Nov 11 09:53

France won’t dine with Iran unless wine is served

Guess who’s not coming to dinner — or even breakfast or lunch?

Ahead of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s landmark European trip kicking off this weekend, French officials reportedly nixed plans for a formal meal in Paris with President François Hollande following a dispute over the menu. The Iranians, according to France’s RTL Radio, insisted on a wine-free meal with halal meat — a request based on Islamic codes that amounted to culinary sacrilege in France, a nation that puts the secular ideals of the Republic above all else.

Nov 11 07:56

Russia to provide Iran with S-300 air defence missiles

Russia has signed a contract to supply Iran with sophisticated S-300 surface-to-air missiles.

The contract got the go-ahead after international sanctions on Iran were lifted earlier this year, following a deal over its nuclear programme.

Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia are all opposed to the missile contract.

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"Iran is not allowed to shoot back at us while we bomb their nation!" -- Nodding Yahoo

"Iran is not allowed to shoot back at us while we bomb their nation!" -- Official White Horse Souse

"Iran is not allowed to shoot back at us while we bomb their nation!" -- King Salmon

Nov 10 18:22

U.S. to Help Iran Rebuild Nuclear Reactor

The United States and other global powers are helping Iran to update and reconstruct a nuclear reactor that has been suspected of helping the Islamic Republic produce enough material for a potential nuclear weapon, according to regional reports and statements from the State Department.

The United States’ goal is to work with Iran to refit the reactor in such a way that it can no longer produce weapons grade material.

Nov 10 17:55

35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists

The U.S. is backing Ukraine's extreme right-wing Svoboda party and violent neo-Nazis whose armed uprising paved the way for a Western-backed coup. Events in the Ukraine are giving us another glimpse through the looking-glass of U.S. propaganda wars against fascism, drugs and terrorism. The ugly reality behind the mirror is that the U.S. government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world in its elusive but relentless quest for unchallenged global power.
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Behind a firewall of impunity and protection from the State Department and the CIA, U.S. clients and puppets have engaged in the worst crimes known to man, from murder and torture to coups and genocide. The trail of blood from this carnage and chaos leads directly back to the steps of the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

Nov 10 17:50

FLASHBACK: Sleeping With the Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11

A little disingenuous or CUDP on the blowback angle but I like the pics and the vids!

Preface: The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt. General William Odom – noted:

Because the United States itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics, the slogans of today’s war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world.

Odom also said:

By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation.

(audio here). Background here.

Nov 10 17:44

FLASHBACK: Al Qaeda and the “War on Terrorism”

Not to worry. Cause they are back. Those pesky Russkies are are enemy once again. Moderate terrorists are our friends!Orwell must be rolling in his grave.

One of the main objectives of war propaganda is to “fabricate an enemy”. The “outside enemy” personified by Osama bin Laden is “threatening America”.

Pre-emptive war directed against “Islamic terrorists” is required to defend the Homeland. Realities are turned upside down. America is under attack.

In the wake of 9/11, the creation of this “outside enemy” has served to obfuscate the real economic and strategic objectives behind the war in the Middle East and Central Asia. Waged on the grounds of self-defense, the pre-emptive war is upheld as a “just war” with a humanitarian mandate.

Nov 10 17:21

Russia’s military is proving Western punditry wrong

A thumbs up review of the Russian Military in Syria, its performance and weapons from the Brookings. Order out of Chaos You all!

Ever since the first indications that there were Russians encamped at the airfield in Latakia, theories have proliferated around Russia’s strategy in Syria, its intentions, and questions on just how far they (and others) will go. There are lots of things that these theories get wrong.

Many analysts have called Russia militarily weak, with some pointing specifically to its shortcomings in air and naval forces in Syria. But based on Russia’s battlefield performance so far, this assessment seems off: To the contrary, Russia has shown that it has the capability and capacity (not to mention willingness) to employ its conventional forces to achieve limited political objectives.
In the air.......

Nov 10 17:15

Russian MoD: Terrorist's tactics in Syria have drastically changed

According to local sources, the Syrian army and pro-Assad units are completing a local sweep in the Northeast province of Latakia in preparation for a major offensive against the stronghold of the group "Al-Nusra", mountain fortress city Salma.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman at a regular press briefing, informed a significant change in the tactics of terrorist groups throughout the territory of Syria.

Nov 10 12:59

Little hope of thaw during Bibi's first post-Iran deal visit to Washington

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is to meet US President Barack Obama on Monday for the first time in 13 months. Relations between the two leaders are strained by personal and political disagreements that have mounted over the years.

Nov 10 10:29

IRGC Commander: Turkish, Saudi Policies Buried in Syria

He then reminded that Europe and the US have been behind most tragic incidents in Muslim countries throughout history; they helped the dictators to rule over Muslim nations and they also imposed the Israeli regime on the region. General Salami underlined Iran's support for the oppressed Muslim nations across the world, and said today the policy of resistance is seen all across the the occupied Palestinian territories. In relevant remarks last week, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari reiterated that Tehran will continue support for Syria, specially President Assad himself as he believes in resistance against the US and Israel. "President Assad wholeheartedly believes in the resistance front and standing up against the global arrogance and the West; we do not know anyone else to replace him".

Nov 09 09:24

Netanyahu comes for arms and alms

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington now, trying to paper over his disdain for US President Barack Obama long enough to secure a new deal with defence officials to restock his nation’s armoury. There’s little love lost at a personal level between the two men, but Netanyahu knows he can always count on his friends in Washington, in the Jewish lobby, and in the Republican Party.

He is still smarting from the fact that the US along with Russia, France, the UK, China and Germany brokered a deal with Tehran on the future of Iran’s nuclear programme — a deal that he views as being the ultimate threat to the very existence of his country, with Iran having the means and access to technologies that could potentially give it a nuclear weapon.

Nov 09 08:51

Obama and Netanyahu's "Make Nice" Meeting: Bad for Peace, Bad for Israel

When Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama meet in the White House today, their goal will be to make amends in light of Netanyahu's unprecedented attempts to manipulate the U.S. Congress and the American public into opposition to the Iran Nuclear deal negotiated by six countries including the U.S.

But instead of Netanyahu repenting for what he has done and now agreeing to support the deal, the chutzpah-filled leader of Israel will seek new military weaponry from the U.S. and Obama has already made clear that he will be agreeing to new advanced military weapons. The Israelis seek U.S. weapons that will allow them to blast through the mountains under which some of Iran's peaceful-use nuclear energy has been developed. Their stated reason: to provide them with a way to strike at Iran should they determine that the terms of the nuclear deal be violated by Iran.

Nov 09 07:34

Russia to provide Iran with S-300 air defence missiles

Russia has signed a contract to supply Iran with sophisticated S-300 surface-to-air missiles.

The contract got the go-ahead after international sanctions on Iran were lifted earlier this year, following a deal over its nuclear programme.
Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia are all opposed to the missile contract.

Nov 09 07:28

Iran Asks World Community to Cut ISIL Crude Revenues

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the international community to trace and block the ISIL terrorist group's revenue sources, including its crude sales.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated the necessity for collective global efforts to fight against terrorism to prevent its spread to the entire Middle-East and other parts of the world.

Nov 08 18:37

Blair and the other sucker

Undeniably, Saddam was a brutal dictator. But the war, the preceding economic blockade and Netanyahu’s promised “enormous? reverberation on the region” are causing more human deaths than Saddam ever did, with a cost of between two to six trillion dollars to U.S. taxpayers.

Nov 08 09:06

Iran to US defense chief: Mind your words

“US Secretary of Defense [Ashton Carter] had better go over his past record in this position of authority and reconsider his bully-like and aggressive stances and talk more sensibly and circumspectly henceforth,” Brigadier-General Hossein Dehqan said on Sunday.

Carter had better “save the US more troubles like the ones it is already bedeviled by in Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen and [also] refrain from provoking the sentiments of the countries of the [Middle East] region by humiliating [them],” the Iranian minister added.

Nov 06 23:25

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

American people rarely listen to Putin’s speeches. Few opportunities to do so unless they go looking for it; They just assume their media is right and Putin‘s a “brutal dictator” who’s “trying to re-establish the Soviet empire”, end of story.

In western media Putin could soon find himself painted as the new combination Hitler/Stalin in a looming WWIII—another so-called “just war” which US will be “morally compelled to fight”, to “save the world from tyranny”. Christian dominionists will be calling it Armageddon—the final battle between Good and Evil before the return of the King!

Nov 06 23:21

Syria – Vienna-Geneva Peace Talks, an exploded Russian Airliner – and NATO-Trident Juncture

Why a foreign imposed transition? Transition seems to become a propaganda indoctrinated fait accompli.

Washington has been quite successful in its wicked embrace of Syria over the last few weeks. Just imagine, Kerry, in a propaganda-painted gesture of goodwill, forges the Vienna Peace Conference, this past Friday, 30 October. The results are inconclusive, but on to more talks in Geneva; no longer ‘Assad must go’, but rather the concession that “Assad is going to be part of any transitional governing body.” – Why a foreign imposed transition? Transition seems to become a propaganda indoctrinated fait accompli.

Nov 06 23:18

Why British Haste on Plane Bomb Theory?

Cameron and Obama are evidently being fed intelligence assessments of a bomb being stowed in the airplane's hold by terrorists.

British officials have made an unseemly leap to speculate on a terrorist plot in the Russian airliner crash over Sinai last weekend.

And Russia has understandably reacted furiously to the speculation, saying that it is too early to make such an assessment when crash investigators have not even compiled, let alone evaluated, evidence.

American officials, including President Barack Obama, are also now echoing the British claims of a bomb on the plane. The question is: why the haste?

Nov 06 20:56

NATO Invades Spain

The notion that the Pentagon would dare declare its own no-fly zone over northern Syria to protect a gaggle of “moderate rebels” from Russian and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) bombing is preposterous.

Fresh from its thunderous humiliation by the Taliban; its “liberation” of Libya for the benefit of militia hell; and while Russia was bombing the hell out of a Salafi-jihadi/”moderate rebel” constellation in Syria, NATO – in search for a “360-degree” response to Russia – resorted to invading… Spain.

Nov 06 08:11

Israel wants $5 billion a year in military aid from the US

US officials: Israel wants up to $5 billion in annual military aid
Reuters 4 Nov — Israel has made an initial request for its annual U.S. defense aid to increase to as much as $5 billion when its current aid package, worth an average $3 billion a year, expires in 2017, US congressional sources said on Wednesday. Israel wants $5 billion per year in military aid for 10 years, for a total of $50 billion, the congressional aides said. It has been signaling that it wants more money to counter threats it says will arise as a result of the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, which Israel’s government has staunchly opposed.

Nov 05 12:49

Basij Commander: US Should Pay Compensation for Complicity in Killing of 250,000 Iranians

Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said Washington should pay ransom for its substantiated back-up role in the killing of tens of thousands of Iranians in and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. "In the days when the Islamic Revolution was underway and after that and during the holy defense (the Iraqi-imposed war against Iran 1980-1988), over 250,000 Iranians were massacred directly by the US or by its proxies at Washington's order, and these US crimes can be proved based on undeniable and irrefutable proofs and documents," Naqdi said in Tehran on Thursday.

Nov 05 08:18


The President of Argentina – Christina Fernandez de Kirchener announced before the United Nations that her nation had been approached by an Obama administration official, Gary Samore, former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, requesting them to provide enriched nuclear fuel to the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2010. (Samore did not dispute this claim).

The request fell short when Kirchener asked for the deal in writing and Samore was never heard from again.

Nov 05 02:50

Deutsche Bank fined $258m for conducting business with Iran, Syria and Libya

Deutsche Bank fined for conducting business with three countries that have (had) no ?Rothschild? run central bank. The money from the fine is set to go to the U.S. Federal couldn't make this up if you tried.

Nov 04 10:23

Netanyahu Is Bringing a $4.5 Billion-a-Year Arms Wish List to Obama

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returns to the White House next week seeking to boost annual U.S. military aid to an estimated $4.5 billion and, his former ambassador to Washington says, unapologetic about trying to sink the U.S.-led Iran nuclear deal.

“It’s not going to be warm and fuzzy,” said Michael Oren, an Israeli lawmaker who was Netanyahu’s U.S. envoy for five years. “It’s about what we need to defend ourselves and what we need to deter Iran.”

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Since the 1979 Iranian revolution and the downfall of the US Puppet Ruler the Shah, Iran has been an Islamic state. In that interval of time, 1979 to the present, Iran has not invaded anyone. Not once. In fact Iran has not launched a war of aggression against another nation in 200 years. War is not their nature. People of all religions live in peace in Iran, even Jews, who find life so comfortable in Iran they refused an offer by the government of Israel to emigrate!

In the same period of time, Israel, a self-declared Jewish state, attacked Iraq in 1981, bombing the power station at Osirik, claiming it was a clandestine weapons factory. Subsequent examination of the ruins following the 2003 invasion proved Israel had lied. In 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon. This led to the Massacres at Sabra and Shatilla. In February 2003 Israel staged incursions into Gaza and Nablus. In September 2007 Israel bombed Syria, again insisting they were destroying a clandestine weapons laboratory. Again there was no evidence to support Israel's claims. In 2006, Israel attacked Lebanon, killing 1200, mostly civilians, several UN observers, and littering the landscape with land mines on their way out. In February 2008 Israel again raided Gaza, killing over 100. HAMAS agreed to a cease fire and kept it for 6 months until November 4, when Israel again attacked without warning, killing 6 HAMAS members, and launching operation CAST LEAD. 1300 Gazans, mostly civilians, were killed. Israel lost 13 soldiers. Violations of international law included the use of White Phosphorus incendiary bombs against civilians and non-military targets. The United Nations investigated, but Israel refused to cooperate. In May 2010, Israel attacked an international aid flotilla bringing food and medical supplies to Gaza in international waters. 9 people were murdered including an American from New York. In June 2014, citing as their excuse the murder of three teenagers in the West Bank (which even the West Bank police said were not linked to HAMAS), Israel launched operation PROTECTIVE EDGE, bombing Gaza into rubble, again refusing to cooperate with UN investigators, and ultimately refusing to keep to the terms of the cease fire.

In the same period of time, the United States, officially a secular nation but predominantly Christian, attacked El Salvador (1980), Libya (1981), Sinai (1982), Lebanon (1982 1983), Egypt (1983), Grenada (1983), Honduras (1983), Chad (1983), Persian Gulf (1984), Libya (1986) , Bolivia (1986), Iran (1987), Persian Gulf (1987), Kuwait (1987), Iran (1988), Honduras (1988), Panama (1988), Libya (1989), Panama (1989), Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru (1989), Philippines (1989), Panama (1989-1990), Liberia (1990), Saudi Arabia (1990), Iraq (1991), Zaire (1991), Sierra Leone (1992), Somalia (1992), Bosnia-Herzegovina (1993 to present), Macedonia (1993), Haiti (1994), Macedonia (1994), Bosnia (1995), Liberia (1996), Central African Republic (1996), Albania (1997), Congo/Gabon (1997), Sierra Leon (1997), Cambodia (1997), Iraq (1998), Guinea/Bissau (1998), Kenya/Tanzania (1998 to 1999), Afghanistan/Sudan (1998), Liberia (1998), East Timor (1999), Serbia (1999), Sierra Leon (2000), Yemen (2000), East Timor (2000), Afghanistan (2001 to present), Yemen (2002), Philippines (2002) , Cote d'Ivoire (2002), Iraq (2003 to present), Liberia (2003), Georgia/Djibouti (2003), Haiti (2004), Georgia/Djibouti/Kenya/Ethiopia/Yemen/Eritrea War on Terror (2004), Pakistan drone attacks (2004 to present), Somalia (2007), South Ossetia/Georgia (2008), Syria (2008), Yemen (2009 and 2015), Haiti (2010), Libya (2011), Syria (2011), Ukraine (2014), Iraq (2015), etc. etc. etc. etc.

So, who is the danger to world peace?

Nov 04 10:15

Iranian Demonstrators Condemn US for Nurturing Takfiri Terrorism, ISIL

Iranian people in different cities across the country participated in massive rallies, chanting "Down with the US" slogans to show their strong opposition and condemnation of Washington's hegemonic policies in the world.
Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani underlined that Iran will continue its support for the Syrian nation and government in their ongoing fight against the Takfiri terrorists.
Iranian Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shah Safi in a meeting with Deputy Head of China's Central Military Commission General Xiao Liang said the two countries should launch joint aerial wargames in the near future.

Nov 03 23:12

Towards a reversal of the situation in the Near East

The days of the « Arab Spring » are almost over. As of now, the White House and the Kremlin are redesigning the contours of the « Greater Middle East ». However, their agreement, which was concluded before the Russian military intervention in Syria, could still be modified by the changes in the balance of power. There is no proof that Moscow will accept the stabilisation of Syria or ignore the partition of Turkey and Saudi Arabia which are soon to begin. In any event, the coming upheaval will modify the status quo which has been in place for the last five years. Most of the powers implicated are therefore scrambling to change sides before the other players.

Nov 03 13:31

Germans Race to Capture the Iranian Market

Ahead of the planned lifting of Western sanctions against Iran, businessmen from around the world are visiting the country, and as one group from Germany discovered, there is no shortage of opportunities.

Nov 03 12:13

Supreme Leader: No Change in US Hostile Policies towards Iran

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei cautioned that despite the nuclear deal and Washington's claims, the US is still seeking to change the ruling system in Iran. "The reality is that the US objectives vis a vis the Islamic Republic of Iran have not changed at all and if they can, they will not hesitate a moment to annihilate the Islamic Republic but they cannot, and with God's help, they will fail in materializing this goal in the future too in light of industrious moves by the youth, increasing and deepening insight of the nation and Iran's progress," Ayatollah Khamenei said in Tehran on Tuesday, addressing the Iranian university students and pupils on the threshold of the 'Students Day' and the 'Day of Campaign against Arrogance' in Iran.

Nov 03 10:09

ISIS at the Gates of Vienna

History has a jolly habit of repeating itself as surrealist farce. Is it 1683 all over again, with the Ottoman Empire laying siege to Vienna just to be defeated by the “infidels” at the last minute?

No; it’s 2015 and a Caliph simulacrum – Ibrahim, a.k.a. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — has prompted a gaggle of world powers, lesser powers and assorted minions to converge to Vienna to discuss how to defeat him.

Westphalians, we got a problem. None of this makes any sense if Iran is not at the table discussing a solution for the Syrian tragedy. Moscow knew it from the start. Washington — reluctantly — had to admit the obvious. But the problem was never Iran. The problem is the ideological matrix of goons who metastasize into Caliphs: Saudi Arabia.

Nov 03 06:00

The Jewish Billionaire Behind a New Christian Anti-Iran Group

The Philos Project might be a clever example of astroturfing, attempting to portray itself as speaking for persecuted Christians while simultaneously promoting the aggressively pro-Israel agenda of a Jewish billionaire. If that was the intent, Singer and his employees should have been more careful in covering their tracks. If nothing else, the Philos Project stands as an object lesson in the eagerness with which neoconservatives try to create the perception that their views are shared by a vast, diverse constituency, which in this case is warning Christians about the imperial designs of Iran and the dangers of a nuclear deal between it and the P5+1.

Nov 02 09:47

Iran says may quit Syria talks, in worsening spat with Saudi rival

Iran said on Monday it would quit Syria peace talks if it found them unconstructive, citing the "negative role" of Saudi Arabia, in the latest twist in a spat between the regional rivals that bodes ill for efforts to ease turmoil across the Middle East.

Increasingly bad-tempered exchanges between the conservative Sunni-ruled kingdom and the revolutionary Shi'ite theocracy have dampened hopes of improved ties after the adversaries sat down for their first meeting to discuss the Syria war last week.

"In the first round of talks, some countries, especially Saudi Arabia, played a negative and unconstructive role … Iran will not participate if the talks are not fruitful," ISNA cited deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian as saying.

Nov 02 09:15

Saudi Arabia 'Moves Towards Forging Alliance With Russia

King Salman has been impressed by Russia's counterterrorism campaign in Syria so much that he is allegedly planning to come to Moscow before the year is out to "forge an alliance with Russia," Dr. Mordechai Kedar wrote for Arutz Sheva.

The oil kingdom is one of America's key allies in the Middle East but Riyadh and Washington have long appeared to be slowly moving apart. At the same time, Saudi Arabia and Russia have been increasingly interested in improving bilateral ties.

Kedar, who served at the IDF's military intelligence agency for 25 years, outlined four major reasons explaining this trend.

"The most important is America's weak standing in the region, obvious to all and exacerbated by Obama's announcing his retirement from the position of world policeman and the beginning of the American electoral campaign. There is no one to talk to anymore in Washington, especially now that it has become clear that the Iran Agreement is a 'done deal,'" he noted.

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Russia's successful air campaign against the terrorists in Syria has netted not only appreciation of the job they are doing, but also a desire for more geopolitical closeness by surrounding countries, such as Saudi Arabia.

Russia is a real game changer here, in the Middle East, and - as usual - Putin has deployed his military assets like the master chess player he is.

Nov 02 08:50

Israel requests extra squadron of F-15s

An additional squadron of advanced Boeing F-15s has been revealed as one of the elements of a so-called "compensation package" requested by Israel in exchange for the US government backing a lifting of sanctions against Iran.

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When Washington DC grovels before Israel, the whole world should take note!

Nov 02 08:27

DM: Iran to Give Unforgettable Lesson to Aggressors

Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said the Iranian Armed Forces are fully prepared to give such a crushing response to any possible hostile move by the US or Israel that they could never forget.

Nov 02 08:23

Deputy FM Warns Saudi Top Diplomat Not to Test Iran's Patience

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Sunday blasted Saudi Foreign Minister Adil al-Ahmad al-Jubayr for his "baseless" allegations against Tehran, cautioning him to be careful not to make its non-Arab neighbor run out of patience. "We warn Adil al-Jubayr not to test the Islamic Republic of Iran's patience," Amir Adbollahian told FNA after the Saudi foreign minister's recent allegations that Iran smuggles weapons to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
FM: Iran Resolved to Pursue Fate of Missing Pilgrims, Diplomat in Saudi Arabia. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed Tehran's determination to do its best to utilize each and every diplomatic potential and capacity to clarify the fate of the Iranian Hajj pilgrims, including a senior diplomat, who went missing during the recent stampede in Mina.

Nov 01 08:21

The Caliph at the gates of Vienna

History has a jolly habit of repeating itself as surrealist farce. Is it 1683 all over again, with the Ottoman Empire laying siege to Vienna just to be defeated by the “infidels” at the last minute?

No; it’s 2015 and a Caliph simulacrum – Ibrahim, a.k.a. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — has prompted a gaggle of world powers, lesser powers and assorted minions to converge to Vienna to discuss how to defeat him.

Westphalians, we got a problem. None of this makes any sense if Iran is not at the table discussing a solution for the Syrian tragedy. Moscow knew it from the start. Washington — reluctantly — had to admit the obvious. But the problem was never Iran. The problem is the ideological matrix of goons who metastasize into Caliphs: Saudi Arabia.

Nov 01 07:49

Iran ready to counter any malicious US, Israeli moves: Defense minister

Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says the Iranian Armed Forces always stand ready to respond to any malicious moves by the US and the Israeli regime.

The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue to “boost its defense capability” and is prepared to respond to any mischievous acts by Washington and Tel Aviv, Dehqan said on Saturday.

He said the preparedness of the Iranian Armed Forces is based on its defense doctrine and the need to counter threats and also in line with its policy to support the anti-Israeli resistance movement in all fields.

Oct 31 12:51

No-Guerra No-NATO Peace Conference in Rome

A Tribute to the “No-Guerra No-NATO” and pro-Peace Demonstration in Rome on Monday 26 October 2015

We, the people of Europe have to stand up against NATO. We must not let go.

As we know by now, the Soviet threat was a farce the western people – mostly the people of the US and Europe – were made to believe by a massive and continuous propaganda campaign, a western propaganda of lies – not unlike today’s anti-Russia, anti-China supra-multi-billion dollars Zionist-Anglo-Saxon media misinformation.

Oct 31 12:47

US sponsored ISIS Burning

Russia is putting on a display of fire power in Syria that is shocking the world and embarrassing the Obama administration.

“The tide of the conflict in Syria seems to be turning fast because the Russians have stepped in… The militants are in total panic. 600 militants have abandoned their positions… The Russian Airforce has been bombing the living daylights out of ISIS…”

Oct 31 12:44

Politics Extension of US-led War on Syria

If Washington and its allies were sincere about a political resolution to the conflict then why don’t they reaffirm their commitment to the Geneva Communique?

Russia’s military intervention in Syria is proving a decisive turning point in stabilizing the government of Bashar al-Assad, while racking up serious defeats against the sundry extremist mercenary groups. That is the assessment of US top military officer General Joseph F Dunford. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week:

«The balance of forces right now are in Assad’s advantage».

Oct 31 08:04

US Sending Special Forces to Aid ISIS in Syria

US forces who obey these illegal orders are giving aid and comfort to the enemies of America! Treason doth prosper when none dare call it treason. This is TREASON most foul!

Washington is desperate to find ways of countering Russia’s effective Middle East agenda - combining formidable military might against terrorism with trustworthy diplomacy, proving Moscow is a valued partner, polar opposite Washington, a rogue bully.

Obama’s pledge about no “American combat troops fighting on foreign soil” proved another of his many Big Lies.
US Special Forces will be deployed to northern areas - illegally without Damascus or Security Council authorization.

Unannounced greater numbers may join them. Their mission: aiding ISIS and other takfiri terrorists, putting them in harm’s way.

Oct 30 13:29

At Least 118 Killed in Iraq as Rockets Terrorize Troops and Iranian Dissidents

At Least 118 Killed in Iraq as Rockets Terrorize Troops and Iranian Dissidents

At least 16 rockets, but possibly many more, struck Camp Liberty/Hurriya, which is home to over 2,000 Mujahideen-e Khalq (M.E.K.) members.

Oct 30 13:27

Politics Extension of US-led War on Syria

If Washington and its allies were sincere about a political resolution to the conflict then why don’t they reaffirm their commitment to the Geneva Communique?

Russia’s military intervention in Syria is proving a decisive turning point in stabilizing the government of Bashar al-Assad, while racking up serious defeats against the sundry extremist mercenary groups. That is the assessment of US top military officer General Joseph F Dunford. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week:

«The balance of forces right now are in Assad’s advantage».

Oct 30 13:25

The Empire of Chaos is in a Jam

The no-fly zone in Syria already exists. It is run by Russia and Washington is unable to jam it.

NATO is desperate. The Pentagon is desperate. Imagine waking up one day in Washington and Brussels just to realize Russia has the ability to electronically jam — detect, trace, disable, destroy — NATO electronics within a 600 km range across Syria (and southern Turkey).

Imagine the nightmare of row after row of Russian Richag-AV radar and sonar jamming systems mounted on helicopters and ships jamming everything in sight and finding every available source of electromagnetic radiation. Not only in Syria but also in Ukraine.

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army units in Europe, was even forced to qualify Russian electronic warfare capabilities in Ukraine as “eye-watering.”

Oct 30 12:50

Iran jails Iranian-American in 1st arrest post-nuke deal

Namazi's arrest suggests that hard-liners in Iran could be trying to create tension with the United States in the wake of Iran's nuclear deal with world powers. That agreement reached earlier this year promises Iran relief from crippling economic sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program.

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Or, he was caught engaging in espionage or subversion.

Oct 30 12:02

Kerry seeks to test willingness of Russia, Iran to nudge Assad out

The United States aims to test Russia and Iran's willingness to push Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to leave power and their commitment to fighting Islamic State militants in Syria, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.

The official, State Department Counselor Tom Shannon, was responding to a lawmaker's question on why U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with a wide array of nations, including Assad supporters Russia and Iran, in Vienna this week.

Friday's multilateral meeting in the Austrian capital is the first to include Iran in efforts to find a political solution to end the four-and-a-half year Syrian civil war, in which at least 200,000 people have died and millions have been displaced.

Shannon said the Russian bombing campaign that began a month ago had markedly changed circumstances in Syria and provided an opportunity to gauge whether the Russians would be willing to try to convince Assad that he must eventually leave power.

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It is painfully apparent that the US's Secretary of State Kerry has NOT gotten the memo; or, as he has been talking with his Russian Counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, that he has just been sticking his fingers in his ears and singing badly, and is just not just listening. As reported today, at

Participants in the Syria talks in Vienna have worked out a document to settle the Syria crisis, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told journalists Friday. Russia is sure that the fate of Syrian President Bashar Assad should be determined by the Syrian people only, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. "There is no agreement between us [negotiators] on how to decide on Bashar Assad's future. Russia is convinced that the Syrian people themselves should address the issue in context of the political process," Lavrov told a news conference in Vienna.

Russia's position on this is crystal clear, here: the Syrian people, and the Syrian people alone, should decide Syria's political fate, period, end of discussion.

What part of this position is Kerry pathologically incapable of understanding?!?

Oct 30 11:08

BEX ALERT - Iran Agrees to 6-Month Transition for Assad

Trinity College's Vijay Prashad discusses how no Syrian voices were represented at the Vienna peace talks, but geopolitical interests were front and center

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And sure enough, Iran is denouncing this story as a propaganda hoax!

How do you tell when a politician is lying? Their lips move!

Oct 30 08:50

Iran's Top Commander: Saudi Arabia's Presence in Syria Talks Illegitimate

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi blasted Saudi Arabia for massacring the Yemeni nation and supporting the terrorists in Syria, and stressed that the Riyadh government with such a dark record should not be allowed to take part in the Vienna talks on Syria.
Iran Rejects Media Reports on Stance towards President Assad's Stepping Down

Oct 30 08:08

International negotiations on Syrian crisis open in Austrian capital

A fresh round of international talks aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis in Syria has started in the Austrian capital city of Vienna, with representatives from the Islamic Republic of Iran attending the conference.

Oct 29 12:53

Iran to send ‘fleet of warships’ to the Atlantic Ocean

Iran intends to dispatch “a fleet of warships” to the Atlantic Ocean shortly, the semi-state Fars news agency reported Thursday, quoting the regime’s navy chief.

“Our warships will soon berth at ports in the Atlantic Ocean,” Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari promised at a ceremony on Wednesday marking the return to port of Iranian warships that Fars said had taken part in joint drills with the Russian navy.

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If the US has a right to sail within 12 miles of China, Iran has an equal right to sail the Atlantic! But you know this will be denounced as a provocation by the US Government and corporate media!

Oct 29 09:17

Iran’s Importance for Resolving Syrian Crisis Finally Dawns on Washington

US officials acceded to Iran participating in Syrian peace talks because they are finally accepting the stark reality that Tehran is indispensable to ending the civil war in Syria, experts told Sputnik.

Oct 29 04:30

Civil Defense Chief: US Convinced of Inability to Attack Iran

Washington has come to realize that it lacks the ability to pose an effective military threat to Iran and has, thus, shifted its focus to soft war plots as its main agenda, Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali said Wednesday.

Oct 28 16:03

Ben Carson Dons The Beanie

In case you missed it, Dr. Ben "No American should be Allowed to Have A Semi-Automatic Weapon" Carson paid his obligatory visit to the 'Wailing Wall' wearing his yarmulke. Carson, the dim-witted glassey-eyed Irsaeli shill, has also said that the mllions of illegal aliens "uh, they could stay." He's also said "Al Sharpton and I Have the Same Goals." I am not kidding he actually has said all of those things. He just changed his party affiliation to Republican six months prior to running for president.

Oct 28 14:45

'Isolated Iran' Set to Join BRICS Bank

As US hegemony wanes in the face of dysfunctional domestic politics, foreign policy confusion, and a “lead from behind” mentality, the world has begun to transition towards a kind of new world order both politically and economically.

On the geopolitical front, we’ve seen a resurgent Russia take charge in Syria after the situation spiraled out of control, leaving hundreds of thousands dead and creating the worst migrant crisis in Europe’s history.

On the economic front, the BRICS nations have embarked on a series of projects designed to supplant the US-led multinational institutions that have dominated the post-war world.

Oct 28 07:48

Iran's invitation to Syria talks marks significant shift for US and allies

Inviting Iran to take part in talks over Syria’s future is a highly significant shift for the US and its western and Arab allies, and one that will gladden the heart of President Bashar al-Assad. It will be seen as another sign, following Russia’s military intervention, that things are going his way.

Oct 27 20:06

Iran could join Syria peace talks after US drops longstanding opposition

US reverses course on Iran’s inclusion in talks to end Syrian civil war in diplomatic move that could be crucial to ending four-year conflict

Oct 27 15:17

US officials: Iran invited to next round of Syria talks

Iran has been invited to participate for the first time in international talks over Syria's future, U.S. officials said Tuesday, a shift in strategy for the United States and its allies as they seek to halt the four-year civil war and eventually ease President Bashar Assad out of power.

Iran has yet to reply, the officials said.

Oct 27 12:58

Iran Warns US to Avoid Deciding for Others, Quit Supporting Terrorists

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham lashed out at the statements of her US counterpart John Kirby, and called on Washington to stop supporting terrorists instead of deciding for others.
IRGC Commander: Iran's Precision-Guided Missiles Can Destroy Targets 2,000 km Awa
IRGC Commander: Basij Forces to Stage Massive Drills in Kurdistan

Oct 27 04:55

Ben Carson's Closest Confidant, Business Partner, & 'Brother-Like' Adviser is Armstrong Williams, Rabid Zionist & Disgraced Paid Propagandist for Bush Administration

Armstrong Williams, the black man posing as a 'conservative commentator,' is notorious for being exposed as a phony who took money from the Bush Administration to push the globalist 'No Child Left Behind,' garbage. Williams is presidential hopeful Ben Carson's 'right hand man'- and much more than that. The two are intimately close, Williams has a room in Carson's home, their families vacation together, Armstrong employs Ben Carson's sons, and is Carson's financial adviser and 'business partner.' The rabidly anti-Palestinian Williams recently accompanied Ben Carson to Israel. Despite pretending to be conservative while shilling for 'No child left behind,' Armstrong also admittedly used his blackness and 'minority status,' as opposed to his merit, to convince the FCC to let him buy up more TV stations. This is admitted in official FCC filings and papers. Armstrong recently tweeted "Here we go again.

Oct 26 16:13

Ron Paul: Israeli Nuclear Panel Supports Iran Deal

Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission has endorsed the Iran nuclear agreement, concluding that it would prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The Commission joins dozens of former high-ranking security and intelligence personnel in Israel who agree that the deal is a net positive for Israel.

Oct 26 10:42

Ground Force Commander Warns Israel to Avoid Foolish Acts or Wait for Iran's Long-Range Missiles

Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan warned the Zionist regime against any aggression against Tehran, and said the Armed Forces' finger is on the trigger to destroy Israel with long-range missiles if Tel Aviv ever dares to put into action its boastful threats to Iran.
Iranian Parliament Condemns Israel's Atrocities against Palestinians

Oct 26 09:13

Iran to join BRICS New Development Bank – report

Tehran intends to participate in the BRICS New Development Bank, the Iranian Tasnim news agency reported on Monday, citing an Iranian official.

The Iranian Deputy Minister of Economic Development Mohammad Khazaee said at a meeting of a joint Iran-Brazil economic council that the country is aiming to join the BRICS bank.

Oct 26 04:16

Eeek! "New Pearl Harbor" PNAC Founder Bill Kristol Registers Domain Name

William Kristol, co-founder of the notorious 'Project for the New American Century' and signatory of the 'Rebuilding America's Defenses' document which called for a 'New Pearl Harbor' nine months before 9/11/01, has a dream ticket for the 2016 presidential race. Kristol registered the domain name on 9/8/15, coincidentally only three days before the fourteenth anniversary 9/11. Freshman Senator Tom Cotton just returned from Israel and a personal meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu nine days ago. Kristol, meanwhile, has been bashing Donald Trump and shilling for Ben Carson for president. This is identical to the way Kristol bashed Pat Buchanan in the 1990s while supporting his college roommmate Alen Keyes, another black neocon Republican candidate who is very similar to Ben Carson.

Oct 25 07:30

Iraq authorizes Russian airstrikes against Daesh

The Iraqi government authorized Russia to target Daesh (ISIS) convoys coming from Syria, a senior Iraqi official said.

The authorization for Russia to target Daesh inside Iraq comes amid security coordination between Iraq, Russia, Iran and Syria.

Oct 24 12:49

Is Hillary Clinton Above the Law?

She is simply incapable of telling the truth. Dishonesty is part of her make-up -

What did we learn from the Democratic presidential debates? We learned that Hillary Clinton hates Edward Snowden, loves the Patriot Act, and considers “the Iranians” among her biggest enemies. In short, we learned that she may very well be Lindsey Graham in drag.

And we also learned what many already knew: that she considers herself above the law.

Oct 24 10:18

FLASHBACK - Leader Of Iran’s Jewish Community Calls Netanyahu ‘Delusional’ Over Iran Deal

Haroun Yashayaei, leader of Iran’s Jewish community, took to the local media to strongly criticize the Israeli leader and voice his support for the Iran deal.

The opinion piece, titled “Your Time Is Over, Mr. Netanyahu,” was originally published in Iran’s Shargh Daily shortly after the nuclear deal was announced and appeared last Thursday in an English translation on Yashayaei, who is chairman of the board of the Tehran Jewish Committee, was blunt about his views on Netanyahu:

Oct 24 10:12

US rejected Israeli request for hardware to raid Iranian nuclear facility – report

Israel wanted to send commandos to break into the Fordo nuclear facility in Iran and sabotage it from the inside, WSJ reports. The US considered it a suicide mission and refused to sell Israel military hardware that could be used in such a raid.

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Obviously, public exposure of a raid by Israelis using US equipment would undermine the propaganda campaign portraying Iran as the evil aggressor.

Oct 24 08:27

Secrets of the Syrian War: October 2015

The greatest secrets: the West has no people on the ground in Syria to take over the liberated territories; the Russians still seek partnership, Erdogan has bitten more than he can chew, and ISIS is a phantom, after all.

Russians are enjoying their Syrian adventure. Twenty days after its start, their entry into the Syrian war has paid off and brought some dividends.

Putin has been very popular before the war, with 86% support in the ratings, and now his public support has gone through the roof.

Oct 24 08:24

The tide is turning against Zionist extremism

These changing perceptions are the result of the rise of alternative forms of media, which have broken through the mainstream media’s imbalanced and inaccurate portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

For decades, the one issue that has been the exception to the broadly progressive streak within American Judaism has been Israel. The Jewish state has received unchallenged support by most Jews despite its decades-long occupation of the West Bank and the pursuit of policies toward Palestinians that, were they practiced by any other country, would be overwhelmingly opposed by American Jews.

Oct 24 08:21

Merkel’s Faustian embrace of Turkey

If the EU, under Merkel’s direction, accedes to Turkey’s demand for setting up safe zones in northern Syria, then that has ominous implications.

Turkey is pressuring Germany to create “safe zones” inside Syria as a “price” for alleviating the EU’s refugee crisis. It’s a Faustian bargain that could escalate the Syrian conflict, where NATO forces could end up pitted against Russia’s military.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hot-footing to Istanbul last weekend was capped with a U-turn regarding Turkey’s much sought-after membership of the European Union. In a surprise move, Merkel announcedthat she was now in favor of pushing for Turkey’s accession to the EU, when only a few weeks ago she had reiterated her opposition to its membership.

Oct 23 11:33

Silencing a Whistle-Blower, Gladio B and the Origins of ISIS, Interview with Sibel Edmonds

So the role of these paramilitary units, funded, directed, managed, armed by the CIA and NATO was, during these years, in Europe and elsewhere, were to create terror events. You know, blow up bombs, um, gun down people, set, let’s say a shopping centre on fire, and then blame it on the communist net-communist networks. And they did hundreds of such operations. There are several good books from historians who have documented these false flag terror events, terror events that were created, implemented, brought about by the CIA/NATO’s paramilitary units within Eastern Europe, in Italy, and in Italy they were very big, but the biggest nation that they had the biggest units, we just had its own also office inside the Pentagon was in Turkey, and that’s where I’m from! (chuckle!) – the Turkish arm of the Gladio network.

So, they did all this and you’d think that once the Soviet Union dissolved in 1990-1991, the operation would have been basically shut down, because this was against communism so-called. That’s the uh basically the competition between the two superpowers, not per se the communism as ideology, it was the fight for the dominance – global dominance. But they didn’t shut it down.

They switched that and they changed the operation from – the original operation to Operation B, Gladio Operation B.

Oct 23 10:45

Iranian Commander: Mediterranean Coasts Frontline of Campaign against World Arrogance

"If the resistance front sustains defeat, then Iran will be the first target of the arrogance front". "The resistance front is the Islamic Revolution's front to confront the world arrogance," Fada said.

Oct 23 06:45

Baghdad Authorizes Russia to Strike ISIS in Iraq

The Iraqi government authorized Russia to target Daesh convoys coming from Syria, a senior Iraqi official said.
The authorization for Russia to target Daesh inside Iraq comes amid security coordination between Iraq, Russia, Iran and Syria.

Hakem al-Zamli, chief of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense committee, told Anadolu Agency on Friday that the measure contributed to weakening Daesh by cutting off its supply routes.

Oct 23 01:20

Putin: "There Is No Threat From Iran And Never Has Been, Just As We Said; The U.S. Was Lying." [Full Transcript + Video]

"Incidentally, today we have resolved the Iranian issue and there is no threat from Iran and never has been, just as we said...Recently the United States conducted the first test of the anti-missile defence system in Europe. What does this mean? It means we were right when we argued with our American partners. They were simply trying yet again to mislead us and the whole world. To put it plainly, they were lying. It was not about the hypothetical Iranian threat, which never existed. It was about an attempt to destroy the strategic balance, to change the balance of forces in their favour not only to dominate, but to have the opportunity to dictate their will to all: to their geopolitical competition and, I believe, to their allies as well.

Oct 22 11:04

"Proxy" War No More: Qatar Threatens Military Intervention In Syria Alongside "Saudi, Turkish Brothers"

Earlier this week, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir had the following message for Tehran:

"We wish that Iran would change its policies and stop meddling in the affairs of other countries in the region, in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. We will make sure that we confront Iran's actions and shall use all our political, economic and military powers to defend our territory and people.”
In short, Riyadh and its allies in Doha and the UAE are uneasy about the fact that the P5+1 nuclear deal is set to effectively remove Iran from the pariah state list just as Tehran is expanding its regional influence via its Shiite militias in Iraq, the ground operation in Syria, and through the Houthis in Yemen.

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Were I a member of the NATO high command, I would think long and hard about a war against Russia.

In 14 years and counting in the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, NATO has not made any strides toward what could be considered, in any military metric, as "victory" in this country; and here, they are fighting men with antique weapons and EIDs.

Russia has just demonstrated their remarkable capabilities in their assault against rebels in Syria, and some of their weapons, and jamming systems, have proven to work extraordinarily well.

And, upon the invitation of Bashir Al-Assad's government, they may well stay to insure its stability and survival.

A NATO/Russia war in Syria could well explode on to Europe's front yards; and Europe has seen enough war to not want this to happen.
There will be little possibility of true containment, should this war start.

But the US government has been enabling a potential war against Russia for quite some time now, because even though the stock market may be soaring today, the underpinnings of the real economy in this country are soft, and thoroughly vulnerable to the one tug which will trigger an entire collapse.

American politicians and members of the Federal Reserve, all pathologically incapable of taking responsibility for any decisions with negative impact, want to have a war against Russia upon which to redirect the seething anger of the American people when things utterly fall apart.

Please think about this long and hard, NATO High Command; you do not want to get sucked in here, no matter how intensely the US government pokes and prods you to declare war against Russia.

Oct 22 10:35

Iraqis Add Russian Guns to US Tanks for ISIS Fight - US Fuming

US tank, Russian machine-gun and reactive armor, Iranian ammunition - US is complaining this wasn't part of the deal

Even more embarassingly for the US the advanced US-made M1 Abrams tanks are being operated by Iran-backed militias

Oct 22 08:05

Leaked documents from CIA director’s email reveal thoughts on torture, Iran, Afghanistan

WikiLeaks has come into possession of the contents of CIA chief John Brennan's email account. Among the documents, from the period when Brennan worked in the private sector, are reports on Afghanistan and torture, and ideas for US policy towards Iran.

Oct 22 03:49

Secrets of the Syrian War - by Israel Shamir

The greatest secrets: the West has no people on the ground in Syria to take over the liberated territories; the Russians still seek partnership, Erdogan has bitten more than he can chew, and ISIS is a phantom, after all.

Oct 21 15:42

US has no choice but to coexist with Iran, CIA chief said in 2007: Wikileaks

The United States has "no choice but to find a way to coexist" with Iran, said CIA Director John Brennan in 2007, according to a new leak by Wikileaks.

Wikileaks published Wednesday data the organization claimed it had obtained from an email account belonging to Brennan.

Oct 21 09:17

An Unprecedented Look at Stuxnet, the World’s First Digital Weapon

Stuxnet, as it came to be known, was unlike any other virus or worm that came before. Rather than simply hijacking targeted computers or stealing information from them, it escaped the digital realm to wreak physical destruction on equipment the computers controlled.

Oct 21 09:17


Now imagine living with that fear, day after day after day; fear for yourself, fear for the lives and health of your loved ones. Imagine the long sleepless nights wondering if the next day will invite the killer into your home; if the rain will wash the killer onto the food you will eat.


Then imagine a monster so evil they would inflict that endless fear onto innocent and unoffending people.

Then stop imagining, because it really happened, but just once but twice.

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Oct 21 09:15

The Stuxnet Attack On Iran's Nuclear Plant Was 'Far More Dangerous' Than Previously Thought

The Stuxnet virus that ravaged Iran's Natanz nuclear facility "was far more dangerous than the cyberweapon that is now lodged in the public's imagination," cyber security expert Ralph Langer writes in Foreign Policy.

Oct 21 08:42

How Neocons Destabilized Europe

Exclusive: The neocon prescription of endless “regime change” is spreading chaos across the Middle East and now into Europe, yet the neocons still control the mainstream U.S. narrative and thus have diagnosed the problem as not enough “regime change,” as Robert Parry reports.

The refugee chaos that is now pushing deep into Europe – dramatized by gut-wrenching photos of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey – started with the cavalier ambitions of American neocons and their liberal-interventionist sidekicks who planned to remake the Middle East and other parts of the world through “regime change.”

Instead of the promised wonders of “democracy promotion” and “human rights,” what these “anti-realists” have accomplished is to spread death, destruction and destabilization across the Middle East and parts of Africa and now into Ukraine and the heart of Europe. Yet, since these neocon forces still control the Official Narrative, their explanations get top billing – such as that there hasn’t been enough “regime change.”

Oct 20 14:26

Another complete lie – US claims Iran violated UN resolution

Just a day after Iran’s Guardian Council approved the P5+1 nuclear deal, the US is already showing extremely bad faith, with Ambassador Samantha Power claiming Iran had violated a UN resolution with a recent missile test.

Oct 20 10:24

US Officials: Iran Complying Too Fast With Nuclear Deal

While everyone expected Iran to move quickly on implementing the P5+1 nuclear deal, US officials are alarmed at the alacrity of their compliance, saying they have “unreasonable expectations” that the West will implement their own side of the deal in a timely fashion.

US and European Union nations are all taking their first legal action toward sanctions relief today, calling it “adoption day” for the pact, though they likewise warn that actual sanctions relief isn’t going to be coming for months, at best.

Though on the one hand officials suggested two months as a timetable for implementation, they also said the Rouhani government’s desire to see the deal in force before the February election was “wildly optimistic,” and suggested that it would be six more months, at the earliest, before the US would follow through on the relief.

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What the FLIP?!?!?

Are US officials attempting to scotch the deal before the bloody ink is dry on whatever documents were signed to make this a reality?!?

One would think that quick Iranian compliance would be precisely the kind of actions from the Iranian leadership, Parliament, and military that the US would be welcoming with open arms.

The fact that they are not makes me smell a rat here.

Not moving forward, swiftly, on the US government's and the P5+1's side of this agreement could have it unraveling before it even really starts, and that would be terrible for both Iran and the West.

Not, of course, for the Israeli government, which has done its level best to scupper the agreement before it could be implemented.

Oct 20 07:49

U.S. defense aid to Israel to rise over Iran deal fears: sources

U.S. defense aid to Israel is likely to increase after 2017, sources on both sides said on Thursday, seeing a possible link to Washington's efforts to assuage its ally's fears over nuclear diplomacy with Iran.

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I am sick and tired of our government constantly worrying about how Israel feels about anything and looting our pockets to make Israel feel better!

Oct 20 07:46

Obama orders removal of Iran sanctions

US President Barack Obama has ordered his administration to take steps towards lifting sanctions on Iran in accordance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Tehran and the P5+1 group of nations in July.

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There will likely me a move in Congress to vote through new sanctions with a veto-proof majority, spurred on by AIPAC and Netanyahu.

Oct 20 07:44

Iran preparing for 'tsunami' of tourists

A vice president said Sunday the country is preparing for a "tsunami" of foreign tourists as Iran and world powers are set to begin implementing a landmark nuclear deal that will lift sanctions in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear program.

Oct 20 06:15

NATO BLIND: Top Secret Russian Air Defence System Deployed in Syria

You are only as good as those you fight. The US military is great for gunning down innocent men,women and children all over the planet for their corporate and neocon masters.
They are absolutely no good for defending the USA from attack and are at this moment training to attack the American people. And they have now been caught not only giving aid and comfort to America's enemies,they the Pentagram creates Americas enemies out of whole cloth! Shameful!

Thierry Meyssan, a French journalist who has been based in Damascus for some years now, is reporting that Russia has deployed its most advanced, top secret air defence system in Syria, which has essentially “left NATO blind.”

While the West has been completely embarrassed by Russia’s swift and effective operation in Syria, it has now been utterly outclassed; so greatly that, as we shall hear below, even NATO Commanders are ‘worried’.

Oct 20 05:55

America enabled radical Islam: How the CIA, George W. Bush and many others helped create ISIS

We have tried to harness the power of radical Islam for our own interests for decades. ISIS is partially on America

Since 1980, the United States has intervened in the affairs of fourteen Muslim countries, at worst invading or bombing them. They are (in chronological order) Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Kosovo, Yemen, Pakistan, and now Syria. Latterly these efforts have been in the name of the War on Terror and the attempt to curb Islamic extremism.

Oct 19 11:00

Iran launches new long-range radar system

Iran has unveiled a new long-range digital radar system which is capable of detecting enemies’ strategic objectives.

Oct 19 10:43

Iranian General: US Fear of Tehran's Ballistic Missile Test Shows Its Weakness

Speaking to FNA on Monday, General Zohdi said the US reaction to Iran's recent missile test was "double-edged" and "weak". He said Americans objected that Iran's missile test violated UN Security Council resolutions, but did not run counter to the nuclear deal because they intended to shrug off blame and criticism. He further stressed that Iran's missile industry isn’t related to its nuclear issue, and said, "The western states are sure enough that we are not after nuclear weapons; therefore, our missile capability is not something to be affected by the nuclear negotiations and it is paving its own way and not even a little change has been made in our missile program." "The negotiations don’t restrict the Islamic Republic's defensive power at all," General Zohdi emphasized. On October 11, Iran successfully test-fired the country's new precision-guided long-range ballistic missile that can be controlled until the moment of impact. Emad carries a conventional warhead.

Oct 19 09:14

US Officials: Iran Complying Too Fast With Nuclear Deal

While everyone expected Iran to move quickly on implementing the P5+1 nuclear deal, US officials are alarmed at the alacrity of their compliance, saying they have “unreasonable expectations” that the West will implement their own side of the deal in a timely fashion.

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In other words, the US has no intention of keeping their side of the P5+1 deal and wants to make it look like it is somehow Iran's fault for keeping theirs!

Oct 19 08:26

Iran will sell enriched uranium abroad instead of "diluting it" — deputy FM

"We held good talks with a certain country. Consultations are proceeding very well," Aragchi said. "We hope that instead of ‘diluting’ [enriched uranium], we will be able to do business by selling [enriched] uranium abroad," he added. According to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program, Tehran has to lower its reserves of uranium enriched to 3.67% to the level of 300 kilograms. The current reserves are estimated at around 10 tons. In order to fulfill the requirements, Iran has two options - it can either sell enriched uranium abroad or "dilute" it to the natural level. According to the official Iran hopes to fulfill all measures on limiting the nuclear program in the framework of the deal reached in July 2015 until the end of the year. "We will do this as soon as possible. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran is ready for this," Aragchi said. "We expect it to take several weeks.

Oct 19 07:59

Russia's Syrian Operation to Smash Terrorists, End Tyranny of Banking Elite

Russia's involvement in Syria actually means the decline of the US-led 'new world order' declared by George H.W. Bush in 1990, F. William Engdahl believes."

The Russian intervention has exposed the fraud of the US' position in the Middle East and shown the world that Washington lies, that she supports the very terrorists who allegedly were behind the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and at the Pentagon," Engdahl pointed out in his article for New Eastern Outlook.

According to the historian Russia is about to put an end to the US-led "new world order" proclaimed by triumphalist President George H.W. Bush on September 11, 1990.

Oct 19 07:19

Could Iran be the top tourism destination of 2016? Country braced for 'tsunami' of visitors after nuclear deal

Change is afoot in Iran, with the country currently preparing for a 'tsunami' of foreign tourists, the country's vice-president revealed yesterday.

The news comes as Iran and world powers are to begin implementing a landmark nuclear deal that will lift sanctions in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear program.

With improved relations, Iran's beaches, breathtaking Islamic architecture and incredible food could see the country be top of the 'must-visit' destinations of 2016.

Oct 18 22:02

Russia’s Awesome Responsibility

The Russian decision to proceed with military support to the Damascus government has shifted the global geopolitical map significantly. For the moment Washington is choosing to react with words, no doubt planning carefully its next move. The Russian intervention has exposed the fraud of the US position in the Middle East and shown the world that Washington lies, that she supports the very terrorists who allegedly were behind the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and at the Pentagon.......

Oct 18 12:06

Agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme officially comes into force

Under the Vienna agreements, the so-called "adoption day" is established 90 days after the UN Security Council’s approval of Resolution 2231. So, the measures provided by the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan and a relevant Un Security Council resolution, are taking effect on October 18.
Rouhani: Iran, Germany may boost cooperation for peace in region

Oct 18 06:37

"A Very Heavy Agenda" - New documentary released about the neocons and how they run foreign policy for Dems & Repubs

They work both sides of the Democrat Republican fence (not that it is much of a fence anyway) and are now up to their eyeballs in reviving the cold war.

About the video:

Post-9/11, the War on Terror had outlived its usefulness.

The minds behind the think tanks that drive America’s interventionist foreign policy decided that the U.S. needed a new enemy, so they chose an old one -- Russia.

Part 1: A Catalyzing Event 1hr 25mins

Cheney, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld were ubiquitous in the news media as they took every available opportunity to market to America an aggressive preemptive war policy. But from where did their ideas originate? The answer is a tightly knit and eminently well placed group of neoconservative thought leaders, chief among them Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan. Part 1 begins in the panicked weeks after 9/11, as Kagan et al. seized upon the hysteria surrounding the anthrax letter attacks to further shape America’s perception of reality, planting the seeds for endless future military engagements. George W. Bush may have been understandably perceived as an idiot, but watching these wonks and academics drive the ideological engine for his administration belies a much more sophisticated strategy at play.

Part 2: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The New Neocons 1hr 35mins

After the Cold War, the US-NATO reach expanded significantly to take in most of the old Soviet Union clients in the Warsaw pact. Neoconservative darling Robert Kagan and his diplomat wife Victoria Nuland played key roles inside and out of various administrations and think tanks as they greased the skids for a US-sponsored coup in Ukraine. Part 2 shows the resurrection of old cold warriors from beltway depths to deliver blatant propaganda with techniques reminiscent of a red scare era that had only just faded from memory. US-funded outfits like Radio Free Liberty are pitted against Russia’s RT as each nation accuses the other of waging an ever more desperate and transparent "Information War".

Part 3: Maintaining the World Order 1hr 30mins

"When the Berlin wall fell, our work wasn't finished". -- Victoria Nuland, November 2013

“Fuck the EU” -- Victoria Nuland, February 2014

While stage managing the American empire has undoubtedly proved to be a more difficult task now than in the bipolar world of the cold war era, it is not for lack of greed or hubris that the Kagans and others continue to sell their vision. Did they create these ideas because they truly believe in America's right to be the dominant force in the world? Or, do these ideas help sell weapons and control resources like oil and rare minerals? Part 3 shows interview footage of an obscure PNAC member (Thomas Donnelly) taking credit for the ominous “New Pearl Harbor” phrasing in the notorious 'Rebuilding America’s Defenses' document. But the evidence shows the genesis of the concept to be patriarch Don Kagan, in conjunction with his son Fred, in prior op-eds that call for ‘a catalyzing event’. Other newly sourced footage shows the pair advocating for a US military ground invasion of Palestine on September 12th, 2001 and displaying an unnerving prescience about the 9/11 attacks themselves.

Watch a trailer of the video here (warning: one episode of loud swearing):
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Oct 17 17:17

A Very Heavy Agenda Part 1 : A Catalyzing Event [Trailer] (Neocons exposed)

Post-9/11, the War on Terror had outlived its usefulness.
The minds behind the think tanks that drive America’s interventionist foreign policy decided that the U.S. needed a new enemy, so they chose an old one -- Russia.

Part 1: A Catalyzing Event 1hr 25mins

Cheney, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld were ubiquitous in the news media as they took every available opportunity to market to America an aggressive preemptive war policy. But from where did their ideas originate? The answer is a tightly knit and eminently well placed group of neoconservative thought leaders, chief among them Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan. Part 1 begins in the panicked weeks after 9/11, as Kagan et al. seized upon the hysteria surrounding the anthrax letter attacks to further shape America’s perception of reality, planting the seeds for endless future military engagements. George W. Bush may have been understandably perceived as an idiot, but watching these wonks and academics drive the ideological engine for his administration belies a much more sophisticated strategy at play.

(Embedded trailer for Part1 at link.)

Oct 17 16:06

German, Iran firms ink solar energy accord

The US is becoming isolated diplomatically in Europe. The potential for War in Europe over Ukraine and the flood of refugees from Syria are too high a price for supporting Neocon skulduggery.

The French, Italians and now the Germans are putting interests over allies.

Oct 17 11:48

Why US fears Putin success in Syria

Russia is conducting operations that are lawful under international law with the full consent of the Syrian government – unlike the US-led coalition which is bombing the country illegally.

Last week, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter darkly predicted that Russia would suffer blowback from its intervention in Syria with acts of terrorism being committed on “Russian soil.”

Oct 17 11:11

Iran dismisses US report on religious freedom

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said that such reports are "invalid and have no legal basis” because they "are prepared with the aim of achieving political goals and objectives".

This after, the US State Department report, comprising almost 200 distinct reports on countries and territories, alleges that “Iran executed, detained, harassed, and discriminated against members of religious minority groups”.

Oct 17 09:11

Attacking Iran: US options

When Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest-ranking American officer, was asked recently on NBC’s Meet The Press show whether the United States has a military plan for an attack on Iran, he replied simply: “We do.”

General staffs are supposed to plan for even the most unlikely future contingencies. Right down to the 1930s, for example, the United States maintained and annually updated plans for the invasion of Canada — and the Canadian military made plans to pre-empt the invasion. But what the planning process will have revealed, in this case, is that there is no way for the United States to win a nonnuclear war with Iran.

Oct 16 18:06

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th US President and Russia fired exactly 26 cruise missiles, after which the carrier Theodore Roosevelt withdrew from the Persian Gulf

Comment by the Saker: the big news here is that the USA has pulled the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) out of the Persian Gulf and that, for the first time in many years, no US aircraft carrier will be patrolling these waters. In fact, there are currently no US aircraft carriers anywhere near the Middle-East. Funny fact: Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th US President and Russia fired exactly 26 cruise missiles, after which the Theodore Roosevelt withdrew. Coincidence or the the Kremlin send a message to Uncle Sam?

Oct 16 12:30


Earlier this week, we noted that Iran had reportedly sent “thousands” of troops to Syria in preparation for an offensive aimed at retaking the city of Aleppo.

With a population of more than 2 million, Aleppo was Syria’s largest city prior to the war and it’s now run by a hodgepodge of rebels and militants including al-Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, and ISIS.

The battle is also notable for the scale of Iran’s involvement. Between Hezbollah and Iranian forces, the battle for Aleppo is shaping up to be the largest ground operation orchestrated by Tehran to date.

Here’s more, via Reuters:

Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah and Iranian fighters launched an offensive south of Aleppo on Friday, expanding their counter-attack against rebels across western Syria with support from Russian air strikes.

Aleppo, a commercial and industrial hub near the border with Turkey, was Syria's largest city before its four-year civil war, which grew out of protests against Assad's rule.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks as though Russia, Iran, and Syria are going to be able to accomplish the complete route of ALL militants in Aleppo.

I wonder if the bookies in Vegas are taking odds as to how long this will take. I would be willing to bet, NOT VERY!!

Oct 16 11:13

U.S. okays $495 million sale of Sikorsky helicopters to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. government has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of nine UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters built by Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp, in a deal valued at $495 million, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the deal would help improve the security of Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally that is fighting Iranian-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen and participating in coalition efforts to fight extremists in Syria.

Oct 16 09:35

The West is Lying About Iran: Iran Has Been Transparent and Accountable Over its Nuclear Program

An acclaimed philosopher and journalist who has recently visited Iran tells Fars News Agency that the reality of Iran is absolutely different from the way it’s being illustrated in the mainstream media.

Andre Vltchek says “Iran that you see when visiting the country has nothing in common with that imaginary, terrible and cruel Iran that the West’s mass media has created.”

Commenting on Iran’s nuclear program and the international responses to it, Andre Vltchek says the majority of the Middle East nations and the global public don’t have any objections to Iran developing nuclear technology, considering Iran’s peaceful nature and its long history of non-violence.

Oct 15 19:19

Did Russia’s Intervention Derail Turkey’s Plan to Invade Syria?

Obama might have struck a deal with Erdogan to launch a Turkish invasion of Syria as long as the US provided air cover for Turkish ground forces. Putin’s military intervention sabotaged any prospect of implementing the Plan

Oct 15 12:47

Iran demonstrates secret doomsday weapon. Video

The Iranian television aired unique footage about a secret missile base and its capabilities. Employees of the Iranian National Television were allowed to witness the demonstration of the "doomsday weapon" for the first time for only one minute. The missile base is located underground at a depth of 500 meters. "Iranian missiles of different range are ready to launch from underground bases at first orders from Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei," Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told IRINN. He added that Iran had comprehensive opportunities to supply such missiles and noted that there were many underground bases in every region of the country. Pravda.Ru has reported before that the Iranian troops, Hezbollah fighters and servicemen of the Syrian government army were ready to defend the ISIS-captured city of Aleppo in Syria. They will have the support of Russian aviation, whereas the forces of Arab countries will conduct the ground operation.

Oct 15 12:43

Senior MP: Iran Ready to Send Troops to Syria if Requested

A senior Iranian lawmaker announced that Tehran will consider sending troops to Syria upon Damascus request.

Oct 15 11:58

Iran has provided all needed data to resolve issues: IAEA

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the Islamic Republic has supplied all information needed for the completion of the clarification of past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

Oct 15 11:24

Did Russia’s Intervention Derail Turkey’s Plan to Invade Syria?

Thousands of Iranian soldiers have arrived in Syria to join a major offensive against Sunni militants located in the northwest section of the country. The Iranian ground forces will be part of a joint operation that will include the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Russia and fighters from Lebanese militia, Hezbollah. The assault comes on the heels of a withering two week aerial bombardment of enemy positions by the Russian Air Force which has wreaked havoc on US-backed jihadis along the western corridor. The mobilization of Iranian troops indicates that the 4 year-long conflict is entering its final phase where the Russian-led coalition will attempt to crush the predominantly-Sunni militias and restore security across the country.

Oct 15 09:31

747 plane engine snaps off during Iran flight, no injuries

An engine of a Boeing 747 operated by Iran's Mahan Air detached from the plane Thursday shortly after takeoff from Tehran, causing terror among passengers but no injuries, local media reported.

The 747, with 300 passengers on board, was on a flight from the capital's Mehrabad airport to Bandar Abbas in southern Iran when one of its engines crashed into a nearby field, forcing the jumbo to return and make an emergency landing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll bet Iran starts buying airplanes from some other company now

Oct 14 12:35

Russia welcomes Iran's participation in ground operation in Syria

Reportedly, Russian aerospace forces, the Iranian infantry, the Syrian army and Hezbollah group are preparing for a major offensive on the Islamic State militants in the area of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Thousands of Iranian troops have arrived for the operation, Pravda.Ru reports with reference to Reuters. At the same time, Tehran does not officially confirm the presence of the Iranian army in Syria. "Iran is a member of the coordinating council in Damascus that also includes Russia, Syria and Iraq. The information about the direct involvement of the Iranian military in combat will become clear in the next few days. We can only welcome this move of Iran, because Vladimir Putin has called on all forces in the world to unite to struggle against the Islamic State. The countries that take part in the anti-terrorist operation are the states that show concern about global security and global threat of terrorism," said the expert.

Oct 14 09:53

Iran Unveils Massive Underground Missile Base

Iran for the First Time Unveils Massive Underground Missile Base

Iran has for the first time released the footage showing one of its underground missile bases.

According to AL-Alam News Network this base located 500 meters under the ground.

“Iranian missiles of varying ranges are ready to be launched from underground bases once Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei orders to do so,” IRINN TV quoted the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh

He explained that Iran created Missile Bases in all the provinces and cities throughout the country at a depth of 500 meters under Ground.

Oct 14 08:42

Daesh (ISIS) on verge of destruction, Syrian diplomat

Syrian Ambassador to Moscow Riyad Haddad described anti-terrorist convergence between Iran and Russia as successful, stressing that Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh is on the verge of collapse.

Oct 12 11:43

Iran Parliament Approves P5+1 Nuclear Deal

In a 139-100 vote, Iran’s parliament voted in favor of the P5+1 nuclear deal. The vote saw a heated debate, with Iran’s conservative bloc broadly opposed to the deal condemning the reformist government for making concessions and claiming the “American wolves” had gotten the better of the deal.

The vote is just the first of a pair of procedural votes the deal needs to pass though having passed the first it seems all but certain it will survive the second, scheduled for Tuesday. The bill also needs approval from a key clerical body before it is fully approved.

Iran is the last nation that needed to have a parliamentary vote on the deal. The US had a vote in September, voting against the deal in the House, but never managed to override a filibuster in the Senate, meaning Congress was unable to block the deal outright.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a decent piece of news on what is otherwise a very tense, strife-filled geopolitical Monday.

Oct 12 08:06

‘EU will no longer follow US on Iran’

A senior Iranian energy official has dismissed US warning to Western companies against a rush for investment in Iran, saying European firms will no longer follow Washington's “possible hardline movements” against the Islamic Republic.

The remarks by head of Iran’s Oil Contracts Revision Committee Mehdi Hosseini came after a report said the Obama administration had secretly contacted foreign governments to remind that sanctions against Iran were still in place.

Oct 12 07:18

Report: Washington Post's Rezaian sentenced in Iran; verdict is unknown

(CNN)An Iranian court has handed down a verdict in the espionage trial of jailed Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, the semiofficial Iranian Students' News Agency reported on Sunday, quoting the judiciary spokesman.

The verdict and the sentence are not yet known.

It's not like the CIA doesn't use reporters as agents!

Webmaster addition. The verdict is guilty or there would be no sentence.

Oct 11 15:53

Syria: US Success Would Only Be the End of the Beginning

By Tony Cartalucci

An October 7, 2015 hearing before the US Senate Committee on Armed Forces (SASC) titled, “Iranian Influence in Iraq and the Case of Camp Liberty,” served as a reaffirmation of America’s commitment to back the terrorist organization Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK) and specifically 2,400 members of the organization being harbored on a former US military base in Iraq.

Providing testimony was former US Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, former US Marine Corps Commandant and former Supreme Allied Commander Europe General James Jones, USMC (Ret.), and Colonel Wesley Martin, US Army (Ret.).

All three witnesses made passionate pleas before a room full of nodding senators for America to continue backing not only MEK terrorists currently harbored on a former US military base in Iraq, but to back groups like MEK inside of Iran itself to threaten the very survival of the government in Tehran...

Oct 11 11:39

[Raw footage] Iran successfully test-fires its first long-range guided missile

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Total Israeli freak-out in five, four, three, two ...

Oct 10 17:12

Putin’s “Endgame” in Syria

Putin doesn’t distinguish between the “moderate” terrorists and the “radical” terrorists, the good terrorists and the bad terrorists. It’s a joke. They’re all in the same pool and they’re all going to meet the same fate. They all have to be rooted out, apprehended or killed. End of story.

Oct 10 14:54

The Saker: Week one of the Russian military intervention in Syria

As I have written in a recent column , the notion that Russia has established a no-fly zone over Syria is plain false: four SU-30MS, even if backed by six SU-34s are not enough to establish any kind of no-fly zone. The real mission of these SU-30MSs is to protect the Russian Air Force from any overzealous Turkish or Israeli fighter, not to establish a no-fly zone. In fact, according to the commander of the USAF operation over Syria, the US flies many more sorties than the Russians. What he does not add is that most of these US sorties do not include the release of weapons whereas all the Russian ones do. But, really, this is comparing apples and oranges. The USAF can fly as many sorties as it wants, only the Russian aircraft are operating in close coordination with Syrian and Iranian ground forces.

What worries me most is that people on both sides like to engage in cheap bravado and say things like “the Americans/Russians would never dare to attack a Russian/American aircraft”. This is a very dangerous way of thinking about what is going on because it ignores all the historical evidence for decision-makers taking very dumb decisions to try to avoid appearing humiliated by the other side (Ehud Olmert in 2006, immediately comes to mind). The fact that Obama and the USA look totally out-smarted is nice, of course, but also potentially very dangerous.

Oct 09 13:00

Selective Service Reignites Registration Campaign

About a week ago, Selective Service pamphlets began showing up again in U.S. Post Offices across the country. With conflicts on the rise across the globe, the U.S. program has once again shifted into high gear to register all eligible U.S. males, legal and illegal, between the ages of 18-25 in the event a U.S. military draft becomes necessary.

Failing to register or comply with the Military Selective Service Act is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 or a prison term of up to five years, or a combination of both. Also, a person who knowingly counsels, aids, or abets another to fail to comply with the Act is subject to the same penalties.

Oct 09 09:35

BEX ALERT - Russia's Syrian bombing gives boost to Iran

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The United States is desperately trying to regain the propaganda initiative in Syria now that Russia called their ISIS bluff, and they face an uphill battle because the world knows that Syria asked the Russians for help, but did NOT ask the United States to come in and bomb the place to rubble!

So the new propaganda spin is that Russia's helping of Assad against ISIS somehow aids Iran's rush towards a nuclearbombtheywillblowusalltohellwithblahblahblah. And because we are all expected to hate Iran like the loyal Israeli ... I mean Americans ... that we are, this will cause us to overlook the fact that it is the United States, not Russia, that is the aggressor, not just in Syria, but in Iraq, Yemen,. Libya, Ukraine, Sudan, etc. etc. etc.

Oct 09 08:44

Iran denies secret deal awards to BP

Iran on Thursday rejected reports that it has conducted secret talks to award two oil projects to the British energy major BP.

Oct 09 08:22

Mainstream Media Touting "Unconfirmed Reports" Russia Just Accidentally Bombed Iran

This is propaganda in action. In fact, if we taught a course specifically on mainstream media propaganda, we'd use this clip from CNN today as a perfect example.

Moscow is denying this and no one at the U.S. State Dept. is confirming it at this time... but look at how they run with it like it's a fact (and even use the word "fact") when this is, by definition, no such thing.

How they can call this "news" with a straight face is their real talent.

Oct 09 08:13

US Spent a Year Bombing Syrian Desert, Not ISIL – Russian MP

The United States spent a whole year bombing the desert instead of hitting terrorist targets in Syria, the head of the Russian parliament’s international affairs committee wrote on Friday.

Oct 09 07:53

Moscow rejects CNN's report on Russian missile landing in Iran

On Thursday, CNN reported that four of the 26 missiles fired from Russian warships in the Caspian Sea went off target and crashed in Iran. That report was based on anonymous Pentagon sources, who despite claiming to have evidence of the targeting malfunction, could not identify where, precisely, the missiles landed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Trust us!" -- The Entire US Government

Oct 09 07:03

Senior Iranian general killed by Islamic State in Syria - Tehran

Leading from the front. You will NEVER see an American officer in this day and age do the same. They might get hurt.

A general for Iran's Revolutionary Guards has been killed by ISIS in Syria, the guards said in a Friday statement. General Hossein Hamedani was reportedly advising President Bashar Assad's army on its fight against the militant group.

Hamedani's death was confirmed in a statement carried by Iranian media.

Oct 09 06:48

Report of Russian missile crash in Iran is US psyop: Former US Senate candidate

The United States has launched a psychological operation against Russia after its successful airstrikes against Daesh (ISIL) targets in Syria, a former US Senate candidate says.

Mark Dankof made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Friday while commenting on a report published by The Independent on Thursday which claims that a number of long-range cruise missiles fired from a Russian warship towards targets in Syria crashed in Iran on Wednesday.

Oct 09 06:46

Iran, Japan set to sign investment pact

Iran and Japan are set to strike a basic agreement on an investment pact as Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is visiting Tehran on Monday, Tokyo-based media reported on Friday.

Japan aims to facilitate the return of its companies to Iran lest they fall behind European rivals which have been visiting the Middle Eastern country with an eye on the lifting of sanctions, The Nikkei daily said.

Oct 09 06:45

Putin’s “Endgame” in Syria

true or not Turkey has to know they're on the losing side

snip: Moscow is indicating that there’s a new sheriff in town and that Turkey had better behave itself or there’s going to be trouble. There’s not going to be any US-Turkey no-fly zone over North Syria, there’s not going to be any aerial attacks on Syrian sites from the Turkish side of the border, and there certainly is not going to be any ground invasion of Turkish troops into Syria. The Russian Aerospace Defence Forces now control the skies over Syria and they are determined to defend Syria’s sovereign borders. That’s the message. Period.

Oct 09 06:43

Reports of Russian missiles falling in Iran lies, part of psychological war - Iranian general

Western media reports of Russian missiles hitting Iran are “blatant lies” and part of a campaign of psychological warfare, a top Iranian military commander said. CNN claimed four Russian cruise missiles fell in Iran instead of continuing toward Syria.

“We have no reports of any Russian missiles crashing in Iran,” Gen. Musa Kamali told Russian news agency Sputnik. “All those media reports alleging that Russian missiles aiming at Syria hit Iran are blatant lies.”

“If the people making those claims had any proof, they would have certainly presented it,” he said. “The US made similar allegations in the past as part of their psychological warfare against whoever opposes their policies in the region.”

Oct 09 06:40

'Pics or didn’t happen': Internet reacts to ‘Russian missiles crash in Iran’ report

It looks like it was a challenging task for MSM outlets to make bloggers believe that four Russian missiles sent from the Caspian Sea to take out ISIS dens in Syria fell in Iran. While CNN, Sky and Reuters rushed to publish reports based on unnamed US officials, many readers trolled the media to check the validity of the sources and the allegations.

(Note: It looks like no one is buying this story from the Jewish Media)

Oct 09 06:37

Senior Iranian general killed by Islamic State in Syria - Tehran

A general for Iran's Revolutionary Guards has been killed by ISIS in Syria, the guards said in a Friday statement. General Hossein Hamedani was reportedly advising President Bashar Assad's army on its fight against the militant group.

Hamedani's death was confirmed in a statement carried by Iranian media.

The guards said the general was killed by Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) “during an advisory mission” in the northern region of Aleppo.

Oct 09 05:57

Pentagon Escalates Hostilities with Russia: “We Are In a Proxy War”

Warmongering retired general says Putin “is counting on the U.S. fear of escalation and fear of confrontation to stop any thought of retaliation.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a “proxy war” against the United State when Russian jets bombed CIA-trained rebels in Syria, and the U.S. military should have been ordered to retaliate, former U.S. Army vice chief of staff General Jack Keane said Thursday.


Oct 08 13:20

US: Several Russian cruise missiles landed in Iran

As many as four of the 26 long-range cruise missiles that Russia said it fired at Syrian targets landed instead in Iran, U.S. defense officials said Thursday.

The officials said it's unclear whether the errant missiles, launched from Russian ships in the Caspian Sea, caused any significant damage in Iran. Both the Russian government and state-run Iranian media accused the United States of inaccurate or deliberately deceptive statements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given that neither Russia nor Iran were claiming Saddam had nuclear bombs, I give them the benefit of the doubt.

The White House is trying to undermine the impression of Russia's superior military capability.