Bomb ISIS as Syrian Intervention Plan B: The Goal Has Always Been Regime Change in Syria

Most Americans think the current war plans are really about war on ISIS. The long game continues to be regime change in Damascus. Americans should simply pay closer attention to what the top command is saying in very plain terms. Hagel couldn’t have been any clearer in his Senate Armed Services Committee testimony Sept. 16: … Continue reading Bomb ISIS as Syrian Intervention Plan B: The Goal Has Always Been Regime Change in Syria

Brief Reactions: IS magically multiplies?

This morning the BBC explained that the CIA has just revised its estimates about the fighting strength of IS (aka ISIS aka ISL). They suddenly have three times more fighters than we first thought. I can think of very few kind ways to process this news. (1) Given that the Agency’s track record of periodic … Continue reading Brief Reactions: IS magically multiplies?

Has America Lost its Proxy War on Syria? What Now?

by Dr. Ismail Salami, Global Research May 10, 2014 Thanks to the indefatigable efforts of Iran and Russia, Syria is gradually recuperating a callous crisis wrought by Washington and its regional Arab puppets. According to an agreement brokered by the UN, Russia and Iran, foreign-backed militants left the Syrian city of Homs on Thursday and … Continue reading Has America Lost its Proxy War on Syria? What Now?

The Flawed Narrative on Iran

Sheldon Richman’s article, “The Ayatollah’s Overlooked Anti-WMD Fatwas,” written for the Future of Freedom Foundation, repeats some necessary truths about Iran that few Americans have been exposed to. The following information remains easily accessible for anyone desiring to dip deeper beyond the media’s standard soundbites, yet disinformation and lies still define the mainstream narrative on … Continue reading The Flawed Narrative on Iran

Media Blackout of New Syria Revelations

My article, originally published yesterday for GlobalResearch.org. The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) is an independent research and media organization based in┬áMontreal. Today (4/6/14), London Review of Books published in its online journal Seymour Hersh’s “The Red Line and the Rat Line.” Hersh continues to expose details surrounding the staged August 21 chemical attack … Continue reading Media Blackout of New Syria Revelations

Resurgence of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Fuelled by Saudi Arabia

by Zayd Alisa, Global Research March, 3, 2014 Iraq, more than two years after the U.S. withdrawal, and nearly a decade after the U.S. forces ousted Al Qaida in Iraq AQI from Falluja, is still grappling with not merely an escalating sectarian crisis between the Shia-led government and an increasingly disaffected Sunni minority, but, even … Continue reading Resurgence of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Fuelled by Saudi Arabia

Imperial Democracy: The Bigger Question behind the Proposed Intervention in Syria

by Zac Wingerd (editorial note: though the administration’s plan for a strike on Syria failed, the U.S. is still, through diplomatic channels, pushing for military consequences should Syria not follow through with chemical disarmament.) This is not just about the Syria question, but about the pattern of deceit and imperialism that we as US citizens … Continue reading Imperial Democracy: The Bigger Question behind the Proposed Intervention in Syria