Artículos con la etiqueta ‘Israel’

Chomsky: «EE.UU. e Israel son dos Estados canallas que operan en Oriente Medio»

Por • 13 dic, 2013 • Category: Internacionales

«Hay dos Estados canallas que operan en la región y que recurren a la agresión y al terror y violan el derecho internacional a su antojo: EE.UU. y su cliente israelí», escribió Chomsky en un artículo publicado en el portal AlterNet. Además Chomsky criticó la década de políticas agresivas del país norteamericano hacia Irán por su programa de energía nuclear. «Hace diez años Irán se ofreció a resolver sus diferencias con EE.UU. sobre el programa nuclear», dice el comentarista político, «junto con todas las demás cuestiones. La Administración de Bush rechazó la oferta con ira y reprendió al diplomático suizo que la transmitió».

Asia laps up lax Israeli weapons rules

Por • 3 ago, 2013 • Category: Política

Firms such as Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Elbit Systems are operating in the Indian defense market very successfully. The Indian military establishment is currently using 100 Searcher and 50 Heron UAVs, both manufactured by Israeli defense firms. Israeli-made Phalcon Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS), which was denied to China, are also being used by Indian armed forces. Israel has carved its niche in India by supplying some of the most sought-after weapons systems with the exception of bigger platforms such as aircraft. Recently, both the countries have also discussed to intensify their cooperation in joint weapons development, involving Israeli firms and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Most importantly, the rapid warming of ties between Israel and China is likely to revive their military ties, if not sooner but later. This is one market which Israel would like to secure again like their past experience during the 80s, 90s and 2000. Moreover, with the visible declining role of the US in the Middle East, who vetoed Israeli arms sales to China, Israel can use this opportunity to renew its arms sales to Beijing.

Iran Israël: La guerre asymétrique 4/4

Por • 21 jul, 2013 • Category: sociologia

Face à la puissance de feu de son ennemi et à l’hostilité quasi générale des monarchies arabes, le Hezbollah a innové par une nouvelle méthode de combat, concevant un conflit mobile dans un champ clos, une novation dans la stratégie militaire contemporaine, doublée d’une audacieuse riposte balistique, à la grande consternation des pays occidentaux et de leurs alliés arabes. «Malgré l’engagement de l’équivalent de l’armée de terre et l’armée de l’air françaises, les Israéliens ont échoué à vaincre au Liban quelques milliers d’hommes retranchés dans un rectangle de 45 km sur 25 km, un résultat tactique surprenant, probablement annonciateur d’un phénomène nouveau, la fin une ère de guerres limitées dominées par la haute technologie occidentale.

La Esfinge de Egipto mira hacia Siria

Por • 14 jul, 2013 • Category: Internacionales

Cada vez parece más que la solución del acertijo egipcio nos llevará a todos a Siria. La gran pregunta es en qué medida el golpe del ejército en Egipto reajusta la geopolítica de Medio Oriente, o, al contrario, si el propio golpe representa el comienzo de un cambio tectónico en toda la región que se va a materializar con el pasar del tiempo, esta es la gran pregunta. La serie de eventos de esta semana indica que lo último podría ser el caso. Sin duda, incluso según los estándares de Medio Oriente, la semana pasada ha sido extraordinaria.

Israeli Air Strike on Iran: Plans and Consequences

Por • 15 feb, 2012 • Category: Internacionales

Everything points to the fact that Israeli’s air attack on Iran is imminent. Israeli leaders have been claiming Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons capability since the early 1990s, and defense and intelligence officials have issued a series of ever-changing estimates on how close Iran is to the bomb. But today the saber-rattling has become much more vibrant and openly spoken. It starts to cause jitters in world capitals and financial markets. There is a growing possibility an attack may take place over the next few months. There are a lot of reports confirming this point of view in U.S. media and not only. Speculation has been building that Israel keeps a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities as an option on the table following the latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency indicating that Tehran was producing 20% enriched uranium at its Fordo plant near Qom. The U.S. has recently imposed sanctions on Iran’s central bank and three oil companies, which trade with the country. The European Union has taken a decision to impose an embargo on Iran’s oil exports.

A dragon dance in the Negev

Por • 3 feb, 2012 • Category: Internacionales

Amid the cacophony of the war drums beating in the Persian Gulf and in the Levant, it almost went unnoticed that the exchange of greetings between Beijing and Tel Aviv last week marking the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries acquired a sudden verve that went far beyond the calls of mere protocol. China’s Middle East diplomacy is adroitly advancing three parallel tracks engaging Iran, GCC states and Israel. This may seem improbable against the backdrop of the rise of Iran and the concomitant hostility it arouses in Israel and the GCC states. But Beijing sees no contradiction here, and is striving to make the three tracks even complement each other. Conceivably, one day they well might. Clearly, Israel and China are poised to enter a profound and highly strategic engagement. Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv on Sunday that he intended to develop the proposed rail and road networks joining Eilat to northern Israel as a «junction between continents». He went on to flag China’s interest in the project.

The worst case for war with Iran

Por • 4 ene, 2012 • Category: Educacion

If you’d like to read a textbook example of war-mongering disguised as «analysis,» I recommend Matthew Kroenig’s forthcoming article in Foreign Affairs, titled «Time to Attack Iran: Why a Strike Is the Least Bad Option.» It is a remarkably poor piece of advocacy, all the more surprising because Kroenig is a smart scholar who has done some good work in the past. It makes one wonder if there’s something peculiar in the D.C. water supply. There is a simple and time-honored formula for making the case for war, especially preventive war. First, you portray the supposed threat as dire and growing, and then try to convince people that if we don’t act now, horrible things will happen down the road. (Remember Condi Rice’s infamous warnings about Saddam’s «mushroom cloud»?) All this step requires is a bit of imagination and a willingness to assume the worst. Second, you have to persuade readers that the costs and risks of going to war aren’t that great. If you want to sound sophisticated and balanced, you acknowledge that there are counterarguments and risks involved. But then you do your best to shoot down the objections and emphasize all the ways that those risks can be minimized. In short: In Step 1 you adopt a relentlessly gloomy view of the consequences of inaction; in Step 2 you switch to bulletproof optimism about how the war will play out.

El escabroso camino a Damasco

Por • 24 nov, 2011 • Category: Internacionales

Siria es el indiscutible aliado clave de Irán en el mundo árabe, mientras Rusia, junto a China, son los aliados geopolíticos cruciales. China, por el momento, deja claro que cualquier solución respecto a Siria debe ser negociada. La única base naval de Rusia en el Mediterráneo está en el puerto sirio de Tartus. No es casualidad que Rusia haya instalado en Tartus su sistema de defensa aérea S-300 –uno de los mejores sistemas de misiles tierra-aire a todas altitudes en el mundo, comparable al Patriot estadounidense. La actualización al sistema S-400, todavía más sofisticado, es inminente. Desde la perspectiva de Moscú –así como la de Teherán– el cambio de régimen en Damasco es imposible. Significaría la virtual expulsión de las armadas rusa e iraní del Mediterráneo.

Egypt as crucible of Middle East tensions

Por • 23 nov, 2011 • Category: Política

The danger of chaos is clear in this report, and others; we can only imagine what a power vacuum in the most populous Arab country would look like, and this specter has been drawing nearer by the week since February, as Egyptian currency reserves have dwindled and the Egyptian economy has continued to stagnate. Some analysts, such as Asia Times Online’s Spengler, have warned about this danger since the very start

The «Liberation» of Libya: NATO Special Forces and Al Qaeda Join Hands

Por • 30 ago, 2011 • Category: Política

The Western media constitutes a major instrument of war. NATO war crimes are obfuscated. Popular resistance to the NATO led invasion is not mentioned. A narrative of «liberation» and «opposition pro-democracy rebel forces» is instilled in the inner consciousness of millions of people. Its called the «NATO Consensus». «The NATO Consensus» which upholds the «humanitarian mandate» of the Atlantic alliance cannot be challenged. The bombings of civilian areas as well as the role of a terrorist militia are either trivialised or not mentioned. Killing the truth is an integral part of the military agenda. Realities are turned upside down. The lie becomes the truth.