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BEIRUT, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — The Secretary General of the Shi’ ite armed group Hezbollah warned the United States on Friday that any attack against the party’s allies Iran and Syria would spread to the entire region.  The U.S. should understand that a war against Iran and Syria will not remain in the Iranian and […]

Informed sources in Syria say they have discovered a pre-fabricated US scenario for the country’s future, seeking to wage war against the nation from various fronts, Press TV reports. The sources said the US strategy includes attacks on Syrian diplomatic missions abroad. According to the American scenario, the Syrian opposition abroad would engage in taking over the country’s diplomatic missions and use them as bases for directing and carrying out terrorist activities within the country. The US plan is set to refer Syria to UN’s human rights commission and the General Assembly on November 23 as well as the the International Criminal Court in an effort to formally declare the Damascus government as a “war criminal,” sources say. The American scenario also provides a role for Turkey in a NATO defense ministers’ meeting, in which Ankara would be commissioned to move its forces across the Syrian border in an effort to establish a buffer zone inside Syria and facilitate the supply of weaponry and arms to the so-called ‘contra forces’ inside the country and trigger insurgency activities and potentially a civil war across the nation.

After an apparent defeat in Iraq, Washington has to give up military bases that were built at great expense, and must now reposition itself in the Middle East. It must urgently mobilize and arm its allies to prevent the rise of a resistance regional bloc formed by Iran/Iraq/Syria/Lebanon. While the media campaign against Syria and […]

  Hundreds of Syrians have been killed since the beginning of unrest (File Photo).    The Shia community in the Syrian city of Homs has been the main target of armed groups since the beginning of unrest in the country.  According to local reports, more than 115 Shias have been killed in the restive city […]

The mainstream U.S. press corps is again pounding the propaganda war drums, this time over dubious accusations of Iran’s secret work on a nuclear bomb. It is a pattern of bias that Robert Parry calls the U.S. media’s worst — and most dangerous – ethical violation.   Arguably, the most serious ethical crisis in U.S. journalism is […]

The National Endowment for Democracy, or NED, is an organization that presents itself as an NGO officially dedicated to “the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world”.  But in reality it gets 95% of its budget from the United States Congress.  It was officially created by the Reagan administration in 1982.                                  […]

Part I Regime changes in Tunisia and Egypt, the demolition of Gadhafi’s rule in Libya, and lingering conflicts in Yemen and Syria were the first results of the tide of mass protests that rose in the Arab world in 2011. While in Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen the outpourings of popular discontent were prompted by evident […]

Saudi Arabia’s key role in seeking to destabilise the Ba’athist regime of Bashir Assad has become the centrepiece of an attempt by Washington to cobble together an anti-Iranian alliance, aimed more generally at suppressing the Middle Eastern masses. Saudi Arabia, the world’s leading oil producer and exporter, has the largest known oil reserves in the […]

On November 8, the Foreign Policy Initiative and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies jointly issued a discussion paper that outlines “policy options for the United States and like-minded nations to further assist the anti-regime Syrian opposition.” Entitled “Towards a Post-Assad Syria,” the paper advocates imposing “crippling sanctions” on the Assad government, providing assistance to […]

The murder of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi was widely hailed in the West as a just outcome. But it involved powerful nations making up the rules as they went along, the law of the jungle disguised as international justice, observes Peter Dyer.   If there is one thing the “humanitarian” intervention in Libya has convincingly demonstrated it is […]

ADDRESS BY THE PATRON OF THE TMF, THABO MBEKI AT THE AGM OF THE LAW SOCIETY OF THE NORTHERN PROVINCES: SUN CITY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011. International Law and the Future of Africa Chairperson, Distinguished delegates: I would like to thank the Law Society of the Northern Provinces for giving me the honour to address its […]

As we watched with bewilderment, NATO’s military assault on Libya using “humanitarian intervention” as its pretext, we are reminded of an earlier period of Western European “civilizing” missions into Africa. Shortly after the Berlin West African Conference of 1884-1885; armed with bibles and bullets, a host of countries: Britain, France, Germany, Belgium and Portugal “scrambled” […]

Letter from Action Liberté 20 to the Chief Prosecutor of International Criminal Court on the NATO war crimes in Libya, asking him to resign in June 2012.   International Justice and Liberty Advocacy group Action Liberté 20 is calling on Luis Moreno Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, to resign from his job by […]

    Most of victims of the rebel crimes are black Africans.   The following post will discuss a disturbing trend among Libya’s rebel fighters, revealed in videos they themselves recorded and shared on social media sites, especially YouTube and Facebook. These have persisted despite a general ban on violent and gory images, perhaps for the […]

“I promised my mother to improve the situation of women in Libya…”  The world might remember him as a despot, dictator and murderer, but at least one virtue will stick out: that the slain Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, took good care of women. Not only did he support them, he also believed in their […]

The truth about Jamahariya is spreading to all corners of the world thanks to NATO People were completely ignorant of Jamahariya (also known as Direct Democracy) governing system before NATO’s war of aggression. Now the news is spreading and we are starting to see people actual demand the system being implemented in their own nation. […]

Pyongyang, November 3 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea in a statement on Thursday denounced the U.S. and the south Korean puppet group for their military tie-up and war moves. During his recent U.S junket, the south Korean chief executive visited the Defense Department and had a military confab. On […]

“We came, we saw, he died.” — US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, giggling, as she spoke of the depraved murder of Moammar Gaddafi  Imagine Osama bin Laden or some other Islamic leader speaking of 9-11: “We came, we saw, 3,000 died … ha- ha.”     Clinton and her partners-in-crime in NATO can also have a […]

Toe the Line or be the Next Victim of Colonial Plunder!   Gaddafi died a martyr, murdered by the war criminals of US, France, Britain and NATO led by President Obama, President Sarkozy and Prime Minister Cameron. Although NATO spearheaded the military campaign against Libya, the strategic planning was prepared by US Africa Command (AFRICOM). […]

British officials consider contingency options to back up a possible US action as fears mount over Tehran’s capability Britain’s armed forces are stepping up their contingency planning for potential military action against Iran amid mounting concern about Tehran’s nuclear enrichment programme, the Guardian has learned.  The Ministry of Defence believes the US may decide to […]

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