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Russia prepares to send Spetsnaz Special Forces into Syria to help protect it from NATO/Israel/GCC ~ link ~ I would also not be surprised to see a large number of Russian fighters suddenly appear at Syrian air bases. Stirling
Europe desperate to buy time for Iran Oil Ban says MP ~ link ~ Deputy Chairman of Iran Majlis Energy Committee Nasser Soudani said on Saturday, “So far the ambassadors of several European countries such as France, Greece, Germany and Italy have desperately rushed to the parliament to call for restraint against passing a bill on stopping [the Iranian] oil exports to Europe.”
On Saturday, January 28, Majlis Energy Committee said it has finalized a draft bill to put an end to the country's oil exports to the EU member states.
The committee added that based on the double-urgency bill, the Islamic Republic would halt all oil exports to the European countries as long as they continue to ban oil imports from Iran.
In their January 23 meeting in Brussels, EU foreign ministers imposed new sanctions on Iran which include a ban on purchasing oil from the country, a freeze on the assets of Iran's Central Bank within the EU, and a ban on the sale of diamonds, gold and other precious metals to Iran.
The sanctions will become fully effective on July 1, 2012, to give EU member states enough time to adjust to new conditions and find alternative crude oil supplies.
Soudani further highlighted that the double-urgency bill is still on the table and that the Iranian lawmakers have expressed readiness to approve it.
The lawmaker, however, added that Iran's Majlis does not aim to “enter into war with the world,” stressing that the European countries have created tensions.
Analyst: Europe coughing up cash for US military gamble in Iran - with video ~ link ~ Political analyst Chris Bambery believes Tehran is referring to leading European powers like Britain and France when it refers to “certain” countries. He cites well-documented Western fears of Iranian-directed terrorist attacks in the US and Europe and Tehran's possession of missiles capable of reaching both. “The Iranians must understand from recent history that the history of sanctions, like in the case of the former Yugoslavia or Iraq, has been to soften up those countries in preparation for a military assault,” Bambery told RT.
Israel attack on Iran will change the Middle East geography says Iran MP ~ link ~ A senior Iranian lawmaker says the 33-day war with Lebanon should have taught Israel how devastating even the thought of a war with Iran could become for the entity.
Head of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Sunday that a war with Iran would have consequences for Israel that are far worse than the war with Lebanon.
The Iranian lawmaker said if Israel commits the folly of waging war against Iran it could change the geography of the Middle East and would result in a serious security challenge for Israel. Boroujerdi said Iran’s advancements in different fields, which are made despite international sanctions, irk Israel. “The Zionist regime [of Israel] considers regional revolutions, which have Islamic tendencies and are modeled after the Islamic Revolution of Iran, a serious threat and thinks a war with Iran is the answer to all its security challenges,” he concluded.
Boroujerdi’s remarks come after Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon threatened Iran with a military strike against its nuclear facilities in an attempt to force the country to abandon its peaceful nuclear energy program.
Iran warns neighbors against assisting US ~ link ~ A senior Iranian military official says Tehran will attack any country used by "enemies" to launch a military strike against his country. The statement comes amid growing tensions between Iran and the West.
"Any spot used by the enemy for hostile operations against Iran will be subjected to retaliatory aggression by our armed forces," the deputy head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, Hossein Salami, said Sunday according to Iran's Fars news agency.
"A US-NATO led intervention, which would inevitably involve Israel, is already on the drawing board of the Pentagon," Michel Chossudovsky wrote in an article published on Global Research.
The author said a report conducted by the Arab League observer mission in Syria dispelled the mainstream media lies and fabrications, used by Washington to push for "regime change" in the country.
"[The Arab League mission] was also pressured into upholding the lies and fabrications of the mainstream media, which have been used to demonize the government of Bashar al-Assad," Chossudovsky said.
Chossudovsky resembled the situation in Syria to Libya as in both cases armed terrorists supported by British and French Special Forces and said the armed Free Syrian Army is made up of Salafists and al-Qaeda affiliated militia covertly supported by Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
"I'm confident that any military action against Syria will blow up the entire region ... a military intervention does not solve any problem, especially because the Syrian situation differs from that of Libya, seeing the country's sole role is fighting Israel,” Salehi said in an interview with Lebanese Al-Manar television station broadcast on Saturday night.
He added that “Syria is now paying the price of its resistance.”
Salehi also expressed surprise over the Arab League actions with regards to Syria, at a time when the observer mission is still performing its job in Syria.
The Iranian foreign minister said Russia and China are aware of the Western project to fragmentize the region.
"The Russians are aware now that the Western states are interfering in the Middle East to draw a new map for the region," he said.
Nations, or I should say banking colonies, will collapse left and right. Global poverty and unemployment rates have risen to levels that are socially and economically unmanageable under the current global financial, political, and bureaucratic system which favours the few at the expense of the many.
The people and soldiers of America, Israel, Iran, and other nations that are set to participate in this staged world war are victims of mass mind control and sacrificial lambs.
Greek talks over EU bailout end without agreement ~ link ~ The Eurozone's collapse is nearing! Stirling
Diamond Jubilee: Queen marks eve of accession to throne - with video ~ link ~ The Queen and Prince Philip were staying at Treetops, which was owned by a Evansville man, when she accessioned the throne. I am from Evansville, Indiana and slightly knew the man, who died some years ago. Stirling