“Wagner” in Syria: Is the Iranian Tail Trying to Wag the Russian-American Dog?

The curious chain of events surrounding the speculative fate of Russia’s “Wagner” mercenary force in Syria suggests that Iran might have secretly manipulated this “private army” into carrying out a “suicidal mission” with the intent of provoking Russian-American tensions that Tehran could then leverage to its advantage in attempting to escape from what it may …

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Tillerson Declares US-Turkey Relations in “Crisis”

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson unveiled a tentative agreement with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Kavusoglu Friday after a bilateral meeting in Ankara aimed at patching up sharp differences. The meeting was part of a Middle East tour by Tillerson, who made clear that the US is in the advanced stages of preparing a major …

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The Taliban Appeals to Americans. An American Replies.

The Taliban in Afghanistan have published an attempt to reason with “the American people, officials of independent non-governmental organizations and the peace loving Congressmen.” This “Letter of the Islamic Emirate to the American People” attempts to open a dialogue with American citizens. I happen to be an American citizen. You realize that your political leadership …

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The US is Executing a Global War Plan

Washington is moving inevitably on a global war plan. That’s the grim conclusion one has to draw from three unfolding war scenarios. Ultimately, it’s about American imperialism trying to assert hegemony over the international order for the benefit of US capitalism. Russia and China are prime targets for this global assault. The three unfolding war …

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The Unmaking of Libya & NATO’s Unabashed Hubris

Western politicians and of course the lying, deceitful, manipulative corporate mainstream media call Libya a “failed state”. A failed state? Who made it a “failed state”? Can we have some academic and journalistic integrity or is that too much to ask in these decrepit times we live in? Libya was the most prosperous and successful …

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The Problem is America: The Malignant Cultural Hegemony

What is wrong with the American people? After several years of horrific policy toward the waking world, democracy’s standard bearers seem to be drowning in a lake of selfishness. Distracted, apathetic, or simply dumbed and numbed by unrelenting propaganda, the most admired society on Earth has turned to a wriggling mush of diverging ideals. I …

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Scientists Create Human-Sheep Chimera with Hopes of Affordable Organ Transplants

A team of scientists has grown embryos inside a sheep that contain human stem cells, moving the sci-fi idea of developing human organs inside animals one step closer to reality, which has sparked ethical concerns. The scientific breakthrough could potentially save the lives of thousands of people who are in a dire need of vital …

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Stoned to Death: Calcium Supplements Proven to Kill Again

Calcium Supplements Increase Heart Attack Risk by 86 Percent Research published in the journal Hearthas confirmed the findings of two controversial studies on calcium supplementation and heart attack risk published in the British Medical Journal last year, and which found a 24-27% increased risk of heart attack for those who took 500 mg of elemental …

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