Washington Allies with ISIS as Great Power Conflict Trumps “War on Terror”

The “National Defense Strategy” document released at the beginning of this year declared bluntly that the nearly two-decade focus by the US military on the so-called “global war on terrorism” had come to an end. In its place, a new strategic orientation was being introduced based on preparing for “great power” confrontation, i.e., war with …

Continue reading Washington Allies with ISIS as Great Power Conflict Trumps “War on Terror”

Advertisements

US Warmachine Seeks New Pretext in Syria

US designs in Syria were made crystal clear by US Army General Joseph Votel – head of US Central Command (CENTCOM) – during a July 19th press briefing. General Votel would state unequivocally when asked what the “arrangement” was regarding Syria, that: Our mission is very, very clear: It is focusing on the defeat of …

Continue reading US Warmachine Seeks New Pretext in Syria

War or Peace: New Developments Will Determine Syria’s Future

ISIS has been reduced to insignificance and the rebels have been defeated in the south and everywhere else in Syria, except in the province of Idlib. This is a big step forward toward stability in the country. Although there are still many problems and contradictions between major actors that remain unsolved, there are signs that …

Continue reading War or Peace: New Developments Will Determine Syria’s Future

I Traced Missile Casings in Syria Back to Their Original Sellers – It’s Time for the West to Reveal Who They Sell Arms to

Readers, a small detective story. Note down this number: MFG BGM-71E-1B. And this number: STOCK NO 1410-01-300-0254. And this code: DAA A01 C-0292. I found all these numerals printed on the side of a spent missile casing lying in the basement of a bombed-out Islamist base in eastern Aleppo last year. At the top were …

Continue reading I Traced Missile Casings in Syria Back to Their Original Sellers – It’s Time for the West to Reveal Who They Sell Arms to

The ISIS Suweida attack is a message to its branch in Quneitra, and to Russia and Damascus

In one of the bloodiest massacres after Speicher (Iraq), more than 150 ISIS militants attacked the province and the city of Suweida killing over 220 farmers (men, women, children) and members of the Syrian army and the local National Defence Forces. However, the “biggest hit was directed to Russia and Damascus who are inviting all …

Continue reading The ISIS Suweida attack is a message to its branch in Quneitra, and to Russia and Damascus

ISIS in Afghanistan: Central Asia Faces Risk of Spillover

Fighting in northern Afghanistan between the Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Daesh has greatly escalated recently. ISIS militants have spread their activities beyond their original base in the eastern province of Nangarhar in an attempt to expand their foothold in the country, as the Taliban seek to stop them. This was …

Continue reading ISIS in Afghanistan: Central Asia Faces Risk of Spillover

A man reacts beside bodies of the kidnapped people in Toz Khurmato, Iraq © Xinhua / Global Look Press

Trump’s Got Mother of All Migraines Coming On; ISIS is Back in Iraq

Just when Trump thought he was getting the hang of the Middle East, things start to get a tad complicated. Despite congratulating himself in Helsinki about defeating ISIS in Iraq, it seems that this was more of his own fake news. US President Donald Trump’s forays into promoting himself on the international diplomacy circuit haven’t …

Continue reading Trump’s Got Mother of All Migraines Coming On; ISIS is Back in Iraq

The Last Southern Battle in Syria: Finish Off ISIS and Then on, Towards Idlib

Southern Syria is surrendering to the forces of the Syrian army: deals have been concluded between the Syrian government and the militants, including jihadists belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra (aka Hayat Tahrir al-Sham). The main deal, supervised by the Russian forces, allows whoever is willing to go to the northern city of Idlib, which is becoming …

Continue reading The Last Southern Battle in Syria: Finish Off ISIS and Then on, Towards Idlib