US Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. speaks during a news briefing at the Pentagon on 14 April (AFP)

West’s Attack on Syria Offers No Balm for Netanyahu

Last Friday, the US, France and Britain attacked Syria’s chemical weapons facilities in response to an alleged regime attack on a rebel stronghold in Douma, which killed at least 40 civilians. The coordinated air assault was a major escalation in the conflict and the first joint Western military operation targeting the Assad regime in the …

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Trump-Netanyahu Meeting at White House to Discuss Multi-Front War in Middle East

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet U.S. President Donald J. Trump to discuss what has long been in the works, war. A war against Syria, Hezbollah, Lebanon and eventually its main target, Iran. Another issue will be discussed is the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem (which in my mind will lead to the …

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The top-level diplomats Nabil FAHMY (Egypt), Mohammad Javad ZARIF (Iran) and Sergey LAVROV (Russia) at the Middle East conference of Valdai Discussion Club, Moscow, Feb 2018

Russia in Lebanon: “Anti-Zionist” Agenda or “Pro-Israeli” Pivot?

According to various sources, Lebanon has agreed to give the Russian Armed Forces basing and transit rights as well as allow Moscow to develop offshore energy reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean in a move that’s being heralded as a game-changing pivot by some analysts in the Alt-Media Community. The popular narrative that they’re disseminating is …

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Drones and Jets: Israel Bombed Syrian and Iranian Targets in Syria

“Iran brazenly violated Israel’s sovereignty,” stated Netanyahu on 10 February. “They dispatched an Iranian drone from Syrian territory into Israel.” In response to this alleged reconnaissance drone, which the Israeli military characterized as a “serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory,” Israel promptly bombed twelve Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria. A vagueness persists about the alleged drone. Iran stated the claim was “baseless” …

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Lebanon – Should it be Devil, Deep Blue Sea… or Russia?

Lebanon, as so often in the past, is facing mortal danger. Saudi Arabia is putting great pressure on the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, a powerful but controversial figure who holds dual nationality – Saudi and Lebanese. Riyadh expects Lebanon to play by its own rules, sidelining Hezbollah, ending Iranian influence in the country, and …

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New War in the Middle East? – Washington Is Dancing to the Tune Being Played by Israel

How many Americans are aware that every two years the United States military engages in large scale exercises with the Israeli Defense Forces that simulate wars against Israel’s neighbors? Three thousand American soldiers are in Israel right now involved in maneuvers that are focused on countering a missile attack from Lebanon. When the exercise, known …

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Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah speaks via a screen, Lebanon © Aziz Taher / Reuters

Lebanon Looks to Hezbollah to Resolve Internal Clashes, as Israel’s War Threats Reach Fever Pitch

Lebanon is a pressure cooker which could blow at any moment, but don’t worry about confused US policy. Israel’s threats to invade are not irking the Lebanese, but many wish Hezbollah would end a local Shiite-Christian spat. America’s confused position in Afrin, northern Syria, is not the only location in the Middle East where Washington’s …

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US Troops Arrive in “Israel”: Is Lebanon Next on the ‘Kill List’?

This week has seen multiple threats from Tel Aviv regime officials aimed at Lebanon. The sustained and increasingly manic threats against Beirut make it clear that Tel Aviv has launched a full-scale, highly coordinated rhetorical war designed to frighten and intimidate the Lebanese government. Capping things off, this coordinated assault of threats has culminated in …

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Israel’s Sunni-Shia Divide and Conquer Strategy

Sun Tzu had the Art of War. Von Clausewitz had On War. Britain used divide and conquer to maintain control of its colonies. Now Israel has transformed the strategy into a fine art in its manipulation of its Arab neighbors. Earlier this week, Israel’s intelligence minister, Israel Katz, who has already announced his intention run …

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