“The War on Terror”

Behind the headlines in the “War on Terror”

Russia warns West it may change its stance on Iran

Until now Russia has cooperated with the West in talks over Iran’s nuclear program. However, Russia’s deputy foreign minister has warned that could change in the wake of U.S. sanctions over Crimea

Israel can’t rely on ‘weak’ US to deal with Iran, Ya’alon warns

Israeli defence minister condemns U.S. for its perceived weakness in the face of Tehran’s defiance. Implying that Israel may yet launch a unilateral strike on Iran

US closes Syrian embassy and orders diplomatic staff back to Damascus

In a move that will be seen as deliberately provocative, the new U.S. Special Envoy for Syria has announced the closure of Syria’s Washington embassy and the expulsion of its staff

Netanyahu orders IDF to prepare for possible strike on Iran during 2014

Despite ongoing talks with Iran over its nuclear program, Israel has allocated nearly $3 billion for preparations for a strike on Iran. Approximately the same amount as last year

Officers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad address the media in Yabroud after the Syrian Army drove out opposition forces, taking full control of the town on Sunday.

On the march with Assad’s army: Robert Fisk reports from the frontline

Although formerly a rich town, Yabroud now looks like much of Syria. Trashed, gutted, fought over, rubbled.

CIA suspends chief of Iran operations over workplace issues

Or could that be due to his inability to produce results? Either way Iran is proving resilient to U.S. efforts to bring about regime change

Assad and Hezbollah gain control of Lebanon border, choke off supply line to rebels

Forces loyal to President Assad consolidate recent gains. Includes video

Iran says sabotage prevented at nuclear facility

Iran claims it has thwarted an attempted sabotage at the nation’s sole nuclear reactor without revealing details

A 'composite' image shows what is alleged to be the two Iranian passengers who used stolen passports to board a Malaysia Airlines flight that subsequently went missing. Click to enlarge

How Two Iranian Guys Travelling to Europe Ended Up on a Malaysian Flight to China

That ‘composite’ (i.e. doctored) images are being used to show “two Iranians” boarding Flight MH370 suggests that efforts are being made to blame Iran for its disappearance

Syria war: new push against Assad being planned, reports suggest

The U.S., their gulf allies and the Zionist state are reportedly planning to launch a new offensive against the ruling Syrian regime

Luigi Maraldi, who had his passport stolen in Thailand last year shows, his current passport next to Thai police officers. Click to enlarge

Malaysia Airlines plane crash: terror experts home in on fake passports as debris found

Suspicions grow that the aircraft may have “disintegrated” in mid air

Mass Delivery of Advanced Missiles to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Mass Delivery of Advanced Missiles to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Underlining the fact that it is not another Iraq, or Afghanistan, or Libya, Iran commenced the mass delivery of upgraded missiles to its Revolutionary Guards.

Iran’s Secret Weapons

Iran’s Secret Weapons

This disingenuous report is really an attempt frame Iran. What’s more it’s also an insult to the intelligence and to compound matters, the Wall Street Journal expects you to pay for it too

Netanyahu: Iran’s lies will be exposed when interdicted ship comes to Eilat

As Netanyahu invokes the image of Hitler calling for the destruction of the Jews, we wouldn’t put it beyond Israel itself to load the ship with weapons claiming they were part of Iranian consignment – just in time for the AIPAC’s annual conference

Iran new MIRV warhead missiles. Click to enlarge

Iran Begins Delivery of Upgraded Missiles

Including missiles with multiple warheads that can strike Israel and most U.S. bases in the region.

UN finds no evidence Iran seeks nuclear arms: Rouhani

President Rouhani said Sunday that “thousands of hours” of inspections by U.N. officials in Iran have yielded no evidence of a nuclear weapons program

Iran stopped nuclear weapons program as sinful – Rouhani

Iran abandoned its military nuclear program because owning nukes is a sin, says Iranian president Hassan Rouhani

IRGC Commander: US Never Dares to Attack Iran

This is more than bravado. After Iraq and Afghanistan the U.S. is hesitant to embark on a conventional military campaign against Iran, which is much stronger and better equipped than either. However, the U.S. does have one asset that Iran lacks

U.S. Has Transformed Libya Into Danger to All Africa

U.S. Has Transformed Libya Into Danger to All Africa

Far from bringing peace and stability, the Western intervention in Libya has turned the country into “an incubator” for terrorism

‘Coalition of the Willing’ Promotes No Fly Zone

Franklin Lamb reports that life has almost returned to normal in the Syrian capitol. However, as the visiting Professor of International Law at Damascus University notes, that could change if efforts to impose a No Fly Zone succeed