The Oil-Gas War Over Syria, in Maps

Turkey’s Anadolu News Agency, though government-run, is providing remarkably clear and reliable diagrammatic descriptions of the current status of the U.S – and – fundamentalist – Sunni, versus Russia – and – Shia – and – NON – fundamentalist – Sunni, sides, in the current oil-and-gas war in the Middle East, for control over territory in Syria, for […]

The Aleppo/Mosul Riddle

There’s no question Baghdad needs to take back Mosul from ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. It could not do it before. In theory, the time is now. The real question is the conflicting motivations of the large “who’s who” doing it; the Iraqi Army’s 9th Division; the Kurdish Peshmerga, under the baton of wily, corrupt opportunist Barzani; Sunni tribal […]

Reporting (or Not) the Ties Between US-Armed Syrian Rebels and Al Qaeda’s Affiliate By Gareth Porter

A crucial problem in news media coverage of the Syrian civil war has been how to characterize the relationship between the so-called “moderate” opposition forces armed by the CIA, on one hand, and the Al Qaeda franchise Al Nusra Front (and its close ally Ahrar al Sham), on the other. But it is a politically […]

«Queen of Chaos»: How Clinton’s Presidency Will Impact US Foreign Policy (II)

Hillary Clinton was a leading voice in helping persuade Obama to back a NATO operation in Libya allegedly to head off a possible physical extermination of opposition fighters by then Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Even after the lesson of Iraq, Mrs Clinton had no plan after the Gaddafi’s regime fell. Libya tumbled into instability; it is torn […]

«Main Part» of Russian Forces to Leave Syria: Mission Accomplished

On March 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military to withdraw most of its forces from Syria. According to the President, Russia’s Hmeimim air base in Latakia province and its Mediterranean naval base at Tartus would continue to operate as normal. He said both must be protected «from land, air and sea». In […]

Syria: Russia’s Military Might Surprises West

Western media has raised hue and cry blaming Russia for great collateral damage in Syria. Much has been said about the Russian air strikes not being accurate enough to minimize the damage to civilian infrastructure and death toll among civilians. For decades, Western military leaders viewed Russia’s military capabilities with condescension pointing at «obsolete» equipment […]

Moscow, rampart against the jihadists by Thierry Meyssan

Since 2012, Moscow has been trying to rally the Western powers to its cause – to defend civilisation against jihadism, as the world was once united against Nazism. In order to do so, it first of all dissociated the White House from the combatants that the United States call « rebels », and whom Moscow […]

electoral show in the USA – By Thierry Meyssan

Over the past 30 years, no US presidential election has marked a change in the foreign policy of Washington. Important decisions have been taken outside this deadline. It is quite obvious that the president is the main contractor of a policy which is not the decision maker.Yankee imperialism will it be more efficient with Obama […]

Clinton-Bush Hardliner Attacks Congress for Blocking Invasion of Syria

In a Huffington Post interview on February 23rd, the Clinton-Bush former head of the NSA and CIA, and defender of their use of waterboarding, and of their violating the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution (both of which types of legal violations he says are necessary in order to keep Americans safe), accused Congress of being gutless: «Congress didn’t step up and authorize the use […]

Hillary Clinton’s terrible vision for Syria

Foreign policy is an incredibly important part of any administration; while the Democratic primary has been focused mostly on domestic issues, there are pressing global issues unfolding. Presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, has been touting her diplomatic expertise as a former Secretary of State to bolster her resume as she introduces her vision to the American […]

Have You Betrayed Your Kurd Today?

Legend has it that Kurds will never be united because they’d rather be bickering among themselves; Kurds taught me that, in Turkey, Iraq and Syria. The Americans have been manipulating Iraqi Kurds at will since 1991. Now the top instrumentalizer/demonizer of Kurdish hopes and dreams – across the Turkey/Syria front – is neo-Ottoman Sultan Erdogan. […]