The wars that really are about the oil

Source: Spectator UK Excerpt: Americans who hope that ‘energy independence’ can reduce US involvement in the Middle East similarly fail to understand the post-Cold War strategy of their own country. Thanks to the revolution in oil and gas production made… Continue Reading

Maliki Compromised CIA Spies in Iraq for Years

  Source: Newsweek U.S. military advisors arriving in Iraq better be careful who they talk to and where they go: Their Iraq ‘allies’ will almost certainly be spying on them. According to three current and former CIA officers, the Iraqi… Continue Reading

Iran Deploys Two battalions of the Quds Forces to Fight ISIS Militants in Iraq

Source: WSJ Iran deployed Revolutionary Guard forces to fight in Iraq, helping government troops there wrest back control of most of the city of Tikrit from militants, Iranian security sources said. Two battalions of the Quds Forces, the overseas branch… Continue Reading

Pipeline Politics: South Caucasus bracing up for new Russia-West energy war

Source: Armenia Now Aspirations for the revival of a transnational energy project on the part of the European Union on one side and Russia’s likely attempts to draw Azerbaijan into its sphere of influence on the other may prompt new… Continue Reading

3 Shadow Wars You Might Not Even Know About

  Source: Popular Mechanics China vs Vietnam In a disputed patch of the Pacific Ocean, the appearance of an oil rig has sparked an international crisis—and a rash of ships ramming one other. Why spar over a stretch of outwardly… Continue Reading

How US Policy on Iran Came to Be Based on Fabricated Documents-and was likely produced by Israel.

Source: Nation […] The insistence that Iran must not be allowed to have the enrichment facilities that would support a civilian nuclear program is the logical consequence of a false narrative about Iran—namely, that Tehran has been systematically concealing a… Continue Reading

Iran: Senior IRGC commander: 130,000 trained Basij forces waiting to enter Syria

Source: NCR IRAN In a rare acknowledgement by a senior commander of the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on the Iranian regime’s military intervention in Syria, Major General Hossein Hamedani, said: “Today, 130,000 trained Basij forces are waiting to enter Syria. Today… Continue Reading

US and Gulf states plan missile defence system to counter Iran

            Source: Guardian A senior US official on Sunday signalled optimism about a possible resolution of the Iranian nuclear dispute, but said Washington remained concerned that Iran’s ballistic missiles threatened Gulf Arab states. Frank Rose, US… Continue Reading