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PREPARING FOR THE NEXT CONQUEST Debkafile reported on 17 January that an imminent joint Israeli-US exercise had been cancelled by Israel’s prime minister, and not by the US as widely supposed. Convinced that Iran has made the decision to become a nuclear power Mr Netanyahu is preparing for possible unilateral attacks on Iranian nuclear sites. […]

Has Iran decided to build a nuclear bomb? That would seem to be the central question in the current bellicose debate over whether the world should simply cripple Iran’s economy and inflict severe pain on its civilian population or launch a preemptive war to destroy its nuclear capability while possibly achieving “regime change.” And if […]

Militarism mixed with empty liberal rhetoric: Obama’s State of the Union Address in 2012 “If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future.” Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, 1998 “America remains the one indispensable nation in world affairs—and as long as I’m President, I intend to keep it that way.” President Barack Obama, State of the Union message, 2012 President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union message is an object lesson in contemporary U.S. class politics. Obama came into office three years ago on a wave of progressive hopes and even euphoria, very understandable given the bitter history of racism in this country and the fact that he was taking the place of his widely despised predecessor, George W. Bush. What the last three years as well as this speech have reaffirmed is that, regardless of the particular personality or characteristics of the person assuming the U.S. presidency, it is a job that comes with a specific job description: CEO of the imperialist ruling class.

Eventually but not surprisingly, Britain capitulated to an urging demand long wished for and much desired by the Royal family to silence Press TV in the UK thanks to the unflagging efforts of the servile media supervisory office known as Ofcom.     The British Office of Communications (Ofcom) revoked Press TV’s broadcasting license on […]

Several analysts said they feared that the deal Monday to end Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich’s court-martial in the killing of 24 Iraqis would harden the widespread conviction in the international community that the U.S. does not hold its troops accountable for misdeeds or meet the standards of conduct it attempts to impose on other […]

  Marine Reaches Plea in Haditha Massacre A Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi women and children pleaded guilty Monday to dereliction of duty in a deal that will mean a maximum of three months confinement and end the largest and longest-running criminal case against U.S. troops to emerge from the Iraq War. Staff Sgt. […]

The current situation in Syria remains one of the most important components of the Middle Eastern and international policies. Using Syria’s domestic crisis and pursuing their own goals NATO’s leading states, Israel, Turkey and the monarchies of the Persian Gulf are trying to undermine the Syrian regime.  Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria […]

“We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen, before Israel goes under.” (Martin Van Creveld, Professor of Military History at Israel’s Hebrew University, September 2003)   Iran: We have been here before. The year before the assault on and near destruction of unarmed […]

Assad’s popularity, Arab League observers, US military involvement: All distorted in the west’s propaganda war   A demonstration in support of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, in Damascus. ‘Some 55% of Syrians want Assad to stay, motivated by fear of civil war.’ Photograph: Hussein Malla/AP Suppose a respectable opinion poll found that most Syrians are […]

While military dominance remained a crucial denominator of international politics past century, oil politics has become a crucial element in current international politics, which will be further geared up in coming months and decades. This has become starkly evident as the politics of curbing Iran’s nuclear programme reveals with diplomats around the world running from […]

Close[FLV] The UK has admitted for the first time it was spying on Russia six years ago with the help of a fake rock. The adviser to the then British PM Tony Blair called the incident embarrassing. “They had us bang to rights,” Jonathan Powell told the BBC in an interview. He added that Russians must […]

Iranian foreign minister says Gulf states co-operating with western efforts to isolate Tehran would be in ‘dangerous position’   Tehran has warned its Gulf neighbours that it would be “dangerous” for them to join a western-led effort to isolate Iran, with the warning coming as a meeting of European ambassadors in Brussels failed to agree […]

Israel is an undeclared nuclear power that keeps on threatening to attack Iran. Nuclear-armed U.S. ships and submarines are lurking in the Persian Gulf, ready to get into action at short notice. The U.S. has big military bases in neighbouring Bahrain and Qatar. In the WikiLeaks cables, the Saudi King is on record exhorting the […]

Since inaugurated in February 1999, he’s faced open US hostility, including by go-along major media scoundrels.  New York Times writer Simon Romero‘s among them. On January 6, he and William Neuman played both Chavez and Iranian cards headlining, “Increasingly Isolated, Iranian Leader Set to Visit Allies,” saying:  President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visiting “some of the United […]

For the first time, British government censors have banned a 24-hour news channel from British viewers. As of the afternoon, UK-time, 20th January 2012, viewers of Press TV, an avowedly anti-imperialist TV channel headquartered in Tehran and featuring many of the voices found in CounterPunch, saw the words “Channel Unavailable” when tapping their clicker. And so […]

If further proof were needed that Syria is not in the grips of a widespread revolt, but of a continuing string of attacks aimed to terrorize the population and fuel resentment toward a government which has proven to be too popular, the recent acts of sabotage of public facilities no longer leave little doubt. In […]

The United States’ defence strategy unveiled by President Barack Obama in Washington on January 5 has been occasioned by the need to slash the spending of the Pentagon by nearly half a trillion dollars over the next decade. There is undeniably some merit in the viewpoint that this is a strategy that has been driven […]

In Astonishing Israeli Attack on Iran, I tried to convince that an Israeli attack on the Iranian leadership is more probable that one on the highly decentralized Iranian nuclear industry. Can we find supporting evidence of Israeli preparations? How would such an event look? Truthful Lies: Decoys   Israel | Nuclear Terror State   In […]

 “We, as Americans, need to ask ourselves what all this is about? Why is our government so provocative toward Islam, Russia, China, Iran? What purpose, whose purpose is being served? Certainly not ours … Where do we go from here? If not to nuclear destruction, Americans must wake up.” (Paul Craig Roberts, “the Next War […]

  Those Who Hurt Dignity of DPRK Supreme Leadership Deserve Severest Punishment: KCNA   One month has passed since leaderKim Jong Il, the great father of the nation and loadstar of national reunification, passed away all of sudden to the sorrow of the service personnel and people of the DPRK. In this period, the tears […]

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