Oil and Gas find offshore Syria motive for US Israeli mercenary uprising and bloodshed in Syria


Why are US Israeli mercenaries in Syria?  Same reason why the US illegally attacked Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya and Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinian civilian population   – oil and gas.  The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the Levant Basin, which covers Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus and Palestine, contains around 122 trillion cubic feet of gas and at least 1.7 billion barrels of oil.

The Israeli government plans to build a floating liquefied natural gas terminal with a sea-based defense radar system off its Mediterranean coast while forming a naval force to protect what it claims is its rich offshore gas fields. However, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus and Palestine all have Levant Basin oil and gas rights.

Israel sent its Mossad and their foreign mercenaries into Syria to help the US and its mercenaries start a bloody uprising to take from Syria its oil and gas rights in the…

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The Broken Elbow

By Ed Moloney & Bob Mitchell

It was one of the most compelling and gripping episodes to feature in the series of interviews that Brendan Hughes gave to Boston College about his life in the IRA. The story of the frenzied attempt to kill him in his native lower Falls area by plainclothes British soldiers in the early 1970’s illustrated several defining aspects of Hughes’ life as an IRA activist and later as one of its leaders.

One was the danger he faced constantly, the possibility that each day might end with his violent death; the other was the closeness and depth of his friendship with Gerry Adams who arranged for the treatment of his injuries suffered that day. The intensity and ardor of their relationship helps explain his subsequent anger when, as the peace process unfolded, Adams disowned his involvement – and their shared life – in the IRA.

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For 10 years Victoria Brittain has been visiting with the wives and families of Guantanamo detainees, and men in prison or under house arrest in the UK and US. Her new book, Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror (Pluto, 2013), reveals the War on Terror through women’s eyes, in an exposé of the perilous state of freedom and democracy in our society.

Raise awareness of these forgotten women by putting your profile picture in shadow on Wednesday 20th February to coincide with the publication of Victoria’s new book.

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Who are the forgotten women of the War on…

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An Sionnach Fionn

An article in the Irish Times by Seán Tadgh Ó Gairbhí examining the reaction of people in Ireland to the texting in the Irish language by the Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is well worth reading. As are the many Comments underneath. Some are positive. Some are simply depressing.

“On Monday night, Chris Hadfield became the nation’s favourite Canadian astronaut when he tweeted a picture of Ireland from space accompanied by a message in Irish – “Tá Éire fíorálainn!”

In charming us with a few judiciously chosen words of our native tongue, the commander was following the recent example of two more illustrious foreigners.

In May 2011, the Queen of England left our then president Mary McAleese open-mouthed in disbelief with a majestically delivered “Go raibh maith agat” and, just a few days later, Barack Obama had a crowded College Green in raptures with that riff on his can-do battle cry…

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The Five Demands

Confermata stasera da Mandy Duffy, del gruppo di supporto Family and Friends of Republican Prisoners Maghaberry, che Brian Shivers ha ottenuto la libertà su cauzione

Brian Shivers, affetto da fibrosi cistica e in gravi condizioni di salute, era in carcere nell’attesa di un nuovo processo dopo che la Corte d’Appello ha lasciato cadere l’accusa di omicidio che gravava sulle sue spalle. Insieme a Colin Duffy – poi dichiarato innocente – era stato infatti chiamato a rispondere di un presunto ruolo nell’attentato della RIRA alla base militare di Massereene, che nel marzo 2009 uccise due soldati britannici.

Stamattina, dopo una lunga battaglia legale, un giudice ha infine acconsentito a concedergli la libertà su cauzione, con la clausola che indossasse un dispositivo di tracciamento.

In quanto prigioniero politico, Shivers ha rifiutato di sottostare a tale condizione “criminalizzante”, ed è stato rinviato in custodia.

In un successivo sviluppo, questa sera, la condizione è…

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An Sionnach Fionn

Veteran Irish journalist and author Ed Moloney and his colleague Bob Mitchell continue their investigations into the Military Reaction Force (MRF), a British Army death squad that operated in the north-east of Ireland during the early 1970s. Its notoriety and reckless nature (with carloads of heavily armed undercover soldiers carrying out random drive-by shootings of the civilian populace in the city of Belfast) eventually led to its replacement with a number of other covert groups including the infamous Force Research Unit or FRU. By examining the 1972 attempted assassination of Brendan Hughes, Officer Commanding D Company, 2nd Battalion, Belfast Brigade of the Irish Republican Army (and widely regarded as one of the most effective and thoughtful field commanders of his generation), Moloney and Mitchell have uncovered new evidence of the British Army’s modus operandi during the early years of the war in the North of Ireland. Evidence which corroborates Brendan Hughes own testimony of events from that time.

The military mastermind behind the introduction of the MRF and other covert units was 

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