Syria, Bahrain: A Tale of Two Uprisings… One Fabricated, The Other Forgotten by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
19 March 2012

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The violent turmoil in Syria and Bahrain over the past year, taken together, provides a sharp comparative case study of the deception and hypocrisy of Western governments and the mainstream media.

It also points up the nefarious role of the pro-Western Arab states, in particular the Persian Gulf monarchies headed by Saudi Arabia.

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How Mossad Justified Its Murder of an Innocent Iranian Electrical Engineer by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Truthout
March 17, 2012

On July 23, 2011, a 35-year-old Iranian electrical engineering student named Darioush Rezaeinejad was gunned down as he and his wife, who was also wounded in the attack, waited for their child in front of a kindergarten in Tehran.

Israel has never denied that it was behind that assassination, and two senior US officials have confirmed to NBC news that the accusation by Ali Larijani – a senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei – that Israel’s Mossad had used the Mujahideen E. Khalq (MEK) to carry out the killing of Iranian scientists was essentially accurate.

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Perils of the Global Economy by Ralph Nader

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By Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
March 15, 2012

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For months now our stocks have gone up and down due to various concerns, but none more recurrent than concerns about the financial crisis in Greece. Morning after morning, New York City based casino capitalists trade with Greece and the latest rumors from Western Europe on their minds.

What will affluent Germany do to bail out the collapsing, debt-ridden country of Greece? Will France go along with those plans? Will the massive injection of liquidity by the European Central Bank help the banks to behave in ways that help Greece, among other countries? Day after trading day, the U.S.

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Police Arrest 73 in Occupy Wall Street Crackdown As Protesters Mark Six Months of Uprising

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on Mar 19, 2012

Six Months and counting, the Occupy Wall Street movement is on the move. As the weather is warming up, so it seems are the 99 percenters.

Protesters continue to show their disapproval of what they say is a takeover of their government by the one percent. And during new occupy event, the rough treatment by police continue.

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Murder Is Not an Anomaly in War by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
March 19, 2012

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The war in Afghanistan—where the enemy is elusive and rarely seen, where the cultural and linguistic disconnect makes every trip outside the wire a visit to hostile territory, where it is clear that you are losing despite the vast industrial killing machine at your disposal—feeds the culture of atrocity. The fear and stress, the anger and hatred, reduce all Afghans to the enemy, and this includes women, children and the elderly. Civilians and combatants merge into one detested nameless, faceless mass. The psychological leap to murder is short. And murder happens every day in Afghanistan. It happens in drone strikes, artillery bombardments, airstrikes, missile attacks and the withering suppressing fire unleashed in villages from belt-fed machine guns.

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