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Mass Murder in Syria by the West’s Pro-Democracy Opposition

Monday, 6 August 2012, 2:03 pm | Finian Cunningham

They were dragged out to be executed in a small, dusty courtyard in blazing sunlight. The victims were half-naked, dazed, their underwear soaked in blood, their legs bleeding from torture inflicted earlier. The expectant crowd, some armed with guns, others ... More >>

Washington Wired for War: Why Syria Could Spell World Catast

Thursday, 2 August 2012, 2:26 pm | Finian Cunningham

When Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip fatally shot the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, archduke Franz Ferdinand, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914, the assassination is seen as the event that ushered in the First World War. More >>

"Progressive" Alternative Media Cheerlead for War in Syria

Monday, 16 July 2012, 5:42 pm | Finian Cunningham

The major Western mainstream media outlets have been running a “shock and awe” propaganda offensive against the Syrian government of President Bashar Al Assad for nearly 16 months. The misinformation has been unrelenting, monolithic, unverified, ... More >>

NATO Proxies On War Footing on Eve of Syrian 'Peace Summit'

Monday, 2 July 2012, 4:38 pm | Finian Cunningham

The NATO-backed covert aggression against Syria could be reaching a tipping point for all-out war involving state forces. That should be no surprise. For the past 16 months, NATO and its regional proxies have been steadily increasing the violence ... More >>

War on Iran: US Computer Virus "Weapon of Mass Destruction"

Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 4:50 pm | Finian Cunningham

The US-led economic war on Iran has been dangerously ratcheted up with the launching of a powerful new computer virus targeting the Islamic Republic’s nuclear research facilities and other vital commercial sectors, including the oil and banking industries. More >>

Syria: NATO’s Growing List of Excuses for Intervention

Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 5:03 pm | Finian Cunningham

NATO’s alleged “concerns” over Syria and its anticipated military intervention in that country seem to multiply and interchange like an alchemist’s brew. From human rights and democratic reforms, to the latest alleged concern of a takeover ... More >>

Grand Prix: Bahrain’s Formula for Profits over Human Rights

Monday, 16 April 2012, 12:35 pm | Finian Cunningham

“A bunch of rich people having fun while others are being killed,” is how one motor-racing fan voiced his disgust over the decision for the Formula One Grand Prix to go ahead in Bahrain next weekend. More >>

Surge in US Secret Surveillance of Iran: Regime Change Goal

Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 3:41 pm | Finian Cunningham

A “surge” in US secret surveillance of Iran’s nuclear programme over the past three years, involving “hundreds” of spy drone flights, has not produced the slightest evidence to support Washington’s much-vaunted fears that the Islamic ... More >>

West Undermines Syria Peace Plan by Demanding Regime Change

Thursday, 29 March 2012, 4:46 pm | Finian Cunningham

No sooner had Kofi Annan, the special United Nations envoy to Syria, announced scoring “an important first step” towards implementing a peace plan in the war-torn country, the US and Western powers were scrambling to scupper the goalposts. More >>

Bahrain Medics Show Trial: Not Syria, So No Western Outcry

Monday, 26 March 2012, 3:04 pm | Finian Cunningham

Bahrain’s disgraceful show trial of medical staff is set to continue, with news this week that 20 doctors and nurses are to be retried in a civilian court on trumped-up charges of subversion against the US-backed regime. More >>

How the Arab League Has Become a Tool of Western Imperialism

Thursday, 16 February 2012, 3:59 pm | Finian Cunningham

It’s an intrigue befitting the machinations of classical colonialism in past centuries, such as the Sykes-Picot carve-up of the Middle Eastern Levant territories, or the betrayal of the Arabs after World War I, or the theft of Mesopotamia’s oil by British ... More >>

War Plan Iran: The US Finally Admits Its Criminal Bankruptcy

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 6:09 pm | Finian Cunningham

Officially, America is now bankrupt: financially, economically, politically – and morally. Its criminal aggression towards Iran is just one of many parts of a jigsaw that add up to a clear and grotesque picture of what the United States of America ... More >>

BREAKING: Downed CIA Stealth Drone Step To US War On Iran

Thursday, 8 December 2011, 5:42 pm | Finian Cunningham

The revelation that a US unmanned drone aircraft downed in eastern Iran was on a CIA secret surveillance operation raises troubling questions about the immediacy of Washington’s war plans on the Islamic Republic. More >>

Populist Financiers Supporting Protesters Is Part of Problem

Wednesday, 19 October 2011, 10:03 am | Finian Cunningham

The Occupy Wall Street movement sweeping across the US faces a tricky dilemma, the outcome of which will determine its historic impact. Up to now, part of the movement’s strength derives from its diffuse, eclectic spread of voices. That enigma makes it ... More >>

Bahrain: Is Washington Preparing For ‘Regime Change’?

Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 3:04 pm | Finian Cunningham

The persistence of pro-democracy protests in Bahrain in the face of brutal repression may be giving Washington second thoughts about its unwavering support for the royal rulers of the strategically important Persian Gulf kingdom. More >>

Obama on Norway Massacre: US "War on Terror" Fundamentalism

Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 1:40 pm | Finian Cunningham

Within hours of Norway’s deadly bomb and gun attacks claiming at least 91 victims it has become clear that the horror was perpetrated by a Norwegian loner with rightwing Christian fundamentalist affiliations. More >>

Britain’s Royal Wedding: A Big Day For The Global Oligarchy

Monday, 2 May 2011, 11:15 am | Finian Cunningham

The British royal wedding can be seen as a modern-day repeat of the “bread and circuses” policy of ancient Rome. In the waning days of that empire, the rulers sought to distract the masses from their grinding misery and the unwieldy wealth ... More >>

Iran’s Natural Gas Riches

Sunday, 21 March 2010, 12:47 pm | Finian Cunningham

The scheduled start of drilling this month by China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) in Iran’s South Pars gas field could be both a harbinger and explanation of much wider geopolitical developments. More >>




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