Senior Mexican public safety officer assassinated

On February 2, Mexico’s director for citizen security, Manuel Farfan Carriola, was assassinated on his way home from work. Also killed were four bodyguards and numerous police officers were also shot and wounded. Intelligence indicates that the most likely perpetrator of this attack was the Zeta organization. As we’ve seen with previous attacks by the… Read More Senior Mexican public safety officer assassinated

Moslem Brotherhood will delete peace treaty with Israel

Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood movement has unveiled its plans to scrap a peace treaty with Israel if it comes to power. Rashad al-Bayoumi appeared on an Egyptian TV station Thursday and said the peace treaty with Israel will be abolished after a provisional government is formed by the movement and other Egypt’s opposition parties. “After… Read More Moslem Brotherhood will delete peace treaty with Israel

Turkish Government releases radical Moslems

There is a political storm raging in Turkey over the release of the leaders of a radical Islamic Kurdish group from prison. Called Kurdish Hizbullah, the group is blamed for the torture and killing more than 100 people in its battle with the Kurdish separatist organization the PKK. Kurdish Hizbullah, unrelated to the Lebanese Hezbollah,… Read More Turkish Government releases radical Moslems

Moslem king of Jordan opens “World Interfaith Harmony Week”

King Abdullah II on Tuesday underlined the country’s commitment to enhancing concepts of tolerance, love and coexistence among followers of different religions, stressing the important role places of worship play in entrenching the concepts. King Abdullah made the remark during a meeting with several Jordanian Muslim and Christian leaders on the occasion of World Interfaith… Read More Moslem king of Jordan opens “World Interfaith Harmony Week”

Unrest might soon spread to Syria

Syrians are organizing campaigns on Facebook and Twitter that call for a “day of rage” in Damascus this week, taking inspiration from Egypt and Tunisia. Like Egypt and Tunisia, Syria suffers from corruption, poverty and unemployment. All three nations have seen subsidy cuts on staples like bread and oil. Syria’s authoritarian president has resisted calls… Read More Unrest might soon spread to Syria

Iran threatens to unveil new weapons

Iran says it will unveil a range of new rockets and satellites as part of national celebrations of the 32nd anniversary of its Islamic Revolution. The observances begin this week. Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said Sunday the presentation of Iran’s latest space technology will include two rockets, the Safir 1-B (Messenger 1-B) and Kavoshgar 4… Read More Iran threatens to unveil new weapons

Drug violence escelates along US/Mexico Border

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has sent a warning to Mexican drug cartels, saying they will be met by a “powerful” response if they cross the border. Napolitano made the comments Monday at the University of Texas-El Paso, which sits across the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juarez, a city torn apart by drug-related violence.… Read More Drug violence escelates along US/Mexico Border

Moslem Brotherhood claims to be peaceful, moderate

Many people are watching to see how Islamist movements, many of them currently banned as political parties, try to reposition themselves before expected elections later this year. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s largest opposition group, has said it would join the protests but has not organized the demonstrations, which have been led by… Read More Moslem Brotherhood claims to be peaceful, moderate

Mubarak’s fall heralds the end of Pax Americana

The Obama administration believes  that Washington’s fingerprints shouldn’t be seen anywhere near what they increasing expect will be the end of Mubarak’s rule. The Obama team has not told Mubarak either publicly or privately that he must step down, but has been constantly and consistently giving the embattled Egyptian leader direct and honest messages about… Read More Mubarak’s fall heralds the end of Pax Americana

More money for school trips to Jerusalem

The Education Ministry has announced plans to invest NIS 15 million over the school year to increase the number of students visiting Jerusalem on school trips. The plan “We’re Going Up to Jerusalem” (Na’aleh l’yerushalayim) was unveiled last week as part of Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar’s proposals for the school year. The ministry said the… Read More More money for school trips to Jerusalem

Iran not worried about turmoil in Arab countries

As Tunisian President-for-Life Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali fled into ignominious exile two weeks ago, democrats around the world found hope in the notion that Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution would spread to Iran. The images of demonstrations from Sidi Bouzid to Tunis reminded Americans of the massive 2009 protests that gave rise to Iran’s opposition Green Movement,… Read More Iran not worried about turmoil in Arab countries

Brutally anti-Semitic Turkish movie coming to a theater near you

“Valley of the Wolves: Palestine” – to be shown in a dozen European countries and more than 20 others in the Middle East – promises to be a blockbuster with Turkish and Arab audiences. In the movie, scenes of massacre during the May 31, 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla incident are followed by Turkish agent Polat… Read More Brutally anti-Semitic Turkish movie coming to a theater near you

American Republicans offer rebuke to UN

Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives have criticized the United Nations as “bloated” and “ineffective” and vowed to press for reforms and a reduction in U.S. funding. At a January 25 meeting of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, members characterized the world body as inefficient and corrupt. Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is leading… Read More American Republicans offer rebuke to UN

U.S. Ends Restrictions on Weapons Exports to India

The United States on Jan. 25 said it was ending export restrictions for India’s defense and space industries, eyeing trade with a nation shunned for more than a decade over its nuclear weapons program. “These actions will open important new opportunities for our companies and governments on cooperating in the defense and space areas,” said… Read More U.S. Ends Restrictions on Weapons Exports to India

“Days of rage” rock Egypt, Lebanon

Protesters in Egypt and Lebanon have proclaimed today a “day of rage” with Lebanese Sunnis protesting against the nomination of the new prime minister, and Egyptians protesting against the Mubarak government. The situations in Egypt and Lebanon have very, very little in common, if anything at all. Hezbollah with a backing of Syria engineered a… Read More “Days of rage” rock Egypt, Lebanon

“Palestine Papers” strike possibly mortal blow to PA

Palestinian officials are denying the accuracy of leaked documents which claim Palestinian negotiators offered to give Israel major concessions on Jerusalem during peace talks three years ago. “The aim of it is to create confusion,” insisted Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas. “I saw [the documents] yesterday that presented positions labeled as Palestinian, but they were… Read More “Palestine Papers” strike possibly mortal blow to PA

Jordanian King promotes “Global Solution” to Middle East conflict

His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday called on the world community to “reach a consensus” on immediate steps that should be taken to salvage the Middle East peace process. During a meeting with French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie, His Majesty said there is not much time left to waste more opportunities to make peace in… Read More Jordanian King promotes “Global Solution” to Middle East conflict

“Lebanon to be turned into another Gaza-strip”

A Lebanese Christian leader warned Saturday that Hezbollah would soon turn Lebanon into another version of the Gaza Strip if indeed it assumes political power in the country, trampling human rights and financial stability like Hamas. “The situation will be similar to that in Gaza, and we all know what the positions of the world… Read More “Lebanon to be turned into another Gaza-strip”

Lunatic Iranian leadership outmanuevers the West again

Representatives from Iran and six world powers have ended their meetings in Turkey to discuss Tehran’s controversial nuclear program with no reported progress. Reuters news agency says Iran gave no indication that it was willing to make concessions. The talks scheduled for Friday and Saturday include the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and… Read More Lunatic Iranian leadership outmanuevers the West again

Rising food prices stoke unrest

Rising food prices, which triggered the downfall of the Tunisian regime and rioting in Algeria, threaten further trouble across the Middle East and North Africa, a region heavily dependent on food imports. The food crisis along with mushrooming populations, expanding desertification, dwindling water resources and growing unemployment create an explosive mix across the volatile region… Read More Rising food prices stoke unrest

Raytheon feeds Saudi with bombs ready for targets in Israel

Raytheon Company signed a contract on Saturday worth USD 475 million with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the combat-proven Paveway family of precision-guided munitions. “Raytheon’s Paveway family of weapons provides the warfighter unmatched precision and standoff capability,” said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president. “This sale is the latest chapter in Raytheon’s… Read More Raytheon feeds Saudi with bombs ready for targets in Israel

UN Chief urges false “Peace Agreement” for Israel

The United Nations political affairs chief on Thursday warned the Security Council of developments in Israeli-Palestinian talks and in Lebanon which have heightened tensions in the region. “As a new year begins, hopefully one of progress in Middle East peacemaking, several challenges are present,” said the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, B. Lynn Pascoe, at an… Read More UN Chief urges false “Peace Agreement” for Israel

Pakistan on the verge of catastrophic meltdown

Pakistan is struggling to maintain stability while trying to cope with a shaky economy, wobbly politics, and emboldened domestic terrorism. Pakistan remains beset by security, economic, and political troubles that have caused leading analysts to voice deep concern about the country’s stability. Stephen Cohen of the Council on Foreign Relations says Pakistan’s woes do not… Read More Pakistan on the verge of catastrophic meltdown

Arab leaders reject “Foreign Interference”

Arab leaders on Wednesday voiced their “total rejection” of foreign interference in Arab affairs, especially over the region’s Christian minorities. “Arab kings and presidents… express their total rejection of attempts by certain states and foreign parties to intervene in Arab affairs in the name of protecting the minorities of the East,” they said in a… Read More Arab leaders reject “Foreign Interference”

Sharia laws effectivly enforced in United Kingdom

Britain has denied entry to the Florida pastor who said last year that he was “praying about” whether to burn Qurans to protest the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “The government opposes extremism in all its forms which is why we have excluded Pastor Terry Jones from the UK,” a Home Office spokesperson said in… Read More Sharia laws effectivly enforced in United Kingdom