Tag Archives: Middle East

Patrick Cockburn: The Cynical Forces Behind America’s Forever Wars

“These lessons are pretty obvious, but they don’t seem to be learned,” he goes on, “particularly by the sort of political elite, above all in Washington.”

The Unaccountable Nation, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

“The U.S. is a perfect candidate for an ICC war crimes investigation.”

Chris Hedges – Trump’s Israel/Palestine ‘Peace Plan’

“The plan essentially formalizes the Israeli apartheid state it is the natural denouement of the Zionists project.]

Chris Hedges: The Zionist Colonization of Palestine

“This project is about the ongoing seizure of Palestinian land by the colonizers. It is about the rendering of the Palestinians as non-people, writing them out of the historical narrative as if they never existed and denying them basic human rights.”

Chris Hedges: America: Land of Make-Believe

“The rhetoric we use to describe ourselves is so disconnected from reality that it has induced collective schizophrenia. America, as it is discussed in public forums by politicians, academics and the media, is a fantasy, a Disneyfied world of make-believe.

Out of Iraq! No War on Iran! and Sami Rasouli on Iraq Caught in the Crossfire

“The American presence sets a target for American forces to be attacked by extremist elements, while also operating as a tripwire for a potential destructive and tragic war with Iran.”

America: Land of Make-Believe, by Chris Hedges

“The rhetoric we use to describe ourselves is so disconnected from reality that it has induced collective schizophrenia.”

MLK, Qassem Soleimani and the folly of American exceptionalism, by Jack Nelson Pallmeyer

“MLK’s push for nonviolence is something to which we all should aspire.”

Noam Chomsky: US Is a Rogue State and Suleimani’s Assassination Confirms It

“As for what the conflict is all about, the background reasons are not obscure. It has long been a primary principle of U.S. foreign policy to control the vast energy resources of the Middle East.”

Chris Hedges: War With Iran

“A war with Iran would see it use its Chinese-supplied anti-ship missiles, mines and coastal artillery to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, which is the corridor for 20% of the world’s oil supply. Oil prices would double, perhaps triple, devastating the global economy.”

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.