“Muslim Rape Army of Murmansk”: Fake News, or Just Bullshit?

The Brawl that Wasn’t A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.  Mark Twain Sometime a bit over a year ago, I came across an article describing a big brawl that occurred in, of all places, Murmansk, way north in Russia. The story, in the Daily Caller, by one Jacob Boesson, …

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Al-Aqsa Dispute Leaves 3 Palestinians Dead #Occupation

Three Palestinians were shot dead and four others wounded as thousands of Palestinian worshippers clashed with security forces on a "day of rage" over Israeli control of Islam's third-holiest site. Israel's army said a family of three Israeli settlers were stabbed to death and a fourth was wounded in the Israeli West Bank settlement of …

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The Secrets of the Syrian War: the Druze Factor

Within the complex ethno-sectarian palette of the Syrian war, the secretive Druze community, who live primarily in the country’s southern regions, continues to play one of the most behind-the-scenes roles. And the Pentagon's underestimation of the strategic significance of this Druze factor has greatly contributed to the failure of its plans to take control of …

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Tension Between Israel, Palestinians Warns of Mideast Conflict Outbreak

Palestinian analysts expected that the flaring tension between Israel and the Palestinians over Jerusalem warns of an outbreak of more conflict between the two sides, unless an immediate and serious pressure is exerted on them to reach a peace agreement. They warned that the ongoing crisis between the two sides over Al-Aqsa Mosque in East …

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Is Iran in Our Gun Sights Now?

“Iran must be free. The dictatorship must be destroyed. Containment is appeasement and appeasement is surrender.” Thus does our Churchill, Newt Gingrich, dismiss, in dealing with Iran, the policy of containment crafted by George Kennan and pursued by nine U.S. presidents to bloodless victory in the Cold War. Why is containment surrender? “Because freedom is …

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Saudi Arabia: the Kingdom Whose Name We Dare Not Speak At All

Theresa May has oddly declined to comment on the reported arrest of the mini-skirted lass who was videotaped cavorting through an ancient Najd village this week, provoking unexpected roars of animalistic male fury in a kingdom known for its judicial leniency, political moderation, gender equality and fraternal love for its Muslim neighbours. May should, surely, have drawn the …

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American Armored Vehicles are Pouring into Raqqa, But Who are They For?

Footage has surfaced online depicting flatbed tracks laden with American armored military vehicles passing through Syria, with conflicting commentary claiming that the materiel was bound for use by either US-backed Syrian militant groups or US troops themselves fighting Daesh in the city of Raqqa. The photos and videos were uploaded by Syrian Kurdish activists who are …

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US Stops Pakistan Military Reimbursements Over Terror Charges

The administration of US President Donald Trump has stopped making military reimbursements to Pakistan over what it calls Islamabad’s lack of action in addressing threats posed by terror groups such as the Haqqani network. The Pentagon revealed the decision on Friday, shortly after US Defense Secretary James Mattis informed Congress that he was not sure …

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