Daily Archive: March 31, 2019

The US Is Stoking Congo’s “Deep State” Civil War in Order to “Contain” China

The “African Spring” seems ready to spread to the Democratic Republic of the Congo after there are visible signs that the US is stoking its “deep state” civil war in order create obstacles to China’s hitherto unrestricted access to cobalt there, with the possible success of this non-kinetic “containment” measure having the chance to dramatically turn the tables in the...

Russia, Lebanon, and “Weapons of Mass Migration”

The Lebanese President warned during his trip in Russia that the 1,5 million Syria refugees that his country hosts might be tempted to migrate en mass to Europe if Moscow doesn’t ‘more enthusiastically encourage’ Damascus to facilitate their large-scale return in the near future, though it’s unlikely that this so-called “Weapons of Mass Migration” scenario will materialize since it was...

British Foreign Policy in the Middle East: A Secret History of Self Interest

On Tuesday in the British parliament, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry asked an urgent question relating to allegations that British troops have been covertly fighting in Yemen and supporting the Saudi-led coalition. As reported in the Mail on Sunday, five British special forces troops from the elite Special Boat Service (SBS) were injured while “advising” Saudi Arabia on their deadly campaign in Yemen....

Trump Aside, Is AIPAC’s Power Waning?

America’s leading Israel advocacy group, AIPAC, opened its national policy conference this week and there is trouble in Paradise. While the event promises to bring nearly 18,000 attendees to bask in pro-Israel rhetoric and intensive Congressional lobbying, there are cracks in the armour of the lobby megalith. No Netanyahu speech On Monday, an unexpected development has roiled the proceedings. A rocket from...

85,000 Children Have Perished of Malnutrition in Yemen Under the US-Saudi Blockade

This week marks the fourth year since the beginning of the Saudi coalition’s war on Yemen. In the last four years, the coalition has destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, devastated its economy, driven millions to the edge of starvation, and killed tens of thousands of Yemenis in its bombing campaign. That entire time, the U.S. has provided and continues...