Patrick Henningsen | FIFA may be one of the most corrupt institutions on the planet – all the more reason to overhaul it completely.
21WIRE + NYT | The Pentagon hangs back in Yemen as American-made jets pound rebels and civilians on the ground.
Daniel Spaulding | Can you feel the freedom yet?
21WIRE + Zero Hedge | Hidden by the US and western media – Yemen is by far the biggest story so far this year.
Brandon Turbeville | Of course, the logic being presented by Washington is incredibly ridiculous.
21st Century Wire | Al Jazeera has somehow managed to surpass Al Gore’s epic failure in the TV ratings charts.
21WIRE | Arabs have been training at a dubious institution known as the International Security Academy.
21st Century Wire | Obama and Cameron are very close to officially endorsing al Qaeda in Syria.
Jason Liosatos | It’s time to call a spade a spade, even if the US and UK gov’ts are in denial.
Patrick Henningsen21stCentury WireJanuary 16, 2013BEIRUT – On arrival to Lebanon’s capital city, all seems very functional and normal on the surface, as the city runs business as usual.Below the surface however, there is a feeling of trepidation, an unspoken collective worry that a city and country who has gradually managed to pick up the pieces […]
Washington Post Micheal Peel ABU DHABI — Qatar’s al-Jazeera television station provided a great ringside seat for the “day of rage” in Cairo almost two years ago that offered the first clear sign of the threat to the rule of then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.While many western media organizations were scrambling to ramp up coverage of […]
Andrew McKillop | The need for any kind of energy transported across Syria’s frontiers – either oil or gas – is zero in Europe.
By Patrick Henningsen 21st Century Wire January 11, 2012 On the surface, the latest spat between the West and Iran looks like a step closer to war, with tensions reaching a fever pitch on both sides of this potential conflict. Upon closer examination however, present conditions are not particularly ideal for a preemptive strike against […]
Patrick Henningsen | Any nuclear conflagration by the US or Israel would most certainly result in a global backlash against the West – at its worst acting as a procession into the hot stages of World War III – but it won’t happen this year.
Patrick Henningsen | “The Liberation of Libya”, to be divided up by a series of multinational companies, with US and European military contractors at the trough.