Mine “bloodbath” shocks post-apartheid South Africa
The police killing of 34 striking platinum miners in the bloodiest security operation since the end of white rule cut to the quick of South Africa’s psyche on Friday, with searching questions asked of its post-apartheid soul.
Robert Fisk: Syria’s conflict has crossed the border, and the ghost of Lebanon’s civil war returns
Kidnappings in Beirut highlight a sectarian divide made worse by neighbouring violence
UN Security Council ends Syrian observer mission
The world community, including China, has piled pressure on Syria’s government to end 17 months of bloodshed as the UN Security Council ordered the end of the Syrian observer mission.
Securing Syria chemical weapons may take tens of thousands of troops
U.S. talking to allies and Syria’s neighbors about worst-case scenario
Latest UN Syria Report Compiled by Washington Think-Tanker
Collections of “interviews” conducted abroad and “in the field” shape latest UN report – compiled by US corporate-financier representative Karen Koning AbuZayd.
Saudi Shame on the Islamic World
These jihadists, who have gravitated to Syria from Britain, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Iraq, among other countries, are directed by Washington, London and Paris in time-honoured fashion of these powers’ criminal involvement with Islamic fundamentalists under the catch-all nom de guerre of Al Qaeda. They are weaponised by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel; they are trained and based by Turkey and Jordan. And their brains are weaponised by Saudi Wahhabism, with all its intolerant pathological hatred to anyone who opposes its tyranny and Western objectives.
US Punched Bibi, Barak in the Face
Analysis: Dempsey’s remark regarding IDF’s inability to destroy Iran’s nuclear capability meant to show Israel who’s boss
Flurry of petitions against strike on Iran
Groups present online petitions against Israeli strike on Iran as chatter increasingly indicating one is imminent. Meanwhile, reservists sign own petition: Keep strike decision out of public debate
Mofaz slams Netanyahu’s Iran saber rattling
Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz: You’re creating panic. You’re trying to terrify us. And we are scared by your lack of judgment.
Is Washington Deaf As Well as Criminal?
The morons who rule the american sheeple are not only dumb and blind, they are deaf as well. The ears of the american “superpower” only work when the Israeli prime minister, the crazed Netanyahu, speaks. Then Washington hears everything and rushes to comply.
Julian Assange: Ecuador grants Wikileaks founder asylum
Ecuador has granted asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange two months after he took refuge in its London embassy while fighting extradition from the UK.
Julian Assange asylum: Ecuador is right to stand up to the US
The United States would paint itself as a promoter of human rights, but any right to make that claim is long gone
Ecuador President Rafael “We Are Not A Colony”
Correa Stands Up To The Jackbooted British Gestapo
Asylum for Assange: What are his options?
WikiLeaks founder has been granted asylum by Ecuador, but there are logistical issues involved in avoiding arrest.
Pussy Riot Verdict: Guilty
On Friday a judge in Moscow has found three members of the punk band guilty of “hooliganism”
Are US words worsening South China Sea issue?
The United States’ latest statements about the South China Sea have prompted more US observers to question whether Washington’s biased stance toward countries in the region will make relations there tenser and further complicate matters.
Pursuing Soft Power, China Puts Stamp on Africa’s News
China’s investment prowess and construction know-how is widely on display in this long-congested African capital. A $200 million ring road is being built and partly financed by Beijing. The international airport is undergoing a $208 million expansion supported by the Chinese, whose loans also paid for a working-class housing complex that residents have nicknamed the Great Wall apartments.
Russia in the Middle East: Return of a Superpower?
The world is living through a veritable slow-motion earthquake. If things go according to plan, the US obsession with Afghanistan and Iraq will soon be one of those ugly historical disfigurements that — at least for most Americans — will disappear into the memory hole.