Middle East

Obama- “Remaking the Middle East”: The American Gulag

The Scale & Scope of Political Repression in Each US Backed Police State During the beginning of his first term in office President Obama promised “to remake the Middle East into a region of prosperity and freedom”. Six years later the reality is totally the contrary: the Middle East is ruled by despotic regimes whose [...]

The Reality Principle -Episode 6

Examining the Chessboard: The Geopolitics of the Middle East with Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya This week, Eric sits down with political analyst and author Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya. The two discuss the Israeli war on Gaza and the regional implications of the conflict. Additionally, they examine how the war is being used by various parties as part [...]

Partners Across the Asia-Pacific: NATO Reinforces Pentagon’s Shift to East

On September 24 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization granted Iraq the second Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme under the auspices of the bloc’s latest military collaboration and integration framework, partners across the globe. The latter program (for which the substantives are occasionally capitalized), NATO’s latest, incorporates to date eight nations in the broader Asia-Pacific region [...]

Turkey: NATO’s Neo-Ottoman Spearhead in the Middle East

Turkey already has troops in Syria and has threatened military action to protect the site they guard. A 1921 agreement between Ottoman Turkey and France (the Treaty of Ankara), the latter at the time the colonial administrator of Syria, guaranteed Turkey the right to station military personnel at the mausoleum of Suleyman Shah (Süleyman Şah), [...]

Podcast Show #72

The Boiling Frogs Presents Dr. James Petras This is Part 7 of our interview series on the New World Order. You can listen to the previous interviews in this series here. Dr. James Petras joins us to discuss the changing contemporary context of imperial domination, the demise of longstanding client regimes, and the previous significant [...]

The Origins of Imperial Israel- Part II

Organized Terror & Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine By Andrew Gavin Marshall The official Israeli government explanation for the ‘disappearance’ of 750,000 Palestinian Arabs from the land (roughly half the Arab population in Palestine in 1948) was that they left “voluntarily.” The “new history” of Israel emerged within the past couple decades due to declassified documents relating [...]

The Origins of Imperial Israel- Part I

Israel: A Buffer against Arab Nationalism By Andrew Gavin Marshall Israel emerged in the post-War period due to a great many complex domestic and international political reasons: to provide a place to direct the Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, to allow the British to formally end the Mandate over Palestine which they held as their [...]

Podcast Show #70

The Boiling Frogs Presents Richard Moore This is Part 5 of our interview series on the New World Order. You can listen to the previous interviews in this series here: Part I, Part II, Part III , and Part IV. Richard Moore shares with us his unique perspective on the working of the political world [...]

NATO Update: Georgia’s Entry to NATO Could Lead to War

Russia on Georgia’s Ticket to NATO Membership Yesterday, in my brief commentary, Hail! NATO Expands Again!, I questioned NATO’s ever-expanding territories and global meddling sphere here at Boiling Frogs Post. Included in my commentary was NATO’s pursuit of resource-rich and strategically positioned  nations in Central Asia and the Caucasus for its new round of membership [...]

Hail! NATO Expands, Again!

Another Move for the Imperial West? What the heck is NATO? What’s it about? What’s it for? Not many people bother to ask any more. As with many New World organizations originally created under the guise of a temporary measure or a situation-based project or specific goal-oriented institution (think IMF, think World Bank), this one [...]

Podcast Show #69

The Boiling Frogs Presents Elizabeth Gould & Paul Fitzgerald This is Part IV of our interview series on the New World Order. You can listen to the previous interviews in this series here: Part I, Part II, and Part III Authors and investigative journalists Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald join us to discuss their ground-breaking [...]

The EyeOpener- Nuclear Ambiguity: Israel’s “Secret” Arsenal

The Blatant Hypocrisy When it Comes to Nuclear Threats in the Middle East Hand-wringing over Iran’s nuclear program has been a mainstay of western political discourse. Indeed, fear mongering over the possibility of an independent Iranian nuclear program has become so commonplace that it seldom raises an eyebrow, even among the most cynical observers of [...]

Obama’s New Middle East Policy: “Ambitious Fiction & Monarchial Bastards”

Escobar Brilliantly Summarizes Obama’s New Middle East Policy Pepe Escobar had another brilliant piece on Obama’s recent Middle East speech, and as always he is on the money: So to make a story short, here’s a concise New Middle East Obama policy. We support “our” bastards (dictators) who are sophisticated enough to beat, arrest and [...]

The Court Case Against Generals Behind Turkey’s 1980 Coup

CIA: The Dark Force Behind the Bloodiest Takeover in Turkish History By ‘The Insider from Turkey’ It took some time, but now it won’t be long anymore before the lawsuit begins against the military junta behind the 12 September coup in 1980, the bloodiest takeover in Turkish history. For many years the responsible generals knew [...]

Let It Cut Both Ways: US Foreign Aid & State Sponsored Terrorism

Material Support to Dictators Who Inflict Terror In June 2010 our rights and liberties suffered a major setback. The United States Supreme Court upheld the broad application of a federal law making it a crime to provide “material support” to designated “foreign terrorist organizations” (FTOs). Under this law individuals face up to 15 years in [...]