IDF soldiers training in the Golan Heights. (IDF on Flickr)
13 Oct 2015

Israel Takes Advantage Of Syrian Civil War To Expand Illegal Golan Heights Settlements

Israel is taking advantage of the chaos in Syria to expand its illegal settlements in the Golan Heights as new oil reserves were discovered in the region.

Former CIA Agent John Kiriakou discusses the Saudi terror factory with Mint Press News editor in chief Mnar Muhawesh
23 Sep 2015

Former CIA Agent John Kiriakou Takes Us Inside The Saudi Terror Factory

Originally published at Mint Press News. CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou returns to join Mnar Muhawesh on “Behind the Headline,” going into greater depth on Saudi Arabia’s role in manufacturing terrorism by re-writing the entire religious history of Islam and engineering hadeeth to serve its own political & oil interests. The effects

Protesters with the ISIS flag at a rally for Sharia law in Maldives on September 5, 2014. (Flickr / Dying Regime)
16 Sep 2015

Phyllis Bennis: ISIS Is Filling The Holes Left By The US War On Terror

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.

Two children pose in front of a building at the Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq. This camp has housed about 65,000 Syrian refugees since it opened in 2012. (Flickr / IOM Iraq)
10 Sep 2015

Migrant Crisis Fueled By Gas Pipelines

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.

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou in "Silenced."
02 Sep 2015

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Explains The Middle East Crisis (VIDEO)

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.

Arctic Destroyer Arrives in Port Angeles
15 May 2015

Obama Defends Decision Allowing Shell to Drill for Oil in the Arctic

President Barack Obama defended his recent decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill in the Arctic Ocean by saying he was reassured there were “strong safeguards” in place. Josh Earnest, press secretary of the White House, elaborated more on the Obama administration’s decision as part of the “all-of-the-above approach” at a