Einas Khalil, the five year old Palestinian girl run over & killed by Jewish colonist

Oct 20, 2014, Al Akhbar: Israeli settler runs over, kills 5-year-old Palestinian girl:

“A young Palestinian girl who was struck by an Israeli settler vehicle earlier Sunday has succumbed to her wounds, medics told Ma’an.

Einas Khalil, five, died after being hit by a car driven by an Israeli settler near the central West Bank town of Sinjil, medical sources at Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah said.

The girl and young Nilin Asfour were walking on the main road near the village when they were hit, and were taken to the hospital in Ramallah where their wounds were described as serious.

Einas passed away hours later.

On September 29, an Israeli settler ran over and injured 6-year-old young Palestinian girl Islam Basim al-Amour in al-Dairat area south of Hebron.
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questions on the death of Serena Shim

Press TV reporter appears to be victim of CIA black op:

““Mrs. Shim most likely died as a result of her tireless pursuit of truth which is suppressed by media in the West. Mrs. Shim appears to be the victim of a CIA black op, most likely with the cooperation of Turkey who just recently accused her of being a ‘spy’ after she exposed Turkey’s assistance of ISIL,” …

Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, told Press TV on Friday that the Turkish intelligence had accused her of spying, adding that she feared being arrested.

On Sunday, her car collided with a heavy vehicle when she was returning from a report scene in Suruç, a rural district of Şanlıurfa Province of Turkey.

The slain Press TV correspondent was among the few journalists who had done stories about Takfiri militants’ infiltration into Syria through the Turkish border and she had gained access to images showing militants crossing the border in trucks belonging to the World Food Organization and other NGOs.”
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In Defence of the Syrian Arab Army

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-by Tim Anderson, Jun 29, 2013

Attacks on the Syrian Arab Army have come from all sides, most western media claiming it has been ‘brutal’, defends a ‘dictatorship’ or represents an ‘Alawite regime’. While the army has confronted violence with violence, a series of ‘false flag’ accusations have been levelled at it, the most recent over the use of sarin gas.

However, in defence of this army, I ask two questions: one, after two years of foreign backed attacks, mostly from religious-fanatics, how would secular Syria have survived without its national army? and two, what legitimate function does any army have, if not to defend a nation from foreign backed attempts to violently dismantle the state and constitution or, alternatively, to partition the country?

To properly understand the gravity of the attacks on the secular Syrian state we have to appreciate that all violent insurrections in Syria in the post-colonial period have come from the Muslim Brotherhood’s attempts to impose a form of political Islam, dismantling a secular Arab nationalism established by the Baathist system. The idea of a ‘secular’ uprising is simply a convenient western myth.

Indeed, the major regional competition has been between secular nationalism and political Islam. When Egypt’s Gamel Abdul Nasser was the great hero of the former, the big powers promoted the Saudi monarchy as the Islamic alternative.

In Daraa in March 2011, just as in Hama in February 1982, the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood seized its opportunity for violent insurrection. Their opening gambit was the same: rooftop snipers killed police and civilians, the army was drawn in and then blamed for ‘killing civilians’, leading to cries for foreign assistance. In the recent conflict, thousand of foreign fundamentalists have been flocking to Syria (mostly paid by the Saudis and Qatar) precisely because it is seen as a religious, and not a national, conflict.

A 28 March 2011 statement by Muhammad Riyad Al-Shaqfa, Syrian Muslim Brotherhood boss, leaves no doubt that their aim is sectarian, the enemy is ‘the secular regime’ and that ‘we have to make sure that the revolution will be pure Islamic, and with that no other sect would have a share of the credit after its success’.

Amongst current western media clichés is one that the Syrian conflict is becoming ‘increasingly sectarian’. This is linked to simple characterisations of the conflict as one ‘between Sunni and Shia’, or ‘between the majority Sunni community and the Alawite regime’. These clichés are quite misleading.
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Is the British state supporting ‘ISIS’ and ‘Al Qaeda’?

Event to launch Dan Glazebrook’s new book: “Divide and Ruin: the West’s Imperial Strategy in an Age of Crisis”
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Speakers:

Dan Glazebrook, Author of “Divide and Ruin”

Sukant Chandan, Chair of the Tricontinental Anti-Imperialist Platform

Marcel Cartier, anti-war activist and hip-hop artist

Chaired by Hafsa Kara, Writer and broadcaster

Followed by food and socialising

Hosted by the Tricontinental Anti-Imperialist Platform

4pm, Saturday, November 8th, Florence Park Community Centre, Cornwallis Rd, Oxford, OX4 3NH
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minding the gatekeepers on Syria

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Someone brought to my attention the seemingly innocent question posted on a rather well-followed figure’s FB wall.  Her feigned ignorance is dangerous; she can mislead well-intentioned people who haven’t delved into researching Syria beyond CNN/NY Times and co.

On that note, posting the best of comments on Naomi Wolf’s” “Can anyone report from Syria? … A caveat — Assad has a lot of sophisticated online commentators. Some pro-Assad commentators were on this page a year or two ago — actually warning that the US was trying to find a way to attack Syria. So please, Mark Taliano our Citizen Public Editor asks for grassroots (that is, non-professional non-politically supported) citizen journalism from Syria …”

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Nikademus Lawman: “Naomi, since you’re so sure “Assad is a dictator” and not a target of the zioNATO cartel, please find us a SINGLE article from before 2009-2010, when the SAME Takfiri Terrorists that are “ISIS” were called “rebels” were sent into Syria massacring over 200,000 civilians, armed, sponsored, and financed by Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt, and other Rothschild “Crown” colonies, like Canada, US, and the UK, that indicates Assad was, at all, someone who wasn’t favored by his people. You can easily use Google filter settings to find such an article. This is a reasonable request, after all, since you are forwarding a false context and should discover that it was inadvertent via this task.

Just show us one. As for what is happening in Syria, it’s quite obvious: the Zionists are balkanizing it, along with Iraq, with delusions to soon hope to balkanize Iran, in line with Sykes-Picot, the Bernard Lewis revival thereof, as embodied in the Oded YinonGreater Israel” strategy. Modernized in the last decade by the “Neocon” (read: Neo-Bolshevik) “Project for a New [Israeli without] American Century” and Israeli “Clean Break” doctrines (to induce America and the West into endless wars to help fashion “Greater Israel”). Assad is only a dictator because Zionist mouthpieces say so, and they do so in tandem with AIPAC swarming congressional US halls and mouthpieces like McCain floating the same. This is a wrongful context. Assad has never been a dictator. This liberal means of plunder needs to stop.

The burden is on you. Please stop playing gatekeeper by trying to decide who is a legit and credible source or not. You aren’t the premier voice on any of these issues and have only figured out the tip of the iceberg in, what, the last 4 months? Please take a reasonable backseat to those who have already been in the arena for several years.

Hala Toubia: “I am Syrian living in NZ but my whole family is still in Syria living in Tartous, Homs and Aleppo with plenty of friends living in Damascus, Homs, and the coast. My sister and her family have NZ passports but are still living in Aleppo. I am educated, learnt, realistic and open minded with no political affiliation whatsoever, but extremely passionate about my country Syria. I am from a Christian middle upper class family with friends who are Sunni Alawite, Shiaa Druze, Arminians and you name it. None of my contacts in Syria was blind supporter of the government, although 90% of them admire the president and his wife for different reasons.
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Porkins Great Game ep. 1 ISIS is everywhere in Central Asia

Eva Bartlett:

Very much enjoyed this podcast; need to listen a second time!

Originally posted on Porkins Policy Review:

The Caucasus and Central Asia Political Map 2000

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The wait is finally over:  The new podcast series produced by Christoph Germann and me, Porkins Great Game, is now up and running!  This new podcast will deal exclusively with Central Asia and the Caucus region, and will explore the various geopolitical machinations that compose the “New Great Game.”  Porkins Great Game will be a monthly podcast and we really encourage you to be a part of this endeavor.  So please follow us on Twitter, @PorkinsPolicy & @NewGreatGame, and feel free to email us with topic suggestions and news stories that pertain to the new great game. You can contact me by emailing porkinspolicy@gmail.com, and you can contact Christoph through the contact form on christophgermann.blogspot.com

On this month’s episode we take a look at the increasing violence in Xinjiang as well as the ISIS connection within the Uyghur separatist movement, and take a look…

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