Ethnically Driven Terrorist Murders in Mali Might Spark a Regional Meltdown

40 members of the Tuareg minority that’s indigenous to the sparsely populated but geographically grand two-thirds of Mali were killed near the Nigerien border by what are suspected to be Fulani members of Daesh’s regional franchise of the so-called “Islamic State of the Greater Sahara” (ISGS), which is the same group that’s responsible for last …

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CIA Fails to Organize Prison Break for Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden

Washington has offered Islamabad to exchange Shakil Afridi, who helped catch Osama bin Laden, for Pakistani scientist Aafia Siddiqui who is serving a jail term in the United States, according to anonymous sources speaking to Sputnik. The CIA failed to conduct an operation to stage a prison break for Pakistani physician Shakil Afridi who had helped the US authorities …

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Douma Chemical Attack: Another Link in the Chain of Staged Provocations

What happened in Syria on April 7 had been expected. While raising hue and cry over the alleged chemical attack in Douma, a rebel-held suburb of the capital, Western officials and media wasted no time to put the blame on the Assad government. The US State Department issued a statement saying that by shielding Damascus Moscow has breached its international commitments. …

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The Age of Unintended Consequences

You want to see “blowback” in action? That's easy enough. All you need is a vague sense of how Google Search works. Then type into it phrases like “warmest years,” “rising sea levels,” “melting ice,” “lengthening wildfire season,” or “future climate refugees,” and you’ll find yourself immersed in the grimmest of blowback universes. It’s a …

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How the Syrian Conflict Became a War of Ethnic Cleansing

Syrian Arab militiamen leading the Turkish attack on Afrin in northern Syria are threatening to massacre its Kurdish population unless they convert to the variant of Islam espoused by ISIS and al-Qaeda. In the past such demands have preceded the mass killings of sectarian and ethnic minorities in both Syria and Iraq. In one video …

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America’s Deceitful Secret Support of Al Qaeda

In a recent article, I documented that “US Again Supports Al Qaeda in Syria”. In a prior article, I had documented that since 2012 the US Government has cooperated with the Sauds’ plan to install in Syria a fundamentalist-Sunni government to replace Syria’s existing secular Government, and that the fundamentalist-Sunni organization Al Qaeda has been the US …

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Al Qaeda Allegedly Uses US Missile to Down Syrian Jet

Several terrorist groups in Syria claim to have shot down a Syrian jet, likely using a US missile system. Tahrir al-Sham (the Syrian branch of al Qaeda), and the Free Idlib Army (an offshoot of the Free Syrian Army) took responsibility for shooting down a Syrian jet yesterday and likely killing two pilots. The incident …

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As Saudi Influence Wanes, UAE Builds Its Regional Value as Tool of US Imperialism

Since the beginning of the war against Yemen in March of 2015, Saudi Arabia has received most of the negative press for its war crimes — and rightfully so. Saudi airstrikes have targeted homes, schools, hospitals, markets, and other vital civilian infrastructure, resulting in over 13,000 civilian deaths. Saudi Arabia’s land, sea and air blockade …

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Egyptian army officers react during the funeral of officer Khaled al-Maghrabi, who was killed during a suicide bomb attack on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, in his hometown Toukh, al-Qalyubia governorate, north of Cairo, Egypt, July 8, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Battle may be Brewing in Sinai Between al-Qaeda, IS Groups

It looks like affiliates of the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda could go to war with each other in the Sinai Peninsula, though at this point the battle would be lopsided. In an audio recording released Nov. 11, al-Qaeda adherent Jund al-Islam declared war on much larger Wilayat Sinai, which is associated with IS, and claimed responsibility for the …

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