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Paris conference on Syria: US, European allies renew push for regime-change

13 Jan 2014, Alex Lantier Top US and European diplomats assembled Sunday in Paris for a two-day meeting of the so-called Friends of Syria group, renewing the push for regime-change in Damascus. The talks came amid reports that US officials are preparing renewed shipments of supplies to Syrian Islamist opposition …

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Saudi Arabia: A Retrograde Rentier Dictatorship and Global Terrorism

Jan 11, 2014, James Petras Saudi Arabia has all the vices and none of the virtues of an oil rich state like Venezuela. The country is governed by a family dictatorship which tolerates no opposition and severely punishes human rights advocates and political dissidents. Hundreds of billions in oil revenues …

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Volgograd and the Conquest of Eurasia: Has the House of Saud seen its Stalingrad?

Jan 4, 2014, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya The events in Volgograd are part of a much larger body of events and a multi-faceted struggle that has been going on for decades as part of a cold war after the Cold War—the post-Cold War cold war, if you please—that was a result …

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Sunni monarchs back YouTube hate preachers: Anti-Shia propaganda threatens a sectarian civil war which will engulf the entire Muslim world

Dec 29, 2013, the Independent Anti-Shia hate propaganda spread by Sunni religious figures sponsored by, or based in, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf monarchies, is creating the ingredients for a sectarian civil war engulfing the entire Muslim world. Iraq and Syria have seen the most violence, with the majority of …

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The Russian-Saudi Showdown at Sochi

Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Dec 31, 2013, Consortium News Monday’s terrorist bombings only 400 miles away from the site of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, have a geopolitical back story involving implied threats from Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan to Russian President Vladimir Putin last summer when Bandar was pressing …

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“Security Arc” forms amidst Mideast terror

Map of 'Security Arc' by S. Narwani, E. Adaime, A. Amacha

Dec 21, 2013, al Akhbar Many observers are correct in noting that the Middle East is undergoing yet another seismic shift – that the Russian-brokered destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, a US-Iranian rapprochement, the diminished strategic value of Saudi Arabia and Israel, and a US withdrawal from Afghanistan will …

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The Last Chance for Peace in Syria?

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah during a tour to the Middle East.

Dec 23, 2013, Counterpunch The war in Syria grinds on, an endless wreckage of shattered limbs and lives. The blood flows across borders, fueling the religious sectarian killing across the Middle East that is the life-blood of the Syrian conflict. Hopes rose in Syria after Obama’s last minute decision not to …

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Washington’s New Islamic Front: Expanded U.S. Support to Al Qaeda Rebels in Syria

Dec 15, 2013, Global Research From the outset, the Western military alliance has (covertly) supported the terrorists with a view to destabilizing Syria as a nation state. Lest we forget, Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA.  The US, NATO, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have channeled most …

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