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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: A genocidal campaign – part 1: The origins of sectarianism in Islam

by Aram Mirzaei A plague upon the world, a terrorist group who hates humanity. Many are the words describing the Daesh phenomenon which has been unleashed upon humanity. The terrorist group who allegedly originated out of Iraq as a result of the US- led invasion in 2003 has now become a worldwide known phenomenon which few people have never heard of. Their atrocities are reported daily, and mainstream media have

The Daesh Chronicles: The Definition Challenge

by Ghassan Kadi Islam, real Islam, is a religion of piety, wisdom and peace, and Muslims, real Muslims are not terrorists. Even though all terrorists that have been caught involved in terrorism are “Muslims”, this does not give a blanket description of all Muslims as beings terrorists. Those who “use” terrorism to spew hatred towards Islam and indiscriminately against all Muslims have their own agenda. These are the true Islamophobes.

Russian Diplomat Drops a Bombshell: US Expected ISIS to Seize Damascus by October

In an article in a British newspaper Russia’s ambassador to the UK reveals the Russians were told by the Western powers that after the US proclaimed a no-fly zone ISIS would capture Damascus by Alexander Mercouris for Russia Insider: http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/russias-ambassador-uk-drops-bombshell-us-expected-isis-seize-damascus-october/ri12860 Alexander Yakovenko, Russia’s ambassador to Britain, dropped something of a bombshell on Monday, though one that has gone completely unnoticed. In a piece in the print edition of the London

The truth about Islamic Fundamentalism

(cover photo above: Daesh thugs execute a group of children) by Noureddin Shami The author has written at least five different versions of this essay, all in an attempt to relay the same message at different levels of overtness targeting different audiences. Bits and pieces of it have been used here and there by some, even published, sometimes with good intentions and sometimes with devious intentions. In the wake of

Lavrov and Syrian FM Walid al-Moallem hold joint press conference in Moscow (ENGLISH)

Video starts from 48:00 minutes. Streamed live on Nov 27, 2015 Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Moallem hold a joint press conference following their meeting in Moscow on November 27. Both leaders are expected to discuss the possibility of an international anti-terror operation in Syria and to discuss Tuesday’s downing of a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 by Turkish F-16 fighter jets. Sergey Lavrov talks about economic

Syria SITREP October 31st, 2015 by John Rambo

The Middle East Wars The Middle East is once again swept up in wars. Not since the early 80s has the Middle East experienced such a wide array of conflicts. Not only do we have the mother of all proxy wars in Syria but also a slew of campaigns and operations dotting the entire region and greater area from tribal skirmishes to transnational conflicts. In tangent with the Syrian crisis

War On Syria; Not Quite According To Plan Part 1. The Islamist-American Love-Hate Quagmire; Facts And Myths:

by Ghassan Kadi There is a lot of myth about ISIS, its roots, and relationship with America. To unravel the mystery, we need to go back to some basics of human behaviour, more specifically, to basics of human behaviour of psychopaths and sociopaths. In order to understand the current impasse between ISIS and the USA, and to be able to assess if there is indeed an impasse at all, and

The Saker interviews Omar Ma’arabouni

The Saker: Please introduce yourself to your readers, education, professional experience, military experience, political leanings, religion, etc. Omar Ma’arabouni: I am an ex officer in the popular liberation army of the Socialist Progressive Party (Jumblat).  During the Lebanese War I have undergone several high level military training sessions in the USSR (artillery and infantry).  Currently I don’t have any alignment with any particular party. I am secular and currently engaged

The Saker interviews General (Ret.) Amine Htaite of the Lebanese Armed Forces

(This interview was very kindly translated by Ghassan Kadi to whom I want to express my deepest gratitude.  The Saker) The Saker: Please introduce yourself to your readers, education, professional experience, military experience, political leanings, religion, etc. General Htaite:  My name is Amine Htaite, I am a retired general in the Lebanese Army, PhD in Law, a lecturer in the Lebanese University and Islamic University in Lebanon. I am the