Middle East

Battleground Syria

Recent events in Syria and on the international scene clearly show that President Bashar Assad is destined to be the next “bloody dictator” overthrown by his own people for the sake of restoring democracy, freedom, equality, and other dubious values promoted by the West. Latest statements by US President Barack […]

Gadhafi and the “Lion of the Desert”

Libya’s government has been forcibly overthrown. But as in previous years, events are being held there this week to commemorate Libya’s national hero, the man to whom, paradoxically, both the new leaders and their deposed opponent, Muammar Gadhafi, compare themselves. Eighty years ago—on September 16, 1931—in Soluk (a town south […]

The Arab League: Trying to Keep up with Arab Spring

A PR campaign conducted by the Arab League in recent years and attempts to dampen Iran’s “imperial ambitions” and prevent uncoordinated actions by Arab countries have proven ineffective. And if the Arab League’s new head fails to make this pan-Arab organization over into a driving force in regional processes, the […]

It Is Going to Be Syria’s Turn

The visuals beamed from Tripoli last night had an eerie familiarity. Cars blowing horns, Kalashnikovs firing into the air, youth and children aimlessly wandering on streets littered with heaps of debris, western cameramen eagerly lapping up the precious words in broken English by any local fellow holding forth on the […]

NATO’s Planned Bloodbath in Tripoli

NATO intends to get the bloodbath it wants through intensified terror bombing and low-level strafing of civilians and nonmilitary sites. No matter that it grossly violates international and constitutional law, what Washington-led member states long ago trashed. Through August 22, air operations included 19,877 sorties and 7,505 strike ones, with […]

What Is Going On in Tripoli?

After 6-months-long failing attempts to overthrow Gaddafi by the hands of ‘Libyan rebels’ and to weaken his regime by permanent bombings, the ‘democratic’ powers have put their last ace on table. On Saturday evening August 20, 2011 they have launched a large-scale special land operation in Tripoli with the support […]