The US Escalation in Syria and the Threat of World War

In the wake of Sunday’s US shoot-down of a Syrian fighter plane and the following day’s warning from Russia that it will treat all American warplanes flying west of the Euphrates River as targets for its surface-to-air missiles, the threat of an armed confrontation between the world’s two largest nuclear powers is now greater than …

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Iranian photo showing a missile launched by the Revolutionary Guard Corps in the west of Iran, targeting an ISIS position near the city of Deir Az Zor in Syria

Iran’s Missile Strike Adds to Syrian Crisis

On June 19, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced that it had fired several missiles at ISIS positions in the Deir Az Zor province in Syria. The reason given for this unprecedented military strike was retaliation for double terrorist attacks which struck Tehran two weeks ago. Readers should not underestimate the significance of this event. According to a statement issued by the news agency …

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If the U.S. Continues to Creep Toward World War 3, Eventually it is Going to Happen

After a bit of a lull for the past couple of months, the march toward war appears to be accelerating once again. On Monday the U.S. military shot down yet another Syrian aircraft, and it appears that President Trump’s patience with North Korea’s nuclear program may have run out. Unlike our wars in Iraq and …

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Washington Crossed the Red Line in Syria

The actions the Pentagon has recently been taking in Syria resulted in the extreme risk of a direct armed engagement between American troops illegally deployed in Syria and the forces of Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad. Upon realizing the success of anti-terrorist operation which Syrian armed forces were conducting together with Russian and Iranian forces in bid …

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Spoiling for a Wider War in Syria

The U.S. mainstream media’s near universal demonization of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin – along with similar hatred directed toward Iran and Hezbollah – has put the world on a path toward World War III. Ironically, the best hope for averting a dangerous escalation into a global conflict is to rely …

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The US is Preparing to Occupy Syria

The American fighter aircraft F/A-18E Super Hornet shot a Syrian fighter-bomber aircraft Su-22 in the south of Tabqah. The official representatives of the Syrian Armed Forces announced it. The headquarters of the International coalition led by the U.S. confirmed this fact. There is no news about what happened to a pilot. This is the only …

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Self-Defense is No Defense for US Acts of War in Syria

The shooting down of a Syrian fighter jet by US forces this week comes on the back of several aggressive actions by American military on the ground. Taken together the US actions mark an alarming escalation of intervention in the Syrian war – to the point where the Americans can be said to be now …

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A still image taken from footage shot on June 18, 2017 and broadcast on Iranian television, purports to show missiles being fired from Iran into eastern Syria. Photo: IRINN via Reuters

Five Takeaways from Iran’s Missile Strike in Syria

At its most obvious level, Iran’s missile attack on the Islamic State command centre in the Syrian city of Dier Ezzor on Sunday may be regarded as the demonstration of an extraordinarily innovative military capability. Iran says it fired six ground-to-ground missiles from Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) bases in Kermanshah and Kurdistan provinces, both in …

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