Category Archives: Middle East

As Two US Clients Squabble in Iraq, Tehran Emerges as the Winner

Notwithstanding the overwhelming vote the Kurdish referendum for independence received, there is no gainsaying that regional circumstances were far from suitable for such an undertaking, let alone its materialization. Iraq has just recovered from the clutches of rule of the self-styled Islamic State, and the last thing it wanted was loss of economic wealth in Kirkuk to Kurds. Continue reading As Two US Clients Squabble in Iraq, Tehran Emerges as the Winner

The House of Saud bows to the House of Putin

Saudi Arabia pivots to Russia, the new sheriff in town. What a difference a year – an eternity in geopolitics – makes. No one could see this coming; the ideological matrix of all strands of Salafi-jihadi terror – which Russia fights no holds barred, from ISIS/Daesh to the Caucasus Emirate – beating a path to the Kremlin and about to embrace Russia as a strategic ally. Continue reading The House of Saud bows to the House of Putin

Saudi King Salman’s Moscow visit could create new Middle East dynamic

King Salman of Saudi Arabia’s official visit to Moscow marks the end of a long animus between Russia and Riyadh. While many will welcome this new reality, some traditional allies of both parties could be concerned at the potential ramifications of detente. Continue reading Saudi King Salman’s Moscow visit could create new Middle East dynamic

New US’ Afghanistan Strategy ‘Puts Trump in a Silly Position’, Here’s Why

Trump said on Tuesday that the consequences of rapid withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan are “unacceptable,” as it will create a “vacuum” that will be filled by Daesh and al-Qaeda terrorist groups, adding that the number of US troops involved in operations in the country wouldn’t be released. Continue reading New US’ Afghanistan Strategy ‘Puts Trump in a Silly Position’, Here’s Why

Anti-Iran Sanctions: ‘US Tool to Provoke Tehran into Ripping Nuclear Deal Up’

Neither Iran nor its business partners are interested in Tehran’s exit from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), expert on Mideast affairs Vladimir Sazhin told Sputnik, explaining that contrary to the panic-mongers’ belief Iran won’t be able to create an atomic bomb within weeks in case it withdraws from the nuclear deal. Continue reading Anti-Iran Sanctions: ‘US Tool to Provoke Tehran into Ripping Nuclear Deal Up’

‘Afghan surge guarantees CIA black-ops budget boost’ — RT Op-Edge

The CIA is also overjoyed because its black-ops budget – which is tied to the exponential growth of opium production in Afghanistan – is now secured possibly for another 20-50 years, claims Mike Raddie, co-editor of online site BSNews. Continue reading ‘Afghan surge guarantees CIA black-ops budget boost’ — RT Op-Edge

Baghdad Wants More of Russia in Iraq

It’s not Russia that is forcing itself into the Middle East, but the countries that have grown weary and are tired of serving vested, genocidal interests, at the cost of their losing sovereignty, resources and security. The Iraqi government is sending its Vice President Nouri al-Maliki to purposely make such a request. Continue reading Baghdad Wants More of Russia in Iraq

Iraqi Armed Group Will Be Targeting US Commandos Soon, Here’s why…

The battle for the recovery of Mosul against ISIS is winding down, but Iraq is not happy with the US assistance it is receiving, and some segments of the Iraqi forces are now contemplating on attacking the US forces that are already there in Iraq.

Here’s why… Continue reading Iraqi Armed Group Will Be Targeting US Commandos Soon, Here’s why…

Crude, Blood, Turmoil: Story of US First ‘Successful’ Overseas Regime Change

Newly declassified CIA documents emphasize the agency’s significant role in the 1953 coup d’etat in Iran. While the CIA-led operation is still regarded by Washington as a “success,” it actually led to dire consequences for both Iran and America, RIA Novosti contributor Vladimir Ardayev wrote. Continue reading Crude, Blood, Turmoil: Story of US First ‘Successful’ Overseas Regime Change

The Qatar Blockade, Petro-Yuan & Coming War on Iran

Qatar hasn’t been playing ball with the US-approved, Saudi-led ‘isolate Iran’ program. Partly because Doha has made independence from Riyadh a hallmark of its foreign policy, but mostly because Qatar and Iran share the world’s largest natural gas field. Continue reading The Qatar Blockade, Petro-Yuan & Coming War on Iran

US-led Coalition Admits Use of White Phosphorus in Mosul & Raqqa

They’ve been denying this for weeks, i.e. that they’ve been killing hundreds of civilians using highly illegal munitions, in the City of Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa City, Syria. But a New Zealand general broke his silence and made the first admission to the war crime. Continue reading US-led Coalition Admits Use of White Phosphorus in Mosul & Raqqa

We have evidence of US direct support to ISIL | Iran

Sensing that the simultaneous diplomatic attack on Qatar, and the twin terrorist bombings of the Iranian Parliament and Khomeini Shrine, are all related and purposely directed to the country, Iran has announced that it is in possession of hard evidence and documents implicating the United States government in the terroristic activities of the Daesh Islamic State. Continue reading We have evidence of US direct support to ISIL | Iran

Is Qatar a Financier of Terror, or a Victim of Extortion by Proxy?

The Qatari government is being accused of funding terrorist groups by the equally guilty, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC]. It is said to have paid the Al Qaeda to the tune of $1 billion, for the release of some of the members of the Qatari royalty, who were kidnapped in Iraq back in 2015. However, the funds never reached the kidnappers. Continue reading Is Qatar a Financier of Terror, or a Victim of Extortion by Proxy?

Socialism’s Ignored Success Story

Western Corporatists have for decades waged an aggressive war on socialist states through economic sanctions and military embargo just to prove that capitalism is much superior to the latter. That is not, of course, the true measure of superiority. We would rather see how many of the people have actually benefited from such a system. Continue reading Socialism’s Ignored Success Story

Why Qatar is thrown out from Middle East Terror, Inc.?

Qatar has just been booted out from the “Iran is terrorist” crowd lead by Saudi Arabia. It’s only fault is, it dares to think peace with Iran as the third way for establishing harmony in the region. Four Arab states Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt decided to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar. Continue reading Why Qatar is thrown out from Middle East Terror, Inc.?

Saudi Arabia Switching to BRICS in Response to US Congress 911 Blackmail

After realizing that the US Congress’s move to allow the filing of charges against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its supposed role in the “terrorist” attack on New York in 2001 could be Washington DC’s way of putting the House of Saud on notice — that it, too, is not exempt from its two-faced foreign policy, and could be a future target for a regime change once it ceases to be a willing subject to systematic extortion, like what’s being done with Japan for decades right after the Second World War, the House of Saud continues to engage Russia for a possible common ground. Continue reading Saudi Arabia Switching to BRICS in Response to US Congress 911 Blackmail

Why the US Genocide in the Middle East is Continuing Under Trump

We tried to avoid, or at least postpone, it until after 6 months when we evaluate with considerable certainty what the Trump administration is all about. But the US forces’ actions in Mosul, Iraq, and in Raqqa, Syria, are persistently reckless, i.e. genocidal, by any measure.

Why is the US genocide, sold as humanitarian interventions, continuing under Trump?

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Al Qaeda Rebranding Serves US Agenda

The RAND Corporation’s recent piece titled, “Al Qaeda in Syria Can Change Its Name, but Not Its Stripes,” all but admits what was already suspected about designated terrorist groups operating in Syria – that they are undergoing a transition in an attempt by their state sponsors to bolster their legitimacy and spare them from liquidation amid the shifting tides on the battlefield. Continue reading Al Qaeda Rebranding Serves US Agenda