Author Archive for World

Syria: Beyond the Myths and Half-Truths! THE DEADLY SINS OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY . . .

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

by Selvam Canagaratna Courtesy The Island April 22, 2017, 5:45 pm “The American myth is of free will in its simple, primary sense. One can choose oneself and will oneself, and this absurdly optimistic assumption so dominates the republic that it has bred all its gross social injustices.”– John Fowles, Daniel Martin, 1977. For a man […]

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New Silk Road Or New Great Game? India Developing New Sri Lanka Port To Combat China

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Wade Shepard ,  CONTRIBUTOR Courtesy  Forbes  Hambantota Port is set to go to China with an impending deal that will see China Merchants take an 80% share for a specified amount of years.  AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI As regional powers like China, Russia, Japan, and India vie for political and economic position throughout the eastern […]

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AZAAN ROW IN INDIA Sonu Nigam shaves off hair after azaan row, Muslim cleric asks why he is not wearing garland of shoes.

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Courtesy Indian Express Sonu Nigam shaves off hair after azaan row, Muslim cleric asks why he is not wearing garland of shoes.  Sonu Nigam shaved off his hair on Wednesday in response to a Muslim cleric who announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh to anyone who could tonsure the singer. The controversy started after […]

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No terrorist group can survive unless some govt finances it – terror economy expert

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

 Loretta Napoleoni Courtesy RT  In many ways terrorism works just like a business, and a costly one – the organization needs arms, supplies, and each recruit needs to be fed and equipped; it all costs money. But where do terrorists get their money? How are the atrocities financed? Is jihad even possible when you have […]

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The Mother of all Hypocrisy

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

By Robert Fisk  Courtesy Information Clearing House April 18, 2017 “Information Clearing House” –  “The Independent”– It was the Mother of all Hypocrisy. Some dead Syrian babies matter, I guess. Other dead Syrian babies don’t matter. One mass murder in Syria two weeks ago killed children and babies and stirred our leaders to righteous indignation. But the […]

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WHO IS BEHIND THE PUSH FOR WW3 2017?

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Forbidden Knowledge “No doubt, no doubt, no doubt,” that Bashar al-Assad carried out a chemical attack “against his own people”, says the psyops machine known as the Mainstream Media. It’s déjà vu all over again. Instead of “Yellowcake” and “WMDs”, we have a “Sarin gas attack”. The ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ is at full […]

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Berkeley Brawls

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Editorial The Island April 17, 2017, 8:38 pm It looks as if the US had exported too much of democracy to the rest of the world and were faced with a severe shortfall thereof at home as a result. The US has apparently been afflicted with the same ills as the not-so-democratic nations. President Donald […]

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This Bloody Line

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Ram Madhvani Sadly the same story continues in many other parts of the world even today – in Libya, Afghanistan, Syria and many other smaller nations where locals are set up to kill each other so that the rich can make more riches and justifying those wars on the pretext of protecting democracy, human rights […]

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India is heading for a Revolution

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Markandey katju Former Judge, Supreme Court of India The article was originally published on The Huffington Post. India is inevitably heading for a revolution. Why do I say so ? Let me explain India is potentially a highly developed country, but actually a poor and backward country. It is potentially a highly developed country because it has […]

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White House claims on Syria chemical attack ‘obviously false’ – MIT professor

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Courtesy RT A professor who challenged the 2013 claims of a chemical attack in Syria is now questioning the Trump administration’s narrative blaming the Assad government for the April 4 attack in the Idlib province town of Khan Shaykhun. On Tuesday, the White House released a declassified intelligence brief accusing Syrian President Bashar Assad of […]

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Influenced by the US Jewish Lobby and Neo Conservatives Trump pushed into bombing Syria

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

WITH RAVI LADDUWAHETTY Courtesy  Ceylon Today “In the face of such heinous war crimes, all civilized people must speak with one voice. That is why Canada fully supports the United States’ limited, focused action to degrade the Assad regime’s ability to launch such attacks.” – Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada United States President Donald J. […]

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Wag the Dog

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

BY RUSSELL A. WHITEHOUS Courtesy Ceylon Today The past few days have been full of so-called coincidences in the Middle East that can’t help, but to raise eyebrows in the post-Iraq War era. On Tuesday, ‘a suspected chemical attack by government forces’ took place in Idlib, one of the few major cities still under rebel control in […]

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‘Sprung on a whim’: how German and Italian interests meant Boris Johnson’s grand G7 plan was doomed from the start

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Courtesy The Telegraph (UK) Boris Johnson had arrived in Italy insisting he was a man with a plan. The Foreign Secretary would use his powers of diplomacy to win the G7’s backing for threatening sanctions against Russia and Syria, which would in turn persuade Vladimir Putin that supporting Bashar al-Assad was no longer worth it. […]

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Shocking Family Business: Trump’s Son Confirms Ivanka’s Role in Striking Syria

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

MOSCOW (Sputnik)  It turns out that Ivanka Trump, a mother of three, played a role in her father’s decision to launch a cruise missile strike at a sovereign state, which resulted in the death of several people, according to The Telegraph. — US President Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump confirmed on Tuesday that his sister Ivanka […]

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Russia Has Intel on Upcoming Chemical Weapons Provocations in Syrian Regions

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Sputnik.com Russia has intelligence from “trusted sources” that chemical weapons provocations are currently being prepared in more regions in Syria, including Damascus, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella Tuesday. “We have information from various sources that such provocations — and I cannot call them anything else — are being prepared in other regions […]

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Idlib ‘chemical attack’ was false flag to set Assad up, more may come – Putin

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

RT Russia has information of a potential incident similar to the alleged chemical attack in Idlib province, possibly targeting a Damascus suburb, President Vladimir Putin said. The goal is to discredit the government of Syrian President Assad, he added. “We have reports from multiple sources that false flags like this one – and I cannot […]

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Trump’s Missile Strike on Syria Changes Everything

Monday, April 10th, 2017

John Wight  Courtesy Sputnik.com “A cloud no bigger than a man’s hand can be a harbinger of great storms to come.” So goes the biblical injunction and so are the potential ramifications of one “proportionate” and “limited” US airstrike carried out against a Syrian airbase, which in of itself was the military equivalent of a slap […]

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Experts should be sent to Syrian airbase attacked by US to carry out chemical probe – Russian MoD

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Courtesy RT Washington has presented “no evidence whatsoever” yet that the Shayrat airfield in Syria’s Homs Province targeted by the US after an alleged chemical attack in Idlib had any such weapons, the Russian Defense Ministry said. “Twenty-four hours have passed since the US Navy warships launched a massive missile strike at the Shayrat airfield, […]

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Silence of Russian S-300 and S-400 systems in Syria prevented nuclear war

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Courtesy Pravda After the United States struck a missile blow on Shayrat airfield in Syria’s Homs, many wondered why Russian sophisticated air defence systems, such as Pantsir, S-300, S-400, Buk-M2 and Tor complexes, have not protected Syria from 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles launched by Ross and Porter destroyers. Predictably, Russian liberals and Ukrainian activists rejoiced […]

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India rushes ships to douse fire on vessel off Colombo coast

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Navy with assistance from India are battling a major fire on board a huge Panama- registered container carrier off the coast of Colombo. The fire broke out last night on the merchant ship MV MSC-Daniela, when the 14,000-container carrier was about 120 nautical miles away from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s Naval spokesman […]

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Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh: Meat traders, butchers feel the heat, shut slaughterhouses in panic

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

 Posted by Ashna Kumar Courtesy Mail Today Meanwhile, the fate of a large workforce employed by these abattoirs remains a tricky issue for the new government. In Saharanpur district, only five slaughterhouses operate legally. But there are countless others that run clandestinely from homes. Israr, a butcher, told India Today that he hoped the Adityanath […]

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Syria’s Assad & US Reporter battle over Human Rights Violations/War Crimes (English Subs)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

In a recent interview held in Damascus, a US news reporter grilled Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad with a barrage of questions surrounding allegations of human rights abuses and war crimes against the Syrian government, in a tense interview that at times saw Assad seemingly catch the Yahoo News reporter off guard with his sharp responses.

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PRESIDENT PUTIN OF RUSSIA SINGS “BLUEBERRY HILL”

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Susantha Wijesinghe. I thought it was most appropriate to publish this link of President Putin singing “Blueberry Hill ” to coincide with  our President Sirisena’s visit to Russia, anytime now. President Putin sings it effortlessly. Very beautiful. Full video of Vladimir Putin playing the piano and singing “Blueberry Hill”. The Russian prime minister is used to […]

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Israeli Lawmakers Advance Bill to Curb Loudspeakers in Muslim Call to Prayer

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI Courtesy The New York Times A bill that would regulate the traditional use of loudspeakers for the Muslim call to prayer passed its first legislative hurdle in Israel’s Parliament on Wednesday, provoking frustration and anger among some Arab lawmakers. One version of the bill would prohibit places of worship from using loudspeakers between […]

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CANADIAN MAYOR REFUSES TO REMOVE PORK FROM SCHOOL CANTEEN MENU and EXPLAINS WHY

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Djsources breakingnewsgh.com Muslim parents demanded the abolition of pork in all the school canteens of a Montreal suburb. The mayor of the Montreal suburb of Dorval has refused, and the town-clerk sent a note to all parents to explain why. Here’s that note: “Muslims must understand that they have to adapt to Canada and Quebec, its […]

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Assault on sitting judge in Assam, PPFA demands stern actions against anti-national culprits

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Patriotic Peoples’ Front Assam (PPFA) expresses serious concern over the Goalpara incident, where a sitting judge was physically manhandled by some lawyers recently and demands stern actions against those unruly law practitioners to maintain the dignity of the Indian judicial entity. The  forum strongly  argues that the anti-national culprits, who targeted […]

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Kashmir and the myth of indivisible India

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

by Farhan Mujahid Chak Farhan Mujahid Chak is an associate professor of international affairs at Qatar University. Saving the region from descending into a total chaos can only come through embracing a radical new thinking. This summer has been among the bloodiest over the past few years in Kashmir. There are no celebrations throughout this fabled valley, […]

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More Americans approve of Trump’s travel ban than disapprove – poll

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

RT Despite nationwide protests and several major Republican figures speaking out against President Trump’s controversial travel ban, a new poll has revealed that more Americans actually support the ban than oppose it. A Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday found that 49 percent of Americans approved of the executive order to ban citizens from seven […]

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World News

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

UK Commons overwhelmingly backs Brexit bill MPs have voted by a majority of 384 to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to get Brexit negotiations under way. They backed the government’s European Union Bill, supported by the Labour leadership, by 498 votes to 114. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38833883 TRUMP’S STATESMAN Ex-oil executive Rex Tillerson confirmed as Secretary of State […]

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Trudeau says Canada will take refugees banned by U.S.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Source: PBS hour Courtesy The Muslim Times TORONTO –€” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump: Canada will take you. Trudeau reacted to Trump’s ban of Muslims from certain countries by tweeting Saturday: “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your […]

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