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A “Secular ISIL” Rises In Southeast Asia (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Monday, June 22, 2015

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A “Secular ISIL” Rises In Southeast Asia (I)

India just carried out one of its largest-ever covert operations in peacetime, striking a Myanmar-based terrorist group and killing over 100 of its members. The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), known more popularly by its initials NSCN-K, was targeted because of the terrorist attack it pulled off last week in the Northeast Indian state […]

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Syria after Geneva 2: more ‘dirty war’ but also some hope

By Tim ANDERSON (Australia)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Syria after Geneva 2: more ‘dirty war’ but also some hope

While little of substance seemed to come from the Geneva 2 peace conference and the dirty war against Syria seems set to continue, this does not mean the process has not advanced. John Kerry still mouths the 2011 mantra ‘Assad must go’, but it is much less convincing. Remember, Washington put great pressure on the […]

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Return of Al-Qaeda

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

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Return of Al-Qaeda

How did al-Qaeda, a tiny anti-Communist group in Afghanistan that had no more than 200 active members in 2001 become a supposed worldwide threat? How can al-Qaeda be all over the Mideast, North Africa, and now much of black Africa? This after the US spent over $1 trillion trying to stamp out al-Qaeda in Afghanistan […]

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The War on Terrorism … or Whatever

By William BLUM (USA)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

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The War on Terrorism … or Whatever

“U.S. hopes of winning more influence over Syria’s divided rebel movement faded Wednesday after 11 of the biggest armed factions repudiated the Western-backed political opposition coalition and announced the formation of an alliance dedicated to creating an Islamist state. The al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, designated a terrorist organization by the United States, is the lead signatory […]

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Kenya Mall Attack: The Bitter Fruits of Interventionism

By Daniel McAdams (USA)

Friday, September 27, 2013

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Kenya Mall Attack: The Bitter Fruits of Interventionism

In his speech on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama devoted little time to the recent slaughter of some 62 shoppers at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Said Obama, in toto: But even a glance at today’s headlines indicates that dangers remain. In Kenya, we’ve seen terrorists target innocent civilians in […]

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The Ghouta chemical attack: Where are the missing children?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Friday, September 20, 2013

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The Ghouta chemical attack: Where are the missing children?

The UN Report published earlier this week on the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Ghouta area of Damascus on Aug. 21, 2013 has clarified many issues but left the key questions unanswered: who committed the attack and who are the victims? The UN inspection team led by Prof. Ake Sellstrom claims that they […]

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American Fair-Play In Syria

By Dmitry SEDOV (Russia)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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American Fair-Play In Syria

Notorious fair-play, allegedly immanent for the American political and business culture, doesn’t really work  when it comes to practice. Here is the last example. On September 16 the United Nations inspection team submitted a report to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.  The document summed up the results of investigation of the August 21 incident […]

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Getting to the bottom of the rebels’ chemical weapons use in Syria

By Wayne MADSEN (USA)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Getting to the bottom of the rebels’ chemical weapons use in Syria

There is little doubt that Syrian rebels, including the Al Qaeda affiliate, the Jabhat Al Nusra, have been in possession of chemical weapons in Syria and have used these weapons against civilians and Syrian government forces. The U.S. intelligence that Syrian forces used chemical weapons has, according to CBS News, been has been rated as […]

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Obama Administration Stoking Sunni Violence Against Alawites and Shi’as in Syria

By Wayne MADSEN (USA)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

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Obama Administration Stoking Sunni Violence Against Alawites and Shi’as in Syria

One thing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry avoided telling the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his plea for approval of the Syria war resolution is how the Central Intelligence Agency and militant Saudi intelligence-backed Al Qaeda elements are targeting Alawite and Shi’a communities in Syria. The Alawites, the minority religious group of which President […]

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Nobel Peace Laureate: “Stop Madness of War!”

By Mairead MAGUIRE (Northern Ireland)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Nobel Peace Laureate: “Stop Madness of War!”

Mairead Maguire, Nobel peace Laureate Calls for Americans and world citizens to respond to Pope Francis call to fast and pray to stop United States war against Syria. Pope Francis has set Saturday 7th September, 2013 as a world day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria, and the Vatican has said it is […]

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Syria: In War We Trust

By Vladimir ODINSTOV (Russia)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Syria: In War We Trust

It’s been ten years since the alliance forces launched a military campaign against Iraq, the official excuse for it was a Washington fabricated claim that this country produced weapons of mass destruction. It seems that the United States supported by the “tacticians” in the Great Britain and France are going down this risky path yet […]

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White House Courts Al-Qaeda from Kabul to Damascus. 9/11 Becomes Thing of the Past

Friday, August 9, 2013

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White House Courts Al-Qaeda from Kabul to Damascus. 9/11 Becomes Thing of the Past

On August 3 the US government issued a new terrorist warning. 22 US foreign missions from Mauritania to Afghanistan are closed, including Israel, the closest ally.  The New York Police Department is on high alert. US citizens are warned of possible terrorist acts in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. It’s not made […]

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