Accusing one’s adversaries of the exact same thing that you yourself are doing is a classic method of deflecting attention from one’s own actions by pretending that you’re being victimized by the selfsame, which therefore “justifies” escalating tensions.
The New Yorker report by Dexter Filkins, a Pulitzer Prize winner and acclaimed author with long experience in reporting from the frontlines of Middle Eastern hotspots, concludes: “Even if—especially if—M.B.S. hangs on to his position, it seems likely that the Saudi royal family, and Saudi Arabia more generally, are entering a dangerous period.”
Seven years after the beginning of the war against Syria, fought by proxy jihadist forces, the partisans of its destruction want to start again. This attempt to restart the war from the beginning can only be understood if its objective has evolved.
During the Cold War, the pro-US states experienced a bloody precedent of illegal, secret repression. While it is clear that this system has been progressively dismantled in Europe, it has never been interrupted in the « Greater Middle East » although it has been transformed. The Benalla affair allows us to admit the possibility that this story is not yet over.
Is Vladimir Putin’s Russia a Wild West where Power can strip a billionaire of his fortune? Is Russia interfering with the United States electoral process? According to the US ruling class, these are questions which leave no room for doubt. And yet all it needed was for President Putin to propose that President Trump accept a mutual exchange of letters rogatory to see panic taking hold of Washington.
Exposing the background of Alexander Litvinenko, Boris Berezovsky, Alexander Perepelichny and Sergey Skripal who were seeking a refuge, but found their graves in Britain.
ORIENTAL REVIEW continues to reveal unknown facts about the American involvement in Tibet and the British role in achieving it. We published the previous chapter of the research titled ‘Arms and the Elephant‘ on August 12, 2013. IN 1947, Arthur Hopkinson was India’s political officer in Sikkim. He was a […]
Dangerous, yet very familiar “Iraq-esque” twaddle has dominated the headlines ahead of a clearly premeditated military attack against Syria: “The Obama administration believes that US intelligence has established…” “…could intervene to stop Syria using such weapons, following a suspected attack last week which is being investigated by the United Nations…” […]
On April 29, one day before Muammar Gaddafi lost his youngest son Saif al-Arab and three grandchildren (two-years-old Carthage, 18-months-old Saif Mohamed and 6-months-old Mastura) under NATO night attack, he delivered a speech on Libyan national TV. He permitted few sharp words towards Italian leaders, the words, which being snatched […]
By Nikita Mendkovich (Russia) The activities of NATO’s intelligence services in Afghanistan have long been the subject of conjecture and supposition, and that has sometimes made it difficult to analyze events in the country, forcing us to look for traces in various events and practices. My goal in writing this […]
Roman Nosikov (Russia) “Is it good that we’re Russians?” asks my four-year-old daughter while I’ve got my nose buried in a news site. “It’s a lot of fun being a Russian,” I answer while I’m nervously scrolling down the page. A headline catches my eye: “Russia to Blame for the […]