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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Archive From Thought
Iraqis Want US Forces Out after ISIS Defeat
Rasa - The US announcement of drawdown of its forces in Iraq has grabbed great importance on the Iraqi political stage as the country has declared cleansing its territories from ISIS and ending the terrorist group’s self-proclaimed caliphate, eliminating the pretext under which the US-led coalition sent forces to Iraq.
2/16/2018 8:07:00 PM
Purge, Miscalculations Scare Away Foreign Investment in Saudi Arabia
- Saudi Arabia is one of the region’s rentier states that over 90 percent of its income is earned from crude oil exports. In past few years, Saudi leaders sought to cut reliance on oil cash. So, one of the most important steps taken to this end has been working to design policies to attract foreign investment.
2/16/2018 8:01:00 PM
Yemen War: Trial Time for Saudi Arabia?
Rasa - Saudi Arabia is fast approaching trial time on its illegal war on Yemen, as the international humanitarian community will soon have to respond against them. This includes the United Nations and the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
2/15/2018 11:53:09 PM
A Real and Present Danger: Trump Calls for a New Nuclear Arms Race
Rasa - As if the threat of global terrorism and new wars are not enough, President Donald Trump says the United States intends to conduct a massive expansion of its nuclear weapons arsenal, with an eye toward building a number “far, far in excess of anybody else.”
2/14/2018 11:58:19 PM
Iran or US? Who is behind instability in Syria?
Rasa - As Syria is effectively emerging from more than seven years of conflict by successfully purging its territory of militants, the United States and allies are becoming increasingly vocal in their criticism of the governments who helped Syria clear the mess.
2/14/2018 11:37:05 PM
Why US Presence in Syria Is Illegal
Rasa - Under International Law and the UN Charter, the US presence in Syria is illegal after the US-led coalition struck pro-government Syrian forces earlier last week in Deir Ezzur province. Washington however claims it reserves the right for “defensive” attacks to achieve peace “from a position of strength.”
2/13/2018 11:06:00 PM
Now Mattis Admits There Was No Evidence Assad Used Poison Gas On His People
Rasa - Lost in the hyper-politicized hullabaloo surrounding the Nunes Memorandum and the Steele Dossier was the striking statement by Secretary of Defense James Mattis that the U.S. has “no evidence” that the Syrian government used the banned nerve agent Sarin against its own people.
2/13/2018 12:08:30 AM
Iraq Reconstruction: The Pottery Barn Rule Applies to Washington and NATO-Arab Allies
Rasa - The Pottery Barn Rule is an American expression alluding to a policy of "you break it, you bought it" or “you break it, you buy it” or "you break it, you remake it", by which a retail store holds a customer responsible for damage done to merchandise on display.
2/13/2018 12:04:39 AM
Israel, beware!
Rasa - The sun had barely risen on Saturday, February 10, 2018 when Israel deployed warplanes — reportedly at least two F-16 fighter jets — to conduct an airstrike against a position inside Syria, much as it casually had in the past.
2/12/2018 6:06:20 PM
In America, The ‘Syria Experts’ Have Turned into ‘Iran Experts’ Overnight
Rasa - The ease with which American foreign policy “experts” can suddenly reinvent themselves, switching focus as the DC mood changes, exposes the Washington think tank racket as a giant sham designed to manipulate opinion.
2/10/2018 9:36:05 PM