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Has Obama Changed His Mind About Syria? » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Has Obama Changed His Mind About Syria? » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The ISIS siege of Kobane continued overnight while cities across Turkey were set ablaze by Kurdish protestors. At least 19 civilians were killed by Turkish riot police who were trying to disperse angry crowds that had gathered to protest the government’s unwillingness to defend the predominantly Kurdish city. According to Hurriyet, “The worst violence was seen in Diyarbakır during a reported gunfight between the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) supporters and Hizbullah, a radical Islamist group whose members are mostly Kurdish and who allegedly aided the state in the torture and killing of Kurdish activists in the 1990s.” (Hurriyet)

Although the Turkish Parliament approved a measure to allow the government to carry out cross-border attacks on ISIS, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not yet ordered its tanks and troops into battle. Erdogan has been dragging his feet so that ISIS will prevail over Kobane’s Kurdish fighters thus ending their struggle for autonomy and independence. This is why the reaction among Turkish Kurds has been so ferocious; it’s because Erdogan is using the Sunni radicals as a proxy army to batter the Kurds into submission. A scathing op-ed in last night’s Hurriyet summarized Erdogan’s tacit support for ISIS like this:
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Again the Peace Prize Not for Peace | #Malala #Kailash #Nobel

Again the Peace Prize Not for Peace | #Malala #Kailash #Nobel | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Nobel Peace Prize is required by Alfred Nobel's will, which created it, to go to "the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." The Nobel Committee insists on awarding the prize to either a leading maker of war or a person who has done some good work in an area other than peace.
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Anything that flies on anything that move By John Pilger

Anything that flies on anything that move By John Pilger | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
In transmitting President Richard Nixon's orders for a "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, "Anything that flies on everything that moves". As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the orchestrated hysteria and lies make one almost nostalgic for Kissinger's murderous honesty.

As a witness to the human consequences of aerial savagery - including the beheading of victims, their parts festooning trees and fields - I am not surprised by the disregard of memory and history, yet again. A telling example is the rise to power of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge, who had much in common with today's Islamic
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CrossTalk: Operation ‘Occupy Central’ (ft Pepe Escobar)

What is it all about? Hong Kong’s democracy? Or its relationship with Beijing? Why all the outside meddling and documented American involvement with the prot...
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Pepe Escobar, New Silk Roads and an Alternate Eurasian Century | TomDispatch

Pepe Escobar, New Silk Roads and an Alternate Eurasian Century | TomDispatch | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
A specter haunts the fast-aging “New American Century”: the possibility of a future Beijing-Moscow-Berlin strategic trade and commercial alliance. Let’s call it the BMB.

Its likelihood is being seriously discussed at the highest levels in Beijing and Moscow, and viewed with interest in Berlin, New Delhi, and Tehran. But don’t mention it inside Washington’s Beltway or at NATO headquarters in Brussels. There, the star of the show today and tomorrow is the new Osama bin Laden: Caliph Ibrahim, aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive, self-appointed beheading prophet of a new mini-state and movement that has provided an acronym feast -- ISIS/ISIL/IS -- for hysterics in Washington and elsewhere.
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Niqash - society - In Iraqi Classrooms, Sunni Muslim Extremists Ban Evolution, Patriotism And Literature

Niqash - society - In Iraqi Classrooms, Sunni Muslim Extremists Ban Evolution, Patriotism And Literature | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Debate: US dubious mission in Syria ( with Pepe Escobar)

Debate: US dubious mission in Syria ( with Pepe Escobar) | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
This edition of The Debate discusses the real intention of the United States in Syria and Iraq.
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British hostage David Bolam freed after being held by militants in Libya

British hostage David Bolam freed after being held by militants in Libya | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
A British teacher who was being held hostage by militants in Libya has been released.
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Gaddafi was killed by French secret serviceman on orders of Nicolas Sarkozy, sources claim

Gaddafi was killed by French secret serviceman on orders of Nicolas Sarkozy, sources claim | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The motive, according to well-placed sources in the North African country, was to stop Gaddafi being interrogated about his highly suspicious links with Sarkozy.
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This War is Not Aimed at ISIS, But at Assad By Dan Glazbrook » CounterPunch:

This War is Not Aimed at ISIS, But at Assad By Dan Glazbrook » CounterPunch: | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Watching the debate in the British parliament last Thursday, over whether Britain should, yet again, launch aerial attacks against the long-suffering people of Iraq, it was striking just how much admission there was of the failure of Britain’s policy in the region hitherto.

That ISIS have been emboldened, or even created, by the West’s insistence on supporting the armed insurgency in Syria over the past three years – pouring money, weapons and training (including even in public relations) into the hands of fighters of all shades – was admitted again and again by MPs from all parties, as was the reality that it was precisely the dysfunctional state bequeathed by the occupation that had allowed ISIS to take root in Iraq. But those very same MPs then almost all went on to explain that would be voting (‘reluctantly’, ‘with a heavy heart’, etc etc etc) for the government’s motion. The implicit argument was that, yes, we have being doing the wrong thing for the past three years (or past eleven years); but now we have a chance to put it right; indeed it is precisely because we helped create the ‘beast’ that we must now help to kill it.
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Spanish diplomat stabbed to death in Sudan

Spanish diplomat stabbed to death in Sudan | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Head of Spanish embassys visa section was killed at his home in affluent Garden City suburb of Sudanese capital KhartoumA Spanish diplomat has been found stabbed to death in his home in Sudans capital, Khartoum.
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Behind the anti-terror alibi, the gas war in the Levant, by Thierry Meyssan

Behind the anti-terror alibi, the gas war in the Levant, by Thierry Meyssan | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Though everyone adheres to Washington and its Gulf allies' anti-terrorist discourse, everyone understands that it is only a rhetorical justification for a war that has other purposes.
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“Behind Every Worker is a Family” » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

“Behind Every Worker is a Family” » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
“Behind Every Worker is a Family”
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Mainstream German Reporter: "Most Journalists Are CIA Operatives"

Mainstream German Reporter: "Most Journalists Are CIA Operatives" | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
From what I gather through a little research he may be a racist, but that might be inaccurate so I won't label him as such, and I suppose that would be no reason to disbelieve his story either, as ...
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Making and Escalating the Ukrainian Civil War, West and East - Fair Observer

Making and Escalating the Ukrainian Civil War, West and East - Fair Observer | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Without a positive and constructive effort from the West, Russia and Ukraine might not be able to resolve the current conflict.
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‘US not serious about defeating ISIL’ Dan Glazebrook

‘US not serious about defeating ISIL’ Dan Glazebrook | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
An analyst says the US and its allies are not serious about defeating ISIL despite their claims.
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VIDEO » Libya’s Ansar al-Shariah militants parade with ISIS flags in the eastern city of Derna.

VIDEO » Libya’s Ansar al-Shariah militants parade with ISIS flags in the eastern city of Derna. | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Libya soldiers killed in new Benghazi battle - News24

Libya soldiers killed in new Benghazi battle - News24 | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
At least 12 Libyan soldiers have been killed and 45 wounded in fresh clashes with Islamist militants near the airport of the eastern city of Benghazi, a medic says.
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The 4th border security brigade has... - The Libya Observer | Facebook

The 4th border security brigade has arrested a number of wanted criminals and Gaddafi loyalists while they were about to cross the Libyan desert borders.
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Parents of US hostage Peter Kassig appeal to Isis for his release

Parents of US hostage Peter Kassig appeal to Isis for his release | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Mother of aid worker mentions sons conversion to Islam Pakistani Taliban declares allegiance to Isis Isis warns US hostage Peter Kassig will be next to dieUS jets attack Isis as Turkish leader rebukes BidenIsis video shows murder of Briton Alan...
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Islamism, ideology or a political vacuum? - Ahram Online

Islamism, ideology or a political vacuum? - Ahram Online | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Egypt-rsquo;s-upcoming-parliamentary-elections-may-see-a-division-between-the-Islamists-and-civic-forces-filling-the-vacuum-left-by-the-Mubarak-rsquo;s-regime-rsquo;s-former-ruling-party,-writes-Heba-Sewilam...
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▶ CrossTalk: Washington's Mischief - YouTube

Is the violence in the Middle East a product of Washington's foreign policy? Is military intervention a genetic trait of US presidents? Where is the public d...
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Libya army declares ceasefire - News24

Libya army declares ceasefire - News24 | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Libyan army has declared a halt to military operations 'on all fronts,' local media say.
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