Julia "Samar" Kassem, Author at GEOPOLITICS ALERT

Author: Julia "Samar" Kassem

Julia "Samar" Kassem is an independent journalist based between Detoit and Beirut.

NGOs & “Humanitarian Aid:” The Soft Power Strategies for Aggression in Venezuela

Caracas  – The Trump administration ratcheted up the aid sent to Venezuela, deploying US military aircraft to deliver over 250 tons of aid at the request of Juan Guaido backed by the US and its allies since the January 23 attempted coup led by the US. Venezuelan President Maduro thwarted earlier US attempts to deliver the […]

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The Islamic Republic Getting Stronger Despite Sanctions: Tehran Times Editor

Tehran (GPA) – Iran’s influence is growing, regardless of the steps the US is taking although the EU will follow Washington according to Tehran Times editor Mohammad Ghaderi. An interview conducted by contributor Damir Nazarov. Damir: How effective do you think the American policy of sanctions has been on Iran? Would you say it is having any success? Mohammad […]

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Gaza Weekend Attacks Unravel the Occupation’s Instability

Al-Quds (GPA) – Israeli airstrikes targeted multiple locations in Khan Younis and eastern Gaza overnight Saturday. The Saturday night attacks ensued when rockets were fired into Southern Israel, with no injuries or deaths. No entity claimed responsibility for the rocket fire. One rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in an open field in the Sdot Negev […]

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Israeli Warplanes Buzz Over Beirut Before Striking Syria—Again [VIDEO]

Damascus (GPA) – Zionist warplanes targeted several locations in Damascus Friday, striking a transport warehouse located in the vicinity of the Damascus International Airport. The airplanes struck at around 11:15 PM with Damascus intercepting most enemy missiles fired towards the warehouse that the Zionist entity claimed was used to transport weapons and artillery to Hezbollah. […]

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Syria, Iraq Respond to US Attempts to Prolong Its Occupation of Region

Baghdad (GPA) – The US decision to pull out from Syria last week has not entirely translated into a full cessation of involvement in the Middle East. While Trump declared last week to remove 2,000 ground troops from Syrian territory, he stated that he had no intentions of evacuating the nearly 5,200 forces from Iraqi […]

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Israeli Drones Violate Lebanese Airspace to Loom Over Beirut

Beirut (GPA) – Israeli drones loomed at a low range overhead Beirut’s southern suburbs Thursday after briefly circulating locations in Naqoura and Lebanon’s south, according to local sources. Witnesses and residents reported hearing a loud and droning buzzing noise that spanned the duration of the planes’ circulation of the southern regions adjacent to Baabda, colloquially […]

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How the US Uses the “Leftist” MEK Group for Soft Aggression Against Iran

Tehran (GPA) – Washington’s pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and subsequently renewed sanctions come as US National Security Advisor appointee John Bolton’s existential objective to destroy Iran by any means necessary even if it means leveraging the soft power of a cultish death squad. US President Donald Trump ramped up the threat with […]

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Hyperinflation: The Imperial War Machine’s Long-Standing Economic Weapon

Caracas (GPA) – The attack on Venezuela’s currency is a long-standing weapon. It is part of the enemy’s arsenal in unconventional wars. Of all, it is the most powerful. And like any massive weapon, it does not discriminate. By manipulating the value of currencies and “depreciating” them, the aggressors make all imported goods more expensive, […]

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Ceasefire Reached After Intense Israeli Airstrikes and Botched Assassination [VIDEO]

Al-Quds (GPA) – “Israel” and Gaza reached a ceasefire Wednesday after a two-day exchange of fire that began Sunday, with ‘Israel’ breaking the previous ceasefire. The violence struck when Israeli Occupational Forces (IOF) infiltrated Gaza in a civilian vehicle waging an attack against the leadership and command of Hamas: the main resistance faction fighting Israel’s […]

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7 Palestinians, Including 2 Children, Slain in Great Return Marches by Israeli Forces

Al-Quds (GPA) – Thousands of protesters in Gaza marched towards the Gazan border Friday, under the theme of “Al-Aqsa Friday.” Yesterday marked the 27th week of protests since the Great Return March demonstrations began six months ago on March 30. Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) killed seven Palestinians and injured at least 520 more by firing […]

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