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There is no good in much of their secret conferences save (in) whosoever enjoineth charity and fairness and peace-making among the people and whoso doeth that, seeking the good pleasure of God, We shall bestow on him a vast reward. (Al-Nisa, 4:114).


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Monday, February 27, 2012

The ugly confrontation in Syria?

Who'll be caught in the middle as collateral damages?

 Uploaded by RussiaToday on Feb 24, 2012 - Calls for tougher economic sanctions against Syria are getting louder at the 'Friends of Syria' meeting in Tunisia, with the EU already preparing to freeze the Syrian Central Bank assets next week. It's among the new measures to cripple the Assad regime being proposed by the U.S. and its allies, as they gather to hammer out the Syrian crisis. German government consultant Christoph Horstel thinks that the West is trying to transplant its regime-change strategy from Libya to Syria.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Renewed fighting in Chechnya

... in North Caucasus kills 24

Published on Feb 19, 2012 by Euronews - At least 24 people have been killed during five days of fighting on the border between Chechnya and Dagestan in Russia's North Caucasus. Officials say 17 police and seven insurgents were killed.Chechnya's Kremlin-backed leader Ramzan Kadyrov says government forces were ambushed in the Kazbek region.

US General: "Iran a Rational Actor", but is US one?

Uploaded by TheRealNews on Feb 19, 2012 - Max Blumenthal: There is nothing "rational" about sanctions and GOP leaders call for war is certainly not.

Friday, February 17, 2012

US intelligence suggests no Iranian nukes.

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 16 Feb 2012 - US intelligence suggests that while Iran is continuing work on its uranium enrichment facilities, there are currently no indications that it has begun work on a nuclear weapon, the US defence secretary has said.

Monday, February 13, 2012

'Israel a bully on verge of global isolation' - Israeli diplomat.

Uploaded by RussiaToday on Feb 12, 2012 - 'Israel should put an end to pointedly hawkish political discourse towards Iran because a preemptive assault might cost it a loss of global legitimacy,' - warns Elan Baruch, a former Israeli ambassador to South Africa. RT talked to Mr. Baruch to discuss the position his country occupies on today's worldwide political stage.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Iran Supreme Leader Sermon Feb 3 Excerpts - Voice Over.

Uploaded by 108morris108 on 4 Feb 2012:

Egypt 'fed up with military, not afraid of Islamist rule'

Published on Feb 10, 2012 by Euronews - The scene in Egypt, after Mubarak has been gone for one year, is of political confusion, fury over military rule - during which dozens of lives have been taken in demonstrations - and constant pilgrimages to Tahrir Square.

Euronews spoke with the deputy editor-in-chief of the newspaper Al-Ahram, Dr Said Alawindy in Cairo, to get his view.Issam Badran, euronews: "Dr Said, the trial of President Mubarak began seven months ago, and yet hearings have been repeatedly postponed. Do you believe the intention to try him is serious?"

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

US National Day of Action 2/4/12: No war on Iran!

Uploaded by carolmoore on Feb 4, 2012 - One hundred plus activists from various left, peace, libertarian and other groups protested at President Obama's White House against Sanctions, Assassination, Intervention and War against Iran. They joined activists in 79 cities worldwide protesting a war that quickly could escalate to regional and even world nuclear war.

Global anti-war rallies oppose sanctions and war on Iran

Uploaded by TheRealNews on 7 Feb 2012 - Iranian Americans call for peace and support of Iran's pro-Democracy movement.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Russia and China veto UN resolution on Syria.

Uploaded by RussiaToday on Feb 4, 2012 - The United Nations Security Council has just voted on a draft resolution concerning the ongoing violence in Syria. Of the voting members, Russia and China were the only ones to vote against the draft, but as permanent members of the UNSC they both hold veto power, and the resolution has not been passed as a result. The news follows days of heated political debates in the UNSC, with many members supporting a Western-backed draft calling for foreign nations to put an end to what some called the "Syrian killing machine." Russia and China were the only permanent Security Council members opposing the draft, reminding others that it was not their place to intervene in another country's domestic affairs. Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin earlier said any proposals including an arms embargo or a demand for Assad's resignation would be vetoed. The Security Council meeting comes amid reports from Syria of a new crackdown in the city of Homs, with hundreds reportedly killed.

... against Iran propaganda debunked

Uploaded by RoyalLion07 on Dec 28, 2011 - In 6 mins, Scott Horton explains how Iran is not in violation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Once bitten twice shy, bitter lessons from recent Libya experience...

Still a No! Russia thumbs down new Syria resolution draft.

Uploaded by RussiaToday on Feb 3, 2012 - Moscow says it cannot support the new draft resolution on Syria. Although the text has been softened to overcome some of Russia's objections, it still falls short of addressing Moscow's main concerns. RT's Marina Portnaya in New York.

Marcus Papadopoulos, editor of Politics First magazine, believes the US is still committed to seeing power in new hands in Damascus.


Is this an acknowledgement from Obama, that these Talibans, never believe in terrorism as a method in their ideological struggle?

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Feb 3, 2012 - The US is considering transferring five Taliban officials from the US prison at Guantanamo Bayas as part of efforts to start peace talks with the Afghan group.

Barack Obama, the US president, acknowledged earlier in the week that his administrations was engaged in negotiations for the potential transfers of the detainees to Qatar, in exchange for the Taliban renouncing violence against US troops in Afghanistan.

Republican and Democratic lawmakers have voiced serious concerns over the possible move, which would refect a significant strategy shift in the US war in Afghanistan.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Merkel on a triple begging trip in China.

'No chance Merkel talks China out of buying Iranian oil'

Uploaded by RussiaToday on Feb 2, 2012 - Syria is also on the German Chancellor's agenda during her trip to China, as Angela Merkel tries to persuade Beijing to support the new resolution at the UN. Merkel is also calling on Beijing, the biggest buyer of Iranian oil, not to buy more after a EU embargo. And on top of all that, she wants to offer reassurance that the Eurozone is still safe for investors.

'Hama massacre of 1982'

Journalist Robert Fisk remembers

 Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Feb 2, 2012 - Robert Fisk was one of the few journalists who managed to enter Hama during the 1982 military assault on the city. At least 10,000 people were killed as the army crushed an armed rebellion led by the Muslim Brotherhood.

'US Intel scapegoats Iran retaliation'

Uploaded by RussiaToday on Feb 2, 2012 - Iran could launch terror attacks on America if threatened, but has yet to develop a nuclear bomb, US spy agencies have announced. However, experts believe the report's allegations are baseless and jeopardize the 5+1 talks on Iran's nuclear program.

Robert Parry, investigative journalist with the Consortium News web site talks to RT suggesting the warning that Iran could attack the US is "overplayed". He adds Iran can in fact retaliate if it comes to believe that the "US really engages in attacks inside Iran."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Short History of Modern Syria

Uploaded by TheRealNews on 1 Feb 2012 - Hamid Dabashi traces the rise of the Assad regime.

Pakistan rejects leaked Nato report

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 1 Feb 2012 - Pakistan has rejected a leaked Nato report that says it's secretly helping the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan's foreign minister, says the claims should be ignored. Khar is in Kabul, where she has been meeting Afghan leaders for high level reconciliation talks and to end what she calls the blame game between the countries.

Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington, Imtiaz Tyab from Islamabad. and Jennifer Glasse from Kabul.

Israel: 4th in Mideast Standard Of Living.

Uploaded by infolivetvenglish on 31 Jan 2012 - In a recent study, Israel ranks fourth compared to 30 Arab countries in its standard of living and gross domestic product per capita, and is preceded by only Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. At the end of 2011 Israel preceded nearly all Arab countries. Most figures fail to include the drop in GDP in countries which recently experienced an uprising or change of government.

US to stop aid to Egypt.

Uploaded by infolivetvenglish on 31 Jan 2012 - The US Congress has threatened to cut military and financial aid to Egypt, citing harassment of non-governmental organizations. The recent tug of war between Cairo and Washington began when a number of US citizens working to promote democracy and human rights in Egypt were barred from leaving the country. Egyptian officials have defended the raid as part of legitimate investigation into the groups' work and funding. American aid to Egypt includes a yearly stipend of $ 1.3 billion to the army and an additional $300 million in economic aid.

Iran nuclear crisis: UN inspectors have 'good' talks.

Herman NackaertsMr Nackaerts led a team that had three days of talks in Iran, but did not visit nuclear sites
UN nuclear inspectors back from a trip to Iran to discuss its contested nuclear programme have said the country is "committed" to "resolving all outstanding issues".
The International Atomic Energy Agency's deputy director-general said they hoped to return to the country.
Inspectors described their visit as positive but said there was still work to do.
Iran insists its uranium enrichment work is peaceful in purpose.
The IAEA's Herman Nackaerts said his organisation and the Iranians were both determined to address all outstanding matters.
"But of course there is still a lot of work to be done and so we have planned another trip in the very near future," he told reporters as he landed in Vienna, the organisation's headquarters.
A few days ago, Iran described its three days of talks with the IAEA inspectors as "positive and constructive". According to state media the IAEA team did not inspect any nuclear sites.
The inspectors' evaluation of their visit may form part of the next written report on Iran's nuclear programme, expected later in February.
Tehran says its nuclear activities are simply for electricity generation.
But last November, the IAEA said it had information suggesting Iran had carried out tests "relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device".
Since then, the US and the European Union have imposed a series of sanctions against Iran, including measures targeting the country's lucrative oil industry
1 February 2012 | Source BBC News 

WikiLeaks: Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister's wife & children bank accounts.

Uploaded by aston79suara on 31 Jan 2012 - As revealed by wikiLeaks and cited in several blogs, shouldn't this be investigated? It will be slightly difficult/complicated to "follow the money" with FDs already matured.