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From U.S., the ABC's of Jihad. An Ode To Zaynab: Learning History & Combating Terror. Why $yria Is Crucial for the Energy Future of the Mideast. Syria geopolitical map with proposed oil pipeline.Photo Credit: Adam Fahey Designs Syria is an energy war.

Why $yria Is Crucial for the Energy Future of the Mideast

The Onion Predicted All Of This Back in 2003. Carey WedlerNovember 19, 2015 (ANTIMEDIA) “George W.

The Onion Predicted All Of This Back in 2003

Bush may think that a war against Iraq is the solution to our problems, but the reality is, it will only serve to create far more,” read a 2003 article on The Onion a week after then-President George Bush launched the Iraq War. While a wide variety of organizations and individuals also rebuked that invasion, the satirical newspaper offered one of the most accurate assessments to date. So accurate, in fact, it all but predicted the rise of the Islamic State. In the mock-debate piece, entitled, “This War Will Destabilize The Entire Mideast Region And Set Off A Global Shockwave Of Anti-Americanism vs. As fictional debater Nathan Eckert warned: “This war will not put an end to anti-Americanism; it will fan the flames of hatred even higher. He continued: “If you thought Osama bin Laden was bad, just wait until the countless children who become orphaned by U.S. bombs in the coming weeks are all grown up. “Why do you keep saying these things?

The Game Just Changed: Russia Allies With Kurds to Push Turkey out of Syria. Moscow isn't likely to bomb Turkish military facilities, but it has other ways of undermining Ankara's presence in Syria: Russia is now aiding Kurdish rebels — a group that has been labeled as “terrorists” by Turkey.

The Game Just Changed: Russia Allies With Kurds to Push Turkey out of Syria

The Syrian Kurdish forces (YPG) are considered extremely valuable in the fight against ISIS. They have previously received support from the United States, although western cooperation with the group has been limited in order to avoid ruffling Erdogan's feathers. But for Russia, upsetting Erdogan is not really an “issue”. In layman's terms, this new alliance could be a fatal blow to Turkey's geopolitical aspirations in Syria (not to mention Russia's de facto no fly zone, thanks largely to a little friend called “the S-400”): Was it really worth shooting down that Russian plane?

UPDATE! Yemen’s Hidden War: How the Saudi-Led Coalition Is Killing Civilians. IN THE ISLAMIC CONCEPT of qadar, your divine destiny is inescapable.

Yemen’s Hidden War: How the Saudi-Led Coalition Is Killing Civilians

If you try to cheat death it will find you. For two women on a dusty road in mid-June on the southwest corner of the Arabian Peninsula, their repeated attempts to dodge fate ended in tragic failure. Leaving the war zone of Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on June 10, the women headed north in a Toyota Cressida driven by a male relative. The pair were escaping the violence that had already turned entire streets in Aden to rubble, left hundreds dead and thousands of civilians under siege, struggling to find food, water and medical care. One chart that shows which Middle Eastern countries could run out of money in... Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Libya are among the Middle Eastern countries that could run out of money in less than five years because of the fall in the oil price, according to the International Monetary Fund.

One chart that shows which Middle Eastern countries could run out of money in...

The countries in the red bracket could run out of cash in five years or less Some Middle Eastern countries, such as Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE, have shifted away from their reliance on oil, after prices fell by more than half in a year. But large budget deficits in Iraq, Iran, Oman, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Libya and Yemen means that if these countries do not seek to diversify their economies or borrow money, they will run out of cash in five years or less. Yemenis stand amid the ruins of buildings destroyed in an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition on the capital Sanaa. Yemen is classified as a fragile economy by the IMF. Of these Iran, which is less reliant on oil, is expected to fare better than countries that suffer from conflict, such as Libya and Yemen.

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Netanyahu Will Do Anything to Prevent Peace with Iran. Viral Video Shows Exactly How Misinformed Americans are Due to War Propaganda. Aaron Nelson April 20, 2015 (ANTIMEDIA) What country in the Middle East do you think is the greatest threat to world security?

Viral Video Shows Exactly How Misinformed Americans are Due to War Propaganda

A decorated Iraq war veteran by the name of Adam Kokesh invited random strangers off the street to play a game of Middle East trivia and was kind enough to film the entire thing. Even if your eyes have already been opened, you’ll think this video is fucking awesome. Trust me. In the video, Kokesh, who was endorsed by Ron Paul in New Mexico’s 3rd congressional district 2010 race, challenges random Americans with trivia about countries from the Middle East.

At the end of the video Kokesh reveals that, unbelievably, there is one country that fits as an answer for every question. What is revealed at the end of Adam’s Middle East trivia game leaves it’s contestants speechless. Excuse me while I take a second to pat you on the back for finding The Anti-Media. Please, share this knowledge everywhere!

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Is the Crisis in Yemen Another Result of Blowback? By Michael Heise In recent months Yemen has become increasingly unstable.

Is the Crisis in Yemen Another Result of Blowback?

Back in September of last year, a rebel group known as the Houthishas capped a five day seizure of the capital city of Sanaa, which included overtaking of the prime minister's office, the state TV station, and the military headquarters resulting in the resignation of Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa and his cabinet. This marked the culmination of a conflict that really started to catch fire in 2004 when original Houthi Leader, Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, launched a rebellion against the Yemeni government for “discrimination” and “government aggression”. The situation looks like it is going to escalate now that house arrested President has fled in a desperate attempt to maintain power. At first glance, this may seem like just another regional battle for control in the Middle East that never seems to end. The Fall of Iraq - What You Aren't Being Told. 8ft boogy-men.

Boys flying kite in Yemen. Hands up don't shoot. Evacuate. Lavon affair. "Promises and Betrayals: Britain and the Struggle for the Holy Land" [Documen... Iran wants war. Terrorists. Clear as mud.

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Indifference. Iraq. Syria. View from Israel: IDF Camera's Register Syrian Army Attack. Palestine/Israel.