Category Archives: Middle East

How the war party lost the Middle East

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Assad must go, Obama says.” So read the headline in The Washington Post, Aug. 18, 2011. The story quoted President Barack Obama directly: “The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar

US takes Israel’s advice for unified ‘Syraq’ strategy

Current discussions in US media regarding the US’ troop withdrawal plans in Syria are so patently directed at Trump politically. His detractors have a field day lampooning him and his top officials than about the evolving US strategy in Syria

The shrinking United States footprint in the Middle East

By Robin Wright Trump’s twin withdrawals, from Syria and Afghanistan, have sweeping implications beginning with the abrupt announcement that Defense Secretary James Mattis was resigning in protest. Last week, President Trump called the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. It was

Trump starts withdrawing US forces from Syria

‘We’ve beaten them badly’ – Trump declares victory over ISIS in Syria, orders US troops home The Islamic State (ISIS) group has been “beaten” in Syria, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday in announcing a stunning order to pull

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.