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The Ignoble History and Legacy of the Balfour Declaration

On 2 November 1917 the British government in the form of the country's then foreign secretary, Sir Arthur Balfour, addressed a letter to Lord Rothschild, a leading figure within the British Jewish community. In terms of its significance and impact this brief letter, known to the world as the Balfour Declaration, remains unsurpassed. Depending on your point of view it …

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Syrian Army Liberates Deir ez-Zor from ISIS

The Syrian army says it has liberated the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, the terrorists’ last stronghold on the west bank of the Euphrates River, from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), SANA news agency reported. https://cdnv.rt.com/files/2017.11/59fc4eeafc7e93c71c8b4567.mp4 “Units of the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with the allied and supporting forces, have accomplished the mission …

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Does Russia Now Have Superior Military Technology?

“Do you think his assessment is accurate?” was the subject line of an email I got from a good friend recently. The email referred to the article by Paul Craig Roberts “One Day Tomorrow Won’t Arrive” which claimed that “the US military is now second class compared to the Russian military“. The article then went …

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Welcome to the Gray Zone: Why the Numbers Don’t Add Up for Trump’s Failing Afghanistan War

A recent US report on troop fatalities in Afghanistan, for the first time, failed to mention the number. Did the Americans tell Kabul to omit it? And can we expect more fudging of the truth about Trump's Afghanistan campaign? You betcha... The news from Afghanistan that essential data about the numbers of dead in its …

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Colin Stretch (L), General Counsel of Facebook, Sean Edgett (C), Acting General Counsel of Twitter, and Richard Salgado (R), Director of Law Enforcement And Information Security of Google, are sworn in prior to testifying during a US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing on Russian influence on social networks on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 31, 2017.

Will RussiaGate Result in Social Media Regulation?

Whether preplanned or inadvertent, one of the most likely and far-reaching consequences of the fake news RussiaGate scandal is that Facebook and other social media giants might soon come under strict regulation by the state. The artificially contrived and “deep state”-driven RussiaGate scandal has been inflated to epic proportions and has already resulted in the …

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Israel Considering Syria Operation in Golan Heights

The statement was an unusually explicit Israeli pledge to intervene in the war in Syria, where Israeli officials are voicing deeper alarm at the role of Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah, which are fighting alongside the Syrian government. Syrian state media said Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, formerly the Nusra Front, was responsible for the bomb which killed …

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Why Mainstream Science is a Religion

Mainstream science, despite all its claims of objectivity, and despite the fact it attempts to lay claim to the truth, is itself a religion. Science places itself on a pedestal and assures everyone it has dispassionately arrived at its conclusions. Meanwhile, however, it is full of assumptions, denials and limitations, and makes the serious mistake of …

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