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Turkey’s Military Operation in Northeastern Syria | October 20 Observations

October 20, 2019    Background On October 9, 2019, Turkey’s army invaded northeastern Syria. As of now, the Turkish military operation is focused on a 70-km stretch between the city of Kobani (Ein Al-Arab) and East Tel Al-Abyad. This area has a mixed population of Kurds (the majority) and Arabs. The Turkish operation is officially referred to as “Operation Peace…

Alarms on the Lebanese – Israeli Border (Part 2) Iran’s Hegemonic Modus Operandi

In Part 1 of this Article, I explained and contextualized the events of September 1 on the Israeli Lebanese border. I ended the article by saying the following: "It is likely that yesterday’s short round between Israel and Hezbollah might be the last wake-up call for Western leaders. It should be clear that the potential for a severe, rapid escalation…

A Dangerous Loop in The Arab (Persian) Gulf

The U.S restraint that followed Iran’s shooting down of the drone on June 20th is not – and will not, be reciprocated by Iran. Quite the opposite.

Critical Day in the Arab (Persian) Gulf – June 20th, 2019

Information: On June 20th Iran shot down an advanced US military drone over the Strait of Hormuz.  Iran argues the drone infiltrated Iranian territory.  The US denies the drone was in Iranian airspace. Reportedly, U.S. Central Command spokesperson, Navy Captain Bill Urban said, “This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset in international airspace.” Analysis: Over the past…

Escalation in the Arab (Persian) Gulf: Observations, Evaluation, Prediction

As the countdown toward a US-Iran collision continues, the Mullah regime particularly relies on the American media who are overwhelmingly and quite shockingly biased - taking Iran's side,” wrote Lebanese American Political Analyst, Raghida Dergham, on May 17. “The Western media leads a massive campaign targeting Saudi Arabia, yet totally ignores Iran's regional expansion policy in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and…

A Hot Summer Ahead…

At this point in time, Iran has a strong interest in an all out massive Israeli-Palestinian war.

Poland Summit Strives for Stability in the Middle East

Poland Summit Strives for Stability in the Middle East

FEBRUARY 12, 2019 Poland Summit Strives for Stability in the Middle East (as published in The Atlantic Council IranSource) BY AVI MELAMED US and Poland flags (US State Department) The Trump administration accurately identified the Iranian threat and has, on some significant issues, acted accordingly—including the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the application of…

Increasing Probability for Large-Scale Collision Between Israel & Iranian Proxies in 2019

January 24, 2019    INFORMATION: Another significant direct Israeli-Iranian military collision took place in Syria on January 20th and 21st, 2019. On January 20th the Israeli Air Force carried out an attack in the area of Damascus. Later that day, an Iranian made mid-range surface-to-surface missile targeting northern Israel was launched from within Syria. The missile was apparently launched directly…

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Rapprochement In Syria – A Tipping Point? (A Podcast)

President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria has accelerated the Arab world’s rapprochement to Assad. But there is a price to pay…Who are the possible winners and who are the potential losers?    For More of my Articles & Podcasts on Syria: My Enemy is My Best Asset Chaos Spreads in Syria – An Opportunity for a Strategic…

Briefing Following Trump Announcement to Withdraw US Forces from Syria

Conference Call Briefing Following Trump Announcement to Withdraw US Forces from Syria

This is a recording of a conference call briefing I held on Sunday, December 23, 2018 in which I provided my immediate analysis of the ramifications of US President, Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw United States forces from Syria.   For Related Articles & Podcasts: Zoom In ~ Zoom Out | Lebanon & Iran My Enemy is My Best Asset…

My Interview May 9, 2018 with The Israel Connexion on J-Air Australia

  PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO HEAR THE MAY 9, 2018 PODCAST THE ISRAEL CONNEXION HOSTED BY DAVID SCHULBERG  

JCPOA Pushed Middle East Closer to War: Will Western Leaders Choose the Right Path to Reverse The Tide?

Article’s major points: Developments and events in the Middle East following the signing of JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action / The Iran Deal / The Iran Nuclear Deal) in July 2015, clearly indicate that the JCPOA fuels Iran’s aggressive expansion policy, and as a result, has pushed the Middle East closer to a massive regional war. The JCPOA should…

https://www.avimelamed.com/2012/02/25/is-war-in-the-middle-east-inevitable-2/

UN & European Leaders say abolishing JCPOA will cause war ~ will they ever realize that the JCPOA pushed the Middle East closer to war?

The UN Secretary General & European leaders say that abolishing the JCPOA will cause a war. Will they ever realize that the JCPOA pushed the Middle East CLOSER to a regional war?    Read my predictions since 2012:   2012 – Is War in the Middle East Inevitable?   2015 – Pax Amer-Iran   2017 – A Growing Whirlpool of Violence:…

After the US Strike, What’s Next in the Middle East?

An Article by Chris Mitchell ~ April 14, 2018   The facts are clear.  A joint command of the U.S., Great Britain, and France launched a raid on three Syrian chemical weapons facilities.  Their strike came in response to a horrific chemical attack in Douma, Syria that left 75 dead.  The gruesome pictures of children and adults gasping for breath went viral…

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