Shell, the other U.K. “super-major” oil company, also re-entered Iraq in 2009 after an invasion in 2003 that was widely denounced at the time as a war-for-oil on the part of the U.S. and U.K., Matt Kennard reports.
Category: Middle East
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Chris Hedges — The Lords of Chaos
The politicians and shills in the media who orchestrated 20 years of military debacles in the Middle East, and who seek a world dominated by U.S. power, must be held accountable for their crimes.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Joe Lauria — Covering the ‘Vial Display’
Despite Colin Powell’s presentation and the U.S. media’s embrace of it, every other nation on the Security Council, with the exception of Britain and Spain, was highly skeptical of the U.S. argument for war, including allies Germany and France.
AS`AD AbuKHALIL: Netanyahu’s Chutzpah
In the second part of his review of Benjamin Netanyahu’s new book, Bibi: My Story, the author explores the Israeli prime ministers fraught relations with several world leaders, including U.S. presidents.
AS`AD AbuKHALIL: Saudi-Iran Deal a Possible US ‘Suez Moment’
The U.S. does not want to experience what Britain experienced in Suez in 1956: a watershed moment signaling an end to empire and global decline.
Seismic Iran-Saudi Rapprochement Isolates US
The Chinese-brokered diplomatic deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran not only opens the way for resolution of region-wide conflicts, but potentially foils U.S. Mideast designs based on Saudi-Iranian enmity, writes Joe Lauria.
AS’AD AbuKHALIL: Fouad Ajami – the West’s House Arab
The land the late Arab-American political scientist evokes in his posthumously published memoir is not a real place with real people. It is a land inhabited by people who Western racists would like to imagine.
Caitlin Johnstone: Good Thing Biden Beat Trump
As we approach the halfway mark of this president’s first term, it’s good to consider the top seven reasons why he is so much better than his predecessor.
The World Cup Reignites Pan-Arabism
The first World Cup to be held in an Arab land has sparked a resurgence of Arab nationalism, support for Palestine and rejection of the Abraham Accords, writes As’ad AbuKhalil.
Al Jazeera Sues Israeli Forces in Intl Criminal Court
The news network said the killing of Palestinian-America journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in May was part of a wider attack on journalists in Palestine.