by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times
If there were any remaining doubts about the unlimited stupidity Western corporate media is capable of dishing out, the highlight of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing has been defined as Russian President Vladimir Putin supposedly “hitting” on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s wife – and the subsequent Chinese censoring of the moment when Putin draped a shawl over her shoulders in the cold air where the leaders were assembled. What next? Putin and Xi denounced as a gay couple?
Let’s dump the clowns and get down to the serious business. Right at the start, President Xi urged APEC to “add firewood to the fire of the Asia-Pacific and world economy”. Two days later, China got what it wanted on all fronts. Continue reading China’s silky road to glory
by Dan Glazebrook, CounterPunch
Three years ago, in late October 2011, the world witnessed the final defeat of the Libyan Jamahiriya – the name by which the Libyan state was known until overthrown in 2011, meaning literally the ‘state of the masses’ – in the face of a massive onslaught from N ATO, its regional allies and local collaborators.
It took seven months for the world’s most powerful military alliance – with a combined military spending of just under $1 trillion per year – to fully destroy the Jamahiriya (a state with a population the size of Wales) and it took a joint British-French-Qatari special forces operation to finally win control of the capital. In total, 10,000 strike sorties were rained down on Libya, tens of thousands killed and injured, and the country left a battleground for hundreds of warring factions, armed to the teeth with weapons either looted from state armouries or provided directly by NATO and its allies. Britain, France and the US had led a war which had effectively transformed a peaceful, prosperous African country into a textbook example of a ‘failed state’. Continue reading The Lessons of Libya: A War That Brought Total Societal Collapse
(Editor’s Note: This ‘cross-fertilization’ of multi-polar autonomy and synergistic Global South development forecasts Mouqawamah interdependencies and cooperation. The expanding burgeoning relationship between Latin America and the Islamic Resistance Axis will expedite the disintegration of the Empire. ~ Khanverse) Continue reading Venezuela to Offer Scholarships to Palestinians to Study Medicine
by Trevor LaBonte, Whatsupic
Yet again, “Israel” and the Zionist-controlled media are blood-libeling Iran in the press with misleading and inflammatory headlines such as “Iran leader’s call to ‘annihilate’ Israel sparks fury as nuclear deadline looms.” “Israel’s” game is all-too-obvious at this point. Genocidal, terroristic, racist, and illegitimate as the Zionist regime is, its survival strategy consists of painting itself to be the “only democracy in the Middle East,” while portraying everyone else as “hostile Islamic nations” that want to “massacre all the jews.” Of course, Iran is also portrayed in the media as a “nuclear threat”, even though the top 16 Western intelligence agencies have all stated unequivocally that Iran is not seeking nuclear weapons. In fact, Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei has issued a legally binding fatwa (a religious decree) against nuclear weapons, citing that they are “un-Islamic.” Meanwhile, the hypocritical, usurping Zionist entity “Israel” is known to be sitting on it’s own enormous cache of illegal, unregistered nukes. Continue reading Iran Calls for Palestinian Freedom Referendum, Zionist Entity Cries “Holocaust”
by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, Global Research
Iran Trip: September – October 2014
Marcel Proust said: “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” During the past two decades, I visited Iran on numerous occasions staying 10-14 days at a time. This time around, I stayed for 2 months and heeding Proust, I carried with me a fresh pair of eyes. I discarded both my Western lenses as well as my Iranian lenses and observed with objective eyes. It was a formidable journey that left me breathless.
Part I – Women of the Islamic Republic of Iran
It is hard to know where to start a travel log and how to describe a newfound world in a few pages. However, given the obsession with the status of women, it is perhaps appropriate to start with the women in Iran as I perceived them.
Western media with help from feminists and Iranians living outside of Iran portray Iranian women as being “oppressed” — foremost because women in Iran have to abide by an Islamic dress code – hijab. Yes, hijab is mandatory and women choose to either wear either a chador or to wear a scarf. But what is crucial to understand is the role chador played in pre 1979 versus the post Revolution era. Continue reading Discovering Iran: Women’s Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
by Wayne Madsen, Strategic Culture
After a popular uprising forced Burkina Faso’s longtime dictator Blaise Compaoré from power after a 27-year long reign supported by the United States and France, President Barack Obama had to move fast. The White House wanted to ensure that loyalists of Compaoré’s assassinated predecessor, Marxist icon Thomas Sankara, a man his mother, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) / Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) maven Ann Dunham Soetoro, may have helped to topple in 1987, did not return to power in the landlocked West African nation. Continue reading Obama’s preventive coup in Burkina Faso
Hundreds of thousands of people in Burkina Faso have forced the longtime imperialist-backed leader, President Blaise Compaore, to resign amid mass demonstrations and rebellions in several cities across the West African country. Compaore took power in a French-supported coup on Oct. 15, 1987 against revolutionary Pan-Africanist and socialist leader Capt. Thomas Sankara. Continue reading Burkinabe Masses Rise Up Against Neo-Colonial Rule
by Trevor LaBonte (Mouqawamah Music EXCLUSIVE)
The international Zionist banksters who control and implement the New World Order and own and control all the major publishing houses, academic institutions, news and entertainment media have paved over real history with a fraudulent, totally false, and self-serving narrative.
This false narrative constitutes the very essence, the psychological concrete of the NWO, with all of its power over us not so much existing in the outside world, but living in our minds. It repeats in an infinite loop, playing on a cinema screen in both our conscious and subconscious minds. In fact, much of it was placed there in our minds using various false memory-implanting techniques and trauma-based CIA MK-ultra mind control tricks regularly employed in Hollywood films. More on this later though. Continue reading New World Order: An Overview of the Underworld, Part 1
by Mark Glenn, The Ugly Truth
The most dangerous thing about Benjamin Netanyahu–and no one should make the mistake of thinking he’s anything otherwise–is that he appears ‘normal’ by human standards. He speaks with a ‘human’ voice, seems to have all the required ‘human’ hardware & behaviorisms and in general is able to pass muster in his daily interactions with others. Best guess is that he has skin rather than scales, eyelids rather than slits, and doesn’t slither on his belly from point A to point B…
The truth however is that all of this ‘humanism’–for lack of a better word–attributed to/associated with Netanyahu is just an illusion of sorts, and the world–for the sake of its own collective life and limb–would be best served by turning a blind eye and deaf ear towards black magic such as this.
Despite a few outward superficialities, there is nothing ‘human’ about ‘Bibi’, nor about those who hold membership in his exclusive streetgang.
Continue reading The Devil in the Details: Netanyahu’s 100 Year War against ‘militant’ Islam as the death blow to Western Civilization