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Levant Report - 2016-03-01 - Original post - cached version

Steven Chovanec is a student of International Studies and Sociology at Roosevelt University and conducts independent, open-source research into geopolitics and social issues.  His writings can be found at undergroundreports.blogspot.com, find him on Twitter @stevechovanec.

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Levant Report - 2016-02-29 - Original post - cached version

Not an “expert” or “analyst”: Me (left) with my buddy on one of many visits to Maaloula.

Would you be surprised to learn the think-tank and media “expert” community is often dominated by people who have never stepped foot in the countries of their expertise?

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Levant Report - 2016-02-25 - Original post - cached version

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IT IS NO SECRET that Saudi Arabia, along with its Gulf and Western allies, has played a direct role in fueling the fires of grinding sectarian conflict that has kept Syria burning for the past five years. It is also no secret that Russian intervention has...

Levant Report - 2016-02-02 - Original post - cached version

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Jeremy R. Hammond is an independent political analyst and a recipient of the Project Censored Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. He is the founding editor of Foreign Policy Journal and the author of Ron Paul vs. Paul Krugman:...

Levant Report - 2016-02-02 - Original post - cached version

The above interview with Dr. Vijay Prashad draws our attention to the parallel conflicts of Libya and Syria, as well as the way the two wars directly intersected in 2011-2012 (weapons shipments from Libya to Syria, now fully documented via USG declassified reports).

One of the more...

Levant Report - 2016-01-25 - Original post - cached version

Photo: An Islamic State fighter using the US-made BGM-71 TOW in Damascus countryside in 2014. The Foundation for Defense of Democracies funded “Long War Journal” has confirmed many instances of AQ and ISIS use of the TOW. 

David Mizner is a novelist and freelance journalist...

Levant Report - 2016-01-10 - Original post - cached version

And consider the below RT News broadcast from 2011 as the Libyan conflict was in its opening stages. What was at that time informed speculation is now confirmed with documented proof. Find the State Dept. source document here.

Levant Report - 2016-01-08 - Original post - cached version

http://dissentradio.com/radio/16_01_05_hoff.mp3

“Sirte is located mid-way between Tripoli and Benghazi; its loss will be a psychological blow for Qaddafi.”

—Hillary Clinton intelligence briefing, 2011

“In the Libyan capital,...

Levant Report - 2016-01-05 - Original post - cached version

Throughout the Libyan War there were widespread reports of field executions and torture of black Libyans carried out by militias aligned with the National Transition Council (some NTC aligned fighters shown above; Source: Wikimedia Commons).

New Emails Expose Hillary’s Dirty War in...

Levant Report - 2015-11-24 - Original post - cached version

Above: Ben Swann covered the Pentagon report for CBS46 News in Atlanta the same week the NYTimes referenced it. The below article was originally prepared for AntiWar.com

I’ve written before about the way news of the declassified 2012 Defense Intelligence report spread: throughout early...

Levant Report - 2015-11-16 - Original post - cached version

Left: U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford with FSA Col. Okaidi in 2013. Right: FSA Col. Okaidi with ISIS emir Abu Jandal — part of Omar the Chechen’s group of fighters at Menagh Airbase in 2013.

LR Editor’s Note: We are re-posting the below guest analysis by Robert Barsocchini, an...
Levant Report - 2015-10-28 - Original post - cached version

“I don’t want the U.S. government to provide weapons to Al-Qaeda…it’s a very simple concept in my mind.”

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is a rare voice of sanity in the public arena. Her perspective on U.S. policy in Syria is not one you’ll often find on...

Levant Report - 2015-10-19 - Original post - cached version

Screenshot of Russian Mi-24P Hind Attack Helicopters filmed operating over Syria

The following was first published to Sic Semper Tyrannis. It is republished here with permission of the author. Dr. Michael Brenner is Professor Emeritus of International Affairs at the University of...

Levant Report - 2015-10-13 - Original post - cached version

Dan Sanchez, theAntiMedia.org — A quartet of peace negotiators has won the Nobel Peace Prize for its role in preserving the Tunisian Revolution. That 2011 event kicked off the wave of uprisings known as the Arab Spring. The Tunisian Revolution is widely seen as the one bright...

Levant Report - 2015-10-06 - Original post - cached version

Declassified DIA Report discussed starting at 16:10

Former Defense Intelligence Agency Chief Michael Flynn was once again asked specifically about the 2012 DIA memo which foretold the rise of ‘Islamic State’ at the end of a lengthy RT News interview.

Flynn responded that, “the...

Levant Report - 2015-10-01 - Original post - cached version

http://www.gorilla-radio.com/audio/Gorilla_Radio_2015-2015-10-01-20278.mp3

 

Gorilla Radio, Chris Cook — It’s been a busy week for terror in the news. In Canada, leaders of the three major parties vying for the October 19th general election “debated” foreign policy Monday,...

Levant Report - 2015-09-23 - Original post - cached version

http://dissentradio.com/radio/15_09_18_hoff.mp3

 

View an interactive/visual version my “ISIS Leader Omar al-Shishani Fought Under U.S. Umbrella as Late as 2013” at Medium.com

View at AntiWar.com Here.

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