Analysis Middle East Saudi Arabia Yemen

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 […]

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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 […]

Analysis Middle East Yemen

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 […]

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Analysis Middle East Syria

The 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 […]

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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: […]

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An 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 […]

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Analysis Israel & Palestine Middle East

Israeli 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 […]

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Analysis Middle East Syria

What’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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]