Something is Not Adding Up in Idlib Chemical Weapons Attack

At least 58 people were killed in a horrific gas attack in the Idlib Governorate this morning. However, even before investigations could be conducted and for evidence to emerge, Federica Mogherini, the Italian politician High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, condemned the Syrian government stating that the “Assad regime bears …

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Why Israel and Hezbollah are Heading for a New, Devastating War in the Middle East

This past Sunday, with great fanfare, Israeli politicians and military leaders finally announced to the Israeli public – and to the country’s enemies – that they had successfully layered the nation’s airspace with the most sophisticated anti-missile defence system ever developed. Long-range Iranian or Syrian missiles, as it is anticipated, would mainly be handled by …

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US Didn’t “Change Priorities” in Syria, It Lost

The United States – according to Western media sources – has shifted priorities in Syria, no longer focusing on regime change aimed at Damascus. However, in reality, it is not a shift in priorities, it is recognition that US ambitions in the Middle East have been thoroughly disrupted by Syrian, Russian, and Iranian resolve. The …

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Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria

With the latest hasty judgment about Tuesday’s poison-gas deaths in a rebel-held area of northern Syria, the mainstream U.S. news media once more reveals itself to be a threat to responsible journalism and to the future of humanity. Again, we see the troubling pattern of verdict first, investigation later, even when that behavior can lead …

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Shaping US Middle East Policy: It’s Pentagon Who Calls the Shots Today

There are signs that the United States administration is deepening its military involvement in armed conflicts abroad, indicating a military-first approach. With no loud statements made to attract public attention, the US military footprint in the Middle East is gradually increasing. The military is given more decision-making authority to conduct combat operations in the region. …

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A Turkish Air Force F-4 fighter jet flies over a minaret after it took off from Incirlik air base in Adana, Turkey, August 12, 2015. © REUTERS/ Murad Sezer

Is Pentagon’s Air Base in Syrian Kobani an Alternative for Turkey’s Incirlik?

The Pentagon appears to have played it safe and set up a military base in the Kurdish-controlled area of northern Syria as a safeguard in case Turkey prevents the United States from using Incirlik while the operation aimed at pushing Daesh out of Raqqa advances, Professor Celalettin Yavuz told Sputnik Turkey. The military offensive in Raqqa …

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