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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 The New York Times pronounces on destabilization of the Middle East (3 comments)
In alliance with a new imperialist partner, Saudi Arabia has pledged a massive $3 billion to pay for weapons being supplied by the government of French President Francois Hollande to the Lebanese army in order to target Hezbollah, an ally of Iran and Syria. What is taking place in the Middle East is naked imperialist power politics, yesterday's enemies can become today's allies and vice-versa.
Sunday, June 30, 2013 Washington ships arms to Al Qaeda-linked forces in Syria (2 comments)
The United States is to officially begin arms shipments to Syria, after months of doing so through third parties, such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The Obama administration cited unsubstantiated US and French claims that pro-Assad forces have used chemical weapons such as sarin on 10 separate occasions to claim that a "red line" has been crossed justifying an open policy of arming the opposition.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 US threatens Iran, Hezbollah for backing Syria (1 comments)
There is no popular support in the US for war against Syria, and a great deal to lose if things go wrong for the ruling class. That is why, to date, the Obama administration has preferred to proceed through local intermediaries--the FSA and its regional backers, Turkey and Gulf States such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Sunday, May 26, 2013 US and allies step up war preparations against Syria, Lebanon, Iran (1 comments)
The Israeli media has been discussing the advisability of establishing a new buffer zone on the Syrian side of the 43-mile cease-fire line established in 1973, following an attack on an Israeli military vehicle that had crossed the line in the disputed Golan Heights. To do so would require a full-scale invasion.
Sunday, April 7, 2013 UK Prime Minister Cameron stokes fires of war against North Korea (1 comments)
Once again the UK is providing the lies necessary to justify military aggression by US imperialism, as Washington pursues plans to secure its global dominance against its rivals.
The parallels with the claims made by the Labour government of Tony Blair in the run-up to the Iraq war in 2003 are all too obvious. Cameron's filthy rhetoric should be treated with the contempt it deserves.
Saturday, August 18, 2012 Imperialist lawlessness and the witch-hunt against Julian Assange (5 comments)
Assange has said, with every justification, that he fears for his life. Everyone but the willfully blind knows that Assange is the victim of a witch-hunt, yet this has not stopped the nominally liberal media from continuing to back extradition and denounce Assange.
Sunday, June 10, 2012 US military lobbies for war with Syria (1 comments)
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told reporters on Thursday that the Obama administration's continued pursuing of diplomatic solutions in Syria has put military planners in the Pentagon in a strategic bind. He declared that, with a clear instruction for regime change, "I can build you a plan, and I know how many divisions, I know how many air wings ... it takes."
Thursday, July 8, 2010 Obama endorses Netanyahu as "man of peace" (1 comments)
Just hours ahead of Obama's meeting with Netanyahu, during a visit to Finland, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned that "if Iranians gain nuclear capability, we will see a crazy nuclear arms race in the whole Middle East with consequences I don't even want to think about." This, he said, "is the biggest threat to the Gulf countries, it's the biggest threat to the Middle East."
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Europe's Media Warn of Global Social Unrest (3 comments)
The extraordinary destructiveness of capitalism drives both the left & the right to the brink of violence. European journalists sense we are nearing a flash point.