Anarchy and looting of the "democrats" imperialists justifies the actions of the Green Resistance - Tripoli : Kilani Finance Minister Abdul Karim said that this month will be a budget deficit due to low oil production almost 70% 1300 million...
Hmm. Russian warships amassing, Hizbullah threatening white settler zionist state, Iran threatening strikes, pro-Iranian militias ready to attack imperialist targets in Iraq, and now Syrian pilots ready for suicide missions. Not a very nice combination of forces in the face of possible imperialist bombing of Syria, whose ramifications I analysed here. - Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm
Syrian army may use kamikaze pilots against west, Assad officer claims At least 8,000 suicide 'martyrs' ready to foil US warplanes hand-in-hand with Hezbollah and Iran, says regime loyalist
The Syrian air force is considering using kamikaze pilots against attacks by western forces, a Syrian army officer operating air defences near Damascus has claimed in an interview with the Guardian.
The officer said 13 pilots had signed a pledge this week saying they would form "a crew of suicide martyrs to foil the US warplanes".
The Assad loyalist, in his 30s and serving with the Syrian army's air defence section 10 miles from the capital, said: "If the US and British armies launch a single rocket we will launch three or four, and if their warplanes raid our skies they will face hell fire.
NATO hasn’t enough airplanes and cruise missiles near Syria to inflict decisive damage on the country’s military, senior Russian military expert Konstantin Sivkov said. US-led forces entering Syria would mean total war in the Middle East, he told RT.
Doubts remain over whether Libya's national authorities will give Muammar Gaddafi's son a fair trial. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the former Libyan leader, has been held under guard by a militia in Zintan in western Libya for close to two years, as the new Libyan authorities and the International Criminal Court (ICC) argue over who will try him. After failing in a bid to prosecute the ICC's allegations against Gaddafi, it's time for Libya to follow its legal obligations and turn him over to the ICC.
The ICC has issued arrest warrants for both Gaddafi's son and Abdullah Sanussi, Gaddafi's former intelligence chief. The stakes surrounding a decision about which court conducts any trial are high, but if conducted fairly, these proceedings offer the possibility to determine guilt or innocence over allegations of the gravest of international crimes. Summary proceedings - without proper investigations or due consideration of the facts - would squander a unique opportunity to demonstrate and strengthen its rule of law.
How the ICC became involved in Libya
On 26 February 2011, as government violence against peaceful protestors in several Libyan cities escalated, the United Nations Security Council, by a vote of 15-0, adopted Resolution 1970 to refer Libya's deteriorating situation to the ICC. Resolution 1970 requires the Libyan authorities to cooperate fully with the court, even though Libya is not a member. That obligation includes abiding by the court's decisions. Libya itself has promised to cooperate with the ICC and has openly acknowledged that it is bound by Resolution 1970
Petrol panic buying in Tripoli after rumours of Zawia refinery closure Libya Herald Panic buying by Tripoli residents convinced that the Zawia refinery had stopped as part of the oil production crisis across the country has resulted in massive...
"Interviewer: Mr. President, Russia is opposing the US and EU policies, especially with regards to Syria. What would happen were Russia to make a compromise now? Is such a scenario possible?
President al-Assad: Russian-American relations should not be viewed through the context of the Syrian crisis alone; it should be viewed in a broader and more comprehensive manner. The US presumed that with the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia was perpetually destroyed. After President Putin took office in the late 90s, Russia began to gradually recover and regain its international position; hence the Cold War began again, but in a different and subtler manner.
The US persisted on many fronts: striving to contain Russian interests in the world, attempting to influence the mentality of Russians closer to the West both in terms of culture and aspiration. It worked diligently to eliminate Russia’s vital and powerful role on many fronts, one of which is Syria.
Only days after the White House suggested it was all but certain Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons to gas hundreds of civilians, United States intelligence officials briefed on the situation say the evidence isn’t all there.
Libyan militias' new strategy: Occupy Oil Field GlobalPost (blog) As a member of the Zintan Military Council, Lakhdar oversees some 3,000 or 4,000 fighters, including units that have been involved in clashes over security contracts to protect oil...
Traders are bidding up the price of oil hoping for a big return should the usual course of conflict-related events unfold: a spike in anticipation of war, in this case in Syria, followed by a plunge once the bombing starts and the market accepts...