How Yesterday resembles Today: Iran confronted the US in the Straits of Hormuz in the 1980s

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai “We are going to intercept and stop all oil exports from the (Middle East) region if we are prevented from exporting our oil. We shall take every measure possible to close the Straits of Hormuz. If the US aims – by sending jets, carriers – to reinforce its positions and […]

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Netanyahu took Trump to new heights of global tension and dropped him

By Elijah J. Magnier:  Israel prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu claimed he personally convinced the US president Donald Trump to abandon the Iran nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA agreement, and wished Iran to “disappear with the help of God”. Israel is much more experienced in dealing with the Middle East than the current US president and […]

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After a fruitless first round against Iran, the US has nothing to negotiate

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai When US president Donald Trump says he doesn’t want war with Iran, he expresses a position similar to that of Iranian Leader of the Revolution Sayyed Ali Khamenei, who has announced that Iran doesn’t “want to go to war nor to talk” with the US.  That brings the bras-de fer between the […]

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Dopo un primo round senza risultati contro l’Iran, gli Stati Uniti non hanno nulla da negoziare.

Di Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Tradotto da: Alice Censi Quando il presidente degli Stati Uniti Donald Trump dice che lui non vuole una guerra con l’Iran, esprime una posizione simile a quella della Guida Suprema del paese, Sayyed Ali Khamenei, il quale ha annunciato che l’Iran “non vuole andare in guerra ma neppure discutere con […]

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What would be the role of Iraq in a US-Iran war scenario?

Najaf (Iraq) By Elijah J. Magnier:  It is not possible to give a clear-cut answer to the question of what role of Iraq would play in a US-Iran war scenario. The answer depends on the level of threat Iran will face, and how belligerent the US will be. There are two key factors to take […]

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Nessuna guerra in tempi brevi tra Iran e Stati Uniti : Trump ignora come si conducono le trattative con l’Iran

Di Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Tradotto da: Alice Censi  Una guerra tra Stati Uniti e Iran nei prossimi due mesi appare poco probabile malgrado la campagna portata avanti dai mezzi di informazione, le sanzioni unilaterali americane e il potenziamento delle forze militari statunitensi in Medio Oriente. Le sanzioni imposte dagli Stati Uniti all’Iran risalgono al […]

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Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps on full alert sending a clear warning to Gulf countries

By Elijah J. Magnier: Iran has deployed its ballistic and cruise missiles, some in positions visible to US satellites and drones. They are ready for any confrontation with the US military apparatus, in case the US administration decides on war. Iran is responding to President Donald Trump’s belligerent declaration that he is gathering more naval […]

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En état d’alerte, le Corps des gardiens de la révolution iranienne envoie un avertissement clair aux pays du Golfe

Par Elijah J. Magnier Traduction : Daniel G. L’Iran a déployé ses missiles balistiques et de croisière, dont certains sont détectables par les satellites et les drones américains, qui sont en position d’affronter la puissance de feu des USA si jamais l’administration américaine se lançait dans une guerre contre Téhéran. L’Iran répond ainsi à l’acte de […]

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The recovery of Idlib under the Syrian government: still too early to achieve? 2/2

By Elijah J. Magnier: Throughout the war with Syria, Turkey has taken an active part in destabilising the country. Erdogan has facilitated the flow of thousands of foreigners who later formed ISIS foreign fighters’ units. He has also facilitated logistic support to the terror group, the transport of stolen oil and resupplying the terror group. […]

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Il ritorno di Idlib al governo siriano: ancora troppo presto perché avvenga? (2/2)

Di Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Tradotto da: Alice Censi Durante tutta la guerra in Siria, la Turchia ha avuto un ruolo attivo nella destabilizzazione del paese. Erdogan ha reso possibile l’ afflusso di migliaia di stranieri che in seguito avrebbero poi formato le unità combattenti straniere dell’ISIS. Il presidente turco ha agevolato il sostegno logistico, […]

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The recovery of Idlib under the Syrian government: still too early to achieve? 1/2

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The outcome of the Astana 12 meeting in Nour Sultan in Kazakhstan was generally described as positive by the leading countries concerned. However, little was achieved towards the return of the northern Syrian city of Idlib to the control of the central government in Damascus. The constitutional committee (the various […]

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Le retour d’Idlib sous contrôle syrien n’est sans doute pas pour demain 1/2

Par Elijah J. Magnier : @ejmalrai Le bilan de la 12ième réunion du processus d’Astana  qui s’est tenue à Nour Sultan au Kazakhstan a été globalement positif aux yeux des pays concernés. Cependant, il n’y a pas eu beaucoup de progrès en ce qui concerne le retour de la ville d’Idlib située au nord de la Syrie, […]

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Il ritorno di Idlib al governo siriano: ancora troppo presto perché avvenga? 1/2

Di Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Tradotto da: Alice censi I risultati del 12°incontro di Astana, tenutosi a Nur-Sultan (il nuovo nome della capitale) in Kazakistan, sono stati definiti positivi dai principali paesi che vi hanno partecipato. Sta di fatto però che non è stata ancora trovata una soluzione per far tornare la città settentrionale di […]

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Les Etats-Unis et Israël préparent-ils une guerre au Moyen-Orient ? (2/2 Liban)

Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Bien qu’on ne constate aucuns préparatifs de guerre, les autorités libanaises pensent devoir prendre toutes les précautions nécessaires en vue d’une éventuelle attaque israélienne contre le Liban. Israël n’est pas seul ; cette fois-ci, ses forces bénéficient du soutien militaire illimité de l’administration étasunienne via les forces étasuniennes stationnées en Israël […]

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Les nuages s’amoncellent au-dessus du Moyen-Orient : y aura-t-il la guerre ou pas 2/2 ?

Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Ces dernières années, Israël a réussi à lire entre les lignes, à évaluer avec précision la situation politico-militaire au Moyen-Orient et à saisir les meilleures occasions de frapper ses ennemis en Syrie et en Irak. Le soutien intérieur, régional et illimité des Etats-Unis pour le Premier ministre d’extrême-droite Benyamin Netanyahou a […]

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Réponse à une “source médiatique du Hezbollah” 1/2

Elijah J. Magnier:@ejmalrai Le journal Al Rai a publié ce dimanche un article intitulé : “Le leader du Hezbollah : La possibilité qu’Israël nous attaque cet été est très élevée et je ne serai peut-être plus avec vous très longtemps “. L’article a fait le buzz au Liban et dans tout le Moyen-Orient, soulevant des […]

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Response to “Hezbollah media source” And Sayyed Nasrallah’s denial​ 1/2

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Al Rai newspaper published an article this Sunday entitled: “Hezbollah leader: The possibility of a war with Israel is very high this summer and I may no longer be with you”. The article went viral in Lebanon and the Middle East with some denying, contesting, others agreeing and surprised. But the […]

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Que signifie l’incendie de Notre-Dame ?

By Dominique Muselet: Notre-Dame, “toute l’histoire de Paris” comme dit la bobo Hidalgo, toute contente d’être au centre d’une catastrophe dont elle ne se croit pas responsable (bien qu’elle le soit), a résisté à plus de 800 ans d’attaques de toutes sortes, mais le néo-capitalisme l’a eue… avec ses chantiers au rabais, mal sécurisés, ses […]

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After threatening Speaker Nabih Berri, will the US be asked to leave Lebanon permanently?

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The Emirati newspaper, “The National”  – quoting sources with knowledgeof US plans –  reports that the United States is considering sanctions against the Shia Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri, along with a number of his financial supporters. Well-informed sources knowledgeable of the Speaker’s intentions said that “such a step – if it is serious […]

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Dopo le minacce al presidente del parlamento Nabih Berri, verrà chiesto agli Stati Uniti di andarsene definitivamente dal Libano?

Di Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Tradotto da: Alice Censi Il quotidiano degli Emirati “ The National” – citando fonti a conoscenza  dei piani degli Stati Uniti – riferisce che Washington sta valutando la possibilità di imporre sanzioni al presidente sciita del parlamento libanese Nabih Berri e ad un certo numero di suoi finanziatori. Fonti molto ben informate […]

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Il Libano decide di affrontare Israele e gli Stati Uniti a Sheeba, Kfarshouba e in Siria

Di Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Tradotto da: Alice Censi Il giudice libanese Ahmad Mezher ha ordinato un’indagine sui territori libanesi occupati, cioè le fattorie di Shebaa, Kfarshouba, Huneen, Ideise e Bleeda. Questi villaggi confinano con Hasbaiya, Rashaya al-Fukhar e Kiyam e sono sotto occupazione israeliana dal 1981, esattamente come le alture del Golan siriane lo […]

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Sayyed Nasrallah is expected to respond to Pompeo’s “arrogance” and to Trump’s “gift” to Netanyahu

BY Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The visit of the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Lebanon went over badly among supporters of Hezbollah, mainly in the Christian and Shiite communities, and was welcomed by their political opponents. Concluding his visit to the Lebanese Foreign Ministry, Pompeo used the words “Hezbollah” 22 times and “Iran” […]

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The US is pushing Lebanon into the arms of Iran and Russia: US sanctions affect the local economy

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Lebanon is expecting the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week at a time when the Lebanese economic-political map is being redrawn and while Lebanon is suffering its most serious economic downturnin recent history. Reasons for the deterioration of the local economy include not only the corruption of […]

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Gli Stati Uniti spingono il Libano nelle braccia dell’Iran e della Russia: le sanzioni colpiscono l’economia locale

Di Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Tradotto da: Alice Censi  Il Libano attende la visita del segretario di stato americano Mike Pompeo, visita che avverrà questa settimana in un momento in cui il quadro politico-economico del paese è stato ridefinito e il Libano attraversa una gravissima crisi economica, la peggiore nella sua storia recente.  I motivi […]

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La Syrie prépare ses missiles en vue de la prochaine bataille l’opposant à Israël

Par Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Traduction : Daniel G. La Syrie et ses alliés préparent leurs missiles en vue de la bataille à venir contre Israël si Tel-Aviv décide d’ouvrir le feu contre des positions militaires importantes sous le contrôle de l’armée syrienne.  Des sources bien informées affirment que « tout dépend de la tournure que prendront […]

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