Lebanon Arrests ISIS Leader Baghdadi’s Wife and Child

By: Wednesday December 3, 2014 9:00 am

Lebanese security forces have detained a wife and nine-year-old child of Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The pair were picked up after entering Lebanon with forged passports ten days ago, and are being interrogated at the defence ministry. Baghdadi is the leader of the “caliphate” created by ISIS in the parts of Syria [...]

 

Lost Iraqi Billions Found?

By: Monday October 13, 2014 10:00 am

New information from the former Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGAR) Stuart Bowen, reported by perhaps the bravest journalist alive today, James Risen, shows that of the multi-billions of U.S. dollars cash literally shipped on pallets to Iraq in 2003, over one billion was traced into Lebanon (the other billions remain unaccounted for.)

Israel’s ‘Trigger Happy’ Ways

By: Saturday March 15, 2014 6:00 pm

From Alex Kane at Mondoweiss:
“The immediate cause of the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip, which featured rockets and mortars fired into Israel and air attacks on the coastal enclave, occurred over the last two days. But the roots of the latest fighting are Israeli violations of the November 2012 truce between Hamas and Israel, and the years-long blockade and occupation crippling the Gaza Strip.”

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Hugh Wilford, America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East

By: Saturday February 1, 2014 1:59 pm

One of the most enduring changes in American government occurred in the years after the Second World War, when the United States created its first permanent foreign intelligence agency, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Authorized by the National Security Act of 1947 and built from the bones of the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the CIA had an immediate impact on American activities in all regions of the globe, especially the Middle East.

MENA Mashup: Blind Arrogance, Genocide and Zbig

By: Tuesday June 25, 2013 7:25 pm

Now, is it truly Buyer’s Remorse, from the Grand Chess Master of a ‘few stirred-up moslems’?

MENA Mashup: Clueless in Syria and Faust Wants His Soul Back

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 8:00 pm

Pepe is right (again) when he concludes that the Partitioning of Syria has been the Neo/Ziocon’s main objective all along. Divide et Impera…!

Syrian Government Says Attack by Israel a ‘Declaration of War’

By: Monday May 6, 2013 6:40 am

Fears that the Syrian Civil War would cause further regional instability seem to have been justified as the Syrian government has stated that airstrikes from Israel constitute a declaration of war. A war between Syria and Israel could draw Iran and the United States directly into the conflict.

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