Middle East & North Africa

The financial reaction was immediate. Saudi stocks fell, the oil prices rose, then settled and later fell again. It was an immediate reaction of major banks’ algorithmic speculation with about 10,000 operational hits a second. A trial for larger things to come?
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.
Towards “NATO-Exit”? Shift in the Structure of Military Coalitions. Turkey’s Alliance with Russia, China and Iran? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, December 07, 2019
Turkey’s Military Drones: An Export Product that’s Disrupting NATO By Dan Gettinger, December 07, 2019
70th NATO Anniversary Shows Alliance Is More Divided than Ever By Paul Antonopoulos, December 07, 2019
Denied Entry to Gaza for Breast Cancer Mission By Palestine Post 24, December 06, 2019
UN Officially Asks Israel to Leave The Golan Heights By Middle East Monitor, December 06, 2019
The Pentagon’s 36 Military Bases in Africa. America’s Growing Military Presence By Shane Quinn, December 06, 2019
Presidential Pardon for Netanyahu? By Stephen Lendman, December 06, 2019
Biased Media Coverage of Iranian Unrest and Protest Movement By Andrew Korybko, December 05, 2019
Trump Considers 14,000 Troop Deployment to Middle East to ‘Counter Iran’ By Jason Ditz, December 05, 2019
Erdogan Opened a Pandora’s Box in Libya that Will be Difficult to Close By Paul Antonopoulos, December 04, 2019
Iraq Protests: Who Holds the Initiative and Who Has the Power By Elijah J. Magnier, December 04, 2019
Swarm Drone Technology and Military Escalation. Will US Drones Push the Middle East Past the Point of No Return? By Jonathan Burden, December 04, 2019
Video: Russian Military Police Under Attack in Northern Syria By South Front, December 04, 2019
Russia-China Cooperation, The Power of Siberia Project, Strategic Gas Pipelines By Arabi Souri, December 04, 2019
Lebanon Protesters: Ensure a Unified ‘B-Team’ Runs Any New, Responsive Government By Dr. Barbara G. Ellis, December 03, 2019
Syria’s Post-War Reconstruction: 600 Establishments Resume Work at Aleppo Industrial City, Sheikh Najjar By Arabi Souri, December 03, 2019
Build Resistance Not Walls: A Reader for a World Without Walls By Jim Miles, December 03, 2019
Syria’s Pharmaceutical Industry Rebuilds Following the Defeat of US-NATO Sponsored Terrorists By Steven Sahiounie, December 03, 2019
Quo Vadis, Lebanon? By Andre Vltchek, December 03, 2019
Bilateral Trade Relations Between Iran and EU Suffer Under Harsh US Sanctions By Sarah Abed, December 03, 2019
Video: Syrian Army Repels Major Attack by Idlib Al Qaeda Affiliated Mercenaries By South Front, December 03, 2019
Syria Slams US Meddling in the Syrian Constitution Committee Talks By Arabi Souri, December 03, 2019
How Israel Became One of the World’s Worst Rogue States By Prof. Alain Gabon, December 02, 2019
The War against Syria: In the Name of the Father the Son, the Holy Spirit … and the Truth. By Mark Taliano, December 02, 2019
The Iraq Protest Movement: 373 Killed During November By Margaret Griffis, December 02, 2019
Six European Nations Join Worthless INSTEX’s Trade Mechanism with Iran By Stephen Lendman, December 01, 2019
Turkish Ethnic Cleansing in Northern Syria By Stephen Lendman, December 01, 2019
Iraqis Rise Up Against 16 Years of ‘Made in the USA’ Corruption By Nicolas J. S. Davies, December 01, 2019
Video: Syrian Military Bombs Oil Smuggling Infrastructure in Turkish-Occupied Areas By South Front, December 01, 2019
The Explosion in Lebanon Has Been Delayed: Until When? By Elijah J. Magnier, November 30, 2019
Christians In Syria: From Killed Armenian Priest in Syria to the Roots of Hatred and Genocide By Steven Sahiounie, November 29, 2019
Bolivia Says It Plans to Renew Diplomatic Ties with Israel By Middle East Eye, November 29, 2019
Trump Imperils the Peace Process By William Bell, November 29, 2019
Video: Is Northeastern Syria Turning into A Death Trap for Russia? By South Front, November 29, 2019
Britain’s Chief Rabbi Is Helping to Stoke Antisemitism against Corbyn By Jonathan Cook, November 29, 2019
Iran May be the Only Winner in Iraq By Philip Giraldi, November 29, 2019
Turkey Holds NATO Hostage Until Syria-related Demands Are Met By Sarah Abed, November 29, 2019
Occupied Palestine: The Most Enduring Media Cover-up By Alison Weir, Margaret Flowers, and Kevin Zeese, November 28, 2019
Syrian Army Bombs Kurdish Tankers Smuggling Oil to Turkey, A Message to Trump By Arabi Souri, November 28, 2019
Are We on the Path to War? – Middle East Heats Up While Viewers Watch the Impeachment By Philip Giraldi, November 28, 2019
Video: The Revolution Business: Does the USA Sponsor “Color Revolutions” and “Regime Change”? By Journeyman Pictures, November 27, 2019
Turkey Rejects US Demand to Return Russian S-400s By Stephen Lendman, November 27, 2019
Boris Johnson’s Tory Party Manifesto Vows to Ban Boycott Campaigns (BDS) against Israel By Areeb Ullah, November 27, 2019
The Role of British Universities in Supporting Israel’s Demolitions of Palestinian Homes By Tom Anderson, November 27, 2019
Video: “Les cendres de la guerre” with Dr. Ayssar Midani By Mark Taliano, Ayssar Midani, and Michel Collon, November 27, 2019
Trump and Netanyahu: A Tale of Two Criminals By Robert Fantina, November 27, 2019
Syria: 70% of Internally Displaced (IDP) Families Have Returned to Their Liberated Villages in Idlib Province By Arabi Souri, November 27, 2019
Iran’s Barter Trade Deals with China, By-Passing the US-Dollar, “Dedollarizing” Her Economy By Peter Koenig, November 27, 2019
Video: Tense Situation in Northeastern Syria. Russian and Turkish Forces Continue “Joint Patrols” By South Front, November 26, 2019
The Problem with Israeli Settlements Is Not that They Are Illegal. It’s that They Are Immoral. By Prof. Peter Beinart, November 26, 2019
Eroding Free Expression in Israel Updated By Stephen Lendman, November 26, 2019
Is Netanyahu Ready to Inflame War to Escape His Legal Troubles? By Jonathan Cook, November 26, 2019
Pompeo Gives Away the Palestinian West Bank By Philip Giraldi, November 26, 2019
Netanyahu’s Real Crimes By James J. Zogby, November 26, 2019
Iran’s ‘Only Crime Is We Decided Not to Fold’ By Pepe Escobar, November 26, 2019
Video: Syrian Army Developing Advance in Southern Idlib By South Front, November 26, 2019
History of US-Israel Relations, The State Department’s “Fact Sheet”. A War of “Terror Alliance” By Stephen Lendman, November 25, 2019
The White Helmets: How the U.S. Has Sponsored Terrorists in Syria By Abdallah Samir, November 25, 2019
Attacking Palestine’s Future. “Omnipresent are the Prison Guard Towers, the Barbed Wire, the Israeli Soldiers” By Greg Shupak, November 25, 2019
International Law Is Clear on One Point: Israel’s Settlements Are Illegal By Richard Falk, November 25, 2019
Iran Social Unrest: Protests and Carefully Planned Provocations By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, November 25, 2019
Depleted Uranium and Radioactive Contamination in Iraq: An Overview By Prof Souad N. Al-Azzawi, November 25, 2019
WikiLeaks Exposes Doctored OPCW Report on Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria By Stephen Lendman, November 24, 2019
Zionist Rewriting of History of Palestine by Israel’s Ministry of Defense By Middle East Eye, November 24, 2019
Trump’s Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is Rooted in Bipartisan Support By Prof. Stephen Zunes, November 24, 2019
Video: Syrian Army Uses Tactical Ballistic Missiles against Al Qaeda Militants Weapons’ Depots By South Front, November 24, 2019
Donald J. Trump and The Deep State By Prof Peter Dale Scott, November 24, 2019
Is the Middle East Beginning a Self-Correction? By Alastair Crooke, November 22, 2019
The Desolation of Yemen. The Forgotten War By Daniel Larison, November 22, 2019
Lies Which the West Manufactures and Then Consumes By Andre Vltchek, November 22, 2019
Video: Israel Conducts Wide-scale Strikes on Syria By South Front, November 21, 2019
Syria
Leaked Memo Shows the U.S. Still Does Not Understand Turkey’s Syria Operation By Paul Antonopoulos, November 21, 2019
Trump’s New Policy on Israeli Settlements Is Illegal and Self-Serving By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, November 21, 2019
The Lebanese Color Revolution Is a Defining Moment for the Resistance By Andrew Korybko, November 21, 2019
UK Government Hid Torture and Killing of Civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq by British Soldiers By Telesur, November 21, 2019
Video: Protest Movements in Iran By South Front, November 21, 2019
United States Imperialism in North Africa: Continued Military and Economic Subversion By Abayomi Azikiwe, November 20, 2019
Turkey’s ‘White Elephants’: S-400s or Patriots? By Andrew Korybko, November 20, 2019
Video: Kurdish Radicals Try to Burn Russian-Turkish Patrol By South Front, November 20, 2019
Video: Complex and Unstable Geopolitics in Syria. Further Escalation in Southern Idlib By South Front, November 19, 2019