How Washington is Positioning Syrian Al-Qaeda’s Founder as its ‘Asset’

Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal Syrian Al Qaeda leader Mohammad al-Jolani (L) with PBS Frontline’s Martin Smith A PBS Frontline special is the latest vehicle in a PR campaign to legitimize rebranded Syrian al-Qaeda, HTS, and market its leader Mohammad Jolani as a competent American “asset.” March 2021 – marked the 10th anniversary of the…

Secret Documents Expose British Cloak and Dagger Activities in Lebanon

Kit Klarenberg Man with Lebanese flag surveys wreckage from protests that gripped Beirut earlier this year. [Source: bbc.com] Classified UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) documents released by hacktivist collective Anonymous raise serious questions about London’s cloak-and-dagger activities in Lebanon, and whether they may have led to the ouster of the country’s government. Due…

What Assassinations and Operations in Iran Can We Expect from the CIA-Mossad Alliance?

Vladimir Platov The meeting between US President Joe Biden and Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, which took place in Washington on April 30, has not gone unnoticed. Once again, confirming an inextricable link in national intelligence between the two countries implementing a recent series of joint hostile actions against Iran. Considering numerous covert operations actively carried out by…

Western Intelligence Operations to Oust Assad in Syria

Shane Quinn In October 2011 and February 2012 the US-NATO alliance, with the support of the Gulf autocracies, tried to obtain UN Security Council resolutions, which in all probability would have served as a pretext for an invasion of Syria. These efforts replicated the underhand game that the United States, Britain and France had played…

Pentagon Admits US Troops Are Not Guarding Syria’s Oil

Ilya Tsukanov In 2019, the US redeployed troops from the Syrian-Turkish border into the war-torn country’s interior, with President Donald Trump admitting freely that the forces were assigned to “take the oil.” Russia estimates that the Pentagon, the CIA, contractors and Kurdish militias make over $30 million a month smuggling the stolen oil out of…

Resistance Is Not Futile: A Brief History of Lebanon’s Hezbollah

Steve LallaLebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has inspired fear within the Empire through both armed struggle and its success in electoral politics. For effectively wielding this double-edged sword, the “Party of God” has been vilified by countless politicians and media outlets. From its birth as an armed resistance to Israeli attacks on Lebanon over 35 years…

Iraq: ‘British Company G4S Implicated in Assassination of Soleimani’

An Iraqi politician accused the UK private security company G4S of being involved in the assassination of Iranian Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani. The commander of the Quds Force of the Corps of Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC) of Iran, Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani, and the deputy commander of the Popular Mobilization Units of Iraq…

Iran in the Crosshairs: Tracing Overt and Covert Action

Eric Walberg Thousands protest potential war in Iran in New York City in January 2020. [Source: leftvoice.org] [The assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist and professor Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has seriously complicated any efforts to normalize relations with Iran under a new Biden administration. Walberg contrasts the republican and democratic positions toward Iran while tracing key…