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Media Paints Jihadist Commander Who Pledged Allegiance to ISIS as a Soccer Star With the Voice of an Angel

    Media Paints Jihadist Commander Who Pledged Allegiance to ISIS as a Soccer Star With the Voice of an Angel

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — If you’ve read the headlines about the death of “Syrian activist” Abdel Basset al-Sarout, you probably think he was a pretty cool guy. Headlines referring to him as a “Syrian footballer, singer and rebel” make him seem like he could have been the love child of Pelé and Freddie Mercury with the…

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Sky News and the Western Press Have Once Again Failed Syria

    Sky News and the Western Press Have Once Again Failed Syria

Recent storylines from the Western press on the “Idlib” narrative, particularly the extraordinary spate of “on-the-ground” reports from Sky News reporter Alex Crawford, have failed to paint an accurate picture of the reality faced by Syrian civilians. Brett McGurk – the U.S. government’s Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL — described…

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Documents Reveal Saudi-Backed Gov’t in Yemen Granted Citizenship to Charlie Hebdo Attacker Peter Cherif

    Documents Reveal Saudi-Backed Gov’t in Yemen Granted Citizenship to Charlie Hebdo Attacker Peter Cherif

DJIBOUTI — During the four years of war against it, Yemen has been subjected to numerous flagrant violations of its sovereignty by the Saudi-led Coalition, ranging from the occupation of its southern districts to a devastating blockade, not to mention the deliberate targeting and murder of thousands of civilians. Yet often overlooked is the Coalition’s…

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How Pro-Israel Foundations in Washington are Pushing a US War with Iran

    How Pro-Israel Foundations in Washington are Pushing a US War with Iran

Observers of developments in the Middle East have long taken it as a given that the United States and Israel are seeking for an excuse to attack Iran. The recently terminated conference in Warsaw had that objective, which was clearly expressed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but it failed to rally European and Middle…

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CNN Admits: Saudi Arabia Supplies Weapons to al-Qaeda in Yemen

  CNN Admits:  Saudi Arabia Supplies Weapons to al-Qaeda in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition provided US-made weapons to al-Qaeda-linked fighters, Salafi militias and other factions taking part in the intervention in Yemen, in violation with their agreements with the US, according to a CNN investigation. The weapons have also made their way into the hands of Iranian-backed rebels battling the coalition for control of the country, exposing…

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Pondering the Fate of Syria and the Will of God

  Pondering the Fate of Syria and the Will of God

In my lifetime, there has never been a greater force of evil than the terror rained down on Syria by foreign nations. Its cruelty and savagery have had no bounds. Nonetheless, Syria has defended itself against the economic might of 2/3 of the world’s great powers and has beaten them all. As a career military…

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With Shoe on Other Foot, Trump Admin Mum on Syria “Rebel” Chemical Attack in Aleppo

  With Shoe on Other Foot, Trump Admin Mum on Syria “Rebel” Chemical Attack in Aleppo

ALEPPO, SYRIA — On Saturday evening, a barrage of mortars filled with chemical weapons was launched into Syrian government-controlled territory in the Aleppo province by “rebels” linked to al Qaeda in the nearby Idlib province. The attack – which was confirmed by both pro-government and pro-opposition sources – left over 100 civilians hospitalized after the…

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Report: 1 in 3 Deaths Caused by US Drone Strikes this Year in Yemen Were Civilians

  Report: 1 in 3 Deaths Caused by US Drone Strikes this Year in Yemen Were Civilians

SANA’A, YEMEN — At least one third of those killed by U.S. drone strikes in the war-torn country of Yemen over the past year have been civilians, according to a recent Associated Press investigation. The troubling statistic comes amid a three-year-long bombing campaign of Western Yemen led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,…

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Idlib’s Rebels Unite Under Al Qaeda Banner While Syria Prepares Offensive

  Idlib’s Rebels Unite Under Al Qaeda Banner While Syria Prepares Offensive

DAMASCUS, SYRIA – While the conflict in Syria has largely faded from the news following the Idlib demilitarization agreement primarily brokered by Russia and Turkey in mid-September, a new Syrian military report cited by Al Masdar News claims that the Syrian military is set to begin a long-anticipated, major military offensive to retake the Idlib…

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Why the Khashoggi Affair Maybe the Biggest US Foreign Policy Crises Since Iran’s Revolution

  Why the Khashoggi Affair Maybe the Biggest US Foreign Policy Crises Since Iran’s Revolution

If Donald Trump seems at a loss about how to respond to the Jamal Khashoggi murder, it may not be because he’s worried about his Saudi business investments or any of the other things that Democrats like to bring up to avoid talking about more serious topics. Rather, it’s likely because Trump may be facing one of the biggest U.S. foreign-policy crises…

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