Daily Archive: April 6, 2017

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 responsibility for ‘awful’ Syria ‘chemical’...

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 the US-backed Arrow system at...

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. President Trump has approved a Defense Department’s...

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 has been a source of contention...