Category: Asia

The fantasy of an Iranian bomb

The fantasy of an Iranian bomb

(JohnMenadue.com) It remains a classic moment in United Nations history. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the dignified setting of a General Assembly speech in the fall of 2012 to raise the spectre of an Iranian nuclear bomb. He displayed a cartoonish drawing of what he said was an Iranian bomb with a lighted fuse on top and asked: “How much enriched uranium do you need for a bomb?

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Russia-India Trade Route Through Central Asia Moves Forward

Russia-India Trade Route Through Central Asia Moves Forward

(The Intel Drop) The 7,200-kilometer International North-South Transport Corridor will run from St. Petersburg in northwestern Russia to ports in southern Iran, and from there to Mumbai. This will provide a shipping route that bypasses Europe and is less than half as long as the current standard path through the Mediterranean Sea and the Suez Canal.

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India emerges into world’s fastest growing economy

India emerges into world’s fastest growing economy

(Veterans Today) In the spectrum of global economics, India has emerged as a shining star, seizing the coveted crown of the world’s fastest-growing economy. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) executive director Krishnamurthy Subramanian, India’s economic expansion in the final quarter of the previous year exceeded all expectations, showcasing a staggering growth rate of 8.4 percent between October and December 2023. This milestone represents the fastest pace of growth in six quarters, surpassing even the most optimistic projections.

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U.S. ENDORSES PAKISTAN’S SHAM ELECTION

U.S. ENDORSES PAKISTAN’S SHAM ELECTION

(The Intercept) On a special crossover episode of Intercepted and Deconstructed, hosts Murtaza Hussain and Ryan Grim discuss the aftermath of Pakistan’s February 8 election, as well as growing calls inside the U.S. to hold Pakistan’s military-backed regime accountable for its ongoing suppression of democracy.

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8 FLAGRANT WAYS THE U.S-BACKED GOVERNMENT IN PAKISTAN IS SUBVERTING THE ELECTION

8 FLAGRANT WAYS THE U.S-BACKED GOVERNMENT IN PAKISTAN IS SUBVERTING THE ELECTION

(The Intercept) Pakistan was supposed to go to polls last year. The country’s constitution has five-year terms for both the national and provincial assemblies as well as for the post of the prime minister. When the former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government was toppled in a parliamentary coup backed by the Pakistani military and the U.S. State Department in 2022, it was only in its fourth year.

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UNITED AGAINST NUCLEAR IRAN: THE SHADOWY, INTELLIGENCE-LINKED GROUP DRIVING THE US TOWARDS WAR WITH IRAN

UNITED AGAINST NUCLEAR IRAN: THE SHADOWY, INTELLIGENCE-LINKED GROUP DRIVING THE US TOWARDS WAR WITH IRAN

(MintPressNews.com) In the wake of Hamas’ October 7 assault, arch-neoconservative official John Bolton was invited on CNN, where he claimed that what we witnessed was really an “Iranian attack on Israel using Hamas as a surrogate” and that the U.S. must immediately respond. When asked whether he had any evidence, given the implications of what he was saying, he shrugged and replied, “This is not a court of law.”

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Is A Huge War Coming? US & Israel Bomb Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Gaza & Lebanon While Threatening War With Iran

Is A Huge War Coming? US & Israel Bomb Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Gaza & Lebanon While Threatening War With Iran

(Free Thought Project) Since October, the United States and Israel have bombed not only Gaza, but also Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Now, the U.S. government is even threatening Iran with war. President Joe Biden sent the Iranian government a private message while the U.S. military was bombing Yemen on January 13. He said threateningly, “We’re confident, we’re well prepared”.

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Pakistani Army’s War On Imran Khan And His Supporters

Pakistani Army’s War On Imran Khan And His Supporters

(Crescent International) There are now grave fears that the army will try to physically eliminate Imran Khan through a fake trial. The stage has been set for such an eventuality. On December 13, the Pakistan Supreme Court ruled that civilians can be tried in military courts. This outrageous verdict has opened the door for the military to further abuse civilians, especially Imran Khan and members of his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-i Insaf (PTI).

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India Hires Assassins to Kill Critics

India Hires Assassins to Kill Critics

(American Free Press) Sending assassins to kill one’s enemies abroad has always been a strategy favored by Russia, Israel, Iran, and Chechnya, but now one of the West’s closest allies, India, appears to have joined the assassins club. For some observers, this is not entirely surprising since India’s leader, Narendra Modi, has been accused of promoting violence against his enemies at home, mainly Sikhs demanding an independent state they call Khalistan. Modi has regarded the Sikh cause, and the 16 million Sikhs living in India’s Punjab region, as a threat to India’s stability.

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Narendra Modi: ‘Our nation is on the cusp of a take-off’

Narendra Modi: ‘Our nation is on the cusp of a take-off’

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Rising from a large desk to greet visitors, Modi exudes confidence at the end of a year when India has constantly been in global focus. The country has surpassed China by population and is being touted by world leaders, business consultants and banks as an alternative investment destination for a world increasingly suspicious of Beijing.

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Free Imran Khan

Free Imran Khan

(The Intel Drop) When I interviewed Imran Khan in February 2023 he was facing multiple criminal charges after being deposed as prime minister of Pakistan. He had also recently survived an assassination attempt. Khan was blunt about his interpretation of events. “My government was removed through a conspiracy,” he told me.

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Ukrainian Intelligence Reportedly Behind Uprising in Dagestan

Ukrainian Intelligence Reportedly Behind Uprising in Dagestan

(Veterans Today) Anti-Jewish unrest took place in Russia’s Dagestan, generating concern among authorities. Muslim protesters stormed the local airport and attempted to attack Israeli Jews who had reportedly emigrated to the Russian Federation. Apparently, the case has links with Ukrainian intelligence, but it is also notorious how Israel’s criminal actions are favoring the emergence of reactive antisemitic sentiments around the world.

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Proxy Master: Iran continues to expand its influence throughout the Near East.

Proxy Master: Iran continues to expand its influence throughout the Near East.

(American Mind) In sharp contrast to direct confrontation, the use of proxies in carrying out operations against the Americans, giving Iran a certain amount of cover, has served the regime very well. Such ambiguity sometimes prevents a response, as in Beirut. But even when there is a response, it is almost always the local proxy that is targeted and not Iran itself.

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‘An explosive situation’ near Russia’s southern borders: Could a new war erupt between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

‘An explosive situation’ near Russia’s southern borders: Could a new war erupt between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

(RT) Almost every day the two sides open fire at each other and exchange accusations. Last weekend, Baku reported that Armenia had fired at its army, while just several hours later, Yerevan said that its own forces had been attacked. The events are unfolding against the background of Armenia’s joint military exercises with the United States, which will continue until September 20 – a fact that, in turn, has perplexed Russia.

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The Taliban’s Opium Ban Has Become an Existential Problem for the West

The Taliban’s Opium Ban Has Become an Existential Problem for the West

(Vice) For two decades the West has seen Afghanistan’s vast opium production and trafficking industry as an enemy: a malicious trade that has supplied most of the world’s heroin, creating addiction and gangsterism, and turned Afghanistan into a corrupt narco-state. But now, as Taliban leaders ask for help in eliminating the vast opium economy, the West is realising that doing so could take it into far worse territory

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Azerbaijan = Corrupt + Terrorist + Evil

Azerbaijan = Corrupt + Terrorist + Evil

(Veterans Today) There may be no regime more loathsome and deserving of U.S./European condemnation and punitive sanctions than that of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his crew of criminals and monsters. His family has secretly amassed major “stakes in the country’s … banks, construction companies, [and] gold mines” and snapped up over $140 million in luxury residences abroad.

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