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Syria, the Kurds, and U.S. Divide-and-Conquer

For the past six years, the United States, Israel, NATO and the Gulf Cooperation Council have waged an unrelenting proxy war against the sovereign, secular state of Syria. The U.S.-funded Free Syrian Army, called “moderate rebels” in the corporate-owned media, fights openly alongside forces backed by U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey. These forces, really …

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Syria – Truth Slips Through In The New York Times – NATO Preps to Fight Iran and Russia

The New York Times Magazine has an interesting piece about east Aleppo. Robert Worth visited it recently and talked to people there. The NYT editors/censors inserted many of their standard slander against the Syrian government, but the can not drown out the realities described therein. Thus the piece is headline: Aleppo After the Fall but …

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Pentagon Shifts Blame to ISIS for 100+ Civilians Killed During US Airstrike in Mosul

More than 100 civilians were killed when a US airstrike in Iraq triggered secondary explosions in March, according to a Pentagon investigation. Washington says Iraq requested the strike after Islamic State fighters began shooting at Iraqi forces. The probe found that the March 17 airstrike on a building in Mosul's al-Jadida neighborhood triggered secondary explosions …

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How America Could End Up in an Unexpected War with China

Three decades ago the People’s Republic of China was an economic backwater. Today the PRC sports the world’s second-largest economy. Shanghai most dramatically illustrates the country’s transformation. The city is filled with stylish office buildings, five-star hotels, luxury stores and foreign visitors. Reflecting their success, the Chinese are increasingly confident as well. If not yet …

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The Donald Meets the Pope, But Don’t Bank on World Peace

What do you do after you’ve agreed to sell $110 billion worth of weaponry to the Saudis, (who are currently bombing Yemen), threatened Iran, and attacked Syria? Answer: You go to the Vatican and pose as Mahatma Gandhi. That’s what US President Donald Trump has done this week. If anything you’ve got to admire the …

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Daesh and the West’s Solid Stench of Death

Whenever Daesh adds to its tragic litany of "lone wolf" and/or "network" attacks – in Manchester, Paris, London, Nice, Berlin – the West rages against those "evil losers" (copyright Donald Trump). Whenever the West's formidable military machine adds to its tragic litany of "collateral damage" – in Libya, Yemen, Somalia, the tribal areas in Pakistan – silence reigns. …

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Trump Meets the New Leader of the Secular World – Pope Francis

After two days lecturing a collection of head-choppers, dictators, torturers and land thieves, Donald Trump at last met a good guy on Wednesday. Pope Francis didn’t ask for a $100bn (£77.2bn) arms deal for the Vatican. He wouldn’t go to war with Iran. He didn’t take the Sunni Muslim side against the Shia Muslim side in the next Middle East conflict. He …

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NATO: Global Hegemony in the Guise of “Collective Defense”

They always talk about "Russian threat". It was not long ago that another ambitious power cited Russia as a threat and invoked “collective defense” to justify what would become a contest between nations leaving tens of millions dead and entire countries in ruins. Nazi Germany’s leader, Adolf Hitler would claim regarding his decision to invade …

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