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"I’ve learned what it means for a human being to be truly free." An Exclusive Interview with Syrian Revolution Icon Hadi Abdullah

Apr 06, 2016

'I’ve learned what it means for a human being to be truly free. We’ve continued for five years, and I lived…I’ve lived as a free person. Before the revolution, I never felt this, although I was a teacher at a university, and my situation was excellent in comparison to other young men. However, I never used to feel this idea of freedom of thought. I didn’t even have this perspective. I hadn’t yet had the slightest experience, or slightest life-changing experience, that we are living right now.

So, for me, despite everything, I see better and positive developments, in general.

In terms of the revolution, it is going through its natural “labor pains.” That’s my opinion.'

US commander: Iran's behavior hasn't changed since nuclear deal

Mar 09, 2016

The top U.S. military commander overseeing the Middle East said Tuesday that despite the nuclear deal, Iran shows no signs of altering its destabilizing behavior.

"There are a number of things that lead me to personally believe that, you know, their behavior is not — they haven't changed any course yet," said Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. Central Command, at a Senate hearing.

Obama’s legacy: Trump and the renaissance of Western fascism

With his term in office running out, Obama, who’s spent the past seven years worrying more about his “legacy” than his policies, would like to be remembered for his presidential Kodak moments – the Obamacare, the wonderful speeches, the ‘legacy deals’ with the leaders in Cuba and Iran, and of course his partnership with Putin in pursuit of “peace in our time” in Syria.

Obama’s legacy: Trump and the rebirth of fascism

With his term in office running out, Obama, who’s spent the past seven years worrying more about his “legacy” than his policies, would like to be remembered for his presidential Kodak moments – the Obamacare, the wonderful speeches, the ‘legacy deals’ with the leaders in Cuba and Iran, and of course his partnership with Putin in pursuit of “peace in our time” in Syria.

On Russia's dictatorship-or-terrorism binarity in the Arab region

Respecting the aspirations and sacrifices of the Arab peoples for freedom and dignity is thus a duty and obligation for political, cultural and military elites that represent the majority in the fight against tyranny, with its two faces of dictatorship and terrorism. Only this will truly expose the delusion of choice in the Russian-peddled binarity.

Russia orders Hezbollah to keep the peace with Israel

Jan 06, 2016

Following Monday's incident on Israel’s northern border, Russia has instructed Hezbollah to calm down. According to Al-Arabia reports, Moscow, which assists Tehran's Lebanese proxy militia in Syria, has made a direct request to desist from further “igniting the wick of confrontation” between the terror organization and Israel.

Russian Missile Sale to Iran Involves Unseen Deals With Israel

May 06, 2015

Last month, when President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced plans to sell a powerful anti-missile system to Iran before the lifting of international sanctions, Israel was quick to join the U.S. in expressing shock and anger.

But behind the public announcements is a little-known web of arms negotiations and secret diplomacy. In recent years, Israel and Russia have engaged in a complex dance, with Israel selling drones to Russia while remaining conspicuously neutral toward Ukraine and hoping to stave off Iranian military development. The dance may not be over.