While watching “Official Secrets” Caitlin Johnstone kept thinking about the conspiracy behind the invasion of Iraq.
Category: Middle East
THE ANGRY ARAB: U.S. Role in Lebanon’s Crisis Goes Unrecognized
The bulk of Lebanon’s corrupt ruling class are clients of the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, not Iran. But this fact is too inconvenient for Western media to point out, writes As’ad AbuKhalil.
Trump’s New Policy on Israeli Settlements Is Illegal & Self-Serving
This pandering at the expense of the Palestinians is designed to burnish the president’s bona fides with his Christian Zionist base, writes Marjorie Cohn.
US & Israel Cast Lone UN Votes Against Historic Peace Measures
Most of the international community supported draft resolutions calling for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, measures to stop an arms race in outer space, and an end to the blockade of Cuba, reports Ben Norton.
US Congressional Panel Plots Next Phase of Dirty War on Syria: Occupy Oil Fields & Block Reconstruction
A Washington foreign-policy apparatchik who oversaw the bipartisan Syria Study Group has outlined a sadistic strategy for preventing reconstruction of the “rubble,” Ben Norton reports.
Hezbollah’s Sticky Situation Amid Lebanese Protests
Those from the Shia community who have been protesting Hezbollah’s leader put the group into relatively unchartered territory, writes Giorgio Cafiero.
US Troops Staying in Syria to ‘Keep the Oil’ Have Already Killed Hundreds
Hundreds of American soldiers are remaining in Syria, not to ensure to safety of any group of people, but to occupy the country’s oil reserves and block the Syrian government from revenue needed for reconstruction, reports Ben Norton.
WATCH: Episode 14 CN Live!–Impeachment and Syria
Watch tonight’s episode of CN Live! at 8 pm EDT as we delve deeply into the situation in Syria and the attempt to impeach Donald Trump.
Everybody Betraying Everybody in Syria
After some eight years of civil conflict, the situation in Syria is basically reverting to the pre-conflict norm, writes Graham E. Fuller.
British Government Continues to Aid Repression in Human Rights-Abusing Countries, New Data Shows
In the past year, “telecommunications interception equipment,” or software & technology for it, has been exported to authoritarian regimes such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar, report Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis.