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The Emerging Russia-Turkey-Iran Alliance Challenging NATO in the Middle East

    The Emerging Russia-Turkey-Iran Alliance Challenging NATO in the Middle East

An unusual triple alliance is emerging from the Syrian war — one that could alter the balance of power in the Middle East, unhinge the NATO alliance, and complicate the Trump administration’s designs on Iran. It might also lead to yet another double cross of one of the region’s largest ethnic groups, the Kurds. However,…

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“People Are Dancing In The Streets”: Syria, Russia, Iran Shrug Off Trump’s Airstrikes

    “People Are Dancing In The Streets”: Syria, Russia, Iran Shrug Off Trump’s Airstrikes

Just like that, Trump’s second Syrian attack appears to have come and gone. Sure, over a 100 cruise missiles were fired on Saturday morning local time at three mostly empty military installations, including one research and two storage facilities in airstrikes that last no more than 70 minutes. Syrian air defenses may or may not…

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The Israel – Saudi Arabia Liason

    The Israel – Saudi Arabia Liason

In a 2 April 2018 interview in the Atlantic, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman publicly declared that the Israelis “have a right to live in their own land just like the Palestinians.” It is a problematic assumption, given that the Israelis’ “own land” is the land they took away from the Palestinians. This, and much else,…

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Washington and its Junior Partners Prepare to Spark an Inextinguishable Fire

    Washington and its Junior Partners Prepare to Spark an Inextinguishable Fire

The world is standing at the precipice of potential global conflict following accusations that the Syrian Army used chemical weapons on April 7 in Eastern Ghouta to cap what clearly was its inevitable victory against the last major jihadist hold-out in the country. The alleged incident remains muddled in terms of material evidence, yet reports…

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Saudi Arabia To Consider Digging Canal to Make Qatar an Island and Nuclear Waste Dump

  Saudi Arabia To Consider Digging Canal to Make Qatar an Island and Nuclear Waste Dump

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia could consider a proposal to dig a maritime canal along the kingdom’s border with Qatar, turning the peninsula-nation into an island and transforming its only land border into a military zone and nuclear waste site, state-linked Saudi newspapers reported Monday.The project has not been given official approval…

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Regime Change, Partition, and “Sunnistan”: John Bolton’s Vision for a New Middle East

  Regime Change, Partition, and “Sunnistan”: John Bolton’s Vision for a New Middle East

This article is Part II of a series exploring the past of soon-to-be National Security Adviser John Bolton and what his appointment will mean for U.S. foreign policy, with a focus on the Middle East, Latin America, and the Koreas. Part I examined Bolton’s past advocacy for Israel, often at the U.S.’ expense. Part II…

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Trump and Bolton Take a Page From Richard Nixon and the Mad Man Theory

  Trump and Bolton Take a Page From Richard Nixon and the Mad Man Theory

Early in Richard Nixon’s presidency, he told his chief of staff, Bob Haldeman, that his secret strategy for ending the Vietnam War was to threaten the use of nuclear weapons.  Nixon opined that President Eisenhower’s nuclear threats in 1953 brought a quick end to the Korean War, and that he planned to use the same…

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Trump Axes Tillerson Over Iran Deal – Replaces Him With CIA Chief Pompeo

  Trump Axes Tillerson Over Iran Deal – Replaces Him With CIA Chief Pompeo

Back in December, we asked, “Will CIA Director Mike Pompeo Replace Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State?” The answer, as of moments ago, is yes. Moments ago, the WaPo first reported, and then President Trump tweeted, that he has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, launching a…

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The Illusion of War Without Casualties

  The Illusion of War Without Casualties

Last Sunday’s Oscar Awards were interrupted by an incongruous propaganda exercise featuring a Native American actor and Vietnam vet, featuring a montage of clips from Hollywood war movies. The actor, Wes Studi, said that he “fought for freedom” in Vietnam. But anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of that war, including for instance the millions of viewers who watched…

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Saudi Prince Dubs Iran, Turkey and Extremist Religious Groups “Triangle of Evil”

  Saudi Prince Dubs Iran, Turkey and Extremist Religious Groups “Triangle of Evil”

Egypt’s al-Shuruq newspaper, which tilts liberal and secular, reports on the press conference in Cairo conducted by neophyte crown prince Muhammad Bin Salman, 32 on Wednesday. Bin Salman said that the current “Triangle of Evil” [paraphrasing George W. Bush’s speechwriter David Frum] was Iran, Turkey and extremist religious groups. He alleged that the Muslim Brotherhood had exploited…

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