It is Not Just Assad Who is “Responsible” for the Rise of ISIS

Talk to Bashar al-Assad’s enemies, and they’ll tell you he’s to blame for every man, woman and child who has been killed in Syria. That’s 400,000. Or 450,000. Or 500,000. The figures, so carelessly put together by the media, the UN and the various opposition groups who naturally want the statistics to be as high … Continue reading It is Not Just Assad Who is “Responsible” for the Rise of ISIS

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Israel and Islamist Militias: A Strange and Recurring Alliance

The recent assertion made by Bashar al-Jaafri, Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, accusing Israel of supporting and assisting the so-called Islamic State in his country’s civil war has raised eyebrows in certain sections of the global media. The Jerusalem Post referred to his comments as a “startling accusation” while the British Daily Mail … Continue reading Israel and Islamist Militias: A Strange and Recurring Alliance

How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East

The Short Answer: Fight it! Make no mistake: after 15 years of losing wars, spreading terror movements, and multiplying failed states across the Greater Middle East, America will fight the next versions of our ongoing wars. Not that we ever really stopped.  Sure, Washington traded in George W. Bush’s expansive, almost messianic attitude toward his … Continue reading How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East

Nobody Knows What’s Happening in Syria, but Everyone is Bombing it Anyway

On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army made the staggering claim that a recent U.S.-led airstrike on an ISIS chemical cache has killed “hundreds,” including large numbers of civilians. This alleged strike was unrelated to claims made about the chemical weapons attack in Idlib last week. “Aircrafts [sic] of the so-called U.S.-led International Alliance on Wednesday … Continue reading Nobody Knows What’s Happening in Syria, but Everyone is Bombing it Anyway

You Can’t Fight a War Without a Scorecard

Okay, folks, you won’t be able to know who’s who in this Syrian War without a program! So, without further ado, enjoy! First off, there’s several different factions over there and not all of them willingly get along. Syria has: Shi’ite Muslims, Sunni Muslims, Syrian Orthodox Christians, a small number of Catholics, Kurds, Alawite Muslims, … Continue reading You Can’t Fight a War Without a Scorecard

Was Israel the Reason for the U.S. Strike on Syrian Military Base?

After the U.S. missile strikes in Syria, many may have wondered why the al-Sha’ayrat airfield was the target. In other words, what was so important about this airbase as opposed to all the others? The Trump administration, for their part, claimed that they targeted “chemical weapons” being stored at the base and that this particular … Continue reading Was Israel the Reason for the U.S. Strike on Syrian Military Base?

US Missiles Strike Syrian Forces Fighting Al Qaeda

Upward to 60 cruise missiles fired by the US military struck a Syrian military air base near Homs – which currently constitutes the font line between Syrian Arab Army forces and multiple US State Department designated terrorist organizations, including Al Nusra and the self-proclaimed “Islamic State.” The strike was allegedly carried out as retaliation for … Continue reading US Missiles Strike Syrian Forces Fighting Al Qaeda

Who has Committed the Recent Gas Attack in Syria?

Just a couple of days ago the better part of the Western media found themselves actively engaged in yet another propaganda campaign, provoked by allegations of “yet another” gas attack allegedly committed in the Syrian city of Khan Sheikhun in the northern province of Idlib, which remain under control of the Al Qaeda affiliated Jabhat … Continue reading Who has Committed the Recent Gas Attack in Syria?