Daily Archive: September 28, 2017

Unravelling the Riddle of the Kurds’ Iraqi Pipedream

Wily clannish capo Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), has announced that “Yes” won Monday’s non-binding independence referendum. Now that index fingers in indelible indigo ink are out of the way, the real battle between the KRG and Baghdad begins. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the Iraqi Supreme Court have denounced the referendum as “unconstitutional.” Kurds...

A Cluster of Change: In the Arab World Events are Ripening, Potentially Changing the Region Radically

When speaking of the Middle East, Domestic and international MSM pay close attention to the American administration’s relation strategies with the countries of the region as well as on what pitfalls it encounters. Nevertheless there are enough problems even without the USA. Saudi Arabia is poised in front of monarchical change and is faced with outright revolt of the powerful...

Deporting Palestinians?

The scheme keeps resurfacing – deporting families of Palestinian activists for justice to Syria or Gaza. In November 2014, months after Israeli Protective Edge aggression on Gaza, Knesset legislation was drafted to revoke the citizenship or residency of Palestinian freedom fighters falsely called “terrorists,” along with their family members, demolishing their homes straightaway, and deporting them to besieged Gaza. Bodies...

As Kirkuk Boils, Kurdistan About to Hurl Iraq into Turmoil Over ‘Independence’ Referendum

Kurdistan’s President Massoud Barzani’s rushed plan for the region will only wreak havoc. A fresh Kirkuk conflict which pits Kurdish forces against Iraqi militias may result in a new Kurdistan which could exclude the president from office just as quickly ‘Ethnic cleansing’ is the term a CIA officer coined when writing a report about the former Yugoslavia. Yet the chilling...