Les Américains «ont peur de la guerre» : les Gardiens de la Révolution iraniens défient Washington

Dans la région du Golfe Persique, personne ne dit vouloir de conflit armé, mais presque tout le monde en brandit la menace. Et face aux Etats-Unis, l’Iran ne baisse pas la garde. Le général Hossein Salami, commandant du corps des Gardiens de la Révolution islamique (GRI), a affirmé le 19 mai que l’Iran ne voulait … Continue reading “Les Américains «ont peur de la guerre» : les Gardiens de la Révolution iraniens défient Washington”

The OPCW Chemical Watchdog: A US Imperial Tool. The CW Douma Incident in Syria

The chemical watchdog group is mandated “to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention…to achieve…a world…free of” CWs. Its mission includes conducting “credible and transparent” on-site inspections to verify use of and destruction of these weapons.” Time and again, … The post The OPCW Chemical Watchdog: A US Imperial Tool. The CW Douma Incident … Continue reading “The OPCW Chemical Watchdog: A US Imperial Tool. The CW Douma Incident in Syria”

Russian Navy to Anchor Its Power on Missile Mosquito Boats

With the Kalibr anti-ship missile a Russian corvette has a 660km weapons range against ships, compared to 130km for US destroyers and cruisers carrying the Harpoon It was 21 October 1967, when a three-missile salvo from a Soviet built 62-ton, Egyptian Komar-class missile boat sunk the INS Eilat with a new weapon, the P-15 Termit-class … Continue reading “Russian Navy to Anchor Its Power on Missile Mosquito Boats”

Quel est ce pays ?

Par Jean-Luc Baslé – Le 6 mai 2019 Quel est ce pays qui s’octroie le droit d’affamer les populations de l’Iran et du Venezuela au nom du droit des peuples à disposer d’eux-mêmes ? Quel est ce pays qui après avoir détruit trois nations au Moyen-Orient (Irak, Libye et Syrie), participe à la destruction d’une quatrième … Continue reading “Quel est ce pays ?”

That Time North Korea Fought Israel

A statue of the muzzle and bayonet of an AK-47, given to Egypt by North Korea, honors the military partnership between the two countries While the Yom Kippur War is a well known Cold War engagement between Soviet and Western aligned forces which took place in the midst of the Vietnam War, pitting the forces … Continue reading “That Time North Korea Fought Israel”

Avant les élections dans l’UE, arrêt sur la notion de “démocratie”

A l’approche des élections européennes du 26 mai, les discours qui manieront la notion de « démocratie » risquent bien de fleurir ad nauseam sur les ondes. Or, à la suite de divers évènements ces dernières années, les citoyens de l’UE sont en droit de se demander ce que recouvre encore ce terme tant galvaudé … Continue reading “Avant les élections dans l’UE, arrêt sur la notion de “démocratie””

Video: Syrian Army Eliminated 45 Militants in Recent Clashes

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in northwestern Hama eliminated at least 45 militants during the past few days, according to pro-government sources. Lt. Col. Mohammed Mahmoud Al-Shamali of Jaysh al-Nasir, Captain Ahmed Ismail and Mohamad Najar of … The post Video: Syrian Army Eliminated 45 Militants in Recent Clashes appeared first on … Continue reading “Video: Syrian Army Eliminated 45 Militants in Recent Clashes”

Honteux ! L’Union européenne reconduit les sanctions contre la Syrie pour un an

Les Etats-membres de l’Union européenne ont décidé ce 17 mai de proroger jusqu’au 1er juin 2020 les sanctions imposées à la Syrie mais la liste noire a été réduite avec le retrait des noms de cinq personnes décédées et de deux entités. « L’UE a décidé de maintenir ses mesures restrictives contre le régime syrien … Continue reading “Honteux ! L’Union européenne reconduit les sanctions contre la Syrie pour un an”

I Am Not a Fan of America’s 46th President

“Next election, whenever that is, [Americans] please make sure you turn up at the voting booths in record numbers and make sure your voice gets heard. You’re lucky enough to live in a nation where you get to directly participate in your government’s behavior by voting” The American political landscape is complicated. The last I … Continue reading “I Am Not a Fan of America’s 46th President”

L’Émir Abdelkader, roi du Shâm ? 2/2

Par Kamal Bouchamaa Dans cette atmosphère, il devenait tout à fait normal qu’apparaisse, encore une fois, le rôle de l’Émir, de sa progéniture, et surtout des Algériens vivant dans ce grand Shâm. Le destin a fait d’eux les représentants effectifs sur la scène politique de la Syrie, de la Palestine, de l’Égypte, du Yémen, de … Continue reading “L’Émir Abdelkader, roi du Shâm ? 2/2”

POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ?

Attention. D. Trump n’est un clown, ni un demeuré. Il sait parfaitement ce qu’il fait pourquoi il le fait et au service de qui il le fait. POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ? Abdelhak Benelhadj, Le Quotidien d’Oran, J. 16 mai 2019 L’histoire bégaye. * Prenant prétexte de l’« attaque » de deux de ses … Continue reading “POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ?”

Après avoir évité le printemps arabe, pourquoi les Algériens veulent «qu’il dégagent tous» ?

Le mouvement de contestation qui s’est mis en marche en Algérie depuis le 22 février est-il une surprise ? Quelles sont les sources de ce mécontentement dans un pays qui s’était distingué en ne basculant pas dans le sillage des printemps arabes en 2011 ? Installé à la tête du pays depuis la fin de la «décennie noire» … Continue reading “Après avoir évité le printemps arabe, pourquoi les Algériens veulent «qu’il dégagent tous» ?”

Four Simple Steps the U.S. Media Could Take to Prevent a Trump War With Iran

Here we go again. Sixteen years after the U.S. media helped the Bush administration spread myths and lies about the threat posed by Iraq to the United States and its allies, the Trump administration is spreading similar myths and lies about the threat posed by Iran. The 64,000-rial question, therefore, is whether or not journalists … Continue reading “Four Simple Steps the U.S. Media Could Take to Prevent a Trump War With Iran”

The Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger Border Triangle Is the New “Syraq” (Syria-Iraq)

Terrorist groups in West Africa are dangerously trying to transplant the “Syraq” model of transnational destabilization to the Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger border triangle in order to turn it into a similarly lawless region like the frontier between those two aforementioned Mideast … The post The Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger Border Triangle Is the New “Syraq” (Syria-Iraq) appeared first … Continue reading “The Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger Border Triangle Is the New “Syraq” (Syria-Iraq)”

CONFIRMED: Chemical Weapons Assessment Contradicting Official Syria Narrative Is Authentic

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has begun responding to queries by the press about a leaked document which contradicts official OPCW findings on an alleged chemical weapons attack last year in Douma, Syria. The prepared statement they’ve been using in response to these queries confirms the authenticity of the document. To recap, … Continue reading “CONFIRMED: Chemical Weapons Assessment Contradicting Official Syria Narrative Is Authentic”

L’Union européenne reconduit les sanctions contre la Syrie pour un an

Les Etats-membres de l’Union européenne ont décidé ce 17 mai de proroger jusqu’au 1er juin 2020 les sanctions imposées à la Syrie mais la liste noire a été réduite avec le retrait des noms de cinq personnes décédées et de deux entités. «L’UE a décidé de maintenir ses mesures restrictives contre le régime syrien et … Continue reading “L’Union européenne reconduit les sanctions contre la Syrie pour un an”

Amnesty International’s “Kangaroo Report” on Human Rights in Syria

This article was first crossposted in February 2017. Introduction Amnesty International (AI) has done some good investigations and reports over the years. This has won them widespread support.  However, less well recognized, Amnesty International has also carried out faulty investigations … The post Amnesty International’s “Kangaroo Report” on Human Rights in Syria appeared first on Global … Continue reading “Amnesty International’s “Kangaroo Report” on Human Rights in Syria”

Russia and the Iran Crisis

by Mark N. Katz As tensions ratchet up between Washington and Tehran, Moscow has adopted a more measured approach. Putin, along with many of Washington’s Western allies, has criticized the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement reached during the Obama years. Moscow also joined with the other signatories—the UK, … Continue reading “Russia and the Iran Crisis”

Jordan strategy against the Islamic State: a blowback effect?

Jordan stiffened its border security rules between Jordan and Syria to fight the smuggling of weapons, ammunitions, and drugs – a traffic that had increased by 300% in 2013 alone. It has also enhanced its surveillance system to defend itself against the infiltration of IS fighters, including installing a network of radar and surveillance towers … Continue reading “Jordan strategy against the Islamic State: a blowback effect?”

Mehdi Nemmouche transféré dans une prison française

Mehdi Nemmouche a été livré dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi 17 mai à la France, où il doit être jugé pour avoir retenu quatre journalistes français en otages en Syrie, rapporte La Dernière Heure. Mehdi Nemmouche, condamné à la prison à vie en Belgique pour la tuerie du musée juif de Bruxelles de … Continue reading “Mehdi Nemmouche transféré dans une prison française”

Syrian Opposition Set To Recycle Khan Shaykhun Chemical Attack Scenario

According to Ahmad Al Khaled, members of armed opposition groups are preparing to accuse Syrian and Russian military of using chemical weapons in Idlib to hamper an offensive carried out by the Syrian army. With this setup, the opposition intends to increase international pressure on the Syrian authorities and forestall the government’s offensive in the … Continue reading “Syrian Opposition Set To Recycle Khan Shaykhun Chemical Attack Scenario”

UN envoy begs Netherlands to bring back kids from Syria, Iraq

The Netherlands must “show grace and mercy” and bring back the children of Dutch jihadists in Iraq and Syria as quickly as possible, the special UN envoy for Children in Armed Conflicts, Virginia Gamba, said during a visit to The Hague on Thursday. The fact that these kids and their mothers are now just left … Continue reading “UN envoy begs Netherlands to bring back kids from Syria, Iraq”

Trump and the Middle East: a Long Record of Personal Failure

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Many American presidents have blundered in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, but Donald Trump’s personal involvement in the region has been particularly disastrous.  President Eisenhower introduced the CIA to the world of covert action, when he ordered the overthrow of the legitimate government of Iran in 1953.  President … Continue reading “Trump and the Middle East: a Long Record of Personal Failure”

Roaming Charges: Slouching Towards Tehran

The Battle of Borodino by Peter Von Hess, 1843. + It’s easy to plot wars when you’re at no personal risk after your plans go to shit. At the Battle of La Moscova (or Borodino, if you’re Russian) in 1812, 70 generals were killed in a single day. In all US military campaigns since the … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Slouching Towards Tehran”

Bolton and the Road to the War He Wants

Isn’t it obvious? A moronic president with no firm principles other than the preservation of his base’s support chose as his third national security advisor the notorious John Bolton. Bolton is using his position to try to guide the supposedly isolationist president into more wars of imperialist aggression. He is the Wormtongue in Trump’s court, … Continue reading “Bolton and the Road to the War He Wants”

War’s Unanswered Questions

“Over these last few years, given the wars it has waged and the international treaties it has arbitrarily reneged on, the U.S. government perfectly fits its own definition of a rogue state.” — Arundhati Roy You have the world’s largest military, you’re going to use it, right? Donald Trump and his team, led by National Insecurity Advisor … Continue reading “War’s Unanswered Questions”

Saudi Paper, Owned by Crown Prince’s Brother, Urges US ‘Surgical Strikes’ on Iran

So those two tankers Saudis claimed were damaged in “sabotage” but we never saw evidence for? The Arab News, a major English-language Saudi Arabian newspaper owned by Saudi Prince Turki bin Salman (brother of crown prince Mohamed bin Salman) has long been treated as virtually an official government mouthpiece. This is becoming particularly important Thursday, … Continue reading “Saudi Paper, Owned by Crown Prince’s Brother, Urges US ‘Surgical Strikes’ on Iran”

Les projets secrets d’une unité de propagande britannique visent les musulmans français

Un contrat consulté par MEE montre que la France compte parmi les pays ciblés par l’Unité de recherche, communication et information du Home Office pour influencer l’opinion publique musulmane dans le cadre d’un programme secret de lutte contre l’extrémisme. Une obscure unité de propagande du gouvernement britannique qui confie en privé qu’elle s’efforce de « … Continue reading “Les projets secrets d’une unité de propagande britannique visent les musulmans français”

What Makes Iran Look Like an Immediate Threat

by Paul R. Pillar The current crisis atmosphere in U.S.-Iranian relations, in which the risk of open warfare appears greater than it has been in years, is solely and unequivocally due to the policies and actions of the Trump administration. To point this out does not mean that actions of the Iranian regime have not … Continue reading “What Makes Iran Look Like an Immediate Threat”

“Inside Syria’s Secret Prisons”: A Harrowing Account of How Assad’s Torture Machine Crushed Dissent

A shocking exposé by the New York Times looks at how Bashar al-Assad’s government has jailed and tortured tens of thousands of Syrians since the uprising began in 2011. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, nearly 128,000 people have disappeared. They are presumed to be either dead or still in custody. The group … Continue reading ““Inside Syria’s Secret Prisons”: A Harrowing Account of How Assad’s Torture Machine Crushed Dissent”

Video: Syria Al Qaeda Militants Lose More Territory after Failed Counter-attack

Clashes between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-led coalition of militant groups continue in northwestern Hama and northern Lattakia. 4 SAA soldiers were killed and 7 others  were injured in a failed attack on Hayat Tahrir … The post Video: Syria Al Qaeda Militants Lose More Territory after Failed Counter-attack appeared … Continue reading “Video: Syria Al Qaeda Militants Lose More Territory after Failed Counter-attack”

La folie de mener une guerre contre l’Iran…

…alors que c’est la Chine et la Russie qui la gagneront Par Moon of Alabama – Le 15 mai 2019 La tactique d’induire la peur en menaçant d’une attaque contre l’Iran continue de plus belle. Bolton se tape sur les cuisses de constater la facilité avec laquelle il peut jouer de cette menace qui ne … Continue reading “La folie de mener une guerre contre l’Iran…”

Un an après le retrait de Washington de l’accord sur le nucléaire, la pression sur Téhéran s’accroît

«Je suis sûr que l’Iran voudra bientôt discuter» : dans un message publié sur son compte Twitter le 16 mai, le président américain Donald Trump a entrouvert la porte au dialogue avec Téhéran, soufflant, dans ce dossier comme dans d’autres, le chaud et le froid au gré de ses interventions. Depuis 10 jours, le ton est … Continue reading “Un an après le retrait de Washington de l’accord sur le nucléaire, la pression sur Téhéran s’accroît”

Une semaine dans la vie de l’empire

Par The Saker – Le 9 mai 2019 – Source thesaker.is via Unz Review Préambule : Il est parfois utile de ne pas seulement examiner une question spécifique en détail, mais plutôt de faire une enquête sur les processus en cours. L’image qui en résulte n’est ni meilleure ni pire, elle est simplement différente. C’est ce que … Continue reading “Une semaine dans la vie de l’empire”

No More Turkish Veto on Idlib Offensive?

On May 6, the Syrian army seized Tal Othman, a strategic hill northwest of Hama, thus beginning a ground offensive aimed at regaining control in some or all of Idlib province. Several localities have since fallen, including Qalaat al-Madiq, a stronghold of the rebellion since 2011. Previously, aviation and artillery had pounded southwest Idlib for … Continue reading “No More Turkish Veto on Idlib Offensive?”

Maxmur, les semences de l’autonomie

Chassés dans les années 1990 de leurs villages de Turquie par la répression militaire, des dizaines de milliers de Kurdes s’exilèrent au nord de l’Irak. Sous la pression des Nations unies, Saddam Hussein leur octroya le camp de Maxmur dans un environnement hostile, pensant sans doute que les réfugiés n’y feraient pas de vieux os. … Continue reading “Maxmur, les semences de l’autonomie”

Pourquoi les processus de paix échouent-ils ?

Depuis la défaite de Daech en Syrie, les membres de l’organisation terroriste exportent leurs méthodes dans d’autres parties du monde. L’un des lieux qui attire leur convoitise est la région de Mindanao, au sud des Philippines. Ce terrain est propice à la radicalisation. Différents clans et groupes militants extrémistes se disputent le contrôle de l’économie … Continue reading “Pourquoi les processus de paix échouent-ils ?”

Evidence that Douma ‘Chemical Attack’ Was Staged: OPCW’s Unpublished Engineers’ Report

The alleged chemical attack on Douma in April 2018 was the pretext for airstrikes on Syria by France, UK and US. The final report on the alleged attack published by the OPCW left unexplained why its Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) had … The post Evidence that Douma ‘Chemical Attack’ Was Staged: OPCW’s Unpublished Engineers’ Report appeared … Continue reading “Evidence that Douma ‘Chemical Attack’ Was Staged: OPCW’s Unpublished Engineers’ Report”

Leaked Document Pokes More Holes in Establishment Syria Narrative

“It is hard to overstate the significance of this revelation,” tweets former British MP George Galloway of a new report by the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media (WGSPM). “The war-machine has now been caught red-handed in a staged … The post Leaked Document Pokes More Holes in Establishment Syria Narrative appeared first on … Continue reading “Leaked Document Pokes More Holes in Establishment Syria Narrative”

May fait ce qu’il lui plaît !

Normal, puisque La City de Londres est le cœur de l’Empire ! Donc, May fait où on lui dit de faire, Trump suit aveuglément son fidèle “Bibi”, Trudeau est le soldat de plomb de sa Majesté, Macron de Rothschild lui bouffe à tous les râteliers (pourvu qu’ils soient connectés !), Vlad lui discrètement s’est mis … Continue reading “May fait ce qu’il lui plaît !”

Contrary to Appearances Russia Doesn’t Much Like Libya’s Shifty General Haftar

Haftar is merely using the spectre of working with Russians to pressure westerners into backing him instead Russian President Vladimir Putin recently put Russia in the spotlight in Libya by first holding a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Summit in Beijing and later discussing Libya with Turkish President Recep … Continue reading “Contrary to Appearances Russia Doesn’t Much Like Libya’s Shifty General Haftar”

Europe is Powerless in Growing Conflict Between the US and Iran

Photograph Source: rockcohen – CC BY-SA 2.0 Brexiteers in Britain are denouncing the EU as an all-powerful behemoth from whose clutches Britain must escape, just as the organisation is demonstrating its failure to become more than a second-rate world power. The EU’s real status – well behind the US, Russia and China – has just … Continue reading “Europe is Powerless in Growing Conflict Between the US and Iran”

Further Evidence US Attacked Syria Based on False Flag

Further evidence has emerged indicating that the alleged 2018 Douma, Syria chemical attack was staged by US-backed militants, not the Syrian government. With the US plotting war from South America to the South China Sea, understanding how US-backed militants staged … The post Further Evidence US Attacked Syria Based on False Flag appeared first on … Continue reading “Further Evidence US Attacked Syria Based on False Flag”

British General in Baghdad Says No Truth to US Claims Iran Is Mobilizing to Attack American Forces

Comes after London has called for calm and expressed fears a war could break out by “accident” “There’s been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria,” U.K. Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika said Tuesday in a rare on-the-record press briefing streamed from the Baghdad headquarters of the anti-ISIS coalition. “I’m not going to go into the … Continue reading “British General in Baghdad Says No Truth to US Claims Iran Is Mobilizing to Attack American Forces”

Pompeo Gets Cold-Shouldered on Iran in Brussels

by Eldar Mamedov Amid worrying signs of the United States escalating its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid an impromptu visit to Brussels on May 13. Taking advantage of an ordinary meeting of EU 28 foreign ministers and High Representative for Foreign Policy Federica Mogherini that day, Pompeo sought … Continue reading “Pompeo Gets Cold-Shouldered on Iran in Brussels”