France is in up to its ears in a war against a jihadist group which has proclaimed itself the Islamic State. This statement is not a dramatic exaggeration on our part. What should be added to this observation is something equally as important: France has entered into a long-term fight, of which the outcome is by no [Read more]
Anyone who believes that the objective of America and the Western alliance in fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is aimed at protecting the security of these two countries or neighboring Arab countries is wrong. Instead, it’s to protect the security of European countries and the United States, especially [Read more]
We will reiterate that the U.S. guarantees its own interests by taking advantage of ignorance, exacerbating existing tensions, and exaggerating extremist groups' actions in the Middle East.
As Harold MacMillan — the last great conservative British leader to serve the empire — said, events always catch up with us. For Obama the time has come to face the facts: change is needed. Terror must be confronted with force, and there is still only one power capable of exercising this force on a global scale, [Read more]
The euphoria over the American president is long gone. People don’t like to remember it. But is this a reason to call Barack Obama a weakling?
The US greatly intensified sectarian and ethnic rivalries in the Middle East when it illegally invaded Iraq in 2003 and ousted the Sunni-based regime of Saddam Hussein. Now the Obama administration has recklessly plunged into a new war in Iraq and Syria to secure US domination in the energy-rich region that threatens to trigger a far broader conflagration throughout the Middle East and beyond.
For the third time in 25 years, the United States is heading an international coalition for military action in Iraqi territory...
The problem with the anti-Islamic State fight is that the U.S. and other members of the coalition do not want to use the necessary methods — just as they do not want to deal with the cost of conducting a war on this scale.
Once the air power was consolidated into a coalition, it became the biggest since the Persian Gulf War of 2003. The coalition is led by the United States with the direct participation of France, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Jordan.
They implemented the airstrikes following the convergent [Read more]