Middle East

"There will be other wars"

September 19, 2007
Many other tribal leaders saw the sheik as a collaborator with the US. The sheik used the Americans to get as close to power as possible in Baghdad and the Americans used [ sheikh’s] Anbar Council to work as their proxies trying to eliminate al-Qaeda in Iraq.    

Pepe Escobar on the death of Sheik Abu Risha

September 19, 2007
Many other tribal leaders saw the sheik as a collaborator with the US. The sheik used the Americans to get as close to power as possible in Baghdad and the Americans used [ sheikh’s] Anbar Council to work as their proxies trying to eliminate al-Qaeda in Iraq.    

Will Blackwater be expelled from Iraq?

September 18, 2007

In a Real News interview, Jeremy Scahill author of Blackwater, says: "The United States government has gutted the Iraqi legal system and basically tried to prevent them from holding accountable mercenaries who commit crimes inside of Iraq."

The “enduring” occupation of Iraq

September 18, 2007
"The invasion of 2003 has been used to restore the old ruling class of Iraq… other than U.S. interests . . . The struggle over resources are among various factions of this old ruling class "

Where does the Bush-Petraeus strategy lead?

September 16, 2007
Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer says the US does not owe reparations to Iraq. He said "we must first and foremost look out for safety here in America."

U.S. and Iran: Negotiations or war?

September 15, 2007

This is the last segment of a two-part interview with Pepe Escobar.

Can the White House intimidate Iran?

September 13, 2007

This is the first segment of a two part interview with Pepe Escobar.

Is Bush preparing an attack on Iran? (Part 2)

September 10, 2007

This is the second half of an interview with Aijaz Ahmad.

Is Bush planning an attack on Iran?

September 10, 2007

This is the first segment of a two part interview, Senior Editor Paul Jay talks with Aijaz Ahmad.