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Finian Cunningham: France Wrecks P5+1 Deal for Arab Money

File photo showing closed-door talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council on November 9. The French deal-breaking intervention at the P5+1 negotiation with Iran may have been motivated by France wanting to ingratiate itself with the Persian Gulf monarchies for strategic economic reasons. Negotiations to resolve the nuclear deadlock and lift economic sanctions on Iran appear ...

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T. Rajamoorthy: The Origins and Evolution of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The agreement being negotiated by the US-led 12-nation regional trade bloc known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has engendered much controversy. Its origins can be traced to a little-known four-party free trade agreement concluded in 2005 by New Zealand, Chile, Singapore and Brunei. It was US participation and its subsequent hegemonic role in the later negotiations of this group (collectively known ...

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Tony Cartalucci: Tel Aviv Regime Strikes Syria, Again

Latest Israeli attack part of wider US-Saudi-Israeli strategy.  November 1, 2013 (Tony Cartalucci) - Israel and its Western sponsors have admitted to an unprovoked airstrike in Syrian territory this week. This is the latest of several assaults Israeli planes have carried out against neighboring Syria over the past year. CNN, in its report, "Israeli planes strike Syrian military base, U.S. official ...

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Finian Cunningham: Bloody Weekend Explodes Washington’s Contradictions over Al Qaeda and War on Terror

    It was a busier and bloodier weekend than usual for Islamic extremists linked to the Al Qaeda franchise, with hundreds killed in bomb and gun attacks in Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen and Kenya, as well as the ongoing war in Syria, where the same brand of jihadists form the dominant fighting groups trying to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad. This synchronicity is unfortunate for Washi ...

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Grant Smith: Five Dirty Tricks AIPAC Uses Against Congress

When you're already the biggest stealth lobby of any foreign government, respecting the law just doesn't pay.  Many lobbyists work aggressively to get their way on Capitol Hill by bundling donor contributions, passing inside information that lawmakers can profit from before ordinary investors and creating a favor bank. Some of those activities are unethical, but surprisingly few are actually il ...

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Paul Craig Roberts: The West Dethroned

“The European race’s last three hundred years of evolutionary progress have all come down to nothing but four words: selfishness, slaughter, shamelessness and corruption.”  Yan Fu September 08, 2013 "Information Clearing House - It only took the rest of the world 300 years to catch on to the evil that masquerades as “western civilization,” or perhaps it only took the ...

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Noam Chomsky: If the Nuremberg Laws Were Applied…. (1990)

A Lecture at St. Michael's College, 1990 September 05, 2013 "Information Clearing House - - If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged. By violation of the Nuremberg laws I mean the same kind of crimes for which people were hanged in Nuremberg. And Nuremberg means Nuremberg and Tokyo. So first of all you've got to think back as to what peop ...

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Finian Cunningham: Nobel Peace Laureate Obama Pushes War in Powder-Keg Middle East

Any notion that US President Barack Obama was «giving peace a chance» in his surprise announcement last weekend of not going ahead with military strikes on Syria was firmly scotched this week. The White House has gone into overdrive lobbying Congress members to back war action. Last Saturday, Obama took the world aback when he suddenly declared that he was putting his war plans on Syria to a Con ...

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President Bashar Al Assad´s Interview With „Le Figaro“

Photo: The Telegraph By Bashar al Assad September 03, 2013 "Information Clearing House - "Sana" -  Damascus, (SANA) - President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to Le Figaro. Following is the full text: Le Figaro: Mr. President, the Americans and the French have accused you of perpetrating a chemical attack on the 21st of August in Ghouta, which led to the death of hundreds. Do you have ...

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Deutsche Wirtschaftsnachrichten: Schmutzige Deals – Worum es im Syrien-Krieg wirklich geht

Syrien ist der Spielball in einem knallharten wirtschaftlichen Konflikt um den globalen Energie-Markt. Es geht um den Zugriff auf Erdöl und Erdgas und um die Währung, in der diese Ressourcen bezahlt werden. Die Amerikaner haben viel zu verlieren, die Russen auch. Der Strippenzieher im Hintergrund kommt aus Saudi-Arabien.   Die Amerikaner wollen den syrischen Machthaber Assad stürzen. Doc ...

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