Category Archives: Middle East

A big step for a greater Israel It is utterly bad step. Muslims unite

By Eric S. Margolis Hardly anyone noticed. The Trump administration quietly changed America’s long-held position on Syria’s strategic Golan Heights while attention was focused on the raucous political carnival in Washington. Though barely noticed, the policy change had enormous importance

House demolitions Israel’s ‘court-sanctioned revenge’

Palestinians say the cost of losing a home doesn’t surpass the value of life Cheapened by decades of Israeli occupation Nablus, occupied West Bank – The Hashiya family is waiting for their house to be demolished as punishment for a crime

EU finally stands up to United State ‘bullying’ over Iran sanctions

Brussels sets up a ‘special purpose vehicle’ to bypass the US  dollar and allow financial transactions with Tehran to continue By Pepe Escobar October 02, 2018 “Information Clearing House” –  History may one day rule this was the fateful geopolitical

Bush & Blair’s Iraq war was key that opened door to Syria’s current hell

By John wight If the pain of birth is the price of life, Syria’s birth as a truly independent nation has come at the price of eight years of brutal and merciless struggle. As with the Vietnamese people, so with

US-Saudi alliance in twilight zone

President Donald Trump’s remarks about the Jamal Khashoggi affair in the interview with CBS 60 Minutes turned out to be nothing earthshaking. Basically, he said three things: a) Son-in-law Jared Kushner spoke to Crown Prince but latter denied; b) Saudi

The Americans, the Saudis, and the Israelis: Assassins Without Borders

Saudi Arabia’s apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea  or Israel and the United States  By John Feffer Russia, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia are the latest members of a select international club.

Riding on Qatari wings, multi-polarity arrives in the Middle East

The unscheduled arrival of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar’s emir, in the Turkish capital Ankara throws a new light on regional links Trust Turkey’s Recep Erdogan to have had a game plan when he challenged the Trump administration and

US decreasing military build-up in Persian Gulf

The US has deployed no aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf region for over five months now and has also reduced the number of its warships in regional waters, information and data available on the US vessels’ navigation and remarks

Iran’s leader bans talks with US

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that Iran would not sit to the negotiating table with Washington, and declared a strong ban on talks with the US. “Recently, the US officials have been talking blatantly

The G-3 global order is a ‘pipe-dream’ until US has its leadership mission Catharsis

Professor Michael Klare has penned a long piece arguing that Trump’s 2016 campaign speeches, though not explicitly mentioning the notion, nonetheless somehow lean towards the prospect of a world managed by the three major powers: the US, China and Russia