Daily Archive: May 30, 2017

India’s Army Chief Defends Soldier who Used Man as Human Shield Against Stone-Throwers

India’s army chief has defended a soldier who tied a Kashmiri man to his 4×4 to deter stone-throwing demonstrators, claiming that “innovations” are required to fight the “dirty war” in Kashmir. Major Leetul Gogoi tied 26-year-old Farooq Ahmad Dar to his jeep last month, using him as a human shield and a warning against stone-throwers. Dar says he was attempting...

Syria: US Drops Leaflets in Tanf to Warn Syrian Military Not to Advance, Orders Retreat

In a blatant but not altogether surprising display of arrogance and aggression, the United States recently dropped leaflets on the al-Tanf road, warning the Syrian military to halt its advance toward Tanf and demanding a retreat. According to reports both by Leith Abou Fadel of Al-Masdar and from SouthFront, the leaflets were dropped after the Syrian military had advanced to...

What Is Trump’s Middle East Doctrine and How China, Russia and Iran Are Dealing with It

Donald Trump’s first foreign visit has begun to define America’s foreign-policy posture. After almost two years of words and rhetoric, Trump has began to reverse his electoral promises with diametrically opposed actions. The most recent meetings with the King of Jordan and President Erdogan, in addition to the trips to Saudi Arabia and Israel, represent the foundations of a great alliance that...

Third US Aircraft Carrier Headed Toward Asia-Pacific Region Amid North Korean Crisis

A third US aircraft carrier, the USS Nimitz, will be deployed by Washington in the Western Pacific Ocean in order to join two US warships, stationed near the shores of the Korean Peninsula in the light of the crisis, escalated by Pyongyang’s nuclear tests, media reported, citing sources. The situation on the Korean peninsula over recent months has become aggravated by the series...