Inside the Gorbachev-Bush “Partnership” on the First Gulf War 1990

10 September 2020 — The National Security Archive

New Documents Show Soviet Leader Scrambling to Stay in Sync with Americans, But Ultimately Aiming for Non-Use of Force

Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait 30 Years Ago Posed First Test for Post-Cold War Superpower Cooperation

Soviet transcripts of Gorbachev conversations with Mitterrand, Cheney, Baker, and Saudis published for the first time in English

Washington, D.C., September 9, 2020 – Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev quickly decided that joint action with the United States was the most important course for the USSR in dealing with Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait 30 years ago, rather than the long-standing Soviet-Iraq alliance, and built what he explicitly called a “partnership” with the U.S. that was key to the international condemnation of Iraq’s actions, according to declassified Soviet and American documents published today by the National Security Archive.

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US in Iraq: Geopolitical Arsonists Seek to Burn Region By Tony Cartalucci

18 June 2014 — New Eastern Outlook

When a fire is raging, firefighters are called – not the arsonist who started it, especially if they return to the scene of the crime dragging a barrel of gasoline behind them. Yet, this is precisely what the US proposes – that they – the geopolitical arsonists – be allowed to return to Iraq to extinguish the threat of heavily armed sectarian militants streaming from NATO territory in Turkey and edging ever closer to Baghdad.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel News & Articles 2 December 2012: Israel seizes $120m PA revenues in response to UN vote

2 December 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Security Services Oppose Government Decision To Build More Settlements
IMEMC – The Israeli Security Services expressed rejection of the new Israeli government decision to build additional 3000 units for Jewish settlers in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank, and said that “the move is un-calculated”. …

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 30 November 2012

30 November 2012


Bradley Manning Speaks Publicly for First…

ABC News

Private First Class Bradley Manning, the American soldier accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified and confidential military and diplomatic documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, took the stand in a military court today to make …


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Looking for Revolution in Kuwait By Mary Ann Tétreault

1 November, 2012MERIP

For background on the Orange Movement and the fight for women’s political rights, see Mary Ann Tétreault, “Kuwait’s Annus Mirabilis,” Middle East Report Online, September 7, 2006 and Mary Ann Tétreault and Mohammed al-Ghanim, “The Day After ‘Victory’: Kuwait’s 2009 Election and the Contentious Present,” Middle East Report Online, July 8, 2009.

In the New York Review of Books, Hussein Agha and Robert Malley imagine the results of the Arab revolts as the possible beginning of a reconstitution of the Ottoman Empire. They see the regional unrest as media-driven, with various partisans asserting their own versions of reality to mobilize popular support. Outsiders fumble for understanding as forces push back and forth, now winning and now losing. Some see Islamists as the only ones with moral standing, yet Islamists in power seem ready and eager to “compromise” with the West to attract money and space to pursue their domestic projects. Continue reading

Information Clearing House Newsletter 21 March 2012: Arundhati Roy – Capitalism: A Ghost Story

21 March 2012 Information Clearing House


Afghan Villagers Say Shootings Were Revenge

By Deb Riechmann and Mirwais Khan

Several Afghans near the villages where an American soldier is alleged to have killed 16 civilians say U.S. troops lined them up against a wall after a roadside bombing and told them that they, and even their children, would pay a price for the attack.


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Stop NATO News: March 16, 2012: Argentina To Sue Over British Oil Exploration Near Falklands

16 March 2012 — Stop NATO

  1. NATO Arctic War Games: Norwegian Military Aircraft Goes Missing
  2. NATO Attack Kills Pakistani Civilian; Four Others Arrested
  3. NATO Enhances Interceptor Missile System From One End Of Europe To The Other
  4. Georgia: U.S. Marines Lead Two-Week War Games
  5. Afghanistan: Pentagon Chief Inspects Georgian Cohorts
  6. Georgian Fatalities In Afghan War: NATO Cannon Fodder
  7. German Foreign Minister In Tbilisi: Georgia To Join NATO
  8. Gulf Cooperation Council Monarchies Close Embassies In Syria
  9. Argentina To Sue Over British Oil Exploration Near Falklands
  10. U.S., Azerbaijan, Kuwait Discuss “Global Energy Security”
  11. Eastern Mediterranean: NATO Naval Group Practices Low And High Intensity Warfare
  12. After Libyan War: Canadian Warship Charlottetown In NATO Mediterranean Maneuvers
  13. NATO Maritime Group Conducts Joint Operation In Morocco
  14. NATO Member Latvia’s Capital Hosts Waffen SS March

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Iraq: Twenty One Years of Crimes Against Humanity By Felicity Arbuthnot

6 March 2012 — Global Research

These diaries are dedicated to the people of Iraq and to all others who have suffered the crippling effect of sanctions.” (Nuha al-Radi, 1941-2004.)

With current US-led plans to remodel (read annihilate) the remaining Middle East, the 1991, twenty eight country attack on Iraq’s just 27 million people, where, arguably it all started, has largely dropped from Western consciousness, though certainly not that of Iraqis.

As the first wave of missiles erased thirty years of a progress, which had made Iraq a largely modern, prosperous nation – and Cruise missiles rained down from US war ships in the Indian Ocean – on16th January 1991, President George H.W. Bush told America: “We have no argument with the people of Iraq. Indeed, for the innocents caught in this conflict, we pray for their safety … But even as planes of the multinational forces attack Iraq, I prefer to think of peace, not war.”

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Stop NATO News: December 7, 2011

7 December 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO To Open Centers In Kuwait, Other Gulf States
  • Israel Brandishes Drones Amid Reports Of Impending Attack On Iran
  • Hereditary Regimes: Jordan, Morocco In Line For GCC Membership
  • Tricontinental ‘Pan-Arab Pipeline’ To Proceed Despite Syria Crisis
  • U.S. Should Apologize To Pakistan, NATO Pay Reparations: Kucinich
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Media Lens: Rape, Mercenaries, And Bloodbaths On The Scale Of Yemen? The Media Blank Amnesty’s Failure To Find Evidence In Libya

29 June, 2011 — Media Lens

In the Independent on June 24, Patrick Cockburn reported a vital development countering official propaganda on Libya:

‘Human rights organisations have cast doubt on claims of mass rape and other abuses perpetrated by forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, which have been widely used to justify Nato’s war in Libya.

‘Nato leaders, opposition groups and the media have produced a stream of stories since the start of the insurrection on 15 February, claiming the Gaddafi regime has ordered mass rapes, used foreign mercenaries and employed helicopters against civilian protesters.’

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Media Lens: Yemen’s Useful Tyranny – The Forgotten History of Britain’s ‘Dirty War’: Part 2

4 April, 2011 — Media LensPart 1

Using declassified government files, historian Mark Curtis has exposed Britain‘s ‘dirty war’ in Yemen in the 1960s, which he describes as one of the ‘least known aspects of recent British history’. The war lasted almost a decade under both Tory and Labour governments, and cost around 200,000 lives.

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Bahrain Independent Newslinks 20-21 February, 2011

21 February, 2011 —

A selection of news, analysis and opinion on Bahrain from the independent media (unless otherwise noted)

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20 February, 2011

Bahrain Independent Newslinks 20-21 February, 2011

21 February, 2011 —

A selection of news, analysis and opinion on Bahrain from the independent media (unless otherwise noted)

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