The US defeat in Afghanistan has reduced its malign influence in the region but not completely eliminated it. Afghanistan’s neighbours need to coordinate their policies to keep US influence out and to chalk out a strategy for the future to bring about peace.
For American warlords, war is a racket. The $2.26 trillion spent on the 20-year-war in Afghanistan made a lot of people in the US extremely rich. Arms manufacturers, generals—retired and serving—used a revolving door to keep pushing for war.
Will Afghanistan descend into civil war? This is what the doomsayers are projecting but the manner in which the Taliban have conducted themselves so far gives hope that fighting, if any, will not be large scale and the resistance group would be able to control it.
One of the best-informed Western journalists and authors, Eric Margolis gives his analysis of the situation in Afghanistan. Unlike many other so-called experts, he went to Afghanistan in the 1980s and actually participated in fighting against the Soviets.
Soundly defeated militarily by the Taliban, the US warlords have not given up on mischief-making. They are setting up a trap for Pakistan even as they retreat in disgrace from Afghanistan.
Islamic Iran’s presidential elections have brought to the fore a committed son of the revolution. President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi will be good for Iran. The hysterical attacks on him in the Western corporate media show that the people of Iran have elected the right person to serve them, not Western interests!
Zionist Israel would not be able to get away with its murderous assault on defenceless Palestinian civilians many of them children and women, without political, economic and diplomatic backing from Western regimes.
Millions of Iranians will head to the polls to elect a new president. In Iran, the president is limited to serve only two consecutive terms. In the current contest on June 18, all candidates vying for the office are new. Iran does not have political parties, only various political trends.
The $400-billion Iran-China deal that will cover oil and gas exploration, infrastructure development as well as security and regional and international issues will be a game-changer in global politics
Since it was declared by Imam Khomeini in 1980, Quds Day has now become a global phenomenon. Millions of people in cities across the globe participate in this event to draw attention to the illegal occupation of the Holy City and Land by the Zionists.
America’s addiction to war necessitates the manufacture of enemies. The warlords in Washington deliberately provoke conflicts because it helps sell weapons at exorbitant prices raking in billions of dollars in profits.
Zionist Israel is perpetrating horrific crimes against the Palestinian people. Almost all Western regimes offer blind support, thereby making them complicit in such crimes against innocent people.
All countries rely on myths to project their image but American myths about its greatness and as a light unto other nations are repeated so often that most people have come to believe them. The reality is very different.
America is a deeply divided society today. Events of the last few months have brought these divisions to the fore. Can Americans overcome such divisions? The chances of reconciliation appear slim.
The Islamic revolution of Iran marks 42 years of its existence this month. Despite unrelenting hostility, sabotage and war by its enemies, the Islamic Republic stays strong and totally independent. Such resilience comes directly from reliance on Allah.
In the aftermath of the January 6 assault on Capitol Hill, American officials have been at pains to say, “this is not who we are.” A quick glance at US history shows that is exactly who they are. Denial will not solve America’s problems; confronting the truth and rectify it are needed.
General Qassem Solaimani was a brilliant strategist whose first martyrdom anniversary falls on January 3. While he has joined his Creator, his legacy continues. Oppressors and war criminals will pay a heavy price for their crimes.
Donald Trump’s anticipated departure from the White House has raised prospects of the US rejoining the Iran nuclear deal. Trump’s illegal sanctions have caused much suffering to the Iranian people. Tehran must insist on their immediate revocation before moving forward.
In the West, attacking Islam and insulting its revered personalities is a sure way to garner public support. This is what Emmanuel Macron of France is doing. A number of false flag operations have been perpetrated to blame Muslims. Ultimately the entire French society will suffer.
Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is a worried man. He had assumed Donald Trump would remain president for four more years but his hopes have been dashed. While president-elect Joe Biden may not abandon Saudi Arabia entirely, MbS will no longer get a free pass.