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Syria Plane Carried Radar Parts, Not Weapons - Russia
Post Date: 2012-10-12 11:52:10 by Brian S
Russia says the Syria-bound plane intercepted by Turkey amid reports it was carrying cargo which could aid government war efforts was transporting a legal shipment of radar equipment. "There were no weapons on the plane," said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. His comments followed heated exchanges between Turkey and Syria over the exact nature of the items confiscated. Turkey's PM earlier said Russian-made defence equipment was found on board - a claim Syria dismissed as a lie. Damascus has challenged the Turks to put the confiscated items on public view, something Ankara has declined to do so far. On the border tensions continued, with Turkey reportedly scrambling fighter ...
Russia Says It Will Not Renew Arms Agreement With U.S.
Post Date: 2012-10-11 11:43:29 by Brian S
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will not renew a decades-old agreement with Washington on dismantling nuclear and chemical weapons when it expires next year, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Wednesday. The death of the 1991 agreement, which had been renewed twice, is the latest in a series of hitches in relations between the United States and Russia and casts doubt on the future of the much-vaunted "reset" in relations between the Cold War-era foes. "The basis of the program is an agreement of 1991 which, by virtue of the time when it was conceived, the way it was worked out and prepared, does not meet very high standards. The agreement doesn't ...
Pat Buchanan Warns ‘The Neocons Are Pushing’ Romney Toward The ‘Freedom Agenda’
Post Date: 2012-10-10 16:59:58 by Brian S
On Monday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney offered his foreign policy vision in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute. But that speech, according to conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, was a little too close to the neocon agenda for comfort. In an appearance on Laura Ingrahams radio show on Tuesday, Buchanan, the author of Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?, said Romney ought to distance himself from former President George W. Bushs hawkish record on foreign policy, which came to define neoconservative ideology. Im afraid some of the neocons are pushing [Romney] back toward this same agenda, the ...
Ex-Powell Aide On Romney's Foreign Policy Team: "These People Make Me Sick"
Post Date: 2012-10-10 16:09:17 by Brian S
Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, skewered Mitt Romneys foreign policy team on Monday, saying their policies make his stomach turn. Wilkerson took particular aim at John Bolton, former President George W. Bushs ambassador to the United Nationsand now an adviser to Romney. The man scares me to death, Wilkerson, a retired U.S. Army colonel told MSNBCs Ed Schultz. He would defeat all the enemies in America and the worldand believe me theyre plentifuland hed do it with everyone elses blood. John is like Dick Cheney, never served a day in his life and wouldn't serve a day ...
Moscow Warns over Use of Force Against Iran
Post Date: 2012-10-10 13:01:52 by Brian S
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned on Wednesday that the use of force against Tehran would spell the end of the negotiating process on Irans nuclear program. Time and again we hear threats that if there is no progress on Irans nuclear program only one option will remain - the use of force. We hope that will never happen, he said. This is a straight path to undermining the efforts to resolve all outstanding issues. The most important thing today is to focus on the work of the five plus one group, the minister said, adding there was hope for a way out of the impasse. Iran's envoy to Moscow Seyyed Mahmoud-Reza ...
Lavrov Says Russia's Ties With NATO Marred By Missile Defense, Other Disputes
Post Date: 2012-10-10 12:59:56 by Brian S
MOSCOW - Russia's foreign minister says a dispute over the U.S.-led missile defense plans and other frictions have strained Moscow's ties with NATO. Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Moscow is continuing to seek guarantees that the planned shield wouldn't pose a threat to Russia's nuclear forces. He said the failure to negotiate a settlement was rooted in Washington's refusal to accept any limitations on the missile shield. The U.S. says the missile defense plan is aimed at fending off an Iranian missile threat, but Moscow has rejected the claim, saying the system may eventually grow powerful enough to threaten Russia's nuclear deterrent. Lavrov said Russia was ...
The Obamney Twins Compete To See Who Can Help The Muslim Brotherhood The Most
Post Date: 2012-10-09 16:59:53 by Brian S
I've been covering politics since 1975. In all that time I have never seen as clueless a group of people as all of those Americans who still haven't figured out the problem with so-called "neo" conservatism. Lately they've been yammering on about the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Mideast. We've heard that quite a bit in the many criticisms of Barack Obama's foreign policy. Most of those criticisms are well deserved - but only because Obama is following the lead of former neocon-in-chief George W. Bush. Both of what one conservative writer termed "the Obamney Twins" still don't get it. One last time: The central idea of the neocons is ...
U.S. and Israel Planning Joint Attack On Iran (Two hour war - World Peace)
Post Date: 2012-10-09 15:47:12 by Hondo68
The Jerusalem Post reports today that the United States and Israel are planning a joint military operation to take out Irans uranium enrichment facilities. The report appeared in Foreign Policy following a speech by presidential candidate Mitt Romney on foreign policy, including Obamas stance on Iran. Iran today has never been closer to a nuclear weapons capability, Romney said in a foreign policy address delivered at the Virginia Military Institute. And it has never acted less deterred by America. CFR member and visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, David Rothkopf, reported that the White House and Israeli officials ...
Iraq Sends Crucial Fuel Oil To Syria Triggering Concern In Washington
Post Date: 2012-10-09 12:41:42 by Brian S
Iraq is quietly shipping vital supplies of fuel oil to Syria in a deal that has triggered concern in Washington and exposes Damascuss difficulties keeping its economy afloat in the face of a growing civil war and economic sanctions. Nouri al-Malikis Baghdad government agreed in June to supply 720,000 tons of fuel oil to Syria in monthly shipments as part of a one-year, renewable supply contract, according to commercial documents seen by the Financial Times. In June and July, Baghdads oil ministry delivered two shipments of fuel oil, which is used for power generation, worth US$14m in total, to President Bashar al-Assads regime. Syria paid in cash, the documents ...
What’s the Real Reason Israel Dialed Back the Push for War on Iran?
Post Date: 2012-10-09 12:21:43 by Brian S
As noted in the news section today, Israeli intelligence is now hyping IAEA findings from back in August that say Iran has on several recent occasions used the 20 percent enriched uranium the highest it has and the portion of the program which most riled hawks in the West to manufacture fuel rods for peaceful medical research in possible cancer treatment. Anonymous Israeli officials are telling select members of the press that this information has resulted in an easing of Israels timetable for attacking Iran, but this explanation seems disingenuous. The Israeli officials claim that their own intelligence has recently proved compatible with the IAEAs findings in ...
Iraq Signs $4.2 Billion Arms Deal With Russia, Eyes Rare Agreement On Syria
Post Date: 2012-10-09 11:09:39 by Brian S
By AFP MOSCOW Iraq has signed contracts in recent months to buy more than $4.2 billion worth of weapons from Russia, according to a document issued on Tuesday at a meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The contracts were signed during visits to Russia by Iraqs acting defense chief in April, July and August, the document showed. It gave no details about the deals. Media reports speculated that the signing of the arms deal would make Russia Iraqs biggest supplier after the United States. Russia also eyes a rare agreement over Syria during Maliki's visit. But that contract and talks about new energy tie-ups were ...
NATO Has Plans To Defend Turkey If Needed As U.N. Calls For Unilateral Truce In Syria
Post Date: 2012-10-09 10:54:04 by Brian S
By Al Arabiya with Agencies The head of NATO said on Tuesday the military alliance had plans in place to defend Turkey against attack if needed, as the United Nations chief urged the Syrian regime to declare an immediate truce. We have all necessary plans in place to protect and defend Turkey if necessary, Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters before a meeting of the alliances defense ministers in Brussels, according to Reuters. Following Syrian gunfire and shelling, NATO ambassadors threw their support behind Turkey in an emergency meeting last week. Turkish forces have retaliated against the bombardment from northern Syria, where President Bashar ...
Romney: US Should Be More Assertive On World Stage
Post Date: 2012-10-08 12:46:58 by Brian S
WASHINGTON (AP) Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is proposing the U.S. take a more assertive role in Syria, put conditions on aid to Egypt and tighten sanctions on Iran as he looks to use a planned foreign policy address to paint President Barack Obama as a weak leader who has limited America's influence on global affairs. Declaring that "it's time to change course in the Middle East" and accusing Obama of "passivity," Romney plans to call Monday for the U.S. to work with other countries to arm rebels in Syria with weapons that can defeat the "tanks, helicopters and fighter jets" that make up President Bashar Assad's army. Romney ...
On Eve Of Protest, Jordan's King Abdullah Dissolves Parliament
Post Date: 2012-10-04 17:33:32 by Brian S
(CNN) -- On the eve of a protest expected in Amman Friday, Jordan's king has dissolved the country's parliament and called for early elections close to the new year. This isn't the first time King Abdullah II has responded pre-emptively to a possible Arab Spring-inspired demonstration in the country. But it could foreshadow the seriousness of the rally, which is likely to echo the push for democratic reforms that have swept North Africa and the Middle East. Popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya ousted longtime leaders from power. In nearly two years, King Abdullah has fired four prime ministers. In February 2011, shortly before Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak ...
Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad To Obama (FARS-Iran)
Post Date: 2012-09-30 21:55:22 by Hondo68
Iran's Fars News Agency posted a story based on The Onion, unaware it is a satirical fake news website. STORY HIGHLIGHTSIran's semi-official Fars News Agency falls for an Onion storyFars even steals the story, portraying it as its ownSatirical paper jokes that poll finds rural white Americans prefer AhmadinejadOnce Fars discovered the farce, it removed the story from its English-language website (CNN) -- Add Iran's news agency to the long list of those hoodwinked by the satire of The Onion. Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency published a story Friday claiming that a Gallup poll found that rural white Americans prefer Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over President ...
Second Zionist 9/11 In The Making For War On Iran: Analyst
Post Date: 2012-09-27 18:26:25 by Brian S
Covering up 9/11 is bad enough. But when Zionist front organizations like WINEP openly call for another 9/11-style mass murder of Americans to launch a war against Iran, it is time for the American people to put these organizations out of business, Kevin Barrett wrote in an article on the Press TV website. Last Friday, Patrick Clawson, WINEPs Director for Research, suggested that the US should work covertly and through means of force to provoke Iran to take the first shot against the US or Israel. Otherwise, he said, starting a war with Iran will be really hard to accomplish. I frankly think that crisis initiation is really tough, said Clawson, And ...
Russia to Base MiG-31 Interceptors in Arctic
Post Date: 2012-09-26 15:46:57 by Brian S
The Russian Defense Ministry is to base MiG-31 long-range interceptors at the Rogachyovo Arctic base on the island of Novaya Zemlya by the end of the year to defend against attack from the north, Izvestia reported on Tuesday quoting military sources. "The MiG-31 squadron will be the main element of Russia's developing anti-missile defense system - the MiG-31 is capable of intercepting not only strike aircraft, but also cruise missiles with nuclear warheads from the Barents Sea to the shores of the Laptev Sea," the source said. Military analyst Anatoly Tsyganok says the MiG-31BM has a range of 900 miles (1,450 km) on internal fuel, which can be extended to 3,355 miles (5,400 ...
Israel Lobbyist Hints That ‘Pearl Harbor’ May be Needed to Get US Into War with Iran
Post Date: 2012-09-26 11:11:24 by Brian S
September 25, 2012 "Information Clearing House" - Last Friday, during question time at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy policy forum luncheon on How to Build US-Israeli Coordination on Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout, the director of research at the pro-Israel think tank hinted that a Pearl Harbor-type attack might be necessary to get the United States to go to war against the Islamic Republic. I frankly think that crisis initiation is really tough, said Patrick Clawson, who also heads the Washington Institutes Iran Security Initiative, in response to a question about what would happen if negotiations with Tehran fail. And ...
Iran Said To Test-Fire Four Missiles In Strait Of Hormuz Designed To Hit Ships
Post Date: 2012-09-25 11:29:29 by Brian S
Irans military test-fired four missiles during a military drill in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, according to a semi-official news agency. The report late Monday by Fars quoted Gen. Ali Fadavi of the powerful Revolutionary Guard as saying the missiles hit a big target the size of a warship and sunk it within 50 seconds. It was the first report of an Iranian military exercise taking place simultaneously and close to U.S.-led joint naval maneuvers in the Persian Gulf, including mine-sweeping drills. The U.S. Navy claims the maneuvers are not directly aimed at Iran, but the West and its regional allies have made clear they would react against attempts by Tehran to ...
Obama Suggests Romney Wants to Take U.S. to War Over Iran
Post Date: 2012-09-24 10:27:43 by Brian S
President Barack Obama called on Mitt Romney to clarify his position on Iran and Syria, raising the prospect that his Republican presidential challenger might want to start another war in the Middle East. If Governor Romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so, Obama said in an interview for CBSs 60 Minutes program broadcast yesterday as world leaders, including Obama, prepare to attend the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York today. Ive executed on my foreign policy, Obama said, citing accomplishments in Iraq and in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, according to a transcript released by the ...
Senior Iranian Commander: Iran Will Attack US Bases If War With Israel Breaks Out
Post Date: 2012-09-23 13:44:45 by Brian S
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Associated Press | 1 hour, 34 minutes ago in A senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned that Iran will target U.S. bases in the region in the event of war with Israel, raising the prospect of a broader conflict that would force other countries to get involved, Iranian state television reported Sunday. Article continues below The comments by Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who heads the Guard's aerospace division, came amid tension over Iran's nuclear program and Israel's suggestion that it might unilaterally strike Iranian nuclear facilities to scuttle what the United States and its allies believe are efforts to build a bomb. Tehran ...
Iranian MP: Russia under Putin Beneficial to Regional Security
Post Date: 2012-09-17 12:32:11 by Brian S
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of the Iranian parliament stressed that Putin's presidency over Russia will strengthen Moscow's role as a regional actor serving peace and stability in the region. Rapporteur of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi made the remarks in a meeting of the commission members with Iran's Ambassador to Russia Mahmoud Reza Sajjadi. The meeting was aimed at exploring new avenues for the expansion of bilateral relations between the two countries. During the meeting, Naqavi said that Russia under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin acts as an independent and strong actor, serving regional ...
Obama Notifies Congress of Troops Deployed to Libya and Yemen
Post Date: 2012-09-14 23:39:00 by Brian S
President Obama has taken the formal step of notifying Congress that he has deployed troops equipped for combat to Libya and Yemen to defend U.S. citizens and property, pursuant to the War Powers Resolution. Although these security forces are equipped for combat, these movements have been undertaken solely for the purpose of protecting American citizens and property, the president wrote in a letter to Congress. These security forces will remain in Libya and in Yemen until the security situation becomes such that they are no longer needed. A security force from the U.S. Africa Command deployed to Libya Wednesday to support security of U.S. personnel ...
Israeli Leader Suggests His Country Cannot Rely On US To Act Against Iran Over Nuclear Program
Post Date: 2012-09-14 12:15:28 by Brian S
JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insinuated in an interview published Friday that Israel cannot entirely rely on the U.S. to act against Irans suspect nuclear program, a sign that the Israeli leader is not backing down from the sharp rhetoric that strained relations this week with the Obama administration. Netanyahu has been arguing in recent weeks that Iran is getting close to acquiring nuclear weapons capability, a claim Iran denies. He has been pushing the U.S. to commit to the circumstances under which the U.S. would lead a strike on Irans nuclear facilities. Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders have repeatedly hinted that if the United States does not ...
Unrest Spreads in Egypt, Iran, Tunisia, Morocco
Post Date: 2012-09-13 13:45:38 by Brian S
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Protests over the anti-Islam film thicken in Egypt as demonstrations press into a third day near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. They threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at the embassy and at police officers trying to disperse the raucous crowd. Police retaliated by firing tear gas canisters into the air like missiles, landing them in the middle of the defiant protesters in Tahrir Square. Tuesdays attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that left American ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead seems now to have just been the beginning. The uprising has spread throughout the Middle East, with protesters now in Egypt, Iran, Tunisia, Morocco and ...
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