he ongoing unrest in Turkey may lead to a new military coup in that country, Israeli political expert Avigdor Eskin told ArmInfo. The expert believes that Turkey is changing its image these days. Even if Prime Minister Erdogan manages to suppress the wave of protests, they will have a crucial role in the history for the former Ottoman Empire.
“I witnessed the overthrow of Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania, then the public [...]
Gulf Arab countries will consider taking action against Hezbollah if the Shi’ite Muslim Lebanese movement continues its involvement in Syria’s civil war or interferes in Gulf Arab affairs, Bahrain’s deputy foreign minister said on Sunday.
Ghanem al-Buainain said the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regarded Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria as “sectarian intervention”, but had not discussed listing the group as a terrorist organisation, a step taken by Bahrain last week.
“The ministerial [...]
2 missiles have been reported to have hit Jordan.
Syrian Missiles Hit Jordan: No Casualties
As Strikes Target Border Area Rebels, Stray Missiles Cross into Jordan
Nathan J Hunt ‏@ISNJH 7m
Report that at least two missiles fired from Syria have landed on Jordan side of border
Syrian missiles hit Jordan as Assad forces step up air strikes against rebels
Two air force generals said to have defected to Jordan with their MiG-21 fighter jets.
Defiant Iran inaugurates 2 nuke projects
Iran’s Ahmadinejad Orders Immediate Launch of Five New Nuclear Reactors
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said his country has “gone nuclear” and ordered officials to “speedily” launch five more reactors.
Ahmadinejad was speaking at a ceremony to mark Nuclear Technology Day, as well as launch two uranium mines and a yellow cake production plant in the city of Yazd.
Navy Deploying Laser Weapon Prototype in Persian Gulf
The Navy [...]
Will Urge Israel to ‘Sit Tight’ And Let US Start War
According to unnamed officials quoted by Israel’s Channel 10, President Obama is planning to inform Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of his intention to attack Iran this summer, with June beginning the “window of opportunity” for his next war.
Secretary of State John Kerry said in a press conference earlier today that time is “running out” for diplomacy, and it seems [...]
Egypt was preparing for rival protests in Cairo on Tuesday, ahead of a December 15 referendum on a controversial draft constitution, a day after President Mohammed Morsi granted the army police powers, including the right to arrest civilians.
US sending 20 brand new F-16s to Morsi’s Muslim B’hood
Egypt opposition fears violence from Brotherhood
9 people were hurt when unknown attackers fired at protesters camping at Tahrir Square in central Cairo on Tuesday
A growing number of Syrians in the embattled city of Aleppo harbor bitter resentment towards the violence brought by the Free Syrian Army, prompting many in the opposition to suspect they miscalculated in their campaign to win hearts and minds.
Until recently, most neighborhoods in Aleppo had been relatively insulated from the conflict. But disparate militias of rebel fighters have flooded to the city in a supposed last stand with the regime. The [...]
Paul Craig Roberts
July 27, 2012
One wonders what Syrians are thinking as “rebels” vowing to “free Syria” take the country down the same road to destruction as “rebels” in Libya. Libya, under Gaddafi a well run country whose oil revenues were shared with the Libyan people instead of monopolized by a princely class as in Saudi Arabia, now has no government and is in disarray with contending factions vying for power.
Israeli Troops Would Seize ‘Advanced Weapons’ From Syria
In an interview with Israeli Channel 10 today Defense Minister Ehud Barak confirmed that he has ordered the military to prepare for a full-scale invasion of neighboring Syria, with the goal of seizing weapons from the Syrian military, currently embroiled in a civil war.
Barak sought to justify the move, saying that it was possibleSyria might transfer “anti-aircraft missiles” or even chemical weapons to Hezbollah, a militant [...]