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Who planned the terrorist operation in Palmyra?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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Who planned the terrorist operation in Palmyra?

The unexpected militant attack on Palmyra on Dec. 10 was an unpleasant revelation for everyone who expected IS/Daesh to quickly succumb after its stinging defeat in Aleppo.  Around 5,000 terrorists overcame the resistance of smaller SAA contingent who were forced to withdraw toward the T4 airbase.  Fortunately, 80% of the civilians had been successfully evacuated […]

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War of the worlds: masks are ripped away in Syria

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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War of the worlds: masks are ripped away in Syria

In recent weeks, the battle for Aleppo has exposed the true heart of contemporary global politics with vivid clarity.  The US Air Force’s duplicitous Sept. 17 attack on Syrian army positions near Deir ez-Zor, the hysterical outcry against Russia that erupted from the Pentagon, the US State Department’s undisguised threats against the Russian contingent in […]

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Who’s Calling Whose Bluff In Syria?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Friday, October 7, 2016

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Who’s Calling Whose Bluff In Syria?

The situation in Syria is dangerously veering out of control, with the US threatening strikes against the Syrian Arab Army while Russia has suggested that it would shoot down any incoming threat to its servicemen. The alternative media is ablaze with speculative talk about the onset of World War III, and a distinct feeling of […]

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Russian air mission in Syria completed: reasons and implications

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Russian air mission in Syria completed: reasons and implications

On March 14 Russia announced its troops will soon be pulled out of Syria – the military operation launched on Sept. 30 of last year at the request of the president Bashar al-Assad, is near completion. Russia has made every effort to normalize the situation in a country that has been engulfed in chaos for […]

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Obama’s Syria Gambit: Insanity, or Doubling-Down?

By Stephen EBERT (USA)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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Obama’s Syria Gambit: Insanity, or Doubling-Down?

I am often able to “diagnose” insanity by applying the simple adage: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” In Syria, in spite of a continuous series of defeats in spreading the “American way of life” (another way of saying global hegemony), and the associated worsening of […]

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Where will the Ukrainian bombs explode?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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Where will the Ukrainian bombs explode?

On Dec 7 the Cyber-Berkut made public another set of evidence exposing preparations for false flag attacks in Syria by the Ministry of Defense of Qatar. According to a hacked mail by Anton Pashynskyi, a SpetsTechnoExport (official Ukrainian arms trader) functionary, on Oct 21, 2015 he wrote to his Polish partner Level 11 the following: […]

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Turkey: the price of stubbornness

By Alexander SOTNICHENKO (Russia)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Turkey: the price of stubbornness

On Tuesday, Nov. 24 the Turkish air force shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber in Syria’s Bayır Bucak region. The Turkish president’s administration has claimed that the plane was shot down because it violated Turkish airspace. In a letter to the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary General dated November 24, the Turkish Permanent […]

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Why’s The US Hanging Turkey Out To Dry?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Why’s The US Hanging Turkey Out To Dry?

Turkey’s shooting down of the Russian anti-ISIL aircraft was an unprecedentedly direct aggression against Moscow that trumps even the tense and hostile militarism of the Old Cold War era. The world stands on edge in the immediate aftermath of this attack, with tabloid-esque commentators warning that the beginning of World War III awaits. President Putin, […]

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The Race For Raqqa And America’s Geopolitical Revenge In “Syraq” (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA) & Hamsa HADDAD (Syria)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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The Race For Raqqa And America’s Geopolitical Revenge In “Syraq” (II)

(Please read Part I before this article) The first part exposed the desperate push that the US is making into the heart of the Middle East from its new position of strategic weakness, while this section enumerates on the three primary ways that Russia and Syria can prevent this from happening. Iraq is excluded from […]

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KALIBRating the foe: strategic implications of the Russian cruise missiles’ launch

By Vladimir KOZIN (Russia)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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KALIBRating the foe: strategic implications of the Russian cruise missiles’ launch

Diplomacy, with all the conventions of its forms, recognizes only real facts. Charles de Gaulle   Last week the biggest event that took place in Syria as part of Operation Hmeymim was the use by the Russian Navy’s Caspian Flotilla of 26 seaborne land-attack cruise missiles (LACMs) that hit 11 Daesh and Jabhat al-Nusra military […]

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Syria and the Great Middle East Game

By Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

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Syria and the Great Middle East Game

It’s over! The great game to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean has been won economically by China which has gained access through Pakistan after it was lost through military adventures of Great Britain, Soviet Union and the United States. Now the great Middle East game has started with Russia’s entry in the region. […]

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (III)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Saturday, October 10, 2015

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (III)

(Please read Part I, Part IIA and Part IIB before this article) Barely anything is certain in life, but if there’s one thing that geopolitical observers can most surely expect, it’s that the US will fiendishly find a way to pay Russia back for the sudden reversal that Moscow’s inflicted upon its strategic fortunes in […]

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