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Sen. Richard Black: Syria fought terrorism successfully and will be victorious

March 29, 2015 by

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29/03/2015 Virginia, SANA U.S. Senator Richard Black said that Syria fought terrorism successfully and is heading towards victory, warning those who want Syria to fall that terrorism will head to Jordan, Lebanon, and Europe if the terrorisms manage to achieve their goals in Syria. In a phone call on Sunday with the Syrian radio station […]

Saudi Arabia Invasion of Yemen Perpetuates Chaos and Lawlessness in Middle-East

March 29, 2015 by

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By Ajamu Baraka Wednesday evening Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States announced that Saudi Arabia had commenced military operations against the Ansarullah fighters of the Houthi movement in Yemen. The Saudi intervention was not unexpected. Over the last few weeks there were signs that the U.S. and the Saudi’s were preparing the […]

Will US Sanctions Fixation Kill Iran Nuke Deal?

March 28, 2015 by

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An agreement to constrain Iran’s nuclear program is within reach but could still fail if President Obama succumbs to political pressure and refuses to grant Iran meaningful relief from sanctions, as Gareth Porter explains. By Gareth Porter With the agreed deadline for reaching a “political framework” for a final comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran only […]

The Big Upside of an Iran-Nuke Deal

March 28, 2015 by

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The neocon proponents of endless war are determined to sink the nuclear talks with Iran and clear the decks for another U.S. war in the Middle East, but the fallout from such a diplomatic failure would devastate American interests, write Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett. By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett Stakes in the […]

NYT Calls for Bombing Iran

March 28, 2015 by

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The New York Times continues its slide into becoming little more than a neocon propaganda sheet as it followed the Washington Post in publishing an op-ed advocating the unprovoked bombing of Iran, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry If two major newspapers in, say, Russia published major articles openly advocating the unprovoked bombing of a […]

Refugees in Their Own Country: Iraq’s Ticking Time Bomb

March 28, 2015 by

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There are 5.2 million Iraqis in need of assistance amid rising instability across the country, according to Unicef and OCHA. They are also warning that the coming war on Mosul will result in increasing numbers of IDPs seeking refuge in the Kurdistan region, on top of previous waves, including the arrival of 225,000 refugees from […]

US-Saudi Blitz in Yemen: Naked Aggression, Absolute Desperation

March 27, 2015 by

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By Tony Cartalucci The “proxy war” model the US has been employing throughout the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and even in parts of Asia appears to have failed yet again, this time in the Persian Gulf state of Yemen. Overcoming the US-Saudi backed regime in Yemen, and a coalition of sectarian extremists including Al Qaeda […]

Yemen and Israel’s Future Vision of the Middle East

March 27, 2015 by

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By Wayne Madsen Beginning in 1982 with the Yinon Plan, a proposed Israeli future for a Middle East based on a series of failed Arab states divided into warring smaller fiefdoms, and maturing in the 1990s with Binyamin Netanyahu’s commissioned policy paper called «A Clean Break,» which foresaw scrapping the entire peace process with the […]

Saudi Attack on Yemen – The New Normal?

March 27, 2015 by

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Tony Cartalucci Saudi Arabia, in an unprecedented act of unprovoked unilateral military aggression against Yemen by the autocratic absolute monarchy, was allegedly triggered in a US-backed attempt to restore what Riyadh is calling the “legitimate government of Yemen.” What exactly constitutes a legitimate government is not clear for a despotic regime where elections are not […]

Chaotic Situation in Yemen Benefits Al-Qaeda

March 26, 2015 by

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Growing Hostilities in Yemen: Gulf States Launch Military Operation Against Houthis Increased security vacuum caused by chaos in Yemen will benefit al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), experts told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The security situation in Yemen has deteriorated in the past several weeks as the country is split among opposition Houthi fighters battling troops loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur […]

Libya, Syria, Yemen: Imperialists threaten entire Middle East

March 26, 2015 by

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People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike near Sanaa Airport March 26, 2015. A coalition of 10 Sunni Arab states is on a military offensive against Shiite Houthi militants in Yemen, recently proclaimed by America’s president as a brilliant example of war on terror, but now catapulting the […]

Abayomi Azikiwe: ‘The Yemen crisis is clearly a failure of US foreign policy’

March 26, 2015 by

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The US, which not long ago called Yemen an example of successful counter-terror strategy, underestimated the power of the Houthis in the country as they have already gained control over several cities, said Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor, Pan-African News Wire. A coalition of Gulf nations, led by Saudi Arabia, has launched a military operation in Yemen. […]

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 […]

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