracy of the people […]. They were a democracy of corporations. These organizations were recognized by the kingdom as judicial persons, and were those guiding and funding the government’s behavior. Many of these soulless persons were rather innocent, busying themselves in the science of preparation of greasy hamburgers and similarly useless tasks. However, the largest and most powerful among them made money out of war.

A Liberal Democrat Defence Minister has claimed he was sacked to avoid a damaging Coalition split over a pre-emptive strike on Iran. Former Armed Forces Minister Sir Nick Harvey told friends that he was fired in the reshuffle to allow Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to sign Britain up to an Israeli-US preventive strike to […]

US Diplomacy and America’s “Enablers of Terror” “Indeed, I asked myself, how could this happen, how could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction.” – Hilary Clinton, US Secretary of State [1]     The recent armed attack on a lightly defended United States diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya that […]

The Politics of Attendance Attendance by representatives of 120 countries demonstrates that Iran is not a “pariah state”; it is an accepted member of the international community. The presence of 60 heads of state and foreign secretaries demonstrates that Iran is considered a noteworthy and significant political actor, not a “terrorist state” to be isolated […]

Dagestan: ’Syria comes to Russia…’ Part I: Syria comes to the Russian Caucasus   On August 28 Sheikh Said Afandi, acknowledged spiritual leader of the Autonomous Russian Republic of Dagestan, was assassinated. A jihadist female suicide bomber managed to enter his house and detonate an explosive device. The murder target had been carefully selected. Sheikh […]

“I have met with these brave fighters, and they are not Al-Qaeda. To the contrary: They are Libyan patriots who want to liberate their nation. We should help them do it.” Senator John McCain in Benghazi, Libya April 22, 2011. McCain’s “Libyan patriots” have now murdered US Ambassador John Christopher Stevens in the very city McCain spoke these words. An assault on the American consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, the epicenter of not only last year’s violent subversion and destruction of sovereign Libya, but a decade’s old epicenter of global terrorism, left Ambassador Stevens dead along with two of his aides. The violence, Western media claims, stems from an anti-Islamic film produced in the US. In reality, the coordinated nature of the attacks on both the US Embassy in Libya, as well as its embassy in Cairo, Egypt, on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, are most likely using the Neo-Conservative Clarion Fund-esque propaganda film as a false pretense for violence long-planned. The Clarion Fund regularly produces anti-Muslim propaganda, like “Iranium,” specifically to maintain a strategy of tension using fear and anger to drive a wedge between Western civilization and Islam to promote perpetual global wars of profit.

Despite initial reports suggesting he died in a rocket attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, photos appear to indicate that U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed by a lynch mob, illustrating the disastrous consequences of the Obama administration’s military intervention in Libya – arming some of the very same men who carried out today’s attack. “The US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, has been killed in a rocket attack in the eastern city of Benghazi along with three other embassy staff, the White House confirmed on Wednesday,” reports France 24. However, images released in the hours after the attack show Stevens’ body being paraded around by a mob. The body appears to show signs of torture.

Lame Attempt To Shift Blame Away From U.S.-Backed Extremists While the establishment media has engaged in a concerted effort to bury the fact that today’s attack on a U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was carried out by the same extremists the U.S. armed during the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi, Libya’s Ambassador to Washington Ali Aujali launched […]

Ground Zero Redux In David Cronenberg’s awesome Cosmopolis (France/Canada, 2012), based on the homonymous novel by Don DeLillo, young billionaire Eric Packer (Robert Pattison) slowly cruises New York in his white limo, installed in a cushy leather throne with incrusted screens. He feels … nothing; he essentially sucks up the world into his own inertia. […]

Consummate warmonger and perennial Senate fixture John McCain stepped out of the super-secret globalist Ambrosetti Forum in Italy the other day to take Obama to task for not killing more Muslims and Arabs and for dragging his feet on attacking Iran. “In a way it’s almost like watching a train wreck,” said McCain about Obama’s […]

The Central Intelligence Agency cobbled together the forerunner of the present Muslim jihadist terrorist network in the late 1970s to battle Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Throughout the next three decades, the CIA continued to maintain links with the jihadist groups, using them as allies for certain operations and attacking them when America’s «commitment» to the «war on terrorism» required an propaganda boost in the world’s media. An example of the CIA ‘s flip-flopping between using its mujaheddin and jihadist allies and then declaring them «terrorists» and putting a price on their heads is the recent declaration by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the Haqqani network based in North Waziristan, Pakistan is a «foreignterrorist organization». The Haqqani network, led by Jalaluddin Haqqani, was cobbled together by the CIA and the Pakistani Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in the 1980s.

The Global War on Terrorism not only targets “non-State” terrorist entities including Al Qaeda, it is also directed against alleged “state sponsors” of terrorism. In this regard, several Western countries including the US, Britain and Canada consider that Iran is supportive of the “Sunni jihadist terror network”, an absurd proposition. In December 2011, a Manhattan court judgment (based on selected testimonies and fabricated evidence), accused the Islamic Republic of Iran of supporting the 9/11 Al Qaeda hijackers. The investigation into Tehran’s alleged role was launched in 2004, pursuant to a recommendation of the 9/11 Commission “regarding an apparent link between Iran, Hezbollah, and the 9/11 hijackers”. The 91/11 Commission’s recommendation was that the this “apparent link” required “further investigation by the U.S. government.” (9/11 Commission Report , p. 241). (See Iran 911 Case).

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