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Signs of the Times for Wed, 20 Dec 2006

Jonathan Cook

Why would the US want and intend civil war raging across the Middle East, apparently threatening strategic interests like oil supplies and the security of a key regional ally, Israel? The era of the Middle East strongman, propped up by and enforcing Western policy, appears well and truly over. His power is being replaced with rule by civil war, apparently now the American Administration's favoured model across the region.

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by Stephen Lendman
20 December 2006
Well almost, as explained below. Hugo Chavez Frias' reelection on December 3 stands out when compared to the greatest landslide presidential victories in US history. Except for the close race in 1812 and the electoral deadlock in 1800 decided by the House of Representatives choosing Thomas Jefferson over Aaron Burr, the very earliest elections here weren't hardly partisan contests at all as the Democrat-Republican party of Jefferson and Madison was dominant and had everything its own way. It was like that through the election of 1820 when James Monroe ran virtually unopposed winning over 80% of the vote. A consistent pattern of real competitive elections only began with the one held in 1824, and from that time to the present Hugo Chavez's impressive landslide victory beat them all.

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Zionist Killing Machine

reptile_eye.png Rival Palestinian forces withdraw from Gaza streets

reptile_eye.png Two Killed After Cease Fire Announced on Wednesday

story_default.png Palestinian Ministry of health denounces shooting at their ambulance

reptile_eye.png Israeli High Court Backs Military On Its Policy of 'Targeted Killings'

reptile_eye.png Israeli troops murder 14-year-old Palestinian girl, 2 others, in West Bank

reptile_eye.png Israeli Army Abducts Eight Palestinian Men During Morning Invasion in the West Bank

reptile_eye.png Israeli Army Assassinates Two More Palestinians in the West Bank

chess.png Russia Concerned Over Middle East Turmoil, Pledges Support, Putin Assures Syria's al-Assad

reptile_eye.png Israel arms sales peak despite Lebanon war fallout

reptile_eye.png Jewish Woman beaten on Jerusalem bus for refusing to move to rear seat

alarmclock.png Evidence of advanced fusion devices at the WTC

Iraq Manipulations

u-s-flag.png False Flag Alert! Suicide car bomber kills 11 in Baghdad

stormtrooper.png Flashback: British Government's Agent Provocateurs Exposed

stormtrooper.png Iraq Special Inspector Exposes Fraud, Gets Fired By Congress

blue_questionmark.png Propaganda Alert! Jazeera TV says to air tape by al Qaeda's Zawahri

cowboy_boot.png Bush defies commanders by bolstering troops

penis_pump.png Spam: Bush reveals plan to expand military size

u-s-flag.png Report: Bush administration split over military plan for Iraq

u-s-flag.png U.S. soldiers' suicide rate in Iraq doubles in 2005

u-s-flag.png Bush Government lying about levels of violence in Iraq

story_default.png U.S. defence chief in Iraq, Bush concedes war in trouble

alarmclock.png If US leaves Iraq we will arm Sunni militias, Saudis say

blue_questionmark.png British government blocks police investigation into corrupt arms deals with Saudi dictatorship


joker.png Blair blames Iran for Middle East conflicts

vader.png Iranian FM spokesman: Blair's claims indicate London's meddling in region

reptile_eye.png Iran demands UN action to force Israel to forego nuclear weapons, sign NPT

chess.png President: Bullying powers have no choice but to make friend with Iranian nation

nuclear.png Russian Foreign Minister Criticizes Western Policy on Iran

nuclear.png Six powers still at odds over draft resolution on Iran

reptile_eye.png Russia Calls Off Mission to Iran to Protest Holocaust Denial Conference

chess.png Russia Ties Knot with Brazil, Argentina

money.png Iraq Bleeds US Taxpayers Dry

Good Government

spying.png Physical details of all UK residents to be held on ID database

stormtrooper.png Witness: New Orleans cops shot man in back as he ran away

u-s-flag.png FBI Probes State Senate Majority Leader Bruno

smiley-face.png Chile Group Says Close Guantanamo

smiley-face.png Democracy: Washington's Real Enemy in Venezuela

cowboy_hat.png President Bush on Iraq, Elections and Immigration

stormtrooper.png White House foresees 110 bln USD war costs in 2007

u-s-flag.png Cheney Will Testify in C.I.A. Leak Case

The Lobby (that doesn't exist)

reptile_eye.png Pro-Israeli media show no reaction to Olmert remarks: envoy

reptile_eye.png Australian rabbis slam Neturei Karta as 'reviled misfits'

clock.png Holocaust denier Irving to be released early

reptile_eye.png Former Israeli Consul in Moscow Charged With Visa Issue Graft

reptile_eye.png Dems Turn to Center: Jewish Progressives To Hold Fire

reptile_eye.png Dear John

reptile_eye.png Secret of Borat's fluent Kazakh - it's Hebrew

Modern Science

molecule.png Mayo Clinic Zooms In On Nanobacteria

chemistry.png Sniffers Show That Humans Can Track Scents, And That Two Nostrils Are Better Than One

lightbulb.png Mental Exercise Helps Maintain Some Seniors' Thinking Skills

molecule.png History-hunting Geneticists Can Still Follow Familiar Trail

chemistry.png Top cancer scientist took secret payments from US chemicals company

dr_evil.png Feeling stressed? You're not alone, new poll says

gray_alien.png Painter prodigy says God showed her anything is possible

Rule Britannia

money.png British corporations exploit world's poorest people for slave labor

vader.png Blair was urged to plug BAe jet while in the Middle East

stoplight.png UK report says robots will have rights

Foreign AIDS

syringe.png Libya court sentences six to death for spreading HIV

syringe.png Russia Says Libyan Verdict on Medics "Exceedingly Cruel"

chess.png Traces of polonium found in Swedish tourist


flower.png Gimme some truth: John Lennon's FBI File

flower.png The FBI campaign against John Lennon

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