Al Qaeda has carved out its own country in Northern Mali bigger than the state of Texas and they have developed a new and growing network in Northern Africa. This will change the course of MENA policy for years to come.
Is this another step towards military action against Syria? Will the UN/NATO/EU/US seek to establish Humanitarian Corridors along with Turkey and the Arab League? -- With new toll, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay characterizes Syrian violence as civil war.
This is probably the plan regardless of which country would attack Iran. -- Iran plans to attack U.S. Air Force bases in Germany to disrupt supplies should the country become the target of U.S. air strikes because of its nuclear program, Bild newspaper reported, citing a probe by the Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
“What happened at the British embassy in Tehran was unpredictable. It occured due to the anger of some demonstrators over Britain’s policies regarding the Islamic republic,” BULL CRAP!!! Oh, and if Britain closed down its embassy in Tehran and then kicked the Iranians out of London, then what "reciprocal action" can be taken by the Iranians? Curious... -- Iran today warned that it will take measures against Britain after its decision to close the Islamic republic's embassy in London, a foreign ministry spokesman said.
More sanctions or something with more force? What do you guys think? -- Discussion of new moves against Iran is expected to dominate a meeting of EU foreign ministers, in the wake of the UK's expulsion of Iranian diplomats.
This is going to work out swell... for Christians, Jews, and moderate Muslims. No, really, it is. Seriously. OK, you're right, it won't. -- CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians will hear results of their first free election in six decades on Thursday, with the Muslim Brotherhood expecting to pick up two-fifths of the vote for an assembly that might...
Yup -- LONDON (Reuters) - As Syria's uprising escalates into outright civil war and begins to drag in other states, it risks fuelling not only wider regional confrontation but also growing antagonism between...
Will Russia and China abstain or veto the UNSC vote for military intervention when it comes (because it hasn't come, yet)? That is the question. -- Division among UN Security Council members on the situation in Syria grows deeper. While Moscow insists on a compromise to end the crisis without any ultimatums, the US and Germany reiterate their calls for the body to act on Damascus.
This makes two - France and Switzerland - calling for "humanitarian corridors." And with new reports coming out from the UN of "crimes against humanity" committed by the Bashar al-Assad regime, the stage is getting set for what is being called Libya 2.0. But it's really not Libya 2.0 when the Russians have stationed some 6 or 7 ships, including their aircraft carrier, off of Syria's coast and providing them with additional weaponry, such as the S-300 air defense system. It definitely will not be Libya 2.0.
Urgent measures "for the international community to take action to protect the civilian population in Syria..." Hmmm... it sounds like the UN is beginning to invoke the 'Responsibility to Protect Doctrine'. Would you agree? -- United Nations Human Rights head Navi Pillay says 4,000 dead, including 307 children, and 14,000 detained in Syria; Opposition group says military deserters storm Air Force Intelligence center.
This could mean two things: First, and definitely a desired outcome, is that the Iranian will be more and more isolated; Second, is the preparation for an overt military attack? Also, with Iran becoming more isolated from the West, the Iranians will seek to strengthen their ties with Russia and China, which will also hurt the West in the long-term, for sure. -- Iran may lose all posted EU ambassadors as European countries begin recalling their embassy staff from the country. According to French FM Alain Juppe, Europe will act in a response to the attacks on the British diplomatic missions in Tehran.
If you have a link to this report, I sure would love to read it. -- An unconventional project by US university students has concluded that China's nuclear arsenal could be many times larger than current estimates, drawing the attention of Pentagon analysts.
There is no doubt that this is happening -- Force is being used to attempt to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons program. On Monday, an explosion rocked the city of Isfahan in western Iran, site of a conversion facility that prepares uranium for enrichment at other sites.
Anybody worried? This video says it all, ladies and gentlemen. Indeed the board is set and the pieces are moving -- Fast forward to 2:08: "It is puzzling to some that Major General Zhang Zhaozhong, a professor from the Chinese National Defense University, said China will not hesitate to protect Iran even with a third World War...
Will more sanctions actually work? The United States and Germany are leading renewed Western calls for the United Nations Security Council to take action in response to alleged atrocities committed by Syrian regime forces agains...
If you build it, we build it! The Cold War is back! New Russian radar system, which is "capable of working in connection with Moscow's missile defense system," has been made operational in Kaliningrad and "protects from missile attacks and covers all Europe and Atlantic." Since the Russian system covers Europe and the Atlantic, are they saying that NATO and the US are a threat? We've built our Eurpoean Missile Defense System to defend against Iran and other rogue states, so they say (ha, ya right, it's there for all threats, period).