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May 24 14:12

Trajectory Of US Policy In Vietnam Offers A Roadmap For The Mideast

As President Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam and the lifting of the arms embargo to that country represents his “pivot to Asia,” his simultaneous killing of Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, the Taliban leader in Pakistan, and the U.S.-backed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s announcement of an assault to free Fallujah in Iraq illustrate why the pivot has not been realized.

May 24 10:45

Religious Extremists Waging a Quiet Revolution in Israel

In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defense minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Mr Yaalon warned: “Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel.”

He was referring partly to his expected successor: Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, whose trademark outbursts have included demands to bomb Egypt and behead disloyal Palestinian citizens.

But Mr Yaalon was also condemning extremism closer to home, in Mr Netanyahu’s Likud Party. Mr Yaalon is to take a break from politics. With fitting irony, his slot is to be filled on Likud’s backbenches by Yehuda Glick, a settler whose goal to destroy Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque and replace it with a Jewish temple has the potential to set the Middle East on fire.

Israeli commentators pointed out that, with Mr Lieberman’s inclusion, the government will be the most extreme in Israel’s history – again.

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This move to the right in Israeli politics should concern anyone who believes that a reasonable peace, negotiated in good faith, between the Palestinians and Israelis, is the only way to avoid more brutal conflict in the region.

The possibilities for peace and social justice for Palestinians are not looking terribly bright right now.

May 24 09:36

Syria blames Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for deadly bombings

The Syrian government has accused Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia of being behind a wave of bombings in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh.
The state-run news agency Sana said the attacks constituted a "serious escalation", and were aimed at derailing peace efforts.

State media said at least 78 people were killed, while a monitoring group put the death toll at more than 145.

So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it was behind the attacks.
The cities, on Syria's Mediterranean coast, are part of the heartland of President Bashar al-Assad and have, until now, escaped the worst of the civil war.

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Take a good, hard look at the carnage here.

Then, understand that behind it all is the United States Government, which is funding and training these insurgents, and attempting, by whatever means necessary, to throw Bashar Al-Assad out of office, and replace him with a compliant, western-centric puppet.

May 23 17:20

Top Secret, A CIA controlled Zone !

Now everything is under the CIA control. There is no need for “government”, “ministers”, a “prime minister” nor even a janitor in our “ministries”. Anything you want just ask the janitor in the CIA offices in Jerusalem and he will do the job.

May 23 14:15

Religious zealots ready for takeover of Israeli army

Jonathan Cook says the takeover of Israel’s security establishment by religious extremists means no hope of a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – unless it is preceded by a civil war between Israel’s secular and its religious Jews.

May 23 11:12

Clinton campaign is ‘nervous’ Sanders will push ‘divisive’ battle over Democratic platform on Israel

Remember Hillary Clinton’s hard-right Israel positions stated again and again, including at AIPAC in March: She will invite Netanyahu to the White House in the first month; she will take Israel relationship to “the next level,” whatever that is; she will fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement hammer and tongs and working with Republicans to do so; and she said that Donald Trump has “no business being president,” because he has pledged neutrality on the Israel Palestine question, and an American president must never be neutral on Israel.

Then Bernie Sanders pulled the rug out from under her in that “contentious” April 14 debate in NY, saying that Netanyahu is not always right and that Israel used disproportionate force against Gaza in 2014, when it killed 500 children, and the audience cheered. They cheered because this is the Democratic base’s position, fairness toward Palestinians.

We’ve said again and again here that Israel can divide the Democrats, grassroots versus establishment, and it should divide the Democrats, it’s that important an issue.

May 23 09:35

London Fuels 'Brutal War' in Yemen Supplying Riyadh With Cluster Bombs

Oxfam UK Chief Executive Mark Goldring said Monday in a statement that the United Kingdom fuels "brutal war" in Yemen by supplying Saudi Arabia, which is involved in the conflict, with cluster bombs.

May 22 07:30

‘War minister!’ Hundreds rally in Tel Aviv to decry Israeli PM’s defense chief pick

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday to protest the far-right turn the government has signaled by choosing Avigdor Lieberman as Defense Minister. Activists say PM Benjamin Netanyahu is putting Israel on a path of war.

Demonstrators came together at HaBima Square in Tel Aviv, saying that by appointing Lieberman to head the military, Netanyahu had created the “most right wing government in the history of the State,” Israeli media reported.

May 21 16:18

Death Cry: My Own Story !!

– “Water, Please!!” screamed Sheikh Buddha feebly.

– “Shut up, dirty pig! Not before breakfast!” roared the jailor who was tapping up and down the corridor behind the massive iron door.

May 21 15:10

Zionism begins to unravel

Lawrence Davidson explains the growing disconnect between the Zionist leaders of major US Jewish organisations – who remain uncritically supportive of Israel – and the increasingly alienated ordinary American Jews whom the leaders claimed to represent.

May 21 11:36

The Real Nakba

This Arab Spring was used to stage revolution against Libya’s Gadhafi, who proposed a golden Dinar as a new African currency. Israel and the U.S. with the cooperation of Qatar shipped al-Qaeda terrorists to Libya, financed and armed them to devastate the country.,/STRONG>

The real target of the Arab Spring was Syria, who during the 2006 Israeli war against Lebanon, had shipped weapons to Hezbollah. Robert Ford; the US Ambassador to Syria between 2011 – 2014, was the architect and financer of the rebellion demonstrations against Syrian regime.

May 20 14:34

Creeping Nazism in Israel

Uri Avnery draw on his personal experience of Germany on the eve of the Nazi party’s victory, and during the early years of Nazism, to show that similar processes of creeping Nazism are underway in Israel today.

May 20 09:32

Scientists reveal Jewish history's forgotten Turkish roots

New research suggests that the majority of the world’s modern Jewish population is descended mainly from people from ancient Turkey, rather than predominantly from elsewhere in the Middle East.

The new research suggests that most of the Jewish population of northern and eastern Europe – normally known as Ashkenazic Jews – are the descendants of Greeks, Iranians and others who colonized what is now northern Turkey more than 2000 years ago and were then converted to Judaism, probably in the first few centuries AD by Jews from Persia. At that stage, the Persian Empire was home to the world’s largest Jewish communities.

According to research carried out by the geneticist, Dr Eran Elhaik of the University of Sheffield, over 90 per cent of Ashkenazic ancestors come from that converted partially Greek-originating ancient community in north-east Turkey.

May 19 18:59

Poisoned Fields - Glyphosate, the underrated risk?

Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used weed killer. Some claim it is completely harmless, others say it is a serious health hazard for man and animals. A topical investigation into a controversial substance.

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May 18 21:18

ISIL HELPS ISRAEL CONCEAL HISTORICAL ORIGIN

Everything will slowly get back to normal long after ISIL has been completely crushed. The land will be liberated, the people will return to their homes and native land. One thing will remain irrevocably destroyed and lost; Iraqi and Syrian ancient heritage and history.

According to Anatoly Fomenko's hypothesis in "History: Fiction or Science?", the holy books of the Christian church were also written in the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, or in Hebraic, and that it is possible that the “Hebraic” version of the Bible can be found among these hieroglyphs, since the very word Bible stems from the same root as the word Babylon, or Byblos. ... So, WHO would want to destroy such antiquities?

May 18 13:24

Israel’s tiresome exceptionalism

Stuart Littlewood argues that there is a sinister game afoot within the UK Labour Party to suspend opponents of the Israel lobby and replace them with Zionist-friendly individuals, and recommends a five-point approach to combating anti-Semitism.

May 18 09:20

Turkey’s Erdogan Expresses Need To “Rescue” Crimea, Nagorno-Karabkh

By Brandon Turbeville

The 13th Islamic Summit entitled “Unity And Solidarity For Justice And Peace,” set up by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (IOC) took place on April 10-15 in Istanbul, Turkey and yielded some revealing but certainly not unsuspected news. At the summit, chaired by Turkish President Recep Erdogan, more signs emerged of a Turkish/GCC attempt to not only continue to destabilize Syria but an attempt to extend the destabilization into Eurasia, up to the Russian border, and even inside Russian territory itself...

May 17 15:50

Muslim Memories Of West’s Imperialism

One result of the great transformation we call the Industrial Revolution in the northern hemisphere was the increasing scale of the European commercial, political and military domination of societies and states scattered from Morocco to Indonesia and from Central Asia deep into Africa. For convenience, because of their location, their relative weakness and their Islamic orientation, I called these Afro-Asian societies “the South.”

May 17 11:52

Clinton Foundation Bribes for Weapon Deals

“Crooked Hillary” is not just a nickname; it is a way of life. For the latest generation of indoctrinated millennials, who were educated in the black hole of Clinton’s actual political conduct for decades, the notion of selling out real national security for funding her family slush fund may be hard to swallow. For hard core Clintonistas, the practice of trading favors for money is politics 101, taught in the book from “Chinagate”. Lest you forget, “the transfer of America’s most sensitive technology, including but not limited to nuclear missile and satellite technology, apparently in exchange for millions of dollars in contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election effort and the Democratic National Committee”, is a family tradition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Accepting bribes for lucrative arms deals from foreign leaders is illegal for a Secretary of State to do; when will she be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for this outrageous behaviour?!?

The woman is so thoroughly crooked that she has more baggage than does Kim Kardashian on a photo shoot!!

May 17 09:43

WEAPONS HEADED TO LIBYA – HILLARY CLINTON’S INTERVENTIONIST DISASTER CONTINUES TO SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL

In retrospect, Obama’s intervention in Libya was an abject failure, judged even by its own standards. Libya has not only failed to evolve into a democracy; it has devolved into a failed state. Violent deaths and other human rights abuses have increased severalfold. Rather than helping the United States combat terrorism, as Qaddafi did during his last decade in power, Libya now serves as a safe haven for militias affiliated with both al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Libya intervention has harmed other U.S. interests as well: undermining nuclear nonproliferation, chilling Russian cooperation at the UN, and fueling Syria’s civil war.?

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IF past is prologue to the future, this is the kind of industrial-strength disaster, necessitating more interventions to "cure the problems the US government left originally" we will see from a Clinton foreign policy.

May 16 19:01

Meddling in Syria’s Civil War Worked out So Well, the US Has Decided to Try Libya’s

By Claire Bernish

In a bit of a surprising move, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday the U.S. would be seeking to help arm Libya’s internationally-recognized government to assist in the fight against Daesh (ISIS, the self-described Islamic State) and other extremist groups in the region.

“The international community will support the [Libyan] Presidency Council as it seeks exemption from the U.N. arms embargo to acquire those weapons and bullets needed to fight Daesh and other terrorist groups,” Kerry stated in a press conference Monday. “We’re not talking about troops and boots and that kind of intervention. We continue right now to assess the ISIL activity that’s taking place, and we’re working with our partners to determine the best way forward to help Libya to be able to deal with that threat.”

The move is very similar to the U.S.’ mission in Syria, which is also to stem Daesh’ rise on paper — but also serves as a proxy battle to dispose of Syria’s government...

May 16 13:54

Why I am a bit wary when sports networks start speaking for the 'Holocaust industry'

How can you tell when "remembering" horrible events is being twisted to defend the status quo and support the powerful against the weak? When a sports network airs a Nazi Holocaust-themed show.

Last week TSN ran a six-minute video feature about Hank Rosenbaum, a Polish Jew whose life was turned upside down when German troops invaded 77 years ago. The sports angle for TSN's "Yom HaShoah, the international day of remembrance for the more than 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust" commemoration, was that Rosenbaum became a hockey fan when he arrived in Toronto six decades ago. The sports network showed him watching his 10-year-old grandson's house league game.

While the Rosenbaum story was horrifying and more socially meaningful than TSN's typical fare, does it really represent a concern for human rights by the broadcaster?

May 16 13:14

A Palestinian refugee’s journey from the Nakba to present day

Jamal Kanj looks at what the Nakba – the ethnic cleansing and dispossession of Palestinians – meant for one Palestinian refugee as he journeyed through Zionist terror, dispossession, grief and steadfastness.

May 16 10:33

NEXT COLD WAR ROUNDUP: RIVAL LIBYAN ARMIES PREPARE FOR SIRTE BATTLE, PENTAGON REVEALS US TROOP DEPLOYMENT

The Obama administration and the Pentagon revealed that US special operations forces have been deployed in Libyan “outposts” for months along with other western forces. Multiple armies are preparing for an attack on ISIS (and possibly each other) in Sirte.

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It is without a doubt that we can see Obama's "liberation" of Libya was an absolute, unmitigated disaster; the next great US military misadventure in Libya will be yet another spectacular failure as well.

President Obama will be seen by the long, unblinking eye of history as one of the worst presidents ever, regarding both his foreign and domestic policies.

May 16 08:12

Zionism’s Roots Help Us Interpret Israel Today

It was an assessment no one expected from the deputy head of the Israeli military. In his Holocaust Day speech last week, Yair Golan compared current trends in Israel with Germany in the early 1930s. In today’s Israel, he said, could be recognised “the revolting processes that occurred in Europe … There is nothing easier than hating the stranger, nothing easier than to stir fears and intimidate.”

The furore over Gen Golan’s remarks followed a similar outcry in Britain at statements by former London mayor Ken Livingstone. He observed that Hitler had been “supporting Zionism” in 1933 when the Nazis signed a transfer agreement, allowing some German Jews to emigrate to Palestine.

May 15 12:12

Journalist Held for Five Months Without Charge Over Facebook Post

A Jordanian journalist and poet has been held without charge for five months in the UAE for a 2014 Facebook post critical of Emirati authorities, Amnesty International said on Friday. Tayseer al-Najjar was arrested in December, but his family was not made aware of his whereabouts until authorities allowed him to call his wife five children in February. His arrest is the latest in a line of activist and journalist arrests that have spiked in the UAE since 2011. Amnesty says more than 100 people have been arrested, detained and prosecuted on “sweeping” national security charges.

May 15 11:02

MANPAD Used By PKK Against Turkish Helicopter May Have Come From Turkey Via "Rebels" In Syria

Rebels fighting to depose Syrian president Bashar al Assad have for the first time acquired a small supply of surface-to-air missiles, according to a news report that a Western official did not dispute. NBC News reported Tuesday night that the rebel Free Syrian Army had obtained nearly two dozen of the weapons, which were delivered to them via neighboring Turkey, whose moderate Islamist government has been demanding Assad's departure with increasing vehemence. ... Precisely what kind of MANPADs have been delivered to Syrian rebels is unclear and NBC News did not provide details. Such weapons range from the primitive to highly sophisticated.

May 14 10:34

68 Years of the Palestinian Ongoing Nakba !

Nakba, in Arabic, simply means, Catastrophe, or Tragedy; for Palestinians, it is the most tragic nightmare to happen to a whole nation in modern history.

The irony is that while Palestinian commemorating the 68th anniversary of their Catastrophe, the Palestinian exodus, Israelis celebrate what they call “independence day”.

After 68 years of Nakba this is a reminder to the Free and Democratic World, that there will be no peace in this region if Palestinian Nakba continues, and if this conflict will not have a just end.

May 13 22:06

AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL: JOHN KERRY - FROM HIS REMARKABLE RECENT COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY TO THE REMARKABLE CAREER THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE

He used his recent commencement address at Northwestern University to attack Donald Trump. It is difficult to understand why young graduates at one of America’s better universities would want to hear political boiler plate from a key member of a failed and dying administration, rather than the usual vaguely inspiring stuff about the future, but that is what the graduating class got for their student fees.

May 13 10:51

US PUTS BOOTS ON THE GROUND IN YEMEN

Wait for it… the US has now entered another war in the Middle East. Not content with only having US military involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria, the US just sent forces into Yemen.

The war in Yemen was already being waged with US weapons, including mostly-banned cluster bombs via Saudi Arabia, but now American special forces of an undisclosed number are going to participate in combat operations. The Saudis have been widely condemned for using those US weapons and other US military equipment on civilian areas and locations such as schools and hospitals.

The Pentagon says the special forces in Yemen will serve in advisory capacity, but for how long is unknown. Department of Defense spokesman Peter Cook admitted there is no exit strategy: “It’s going to be a limited period of time, but I don’t have a particular deadline.”

May 13 10:46

Hillary’s Latest Scandal: She And Bill Siphoned $100 Mil From Mideast Leaders

A new investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton took in at least $100 million from Middle East leaders. Can such a financially and ethically compromised candidate truly function as our nation’s leader?

The investigation by the Daily Caller News Foundation has uncovered a disturbing pattern of the Clintons’ raising money for the Clinton Foundation from regimes that have checkered records on human rights and that aren’t always operating in the best interests of the U.S. By the way, the $100 million we mentioned above doesn’t appear to include another $30 million given to the Clintons by two Mideast-based foundations and four billionaire Saudis.

All told, it’s a lot of money.

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May 13 08:34

Guess Who Gave Bill And Hillary Clinton $100 Million?!

Hillary, who has been breaking laws during her four decades in politics, is shameless… just like her husband Bill. The Clinton Foundation was set up as a scam charity to receive funds from foreign governments in exchange for favors. There’s a reason why the Clintons could claim they were “broke” when they left the White House, and now they are multi-millionaires.

Now, a bombshell report confirms that Bill and Hillary Clinton received “at least $100 million” from autocratic Persian Gulf states and their leaders!

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May 13 04:59

US Is Not Wanted In Iraq – ISIS to the Rescue With Gladio Style Explosions Everywhere

.......Their intent is to create as much havoc and instability as possible so that they can argue that Iraq somehow needs the US to stay in their country in order to fight ISIS and provide the Iraqi people with “safety.” This is the “story” the unassuming sheeple will be asked to believe by the mainstream media Intelligence apparatus. Looming in the background of this delusional storyline is the assumption that the US is somehow required to provide “security” for Iraq; I suppose because they were the ones who created the mess by launching illegal war against Iraq in 2003.

I’ve said this many times, the logic fits very nicely here and it’s something the ruling elite are well aware of. If ISIS goes away the new world order dies. And since they don’t want the new world order plans to die then ISIS cannot die either. ISIS is the name for the leading US proxy army whose existence and accomplishments remain both highly promoted and marketed by Western Intelligence media while at the same time the process of capturing, stopping, squashing and snuffing them out is portrayed as impossible giving them an aura of surreal invincibility ironically in a era of human history where almost every person on the planet is easily tracked and surveilled by an enormous rising new world order control grid. A control system ONLY ISIS knows how to both completely avoid and laugh at while fighting off all the world military powers … and winning.

May 12 18:37

Secret Meetings Between Israel, Saudi Officials Reveal Close Relationship, Mutual Interests

As Murtaza Hussain wrote for the Intercept in his article “Israel’s Clandestine Alliance With Gulf Arab States Is Going Public,”

In 2009, a U.S. State Department diplomatic cable gave one of the first glimpses of a burgeoning alliance between Israel and the Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The cable quoted Israeli Foreign Ministry official Yacov Hadas saying, “the Gulf Arabs believe in Israel’s role because of their perception of Israel’s close relationship with the United States,” adding that GCC states “believe Israel can work magic.”

Israel and the Gulf states also shared an interest in countering what they saw as rising Iranian influence in the Middle East. So while the two sides sparred in public — Israel’s “Cast Lead” military operation had just claimed more than 1,400 lives in the Gaza Strip and was condemned by Saudi Arabia, in a letter to the United Nations, as “fierce aggression” — they enjoyed “good personal relations” behind closed doors, Hadas said, according to one cable. Hadas reportedly added that the Gulf Arabs were still “not ready to do publicly what they say in private.”

May 12 09:44

Bombshell Report: Crooked Hillary Took $100 Million From Middle East Regimes: “Massive Conflicts Of Interest”

How much more of Hillary Clinton’s scandals can America take?

A bombshell report from The Daily Caller says the Clinton Foundation, a purported not-for-profit charity headed by Bill, Hillary and daughter Chelsea, has reportedly amassed a fortune from oil-rich mid east nations to the tune of $100 million.

National Security Analyst Patrick Poole says the amount of cash donated to the Clintons is “simply unprecedented.”

“These regimes are buying access. You’ve got the Saudis. You’ve got the Kuwaitis, Oman, Qatar and the UAE. There are massive conflicts of interest. It’s beyond comprehension,” Poole told The Daily Caller.

A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton received at least $100 million from autocratic Persian Gulf states and their leaders, potentially undermining Democratic presidential candidate Hillary’s claim she can carry out independent Middle East policies.

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And to all of Hillary's "vagina voters", please note the following: the Middle Eastern countries named, including Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar; and the UAE, which paid her for access and special deals, still allow female genital mutilation.

female genital mutilation statistics

So please, tell me, all of you "Vaginistas"; how morally "pro-woman" can Clinton be, in accepting money from countries which still permit this insane, cruel, and potentially life-threatening practice to continue?!?

May 12 09:32

IN TOONS ~~ POTUS RUBS SALT ON THE SURVIVORS OF THE HIROSHIMA BOMBING

Many are expecting Obama to apologise for atomic bomb during historic visit, but the White House says it won’t happen.

May 12 08:16

Saudi Military Threatens to Occupy Yemen Capital if Peace Talks Fail

Saudi Arabian Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri, the spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition that has been attacking Yemen since March of 2015, today warned that if the ongoing peace talks in Kuwait fail, Saudi troops would respond with a military occupation of the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

The timing of the threat is curious, as after the talks were paused last week, they made their first major progress only yesterday, with a massive prisoner exchange agreed to that officials say could free thousands of people on both sides.

Though this is still far from resolving the war, the prisoner release is a big step forward, and among Yemeni officials on both sides, there seems to be a lot more interest in continuing the talks than there had been in previous international efforts for talks.

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Perhaps General Asiri is making this claim about establishing a Saudi military occupation in Sanaa for the following reason. As reported in militarytimes.com on Sunday, 8 May:

A “small number” of U.S troops are deployed on the ground in Yemen to help fight the al-Qaida affiliate there that was controlling a major port city, a defense official said Friday. A Pentagon spokesman declined to say how many U.S. troops are there supporting operations led by the Yemeni military and the United Arab Emirates around the port city of Mukalla. “We have a small number of people who have been providing intelligence support,” the spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, told reporters Friday. The U.S. troops deployed about two weeks ago and are at a “fixed location” providing intelligence support as well as “airborne [intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance], advice and assistance with operational planning, maritime interdiction and security operations, medical support and aerial refueling,” Davis said. Additional U.S. support for the Mukalla operations is provided by the amphibious assault ship Boxer, which is staged off the coast of Yemen with about 4,500 Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The ship is providing medical support to the Emirate troops, Davis said.

OK, let me get this straight: we have an amphibious assault ship, USS Boxer, staged off the coast of Yemen, with a crew of 4,500 Marines, allegedly to provide "medical support" to Emirate troops?!?

That may be the "good reason", but is it the "real reason" for this deployment?!?

Again, let's take a look at a map of Yemen.

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Mukalla creates the Southern border of Yemen; Saudi Arabia is at its Northern border.

I have to wonder if General Asiri is planning on a massive push from the Saudi Arabian side, complemented, simultaneously, by a huge US push from those 4,500 troops on the USS Boxer, from the south.

IF such a plan is being considered, it will create an unimaginable bloodbath in Yemen; but President Obama is NOT going to let the Yemenite people get away with anything remotely resembling peaceful self-determination, when that government is not to his liking.

May 12 07:57

Persian Gulf Sheikhs Gave Bill & Hillary $100 Million

A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton received at least $100 million from autocratic Persian Gulf states and their leaders, potentially undermining Democratic presidential candidate Hillary’s claim she can carry out independent Middle East policies.

As a presidential candidate, the amount of foreign cash the Clintons have amassed from the Persian Gulf states is “simply unprecedented,” says national security analyst Patrick Poole.

“These regimes are buying access. You’ve got the Saudis. You’ve got the Kuwaitis, Oman, Qatar and the UAE. There are massive conflicts of interest. It’s beyond comprehension,” Poole told TheDCNF in an interview.

May 12 06:52

?Just imagine... If Russia had toppled the Canadian government

Actions have been taken by the US and its allies which would be considered totally outrageous if carried out by other countries. All we have to do is to switch the names of the countries concerned to see the double standards.

May 12 05:13

American musicians are ‘scared sh*tless’ their careers ‘will be destroyed’ if they speak up for Palestinians — Roger Waters

For years now we have admired Roger Waters’s moral courage, his refusal to back down from his criticism of Israel even if his career is torched by his witness. And I have heard rumors of that career-blackmail being levied at the legendary musician who never met his father or grandfather (because they died freeing Europe) and who burst into rock and roll fame without even wanting that when he was in his early 20s because he was political before he was musical.

Those rumors are confirmed; now this committed soul has burst out in the English press with a description of the vicious smears the Israel lobby has used against him, which he has overcome, in an effort to get others to join him in speaking out against Israeli apartheid. Pointing out that British musicians have supported BDS– Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign– Waters says that American artists are “scared shitless” against such actions because their careers “will be destroyed.” But we need them desperately, as we did in Vietnam days.

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May 10 15:19

A Further Eruption Of US Militarism In The Middle East

This week’s admission by the Pentagon that dozens of American troops are now on the ground in Yemen, ostensibly to assist troops of the United Arab Emirates in combating Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has laid bare the escalating eruption of US imperialist violence across the greater Middle East.

May 10 12:26

Bush’s wars accomplished what Muslims couldn't do in 1400 years...

Bush brushed off the Pope, destroyed Iraq, opened wide the door to Pelosi and Obama, and then went into hiding.

He has never apologized to his fellow Christians, even though one Iraqi prelate, Patriarch Raphael Sako, tells an indifferent world that Bush’s wars accomplished what Moslems hadn’t been able to do for 1400 years — destroy Christianity in the Middle East.

May 10 08:40

White Helmets NGO: A “Rescue And Assist” Operation Under Guise Of Human Rights

By Brandon Turbeville

With the recent events surrounding hospital bombings (real and imagined) in Aleppo, growing attention is now being paid to the “human rights NGO” known as the White Helmets, a supposed Syrian organization that focuses on rescuing and providing medical care to injured civilians in Syria. According to the Western media, the White Helmets are knights in shining armor, willing to risk life and limb to save innocent people from the fangs of the evil Assad.

A more realistic examination of the White Helmets, however, provides us with a much different view of the organization...

May 10 07:47

Leaked Memo: Jordan’s King Reveals UK SAS Forces On The Ground In Syria, Israel Supports Nusra

By Brandon Turbeville

According to a leaked memo obtained by the Guardian in late March, 2016 King Abdullah of Jordan apparently briefed US officials on the fact that Jordanian Special Forces would be deployed to Libya to work alongside the British SAS. In that same briefing, Abdullah also allegedly stated that British SAS had been active in Libya since early 2016...

Abdullah also allegedly pointed out that the British had been instrumental in setting up a “mechanized battalion” in Southern Syria made up of “local tribal fighters” (aka terrorists) and lead by a “local commander” for the purposes of fighting against the Syrian government forces...

May 09 15:21

On the misuse of anti-Semitism

Lawrence Davidson says the charge of anti-Semitism is being improperly exploited for political purposes, namely to bludgeon criticism of Israel, most recently by British Zionists intent on silencing pro-Palestinian activists and critics of Israel.

May 09 15:19

Once, most Jews viewed Israel as the anti-Semite’s best friend

Jonathan Cook examines the symbiotic relationship between Zionism and anti-Semitism, and argues that recognising the racial roots of this might allow us to understand modern Israel better, and why it seems incapable of extending a hand of peace to the Palestinians.

May 09 15:06

Australian Government Boasts Of Helping US Kill Its Own Citizens In Middle East

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his senior ministers this week welcomed the reported assassinations, via US airstrikes, of two young Australians in Iraq and Syria and declared that Australia was directly involved in targeting them.

May 09 11:30

Middle East Leaders Give Up on Obama, Turn to Putin - US Diplomat

Russia has demonstrated to Middle East leaders that it is a country willing to act, which had completely changed the region’s perception of the US, according to former top Obama White House aide on Middle East issues, Dennis Ross.

May 09 11:15

What is Cooking in the Bosnian Pot? CIA Director’s Visit to the Balkans

On April 21, 2016, under the cover of darkness, a U.S. military plane landed on Sarajevo international airport.[1] The mysterious guest was greeted by Osman Mehmedagi?, the chief of the Bosnian intelligence agency - the Intelligence-Security Agency.

The first reports in the Bosnian and other regional media were that the mysterious visitor came unannounced.[6] It later emerged that this was only a surprise for some, but hardly for all Bosnian politicians and high-level security officials. After all, this is a standard CIA operational procedure. It’s called ‘compartmentalization’: in the know are only those who need to know. The CIA director John O. Brennan's visit to Sarajevo was actually carefully planned and scheduled at least two months in advance at the time of Mehmedagi?'s first visit to the U.S. Brennan flew into Sarajevo directly from Riyadh where he accompanied the U.S. President Barack Obama and attended a meeting of the regional Arab security heads.

May 09 10:07

ISIS-ISRAELI RELATIONS: A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE?

In a new report from the UN, it is revealed that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were maintaining regular contact with members of the so-called Islamic State since May of 2013. Initial reports from the IDF stated that this was only for medical care for civilians, but that story fell apart when the UN observers identified direct contact between IDF forces and ISIS soldiers, including giving medical care to ISIS fighters. Observations even included the transfer of two crates from the IDF to ISIS forces, the contents of which have not been confirmed at this time. Further the UN report identified what the Syrians label a crossing point of forces between Israel and ISIS, a point of concern brought before the UN Security Council. This report from the UN strengthens the claims by the Syrian regime that Israel is heavily involved in operations within the nation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is very simple; Israel completely understands that ISIS is a US funded, equipped, and trained, and is working with it to undermine Al Assad in Syria, and the current Iranian government, to the strongest extent it can.

May 08 20:50

Panama Papers Leak: Saudi King Funded Netanyahu’s Rise To Power

“In March 2015, King Salman has deposited eighty million dollars to support Netanyahu’s campaign via a Syrian-Spanish person named Mohamed Eyad Kayali. The money was deposited to a company’s account in British Virgin Islands owned by Teddy Sagi, an Israeli billionaire and businessman, who has allocated the money to fund the campaign Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu”, Herzog cited from a leaked Panama Paper.

May 08 10:07

Cold light of dawn for Corbyn as UK Labour is again punished at the polls in England and in melt-down in Scotland

The Party's performance once more was dismal despite the unpopularity of Cameron's Conservatives and the irrelevance of the Liberal Democrats. Jeremy Corbyn will be surveying the election wreckage and wondering where he goes from here.

May 08 08:16

Hillary Clinton’s Israel, Iran, Iraq & Libya Record Indicates She’s A Proven Warmonger

Looking back over Mrs. Clinton’s foreign policy record, it’s clear that she is neither a progressive nor a liberal, but a proven warmonger whose record has contributed greatly to war, bloodshed and destruction in the Middle East and North Africa.

May 07 20:48

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May 07 15:35

Jonathan Freedland, the Zionist ringleader

Blake Alcott deconstructs the arguments of Guardian and Jewish Chronicle writer and BBC presenter Jonathan Freedland whose career centres on defending the existence of Israel as a Zionist state and justifying the dispossession of the Palestinians.

May 07 10:23

America’s Outrageous Ultimatum: Syria as the Libya of the Levant

By Tony Cartalucci

How the United States presumes to possess the authority to determine the fate of a sovereign nation thousands of miles from its own shores in the Middle East is never explained by US Secretary of State John Kerry when he recently announced a new ultimatum leveled at Damascus. Nor is it explained why Syria should capitulate to US demands to begin a political transition that has demonstrably left other nations across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) divided, destroyed, and safe-havens for state-sponsored terrorism years after “successful” US-backed regime change has been achieved – Libya most notably...

May 07 09:01

US Deploys Apache, Black Hawk Choppers in Southern Yemen

The US army has deployed 20 new military helicopters in the Southern part of Yemen, informed military sources disclosed.
"15 Apache and five Black Hawk choppers have been sent to al-Anad military base in Lahij province in Southern Yemen," the Arabic-language news website al-Khabar quoted an unnamed military source as saying on Saturday.

The source noted that the Black Hawk and Apache helicopters had taken off from Indiana warship in the Red Sea.

The dispatch of modern military helicopters by the US army to Southern Yemen came after the US Army deployed 100 special forces in al-Anad military base.

The Pentagon said Friday that it sent the US special operations forces back to Yemen to provide training and assistance to the Arab coalition to allegedly fight al Qaeda militants in the fractured country.

The US troops with full military equipment have been stationed in al-Anad military base in Southern Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a massive escalation of the fight to restore the regime of Al Hadi against the Houthi rebels.

The US military felt that it was impossible for the Saudis to "pacify" the Houthi rebels on their own, hence the escalation.

And don't think for a moment that these US troops in Yemen are only here as "advisors"; I would strongly suggest that they are in the thick of battle against the rebels, and doing everything humanly possible to wrest control of the country from them.

May 07 08:18

The Case Against Hillary Clinton

A proven catastrophe is far worse than a merely possible catastrophe; so, if Hillary Clinton turns out to be the Democratic nominee, I shall vote for Donald Trump, and then just hope that the worst things that he had said regarding public policy were lies, and that the best things that he had said regarding public policy reflected his actual beliefs.

Hillary offers not only her lies but something real (a record that’s highly relevant to the office she’s seeking) — and it’s repulsive. Trump, by contrast, offers no relevant track-record at all on public-policy matters. That’s not a virtue on his part, it’s a lack of the worst possible vice (a vile record of actual policies while in public office), for a potential U.S. President.

Given a choice between a proven psychopath, versus merely a possible (or even a likely) psychopath, I’ll definitely opt for the latter. It’s the only intelligent thing to do. Anything else would be suckerdom.

May 07 08:14

BREAKING Saudi Arabia's Powerful Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi Fired By Royal Decree

This is big and could lead to very volatile oil markets in the near term. The key, of course, is whether this will lead to any change in Saudi philosophy toward the oil price, which is currently one of full pumping and a lower price to crush marginal producers in the United States and elsewhere, It is unlikely that the announcement was made over the weekend by accident, it will provide traders in the oil market a little time to digest the news.

May 07 05:23

Pentagon Confirms US Ground Troops in Yemen

Hot on the heels of yesterday‘s admission that the US has become militarily involved in a second war inside Yemen, this time between the pro-Saudi faction and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Pentagon officials are also admitting that US ground troops have been deployed inside Yemen, and have been operating there for the past two weeks.

The US had previously withdrawn all of its ground troops from Yemen after the ouster of President Hadi by the Shi’ite Houthis in early 2015, and appears to have returned despite the Saudi war (which the US has also been involved in) failing so far to reinstall Hadi.

The war against the Houthis ultimately set the stage for major territorial gains by AQAP, which has prompted the United Arab Emirates and other nations in the coalition to launch this secondary war, which the US eagerly joined.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You can bet your sweet bippy that these US troops are absolutely not "advisors", but are already in the thick of combat with Houthi rebels, because the Saudi troops were unable to break their tenacity and reserve on their own.

May 06 15:03

Cold light of dawn for Corbyn

In the light of the UK Labour Party’s poor performance in local and regional elections, Stuart Littlewood says the choices left for party leader Jeremy Corbyn are either to expose and confront his enemies head on, or to set up an alternative, clean party.

May 06 11:41

Yemen: US Mission Creep Escalates as 100 US Rangers Land in Lahj

Reports have come in this morning from Al Masirah TV, of a US troop build up in southern Yemen.

At least one hundred US Rangers have landed in Lahj close to the ISIS and AQAP controlled port of Aden. This was followed by the arrival of four US planes carrying military equipment and supplies.

May 05 16:42

Review: Salman Abu Sitta’s, Mapping My Return: A Palestinian Memoir

‘I spent the rest of my life on a long, winding journey of return, a journey that has taken me to dozens of counties over decades of travel, and turned my black hair to silver. But like a boomerang, I knew the end destination, and that the only way to it was the road of return I had decided to take.’ Dr.Salman Abu Sitta.

May 05 13:54

The Pentagon’s Plan to Convert the Islamic State Caliphate into a US-Backed Syrian Rebel Puppet Regime

Washington is preparing to mount a campaign to transfer control of Syrian territory currently held by ISIS to rebels who operate under US influence, forming a rebel redoubt from which US proxies can continue to wage war on Damascus, and establishing the foundation of a US puppet state in Syria.

A key to US strategy is the artificial division of the conflict into a part to be resolved by military means, involving ISIS, and a part to be resolved through a political settlement, involving all other rebel formations. Nusra Front, the exception, is to be ignored, and rebranded. As Al-Qaeda’s Syria franchise, it can hardly be embraced openly by the United States, though there is evidence of its being equipped covertly by the CIA.

May 05 12:05

EGYPT OFFICIAL BLAMES ‘TOM AND JERRY’ CARTOONS FOR VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

That’s what the head of Egypt’s State Information Service declared in a speech this week at Cairo University. And, oh yes, in case the audience didn’t take him seriously about his theories on the dim-witted cat and the pesky mouse, he offered two more reasons: video games and violent movies. Another masterpiece. Head of egypt's state information service says tom and Jerry one of the causes of widespread violence in the Arab world

May 05 09:30

Obama Admits US Military Policy Responsible for Terrorist Attacks in Europe

While Obama hyped the fact that "a majority of the nations here are part of the global coalition against ISIL," he also noted that this same coalition was a major recruiting conduit for ISIS militants. "Just about all of our nations have seen citizens join ISIL in Syria and Iraq," Obama admitted, without offering any thoughts as to why this situation exists.

May 04 20:28

Mattis versus Trump

Trump was invited last week by the The National Interest to give his first speech on foreign policy.

To everyone’s surprise – but probably not that of the organisaters - «the Donald» did not have anything to say about his position on various subjects, aimed at satisfying one lobby or another, but instead delivered an analysis of US policy and describing its total overhaul.

He delivered a criticism of neo-conservative ideology, which has held power since the coup d’etat of September 11th 2001.

He continued with an indirect attack on the «military-industrial complex», blaming the general excess of weapons in the world. There was no mistake – for the first time since the assassination of John Kennedy, a presidential candidate was denouncing the omnipotence of the arms manufacturers, who have eaten up almost all of US industry.

May 04 13:42

US Forces arrive in Southern Yemen, allegedly to “Fight against al Qaeda”

A report says US Special Forces have arrived in Yemen to fight alongside Emirati forces in alleged operations against al-Qaeda militants in the country’s south.

Yemen’s al-Masirah television channel on Sunday quoted Tom Bawman, the National Public Radio’s Pentagon reporter, as saying that the troops had arrived in Yemen on April 25.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE last year provided financial and military support to militants to confront Houthis and the Yemeni army units that had taken over the security of the country after president Abd Rabbuh Manur Hadi resigned.US deployment of troops comes a year after the withdrawal of its forces from Yemen.

May 04 10:17

Iraq’s political chaos makes Canada’s war there trickier

Canadian troops are training Kurdish forces for a planned assault on Mosul, a city controlled by the Daesh militants since 2014. But as Time magazine has reported, the much-delayed assault is hampered by tensions between the Kurdish peshmerga and the Baghdad-controlled Iraqi army.

Again the dispute centres on territory: Should areas won back from Daesh go to semi-autonomous Kurdistan? Or should they go to Iraq proper?

This poses a problem for Canada. Like the U.S., Ottawa supports the concept of a unified Iraq.

But in practice, it finds itself training Kurdish soldiers who don’t view themselves as Iraqi and who might well end up fighting Iraqis.

May 04 09:25

ISRAEL CAUGHT IN SAUDI ARABIA'S TRAP

During Saudi King Salman’s first visit to Egypt in the beginning of April, Cairo announced that it had agreed to demarcate its maritime borders with Saudi Arabia and transfer control of the two islands at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba, Tiran and Sanafir, to the Saudis. Saudi Arabia is now tasked with practically upholding the obligations assumed by Egypt for these islands under its peace treaty with Israel.

Indeed, the Straits were the casus belli back in 1967, when Gamal Abd al-Nasser cast all caution (and international norms) to the wind and closed them to Israeli shipping. Eilat is a strategic asset and the terminus of Israel's trade with much of Asia and Africa. Even the secretive Protocol of Sèvres signed by Britain, France and Israel in October 1956 had included an explicit reference to Israel's need for the two islands.

May 03 21:20

Trump: Israel should keep building West Bank settlements

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he's in favor of Israel's controversial construction of new settlements in the West Bank.

"I think Israel, they really have to keep going, they have to keep moving forward," Trump told the Daily Mail in a story published Tuesday. "I don't think there should be a pause.

"You have hundreds and even, I guess, thousands, of missiles being launched into Israel — who would put up with that? Who would stand for it?"

The Obama administration has argued that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's settlement policies damage the potential for a two-state solution.

Trump said he considers Netanyahu "a very good guy," saying he made a campaign ad for the Israeli leader in 2013 and predicting he'd have a good relationship with him as president.

May 03 16:01

The Zionists’ war on Corbyn: What you need to know

Nureddin Sabir profiles some of the key culprits in Britain’s Labour Party who have been instrumental in the premeditated campaign to smear Jeremy Corbyn and left-wing advocates of justice for the Palestinians with the slur of "anti-Semitism".

May 03 12:10

The Protocols Of The Elders Of Labour

Now that Jewish domination of the Labour Party has been clearly established, Jewish power is no longer a vague or mysterious concept. We should listen to the words of a few of the prime Elder Jewish oligarchs and learn from them about the future of the Labour party and its political role.

The following videos were not forged by a Russian Tsar. They are believed to be authentic documentations of Jewish Labour donors and peers.

May 03 07:50

Zionism Should be on Trial, Not Ken Livingstone

In taking things this far, however, in subjecting Ken Livingstone to trial-by-media over his comments on Zionism, his detractors have also unwittingly placed Zionism itself on trial, with the question of Zionism, as mentioned, undoubtedly now being pondered by millions of people who previously would have had zero interest in the subject. And what most of those people will inarguably find if they delve deep enough into that question, despite the determined efforts of Israel’s supporters to conflate Zionism with Judaism, is that this is a political doctrine and ideology responsible for crimes against humanity on a grand scale.

May 02 13:18

New Direction For Resolving The Middle East Crisis

One problem in resolving the Middle East Crisis is that the pro-Israel contingent follows the Trump philosophy — bludgeon the opponent with made up stories, deceit and invectives. Talk with those who favor Israel and find the most rabid of them shout, scream and prevent rebuttals. If their ugly behavior does not silence critics, they resort to the ultra-low technique of labeling their antagonist as an anti-Semite. Use of anti-Semitism to silence opponents and constant reference to the World War II holocaust to promote Israel are essentials to Israel’s strategy of confuse and conquer.

May 02 13:07

Fighting Back for the Right to Support Palestine

Last week, Israel bulldozed twelve Palestinian homes in Area C of the illegally occupied West Bank to make way for new illegal settlement building, while two Palestinian minors were killed by the Israeli Defence Forces.

This makes it a totally unexceptional week for the Palestinians. It has not however been an unexceptional week for Palestinian supporters in the UK, who have suffered the most vicious coordinated media witch hunt in memory. Two things are happening. The Blairites are trying to engineer a coup against Corbyn by sabotaging Labour in forthcoming elections, while the Israeli lobby seek to discredit all supporters of the Palestinians as anti-semites, including people like me who have no connection to the Labour Party.

May 02 12:44

Get Corbyn! Labour’s Anti-Semitism Inquisition picks off Corbyn’s allies one by one

Stuart Littlewood explains the context of the outbreak of Zionist persecution of Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters under the false pretext of “anti-Semitism” and urges Labour to shake off its ignorance and find out what Israel is really doing to the Palestinian people.

May 02 12:12

Mainstream Journalist Slams MSM Coverage Of Syrian Crisis: “Incomparably Worse” Than Coverage Of Iraq War

By Brandon Turbeville

John Rosenthal has been known as a critic of Western intervention in both Libya and Syria since the beginning of both of those crises. Yet, having made a successful career of writing for the Western mainstream press and outlets such as the National Review, the Wall Street Journal Europe, and World Affairs, work has become slower and slower as his views on Anglo-American imperialism become more apparent...

May 02 10:15

KERRY TO NEGOTIATE NEW CEASEFIRE IN SYRIA - BUT WITH HIS OWN SIDE

U.S. Secretary of State is in Geneva today to renegotiate a cessation of hostilities between the Syrian government forces and the foreign supported "rebels" in Syria. But there is something very curious going on with these negotiations. Kerry will neither talk with the Syrian government nor with the Russians. The Russian Foreign Minister is not even expected to come.

No, Kerry is negotiating with the U.S. allies Jordan and Saudi Arabia who support the same "rebels" that are opposed to the Syrian government that the U.S. itself supported all along. He now asks them to separate their proxy forces in Syria from the terrorist organization al-Qaeda/Jabhat al-Nusra.

There is simply no basis for Kerry to beg for a ceasefire for "rebel" held areas of Aleppo city when his own military says that these are in the hands of al-Qaeda which the UNSC calls to eradicate. The Russian's have said that much.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflipping unbelievable, but this is the shambolic state of American foreign policy these days.

May 02 09:59

Obama Administration Set To Give Israel Largest Aid Package In U.S. History

By Brandon Turbeville

Falsely decried as an “anti-Israel” administration, the Obama White House is signaling that it is open to providing Israel with an unprecedented amount of support both in terms of financing and military assistance. If the reports coming out of Israeli media are true, the new agreement with Israel would be the largest amount of aid provided to any country in U.S. history...

May 01 13:05

Confront Zionist Stooge Rand Paul On His Israeli Treachery May 2, in California For $150 Prize- CONTEST RULES

Regarding my challenge for someone in California to confront Rand Paul tomorrow, I'm offering $150 to the first person who does what I ask. Following are the contest rules. I also offer some helpful tips. I have confronted and questioned many famous and 'powerful' people and politicians. I have never once been arrested. Below are a few examples of this, me questioning former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; actor Mike Farrell of MASH fame; Hillary Clinton; and Donald Trump.

May 01 12:55

Palestine and Zionism: The whole truth

Alan Hart reveals, by recalling private conversations with the most senior Israeli political and military leaders, the lies and deceit used by Israelis to disguise their aggressive and expansionist intentions towards their Arab neighbours in general and the Palestinian people in particular.

Apr 30 12:45

“Us” and “Them” and the need for a Jewish-Arab united front in Israel

Uri Avnery laments the growing chasm between Jewish and Arab peace forces in Israel and calls for the creation of a united front comprising young, energetic people who are ready to work together, to set up a force, to lead the state in a new direction.

Apr 30 08:39

Seeing shared threats, Turkey sets up military base in Qatar

Turkey deployed soldiers to a new military base in Qatar on Thursday as part of a security agreement which visiting Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said would help counter threats to both countries.

The move marks a strengthening of cooperation between two countries that have both provided support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and backed rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Davutoglu told students at Qatar University that the base, Turkey's first overseas military installation in the Middle East, was not intended for any specific operation but was a "presence for stability".

"I came here and I met with our officers. I told them Qatar is your second home, you are not in a foreign country," he said.

"I can tell you now that the security and stability of Qatar is like the security and stability of Turkey. We want a stable and secure Gulf. Turkey and Qatar, we have the same destiny," he added. "We face the same threats."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's look at a map of Qatar, and the countries which surround it:

Map of Qatar

This military contingent placed in Qatar suddenly gives Turkey access to the Persian Gulf; the Strait of Hormuz; the Gulf of Oman,and the Arabian Sea.

And for what purpose?!? but if you take a look at what is on the other side of that body of water the answer becomes quite clear; access to Iran, potentially for trade, and protection of trade routes.

As reported at haaretz.com on 16 April, 2016:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to boost trade between their two countries at talks Saturday following the lifting of most international sanctions on Tehran. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories They also agreed to cooperate in the fight against terrorism during their meeting at Erdogan’s lavish palace near Ankara, just a day after Iran was accused of supporting extremists at a summit of Muslim heads of state in Istanbul.

Rouhani boycotted the closing meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in protest at the rebuke. His meeting with Erdogan focused on the Syrian conflict and trade between the two neighbors. In a joint press conference, Erdogan said he hoped bilateral trade would reach $30 billion annually. It currently stands at just $10 billion after years of sanctions. After being brought in from the cold following last year’s nuclear deal with world powers, Iran is being courted by both Europe and Turkey as a potentially lucrative market for trade and investment.

Now, I don't know in what currencies this trade will take place; but I can tell you one thing for an almost absolute certainty: it won't be done with US dollars!!

Apr 30 07:52

The Mass Atrocities We Allow and Pay For

We are now advised that 250 more American troops are being sent to Syria solely to "advise and assist" the Syrian "people." Translated from propaganda, this means that our military forces in Syria will be increased to a total of.... well, who really knows, and not to include in-country CIA and armed American "contract employees," or the raiding air crews from carriers and nearby land bases. Nor can we be certain which side of the several shooting and gassing each other will our advisers and assisters be "helping."

Seems to me we've heard this song before. Korea comes to mind, and especially Viet Nam, from where 60,000 of our ultimate force in excess of half-a-million "advisers and assistants" were sent back home in wooden crates before we retreated to leave that land to its natives and their conquering masters.

Apr 29 13:33

UK Labour Party in grip of Zionist inquisition

Stuart Littlewood says Britain’s Labour Party is irredeemably riven with Israel's stooges and challenges it to match its pledge of zero tolerance on anti-Semitism with zero-tolerance of those who use the party as a platform to promote Israel's interests.

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Apr 28 07:04

Qatar National Bank allegedly hacked, data of 1,200 entities leaked

The data breach includes the personal bank accounts and passwords for Al Jazeera employees and members of the ruling al-Thani family

Apr 28 07:02

Fear and Loathing in the Arabian Nights

US President Barack Obama landed in Saudi Arabia for a GCC petrodollar summit and to proverbially “reassure Gulf allies” amidst the oiliest of storms.

Apr 27 14:18

Trump Foreign Policy Speech Signals Death of Neocons and Peace With Russia

Donald Trump's major foreign policy speech delivered today in Washington, DC signaled the death of the Neocon stranglehold on America and the rise of peace with our greatest ally, Russia.

While bloodthirsty Neocons and internationalists like George Soros view Putin and the people of Russia as their greatest enemy, Trump sees them as a friend.

"We desire to live peacefully and in friendship with Russia and China," Trump said.

"We have serious differences with these two nations, and must regard them with open eyes. But we are not bound to be adversaries. We should seek common ground based on shared interests. Russia, for instance, has also seen the horror of Islamic terrorism."

Apr 27 09:36

‘Problem with the Middle East is not enough Western intervention’ – William Hague

The problems of the Middle East and North Africa are being compounded by a lack of “Western involvement,” former Tory Foreign Secretary William Hague has claimed in a surprise intervention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, all the problems with the Middle East have come from too much intervention.

Apr 27 08:49

Miko Peled: Sanders ‘put everything on the line’ for Palestine because BDS movement has changed US conversation

Miko Peled has a new edition of the book The General’s Son out from Just World Books. Peled was interviewed by Michael Smith for the radio show Law & Disorder that is airing this week, and offered many insights about the shifting discourse.

The conversation about Israel inside the U.S. changed dramatically over the last five years due largely to the work of the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) and the Palestinian solidarity movement, Peled said. And it has alarmed the Israeli public.

In Israel they suddenly discovered that this is happening in the United States…. So over the last couple of months [the press has reported on] this new antisemitic monster that is out there to devour Jews, which is called the BDS. And the BDS includes all aspects of the solidarity movement.

Apr 27 07:59

Walt Disney's Three Little Pigs Jewish Stereotype Scene - 1933

Also, in the following video Dr. Kevin Barrett references this Disney clip, in an interview with Press TV from 2014; comparing it to Muslim bogeyman stereotypes in Hollywood prior to 9/11, such as in the Disney cartoon movie Aladdin.

Apr 27 07:18

One More Casualty Of The 9/11 Farce – The Petrodollar

By Brandon Smith

It’s been about 15 years now since passenger airliners struck the World Trade Center towers on 9/11, and we are still suffering the consequences of that day, though perhaps not in the ways many Americans might believe.

The 9/11 attacks were billed by the Bush Administration as a “wake-up call” for the U.S., and neocons called it the new Pearl Harbor. But instead of it being an awakening, the American public was led further into blind ignorance. The event launched wars throughout the Middle East, energized by a strike-first doctrine which was supposed to bring unprecedented “democracy” to the region. Instead, the Middle East has now become as unstable as it was during WWII...

Apr 26 15:54

What’s Behind Saudi Arabia’s Claim To Have Killed 800 Terrorists In Yemen?

By Brandon Turbeville

As Saudi war crimes and crimes against humanity continue apace in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is now apparently attempting to gain public support and better reception from the viewing audience by painting itself as an enemy of al-Qaeda and ISIS, despite the fact that the feudal monarchy’s reputation for supporting these very same terror organizations has been documented time and again. From Syria and Libya to Yemen, Saudi Arabia has proven itself repeatedly as a funder, organizer, and supporter of ISIS and al-Qaeda while, at home, it has demonstrated that its own government and ISIS are more alike than they are different.

Still, Saudi Arabia is attempting to show that it is, in fact, the enemy of al-Qaeda by issuing claims that the Saudi “coalition” in Yemen has recently fought a large-scale battle against the terror organization and that it was able to capture the city of Mukalla after killing around 800 terrorists...

Apr 26 11:55

Kuwait to Pass Law to "DNA Tag" Everyone Like Cattle, Including All Tourists

I know, I know, this really hinders your Kuwait travel plans.

In the first law of its kind anywhere in the world, Kuwait has decided it will not only “DNA tag” everyone presently in the country as part of a new “integrated security database,” but all tourists will be required to submit a DNA test before they can even enter the country.

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Apr 26 09:30

OBAMA SENDS MORE TROOPS TO SYRIA AS SPOKESMAN MEMORYHOLES PLEDGE

On Monday, it was announced that President Barack Obama was ordering an additional 250 special operations forces to Syria. The US has already been bombing Syria and Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS). The US already has forces operating in Syria, even establishing a military base in Syria’s Hasakah province. The base at the Rmeilan airfield is the first US military base in Syria ever, though it has yet to be officially recognized as such.

Apr 26 04:42

RUSSIA AND SYRIA SIGN DEALS WORTH $850 MILLION TO RESTORE SYRIAN INFRASTRUCTURE

Syria and Russia have signed agreements worth 850 million euros to restore infrastructure in the Arab nation, Russia's RIA news agency quoted Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halaki as saying on Monday.

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Apr 25 05:53

Senate Majority To Obama: Boost Israel Military Aid

Large U.S. Senate Majority Urges Obama to Boost Israel Military Aid

More than four-fifths of the U.S. Senate have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to quickly reach an agreement on a new defense aid package for Israel worth more than the current $3 billion per year.

Eighty-three of the 100 senators signed the letter, led by Republican Lindsey Graham and Democrat Chris Coons. Senator Ted Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, was one of the 51 Republicans on board. The Senate's Democratic White House hopeful, Bernie Sanders, was not among the 32 Democrats.

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