America chooses the wrong allies in Egypt

By Jackson Diehl   While a minority of Egyptian voters straggled to the polls last week to ratify a new constitution enshrining a police state; while emerging strongman Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi theatrically prepared to announce whether he will deign to become president; and while Secretary of State John Kerry pronounced himself “hopeful — though not yet certain” that the military…

ICC Receives “Devastating” Dossier on British War Crimes

By Felicity Arbuthnot January 15, 2014 “Information Clearing House – A “devastating” two hundred and fifty page document: “The Responsibility of UK Officials for War Crimes Involving Systematic Detainee Abuse in Iraq from 2003-2008″, has been “presented to the International Criminal Court, and could result in some of Britain’s leading defence figures facing prosecution for “systematic” war…

Iraq Slides Toward Civil War

By Bill Van Auken  January 03, 2014 “Information Clearing House – “WSWS” – Heavy fighting erupted Thursday between Iraqi government troops and Sunni militants who seized large parts of Fallujah and Ramadi, two cities in Iraq’s western Anbar province that were at the center of the armed resistance to the US occupation a decade ago. The renewed…

A Palestinian-Hezbollah War in Lebanon?

by FRANKLIN LAMB   Pressures Mounting   Ain el Helweh camp, Lebanon It’s not just the leadership of the Zionist regime still occupying Palestine, six decades after the 1948 Nakba, that appears to be salivating at the current stoking of  current tensions between the Palestinian Resistance and in some respects, its historic off-spring Hezbollah. From Tel…

Egypt Gone Bad

By Lawrence Davidson January 03, 2014 “Information Clearing House –   This past week the confrontation between Egypt’s ruling regime and the country’s Muslim Brotherhood intensified. In an act that should make anyone familiar with this ongoing struggle sit up and shake their head, the “military-backed government” in Cairo declared Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood a “terrorist organization.” In case anyone…

Is Iran Surrendering to the United States?

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya December 30, 2013 “Information Clearing House – Is the interim nuclear deal signed at the end of 2013 a signal of Tehran’s surrender, or is the opening of a new chapter in American-Iranian relations that could see the normalization of ties? If history is to be learned from, normalization with Washington will also…