Attack Venezuela? Trump Can’t be Serious!

There is something unsettling about how President Trump has surrounded himself with generals. From his defense secretary to his national security advisor to his White House chief of staff, Trump looks to senior military officers to fill key positions that have been customarily filled by civilians. He’s surrounded by generals and threatens war at the …

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Saudi Crown Prince Wants Out of Yemen War, Leaked Emails Reveal

Mohammed bin Salman, the heir to the Saudi throne, confessed to two former US officials he "wants out" of the brutal two-year war he started in Yemen, and added that he was "okay" with Washington engaging with his arch-foe Iran, according to leaked emails obtained by Middle East Eye. The 31-year-old revealed his intentions to …

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Hezbollah and Syrian Army Units Finishing Off Terrorists of Al-Nusra

It came unexpectedly, rapidly and with great force: on 21 July 2016, Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Syrian army from their side, in unison, attacked positions of the malevolent terrorist group, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly known as Al-Nusra Front), in the mountainous province of Jroud Arsal in Bekaa Valley, on the border of two countries. …

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Less Than Half of the US Bomber Fleet is Ready to ‘Fight Tonight’

Less than half of the bombers President Donald Trump would rely upon to be “locked and loaded” against North Korea could launch today if needed, according to the latest Air Force figures available. That’s not a surprise to the bomb squadrons who have seen firsthand the combined effects of aircraft age, the demand of 15 …

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Saudi Arabia Begs Iraq to Mediate in Dispute with Iran

Far from being a good will gesture, Saudi intents to drive a wedge between Iraq's Shi'a dominated government and the Islamic Republic. Saudi Arabia has extraordinarily asked Iraq to mediate in the prolonged schism between Saudi Arabia and Iran. According to Iraq’s Interior Minister Qassim Araji, “Mohammed bin Salman (the Saudi crown prince) officially demanded me …

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US Remains Poised to Attack North Korea. The US is Willing “To Think the Unthinkable”

In a further sign of US preparations for war against North Korea, the Pentagon’s top general is currently in South Korea for talks with the country’s president and leading military officials before visiting Beijing and Tokyo. “As a military leader, I have to make sure that the [US] president does have viable military options in …

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Multipolar Sanctions on North Korea: Sell-Out or Strategic?

A lot of people in the Alternative Media community were taken aback by Russia and China’s decision to go along with the US-led UNSC sanctions on North Korea, especially considering that it was undertaken in the context of the US recently passing more anti-Russian sanctions and even threatening to sanction China too, which has created …

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Humanity and Sludge: Mass Poverty in India. To Give Up Is to Give In: To Give In Would Be to Let Them Win

It would be easy to say, “to hell with India.” It is easy to say, “to hell with India.” To hell with the whole squalid scene of humanity crawling through its own sludge. From Theni, across the southern belt with its searing heat, with its endless advertisements for cement across to Madurai and beyond. Yes, …

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