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  • pakistan will send troops to yemenAfter 3 Years of Neutrality, Pakistan Will Send Troops to Yemen

    Islamabad (GPA) – After remaining neutral and declining involvement for the past three years, Pakistan will send troops to Yemen to fight on behalf of the Saudi invaders. Pakistan’s defense minister, Khurram Dastigir, spoke to the Senate on Monday. He said 1,000 Pakistani troops would join the Saudi-led war against Yemen. Dastigir claimed the forces would provide intelligence and training support but would not see combat. The Saudi-led war against Yemen will enter its fourth year in March. Riyadh has failed in every way, shape, and form. On the ground, Yemen’s resistance forces — known only as “the Houthis” throughout western […]

  • Trump's Iran PolicyDouble-Edged Sword: Opinion Poll Shows Trump’s Iran Policy Risks

    Beirut (AMN) – US President Donald J. Trump’s inclination to withdraw from a three-year-old international agreement that curbs Iran’s nuclear program is likely to strengthen the country’s hardliners even if the withdrawal would put responsibility for mounting economic and social discontent squarely on the shoulder of President Hassan Rouhani’s government. That is the conclusion from a public opinion poll that shows widespread support for Iran’s nuclear and missile programs, deep distrust of Mr. Trump and the United States, and rising criticism of a government that has failed to raise standards of living, get management of the economy right and fight corruption. Iran scholar Esfandyar Batmanghelidjsuggested […]

  • jim mattisRemembering Fallujah: War Crimes Committed Under Jim Mattis and Jim Molan

    Bagdhad (AHT) – Ross Caputi, a former Marine who was “witness and accomplice to the atrocities” committed in Fallujah in November 2004 during “Operation Phantom Fury”, wrote this about his unit’s entry into the city: Perhaps it was just too painful of a realization for many of us to make, because we saw ourselves as the liberators, the good guys, and to admit that we were hurting innocent people would have contradicted everything that we claimed to stand for. I can only speculate about what the motives were for the people who dreamed up that mission and decided to make the people […]

  • Xi Jinping China Wall Street sinksAs Wall Street Sinks Global Markets, China’s Policies Build Independence & Immunity

    Beijing (MPN) – China has been faced with — and continued to grow throughout — a previous U.S.-triggered global recession just under a decade ago. While the current condition of the markets is nothing like the end of 2008, there is still the same fear in the West that China is somehow on the brink of catastrophe. The recent economic “correction” in the U.S. markets, which saw stocks drop back down from recent record-highs, has begun to spread to the east, reaching the stock exchanges in Tokyo, Taiwan, and Shanghai. While all three of these markets depend, to some extent, on the performance of […]

  • israels plans for syriaSyria Deterred Israel’s Plans by Downing F-16 after Constant Israeli Raids

    Damascus (AHT) – In an important development, the Syrian air defenses downed an Israeli F-16 jet fighter that bombed military targets inside Syria at dawn on Saturday February 10. This came after the Israeli occupation forces announced the alleged downing of an “Iranian” drone aircraft, launched from Syria. In a least to say laughable statement, IOF spokesperson commented the incident saying it was “an Iranian attack on the sovereignty of Israel”. As if the land he speaks of is not the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. And as if Israel has not attacked the Syrian Arab Army, Hezbollah and the IRGC […]

  • air force nuclear missile nuclear doctrinePentagon’s Nuclear Doctrine – Retrograde and Reckless

    Washington (SCF) – In its latest Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the American Pentagon declares at one point in the document that the Cold War is long over. Apart from that fleeting mention, however, one would think from reading the entire review that the Cold War, for Washington, has never been so palpable. It is a fear-laden document, relentlessly portraying the world as fraught with existential danger to US national security. Russia and China, as with two other recent strategic policy papers out of Washington, are again painted as adversaries who must be confronted with ever-greater US military power. The latest NPR asserts that since the […]

  • PyeongChang OlympicsPyeongChang Olympics Show Benefits of Diplomacy Without the US

    Seoul (GPA) – The PyeongChang Olympics have highlighted how effective international diplomacy can be sans the United States. From the moment the opening ceremonies of the PyeongChang Olympics in South Korea began, the United Korean Olympic Team showed the world what real substantive diplomacy between two nations without US interference can accomplish. To quickly recap: This team was the creation of a surprise New Years announcement by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un, saying he would be open to dialogue on participating in the games. While it was too late for the DPRK to enter their own team in the […]

  • Op-Ed: Syria Downs Israeli Jet, Signals Damascus is Done With Illegal Intervention

    Damascus (GPA) – The war on  Syria has entered a new phase today after Syrian forces downed an Israeli jet conducting illegal airstrikes. After today’s downing of an F-16 flying deep in Syrian airspace, Tel Aviv has responded with a with a wave of further bombings inside Syria. This whole situation has unfolded in a matter of hours and details are still coming in, but from what we know so far, things began when Israel allegedly took down an Iranian drone in their airspace. The alleged Iranian drone, which was supposedly launched from Syrian airspace into Israel was shot down early during the day Saturday. […]

  • Kurds, Out of Options, Look to Syria’s Assad for Help

    Damascus (MPN) – The Kurds are feeling the squeeze from Turkey’s operation to route them from northern Syria, and with their benefactors in Washington unwilling to garner support, they are looking to former enemies to save them. The war in Syria has been relatively absent from media coverage in recent weeks following the declared victory of Syrian, Russian and Iranian militaries in their battle against the U.S.- backed rebels and terror groups, including ISIS and al-Qaeda. Now Washington is changing its strategy to draw Syria further into chaos and is poised to do just that with the help of Kurdish […]

  • Venezuela constituent assembly coup venezuelaTrump Administration Planning Pinochet-type Coup in Venezuela

    Caracas (SCF) – The retrograde Donald Trump administration is planning a military coup in Venezuela to oust the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speaking at the University of Texas prior to embarking on a multi-nation tour throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, said the military in Latin America has often intervened in Latin American politics during times of serious crises. Tillerson’s remarks conjured up scenes from America’s dark past in Latin America. To make matters worse, Tillerson invoked the imperialistic Monroe Doctrine of 1823, stressing that it is as “relevant today as it was the […]

  • yemen siege yemen war houthis“Houthis” Urge Negotiations, National Elections to End Yemen War

    Sana’a (GPA) – Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, speaking on behalf of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement — known throughout western media simply as “the Houthis” — called for elections and negotiations to end the war and begin reconstruction. Head of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, again expressed Ansarullah’s willingness to negotiate a political solution to the US-supported and Saudi-led war against Yemen. Yemen’s Resistance aka. “Houthis” Calls for Negotiations, National Elections, and Reconstruction Mr. al-Houthi highlighted the need for a national committee as well as elections of a national president and governing body that represent all Yemeni parties — without influence from foreign entities. […]

  • erdogan assault protesters no role for assad operation olive branchOp-Ed: Operation Olive Branch: Latest Evolution of US Designs for Syria

    Ankara (GPA) – On January 19th, while shelling Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)-occupied Afrin district, Turkey announced the beginning of Operation Olive Branch. The ironically named operation is an open-ended aggression on Syrian territory with broad aims to take land from the US-backed SDF. Turkey claims the SDF, and their leading Kurdish force the YPG, pose an existential threat to Turkish national security. Airstrikes followed the shelling along with an invasion of anti-government contras and mercenaries with the support of Turkey’s military. Reports also indicate shelling of more SDF-occupied areas in various parts of northern Syria. Reports vary heavily on the […]

  • Saudi Influence in Yemen Crumbles: Southern Movement Launches Coup

    Aden (GPA) – If successful, this could spell the end for Riyadh’s already minuscule political influence in Yemen through the puppet government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. The war in Yemen is complex. Western media fails to mention the nuances and alliances that make up the Saudi-coalition as well as Yemen’s resistance to this aggression. The media usually portrays Yemen’s resistance as “Iranian-backed militias” (albeit without evidence) while representing the Saudi coalition as a homogenous group fighting against the so-called Houthis. However, this couldn’t be further from the reality as long-standing tensions finally reach a breaking point. The Crumbling of the Saudi […]

  • iranIran, as Supporter of Self-Determination, a Thorn in Imperial Washington’s Side

    Tehran (MPN) – Iran’s unapologetic self-determination, including its ballistic missile and nuclear energy program as well its resistance to economic imperialism, make it a constant thorn in Washington’s side. Washington’s hostility towards the Islamic Republic of Iran dates back nearly 40 years to February of 1979 when revolutionary forces overthrew the Western-backed monarchy of Mohammad Reza Shah. The United States consistently maintains that its involvement began with the hostage crisis in 1979 and continues today due to Iran’s ballistic missile and nuclear program, as well as meddling throughout the region in places like Syria, Lebanon, and now Yemen (albeit without evidence in […]

  • The MEK: From Revolutionary Group to Imperialist Asset

    Tehran (MPN) – With the recent protests across Iran, some people are, for the first time, being exposed to a fringe group of Iranian exiles known as the Mujahideen-e-Khalq, or MEK, and their political front group, The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). While audiences of Western media may be seeing the group, they aren’t actually being provided the proper context of who the MEK and NCRI are. Instead, MEK protests are being shown across Western media as “anti-regime” protests representative of the general mood of Iranians. The problem with these protests — which have been highlighted by outlets like Fox, Salon, […]

  • Tired of US “Aid” (Exploitation), Africa and Global South Look to China

    Beijing (MPN) – How much can Raytheon, Mastercard, Nokia, Monsanto and the like be trusted to invest in long-term outcomes in the global South? When you see the actors behind U.S. ‘aid and development’ in Africa, is it any wonder that African leaders would look for any other partner to work with? There has been a growing focus on the economic development underway in Africa. There is a reason behind this seemingly new interest of Western powers in events happening in Africa, and the reason is simple: China is a new power dominating business on the continent and has clearly caught the […]

  • Turkish reinforcements kurdish controlled afrinTurkish Troops Mass on Syrian Border Preparing Advance on US-backed Kurds

    Ankara (GPA) – It appears the ambitions of the Turks and Kurds are finally near their collision point as Turkish President Recep Erdogan prepares to sweep out what he calls the “terror nests” in northern Syria. This dust-up started last weekend when the US announced the creation of a new Kurdish-led Border Security Force to manage the areas of northern Syria occupied by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Both Syria and Turkey have declared this unacceptable, the former because it violates their sovereignty and the latter due to their claims that elements of the SDF work with the internationally recognized […]

  • afghan war us fighters in syriaUS Encircles Iran with 45 Bases, But Concerned With Iran in Syria

    Washington D.C. (AHT) – With the imminent defeat of United States-supported terrorist groups in Syria by the Syrian government, with assistance from Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran, one might reasonably think that the U.S. would finally just go home. After all, U.S. President Donald Trump wants, or so he says, to stop ‘nation building’, and ‘put America first’. When a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked what role U.S. soldiers/terrorists would have in Syria, once ISIS was no longer a viable presence in that country, the answer was not what the questioner expected. The State Department’s […]

  • trump's afghan policyIs Trump’s Afghan Policy Aimed at Taliban or at China?

    Kabul (NEO) – In recent months the US President has reversed yet another campaign pledge to pull out of Afghanistan, America’s longest war, and instead has begun to deploy an added 3,000 troops there. At the same time he has lashed out at the government of Pakistan accusing it of aiding the Afghan Taliban and pledging to cut all US military aid to that country as reprisal. A deeper view into the situation suggests that both moves are linked and have to do with not the Taliban and the Afghan terrorists. It has very much to do with ongoing developments […]

  • Anti-Media RadioListen: Geopolitics Alert Editor Jim Carey on The Anti-Media Radio

    Detroit (GPA) – Listen to Geopolitics Alert editor Jim Carey’s appearance on January 15ths episode of The Anti-Media Radio. In the January 15th episode of The Anti-Media Radio, Geopolitics Alert editor Jim Carey calls in to talk to The Anti-Media’s Nick Bernabe about several key events of the past few weeks. Jim and Nick touch on subjects ranging from the accidental emergency alert received by everyone in Hawaii of an impending nuclear holocaust to the failure of the Western-led global financial system and its impending death. The conversation begins in Hawaii and then moves on to the potential war with North Korea […]

  • Who and What Will AI Serve? US and China Give Very Different Answers

    Beijing (MPN) – Artificial Intelligence is a frighteningly powerful new tool — and weapon. Who and what will it serve? In the U.S., tech giants Facebook, Google, and Amazon and their corporate agendas; in China, the needs of the public and the economy. These two models should be thought through now. Speaking to a group of students in September, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a bold proclamation. “Artificial intelligence is the future,” he said, stating that this is a fact “not only for Russia but for all humankind. It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the […]

  • Why Did Sudan Close Their Border with Eritrea?

    Khartoum (GPA) – Sudan closed their border with Eritrea as long-standing tensions with Egypt begin to flare up. Ongoing disputes over territory and resources, as well as Sudan’s relations with Turkey, triggered the dispute. On January 6th Sudan shut their border with Eritrea after fortifying it with thousands of troops. The closure comes off the heels of rising tensions with Egypt. Relations between the two nations have long been heated, but on January 4th Egypt sent hundreds of troops to a UAE base in Eritrea. Though Egypt denies having sent any troops to the base. Two days later, the Sudanese-Eritrean […]

  • war yemenMSNBC Ignores Catastrophic US-Backed War in Yemen

    New York (FAIR) – For the popular US cable news network MSNBC, the largest humanitarian catastrophe in the world is apparently not worth much attention—even as the US government has played a key role in creating and maintaining that unparalleled crisis. An analysis by FAIR has found that the leading liberal cable network did not run a single segment devoted specifically to Yemen in the second half of 2017. And in these latter roughly six months of the year, MSNBC ran nearly 5,000 percent more segments that mentioned Russia than segments that mentioned Yemen. Moreover, in all of 2017, MSNBC only aired one broadcast on the US-backed Saudi […]

  • internet freedomExpect Even Less Internet Freedom in 2018

    Washington (SCF) – Users of social media have been increasingly reporting that their accounts have been either censored, blocked or suspended during the past year. Initially, some believed that the incidents might be technical in nature, with overloaded servers struggling to keep up with the large and growing number of accounts, but it eventually emerged that the interference was deliberate and was focused on individuals and groups that were involved in political or social activities considered to be controversial. At the end of last year, a number of Russian accounts on Facebook and elsewhere were suspended over the allegations that social media had […]

  • turkey middle east power turkey opens base in somaliaWhat’s Driving Turkey’s Recent Emergence as a Middle East Power?

    Ankara (MPN) – Many observers believed Erdogan wouldn’t be able to maintain his authoritarian political machine as well as maintain this economic growth, but the foreign policy of Turkey has countered these projections, leading Ankara to expand opportunities by partnering with everyone from Iran to the U.K. Over the last decade or so, the West has been cheering for a rising Turkey as a nation that could set a positive example for other Western allies in the region. However, as Turkey has gained this new level of success under President Recep Erdogan, its plans have changed and Ankara has begun […]

  • iran protest whitehouse us-backed regime changeUS Outlets Peddling ‘Russiagate’ Scramble to Meddle in Iran’s Politics

    Washington DC (GPA) – The same neoconservative warmongering media outlets that peddled Russiagate for the past year now urge the US to interfere in Iran’s domestic politics. Unfortunately for them, sanctions are impeding their ability to do so. Outlets like the New York Times and Reuters are scrambling to instigate yet another war. These media companies — once again — lace subtle narratives about human rights and civil liberties to trigger public sympathy. The media is truly salivating at the thought of a fresh and direct US war against Iran. Iranians Should be Free to Protest Without Fear of External […]

  • US war africaShadow Armies: The Unseen, But Real US War in Africa

    Washington (TeleSUR) – It will be many years before Africa and its 54 nations are truly free from the stubborn neocolonial mindset, which is grounded in racism, economic exploitation and military interventions. There is a real – but largely concealed – war which is taking place throughout the African continent. It involves the United States, an invigorated Russia, and a rising China. The outcome of the war is likely to define the future of the continent and its global outlook. It is easy to pin the blame on U.S. President Donald Trump, his erratic agenda, and impulsive statements. But the truth is, the […]

  • airstrikes in libya yemen homes saudis bomb their own militaryAfrica in Review 2017: Reconstruction and the Impediments of Imperialism

    Washington DC (GR) – Mass demonstrations, repositioning priorities, and the escalating Pentagon presence. Coal mining had been a lucrative business in the northeastern Oriental region of Morocco for many decades where in the city of Jerada thousands of workers were employed in the extractive industry. During the 1930s, the earliest trade unions in the North African state were organized there to represent miners who worked under extremely dangerous and exploitative conditions. The Moroccan Workers Union (UMT) came into existence and was affiliated with the largest labor federation in France at the time, the General Confederation of Labor (CGT). Paris had […]

  • ground operations in yemenPentagon Finally Admits to “Multiple Ground Operations” in Yemen

    Washington D.C. (GPA) – The Pentagon finally acknowledged last week that US troops have carried out “multiple ground operations” in Yemen. The details and future, however, remain ambiguous. Dubbed the “secret war,” Washington’s military activity in Yemen has remained dubious since the war began in March of 2015. On paper, the US has a small number of special forces in Yemen assisting Emirati and Saudi-backed troops against Yemen’s resistance. The US also carries out operations against al-Qaeda in Yemen (AQAP) which included 120 airstrikes this year. The targets of these airstrikes, however, aren’t certain. Additional Troops Enter Yemen. But What’s Their […]

  • us-saudi nuclear talks us human rights resolution un egypt jerusalemUS-Saudi Nuclear Talks: A Barometer for Middle East Rivalries?

    Washington DC (AMN) – Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indicator of where the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is heading as well as the strength of the informal Saudi-Israeli alliance against Iran. The possible transfer could spark a new arms race in the Middle East and constitutes one explanation why Saudi responses to President Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel were muted and limited to rhetorical statements. Mr. Trump’s decision was perhaps most challenging for the Saudis, who as custodians of Islam’s two holiest cities, would have been expected to play a […]

  • uaeAs Saudi Influence Wanes, UAE Builds Its Regional Value as Tool of US Imperialism

    Abu Dhabi (MPN) – Where Riyadh’s imperial ambitions are haphazard, Abu Dhabi’s are smooth and calculated. While Saudi Arabia has spent billions murdering civilians, the UAE has built military bases, forged imperial alliances, and secured its grip on regional hegemony both politically and militarily aligning itself as the next major US ally as a tool of imperialism. Since the beginning of the war against Yemen in March of 2015, Saudi Arabia has received most of the negative press for its war crimes — and rightfully so. Saudi airstrikes have targeted homes, schools, hospitals, markets, and other vital civilian infrastructure, resulting in over […]

  • The Likelihood of War with Iran

    Washington DC (NEO) – The analytical group SouthFront recently released a remarkable video about the possibility of a war involving Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, and Israel. Of course, this inevitably means that the war would involve Russia and the United States as well. To understand the context of this scenario, one first needs to understand what has happened in Syria and other Middle Eastern countries in recent years. The original plan of the US and Saudi Arabia (behind whom stood an invisible Israel) was the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad and his replacement with Islamic fundamentalists or takfiris (Daesh, al-Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra). The […]

  • us role in yemen yemen donald trump saudi arabiaWhite House Statement Ignores US Role in Yemen and Blames Iran

    Washington DC (GPA) – Following the failed coup in Sana’a, Yemen last week, the White House released a statement regarding the violence and humanitarian crisis. Unsurprisingly, the US role in Yemen is completely ignored while simultaneously blaming Iran. The statement begins by expressing “grave concern” for the dire situation in Yemen. The US, of course, helped create this crisis under the Obama regime and continued support under Trump by selling billions in weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other smaller members of the Saudi coalition. Fueling violence: US role in Yemen However, the US role in Yemen […]

  • Ukraine kurt volkerKurt Volker, US Envoy for Ukraine Is About to Fail in His Mission

    Moscow (SCF) – “Kurt Volker is an experienced and tough-minded diplomat who knows how to combine principles and pragmatism into policy. He is widely respected across the political spectrum,” said Paul Saunders, the executive director of the Center for the National Interest and a former George W. Bush administration official, in his comments on Kurt Volker’s appointment as the Trump administration’s special envoy charged with ending the war in Ukraine. “The fact that they appointed [Volker] is a sign this administration is serious about Ukraine,” John Herbst, former US ambassador to Kiev, told Foreign Policy. “The United States remains fully committed to the objectives of the Minsk agreements, […]

  • qaddafi's son dprk nuclear Libya NATO slave marketsMedia Erase NATO Role in Bringing Slave Markets to Libya

    Brussels (FAIR) – Twenty-first-century slave markets. Human beings sold for a few hundred dollars. Massive protests throughout the world. The American and British media have awakened to the grim reality in Libya, where African refugees are for sale in open-air slave markets. Yet a crucial detail in this scandal has been downplayed or even ignored in many corporate media reports: the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in bringing slavery to the North African nation. In March 2011, NATO launched a war in Libya expressly aimed at toppling the government of longtime leader Muammar Qadhafi. The US and its allies flew some 26,000 sorties over […]

  • International criminal court ICC the hagueICC Launches Probe into US Military: Monster Turns Against Creator

    The Hague (SCF) – Everybody knows the story about Frankenstein monster turning against its creator. Such things happen in real life. The respectable Wall Street Journal was used by John Bolton, an American lawyer, and diplomat who has served in several Republican administrations, as a trumpet to sound the alarm. The threat to the United States is posed by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC, established in 2002, is the world’s first permanent court set up to prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The body is known for its Western bias. It was the reason African states left the ICC last year. The court has been usually used […]

  • Robert Mugabe resignation zimbabweLeadership Change Underway in Zimbabwe After Resignation of Mugabe

    Harare (WWP) – A factional struggle inside the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party has created the conditions for the Nov. 21 resignation of longtime leader President Robert Gabriel Mugabe. Through a project lasting just eight days and entitled “Operation Restore Legacy,” the president was removed from his leadership positions as the first secretary of the party as well as head of state of the Republic of Zimbabwe. The removal of the first secretary and president appeared on the surface to have been the outcome of divisions within ZANU-PF, in which rival elements surrounding former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, on […]

  • millennium challengeMillennium Challenge: When the US Navy Lost a Simulated War With Iran

    Washington (GPA) – In 2002 the US Navy carried out war games with one team acting as Iran in a hypothetical conflict. The Navy exercise, known as Millennium Challenge 2002 (MC02), was meant to simulate a war between the US (the ‘Blue’ team) and an unnamed middle eastern nation (the ‘Red’ team) presumed to be Iran. The Blue team was tasked with winning a war with this unnamed country using the latest technology at the time and its use in “network-based” warfare. The Red team, led by Marine Corps Lieutenant General Paul K. Van Riper, was given the task of […]

  • Censorship of RT and Sputnik Shows US Hypocrisy on ‘Subversion’

    Washington (GPA) – Western media is cheering about the recent attacks on RT and Sputnik by the US government and corporations, but one thing they fail to mention is the extent of the US operations doing the exact same thing overseas. In just over the past month and a half, the US has witnessed, yet another, significant uptick in the Russian panic in the form of attacks on Russian media outlets operating within the US. The latest panic to be whipped by the US media is a return to an earlier setpiece of the “Russia investigations;” the fear surrounding Russian media in the US that […]

  • Analysis: CIA Directors Pompeo, Petraeus & Brennan: 3 Views on North Korea

    New York (GPA) – This week saw both a speech by the current CIA director Mike Pompeo and an interview with the former director David Petraeus that gave two different interpretations of the current tensions with North Korea. First up, is the current CIA director Pompeo, who spoke on Thursday at a meeting of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies National Security Summit. Although some members of the Trump regime are pragmatic when it comes to dealing with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Pompeo decided to go the route of his boss and crank up the fearmongering. Related: North Korea Reportedly […]

  • Saudi special forces patrol Aden in Yemen's south 2015What Does a UAE-backed Independence Referendum in Yemen Mean?

    Aden (GPA) – With global momentum building from separatist referendums in Spain and Iraq, southern leaders in Yemen eye their own independence referendum. But is this movement worthy of support? What does southern secession mean for the war against Yemen led by the Saudi coalition? Southern secession in Yemen is not a new concept. Formerly two nations, North and South Yemen, the two countries unified in 1990 leading up to the collapse of the Soviet bloc. Before unification, South Yemen was known as the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen: a socialist state with strong ties to the Soviet Union, Palestine, […]

  • How The Turkish Military Lost Power by Trying to Keep it

    Ankara (GPA) – For the first time in the history of Turkey, it appears the military is actually accountable to the civilian government, in large part as a result of the old guard’s own decisions. These past several months have seen US-Turkish relations hit an all-time low as Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s ever-growing power continues to run up against US interests. A major factor in this recent decline is a new shift in Turkish foreign policy which has led this NATO member to improve relations with countries directly opposed by the bloc (read: Russia). The Turkish military was relied on as a western tool for […]

  • Hostile Posturing Towards Iran Proves U.S. Losing Grip on Power

    Washington D.C. – Donald Trump will make a highly anticipated decision this month that could send shockwaves throughout all aspects of foreign policy, trade, and diplomatic relations. Many pundits expect Trump to entirely decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) aka Iran Nuclear Deal and possibly even designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization. An act of war requested by Congress Designating a legitimate country’s military is both uncharted territory for the United States and a blatantly hostile move to even casual observers. Donald Trump didn’t come to this conclusion on his own. While it’s true he holds […]

  • Madndalay Bay Casino, Las VegasAfter Las Vegas Massacre, Media Again Help ISIS Terrorize

    New York (FAIR) – For all their faults, corporate media, by and large, do not usually report the unverified claims of random trolls—unless those trolls happen to be ISIS, or ISIS-linked media. In the emotionally and politically charged hours after terror attacks or other mass violence, when demagogues both in US right-wing media and within ISIS itself seek to blame Muslims to promote their shared “clash of civilizations” narrative, the media seem more than willing to play along and spread the specter of ISIS responsibility without any objective basis. The headlines  blared on social and online media minutes after ISIS-linked media claimed a […]

  • yemen aid war crimes in yemenU.S. Hegemony in the Arabian Peninsula and the Secret War Against Yemen

    Sana’a (GPA) – In March of 2015, Saudi Arabia and their allies launched an airstrike campaign along with a full-scale military intervention and occupation of Yemen with the goal of propping up the Saudi-backed puppet government of President Hadi after revolutionary forces took control of Yemen’s capital. The World’s War Against Yemen In the past 900 plus days, tens of thousands have died from air strikes alone which typically target civilian infrastructure including schools, farms, ports, cars, and plenty of homes on a daily basis. On any given day, Yemenis are subjected to dozens of airstrikes sometimes totalling over 60 […]

  • The ‘Forgotten War’: The US Destruction of The DPRK

    Pyongyang (GPA) – There are rumors that when President-elect Donald Trump first met with then President Barack Obama, Trump was allegedly warned that there would be one major geopolitical hot spot that was likely to become a Gordian knot for the incoming regime. This eternal puzzle for the US global empire is, of course, the Democratic People’s’ Republic of Korea (or DPRK), the state with one of the strongest records of absolute rejection of and resistance to western capital and subversion. Before we discuss the bombardment of propaganda that always accompanies US blustering on the DPRK, or how the nation has resisted submission […]

  • anti-iranWomen Driving is a Far Cry from the ‘Reform’ Saudis Need

    Riyadh (GPA) – Western media is falling all over themselves to heap praise on Saudi Arabia finally planning to allow women to drive, but this was only one small problem in a country built on human rights violations. Yesterday, Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a commission to begin taking the necessary steps towards allowing women to begin driving next year. The problem with this is that it’s only a small step in actually reforming the brutal monarchy. Unfortunately, it looks like even the right to drive still won’t be improving women’s lives all that much. Guardianship Laws For starters, lifting […]

  • Just Who Is Germany’s Angela Merkel?

    Berlin (TeleSUR) – In power for 12 years, the German Chancellor is one of Europe’s most successful politicians, and at times, one of the most controversial. Several women are running as their parties’ leaders in Germany’s election on September 24. But only one has been there before. Angela Merkel is Europe’s longest serving leader, first elected as the German Chancellor in 2005. The 63-year-old leader of the center right Christian Democratic Union, CDU, has lost none of her power in the intervening years and is now standing for her fourth successive term in office. For many media commentators, she remains an enigma, full of […]

  • independent kurdistan kurdish referendum kurdish independence referendumHow Western Corporations would Exploit an Independent Kurdistan

    Baghdad (AMN) – The Kurdistan region of Iraq, rich with oil resources, has been a bargaining chip for large oil corporations in recent years. Companies have flooded into Kurdistan because of a lack of regulations, relatively cheap oil, export subsidies, and a political willingness shown by the KRG government to cooperate with corporate demands. U.S. involvement in Iraq has been, for some time, shifting around this flow of capital in Iraq with the installation of permanent military bases in Kurdish territory. What is developing in Iraq is a nation that will almost certainly be partitioned, not for the intention of conquering […]

  • iran nuclear dealEU and US Increasingly Divided Over Iran Nuclear Deal

    Washington D.C. (MEE) – A rift between the Trump administration and the EU, over whether to stick to the Iran nuclear agreement, has deepened. The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday that all parties to the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers were complying with the agreement. However, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Washington continues to have “significant issues” with the Iran nuclear deal, suggesting a growing rift between the EU and the US. Mogherini, who spoke at the United Nations after a meeting among the parties, said that any […]

  • arms deal with russia turkey russia arms sale putin erdogan russia turkeyTurkey Faces Threats for Inking Landmark Arms Deal with Russia

    Ankara (SCF) – The long awaited deal has taken place. A deposit has already been paid. Turkey has finally signed the $2.5bn (£1.9bn) contract with Russia to buy S-400 advanced missile defense system. With a range of 400 kilometers (248 miles), the system can shoot down up to 80 targets simultaneously, aiming two missiles at each one, at an altitude of up to 30 km. The system is not operationally compatible with the systems used by NATO countries, which gives Turkey a military capacity independent of the alliance. NATO commanders will not have control over it. The identification friend or […]

  • israel threatens war with syriaIsrael Threatens War with Syria Over Iranian Presence in The Country

    Tel Aviv (AHT) – Ayelet Shaked, the Justice Minister of Israel, has just threatened the Syrian government stating that Israel “will do what is necessary” if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad does not keep Iran out of Syria. The Israeli government – who last week bombed a Syrian military outpost, killing two soldiers – have now verbally challenged the Syrian government in the form of offering an ultimatum. The threats towards Syria come a time when the Assad government forces have all but extinguished the presence of Daesh in Syria and are coming close to completely ending the war. Israel meanwhile […]

  • Pakistan – Why the US Allied Rogue Nuclear State is Far Worse than Korea

    Islamabad (GPA) – While US President Donald Trump has been threatening world stability over North Korea’s weapons program, he has only paid the traditional lip service to the US backed nuclear rogue – Pakistan. While the whole world watches the Trump regime’s ongoing escalation towards the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea), the western media and the president himself have only spent a total of about one day talking about another rarely acknowledged nuclear threat. According to Trump and the hawks in the US media, the DPRK can’t be trusted to act rationally with nuclear arms, but what they fail to […]

  • war in yemen9 Things the MSM Doesn’t Want You to Know About the War in Yemen

    Sana’a (GPA) – About two and a half years ago, Saudi Arabia started bombing Yemen and began an occupation to prop up the puppet government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. The Saudi’s air strikes deliberately target homes. Tens of thousands have died. Millions are at risk of famine. The siege has triggered a globally-unprecedented cholera epidemic. People can’t even flee the country because the airport is closed at the behest of Saudi Arabia. Corporate media barely covers Yemen at all. Not only do they leave many critical pieces of information out, they blatantly lie to reinforce their imperialist narrative. Here, Geopolitics Alert will […]

  • Opinion: Resistance and Faith of Galilee

    Submitted by Damir Nazarov Reader Submission (GPA) – Galilee is a region of historical importance in the north of Palestine bordering on Lebanon. After Palestine had been occupied, this very region was subject to frequent attacks by Palestinian guerrillas of Fatah and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) from the territory of Lebanon. However, the civil war that broke out along with Zionist invasion forced the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) presided by late Arafat leave the state and dislocate to Tunis. Nevertheless, the rival did not celebrate long: secular Palestinian groups who were in a constant state of disputing with each […]

  • American Jackboot Diplomacy

    Moscow (SCF) – The latest extraordinary roughshod violation of Russian diplomatic rights by the American authorities shows that the US doesn’t want to restore normal bilateral relations. Indeed, it has now resorted publicly to jackboot diplomacy. The rapid ordering of Russia to vacate three of its diplomatic properties – in a matter of hours – amid reported threats from the American authorities that they would smash down entrance doors if the orders were not complied with, shows a reckless disregard for Russia’s sovereign rights. Not just Russia’s sovereign rights, but the rights of all nations, as far as America is concerned. There were also reports that US […]

  • Op-Ed: Weekend of Failure: Trump Regime Snubs Partners He Needs Most

    Washington, D.C. (GPA) – In the days prior to North Korea’s first test of a hydrogen bomb, the Trump regime spent their time destroying relations with every nation that could potentially help return stability to Southeast Asia. This weekend, several agencies from the countries surrounding the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea), recorded unusual seismic activity emanating from the region where Pyongyang is known to test nuclear weapons. The cause of the 6.3 magnitude quake was immediately suspected of being the result of one of these tests by agencies such as the US Geological Survey (USGS). This suspicion was quickly […]

  • hotel in yemen crisis in yemenHow Media Obscure US/Saudi Responsibility for Killing Yemeni Civilians

    Washington D.C. (FAIR) – A coalition of Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, with minor support from several other Middle Eastern nations, has relentlessly bombed Yemen since March 2015. This August, the coalition ramped up the ferocity of its airstrikes, killing dozens of civilians. On August 23, the US/Saudi coalition bombed a hotel near Yemen’s capital Sanaa, killing 41 people, 33 of whom—80 percent—were civilians, according to the United Nations. Then on August 25, the coalition bombed homes in Sanaa, massacring a dozen civilians, including eight members of the same family. Major Western […]

  • Mohammed bin Salman saudi arabia United States US saudi crown princeLeaked Emails: Saudi Crown Prince Admits Defeat in Yemen, Wants Out

    Washington D.C. (GPA) – According to a leaked email exchange, U.S. officials claim Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman wants out of the Yemen war and is comfortable with the U.S. engaging with Iran. While it seems straightforward, this could actually be setting the stage for a deeper rift in the Gulf Crisis. The emails obtained by Middle East Eye display a chat between former U.S. ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, and the U.A.E.’s ambassador to Washington, Yousef Otaiba. The thread took place in April of this year. In it, Indyk describes a conversation between Mohammed bin […]

  • Op-Ed: Why Maduro is Right to Resist the Venezuelan Opposition

    Caracas (GPA) – In the wake of the the historic vote to form a Constituent Assembly, there has been a steady stream of complaints from the Venezuelan opposition to President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro dismisses most of the concerns and attacks by the opposition, and he has good reason to. The US corporate media has spent months championing the cause of everyone they know in Venezuela, even the slightest of publicly known figures, as long as they are willing to go on record and slander the government of Nicolas Maduro. These quotes are religiously parroted by every major US media outlet that only wants […]

  • turkey middle east power turkey opens base in somaliaEmpire Building: Turkey Opens Base in Somalia

    Mogadishu (GPA) – Following the decision by Turkey to back Qatar in the Gulf conflict, the neo-ottomans are opening military bases further abroad. After two years of construction, a Turkish military training facility is set to open in Mogadishu next month. The camp will serve several purposes including training and limited military operations. The new facility will be Turkey’s largest foreign military base, with a plot of land that’s about one and a half square miles. The camp will be capable of training up to 1,500 soldiers at a time. 200 Turkish troops will be located at the camp to […]

  • riyadh tel aviv Saudi Arabia Israel al jazeera jerusalemInching Closer to Saudi Arabia, Israel Moves to Ban Al Jazeera

    Tel Aviv (GPA) – In a move in line with their warming relations with Saudi Arabia, Israel has moved to close the Jerusalem Al Jazeera branch and ban the outlet’s journalists. Israel’s Communications Minister Ayoub Kara announced at a press conference on Sunday that officials would start taking steps to shut down Al Jazeera’s Jerusalem location. The first phase includes revoking press credentials for Al Jazeera journalists and employees. Kara has also reached out to broadcasting companies with the hope of removing Al Jazeera programming from their channels. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who expressed intent to close Al Jazeera earlier this year, […]

  • us troops yemenU.S. Troops Flow Into Yemen and More Are Probably on the Way

    Aden (GPA) – More U.S. troops entered Yemen this week escalating ground operations against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). And according to the Pentagon, additional troops are likely to follow. Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis has not ruled out sending additional troops to Yemen shortly, possibly even in a matter of weeks. U.S. and U.A.E. Troops Push AQAP Out of Oil and Gas Fields Emirate officials greeted U.S. forces at an airport in Hadramaut province on Friday as they entered Yemen. Mainstream media is wishy-washy describing the role that the troops will play which indicates that their activity is likely much […]

  • us role in yemen yemen donald trump saudi arabiaSaudi Arabia, Venezuela and the Media’s Hypocritical Outrage over Human Rights

    Washington D.C. (GPA) – While western mainstream media focuses on alleged human rights abuses and a creeping “dictatorial regime” in Venezuela, a genuine human rights catastrophe is taking place in Saudi Arabia. One of the strongest and closest U.S. allies in the middle east region is not a democracy but a monarchy: Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom meets dissidence with violence. Religious diversity is not tolerated, in fact, it’s deemed a national security threat. Minorities face a life of oppression. Women have virtually no basic rights as citizens. But the Saudis’ strict rule and oppression extend beyond their borders as well. […]

  • What Mark Esper’s Nomination Tells Us About Trump’s Administration

    Washington D.C. (AMN) – The revolving door between the private military sector and the public military sector gives a clear insight into the business-friendly practices of Trump’s defense strategy, which is more accurately a siphoning of public funds to wealthy business executives. The Trump administration has had a tough time filling key vacancies, notably in the defense sector, owing to the nomination of controversial candidates who have been suspected of having unsavory business ties or have documented histories of discriminatory behavior. The final service secretary position to be filled, following the approval of Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Navy Secretary nominee […]

  • anti-iranHow Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative

    Washington D.C. (FAIR) – A new Vox video (7/17/17) is the latest addition to a media onslaught that propagates numerous misleading talking points to demonize Iran—just as the US government, under Donald Trump’s vehemently anti-Iran administration, is ratcheting up aggression against that country. The 10-minute film, titled “The Middle East’s Cold War, Explained,” is a textbook example of how US government propaganda pervades corporate media. With the help of a former senior government official and CIA analyst, the Vox video articulates a commonplace pro-US, anti-Iran narrative that portrays the violent conflicts in the Middle East as sectarian proxy wars between Iran and Saudi Arabia. […]

  • war on terror failure neoconsNeocons Declare ‘War on Terror’ a Failure But Totally Miss the Point

    Washington D.C. (GPA) –  An influential neoconservative US think-tank has released a publication declaring the post-9/11 War on Terror a complete failure. The report outlines a new era of US foreign policy for combating the global “terror” network by redefining the enemy as “Salafi-jihad.” But of course, real causes and solutions are completely ignored. Despite labeling itself as bipartisan, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), based out of Washington D.C., had substantial influence on foreign policy during the post-9/11 Bush years. Members of AEI’s staff were driving forces behind Bush-era foreign policy and the infamous War on Terror. But now, analyst Katherine Zimmerman of […]

  • us empireThe US Empire, the CIA, and the NGOs

    Washington (AHT) – The Ancient Greeks knew: “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” No less a figure than the late Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CIA made use of this saying by recruiting the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which led to the withdrawal of the Soviets from the Hindu Kush. Since then, the CIA used the mercenaries to fight more proxy wars in the Balkans, Chechnya, and Azerbaijan. Due to the wars of aggression against Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen the US […]

  • US Stumbling into War with Iran

    Washington D.C. (SCF) – There are signs that a US military operation against Iran is imminent. The administration is pushing Congress for the authority to build new «temporary» facilities in Iraq and Syria. Its policy statement says the armed forces are hamstrung by legal restrictions on the ability to expand military infrastructure in Syria and Iraq. The Trump administration wants the existing authorities that only cover the «repair and renovation» of facilities extended to also encompass «temporary intermediate staging facilities, ammunition supply points, and assembly areas that have adequate force protection». According to a 2016 Defense Department of Defense (DoD) report, the Pentagon […]

  • turkey middle east power turkey opens base in somaliaTurkey: Big Changes One Year after Failed Coup

    Ankara (Tasnim) – Turkey’s domestic and foreign policy experienced big changes a year after failed coupe in the country and it seems that Ankara has now a more realistic approach at least in case of regional and international developments. On 15 July 2016, a coup d’état was attempted in Turkey against state institutions. The attempt was carried out by a faction within the Turkish Armed Forces that organized themselves as the Peace at Home Council. They attempted to seize control of several key places in Ankara, Istanbul, and elsewhere, but failed to do so after forces loyal to the state […]

  • Bastille Day: Macron’s Upcoming Crash Course in French Revolutionary Tradition

    Paris – France will be celebrating their 139th Bastille day on July 14th; an event commemorating the seizure of the notorious political prison by Parisian workers that was a major event in the toppling of the Ancien regime under King Louis XVI and establishing the first revolutionary European republic. The new French president Emmanuel Macron should take the day to reflect on his country’s radical heritage and put serious thought into his promised ‘reforms.’ A Neoliberal Hail Mary Despite this French election drawing worldwide interest from both the liberal establishment and various international fascists, with the former praying for a Macron victory […]

  • Analysis: DNC Servers Were Locally Hacked, Making Russian Interference Unlikely

    Washington D.C. (MPN) – The “Russiagate” scandal has dominated headlines and airwaves for months now, with politicians and analysts lining up to pin last year’s election meddling on Russian spies. But an independent investigator’s new analysis lays the blame at the feet of a hacker closer to home. In the latest complication for the “Russiagate” scandal, a new analysis has suggested that files and email stolen from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) were copied to a USB drive by someone with physical access to a computer that had DNC server access, indicating that the committee’s records were not hacked remotely […]

  • riyadh tel aviv Saudi Arabia Israel al jazeera jerusalemThe Saudi-Israeli Alliance

    Riyadh (YE) – The evolving relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia is set to become a key feature of regional politics in the forthcoming phase. This goes beyond the creeping normalization of relations between the two sides and the holding of discreet contacts, to the formation of an undeclared but far-reaching alliance. Retired Saudi general Anwar al-Eshki shed some light on this in an interview last week on the German TV channel Deutsche Welle, in which he provided insights into a number of unexplained issues: most importantly, why Saudi Arabia has been so adamant about getting the Red Sea islands of Tiran […]

  • From the Indian Wars to the Global War on Terror, July 4, 1776-present

    USA (AHT) – The Global War on Terror identifies a complex of operations mounted on the basis of a massive deception. [1] This deception was meant to provide justification for an elaborate scheme of imperial globalization extending to wars of aggression directed especially at target zones in the Middle East and Eurasia. The designers of the Global War on Terror created, armed and heavily publicized a replacement enemy following the demise of the Soviet Union. Almost immediately after the events of September 11, 2001, the governments of the United States and its satellite countries edified police state and surveillance state powers domestically. These […]

  • Why Is the Saudi Coalition Bombing Their Own Troops in Yemen?

    Aden (GPA) – Yesterday, Geopolitics Alert reported that the Saudi coalition had killed over 80 of their own troops via a series of airstrikes in the Yemeni province of Marib. At first glance, this would look like a “goof” on the Saudis’ behalf. But further information suggests this was a very deliberate act. An act which implies a deeper splintering of the Gulf Corporation Council’s operations in Yemen– specifically between Saudi Arabia and the Emirates. And of course, Qatar. Yemen War: Three Main Entities The conflict in Yemen involves many parties, militias, and components. But it can be simplified by putting the major forces into […]

  • Merkel Is Angry with America over Russia Sanctions but Will Do Nothing

    Berlin (SCF) – The tenure of Angela Merkel as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany has been a disaster for her country and for Europe. That’s why it’s a refreshing change finally to have an issue where it is possible to agree with her. Merkel, along with other voices in Germany and Austria, has denounced a bill (S. 722) passed by the U.S. Senate to impose new sanctions on Russia and Iran. In particular, Merkel has observed, correctly, that the legislation, if adopted, would negatively impact oil and gas pipeline deals with Russia. She evidently objects that this would be a unilateral […]

  • Theresa MayThe Tories Unleash a ‘Day of Rage’ Every Day. It’s Called Austerity

    London (AHT) – The right wing backlash against the righteous anger and, yes, rage over the mass incineration of human beings inside Grenfell Tower in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea has begun. Demonising those who dare do anything other than wave a few placards and sing hymns in solidarity with the victims and survivors is being characterise as tantamount to calling for revolution by apologists for a status quo of rampant inequality, social and economic injustice, and in light of Grenfell corporate manslaughter. They are the real class warriors in Britain. The only difference is that instead of just talking about class war the Tories […]

  • Trump continues a self-destructive U.S. policy in Syria

    Washington (AMN) – On June 18, 2017, the Trump administration made a grave mistake in downing a Syrian jet south of Tabqah, which follows a string of similar events in the months prior. Faced with the decision of having to vacate Syria and abandon the garrison stationed in al-Tanf near the Jordanian border, staying in al-Tanf despite waning strategic value, or demonstrating a show of force to challenge the Syrians, Russians, and Iranians, the Trump administration predictably chose the latter which will ultimately only benefit ISIS in the long run. The decision to bomb and disrupt the Syrian-aligned forces attacking ISIS on two main fronts—Raqqa and […]

  • tories United Kingdom IrelandBritain’s Gambling Tories Now Risk Irish Peace

    London (SCF) – Like a crazed gambler who bet the house – and lost – Theresa May’s Conservative (Tory) government is now doubling down to risk peace in Ireland so that she might cling on to power. Having lost her party’s overall majority in the House of Parliament in last week’s humiliating British general election, May is having to rely on a rabidly sectarian party from Northern Ireland to cobble together a working government. The so-called Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is being wooed by May to provide its quota of 10 MPs in order to form an ad hoc parliamentary coalition. If a deal is […]

  • NATO’s Military Frontier – and Fake Stories

    Brussels (SCF) – In an examination in the New Yorker of the career and prospects of the US Secretary of Defence, General James Mattis, Dexter Filkins, a highly respected Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, noted President Trump’s attitude to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and its military posture, and wrote that «along NATO’s eastern frontier the Russian military maintain[s] tens of thousands of troops, many of them on high alert». Merriam-Webster defines «frontier» as «a border between two countries» and it is therefore difficult to understand how 29 countries (as of June 5, when Montenegro formally joined) of the US-NATO military alliance can have a frontier with one country. There are only […]

  • Mohammed bin Salman saudi arabia United States US saudi crown princeIs Qatar a Sacrifice to Build a Sloppy Link Between Iran and ‘Terrorism’?

    Tehran (GPA) – Are the western powers and the gulf monarchies looking to sacrifice Qatar to construct a fictitious connection between salafi jihadist organizations and Iran? While everyone is rightfully paying close attention to the current diplomatic fallout between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE on one side against an isolated Qatar on the other, there are some major questions raised by these events. The primary question being, why are the Saudis throwing their partners in exporting Wahhabism under the bus? There are a few theories behind the sudden and unexpected isolation of Qatar, […]

  • red crossAmerican Spy Arrested by ‘Houthis’ Worked Undercover Via NGO Agencies

    Sana’a (GPA) – In 2015 after resistance forces took control of Yemen’s capital city, an American Red Cross ‘aid’ worker was arrested on suspicion of being a U.S. spy. His story exposes the critical role so-called Non-Governmental Organizations play providing logistical and military support for imperialist powers and possible takfiri groups. In 2015, Florida-born Scott Darden worked in Yemen for a New Orleans-based logistics company called Transoceanic Developments. Transoceanic’s website describes their work as delivering “key cargo to the most difficult areas of the globe” in areas like Somalia, Libya, and, of course, Yemen. The company works with NGO agencies, governments, […]

  • what's happening in yemen houthisConfused About What’s Happening in Yemen? Read This…

    Sana’a (GPA) – Confused about what’s happening in Yemen? You aren’t alone. Mainstream media purposely ignores the catastrophe taking place in Yemen and doesn’t want to the general public to know what’s really happening. The little coverage we do see is of course very limited and very bias. In this piece, Geopolitics Alert will break down the conflict in Yemen and attempt to remove the western propaganda to give you a clear picture of what’s happening. Saudi Arabian Control Over Yemen Yemen is the only republic on the Arabian Peninsula. Which Saudi Arabia has vehemently opposed since Yemen’s revolution in […]

  • united states new york 9 11Shifting the Blame: How US Made Iran Responsible for 9/11

    New York (SCF) – The official U.S. government line is that Iran is the main country responsible for the 9/11 attacks in America. On 9 March 2016, a U.S. civil court ruled that Iran must pay to some victims of the 9/11 attacks $10.5 billion in fines, and the Obama Administration had no comment, so the U.S. press ignored the verdict almost totally. But this verdict was the only official U.S. court ruling thus far about state-sponsorship of the 9/11 attacks, 16 years after the event. It was therefore huge news on 9 March 2016 — it created a precedent, for the U.S. government to […]

  • kurds YPGSyria, the Kurds, and U.S. Divide-and-Conquer

    Damascus (WW) – For the past six years, the United States, Israel, NATO and the Gulf Cooperation Council have waged an unrelenting proxy war against the sovereign, secular state of Syria. The U.S.-funded Free Syrian Army, called “moderate rebels” in the corporate-owned media, fights openly alongside forces backed by U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey. These forces, really mercenaries or contras, which include the Islamic State, Jabhat Al-Nusra (al-Qaida in Syria), Jaysh al-Islam and others, are largely constituted of foreign fighters. There is one front in this proxy war, however, that should be included in an anti-imperialist analyses. It’s the […]

  • venezuelaEXCLUSIVE: Breaking Down The Economic War on Venezuela [Photos]

    Caracas (GPA) – There is a lot of negative press lately in the US concerning Venezuela and the country’s current financial crisis. We here at Geopolitics Alert have also noticed that within the alternative media audience there is a willingness to believe some of these stories despite the usual attitude of distrust of the mainstream media. This article is intended to clear up some of the common lies spread in the US media and shed some light on the real causes of the current turmoil in Venezuela. Venezuela has been in the cross-hairs of the United States for years now since the election […]

  • south korea united states us united nations unWhat South Korea’s Election Means for Trump’s Asia Policy

    Seoul (GPA) – With the election of Moon Jae-In from the liberal opposition in South Korea, a major hindrance on US power projection in Asia may come from Seoul. As Trump has continued escalating tensions in Southeast Asia, it was almost impossible that the issue of cooperation between the US and South Korea wouldn’t become a major question in the latter country’s recent election. After all, this is the country most likely to pay the highest price for a US misstep in the region. Between the Trump’s regimes’ recent actions concerning a misplaced “armada,” the deployment of an unpopular missile […]

  • Yemen Suffers, US Profits: Here’s What’s Happening in Yemen

    Sana’a (GPA) – Most outlets do not cover the war in Yemen and the few that do cover it do a pretty bad job. So let’s peel away the western propaganda. Here’s what’s happening in Yemen. Why it’s happening. And why the United States is so invested in this war. For over 2 years, Saudi Arabia has been doing just about everything they can to squash a revolution taking place in Yemen. This means everything from indiscriminate air strikes to putting foreign troops on the ground to spreading disinformation and propaganda. So who are these revolutionary forces? Well, if you […]

  • A History of the 67 Year Build Up of Trump’s ‘Korean War’

    Pyongyang (GPA) – There are rumors that when President-elect Donald Trump first met with then president Barack Obama, Trump was allegedly warned that there would be one major geopolitical hot spot that was likely to become a Gordian knot for the incoming regime. This eternal puzzle for the US global empire is of course the Democratic People’s’ Republic of Korea (or DPRK), the state with one of the strongest records of absolute rejection and resistance to western capital and subversion. Before we discuss the bombardment of propaganda that always accompanies US blustering on the DPRK, or how the nation has resisted submission to […]

  • Why Trump Can’t Just Bomb His Korea Problem Away

    Seoul (GPA) – Tomorrow is the moment of Truth for one of President Donald Trump’s biggest foreign policy bluffs so far. The question is, would he really go through with his threats on North Korea given the likely cost? A lot of commentators are speculating that Trump is preparing to bomb North Korea if they test a nuclear weapon tomorrow, for the birthday of Kim Il Sung. While it is probable that Pyongyang will test another weapon tomorrow – since a threat has never stopped them before – the world is wondering whether Trump will respond as promised. There are […]

  • eliminate al-qaedaWho Are The Saudi-Backed Fighters in Yemen? Mostly Foreigners

    Sana’a (GPA) –  We hear a lot about the “Saudi-led coalition” and Saudi-backed fighters in Yemen, but who are they? And what role are they playing? Saudi Arabia has been trying to squash a revolutionary uprising in the Arabian Peninsula since 2011. Thanks to Wikileaks, we know that the US government started preparing for such an event in 2009 by arming and training portions of the Yemeni army. But that’s another story for another time. Ansarullah aka the Houthis and allies (which includes portions of the Yemeni military, the Republican Guard, and other tribal groups) have been defending their country […]

  • us allies in syriaDebunking the ‘Proof’ of Assad’s Chemical Weapons

    Damascus (GPA) – Obviously all everyone has been talking about this past week is the allegation made primarily by the Western media that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used the lethal chemical weapon, Sarin, on civilians in Idlib province and the retaliatory US missile strike on a Syrian military airbase that followed. Now we’re sure our readers know the Mainstream Media habitually lies and tows the same line as the Pentagon, mainly due to their defense contractor sponsors and shareholders. Yet we also know that there have been a lot of people cheering for Trump “acting presidential” and “finally doing what Obama wouldn’t.” Even liberals, […]

  • US Imperialism is to Blame for al-Qaeda in Yemen– Not the Houthi Uprising

    Sana’a (GPA) – Yemen is a country that’s typically ignored by the mainstream media.  Especially the hows and whys of al-Qaeda in Yemen and what the war in Yemen means for US imperialism. Like most countries in the middle east, western involvement in Yemen dates back many decades. Shortly after British occupation ended in 1967, South Yemen became a socialist state with strong ties to the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and radical Palestinians. North and South Yemen unified in 1990 shortly before the Soviet Union officially dissolved. This unified Yemen has seen some degree of conflict and corruption ever since. US […]

  • Is the US Using the Russia Threat in Libya to Bolster NATO Spending?

    Sidi Barrani, Egypt (GPA) Western outlets claim Russia has just deployed troops to Egypt along the Libyan border in order to assist general Khalifa Haftar. Russia and Egypt say this claim is baseless and simply untrue. So who’s lying and why? Russian Forces in Egypt? An “exclusive” article from Reuters reports that 22 Russian special forces arrived in Sidi Barrani, Egypt this week. This intelligence information comes from anonymous sources including US officials and Egyptian security forces. The article conveniently mentions that Sidi Barrani is roughly 60 miles from the Libyan border and explains that the Russian forces have probably arrived […]

  • Op-Ed: Why the Trump-Putin ‘Bromance’ is a Farce

    United States (GPA) – As Jeff Sessions becomes the latest victim of the establishment witch hunt for Russian influence, the one question nobody seems to be asking is ‘what exactly has Trump done for Putin?’ Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the latest victim of the neo-Mcarthyism sweeping through Washington. The accusations leveled against him are that he lied during his confirmation hearing about having contact with Russian officials before Trump actually assumed the White House. Unlike Michael Flynn, Sessions can’t be accused of his conversations being illegal since he was a sitting senator prior to becoming the nation’s top prosecutor. […]

  • Trump Strategy for Improving Russian Relations? Be Harder on Them

    Washington (GPA) – While the mainstream media perpetuates the frenzied myth of Donald Trump being a puppet of the Kremlin, Trump himself says previous administrations were ‘too soft’ on Russia. Following the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for communicating with the Russian ambassador to the US prior to Trump’s inauguration, it now seems the White House is taking a tougher stance on Russia. This began just hours after the news about Flynn broke with statements from Trump spokespeople that Russia will be expected to ‘give back’ the annexed Crimean peninsula. The US media has spent every minute since […]

  • Turkey Fights With and Against Everyone in Syria

    Ankara (GPA) – The last few days have seen both renewed commitments between Turkey and their allies to fight terrorism in Syria and Turkish troops and rebels clashing with the same forces they should be working with. It’s been a busy week for Turkish President Recep Erdogan. In the past few days, the Turkish leader has both reconfirmed his commitments to fighting terror with key allies like Russia and the US and has also had his troops hit accidentally by Russian bombs and move closer to coming up against the Syrian army. Commitments to Fighting Terror Erdogan took two major […]

  • russian hackingKey Takeaways From the Senate Hearing on ‘Russian Hacking’

    (GPA) Washington D.C. – Today the Senate Armed Services Committee hosted hearings on the accusations of Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election. While no concrete conclusions were reached, a lot of accusations were thrown around. Most noticeable from this morning’s hearings the major differences between president-elect Donald Trump and other members of the Republican Party when it comes to the bipartisan consensus on the ‘threats posed by Russia.’ The two most outspoken critics of Russia in the hearing were the notorious Russophobes and war hawks, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham. McCain started the hearing by saying that every […]

  • The Media Doesn’t Cover Yemen Because They Can’t Shift the Blame

    I don’t want to spend too much time elaborating on Yemen’s back story and all the nuances of this conflict. In this article, I chose to focus on the current state of things, how western media has utterly failed to cover the crisis in Yemen properly, and the direct role of the United States. Yemen was a poor country prior to the current conflict and now Yemen is starving. The people of Yemen are hard pressed to find food, clean drinking water or medical care. Many people– especially children– are dying everyday from malnutrition or preventable illnesses like cholera. The photos […]

  • Afghanistan is What Happens When NATO-Backed ‘Rebels’ Win

    This article will be meant to address a failed state propped up by the US as a case study in what happens when western and gulf backed insurgents are actually allowed to win a war against a popular revolutionary and then democratically legitimized coalition government. There are major differences between the conflict in Syria and the initial conflict in Afghanistan but there are still plenty of similarities that can be drawn on when comparing the effect US backed Mujahideen have on these countries. Unlike Syria, the radical Islamists backed in Afghanistan won their civil war and managed to overthrow a […]

  • U.S. Halts Saudi Arms Sale But Boasts Massive Sales to Other Gulf Allies

    (GPA) Riyadh – The United States has announced they will be canceling– or at least holding off– on an expected arms sale to Saudi Arabia due to the high number of civilian casualties in Yemen. However, military aid in other areas will continue flowing to Riyadh. Other Gulf allies complicit in the Saudi-led coalition will continue to receive military aid as well. On December 8th, the U.S. Defense Department announced five major upcoming weapon deals including sales to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates. If completed, the deals were expected to total a whopping $7.9 billion. These […]

  • BBC Just Used the Islamic State’s Website as a Source. But Why?

    (GPA) al-Qaim, Iraq – Jets carrying out air strikes missed an Islamic State target and instead hit residential buildings. Dozens of people including women and children are assumed to have been killed. Witnesses believe the strike was aiming for a Mosque frequently used by IS as a headquarters, but missed and instead hit residential buildings. It is likely that the strike came from the Iraqi Air Force (who are supported by the United States coalition). But it cannot yet be confirmed who is responsible. What is interesting though is that BBC used the Islamic State’s news agency– Amaq– as a legitimate first-hand source. […]

  • Wikileaks Confirms U.S. Directly Provided Training & Weapons in Yemen

    (GPA) The Yemen Files – Wikileaks has released over 500 documents concerning the United States’ involvement in Yemen’s civil war including over 200 PDF files and 300 emails from State Department officials dating back to 2009 with training plans and weapons shipments intensifying in 2013 leading up to the current conflict. This new release proves that the United States didn’t take an indirect approach to the conflict in Yemen by simply selling arms to Saudi Arabia and turning a blind eye, but rather used Saudi Arabia as a third party arms dealer to peddle arms into Yemen; and much more. A […]

  • the white helmetsThe White Helmets: How Western-Funded Terrorists Won an Oscar

    Aleppo (GPA) – The White Helmets: how the terrorist-affiliated ‘humanitarian defense team’ serve as Washington’s perfect propaganda tool. One theme we see pop-up anytime the United States attempts to justify a “regime change” or military intervention against a sovereign country is the ambiguous “humanitarian concern.” We see it every time: Iraq, Libya, and most recently Syria. Enter the Syrian Civil Defense aka the White Helmets. The United States finds anti-Assad propaganda useful for a few reasons. First, it helps convince the American public that Assad is a brutal dictator who must be overthrown; thus justifying intervention. Second, it helps minimize public back-lash over the […]

  • CIA Uses Algorithm to Predict Social Unrest 5 Days Before it Happens

    By overlapping history, open-source mass data collection, and classified data, the CIA is able to predict “social unrest” 3 to 5 days out. This helps give Washington the leverage it needs to quickly intervene in international conflicts in the most advantageous way possible. The resulting information could then be used as leverage in many ways: investors could be tipped-off to pull out of an unstable country, troops could be sent to protect US resources such as nuclear facilities, weapons could be easily sold to a government on the verge of social unrest. The information itself could be traded with other […]

  • isis united states US daesh us support for terroristsAn ISIS Stronghold in Afghanistan Could Destabilize Iran and Pakistan

    Tehran (GPA) – Russia and Iran warn the UN that ISIS influence is growing in Afghanistan. An ISIS stronghold in the country could put Pakistan, India, Iran, and central Asian countries at risk for increasing ISIS influence. Iran’s permanent ambassador to the UN, Gholam-Ali Khoshroo, warned on Wednesday that as ISIS presence grows in Afghanistan, international actors must put more effort into stabilizing Afghanistan’s government to combat this issue. “The onus is on the international community to help the Afghan government with its fight against terrorism and extremism as well as the security, political and economic challenges it is grappling with,” […]

  • Creative Common 2.0 generic flickr author:gnuckxIsraeli Occupation is Cutting Palestine’s GDP in Half. Will the World Care Now?

    The UN released a report on Monday stating Palestinian territory could “easily produce” twice the GDP it’s currently producing if Israeli occupation were to end. Unsurprisingly, unemployment and poverty would drastically be reduced as well. Here’s a summary of the studies the UN and why they matter. Natural Resources & Trade Even in non-occupied territories, Palestinians do not have access to their own ground water supply and are restricted from digging wells. Israel confiscates a whopping 82% of the Palestinian water supply and Palestinians are forced to buy back their own water by importing it from Israel. Israeli settlements are a […]

  • Author: :Voice of America; use of image is not an endorsement Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 UnportedWhat’s Next for the Former Jabhat al-Nusra?

    At the end of July, Jabhat al-Nusra announced they would be officially cutting ties with al-Qaeda– a decision that had been debated within al-Nusra for about a year– now calling themselves Jabhat Fatah al-Sham. A more “moderate” rebranding  certainly appears advantageous for the group from many angles. Desire to Avoid US and Russian Airstrikes As an al-Qaeda affiliate and terror organization, al-Nusra was the only opposition group (besides ISIS) specifically targeted by both US and Russian airstrikes. We aren’t likely to see a change from Russia’s side– as the former al-Nusra is still in opposition to the Assad government. And […]

  • “A Far More Strategic Opportunity Than a Strike on Iran?” Leak Reveals Golan Heights as Bargaining Chip

    In an email from Wikileaks with the subject “an interesting proposal from Bruce Riedel re how Israel could help get Assad out of office,” Hillary Clinton and her advisers bounce around strategies for how Israel can help get Assad out of office and eliminate Hezbollah in one “fell-swoop” using the Golan Heights as a bargaining chip; referring back to an original plan from 2000.  “If Israel is willing to think outside the box, it can deal Bashar al-Assad, Iran, and Hizbullah a body blow without firing a shot,” Bruce Riedel opened with in an email from 2012. The email describes […]

  • Democrats Stage Sit-In in Attempt to Implement Modern-Day Blacklist

    Prohibiting individuals on a terrorist watch list from purchasing fire arms might seem like a no-brainer. But what would implementing such legislation mean for civil rights and personal privacy? Would it even do much to combat domestic terrorism when an already corrupt government has the authority to determine what qualifies an individual to be put on said list? This week after outrage over the Orlando shooting, many Americans once again demanded Congress do something to stop weapons from falling into the wrong hands. The Democrats were happy to oblige. Did they protest selling weapons to Saudi Arabia or Israel? Did […]