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Repost: Yemen – US are fighting against democracy, not against Al-Qaeda

March 26, 2015 by

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Yemen: USA are fighting against democracy, not against Al-Qaeda Interview with Mohamed Hassan – By Gregoire Lalieu & Michel Collon Original Link Related: US Covert Actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia While All Eyes Were on Ukraine, the West Hatched a Plan for Yemen Yemen: Will a Neo-Socialist Oasis Reappear in Southern Arabia?

Rebranding Al Qaeda’s Jabhat Al Nusra as “Moderates”

March 23, 2015 by

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Since the US backed “Hazm” Syrian rebel group defected to Jabhat Al Nusra, the US has attempted to rebrand Al Nusra as a non-Al Qaeda “moderate” force. Maram Susli The CIA backed and armed Syrian rebel group, Hazm brigade disbanded and its members have defected to Al Qaeda linked Jabhat Al Nusra (JAN) and ISIS. […]

‘Islamic State’ as a Western Phenomenon

March 20, 2015 by

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Reimagining the IS Debate No matter how one attempts to wrangle with the rise of IS, it just doesn’t add up. By Ramzy Baroud It is as if leaders of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) are getting tips on demonising Muslims from world leading Islamophobes and as if they are trying to live up to […]

How the US-Led Coalition Contributed to the Destruction of Kobani

March 20, 2015 by

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By Selin Asker We are sharing with our readers a three-part series published in soL, the weekly newspaper of the Communist Party, Turkey. The author, Selin Asker, is a soL news editor. At the beginning of March, as part of a Communist Party delegation, Selin travelled to Kobani to report on the destruction after the […]

Iraq, the Ultimate War Crime: Erasing the History of Mesopotamia. The Destruction of Nineveh

March 18, 2015 by

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By Felicity Arbuthnot “Iraq may soon end up with no history.” – (Archeologist Joanna Farchakh, quoted in Cultural Cleansing in Iraq, Pluto Press, 2010.) In his indispensible book “from Sumer to Saddam” (1) Geoff Simons writes: “The region of the world that the ancient Greeks called Mesopotamia (land between the rivers) … was a fount […]

The Israeli Election: The Obamafication of Israeli Oppression

March 18, 2015 by

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By Ajamu Baraka Camouflaging the reality of elite domination with rhetorical sleight of hand techniques and symbol manipulation has catapulted Barack Obama over Ronald Reagan as the new “great communicator.” And while this privileging of style over substance is not new in bourgeois politics, Obama’s ability to demobilize opposition from the left sets him apart […]

Targeting the Axis of Resistance with Terrorism and Proxy Wars

March 17, 2015 by

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Eric Draitser With the situation in the Middle East seemingly spinning out of control, many political observers are left wondering what it all means. The war in Syria has been at the forefront of the news since 2011, and rightly so, as Syria has become the epicenter of a larger regional conflict, particularly with the […]

Global Threat? US Policymakers Admit Iran is Defending Itself

March 16, 2015 by

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Tony Cartalucci US policymakers admit that Iran’s strategy is “largely defensive,” and both aggressive and defensive tendencies are largely in response to US policy in the Middle East and Central Asia. The US-based RAND Corporation, which describes itself as “a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis,” produced a report […]

While Washington Continues to Aid Terrorists, Kerry Hopes to “Negotiate” with President Assad

March 15, 2015 by

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Did Kerry say what the Syrian President said four years ago?! They want to pressure the Syrian command into negotiations, they forgot that the Syrian command said clearly since the beginning of the crisis that the door for negotiations are always open, and we do not negotiate with small insignificant players such as the opposition, […]

Brian Becker Analyzes U.S. Policy Towards Iran, Iraq and Syria & Open Letter to Iran From The People of the US

March 15, 2015 by

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Brian Becker, a founding member and a leader in the Party for Socialism and Liberation, lays out the orientation of the United States as it seeks a new foreign policy in the Middle East and gives a revolutionary socialist analysis of the new policy. Open letter to the people and leaders of Iran from the […]

Atrocities Committed by U.S.-Trained Iraqi Forces — Again

March 14, 2015 by

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That’s because torture, rather than being an aberration, was embedded in a strategy that was described, at the time, as the Salvadorization of Iraq—the use of dirty-war tactics to defeat an insurgency. Investigative reporter James Gordon Meek broke an important story this week: He revealed that U.S.-backed forces in Iraq are committing the same type […]

Rasmea Odeh Remains Out on Appeal Bond After 18 Month Sentence

March 13, 2015 by

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Supporters pack court in defense of Palestinian American community leader By Abayomi Azikiwe SYRIA 360° Federal Judge Gershwin Drain sentenced Palestinian American activist and community leader Rasmea Odeh to 18 months in prison, revoking her citizenship and imposing $1,100 in fines. Odeh remains out on bond pending the outcome of an appeal of her conviction […]

US-Trained Iraqi Forces Investigated for War Crimes

March 11, 2015 by

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Military & Intelligence  Iraqi military units, trained and armed by the United States, are being investigated by the Iraqi government for atrocities such as torture, extrajudicial execution of prisoners and the killing of civilians. The units are considered an essential part of the fight against the Islamic State but gruesome videos and photos have emerged of members of some of the […]

How Iran and the US intersect in “Syraq”

March 11, 2015 by

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By Pepe Escobar A cliffhanger debate will take place this Wednesday at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Picture Secretary of State John Kerry, new Pentagon supremo Ashton Carter, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey all testifying in the same room. The meat of the matter: the House of Cards, sorry, US Congress mulling […]

The Secret Saudi Ties to Terrorism

March 11, 2015 by

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Saudi Arabia, working mostly through Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu, is trying to enlist the U.S. on the Sunni side of a regional war against Iran and the Shiites. But that alliance is complicated by Saudi princes who support al-Qaeda and other Sunni terrorists, as Daniel Lazare explains. By Daniel Lazare The U.S.-Saudi alliance is coming under […]

Saving World Heritage – The West’s New R2P Pretext

March 10, 2015 by

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By Finian Cunningham Is the defence of world heritage sites in Iraq the new «responsibility to protect» doctrine to justify Western intervention in the geo-strategically important region? The timing coincides with renewed admonitions from the United States and Saudi Arabia for a coalition of ground forces to defeat the Islamic State network in Iraq and […]

The Relationship Between Washington and ISIS: The Evidence

March 10, 2015 by

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By Tim Anderson Reports that US and British aircraft carrying arms to ISIS have been shot down by Iraqi forces have been met with shock and denial in western countries. Few in the Middle East doubt that Washington is playing a ‘double game’ with its proxy armies in Syria, but some key myths remain important […]

Turning Iraq into a ‘blank slate’

March 10, 2015 by

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By Haifa Zangana The US and the IS have both tried to turn Iraq into a “blank slate” so they can recast the country in their own image, doing immeasurable damage to Iraq’s cultural heritage in the attempt. The propaganda war between the Islamic State group (IS) and the US-led international coalition reached a new […]

The “Cataclysmic Conflict” Yet to Come

March 6, 2015 by

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And what we can do to stop it. By Tony Cartalucci Corporate-financier interests driving US foreign policy have long ago conspired to use Al Qaeda and other sectarian extremist forces to create a Pan-Arabian mercenary force with which to fight their enemies. Warned about in 2007 in a prophetic 9-page report by veteran journalist, two-time […]

‘American Christians’ Overseeing End of Christianity in Mideast

March 3, 2015 by

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By Finian Cunningham The latest brutal persecution of Christians in Syria and Iraq by extremists belonging to the Islamic State (IS) group is putting ancient communities at risk of extinction. Up to 300 members of the Assyrian community in northeastern Syria were kidnapped over the past week by IS militants. Most of the abducted are […]

Obama-Netanyahu “Fallout” is Theater Planned in 2009

March 2, 2015 by

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US and Israel attempting to establish feigned “diplomatic row” to justify “unilateral” Israeli attack on Iran. By Tony Cartalucci In a 2009 US policy paper published by the corporate-financier funded Brookings Institution, it was made clear that the US was determined to provoke Iran into a conflict and effect regime change at any cost – […]

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