‘Terrorism, Meddling in Affairs’: Arab Countries Cut Diplomatic Ties with Qatar

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the country of backing terrorist groups. Qatar has called the move a "campaign of incitement" which is "based on lies." https://cdn.rt.com/files/2017.06/5934fa7fc36188c6408b45be.mp4 Bahrain announced early Monday that it is severing diplomatic relations with neighboring Qatar and cutting air and …

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Blackwater founder Erik Prince listens during a panel discussion on protecting people and physical security hosted by North Carolina Technology Association in Cary, N.C., June 7, 2007. (AP/Sara D. Davis)

Blackwater Founder Calls for ‘American Viceroy’ to Rule Afghanistan

Displaying what one commentator called “sheer 19th-century bloodlust and thirst for empire,” Erik Prince, founder of the private mercenary firm Blackwater, argued in The Wall Street Journal this week that the United States should deploy an “East India Company approach” in Afghanistan. The country, he wrote, should be run by “an American viceroy who would …

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Yemeni Tragedy – the Culprits are Known

In his televised address before the flag of the former People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, Aden’s former governor Aidarous al-Zubaidi said that the tribal, military and political leaders of South Yemen had formed a new Council that would manage the region. In particular, he noted that the “political leadership of the country” under his supervision …

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Why is ISIS fleeing from Raqqa towards Palmyra?

Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) aircraft destroyed three ISIS vehicle columns attempting to break into Palmyra during the night of May 29/30. According to the Russian MOD, the terrorists were attempting to leave Raqqa which is besieged by Kurdish militia of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and US-led coalition forces. The terrorists lost over 80 killed, …

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Mosul’s “Liberation”: Another Fallujah, Dresden or Hiroshima?

In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli. — Howard Zinn, 1922-2010 When the US, UK and their fellow destroyers of nations embarked in October last year on erasing Iraq’s ancient Mosul in order to save it, did they reflect on the enormity of the …

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Trump to Germany: Go Jump in the Rhine

Germany: ‘bad, very bad.’ Trump tweet. France’s brainy new president, Emmanuel Macron, said it was too bad that Donald Trump was not part of the Enlightenment.  Few Americans would have understood what he meant but Europeans certainly did. The Enlightenment was the glorious epoch in the mid-1700 and 1800’s that gave birth to modern science, …

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