cue the lightning bolts

the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16


arab politics

1. Assad sucking up to US - it's not your fault Israel is crazy kinda thing

Syrian President Bashar Assad said that the Unites States cannot be blamed for the deadlock in the Mideast talks. “The current Israeli government does not want peace. There is no partner for peace in Israel. The (U.S.) broker can therefore not do anything or be blamed if the Israeli side does not want peace," he told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting with journalists who accompanied him to Croatia. Assad stressed Syria’s demand to get back its occupied territories was not a precondition but a rightful demand.

The Syrian president also told reporters that Damascus wants to improve Arab-Arab ties adding that what has happened so far with regards to US-Syrian ties was change of approach and replacement of dictations with dialogue.

read more @ al manar tv

2. Israeli war on Lebanon continuing through spies

In an interview with Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Anbaa on Sunday, Loyalty to the Resistance bloc MP Nawwaf Moussawi said that Israel’s war on Lebanon is taking place through security breaches and espionage, including assassination operations and intelligence gathering.

He said that the Resistance is increasing its defensive capabilities to confront an Israeli aggression before it happens and to defend Lebanon in a way that helps maintain the country’s political and military objectives.

He described UN Secretary General’s envoy on the implementation of Resolution 1559 Terje-Roed Larsen, as “suspicious” and as “an Israeli employee, who violates the UN.”

According to Moussawi, “Larsen seeks to distort Hezbollah’s image at the international level and to conceal Israeli violations and attacks on Lebanon by making suggestions that do not serve Lebanon’s interests, namely disarming Hezbollah, even though the Taif Accord differentiates between militias and Resistance.”

read more @ al manar tv

3. Gamal Mubarak set to succeed father, both loathed by the Egyptian people and play by US rules

CAIRO - Gamal Mubarak, younger son of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, cast himself as a defender of the poor on Sunday in a speech seen by many as an attempt to hone his prospects of succeeding his father.

The 45-year-old former investment banker heads the powerful policy committee in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) and is widely tipped as the next president, although he has never admitted having presidential aspirations.

Addressing the party convention a day after his father pledged a "clean and free" presidential election in 2011, Mubarak held forth for more than an hour on the NDP's aims in what resembled a stump speech and attacked the opposition as contrarians without any programmes.

He detailed the party's social and economic programmes and said it will step up efforts to explain its policies to Egyptians.

The NDP "will especially pay attention to the poor, orphans and widows and women," he said.

mm hmm. read more @ middle east online

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