Middle East atemporal

Februarie 7, 2012

Iran, Syria, and Afghanistan, February 6, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — mihaibeltechi @ 8:26 am

U.S. Wrongly Demonizes Iran

By Karl Lindemann

As with any country that is attempting to develop its nuclear technology, Iran should be monitored. But the current U.S. policies are completely unwarranted. Continue

Yet Another War for Israel

By William A. Cook

Has it come to this, that unnamed Israeli spokespeople, voicing AIPAC’s policies, determine what nation the U.S. should invade without consultation with the representatives of the American people? Continue

Facts from Fiction:
What’s Really Happening in Syria?

By RT

The deadly crossfire has left international media relying on snatches of information and dubious or unverifiable sources to report the unrest dragging the nation towards civil war. Continue

Heading for War on Syria

By Stephen Lendman

Assad confronted a Western-backed armed insurgency replicating the Libya model. By so doing he acted responsibly against a heavily armed insurrection. Continue

Obama Terror Drones
CIA Targeting Rescuers and Funerals

By Chris Woods and Christina Lamb

The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of  civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals.Continue

Behold: The U.S. God Of War
The Holy Fire of Patriotism
DO NOT MISS THIS VIDEO ~J
Must Watch Short Video

O Lord our God, … help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire. Continue

Truth, Lies and Afghanistan

By Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis

I spent last year in Afghanistan, visiting and talking with U.S. troops and their Afghan partners. — What I saw bore no resemblance to rosy official statements by U.S. military leaders about conditions on the ground. Continue

Civil war rages as 25 killed in Syria: Upwards of 17 civilians were killed and dozens wounded as security forces renewed their bombardment of Homs, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Armed groups fire missiles into Homs: According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 17 people have been killed in Homs on Monday. Government troops have been fighting terrorist groups in Homs for several days.

Syrian army defectors form higher military council: The council, named “The Higher Revolutionary Council” and designed to supersede the Free Syrian Army (FSA), said its head was General Mustafa Ahmed al-Sheikh, the highest ranking deserter who had fled to Turkey.

After Russia’s UN veto, US talks of “coalition of the willing” against Syria: The discussion on the resolution was a political manoeuvre from the outset, designed either to force Moscow and Beijing into agreeing to a UN cover for a Libya-style operation against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, or justify a predetermined alternative route to regime-change.

Russia, China Vetoes Spur Western Hysteria, Indecent Comments: Russia and China condemned Monday the angry Western reaction to its veto of a UN resolution over Syria where US envoy expressed her “disgust” and France Defense Minister said such countries deserve a “kick in the ass”!

U.S. closes Syria Embassy, pulls all staff: Robert Ford, the American ambassador, and 17 other U.S. officials left Syria and were expected to travel back to the United States. Ford informed Syrian authorities of the decision to leave earlier in the day, State Department officials said. Two diplomats left by air and the others went overland to Jordan.

US colonel: Don’t believe US statements on progress in Afghanistan: I spent five years covering the Iraq war, and at the end of it I was not inclined to believe anything official spokesmen had to say about Iraq anymore.

US-made bomb killed Iran expert: Report: The United States provided an anti-Iran terrorist group with the bomb used to assassinate Iranian scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan last month, a report has revealed.

President Obama: U.S., Israel in ‘lockstep’ on Iran: President Barack Obama said Sunday that he’s committed to working in “lockstep” with Israel to try to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons

House Intel Chair: Israel Attack on Iran Would Harm U.S. National Security: “If Israel does a unilateral strike, this could be a real problem for the national security interests of the United States,” Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said today

No Evidence Iran Would Attack U.S.: Obama: : Obama said: “We don’t see any evidence they have those intentions or capabilities.”

An Act Of War: US freezes all assets of Iranian government and central bank: US President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday imposing new, stricter sanctions on Iran and its central bank, saying a broader asset freeze was necessary because Iranian banks were concealing transactions.

Iran vows to retaliate against any country that stages attack: Gen. Hossein Salami, deputy commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard, Iran’s most powerful military force, did not elaborate. His comments appeared to be a warning to Iran’s neighbors not to let their territory or airspace be used as a base for an attack.

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