Monthly Archive: February, 2020

War Tensions Mount in Wake of Strike on Turkish Troops in Syria

Amid calls by world governments, the United Nations and the NATO alliance for a de-escalation of the spiraling tensions in Syria’s northern Idlib province, there is a mounting threat of an all-out military confrontation between Turkey and Russia triggering a potentially catastrophic world war. In the wake of Thursday’s strike on a Turkish position that claimed the lives of some...

The Threat of a Russia-Turkey-NATO Hot War Over Idlib is a Godsend for US Foreign Policy

Turkey is calling for NATO’s protection after 33 of its soldiers were killed in an apparent Syrian airstrike in Idlib, allegedly while fighting in terrorist ranks. In the regional chaos that ensues, only one player stands to gain. Speculation over what’s to come next has seen #article 5 trending on Twitter in the hours following the attacks, after Omer Celik,...

It’s Time for Ankara to Accept the Realities of the Syrian War Before It’s Too Late

The two months long Syrian Army offensive in the Idlib and Aleppo provinces culminated in Aleppo’s complete liberation from the jihadist terrorists of Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and their friends. In a matter of weeks, the Syrian Army, backed by the Russian Air Force managed to liberate hundreds of towns and cities across the two provinces, including the important cities...

NATO: From Covert Sponsor to Artillery for Terrorists in Syria

NATO member Turkey was recently caught out providing artillery support for terror groups in Syria’s Idlib province; now leader of the NATO alliance, the United States, is hinting at Russia and Syria holding dialogue with the terrorists to curb the upsurge in conflict. As Syria’s endgame closes, the protagonists and their proxies are coming more clearly into focus. NATO’s covert...

Assange Extradition: Can a French Touch Pierce a Neo-Orwellian Farce?

It’s quite fitting that the – imperially pre-determined – judicial fate of Julian Assange is being played out in Britain, the home of George Orwell. As chronicled by the painful, searing reports of Ambassador Craig Murray, what’s taking place in Woolwich Crown Court is a sub-Orwellian farce with Conradian overtones: the horror…the horror…, remixed for the Raging Twenties. The heart...