Archive for September, 2011
Russia banned the delivery of advanced missile systems to comply with United Nations sanctions against Tehran’s nuclear program; Iran military official: Enemies left disappointed in their attempts to impose sanctions.
Turkish media reports claim Israeli F-15s approached Turkish research vessel near contested Cyprus drilling area.
Clinton condemns attack on U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford by Assad supporters, demands Syria take steps to protect U.S. diplomats.
Anwar al-Awlaki, branded ‘global terrorist’ by U.S., was implicated in a botched attempt Peninsula to bomb a U.S.-bound plane in 2009.
SANA news agency report follows Lebanese Army’s seizure of five small trucks believed to be smuggling goods into Syria.
Yasser Othman claims Israel trying to tarnish reputation of new Cairo government, show it is unable to control border with Jewish State as pretext to recapture Sinai Peninsula
In his recent article, “Libya and the Big Lie: Using Human Rights Organizations to Launch Wars,” Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya writes:
One of the main sources for the claim that Qaddafi was killing his own people is the Libyan League for Human Rights (LLHR). The LLHR was actually pivotal to getting the U.N. involved through its specific claims in Geneva. On February 21, 2011 the LLHR got the 70 other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to sent letters to the President Obama, E.U. High Representative Catherine Ashton., and the U.N. Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon demanding international action against Libya invoking the “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine.
According to the Jerusalem Post, however, the 70 “rights groups” were organised by UN Watch, whose executive director Hillel Neuer, was quoted as saying that:
“the muted response of the US and the EU to the Libyan atrocities is not only a let-down to the many Libyans risking their lives for freedom, but a shirking of their obligations, as members of the Security Council and the Human Rights Council, to protect peace and human rights and to prevent war crimes.”
The Post article does not mention, however, that UN Watch is affiliated with the American Jewish Committee, a key component of the Israel lobby.
Iran’s growing arsenal raises concerns its missiles could hit targets in the region such as Israel and U.S. military bases in the Gulf.
Egyptian FM says attack on Israeli Embassy in Cairo ‘was quite unfortunate’, and was ‘condemned by all responsible parties in Egypt at the time.’