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How China Won the Middle East Without Firing a Single Bullet

“If oil and influence were the prizes, then it seems China, not America, has ultimately won the Iraq war and its aftermath – without ever firing a shot.” — Jamil Anderlini

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To Capture and Subdue: America’s Theft of Syrian Oil Has Very Little To Do With Money

Years of US support to Al-Qaeda and ISIS and efforts to effect regime change in the country have culminated in the theft of Syria’s oil, but is that really America’s coup de gras in Syria?

To Capture and Subdue: America’s Theft of Syrian Oil Has Very Little To Do With Money

Near the end of July, one of the most important recent developments in U.S. foreign policy was quietly disclosed during a U.S. Senate hearing. Not surprisingly, hardly anybody

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Shadowy US Firm Run by Former Diplomat Cinches Syria Oil Deal with Kurds

A Delaware-based company formed by a former American diplomat, a CEO of a private mercenary company and an old hand in the oil business has inked a deal with U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels to develop crude in Syria.

Shadowy US Firm Run by Former Diplomat Cinches Syria Oil Deal with Kurds

In November of last year, the Pentagon's assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs assured reporters during a press briefing that "the revenue from [Syrian oil

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Five Years On, the Nefarious Goals of the Iran Nuclear Deal Reveal Themselves

July 14, 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the so-called Iran Nuclear Deal and five years on it has become more clear than ever that it was never meant to succeed.

Five Years On, the Nefarious Goals of the Iran Nuclear Deal Reveal Themselves

Iran, due to its geopolitical position, has always been considered a jewel in the crown of the colonial powers. Attempts to conquer it through proxy started with Operation Ajax in August of 1953 at the behest of the British and were ultimately carried out by the CIA and not abandoned even with the ousting of America’s man, the Shah.  Although the

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