US May Strike North Korea in November

Former US President Jimmy Carter said he would be ready to travel to North Korea for peace talks, if the administration wanted him to go on a diplomatic mission. But President Trump does not appear to be chomping at the bit to grab the opportunity for launching a diplomatic initiative. Recent North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) …

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US Sends 2 More Aircraft Carriers to Pacific Ahead of Trump’s East Asia Trip

Two US aircraft carriers along with escort ships have joined the US Navy in the Pacific, ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to East Asia amid soaring tensions around the Korean Peninsula. The announcements on the USS ‘Theodore Roosevelt’ and USS ‘Nimitz’ aircraft carriers, alongside their carrier groups, joining the US 7th Fleet came on …

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America Willing to Negotiate with the Taliban?

Hold the cheers! We’ve been down this road before. Nothing came of it, nor will anything now. Washington doesn’t negotiate. It demands. Agreements with other nations and groups are meaningless, usually breached, sometimes straightaway like the Iran nuclear deal, violated by Washington under Obama and Trump. Last August, Tillerson claimed Washington’s “new strategy breaks from …

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Shifting Blame as US Agenda Unfolds in Myanmar

As violence continues to unfold in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state against the nation’s Rohingya ethnic minority, the agenda driving the conflict is likewise unfolding in a more transparent and direct manner. As was predicted – the US is shifting blame away from the US-backed client regime headed by Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League …

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Israel Backs Big Expansion of East Jerusalem Illegal Settlement

Israel has approved the construction of 176 homes in east Jerusalem, paving the way for what will be the largest settlement inside a Palestinian neighbourhood of the city. The development will almost triple the size of the Nof Zion settlement, where there are currently 91 homes, in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Jabal Mukaber, south of …

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Slain US Special Forces Troops on Apparent Assassination Mission in Niger

Three weeks after four US special forces soldiers were killed in a firefight in the landlocked West African nation of Niger, information has surfaced indicating that the American troops and their Nigerien counterparts were involved in a “capture-kill” mission aimed at the leader of a local Islamist militia operating on the Niger-Mali border. The White …

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China’s Launch of ‘Petro-Yuan’ in Two Months Sounds Death Knell for Dollar’s Dominance

One of the world’s top energy importers, China, is set to roll out a yuan-denominated oil contract as early as this year. Analysts call the plan, announced by Beijing in September, a huge move against the dollar's global dominance. The so-called petro-yuan is a “wake up call” for investors who haven’t paid attention to the …

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Who Wrote the Balfour Declaration and Why: The World War I Connection

Excerpted from Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel Most analysts consider WWI a pointless conflict that resulted from diplomatic entanglements rather than some travesty of justice or aggression. Yet, it was catastrophic to a generation of Europeans, killing 14 million people.[i] The United States joined …

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