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
Moscow, SANA – President of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov on Sunday evening met Grand Mufti of Syria Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun in the Chechen capital Grozny.
During the meeting, Kadyrov said that U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies are luring Checehn youths to join terrorist organizations in Syria and take part in shedding Syrian blood, asserting that he’s keeping up with what is happening in Syria and the crimes committed by terrorists in it. Continue reading President of Chechnya: U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies luring Chechen youths to join terrorists in Syria
TEHRAN (FNA) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian blasted the western countries and their regional allies for supporting the Takfiri terrorists in the region, and said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a protégé of Israel’s spy agency in the region.
“The ISIL Takfiri terrorist group is a product Israel’s Mossad and it aims to tarnish the image of Islam,” Amir Abdollahian said on Tuesday. Continue reading Iran: ISIS Is a product of Mossad
Weekend bombings in the Baghdad area killed at least 36 people, just days ahead of major Shia religious commemorations that face significant danger from militants, security and medical officials said.
A car bomb targeting Shia pilgrims killed 12 people in Baghdad on Sunday, police and hospital sources said. Continue reading Bombings targeting pilgrims heading to Karbala leave 36 dead
Iran has successfully subverted a plot to sabotage tanks of heavy water to be used in nuclear reactors, a senior official of Iran’s nuclear department told local Arman daily. A “foreign country” is suspected of being behind the attempt.
“Thanks to the full alertness of our colleagues, we were able to detect and defuse the sabotage attempt,” deputy head of Iran’s nuclear department, Asghar Zarean, told the newspaper. Continue reading Iran prevents sabotage of heavy-water tanks at Arak plant – local press