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New Eastern Outlook - 2020-07-09 - Original post - cached version

Recently, there has been an increasing number of reports on the changing balance of power in Libya not only concerning the opposing sides in the Libyan conflict but also external forces, particularly Turkey, that are a part of it.

Since Turkey’s yet undiminished involvement in the...

Off Guardian - 2020-07-08 - Original post - cached version

Hassan Mansour During his visit to Tripoli July 4th Turkey’s defense minister Hulusi Akar signed an agreement on military cooperation with the representatives of the Government of National Accord (GNA). The signature was held behind the closed doors, but the few details that were leaked to the...

Strategic Culture - 2020-07-07 - Original post - cached version

Since 1897 The New York Times has carried the slogan “All the News That’s Fit to Print”, and generally speaking that was appropriate over the years, save for a few times such as the invasion of Iraq in 2003 when it conveyed blatant bias in favour of the war and published what the appalling Trump...

21 Century Wire - 2020-07-07 - Original post - cached version


ROUTED: Foreign Saudi convoy destroyed by the native Houthis resistance (Image Source: Middle East Institute)

Yemen is the war that the global media forgot. In fact, they never really even began covering it. Hence, there has been little or no real international response to...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-07-06 - Original post - cached version

As I pointed out in one of my previous pieces for NEO, a cardinal purpose that the US wants to achieve through bashing China and casting it as an inherent enemy is division of the world into blocs, creating a chain of ‘trusted partners’ and establishing a ‘network of economic prosperity...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-07-05 - Original post - cached version

Global opinion and leaders in many countries have reacted angrily to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ decision to remove the Saudi Arabian military coalition in Yemen from a list of groups violating children’s rights. Antonio  Guterres has taken this step only a few years after the...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-30 - Original post - cached version

With tectonic changes, reflected largely through a massive decline in Saudi influence, taking place within the ‘Muslim world’, a potent struggle for new dominance has already begun. The symbolic and actual battlefield is Libya, gateway to a big part of the Muslim world in Africa. While a...

21 Century Wire - 2020-06-30 - Original post - cached version


Syria’s M5 Highway (Image Source: Arab Center DC)

Antiwar.com reports…

The head of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday that millions of Syrians are facing food shortages, and half of the country’s population goes to bed hungry. WFP chief David Beasley...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-30 - Original post - cached version

Despite international community’s efforts to resolve the Libyan conflict via peaceful means, it is intensifying and new participants are becoming embroiled in it.

On June 21, while inspecting Egyptian Armed Forces of Western Military Region stationed in the Sidi Barrani air base,...

Yanis Varoufakis - 2020-06-30 - Original post - cached version
The pandemic is not the first crisis (if we can say so) that hit capitalism all over the world. what is the difference between this one and the previous crisis?  The obvious one is that Covid-19 dealt capitalism an external shock, like an earthquake or a meteor that strikes at both production lines...
New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-30 - Original post - cached version

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which without warning began ravaging our planet, some important issues have been put on hold. However, they will have to be resolved sooner or later. One of them is the water scarcity problem. In fact, some scientists and experts believe that it may lead to...

Aletho News - 2020-06-29 - Original post - cached version
By Omar Ahmed | MEMO | June 29, 2020

Israel’s involvement in the Yemen war throughout its five year duration is an open secret. In 2015, when the Saudi Arabian Embassy in the capital Sanaa was seized by the Houthi forces in retaliation for the...

Aletho News - 2020-06-29 - Original post - cached version
By Scott Ritter | Consortium News | June 29, 2020

The Iran nuclear deal that the Trump administration pulled out of last year is on the verge of collapse.

The National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian Parliament last Tuesday ratified a motion...

Aletho News - 2020-06-29 - Original post - cached version

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 13, 2020, in commemoration of the martyrdom of Hezbollah Commander Mostapha Badreddine, killed in Syria in May 2016.

Summary:

Syria has already won the war, even if there are still some minor battles to be fought...
21 Century Wire - 2020-06-27 - Original post - cached version


Tony Cartalucci
21st Century Wire

Despite what appears to be a terminal decline of US influence over the Middle East, Washington has no intentions of gracefully abandoning its aspirations of regional hegemony.

Air strikes carried out against Syria by Washington’s...

Strategic Culture - 2020-06-27 - Original post - cached version

Rex Tillerson was the only secretary of state to be fired; James ‘mad dog’ Mattis wrote a strongly worded resignation letter rebuking Trump foreign policy behaviour, and became the first ever Secretary of Defence to resign in protest; Michael Flynn resigned after being embroiled in the Mueller...

Land Destroyer - 2020-06-26 - Original post - cached version
Iraq continues to find itself in the middle of Washington's ongoing struggle to reassert itself in the region. Can the new Iraqi PM free himself of his checkered pro-Western past? Or will he allow the US a foothold to further draw out Iraq's (and the region's) unending turmoil? 

June 26...
New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-26 - Original post - cached version

Despite what appears to be a terminal decline of US influence over the Middle East, Washington has no intentions of gracefully abandoning its aspirations of regional hegemony.

Air strikes carried out against Syria by Washington’s Israeli proxies, a mysterious explosion near Tehran...

Aletho News - 2020-06-25 - Original post - cached version
By Eric Striker | National Justice | June 24, 2020

Eliot Engel, a Zionist warmonger who has been in Congress since 1989, has been crushed at the ballot box by Bernie Sanders and Ilhan Omar endorsed black leftist Jamaal Bowman in New York’s...

21 Century Wire - 2020-06-23 - Original post - cached version

After regrouping and receiving renewed support from NATO member Turkey, ISIS are once again on the move in Syria – threatening the stability of the region.

South Front reports…


ISIS continues its series of attacks on the Syrian Army in desert areas in central Syria....

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-23 - Original post - cached version

As the US presidential election draws near, the “beacon of democracy” appears to be plunging deeper and deeper into chaos, with violence, lawlessness and rights abuses reaching levels previously unseen over the past 70 years.  Ill-advised and heavy-handed actions taken by current US...

Down With Tyranny - 2020-06-23 - Original post - cached version
A Hajj gets much more crowded than a Trump rally-- or inauguration

I lived abroad for 7 years and I'm a "member" of the century club (meaning I've been to over 100 countries). When I was still in my twenties and people asked me to name my favorite countries, it would always be...

Aletho News - 2020-06-23 - Original post - cached version
RT | June 22, 2020

Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton has claimed Israeli agents found “yellowcake uranium” in Iran in 2018, channeling the discredited intelligence used by the George W. Bush administration to justify invading Iraq.

Israel’s Mossad...

Aletho News - 2020-06-22 - Original post - cached version
By Gavin O’Reilly | American Herald Tribune | June 21, 2020

Following last month’s murder in the United States of George Floyd, an unarmed black man suffocated by Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin during what should have been a routine stop, what would initially...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-22 - Original post - cached version

Protests, stemming from an internal crisis, have once again erupted in Lebanon. In light of worsening corruption throughout the country, prices of staple foods are rising despite the government’s attempts to stop the Lebanese pound from decreasing in value. Demonstrations are taking...

Off Guardian - 2020-06-20 - Original post - cached version

While debate rages on whether the statues of colonial plunderers should be tossed into rivers or otherwise removed as blots on civilised landscapes – and as we progressives virtue-signal our damning of racism while enjoying to varying degree its fruits – looting and sacking of the global south...

Aletho News - 2020-06-20 - Original post - cached version
Strategic Culture Foundation | June 19, 2020

A total blockade of war-torn Syria is the desired effect of sweeping new sanctions imposed this week by the United States. The purpose is to prevent the Arab nation from achieving reconstruction and international...

Aletho News - 2020-06-20 - Original post - cached version
By Rick Sterling | Dissident Voice | June 19, 2020

Since 2011, the US and allies have promoted, trained and supplied militants trying to bring about “regime change” in Damascus. Having failed in that effort, they have tried to strangle Syria economically. The goal has...

Strategic Culture - 2020-06-19 - Original post - cached version

A total blockade of war-torn Syria is the desired effect of sweeping new sanctions imposed this week by the United States. The purpose is to prevent the Arab nation from achieving reconstruction and international normalization after suffering nearly a decade of war.

Washington’s objective...

Land Destroyer - 2020-06-19 - Original post - cached version
June 19, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Chinese media highlighted a recent plea by Beijing to the US to lift sanctions against Syria.

China's CGTN in an article titled, "Chinese envoy asks U.S. to lift unilateral sanctions on Syria," would report:

A Chinese...
New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-18 - Original post - cached version

Chinese media highlighted a recent plea by Beijing to the US to lift sanctions against Syria.

China’s CGTN in an article titled, “Chinese envoy asks US to lift unilateral sanctions on Syria,” would report:

A Chinese envoy on...

Aletho News - 2020-06-18 - Original post - cached version

By Jeremy Salt | American Herald Tribune | June 17, 2020

Whatever percentage of the West Bank Israel begins to annex in July, it will eventually annex the rest. Will it then turn to the east bank of the Jordan river?

Since the 19th century, the Zionist...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-18 - Original post - cached version

After becoming actively involved in conflicts in Syria and Libya, on June 14, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan launched operation Claw-Eagle in Iraq against PKK’s (the Kurdistan Workers’ Party) bases in the Qandil Mountains (in northern Iraq) as well as in the town of Sinjar and...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-06-18 - Original post - cached version

This isn't a double standard. Canada adheres to THE standard!

Canada accused of double standard by restricting arms to Turks but not Saudis

"Arms-control advocates are accusing the Canadian government of a double standard when it comes to restricting...
New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-17 - Original post - cached version

Inexplicable Arab sanctions against Qatar are now in their fourth year. At the present time, only Saudi Arabia and its satellites – Egypt, Bahrain, and the UAE – maintain the embargo, and accuse Doha of some types of sins that those countries themselves don’t understand. At the same time...

Strategic Culture - 2020-06-15 - Original post - cached version

In June 1967, Israel displaced over 400,000 Palestinians as a result of the Six-Day War. The Naksa (setback) is the most prominent wave of Palestinians expulsion after the 1948 Nakba, resulting in Israel seizing the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem and the West Bank. Decades later, the UN Security Council...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-15 - Original post - cached version

In recent days, the situation in the Mediterranean region’s eastern section has grown ever more tense. The discovery here of huge natural gas reserves has exacerbated not only simmering regional conflicts, but also the emergence of new ones, which could possibly entangle a number of NATO...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-13 - Original post - cached version

Back in May 2017, during an official visit by Donald Trump to Riyadh, the United States and Saudi Arabia signed one of the largest agreements in the history of the American military-industrial complex to deliver to that country weapons worth 280 billion USD. At that time, the White House...

Aletho News - 2020-06-12 - Original post - cached version
Interview realized by Mohsen Abdelmoumen | American Herald Tribune | June 12, 2020

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is your analysis of the annexation of the West Bank this July 1?

Jacob Cohen: The Zionist regime is not crazy enough to annex the entire West Bank, because...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-12 - Original post - cached version

“Conflicts in NATO bleed into Libya”, “Washington with Ankara in Libya to spite their regional allies”, “NATO back to the Libyan dossier”. These are some of the headlines in Arab media, commenting on the role of external factors in recent events in Libya.

This is constantly on the...

Dissident Voice - 2020-06-12 - Original post - cached version

While I am following closely various discussions on Western mass media and social media, simultaneously engaging in several direct exchanges, one overwhelming leitmotif that I see is clearly emerging: “What is happening in the United States (and the UK, France and other parts of Western Empire)...

Aletho News - 2020-06-12 - Original post - cached version
Al-Manar | June 12, 2020

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out at the Zionist lobbies for “poisoning” US politics, saying the time has come to end Israeli influence on the Western decision-making bodies.

In a post on his Twitter account on...

Strategic Culture - 2020-06-11 - Original post - cached version

It’s often said that the EU plays no role whatsoever in the conflict in Libya and takes no side. And given that Italy, being the odd man in Europe, supports the incumbent government and its ragtag coalition of soldiers and militias it employs fighting under the so-called GNA – whereas most EU...

Strategic Culture - 2020-06-11 - Original post - cached version

Morgan PALUMBO, Jessice DRAPER

It was a bare-knuckle brawl of the first order. It took place in Washington, D.C., and it resulted in a KO. The winners? Lobbyists and the defense industry. The losers? Us. And odds on, you didn’t even know that it happened. Few Americans did, which is why...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-11 - Original post - cached version

For many centuries, the life and politics of countries in the Middle East have been dominated by external forces that have used the potential of the Middle East for their own selfish purposes. After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the end of World War I, the most powerful external...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-10 - Original post - cached version

Since the US invasion in 2003, Iraq has experienced a number of political upheavals. And to date, the nation has been unable to recover – despite Iraq’s vast crude oil reserves, the citizens’ living standards have not returned to even their basic levels. The illegitimate presence of US...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-10 - Original post - cached version

Since the military intervention in Libya by an international coalition (primarily comprised of NATO member states, led by Washington) began in 2011, it has been impossible to establish a stable centralized government in the country. The nation ended up being divided between the...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-08 - Original post - cached version

While the contemporary ‘Muslim world’ continues to be arbitrarily defined by the Saudi-Iran ideological and political rivalry, this is far from the only faultline that exists and shapes the ‘intra-Muslim world’ geo-politics. Multiple faultlines exist, ranging from purely ideological and...

21 Century Wire - 2020-06-07 - Original post - cached version

Our weekly documentary film curated by our editorial team at 21WIRE.

The ‘Steal Of The Century’ (Part 1) is a new documentary production, filmed on the ground in occupied Palestine, investigating the new ‘peace process’ spearheaded by the Trump Administration and his ‘Deal of the Century...

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