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By Sajjad Shaukat for VT Suddenly tension has intensified between Russia and the US with the order of the American President Donald Trump, when in...
Tariq Ali talks to Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine (2008-2014) and Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, about the findings of his report for the UN, which describe the manner in which Israel has come to dominate the Palestinian people based on structures of systematic discrimination.
Jim W. Dean - As Obama heads toward the door, the crimes of his administration against Syria, and especially Aleppo, are going to be thrown at him like rotten eggs and tomatoes.
Editor's note: By "Judea and Samaria" they are referring to the 40 percent of non-occupied Palestine that, by UN agreement from 1947, makes up the Palestinian state.
Jim W. Dean - I suspect more big terror attacks as an intimidation tactic of what could continue to happen if certain parties see the Syrian situation go against their desired outcome. They will not take it lying down.
US Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes has told the whining Israeli prime minister that only he is responsible for Washington’s decision to allow the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution that condemned Israel for illegal settlement construction in occupied Palestinian territories.
Militants from Ahrar Al-Sham, a hardline Islamist group, are planning to use white phosphorus in an attack on civilians to later blame it on Syrian armed forces, UN envoy Bashar Ja’afari told a UN Security Council emergency meeting on Sunday.
Jim W. Dean - Obama's UN speech writers went overboard on trying to wallpaper over the blood splatters of his regime change legacy, thinking that would erase it. And the parts about "accountable government and "true democracy" made me gag.
Jim W. Dean - My my, Bibi gets a very public spanking in front of the Security Council by Ban Ki-moon. One could say that the Secretary General was wanting to get a few good licks in while he still has the position.
Hussein al-Izzi, the head of Foreign Relations for Ansar Allah, has met Mr.Oleg, the charge d'affaires of Russian Ambassador on Thursday.
Jim W. Dean - Assad counterattacks by charging bad faith on those still demanding he step down, when the Geneva mandate was for all opposition parties to be involved, which certainly included him, and he gently reminds us that the Syrian-Russian military progress is "helping" the political process.
Jim W. Dean - As I had editorialized on the front end of the talks, several of the main players were only interested in participating as a platform to make demands to get what they have been using their terrorist proxies for, but were now losing.
Jim W. Dean - As I predicted the Saudi opposition group did not get their surrender demands met on the front end of the peace conference so they walked out, ending them for now.
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