Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced severing ties with Syria, shutting down the Syrian embassy in Cairo and withdrawing the Egyptian charge d' affaires from Damascus. Morsi, whose Muslim Brotherhood is bank-rolled by the U.S. government and Qatar, also urged world powers not to hesitate to enforce a no-fly zone over Syria.
Syria slammed Washington's claims that it had used chemical weapons in its fight against foreign backed terrorist groups, accusing the United States of "lies" based on "fabricated information". The Syrian government source said the White House's statement for trying to hold the Syrian government responsible for the use of these weapons despite the fact that "repeated reports confirmed that the extremist terrorist groups in Syria have lethal chemical materials in their possession as well as the technology needed to produce these materials and smuggle them form some neighboring countries."
His Royal Highness King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia left Jeddah for a private holiday vacation in Morocco according to Saudi Royal Order issued on Friday. King Abdullah would spend a month of holiday in Morocco and would return to Saudi Arabia when his health improved.
by Jason Ditz May 29, 2013 (TSR) - Israel’s long-standing habit of making bellicose threats in the face of neighbors potentially acquiring defensive weapons has reached a new level today,...
Listening to Western “governments” - otherwise known as criminal regimes led by war criminals - pontificating and pronouncing on Syria is like riding a rollercoaster of hilarity, absurdity and downright lies. Irish journalist, Finian Cunningham, has compiled a selection of the “best”, that is, the worst, of these Western talking points into a top 10 Western ‘hits’.
In America, TRUTH has no relevance. Only agendas are important. Any observant person can see this everywhere as volumes illustrating how agenda-driven writers across the spectrum will support the most improbable government stories despite the absence of any evidence simply because the government’s line can be used to support their agendas. We have reached the point where evidence is no longer required. The government’s statements suffice. Only conspiracy kooks produce real evidence as Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under Reagan Administration and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal, laments.
by Rob Call May 23, 2013 (TSR) - There is a growing trend for advertisers to tie products to lying. It's not surprising. There are plenty of TV shows, particularly...
It was enough for a high-ranking Israeli intelligence official to allege on April 21 that the Syrian government was deploying chemical weapons against so- called insurgents, for the infamous phantom to reemerge as the pretext for a possible military invention in that country. Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu did the same to Iraq 10 years ago, when the Zionists with George W. Bush administration assured that Saddam Hussein’s possessed weapons of mass destruction, an assertion that proved to be false, but left Iraq destroyed after the aggression of U.S. and NATO troops, and plundered its oil. Today, it's more complicated but same lines. US, France, United Kingdom with governments such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are banking everything on eliminating the thorn of Syria, one of the few secular states in the region, a defender of the Palestinian cause and strongly critical of Israeli expansionism, are persisting in arming opponents in order to foment chaos in the gas-rich Levantine nation.
Hacktivists are determined to shut down organizations who have been spreading lies and propaganda against the Syrian government and contributing to chaos and disharmony. In less than 24 hours after the Saudi Arabia Defense Ministry Mail System got compromised, the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked Europe's first daily web-based newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, a UK-based international news portal. Earlier today, the Syrian Electronic Army has compromised 8 Twitter accounts Telegraph news and Facebook account.
The US Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the agency's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organisations gather news. The records listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and for the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP.
Western journalism is manipulated, unprincipled and often driven by racism. Israel manages media coverage as ruthlessly as its occupation. The Israelis control and restrict who covers what in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Arab-Israeli conflict is covered most of the time by journalists with legal, familial or emotional ties to Israel. Many are Israeli citizens (though this is almost never disclosed) or married to Israelis, their children also being Israeli. This forces most Western media to get their stories through Israel’s tight media net. Stories are either written by pro-Israel activists, or by journalists who are Israeli or Jewish and have a political bias. In many cases, they rely on press releases issued by the Israeli government. The American media rarely reports on stories when Israel kills American citizens. In many cases, these pro-Israel “journalists” are conditioned and they censor themselves. They know what the IDF likes and dislikes. Combine that with talent and you have a very skewered media coverage that selectively decides what is and what isn’t news. Criticism of Israel is soft-balled. Criticism of the Palestinians and especially Hamas is augmented to 9/11 levels, writes award winning columnist, political consultant and Arab-American historian, Ray Hanania.
The Los Angeles Times doesn't have a firm grasp on the meaning the word "empire," which applies much more accurately to U.S.'s role in these foreign relationships outside its soil. A fact that might be better understood by the reader if L.A. Times' Richter had bothered to mention USAID's sordid history of bolstering U.S. imperial goals, and also fails to mention how for decades USAID has undermined popular democratic organizing in Third World countries. Perhaps, if Los Angeles Times mention any TRUTH, it might make USAID critics look rational, or even seen as defenders of democracy. Which is, of course, crazy–if your worldview requires that a belief that U.S. interests are synonymous with democracy as FAIR, the national U.S. media watch group, bluntly puts.