City of Corpses: 100s of Bodies Under Rubble in Mosul, Many Women & Children

A large number of bodies, many of them women and children, are still buried under the rubble in Mosul after the months-long operation to retake the city. RT’s Murad Gazdiev saw the gruesome aftermath of the battle declared a major success by the US-led coalition. Multiple corpses of suspected Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants …

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Chinese Foreign Ministry Stands Behind Pakistan, Criticises Trump and SLAMS India

According to China, India is “slapping its own face” with its provocative actions along the Chinese border. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying has held a press conference where she discussed recent events while taking questions from journalists. The overall weight of her remarks speak to the fact that China is getting increasingly fed up with …

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The Imperial Collapse Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight

As I noted in last Friday’s piece, Donald Trump Finally Comes Out of the Closet, the firing of Steve Bannon represents the most significant event to occur during the Trump administration thus far. For the purposes of this piece, it’s important to review some of what I wrote: Irrespective of what you think of Bannon, him being …

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Afghanistan and the CIA Heroin Ratline

The Persian Gulf harbors an array of extremely compromising secrets. Near the top is the Afghan heroin ratline – with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) positioned as the golden node of a transnational, trillion dollar heroin money laundering operation. In this 21st century Opium War, crops harvested in Afghanistan are essentially feeding the heroin market not …

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With a Little Help from His Friends, Trump Comes to Believe in a Military Victory in Afghanistan

Never did I imagine that I would endorse anything said by former White House chief schemer Stephen Bannon who was dismissed by President Trump on 18 August. Bannon had advised the president to cease immersion in the hideous shambles in Afghanistan and refrain from committing more troops to a country that is terminally corrupt and whose war …

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‘US Doesn’t Want Afghanistan War to End – It’s Cash Cow for Pentagon, Contractors’

The US is alarmed Pakistan decided Russia has the best chance of being a stabilizing force for a peaceful outcome in Afghanistan: the US doesn’t want to end the war which is a cash cow, says Brian Becker from the anti-war ANSWER coalition. During Donald Trump’s speech on Monday, where he presented the new Afghanistan …

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The Possible Education of Donald Trump

Despite the chaos and ugliness of the past seven months, President Trump has finally begun to turn U.S. foreign policy away from the neoconservative approach of endless war against an ever-expanding roster of enemies. This change has occurred largely behind the scenes and has been obscured by Trump’s own bellicose language, such as his vow …

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A History of John McCain’s Calls for War

Earlier this week notorious war hawk US Senator John McCain (R-Az) was diagnosed with brain cancer. While the liberal and conservative establishments are sending their regards, Geopolitics Alert instead compiled a list of reasons why we don’t care about McCain. The list is, of course, a history of all the instances McCain has called for US-led intervention …

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