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Syria's Assad to 'End' One-Party Rule
Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012

Honduras in Flames
Tuesday night, February 14, at least 357 prisoners died in a fire at La Granja penitentiary in Comayagua, Honduras, in one of the worst prison fires in the past century. The fire, though, is only the latest deadly outcome of the larger politically-driven firestorm that is Honduras today. The Comayagua fire must be understood in the context of the near-total breakdown of the Honduran state since the June 28, 2009 military coup that overthrew democratically-elected President José Manuel Zelaya.

Hundreds killed in fire at prison in Honduras
Trapped inmates screamed from their cells as a fire swept through a Honduran prison, killing at least 300 inmates, authorities said Wednesday.

UN/Arab League "Peaceful Syria Protestor" Exposed As A Terrorist

US officials tie terror group to Syrian bombings
Top U.S. intelligence officials pointed to al-Qaida in Iraq on Thursday as the likely culprit behind recent bombings in Syria, the deadliest attacks against the Syrian government in the 11-month uprising.

U.S. officials: Al Qaida behind Syria bombings
WASHINGTON — The Iraqi branch of al Qaida, seeking to exploit the bloody turmoil in Syria to reassert its potency, carried out two recent bombings in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and likely was behind suicide bombings Friday that killed at least 28 people in the largest city, Aleppo, U.S. officials told McClatchy.

Amid violence, Syria's Assad sets date for vote on new constitution
Syria's new constitution would enshrine freedom of speech and worship, along with other basic liberties, and end the current monopoly on power held by President Bashar Assad's Baath party, which has ruled for four decades.

Syria's Assad to 'End' One-Party Rule

France presses for Syria aid corridors at U.N.
France said Wednesday it wanted the U.N. Security Council to set up humanitarian corridors in Syria to alleviate civilian suffering and that it was negotiating with Russia on a new U.N. resolution on the conflict.

FM: Turkey backs Saudi initiative at UN, putting pressure on Assad

Muslim group boss: No Syria military intervention
The international community must rule out military intervention as a solution to the Syrian crisis, the leader of a global Islamic group said Wednesday.

US closely watching Syrian chemical weapons
The U.S. and its allies are closely monitoring Syria's large stockpiles of chemical arms and portable anti-aircraft missiles, a State Department official said Wednesday, amid concerns that the country's unconventional weapons could fall into the hands of terrorist or militant groups while the 11-month-old uprising continues.

Al-Qaeda in Syria Accused of 'Hijacking' Revolution
Zawahri Cashing in On Anti-Assad Anger, But He's Not the Only One

Iran Propaganda Debunked in Less Than 7 Minutes
Are you afraid of getting nuked in your jammies?

Iran places indigenous fuel rods into Tehran reactor

Iran activates 3,000 new centrifuges
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Tehran has added 3,000 new generation centrifuges to its Natanz facility, increasing the production of 3.5 percent enriched uranium by 50 percent.

NYT: 'Scrutiny' of Iran's Nuke Sites Means Bombing Them
The media coverage of Iran is terrible, and seems to be getting worse--see Glenn Greenwald's latest piece on the ABC and NBC nightly newscasts.

Japan PM to Barak: Israel must not strike Iran over nuclear program
During visit to Japan, Ehud Barak says international community must work together to impose sanctions on Iran.

U.S. Public Takes Strong Stance Against Iran's Nuclear Program
The public supports tough measures – including the possible use of military force – to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Nearly six-in-ten (58%) say it is more important to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, even if it means taking military action.

Iran oil ministry denies state media reports on EU oil stop
Iran's Oil Ministry denied state media reports on the Islamic state stopping its crude exports to six European countries on Wednesday.

NATO expresses regret for airstrike that killed 8 young Afghan civilians
Civilian casualties have long been a source of friction between the U.S.-led international force and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who condemned the bombing and sent a delegation to the scene to investigate.

Somali president asks for lifting of arms embargo
Somalia's president asked the United Nations on Wednesday to lift the arms embargo against his country, saying the recent merger between al-Qaida and al-Shabab has made the dropping of the arms ban necessary.

Washington's War in Yemen Backfires

Washington's Insouciance Has No Rival
Is Obama a hypocrite or merely insouciant? Or is he an idiot?
According to news reports Obama's White House meeting on Valentine's day with China's Vice President, Xi Jinping, provided an opportunity for Obama to raise "a sensitive human rights issue with the Chinese leader-in-waiting."

Taliban says U.S. to repeat Soviet defeat in Afghanistan
The Taliban used the 23rd anniversary of the humiliating Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan on Wednesday to taunt the United States that it would suffer the same fate as preparations to hand over security to a shaky government are underway.

Pakistan to receive $ 2.4 billion
USAID's FY 2013 budget released; Pakistan to receive $ 2.4 billion

Pakistan climb down over NATO routes
NATO is being allowed to use Pakistani airspace and land routes to move food supplies to troops in Afghanistan though border crossings were closed after a cross-border air strike last year, Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar said on Tuesday (February 14).

Libyans fight back against U.S.-NATO puppet regime

US increases Israeli military aid to $3.15 billion
The budget proposal increases regular military aid to $3.15 billion from $3 billion this year, in line with the 2007 aid formula reached between the two countries.

State Media Says Iran Will Cut Oil to 6 European Nations

Flashback: Galloway discusses Israel and Iran
George talks to a caller about the rumours that Israel, as a proxy of the USA, are planning on attacking Iran's nuclear factories with low-yeild, nuclear, "bunker-buster" missiles, and the consequences of such an attack.

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