Israel’s military might and occupation of Palestine depend on the support of Egypt & Saudi Arabia, two brutal, repressive dictatorships in the Middle East.
“Lebanon is brutally capitalist in its structures … all public infrastructures are run privately,” one analyst tells MintPress. “And so what you see today as a ‘revolution’ against the establishment is really a denunciation of Western capitalism.”
Presented in partnership with MintPress News. UNITED NATIONS — Years of war and unrest devastated education in the Middle East and North Africa, leaving more than 13 million children without safe or reliable schools across the region, according to a new report from UNICEF. The report, “Education Under Fire,” which
What gave rise to ISIS and how is the group holding onto power? To answer these questions, journalist, activist and political commentator Phyllis Bennis connects the dots between the fall of Iraq, the U.S. “War on Terror,” and oil.
The United States could be fighting in dozens of conflicts around the world or none at all, depending on how one defines “war” or “conflict.” And despite repeated failures of U.S. military intervention to create global stability, American troops continue to be sent into more nations and more battles, usually without congressional approval.
Don’t let anyone fool you: Sectarian strife in Syria has been engineered to provide cover for a war for access to oil and gas, and the power and money that come along with it.
There’s no such thing as “American exceptionalism,” CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou tells Mnar Muhawesh is this episode of “Behind the Headline,” And while the U.S. claims to be defending human rights around the world, it’s really just securing its oil interests.
Last week, in the conclusion to my series of articles on genocide, I asked whether, with at least 4 million Arabs killed by sanctions and modern Western wars, should we call it genocide against Muslims? Yesterday, Watching the Hawks invited Mnar Muhawesh, the founder of MintPress News, to discuss the genocidal body count in the Middle East.
It may never be possible to know the true death toll of the modern Western wars on the Middle East, but that figure could be 4 million or higher. Since the vast majority of those killed were of Arab descent, and mostly Muslim, when would it be fair to accuse the United States and its allies of genocide?
This second edition of the Shadowproof mailbag is dedicated to all our readers that participated in our community during our first week. I was consistently impressed by not just your insight, but also your kindness to each other in our conversations. Thank you for making our first steps so successful. Below is a selection of our feedback with some responses from our staff.