Selected Articles: Geopolitical Turmoil in the Middle East

syriaWashington’s Longstanding Plans to Implement “Regime Change” in Syria

By Stephen Lendman, September 25, 2015

Washington doesn’t negotiate. It demands. John Kerry saying he’s willing to engage with Russia and Assad on Syria is smoke screen deception. Claiming the need for a political solution belies America’s rage for war. Washington undermined Geneva I and II talks despite Russia’s best efforts. Longstanding US plans call for regime change.

The Gulf State Despots: Ten  Facts about Saudi ArabiaCatastrophe in Saudi Arabia, Pillar of Washington’s Middle East Policy

By Bill Van Auken, September 25, 2015

The horrific and massive death toll stemming from a stampede of Muslim pilgrims near Mecca is symptomatic of a deepening crisis of the Saudi monarchy, a lynchpin of reaction and key pillar of US policy in the Middle East.

YemenYemen as Laboratory: Why is the West So Silent About This Savage War?

By Martha Mundy, September 25, 2015

What is at stake in Yemen that far more systematic violations of the Geneva Conventions than in any of the recent wars which Western powers have supported in the Arab world (Iraq, Syria, Libya and Gaza) are met with resounding…

Two Years Ago: Israel's Deadly Offensive in the Gaza StripIsrael’s Crippling Blockade: Gaza Electricity Lines Disconnected as Energy Crisis Worsens

By, September 24, 2015

Two power lines providing electricity to the Gaza Strip were disconnected overnight Tuesday further fueling an ongoing energy crisis in the beleaguered coastal enclave. Gaza’s energy authority said that the Jabalia line feeding northern Gaza off the Israeli electricity grid…

British Labor Leader Corbyn: “ISIS Created by UK and US”British Labor Leader Corbyn: “ISIS Created by UK and US”

By Alalam, September 24, 2015

British Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn has risked sparking fresh controversy after blaming the rise of ISIS on Britain and the United States. The veteran anti-war campaigner said ISIS hadn’t “come from nowhere” and was partly “a creation of Western interventions in the region.”

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