Daily Archive: May 24, 2017

Philippines Crisis: Martial Law on Mindanao in Face of ISIS-Linked Onslaught

Militants affiliated with Islamic State are vying for control of the city of Marawi in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte put the island of Mindanao under martial law, ordered in special forces and cut short his state visit to Russia. Islamist-extremist insurgents from the Maute group are engaging government forces in firefights and the area, which boasts a population of...

Ukraine’s Closer Bonding with the US-NATO Military Alliance

According to the Headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, its «two official languages are English and French», although it makes selected press releases available in other languages, which is pragmatic and understandable in some circumstances. But when the subject of an official NATO notification is «NATO Secretary General to address the European Parliament» and the languages used to inform the world of this...

Trump’s Art of the Deal in the Middle East: Selling Wars and Terrorism

It would be funny if it were not so sickening. US President Donald Trump’s whirlwind tour through the Middle East was a “triumph” of make-believe rhetoric over reality. Donald “the peace-maker” is sowing decades of further violence in the war-torn region. The horrific repercussions of American foreign policy are all around us, from the illegal occupation of Palestinian territories to...

Independent Journalists Reveal America’s Sinister War in Syria

Syria is not experiencing a “civil war.” It is being targeted by both proxy and direct military force organized by the United States and its allies for the explicit purpose of dividing and destroying yet another Middle Eastern nation. Worse than that, the United States is employing tactics to transform Syria’s heterogeneous multi-ethnic and religious communities into segregated ghettos, and...