Weaponizing “Humanitarian Aid” to Syria: Deceitful Cover for U.S. Support of Al Qaeda and Excuse to Violate Syrian Sovereignty and UN Charter

Rick Sterling Border crossing at Bab al-Hawa between Turkey and Syria. [Source: english.enabbaladi.net] On Friday July 9 the UN Security Council unanimously agreed to a conditional one-year extension of the Turkey/Syria border crossing at Bab al Hawa. As part of the agreement, the UN Secretary General needs to report regularly on what is happening with the…

New Triangular Axis in Greater Middle East: Turkey, Israel and Azerbaijan

Rick Rozoff “Turkey is a sister country of Azerbaijan and Israel is our strategic partner. We want our friends to be friends with each other. If the sides agree to such an initiative, then Azerbaijan will always welcome them.” Trend News Agency of Azerbaijan today features a 22-minute interview in English with the Israeli ambassador…

Why is the US Creating a Nexus of Regional Instability around Afghanistan?

Vladimir Danilov After more than 19 years of its failed war against the Taliban, the Americans’ rushed withdrawal from Afghanistan is looking a lot like the situation in Saigon in 1975, following the US defeat in the Vietnam war. In addition to the departure of US troops, Washington is also saying there’s a possibility that…

Senior US Analyst: US in Alliance with Al-Qaeda in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- International security professor and author of books on terrorist leaders Max Abrahms underlined US support for the al-Nusra terrorist group in Syria, saying that Washington has stood beside al-Qaeda in the war-torn Arab country. “Meanwhile in Syria the American foreign policy establishment sided with Al Qaeda’s largest affiliate,” Abrahms wrote on his twitter…

New Outpost on the Persian Gulf: NATO Summons Iraqi Leaders to its Headquarters

Rick Rozoff ‘An Iraqi government delegation visited NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium to discuss the thirty-nation military bloc’s continued role in the Middle East nation. In what is perhaps an unprecedentedly high-level visit, Iraq’s prime minister, defense minister and foreign minister – Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Jumaah Saadoon and Fuad Hussein, respectively – met with Secretary General…

Turkey Has Killed, “Neutralized”Over 18,000 Kurds in Six Years

Rick Rozoff Turkey’s defense minister, Hulusi Akar, recently toured a military base in his nation’s southeast where most of Turkey’s 20 million Kurds live. He was joined at the base in Malatya by the chiefs of the three main branches of Turkey’s armed forces: Land Forces Commander General Ümit Dündar, Naval Forces Admiral Adnan Özbal…

US Transfers Over 60 Daesh Terrorists to al-Shadadi Base in Hasaka

23 June، 2021 Hasaka, SANA US occupation forces transferred dozens of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists from QSD militia-controlled prisons in Hasaka province, with the aim of using the terrorist groups to implement Washington’s plots in the region. Civil sources told SANA that, over the last two days, the US occupation forces transferred more than 60 Daesh…

Is Erdogan Reshaping the World at the Behest of Washington?

Valery Kulikov On June 14, Joe Biden held his first meeting as US president with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ending a five-month wait for personal contact between the two leaders. The outcome and themes of this meeting were clear to all long before it took place, although Washington has been persistently emphasizing the…

New Evidence Shows US Forces Training Terrorists in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian military prosecutor’s office released new evidence showing US occupation troops providing training to members of Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the Arab country. The office published images of joint patrols by militants and American forces in Syria’s Southeastern Al-Tanf region, Al-Mayadeen TV channel reported on Saturday. Other images showed a…

Turkey Boasts of NATO’s Second-Largest Army, Wants Aid in War against Kurds

Rick Rozoff At the opening of the NATO Maritime Security Center of Excellence in Istanbul, one of several NATO centers and commands in Turkey, the nation’s defense minister, Hulusi Akar, delivered an address that both touted Turkey’s role as a NATO powerhouse and expressed chagrin that the military bloc isn’t assisting it in its now…