Posted in Afghanistan Turkey USA

Media bury story that U.S. troops may have fired into crowd after Kabul Airport suicide bomb attack

[The New York Times, Consortium News] “It appears in the 29th paragraph of a 39-paragraph New York Times story on Saturday about the…

Posted in Afghanistan Kyrgyzstan Pakistan Russia Tajikistan USA Uzbekistan

US troop “withdrawal” from Afghanistan: CIA seeks to relocate bases in neighbouring countries, drone war will continue

[The New York Times] “The rapid U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan is creating intense pressure on the C.I.A. to find new ways…

Posted in Syria Turkey USA

Top US Diplomat: Working with terrorists in Syria would be “wise”, al-Jolani is “least bad option”

[PBS] “Abu Mohammad al-Jolani, a former leader of an Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, is one of the most wanted…

Posted in Afghanistan China Jordan Qatar Russia USA

Biden will withdraw 2,500 troops from Afghanistan but over 18,000 Pentagon contractors and special operatives to remain

[CovertAction Magazine] “On Wednesday April 14th, President Joe Biden announced that he would end the U.S.’s longest war and withdraw U.S….

Posted in Iraq USA

New ISIS leader was a US prison informant in Iraq

[The Washington Post] “In confidential interrogation reports, Iraqi detainee M060108-01 is depicted as a model prisoner, “cooperative” with his American…

Posted in Syria USA

Syrian terrorist al-Jolani’s organization is “an asset” to America’s strategy in Idlib

[PBS] “Over most of two decades, Abu Mohammad al-Jolani’s life has been a roadmap of Islamist militancy in Iraq and…

Posted in Iraq Syria USA

Former LtCol Daniel Davis repeats his 2020 call for a full withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq and Syria

[Insider] “The reason troops are in Iraq at all today is because President Barack Obama sent them to help Baghdad fend off…

Posted in Iran Iraq Saudi Arabia USA

Iraqi PM says Trump asked him to mediate with Iran then assassinated his guest, emissary Qasem Soleimani

[Liberation News] “The acting Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi […] revealed that Soleimani had traveled to Baghdad to deliver a…

Posted in Syria USA

U.S. May Violate International Laws Against Pillage If It Takes Syrian Oil

[NPR] “President Trump has executed a policy U-turn on Syria. He’s now tasking U.S. forces that he’d promised to withdraw…

Posted in Afghanistan USA

U.S. and Afghan Government Forces Killed More Civilians Than Taliban Did, U.N. Report Finds

[The New York Times] “For the first time since the United Nations began documenting civilian casualties in Afghanistan a decade…

Posted in Israel Syria

Israel secretly armed and funded Syrian rebels

[Foreign Policy] “Israel secretly armed and funded at least 12 rebel groups in southern Syria that helped prevent Iran-backed fighters…

Posted in Iran Iraq Russia Syria USA

Bizarre claims and pro-regime-change propaganda: Syria’s Assad supports ISIS, both have to be destroyed

[Los Angeles Times] “The rollback of Islamic State must come as a shock to the chorus of journalists and analysts…

Posted in Israel Jordan Russia Syria USA

Trump ends secret CIA program Timber Sycamore, started under Obama to support Syrian rebels

[The New York Times] “The shuttering of the C.I.A. program, one of the most expensive efforts to arm and train…

Posted in Qatar Russia Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

John Kerry: US let ISIS rise in Syria to overthrow Assad

[Mondoweiss] “Last fall Secretary of State Kerry met privately with anti-Assad Syrian activists at the U.N.  The meeting was secretly…

Posted in Spain

Spain: Ex-hitman for state-sponsored anti-ETA death squad arrested for ISIS plot

[The Irish Times] “A former hitman for Spain’s infamous 1980s state-sponsored death squads has been arrested on suspicion of planning…

Posted in France Libya Syria USA

Decades of Hillary Clinton controversies exposed: LaFarge, Libya, Syria, terrorism and the presidential nomination

[Observer] “One of the most troubling revelations exposed by Wikileaks has been completely ignored by mainstream media. On August 1, Wikileaks shared…

Posted in Bahrain Kosovo Kuwait Qatar Saudi Arabia U.A.E.

How Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states turned once-tolerant Kosovo into fertile ground for ISIS and Wahhabi ideology

[The New York Times] “Every Friday, just yards from a statue of Bill Clinton with arm aloft in a cheery wave, hundreds…

Posted in Afghanistan Angola Croatia Egypt France Jordan Morocco Nicaragua Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

Operation Timber Sycamore: Saudis provide money and arms, U.S. trains Syrian rebels

[The New York Times] “When President Obama secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to begin arming Syria’s embattled rebels in 2013, the spy…

Posted in Iran Iraq Israel Jordan Russia Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

John Bolton: defeating ISIS in Syria is not desirable, instead the US should create an oil producer Sunni state and an independent Kurdistan

[The New York Times] “Today’s reality is that Iraq and Syria as we have known them are gone. The Islamic…

Posted in Iraq Syria UK USA

How the US and UK fuelled the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq

[The Guardian] “On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it…

Posted in Iraq Syria USA

2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State to isolate Syrian regime

[Levant Report] “On Monday, May 18, the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch published a selection of formerly classified documents…

Posted in Libya Syria USA

Obama Administration Knew about Benghazi Terror Attack Plans, Arms Shipments to Syria, Rise of ISIS

[Judicial Watch] “Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of…

Posted in Syria Turkey UK

British girls were helped into Syria by spy from U.S.-led coalition

[REUTERS] “A spy who worked for a country in the U.S.-led coalition that is fighting Islamic State had helped three…

Posted in Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey U.A.E. USA

VP Biden: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE armed and funded Al Qaeda in Iraq (now ISIS) and Al Nusra

[The Daily Beast] “Vice President Joe Biden is apologizing again for speaking the truth.” ““My constant cry was that our…

Posted in Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

Obama and senior officials know that arms sent to ‘moderate rebels’ go to Jihadists in Syria

[The New York Times] “Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups…