Afghanistan Mazar-e Sharif Attack: US-Backed Regime Suffers Another Setback

Ulson Gunnar The New Atlas It was just recently that the United States deployed its GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) weapon against alleged tunnels belonging to the Islamic State terrorist organization in Afghanistan. The strike was meant to project US strength amid an increasingly challenged and contracting “international order.” However, striking a terrorist organization’s tunnel complex…

The Imperialist Plots Against Syria and Venezuela

By Hugo Turner Internationalist 360° The empire is on the rampage across the planet. World War 4 is intensifying with disastrous results for the world. The US has expanded it’s aggression against so many countries at once that it’s hard to keep up. North Korea is under threat of an unprovoked attack. However North Korea…

NATO’s Emerging Outsourced Eastern Flank

Wayne Madsen A series of moves by NATO’s Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) partner, the United Arab Emirates, has many observers in the Indian Ocean littoral nations wondering out loud whether the «North Atlantic» military pact is moving into the Indian Ocean and Arabian Peninsula, courtesy of an «outsourcing» deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)…

Erdogan’s Neo-Fascist Turkish Allies

By Jonathan Marshall All but one of Turkey’s major opposition parties denounced Sunday’s referendum to create an authoritarian new presidential system as marred by fraud and as a threat to the country’s political freedoms. The exception was the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), founded in 1969 to promote a neo-fascist, ultranationalist program. Its fortunes bear close…

When Daesh is Defeated: Who Will Fill the Intellectual Vacuum in the Arab World?

Editorial Comment: The suppression of academics is the first phase in the process of cultural genocide. Following empire’s implacable campaigns of assassination, political persecution and ideological cleansing, leading  intellectuals and visionaries in the MENA region have been marginalized and largely silenced. The result is tragic and immediate, but the negative repercussions will extend well into the…

Through the ‘War on Terror’ Looking Glass

As our wars escalate in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, as U.S. warships bear down on Korea, and as our leaders issue new threats against Iran, Russia and China, we may have less time to save ourselves, each other and our world than we have previously assumed. By Nicolas J S Davies The Airwars.org U.K.-based monitoring group reports that…