Stop Imperialism – Episode 50

Syria’s Internet outage, terrorism plagues Iraq, rebels in Congo, and bonds in Argentina.

November 30, 2012 (Stop Imperialism)

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In today’s episode:

1. Syria (On the Ground)

a) Syrian internet goes dark

b) Syria rebels kill top ruling party official

c) Twin car bombs reportedly kill 34, wound dozens in Syria

d) Syria child soldiers: Rebels using children in war – Human Rights Watch

2. Syria (International)

a) U.S. weighs bolder effort to intervene in Syria’s conflict

b) The war for Syria is also a war for Iraq

c) Syrian govt fins rare friends in Latin America

d) Excerpt from “Saving Syria: Assessing Options for Regime Change” (pg. 6)

3. Iraq

a) Iraq bombings target Shi’ite areas

b) Iraq Deputy PM opposes pressure on MEK

c) Lukoil considers Iraq’s West Qurna-1 this year as Exxon may exit

4. Congo

a) Congolese M23 rebels say leaving positions in Goma

b) Congo general pledges war as rebels prepare to quit Goma

c) UN relief agencies working ‘around the clock’ to assist displaced in DR Congo

5. Under the Radar

a) Argentine bonds rally as U.S. ruling quells default fears

b) Serdyukov dismissed to ensure impartiality of probe into Defense Ministry embezzlements – Medvedev

c) Israeli PM denounces UN draft resolution on Palestinian statehood as ‘one-sided’

d) Lawmakers consider dissolving Detroit

       e) GMO giant hires retired cops to hunt down farmers

*The summary of Eric Draister’s latest episode of the “Reality Principle” on Boiling Frogs can be found here. New listeners can subscribe to listen at the bottom of the page. Episodes are free to the public after 4 weeks.