The West is currently playing a game of brinkmanship with Russia over Syria, based on the “fast and loose” principle it seems. The US Navy – eastern Mediterranean “We prepositioned forces (the 2 US Navy ships) so that if there was an order received we could have that quick response.” US senior defense official. This deployment of the 2 closest US warships in the eastern Med, would have not gone
Ynet News reports: After weeks of opposition protests inspired by regime ouster in Tunisia and turmoil in Egypt, Abdullah names his former ex-military advisor Marouf Bakhit as new prime minister with orders to carry out ‘true political reforms’
Al-Jazeera has just reported that the al-Jazeera’s bureau Amman chief was assaulted today by Jordanian riot police. According to al-Jazeera he was beat up by 10 riot cops after he told them that shouting curses during prayer was inappropriate. According to al-Jazeera the reporter has been evacuated to a hospital in Amman while bleeding from his head.
According to the BBC, Ha’aretz, the Jerusalem Post and others Mubarak, Olmert, Abbas and Abdullah will meet this coming Monday in Sharm el-Sheikh to “discuss recent developments between Fatah and Hamas” and “strengthen moderates and to further the Israeli-Palestinian agenda”. That is all very typical of normal war preparations. First, the Imperial High Command leaders meet in the Imperial Homeland (Olmert, Netanyahu consult with the US Nomenklatura bosses), then the