2018-11-26: Social Media Postees

Fear of Immigrants (and Soros)
Christopher Brauchli | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-26
It's just another one of those amazing coincidences and a harbinger of things to come in the United States. It was the news that Democracy's greatest champion in Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a Trump wannabe, was presiding over a parliament last June that was drafting anti-immigrant legislation. The parliament's efforts were preceded by…
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Fear of Immigrants (and Soros)
Christopher Brauchli | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-26
It's just another one of those amazing coincidences and a harbinger of things to come in the United States. It was the news that Democracy's greatest champion in Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a Trump wannabe, was presiding over a parliament last June that was drafting anti-immigrant legislation. The parliament's efforts were preceded by…
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Eyewitness Mexico: Report & Video from The Refugee Caravan
Jon Britton | indybay.org | 2018-11-26
San José Peace & Justice Center, 48 S Seventh Street, San José, CA 95112…
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Signs "Cabinet Order" That Allows Troops to Shoot Refugees at Border
Native News Online | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-26
Lost in much of the media was the fact on Tuesday, the White House signed a memorandum allowing troops stationed at the southern border of the United States to engage in some law enforement roles and use lethal force, if … | The post White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Signs "Cabinet Order" That Allows Troops to Shoot Refugees at Border appeared first on Global Research.
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200 Wounded As Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Shakes Western Iran
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-26
Iran said on Sunday that no fatalities had been reported but that about 200 people were injured after an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck near its western border with Iraq, Iranian state TV reported. The tremor was also felt in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and in Kuwait. "About 200 to 210 people have been injured […] | The post 200 Wounded As Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Shakes Western Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
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US Training 30,000 Syrian Kurdish Fighters To 'Contain Iran'
Anti War | iranian.com | 2018-11-26
Following Defense Secretary James Mattis' announcement that the US is building observation posts on the Syria-Turkey border, officials are also starting a training program for the Kurdish YPG's Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The plan is to train 30,000 more SDF fighters, which are being presented as a plan to both combat what ISIS fighters remain and […] | The post US Training 30,000 Syrian Kurdish Fighters To 'Contain Iran' appeared first on The Iranian.
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Carbon Capture — Does it Work?
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-26
Harken! Good news (maybe) "encouraging news" is a better description, as Negative Emissions Technology ("NET") starts coming into focus. Conceptually, carbon removal or direct air capture removes CO2 from the atmosphere, which would be great for suppressing climate change. In that regard, Elizabeth Kolbert recently interviewed (Yale Environment 360) Stephen Pacala (Princeton professor) chairman of…
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It's Thanksgiving and 14 Million Yemenis Face Famine While Congress Feasts
San Francisco Protest | indybay.org | 2018-11-26
On November 20th, while Congress members were headed home ready to enjoy bountiful holiday meals, San Francisco activists reminded Nancy Pelosi that Yemenis face starvation due to the Saudi-led/US backed war on that country.
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Tariffs and Quotas: Who Gets the Money?
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-26
The NYT reported that the Trump administration is considering replacing the tariffs is imposed on aluminum and steel imports from Mexico and Canada with a system of quotas. There is an important economic dimension to such a shift that was left out of the piece. If the U.S. imposes a tariff on an import then…
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Employment, Ecology, Extinction: French Students Take on the System to Save the Species
Kristine Mattis | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-26
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it. — Upton Sinclair On my last day of teaching Environmental Studies, I posed a question to my students. I explained that for some time in my childhood, my father worked in the airline industry.
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Whitewashing Murder is Simply Wrong
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-26
Last Tuesday, within about an hour of his announcement on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi announcement, in the heat of the moment, I commented on the president's acceptance of the Riyadh royals' explanation of the Istanbul consulate incident. I called his statement "crude" and "buttheadedly amoral." I should have stated the obvious broader point: It was wrong. Marxists…
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Trumps Foreign Policy War on Americans
Sheldon Richman | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-26
Beyond any reasonable doubt, in substance if not in appearance, Donald Trump is a thoroughly conventional American politician. It's a wonder that anyone requires proof at this late date. This couldn't be clearer than in foreign policy. Some of us who understand the links among freedom, free trade, durable prosperity, and a noninterventionist foreign policy…
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Trumps Foreign Policy War on Americans
Sheldon Richman | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-26
Beyond any reasonable doubt, in substance if not in appearance, Donald Trump is a thoroughly conventional American politician. It's a wonder that anyone requires proof at this late date. This couldn't be clearer than in foreign policy. Some of us who understand the links among freedom, free trade, durable prosperity, and a noninterventionist foreign policy…
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The Neo-Nazis in Canada's Military
Yves Engler | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-26
Given that people who espouse neo-Nazi ideology are attracted to the military, it is disappointing to learn what a poor job the generals do to uncover and expel them. Or perhaps the inaction reflects a deeper problem. A recent stream of stories about right wing extremists in the Canadian military prompted the leadership to scramble…
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Remembering Alger Hiss in the Age of Russia-Gate
Jeremy Kuzmarov | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-26
In January 1950, Alger Hiss, a former State Department employee and Director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, was convicted of perjury after being charged with spying for the Russians. He was sentenced to ten years in a federal penitentiary of which he served three and a half. The sentencing was the culmination of a frenzied political trial which catapulted Richard Nixon to fame and undergirded the advent of a period of domestic political repression known as McCarthyism.
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Employment, Ecology, Extinction: French Students Take on the System to Save the Species
Kristine Mattis | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-26
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it. — Upton Sinclair On my last day of teaching Environmental Studies, I posed a question to my students. I explained that for some time in my childhood, my father worked in the airline industry.
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Will the New House Democrats Take on the War Lobby?
MBJSD | indybay.org | 2018-11-26
How can we expect the new Democratic House of Representatives to stand up to the war lobby if they choose leaders who voted for the disastrous Iraq war, fail to lead on critical current issues of war, peace and record military spending, and are still in the pay of military-industrial interests?>…
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The Neo-Nazis in Canada's Military
Yves Engler | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-26
Given that people who espouse neo-Nazi ideology are attracted to the military, it is disappointing to learn what a poor job the generals do to uncover and expel them. Or perhaps the inaction reflects a deeper problem. A recent stream of stories about right wing extremists in the Canadian military prompted the leadership to scramble…
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Anonymous Exposes Clandestine UK Social Media Manipulation Campaign
Alex Gorka | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-26
Those who have been saying that the West has turned Russia into a scapegoat to be blamed for each and everything that goes wrong have been proved right. We have witnessed concocted stories invented to denigrate Moscow that has gone viral as directed by the secret services. The UK, the country that is spearheading the anti-Russian information campaign, offers a good example that illustrates how this is being done. | An online group of hackers known as Anonymous has just revealed covert UK activities in the EU. According to

In Wake of Botched Mission, Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman's Gins Up "Principled' Resignation
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-26
Avigdor Lieberman's political bet against Prime Minister Netanyahu was as reckless and foolish as his military bet against Hamas. Both targets were stronger than he expected and in both cases he ended up exposed and weak. | The post In Wake of Botched Mission, Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman's Gins Up "Principled' Resignation appeared first on MintPress News.
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Postcards from Popular Power in Venezuela
Ricardo Vaz | zcomm.org | 2018-11-26
"Socialism still stands as a strategic horizon" — this was one of the conclusions of a recent conference on popular power and economic policy held in Caracas…
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Washington's Regime Change Strategy in Venezuela
Garry Leech | zcomm.org | 2018-11-26
Washington's strategy of regime change in Venezuela is almost identical to the approach it has taken in Latin America on numerous occasions since World War Two…
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Elon Musk says there is a good chance he'll die on Mars
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-26
In a recent interview, SpaceX founder and eccentric billionaire Elon Musk said that there is a high probability he will be one of the brave pioneers to colonize Mars — and die there. | …
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Amazon, Google & Big Tech's productivity paradox
Tony Norfield | mronline.org | 2018-11-26
Whatever you may think of the multi-billionaire founders of Amazon and Alphabet-Google,(1) there would seem to be one undeniable fact about their companies: they have massively improved productivity. Amazon has an e-commerce system that delivers very efficiently; Google has revolutionised Internet search. | Source…
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Iranian steelworkers strike for back-wages, safety, and jobs
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-26
The strike by 4,000 steelworkers in the southwestern city of Ahvaz is part of a growing working-class challenge to poverty-wages, privatization, and austerity.
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International Horseback Archery Championship In Shiraz
Mehr News | iranian.com | 2018-11-26
The city of Shiraz, in the southern Fars province, is hosting an international horseback archery championship. Over 50 athletes from 19 countries are participating in the four-day event, which started on Thursday, November 22nd. The competition is held in different categories including javelin throw and fencing. | The post International Horseback Archery Championship In Shiraz appeared first on The Iranian.
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Khashoggi Crisis Reshaping U.S. Relations With Saudi Arabia
James M. Dorsey | iranian.com | 2018-11-26
The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have gotten more than they bargained for. The killing has sparked multiple battles that are likely in coming months to shape relationships ranging from that between the United States and Saudi Arabia to those between US President Donald J, Trump, his Republican party, the US Congress, and the […] | The post Khashoggi Crisis Reshaping U.S. Relations With Saudi Arabia appeared first on The Iranian.
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Chinese Firm Seizes Opportunity, Replaces Total In Iran's South Pars Gas Project
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2018-11-26
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) has officially replaced French company Total which has backed out of a deal on development of Iran's South Pars gas field. The CNPC has formally replaced Total in the project on development of South Pars gas field's phase 11, Zanganeh announced on […] | The post Chinese Firm Seizes Opportunity, Replaces Total In Iran's South Pars Gas Project appeared first on The Ira…
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Iran Defends World Taekwondo Team Championship
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-11-26
Defending men's champions Iran won a dramatic victory in the Taekwondo Team Championships at Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, earning the winning points in a 32-31 score against Russia with just three seconds to spare. On the way to the final, Iran defeated Azerbaijan 66-58, China 45-44 and Uzbekistan 54-37 in Group B and […] | The post Iran Defends World Taekwondo Team Championship appeared first on The Iranian.
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Syrian Rebels Blamed for Massive Chemical Attack on Civilians in Aleppo
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-26
(ZHE Op-ed) — Over 100 civilians were hospitalized, including dozens of women and children, after anti-Assad militants unleashed a wave of mortars filled with poison gas on government controlled Aleppo Saturday evening. Syrian state-run SANA published multiple photos and video of victims in the city's hospitals being treated for what's reported to be chlorine gas exposure. Though it's not the first …

Syrian Rebels Blamed for Massive Chemical Attack on Civilians in Aleppo

Iraq War vet who called out social media censorship booted from Twitter
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-26
Iraq War veteran and former Republican congressional candidate Jesse Kelly has been banned from Twitter for unclear reasons, becoming yet another conservative personality to be kicked from the platform. | …
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How Trump put America Last with Whitewash of Saudi Prince
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2018-11-26
Trump putt his own personal predilections and policies, and perhaps profit, above the interests of the United States…
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Republicans Split With Donald Trump Over Saudi Arabia
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-26
(MEE) — Republican politicians in the United States have split with Donald Trump over Jamal Khashoggi's killing, publicly questioning and raising concerns about the US president's continued embrace of Saudi Arabia in light of the gruesome murder. Last week, in a meandering written statement, Trump vowed to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia, saying both Saudi King …

Republicans Split With Donald Trump Over Saudi Arabia

Russia fires on and captures Ukrainian Navy ships
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-26
A military escalation in the Azov Sea was prepared over months, with a series of provocations by the Ukrainian regime that enjoyed the support of the EU and US imperialism.
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Ukraine Mulls Martial Law After Russia Fires on Vessels
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-26
MOSCOW — Ukraine's president demanded Monday that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and ships seized in a standoff around Crimea that sharply escalated tensions between the two countries and drew international concern. | Ukrainian lawmakers were set to consider a presidential request for the introduction of martial law in the country on Monday following an incident in which Russian coast guard ships fired on Ukrainian navy vessels. | An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council was also called for Monday. The European Union and NATO called for restraint from both sides. | Ukrainian…
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Ukraine Set to Declare War on Russia
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-26
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are once again soaring after this weekend, with reports that Russia has seized three Ukrainian navy vessels off the coast of the Crimean Peninsula. Crimea is de facto under Russian control, but Ukraine considers it part of their territory. Earlier in the day, Ukraine accused Russian ships of ramming their tugboat in the Sea …

Ukraine Set to Declare War on Russia

New climate change report: Impact of global warming "already being felt"
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-26
The latest report from the US Global Change Research Program confirms the danger posed by climate change and the inability of capitalist governments to address it.
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Navy Opens Fire on Palestinian Fishermen
INA | imemc.org | 2018-11-26
Israeli naval forces, on Sunday, opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip. Locals told Ma'an News Agency that Israeli naval forces repeatedly opened heavy fire towards Palestinian fishermen in southern and northern Gaza, forcing fishing boats to sail back to shore. No injuries were …

Navy Opens Fire on Palestinian Fishermen

Australian government accelerates anti-democratic "foreign influence" register
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-26
The legislation is aimed at criminalising opposition to Australia's central role in the US-led preparations for war with China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11…

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Only a fool "expects better" from humanity
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-26
The Coens' latest film is made up of six stories set in a mythical "Old West." The thread connecting the various episodes is a generally nasty attitude toward humanity, and American humanity in particular.
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Riva Enteen, Editor of "Follow the Money"
Michael Lyon | indybay.org | 2018-11-26
Howard Zinn Book Faire | City College Mission Campus, Room 214 | 1125 Valencia St (betw 22nd & 23rd Sts) | 3 blocks from 24th St BART, Muni 14, 49 buses…
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Delta Council Staff Finds CA WaterFix Inconsistent with Delta Plan, Chair Urges Withdrawal
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2018-11-26
Since the Delta Stewardship Council must find that WaterFix is consistent with the Delta Plan before DWR can begin construction of WaterFix facilities, "It now appears that there is almost no chance that Delta tunnels will be approved and begin construction before Governor Brown leaves office in January 2019," according to Chris Shutes of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA).
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Australia: World War I centenary "celebrations" end with stepped-up militaristic propaganda
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-26
The ongoing barrage of patriotic and pro-war rhetoric is aimed at conditioning young people for future imperialist wars.
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Minnesotans to rally in support of migrant caravan
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-11-25
Minneapolis, MN – As national attention has focused on the caravan of Central American refugees winding its way through Mexico towards the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrants and their allies in Minnesota will rally in support of the caravan on Friday, November 30. | Organizers are planning for a robust turnout in solidarity with the caravan. The rally will start at 5: 15 p.m. in front of the Minneapolis Federal Building at 4th Street and 4th Avenue. Afterwards, organizers will lead a march towards Wells Fargo to highlight the complicity of the banking industry in supporting for-profit detention centers across the U.S.
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The Counterinsurgency Paradigm: How U.S. Politics Have Become Paramilitarized
Jeremy Scahill | theintercept.com | 2018-11-25
Donald Trump ran a campaign promising to refill the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison, to "bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding," to "take out" the families of suspected terrorists, to ban Muslims from entering this country, and to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Yet these policies didn't start with Trump: Torture, indefinite detention, extraordinary renditions, record numbers of deportations, anti-Muslim sentiment, mass foreign and domestic surveillance, and even the killing of innocent family members of suspected terrorists all have a recent historical precedent. | Trump's predecessor, B…
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Twilight of the American Century
Jim Miles | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
The histories of empires and the histories of war are generally written by the winner to put themselves in a positive light. It has been difficult for the U.S. empire to maintain their facade of goodness for their endeavours after … | The post Twilight of the American Century appeared first on Global Research.
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The Yellow Vests Rebellion, Fierce Political Opposition in France. Emmanuel Macron's Harsh Hikes in Fuel Prices
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Governments and ruling regimes tend to face revolution in the face of harsh hikes in prices. Margaret Thatcher's rule in Britain was rocked by the poll tax. In France, the once enthusiastically embraced Emmanuel Macron has decided to leave the … | The post The Yellow Vests Rebellion, Fierce Political Opposition in France. Emmanuel Macron's Harsh Hikes in Fuel Prices appeared first on Global Research.
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Conspiracy and Cover-up: The Secret Origins of World War One
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
"The history of the First World War is a deliberately concocted lie. Not the sacrifice, the heroism, the horrendous waste of life or the misery that followed. No, these were very real, but the truth behind how it all began … | The post Conspiracy and Cover-up: The Secret Origins of World War One appeared first on Global Research.
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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Why is the European Union Opposed to It?
Joseph Thomas | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) put together a day-long seminar chastising the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Organised by Jonathan Bullock, a UK Independence Party (UKIP) Member of the European Parliament (MEP), it gathered European critics of … | The post The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Why is the European Union Opposed to It? appeared first o…
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Argentina: Authorities must guarantee the right to public protest during the G20 Summit
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-11-25
The Argentine authorities must respect and guarantee the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly during the G20 meetings in Buenos Aires at the end of November and the security forces must strictly abide by international standards on the use of force, Amnesty International said today. | "The whole world will be watching Argentina during the G20 Summit. The authorities must rise to the occasion and send a very clear message to security forces to ensure that respect for the right to protest prevails over a repressive approach that could lead to excessive use of force," said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americ…
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UK Commits Extra Military Forces to Ukraine: Irresponsible Policy, Dangerous Repercussions
Arkady Savitsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Ukraine's Constitutional Court green-lighted a bill on amending the country's main law by enshrining into it the final goal of obtaining NATO and EU membership. The decision was announced the next day after the UK and Ukraine's defense ministries made … | The post UK Commits Extra Military Forces to Ukraine: Irresponsible Policy, Dangerous Repercussions appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: Khashoggi and the Take Down of Saudi Crown Prince MBS
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
The real reason the knives have come out for MBS is not a single extrajudicial killing – a practice the Saudis have long used with impunity – but instead the fact that, in the six weeks prior to Khashoggi's sordid … | The post Video: Khashoggi and the Take Down of Saudi Crown Prince MBS appeared first on Global Research.
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US-Israeli Open Secret: Supporting Al Qaeda, Recruiting Jihadists
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
The US, Israel, and their imperial partners support the scourge of ISIS and other terrorists they pretend to oppose — in all active US launched war theaters. | Washington and Israel partner in each other's wars of aggression. US use of … | The post US-Israeli Open Secret: Supporting Al Qaeda, Recruiting Jihadists appeared first on Global Research.
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Terrorism is "Made in the USA". The "Global War on Terrorism" is a Fabrication, A Big Lie
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Prominent academic and author Dr Michel Chossudovsky warned that the so-called war on terrorism is a front to propagate America's global hegemony and create a New World Order. Terrorism is "Made in the US". The terrorists are not the product of the Muslim world. | The post Terrorism is "Made in the USA". The "Global War on Terrorism" is a Fabrication, A Big Lie appeared first on Global Research.
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U.S. Military Intentionally Targets Afghan Civilians. "Oppress and Destroy". The Lives of Afghans has No Value for the US,"
Friba | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
As the UN reports year by year a dramatic increase on civilians killings in Afghanistan, and the International Criminal Court does not advance in investigating such crimes by the local government, terrorists and US-led forces, Friba, the Revolutionary Association of … | The post U.S. Military Intentionally Targets Afghan Civilians. "Oppress and Destroy". The Lives of Afghans has No Value for the US," appeared first on

Iran, Saudi Arabia and a History of U.S. Aggression
Seyed Hossein Mousavian | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
In a recent op-ed in The New York Times, Thomas Friedman criticised former US President Barack Obama's bet on Iran and President Donald Trump's bet on Saudi Arabia, noting that both countries responded with their worst impulses. | Friedman … | The post Iran, Saudi Arabia and a History of U.S. Aggression appeared first on Global Research.
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The Language of 9/11 Unmasked: Edward Curtin
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
We welcome to the programme the writer and lecturer Edward Curtin, who teaches sociology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, for a conversation on his research into the subject of September 11, 2001, and in particular his analysis of the … | The post The Language of 9/11 Unmasked: Edward Curtin appeared first on Global Research.
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China Denounces UN Security Council's Promotion of the West's Political Agenda in Myanmar
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Although China's statements at the UN Security Council are most often brief and general in content, the afternoon of October 24 China's Ambassador Ma spoke at length and brilliantly exposed the fraudulent use of "concern for human rights" to conceal … | The post China Denounces UN Security Council's Promotion of the West's Political Agenda in Myanmar appeared first on Global Research.
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China Denounces UN Security Council's Promotion of the West's Political Agenda in Myanmar
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Although China's statements at the UN Security Council are most often brief and general in content, the afternoon of October 24 China's Ambassador Ma spoke at length and brilliantly exposed the fraudulent use of "concern for human rights" to conceal … | The post China Denounces UN Security Council's Promotion of the West's Political Agenda in Myanmar appeared first on Global Research.
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Syria: Allegedly Over 100 Injured in Aleppo Gas Attack
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
According to SANA news agency, militant shells containing chlorine-gas were fired at the al-Khalidiye and Al Zahraa neighborhoods causing over 100 civilian injuries. | Shelling allegedly conducted by insurgents wounded more than 100 people in a suspected toxic gas attack in … | The post Syria: Allegedly Over 100 Injured in Aleppo Gas Attack appeared first on Global Research.
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Twilight of the American Century
Jim Miles | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
The histories of empires and the histories of war are generally written by the winner to put themselves in a positive light. It has been difficult for the U.S. empire to maintain their facade of goodness for their endeavours after … | The post Twilight of the American Century appeared first on Global Research.
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French President Bans Fuel Tax Protest in Paris as Strikes Expand
Alex Lantier | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
At present, the Facebook pages associated with the fuel tax protests, referring to themselves as "yellow vests," have defied the government order and are maintaining calls for protests at Place de la Concorde. Tens of thousands of people are expected … | The post French President Bans Fuel Tax Protest in Paris as Strikes Expand appeared first on Global Research.
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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Why is the European Union Opposed to It?
Joseph Thomas | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) put together a day-long seminar chastising the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Organised by Jonathan Bullock, a UK Independence Party (UKIP) Member of the European Parliament (MEP), it gathered European critics of … | The post The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Why is the European Union Opposed to It? appeared first o…
globalresearch.ca/the-china-paki…

US-Israeli Open Secret: Supporting Al Qaeda, Recruiting Jihadists
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
The US, Israel, and their imperial partners support the scourge of ISIS and other terrorists they pretend to oppose — in all active US launched war theaters. | Washington and Israel partner in each other's wars of aggression. US use of … | The post US-Israeli Open Secret: Supporting Al Qaeda, Recruiting Jihadists appeared first on Global Research.
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A Chance for Afghanistan's Donors to Do More Than Check Boxes
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-11-25
This week, delegations from donor countries to Afghanistan will meet in Geneva to hear Afghan officials report on progress in critical areas of reform. These conferences usually amount to little more than opportunities for donors, fatigued from a 17-year commitment to war-torn Afghanistan, to simply check boxes. But as prospects for peace talks increase, a critical evaluation of the government's human rights report card is more important than ever. | …
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Rejecting Claim of Presidential Immunity, Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Trump Foundation to Proceed
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Rejecting the immunity defense put forth by President Donald Trump's lawyers, a New York state judge on Friday ruled that a lawsuit accusing Trump and members of his family of using their "charitable" foundation as nothing more than a … | The post Rejecting Claim of Presidential Immunity, Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Trump Foundation to Proceed appeared first on Global Research.
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Selected Articles: 230,000 "Jihadists" in 70 Countries
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Dear Readers, | More than ever, Global Research needs your support. Our task as an independent media is to "Battle the Lie". | "Lying" in mainstream journalism has become the "new normal": mainstream journalists are pressured to comply. Some journalists refuse. | Lies, … | The post Selected Articles: 230,000 "Jihadists" in 70 Countries appeared first on Global Research.
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Three Charts: What Trump Doesn't Want You to Know About the Climate Emergency
Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
The Trump administration dropped the 1,000-page second volume of a congressionally-mandated study of the impact of the climate crisis on the United States late on Friday of Thanksgiving weekend in order to bury it. This sort of move is designed … | The post Three Charts: What Trump Doesn't Want You to Know About the Climate Emergency appeared first on Global Research.
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230,000 "Jihadists" in 70 Countries: Since 9/11 the Number of Al Qaeda Affiliated Terrorists Has Quadrupled. Study
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Despite Washington's extremely costly worldwide 'War on Terror', nearly four times as many Sunni Islamic militants are operating around the world today as on September 11, 2001, a new study has found. | As many as 230,000 jihadists are spread across | … | The post 230,000 "Jihadists" in 70 Countries: Since 9/11 the Number of Al Qaeda Affiliated Terrorists Has Quadrupled. Study appeared first on Global Research
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In Historic Move, Sen. Rand Paul Places Hold on $38 Billion to Israel
Jackson Richman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has a history of being skeptical about U.S. taxpayer funds going towards the Jewish state, has placed a hold on the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, which provides Israel with $38 billion in … | The post In Historic Move, Sen. Rand Paul Places Hold on $38 Billion to Israel appeared first on Global Research.
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Syria: Allegedly Over 100 Injured in Aleppo Gas Attack
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
According to SANA news agency, militant shells containing chlorine-gas were fired at the al-Khalidiye and Al Zahraa neighborhoods causing over 100 civilian injuries. | Shelling allegedly conducted by insurgents wounded more than 100 people in a suspected toxic gas attack in … | The post Syria: Allegedly Over 100 Injured in Aleppo Gas Attack appeared first on Global Research.
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Rejecting Claim of Presidential Immunity, Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Trump Foundation to Proceed
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Rejecting the immunity defense put forth by President Donald Trump's lawyers, a New York state judge on Friday ruled that a lawsuit accusing Trump and members of his family of using their "charitable" foundation as nothing more than a … | The post Rejecting Claim of Presidential Immunity, Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Trump Foundation to Proceed appeared first on Global Research.
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In Historic Move, Sen. Rand Paul Places Hold on $38 Billion to Israel
Jackson Richman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has a history of being skeptical about U.S. taxpayer funds going towards the Jewish state, has placed a hold on the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, which provides Israel with $38 billion in … | The post In Historic Move, Sen. Rand Paul Places Hold on $38 Billion to Israel appeared first on Global Research.
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UK Commits Extra Military Forces to Ukraine: Irresponsible Policy, Dangerous Repercussions
Arkady Savitsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Ukraine's Constitutional Court green-lighted a bill on amending the country's main law by enshrining into it the final goal of obtaining NATO and EU membership. The decision was announced the next day after the UK and Ukraine's defense ministries made … | The post UK Commits Extra Military Forces to Ukraine: Irresponsible Policy, Dangerous Repercussions appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: Khashoggi and the Take Down of Saudi Crown Prince MBS
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
The real reason the knives have come out for MBS is not a single extrajudicial killing – a practice the Saudis have long used with impunity – but instead the fact that, in the six weeks prior to Khashoggi's sordid … | The post Video: Khashoggi and the Take Down of Saudi Crown Prince MBS appeared first on Global Research.
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India, Pakistan, Nepal. Geopolitical Rivalries in South Asia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Neither allied Great Power can admit that their own missteps are the reason for the two major strategic failures that they're facing, with it being much easier to conveniently blame Pakistan as the regional bogeyman instead of taking responsibility for … | The post India, Pakistan, Nepal. Geopolitical Rivalries in South Asia appeared first on Global Research.
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The Language of 9/11 Unmasked: Edward Curtin
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
We welcome to the programme the writer and lecturer Edward Curtin, who teaches sociology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, for a conversation on his research into the subject of September 11, 2001, and in particular his analysis of the … | The post The Language of 9/11 Unmasked: Edward Curtin appeared first on Global Research.
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The Canadian Missionary Connection to Tanzania's Homophobia
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Canadians should express their solidarity with Tanzanians facing politically inspired homophobia. But, we must also be suspicious of journalism that ignores Canadian complicity in the promotion of anti-gay ideology. | Last weekend the Globe and Mail and CBC both reported on … | The post The Canadian Missionary Connection to Tanzania's Homophobia appeared first on Global Research.
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Minimal Media Attention Helped Sink Crucial Climate Initiatives
Justin Anderson | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Climate change took a backseat to other issues in this year's midterm elections, and humanity may end up paying the price. The majority of climate change-related ballot measures failed, many climate deniers in the Republican party won or kept … | The post

230,000 "Jihadists" in 70 Countries: Since 9/11 the Number of Al Qaeda Affiliated Terrorists Has Quadrupled. Study
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-25
Despite Washington's extremely costly worldwide 'War on Terror', nearly four times as many Sunni Islamic militants are operating around the world today as on September 11, 2001, a new study has found. | As many as 230,000 jihadists are spread across | … | The post 230,000 "Jihadists" in 70 Countries: Since 9/11 the Number of Al Qaeda Affiliated Terrorists Has Quadrupled. Study appeared first on Global Research
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Trump Putting Venezuela on 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' List?
Steve Ellner | zcomm.org | 2018-11-25
The Trump administration is actively exploring the option of placing Venezuela on the state sponsor of terrorism list, to further intensify sanctions that have already caused significant damage to Venezuela's economy…
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Oil Industry Cleanup Costs Vastly Exceed Alberta Government's Estimates
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-11-25
Regan Boychuk of Reclaim Alberta explains that Canadian taxpayers could ultimately be on the hook for hundreds of billions of oil industry cleanup costs | The post Oil Industry Cleanup Costs Vastly Exceed Alberta Government's Estimates appeared first on The Real News Network.
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India Doubles, Yes, DOUBLES Iran Oil Imports: Are Trump's Sanctions Cratering?
Juan Cole | iranian.com | 2018-11-25
India's imports of petroleum from Iran in October doubled in value terms to $1.42 billion in October, year over year. Likewise, during the first 8 months of 2018, the value of India's oil imports from Iran was double that of the same period in 2017. Even in volume terms, imports are up 38%. These statistics raise […] | The post India Doubles, Yes, DOUBLES Iran Oil Imports: Are Trump's Sanctions Cratering? appeared first on The Iranian.
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Hamas Officials Attend Islamic Conference In Tehran
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-11-25
A senior Hamas delegation today attended the inauguration of the International Conference for Islamic Unity in Tehran, Hamas sources and agencies reported. More than 300 officials from 60 countries will attend the opening of the conference, which is named "Jerusalem is the pivot of unity of the ummah". Members of Hamas' political bureau Mahmoud Al-Zahar […] | The post Hamas Officials Attend Islamic Conference In Tehran appeared first on The Iranian.
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The CEO Of A Car Company Detained In Iran For Fraud
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-11-25
The CEO of the Iranian car company Azimkhodro (Great Car) and another suspect are detained for failing to deliver 4,000 pre-sold automobiles, Tehran's Prosecutor-General has disclosed. He did not name the CEO but the website of the company names him as Reza Azimi. Complainants are claiming more than $16.5 million compensation, while the total assets […] | The post The CEO Of A Car Company Detained In Iran For Fraud appeared first on The Iranian.
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Iran Beats Thailand In IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championship Opener
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-11-25
Iran started the 2018 IFCPF (International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football) Asia-Oceania Championship on a high note on Saturday. Team Melli defeated Thailand 7-1 in Kish Island in southern Iran in Persian Gulf. Iran captain Abdorreza Karimizadeh scored five goals and Mehdi Torabi was on target two times. Earlier in the day, Australia defeated South […] | The post Iran Beats Thailand In IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championship Opener appeared first on The Iranian.
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Brooklyn-Based Band Fuses Farsi Lyrics With Western Riffs
NPR | iranian.com | 2018-11-25
The Arabic word habibi means "my love," an apt descriptor for Rahill Jamalifard's feelings about her Iranian upbringing and the music she creates. Jamalifard is the frontwoman for Habibi, the Brooklyn-based band that mixes Detroit garage rock with girl group harmonies and surf guitar. The band's newest EP, Cardamom Garden, houses lyrics that move seamlessly between English and […] | The post Brooklyn-Based Band Fuses Farsi Lyrics With Western Riffs appeared first on The Iranian…
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US Hegemony Is Over In Lebanon
Elijah J. Magnier | iranian.com | 2018-11-25
The policy of the US establishment towards Lebanon is evidently changing and unstable, with a President who lacks general knowledge about the Middle East and above all of Hezbollah's role in the region. It seems President Donald Trump is willing to reduce military support to the Lebanese Army and to impose further sanctions on Lebanon, […] | The post US Hegemony Is Over In Lebanon appeared first on The Iranian.
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Second US Navy SEAL Charged With War Crime Cover-Up in Iraq
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-25
(MEMO) — A Navy SEAL commander was charged on Tuesday with failing to act against Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, a decorated US medic and sniper currently under investigation for committing war crimes in Iraq in 2017. Platoon commander Lieutenant Jacob Portier is facing seven charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including "dereliction of duty", …

Second US Navy SEAL Charged With War Crime Cover-Up in Iraq

Trump's Amoral Saudi Statement
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2018-11-25
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Ukraine Says Russia Fired on Ships in Black Sea
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-25
The incident, in which two were wounded, follows a tense standoff over control of waters off the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine's navy reports. | The post Ukraine Says Russia Fired on Ships in Black Sea appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Incoming Mexican Government Denies Cutting Deal With Trump on Asylum Seekers
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-11-25
Hours after the Washington Post reported that the Trump White House and the incoming administration of Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) cut a deal to keep asylum seekers in Mexico while their claims are processed by the US, Mexican government officials on Saturday straightforwardly denied that any such agreement has been reached. | "There is no agreement of any kind between the future federal government…
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Bernie Sanders: The U.S. Needs to Be Aggressive Toward the Fossil Fuel Industry
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-25
In an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation" shortly after the Trump administration attempted to bury a devastating report on the climate crisis, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said it is more important than ever to unite the public around ambitious solutions to human-caused climate change as the White House actively works with the fossil fuel industry to make it wor…
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Chief Justice Roberts' Rebuke of Trump Is a Warning Shot
Jay Michaelson | zcomm.org | 2018-11-25
Trump once again impugned the legitimacy of a judge who ruled against him. Chief Justice Roberts drew a line in the sand…
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Ecuador's ex-VP Jorge Glas fights for justice amid right-wing push
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-25
November 12 was the 23rd day of the hunger strike led by Jorge Glas, the former vice-president of Ecuador. His health condition deteriorated significantly after his transfer to the Latacunga maximum security prison. | After enduring deplorable conditions, he was rushed into Carlos Andrade Marín hospital in Quito on November 7, but was transferred back to Latacunga afterwards. He vowed to continue his hunger strike against the continued persecution of him, ex-president Rafael Co…
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Chinese Consulate Attack Puts Pakistan Between a Rock and a Hard Place
James M. Dorsey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-24
Two attacks in Pakistan, including a brazen assault on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, are likely to complicate prime minister Imran Khan's efforts to renegotiate China's massive, controversial Belt and Road investments as well as an International Monetary Fund (IMF) … | The post Chinese Consulate Attack Puts Pakistan Between a Rock and a Hard Place appeared first on Global Research.
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The Ukrainian Orthodox Church Schism
Israel Shamir | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-24
The Russian world is caught up in a drama. Its leading Orthodox Church faces a schism over the Ukraine's drive for its own independent church. If Kiev regime succeeds, the split between Russia proper and its breakaway Western part, the … | The post The Ukrainian Orthodox Church Schism appeared first on Global Research.
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The Ukrainian Orthodox Church Schism
Israel Shamir | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-24
The Russian world is caught up in a drama. Its leading Orthodox Church faces a schism over the Ukraine's drive for its own independent church. If Kiev regime succeeds, the split between Russia proper and its breakaway Western part, the … | The post The Ukrainian Orthodox Church Schism appeared first on Global Research.
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Video, Syria War: US-backed Forces Clashing with ISIS in Deir Ezzor Province
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-24
On November 22, ISIS advanced on positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) around the al-Tanak oil field in the province of Deir Ezzor. According to reports, the ISIS advance started with an attack by two suicide vehicle-borne improvised … | The post Video, Syria War: US-backed Forces Clashing with ISIS in Deir Ezzor Province appeared first on Global Research.
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Video, Syria War: US-backed Forces Clashing with ISIS in Deir Ezzor Province
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-24
On November 22, ISIS advanced on positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) around the al-Tanak oil field in the province of Deir Ezzor. According to reports, the ISIS advance started with an attack by two suicide vehicle-borne improvised … | The post Video, Syria War: US-backed Forces Clashing with ISIS in Deir Ezzor Province appeared first on Global Research.
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