Middle East

The Apogee of Drama in Libya

The situation in Libya, in whose sands the much-vaunted NATO machine has been stalled for seven months and not only has failed to defeat the Bedouins but has decided to pull out by mid-October, has undermined the faith of the West in its ability to overthrow Muammar Gadhafi jointly with […]

Russia: It Is Time To Gather Stones

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech at the 43rd Munich Conference on Security Policy in 2007 where he charged the US with building a unipolar world at the cost of “frequently illegitimate actions” and “new human tragedies” is hardly forgotten by NATO. A key point that loomed through that energetic delivery […]

Russia & China Prevented Third World War

The decision by Russia and China, two permanent UN Security Council members, to veto the draft resolution that would have laid the groundwork for sanctions against Syria is still sparking lively discussion. Damascus welcomed the decision by Moscow and Beijing to block the UN Security Council draft resolution, emphasizing that […]

Libyan ‘Inspiration’

Last week the US Senator John McCain while on visit in Libya astonished us with the following statement: “We believe very strongly that the people of Libya today are inspiring the people in Tehran, in Damascus, and even in Beijing and Moscow…” We can speak neither for Tehran and Damascus […]

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 […]