France is the US’ New “Special Partner” in Europe and Maybe Even the World

The geopolitical dynamics of the New Cold War have made it so that France – and not the UK or Germany – is the US’ “special partner” in Europe given Paris’ much broader pan-hemispheric influence and its pivotal place in Washington’s developing Asian alliance system. The days when the UK or Germany could be considered …

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After Syria Strikes, Drumbeat Grows for Wider US War

In the wake of last weekend’s US-British-French missile strikes on Syria, a campaign is growing in the American political and military/intelligence establishment for a wider war that would threaten a nuclear conflict with Russia. On Tuesday, Democratic and Republican lawmakers attacked the Trump administration for the “limited” nature of the attack and demanded that the …

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Washington Using Currency War to Destabilize Iran

The neoconservative hawks around the US President, notably new National Security head John Bolton and designated Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, are on record that Iran is in Washington’s sights for regime change or at a minimum, economic sanctions and chaos. The rhetoric is not empty. The ground is being laid by US threats to …

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How The Guardian Fulfills George Orwell’s Prediction of ‘Newspeak’

On Sunday April 15th, Britain’s Guardian bannered "OPCW inspectors set to investigate site of Douma chemical attack” and pretended that there was no question that a chemical attack in Douma Syria on April 7th had actually occurred, and the article then went further along that same propaganda-line, to accuse Syria’s Government of having perpetrated it. This ‘news’ …

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Philippine “Fact-Checkers”: Who’s Watching the Watchmen?

The Philippine government is concerned that Facebook’s “fact-checking” partnership with two anti-government media outlets will lead to more suppression, smearing, and censorship of President Duterte’s policies on social media. Philippine President Duterte has complained that Facebook’s “fact-checking” partnership with Rappler IQ and VERA Files – two anti-government media outlets – is unfair, and his spokesman …

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Trump’s Syria Missile Strike May Set Back Israel’s Strategic Position

On the morning of April 14th a joint U.S., British and French missile strike was carried out against a number of Syrian government and military facilities across the country, an attack which has had widespread consequences for Western-Russian relations, the future of Syria’s internal conflict and perceptions of the Western bloc’s ability to project power …

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Turkey will Repatriate All Gold from the US in Attempt to Ditch the Dollar

After Venezuela, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands prudently repatriated a substantial portion (if not all) of their physical gold held at the NY Fed or other western central banks in recent years, this morning Turkey also announced that it has decided to repatriate all its gold stored in the US Federal Reserve and deliver it …

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US Govt Counterterrorism Center Accidentally Releases ‘Remote Mind Control’ Documents

The Washington State Fusion Center, a multi-agency counterterrorism center, accidentally released some puzzling documents this week: A dossier on the effects of remote mind control, a media report claims. Investigative journalism site Muckrock filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the center, looking for documents on Fusion’s investigations into white supremacist groups and far-left …

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