Hillary Clinton’s appearance in Jerusalem may be little more than a show of solidarity.
Starting with the fact that she cannot even talk to both sides. The U.S. Government has labeled Hamas a terrorist organization, and as the saying goes, heads of state do not negotiate with terrorists.
That leaves Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the Fatah party and elected Palestinian President; though the title doesn’t earn him much clout in Gaza.
PBS newshour recently hosted Khaled [...]
This is Obama’s Red Line.
He’s says its “limited”; let’s see how far it goes.
(CNN) — The United States has intelligence that the Syrians have moved chemical weapons at various sites for security reasons, the U.S. defense secretary said Friday.
There has been “limited movement” at Syria’s major chemical storage sites, Leon Panetta said in response to questions from CNN’s Barbara Starr.
Syrian officials are reportedly moving their stockpiles of chemical weapons to [...]
What is interesting about this discussion by the Washington Institute For Near East Policy is that its primary purpose is not necessarily to debate the current political elements of the Iranian question.
They aren’t contemplating the viability or morality of a war with Iran.
Instead, they are attempting to devise strategies by which the government could CONVINCE the American public and the world that a war with Iran is the “right [...]
His name is Patrick Clawson.
How to Build U.S.-Israeli Coordination on Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout
Last Friday, during question time at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy policy forum luncheon on “How to Build US-Israeli Coordination on Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout,” the director of research at the pro-Israel think tank hinted that a Pearl Harbor-type attack might be necessary to get the United States to go to war against [...]
“We are in the game of using covert means against the Iranians”
Paul Joseph Watson
September 26, 2012
A member of the influential pro-Israel Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) think tank has brazenly suggested that the United States should launch a false flag provocation in order to start a war with Iran.
Speaking at a Washington Institute for Near East Policy policy forum luncheon on “How to Build US-Israeli Coordination on [...]
U.S. embassies in at least seven countries in the Middle East, Africa and the Caucuses are warning of possible anti-American protests following an attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, the Associated Press reports.
The killings in Libya followed demonstrations in front of Cairo’s U.S. Embassy Tuesday, where protesters tore down the U.S. flag and scaled the embassy’s wall. That protest was planned [...]
Aug 21, 2012
There has been ongoing speculation on the possibility of an Israeli-U.S. strike on Iran for quite some time. Publicly, the Obama administration has indicated that while military action was not off the table, it was also not the first choice of the administration. President Obama had hoped Israel would delay an attack on Iran until after the presidential election in November, but the Israeli government is [...]
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta heads today to the Middle East where tensions are rising over the democratic transition in Egypt, turmoil in Syria and Iran’s suspected advances toward nuclear weapons.
His trip to Tunisia, Egypt, Israel and Jordan has a security agenda, including new concerns about Syrian chemical weapons, along with election-season political stakes. Panetta is scheduled to arrive in Israel on the heels of a visit by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has appealed to Jewish voters by attacking [...]
Using Google Translate:
Opposition sources speaking to Zaman, the last two days about the identity of persons killed and taken prisoner gives an overview of the dramatic. That the vast majority of them Iranian nationals, some of them say that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards came identities. ”Now we are fighting with Iran formally”!
Stymied at U.N., U.S. Refines Plan to Remove Assad
“You’ll notice in the last couple of months, the opposition has been strengthened,” [...]
July 16, 2012
The “massacre” of Tremseh, Syria, reported with standard sensationalistic fanfare over the weekend by the establishment media is another war propaganda fabrication.
Billed as “Syria’s Bloodiest Massacre” by Newsweek and Bloomberg, the event supposedly occurred on July 12 in the Sunni Muslim village of Tremseh in Hama province. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) – an Israel-centric neocon operation that specializes in hysterical anti-Muslim, pro-war propaganda – mentioned [...]
By Eli Lake – The Washington Times
Israel’s cutting-edge missile defense called Iron Dome scored an 85 percent success rate in knocking out rockets launched against Israel’s southern cities in recent clashes with Gaza.
“Iron Dome in April became the first anti-ballistic missile system to be used in combat,” said Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States.
Israeli officials said the country’s two batteries of Iron Dome missile interceptors shot [...]
After 10 days of protest, Moammar Gadhafi has lost control of the eastern portion of Libya.
(CNN) — If the U.S. military were to intervene in an increasingly chaotic Libya, it would most likely be part of a NATO action in which Libyan bloodshed has reached a humanitarian crisis, analysts said Thursday.
As reports emerged Thursday about deadly clashes between leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces and anti-government protesters [...]