Middle East

15th Anniversary of American Invasion of Iraq...

IRU056242 2Some 15 years ago the American-British campaign aimed at discrediting Iraq reached its apogee. Washington used every trick in the book to persuade the world that the then ruler of Iraq Saddam Hussein was in possession of weapons of mass destruction, while possessing a desire to unleash it deadly…

Washington and Riyadh’s Terror Enterpri...

For decades the United States and its NATO allies have helped Saudi Arabia export methods of political indoctrination known as Wahhabism to radicalize individuals and swell the ranks of mercenary forces used to wage proxy wars abroad and manipulate Western populations at home. What began as a means…

What Does Pompeo’s Rise Mean for the Middle E...

624234242Replacement of Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo in the US government doesn’t simply mean a simple replacement of one secretary of state with another; it illustrates, in significant ways, a subtle yet certain change in the US policy with regard to the geopolitics of…

Let’s Call to End War Profiteering in Yemen

Y8534543Coming March 26, 2018 Saudi Arabia will have been at war with impoverished Yemen for a punitive 3 years. Three years of an implacable and murderous military campaign that witnessed the death of over 15,000 people – of which mostly unarmed civilians; saw the destruction of civilian…

Is it Possible to Bring an End to the War in ...

1512634381During last month’s Valdai forum – one of the most prestigious in Russia, involving respected experts from around the world – there was a discussion of how the Yemen crisis could be resolved. Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, took part in the forum, clearly defining…

The Latent Objectives of Saudi Crown Prince’s...

Whereas the Saudi crown prince, Muhammad Bin Salman (MBS), ‘the modernizer’, has ostensibly set on his maiden foreign tour to attract investment and transfer of technology from foreign investors to make his vision 2030 a national and commercial success, it is just more than…

Teetering on the Edge of Nuclear War

5543This isn’t the first time. As this is written, the US, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense, is bringing carrier battle groups into both the Red Sea and Mediterranean to attack both Syrian and Russian Forces inside Syria. According to a March 16, 2018 article in Israel’s…

Syrian Refugees are Going Home, the West Read...

GRE“How many years have you been living in Beirut?” I asked my barber, Eyad, after he told me, beaming, that in three months from now, he will be returning home, to Damascus. Even one year ago, such conversations would not be easy…

Shifting Sands in a Post-Daesh Mid East

JIM01“Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.” ― Winston S. Churchill. I will not say I predicted the emergence for a post-Daesh NATO-like coalition among those who had been targeted for destruction by the real War of Terror crowd…

Israel: The Arabs’ Not so Secret Friend

6778Apparently, it is the persistent ISIS threat that is driving Israel and Egypt closer in the great Sinai desert, leading the former to use its air force in support of the former against the extremist elements. We have seen in last one decade or so that the global ‘war on terror’ has brought…

Nato Air Force is Moving from Turkey to Jorda...

0865People in the Middle East are joking, cynically: “From Incirlik, Turkey to Al-Azraq, Jordan with love.” That is, if they pay any attention to the movement of NATO troops in this part of the world. They should. At least one substantial part of an incredibly deadly and aggressive…

How Women End Up in Radical Islamist Groups i...

ISR456242342Once the imminent defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq became obvious to pretty much everyone, those fighting under its black flags started packing to take a long trip home. However, ISIS militants wouldn’t take this unbelievably brutal…


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