Stop Imperialism – Episode 70

January 7, 2014 at 8:40 PM



1. Syria

 syria_80 Rebel infighting spreads across Syria
200 militants surrender to Syria army in Damascus
Al-Qaeda-linked group claims Beirut blast – report
Syria’s opposition coalition to have final say on Geneva II Tuesday
Iran and Turkey officials discuss Syrian crisis in Istanbul
The Saudi challenge to US Syria policy
Segment Start: 00 h 13 min 32 sec
Segment End: 00 h 45 min 42 sec

2. Iraq

 Iraq_80 Iraq army assault under way to eject al-Qaeda
John Kerry: US to help Iraq
Resolution of Anbar crisis requires security, political coordination 
Segment Start: 00 h 46 min 42 sec
Segment End: 01 h 15 min 24 sec

3. South Sudan

 So Sudan South Sudanese general killed in ambush as peace talks begin
South Sudan declares emergency in two states
South Sudan: Sudan’s Bashir to visit Juba on Monday – Report
Region ready to take on, defeat S Sudan rebel leader: Museveni 
Segment Start: 01 h 16 min 58 sec
Segment End: 01 h 32 min 18 sec

4. Under the Radar

 Under Radar Fiat’s $4.35 billion payoff to UAW, Inc.
Gazprom OAO: Russia, Serbia agree on South Stream pipeline leg to Macedonia
Greece takes charge of the European Union
SYRIZA takes the lead in new poll
USDA goes forward with herbicide-resistant GMO seeds
New UN report calls for transformation in agriculture
The white wave of organic deceit
Segment Start: 01 h 33 min 39 sec
Segment End: 01 h 50 min 20 sec


The Debate – Insurgent infighting in Syria

January 7, 2014 at 1:54 PM Draitser of appears on Press TV to discuss the recent clashes between the Free Syrian Army and Al Qaeda factions in Syria.  Draitser explains how both are part of the broader destabilization campaign orchestrated by the US and its regional clients.  Additionally, he argues that the distinction between the two sides is more a matter of political expediency than practical difference.  Also, Draitser examines the role of Saudi Arabia in facilitating the continued war on Syria.delimeter3

Waging war on Russia: Looking into Volgograd terror blasts

January 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

RT- Waging war on russia - 01-03-2014

The heinous terrorist attacks in Volgograd in recent days are merely the latest chapter in a terrorist war aimed at destabilizing Russia politically and economically, while tearing at the very fabric of Russian society.

As the families of the more than 30 dead mourn their loved ones, details of the incidents are beginning to paint an all-too familiar picture for anyone who has followed the development of jihadi groups in the Russian Caucasus. A suicide bomber detonates explosives inside a crowded railway station, killing at least 17 and wounding many more. Another bomber strikes an electric trolleybus, killing 14 and critically wounding many more, including several small children. Such scenes of carnage are nothing new to the Russian people, who have endured nearly two decades of terrorism and paid a heavy price in lives and resources. (Read entire article)delimeter3

Terror attacks in Volgograd

January 2, 2014 at 12:37 PM Draitser of appears on RT to discuss the recent terror attacks in Volgograd, Russia.  Draitser explains the political and geopolitical context within which the bombings should be examined.  He notes the connections to the upcoming Sochi olympics, as well as Russia’s policy in Syria, as possible motivations.


US making ‘last-ditch effort’ in Syria

December 19, 2013 at 8:01 PM Eric Draitser of appears on Press TV to discuss US Secretary of State Kerry’s talks with the “Islamic Front” in Syria.  Draitser explains how, instead of a genuine policy shift, this is merely a public relations campaign by US-NATO designed to drum up support for a failing destabilization campaign in Syria.delimeter3