Next Stop Idlib: Erdogan Announces Turkey’s New ‘Serious’ Operation in Syria

The Turkish president has announced plans to start a new military operation in Syria in a move which has been rumored for weeks. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced plans to deploy the country's soldiers to Syria's Idlib, where the Free Syrian Army rebel fighters backed by Ankara have launched an operation. "We intend to further enhance our …

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Surrounded by Generals, Trump Remarks on “The Calm Before the Storm”

Surrounded by top military leaders at the White House Thursday evening, US President Donald Trump ominously described the current world situation as “the calm before the storm.” While he refused to be more specific, Trump’s menacing remark—almost certainly directed against North Korea—is another warning that the US is on the brink of launching a catastrophic …

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Fake News Reports About China & Muslims Exposed as US Infowar

Radio Free Asia, a media organization publicly funded by the US government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors, alleged in a now-viral report last week that China was forcing Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang to hand over their Qurans and prayer mats under the threat of punishment. They also quoted the so-called “World Uighur Congress” which …

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16 Years Later, The War in Afghanistan is a Quagmire

Sixteen years have passed since the US invaded Afghanistan — less than a month after the 9/11 attacks. With the burning towers seared into the nation’s psyche, the Bush administration launched its “war on terror” against the Taliban — an Islamic fundamentalist group that assumed power in 1996 — for sheltering al Qaeda leader Osama …

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The provocative photos and footage of Israeli flags in Erbil and Kirkuk, as painful as they are to us, should not lead to the isolation or demonisation of the Kurds, writes Andoni [Reuters]

Why is Israel Supporting Kurdish Secession From Iraq?

So far, Israel has been the only state to support the Kurdish secession from Iraq, even celebrating the outcome of the September 25 referendum, in which an overwhelming majority of Iraqi Kurds voted for breaking away from Baghdad. Israeli enthusiasm for Kurdish independence has little to do with compassion for the Kurds, whether in Iraq or elsewhere, and more to …

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China vs US: Singapore’s Role in Asia Pacific

In early August, a Chinese-American professor, Huang Jing, and his wife were expelled from Singapore. He is accused of collaborating with foreign intelligence agents, according to the South China Morning Post. While the Singaporean government has yet to disclose which nation’s intelligence agencies he is accused of collaborating with, the South China Morning Post and other …

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Israel Seals off West Bank and Gaza as Sukkot Begins

Eleven-day border closure hits some four million Palestinians as week-long Jewish holiday commences. Israeli authorities have sealed off the occupied West Bank and the already besieged Gaza Strip for 11 days, as Jewish celebrations for the Sukkot holiday commence. At midnight on Tuesday, all crossings to the West Bank and Gaza Strip were closed off …

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Christian Eschatology: The Greatest Conspiracy of All Time

Prophecies about the end of the world can attract a lot of interest from people, most of whom are deeply concerned about trying to uncover who is controlling the world, and how they are going about doing it. There is a never-ending supply of videos about how we are being deceived by big government, big …

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