Al-Tanf Standoff: US Coalition Risks ‘Open Confrontation with Syria, Iran’

On June 8, a United States-led coalition attacked a motorcade of pro-Damascus allied forces near the town of al-Tanf in southern Syria, destroying a tank and several artillery systems. This was the third time coalition strikes have occurred in the area. On May 18, the US-led coalition struck pro-Assad fighters near al-Tanf in the area of an established …

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This is the Real Story Behind the Economic Crisis Unfolding in Qatar

Only Shakespeare’s plays could come close to describing such treachery – the comedies, that is. The Qatar crisis proves two things: the continued infantilisation of the Arab states, and the total collapse of the Sunni Muslim unity supposedly created by Donald Trump’s preposterous attendance at the Saudi summit two weeks ago. After promising to fight to the …

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UK Elections: Theresa Inflicts on her Country the Worst of all Possible Woes

Well that worked out well, didn’t it? Theresa called the election despite the Fixed Term Parliament Act, despite repeatedly saying that she wouldn’t do it, despite the fact she already had a majority. She insisted she wanted a mandate to pursue a hard Brexit, which hadn’t been part of the Conservative manifesto at the previous …

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The US Hand in the Libyan/Syrian Tragedies

Police investigations and media reports have confirmed that two of the bloodiest terrorist attacks in Western Europe — the coordinated bombings and shootings in Paris in November 2015, which killed 130 people, and the May 2017 bombing of the arena in Manchester, England, which killed 23 — trace back to an Islamic State unit based …

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Inside the US Fight to Fix Israel’s Global Standing

US and Israel lead a campaign of intimidation against the UN to forcibly rehabilitate Israel’s international standing. The Trump administration is using unprecedented threats and financial “blackmail” against the United Nations and its agencies to end their focus on human rights abuses by Israel, according to analysts and Palestinian leaders. They accuse the United States …

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Persian Gulf Feud

Riyadh accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism ignores the pernicious regional infestation of Saudi-supported extremist Wahhabism, the ideology connected to ISIS and like-minded groups. Both countries support regional terrorist groups, both US allies, despite mixed messages from Washington on Qatar. Secretary of State Tillerson called for “no further escalation by the parties in the region, (urging) …

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Israel Bans Heinz Ketchup Because it’s Linked to Liver, Pancreas, Immune System, and Brain Issues

The food industry only allows it to be sold as “tomato seasoning”, not “tomato ketchup”. Triggered by a series of tests conducted by an Israeli food company also selling ketchup. The tests revealed that, although Heinz boasts over 60% tomato as an ingredient, there was only 21% tomato concentrate in each bottle. Heinz Ketchup Ingredients …

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