Farewell to the Hero

Lamprini Thoma Ι’m arriving at Istanbul to wait for transit and the news are everywhere: while announcing the Iraqi parliament’s decision to get rid of the American occupation forces, the Iraqi prime minister said that general Soleimani was invited by him to discuss a new peace deal. He was murdered while on his way to…

US War of Terror Continues: Assassinating Iran’s Top Anti-ISIS General

Tony Cartalucci The US has eagerly taken credit for the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani amid a series of military strikes carried out by US forces across Syria and Iraq. The assassination was shortly followed by Iranian missile strikes aimed at US bases in Iraq. The BBC in its article, “Qasem Soleimani: Strike was to…

Trump and the Apotheosis of Barbarism

Atilio A. Boron I just read a very interesting article by Peter Koenig on the renaissance and exacerbation of barbarism in recent times,[1] and I say exacerbation because it had a constant presence throughout history, but under capitalism it took on new and more brutal forms. The United States is undoubtedly the homeland of barbarism….

U.S. Refuses to Leave Iraq, Tightens Siege on Iran

Bill Dores The people of Iraq, Iran, Syria and the entire region have made it clear that they do not want U.S. troops on their land or U.S. ships in their waters. They are demanding that the U.S. leave. We need to build a mass people’s movement here to support their just and righteous demand….

The Tenuous Deployment of US Troops in Iraq

Abdul Rahman US soldiers in Iraq are currently deployed on the basis of the Strategic Framework Agreement signed in 2011. Photo: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters The recent escalation in tension in West Asia following the assassination of Iranian major general Qassem Soleimani by the US has brought renewed focus on the presence of foreign troops in Iraq….

IRGC Releases Details of Accidental Downing of Ukrainian Plane

In his comments on Saturday, Brigadier General Hajizadeh said the IRGC Aerospace Force accepts full responsibility for the tragic incident, and is ready to obey any decision made by the country’s top officials. “I heard about the heart-breaking crash of the Ukrainian Airline’s passenger plane when I was in the country’s west following the missile…

A New Middle East “Made in Iran” is About to Be Born

Elijah J. Magnier It would be inaccurate to say the US will leave the Middle East. However, it is certain that the assassination of one single man – the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani – is diminishing US influence significantly. This could not have happened without the (in) direct help of US President Donald Trump. Trump…

Iranian Messages Behind Attacking US Bases in Iraq, and the Consequences

Elijah J. Magnier Just after midnight local time today, Iranian ballistic missiles “Fateh 313” hit two military bases in Iraq that host a significant concentration of US forces, along with other allies. The Iranian direct hit was the retaliation for the US assassination of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds brigade Sardar Qassem Soleimani and his…

Beware Imperialist Gaslighting: Assassination is Not Legal

Mark P. Fancher The U.S. government has been in the business of killing foreign leaders for a long time – but it’s still a crime. “Trump has boasted of the Soleimani assassination and the corporate media has been his biggest cheerleader.” Although analysts will endlessly debate the legality of the recent assassination of Iran’s Qasem…