By: ROBERT FISK
Washington’s decision to arm Syria’s Sunni Muslim rebels has plunged America into the great Sunni-Shia conflict of the Islamic Middle East, entering a struggle that now dwarfs the Arab revolutions which overthrew dictatorships across the region.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has offered his condolences to the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in the United States.
By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
The Mediterranean Union: NATO’s Role in Conquering the Middle East and North Africa
In the first portion of this text, the longstanding plans for creating a Mediterranean Union, which predate Nicolas Sarkozy by many years, were revealed as were U.S. and E.U. efforts to turn the Middle East and North Africa into free trade zones and economic territories. The implementation of this project was planned through the 1995 Barcelona Process and the U.S. Middle East Free Trade Area (MEFTA).
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that carries out new sanctions against Iran that Congress approved and that he signed this summer.
At least four major regional struggles may be determined within the year: the Iranian nuclear crisis, the civil war in Syria, the struggle for the character of the new regime in Egypt, and the broader struggle for the character of the Arab world.
The head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, paid a visit to Israel’s Prime Minister to urge him not to back strikes against Iran, it was reported last night.
Sir John paid a personal visit to Benjamin Netanyahu to appeal to the leader to hold fire after he appeared to be impatient over the UK and US’s approach towards Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his nuclear programme.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries oppose the adverse consequences of the current world order, stressing the United Nations must make fundamental reforms in its structure.
BY: BRIAN MURPHY AND NASSER KARIMI
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Tehran shoe factory is abandoned by its European leather suppliers. Iranian cooking oil manufacturers are operating at nearly half capacity because they can’t get enough imported grains.
Richard silverstein online public details secret attack Tehran
Winds of war between Iran and Israel
A coordinated attack, which also includes a cyber-attack unprecedented able to completely paralyze the Iranian regime and its ability to understand what is happening within their own borders.
Still shaken and scared, as it continues to rise the number of victims of the earthquake that hit Iran yesterday: the dead are now 300. Hospitals are overflowing, there are at least 5,000 injured, the Red Crescent Society reports that “more than a thousand villages affected” and “16 000 people are receiving aid.” The situation is dramatic, while fighting against the clock to help survivors of the earthquake.
By Elise Labott and Michael Schwartz
Iran is in an “open war” with Israel, President Shimon Peres said Monday, as he pointed the finger at Iran and Hezbollah for last week’s bombing in Bulgaria that killed five Israelis.
1) ”My answer is bring ‘em on.” —President George W. Bush, challenging militants attacking U.S. forces in Iraq, July 2, 2003 (Source)
2) ”I think they’re in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.” –Vice President Dick Cheney, on the Iraq insurgency, June 20, 2005 (Source)