Middle East & North Africa

The Middle East - Arab Spring or New Era of Intervention & War?

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 13:28

Filmed in March 2012 - at a time when Western NATO nations & media were focusing on challenging certain countries, whilst West hypocritically turned blind eyes to protect the region's most corrupt & dictatorial governments which were cracking down on Arab Spring local movements - simply because they were deemed to be pro-NATO already. Dr MacKinnon focuses his attention on Egypt - where many of his 2012 predictions have seemingly come to pass.

Syrian misery has its roots in Western imperialism

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:13

There is a concerted effort by the West to highlight Russian atrocities in Syria and gloss over its own, writes JOHN GREEN

WHAT both Syria and Iraq had in common before Western intervention was that they were both stable, secular countries pursuing an independent policy at variance with Western and Israeli interests.

They were also run by distasteful regimes that were not averse to using torture and assassinations in oppressing their own people. In the latter sense they were no different to Saudi Arabia and other despotic regimes in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Iraq War from an Iraqi Communist Perspective

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/12/2011 - 15:22

The Iraq War and subsequent occupation was one of the defining events of the past decade. When it came to Iraqis slaughtered, the Americans and their allies blithely pointed out "we don't do body counts". The Lancet estimated 654,965 excess deaths related to the war, or 2.5% of the population, through the end of June 2006.

As of April 29, 2008, the UNHCR estimated that over 4.7 million Iraqis have been displaced, with 2.7 million within Iraq and 2 million outside.