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A Marine in Syria

  BRAD HOFF is an independent journalist, teacher, and Marine veteran. He is the founder and managing editor of Levant Report and has written for Antiwar.com, Libertarian Institute, Foreign Policy Journal, Assyrian International News Agency, Medium News & Politics, Commonweal Magazine, The Canary (UK), NEWSREP and others. His work has been referenced and sourced in … Continue reading A Marine in Syria

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Protecting al-Qaeda: Guest Analysis by Steven Chovanec

Steven Chovanec is a student of International Studies and Sociology at Roosevelt University and conducts independent, open-source research into geopolitics and social issues.  His writings can be found at undergroundreports.blogspot.com, find him on Twitter @stevechovanec. by Steven Chovanec Please Don’t Attack Al-Qaeda In the weeks leading up to the agreed upon cessation-of-hostilities (CoH) agreement between the US … Continue reading Protecting al-Qaeda: Guest Analysis by Steven Chovanec

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On Syria Analysts and “Experts” Who Have Never Stepped Foot Inside the Country

Not an “expert” or “analyst”: Me (left) with my buddy on one of many visits to Maaloula. Would you be surprised to learn the think-tank and media “expert” community is often dominated by people who have never stepped foot in the countries of their expertise? I’VE BECOME INCREASINGLY ALARMED at the number of “experts” and … Continue reading On Syria Analysts and “Experts” Who Have Never Stepped Foot Inside the Country

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Newly Translated WikiLeaks Saudi Cable: Overthrow the Syrian Regime, but Play Nice with Russia

(Image Source: Wiki Commons) IT IS NO SECRET that Saudi Arabia, along with its Gulf and Western allies, has played a direct role in fueling the fires of grinding sectarian conflict that has kept Syria burning for the past five years. It is also no secret that Russian intervention has radically altered the kingdom’s “regime … Continue reading Newly Translated WikiLeaks Saudi Cable: Overthrow the Syrian Regime, but Play Nice with Russia

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How the CIA Helped Fuel the Rise of ISIS: Guest Analysis by Jeremy R. Hammond

(Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Jeremy R. Hammond is an independent political analyst and a recipient of the Project Censored Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. He is the founding editor of Foreign Policy Journal and the author of Ron Paul vs. Paul Krugman: Austrian vs. Keynesian economics in the financial crisis and The Rejection of Palestinian … Continue reading How the CIA Helped Fuel the Rise of ISIS: Guest Analysis by Jeremy R. Hammond

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Examining the Syria War Chessboard

The above interview with Dr. Vijay Prashad draws our attention to the parallel conflicts of Libya and Syria, as well as the way the two wars directly intersected in 2011-2012 (weapons shipments from Libya to Syria, now fully documented via USG declassified reports). One of the more interesting points comes when Dr. Prashad speaks about … Continue reading Examining the Syria War Chessboard

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On the Effort to Exonerate Team USA for the Rise of ISIS: Guest Analysis by David Mizner

Photo: An Islamic State fighter using the US-made BGM-71 TOW in Damascus countryside in 2014. The Foundation for Defense of Democracies funded “Long War Journal” has confirmed many instances of AQ and ISIS use of the TOW.  David Mizner is a novelist and freelance journalist who writes about US foreign policy, with a focus on … Continue reading On the Effort to Exonerate Team USA for the Rise of ISIS: Guest Analysis by David Mizner

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Discussing New Hillary Libya Emails on the Scott Horton Show

http://dissentradio.com/radio/16_01_05_hoff.mp3 “Sirte is located mid-way between Tripoli and Benghazi; its loss will be a psychological blow for Qaddafi.” —Hillary Clinton intelligence briefing, 2011 “In the Libyan capital, Tripoli, Mr. Kobler exchanged views with members of the General National Congress (GNC) group, and discussed the situation in the town of Sirte, where the Islamic State of … Continue reading Discussing New Hillary Libya Emails on the Scott Horton Show

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New Hillary Emails Reveal Propaganda, Executions, Coveting Libyan Oil and Gold

Throughout the Libyan War there were widespread reports of field executions and torture of black Libyans carried out by militias aligned with the National Transition Council (some NTC aligned fighters shown above; Source: Wikimedia Commons). New Emails Expose Hillary’s Dirty War in Libya The New Year’s Eve release of over 3000 new Hillary Clinton emails … Continue reading New Hillary Emails Reveal Propaganda, Executions, Coveting Libyan Oil and Gold

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