Front Page: Foreign Affairs
After “Liberation,” U.S. To Give Control Of Raqqa To Rebels, Not Syrian Government April 20, 2017
The Syrian city of Raqqa – the “stronghold” of terror group ISIS – will be governed by a “civilian council” with the support of U.S. troops following its “liberation” from terrorists. Their refusal to return the city to the Syrian government will only worsen the nation’s six-year-long civil war.
Venezuela Calls for Expanding Armed Civilian Militias To Counter U.S.-Backed Opposition
Venezuela is continuing to endure violent protests from U.S.-funded right-wing opposition groups that seek to destabilize the country and remove its socialist leadership from power. But now, the country’s president is calling for expanding armed civilian militias to combat the groups’ threat.
Al Jazeera, CNN & BBC Cover Up Genocidal Crimes of US – Backed Syrian Rebels
Through selective reporting, the omission of facts and reliance on dubious sources of information, media outlets have sought to twist the facts and whitewash crimes committed by the rebels.
Israel Reconfirms Commitment To Treating Wounded Syrian Al-Nusra Fighters
Israel has reconfirmed that it will continue to treat “war-wounded” fighters from Syria. However, most of the wounded it treats are fighters with links to terror groups. This is not the first time that Israel has been caught defending terrorists in the name of humanitarian interests.
Oil Prices Soar After US Strikes Syria – A Promising Development For Trump’s Saudi Allies
Saudi Arabia’s economy has been on shaky ground in recent years due to continuous drops in oil prices. But new U.S. airstrikes in Syria have sent oil prices climbing, which will prove to be a boon for the U.S.’ Saudi ally both economically and geopolitically.
Trump Airstrikes Giving Syria Terror Groups A New Advantage
Despite having warned against intervention in Syria for years and having promised to focus on defeating terrorism within the war-torn country, Trump’s latest policy reversal has allowed Daesh (ISIS) and other terrorist groups to gain new ground.
U.S.-Led Coalition Already Using Idlib Chemical Attack As Pretext For War In Syria
A deadly chemical attack was carried out in northwestern Syria’s Idlib Province early Tuesday, killing at least 58 people. The United States and its allies have been quick to blame Syria’s government for orchestrating the attack, despite a significant lack of proof.
The Battle For Raqqa And The Future Of Syria Feat. Joshua Landis
Professor Landis discusses the difficulty the United States has in deciding who to work with once ISIS is driven out of its claimed capital of Raqqa.
Saudi Arabia Devastating Yemen Into Famine – U.S. Refuses To Comment
Saudi Arabia has devastated Yemen with bombing raids, throwing the already-poor nation into a state of famine. The United States has said next to nothing about the Gulf kingdom’s ongoing assault on Yemen, nor has it commented on Saudi Arabia’s penchant for other human rights abuses.
Russia Preparing For Potential Removal From International Banking System
Global financial institutions like the World Bank and SWIFT can make or break the economies of entire nations due to their domination of the international banking system. Russia is making preparations in case they are ever barred from access to these institutions due to geopolitical influence from the West.