Daily Archive: April 11, 2019

Trump’s Neocons See Erdogan as Their Ticket to a Region-Wide Middle East War

Turkish troops and armored units are massed along Turkey’s southern border awaiting orders to invade northern Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to clear a ten mile-deep swath of land east of the Euphrates River in order to remove terrorist-linked militants (YPG) currently occupying the territory. The proposed offensive would put US Special Forces in the line of fire...

Ratcheting Up Tension: US Designation of Revolutionary Guards Risks Escalation

The stakes in the Middle East couldn’t be higher. Suspicion that the United States’ intent is to change the regime in Tehran rather than its officially stated goal of forcing Iran to curb its ballistic missile program and support for militias in Lebanon, Gaza and Yemen was heightened with this week’s decision to designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)...

There’s a Reason Why the West Is Portraying Haftar as a “Russian-Backed” Bogeyman

The Mainstream Media’s deliberate misportrayal of Libyan National Army General Haftar as “Russian-backed” is meant to turn him into a bogeyman for the purpose of discrediting his military gains after he turned on his American patron. Haftar “Goes Rogue” Much of the Mainstream Media’s reporting about the latest events in Libya usually always includes at least one line about how...

Israel’s Election Shows ‘the Two-State Solution’ Is Dead in the Water

It wasn’t just Netanyahu who didn’t mention ‘a two-state solution’ in his election campaign; none of his main rivals did either. So why do Western politicians and pundits keep mouthing platitudes about it, as if it’s still 1993? Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the right-wing Likud Party, appears to have secured a record fifth term in office, following this week’s general...