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Flashback Video: CNN wagging the dog during Gulf War I

Comment: In light of the US media's faking news about the invasion disguised as a civil war in Syria, we thought we'd rerun this damning evidence of CNN creating fake news to drum up support for intervention against Iraq in 1991.

During the 1991 Gulf War, CNN broadcast fake coverage from studios in Saudi Arabia. Viewers suspected nothing. See CNN's Charles Jaco joke off-camera about the hoax they were playing. Don't think for a moment they've stopped doing this. One only has to watch this clip to understand how a global media giant like CNN can fool not just a population, but an entire planet...

In 1991 CNN aired, day after day, fake coverage from "Saudi Arabia" during the Gulf War.

CNN's Charles Jaco and his crew never left the studio. And nobody suspected anything. Nobody would even imagine they were acting and laughing about it.

So what makes you think media stopped doing this?

Comment: Syrian 'Rebels' Psyops Exposed: Reports Broadcast by Mainstream Media are Faked


Palestinians to Give Israelis Deadline to Accept 'Ground Rules' on Settlements, Border

© Bernat Armangue / The Associated Press Israeli soldiers stand guard near the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Friday, March 2, 2012.
Palestinian officials said Saturday they plan to give a deadline to Israel to accept ground rules for negotiations, and suggested that a 'no' will allow them to shelve Mideast talks until it does.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is to spell out the requirements in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki. He said he did not know by when Netanyahu would have to respond.

Abbas has long said he will not resume talks unless Israel freezes settlement construction on occupied lands and recognizes the pre-1967 war frontier as a baseline for talks on a border between Israel and a future Palestine. The Palestinians want to establish their state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967.

Netanyahu has rejected both demands, insisting that negotiations resume without what he has portrayed as preconditions. A government official reiterated Saturday that Israel is ready to resume talks immediately.


"Suicide Bombers" Kill Soldier at Army Camp in Yemen

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Two suicide bombers struck an army camp in central Yemen on Saturday, killing one soldier, while explosions rocked a southern port city and clashes erupted between militants said to be linked to Al Qaeda and security forces in the south, officials said.

The continuing violence across Yemen highlights challenges facing the country after a yearlong political turmoil resulted in a security vacuum and gave Al Qaeda the opportunity to seize several towns in the south.

The threat of Al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula was a major reason that the United States played an active role in Yemen's transition after millions of Yemenis took to the streets demanding the ouster of their longtime ruler, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

After clinging to power for a year, Mr. Saleh officially stepped down when Yemenis voted for his vice president, Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, to replace him. Mr. Saleh's ouster was part of a deal backed by the United States- and Arab nations that gave him immunity from prosecution in return for leaving power.


Senior Pakistan Politician Escapes "Suicide Attack"

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Peshawar: A suicide bomber targeted the convoy of a senior politician in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, killing one of his guards and wounding at least three people, police said.

Aftab Khan Sherpao, who as the interior minister had supervised operations against the Pakistani Taliban during the tenure of former President Pervez Musharraf, escaped unharmed in Saturday's attack.

But one of his police guards was killed in the bombing, and a lawmaker and three other people were wounded, local police chief Nisar Khan said.

Another police officer, Saeed Khan, said Sherpao was passing through the district of Charsadda after addressing a political rally when a young man appeared out of an open field and blew himself up near the politician's bullet-proof vehicle.

He said he was riding in another vehicle and saw the attacker, but before anyone could take any action, the man detonated the bomb.


Romney to mother of Army daughter: How can Obama sleep at night?

Mitt Romney
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US: Dayton, Ohio - A woman at a rally here tearfully asked Mitt Romney on Saturday why her Army daughter is still in Afghanistan nearly a year after the death of Osama bin Laden. He seized on her question to accuse President Obama of failing to clearly communicate the mission to U.S. troops serving there.

Vicki Chura, 54, of Fairfield, Ohio, said her daughter calls home constantly from Bagram Air Base, where she serves with the 82nd Airborne Division, and is confused about why she is still there. She asked Romney what he would do to speed the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

"Her first deployment, she never once said 'I want to come home,'" Chura said of her daughter, who has been in the Army for more than three years. "This deployment has been extremely hard, not only for her, but for my husband and I. Every email, every time we Skype, we hear 'I want to come home now'. There is no mission here. We have no definition of a mission."

Romney jumped on Chura's complaint and attacked Obama on the war. "If your daughter is not familiar with the mission that she's on, how in the world can the commander in chief sleep at night, knowing that we have soldiers in harm's way that don't know exactly, precisely, what it is that they're doing there?" he asked.


Romney Notches Fifth Straight Win with Washington State GOP Caucuses

Mitt Romney
© The Associated PressMitt Romney greets supporters at a town hall meeting in Dayton, Ohio.
US - Mitt Romney cruised to a victory in the Washington state caucuses Saturday night, notching his fifth win in a row in the final contest before Super Tuesday.

The former Massachusetts governor is expected to carry the state by a double-digit margin. The performance helps Romney further reassert his frontrunner status following a string of defeats to Rick Santorum last month. Every bump of added momentum counts with all four candidates competing fiercely for the 419 delegates up for grabs this Tuesday across the 10 states holding primaries and caucuses.

Romney said he was "heartened" by Saturday's results.

"The voters of Washington have sent a signal that they do not want a Washington insider in the White House," Romney said in a statement. "They want a conservative businessman who understands the private sector and knows how to get the federal government out of the way so that the economy can once again grow vigorously."

With 91 percent of precincts reporting in Washington, Romney was well ahead with 37 percent.

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Annihilation Hovers over Palestine, Not Israel

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© n/aIsraeli soldiers detain Palestinian children
One of the claims being made to justify Israel's demand for a blank cheque to attack Iran is that the Islamic Republic poses an ''existential threat'' to the Jewish state in view of its statements about wanting to wipe Israel off the map.

This lie has been repeated so often that it has become the truth. The real truth, as always, is quite different: It is Israel which is wiping Palestine off the map, day by day, slowly but surely, one settlement at a time.

Here are the real facts:

On Feb 22 this year, Israeli authorities legalised the unauthorised settler outpost of Shvut Rachel in the northern West Bank and approved a plan for 500 new homes there. The plan was approved by the higher planning council of the Israeli civil administration, the military body that manages civilian affairs for most of the West Bank.

According to one report, the committee agreed to retroactively legalise approximately 100 homes already built there, as well as 95 homes without permits in the nearby settlement of Shilo, which has 2,000 residents, some 30km south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

The news agency Agence France Presse quoted Mr Yariv Oppenheimer, head of the settlement watchdog group Peace Now, as describing the move as ''one of the biggest projects in the territories''. The decision proved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was ''doing everything he could to prevent the creation of two states for two peoples'', Mr Oppenheimer said.


Eyewitness in Homs: Barbaric rebels are killing civilians indiscriminately, Assad's forces trying to protect us

People have been left without water or electricity as rebels destroy water pumps and power converters. Civilians are forced to stay inside as snipers shoot from the rooftops.

­RT in Damascus managed to contact an eyewitness in Homs, who says gunmen are killing civilians in the streets. Galina says leaving home is out of the question, as snipers "can shoot you in the back."

"They kill both young and old. They steal people from their homes and chop them into pieces, put them in plastic bags and throw them out!"

She claims rumors are spreading of gunmen from France, Lebanon and Tunisia killing Syrians.

"They mostly kill Christians here," she says.


France pulls out her agents ensconced in Syria

The Ambassador of France in Beirut, Denis Pietton, officially visited last week the region of Baalbeck in eastern Lebanon. In fact, he traveled with a French security team to northern Bekaa, a region bordering the Syrian province of Homs.

On the Syrian side of the border, officers and experts from the French military intelligence services, some posing as journalists, were training Free "Syrian" Army fighters. They had all entered Syria surreptitiously.

At an illegal crossing point, Ambassador Denis Pietton and his companions retrieved the French intelligence officers leaving the Islamic Emirate of Baba Amr where they had been teaching their techniques in urban combat.

Under the Vienna Convention, diplomatic cars can not be searched. The convoy was therefore able to drop off the French agents at the embassy's doorstep under the nose of the Lebanese police.

With all the arrogance of the former mandatory power, the French ambassador, once again, interfered publicly in Lebanese affairs by declaring on 23 February to our colleagues from the Daily Star: "Lebanon should keep out of the turmoil in Syria."


France to Close Syria Embassy as Questions Mount About its Involvement in Conflict

Casualties continue to mount as the Syrian national army closes in on Western proxy forces
France will close its embassy in Syria to denounce the "scandalous" repression by President Bashar Assad's regime, President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday at the close of an EU summit.

French Foreign Minister "Alain Juppe and I have decided to close our embassy in Syria," Sarkozy told a news conference.

"What is going on is scandalous, there are more than 8,000 dead, hundreds of children, and the city of Homs faces the risk of being wiped off the map. This is absolutely unacceptable," Sarkozy said.

He said the Syrian government's response to attempts to evacuate two injured French reporters, Edith Bouvier and William Daniels -- finally evacuated to Lebanon on Thursday -- has been "particularly unacceptable".

Sarkozy also underlined that the EU in its final conclusions had recognized the Syrian National Council "as a legitimate representative of Syrians".

"I am in favor of organizing, at least on Syria's borders, humanitarian zones enabling people persecuted by the Syrian regime to leave," he added.

Source: Agence France-Presse

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