ISIS, Al-Qaeda and the U.S. Airforce Wage War on Syria’s Public Utilities
Middle East

ISIS, Al-Qaeda and the U.S. Airforce Wage War on Syria’s Public Utilities

There is a campaign underway to destroy Syria’s public utilities. Al-Qaeda, ISIS and the U.S. airforce are involved. Their action is coordinated. That is an outrageous statement? No such coordination would ever happen?  Consider: The idea of the Islamic State was “born” in the U.S. military prison camp Bucca in Iraq. Many of its future…

What Awaits Syria at the Astana Talks?
Opinion

What Awaits Syria at the Astana Talks?

The Russian-Iranian-Turkish Tripartite is preparing to mediate a new round of intra-Syrian talks in Astana sometime soon, and President Assad just announced that he is ready to negotiate on “everything” provided that the process follows the legal mechanisms laid out in the Syrian Constitution. Australian professor and prominent Syrian activist Tim Anderson is correct when…

Israel is a Rogue State
Opinion

Israel is a Rogue State

That Israel a rogue state has long been beyond dispute in discerning company. In light of the recent revelation that an Israeli official, working for the country’s embassy in London, was plotting ways to “take down” various British politicians over their opposition to Israeli settlements and support for a Palestinian state, it is now becoming increasingly…

‘Weapon of War’: Rebels Clash with Govt at Damascus Water Source as People Face Severe Shortages
Middle East

‘Weapon of War’: Rebels Clash with Govt at Damascus Water Source as People Face Severe Shortages

Over 5 million civilians are struggling to obtain the most basic of necessities in and around Damascus amid the escalated fighting between the Syrian army and the rebels for control over a valley with the main regional water source. Residents of Damascus rely heavily on water from the Barada River. However, that water supply was…