By Michael Collins
The assault on Damascus by Syrian rebels and terrorist murder of the Syrian Defense Minister occurred just as the Red Cross announced that the fighting in Syria was officially a civil war. This is an odd reward system for military action by the Free Syria Army. Commit enough acts of violence and you’re rewarded with special protections that apply in times of war. (Image)
The rebel Free Syria Army attacks cities and villages, disrupts the Syrian economy, and is in the business of suicide bombing. It has the material and diplomatic support of Saudi Arabia and the other oil oligarchies plus the big guns in NATO. So-called Syrian experts supporting the carnage are amply funded by United States sponsored nongovernment organizations. Continue reading
Posted in Military, NWO, Region: Middle East, Torture
Tagged arab spring, egypt, libya, oligarchy, saudi arabia, syria, United States, War Crimes
By Brian Dowing
That Osama bin Laden has been living comfortably in Abbottabad and evidently directing al Qaeda from there – all within earshot of a Pakistani military facility – has been a tremendous embarrassment to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), but it comes as no surprise to Indian or many other intelligence services, though realization in Washington has been too long in coming. Paradoxically, US intelligence’s recent success in Abbottabad has underscored a long-running failure.
Walk Like an Egyptian Better yet, imagine that you’re walking in their shoes and think about how you’d feel about the United States. If you’re 48 years old, Mubarak has been your “president”, read dictator since your 18th birthday.
You have seen election after election stolen by Mubarak and his cronies. You’ve seen the police assume the power to intimidate any opposition to Mubarak. If you’re enough of a threat due to enlightened political views or there’s a member of the police who has a personal grudge, you worry about being harassed, beaten, and tortured. Your country has made little economic progress. You can leave Egypt but you stay. Your future is limited unless you belong to the very small financial elite. When you and tens of millions of others for similar or more pressing reasons have finally had enough, a rebellion breaks out which rivets the entire world’s attention on the demand for self-determination and basic human rights. Continue reading
Posted in Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, MSM Shills, NWO, Region: Middle East, Torture, War and Peace
Tagged commodities, egypt, mutarak, neoconservatives, obama, rebellion, Resistance, the people, United States
By Michael Collins
The legitimate demands of the people everywhere have no color, nor do their revolutions. These are not the revolutions arising from staged events by the White House, the National Endowment for Democracy, and other meddlers. We are witnessing what Mark Levine called human nationalism. The people of Tunisia, now Egypt, are, “taking control of their politics, economy and identity away from foreign interests and local elites alike in a manner that has not been seen in more than half a century.” (Image)