Mostafa Mahamed AKA Abu Sulayman, Australian Terrorist Mercenary in Aleppo

The rebranding of JFS (Jabhat Fateh al-Sham)/Nusra/AQ is purely cosmetic and strategic, enabling opportunistic calls for “unity” in East Aleppo, occupied by these AQ largely foreign mercenaries in a “death before surrender” stand at the expense of around 300,000 civilians who remain there. On the propagandist Facebook wall of Australian number one terrorist Shaykh Mostafa . . . → Read More if you dare: Mostafa Mahamed AKA Abu Sulayman, Australian Terrorist Mercenary in Aleppo

It's Always the Season for Irony : Syria and the White Knights of US Imperialism

In this crusade, armchair liberal trothawks[1] sally forth to save “intelligentsia” like themselves from Saddam, sorry, Assad. Vilifying the majority of Syrians’ electoral decisions which are also supported by polls, the white knight trothawks claim to represent the wishes of Syrians and in particular “revolutionaries”, though the Syrian Communist parties at this juncture defend their . . . → Read More if you dare: It’s Always the Season for Irony : Syria and the White Knights of US Imperialism

The Dictator Quadrille

Did you cheer when NATO boots smashed into the face of Afghanistan? those evil Taliban, hate hate hate, such primitives, more sanctions and the wall came down, Brzezinski crowed. Did you party when US bombs destroyed the Koranic library in Baghdad, because democracy is messy? So Cheney gloated. Saddam is gone, pushed off the long . . . → Read More if you dare: The Dictator Quadrille

Lovebirds of War

I’m a liberal trothawk You’re a vulture neocon – Let’s get together, sweetheart, Bomb Syria to kingdom come. Though we’ve never been to war, we fight bravely on the net, Calling leftists ‘Stalinists’ and other smeary epithets. None can match our western tongues for running down those reds – we’ll both be ‘lil Hitchens’, still . . . → Read More if you dare: Lovebirds of War

As’ad Abukhalil : The US and the Arab Uprisings

As’ad AbuKhalil – The US and the Arab Uprisings from International Socialist on Vimeo. Author and blogger As’ad AbuKhalil discusses the role of the US in supporting dictatorial regimes in the Middle East and North Africa both before and after the uprisings that swept the region in the spring of 2011. This presentation was . . . → Read More if you dare: As’ad Abukhalil : The US and the Arab Uprisings

Who dun it? Gemayel’s assassination

Great article by Jonathan Cook: Key allies such as Britain’s Tony Blair are pushing strongly for engagement with Syria, both to further isolate Iran — the possible target of either a US or Israeli strike against its presumed ambitions for nuclear weapons — and to clear the path to negotiations with the Palestinians. Gemayel’s death, . . . → Read More if you dare: Who dun it? Gemayel’s assassination