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JIM HEINTZ

Associated Press= MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday accused the West of effectively trying to use blackmail to secure a new U.N. Security Council resolution that would authorize the use of force in Syria.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s comments came ahead of a meeting with Kofi Annan, the United Nations and Arab League envoy for Syria whose plan for halting the fighting is weakening amid escalating violence.

The council is debating a new resolution on Syria, spurred by the July 20 expiration of the mandate for the U.N. observer force there and the failure of the Annan plan.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/10338375

“The more warships the US moves [to the region], the more threatened Iran is going to feel and there is more chance of triggering some kind of mistake,” explains Patricia DeGennaro, professor of politics at New York University.

She says the act of sending more warships to the region is a dangerous game of “dare”.

 

http://www.rt.com/news/us-provoke-iran-strike-180/

 

 

Who is doing this? Quietly, without authority from Parliament, an all-party group which calls itself the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism (CPCCA) has been formed to investigate antisemitism in Canada. Not antisemitism as it is traditionally understood: discrimination against or denial of the right of Jews to live as equal members of society. (Members of this Coalition are well aware that traditional antisemitism exists only among fringe groups in Canada.)

 

http://alethonews.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/canadas-effort-to-criminalize-criticism-of-israel/

Ynetnews reported in their article, “US operated deep in Iran, trained assassins,” that, “the New Yorker reported over the weekend that the US trained members of the Iranian opposition group Mujahideen-e-Khalq. According to previous reports, Israel has been cooperating with the group, which allegedly carried out hits on Iranian nuclear scientists.” Ynetnews also reported that US officials doubt Iran is or will be developing nuclear weapons, as has been claimed to justify years of sanctions, covert subversion, terrorism, and unprovoked attacks by the West against Iran.

 

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2012/04/confirmed-terrorist-organization.html

Over the past 33 years, the Islamic system has successfully held 29 elections, namely, 10 presidential elections, eight parliamentary elections, four ‎elections to select members of the Assembly of Experts, three ‎elections to select the members of Islamic Councils in the cities and ‎villages, two referendums on the Constitution, one election to designate ‎constitutional experts, and one referendum to determine the political system of ‎the country. Thus, the parliamentary election on March 2 will be the ‎‎30th democratic election held since the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran in ‎‎1979.

http://www.tehrantimes.com/component/content/article/34-iran-political/95975-a-comparative-study-of-parliamentary-elections-in-iran-and-other-regional-countries?tmpl=component&page=

AN EXCELLENT STUDY ON POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. REQUIRED READING IF YOU WANT A JUMPING OFF POINT  TO UNDERSTANDING THIS PROCESS.