Syria: it’s not a ‘civil war’, it’s an imperialist war
‘Civil war’ is a totally inaccurate label for what’s going on in Syria. I think we should start calling it what it is: an imperialist war of destabilisation, where the aggressors’ fighting has been outsourced to sectarian religious terrorists. This outsourcing follows the same logic as any other type of outsourcing: it’s cheaper. The political and economic cost of pushing thousands [...]
ACCESS TO KAESONG TEMPORARILY CLOSED
861 WORKERS CROSSED BORDER, 446 SOUTH KOREANS DUE BACK BY CLOSE OF PLAY
SEOUL – Access to the joint North-South Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex has been closed by North Korea – South Korean workers are allowed to travel back to the Southern side, but the traffic is one way.
The KCNA said this morning that Kim Jong Un is to issue a “final order,” to end North Korea’s ”long-standing [...]
SEOUL, South Korea -
North Korea on Thursday vowed to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a vote by U.N. diplomats on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.
An unidentified spokesman for Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry said the North will exercise its right for “a preemptive nuclear attack to destroy the strongholds of the aggressors” because Washington [...]
U.N. set to impose a fourth round of sanctions against Pyongyang
Secretive state threatens to end its 1953 peace pact with South Korea
Peoples’ Army Command warns of ‘stronger additional countermeasures’
Strong words come after North conducted nuclear test earlier this month
North Korea today vowed to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States in retaliation for a new sanctions against the rogue communist state currently being considered by the United Nations.
Morsi says he’s doing it “to please God,” but many Egyptians ain’t having it…
Egypt’s health and interior ministries were put on high alert on Friday as the country braced for mass rallies to protest against or support President Mohammed Mursi’s latest decrees that grant him sweeping powers.
Egypt’s ministry of interior has warned protesters not to clash with police and to keep their demonstration non-violent.
The ministry also urged protesters not to [...]
Iran warns it’s closely monitoring the “enemy’s” moves from the Caribbean Sea to the Persian Gulf. The statement comes after Washington is reported to have dispatched a fourth aircraft carrier and a fleet of underwater drones to Gulf waters.
Iran’s intelligence systems are tracking all the activities of the US forces and its allies from the Caribbean Sea to the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf, says Rear Admiral Javad [...]
But as the wildfire in Colorado shows, readiness and flexibility are sometimes needed at home as much as abroad. Cutting more C-130s puts a greater strain on the entire Air Force fleet. It means fewer planes will be available for possible conversion to the MAFFS configuration. And that means that as hundreds of houses burn in Colorado, only eight planes can be called upon to help the thousands of firefighters on the [...]
By Reza Kahlili
With Western pressure growing on Bashar Assad over the latest massacres of defenseless women and children in Syria, Iranian officials again are warning the world against any action against the Middle East dictator.
The pro-Assad “resistance” has its finger on the trigger and the aggressors will not survive the conflict, a senior commander of the Revolutionary Guards, Brig. Gen. Massoud Jazaeri, told Mashregh, a media outlet run by the Guards. Iranian officials [...]
February 27, 2012
The Obama Administration, by Executive Order, has moved another step closer to preemptive war with Iran by declaring a National Emergency to deal with this supposed threat. A National Emergency, which gives the president extraordinary power to subvert the Constitution, is legally defined as “A situation beyond the ordinary which threatens the health or safety of citizens and which cannot be properly addressed by the use of other law.”
Given the immense power [...]
From Washington Times:
In dumping the Pentagon’s two-war strategy, President Obama is reversing a doctrine adopted by Republican and Democratic presidents, including himself.
His 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, a congressionally mandated document that lists the armed forces’ major missions and required forces, stated that the U.S. is “maintaining the ability to prevail against two capable nation-state aggressors” in “overlapping time frames.”
But Mr. Obama’s revised strategy, on which he put his personal imprint by announcing it at [...]