Middle East

09.05.2018

The U.S. Just Declared War on Iran

The U.S. Just Declared War on Iran

By Jan Oberg Against all common sense, moral considerations and international law, U.S. President Donald Trump tonight decided to place the United States outside the international so-called community and isolate itself, not Iran. He withdrew the United States from what is one of the most important negotiated peace-oriented agreements that… »

27.04.2018

Germany’s Refusal to Join the Latest US-Led Missile Strikes on Syria

Germany’s Refusal to Join the Latest US-Led Missile Strikes on Syria

“The major left party concluded that the US-led missile strikes violated international law”. by Ann Garrison Originally posted on Black Agenda Report, April 25, 2018 Germany did not join the US, UK, and France in the latest missile strikes in Syria despite President Trump’s invitation. The next day Germany’s … »

26.04.2018

Albert Einstein: Israel Freedom Party closely akin to Nazi-Fascism

Albert Einstein: Israel Freedom Party closely akin to Nazi-Fascism

by Ramzi Baroud First published on Counterpunch, 25/4/2018   Albert Einstein, along with other Jewish luminaries, including Hannah Arendt, published a letter in the New York Times on December 4, 1948. That was only a few months after Israel had declared its independence and as hundreds of Palestinian… »

19.04.2018

Syria and Press Propaganda

Syria and Press Propaganda

By Margareth Kimberley, Black Agenda Report, 18/04/2018 Originally posted here “Trump protects himself with war as Democrats and the rest of the ruling elite support his militarism.” It is difficult for Americans to find out what is happening in their country and around the world. That is because… »

17.04.2018

UN human rights experts condemn killings of Palestinians near Gaza fence by Israeli security forces

UN human rights experts condemn killings of Palestinians near Gaza fence by Israeli security forces

 UN human rights experts have condemned the continued use of firearms, including live ammunition, by Israeli security forces against mostly unarmed Palestinian protesters and observers for a third straight week near the fence between occupied Gaza and Israel. The United Nations and its independent human rights experts, along with the… »

17.04.2018

“The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack”

“The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack”

The Independent newspaper has published an investigation by journalist Robert Fisk (*) who visited the Syria clinic at the centre of a global chemical weapons crisis. We reproduce here some of his findings which cast serious doubts about the claim of a chemical attack in Douma. “Before we go any further,… »

17.04.2018

7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked

7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked

by Richard Eskow “Mission accomplished,” says the President. What, exactly, was the mission? And what exactly was accomplished? Donald Trump is being mocked for using this phrase in a tweet to praise what he claims was a “perfectly executed” airstrike against chemical weapons facilities in Syria. This recalls George… »

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… »

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