Middle East & North Africa

Israel is obviously a major partner of the US and NATO. But there’s another element in US-Israeli relations. Israel also has an unspoken and unofficial alliance with Russia, where Netanyahu has a personal relationship with Putin.
“Creative Chaos” underpins the "Middle East Holocaust". Empire willfully destroys the sovereignty and territorial integrity of prey nations such as Libya, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, and beyond. Genocidal ethnic cleansing, mass murder and destruction are described benignly as “chaos” and as “creative”.
As Iraq/ Iran economic ties continue to strengthen, with Iraq recently signing on for billions of cubic meters of Iranian natural gas, the shift towards Russian influence was certified as Iraq sent a delegation to Moscow to negotiate the purchase of the S-400 anti-aircraft system.
US-NATO have continued a 17 year campaign of destruction in the Middle East with bases and troops on the ground geraed towards destruction, regime change, mass killing and the displacement of millions of people.
Trump’s Anti-Iran Warrant By Stephen Lendman, August 19, 2019
The Truth Is Out About Israel’s Cover-up of Nakba Facts By Asa Winstanley, August 19, 2019
Al Qaeda Militants are Drugged. 400,000 Amphetamine Captagon Pills Confiscated by Syrian Security Forces By Miri Wood, August 19, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard Gets Some Vindication By Scott Ritter, August 19, 2019
Criminal War Propaganda Directed against Iraq and Syria: “We Think the Price Is Worth It.” By Mark Taliano, August 19, 2019
Kashmir and Palestine: Solidarity and Unity in Opposing Global Militarization By Palestinian BDS National Committee, August 19, 2019
Tlaib and Omar’s Denial of Entry by Israel Is Not a “Freedom of Speech” Issue By Rima Najjar, August 18, 2019
The War on Yemen: How Far Will the Saudi-UAE Confrontation Go? By Andrew Korybko, August 18, 2019
Video: Syrian Army Overwhelms Militants’ Defense in Southern Idlib By South Front, August 18, 2019
Political Propaganda directed against the Syrian Government of Bashar Al Assad By Lilly Martin Sahiounie, August 18, 2019
Destruction of the Pillars of the Syrian Economy: Terrorists Destroy Grain Silos, Farmer Tractors in Tal Al-Sakhr, North West of Hama By Arabi Souri, August 18, 2019
South Yemen Is Already Functionally Independent Even if It’s Not Recognized as Such By Andrew Korybko, August 16, 2019
Iran’s Dangerous Deterrence Policy: Trading Tankers and Another Partial Withdrawal from the JCPOA By Elijah J. Magnier, August 16, 2019
Palestine: Dangerous Bill in US Congress to Crush the PLO and the PA By Zaha Hassan, August 16, 2019
Punishing the World with Sanctions. Intended to Cause Real Pain By Philip Giraldi, August 16, 2019
The Truth About the UK’s Special Relationship with Israel By True Publica, August 15, 2019
Video: Syrian Army Reached Khan Shaykhun By South Front, August 15, 2019
Sudan’s “Constitutional Declaration” Leaves Out Key Political Forces. Attempted Military Coups and Regional Intrigue By Abayomi Azikiwe, August 15, 2019
How Tehran Fits into Russia-China Strategy By Pepe Escobar, August 13, 2019
Video: Syrian Tiger Forces Crush Al Qaeda Militants’ Defense in Southern Idlib By South Front, August 13, 2019
Iran Might be About To Change Its Approach Towards India By Andrew Korybko, August 13, 2019
“Opposition” or Terrorists? Who Is Syria and Russia Targeting in Idlib? By Tony Cartalucci, August 12, 2019
Contrasting Development Experiences of the Arab World and East Asia By Prof. Ray Bush, August 12, 2019
What Is Really Happening in Syria? By Revd Andrew Ashdown, Mark Taliano, and John Shuck, August 12, 2019
Antisemitism: A Reminder and a Warning of the Appalling Crimes from Recent European History By Hans Stehling, August 11, 2019
Syria Warns US-Turkey “Safe Zone” Deal Is a Plot for “Expansionist Ambitions” By Sarah Abed, August 11, 2019
Criminal Embargoes: Venezuela and Iran in the Crosshairs of Murderers Inc – Who Is Next? By Peter Koenig, August 10, 2019
ISIS and Al Qaeda are “Made in America”. Trump Tweets “We Have Defeated ISIS in Syria” By Stephen Lendman, August 10, 2019
US and Turkey Collude to Steal Northern Syrian Territory By Stephen Lendman, August 09, 2019
How Pervasive Is Saudi Penetration of Western Political Systems? By Padraig McGrath, August 09, 2019
Pentagon Warns of Resurgence of ISIS in Syria and Iraq By Steven Sahiounie, August 09, 2019
Video: Syrian Army Makes Fresh Gains in Battle for Northern Hama By South Front, August 09, 2019
Video: Quitting Cold Turkey By South Front, August 08, 2019
Five Years After the Genocide, Yazidis Share Their Forgotten Stories and Demand Justice By Jesuit Refugee Service, August 08, 2019
Gaza Journalists Target of Israeli Snipers By Mahmoud Barakat, August 08, 2019
Israel Charges Bedouins $0.5m to Cover Cost of Demolition of Their Village By Middle East Monitor, August 08, 2019
Why SAA Resumed the Military Operation against Al Qaeda to Clean Idlib By Arabi Souri, August 08, 2019
Syrian Security Confiscates Armored Vehicles, Weapons, Captagon, Drugs By Arabi Souri, August 07, 2019
Caught in the Strait. Britain’s Confrontation with Iran By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, August 07, 2019
Video: Collapse of Ceasefire, Syrian Military Vows to Resume Operations Against Al Qaeda Militants By South Front, August 07, 2019
This Iranian War Vet Has Some Advice for Trump: Don’t Play Checkers with the Grandmasters of Chess By Habib Ahmadzadeh, August 07, 2019
The War on Syria: Lightning Flashes in the Dark Night of War Propaganda By Mark Taliano, August 07, 2019
Erdogan Announces Military Operation East of Euphrates River to Push Back Kurds, US Urges Him to Reconsider By Sarah Abed, August 07, 2019
Will Mercenaries Fight America’s Wars? Private Mercenary Army on Behalf of Venezuela “Opposition” By Philip Giraldi, August 07, 2019
An Attack on Iran Would be an Attack on Russia By Pepe Escobar, August 06, 2019
2020 Presidential Elections: Feeding the Israel Lobby By Philip Giraldi, August 06, 2019
From 2006 to 2019: After Failures in Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Yemen, War Is No Longer an Option for Israel By Elijah J. Magnier, August 06, 2019
Saudi Arabia’s ‘Strategic Plan’ to Take Turkey Down By David Hearst and Ragip Soylu, August 06, 2019
I am a Syrian Living in Syria: “It Was Never a Revolution nor a Civil War. The Terrorists Are Sent by Your Government” By Mark Taliano, August 06, 2019
Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif Drives Trump to Insanity By M. K. Bhadrakumar, August 05, 2019
Is There a Third Way in Libya? What can Break the Deadlock in Libya’s Civil War? By Richard Galustian, August 05, 2019
Trump Regime Aiming to Blockade Iran and Venezuela? By Stephen Lendman, August 05, 2019
Trump and the World By Robert Fantina, August 04, 2019
Is the Endless Iraq Conflict Finally Over? By Rossen Vassilev Jr., August 04, 2019
Another Failed Ceasefire in Syria By Stephen Lendman, August 04, 2019
A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 03, 2019
“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East By Israel Shahak and Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 03, 2019
Why Did the UK Commander of HM Montrose Refrain from Firing on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)? Who in Iran Gave Orders to Capture the “Stena Impero”? By Elijah J. Magnier, August 02, 2019
Video: Al Qaeda Idlib “Militants” Rescued by Another “Ceasefire”, Israeli Airstrikes against Syrian Army Positions By South Front, August 02, 2019
Syria’s “Opposition” Fails to Represent Syrians By Steven Sahiounie, August 02, 2019
A Mother, Six Newborns Die Every Two Hours in Yemen By Daily Sabah, August 02, 2019
UAE Withdrawal from Yemen. Turning Point. Did the Ansar Allah Just Win the Yemeni War? By Andrew Korybko, August 02, 2019
Libya
The Retainer Solution: The European Union, Libya and Irregular Migration By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, August 02, 2019
The Western Alliance Is Falling Apart By Peter Koenig, August 02, 2019
Video: Game Changer: What’s Behind US-Turkish Conflict over S-400 Deal By South Front, August 02, 2019
When the Lie Is Accepted as the Truth By Mark Taliano, August 02, 2019
A Brief History of the CIA’s Dirty War in South Sudan By Ryan Dawson, August 02, 2019
The Spy Game: It Ain’t What It Used to be By Philip Giraldi, August 01, 2019
Germany Rejects US Anti-Iran Maritime Coalition. Will Other EU Member States “Follow Suit”? By Stephen Lendman, August 01, 2019
Washington’s Ultimate Goal in Tehran Remains “Regime Change” By Sarah Abed, August 01, 2019
The Human Toll of Economic Sanctions Directed against Iran By Prof. Muhammad Sahimi, August 01, 2019
‘An Ugly Wave’: Israeli Artists Say Defunded Film Reveals Culture of Censorship By Moran Nakar, August 01, 2019
Idlib and NATO’s War of Terror against the Syrian People By Miri Wood, August 01, 2019
Erdogan’s Risky Geopolitical Pirouette. Turkey’s Economy in “Troubled Waters” By F. William Engdahl, August 01, 2019
Intimacies from an Awful War. “For Sama” by Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts By Barbara Nimri Aziz, August 01, 2019
Video: Syrian Army Advancing in Northern Hama By South Front, July 31, 2019
As US Beefs Up Military Presence in the Gulf, Yemen’s Houthis Turn to Russia for Support By Ahmed AbdulKareem, July 31, 2019
Israeli Pesticides Contaminating Gaza Crops. Report By IMEMC, July 31, 2019
The Injustice of Economic Warfare By Daniel Larison, July 31, 2019
Video: The War on Syria and the Next Loop of the Great Game By South Front, July 31, 2019