Middle East

US and NATO Forces Are Butchering Civilians e...

3463234234As it’s been recently noted, the latest mass-casualties inflicted by US and NATO airstrikes in Raqqa and Mosul reveal that Washington has decided to turn its back on rules designed to protect the innocent. In turn, the Times…

Time to “Slow-down-but-hurry-up” in Understan...

4564234234Moscow is confused, the US is confused – everybody seems to be when it comes to Turkey, who is with whom and what its next move will be. Anything you write about Turkey…

Golan Heights, Israel, Oil and Trump

139Events are moving rapidly to a possible new war involving Israel, the United States, Syria and Russia. Were it to take place, I honestly hope not, it would be yet another stupid war over oil. Only this oil war somehow feels far…

Al Qaeda Rebranding Serves US Agenda

45234123213The RAND Corporation’s recent piece titled, “Al Qaeda in Syria Can Change Its Name, but Not Its Stripes,” all but admits what was already suspected about designated terrorist groups operating in Syria – that they are undergoing…

What Role Does China Play in the Middle Easte...

5643234234The visit the Saudi King Salman ibn Abdul-Aziz paid to China, quickly followed by Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Beijing, has once again drawn attention to China’s position amid the turbulent events taking place across the Middle East…

Middle East: Formation of New Regional Bounda...

54635423423423Today it is quite obvious that the chimera called the “Islamic State caliphate” nurtured by western and Gulf countries has ceased to exist. Militants from terrorist organizations have failed to either topple Iraq and Syria or…

Trump’s Syria Strategy is in Place Now

5645324324The Trump administration is likely to increase the number of its military force in Syria. According to reports appearing in the Western media, induction of fresh troops will take the number of deployed troops to 1,000. In addition…

Springtime Killing Fields are in Bloom Again

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“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” – Ernest Hemingway. Spring offensives are in the air, and so it seems for political assassinations, also. The throwaway assassin who killed…

Where Salman’s ‘Pivot East’...

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Last year could hardly be described as the best period in bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States, since the interests of these two nations have shifted dramatically over the years. Today, Washington and Riyadh…

A Tale of Two Cities: Aleppo and Mosul

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The double standards of the western media are clearly demonstrated in the different treatment accorded the liberation of Aleppo by Syrian and Russian forces and the ongoing battle for the liberation of Mosul by ‘coalition’…

Washington is Killing More Civilians than Ter...

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The recent strike launched by the US-led coalition some 20 miles to the west of al-Raqqah resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths, as the bombs hit a former school that served as shelter for refugees, as it’s been announced…

Keeping the Myth and the Islamic State Alive

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Joint Syrian-Russian-Iranian operations against foreign-funded and armed militant groups across Syrian territory have incrementally dismantled and frustrated the fighting capacity of groups including the so-called Islamic State…


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