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Potential War Against Syria: Chemical Weapons, Russian Warships and Terrorists By Washington's Blog, December 07 2012


We reported yesterday:

  • 10,000 U.S. troops – as well as French, British and Nato troops – are amassing off the coast of Syria for a potential invasion
  • “Anonymous U.S. sources” are claiming that Syria is mixing chemical weapons …
2012: The Year of the Drone in Afghanistan By Spencer Ackerman, December 07 2012

The soldiers and marines are packing their bags. The pilots are sitting on the tarmac. But the armed robotic planes are busier than they’ve ever been: Revised U.S. military statistics show a much, much larger drone war in Afghanistan than

NATO Expansion into the Middle East, Confronting Russia, Systematic Surrounding of China By Rick Rozoff and John Robles, December 07 2012

NATO expansion into the Middle East, the systematic surrounding of the People’s Republic of China, the current state of relations between Russia and NATO and what appears to be broken promises and continued aggression on the part of the U.S.

Deployment of Unmanned Drones: Israel To Strike Iran From Azerbaijan By Xinhua, December 07 2012
Ahead of a possible strike, Heron drones armed with Hellfire missiles would take out the missiles before they leave the ground… Several reports over the past year have suggested that Azerbaijan, located beside the Caspian Sea and bordering Iran from
US Sponsored Genocide Against Iraq 1990-2012. Killed 3.3 Million, Including 750,000 Children By Sherwood Ross, December 06 2012

Approximately 3.3 million Iraqis, including 750,000 children, were “exterminated” by economic sanctions and/or illegal wars conducted by the U.S. and Great Britain between 1990 and 2012, an eminent international legal authority says.

The slaughter fits the classic definition of Genocide …

10,000 U.S. Troops – Plus French, British Forces – Get Ready for War Against Syria By Washington's Blog, December 06 2012

Anonymous U.S. officials are accusing Syria of building chemical weapons, and DebkaFile is reporting (via RT)  that an aircraft carrier, numerous battle ships, amphibious ready group, 10,000 troops and heavy military equipment have already been sent to the …

Orwellian “Eavesdropping on a Worldwide Scale”: United Nations asks for Control over the World’s Internet By RT, December 06 2012

Members of the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have agreed to work towards implementing a standard for the Internet that would allow for eavesdropping on a worldwide scale. 

At a conference in Dubai this week, the ITU members decided …

WMD Hype: Syrian Government will not Use Chemical Weapons against its Own Citizens By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, December 05 2012

Syria will not use any chemical or biological weapons against its own people. The Obama Administration and company are just recycling the same lines that were used months earlier against Damascus.

These statements are disingenuous and hollow. They can easily …

Iran: When the Drones Backfire on America. Washington’s Troubled Dream? By Dr. Ismail Salami, December 05 2012

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recently described Iran as the hardest issue she has been dealing with as secretary of state.

In 30-minute keynote address at the annual US-Israeli forum, Clinton clearly enunciated that she has failed to

Canada’s Vote Opposing UN Recognition of Palestine. Quebec’s Motion to Recognize Palestine Statehood By Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, December 05 2012

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) hails the motion to recognize Palestinians’ right to self-determination and to establish a state, adopted without opposition yesterday by Quebec’s National Assembly. Presented jointly by Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-François Lizée

The Omissions of “Mainstream” Journalism: “History in the Un-Making” By John Pilger, December 05 2012

In the week Lord Leveson published almost a million words about his inquiry into the “culture, practice and ethics” of Britain’s corporate press, two illuminating books about media and freedom were also published. Their contrast with the Punch and Judy

Americans Are The Most Spied On People In World History By Washington's Blog, December 05 2012

According to the Wireless News TechDirt:

In a radio interview, Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Angwin (who’s been one of the best at covering the surveillance state in the US) made a simple observation that puts much of

Israel’s Doomsday E-1 Settlement. Diabolical Encroachment to Prospective Palestinian State By Nicola Nasser, December 05 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has definitely crossed an international red line to vindicate a swift and firm rejection from Israel’s closest allies when he announced plans recently to build a new settlement on a corridor of occupied Palestinian

Dangerous Crossroads: NATO Missiles in Turkey Pointing at Syria By Tony Cartalucci, December 05 2012
NATO has approved stationing US-made Patriot missiles along Turkey's border, for what it claims is "Defense." A de facto No-fly Zone is in the Works to establish Rebel "Safe Havens."
Syria War Preparations: NATO Selects Patriot Missile Sites In Turkey By Ria Novosti, December 05 2012
ANKARA: NATO military experts have selected sites for the deployment of at least three Patriot air defense systems along Turkey’s border with Syria, local media reported on Monday.

NATO member Turkey formally requested Patriot missiles from the military alliance after

The Illusion of Palestine Statehood: Inhumanity, Illegality and Grand Theft By Felicity Arbuthnot, December 05 2012
Palestine’s recognition at the UN as a Non-Member Observer State, led the self proclaimed “only democracy in the Middle East” to hurl its metaphorical toys out of the pram...
NATO War on Syria? Germany, Netherlands to Provide Patriot Missiles to Turkey By Stop NATO, December 05 2012

[S]peculation is rife that the deployment is a measure to counter a possible missile threat not from Syria, but from Iran…

The monitoring operations of the Patriot radars will be controlled from the Ramstein Allied Air Command headquarters, which serves

Foreigner Appointed Governor of the Bank of England By Hugo Radice, December 05 2012

The appointment of Mark Carney as next Governor of the Bank of England has been greeted with universal acclaim. In the House of Commons Ed Balls was quick to congratulate Chancellor George Osborne on his choice, and on the evening

Credit Default Swaps: Evolving Financial Meltdown and Derivative Disaster Du Jour By Ellen Brown, December 05 2012
If there are no rules, the players can cheat; and cheat they have, with a gambler's addiction.
Civil War in The Congo: Template for Neo-Colonialism By J. B. Gerald, December 05 2012
The takeover of Goma by M-23 brings to public awareness Rwanda's control of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kivu Province.
Bradley Manning: A Window Into The American Soul By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, December 05 2012

Liberty consists of government being ruled by law and citizens having control over law. This was the way our founding fathers set up the US Constitution. It is the Constitution that defines the United States. Every member of the government

Top NSA Spying Chief: “If You Ever Get On Their Enemies List, Like Petraeus Did, Then You Can Be Drawn Into That Surveillance” By Washington's Blog, December 04 2012

Government Spies On All Americans … And Harasses Anyone On Its “Enemies List”

We’ve noted for years that national security laws are being used to stifle dissent … more than to protect us from bad guys.

We noted in 2008:…

Syria: The WMD “Justification” to Wage a “Preemptive War”: US Repeats Syrian Chemical Weapons “Warnings” By Tony Cartalucci, December 04 2012
US repeats same tired, desperate accusations that the Syrian army is preparing to use “chemical weapons.”Once again, the US has issued a warning against Syria deploying “chemical weapons” citing “intelligence reports that the Damascus government is preparing such munitions …
Wikileaks, Anonymous: “Media Instruments” Supportive of US-NATO Sponsored Regime Change? By Ryan O’Neill, December 04 2012

Throughout early 2011, the European liberal left were in a frenzy over the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings that were sweeping across the region. The Mainstream Media supplied around the clock coverage of the mass demonstrations in Tahrir Square as we were

Israel Asked Jordan’s Approval To Strike Alleged Syrian WMD Facilities By Global Research News, December 04 2012

Global Research Editor’s note

We bring to the attention of our readers the following report, which portrays Israel as an active partner in the US-NATO led war on Syria. Alleged WMD  facilities are being used as pretext and a justification

Iran Captures US ScanEagle Drone over Persian Gulf By Global Research News, December 04 2012

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi announced that his forces hunted a US Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) over the Persian Gulf after the drone violated the country’s airspace.

The UAV which had conducted …

UK Economy Falls into Double-Dip Recession By Bulent Gokay, December 04 2012

New Boss of the Bank of England Cannot Create Miracles. Four years after the Great Crash, UK economy falls into double-dip recession

The appointment of Mark Carney – current Head of Bank of Canada – as the first non-British governor

Colombia-Nicaragua Territorial Dispute. Bogota Will Not Recognize International Court of Justice’s Ruling By Global Research News, December 04 2012

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos assured Friday that the decision of the International Court of Justice in The Hague “will not be applied” regarding the differences with Nicaragua.

“I might have a meeting with President Daniel Ortega tomorrow. And we …

Protesting Morsi: Egypt’s Constitutional Court Closes By Ria Novosti, December 04 2012

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court has halted its work “indefinitely” after protesters prevented justices from getting to their offices on Sunday morning.

The court building is being blockaded by protesters who support President Mohamed Morsi and his November 22 “Constitutional Declaration.”…

Israel To Deploy Drones in Azerbaijan. Preemptive Strike on Iran? By Xinhua, December 04 2012

Israel plans to use unmanned drones it deployed in Azerbaijan to preemptively strike Iranian missile sites in the event of a war, the London-based Sunday Times reported.

The report comes amid mounting speculations that Israel may launch a military strike …

Iranian Medicine Saving Lives of Americans while US Sanctions Killing Iranian Patients By Press TV, December 04 2012
Iranian medicine has been saving the lives of Americans while the illegal US-led sanctions against the Islamic Republic have been adversely affecting the lives of many Iranian patients.

A Sunday report on the website of the Wall Street Journal said …

Obama Plans on Making Another Spy Agency to Rival the CIA By Jason Ditz, December 04 2012

Founded in 1961, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has gotten bigger and bigger over time, with a focus principally on whatever wars the US happens to be fighting at the time, and the ones they might be fighting soon.

That …

Father of Murdered Rachel Corrie: “Boycotting Israel works” By Global Research and Global Research, December 04 2012

A few days before Israel bombed it for eight consecutive days, Gaza hosted a visit byCindy and Craig Corrie. Their daughter, Rachel, was murdered by an Israeli soldier in 2003 as she tried to prevent bulldozers …

Why UN Climate Agreements Fail By Shamus Cooke, December 03 2012

History will undoubtedly deliver the harshest condemnations of  the UN climate talks currently underway in Doha, Qatar. But the conference was laughable before it began; the inept “goals” of the talks stand in tragic-comic opposition to what we already know

The Codification of Tyranny: US Government Can Still “Black Bag” Any American By Global Research News, December 03 2012

by Travis Holte

The Senate passed the much ballyhooed Feinstein-Lee amendment last night, which supposedly partially nullifies the provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) allowing for Americans to be kidnapped by the government and disappeared without any charge …

The CIA’s Benghazi Role By Philip Giraldi, December 03 2012

The various accounts of the Sept. 11 Benghazi incident in which four Americans died demonstrate that there is a profound misunderstanding of what the Central Intelligence Agency does and how it interacts with the State Department overseas. The U.S. ambassador

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Silent Over Rohingya Violence, but Decries Crackdown on Anti-China Protest By Tony Cartalucci, December 02 2012

Nobel laureate’s double standards toe line of pro-Western “pivot” toward Asia and the recolonization of Myanmar.

In its article, “Suu Kyi demands apology for mine violence,” Bangkok Post reported that:

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has demanded

Our Collapsing Economy and Currency By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, December 02 2012
Is the "fiscal cliff" real or just another hoax? The answer is that the fiscal cliff is real, but it is a result, not a cause. The hoax is the way the fiscal cliff is being used.
Working Hand in Glove with US State Department? Hacking Network Anonymous declares Cyber War on Syria By RT, December 02 2012

Global Research Editor`s Note

Anonymous –which is affiliated to the Occupy Movement– is not an NGO. It is an instrument of the US government acting covertly in the hacking of Syrian government websites. This attack follows earlier cyber attacks in

US-NATO Sponsored Crimes against Humanity in Syria. Coverup by UN Human Rights Council By Ronda Hauben, December 02 2012
The UN Human Rights Council has acted on behalf of the US and NATO, which have committed war crimes in Syria, with a view to justifying military intervention and regime change on "humanitarian" grounds,
The Final Push Against Syria By Tony Cartalucci, December 02 2012

Gaza destruction is one of many in an array of desperate measures to inject legitimacy into anti-Syria-Iran campaign ahead of final push.

Even as nations like Turkey, Qatar, and Egypt protest the Western-backed and facilitated destruction of Gaza by Israel,

Israeli Warmongers Become “Global Thinkers” By Kourosh Ziabari, December 01 2012

The Washington Post Company-owned American bimonthly magazine “Foreign Policy” published in its December issue the list of world’s top 100 global thinkers. This list is supposed to introduce people who have had the most remarkable influence on the world’s economic, …

‘Iraqis cannot forget what Americans have done here’ By Global Research News, December 01 2012

by Cathy Breen

“It is not written in our hearts, it is carved in our hearts.” I awoke this morning still shaken with these words in my head.

Yesterday I was in Ramadi and Fallujah. Instead of bringing a message …

Reining in Obama and His Drones By Ralph Nader, December 01 2012

Barack Obama, former president of the Harvard Law Review and a constitutional law lecturer, should go back and review his coursework. He seems to have declined to comport his presidency to the rule of law.

Let’s focus here on his …

Federal Court Rules D.C. Political Postering Law is Unconstitutional By ANSWER, December 01 2012

Regulation Struck Down as Violating the First Amendment
In related victory, government forced to rescind
$70,000 in fines against anti-war group

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund’s five-year-long free speech battle to overturn poster regulations used to target grassroots organizations …

American and French Warmongers openly Plot the Destruction of Syria By Tony Cartalucci, December 01 2012

Against the will of the international community, in open defiance of their own contrived international law, American and French warmongers openly plot the destruction of Syria.

A recent event held by the Neo-Conservative Foreign Policy Initiative, featured a “conversation” with

Malaysia: Victim of America’s “Irregular Warfare” Ops? By Nile Bowie, December 01 2012
The issue of civil society groups receiving foreign funding has been a major point of discussion in Malaysia during recent times, causing controversy and drawing criticism from activists to members of Parliament alike.
As Israel-Gaza Charade Concludes, West Pivots Back to Syria By Tony Cartalucci, December 01 2012

As predicted, Israel accepts humiliating ceasefire to bolster partners in Syrian subversion – Egypt, Turkey, & Qatar.

Reuters reported in their article, “Jubilant Palestinians mob Gaza streets,” regarding the ceasefire agreement “brokered” by Egypt that, “the agreement calls …

The Humiliation of Bradley Manning By Ray McGovern, December 01 2012

The pre-trial hearing on Pvt. Bradley Manning’s court martial for leaking classified documents about U.S. government wrongdoing has turned up evidence that even Manning’s Marine jailers were worried about the controversy over his degrading treatment in their custody.

It is …

The Geopolitical Chess Game behind the Israeli Attack on Gaza By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, December 01 2012
We now see who really pays lip service to Palestinian liberation and who does not. Moreover, the foreign supporters of the Syrian National Coalition, a rehash of the Syrian National Council, are ironically all supporters of Israel.
A Zionist in disguise: Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan’s phony anti-Israel rhetoric By Cem Ertür, November 30 2012

Propaganda alert compiled by Cem Ertür

Mr Erdogan’s Cairo visit took place in the midst of Israel’s eight-day war on Gaza. Notwithstanding his habitual posturing over Israel’s war crimes, the focal point of his speech at the Cairo University was …

The Legal Creation of Race in America By Devon Douglas-Bowers, November 30 2012

When examining history, it seems that a narrative has evolved over time that slavery somehow just happened in the United States due to the need for cheap labor and that Africans were chosen because they could do that labor the

How the Israeli Lobby Works in the United States By Tanya Cariina Hsu, November 30 2012

One of the most influential lobbying groups in America, it is often argued that no politician can be elected into office without AIPAC’s support. No president can take the White House without affirming unbreakable allegiance to Israel, and attendance at

Breaking: Western-backed Terrorists in Syria Slaughter Christians in Bombing By Tony Cartalucci, November 30 2012

Al Qaeda terrorists, backed, armed, funded, and diplomatically recognized by the West, have detonated 2 car bombs in Christian-Druze quarters in Damascus, killing dozens.

Twin car bombs carried out by the Western-backed so-called “rebels” have killed dozens of civilians in …

Legalizing War Crimes: Former KLA Commander Acquitted by the Hague By Global Research News, November 29 2012

THE HAGUE – The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) acquitted Thursday former commander of the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) Ramus Haradinaj of all charges after a retrial.

The Trial Chamber ordered the immediate release of Haradinaj …

Rewarding “Regime Change”. Fortune 500 Awards Tunisian President “Chatham House Prize” By Tony Cartalucci, November 29 2012

Corporate-financier think-tank Chatham House showers Tunisia’s President Moncef Marzouki with accolades and praise.

The Chatham House, a corporate-financier funded think-tank based in the United Kingdom, announced on its website earlier this week that it had awarded President Moncef Marzouki of …

52 leading international figures call for a Military Embargo on Israel By Global Research News, November 29 2012

Occupied Palestine – On the eve of the International Day of Solidarity with the People of Palestine, 52 international notables issued a statement calling for “urgent … international action towards a mandatory, comprehensive military embargo against Israel.” Though directly motivated

Obama’s Second Term: “The Fiscal Cliff” vs. European-Style “Austerity”. Obama Follows Merkel? By Ingo Schmidt, November 29 2012

A debt crisis in Europe, an electoral campaign in the United States, and Canada watching from the sidelines; this is how the trans-Atlantic world was depicted in the media over the past months. Though the votes had not yet been

Child Kidnapping in Iraq: Another Legacy of US Military Occupation By Dirk Adriaensens, November 29 2012
These kidnappings have different aims. Some are meant to finance terrorist groups. But Iraqi children are also abducted for the very lucrative trafficking of human organs.
Syria: The “Liberated Zone” of Aleppo: Religious Dictatorship Supported by France By Thierry Meyssan, November 29 2012

Thanks to logistical support from France, the new authorities of the “liberated zone” of Aleppo are currently setting up a religious dictatorship inspired by the Saudi model. The reality is very different from the soothing declarations of Presidents Sarkozy and

Obama II Foreign Policy. The Purge And The Pact By Thierry Meyssan, November 29 2012

Enjoying a legitimacy reinforced by his re-election, President Barack Obama is preparing to launch a new foreign policy – drawing the conclusions from the relative economic weakening of the United States, he has renounced the idea of governing the world …

Six Reasons the “Fiscal Cliff” is a Scam: A Mechanism for Rolling Back Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. By Prof. James K Galbraith, November 29 2012

The so-called “fiscal cliff” is a mechanism for rolling back Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Stripped to essentials, the fiscal cliff is a device constructed to force a rollback of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, as the price of avoiding …

Israeli Crimes against Humanity: Targeting Palestinian Children with “Pinpoint Accuracy” By Felicity Arbuthnot, November 28 2012

“We saw the faces of those who’ll throw our children

Out of the window of this last space …

We will die here, here in the last passage.

Here and here our blood will plant its olive tree.”(Mahmud Darwish, …

Al Qaeda “Virtue Police” Show up Along NATO Protected Turkish-Syrian Border By Tony Cartalucci, November 28 2012

NATO-backed terrorists along Turkish-Syrian border establish Al Qaeda-style “Virtue & Vice Police,” heralding the West’s true designs for Syria.

An obscure, unreported pair of Getty images created on November 21, 2012 depict masked, armed terrorists atop a building with the …

“Austerity”: The 1%’s Global Battle Cry By Mark Vorpahl, November 28 2012

Whether we are left with the Fiscal Cliff or a Grand Bargain, workers in the U.S. face massive cuts to programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, unemployment insurance, Food Stamp assistance and other needed social safety nets. This is

Does Israel’s Zionist Project require the Destruction of Palestine? By Kourosh Ziabari, November 28 2012

American journalist and scholar Gregory Harms believes that the recent 8-day Israeli war on the Gaza Strip might have been waged to distract public attention from the internal socioeconomic crises and problems the Israeli regime faces, especially ahead of the

Iraqi Prisons: Women, Men and Children Routinely Tortured and Raped. The Perpetrators Walk Free By Dirk Adriaensens, November 28 2012

Hamid Al-Mutlaq, Deputy Prime Minister and Member of the Defense and Security Committee alerted both Nouri Al-Maliki, Chief Commander of the Armed Forces, and Sadoon Al-Dulaimi, Defense Minister, about the torture in Iraqi prisons, and said that female prisoners are

Israeli Terror: The “Final Solution” to the Palestine Question By Prof. James Petras, November 28 2012


            For the past forty-five years the state of Israel has been dispossessing millions of Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories, confiscating their lands, destroying homes, bulldozing orchards and setting-up ‘Jews-only’ colonial settlements serviced by highways, electrical systems and water

Palestine UN Vote Expected Thursday; Hamas Endorses Plan By Jason Ditz, November 27 2012

The long-discussed UN draft resolution on upgrading Palestine’s status to “non-member observer state” is expected to come to a vote on Thursday, and is receiving a last-minute shot in the arm with an endorsement from Hamas.

Hamas had previously …

Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood Challenged in Egypt By Tony Cartalucci, November 27 2012

Protesters ransack Muslim Brotherhood offices across the country as “Arab Spring” facade is further exposed. 

Riding upon a wave of Palestinian blood, Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has opportunistically used the afterglow of an alleged “ceasefire” he claims to have brokered

US-Created “Syrian Opposition” Led by Big Oil By Tony Cartalucci, November 27 2012

As in Libya, Syrian “opposition” is led by long-time servants of Western corporate-financiers.

 A year ago, it was reported that Libya’s new NATO-installed prime minister, Abdurrahim el-Keib, was in fact a long-time US resident, having taught at the University of …
“Wolf in Sheep’s Clothes”: Obama “Legalizes the Illegal”, Targets The Innocent By Dr. Ismail Salami, November 27 2012

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was bitterly right when he said US president Barack Obama “seems to be a nice man, and that is precisely the problem” and aptly described him as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”.

Under the pretext of …

Arrests and Torture of Journalists by Iraqi Regime By Dirk Adriaensens, November 27 2012

On 25 November 2012 The Iraqi News Network published an urgent statement of the Iraqi NGO Journalism Freedoms Observatory(JFO). This Journalist Advocacy group asks Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to immediately interfere and investigate the circumstances behind the arrest of Sabah

Humanitarian Coverup: Why is Obama Silent Over the New Congo War? By Shamus Cooke, November 26 2012
The last Congo war that ended in 2003 killed 5.4 million people, the worst humanitarian disaster since World War II. The killing was directly enabled by international silence over the issue; the war was ignored and the causes obscured because
Globalization in India: Social Reality Bites, Hard Labour In Chennai By Colin Todhunter, November 26 2012

Slap, bang, wallop. It’s a full-force smack in the face. It’s the wall of heat that hits on exiting Chennai’s Central Railway Station. Turn left then left again and it’s not long before the road narrows and things gets even

Egypt’s Morsi: Biting the bullet By Eric Walberg, November 25 2012

At last Egyptian politics is moving. President Mohamed Morsi is slowly building on his summer ‘coup’, when he stared down Egypt’s generals and put his men in the top army and defence positions, following terrorist attacks in Sinai which the …

Turkey-Syria Standoff: NATO Missiles Readied, Kurdish Fighters On Border By RT, November 25 2012

Syria has lashed out at Turkey’s “provocative” request to deploy NATO surface-to-air missiles on the countries’ shared border. The batteries may be installed in a matter of weeks, in a buildup that could further flare tensions in the turbulent zone.…

NATO Missile Deployment Means “No-Fly Zone” For Syria By Global Research News, November 25 2012

The planned deployment by NATO countries of Patriot air defence systems on Turkey’s Syria border will actually amount to the imposition of a no-fly zone for Syrian aircraft in circumvention of the UN Security Council.

The opinion has been voiced …

Gaza Ceasefire: An Early Assessment By Richard Falk, November 25 2012

The Gaza Ceasefire, unlike a similar ceasefire achieved after Operation Cast Lead four years ago, is an event that has a likely significance far beyond ending the violence after eight days of murderous attacks. It is just possible that it …

Israeli forces break Gaza ceasefire as Netanyahu outlines his political calculations By Jean Shaoul and Chris Marsden, November 25 2012

The ceasefire that brought to an end Israel’s eight-day blitzkrieg against Gaza is already under strain, after Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man on the border.

Anwar Qdeih, 23, was shot through the head as he tried to place a …