The war on Iran begins … in Syria

August 29, 2013 at 2:25 PM

war on iran begins-2As the United States, along with its European and Israeli allies, prepares to launch yet another illegal war of aggression in the Middle East, the geopolitics of the US strategy could not be more apparent.

Despite the high-minded talk of humanitarianism, the US is advancing a transparently neo-colonialist agenda aimed at securing hegemony in the region by destroying what little opposition remains. (Read entire article)


The March to War in Syria

August 27, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Eric Draitser appears on Press TV on August 25th, 2013 to discuss the drive toward war with Syria.  He explains the importance of the US timetable for action, noting that the speed with which hostilities might be initiated tells us much about the veracity of the chemical weapons claims and US intentions.  Additionally, Eric points out the competing factions within the US political establishment and what this tells us about the internal politics behind this push for war. delimeter3

Stop Imperialism – Episode 68

August 21, 2013 at 1:50 AM



1. Egypt

 egypt_80 Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood’s leader
Militants execute 25 Egyptian police in Sinai ambush
As Obama debates Egypt, U.S. allies pick sides
Saudi Arabia asks West not to press Egypt on crackdown
Egypt closes Rafah crossing after Sinai attack – Border official
Egypt freezes gas deal talks with Qatar – official
Pharaoh al-Sisi sits tight
Segment Start: 00 h 10 min 58 sec
Segment End: 00 h 54 min 21 sec

2. Syria

 syria_80 U.S., Russian officials to meet in The Hague on Syria
Syrian opposition leader: We need arms, not foreign fighters
Syrian troops regain full control of Latakia countryside: Army source
Al-Qaeda attacks Syrian Kurdish town, kills 18
Beirut bomb ups fear of fallout from Syria war
Al-Qaeda’s internal divide grows in Syria
Segment Start: 00 h 55 min 52 sec
Segment End: 01 h 22 min 03 sec

3. Iraq

 Iraq_80 Iraq witnesses a security meltdown
Despite new security measures, violence persists in Iraq
Officials, citizens in Anbar differ on unseating Maliki
WHO is delaying release of Iraqi birth defects data?
Segment Start: 01 h 23 min 48 sec
Segment End: 01 h 49 min 24 sec

4. Turkey, Russia & Central Asia

 turkmenistan Turkmenistan, Turkey stand for intensifying energy cooperation
Turkish contractors sign deals for $5.6 billion in Turkmenistan in 2013
Turkish president: Joint projects will transform Turkic region into world economy centre
In Baku, Putin brings gunboats along with diplomacy
Russia-Azerbaijan arms trade worth $4bn – Aliyev
Putin fails to undermine Azerbaijan as gas competitor
What the US and Russia are really quarreling over: Pipelines
Segment Start: 01 h 50 min 26 sec
Segment End: 02 h 16 min 18 sec


Miranda’s detention: Intimidating journalists and their families new norm?

August 20, 2013 at 2:34 PM

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To everyone’s regret, given the current state of secrecy and political repression, the detention of Glenn Greenwald’s partner seems to have become the norm, rather than the exception. David Miranda, at London’s Heathrow airport earlier this week, is yet another example of the use of draconian “anti-terror” legislation in the US and UK to intimidate whistleblowers, journalists and their families, and anyone confronting the surveillance/police state directly. (Read entire article)


The Geopolitics of the Crisis in Egypt

August 16, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Eric Draitser appears on Press TV to discuss the latest developments in the ongoing political crisis in Egypt. He explains the growing conflict between Saudi Arabia and Qatar as it relates to Egypt and the region more generally.  Additionally, he examines the nature of the Egyptian ruling establishment and the role of the United States in this developing crisis.