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Why is Washington pressuring Jordan?

Are the Jordanian demonstrations a sign of a new episode of the Arab Spring, or, on the contrary, are they a means of pressuring King Abdallah II to accept the US plan for Palestine? t the beginning of June, Jordan was shaken by a week of peaceful demonstrations against a project for a fiscal law which planned for a rise in taxes of between 5 % and 25 % ...Read full article...

Yemen and The Militarization of Strategic Waterways

Securing US Control over Socotra Island and the Gulf of Aden. “Whoever attains maritime supremacy in the Indian Ocean would be a prominent player on the international scene.” (US Navy Geostrategist Rear Admiral Alfred Thayus Mahan (1840-1914)) The Yemeni archipelago of Socotra in the Indian Ocean is located some 80 kilometres off the Horn of Africa and 380 kilometres South of the Yemeni coastline. The islands of Socotra are a wildlife reserve recognized ...Read full article...

Rape of Yemen Escalates

US imperial viciousness is what the rape and destruction of Yemen is all about – begun by Bush/Cheney drone terror-bombing, escalated by Obama, continued by Trump, waged largely by despotic Saudis and UAE forces. An entire population is at risk, the death and injury toll already many multiples greater than the official UN falsified numbers. The Hodeideh Red Sea port city is Yemen’s sole lifeline for humanitarian aid, amounts ...Read full article...

Elections alone do not make for democracy

Seen from the West, three democratic elections have just been held in Tunisia, Lebanon and Iraq. But for the People of these nations, the votes had little to do with the democratic ideal, because the institutions that were imposed upon them by the West were designed to prevent them from having a free choice of their leaders. The massive abstention during the Lebanese and Iraqi general elections (50 % ...Read full article...

The “moderate rebels” of Ghouta

While the forces of the Republic and the Russian forces are liberating Eastern Ghouta and 800 Syrians are finding refuge every hour in Damascus, we are publishing this study of Western-trained combatants considered as “moderate rebels”. The Western media affirm that Syria and Russia are crushing brave democrats in eastern Ghouta. According to the British and French governments, they would be three armed groups: the Army of Islam, the ...Read full article...

Thirst, Drought and Hunger in Morocco

There is a Morocco that asks for water to plant and another that needs water to drink. The swamps are already at 33% capacity and there is no sign of rain; not even a drop. The drought in Morocco endangers indispensable harvests in a country where agriculture contributes 14% of GDP, twice as much as tourism. The people who aspired to sow to eat broke into the scene this week ...Read full article...

The Psychology of Desperate People: Stampede for Food in Morocco

15 died and 40 others were injured during the food stampede. In prepper lore, there is a theory about how badly desperate people are likely to behave. Many folks outside the community scoff at this theory. They believe that we have become more civilized than to utilize violent measures when hunger strikes. But an incident in Morocco the other day showed us exactly how hungry people behave. And it isn’t ...Read full article...

Yemen decimated by Cholera, Hunger and War

In Yemen, the cholera epidemic is out of control. It already affects 300,000 people while 1,700 Yemenis have lost their lives. The current epidemic is the culmination of a catastrophic situation, which includes a plunge into a war – for more than two years – since March 2015. Civil confrontation faces pro-government forces and Hutu rebels. This battle cannot be understood in its amplitude without taking into account the ...Read full article...

Peace in Syria for the benefit of Israel and Turkey?

As we approach the end of the war against Syria, none of the initial goals of the Anglo-Saxons have been clearly reached. Not only has the Muslim Brotherhood failed to triumph via the Arab Springs, but they seem to be losing all over the region, apart from in Qatar and Turkey. And although Syria is mostly destroyed, Syrian society and its multi-confessional model has resisted – the Silk Road ...Read full article...

US-Supported Terrorists Plan More Chemical Attacks in Syria

Washington wants endless war and regime change in Syria. It wants pro-Western puppet governance replacing sovereign Syrian independence. Along with NATO, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan, it continues recruiting, arming, funding, training and directing ISIS and other terrorist fighters, used as imperial foot soldiers. It systematically tries undermining Russia’s good faith efforts for conflict resolution while claiming otherwise. On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova provided ...Read full article...

At Least 2,000 detainees subject to Torture in Yemeni Black Sites

According to AP News, at least 18 secret black site torture prisons operate in Yemen. They’re run by the despotic UAE, along with rogue Yemeni elements trained by the Gulf state. Washington is likely behind what’s going on – US citizens complicit in interrogations. None of this would be happening without US involvement and approval. An estimated 2,000 or more detainees are brutalized in captivity – not al-Qaeda fighters ...Read full article...

Yemen Faces Social, Economic and Political Collapse

Yemen is dying. Obama’s war, now Trump’s, complicit with Saudi Arabia, is destroying the nation, killing it. Millions of its citizens suffer from endless war, related blockade, untreated diseases, starvation and overall deprivation – US-sponsored genocide, Saudi terror-bombing doing its dirty work. Stephen O’Brien is UN Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. Issuing a statement on what’s ongoing, he said “the situation on the ground has continued to spiral ...Read full article...

Libya: A US-Created Terrorist Haven

US-led NATO aggression on Libya raped and destroyed its sovereign independence – one of history’s great crimes. Africa’s developed nation was transformed into a cauldron of failed state, terrorist-infested violence, chaos, deep poverty, mass unemployment, and devastating human misery. Libya was Obama’s war, launched in 2011, orchestrated by Hillary Clinton. Her remark after hearing of Muammar Gaddafi’s death, saying “(w)e came, we saw, he died” alone will long define ...Read full article...

US Support for Terrorists in Syria Prevents Conflict Resolution

The myth of so-called “moderate rebels” in Syria persists. None exist. All anti-government militants are US-supported terrorists – largely imported from scores of countries. Russia’s good faith efforts for conflict resolution aren’t good enough because Washington consistently undermines them – wanting endless war and regime change, not resolution, peace, stability and respect for Syrian sovereignty. America is the persistent spanner in the works, preventing global peace, stability and security ...Read full article...

Why did Trump bomb Shayrat?

Contrary to appearances, the US administration, far from behaving erratically, is attempting to define the framework for its foreign policy. President Donald Trump is negotiating with a spokesperson for the deep State which has been governing his country since 11 September 2001 – and it would seem that they have found the conditions for an agreement, whose details are still to be specified. Members of the administration will have ...Read full article...