Daily Archives: September 9, 2018

2018-09-09: News Headlines

Eric Zuesse (2018-09-10). How the U.S. Does Propaganda. globalresearch.ca A typical example was on NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday," on September 8th, when the program-host Scott Simon interviewed the Obama Administration's diplomat Robert Malley, in a segment titled "What's Next In

VIPFS (2018-09-10). Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria. globalresearch.ca As Syrian forces back by Russian launch the final showdown in Syria against jihadist extremists, the potential for a U.S.-Russia confrontation has never been greater, as VIPS warns in this memo …

Peyvand Khorsandi (2018-09-10). Nasrin Sotoudeh Is On Hunger Strike — But Why Does No One In Britain Care? iranian.com Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested after defending women who took their hijabs off in public. Why is her hunger strike now being met with silence by the UK's politicians and media? [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he very concept of going without food for more than about six hours (okay, minutes) upsets me. A good pizza, a nice kebab, a delicious curry is […]

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-09-09). The Role of Christians in the Struggle for Justice in Palestine. truthout.org The occupation of Palestine is often erroneously portrayed as a conflict between the Jewish and Muslim faiths. This narrative obscures the fact that Zionism is a settler-colonialist movement inspired by 19th century European anti-Semitism, which was shunned by many Jews in the past and continues to be shunned today. What's more, instead of addressing the ongoing issues of inequality, injustice and apartheid within a rational, political realm (thus making these issues resolvable), it resorts to an ahistorical portrayal of an age-old and violent, irrational conflict. Finally, it ignores a sizable and influential Christian Palestinian population that is part-and-parcel to Palestinian history, heritage and culture. | Sami Awad is a Christian Palestinian from Bethlehem. He is the executive director of Holy Land Trust, a Palestinian nonprofit organization focused on empowering communities and promoting social justice, the arts, nonviolent resistance,…

Melanie McFarland, Salon (2018-09-09). Christiane Amanpour Slams Trump's 'Unprecedented Assault on the Press': 'We Perform an Indispensable Service'. alternet.org The famed journalist said Trump's attacks represent "the worst of times. " | The world is full of stories," mused Christiane Amanpour. The renowned international journalist who has spent her career constructing an unassailable legacy as one of journalism's toughest, most incisive figures should know — and over the course of a conversation conducted a month ago, she casually and eloquently lets me know that she does. Amanpour, CNN's chief inter. . .

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! (2018-09-09). Watch: Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Growing Split in Democratic Party. alternet.org The Republican Party itself has drifted so far to the right that they're almost off the spectrum. But the split within the Democratic Party is significant, and it's showing up in primary after primary. | The 2018 midterm election season has been roiled by the internal divisions between the Democratic Party's growing progressive base and the more conservative party establishment. In New York City, this division came to a head with the most shocking upset of the electi. . .

Hassan Hakimian (2018-09-09). Can Trump's Sanctions Break Iran? iranian.com Iran and the US seem to have reversed roles with the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran's isolation before the agreement now contrasts with America's determination to swim against the global tide. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ran and the US seem to have reversed roles with the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the […]

Frank Vyan Walton, Daily Kos (2018-09-09). The 'Deep State' Calls Are Coming From Inside Trump's White House. alternet.org Steve Bannon reportedly has told people he thinks President Donald Trump has just a 30% chance of completing his four-year term. | In the past 10 days we've seen unindicted co-conspirator Donald Trump's petulant and petty response to the press coverage of Sen. John McCain's death, how's he's exploded in reaction to early excerpts of Bob Woodward's latest book Fear, and his essentially nuclear meltdown in response to the Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-09). What Are Coastal Nuclear Power Plants Doing to Address Climate Threats? truthout.org The outer defensive wall of what is expected to be the world's most expensive nuclear power station is taking shape on the shoreline of the choppy gray waters of the Bristol Channel in western England. | By the time the US$25 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear station is finished, possibly in 2028, the concrete seawall will be 12.5 meters (41 feet) high, 900 meters (3,000 feet) long and durable enough, the UK regulator and French engineers say, to withstand the strongest storm surge, the greatest tsunami and the highest sea-level rise. | But will it? Independent nuclear consultant Pete Roche, a former adviser to the UK government and Greenpeace, points out that the tidal range along this stretch of coast is one of the highest in the world, and that erosion…

Consortiumnews (2018-09-09). Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria. consortiumnews.com 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 →

Jason Ditz (2018-09-09). Trump Commits US to 'Indefinite' Military Presence in Syria. globalresearch.ca According to State Department officials, President Trump has recently abandoned his desire to "get out" of Syria and bring US troops home. He has signed a new strategy, which includes new

Stephen Lendman (2018-09-09). Russia and Iran Versus Turkey: Strange Bedfellows on Syria. globalresearch.ca Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and Turkish despot Recep Yayyip Erdogan met in Tehran on Syria. They agreed to disagree despite pretending otherwise in their communique following talks….

Staff (2018-09-09). North Korea Stresses Economy, Not Nukes, on 70th Anniversary. truthdig.com The North celebrates with a major military parade and a revival of its iconic mass games. In keeping with leader Kim Jong Un's new policies, the emphasis is firmly on economic development.

Strategic Culture Foundation (2018-09-09). Britain Should be in the Dock Over Skripal Saga, Not Russia. globalresearch.ca The latest announcement by British authorities of two named Russian suspects in connection with the alleged poison assassination of a former Russian spy and his daughter is more absurd drama in …

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-09-09). 'Not Good for the President': Former Federal Prosecutor Spells Out How the Papadopoulos Case Proves Trump Team Collusion. alternet.org Glenn Kirschner also said Rudy Giuliani made a "miscalculation" by assuming Trump will end up in an impeachment fight. | Glenn Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor, on Sunday laid out why George Papadopoulos' guilty plea proves members of Donald Trump's team colluded with members of the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election. Papadopoulos on Friday was sentenced to 14 days in jail after agreeing to a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. Ask. . .

Lindsey Hilsum (2018-09-09). A Look Inside MEK's Secretive Camp In Albania. iranian.com President Trump sees the Iran as America's biggest enemy. And before assuming office, his National Security Advisor John Bolton said US policy should be regime change in Iran. He and other Trump advisers have long touted a shadowy exiled cult as an alternative to the Iranian government. The Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) has had a very […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-09). Iran Allows Money Exchange Houses To Import Foreign Bills As Rial Sinks. iranian.com Iran gave permission to money exchange offices on Saturday to start importing foreign currency banknotes, state media reported, in an apparent attempt to stop the rial from plunging to a new low against the dollar. Iran's currency has lost about two-thirds of its value this year, hitting a record low earlier this week of 150,000 […]

Sputnik News (2018-09-09). Zarif To Trump Administration: 'Make Up Your Mind'. iranian.com Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, criticized the administration of US President Donald Trump for its inconsistent behavior, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that Iran does not do enough to support Palestine. Zarif posted a tweet calling the Trump administration's description of Iran's regional role "truly comical," outlining that while […]

The Iranian (2018-09-09). Contacts Disclosed Between Houthis And Saudi Princes. iranian.com Houthi leader Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi has disclosed contacts with princes of the Saudi Arabian royal family, it has been reported. The head of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee formed by Ansar Allah group in Yemen used Twitter for his disclosure. "Prince Ahmed Bin Abdulaziz's statements are positive and show a great sense of awareness from the […]

SouthFront (2018-09-09). Iranian Rockets Hit Iranian Kurdish Opposition Headquarters In Northern Iraq (Videos). iranian.com On September 8, heavy Iranian rockets stuck the headquarters of two Iranian Kurdish opposition parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) and the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) in the northern Iraqi town of Koya. The KDPI said that the Iranian rocket strike targeted a conference held by the political office of the […]

RT (2018-09-09). Accused 'Russian agent' Butina didn't offer sex for job, prosecutors admit. rt.com 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.

Consortiumnews (2018-09-08). Consortium News on Flash Points: Max Blumenthal, As'ad AbuKhalil and Diana Johnstone. consortiumnews.com 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 Flash Points,… Read more →

RFE (2018-09-08). Iran Says U.S. Making 'Daily' Overtures For New Negotiations. iranian.com In a speech broadcast on Iranian state television, President Hassan Rouhani said his country receives message "every day" from the United States seeking negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. "From one side, they try to pressure the people of Iran," he said on September 8. "From the other, they send us messages every day through various […]

Whitney Webb (2018-09-08). Looking For Cooperative Iran Hawk: Trump "Actively Discussing" Mattis Replacement. iranian.com Mattis is the last remaining high-ranking member of the Trump cabinet who has publicly opposed the President's Iran policy, particularly the U.S.' unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal. [dropcap]M[/dropcap]edia reports emerged this week that suggest that U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis may soon find […]

SouthFront (2018-09-08). Iran, Russia And Turkey Meet To Discuss Future Of Syria Ahead Of Battle For Last Rebel Stronghold. iranian.com The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran met in the Iranian capital of Tehran on September 7 to discuss the issue of the northern Syrian governorate of Idlib, which is controlled by several radical groups, including the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). During the meeting, Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan said […]

RFE (2018-09-08). Khamenei Tells Putin Iran And Russia Should 'Restrain' The U.S. iranian.com Russian President Vladimir Putin met Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Friday after a trilateral summit with Turkey about Syria, Fars News reported. [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he summit focused on a looming military operation in the Syrian province of Idlib, the last major stronghold of active opposition to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, who […]

Stephen Lendman (2018-09-08). Netanyahu Regime Secretly Arming and Funding Twelve or More Terrorist Groups in Syria. globalresearch.ca On September 6, Foreign Policy (FP), an establishment media discussed Israel's "secret program to back Syrian rebels" — code name for terrorists, supported by the Trump and Netanyahu regimes, along with …

Tony Cartalucci (2018-09-08). Idlib: Al Qaeda's Last Stand. globalresearch.ca The United States has raised tensions further amid Syria's ongoing conflict. It has issued a threat in the form of a "warning" against Damascus against retaking the northern region of Idlib. …

Mohsen Abdelmoumen (2018-09-08). "The Ruling Elite Has Long Believed That America Has Been Chosen By History To Guide The World." iranian.com Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Israel continues to massacre the Palestinian people with the utmost impunity. Is not Israel a rogue state? Sheldon Richman: That would depend on your definition of "rogue state," about which I would not expect broad agreement. I'd prefer to analyze the Israeli government's conduct without looking for a contentious label. The policies and conduct of […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-08). Iraqi Protesters Torch The Iranian Consulate In Basra. iranian.com Iraqi demonstrators on Friday set fire to the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Basra, local sources have said. According to witnesses in the area, an angry mob stormed the consulate on Friday evening before setting the building alight. Only one day earlier, demonstrators had attacked several government buildings in the city, including Basra's […]

Farhang Jahanpour (2018-09-08). Demonization of Middle East Leaders Prior to Invasion and "Regime Change". Trump's Iran Policy. globalresearch.ca 1. The US Iran policy aims at nothing but conflict-building followed by economic, political and military violence | From all the remarks made by President Donald Trump and his senior officials, it …

RT (2018-09-08). Pentagon designing 'Glide Breaker' interceptor to hit enemy hypersonic missiles — media. rt.com 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. |

RT (2018-09-08). Pentagon 'routinely' briefs Trump on 'military options' in case of chemical attack in Syria. rt.com 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.

RT (2018-09-08). Pentagon to present its own plan of 'effective war on terror' in Syria — without Russia. rt.com 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.

Christy Rodgers (2018-09-07). The Fires This Time. counterpunch.org 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 More

Whitney Webb (2018-09-07). Trump "Actively Discussing" Mattis Replacement, Looking for Cooperative Iran Hawk. mintpressnews.com Mattis is the last remaining high-ranking member of the Trump cabinet who has publicly opposed the President's Iran policy, particularly the U.S.' unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-07). Idlib on Brink of "Humanitarian Catastrophe" as Syrian Military Threatens to Invade Rebel-Held City. democracynow.org 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'

Whitney Webb (2018-09-07). Pompeo's Fingerprints Are All Over Trump's New Syria Regime Change Policy. mintpressnews.com Mike Pompeo's fingerprints are all over Trump's new Syria policy, including the Washington Post's main source for details on the changes, James Jeffrey, Pompeo's "representative for Syria engagement."

SouthFront (2018-09-07). Watch | Israel Censors News on IDF Funding and Support of Syrian Rebels. mintpressnews.com This incident once again demonstrates that all claims of Tel Aviv that it is not involved in the ongoing conflict in Syria are false. | Israel Censors News on IDF Funding and Support of Syrian Rebels appeared first on MintPress News.

Whitney Webb (2018-09-07). Report: Russia May Soon Attack US Military Base in Occupied Syria. mintpressnews.com Russia has warned the U.S. that the Russian and Syrian militaries are prepared to launch an offensive on the U.S.-controlled Al-Tanf military base in Syria.

ZeroHedge (2018-09-07). Nikki Haley: "US Will Not Remain A Passive Observer As Nicaragua Becomes Another Venezuela Or Syria" mintpressnews.com Meanwhile, the Russian Mission to the UN urged "Washington to abandon the colonial-style attempts to influence the situation in Nicaragua" via Twitter.

Whitney Webb (2018-09-07). Report: Russia May Soon Attack US Military Base In Occupied Syria. iranian.com Russia has warned the U.S. that the Russian and Syrian militaries are prepared to launch an offensive on the U.S.-controlled Al-Tanf military base in Syria. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s things in Syria seem poised to heat up dramatically in the coming weeks, CNN has reported that Russia has warned the U.S. that the Russian and Syrian militaries are prepared to launch […]

Tehran Times (2018-09-07). Iranian Actor Sends Anti-War Message To Trump At Venice International Film Festival. iranian.com Iranian actor Vahid Rad used a photocall for his latest movie "As I Lay Dying" at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on Thursday to convey an anti-war message to U.S. President Donald Trump. During the photocall, Rad showed his palm bearing an inscription in English reading, "I don't have a gun in my hand […]

wsws (2018-09-07). Leader of breakaway republic in Ukraine assassinated. wsws.org The 42-year-old head of the Russian-backed rebel state in eastern Ukraine died in an explosion at a café in Donetsk last Friday.

RT (2018-09-07). 'Not Watergate, just gossip': Pulitzer winner on Bob Woodward's new anti-Trump bombshell. rt.com 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.

wsws (2018-09-07). UK "identifies" Russian agents in attempted Skripal assassination. wsws.org The government's narrative, supplied by the same security services that faked "evidence" of Iraqi "weapons of mass destruction," cannot be taken at face value.

RT (2018-09-07). Trump says he could meet Russia investigation special counsel 'under certain circumstances'. rt.com 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."

Democracy Now! (2018-09-06). Headlines for September 6, 2018. democracynow.org Unnamed Trump Official Cites "Quiet Resistance" Within Administration, Trump Blasts "Gutless" Writer of Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed, Kavanaugh Won't Rule Out Presidential Self-Pardon, Roe v. Wade Reversal, Trump Suggests Banning Protests as 73 Arrested Amid Kavanaugh Hearing, Afghanistan: 20 Dead, 70 Wounded in Kabul Twin Bomb Attack, Iraq: Government Building Torched as Basra Protests Continue, Spain Cancels Bomb Sales to Saudi Arabia over Yemen Civilian Deaths, Syria: 800,000 More Civilians Could Be Displaced by Idlib Fighting, Trump Denies Report He Wanted to Assassinate Syria's Bashar al-Assad, Kim Jong-un…

RT (2018-09-06). Psychic Haley knows 'exactly' who's responsible for the next chemical attack in Syria. rt.com 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 (2018-09-06). 'Trump will go nuclear': Pundits respond to anonymous 'coup' published by NYT. rt.com 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 (2018-09-06). Pentagon has 'zero intelligence' on Syrian militants' chemical weapons capabilities — Mattis. rt.com 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. |

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

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

RT (2018-09-05). Satire nose no bounds: Mattis didn't avert nuclear war by grabbing Trump's nostrils, journo confirms. rt.com 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.

Christophe Jaffrelot (2018-09-04). Imran Khan, the Army's Choice. thenation.com Imran Khan, the Army's Choice appeared first on The Nation.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-04). Headlines for September 4, 2018. democracynow.org Confirmation Hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh Begin Today, Trump Attacks Sessions for Filing Charges Against 2 Republican Congressmen, Father of Mollie Tibbetts: Don't Use Her Death to Promote Xenophobia and Racism, Trump Warns Syrian Government Not to Attack Idlib, Reuters Journalists Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison After Investigating Burmese Military Massacre, Saudi-Led Coalition Says Bombing of School Bus, Killing 40 Children, Was "Unjustified", Germany: 50,000 Attend Anti-Racism Concert in Chemnitz, Brazil: Fire at National Museum Destroys Millions of Pieces of Art and History, Canadian Court Rejects Effort…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-09-04). What Does The Intercept's NSA Leak Say About Russian Vote Hacking? therealnews.com With Reality Winner sentenced to five years behind bars, The Intercept's Jim Risen joins Aaron Maté to discuss the NSA leaker's harsh sentence and what the document she revealed actually says. Is there solid evidence of Russian vote hacking?

RT (2018-09-03). Trump warns Assad against 'reckless' attack on Syria's militant-held Idlib. rt.com 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 (2018-09-03). 'Aid-delivering' Syrian rebels: NYT shows warm, fuzzy side of Al-Qaeda in Idlib. rt.com 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 (2018-09-02). 'Photo coming soon': White House coin marks Trump-Putin Helsinki summit as 'historic moment'. rt.com Although US President Donald Trump has come under fire for daring to have a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House is making no apologies. It's even released a commemorative coin marking the event.

RT (2018-09-02). Desperate for collusion proof, FBI 'tried & failed to recruit Russian oligarchs' — report. rt.com FBI agents tried to turn Russia's once-richest man into a US mole, according to an explosive NYT report. It claims that Oleg Deripaska was one of six oligarchs targeted for information in a Russiagate-related intelligence flop.

RT (2018-09-01). MSM one step away from McCain myth-making — well, you can learn from Lenin classic! rt.com With the US media venerating the late John McCain, one can only wonder if the stories will soon cross into the realm of pure mythology. If so, Russia's Soviet history may offer the MSM some quality myth-making inspiration. |

RT (2018-09-01). 2 bads make a good? US eyeing F-22/F-35 hybrid to counter 'Russian & Chinese threats' — report. rt.com The US is reportedly looking into a hybrid of two 5th generation fighter jets — the F-22 and F-35 — to help counter "Russian and Chinese threats." The two machines, both riddled with technical issues, might not mix well.

Joe Emersberger (2018-08-31). From Venezuela to McCain, Media and Human Rights Industry on Same Page. fair.org 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 […]…

RT (2018-08-31). US has already drafted list of targets for potential strike in Syria — report. rt.com The US military and intelligence have already compiled a list of preliminary targets they would strike in response to another chemical-weapons incident in Syria, CNN reported, citing US administration officials. |

RT (2018-08-31). China Daily derides Trump's Twitter rants as 'messages from some alternative universe'. rt.com In a Friday editorial, China Daily said that US President Donald Trump's social media rants are "from some alternative universe," following his claim that China hacked Hillary Clinton's email server.

RT (2018-08-31). Trump legal team to challenge Mueller probe legitimacy in counter-report. rt.com US President Donald Trump's legal team, led by his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, is working on a comprehensive report intended as a response to the conclusions of the "Russia collusion" probe, which are yet to be released.

RT (2018-08-31). 'Smart' Putin & election loans: 5 must-read Clinton-Yeltsin exchanges released. rt.com Election influence, NATO expansion and Vladimir Putin were just some of the hot button topics discussed twenty years ago by US President Bill Clinton and Russian leader Boris Yeltsin, newly released transcripts reveal. |

Loubna Mrie (2018-08-30). Syria's Government Is Preparing a Climactic Attack on the Last Rebel Stronghold. thenation.com Syria's Government Is Preparing a Climactic Attack on the Last Rebel Stronghold appeared first on The Nation.

Max Blumenthal (2018-08-29). Leaked Scenes from Censored Documentary Reveal Israel Lobbyist Noah Pollak Astroturfing an Anti-Palestinian Protest. grayzoneproject.com Exclusive leaked scenes from Al Jazeera's "The Lobby — USA" documentary show how Emergency Committee for Israel Executive Director Noah…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-28). Headlines for August 28, 2018. democracynow.org U.N. Accuses U.S.-Backed, Saudi-led Coalition of Possible War Crimes in Yemen, North Korea Warns Denuclearization Talks in Jeopardy, Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina's Gerrymandered Voting Map, U.S. Student Loan Watchdog Accuses Trump Administration of Siding with Predatory Lenders, Facebook Bans Burmese Army Commander-in-Chief After U.N. Genocide Report, U.S. and Mexico Reach Agreement to Revise Portions of NAFTA | , Trump Breaks Near-Silence on Death of Sen. John McCain, Study Links Air Pollution to Reduction in Intelligence, Bloomberg Reassigns Journalist Who Exposed Wells Fargo's Ties to Gun Industry…

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

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

Christopher Dale (2018-08-15). Soaring Defense Budget Shortchanges our Future. progressive.org Viewed through a global lens, our defense budget looks obscene.

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

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

2018-09-09: Social Media Postees

Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria
VIPFS | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-10
As Syrian forces back by Russian launch the final showdown in Syria against jihadist extremists, the potential for a U.S.-Russia confrontation has never been greater, as VIPS warns in this memo …
globalresearch.ca/moscow-has-upp…

Nasrin Sotoudeh Is On Hunger Strike — But Why Does No One In Britain Care?
Peyvand Khorsandi | iranian.com | 2018-09-10
Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested after defending women who took their hijabs off in public. Why is her hunger strike now being met with silence by the UK's politicians and media? [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he very concept of going without food for more than about six hours (okay, minutes) upsets me. A good pizza, a nice kebab, a delicious curry is […] | The post Nasrin Sotoudeh Is On Hunger Strike — But Why Does No One In Britain Care? appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/09/nasrin-so…

The Role of Christians in the Struggle for Justice in Palestine
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-09-09
The occupation of Palestine is often erroneously portrayed as a conflict between the Jewish and Muslim faiths. This narrative obscures the fact that Zionism is a settler-colonialist movement inspired by 19th century European anti-Semitism, which was shunned by many Jews in the past and continues to be shunned today. What's more, instead of addressing the ongoing issues of inequality, injustice and apartheid within a rational, political realm (thus making these issues resolvable), it resorts to an ahistorical portrayal of an age-old and violent, irrational conflict. Finally, it ignores a sizable and influential Christian Palestinian population that is part-and-parcel to Palestinian history, heritage and culture. | Sami Awad is a Christian Palestinian from Bethlehem. He is the executive director of Holy Land Trust, a Palestinian nonprofit organization focused on empowering communities and promoting social justice, the arts, nonviolent resistance,…
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Christiane Amanpour Slams Trump's 'Unprecedented Assault on the Press': 'We Perform an Indispensable Service'
Melanie McFarland, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-09-09
The famed journalist said Trump's attacks represent "the worst of times. " | The world is full of stories," mused Christiane Amanpour. The renowned international journalist who has spent her career constructing an unassailable legacy as one of journalism's toughest, most incisive figures should know — and over the course of a conversation conducted a month ago, she casually and eloquently lets me know that she does. Amanpour, CNN's chief inter. . .
alternet.org/christiane-amanpour…

Watch: Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Growing Split in Democratic Party
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! | alternet.org | 2018-09-09
The Republican Party itself has drifted so far to the right that they're almost off the spectrum. But the split within the Democratic Party is significant, and it's showing up in primary after primary. | The 2018 midterm election season has been roiled by the internal divisions between the Democratic Party's growing progressive base and the more conservative party establishment. In New York City, this division came to a head with the most shocking upset of the electi. . .
alternet.org/watch-noam-chomsky-…

What Are Coastal Nuclear Power Plants Doing to Address Climate Threats?
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-09-09
The outer defensive wall of what is expected to be the world's most expensive nuclear power station is taking shape on the shoreline of the choppy gray waters of the Bristol Channel in western England. | By the time the US$25 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear station is finished, possibly in 2028, the concrete seawall will be 12.5 meters (41 feet) high, 900 meters (3,000 feet) long and durable enough, the UK regulator and French engineers say, to withstand the strongest storm surge, the greatest tsunami and the highest sea-level rise. | But will it? Independent nuclear consultant Pete Roche, a former adviser to the UK government and Greenpeace, points out that the tidal range along this stretch of coast is one of the highest in the world, and that erosion…
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Can Trump's Sanctions Break Iran?
Hassan Hakimian | iranian.com | 2018-09-09
Iran and the US seem to have reversed roles with the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran's isolation before the agreement now contrasts with America's determination to swim against the global tide. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ran and the US seem to have reversed roles with the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the […] | The post Can Trump's Sanctions Break Iran? appeared first on The Iranian.
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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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Russia and Iran Versus Turkey: Strange Bedfellows on Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-09
Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and Turkish despot Recep Yayyip Erdogan met in Tehran on Syria. They agreed to disagree despite pretending otherwise in their communique following talks….
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Trump Commits US to 'Indefinite' Military Presence in Syria
Jason Ditz | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-09
According to State Department officials, President Trump has recently abandoned his desire to "get out" of Syria and bring US troops home. He has signed a new strategy, which includes new …
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North Korea Stresses Economy, Not Nukes, on 70th Anniversary
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-09
The North celebrates with a major military parade and a revival of its iconic mass games. In keeping with leader Kim Jong Un's new policies, the emphasis is firmly on economic development. | The post North Korea Stresses Economy, Not Nukes, on 70th Anniversary appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Britain Should be in the Dock Over Skripal Saga, Not Russia
Strategic Culture Foundation | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-09
The latest announcement by British authorities of two named Russian suspects in connection with the alleged poison assassination of a former Russian spy and his daughter is more absurd drama in …
globalresearch.ca/britain-should…

'Not Good for the President': Former Federal Prosecutor Spells Out How the Papadopoulos Case Proves Trump Team Collusion
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-09
Glenn Kirschner also said Rudy Giuliani made a "miscalculation" by assuming Trump will end up in an impeachment fight. | Glenn Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor, on Sunday laid out why George Papadopoulos' guilty plea proves members of Donald Trump's team colluded with members of the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election. Papadopoulos on Friday was sentenced to 14 days in jail after agreeing to a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. Ask. . .
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A Look Inside MEK's Secretive Camp In Albania
Lindsey Hilsum | iranian.com | 2018-09-09
President Trump sees the Iran as America's biggest enemy. And before assuming office, his National Security Advisor John Bolton said US policy should be regime change in Iran. He and other Trump advisers have long touted a shadowy exiled cult as an alternative to the Iranian government. The Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) has had a very […] | The post A Look Inside MEK's Secretive Camp In Albania appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/09/a-look-in…

Contacts Disclosed Between Houthis And Saudi Princes
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-09-09
Houthi leader Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi has disclosed contacts with princes of the Saudi Arabian royal family, it has been reported. The head of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee formed by Ansar Allah group in Yemen used Twitter for his disclosure. "Prince Ahmed Bin Abdulaziz's statements are positive and show a great sense of awareness from the […] | The post Contacts Disclosed Between Houthis And Saudi Princes appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/09/contacts-…

Iran Allows Money Exchange Houses To Import Foreign Bills As Rial Sinks
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-09-09
Iran gave permission to money exchange offices on Saturday to start importing foreign currency banknotes, state media reported, in an apparent attempt to stop the rial from plunging to a new low against the dollar. Iran's currency has lost about two-thirds of its value this year, hitting a record low earlier this week of 150,000 […] | The post Iran Allows Money Exchange Houses To Import Foreign Bills As Rial Sinks appeared first on The Ira…
iranian.com/2018/09/09/iran-allo…

Iranian Rockets Hit Iranian Kurdish Opposition Headquarters In Northern Iraq (Videos)
SouthFront | iranian.com | 2018-09-09
On September 8, heavy Iranian rockets stuck the headquarters of two Iranian Kurdish opposition parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) and the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) in the northern Iraqi town of Koya. The KDPI said that the Iranian rocket strike targeted a conference held by the political office of the […] | The post Iranian Rockets Hit Iranian Kurdish Opposition Headquarters In Northern Iraq (Videos) appeared first on
iranian.com/2018/09/09/iranian-r…

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.
rt.com/usa/437991-butina-sex-cla…

Consortium News on Flash Points: 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 Flash Points,… Read more ?…
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Iran Says U.S. Making 'Daily' Overtures For New Negotiations
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-09-08
In a speech broadcast on Iranian state television, President Hassan Rouhani said his country receives message "every day" from the United States seeking negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. "From one side, they try to pressure the people of Iran," he said on September 8. "From the other, they send us messages every day through various […] | The post Iran Says U.S. Making 'Daily' Overtures For New Negotiations appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/08/iran-says…

Looking For Cooperative Iran Hawk: Trump "Actively Discussing" Mattis Replacement
Whitney Webb | iranian.com | 2018-09-08
Mattis is the last remaining high-ranking member of the Trump cabinet who has publicly opposed the President's Iran policy, particularly the U.S.' unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal. [dropcap]M[/dropcap]edia reports emerged this week that suggest that U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis may soon find […] | The post Looking For Cooperative Iran Hawk: Trump "Actively Discussing" Mattis Replacement…
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Netanyahu Regime Secretly Arming and Funding Twelve or More Terrorist Groups in Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-08
On September 6, Foreign Policy (FP), an establishment media discussed Israel's "secret program to back Syrian rebels" — code name for terrorists, supported by the Trump and Netanyahu regimes, along with …
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Idlib: Al Qaeda's Last Stand
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-08
The United States has raised tensions further amid Syria's ongoing conflict. It has issued a threat in the form of a "warning" against Damascus against retaking the northern region of Idlib. …
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Iran, Russia And Turkey Meet To Discuss Future Of Syria Ahead Of Battle For Last Rebel Stronghold
SouthFront | iranian.com | 2018-09-08
The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran met in the Iranian capital of Tehran on September 7 to discuss the issue of the northern Syrian governorate of Idlib, which is controlled by several radical groups, including the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). During the meeting, Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan said […] | The post Iran, Russia And Turkey Meet To Discuss Future Of Syria Ahead Of Battle For Last Rebel Stronghold appeared first on The Iranian
iranian.com/2018/09/08/iran-russ…

"The Ruling Elite Has Long Believed That America Has Been Chosen By History To Guide The World."
Mohsen Abdelmoumen | iranian.com | 2018-09-08
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Israel continues to massacre the Palestinian people with the utmost impunity. Is not Israel a rogue state? Sheldon Richman: That would depend on your definition of "rogue state," about which I would not expect broad agreement. I'd prefer to analyze the Israeli government's conduct without looking for a contentious label. The policies and conduct of […] | The post "The Ruling Elite Has Long Believed That America Has Been Chosen By History To Guide The World."
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Iraqi Protesters Torch The Iranian Consulate In Basra
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-09-08
Iraqi demonstrators on Friday set fire to the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Basra, local sources have said. According to witnesses in the area, an angry mob stormed the consulate on Friday evening before setting the building alight. Only one day earlier, demonstrators had attacked several government buildings in the city, including Basra's […] | The post Iraqi Protesters Torch The Iranian Consulate In Basra appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/07/iraqi-pro…

Demonization of Middle East Leaders Prior to Invasion and "Regime Change". Trump's Iran Policy
Farhang Jahanpour | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-08
1. The US Iran policy aims at nothing but conflict-building followed by economic, political and military violence | From all the remarks made by President Donald Trump and his senior officials, it …
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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 '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.
rt.com/usa/437937-pentagon-trump…

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.
rt.com/usa/437972-pentagon-plan-…

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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Trump "Actively Discussing" Mattis Replacement, Looking for Cooperative Iran Hawk
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-07
Mattis is the last remaining high-ranking member of the Trump cabinet who has publicly opposed the President's Iran policy, particularly the U.S.' unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal. | The post Trump "Actively Discussing" Mattis Replacement, Looking for Cooperative Iran Hawk appeared first on MintPress News.
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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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Pompeo's Fingerprints Are All Over Trump's New Syria Regime Change Policy
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-07
Mike Pompeo's fingerprints are all over Trump's new Syria policy, including the Washington Post's main source for details on the changes, James Jeffrey, Pompeo's "representative for Syria engagement." | The post Pompeo's Fingerprints Are All Over Trump's New Syria Regime Change Policy appeared first on MintPress News.
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Watch | Israel Censors News on IDF Funding and Support of Syrian Rebels
SouthFront | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-07
This incident once again demonstrates that all claims of Tel Aviv that it is not involved in the ongoing conflict in Syria are false. | The post Watch | Israel Censors News on IDF Funding and Support of Syrian Rebels appeared first on MintPress News.
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Report: Russia May Soon Attack US Military Base in Occupied Syria
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-07
Russia has warned the U.S. that the Russian and Syrian militaries are prepared to launch an offensive on the U.S.-controlled Al-Tanf military base in Syria. | The post Report: Russia May Soon Attack US Military Base in Occupied Syria appeared first on MintPress News.
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Nikki Haley: "US Will Not Remain A Passive Observer As Nicaragua Becomes Another Venezuela Or Syria"
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-07
Meanwhile, the Russian Mission to the UN urged "Washington to abandon the colonial-style attempts to influence the situation in Nicaragua" via Twitter. | The post Nikki Haley: "US Will Not Remain A Passive Observer As Nicaragua Becomes Another Venezuela Or Syria" appeared first on MintPress News.
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UK "identifies" Russian agents in attempted Skripal assassination
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-07
The government's narrative, supplied by the same security services that faked "evidence" of Iraqi "weapons of mass destruction," cannot be taken at face value.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

'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.
rt.com/usa/437891-woodward-trump…

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."
rt.com/usa/437907-trump-ready-me…

Leader of breakaway republic in Ukraine assassinated
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-07
The 42-year-old head of the Russian-backed rebel state in eastern Ukraine died in an explosion at a café in Donetsk last Friday.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

'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…

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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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.
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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.
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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…

Imran Khan, the Army's Choice
Christophe Jaffrelot | thenation.com | 2018-09-04
Imran Khan, the Army's Choice appeared first on The Nation.
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'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…

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…

Desperate for collusion proof, FBI 'tried & failed to recruit Russian oligarchs' — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-02
FBI agents tried to turn Russia's once-richest man into a US mole, according to an explosive NYT report. It claims that Oleg Deripaska was one of six oligarchs targeted for information in a Russiagate-related intelligence flop.
rt.com/usa/437449-trump-fbi-doss…

'Photo coming soon': White House coin marks Trump-Putin Helsinki summit as 'historic moment'
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-02
Although US President Donald Trump has come under fire for daring to have a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House is making no apologies. It's even released a commemorative coin marking the event.
rt.com/usa/437455-trump-putin-su…

2 bads make a good? US eyeing F-22/F-35 hybrid to counter 'Russian & Chinese threats' — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-01
The US is reportedly looking into a hybrid of two 5th generation fighter jets — the F-22 and F-35 — to help counter "Russian and Chinese threats." The two machines, both riddled with technical issues, might not mix well.
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MSM one step away from McCain myth-making — well, you can learn from Lenin classic!
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-01
With the US media venerating the late John McCain, one can only wonder if the stories will soon cross into the realm of pure mythology. If so, Russia's Soviet history may offer the MSM some quality myth-making inspiration.
rt.com/usa/437407-mccain-tall-ta…

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-…

China Daily derides Trump's Twitter rants as 'messages from some alternative universe'
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-31
In a Friday editorial, China Daily said that US President Donald Trump's social media rants are "from some alternative universe," following his claim that China hacked Hillary Clinton's email server.
rt.com/usa/437346-trumps-tweets-…

'Smart' Putin & election loans: 5 must-read Clinton-Yeltsin exchanges released
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-31
Election influence, NATO expansion and Vladimir Putin were just some of the hot button topics discussed twenty years ago by US President Bill Clinton and Russian leader Boris Yeltsin, newly released transcripts reveal.
rt.com/usa/437299-clinton-yeltsi…

US has already drafted list of targets for potential strike in Syria — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-31
The US military and intelligence have already compiled a list of preliminary targets they would strike in response to another chemical-weapons incident in Syria, CNN reported, citing US administration officials.
rt.com/usa/437374-us-strike-targ…

Trump legal team to challenge Mueller probe legitimacy in counter-report
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-31
US President Donald Trump's legal team, led by his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, is working on a comprehensive report intended as a response to the conclusions of the "Russia collusion" probe, which are yet to be released.
rt.com/usa/437301-trump-counter-…

Syria's Government Is Preparing a Climactic Attack on the Last Rebel Stronghold
Loubna Mrie | thenation.com | 2018-08-30
Syria's Government Is Preparing a Climactic Attack on the Last Rebel Stronghold appeared first on The Nation.
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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…

Headlines for August 28, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-28
U.N. Accuses U.S.-Backed, Saudi-led Coalition of Possible War Crimes in Yemen, North Korea Warns Denuclearization Talks in Jeopardy, Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina's Gerrymandered Voting Map, U.S. Student Loan Watchdog Accuses Trump Administration of Siding with Predatory Lenders, Facebook Bans Burmese Army Commander-in-Chief After U.N. Genocide Report, U.S. and Mexico Reach Agreement to Revise Portions of NAFTA | , Trump Breaks Near-Silence on Death of Sen. John McCain, Study Links Air Pollution to Reduction in Intelligence, Bloomberg Reassigns Journalist Who Exposed Wells Fargo's Ties to Gun Industry…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/28/h…

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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