The U.S. Attack “Against Al Qaeda” in Yemen, “They Killed Anyone in Sight”

The Fake Outrage About Trump piece included a part on a U.S. special force attack in Yemen that had happened just hours before: The rural home of a tribal leader's family, friendly with some Yemeni al-Qaeda members, was raided by a special operations commando. A U.S. tiltrotor military aircraft was shot down during the raid. …

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Symbolic Seduction: Women’s Rights, Partisan Politics, Ethnocentrism and “American Narcissism”

In 1929, Edward Bernays, Sigmund Freud’s nephew, U.S./CIA war and coup propagandist, and the founder of public relations, conducted a successful mind-manipulation experiment for the tobacco industry.  In those days there was a taboo against women smoking in public, and Bernays was hired to change that.  He consulted a psychiatrist, A. A. Brill, who told …

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U.S. Blaming Iran for Attack on American Navy That Never Actually Happened

At a press briefing on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asserted that Iran had attacked a U.S. naval vessel. This statement was taken as part and parcel of his argument defending the Trump administration’s decision to put Iran “on notice.” However, as the Intercept confirmed directly with Pentagon spokesperson Christopher Sherwood, the attack in question …

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Pentagon’s Video from Yemen Raid Turned Out to be 10 Years Old, Already Widely Circulated

The Pentagon’s website no longer shows an “important intelligence” video obtained in a fatal Yemeni raid, since officials realized the footage has been available online for a decade. On Friday, the Pentagon posted a video to the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) website they said justified the operation in Yemen which cost the life …

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US Set to Expand South China Sea Conflict

Triumphalism followed the election of US President Donald Trump, particularly among those opposed to US foreign policy under US President Barack Obama. In particular, hope was rekindled that America would withdraw from the many, provocative conflicts it was cultivating, ranging from the Middle East to East Asia. However, triumphalism and hope are now dashed, as …

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Trump’s Comments Towards Iran Could Deepen Conflict in the Region

President Trump is adding further venom to the raging sectarian hatreds tearing apart Iraq and Syria by his latest ill-judged tweets. These have far greater explosive potential than his better known clashes with countries like Australia and Mexico, because in the Middle East he is dealing with matters of war and peace. In this complex …

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Apple Cider Vinegar can Help Regulate Blood Sugar, Body Fat and More

Apple cider vinegar (ACV), the kitchen staple made from fermented apples, has a long history as a folk remedy for numerous conditions ranging from curing hiccups and alleviating cold symptoms to making your hair shine, whitening your teeth, and freshening your breath. Some people even turn to ACV to treat more severe health conditions such …

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