International Crises

Regional War Scenario. NATO-US-Turkey War Games Off the Syrian Coastline

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research

According to Turkish press reports, Turkey’s High Command will be hosting NATO’S Invitex military exercise in the Eastern Mediterranean in a clear act of provocation directed against Syria. The Invitex-Eastern Mediterranean war games are scheduled from November 4 to 14. Deafening silence. Not a single Western media has reported on these war games.

Syria: Illusions of Peace

Stuart Montgomery, The National Interest

The Syrian Civil War has been raging for two years. Countless casualties have been sustained on each side, and the humanitarian problem continues to worsen. So how do you end a civil war?

Iraqi Shiites Join Syria War

Omar al-Jaffal

On his Facebook page, Saad al-Matlabi — a member of the Baghdad Provincial Council from the State of Law Coalition — appeared happy to see a video showing the arrival of a leader of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, Mohammad al-Tabatabai, to fight in Syria.

Jihadists tighten their grip on Syrian uprising

Staff Writers Beirut, Lebanon 

Hard-line jihadist groups have significantly increased their power in Syria at the expense of more nationalist and secular rebel forces, and analysts say that power is expected to grow, undermining Western efforts to build a credible opposition against President Bashar Assad.

Syria’s Race Against Time

Week in Review

In a grim report to the UN Security Council on Oct. 25, Valerie Amos, United Nations undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, described conditions in Syria as a “race against time,” providing another tragic litany of the toll of the war on Syria, including the potential for the first polio outbreak there in 14 years.

Turkey joins Saudis in showing displeasure over US policy on Syria

Ariel Ben Solomon

Ankara chooses Chinese firm over US, European firms to co-produce long-range air, missiles defense systems. There is an international failure in dealing with the Syrian crisis, Turkey’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said on Thursday. Also on Thursday, US Ambassador to Ankara Francis Ricciardone said Washington had begun “expert” talks with Turkey to assess the impact of its plans to co-produce the long-range air and missile defense system with a Chinese firm under US sanctions.

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