Pentagon Chiefs Say US Troops to Stay in Syria for Years
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Pentagon Chiefs Say US Troops to Stay in Syria for Years

Barely two months after US President Donald Trump’s demagogic announcement that he was pulling US troops out of northeastern Syria to fulfill his campaign promise to bring a halt to Washington’s “endless wars,” the senior civilian and uniformed Pentagon chiefs told a House panel Wednesday that there is no foreseeable end to the American presence…

Washington’s Proposed New Sanctions Against Turkey also Aimed Against Russia
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Washington’s Proposed New Sanctions Against Turkey also Aimed Against Russia

With the world fixated on Turkish actions against Syria, Greece and Libya at the moment, the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Senate of the United States Congress approved a bill, “Promoting American National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act,” spearheaded and thoroughly promoted by staunch anti-Syria/Venezuela/Iran/Russia Democratic Senator Robert Menendez who celebrated…

The Israel Lobby’s Hidden Hand in the Theft of Iraqi and Syrian Oil
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The Israel Lobby’s Hidden Hand in the Theft of Iraqi and Syrian Oil

The outsized role of U.S. Israel lobby operatives in abetting the theft of Syrian and Iraqi oil reveals how this powerful lobby also facilitates more covert aspects of U.S.-Israeli cooperation and the implementation of policies that favor Israel. Kirkuk, Iraq — “We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re…

Obama and the War on Yemen
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Obama and the War on Yemen

Akbar Shahid Ahmed reports on Biden’s belated reckoning with the Obama administration’s disastrous support for the war on Yemen and Obama’s continued silence on the subject: What Obama has is a choice. He’s chosen so far not to acknowledge his culpability for what the United Nations calls the world’s worst ongoing humanitarian catastrophe or to…

Indigenous Bolivia Ready to Go to War Against Fascism
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Indigenous Bolivia Ready to Go to War Against Fascism

Bolivia, December 2019, three weeks after the fascist coup. It is devilishly cold. My comrade’s car is carefully navigating through the deep mud tracks. Enormous snow-covered mountain peaks are clearly visible in the distance. The Bolivian Altiplano; beloved, yet always somehow hostile, silent, impenetrable. So many times, in the past I came close to death…

Gaza 2020: How Easy It Is for the World to Delete Palestinian Pain
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Gaza 2020: How Easy It Is for the World to Delete Palestinian Pain

I would like you to try an exercise. Google the words “family of eight killed” and you will be given several options – one in Sonora, Mexico, another in Pike, Ohio, yet another in Mendocino County, California. But Google’s massive memory seems to have suffered amnesia over what took place just one month ago in Deir…