Crescent International’s issue for August 2012 includes articles on “How to deal with the fitnah of Al Saud” (see below), “The Anglo-Wahhabi-Zionist war on Syria” and the “backward advance” of “Israel-NATO’s new Libya” — a wrecked country where “rival militias slug it out”. The cover story, by Tahir Mustafa, begins:
The tribal-owned network, Al-Jazeera, has dubbed it the “War in Syria.” Its news broadcasts run this banner on the screen while reporting on Syria. This tries to create the impression that there are two clearly identifiable sides in the conflict: one comprises the opposition groups while the other consists of government forces. This is a grossly simplistic and inaccurate projection of the far more complex reality on the ground. True, there are myriad groups battling government forces, but they are neither independent nor have the support of the Syrian people. The overwhelming majority is made up of mercenaries financed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar — two “shining examples” of democracy in the Muslim East — and aided and abetted by the US, Israel, the Hariri clan in Lebanon and and odd assortment of US allies from Europe. Nor is the uprising in Syria as spontaneous as those that occurred in Tunisia and Egypt. The Syrian uprising has multiple layers and numerous players. Its roots can be traced as far back as 2005, according to the Washington Post (April 16, 2011) when a number of Syrian opposition figures were recruited by the George Bush administration…
From the Manawatu Standard of August 7, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.
“Cindy Sheehan . . . and others have tried to put a dent into the specious logic that attempts to translate unnecessary death into justification for still more unnecessary death.” — More US Soldiers Die in Vain, by Ray McGovern, consortium-
news.com, August 7, 2011.
The argument in The Dominion Post’s editorial has been made so often, and debunked so often, I’m surprised to see it still being advanced. Oh, well, I suppose it sounds like sharp thinking to doltish New Zealanders.
The Dominion Post of August 7, 2012. The cartoonist is Tom Scott.
From the Manawatu Standard of August 6, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.
From The Dominion Post of July 24, 2012.
From the Manawatu Standard of July 13, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.
Japanese and Russian warships are welcome at Pearl Harbor, but not New Zealand warships — because of NZ’s refusal to allow nuclear-powered vessels to visit NZ ports. The cartoon is from the Manawatu Standard of July 7, 2012.