by Jonathan Azaziah
Donald Trump campaigned on an “antiwar” platform vis-a-vis Syria and it was the primary reason that many a revolutionary activist entertained his many, MANY flaws and preferred his candidacy over the certifiably bloodthirsty Hillary Clinton. Well, without any further ado, that idea can be chucked out the window ’cause President Supercilious Orange, following up on his crime against humanity in Yemen’s Al-Bayda, committed unspeakable atrocities in Syria just a few days ago. On February 3rd, American warplanes, continuing to illegally fly in Syrian airspace without Syrian approval, carried out several sorties over ISIS’s de facto capital of Raqqa. But it wasn’t the Daeshi terrorists who were targeted. Instead, what the US ZOG bombed were the new and old bridges of Raqqa City, key outlets that allowed at least handfuls of Syrians to escape the barbaric Takfiri hell that the northern Syrian province had become, as well as the bridges of Al-Kalta and Al-Abbara in Raqqa’s northern countryside. Continue reading And Now For Trump’s Next Trick – Atrocities In Syria: US Warplanes Bomb 4 Of Raqqa’s Bridges And Destroy Its Main Water Supply Line
by Jonathan Azaziah
What is underway in the Iraqi city of Mosul is far, and I do mean light-years-type far, from black and white. And the overwhelming majority of geopolitical analysts and commentators on both sides of the divide, mainstream and alternative, are getting it so miserably wrong that it would be comedic if it wasn’t so detrimental to the “Resistance Vs. Hegemony” narrative that all of us dedicate our lives to upholding. On the one hand, American exceptionalist warmongers are elated with delusional glee over US warplanes “paving the way” for Iraqi forces and falsely claiming something to the effect of not even a single bullet could have been fired without American approval. They’re also despicably framing the Mosul battle in obscene sectarian terms that reek of baselessness and Zionism.
Then on the other hand, “Anti-Imperialists” are brushing off all the Iraqi participants in the fight for Mosul as nothing but mere Amreeki pawns for an elaborate ruse to move terrorists into Syria, not to mention that the fight for Mosul itself is nothing but some grandiose manifestation of Amreeki political theater to give Obama and Zio-Killary a “win” for the upcoming US presidential election. And of course, the role of ‘Israel’, which lurks in the background of every Arab military arena from Iraq to Syria to Yemen, has also been entirely left out of the discussion– a reflection of woeful ignorance and/or ulterior motives on the parts of the aforementioned observers. So let’s navigate through the murky, maddening maze that is the Mosul operation and find some much-needed clarity on all fronts. Continue reading Mosul’s Murky Maze: Walking The Line Between Iraqi Liberation And American Political Theater
by Alaa al-Lami, Al-Akhbar English
Recently, Israel stole one of the symbols of Iraqi Jewish heritage, a rare ancient copy of the Torah. The incident went smoothly and quietly, with blatant collusion between Israel, the United States, the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq, and the Jordanian authorities, amid suspicious silence from the Iraqi federal authorities and the Iraqi cultural scene, save for a few objections.
The Torah manuscript in question, known as the Iraqi Old Testament Scroll, was written using concentrated pomegranate juice on deer-skin parchments. The manuscript was seized by US forces, among other Iraqi antiquities, which survived the systematic destruction by the illegal Anglo-American invasion and occupation. Continue reading The Great Israeli Theft of Iraqi Jewish Heritage
by Jacky Hugi, Al-Monitor
“They have already killed many of us. What do we have to fear?” Lt. Col. Lukman Ibrahim responded when I asked him if he was afraid to openly communicate with an Israeli in a recent long-distance phone conversation from Tel Aviv to Sinjar, in northwestern Iraq, near the Syrian border. Ibrahim, a Yazidi militia officer, is hoping to obtain military aid from the State of Israel.