Barack Obama honors Israeli president with Medal of Freedom

US President Barack Obama awards Israeli President Shimon Peres the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a dinner ceremony in Washington, June 13, 2012.

US President Barack Obama has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Israeli President Shimon Peres, the man who has overseen the killing of Palestinian women and children by Israeli forces in the occupied territories for decades

Obama awarded the 88-year-old Israeli president the highest civilian honor in the United States during a dinner ceremony in the White House on Wednesday.

“No individual has done so much over so many years to build our alliance… as the leader we honor tonight — our friend, Shimon Peres,” Obama said during the event, which also hosted former US President Bill Clinton.

Obama also stated that the “bonds” between the United States and Israel are “unbreakable” and “non-negotiable.”

The Israeli president has been honored by Obama a few months ahead of the US presidential election of November 2012.

“You have pledged a lasting friendship for Israel,” Peres told Obama.

The Washington ceremony in honor of a major Israeli figure comes two weeks after Israeli aircraft carried out an attack on southern Gaza Strip, injuring three Palestinians.

Israel conducts airstrikes and ground attacks against the occupied Palestinian territories on an almost regular basis.

The Tel Aviv regime also denies about 1.7 million people in Gaza their basic rights, including the freedom of movement and the right to decent living, work, health and education.

Source: PressTV

Syria targeted by US advocates of unipolar global order

By Clifford A. Kiracofe 

Source: Global Times

Washington’s regime change policy in Syria is about the world order. While human rights and democracy are featured in the propaganda mix, the real issue turns on the future of the international system and the role of international law.

The Obama administration, just as the Bush administration before it, mistakenly seeks through geopolitical measures to enforce a US-led unipolar world and to delay the emergence of a multipolar world.

In the Middle East, many Washington politicians and policymakers see Israel as the key US strategic ally. As the US pivots to the Asia-Pacific, they want Israel’s regional position strengthened and its enemies, such as Syria and Iran, weakened.

US general and former head of NATO command, Europe, Wesley Clark revealed in 2007 the game plan of the neoconservative network around then vice president Dick Cheney which played the key role in the Iran and Afghan wars of the Bush administration.

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Syrian Journalists Stage Sit-In in Denunciation of Al’s Decision on Stopping Broadcast of Syrian Satellite Channels

DAMASCUS, (SANA)- In denunciation of the Arab League (AL) Council’s decision on stopping the broadcast of the Syrian satellite channels on Arabsat and Nilesat, Syrian journalists and media figures on Monday staged  a sit-in  near the headquarters of the  Journalists Union in Damascus.
Meanwhile, journalists in Tartous held a sit-in outside the Radio and TV Center in the province in denunciation of the AL Council’s decision.
H. Zain / R. al-Jazaeri ( Source: Sana )

Yet another PsyOp: “Stop your husband, Asma” Video

The wives of the German and English ambassadors to the UN make a video urging Asma al-Assad to pressure her husband to end the violence in Syria.

[Editor’s Note: Isn’t that funny that the wives of the very same men that voted in favor of the total destruction of Libya by the Nato evil forces, now adress Asma Al Assad to “stop her husband” ? Let’s be fair. What should Asma prevent her husband from doing? Protecting Syrian people against terrorists (funded, backed, armed, supported, by the west and the gulf monarchies) that kill indiscriminately innocent civilians ? Come on, this video is yet another psy op. Matching perfectly with what Zionist controlled mainstream media keep feeding the dumbed down sheeples with: Lies & propaganda]

Kofi Annan is the “War-maker” in Syria

by Michel Chossudovsky at


Interview with Professor Michel Chossudovsky,
Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)
Excerpt from 30 minutes program Press TV program

“Kofi Annan is not a peacemaker, Kofi Annan is a war-maker. He has stated his position on numerous occasions, calling for the collaboration of the United Nations with NATO.”

Syria says that the terrorist activities of the armed groups in the country have increased despite a peace plan proposed by the UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.

Press TV has interviewed Professor Michel Chossudovsky, the director of the Centre for Research on Globalization in Montreal, who talks about the role of Annan as a “peacemaker” in Syria, the support the opposition receives from foreigners and the root of the country’s one-year old unrest.

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