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McCain baffles Russian communists promising to respond to Putin's op-ed in Pravda

McCain baffles Russian communists promising to respond to Putin's op-ed in Pravda | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
US Senator John McCain plans to write a column for a Russian newspaper Pravda in response to President Vladimir Putin’s opinion piece on Syria in The New York Times that outraged some members of the American Congress.
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Kerry to visit Middle East on Sunday

Kerry to visit Middle East on Sunday | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Kerry to visit Middle East on Sunday. Israeli sources have reported that United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, will be arriving in the region this
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CIA delivers Weapons to Insurgents in Syria

CIA delivers Weapons to Insurgents in Syria | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
CIA delivers Weapons to Insurgents in Syria. The CIA has been delivering weapons to insurgents in Syria for several weeks. The arms deliveries began after
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Is America Like Adam Lanza? U.S. Drone Strikes Have Killed 176 #Children in Pakistan Alone

Is America Like Adam Lanza? U.S. Drone Strikes Have Killed 176 #Children in Pakistan Alone | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Americans should care when ALL children are murdered, even when we are the ones doing the killing abroad (with drones).
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‘Unexceptional’ US, Russia scrap over Putin’s NY Times Op-Ed

‘Unexceptional’ US, Russia scrap over Putin’s NY Times Op-Ed | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Russia and the US continue to trade barbs over President Vladimir Putin’s recent Op-Ed in the New York Times, in which he took issue with America viewing itself as “exceptional” and the dangers it posed in Syria and beyond.
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Syrian Army Takes Back Christian Town from Rebels

Syrian Army Takes Back Christian Town from Rebels | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
(AFP) - Syrian government troops on Wednesday beat back Islamist rebels and advanced into Maalula, a historic Christian town near Damascus.
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:) McCain will fight back Putin with column

:) McCain will fight back Putin with column | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
A Russian newspaper has agreed to publish a column by McCain that will attack President Putin.
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Putin Challenges Obama Responsibly

Putin Challenges Obama Responsibly | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Russia's going all out to avoid war on Syria. Vladimir Putin, Sergei Lavrov and other top officials are doing so responsibly. On September 11, Putin addressed Americans and US officials directly. H...
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Anders Breivik, Mass Murderer, Enrolls In College From Prison In Norway - U should sent #FSA too

Anders Breivik, Mass Murderer, Enrolls In College From Prison In Norway - U should sent #FSA too | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Anders Breivik, the 34-year-old extremist who killed 77 people in a bomb and gun attack in Norway two years ago, will begin studying political science through the University of Oslo, which The Guardian describes as Norway's "oldest and most...
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OPCW to Review Request from Syria

OPCW to Review Request from Syria | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

The Director-General of the OPCW Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü received a letter on 12 September sent by the Syrian Foreign Minister, Mr Walid al-Muallem, informing him of the decision by the Syrian Government to join the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and of the transmission of a legislative decree to the UN Secretary General. 

Syrian Deputy Minister Mr Faisal Mekdad called the Director-General today in the context of Syria’s decision and requested technical assistance from the OPCW. 

The Director-General informed the Deputy Foreign Minister that the Syrian request for provisional application of the Convention to Syria prior to its formal entry into force has been forwarded to the States Parties to the CWC for their consideration. In that context Syria’s request for assistance is also likely to come under review by the States Parties.

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PEPE ESCOBAR :: China stitches up (SCO) Silk Rd

PEPE ESCOBAR  :: China stitches up (SCO) Silk Rd | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

While the whole world was terrified by the prospect of the Obama administration bombing Syria, Chinese President Xi Jinping was busy doing the Silk Road. 

One has to love that famous Deng Xiaoping dictum; "Always maintain a low profile". This being the second-largest economy in the world, "low profile" always packs a mighty punch. Cue to September 7, in Astana, Kazakhstan's capital, when Xi officially proposed no less than a New Silk Road in co-production with Central Asia. 

Xi's official "economic belt along the Silk Road" is a supremely ambitious, Chinese-fueled trans-Eurasian integration mega-project, from the Pacific to the Baltic Sea; a sort of mega free-trade zone. Xi's rationale seems to be unimpeachable; the belt is



the home of "close to 3 billion people and represents the biggest market in the world with unparalleled potential".

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CrossTalk: Putin's Pitch

Is Obama serious about a diplomatic solution for Syria? Is he squandering Russia's role to avoid escalation of the war? What would the US gain from a strike?...
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Russia to expand Mediterranean fleet to 10 warships – Navy chief

Russia to expand Mediterranean fleet to 10 warships – Navy chief | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Russian Navy intends to build its presence in the Mediterranean Sea - particularly in the area close to Syrian shores - to up to 10 battleships, announced Admiral of the Fleet Viktor Chirkov.
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Mark P's curator insight, September 13, 2013 3:53 AM

I keep asking myself, did I go to sleep and suddenly woke up in 1960s? The question is, why now? why this show of force, so reminiscent of Cold War? How much is this a foreign policy shift or an attempt by Putin to improve his domestic standing? Many people will continue asking themselves - is Russia back as an international player or is this an accident of history?

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M of A - A Short History Of The War On Syria - 2006-2014

In 2006 the U.S. was at war in Iraq. Some of the enemy forces it very much struggled to fight against were coming in through Syria. The same year Israel lost a war against Hizbullah. Its armored forces were ambushed whenever they tried to push deeper into Lebanon while Hizbullah managed to continuously fire rockets against Israeli army position and cities. Hizbullah receives supply for its missile force from Syria and from Iran through Syria. Its long-term plans to attack Iran and to thereby keep supremacy in the Middle East depend on severing Hizbullah's supply routes. The sectarian Sunni Gulf countries, mainly Saudi Arabia, saw their Sunni brethren defeat in Iraq and a Shia government, supported by Iran, taking over the country. All these countries had reason to fight Syria. There were also economic reasons to subvert an independent Syria. A gas pipeline from Qatar to Turkey was competing with one from Iran to Syria. Large finds of natural gas in the coastal waters of Israel and Lebanon make such finds in Syrian waters quite plausible.

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Preempting The Next Round of Lies Against Syria

Preempting The Next Round of Lies Against Syria | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Preempting The Next Round of Lies Against Syria. What the UN report on Syria will say & what the liars in the West will claim it says.
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Russian Navy increases Mediterranean Task Force to Ten Warships

Russian Navy increases Mediterranean Task Force to Ten Warships | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Russian Navy increases Mediterranean Task Force to Ten Warships.
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Veterans’ Group Responds to President Obama’s Call to War :: Veterans for Peace

Veterans’ Group Responds to President Obama’s Call to War :: Veterans for Peace | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Ben Swann's Reality Check: The U.S. Government Created Al Qaeda

Ben Swann's Reality Check: The U.S. Government Created Al Qaeda | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Mirror of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcZKso_Z6M8 Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at how the United States government created Al Qaeda and yet in so...
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Manufacturing Dissent: The truth about Syria (Spanish subs available)

CLICK CAPTIONS FOR SPANISH SUBTITLES Manufacturing Dissent is a documentary posthumously dedicated to Syrian Palestinian actor Mohamad Rafea, who was kidnapp...
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El Zabayar: Mercenarios australianos en Siria cobran de 20 a 40 mil dólares | Correo del Orinoco

El Zabayar: Mercenarios australianos en Siria cobran de 20 a 40 mil dólares | Correo del Orinoco | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
La inversión de los países que se oponen al gobierno de Bashar al-Asad supera 1.200 millones de dólares, suficiente para alimentar parte de África
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Rebel Capabilities and the Damascus Chemical Attacks

Rebel Capabilities and the Damascus Chemical Attacks | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Why Syrian Rebels May Block CW Plan - #CW #Syria #FSA #Alqaeda #Obama #US #UN

Why Syrian Rebels May Block CW Plan - #CW #Syria #FSA #Alqaeda #Obama #US #UN | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Ironically, the biggest threat to plans for destroying the Syrian government's chemical weapons may come from Syrian rebels if they balk at a ceasefire and target UN inspectors removing poison gas canisters, a possibility that the rebels may hope...

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Enrique Ferro's curator insight, September 13, 2013 8:25 PM

Part of the rebels' inability to join the talks derives from the fact that thousands of radical jihadists have poured into Syria from around the Middle East -- bolstering the hard-line and pro-al-Qaeda factions already there -- meaning that the more moderate rebel groups may no longer have effective control of the movement.

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, September 14, 2013 7:40 AM

YEPS - each government presents the SLANT of "HISTORY" depending of what they want to achieve personally - this government does not desire to participate in war against ASSAD and produces one SLICE - Danish government does want this war and presents a totally different SLICE. When will be - the populations - be entitled to being presented with the ENTIRE CAKE = TRUTH?

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Ethical Compromises in The Higher Echelons of Government - By Jason Liosatos

Ethical Compromises in The Higher Echelons of Government - By Jason Liosatos | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

The higher up the political ladder one goes the bigger the ethical compromises one must make.

It is very rare to find people of strict ethical and moral behavior in the higher echelons of government. The reason is that the higher up the political ladder a candidate goes, then the more ethical compromises they would have to make in order to reach those positions at the top. Ethical compromises that good people would not be prepared to make, nor even tempted by with all the big money pay cheques. This is why we very rarely find high ethical and moral qualities in people in positions of power. John Kerry is a great example of someone ethically compromising and becoming corrupted and immoral as they reach the higher echelons of government in this video of him being morally correct in his younger days.

Very occasionally we have seen people of ethics somehow get through to the higher echelons of government, such as John F Kennedy, who was clearly threatened for his ethical and moral standards he tried to placate, by the ruthless money men, who eventually had him killed. He was too great a threat to the ruthless perpetuation of control by fear, greed, unethical, and unscrupulous misery and slavery for the population, by the heartless puppeteers above him.

Often in the earlier stages of a person’s political career, they can have great aspirations to bring about a more ethical and morally sound system, and I am sure a young, unsullied Tony Blair going door to door campaigning may have had such aspirations, but the further up the political ladder they climb, the more they have to compromise ethically in order to proceed.

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‘Legally speaking’ Syria is now full member of anti-chemical weapons treaty – UN envoy #Jaafari #UN

‘Legally speaking’ Syria is now full member of anti-chemical weapons treaty – UN envoy #Jaafari #UN | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
After the UN accepted documents from Damascus concerning Syria joining the Chemical Weapons Convention, Syria has “legally” become a full member of the treaty, Syrian UN Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said.
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