Posts tagged : "Middle East"

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West Using Sunni–Shiite Split to Keep Syrian Conflict Fresh

West Using Sunni–Shiite Split to Keep Syrian Conflict Fresh

  Kourosh Ziabari - American columnist and environmental activist Dean Henderson believes that the Western powers are using the religious and ethnic diversity in Syria to create a deep and long-life sectarian conflict in the Muslim country. “The Sunni/Shiite split is being used to divide Syrians so that old imperial forces can retake the country. The real issue is that Assad leans left and this is a threat to the monopoly capitalist system which employs these intelligence operatives,” Dean Henderson said in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency. Dean Henderson was born in South Dakota and earned an M.Sc. in environmental studies from the University of Montana in 1991. He founded the political newsletter “Missoula...

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West and Arab States Are More Harmful to Syria than Al-Qaeda

West and Arab States Are More Harmful to Syria than Al-Qaeda

  Kourosh Ziabari - American author and military expert believes that the Western states and their Persian Gulf allies have done more harm to Syria in the recent months than Al-Qaeda and Taliban. According to Jim W. Dean, the United States, UK, France and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf that have engaged in a long-fought war against Syria have a variety of motives for trying to dismantle and bring down the government of President Bashar al-Assad. “As for a motive, the West wants to cut off arms supply routes through Syria to Hezbollah and to be able to stage bases in Northern Syrian for offense against Iran both with planes and missiles. That is the military reason. They also want to block Iran’s long term pipeline...

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US and allies have no interest in peace in Syria: Eric Draitser

US and allies have no interest in peace in Syria: Eric Draitser

Kourosh Ziabari - American political analyst and radio show host believes that undermining and defeating the “arc of dominance” that stretches from Tehran to Baghdad, through Damascus and into Southern Lebanon with Hezbollah is the main reason why the United States and NATO have waged a proxy war on Syria. “This “arc of dominance” makes it impossible for the imperialists in Washington to isolate Iran and bring about their long-desired war against Tehran and the Islamic Revolution. Syria presents an impossible obstacle on the path to the destruction of Iran, so for that reason, Washington decided that Syria had to be destroyed,” said Eric Draitser in an interview with Fars News Agency. Eric Draitser is based in New York...

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U.S. Seeking Violent Solution to Syrian Crisis: Dahlia Wasfi

U.S. Seeking Violent Solution to Syrian Crisis: Dahlia Wasfi

Kourosh Ziabari - The American physician and peace activist Dahlia Wasfi believes that the U.S. government has hypocritically turned a blind eye to the suffering of the people of Bahrain under the oppression and crackdown by the Al Khalifa regime, while using the unrest in Syria to Balkanize and disintegrate the country and further its agenda for the Greater Middle East. “I think my government wins the contest for whose country’s politicians use double standards the most. US leaders turn a blind eye to the violent repression of protesters by the Al Khalifa regime because Manama, Bahrain hosts the headquarters to the US Fifth Naval Fleet and US Naval Forces Central Command. As long as the American agenda is being served, American...

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Countering Iran the major factor behind US support for Bahrain

Countering Iran the major factor behind US support for Bahrain

Kourosh Ziabari - Deepak Tripathi is a British historian, journalist and researcher who specializes in South and West Asia affairs, terrorism and the United States foreign policy. He was born into a political family in Unnao, the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. His grandfather, Pandit Vishwambhar Dayal Tripathi, was a prominent leader in the Indian independence movement and Member of the Constituent Assembly and later the Indian Parliament. Deepak Tripathi worked with BBC for almost 23 years and ended up his cooperation with the British broadcaster in 2000. During these years, he served as a South Asia specialist and correspondent, Afghanistan correspondent and Syria, Nepal, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka reporter. He has also been a BBC...

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West-led armed opposition in Syria will fail: Manuel Ochsenreiter

West-led armed opposition in Syria will fail: Manuel Ochsenreiter

Kourosh Ziabari- German journalist and magazine editor Manuel Ochsenreiter believes that the Western powers along with the regional countries are backing and financing terrorists and insurgents in Syria, because each of them have certain interests linked to the disintegration of the Syrian government and the removal from power of President Bashar Assad. He also says that these countries are supporting such dangerous groups as Al-Qaeda to destabilize Syria and fight the Syrian army at the expense of the lives of innocent Syrian citizens whose only crime is supporting their government. "These groups like Al-Qaeda, but also other armed militias that have infiltrated Syria during the course of the past year now fight the proxy war of...

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Foreign support for the terrorists should be stopped: Syrian activist

Foreign support for the terrorists should be stopped: Syrian activist

Kourosh Ziabari - The U.S.-based Syrian activist believes that the foreign-backed terrorists in Syria are committing atrocities against the innocent civilians while they receive military and financial support from a certain number of countries such as the U.S., Britain, France, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. “The role of Israel and Israel’s backers such as the U.S., Britain, France, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, is very clear in this conflict. We know that this is part of a bigger plan for the so-called Middle East Road Map to divide the Middle East into smaller countries. Those who think this is a revolution are wrong,” said Elaine, who preferred not to disclose her full name since her computer and email accounts were targeted with 14...

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U.S. support for dictators source of frustration in the Middle East

U.S. support for dictators source of frustration in the Middle East

Kourosh Ziabari - Anthony DiMaggio is a university professor, writer, political commentator and media expert. He is the author of numerous books, including Mass Media, Mass Propaganda (2008), When Media Goes to War (2010), and Crashing the Tea Party (2011). He has taught U.S. and Global Politics at Illinois State University, and published articles and commentaries in a number of publications, including Z Magazine, Counterpunch, Truthout, Common Dreams, Alternet, Monthly Review, and Black Agenda Report. Together with Paul Street, he co-edits the “Media-ocracy”, an online journal which describes itself as “committed to combating the entrenched media system.” Media-ocracy “caters to progressive intellectuals and activists, and is...

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U.S. Congress is in the hands of the Israeli lobby

U.S. Congress is in the hands of the Israeli lobby

  Kourosh Ziabari - Brian Cloughley is an Australian of British origin author, journalist and political commentator. Cloughley specializes in South Asian affairs. He mostly writes on military and political affairs and his articles are published on different newsletters and websites such as CounterPunch, Antiwar.com and Pakistani papers such as the Nation, Daily Times and Dawn. Cloughley is opposed to the U.S. militarism and its military expeditions around the world. With regards to Iran, he says that Israel is forcefully persuading the United States to launch a military strike against Iran, while the people at the White House know that Iran doesn't have any intention of producing nuclear weapons. He believes that Israel has...

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Interview with Yvonne Ridley on Iran, the U.S. and Arab Spring

Interview with Yvonne Ridley on Iran, the U.S. and Arab Spring

Kourosh Ziabari - You would certainly know Yvonne Ridley or at least heard of her name if you have been a regular follower of Press TV, especially in Britain, albeit before the state-run media regulator Ofcom took the news network off the Sky platform, depriving millions of Britons of the opportunity to watch a TV channel which has always tried to shed a light on the obscured, concealed aspects of the events and tell the truth about what's happening around the world. Ridley is a renowned British journalist, war correspondent and TV host. She made the headlines on September 28, 2001 when she was arrested by the Taliban members in Afghanistan while working for the Sunday Express. She converted to Islam after she was released by Taliban on...

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Talking with Antony Loewenstein on Iran, Israel and the U.S.

Talking with Antony Loewenstein on Iran, Israel and the U.S.

Kourosh Ziabari - Middle East is witness to continuous developments these days. Iran's active diplomacy to convince the indispensable 118-member bloc of non-aligned countries to support its nuclear program, the growing isolation of Israel in the European countries and within the academic circles of the U.S., Arabs' fear of losing the power game in the Persian Gulf region, the expansion of illegal settlements of Israel in the West Bank and its unremitting disobedience to UNSC resolutions have turned Middle East into the center of international attentions. Iran as the Persian Gulf region's only non-Arab nation, Israel as the world's sole Jewish state and a host of fragile Arab countries who are being immersed in the waves of West's economic...

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Violence in Syria stems from foreign aggression

Violence in Syria stems from foreign aggression

  Kourosh Ziabari - Finian Cunningham is an internationally acclaimed Irish journalist and writer whose articles and commentaries have appeared on a wide range of news websites and media outlets such as Press TV and Global Research. He has written extensively on international affairs and his writings have been translated into several languages. He is a Master’s graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a scientific editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a career in journalism. Cunningham has the experience of working as an editor with mainstream media such as The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent. Through his writings, Finian Cunningham has exposed the imposture and hypocrisy of...

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