Why Did Zarif Just Spread “Fake News” That “Israel” Launches “Daily Incursions Into Syria”?

Iran’s false claims that “Israel” has been launching “daily incursions into Syria” since last weekend’s jet incident might be part of a proactive infowar effort to imply that Russia’s insistence on a “political solution” to the country’s conflict has left Syria vulnerable to Zionist aggression, thereby lending credence to Tehran’s implicit support for Damascus’ “procrastination” …

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A man carries a giant flag made of flags of Iran, Palestine, Syria and Hezbollah, during a ceremony marking the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in Tehran 11 February, 2016 (REUTERS)

Will the Iran-Israel Conflict in Syria Lead to War?

A chain of events, allegedly beginning with an Iranian drone penetrating Israeli airspace on Saturday followed by the downing of an Israeli F-16 fighter by Syrian forces, led to a large-scale military strike in which Israel bombed a dozen of Syrian and Iranian targets on Syrian soil. Hossein Salami, the deputy commander of the Iranian …

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Syria: the War has Finished – but the War is Continuing

On February 3, in Idlib Province a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft carrying out an inspection flight in the de-escalation zone was hit by an American-made portable surface-to-air missile. Its pilot, Roman Filipov, ejected from the aircraft and landed, and started to defend himself. For some time he fired shots from his service gun and finally …

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The Three Global Super-Powers

There are currently three global super-powers, three nations that lead the world: China, Russia, and US. After World War II, until recently, the US clearly dominated the world, not only culturally, with more influence over the world’s other cultures than any other single nation possessed, but also economically, with product-dominance throughout the world, and also militarily tied with the …

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The US Wants the War in Syria to Continue

Last week, Defense Secretary James Mattis shot off a warning to Assad for alleged chemical attacks. Washington had heard enough sob stories from partisan NGOs and anti-government forces that it reprimanded the Syrian government publicly. On Wednesday, the United States followed through. After pro-regime forces assaulted the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the United States lead …

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The Unthinkable Consequences of Outsourcing U.S. Intelligence

Decades ago, philosopher Marshall McLuhan predicted a future world war fought using information. While World War I and World War II were waged using armies and mobilized economies, “World War III [will be] a guerrilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation,” McLuhan said, a prophecy included in his 1970 book of reflections, Culture Is Our …

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The ‘Divide and Conquer’ Campaign Being Waged Against Palestinian Resistance

I have often asked myself, why there is an impression that some Western activists and pro-Palestinian organisations are working covertly, to divide and weaken the Palestinian cause. Before addressing the primary issue, a little has to be said about the Palestinian cause itself and how many prominent figures side-track real resolutions, with their own ideas …

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Mobile Apps and Smartphones Pose a Clear and Present Danger

New revelations show that Iran has posted apps found on Google’s Play Store which give the Iranians the ability to easily spy on anyone who downloads them to their smartphone. Some say these are “weaponized” smartphone apps. Most people don’t realize that the mobile phone is probably the most dangerous device available today. It is more powerful …

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