Daily Archive: February 26, 2018

Britain Officially Prepares Now for War Against Russia

On Wednesday, February 21st, the UK’s Minister of Defence, Conservative Gavin Williamson, announced that the United Kingdom is changing its fundamental defence strategy from one that’s targeted against non-state terrorists (Al Qaeda, etc.), to one that’s targeted instead against three countries: Russia, China, and North Korea. He acknowledged that a massive increase in military spending will be needed for this,...

Brokering a Peace Process for Kashmir could be Iran’s Greatest International Achievement

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has recently completed an extended visit to India which has been hailed as a success by both sides. Indeed, for both sides, the visit was a balancing act that could have been thrown into disarray by even one less than fully sanitised remark. On the one hand, some supporters of the Islamic Revolution feel “betrayed” by...

Russia in Lebanon: “Anti-Zionist” Agenda or “Pro-Israeli” Pivot?

According to various sources, Lebanon has agreed to give the Russian Armed Forces basing and transit rights as well as allow Moscow to develop offshore energy reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean in a move that’s being heralded as a game-changing pivot by some analysts in the Alt-Media Community. The popular narrative that they’re disseminating is that Russia is deepening its...

Drones and Jets: Israel Bombed Syrian and Iranian Targets in Syria

“Iran brazenly violated Israel’s sovereignty,” stated Netanyahu on 10 February. “They dispatched an Iranian drone from Syrian territory into Israel.” In response to this alleged reconnaissance drone, which the Israeli military characterized as a “serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory,” Israel promptly bombed twelve Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria. A vagueness persists about the alleged drone. Iran stated the claim was “baseless” and “ridiculous.” The US called the drone...

The Guardian is Right – Ghouta is “Syria’s Srebrenica”

That is, another attempt to use humanitarian concern as a hook for military intervention. Get ready for yet more liberal interventionist propaganda along the Sarajevo/Srebrenica/Aleppo model. Simon Tisdall’s latest fact-lite, emotionally manipulative lament that the West isn’t doing enough to save the lovely terrorists in Syria makes one unintentionally accurate claim. “Eastern Ghouta,” he says “is turning into Syria’s Srebrenica.”...

Israel Ramps Up Support for Over 7 Syrian Rebel Factions in Desperate Bid to Expand Reach

As the acute phase of civil warfare in Syria winds down while the government of President Bashar al-Assad increasingly gains the upper hand over foreign-funded insurgents, regional powers are desperately boosting aid for local proxies in a last-ditch attempt to rekindle the nearly seven-year-long conflict and gain a strategic foothold in the war-torn Arab republic. Israeli occupation forces are frantically...