Category Archive: Middle East

British arms companies ramp up bomb sales to Saudi Arabia by 100 times despite air strikes on civilians

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[Empire armed to the teeth to impose its will on the Middle East. – NP] (http://www.independent.co.uk/) British arms companies ramp up bomb sales to Saudi Arabia by 100 times despite air strikes on civilians… Continue reading

Europe’s migration crisis claims another 46 lives in Aegean

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[A tragic end to another story about people fleeing the violence in Syria, that can in large part be blamed on NATO and its imperialist cohorts. The imperialist governments then have the gall… Continue reading

Israeli officials approve West Bank land expropriation

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[Another sickening move by Israel, proving to the world that they have zero regard for the rights or lives of the Palestinian people.  While the United States verbally condemns the actions of the… Continue reading

Isil ‘kidnaps at least 400 people’ in heavy clashes at key Syrian city

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[More barbarism from ISIS, an organization that has been propped up and supported in various ways by the United States and the Gulf States, especially Saudi Arabia. – NP] Isil ‘kidnaps at least… Continue reading

Iran accuses Saudis of striking its Yemen embassy as tensions grow

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[Saudi Arabia is another face of Empire. This criminal act shows how Empire has no regard for international law. – NP] by Greg Botelho and Schams Elwazer, CNN (CNN) Iran’s government accused Saudi… Continue reading

8-10 million Iranians died over Great Famine caused by the British in late 1910s, documents reveal

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8-10 million Iranians died over Great Famine caused by the British in late 1910s, documents reveal by Sadegh Abbasi* (http://english.khamenei.ir/) One of the little-known chapters of history was the widespread famine in Iran… Continue reading

A People’s History of Churchillian Madness

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A People’s History of Churchillian Madness by ELLIOT MURPHY (counterpunch.org) This year marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, which is almost universally seen in Britain as purely… Continue reading

US-Led ISIS Coalition Hits a Syrian Army Camp in Deir Ezzor: 1 Soldier Killed

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[US imperialism has avoided bombing ISIS directly on many occasions, but has no problem bombing the Syrian army. This attack on the Syrian army represents an escalation of direct United States military intervention… Continue reading

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