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Obama has turned Putin into the world's most powerful leader

Obama has turned Putin into the world's most powerful leader | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The baton was officially transferred Monday to the world’s new sole superpower — and Vladimir Putin willingly picked it up. President Obama (remember him?) embraced the ideals espoused by the Unite...
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12 MSF staff, 7 patients killed in Kunduz attack, US admits airstrike 'in vicinity' of hospital

12 MSF staff, 7 patients killed in Kunduz attack, US admits airstrike 'in vicinity' of hospital | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
A hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz was hit in an overnight aerial attack that killed at least 19 people, including nine Medecins Sans Frontieres staff and three children. The US has confirmed that it conducted an airstrike “in the vicinity” of the hospital.
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Blair to Gaddafi: I Just Called to Say... 'Find a Safe Place'

Blair to Gaddafi: I Just Called to Say... 'Find a Safe Place' | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Former British Prime Minister and Middle East Peace Envoy, Tony Blair told former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi to find a safe place to hide amid pro-democracy protests across Libya.
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GOOD NEWS »» Russian Air Force to Strike All Terrorist Organizations in Syria

GOOD NEWS »» Russian Air Force to Strike All Terrorist Organizations in Syria | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad said that the Russian Armed Forces will attack all the terrorist organizations present in Syria, including the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra.
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Russia Moves to Stabilize the Mideast Region not ‘Destroy It Like US’

Russia Moves to Stabilize the Mideast Region not ‘Destroy It Like US’ | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Russia has conducted its first airstrike against ISIL militants in Syria. The Russian Ministry of Defense says the operation took place in the Arab republic’s third largest city of Homs, which is a central link between the interior cities and the Mediterranean coast.
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SONS OF MALCOLM: WHY RUSSIA IS NOT AN IMPERIALIST COUNTRY By Sukant Chandan

SONS OF MALCOLM: WHY RUSSIA IS NOT AN IMPERIALIST COUNTRY By Sukant Chandan | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
With Russia being invited by the Syrian government to step up in assisting countering and defeating Britain, France and the USA's deaths squads in the country, with this relative upsurge in the defence of Syria that has been resisting a combined global imperialist attack against it for over 4 years, we hear those who echo the leading Nato powers in claiming Russia is an 'imperialist' country, or "Russian militarism" to quote a well known english left leader at the moment. It is not anything of the sort. Here I attempt to lay out why it is not, and why the western, actually imperialist or neocolonial left, seek to state that it is:

Colonialism, empires, and 'imperialism' is an ancient phenomenon, whose common nature includes the acquisition of lands beyond the original state, this acquisition is done through violence, but the degree of violence and state craft depends from incident to incident, and varies according to each empire and its historical moment(s). Nearly every region of the world has seen such empires for millennium. That's not to justify them at all, its just a fact. On an ethical level of judgement, I oppose all empires and colonialism, none of them should be a model for us today, and historically especially in the modern world many of our peoples have to overcome the legacies of these empires made much worse by the colonial experience which tended to (and continues) to champion and celebrate them but distorts them into a mirror reflection of european colonialism, and then encourages us to internalise them and then project that onto ourselves and others.
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Syria 'in a state of complete war' with terrorism - Assad (FULL INTERVIEW) - YouTube

As the Syrian crisis enters its fifth year, tension in the country is still growing. Bashar Assad, the President of Syria, gives an interview to key Russian ...
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Russia goes to war with ISIS: Why and how?

Russia goes to war with ISIS: Why and how? | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Moscow is now getting ready to use its military in Syria. RT explains why Russia is engaging, who it is going to fight, how and for how long.
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British Collusion with Death Squads in the Muslim World By Sukant Chandan

British Collusion with Death Squads in the Muslim World By Sukant Chandan | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The British state has long been adept at cultivating fascistic forces in oppressed countries, the most infamous examples of this collaboration being the British open support for the misnamed Mujahideen (‘warriors of the faith’) in Afghanistan during the 1980s and also the British state’s role backing Loyalist sectarian death squads in the occupied six countries in the period of the ‘Troubles’. What was perhaps a slow trickle of events a decade ago has in more recent years turned into a tsunami of revelations alluding to Britain’s seemingly deep and extensive role in supporting death squads in the Muslim world. Having learnt lessons from its experiences in collusion in Afghanistan and Ireland, the British state appears to be applying a more complex and sophisticated strategy towards the current death squads in the Muslim world, some of whom are known more popularly as ‘Al Qaeda’, ‘Jabhat Nusra’, and ‘Isis’/’IS’/’Isil’/’Islamic State’.
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Checkmate - Pepe Escobar

Checkmate - Pepe Escobar | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s message at the UN General Assembly was stark; either sovereign states get together in a broad coalition against all forms of terror, and the principle of statehood is respected as enshrined in the UN charter - or there will be chaos.
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Escobar: US-led coalition can't defeat ISIS without Syria and Russia

The threat from terrorism was, of course, one of the main issues of President Obama's address to the General Assembly. He also called for a united fight agai...
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Wherever US used force bypassing UN, countries suffered – Lavrov to RT

Wherever US used force bypassing UN, countries suffered – Lavrov to RT | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The US-led coalition is bombing Islamic State in Syria with no UN Security Council mandate or invitation by Damascus. Historically, whenever Washington used force with no UN consent, they did great harm, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told RT.
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Wrong wars, wrong enemies: Time to follow Russia's lead against ISIS

Wrong wars, wrong enemies: Time to follow Russia's lead against ISIS | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
What happens when those allies you held closest to you turn out to be working towards your demise? Worse still, what if those truths you held as certainties were no more than a web of lies weaved by politicians to sell you on their wars?
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Blair urged Gaddafi to step down, flee to safe haven during Libya uprising

Blair urged Gaddafi to step down, flee to safe haven during Libya uprising | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Tony Blair encouraged Colonel Gaddafi to flee Libya and find a safe haven as the Arab Spring intensified and rebels raged against his regime, newly released correspondence has revealed.
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França abre inquérito a Bashar al-Assad por crimes contra a humanidade na Síria

França abre inquérito a Bashar al-Assad por crimes contra a humanidade na Síria | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
O Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros de França mandatou ao “Parquet” de Paris (Ministério Público) a abertura de um inquérito preliminar contra o regime de Bashar al-Assad por alegados “crimes contra a humanidade” cometidos na Síria entre 2011 e 2013. A investigação está a ser conduzida pelo Escritorio Central de Luta contra os Crimes contra a Humanidade, Genocídios e Crimes de Guerra.

A acusação baseia-se em cerca de 55.000 fotografias recolhidas por um antigo polícia militar sírio, que, até fugir em 2013, teve a função de registar as imagens de cadáveres de prisioneiros transladados para os hospitais militares de Mezeh e Teshrin, em Damasco. As fotografias foram reveladas no ano passado. Damasco alegou serem falsas, mas especialistas internacionais já confirmaram a autenticidade das imagens.
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Blog do Alok: Finalmente, alguma luz sobre os planos russos na Síria

Blog do Alok: Finalmente, alguma luz sobre os planos russos na Síria | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
O que não acontecerá:



Não haverá "O mais anunciado confronto da história recente" [orig. “Most Anticipated Showdown in Recent History”: nada de russos em operação em solo, nada de 'zona aérea de exclusão' imposta pelos russos (não, com certeza, contra EUA ou seus aliados!), nada de MiG-31s, nada de Forças Russas Embarcadas, nada de tanques russos nas linhas de frente, nada de submarinos SSBN (que transportam bombas nucleares) e provavelmente nada de significativa presença russa em torno de Damasco. De fato, não haverá, de modo algum, qualquer tipo de operação militar unilateral russa. Todo esse nonsense pode agora, afinal, ser posto de lado.



O que acontecerá:




A operação militar russa será legal em todos os níveis: os russos receberam pedido formal de ajuda militar do
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Putin Wins: US Suspends Syrian Rebel Training Program

Putin Wins: US Suspends Syrian Rebel Training Program | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Just hours after the incredible speech delivered by Russian President Putin at the United Nations General Assembly, the US has quietly announced that it will be suspending its program of training allegedly ‘moderate’ rebels in Syria to fight against the Assad regime.

Colonel Steve Warren told Foreign Policy that US forces were now looking to ‘re-evaluate’ their efforts, which the news outlet calls a ‘humiliating setback‘.

While the US will continue to support those rebels it has already trained and deployed, it will no longer deploy new fighters.
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Russia, Syria, and Western Media Disinformation - Eric Draitser

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on RT (September 30, 2015) to discuss the media reaction to Russian airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS/I...
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The Kurds’ Democratic Experiment

The Kurds’ Democratic Experiment | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
In Eastern Syria, a fragile de facto republic holds out against both jihadists and hostile neighbors.
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Libya’s refugee crisis is Europe’s biggest challenge; Is partition the only answer?: Sisci

Libya’s refugee crisis is Europe’s biggest challenge; Is partition the only answer?: Sisci | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The ongoing crisis of Syrian refugees in the Balkans, Greece, and Hungary in recent weeks has obscured and bumped from the headlines Europe’s greatest immigration challenge — which is coming from Libya.

The problem of people fleeing Syria is bound to subside, both because Russia’s new presence along the Mediterranean coast will bar or discourage departure, and because Germany and the pope have encouraged European countries to welcome the refugees. The “allocation” of immigrants will ebb and the ones already on the old continent will be settled.


Refugees fleeing the unrest queue up at the Libya-Tunisia border
But there has been no progress in Libya, the place from which hundreds of millions of poor Africans might want to depart and attempt to land in rich Europe. In contrast, Syria might “export” only a tiny fraction of those numbers. In Libya, it’s impossible to think that any European country could successfully try to put boots on the ground, as the Russians are doing in Syria. Nor is it possible to think of settling millions (not thousands, like those from Syria so far) of Africans on the old continent. It would cripple any country, and it would forever impoverish and bleed to death Africa by depriving the region of its most daring, entrepreneurial, and intelligent people
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In Brief: Putin's Address to the United Nations in 10 Quotes

In Brief: Putin's Address to the United Nations in 10 Quotes | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Putin delivered a much-anticipated speech outlining Russia's position to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. Here is a summary of what he said.
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Russia Can't Allow Syria to Fail, Because Alternative May Be ISIL – Lavrov

Russia Can't Allow Syria to Fail, Because Alternative May Be ISIL – Lavrov | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Russian Foreign Minister said that Russia cannot allow Syria to become a failed state because the alternative would mean an Islamic State [ISIL] caliphate.
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Assad’s enemies may be portrayed as opposition, but he fights terrorists – Putin

Assad’s enemies may be portrayed as opposition, but he fights terrorists – Putin | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The only way to settle the Syrian conflict is to support the existing legitimate government in its fight against terrorism, Russian President Vladimir Putin told CBS’s ‘60 Minutes,’ adding he wants to see a united effort to fight the threat in the region.
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