Erdogan: The revolutionary enigma who holds the West in sway

by Muhammad Hussein

There are few political enigmas these days – strongmen, yes, but not enigmas. We have US President Donald Trump, who is far from it; we have UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is Trump without the charm, and we have various leaders across Europe and the world who somehow fit on either side of the right vs left political spectrum. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, however, is an exception.

Netanyahu condenses Israel’s history into one sentence

by Ibrahim Hewitt

A few days ago, Benjamin Netanyahu condensed the history of the Zionist state of Israel into one sentence: “These European countries should be ashamed of themselves. Have they learned nothing from history? … They are enabling a fanatic terrorist state to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, thereby bringing disaster to themselves and upon everyone else.”

How to Commit War Crimes and Get Away With It

by VIJAY PRASHAD

U.S. President Donald Trump sacked his Navy secretary on Twitter. The main reason is that the Navy secretary did not follow Trump’s advice regarding Navy Special Warfare Operator Edward Gallagher. Trump wanted Gallagher to retain his position as a Navy Seal.

Gallagher was accused of stabbing to death a wounded fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in 2017; he was also accused of other incidents of murder (of a schoolgirl and an elderly man), and then of obstruction of justice.

It may not know it, but the US is accelerating the end of Israel’s apartheid regime

by Asa Winstanley

Last week US President Donald Trump’s administration made a notable move. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US is reversing previous policy which basically accepted that Israel’s colonial settlements in the occupied West Bank are a violation of international law.

Preservation of Turkey’s energy rights is key to maritime stability in the eastern Mediterranean

by Elif Selin Calik

In collaboration with major industrial countries like the US and France, several Mediterranean countries have discovered oil and gas resources under the sea bed. The aim of these countries is twofold: to achieve energy self-sufficiency, and to sell any surplus on the open market.

Pompeo's China-bashing campaign doomed to founder

by Xinhua writer Tian Dongdong

BRUSSELS, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- For far too long, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has without merit bashed China as he scrambled to distract the international community from problems of his country's own making.

When Pompeo urged the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance to unite against a so-called "China threat" on Wednesday at a news conference at NATO headquarters here, he was met with utter indifference.

How Western media bias allows Israel to getaway with murder in Gaza

by Ramzy Baroud

17 Nov 2019; MEMO: An Israeli attack on Gaza was imminent, and not because of any provocations by Palestinian groups in the besieged, impoverished Gaza Strip. The Israeli military escalation was foreseeable because it factors neatly in Israel’s contentious political scene. The war was not a question of “if”, but “when”.

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