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Putin’s Red Line in Syria is not an Invitation for Israel to Play Russian Roulette with Assad

What is Israel’s real role in the war in Syria? Can we really believe that it doesn’t want to get involved in the conflict? And how much longer can Israel be Washington’s strong arm in the region while sustaining good relations with Russia? A minor incident took place last week in Syria which few in … Continue reading Putin’s Red Line in Syria is not an Invitation for Israel to Play Russian Roulette with Assad

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Israel Begins ‘Extensive’ Military Drills in Golan Heights Amid Heightened Tensions with Syria

The Israeli Defense Forces began "extensive" military drills in the Golan Heights on Sunday. The exercises are expected to last one week, according to Israeli military officials. The Times of Israel reports: The exercises in the Golan Heights come at a time of increased tension with Syria, following several reported Israeli strikes on targets in Syria and … Continue reading Israel Begins ‘Extensive’ Military Drills in Golan Heights Amid Heightened Tensions with Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) ahead of their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, on 10 March 2017 (AFP)

Checkmate in Syria: Erdogan’s Gambit with Putin is Not Paying Off

Turkey’s partnership with Russia in Syria is proving a disappointment leaving Ankara little choice but to accept Russian protection for the Kurds When Turkey reconciled with Russia and offered its regrets for shooting down a jet fighter in November 2015, the move looked like a strategic masterstroke. It cut the US out of the diplomatic … Continue reading Checkmate in Syria: Erdogan’s Gambit with Putin is Not Paying Off

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We Mean Business: Syria Will Fire Scuds at Israel in Response to Airstrikes

The Syrian government has announced that it will retaliate should Israel continue to conduct airstrikes on Syrian territory. Any further airstrikes on Syrian territory will be met with deadly force and retaliation strikes deep within Israeli soil, they said. According to the message, delivered via Russian mediators, attacks on Syrian military objects will be met with Scud missiles launched at Israeli military (IDF) … Continue reading We Mean Business: Syria Will Fire Scuds at Israel in Response to Airstrikes

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‘Optimism Far from Reality’: Moscow Dismisses West’s ‘Rosy Forecasts’ on Raqqa Offensive

Moscow has questioned the Western coalition's optimism about soon recapturing Raqqa from Islamic State, saying only international cooperation can help liberate the city. However, it is exactly coordinated partnership on various fronts that is lacking. The "very hard but essential" battle for Raqqa is just days away, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian claimed on … Continue reading ‘Optimism Far from Reality’: Moscow Dismisses West’s ‘Rosy Forecasts’ on Raqqa Offensive

Why is China Choosing to Partner with Israel and Saudi Arabia?

China's reaching out to Israel and Saudi Arabia is not a case of selling out to Zionism and Wahhabism. It is the product of a pragmatic conception of statesmanship intended to lay the foundations for a multipolar world. Far away from the public eye and amidst relatively little fanfare compared to other official visits of … Continue reading Why is China Choosing to Partner with Israel and Saudi Arabia?

U.S. Increasing Involvement in Syria Yet Again as Regional, World Tensions Flare

Are We Edging Toward Federalization, World War Three In Syria? As tensions continue to rise between Syria, Israel, Iran, Hezbollah, and Russia, the United States is also upping the ante in Syria. After mobilizing troops to Manbij and engaging in a series of airstrikes including a questionable report of the U.S. bombing a Mosque in … Continue reading U.S. Increasing Involvement in Syria Yet Again as Regional, World Tensions Flare

Has Afghanistan Become America’s Afghanistan?

Fifteen years and counting.  America’s longest war keeps getting longer.  The very duration of the expedition, with an end no more in sight now than it had been at any of several points one could have chosen over the last several years, ought to indicate the need for a fundamental redirection of policy.  And yet there … Continue reading Has Afghanistan Become America’s Afghanistan?

Russophobia – Symptom of US Implosion

There was a time when Russophobia served as an effective form of population control – used by the American ruling class in particular to command the general US population into patriotic loyalty. Not any longer. Now, Russophobia is a sign of weakness, of desperate implosion among the US ruling class from their own rotten, internal … Continue reading Russophobia – Symptom of US Implosion