One Hundred Years Ago, in the Spring of 1917: Why Did America Go to War in 1917?

Excerpt from Jacques R. Pauwels, ‘The Great Class War 1914-1918,’. 1917 was not a good year for any of the belligerent countries, but for the members of the Entente – France, Britain, and Russia – it was nothing less than catastrophic. The main reasons for that were the mutinies in the French army, which made …

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Nakba History and the Origins of the Jewish State : the Role of the Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration, issued on November 2, 1917, committed Britain to set up Palestine — then part of the Ottoman Empire — as a Jewish homeland; it was an extraordinary letter from the Government of Britain to a member of the banking house of Rothschild. As Arthur Koestler noted, ” One nation solemnly promised to …

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The Mysterious Disappearance of a Nuclear Sub: Why They Called the USS Scorpion “Scrapiron”

Based on newly declassified information and existing evidence, a former CIA intelligence officer theorizes on how we lost the submarine Scorpion and why many of her crew came to call her the USS Scrapiron. At around midnight on 16 May 1968, the USS Scorpion (SSN-589) slipped quietly through the Strait of Gibraltar and paused just …

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German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler and Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammad Amin Al-Husseini meet in Berlin, 30 November 1941 © HO / AFP

‘Wish You Well Against Jewish Invaders’: Himmler’s Letter to Palestinian Arab Leader Discovered

An old telegram uncovered by the National Library of Israel shows a letter from Nazi SS chief Heinrich Himmler to Palestinian Grand Mufti Amin al-Husseini, voicing his support for “freedom-seeking Arabs” against “world Jewry.” The telegram, dating back to autumn 1943, appears to show how in their hatred for Jews, Nazis in Europe have been …

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Secret 700 Year Old Cave Network Built by Knights Templar

This rabbit hole looks regular at first, but it’s actually an entrance to The Caynton Caves, a 700-year-old underground hideout. Just like the one Alice took, it leads to a magical wonderland, invisible to the average passer-by. Located in Shropshire, England, this ancient space belonged to The Knights Templar, a feared Catholic military order that …

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Australia Participated in 2003 Iraq War Solely to Boost Ties with Bush, Army Think-Tank

The Australian government joined the widely unpopular Iraq War in 2003 – deploying troops, warships, and combat aircraft – solely to boost its relationship with George W. Bush’s White House, a declassified Australian army paper has revealed. A report, written by Dr. Albert Palazzo of the Australian Army’s Directorate of Army Research and Analysis (DARA) …

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Declassified: How America Planned to Invade Italy (To Save It from Russia)

As accusations fly that Russia manipulated the 2016 American election to put Donald Trump in the White House, some Americans are remembering that the United States also fiddled with elections in numerous nations during the Cold War, including Chile, Iran and Central America. One of the most notorious examples is Italy, where the CIA mounted …

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