By – Elijah J. Magnier: New alliances have emerged from the intra-Shiite meetings in Baghdad among the political party groups who represent the most significant number of parliamentary seats that enable these, in partnership with elective Sunni and Kurds leaders, to choose the future Prime Minister, the President of the Republic, and the Speaker of […]Read More Secret electoral alliances in Iraq: Moqtada al-Sadr is dominant
By – Elijah J. Magnier: After 13 months of internal conflict among politicians and the resignation of designated prime ministers, the Lebanese government saw the light with the same conditions that President Michel Aoun had demanded, without bringing about any significant amendment, but only because of Iran. When former Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned in 2019 following the US […]Read More The Government of Lebanon saw the light because of Iran
Written by – Elijah J. Magnier: The US removed the Taliban movement from power in 2001 only to withdraw from Afghanistan twenty years later in a handover to the Taliban the day the last American soldier left Afghanistan- just after midnight local time on the 31st of August. The Taliban Special Forces, “Badri 313,” took control […]Read More Afghanistan forming its new government in Kandahar to face significant challenges
France – By Elijah J. Magnier: “Is the current case connect with terrorism (with the Lebanese Hezbollah)? No, and if it were related, it would have been referred to the terrorism judge.” This is what the French Inspector General of Justice, Judge Baudoin Thouvenot, said when he was asked about the famous “Operation Cedar” case. […]Read More France giving in to US accusation of Hezbollah and complicit in illegal deportation of a Lebanese citizen
By – Elijah J. Magnier: “The Taliban won the war, and we will have to talk to them,” said Joseph Borrell, the European Union’s foreign affairs coordinator, initiating the first cautious but positive European stance towards the Taliban movement. The Taliban is now the ruler in Afghanistan and is forming the new government after controlling almost 33 out […]Read More « The Taliban is a fait accompli, and we will deal with them »… But what about Al-Qaeda?
Written by – Elijah J. Magnier: Lebanon is under unprecedented economic and social pressure, paying the price for Hezbollah’s military capability that causes a threat to Israel. The options offered by those (US, EU and Israel) effectively participating in cornering Lebanon -notwithstanding decades of domestic corruption and mismanagement – are limited to two: either disarm […]Read More Lebanon is under maximum pressure, and the target is Hezbollah: Iran sends its support
Written by – Elijah J. Magnier: All regional and international eyes are on developments in the Afghan capital, Kabul, seized by the Taliban after President Ashraf Ghani, his deputy Omarullah Saleh, and other state officials fled the country. The escape of the Afghan leaders prompted former President Hamid Karzai to ask the Taliban to control the […]Read More All eyes are on Kabul, so what are the concerns?
By Elijah J. Magnier: A Romanian Captain and a British security officer were killed by a suicide drone attack on the M/T Mercer Street oil tanker – a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned ship that is part of the Zodiac Group of Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer- sailing from Tanzania towards the United Arab Emirates. The first attack on the tanker caused only […]Read More Will Israel stop playing and breaking its teeth in the “Axis of the Resistance” playground?
By Elijah J. Magnier: US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi signed an agreement ending the mission of the US personnel as combat forces at the end of the year 2021. However, from Iraq, before his plane took off to meet his US counterpart, the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi said, “there is no […]Read More The US is staying on, due to Iraq’s blatant domestic conflicts …and to fight Iran
Written by – Elijah J. Magnier: The US administration has changed its strategy towards the Middle East but without abandoning its goals and hegemony. Direct military confrontation with Syria and Lebanon is no longer viable because the human and material cost for the US is too high. Consequently, there is no longer a need for […]Read More The US uses the “economic hammer” as a less costly War against Iran and… its Axis
Written by – Elijah J. Magnier: The domestic resistance in Iraq and Syria has increased its attacks against convoys carrying logistical equipment to US bases in Iraq and other bases under US protection in Syria close to air bases and gas fields. What encourages these attacks is the weakness of the current US administration’s positions […]Read More Syria and Iraq impose themselves on Biden’s agenda
By Elijah J. Magnier: The escalating confrontation between the Iraqi resistance and the US forces has reached its second phase. During the last week, several suicide drones and rockets were launched against different US bases, the US embassy in Baghdad, and convoys carrying American logistical supplies to other parts of Iraq. The increase of attacks […]Read More The Iraqi-US escalation has reached its second phase: third, wider confrontation to come
Written by – Elijah J. Magnier: For decades, Israel had the first and last word in the Middle East. Following the defeat of the Arab armies in 1967, the Israeli leaders believed for many years that a small Israeli military band could occupy any Arab country and that Israel could strike any target in the […]Read More The Iranian bill is too high for Israel to settle
Written by – Elijah J. Magnier: The feasibility of US forces remaining in the Middle East or their departure and the price they must pay for the consequences of the decision is at the centre of discussion. These views express a reality that the US administration looks at more seriously for the first time with impartiality, especially […]Read More Should the US forces remain or leave the Middle East?
Written by – Elijah J. Magnier: There is now no doubt that US President Joe Biden has decided to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor Donald Trump and consider Iraq a battlefield between the US and Iran, violating Iraqi sovereignty. Washington’s jets have bombed sites inside Iraq and Syria, killing eight people on both sides of […]Read More Biden bombs Iraq and Syria: “It’s a message to Iran.”
Written by – Elijah J. Magnier: The “Islamic Republic” of Iran reached the level of “empowerment” (Tamkeen) with the arrival of President Ibrahim Raisi to the Presidency, the highest executive authority in the pyramid in harmony with the supreme leader, the Wali al-Faqih Sayyid Ali Khamenei, and with the legislative authority headed by the Speaker […]Read More Iran has reached its “empowerment”, so what will the West choose?
By Elijah J. Magnier: The US Justice Department hit Iran with electronic blindness by using its soft power when 36 websitesbelonging to various media, TV, publications and outlets were seized. These websites belong to Iran and its allies in Iraq mainly but also in Bahrein and Yemen. The move coincides with two Iranian Navy ships carrying […]Read More US “soft power” hits Iran and its allies’ media
Written by – Elijah J. Magnier: Sayyed Ibrahim Raisi’s victory in the Iranian presidential elections was not a surprise, but the polls and their results are very significant and send domestic, regional and international messages. The number of voters is powerfully expressive: Raisi won 17.926.345 million votes out of the 28 million who voted in the elections, regardless […]Read More What does the victory of Ibrahim Raisi as President of Iran mean to the US and Iran’s allies?
Written by Elijah J. Magnier: Iran has a date with the Presidential Elections this Friday, the 18th of June, where four out of seven candidates are expected to compete for the thirteenth session. According to the constitution, the Guardian Council (responsible for approving the names, programs and biography of candidates), as in every presidential election, has excluded […]Read More Regardless of the new President’s name, Iran’s elections confirm the values of the Revolution
Written by – Elijah J. Magnier: When the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale stood before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he told Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen that Washington had invested ten billion dollars. He said it when discussing the “maximum pressure” campaign to counter Iran and the efforts to weaken […]Read More America offers Lebanon to Hezbollah on a golden plate
Written by Elijah J. Magnier: Lessons have been learned from the battle waged by Gaza against Israel under the title “The Sword of Jerusalem”. Sources in the “Axis of Resistance” revealed that “Israel has used only a third of its military effectiveness and has kept the other two-thirds ready for fear of a battle expanding […]Read More Lessons from the Gaza War
Written by Elijah J. Magnier: The effects of the fourth Israeli war on Gaza are not expected to come to an end: they will express themselves as consequences across many countries and organisations. Consequently, multiple parties consider themselves victorious, mainly those within the “Axis of the Resistance” (in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen). Others, […]Read More The results of the Gaza war: Palestinians to confront the “Greater Jihad”.
Written by Elijah J. Magnier: Jerusalem, the West Bank and the various cities where the Palestinian and the Israelis have lived together since 1948, rose up to join the Palestinian resistance with its iron fist and its missiles and rockets launched against Israeli positions and settlers in most of the Palestinian occupied territories. Although Israeli […]Read More Cities are not “running under fire”: What will Israel do to counter Hezbollah’s missiles?
Written by Elijah J. Magnier: The battle of Gaza is over, for now, following an unconditional cease-fire unilaterally declared by Israel and approved by the Palestinian group resistance. At 02:00 local time this morning Friday the 21st of May, and following intensive negotiation where the US, Egypt and Qatar were involved, the Israeli army stopped the indiscriminate killing by “wiping […]Read More Israel teaches hate, and the “Sword of Jerusalem” became the Guardian of Palestine
Written by Elijah J. Magnier: The extraordinary confrontations between the Palestinians and Israel are evidence of paradoxes that will not be resolved anytime soon. The Israeli approach to what is going on seems formal and misleading. Israeli Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said, “Hamas has not properly assessed the severity of our response, as the […]Read More The final word in Palestine for those who endure the most