Tag Archives: Middle East

Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion “Shattered” the Country

“The macro story here is that the United States shattered Iraqi society, and then Iran came in to pick up the pieces.”

The Enemy Within, by Chris Hedges

“The impeachment of Trump, despite the enthusiasm of the liberal elite, is mostly cosmetic. The entire political and governmental system is corrupt.”

Death, Misery and Bloodshed in Yemen, by Kathy Kelly

“It took five days to remove all the bodies impaled on metalwork ripped from the walls in the blasts,”

The World According to George Galloway, by Chris Hedges

Trump is failing the people he conned.

WATCH THE REPLAY: WikiLeaks Editor Kristinn Hrafnsson, Michael Isikoff, Pepe Escobar, As’ad AbuKhalil on CN Live!

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson, journalists Michael Isikoff and Pepe Escobar, political scientist As’ad AbuKhalil and author George Szamuely on Episode 2 of CNLive!  Hrafnsson joined CNLive! to speak on the latest about imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, including CNN’s recent hit piece; Isikoff discussed his Yahoo! Newsseries on Seth Rich; Escobar gave keen insights into the major scandal engulfing Brazil as well […]

The Ethics Of Regime Change, by Helena Cobban

Regime change toolbox (a list): deployed in different combinations in recent years against targeted governments such as those of Iran, Cuba, North Korea, or Gaza (along with Syria and Venezuela).

War Propaganda and the US-NATO “War of Terror” Against Syria and Its People, by Mark Taliano

Washington-led NATO has always sought to destroy Syria as a functioning state. In order to achieve this goal, its air campaign and its terrorists have continuously targeted infrastructure. Schools, hospitals, and their employees have been targeted for either for destruction or for repurposing to suit terrorist requirements. The terrorists have always sought to impose their will […]

Middle East Update: Trump Cancels Attack on Iran; Ann Wright, Soraya S. Ulrich

Future sales restricted! Yes, because of Yemen.

Nakba: A Remembrance, A Call to Action

Post-apartheid documents show that Israel offered to help apartheid South Africa develop nuclear weapons.

The Arms Trade Is Intensifying Under Trump, by Peter Castagno

The global arms trade is experiencing its greatest boom since the Cold War, fueled by horrific wars in the Middle East and revitalized power rivalries among China, Russia and the United States.

What Activists Today Can Learn From MLK’s Bold Anti-War Stance, by Naomi LaChance

“The speech he delivered in New York, on April 4, 1967, was a speech for all humanity—for the world community. “

Iran in the Crosshairs-Again! Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

It is not clear how insane U.S. policy can get under Trump’s leadership, or that of his warhawk advisors.

Chris Hedges: The Soldier’s Tale

“Pat Tillman showed me I could resist the indoctrination”

Tinderbox Tensions Rise: Saudi Arabia and Iran by William O. Beeman

The Middle East region is once again a tinderbox as tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are rising to new heights.

Scapegoating Iran, by Chris Hedges

The warmongers have no more of a plan for “regime change” in Iran than they had in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria.

Tomgram: Making Sense of America’s Empire of Chaos

Donald Trump would have been inconceivable as president without those disastrous wars, those trillions squandered on them and on the military that’s fought them, and that certainly qualifies as “impact” enough.

The Second Sight of W.E.B. Du Bois, by Chris Hedges

]Racism, [Du Bois] saw, was not only endemic to capitalism and imperialism but deformed historical narratives, the stories that got told and those that did not.

Military Madness, U.S. Style: What’s the Alternative?

Stephen Kinzer wrote that “coverage of the Syrian war will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the American press.’”

Killing Gaza, by Chris Hedges

“…what about the survivors? How can they heal the scars imposed on their psyches? The youth of Gaza has grown up through three wars, each more devastating than the last.

Ruling Class Operatives Say the Darndest Things: On Devils Known and Not by Paul Street

What’s the main difference between Trump and Obama when it comes to U.S. arms sales abroad? As the noted liberal arms trade analyst William Hartung told DN’s Amy Goodman this week, “Well, [Trump’s] much more blatant about it. He’s shouting it from the rooftops. …”