Middle East

Four Months of War in Libya

NATO’s military operation against Libya, conducted mainly by the armed forces of the US, France and Britain, is speeding up the formation of a new system of international relations. At the same time the war serves as a firing ground for testing the strategy of the United States Africa Command […]

The West and Syria

Unlike other Arab leaders confronted to a protest movement such as former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak or Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched a wide political reform program coupled with a reasonable timetable extending until the end of 2011 at the most. This change which was initiated […]

Benghazi: Criminal Rebellion

Rebellion in Benghazi is being fomented by the mafia, controlling the traffic of “living stock” to Europe. Libyan “revolution” that seemingly started within the framework of Arab Spring happened to be a quite different matter. Given all the outward simplicity, Libyan events are different from what happened in Tunisia and […]

Libya: Absurdity Grows

For three months «no-flight zone» over Libya is being secured. Even this simple phrase, a single sentence, is enough for expressing the entire absurdity of this Middle-Eastern war. Libya is still being bombed. NATO aviation makes 50–60 operation flights a day in average, hunting the so-called military objects of Colonel […]

NATO’s “Alternate Universe” in Libya

The Pentagon and its NATO partners are engaged in one of the most obvious and intensive propaganda ploys in their military operations against Libya since the days leading up to the “Coalition of the Willing” attack on Iraq. Suggestions that the government of Muammar Qaddafi is on its last legs […]

Caveats in the Yemeni Narrative

The Arab Spring has finally become beastly, marching stealthily and devouring a third dictator in the Middle East when it all but seemed that the region was lapsing back to its bad old ways of autocratic rule. In the event, President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s exit turned out to be even […]