2018-09-11: Social Media Postees

Why Is The US Siding With Al-Qaeda In Syria And Yemen?
Ron Paul | iranian.com | 2018-09-12
Last week, I urged the Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to stop protecting al-Qaeda in Syria by demanding that the Syrian government leave Idlib under al-Qaeda control. While it may seem hard to believe that the US government is helping al-Qaeda in Syria, it's not as strange as it may seem: our interventionist […] | The post Why Is The US Siding With Al-Qaeda In Syria And Yemen? appeared first on The Iranian.
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Protestors Attack Iranian Embassy In Finland
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-09-12
Police in Helsinki, Finland, has arrested four demonstrators during a protest gathering in front of the Iranian embassy Monday afternoon September 10. "According to the local media and the police, the protestors snatched an Iranian flag from the embassy premises and set it on fire. They also pelted stones at police on duty at the […] | The post Protestors Attack Iranian Embassy In Finland appeared first on The Iranian.
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Andrew Cuomo Keeps Hiring Republicans
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-09-11
Pressure from Cynthia Nixon's primary challenge has pushed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the left on a number of issues ahead of this Thursday's Democratic gubernatorial primary. Cuomo, though, has struggled to escape criticism for enabling the Independent Democratic Conference, a breakaway group of state Senate Democrats who caucused with the Republican minority to give them control of the chamber in a Democratic state. Notably, he only dissolved the alliance after Nixon's entry to the race. | But his choice to hire numerous staff from across the aisle has gone largely unexamined. | Cuomo has repeatedly touted his ability to work across party lines, and judging by the number of Republicans he's hired for key positions in his administration, he's right. | In 2017, Cuomo hired a top aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to be his chief of staff.
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Leaked Clips from Censored Documentary on Israel Lobby Reveal Attacks on US Activists
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-11
Excerpts of the censored Al Jazeera undercover film on the Israel lobby in the US have started to be leaked. The Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah and the Grayzone Project's Max Blumenthal explain how these clips show the Israeli government backing attacks on American pro-Palestinian activists and Black Lives Matter | The post Leaked Clips from Censored Documentary on Israel Lob…
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What Will Happen to America After Donald Trump?
Andrew Bacevich, Tom Dispatch | alternet.org | 2018-09-11
Yet the cataclysm that Trump's ascendency was said to signify has yet to occur. Barring a nuclear war, it won't. | Donald Trump's tenure as the 45th U. S. president may last another few weeks, another year, or another 16 months. However unsettling the prospect, the leaky vessel that is the S. S. Trump might even manage to stay afloat for a second term. Nonetheless, recent headline-making revelations suggest that, like some derelict ship that's gone aground, the Trump pres. . .
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Tens of thousands march for climate, jobs and justice
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-11
Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice march, with sweeping demands for racial and economic justice and transitioning to all-renewable energy in ways that benefit workers and communities, came just days before the city hosts the Global Climate Action Summit, bringing together public officials, corporate executives and other decision-makers from around the world on Sept. 12-14. | Marilyn Bechtel/PW | The broad spectrum of organizations bringing those demands included environmentalists, environmental justice advocates, indigenous organizations, anti-war and anti-nuclear weapons activists, labor unions, religious congregations, vegans, youth and women's organizations, single-payer health care advocates and more. | Indigenous activists from throughout the U.S. and beyond led the march. | Some contingents gathered earlier, for an opening speak-out. One, organized by the San Francisco Labor Council, brought together more than 700 unionists from over 50 Bay Area labor organizations. | The San Francisco unionists…
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Target Syria: Will a New War be the October Surprise?
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-11
. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | It's official. The Syrian Army assisted by Russian air support is closing in on the last … | The post Target Syria: Will a New War be the October Surprise? appeared first on Global Research.
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Are Warnings About Chemical Warfare in Syria Another 'Weapon of Mass Distraction'?
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-11
Col. Larry Wilkerson says that it was the plan of John Bolton and the neocons to take Iraq, then Syria, and then Iran. These false flag operations are all about maintaining the perpetual war in the region | The post Are Warnings About Chemical Warfare in Syria Another 'Weapon of Mass Distraction'? appeared first on The Real News Net…
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Did Trump Almost Start WW III With Russia?
Juan Cole | iranian.com | 2018-09-11
According to Bob Woodward's just-released book, "Fear," Donald Trump had been pressed to use 200 cruise missiles to destroy the Syrian Air Force in 2017. Knowing that the Russian Aerospace Forces personnel were all over Syrian air bases, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis became alarmed, and shaped a limited response to the Syrian regime's use […] | The post Did Trump Almost Start WW III With Russia? appeared first on The Iranian.
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Trump's Wars and the Threat to Free Speech
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-11
. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | It looks like Trump will plunge us into war, either in Iran or Syria, and possibly … | The post Trump's Wars and the Threat to Free Speech appeared first on Global Research.
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Official: Iran Ready To Support Syria, Houthis Militarily If Asked
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-09-11
A senior advisor to the Iranian Supreme leader on military industries affairs, Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said his country is ready to support the Syrian government and Yemen's Houthi rebels if they asked for Tehran's support. "The Yemenis are defending themselves, and they will get any help for that, from anywhere. Naturally, anyone who wants […] | The post Official: Iran Ready To Support Syria, Houthis Militarily If Asked appeared first on The Iranian
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US Efforts to Halt Eurasian Integration Are Failing Miserably
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-11
. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | The operation of the Syrian Arab Army in the province of Idlib represents the last step … | The post US Efforts to Halt Eurasian Integration Are Failing Miserably appeared first on Global Research.
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White Helmets Currently Staging "False Flag" Chemical Attack in Idlib
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-11
It seems that the millions of dollars the U.S. and its allied Western governments have paid to the White Helmets will now pay off with interest, as a staged provocation that is the group's specialty will offer a new justification for the continued military presence of these countries inside Syria. | The post White Helmets Currently Staging "False Flag" Chemical Attack in Idlib appeared first on MintPress News.
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Report: Trump May Strike Syria Even If No Chemical Weapons Accusation Is Made
Whitney Webb | iranian.com | 2018-09-11
The U.S. government is so desperate to prevent the Syrian government from retaking Idlib that it is willing to launch unilateral military action with or without the smokescreen "chemical weapons" justification it has been working to develop in recent weeks. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the temperature of Syrian conflict is rising dramatically ahead of the Syrian government's anticipated […] | The post Report: Trump May Strike Syria Even If No Chemical Weapons Accusation Is Made appeared fi…
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Merkel's Chasing a Failed Dream by Fantasizing About Bombing Syria
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-11
. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | Merkel is desperate to keep alive her failed dream that Germany is the world's foremost "normative | … | The post Merkel's Chasing a Failed Dream by Fantasizing About Bombing Syria appeared first on Global Research.
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17 Years After 9/11, US Counts Al Qaeda Among Allies in Syria, Yemen
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-11
The U.S.' willingness to treat Al Nusra as an ally in Syria seems set to continue, given the Trump administration's ultimate goal of targeting Iran's influence in Syria as well as its newly "redefined" goal of regime change in Damascus. | The post 17 Years After 9/11, US Counts Al Qaeda Among Allies in Syria, Yemen appeared first on MintPress News.
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Dutch Government Provided Terrorists with Pickup Trucks and Cell Phones. Invested 25 Million Euros Supporting Jihadist Groups in Syria
Defend Europa | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-11
. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | The Dutch government has supported an armed group in Syria, who by the Dutch Public Prosecution … | The post Dutch Government Provided Terrorists with Pickup Trucks and Cell Phones. Invested 25 Million Euros Supporting Jihadist Groups in Syria appeared first on Glo…
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Video: US Denies Use of White Phosphorus Bombs in Syria
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-11
. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | Tensions are growing in Syria as Turkey is reportedly increasing its troops stationed at the Syrian … | The post Video: US Denies Use of White Phosphorus Bombs in Syria appeared first on Global Research.
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Prelude To World War III
Eric Zuesse | iranian.com | 2018-09-11
Unless Syria will simply hand its most heavily pro-jihadist province, Idlib, to adjoining Turkey, which claims to have 30,000 troops there and is planning to add 20,000 more, World War III will probably happen soon, and here is why: Russia's troops are in Syria at the invitation of Syria's Government and they have provided crucial assistance […] | The post Prelude To World War III appeared first on The Iranian.
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Joint China-Russia Week Long War Games Signals Growing Military Ties
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-11
In total it's expected that 300,000 troops and close to 40,000 vehicles will participate in Vostok, which is to coincide with talks between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in Vladivostok on Tuesday. | The post Joint China-Russia Week Long War Games Signals Growing Military Ties appeared first on MintPress News.
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Lifting Russia Off Its Knees
Dana E. Abizaid | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-11
"To lift Russia off its knees," the student said. We were standing in a corner of a lecture hall at Moscow State University where students had swarmed me after my first US History lecture in September 2002. "What do you think about Putin?" one asked. "What do you think about Chechnya?" asked another.
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Behind the Anglo-American War on Russia. Prevent the Domination of Eurasia by Russia and China
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-11
. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | Perhaps they had a chance back during the Obama days when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton… | The post Behind the Anglo-American War on Russia. Prevent the Domination of Eurasia by Russia and China appeared first on Global Research.
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The View Corners Papadopoulos on Whether He Told Trump About Clinton Emails: 'No Recollection' and 'Not Doing It Are Two Different Things'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-11
"Why didn't you just go directly to the FBI with that information? " Joy Behar wondered. | "The View" co-hosts -on Tuesday cornered former Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos over his "recollection" of the events leading to his guilty plea in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Papadopoulos–who last week was sentenced to 14 days in prison for lying to the FBI about his contact with people connected to Russia during the 2016 presidentia. . .
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Russia's Pivoting to the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea via Eritrea and the UAE
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-11
. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | Featured image: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Eritrea's Foreign Minister Osman Saleh, August 31, 2018, … | The post Russia's Pivoting to the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea via Eritrea and the UAE appeared first on Global Research.
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Former CIA Head Says Information In Trump-Russia Dossier 'Was In Line With' the Agency's 'Own Sources': Bob Woodward
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-11
The Trump critic gave even more credence to the infamous dossier. | In his new book "Fear," veteran journalist Bob Woodward reports that former CIA Director John Brennan told him the information in the infamous Trump-Russia dossier "was in line" with the agency's "own sources. "Fox News' Ed Henry pointed out the claim Tuesday, noting that despite the Trump administration's relentless attacks on Woodward's new book, the veteran reporter actually rais. . .
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Donald Trump Has A Long and Sordid History of Bizarre Behavior Around the 9/11 Attacks
Travis Gettys, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-09-11
Trump boasted 10 years after the attacks that he had foreseen them. | President Donald Trump horrified social media users with a breezy note marking the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but he's got a long history of strange and inappropriate behavior on that occasion. Trump spent much of this anniversary morning complaining about the Russia investigation, but he made a couple of passing comments about the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks before heading of. . .
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Iranian Dogs In History
Farid Parsa | iranian.com | 2018-09-11
The anonymity of Iranian dogs is not unrelated to the great animosity toward them over a prolonged period in history, mainly due to the coming of Islam to Iran. Islam was never an indigenous religion and with it brought a lot of cultural baggage belonging to the Arabs and their culture. Iranians loved dogs. This is […] | The post Iranian Dogs In History appeared first on The Iranian.
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Photos Of Drought In North Khorasan Province
Mehr News | iranian.com | 2018-09-11
According to Iran's Meteorological Organization, 98.1 percent of the country suffers from varying degrees of drought. The following photos show drought in northeastern province of North Khorasan. | The post Photos Of Drought In North Khorasan Province appeared first on The Iranian.
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Medical Tourist Arrivals In Iran Doubles
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-09-11
Medical tourist arrivals in the country has nearly doubled in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year, corresponding to spring 2018, from a year earlier, said an official with the Ministry of Health. Saeid Hashemzadeh who presides over the ministry's medical tourism department told ISNA in an interview published on Sunday, "Based […] | The post Medical Tourist Arrivals In Iran Doubles appeared first on The Iranian.
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How To Lose Friends And Encourage Terrorism
Brian Cloughley | iranian.com | 2018-09-11
Quite a lot happened at the beginning of September, including threats by the US president against a mainstay American ally, Canada; the total cutting of US aid to Palestinians; and release of a national survey showing that 60 per cent of Americans disapprove of President Trump's performance. The President of the United States certainly shows the world that he […] | The post How To Lose Friends And Encourage Terrorism appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iran Factor Seen In Tajikistan's Stranded Trucks
Eurasianet | iranian.com | 2018-09-11
For the last two weeks, around 50 trucks traveling to or from Tajikistan have lain stranded on the northern and southern borders of Turkmenistan in a standoff that defies immediate explanation. The trucks traveling from Tajikistan are carrying aluminum, produced at the country's giant Talco plant, to Turkey. The cargo coming in the other direction comprises […] | The post Iran Factor Seen In Tajikistan's Stranded Trucks appeared first on The Iranian.
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Far-Right Gains in Swedish Election, Continuing European Trend
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-11
The far-right and anti-immigrant party, Swedish Democrats, increase their share of the vote from 13 to 18 percent, while neither of the two major party alliances, of the center-left and of the center-right has enough votes to form a government on its own. We analyze the result with Ali Esbati, an Iranian-Swedish member of parliament | The post Far-Right Gains in Swedish Election, Continuing European Tren…
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US Judge Orders Iran To Pay $104.7 Million For 1996 Truck Bombing In Saudi Arabia
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-09-11
A federal US judge has ordered Iran to pay $104.7 million to victims of a 1996 truck bombing in Saudi Arabia which killed 19 US military personnel. The Washington judge, Chief Judge Beryl Howell, ruled against the Islamic Republic and the country's Revolutionary Guards. No representative from Tehran was present during the case and Iran's […] | The post US Judge Orders Iran To Pay $104.7 Million For 1996 Truck Bombing In Saudi Arabia appeared first on
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Rally-Speakout: Stop Restarting Nuclear Plants & Defend The People of Fukushima
No Nukes Action | indybay.org | 2018-09-11
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'Deep state has full control': Crosstalk discusses the US strategy in Syria
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-11
Given President Trump's policy reversal on Syria, the US looks set to remain mired in the 7-year conflict indefinitely. With Syria in rubble, and with the risk of clashes with Russia, our panelists ask, what's the US strategy?
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Syria will be heavy in the news this week
David | indybay.org | 2018-09-11
As the Syrian Army attempts to take back Idlib from International Jihadis and Syrian rebels, we can expect an uptick in the news and the war-machine propaganda mill as well.
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Is Russia behind 'attacks' on US diplomats in Cuba & China? Anonymous US officials obviously say yes
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-11
NBC has achieved the seemingly impossible, somehow managing to incorporate mysterious brain-zapping weapons, evidence-free accusations from anonymous US officials, and Russia, into a juicy smorgasbord of journalistic excellence.
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Other Cinema – Girls' Choice: CHRISTIAN DIVINE's THE BLUE AGE OF VIDEO GAMES
Craig Baldwin | indybay.org | 2018-09-11
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The large Syrian city of Idlib is now the focal point for ending the war in Syria, on not
David | indybay.org | 2018-09-11
What happens in Syria this week will determine how much longer the war there will continue. It's a sad and tragic situation, but of course the dark forces will always seek to drag it out and/or make it worse. The Syrian government has offered rebels safe passage and rehabilitation in the past. The international Jihadis should be offered safe passage out of the country, preferably to one of the countries who are sponsoring or supporting them.
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Venezuela and the hypocrisy of US imperialism
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-11
While the US ruling establishment promotes aggression against Russia with claims of election "meddling," it plots the overthrow of elected governments and military invasions.
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Consular visits as proof of guilt? Russian Embassy slams Butina prosecutors & neo-McCarthyism
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-11
The Russian embassy has called "absurd" US claims that frequent visits of its officials to jailed gun activist Maria Butina mean she is a valuable Kremlin asset. The embassy says it treats all Russian citizens like that.
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New Information from Trump White House Insider
Christopher Ketcham | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-10
Last week a man I'll call Guido Bartalucci, a former Trump White House insider, asked to meet with me at a bar in Queens to discuss his knowledge of the "Trump traitor" who inveighed against the president in the infamous New York Times op-ed now making the rounds. He was angry about the op-ed.
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Wholesale Crimes
Victor Wallis | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-10
In their 1979 book The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism, Noam Chomsky and the late Edward S. Herman drew a distinction between retail and wholesale acts of terrorism. Retail acts were those carried out by individuals or small groups; wholesale, those committed by vast national military forces. Tom Engelhardt, in a recent column explaining…
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Report: Trump May Strike Syria Even if No Chemical Weapons Accusation is Made
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-10
The U.S. government is so desperate to prevent the Syrian government from retaking Idlib that it is willing to launch unilateral military action with or without the smokescreen "chemical weapons" justification it has been working to develop in recent weeks. | The post Report: Trump May Strike Syria Even if No Chemical Weapons Accusation is Made appeared first on MintPress News.
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As Assad Claims Victory in Syrian Civil War, Families Learn Fates of Disappeared Loved Ones
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2018-09-10
Three years ago, Noura Ghazi's husband died in Assad's prisons. The government only gave notice of his death this year. | The post As Assad Claims Victory in Syrian Civil War, Families Learn Fates of Disappeared Loved Ones appeared first on The Intercept.
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What Will Follow the Battle of Idlib?
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-10
Wars are dodgy things to predict. And the vast plain below the battlefield of Idlib — not to mention the Syrian artillery battery of four 130mm guns on the heights of Mount Akrad pointing at the hot fields and deserted villages held by the Islamists to the east — bake under the white sun in silence. In…
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Unequal Justice: From Russiagate to Trumpgate
Bill Blum | progressive.org | 2018-09-10
Impeachment is not limited to indictable offenses. As Alexander Hamilton wrote, impeachment extends to serious violations of "the public trust."
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Reinforcing US Status As 'Bully And Hegemon,' Bolton To Threaten ICC Over Probes Into America's War Crimes
Jake Johnson | iranian.com | 2018-09-10
Human rights advocates decried the Trump administration's attack on the International Criminal Court as "another low point" in its effort to skirt accountability for war crimes [dropcap]R[/dropcap]einforcing the worldwide perception of the U.S. as "a bully and a hegemon" that will not tolerate attempts by the global community to hold it accountable for its deadly actions overseas, […] | The post Reinforcing US Status As 'Bully And Hegemon,' Bolton To Threaten ICC Over Probes Into America's War Cr…
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Syriza jails Syrian swimmer Sara Mardini for helping refugees in Greece
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-10
This blatant attempt to criminalize humanitarian aid to refugees is a devastating exposure of the European Union and Greece's Syriza government.
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US Marines deploy to Syria for live fire exercise
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-10
The drill, which included air assaults backed by artillery fire, underscores that the seven-year war in Syria could rapidly escalate into a direct clash between the major powers.
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Grand Coalition adopts plan for historic rearmament of German military forces
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-10
Behind the backs of the population, the Grand Coalition of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats is planning a massive arms drive.
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Butina prosecutors wrote their own James Bond novel with sex allegations — and the media loved it
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-10
US prosecutors who wrongly accused Russian 'foreign agent' and gun activist Maria Butina of trading sex for influence peddled their own cheap James Bond fan fiction. No matter how incorrect, the media lapped it up.
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US officials met with Venezuelan military to discuss coup plot
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-10
Washington's involvement in yet another Latin American coup plot makes plain the hypocrisy of the claims of Russian "meddling" by sections of the American bourgeoisie and media.
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Trump receives 'positive' letter from Kim Jong-un requesting new meeting — White House
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-10
Donald Trump has received a "warm" letter from North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un about scheduling a second meeting, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has confirmed, adding that conversations about a new summit are underway.
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Bolton promises 'much stronger' response if chemical weapons used in Syria
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-10
US national security adviser John Bolton has warned that the US, France and UK will launch a 'much stronger' response to any chemical weapons attack in Syria, as the US bolsters its regional military presence in preparation.
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Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-09
As Syrian forces backed by Russia launch the final showdown in Syria against jihadist extremists in Idlib province, the potential for a U.S.-Russia confrontation has never been greater, as VIPS warns in this memo to the president. September 9, 2018 MEMORANDUM… Read more ?…
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Accused 'Russian agent' Butina didn't offer sex for job, prosecutors admit
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-09
US prosecutors have admitted that they wrongly accused Maria Butina, the Russian gun activist jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered "foreign agent," of offering sex in exchange for a job.
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Consortium News on Flashpoints: Max Blumenthal, As'ad AbuKhalil and Diana Johnstone
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-08
The second episode of Consortium News on Flash Points focuses on two different perspectives on John McCain and the real meaning of Russian interference in U.S. politics. In collaboration with Dennis Bernstein, host of Pacifica Radio's syndicated show Flashpoints, Consortium… Read more ?…
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Pentagon 'routinely' briefs Trump on 'military options' in case of chemical attack in Syria
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-08
While no final decision has yet been made, a top US general says he's involved in "routine dialogue" with Donald Trump to keep him informed about "military options" for retaliation in case "chemical weapons are used" in Syria.
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Pentagon designing 'Glide Breaker' interceptor to hit enemy hypersonic missiles — media
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-08
The Pentagon's DARP agency has started to develop a hard-kill interceptor capable of hitting incoming hypersonic projectiles. The move follows news of Russia's success in building top-class high-speed weapons.
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Pentagon to present its own plan of 'effective war on terror' in Syria — without Russia
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-08
Washington has its own plan on how to "effectively" combat terrorism in Syria, the Pentagon has said, adding that the US is not planning to cooperate with Moscow on the issue.
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The Fires This Time
Christy Rodgers | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-07
This is the crime of which I accuse my country and my countrymen, and for which neither I nor time nor history will ever forgive them, that they have destroyed and are destroying hundreds of thousands of lives and do not know it and do not want to know it. — James Baldwin, The Fire…
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Idlib on Brink of "Humanitarian Catastrophe" as Syrian Military Threatens to Invade Rebel-Held City
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-07
The leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey are meeting today in Tehran as the Syrian military is threatening a massive invasion of the rebel-held city of Idlib. Russia and Iran are close allies to Syria, while Turkey has been a key supporter of the opposition. This comes as the United States will chair a U.N. Security Council meeting today on the crisis in Syria. The U.N. is warning that an assault on Idlib could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. U.N. special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said that if talks in Tehran fail, as many as 800,000 citizens may flee the region and that panic is spreading among Idlib'…
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Trump says he could meet Russia investigation special counsel 'under certain circumstances'
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-07
Donald Trump has said he could meet with the special counsel investigating Russia's supposed meddling in US elections. It would require "certain circumstances," as the president doesn't want "to be set up with a perjury trap."
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'Not Watergate, just gossip': Pulitzer winner on Bob Woodward's new anti-Trump bombshell
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-07
The paradoxical era of anonymous anti-Trump reporting has turned once-solid journalism into a carnival of unverifiable accusations. True or not, they distract from real issues, says Pulitzer prize winning journalist Chris Hedges.
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Pentagon has 'zero intelligence' on Syrian militants' chemical weapons capabilities — Mattis
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-06
Despite having a "fairly good penetration" of the Syrian opposition groups, the US has not seen any evidence suggesting that the militants in Idlib are capable of staging a chemical attack, the US defense secretary claimed.
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'Trump will go nuclear': Pundits respond to anonymous 'coup' published by NYT
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-06
Pundits are lining up to weigh in on a salacious New York Times op-ed allegedly penned by an anonymous #Resister in the Trump administration, with some experts on television calling the piece an all-out coup against the president.
rt.com/usa/437808-trump-nyt-oped…

Psychic Haley knows 'exactly' who's responsible for the next chemical attack in Syria
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-06
Nikki Haley has stated that she knows "exactly" who is going to use chemical weapons in Syria's Idlib. The prophecy comes amid warnings that the terrorists are preparing a false flag attack to trigger a US-coalition intervention.
rt.com/usa/437737-haley-idlib-ch…

Censored Documentary Exposes the Israeli Government's Attack on Black Lives Matter
Max Blumenthal | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-09-05
Exclusive footage from the censored Al Jazeera documentary, "The Lobby — USA," shows Israeli government officials taking credit for attacks… | The post Censored Documentary Exposes the Israeli Government's Attack on Black Lives Matter appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/09/05/c…

The Syrian War Is Still Raging, but the Battle Over Reconstruction Has Already Begun
Richard Salame | thenation.com | 2018-09-05
The Syrian War Is Still Raging, but the Battle Over Reconstruction Has Already Begun appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/the-syrian…

Satire nose no bounds: Mattis didn't avert nuclear war by grabbing Trump's nostrils, journo confirms
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-05
In a comical reflection of the current US political climate, a sports journalist has been forced to admit that James Mattis did not, in fact, grab US President Donald Trump's nose during a heated exchange over nuking North Korea.
rt.com/usa/437676-mattis-trump-n…

Trump warns Assad against 'reckless' attack on Syria's militant-held Idlib
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-03
US President Donald Trump has warned Syrian leader Bashar Assad not to attack Idlib province, one of the last terrorist hideouts in the country, also advising Iran and Russia against taking part in the "potential human tragedy."
rt.com/usa/437551-trump-assad-id…

'Aid-delivering' Syrian rebels: NYT shows warm, fuzzy side of Al-Qaeda in Idlib
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-03
A New York Times report warning of an impending bloodbath in Idlib downplays the fact that the Syrian province is controlled by Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists, portraying the "rebels" as humanitarian-minded administrators.
rt.com/usa/437543-nyt-idlib-terr…

From Venezuela to McCain, Media and Human Rights Industry on Same Page
Joe Emersberger | fair.org | 2018-08-31
On August 20, the Economist ran an article on Venezuela saying that "forced migration from the country might surpass the Syria crisis." The magazine reported: The UN's International Organization for Migration estimates that at the end of 2017 approximately 1.6 million Venezuelans were living outside their country. Today that number is likely to be far …
fair.org/home/from-venezuela-to-…

Leaked Scenes from Censored Documentary Reveal Israel Lobbyist Noah Pollak Astroturfing an Anti-Palestinian Protest
Max Blumenthal | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-08-29
Exclusive leaked scenes from Al Jazeera's "The Lobby — USA" documentary show how Emergency Committee for Israel Executive Director Noah… | The post Leaked Scenes from Censored Documentary Reveal Israel Lobbyist Noah Pollak Astroturfing an Anti-Palestinian Protest appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/08/28/l…

Big Tech Corporations Are Now Banning Iranian Social Media Accounts — A Censored Student Journalist Speaks out
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-08-24
Google, Facebook, and Twitter are removing social media accounts of real life Iranians who are falsely dubbed as "government trolls."… | The post Big Tech Corporations Are Now Banning Iranian Social Media Accounts — A Censored Student Journalist Speaks out appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/08/24/b…

Inside America's Meddling Machine: The US Funded Group that Interferes in Elections Around the Globe
Max Blumenthal | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-08-21
Filmed inside the Capitol, this Grayzone special explores the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a taxpayer-funded organization that has interfered… | The post Inside America's Meddling Machine: The US Funded Group that Interferes in Elections Around the Globe appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/08/20/i…

Soaring Defense Budget Shortchanges our Future
Christopher Dale | progressive.org | 2018-08-15
Viewed through a global lens, our defense budget looks obscene.
progressive.org/op-eds/soaring-d…

How Nicaragua's 'Left-Wing' Opposition MRS Are NGO Opportunists Lobbying the West for Regime Change
Max Blumenthal | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-08-15
The Sandinista Renovation Movement (Movimiento Renovador Sandinista — MRS) is the intellectual, left-sounding arm of reactionary politics in Nicaragua. Its… | The post How Nicaragua's 'Left-Wing' Opposition MRS Are NGO Opportunists Lobbying the West for Regime Change appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/08/15/h…

Pakistan's 'Russiagate' Elections: Imran Khan and the Rational 'Villains' the West Loves to Hate
Junaid Ahmad | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-08-13
The post-election despair of Pakistan's Western-oriented elites echoes the American establishment's moral panic over Russian meddling. By Junaid S. Ahmad… | The post Pakistan's 'Russiagate' Elections: Imran Khan and the Rational 'Villains' the West Loves to Hate appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/08/13/p…

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