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.
Putin-Erdogan Meeting Aims to Organise Differences and Shorten the Gap Between Allies By Elijah J. Magnier, October 22, 2019
The Mother of Messes in Syria By Eric Margolis, October 22, 2019
US Syria Pullout Leaves Troops in North and South By Stephen Lendman, October 22, 2019
Syrian Journalist: The West, Led by the US, Knows Erdogan Has Been Supporting ISIS for Years, Yet Chooses to Ignore this By MEMRI - Middle East Media Research Institute and Ali Qassem, October 22, 2019
Video: Syrian Army Takes Control of Abandoned US Bases By South Front, October 22, 2019
“No Angels”: Kurdish Militias, “Betrayal” and the Campaign to Destroy Syria By Adeyinka Makinde, October 21, 2019
Is Erdogan Using Chemicals in Syria Again? By Steven Sahiounie, October 21, 2019
US Ditches Kurdish Proxies in Syria By Tony Cartalucci, October 21, 2019
The US Has Backed 21 of the 28 ‘Crazy’ Militias Leading Turkey’s Brutal Invasion of Northern Syria By Max Blumenthal, October 21, 2019
Detailed Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations By If Americans Knew, October 21, 2019
The Four A’s of American Policy Failure in Syria By Scott Ritter, October 21, 2019
Stop the Turkish Invasion of Syria. US Out of Syria and the Middle East By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, October 21, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard Is Right, and Nancy Pelosi Wrong. It Was US Democrats Who Helped Cultivate the Barbarism of ISIS By Jonathan Cook, October 21, 2019
US Syria Pullout? A Saigon Moment? By Stephen Lendman, October 21, 2019
Ceasefire Ends, Talks on Syria Between Erdogan and Putin Begin By Sarah Abed, October 21, 2019
Trump’s Disgraceful Letter to Erdogan By Prof. Alon Ben-Meir, October 21, 2019
Securing US Interests Through US Military Build-up in Saudi Arabia By Askiah Adam, October 21, 2019
Trump Hands Oil & Gas to Syria & Russia As He Claims “We’ve Taken Control of the Oil in the Middle East” By Juan Cole, October 21, 2019
Greater Middle East Project of Chaos: The Management of Savagery By Roger D. Harris, October 20, 2019
US/Turkey Deal on Syria, Like Carving Up Cuba Scene from the Godfather Trilogy By Stephen Lendman, October 20, 2019
The Road to Damascus: How the Syria War Was Won By Pepe Escobar, October 20, 2019
Video: Turkish-funded Syrian National Army and Myth of United Syrian Opposition By South Front, October 20, 2019
Iran Is Almost Encircled by at Least 45 American Military Bases. Who is Really Threatening Whom By Shane Quinn, October 20, 2019
Video: Assad Troops Deploy on Border Amid 120-hour Ceasefire By South Front, October 20, 2019
Video: Terrorists’ Air Force: Improvised Attack Drones in Syria and Iraq By South Front, October 20, 2019
Canada’s Elections Campaign 2019: The Issues Nobody is Talking About By Michael Welch, Yves Engler, Ken Stone, Joyce Nelson, and Arnold August, October 19, 2019
“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East By Israel Shahak and Prof Michel Chossudovsky, October 19, 2019
Depleted Uranium and Radioactive Contamination in Iraq: An Overview By Prof Souad N. Al-Azzawi, October 19, 2019
Winners and Losers in the Turkish Attack on Syria. Russia is the Most Successful Player By Elijah J. Magnier, October 18, 2019
The Syrian Debacle Is Actually Well Planned Chaos By Brandon Smith, October 18, 2019
Contradictory US/Turkey Ceasefire in Northern Syria. Turkey is Playing the US and Russia Cards Simultaneously By Stephen Lendman, October 18, 2019
Death, Bloodshed, and Misery in Yemen By Kathy Kelly, October 18, 2019
It’s Curtains for US in Syria. Russia, Iran Owe Big Thanks to Erdogan By M. K. Bhadrakumar, October 18, 2019
The Russian Masterpiece in Syria: Everyone Wins By Federico Pieraccini, October 18, 2019
Syrian Army Entered Ayn al-Arab at the Borders with Turkey By Arabi Souri, October 18, 2019
Contrary to Israeli Military Statement: 9 Year Old Child Abd a-Rahman Was Shot in the Head with Live Ammunition By B'Tselem, October 18, 2019
US-Greece-US: Lines Being Drawn by the U.S. in the Eastern Mediterranean, against Turkey and Russia? By Paul Antonopoulos, October 18, 2019
US Military Unlikely to Withdraw from Eastern Syria and Its Oil Fields By Almasdar News, October 18, 2019
“Voices from Syria”: Syria’s War for Humanity By Mark Taliano, October 17, 2019
Truth About Syria.”How Could Corporate Journalists Get Away with Their Lies…” By Alison Banville, October 17, 2019
Video: Syrian Army Entering Kobani and Raqqa By South Front, October 17, 2019
Could Turkish Aggression Boost Peace in Syria? Has Triggered Exit of US, Britain and France By Firas Samuri, October 17, 2019
US Plot to Transfer Thousands of ISIS Terrorists from Syria to Iraq By Drago Bosnic, October 17, 2019
US Finally Bombs French Factory in Syria Infamous for Funding ISIS By Tony Cartalucci, October 17, 2019
Winners and Losers in the Turkish Attack on Kurds in Syria? By Elijah J. Magnier, October 17, 2019
Russia-Africa Summit: The Roadmap to Africa, Shift in Geopolitical Relations By Kester Kenn Klomegah, October 17, 2019
Uneasy Damascus/Kurdish Alliance By Stephen Lendman, October 17, 2019
More Than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza Have Bone Infections after Being Shot by Israeli Forces By Jewish Voice for Peace, October 17, 2019
Bashar al-Assad Government Poised to Fulfill the Promise of Regaining all Syrian Territory By Steven Sahiounie, October 17, 2019
Video: Syrian Kurds’ Protection Deal with Assad Explained By South Front, October 17, 2019
Will Iran be the Next to Withdraw from Syria? By Andrew Korybko, October 17, 2019
U.S., NATO, Turkey Out of Syria! By Sara Flounders, October 17, 2019
Why Withdrawing US Troops from Northern Syria Is Good By Rick Sterling, October 17, 2019
Israel Prepares to Turn Bedouin Citizens into Refugees in Their Own Country By Jonathan Cook, October 17, 2019
Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East” By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, October 17, 2019
Winners and Losers in the Turkish Attack on Kurds in Syria By Elijah J. Magnier, October 16, 2019
U.S. Sanctions Could Push Turkey to Leave NATO By Paul Antonopoulos, October 16, 2019
Stable Ignoramus Trump: Kurds Didn’t Help US Win World War II By Kurt Nimmo, October 16, 2019
Video: Syrian Army Taking Control of Key Positions in SDF-held Area By South Front, October 16, 2019
Trump OK’s Sanctions on Turkey By Stephen Lendman, October 15, 2019
One Rocket Provoked the US Withdrawal: Details of the Kurdish-Russian-Syrian Deal By Elijah J. Magnier, October 15, 2019
Trump Wants to End the “Stupid Wars”? By Philip Giraldi, October 15, 2019
In Pictures: What If Palestine Had Its Own Currency? By Maha Hussaini, October 15, 2019
Trump Dumps the Kurds: US and Russian Officers “Coordinate Military Movements” in Northeastern Syria By Steven Sahiounie, October 15, 2019
Syria Has Restored 1554 Schools Completely Destroyed by NATO Sponsored Terrorists By Arabi Souri, October 15, 2019
Saudi Arabia Is Opening Its Doors: But What Will You See Once There? By Andre Vltchek, October 15, 2019
Erdogan Holding 50 US Tactical Nukes ‘Hostage’ as Trump Authorizes Sanctions By Zero Hedge, October 15, 2019
Trump’s Bankrupt Syria Policy: Civilians Will Pay the Price By Vassilis K. Fouskas and Bulent Gokay, October 15, 2019
The United States Is Unlikely to Desire Conflict with a Formidable Iran By Shane Quinn, October 15, 2019
Video: Turkish Offensive in Northern Syria Pushed Kurds into Hands of Assad and Moscow. War Report By South Front, October 15, 2019
Kurds Face Stark Options after US Pullback from Northern Syria By Pepe Escobar, October 15, 2019
Trump Imposes Sanctions on Turkey in Response to Ankara’s “Operation Peace Spring” in Syria By Sarah Abed, October 15, 2019
Turkish Incursion into Syria: US Abandons Kurds By Tony Cartalucci, October 15, 2019
Lessons Not Learned from History Can Kill You. How the US Dumps Its Allies By Kim Petersen, October 14, 2019
Uninhabitable: Gaza Faces Moment of Truth By Jonathan Cook, October 14, 2019
Kurds Ally with Damascus Against Turkish Aggression By Stephen Lendman, October 14, 2019
Proposed US Sanctions against Turkey. Why? Washington Supports Turkish Aggression in Northeast Syria By Stephen Lendman, October 13, 2019
Are You Ready to Die? The US Military/ Security Complex Wants Tensions to Increase… By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, October 13, 2019
Erdogan War Crimes, SDF Atrocities, No Reconciliation By Miri Wood, October 13, 2019
One Year after Khashoggi’s Brutal Murder: Business as Usual? By Medea Benjamin, October 13, 2019