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Arab League advisory body calls for immediate withdrawal of Arab monitors from Syria ~ link ~ It appears that the head of the monitors refuses to follow the 'party line' and condemn Syria. The truth hurts those that live by lies. Stirling
“The US is assuming that Russia or China will not respond militarily, but they've been wrong before,” Shamus Cooke wrote on the Global Research website. Cooke explained that when former US president George W. Bush gave the green light to the then President of Georgia Mikheil Saakahvili to attack South Ossetia in 2008, “Russia surprised everyone by responding militarily and crushing Georgia's invasion.” “Attacking Syria and/or Iran opens the door to a wider regional or even international war,” Cooke stressed.
Last Month, Major General Zhang Zhaozhong, professor from the Chinese National Defense University, said China would not hesitate to protect the Islamic Republic against a military strike, even if this means the start of the Third World War.
Also last week, Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin vehemently criticized any plans of attacking Iran, describing the measure as “a very dangerous scenario” which could lead to a “regional catastrophe.”
Happy New Year: Obama Signs NDAA, Indefinite Detention Now Law of the Land - with video~ link ~ Actually, this law is so clearly unconstitutional that anyone seeking to enforce it can be charged with felonies and sued for every cent they own. This is the Enabling Act for fascism in America, passed by both criminal political parties and signed by the fraud Front Man (Obama) that the globalists put in the White House. The mainstream news media has kept many Americans totally ignorant of what has just happened to their nation. They will learn the hard way. God help us all now! Stirling
Iran War would ruin Israel and the Global Economy ~ link ~ Two former CIA analysts have advised US President Barack Obama to immediately put an end to the “torrent of war propaganda against Iran” as this will lead to the destruction of Israel and devastation of world economy.
Ray McGovern and Elizabeth Murray wrote on the consortiumnews.com that Obama's “repeated use of the bromide that 'everything is on the table'” indicates that the US president does not fully recognize the consequences of a military confrontation with Iran.
They said a war with Iran would be to the advantage of “no one but the arms merchants,” adding, “If your advisers have persuaded you that hostilities with Iran would bring benefit to Israel, they are badly mistaken.”
If Iran's oil is sanctioned, Iran will deny Hormuz oil to 'war engines' ~ link ~ Iran has drawn a 'line in the sand', the globalists and Zionist extremists will do everything that they can to cross it and begin World War III. Stirling
“Iran will never allow the Strait [of Hormuz] to be used against it and for the benefit of its enemies,” Head of Majlis Internal Security Committee Parviz Sorouri said on Sunday. Sorouri added that Iran considers the strategic waterway as a “Strait of Peace,” but would undertake any “fundamental measures” to ensure the security of itself and the entire region. He went on to say that the US is currently pursuing the project of “Iranophobia,” as the recent developments in the Middle East have led to the “divergence of regional counties from the US and a convergence with the Islamic Republic.”
Last Wednesday, Michael Mann, the spokesman for EU's Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton, said, "The European Union is considering another set of sanctions against Iran.” He added that the decision would be taken in the next meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on January 30, 2012. The EU foreign ministers failed in their attempts to enforce an embargo on Iran's oil exports during a December 1 meeting in Brussels.
The EU's anti-Iran move came after the United States, Britain, and Canada imposed unilateral sanctions on the Islamic Republic's energy and financial sectors over Tehran's nuclear program.
Iran's First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi warned on December 27 that imposing sanctions against the country's energy sector will prompt Tehran to prevent oil cargoes from passing through the strategic Strait of Hormuz. “If they impose sanctions on Iran's oil, not even a drop of oil will be allowed through the Strait of Hormuz,” he warned.
Detroit's abandoned churches paint a desperate picture of life in America - with photos ~ link ~ What the global banking cartel is doing to America. Stirling