Middle East

16.04.2018

The Legality of the UK’s Air Strikes on the Assad Government in Syria

The Legality of the UK’s Air Strikes on the Assad Government in Syria

Opinion of Professor Dapo Akande, Professor of Public International Law & Co-Director, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law & Armed Conflict, University of Oxford, posted by Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 16 April 2018 1. I have been asked by Tom Watson… »

14.04.2018

Syria All Wrong and Backwards

Syria All Wrong and Backwards

By David Swanson In the park today I saw a teenager watching two little kids, one of whom apparently stole a piece of candy from the other. The teenager rushed up to the two of them, reprimanded one of them, and stole both of their bicycles. I felt like it… »

14.04.2018

Cui bono in Syria’s missile attack?

Cui bono in Syria’s missile attack?

Cui bono?, literally “to whom is it a benefit?”, is a Latin phrase related to the identification of crime suspects, expressing a utilitarian view that the perpetrator of a crime may be found among those who have something to gain, chiefly with an eye toward financial gain. The party which… »

14.04.2018

Two-third in USA and 76% in UK say mainstream publishes fake news

Two-third in USA and 76% in UK say mainstream publishes fake news

This article was originally published on The Herland Report, 12/04/2018.   Two-thirds of Americans say that the mainstream media pushes fake news, 24 % among the British believe what they read in the press. The numbers reflect what the Norwegian chief editor in Resett, Helge Lurås recently… »

12.04.2018

Yaser Murtaja and Marie Colvin

Yaser Murtaja and Marie Colvin

NATO governments know that their people will not support war against Syria unless they believe that his President is an evil dictator who gasses babies every day. The corporate media share in the culpability. by Margaret Kimberley originally posted on Black Agenda Report, 11 Apr 2018     “The… »

12.04.2018

Trump Threatening World War III In Syria

Trump Threatening World War III In Syria

By Professor Francis A Boyle Historically this latest eruption of American militarism at the start of the 21st Century is akin to that of America opening the 20th Century by means of the U.S.-instigated Spanish-American War in 1898. Then the Republican administration of President William McKinley stole their colonial empire… »

11.04.2018

The Four Horsemen Gallop By

The Four Horsemen Gallop By

The notion that Britain will take part in military action against Syria with neither investigation of the evidence nor a parliamentary vote is worrying indeed. Without Security Council authorisation, any such action is illegal in any event. Originally published by Craig Murray on his post, 11 Apr, 2018 The… »

11.04.2018

On The Threshold of War

On The Threshold of War

By Paul Craig Roberts, April 9, 2018 “The Russian view is simple: the West is ruled by a gang of thugs supported by an infinitely lying and hypocritical media while the general public in the West has been hopelessly zombified.” — The Saker https://russia-insider.com/en/russia-ready-war-mood-prime-time-tv-grim/ri23019 “The US generals, unlike… »

10.04.2018

The new Jewish-Arab movement that plans to save the Israeli left

The new Jewish-Arab movement that plans to save the Israeli left

Standing Together, a new joint Arab-Jewish movement, is aiming to transform Israeli politics. It won’t be easy, but the Israeli left’s first step back to power might be believing that it can win again. The Israeli left is in the midst of an historic crisis. Out of power for over… »

10.04.2018

‘Mutant fish in murky waters’: US brings global chaos & has no real friends, says Russia’s UN envoy

‘Mutant fish in murky waters’: US brings global chaos & has no real friends, says Russia’s UN envoy

Russia has warned the US and its allies against “fishing in murky waters” of the Middle East, causing further chaos there. The US shouldn’t assume it has friends, only countries unable to disagree, UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia said. The US and its allies have failed to understand the warning of… »

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