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Syria or Islamic State: Which One is Obama’s Target?

The Iran’s views on what is happening in Iraq largely coincide with the Russia’s position.  Iran accused the United States on Saturday of seeking to "topple the legitimate regime" of Bashar al-Assad in Syria under the pretext of fighting against Islamic State (IS) militants. The speaker of parliament, Ali Larijani, warned the United States against launching strikes against Iran's ally Syria. "The United States is playing with fire in the region and must know that it cannot attack Syria on the pretext of fighting against the Islamic State," he said. The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani emphasized that Washington was "trying to divert the eyes of the world from its pivotal role in supporting and equipping the terrorists in Syria in a bid to topple the legitimate regime." "On the pretext of fighting terrorism, the United States want to pursue their unilateral policies and violate the sovereignty of states," Shamkhani said.

Nikolai BOBKIN | 17.09.2014


 

Getting It Right in Fighting ISIL

President Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attempted to craft a so-called «coalition of the willing» to help the United States fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in both Iraq and Syria. Obama was only able to enlist the support of the fragile new Iraqi government, the battered Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. The latter «partner», Saudi Arabia, has been ISIL's main benefactor. Obama also foolishly said he wanted to arm the «Free Syrian Army», even though many of its original members joined ranks with ISIL and its ally, the Al Nusra Front after being trained and armed by CIA and U.S. military teams in Jordan and Turkey...

Wayne MADSEN | 14.09.2014


 

Neocons Revive Syria ‘Regime Change’ Plan

Official Washington’s ever-influential neoconservatives and their “liberal interventionist” allies see President Barack Obama’s decision to extend U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State terrorists into Syria as a new chance to achieve the long-treasured neocon goal of “regime change” in Damascus.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 12.09.2014


 

Islamic State – Another Boomerang to Hit West Right in its Head

The execution of James Foley, the American photojournalist beheaded by Islamic State militants, was an impressively staged and remarkably acted drama symbolizing a greater meaning. The sword over his head looked like a boomerang thrown some time ago by the West with an aim to pursue its purely selfish and shortsighted interests. Before his death Foley said that Western leaders were responsible for what was happening. Why should he be insincere at his last moment? It serves the purpose to remember that the executioner was a London rapper turned jihadist – a phenomenon engendered by Western civilization... There is only one force in the Middle East that could defeat the Islamic State...

Dmitry MININ | 02.09.2014


 

The Grand Saudi Reversal

While for the past 35 years Saudi Arabia has supported all the jihadist movements to the most extremist, Riyadh seems suddenly to have changed policy. Threatened in its very existence by a possible attack from the Islamic Emirate, Saudi Arabia has given the signal for the destruction of the organization. But contrary to appearances, the EIS remains supported by Turkey and Israel who sell their looted oil.  

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 01.09.2014


 

Hillary Clinton is the grandmother of the Islamic Caliphate

Hillary Clinton is fond of changing history in order to put herself in the best possible light. As First Lady, she claimed that in 1996 that she dodged sniper fire while visiting Sarajevo, the capital of civil war-torn Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was a good story and, initially, she received praise for her «heroism under fire» from a typically sycophantic press. However, the story was false. Mrs. Clinton never came under sniper fire. She lied. And the lies of the one-time and prospective presidential candidate did not stop with Bosnia. According to one person close to the ex-First Lady, her first major book, «Living History», was full of so many lies and half-truths, it should have been sold under the heading of «fiction»...

Wayne MADSEN | 01.09.2014


 

US slouches toward Syria (II). It is Obama’s war, but does he need one?

Senior US officials told the Wall Street Journal newspaper this week that the Pentagon is «preparing to send surveillance aircraft, including drones, into Syrian airspace to gather intelligence on Islamist targets, laying the groundwork for a possible expansion of the limited US military air campaign beyond Iraq». The daily noted it as «the first tangible signs that the Obama administration may be preparing for military operations in Syria»...

Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR | 31.08.2014


 

US slouches toward Syria, again (I). A war by some other name

What began as ‘humanitarian intervention’ in Iraq has since spread from Kurdistan to Baghdad to Anbar and in the past forty-eight hours or so reached Syria with the US president having given approval for sustained air reconnaissance missions in its airspace... At least 200000 Syrian people have been killed, 2.5 million Syrians have been turned into refugees and over 6.5 million Syrians have been displaced in the carnage in Syria so far. Isn’t that enough? Surely, some of that blood at least must be on Obama’s hands? 

Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR | 29.08.2014


 

The Leninist in the White House

...In Washington coercion has supplanted the rule of law. Syria has every right to be nervous.  The reason ISIS is operating on Syrian territory is that Washington armed them and sent them to Syria. Washington’s air strikes on ISIS could very well be cover for air strikes on Syrian armed forces. Here we see the complete failure of the Obama regime...

Paul Craig ROBERTS | 28.08.2014


 

US’ Skewed Policy Priorities

The US State Department has maintained that continuity rather than change in the American policy is what should be expected in the aftermath of the killing of photojournalist James Foley by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria early this week. The State Department’s media briefings insisted that there has been an «ongoing policy initiative», an «ongoing effort» on the part of Washington  to meet the ISIL threat and «we will continue doing what we’re doing in Iraq.» So, on Wednesday, the US military took an additional 14 air strikes around the Mosul Dam...

Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR | 23.08.2014




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West Responds to Islamic State Gains and Successes

No matter the United States and Great Britain claim to form a coalition of 40 states to fight the Islamic State, there is little done in practice. The United Sates are pursuing the very same goals as in the past: to overthrow Bashar Assad in Syria, make forces hostile to Tehran and Damascus come to power in Iraq, weaken Iran and Shia Hezbollah movement on Lebanon and then move jihad closer to the Russian borders. Washington hopes that the Ukraine’s crisis will divert Moscow efforts and limit its influence in the Middle East.  

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