by Joy Slim, Al-Akhbar English
The Houthis’ first step toward governing Yemen seems like a necessary option imposed on Ansarullah due to the failure of Yemeni parties, following days of intensive talks, to reach a solution to the political crisis and fill the power vacuum created by the resignation of the president and his government under external pressure.
After months of gaining ground throughout Yemen’s provinces, Ansarullah (the Houthis) has translated its progress into clear political gains. The Houthis have now taken control of the government, yet without assuming power themselves, and will oversee a two-year transitional phase through a “constitutional declaration.” The declaration was made in a large ceremony at the Yemeni presidential palace. Continue reading US-Saudi Rejection Be Damned: Houthis Take Control of Yemen Without Seizing Power
by Adrian Salbuchi, Russia Today
The West’s global war on terrorism certainly kicked off in 2015 with a bang. High-profile events, charged with “unexplained and unexplainable” circumstances, began January 7 with the “Charlie Hebdo Event” in Paris.
Eleven days later, Alberto Nisman, Argentine Public Prosecutor in the case of the 1994 AMIA Jewish Mutual building terror bombing in Buenos Aires was found dead, just as he was about to make public “high-power evidence” against Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner and her Foreign Minister Hector Timerman for allegedly covering up Iran’s role in the attack. Continue reading AMIA Argentina attack: Mystery behind public prosecutor Nisman’s death
by Wayne Madsen, The Wayne Madsen Report
The one thing that neo-cons deserve credit on is persistence. Even after the neocons sought to fool the international public with obviously forged foreign ministry documents from Niger that were used by the George W. Bush administration to justify going to war with Iraq and forged Iraqi Oil Ministry documents that were used to tarnish the reputations of several political leaders who opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the neocons are at it again.
This time, a purported arrest warrant for Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman for reaching a deal with Iran to shield Iranian officials wanted for planning the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires was reportedly “found” by investigators in a rubbish bin at the home of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the alleged author of the arrest warrant. Continue reading Argentina: Neocons try to run another forgery on the international public
by Trevor LaBonte (Mouqawamah Music Exclusive)
RISE AND TREVOLT ENTRY 2
No need to mince words here: Robert Martin and Miko Peled are bonafide gatekeepers of the Palestine “Solidarity” Movement. They also display textbook gatekeeper behavior when they spread lies and hate about people who bring up issues which they deem irrelevant to what late Palestinian intellectual Edward Said called the “Question of Palestine”. Really, 9/11 is not relevant to “Israel”? Because Israel COMMITTED 9/11. Really, the holohoax is not relevant? Because it is the premiere foundational myth of “Israel”. Really, Judaism is not relevant? Because all of the murderous Zionist entity’s laws and policies come straight from Judaism. Continue reading Rise and Trevolt Entry 2: Miko Peled and Robert Martin – two more discourse-policing gatekeepers of Zion
by Maidhc Ó Cathail, The Passionate Attachment
When waging unconventional warfare, timing is everything.
In some pro-Israel circles, President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry are now being hysterically compared to Neville Chamberlain for their alleged “betrayal” of the self-defined “Jewish state” to yet another imminent Holocaust as a result of Obama’s historic, albeit so far limited, rapprochement with today’s supposed equivalent of a genocidal Nazi regime in Tehran and Kerry’s sustained diplomatic effort to get Israel to return to its so-called “Auschwitz borders” prior to its premeditated 1967 Land Grab. In light of this dual “existential threat” posed by the Obama administration to a Greater Israel, the interview given to Israeli TV by Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who first published documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that revealed the scope of U.S. spying worldwide, is as close to a “game theory warfare” smoking gun as you’re going to get. Continue reading In the criminal Zionist entity, Greenwald reveals whose agenda he is serving
by Wayne Madsen, The Wayne Madsen Report
U.S. Special Forces deployed by the Obama administration to the Central African Republic have been assisting Takfiri guerrilla allies of the Nigeria-based Takfiri caliphate led by Boko Haram. The recent surrender to U.S forces in the Central African Republic of Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) senior commander Dominic Ongwen, known as the “White Ant,” was part of a joint U.S.-United Nations integrated stabilization force (MINUSCA) mission targeting both exiled Ugandan LRA and CAR “anti-balaka” guerrillas who have jointly been fighting against Takfiri extremist Seleka guerrillas. Seleka previously, with Saudi support, attempted to establish an Islamic state in the CAR. Continue reading American Regime and Boko Haram: Allies In Imperialist War on C.A.R.
Israeli calculations don’t always meet their goals. In 1982, the Israeli army invaded Lebanon and killed more than 20,000 Lebanese and Palestinians — mostly civilians, as usual — in the hope of ridding Lebanon of the Israeli occupation’s enemies. The results of that invasion are well-known, but let’s just say that Israel never had more formidable opponents and resisters than the ones that its own brutality and savagery produced in Lebanon. Furthermore, Israel often casually invades and bombs for electoral benefit. Shimon Peres could never run a campaign without engaging in a massacre or bombing campaign. Crimes and massacres are part of Israel’s electoral politics.
It’s unclear what Israel’s motives are in this campaign. Typically, Western media and Arab oil media volunteer that those who were killed were planning an attack on Israel. No one asks how the Israeli military is able to read Arab minds and predict what every Arab is up to at any point of their existence. It can thus tell when an Arab considers engaging in a “terrorist” attack, and kills him before he acts. This gives Israel the right to kill any Arab anywhere.
It’s possible that Israel was testing the readiness and vigilance of its enemy, Hezbollah. It is also possible that Israel has assumed that Hezbollah is too distracted to respond to Israeli attacks. On both counts, Israel was wrong. Israel does not understand Hezbollah, and has a long history of misunderstanding its enemies. Israel (like the Saudi clients in Lebanon) assumes wrongly that Hizbullah is no more than a client of the Iranian regime and that it has no domestic home-grown basis. In fact, Hizbullah’s roots in Lebanon are now more entrenched than ever, and it has succeeded in equipping the population (even beyond its constituency) with a culture of resistance to Israel and its aggression. Continue reading Hizbullah and the New Rules of Engagement
by Jean Aziz, Al-Monitor
Two events marked the Lebanese political scene during the last days of January 2015. The repercussions of these events are expected to extend over more than a month. The first event, leaked through the media, was the visit to Beirut on Jan. 29 by Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, a shadowy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force — as described by some in the West.
The second was the content of the speech delivered the next day after the visit by Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, in particular regarding the party’s stance on Israel and the new and developing confrontation. Continue reading Qassem Suleimani in Beirut: An Exceptional Event
by Alaa al-Lami, Al-Akhbar English
Recently, Israel stole one of the symbols of Iraqi Jewish heritage, a rare ancient copy of the Torah. The incident went smoothly and quietly, with blatant collusion between Israel, the United States, the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq, and the Jordanian authorities, amid suspicious silence from the Iraqi federal authorities and the Iraqi cultural scene, save for a few objections.
The Torah manuscript in question, known as the Iraqi Old Testament Scroll, was written using concentrated pomegranate juice on deer-skin parchments. The manuscript was seized by US forces, among other Iraqi antiquities, which survived the systematic destruction by the illegal Anglo-American invasion and occupation. Continue reading The Great Israeli Theft of Iraqi Jewish Heritage
by Eva Golinger, CounterPunch
There is a coup underway in Venezuela. The pieces are all falling into place like a bad CIA movie. At every turn a new traitor is revealed, a betrayal is born, full of promises to reveal the smoking gun that will justify the unjustifiable. Infiltrations are rampant, rumors spread like wildfire, and the panic mentality threatens to overcome logic. Headlines scream danger, crisis and imminent demise, while the usual suspects declare covert war on a people whose only crime is being gatekeeper to the largest pot of black gold in the world. Continue reading Venezuela: a Coup in Real Time