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Forget Democrazy, Give Me Safe Borders

Forget Democrazy, Give Me Safe Borders

By Sharmine Narwani – Thu, 2013-10-31 17:06- Sandbox Almost three years after the Arab Spring began its region-wide sweep – ostensibly in search of democratic change – scant attention has been paid to one of its most dangerous consequences: the fraying of borders. Weapons, militias, foreign Special Forces, smugglers, gangs and crooks now regularly traverse […]

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Israel Benefits as World Loses

Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think? –Peter Hitchens What started off as Arab Spring has turned morbidly into Arab Fall. What began as a seasonal description became directional and self-destructive. Not only have movements […]

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Consistency in Criticizing Crypto-Zionism

Journalist Max Blumenthal is one of those Jews who claim to defend the Palestinians by “disavowing” Gilad Atzmon. Atzmon recently published on his website a video of Blumenthal being interviewed, denouncing Atzmon as “anti-Semitic”. Atzmon countered Blumenthal with his customary sarcasm (1). Blumenthal is a leading member of the “hate industry”, a well-funded, Jewish-led movement […]

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Saudi analyst calls for intervention in Syria

The regime change the US and its allies were looking forward to carrying out in Syria, under the guise of protecting the Syrian people, is not happening. Ever since the painful defeat of the Western-armed anti-Assad forces in Qusayr by the hands of the Syrian army in June, it has become clear that Syria’s destabilisation […]

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Many Palestinian refugees, without any money left from their many travails, are forced to walk from the Masnaa border crossing near the Syrian/Lebanese to the Jilil Palestinian Refugee camp near Baalbec, August 5, 2013 (Photo: Franklin Lamb)

Lebanon offers Palestinians fleeing death in Syria

Posted on August 13, 2013 by uprootedpalestinians Ramadan greetings: “Eid Mubarak, dear brothers and sisters!  Yalla! Go back where you came from!” Franklin Lamb The Syria/Lebanon border crossing at Masnaa Many Palestinian refugees, without any money left from their many travails, are forced to walk from the Masnaa border crossing near the Syrian/Lebanese to the […]

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FreedumbAndDemocrazy

By Sharmine Narwani – Sat, 2013-07-06 15:19- Sandbox Freedom and democracy. How I have come to loathe this phrase. Two-lofty-words-and-a-conjunction bandied around by handmaidens of Empire: verbal grenades that can gut entire nations. When I hear “freedom and democracy” I instinctively look for cover – just as “Allahu Akbar” yelled loudly enough can now make […]

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Egypt’s Muslim Brothers: An Early Suicide

Egypt’s Muslim Brothers: An Early Suicide

Posted on July 13, 2013 by uprootedpalestinians By: Ibrahim al-Amin Published Friday, July 12, 2013  Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood faced a wide array of opposition to its rule from political, religious, and ideological spheres. Figures from these realms played a key role in toppling the old authoritarian regime, and have now succeeded in convincing the country’s […]

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Brotherhood; We or Al-qaeda

Egypt Orders Brotherhood Chief Caught over Deadly Clashes Local Editor Egypt’s public prosecutor on Wednesday ordered the arrest of Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie and other top leaders of the movement for allegedly inciting violence that left dozens dead, according to judicial sources. Leading Brotherhood members Mohammed al-Beltagui, Mahmud Ezzat, and Safwat Hegazi are […]

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Obama Backing ElBaradei?

Obama Backing ElBaradei? Posted on July 6, 2013 by uprootedpalestinians Franklin Lamb Beirut Al-Manar According to well-connected Washington sources, including a Congressional staffer whose job description includes following political events in Egypt, once it became evident that Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi might well be ousted by Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed  Forces (SCAF), it did […]

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A Warning Against Exaggerated Hopes in Egypt

A Warning Against Exaggerated Hopes in Egypt

A Warning Against Exaggerated Hopes in Egypt Posted on July 5, 2013 by uprootedpalestinians | Edit An Egyptian man, bearing a toy tank on his head, holds a cross and a copy of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, as people gather in Cairo’s landmark Tahrir square after a night of celebrations following the toppling of ousted […]

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Extreme capitalism of the Muslim Brothers

Slogan ‘islam is the solution’ to be put to the test The neoliberal policy of Egypt’s new president Mohamed Morsi looks very much like a continuation of that of Mubarak. It is increasing social tensions. by Gilbert Achcar The Muslim Brothers’ economic credo of free enterprise unhampered by state interference is more closely consonant with […]

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Angry demonstrations in Turkey through the night

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Turkey’s four biggest cities and clashed with riot police firing tear gas for a third day in the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years. For much of Sunday, the atmosphere in Istanbul’s Taksim Square was festive, with some people chanting for Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the […]

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‘Erdogan wanted Mubarak out, now uses his tactics’

Turkey’s Prime Minister – Recep Tayyip Erdogan – has acknowledged excessive force against protesters at Taksim Square. Professor Mark Almond, an International Relations expert for Ankara’s Bilkent University, says Prime Minister Erdogan might see a repeat of what happened to leaders ousted by the Arab Spring. https://twitter.com/Pete_Riches/status/340956576645009409

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Syria’s Civilian Suffering – Western Imperialism Resorts to Medieval Barbarity

This article by Finian CUNNINGHAM was originally published at Strategic Culture Foundation on-line journal www.strategic-culture.org. **** The human suffering in Syria, which has escalated from crisis to disaster over the past two years, is the nefarious work of Western governments and their regional allies. It is a simple, provable, glaringly obvious truth. Yet, the thought-control […]

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“Muslims” Attack Another Revered Shrine In Damascus

Written by Saeed Naqvi Millions of Muslims will, in the next few days, observe the birth and death anniversaries of Fatima Zehra, Prophet Mohammad’s daughter. But during this period, the world famous shrine of her daughter, Saiyada Zainab, outside Damascus – holy to millions around the world – will be in grave danger. That remarkable […]

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The Siege of Bani Walid

PART 4 OF 4 IN A SERIES OF REPORTS ON LIBYA There will be transitional national counsels imposed upon you and one by one you shall fall.” Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, October 6th, 2011, explaining how Anglo-American-Israeli-NATO criminals plan to divide and rule Libya. For over 30 years Muammar Gaddafi improved life for his fellow Libyans […]

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