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…

Sunni Monarchs Back YouTube Hate Preachers:

Anti-Shia propaganda threatens a sectarian civil war which will engulf the entire Muslim world By Patrick Cockburn There is now a pool of jihadis willing to fight and die anywhere December 30, 2013 “Information Clearing House – “The Independent” – Anti-Shia hate propaganda spread by Sunni religious figures sponsored by, or based in, Saudi Arabia and the…

Egypt’s government fails to end civil strife, terrorism

A Molotov cocktail is seen mid-air during clashes between riot police and students of Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Dec. 27, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) The sight of blood and charred debris, the screams of loss and pain and the rising death toll often leave people speechless, unable to comprehend a thought. The state of shock swiftly…

Nasrallah named Lebanon’s person of 2013

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has been named Lebanon’s person of the year 2013 by a poll conducted by the country’s leading media corporation. The poll conducted by the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation shows Nasrallah has gained more than 60 percent of the votes. The 53-year-old has been leading the Lebanese resistance movement in its…

Aleppo’s bloodiest week

  People flee after what activists said was the return of government jet planes in Aleppo’s al-Marja district, Dec. 23, 2013. More than 350 people have been killed in a week of air raids on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo and nearby towns by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, a monitoring group said. (photo by REUTERS/Saad…