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Strategic Culture - 2020-02-17 - Original post - cached version

Take Jordan (or Lebanon) as an example: Both have a broken economic model. One, (Lebanon), has had its huge deficits financed by expatriate remittances; and the other (Jordan), has had its budget deficits (6% of GDP), until now covered by annual stipends provided by Gulf States and the US (the...

Aletho News - 2020-02-16 - Original post - cached version

By Mohammad Salami – Al-Manar – February 16, 2020 Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed Sunday that the United States of America has recently committed two major crimes, the assassination of the head of IRGC’s Al-Quds Force general Qasem Suleimani as well as the deputy...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-02-07 - Original post - cached version

We've long moved passed the idea that destabilizing Syria is about Syria, alone.  Hence the remaking of the middle east and it's birth pangs are and have been covered for years here at the blog. Including the plan to create a Greater Kurdistan. 
The information below pertains to the remake...

Aletho News - 2020-01-31 - Original post - cached version

Al-Manar | January 30, 2020 Lebanese FM Nassif Hitti has stressed via Al-Manar TV that Lebanon categorically rejects the naturalization of the Palestinian refugees, but that it supports their right to return to their land. Hitti denounced the so-called “Deal of the Century”, considering that it...

Dissident Voice - 2020-01-30 - Original post - cached version

There are obviously some serious linguistic issues and disagreements between the West and the rest of the world. Essential terms like “freedom”, “democracy”, “liberation”, even “terrorism”, are all mixed up and confused; they mean something absolutely different in New York, London, Berlin, and...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-01-18 - Original post - cached version
Dedicated to the many dis/misinformants that populate the so called alt media, including Mark Sleboda,  MoA,  & 21st Century. While Canthama and other disinformers who resided at Syper,  extol the unimpeachable virtue of  Saint Haftar as everyday ritual. Khalifa Haftar is not a force for good...
Penny for your thoughts - 2020-01-18 - Original post - cached version

Definitely a strike against Lebanon. And Iran. For starters.

Notice the mass support for Hezbollah in Lebanon?

 Israel is pleased

The United Kingdom designated the entire Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group and froze its assets.
The...
21 Century Wire - 2020-01-17 - Original post - cached version

Since Washington’s double assassination of Iranian Quds Force leader, General Qasem Soleimani, and senior Iraqi PMU commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, on January 3rd, the White House and its mainstream media adjuncts have run an incessant propaganda campaign to try and demonize the Iranian...

Dissident Voice - 2020-01-08 - Original post - cached version

The boss of world car maker Nissan  — arrested and under intense surveillance around his luxury mansion, and charged with gorging himself with about $140 million of unauthorized pay1 — makes a daring escape from under the nose of Japanese authorities and across half the world. It will take...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-01-03 - Original post - cached version

Clearly the US is looking for escalation in the region. Instability. Chaos.

From yesterday: US Escalation in Iraq: Taking Kirkuk & Further Entrenching the US in the Region   The US Assassinates an Iranian General

1- American strike ordered by US President Trump on Baghdad Airport...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-01-02 - Original post - cached version

Happy New Year to All !!
My crummy cold prevented me from extending well wishes and following up on my previous post.. Still under the weather, but, this report needs to be published
I’m going to hattip Scott at Nomadic Everyman for flipping the switch and helping to answer questions...

Grayzone Project - 2020-01-02 - Original post - cached version

2019 was a big year for The Grayzone. We traveled the world and broke many stories, exposing the empire’s schemes…

The post Top 20 The Grayzone stories of 2019: From Venezuela coup attempt to Russiagate delusions, information warfare to new cold war appeared first on The Grayzone.

21 Century Wire - 2019-12-24 - Original post - cached version

Ali Akbar Velayati, the outspoken advisor to the Iranian leadership, has come out again warning the US and Israel about their repeated violations of Syrian airspace and sovereign territory. Velayati said that they should expect a response from Iran.

While Damascus and its allies are still...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-12-23 - Original post - cached version

 hell? .... destabilizing Turkey for the remake? Intentional or not the outcome is the same.

One of the usual suspects, long time suspect in my opinion, who has been steadily massaging perceptions with regard to Turkey was recently at at again. Turkey is and has been targeted in the...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-12-17 - Original post - cached version

The EU is staying mum on the issue, but, unless Damascus takes their territory and resources back the regional remake will take it's next step.

Syria annexed to the Mediterranean

Brusselstimes

The conference ended with a strongly worded condemnation of...
MintPress - 2019-12-17 - Original post - cached version

Since the 2010 Arab Autumn, it has become clear that leaderless revolts only have two inevitable outcomes. In the first, a game of musical chairs between right-wing imperialist forces will be played and only superficial change will be achieved, like in Quebec, Egypt, Tunis, and Sudan. The second...

Aletho News - 2019-12-15 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – December 15, 2019 Turkish navy ships have intercepted an Israeli research vessel in Cypriot waters, over which Ankara claims jurisdiction, forcing it to leave the area in a move that could negatively impact an ambitious Israeli project to pipe natural gas to Europe. Quoting unnamed...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-12-15 - Original post - cached version

Though it is an unnamed source the news report is credible, fitting with everything written here and ignored elsewhere, about the US/Saudi involvement with the PKK/SDF in Syria.

 Deir Ezzor24

"Sources revealed to Deir Ezzor 24 network that the Saudi...
Grayzone Project - 2019-12-11 - Original post - cached version

By joining the roadblocks around Beirut, protesters allowed themselves to be used by US-allied parties playing a dangerous game that…

The post US-backed parties have infiltrated Lebanon’s protests, pushing the country toward war amid economic collapse appeared first on The Grayzone.

Dissident Voice - 2019-12-06 - Original post - cached version

Good bye, Lebanon, metaphorically and truly.

Good bye to a country which, many believe, actually has already ceased to exist.

For five long years I have been commuting between the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. And Beirut, for all that time, was one of my homes.

I arrived...

Aletho News - 2019-12-05 - Original post - cached version

Al-Manar | December 5, 2019 Nearly one million Syrian refugees have so far returned from Lebanon since June 2018, the pro-government al-Watan newspaper reported on Thursday. Their return is a result of conveniences provided by the Syrian government, Hussain Makhlouf, the minister of local...

Aletho News - 2019-12-03 - Original post - cached version

IMEMC & Agencies – December 3, 2019 Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, on Tuesday, issued a written order imposing international economic sanctions on Palestinian militants abroad, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Hebrew media outlets broadcast Bennett’s decision,...

Grayzone Project - 2019-12-01 - Original post - cached version

While Lebanon’s protests remain focused on the economy and widespread corruption, Washington is increasingly determined to exploit the movement as…

The post Technocracy now: The US is working to turn Lebanon’s anti-corruption protests against Hezbollah appeared first on The Grayzone.

21 Century Wire - 2019-11-29 - Original post - cached version


The mean streets of Beirut (Photo: Andre Vltchek 2019©) 

Andre Vltchek
21st Century Wire

Good bye, Lebanon, metaphorically and truly.

Good bye to a country which, many believe, actually has already ceased to exist.

For five long years I have been commuting...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-11-26 - Original post - cached version

Good bye, Lebanon, metaphorically and truly.

Good bye to a country which, many believe, actually has already ceased to exist.

For five long years I have been commuting between the Asia Pacific and the Middle East.And Beirut, for all that time, was one of my homes.

I...

21 Century Wire - 2019-11-23 - Original post - cached version

Never has the world seen so many simultaneous outbreaks of mass protests against various governments and regimes. Currently there is public unrest simmering in Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Hong Kong, France, Lebanon, Iraq and Iran. But which ones are authentic grassroots movements, and which ones...

Aletho News - 2019-11-23 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – November 22, 2019 Hezbollah calls the US the most prominent obstacle lying in the way of formation of a government in Lebanon, which is direly in need of political stability. The Lebanese resistance movement’s Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem made the remarks in an...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-11-22 - Original post - cached version

Residents of this small confessional Arabic-speaking country on the Mediterranean Sea have been protesting for over a month now, blocking the country’s main roads.

Almost one and a half million people have been taking part in these demonstrations, in a state with a population of...

Aletho News - 2019-11-18 - Original post - cached version

By Alastair Crooke | Strategic Culture Foundation | November 18, 2019 “Two years, three years, five years’ maximum from now, you will not recognize the same Middle East”, says the former Egyptian FM, Arab League Secretary General and Presidential Candidate, Amr Moussa, in an interview with Al-...

Strategic Culture - 2019-11-18 - Original post - cached version

“Two years, three years, five years’ maximum from now, you will not recognize the same Middle East”, says the former Egyptian FM, Arab League Secretary General and Presidential Candidate, Amr Moussa, in an interview with Al-Monitor.

Mousa made some unexpected points, beyond warning of...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-11-18 - Original post - cached version

-by Reese Erlich

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Lebanese have been demonstrating in the streets against corruption and for democratic rights. The protestors come from all economic classes and religious/ethnic groups.

Like the Arab Spring uprisings that began in 2010...

Aletho News - 2019-11-11 - Original post - cached version

By Alastair Crooke | Strategic Culture Foundation | November 11, 2019 What happens if the two premises on which Israel and America’s grand Iran strategy is founded are proven false? ‘What if’ maximum pressure fails either to implode the Iranian state politically, nor brings Iran to its knees,...

Strategic Culture - 2019-11-08 - Original post - cached version

Martin JAY

Into its third week and the stand-off between protestors and the elite in Lebanon is still holding strong as thousands of Lebanese are calling for a radical overhaul of a system which collapsed under its own weight of corrupt warlords who have looted the state coffers for...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-11-04 - Original post - cached version

 Tom Anderson. Who is Tom Anderson?
 He apparently has 43 articles at the Canary?
He's pro Greater Kurdistan. That's very clear. While posing as "Anti- Israel". That's a contradiction. Since Greater Kurdistan is the best thing that could happen to Israel in the middle east. It's a...

Aletho News - 2019-11-04 - Original post - cached version

By Alastair Crooke | Strategic Culture Foundation | November 4, 2019 Oh, oh, here we are again! In 1967, it was then the ‘threat’ of the standing Arab Armies (and the ensuing six-day war on Egypt and Syria); in 1980, it was Iran (and the ensuing Iraqi war on Iran); in 1996, it was David […]

Strategic Culture - 2019-11-04 - Original post - cached version

Oh, oh, here we are again! In 1967, it was then the ‘threat’ of the standing Arab Armies (and the ensuing six-day war on Egypt and Syria); in 1980, it was Iran (and the ensuing Iraqi war on Iran); in 1996, it was David Wurmser with his Coping with Crumbling States (flowing on from the infamous...

The Duran - 2019-11-04 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by Steve Brown…

The largest reserve gold traders on the planet are the six bullion banks. A bullion bank is a large multi-national bank authorized to serve as a conduit through which Central Banks – and the Fed primary dealers – loan their gold out into the market. All...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-11-03 - Original post - cached version

Going Long.... I’m of the opinion the US/Israel and France are not going to let their planned PKK homeland fade away. However, the person interviewed Fabrice Balanche has a different opinion. There have been a few previous reports here that have included information from Mr Balanche. He's...

21 Century Wire - 2019-11-03 - Original post - cached version

As Israel continues its periodic incursions into neighboring Lebanon’s airspace, southern Lebanese resistance force Hezbollah is countering IDF provocations in a dangerous high-tech game of risk.

Earlier this month, Israel’s IDF deployed a drone supposedly to conduct “routine operations...

Dissident Voice - 2019-11-02 - Original post - cached version

President Trump has stated his intent to withdraw US troops from Syria on several occasions since March 2018. Each time politicians from both the Democratic and Republican parties, supported by the corporate-controlled media, have, based on US imperial interests, vehemently challenged the...

Aletho News - 2019-11-02 - Original post - cached version

By Tyler Durden – Zero Hedge – 11/02/2019 Amid recent statements by both Iranian and Hezbollah leaders accusing the United States of hijacking the massive anti-corruption protests which have gridlocked Lebanon for over the past two weeks, the White House has made the dramatic and unexpected move...

Strategic Culture - 2019-11-01 - Original post - cached version

There have been protests (mostly pointing up economic stress) across the region for some months: from Egypt to Iraq. But the Lebanese demonstrations have caught the global attention. And there is no doubting that the Lebanese protests represent a major phenomenon. We may ask whether they are...

Aletho News - 2019-10-31 - Original post - cached version

By Ghassan Kadi | The Saker Blog | October 31, 2019 Following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in June 1982, Lebanon looked like it had totally lost its independence and ability of self-determination. Later on, and with Israeli boots still on Lebanese ground, the Lebanese government was coerced...

21 Century Wire - 2019-10-31 - Original post - cached version

Color revolutions, uprisings and unrest. Every week it seems, a new country added to the list. What’s driving this trend and are all protests alike?

“All across the Middle East and beyond there are large scale protests and growing political instability. In many countries the old ways of...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-31 - Original post - cached version

Tires are burning, smoke is rising towards the sky. It is October, the 18th day of the month, the capital city of Lebanon, in the past known as the “Paris of the East”, is covered in smoke.

For years I was warning that the country governed by corrupt, indifferent elites, could not hold...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-10-31 - Original post - cached version

 Glad to know someone else is paying attention to the remarkable rapprochement of Turkey and Russia. And is paying heed to just how well Turkey and Russia have been working together.  For more years then many are acknowledging or care to be aware of. In Syria. And elsewhere. I've been following...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-10-30 - Original post - cached version
BNN

"Turkey adamantly opposes U.S. plans for Syrian oil, including Senator Lindsey Graham’s proposal to use crude revenue to help fund American military operations in the war-torn nation.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

21 Century Wire - 2019-10-30 - Original post - cached version

During EP #300 of the SUNDAY WIRE, host Patrick Henningsen spoke with geopolitical analyst, social activist and veteran intrepid reporter, Andre Vltchek, to discuss to multiple popular uprisings happening now, including protests and political unrest in places like Chile, Hong Kong, Ecuador,...

21 Century Wire - 2019-10-30 - Original post - cached version

During EP #300 of the SUNDAY WIRE show this past weekend, host Patrick Henningsen spoke to special guest, Middle East-based journalist and academic, Dr. Marwa Osman, for a breaking update on simmering protests in Lebanon.

With the country now at an apparent crossroads, some are concerned...

Aletho News - 2019-10-29 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – October 29, 2019 Embattled Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has submitted his resignation as people remain on the streets across Lebanon for the thirteenth day of anti-government demonstrations against the country’s economic crisis. “I have reached a dead end today. I will head to...

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