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Over the past two days, an Iranian diplomatic delegation, led by Ali Baqeri, deputy secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, has been carrying out high-level diplomacy in Moscow and Beijing. Both Russia and China have been actively engaged in war avoidance efforts.

January 22nd, 2012 • 9:44 AM

The unrelenting British-coordinated campaign to turn Nigeria into a failed state continued Jan. 20 evening in a series of deadly bombing attacks and gunmen shooting in the streets targeting security buildings in the major religious and political city of Kano, Nigeria's second-largest city, located in the predominantly Muslim northern part of the country. At least 143 are reported dead.

January 22nd, 2012 • 9:40 AM

A highly-placed U.S. intelligence official has emphasized in discussions over the past 24 hours that the U.S. military, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, have gone to extraordinary lengths to avoid the eruption of a global war over the Strait of Hormuz.

January 21st, 2012 • 10:00 AM

Lyndon replies to Professor Bao Shixui on the question of the immediacy of a threatened outbreak of war centered in Southwest Asia.

January 21st, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Philip Giraldi, the former CIA counterterrorism specialist and now the executive director of Council for the National Interest, has a lengthy piece today on the Global Research site, which not only goes after the NDAA for all its known faults, but also exposes House Resolution 3131: "...It is titled, in part, To direct the Secretary of State to submit a report on whether any support organization t

January 23rd, 2012 • 9:11 AM

A lengthy narrative published by the Israeli daily Ha'aretz yesterday chronicles the growing pressure being brought to bear on Israel by circles in Washington that sharply oppose any Israeli strike against Iran. Although author Amos Harel fails to distinguish between the Obama White House and U.S.

January 22nd, 2012 • 9:43 AM

According to one of China's top scientists, China had been hoping that its little Mars orbiter that was on the failed Russian Phobos/Grunt spacecraft, and was designed to do an intensive study of the Martian atmosphere, would beat NASA's planned 2013 mission to Mars, which is similar in purpose. The Yinghou-1 Chinese orbiter was to concentrate on collecting atmospheric data at Mars.

January 21st, 2012 • 10:30 AM

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 • 9:43 AM

Congratulations to the people and nation of China for an extraordinary year already accomplished and an even more miraculous year of the dragon!