As’ad AbuKhalil – The US and the Arab Uprisings from International Socialist on Vimeo. Author and blogger As’ad AbuKhalil discusses the role of the US in supporting dictatorial regimes in the Middle East and North Africa both before and after the uprisings that swept the region in the spring of 2011. This presentation was . . . → Read More if you dare: As’ad Abukhalil : The US and the Arab Uprisings
In an Al Jazeera interview conducted in Arabic, Julian Assange has revealed that it will take Wikileaks six months to release documents on Israel. This is confirmed by a post on the WL Central blog. Here’s a translation of the Al Jazeera story accompanying the interview provided to me by a fluent friend: “The founder . . . → Read More if you dare: Israeli and US Machinations to be Revealed Sooner or Later?
Embedded video from CNN Video Benny Morris’s tilt at Iran is almost comical. Hanan Ashrawi and Juan Cole debunk his hysteria soundly. Still, now that Hezbollah will not form government in Lebanon, Iran has to be firmly in Nutanyahoo’s sights when he needs the usual convenient obsfucation to divert the US administration’s attention from freezing . . . → Read More if you dare: Obama Cairo Speech Roundup
Even at Easter, following Ahmadinejad’s generous theatrical gesture releasing the Brit sailors, the United Stupids remain fixed in a characteristically un-Christian mind frame. They continue to refuse Iran access to their 5 officials abducted by the United Stupids. “I think there’s no inclination right now to let them go,” Mr Gates said in Washington when . . . → Read More if you dare: No Easter eggs for Ahmaddy
More info has come to light on the whereabouts of the Brit sailors. Looks like their GPS may contain the incriminating evidence of transgression into Iranian waters. Last Wednesday, the British produced Global Positioning System coordinates to support their claim, even though the coordinates were from a helicopter that London says hovered over the Indian . . . → Read More if you dare: Coalition of the Gobbling vs Iran IX
What are the wily Iranians up to? Are they intentionally trying to provoke an international incident or is their version of events correct? Or is this payback for their Iraqi consulate staff being kidnapped by the United Stupids? Claiming they were in Iranian waters, Iran has captured 15 British seamen, who have supposedly confessed their . . . → Read More if you dare: All at sea in dire straits
The United Stupids are now pushing for more pressure against Iran in the UN Insecurity Council, while Iran’s top nuclear negotiator again signaled that Tehran would be willing to engage in “constructive and logical” negotiations with the United States. Additionally Iran’s proposal to cap its enrichment at very low levels may be winning some support . . . → Read More if you dare: Coalition of the Gobbling vs Iran V11
Con Coughlin does it again in this waffly piece of shillery, overflowing with unnamed senior sources, claiming Israel is seeking authorisation from the Pentagon to whack Iran. Interestingly and simultaneously, the uber conservative Daily Telegraph broadcasts this story wherein Cheney warns that military action against Iran remains a possibility. AP debunks the Coughlin shillery swiftly. . . . → Read More if you dare: Shilling for a War