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24.08.2017

As Syria war tightens, US and Russia military hotlines humming

As Syria war tightens, US and Russia military hotlines humming

Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the storm: Syria. It has been four months since US President Donald Trump ordered cruise missile strikes against a Syrian airfield after an alleged chemical weapons… »

02.07.2016

Bangladesh: importing terror, exporting fear

Bangladesh: importing terror, exporting fear

The terrible attack on Holey Artisan café in the upper-end Gulshan business district of Dhaka, Bangladesh will have succeeded in announcing that ISIL is indeed in the country. The government was reluctant to admit this fact but it is difficult to believe otherwise now. This suicidal killing goes toward explaining the… »

15.06.2016

Orlando

Orlando

A decade ago, Michael Moore’s film Bowling for Columbine highlighted the issue of guns in the US in the most precise and documented way. With clever camerawork and extensive reporting, by examining factors such as poverty and unemployment, by documenting how easily a child today can have access to… »

13.06.2016

Battle for Fallujah: Protests needed on violations of humanitarian law

Battle for Fallujah: Protests needed on violations of humanitarian law

In simultaneous, if not necessarily coordinated operations, there are attacks against the forces of the Islamic State (ISIS or Daesh in its Arabic abbreviation) in Syria and Iraq. ISIS had, in practice, abolished the frontier between Iraq and Syria which had been created in 1916 by the agreement of Sir… »

04.12.2015

War with Russia or with ISIS: What ever happened to peace?

War with Russia or with ISIS: What ever happened to peace?

War with Russia or with ISIS: What ever happened to peace? By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/4994 According to the Nation magazine and many others, there are two options available to the U.S. government. One is increased hostility perhaps leading to nuclear war with Russia. The other… »

03.12.2015

Syria: No fly zone means for everybody

Syria: No fly zone means for everybody

Protect the Syrians from all sides and they will create conditions where ISIS  will simply fall apart, stop bombing populations and provide all-around security and the local people will seek their own way to peace and any offer by such as ISIS will be bypassed – the message in this… »

01.12.2015

The West will lose to ISIS – too

The West will lose to ISIS – too

French president Hollande has declared war – war on terror, George W. Bush style. Like September 11, 2001 wasn’t a war, Paris November 13 wasn’t a war. It was a criminal act.  The war on terror has been an exceptionally stupid war. By Jan Oberg, TFF co-founder and director –… »

26.11.2015

Breaking international law in Syria

Breaking international law in Syria

The war drums are getting louder in the aftermath of ISIS attacks in Paris, as Western countries gear up to launch further airstrikes in Syria. But obscured in the fine print of countless resolutions and media headlines is this: the West has no legal basis for military intervention. Their strikes… »

23.09.2015

International Military Review – Syria, Sep. 21, 2015: Forecasting the Syrian War

International Military Review – Syria, Sep. 21, 2015: Forecasting the Syrian War

The trajectory of the Syrian Civil War could fundamentally shift within in the nearest future. Rebel factions led by Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra continue to pressure the Syrian government stronghold along the Alawite Coast following a several-month long campaign to expel Syrian Armed Forces… »

06.03.2015

What ISIS Really Wants

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it. The following – long – article was noted… »

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