On the news magazine (TV show) 60 Minutes, Hillary Clinton was given a very public send off by her boss, Mr. Obama. Very civil and perhaps with much sincerity. The media call it politics. On the flip side, we might ask how much safer the world is after four years of an Obama administration. Not the war on terrorism … No, indeed the question is more about the civility of foreign states to one another.
The headlines below end on the same old note of a two state peace resolution. Ironically, all the rest say much more about the continued strife that will sustain the push to put Israel at the bottom of the sea. And frankly we know one Authority who says that won’t ever happen (documented by a written source to be revealed here soon).
The real irony is, the nuclear solution Iran seeks, will kill and pollute Arabs. Arabs might thank Israel for any role in putting off the nuclear option. And the real irony is that the putative solution to politics and religion in the Arab world reveals itself as the pendulum swings in Egypt. When the Morsi regime collapses … what next? And NONE of this is being explored by the media in the very country where Hillary and Barack share a civil goodbye …
Read, think, open the window …
HEADLINE: Kissinger: US, Israel on Brink of Nuclear Crisis with Iran
Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace laureate Henry Kissinger is warning that the United States and Israel are very close to facing a crisis with a nuclear-arming Iran.
The 89-year-old Kissinger told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that such a crisis — a full-fledged atomic war — would be “a turning point in human history,” the BBC reported.
“There has emerged in the region, the current and most urgent issue of nuclear proliferation. For 15 years, the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council [UNSC] have declared that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable, but it has been approaching,” he said.
HEADLINE: Egypt in show of defiance against Islamist leader
Protesters battled police for hours in Cairo on Monday and thousands marched through Egypt’s three Suez Canal cities in direct defiance of a night-time curfew and state of emergency, handing a blow to the Islamist President Mohammed Morsi’s attempts to contain five days of spiraling political violence.
Nearly 60 people have been killed in the wave of unrest, clashes, rioting and protests that have touched cities across the country but have hit the hardest in the canal cities, where residents have virtually risen up in outright revolt.
HEADLINE: Masked ‘Black Bloc’ a mystery in Egypt unrest
An unpredictable new element has entered Egypt’s wave of political unrest: a mysterious group of masked young men called the Black Bloc who present themselves as the defenders of protesters opposed to the Islamist president’s rule. They boast that they’re willing to use force to fight back against Islamists who have attacked protesters in the past – or against police who crack down on demonstrations.
HEADLINE: White House: Egypt’s democracy on ‘difficult path’
Egypt is on a “difficult path” to a peaceful democracy, the White House said Monday as months of lukewarm political support for the conservative Islamic government was in danger of backfiring after deadly weekend riots pushed Cairo to crack down on civil rights. The Obama administration has already delayed $1 billion in U.S. aid to Cairo because of Egypt’s instability.
HEADLINE: Tehran suspects Mossad in Fordo blast, says Iranian expat
White House dismisses report of explosion in nuclear facility; cameras stationed at plant could reveal truth in the coming days
HEADLINE: Did an explosion occur at Iran’s Fordo nuclear site?
US-based website World Net Daily has reported that a mysterious explosion destroyed a significant part of Iran’s Fordo nuclear facility. The website stated that Hamidreza Zakeri, formerly with the Islamic Republic’s Ministry of Intelligence and National Security, confirmed that the facility was hit, but the report has not been corroborated by other Western sources. (See link in previous post for the WND article.)
HEADLINE: Hezbollah threat: Missile attacks on navy bases, gas rigs
Israel fears that Syrian chemical weapons may reach Hezbollah, but the Shiite terror group has its eye on conventional weapons that can change balance of power and undermine the IDF’s aerial superiority in Lebanon.
While Israel fears that Syrian WMDs may end up in Hezbollah’s hands, Bashar Assad is continuing to acquire lethal conventional weapons despite the civil war raging in his country. The Syrian president has paid $2-3 billion on military equipment in what the IDF defined as Syria’s largest arms deal since the Yom Kippur War.
HEADLINE: Jordan’s king meets Mashaal, urges 2-state solution
Jordan’s King Abdullah II met Monday evening in Amman with Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal. Mashaal said after the meeting that the two discussed the Palestinian issue and its future in light of the Israeli and American elections. He added that the inner-Palestinian reconciliation issue was also discussed.
Following the meeting, King Abdullah addressed the efforts to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and said that lately a series of meetings between the opposing sides have taken place in order to try to renew the negotiations and jumpstart the process. Abdullah said that in the meetings the sides tried to set a clear timetable to achieve a two-state solution, which according to him “is the only way to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East.”
In December the Arab media reported that Abdullah had been meeting in secret with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Amman. In addition, Abdullah visited Ramallah twice in 2012 for meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Abdullah also met last week with Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Davos Summit.
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