The take-over of the Syrian, Iraqi and Lebanese state by pro-Iranian forces paints a complex and dark picture for the future.
Syria Comment – 13-2-2014 – Developments in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon are so deeply intertwined that we might start speaking about these countries in similar terms as we talk about Af-Pak.
BY Aaron David Miller – FOREIGN POLICY
FEBRUARY 12, 2014 – Foreign Policy – There are many reasons that President Barack Obama doesn’t want to get involved in Syria. And when I say involved, I’m not talking about providing humanitarian assistance or participating in the Geneva process. I mean significantly militarizing the U.S. role by either supporting the opposition with sophisticated military equipment or by directly applying U.S. military force — or both.
When the “Iranian Revolution” was for the poor – for whom was the Kurdish Revolution in Iraq? – Ask your KDP / PUK Official (MESOP)
By RUDAW – 13.2.2014 – ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – In a speech on the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, a senior official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Erbil called on the Iranian government to address the Kurdish issue in Iran and help resolve the Kurdish question in the region.
Unter Herrn Rohani, dem viel gelobten angeblichen Reformer, wird im Iran so viel hingerichtet wie seit langem nicht mehr. Über 70 Exekutionen fanden alleine im Januar diesen Jahres statt. Und erst kuerzlich wure der Dichter Hashem Shaabani gehaengt. Sein Verbrechen? Er habe “Krieg gegen Gott geführt”.
Dearest Friends at the International Committee Against Execution,
Above all French Businessmen to restore their relations with Iran
TEHRAN, 5.2.2014 – MESOP - It is worth noting that this is the first huge delegation to visit Iran since the Islamic revolution and the sanctions imposed on Iran. Mehdi Mir Aboutalebi, Former Iranian ambassador to afp. ”A delegation of 107 businessmen in the fields of trade and business of the most famous firms in Europe has arrived Iran. The fields those firms are interested in include oil and gas, water and electricity, cars, cement, health, transportation, IT, banking, and tourism.”
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN) : Iran executed more than three thousand people since 2009 / THE “DIALOGUE PARTNER!”
03.02.2014 – Bestun Kakayi – BasNews, Iran – Iranian Human Rights Center ABF, has published an annual report on Iranian human rights situation and it reveals that since 2009, Tehran regime has hanged 3,332 people.
02.02.2014 – Ava Homa – TORONTO, Canada – Mohammad Sediq Kaboudvand, 50, Secretary of Kurdish Human Rights Organization who has been in prison since 2007, sends a message to honour the anniversary of the establishment of the first Kurdistan republic.
Brandon Friedman – Moshe Dayan Center – Tel Aviv
The conventional wisdom today is that Saudi Arabia will ultimately accept recent U.S. policy decisions that it currently rejects  because it has no viable alternatives to its U.S. ally. Still, while it is true that there is no equivalent to U.S. power, there are certainly alternatives to it.