Middle East & North Africa

The Iraqi parliament suspended the corrupt 2014 agreement with the Obama administration which invited the US to lead a fake counterterrorism operation directed against the Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh), made up of mercenaries who are funded, trained and recruited by US-NATO, with the support of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Iraq is in the eye of the storm. Washington's "maximum pressure" campaign on Iran and Tehran's response put heavy pressure on the Iraqi government, a partner for both. The US expects Baghdad to resist Iran, and Iran expects Baghdad to resist the US. An almost impossible position.
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.
CBP Lied About Iranian-American Detentions, Leaked Memo Suggests By Scarlet Kim and Hugh Handeyside, February 07, 2020
Iraq Is on the Brink of an Energy Crisis By Simon Watkins, February 07, 2020
Syria and Turkey Face War as Syrian Arab Army Poised to Take Idlib By Steven Sahiounie, February 07, 2020
Canada, Palestine and the ‘Deal of the Century’: Four Statements By Canada Palestine Association, Independent Jewish Voices, CJPME, and Canada Talks Israel Palestine, February 07, 2020
China, Iran and North Korea Are Almost Encircled by 500 US Military Bases By Shane Quinn, February 07, 2020
Syrian Army’s Offensive in Idlib Deepens Rift Between Russia and Turkey By Paul Antonopoulos, February 06, 2020
Video: Syrian Army Advance in Idlib Province. Netanyahu and Erdogan to the Rescue of Al Qaeda By South Front, February 06, 2020
The ‘Deal of the Century’: Revealed and Reviled By Hasan Abu Nimah, February 06, 2020
Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) Lawyers Question Legality of Saudi Arms Ship Due to Dock in UK By CAAT - Campaign Against Arms Trade, February 06, 2020
Draft UN Resolution Condemns Trump Middle East ‘Peace’ Plan By Telesur, February 06, 2020
Trump and Balfour Compared By James J. Zogby, February 05, 2020
Duh, Jared! So Who Built the PA as a ‘Police State’? By Jonathan Cook, February 05, 2020
EU Rejects Trump Middle East Peace Plan, Annexation By Telesur, February 05, 2020
US Policy Vs. Iran: Apex Desperation By Tony Cartalucci, February 05, 2020
Video: Human Shields: Turkish Forces Suffer Casualties in Syrian Army Attack on Idlib By South Front, February 04, 2020
political sanctions
Trump Green Lights Greater Israel By Philip Giraldi, February 04, 2020
“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East By Israel Shahak and Prof Michel Chossudovsky, February 04, 2020
The Shame of the Century: Kushner’s Deal Is Dead on Arrival By Steven Sahiounie, February 04, 2020
Trump’s “Deal of the Century”: Turning West Bank “Cantons” into Mini Gaza Extermination Zones? By Karin Brothers, February 04, 2020
The Future of Palestine: Trump Attempting to Consolidate the Balfour Declaration By Askiah Adam, February 04, 2020
The Syrian Arab Army and Allies are Fighting the “Real War on Terror” By Vanessa Beeley, February 04, 2020
New Zealand’s Hidden Role at the Biggest US Bombing Base in the Middle East By Darius Shahtahmasebi, February 04, 2020
The Holocaust, the BBC and Antisemitism Smears By Jonathan Cook, February 04, 2020
Palestine – “Deal of the Century” – or Fraud of the Century? By Peter Koenig, February 04, 2020
Video: Syrian Army Offensive in Greater Idlib By South Front, February 03, 2020
The U.S. War on Iran and Venezuela: Interview with Ajamu Baraka By Ajamu Baraka and The Organizer, February 03, 2020
Libya and the Modern Colonial Legacy of the Berlin Conference By Abayomi Azikiwe, February 03, 2020
“Deal of the Century” Greenlights Israeli Annexation, Apartheid, and Subjugation of Palestinians By Sarah Abed, February 03, 2020
Do Not be Indifferent to the Proposed Rape of Palestine by the Trump-Netanyahu Family! By Hans Stehling, February 03, 2020
These Chains Will be Broken – Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons By Jim Miles, February 03, 2020
Video: Turkey’s Madman Erdogan Sends NATO Troops to Defend al-Qaeda Terrorists in Idlib By Arabi Souri, February 03, 2020
Imperialism and Liberation Strategies in the Middle East By Pal Steigan, February 03, 2020
UN Assembly
UN Rejects Trump’s Annexation Scheme? By Stephen Lendman, February 03, 2020
How Iran Decided to Bomb US Bases and How Trump Avoided All Out War By Elijah J. Magnier, February 03, 2020
US Deploys “Usable” Nuclear Weapon Amid Continuing War Threats Against Iran By Bill Van Auken, February 03, 2020
Massive Rejection of Trump’s Plan in Palestine, Jordan, Yemen By Telesur, February 03, 2020
Palestine: Legally Overriding a UN Security Council Veto. In Response to Trump’s Annexation Scheme By Stephen Lendman, February 03, 2020
Trump’s “peace deal” for Israel, and it is breathtaking By Craig Murray, February 03, 2020
Palestinians Have Only One Option Left: Stay and Fight By David Hearst, February 02, 2020
Maneuvering Hell for Our Advantage By Robert C. Koehler, February 01, 2020
Trump’s Annexation Scheme: A Stake in the Heart of the Moribund Two-State Solution and Peace By Stephen Lendman, January 31, 2020
US Announces Three New Military Bases in Iraq After Iraqis Demand Full Withdrawal By Alan MacLeod, January 31, 2020
More Fallout from Trump’s Annexation Scheme of the Century By Stephen Lendman, January 31, 2020
Trump and Putin Made this the Best Week Ever for Netanyahu By Andrew Korybko, January 31, 2020
Gaza Is Already Unliveable: Help the Freedom Flotilla Sail Against the Inhuman Blockade of Gaza By Freedom Flotilla Coalition, January 31, 2020
The Deliberate Destruction of Gaza’s Agriculture: Severe Damage to Crops Following Aerial Herbicide Spraying by Israel By Gisha, January 31, 2020
Putin - Erdogan, RIA Novosti
Erdogan’s Outburst Against Russia Reveals Frustration By Paul Antonopoulos, January 31, 2020
Video: Syria Army Advance on Saraqib. Liberated Areas held by Al Qaeda (Hayat Tahir al Sham) By South Front, January 30, 2020
Book Review By Gideon Polya, January 30, 2020
Video: Syria Army Develops Momentum in Idlib and Aleppo. Turkish Military Convoy Enters Syria By South Front, January 30, 2020
Trump’s Skewed Vision Gives Israel Everything It Wants By Michael Jansen, January 30, 2020
JCPOA Nuclear Agreement Collapsing Due to Western Bad Faith By Padraig McGrath, January 30, 2020
How Not to Fight Antisemitism By Independent Jewish Voices, January 30, 2020
Russian Delegation Reminds US that Occupied Golan Heights Is Syrian Territory By Almasdar News, January 30, 2020
US Sanctions Bar Iran from Accessing $5B Energy Export Revenue By Tsvetana Paraskova, January 30, 2020
Netanyahu Formally Indicted By Stephen Lendman, January 30, 2020
Trump Regime’s Annexation Scheme of the Century Unveiled By Stephen Lendman, January 30, 2020
What You Need to Know About Trump’s Annexation Plan. By Afro News and Palestine Chronicle, January 30, 2020
US Military
Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ Won’t Bring Peace – That Was the Plan By Jonathan Cook, January 30, 2020
CIA Official ‘Behind Soleimani’s Assassination’ Killed in Downed Plane in Afghanistan? By Middle East Monitor, January 29, 2020
Conspiracy Theory
Video: Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis, The Iran-Contra Affair By Horizons and Bill Moyers, January 29, 2020
Trump, Pence & Pompeo, the Gang of Three, Claim Criminal Theft of Palestinian Land to be Lawful! By Hans Stehling, January 29, 2020
UN Rejects Trump’s “Deal of the Century”? By Middle East Monitor, January 29, 2020
Don’t be Surprised if Russia Tacitly Supports the Trump-Netanyahu “Deal of the Century” By Andrew Korybko, January 29, 2020
Done Deal: How the Peace Process Sold Out the Palestinians By David Hearst, January 29, 2020
The ‘Deal of the Century’ Is Apartheid By Sheena Anne Arackal, January 29, 2020
Jewish Settlers Burn Down Palestinian Churches and Mosques By Middle East Monitor, January 29, 2020
Macron’s Macro-hypocrisy on Palestine By Dr. Vacy Vlazna, January 29, 2020
The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq to Target Iran By Nicolas J. S. Davies, January 29, 2020
Trump’s Farcical Mideast “Peace Deal” Ignores International Law. Green Light to Israeli Annexation of Palestine? By CJPME, January 29, 2020
Video: Maarat Al-numan Is About to Fall to Syrian Army By South Front, January 29, 2020
Trump Regime’s Criminal “Deal of the Century”: Breaking Palestine, Endorsing “Greater Israel”? By Stephen Lendman, January 29, 2020
Palestinian Rejection: End of Oslo Peace Process and the Trump-Netanyahu Apartheid “Steal of the Century” By Juan Cole, January 28, 2020
Video: Syria War Report, Maarat Al-numan South of Idlib Is Liberated By South Front, January 28, 2020
Killing Free Speech in America By Philip Giraldi, January 28, 2020
A Million Iraqis Asked Us to Leave. We Should Listen. By Rep. Ron Paul, January 28, 2020
Can Carob Save a Nation? An Amazing Plant. The Carob Tree Lends itself to a Wide Range of Uses By Nora Martetschläger, January 28, 2020
Iraq to Neocons: Get the Hell Out of Our Country By Kurt Nimmo, January 28, 2020
The Struggle to End Imperialist Militarism in the 21st Century By Abayomi Azikiwe, January 28, 2020
US to Grant $35 Million to Promote Its “Fake News Bubble” in Syria and Control Local Media By Eva Bartlett, January 27, 2020