Posts tagged with ‘Bahrain’

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From Washington this looks like Syria’s ‘Benghazi moment’. But not from here

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From Washington this looks like Syria‘s ‘Benghazi moment’. But not from here Robert Fisk Look east and what does Bashar see? Iran standing with him and Iraq refusing to impose sanctions February 07, 2012 “The Independent‘ —  President Bashar al-Assad is not about to go. Not yet. Not, maybe, for quite a long time. Newspapers […]

Exposed: The Arab Agenda in Syria

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Exposed: The Arab Agenda in Syria Pepe Escobar February 04, 2012 “Asia Times” – – Here’s a crash course on the “democratic” machinations of the Arab League – rather the GCC League, as real power in this pan-Arab organization is wielded by two of the six Persian Gulf monarchies composing the Gulf Cooperation Council, also […]

Currency Warfare: What are the Real Targets of the E.U. Oil Embargo against Iran?

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Currency Warfare: What are the Real Targets of the E.U. Oil Embargo against Iran? Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya Against whom is the European Union’s so-called “oil embargo on Iran” really aimed at? This is an important geo-strategic question. Aside from rejecting the new E.U. measures against Iran as counter-productive, Tehran has warned the member states of […]

Rights Group Slams Governments For “Double Standard” on Arab Spring

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Rights Group Slams Governments For “Double Standard” on Arab Spring William Fisher Predicting that the current Middle East unrest would continue through 2012, Amnesty International is slamming Western governments for their tepid responses to peaceful protests, for their “double standard,” and for being more concerned with preserving their political and economic interests than with the […]

THE WAR ON IRAN

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THE WAR ON IRAN: The Deployment of Thousands of US Troops to Israel, The Integration of US-Israeli Command Structures Michel Chossudovsky The Islamic Republic of Iran has been threatened with military action by the US and its allies for the last eight years. Iran has been involved in war games in the Persian Gulf.  The […]

Bahrain’s revolutionaries

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Bahrain’s revolutionaries Toby C. Jones, Ala’a Shehabi Bahrain’s February 14th movement has become a symbol of resistance and fortitude…and the most powerful political force in Bahrain today. This confederation of loosely organized networks, named after the date of the beginning of Bahrain’s revolution, is faceless, secretive, and anonymous. Its tens of thousands of supporters have […]

Bahrain: Calls for UN inquiry as regime intensifies human rights abuses

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 Bahrain: Calls for UN inquiry as regime intensifies human rights abuses Bahrain Freedom Movement As the repression continues so does the people’s unrelenting revolution. As more martyrs were killed, thousands others have joined the caravan of dignity and freedom. The latest martyr is Mrs Fakhriyya Al Sakran, 55, who had been gassed heavily causing her […]

Remembering the Best and Worst of 2011

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Remembering the Best and Worst of 2011 Richard Falk 3 Jan 2012 2011 was an exciting and pivotal year in many respects, although its main outcomes will remain inconclusive for years to come.  We will learn in 2012 whether we are moving closer to fulfilling our hopes, dreams, and goals or are trying to interpret […]

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Obama’s Opportunity Clive Hambidge It came as little surprise that in an aside to White House aides, widely reported by a not so incredulous world media; one Barrack Hussein Obama was doubtful whether Binyamin Netanyahu could or would ever make the necessary concessions to achieve a “Middle East peace deal”. If there is a coherent […]

Thoughts on the Arab Spring and education in the countries involved

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Thoughts on the Arab Spring and education in the countries involved John Parsons The cessation of  NATO air strikes in Libya prompts a review of the current situation in the Arab World. What caused the ‘domino effect’ at the beginning of this year of popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Syria and Yemen?  These […]