Category Archive: Middle East

The myth of the 1,400 year Sunni-Shia war

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The myth of the 1,400 year Sunni-Shia war by Murtaza Hussain Murtaza Hussain is a Toronto-based writer and analyst focused on issues related to Middle Eastern politics. @@MazMHussain (http://www.aljazeera.com/) During the period of… Continue reading

Banksy reminds the world that Steve Jobs was a son of a Syrian migrant

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[Whatever one may think of Steve Jobs, it is important to remind people of the many contributions migrants have made to human society. It is important oppose the xenophobia and racism of people… Continue reading

Israel applies lethal response to wave of Palestinian attacks

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[The Arch-Occupiers are at it again with more extrajudicial violence against those resisting oppression.  On the surface this article almost seems pro-Palestinian, but in reality its more of the same imperialist propaganda attempting… Continue reading

Islamic State is building a ‘retreat zone’ in Libya with 3000 fighters, say UN experts

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[The Islamic State’s momentum is waning. ISIS is a movement that was, in part, created by Empire. If IS is defeated in Syria and Iraq, IS will retreat mostly to Libya, where the… Continue reading

Western ally Saudi Arabia sentenced a Palestinian poet to death for renouncing Islam

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[Just shows that human rights mean nothing to the imperialists. The imperialists violate human rights as they please — NP] Western ally Saudi Arabia sentenced a Palestinian poet to death for renouncing Islam… Continue reading

The Islamic State claims it now has a ‘regional leader’ in Bengal, meaning Bangladesh

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[With the recent chaos caused by the war criminals who use Islam as a mask, Bangladesh may be the next victim of the Islamic State and its imperialist puppet masters — NP] The… Continue reading

U.S. steps up diplomacy, rebel support to end Syrian ‘hell’: Kerry

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[It is no coincidence that the United States is stepping up its involvement in Syria now that Russia has entered into the fold.  The US seems to believe that Syria’s problems can be… Continue reading

Turkey couples IS bombing runs with striking Kurdish targets

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[This is an interesting development concerning both the fight against ISIS and the Kurdish struggle.  Up until this point Turkey has largely left ISIS alone, most likely because the group was serving a… Continue reading

PM says Israel not bound by Iran deal, will defend itself

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[Following the announcement of the nuclear deal with Iran, Israel’s head war-monger is livid. Of course this news comes as no surprise to most people. It is also a very real possibility that… Continue reading

Aden’s overwhelmed hospitals turn into hospices

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[Yet more tragedy caused by the interference of the imperialists in Yemen. “We must oppose foreign intervention in Yemen, especially by Empire. We must denounce the militarist policies of Empire, especially the United… Continue reading

Thousands flee fighting in Iraq’s Ramadi: UN

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[Ramadi was the site of two major engagements during the most recent US invasion and occupation of Iraq, and now this.  Another example of the deadly legacy of US imperialism. -Uziel] Baghdad (AFP)… Continue reading

Hezbollah blames Saudi Arabia for spread of extremism

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[The spread of extremism can not just be blamed on Saudi Arabia.  The legacy of European colonialism and western imperialism in the region certainly helps to create the fertile ground where these archaic… Continue reading