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]
Pavlov lives! The first airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria had scarcely passed before predictable criticisms began to surface, writes foreign correspondent Paul Brill in his column, as he examines the United States’ Islamic State strategy.
Russia would be happy to act, but America does not let it.
No matter how you relate to radical Islamic movements, there is an incontestable fact: These forces emerged as a radical reaction to Western expansion and the politics of Israel and pro-Western Arab regimes.
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, has distinguished himself among modern leaders of his country for being invested in peace; ever since he was a candidate on the campaign trail, his close collaborators thought that he had an instinctive aversion to resolving international conflicts through the use of [Read more]