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Alexandr Skliar – “When war is on your doorstep” (aka “millions”)

Dear friends, This is a song from Skliar’s latest album “Iastreb” (Ястреб, Hawk).  Skliar’s group is called “VA BANK” (ВА-БАНКЪ, or “go bank” or “banco” – when you play for all the money you have).  Check out the music, check out the lyrics (my own translation below) and tell me – do the Neocons realize the magnitude of the storm brewing in the East?  Do they realize that not all

The Middle East War SITREP December 5th, 2015 by John Rambo

A quick note: I do apologize for how late this SitRep is. Unfortunately I too must obey the great capitalistic system and submit to their demands (holiday hours) and the CIA is not known for its Christmas bonuses. It seems great events unfold every 2 weeks in Syria. The downing of a Russian Su-24 by a Turkish F-16 fighter has been the highlight. Russian retaliation has been a complete exposure

Military Analysis: Pakistan 1.0

Pakistan is located in Southern Asia, covering an area of almost 800.000km2, with neighbors such as China, India, Afghanistan and Iran. The population of Pakistan is almost 200 million people which are roughly separated in 4 major social groups: Punjabis, Pathans, Sindhis and Balochs. Although famous for their long-time dispute with India over the Kashmir region, Pakistan is facing serious security issues with the Taliban which are controlling the northern

International Military Review – Syria, December 2nd, 2015

Help produce more actual and interesting content, join our struggle by donating via PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces, supported by Russian air strikes, managed to drive ISIS out of a long section of the strategic Aleppo-Raqqa highway in the northern part of Syria. According to the field reports, the Syrian troops’ offensive forced the terrorists to retreat and suffer large casualties in

Yemen Libya Egypt Israel SITREP October 31st, 2015 by John Rambo

Yemen: • Yemen has never been a stable country, even prior to the Arab Spring. • Currently the war is between the Houthis (supported by Iran) in the north against Hadi-loyalists (supported by Saudi-Arabia and co.) in the south and ISIL/AQAP in the east. • The Arab Spring allowed Houthi Shias in the north of Yemen to mobilize just like the rest of the region. • Al-Qaeda in the Arabian

Kurdish fighters defy the world from mountain fortress as bombing begins

By Patrick Cockburn in the Qandil mountains, Iraq Turkey used its helicopters and artillery to attack Kurdish guerrillas inside northern Iraq yesterday as the Turkish army massed just north of the border. The helicopter gunships penetrated three miles into Iraqi territory and warplanes targeted mountain paths used by rebels entering Turkey. Guerrilla commanders of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were defiant in the face of an impending invasion. In an

Five Years Later, We Can’t Forgive or Forget

by Stephen Zunes This week marks the fifth anniversary of the congressional vote granting President George W. Bush unprecedented war-making authority to invade Iraq at the time and circumstances of his own choosing. Had a majority of either the Republican-controlled House or the Democratic-controlled Senate voted against the resolution or had they passed an alternative resolution conditioning such authority on an authorization from the United Nations Security Council, all the

“I HOPE IT’S YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS THAT DIE” – US Representative Dana Rohrabacher

By US Army Reserves Colonel (Retired) Ann Wright “I HOPE IT’S YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS THAT DIE” said US Representative Dana Rohrabacher to American citizens who questioned the Bush Administration’s unlawful extraordinary rendition policies. Congressional hearings provide a deep insight into the inner spirit of our elected representatives-and sometimes, the insight is not pretty. On April 17, we witnessed Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) unleash his unbridled anger onto members of the

Pigs of War

By Cindy Sheehan “I believe it is imperative that we never lose our voice of dissent, regardless of political pressure. As Martin Luther King, Jr said: ‘there comes a time when silence is betrayal’…However, it is unforgivable that Congress has been unwilling to examine these matters or take action to prevent these circumstances [executive branch crimes] from occurring again.” – Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), Introduction to Constitution in Crisis (2006)

Beware the Wounded Beast: America Has Lost the Iraq War

By Dave Lindorff The Iraq War has been lost. The British are acknowledging this fact by pulling out their troops from Basra, Iraq’s second largest city, handing over the city to the control of Shia militias. For all intents and purposes, the “Coalition of the Willing” is now dead. America is now going it alone. Bush is not acknowledging defeat, but has indirectly admitted it by saying that some troops

Interview that Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for legal and international affairs, Abbas Araghchi

By Gareth Smyth, Financial Times The following is the transcript of an interview that Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for legal and international affairs, Abbas Araghchi, has given to UK’s Financial Times. Financial Times: What is the big obstacle to Iran and the US talking to each other? Abbas Araghchi: We had no plan to do so, although the Americans were obviously interested … We didn’t think the theatrical behavior would

The Saker on Scott Horton’s radio show for KAOS 95.5 in Austin, Texas

Dear friends, Today I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Scott Horton for the second time (click here to listen to my first interview with him after the Hamas takeover of Gaza) for his radio talk show. Scott asked me to call his show to discuss my recent article about Iranian options in case of a US attack. Click here to listen to this interview (the interview proper begins

Al-Qaeda threatens to wage war on Iran

Al-Qaeda Demanding Tehran Stop Supporting Iraq CAIRO, Egypt, July 9–The leader of an Al-Qaeda umbrella group in Iraq threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting the democratically-elected Shiite government of Iraq within two months, according to an audiotape released Sunday. Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi, who leads the group Islamic State in Iraq, said his Sunni insurgents have been preparing for four years to wage a battle against Iran,

Iran’s asymmetrical response options

By Vineyard Saker – an Axis of Logic exclusive International public opinion is clearly worried about the prospects of a US aggression against Iran and many observers point to the risk to the world economy, of an Iranian attempt to block the Strait of Hormuz. Some also fear that Iran might sink a US aircraft carrier using some combination of missiles, submarines and small attack craft. It also is often

Cindy Sheehan – I’m Not Backing Off!

Call Out the Instigator By CINDY SHEEHAN Call out the Instigator Because there’s something in the airWe got to get together sooner or laterBecause the revolution’s hereYou know it’s right! — Thunderclap Newman I’m not backing off. I tried to remove myself from the political realm of the US, what BushCo is turning into an Evil Empire, but the blatant audacity of George commuting Scooter’s sentence (he’s not ruling out

The myth of the so-called ‘Jewish’ Lobby laid to rest by Shmuel Rosner Chief U.S. Correspondent for Ha’aretz

(I originally posted this elsewhere on the Internet but since the I just posted an article about an investigation by the Jewish Chronicles revealing that the anti-Israeli boycott in the UK was organized by Jews, I thought I would repost this information on my blog) A ‘Jewish Lobby’ in the USA? Most definitely not one representing American Jews. Read this fascinating article from Ha’aretz: ——– Why do American Jews oppose

The Neocon Threat to American Freedom

The War on Truth and Liberty By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS The Bush/Cheney White House, which told the American people in 2003 that the Iraqi invasion would be a three to six week affair, now tells us that the US occupation is permanent. Forever. Attentive Americans of which, alas, there are so few, had already concluded that the occupation was permanent. Permanence is the obvious message from the massive and fortified

To bomb or not to bomb – two views

The Case for Bombing Iran: I hope and pray that President Bush will do it. BY NORMAN PODHORETZWednesday, May 30, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT Although many persist in denying it, I continue to believe that what Sept 11, 2001, did was to plunge us headlong into nothing less than another world war. I call this new war World War IV, because I also believe that what is generally known as

Turkey denies Web site claim of N.Iraq invasion

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s Foreign Ministry and military General Staff on Wednesday denied a Web site report that 50,000 Turkish troops had crossed into northern Iraq to crush Kurdish rebels hiding there. “This report is not true,” a Foreign Ministry source told Reuters. A General Staff official described the report as “disinformation”. The report, carried on the DEBKAfile Web site, sparked jitters among foreign investors who fear Turkish military action

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