Locked into Al-Tanf: U.S. Military Concedes It Lost the Race to Occupy South-East Syria
Opinion

Locked into Al-Tanf: U.S. Military Concedes It Lost the Race to Occupy South-East Syria

The U.S. military has, for now, given up on occupying south-east Syria. Recent remarks at the Department of Defense press conference concede the defeat of its original plans. Let us recap: The U.S. military had occupied the al-Tanf border station between Syria and Iraq some 12 kilometer east of the Jordan-Syria-Iraq border triangle. The economically…

Israel Targets Syrian Artillery Positions & Ammunitions Truck in 2nd Incident in 2 Days
Military

Israel Targets Syrian Artillery Positions & Ammunitions Truck in 2nd Incident in 2 Days

The IDF struck two artillery launchers and an ammunition truck on the Syrian side of the border after “several Syrian projectiles” landed in Israeli territory without causing any casualties. A similar incident occurred in the same Golan Heights region on Saturday. “In response to several Syrian projectiles launched towards Israel, IDF targeted 2 Syrian regime…

War Coming in the Gulf? Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Sarajevo Moment with Qatar
Opinion

War Coming in the Gulf? Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Sarajevo Moment with Qatar

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ultimatum to Qatar threatens a wider regional war pitting key allies of the US against each other. In July 1914 warmongers in the Habsburg government sent an insanely worded ultimatum to Serbia. Emperor Franz Josef I – 84 and in poor health – did nothing to restrain them, whilst they…

Jared Kushner’s Pursuit of Middle East Peace Looks a Lot Like Total Surrender to Israel
Opinion

Jared Kushner’s Pursuit of Middle East Peace Looks a Lot Like Total Surrender to Israel

Even before Benjamin Netanyahu locked him in a warm embrace, Jared Kushner began his effort to broker peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians by making it clear that he completely accepts Israel’s vision of itself as an innocent victim. That’s because Kushner started his 15-hour trip to the Middle East on Wednesday by mourning with…