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How Joe Biden Plans to Make The American Empire Great Again

    How Joe Biden Plans to Make The American Empire Great Again

Throughout his campaign, Joe Biden railed against Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ foreign policy, claiming it weakened the United States and left the world in disarray. He pledged to reverse this decline and recover the damage Trump did to America’s reputation. While Donald Trump called to make America Great Again, Biden seeks to Make the American…

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Oregon Can’t Fight Wildfires Because Its Helicopters Were Sent To Afghanistan

    Oregon Can’t Fight Wildfires Because Its Helicopters Were Sent To Afghanistan

More than half a million Oregonians have been forced to flee their homes, as wildfires continue to ravage the West Coast of the United States. Amid record-breaking temperatures, the wildfires, which have charred one million acres of land, have caused the sky to turn a terrifying shade of red, with many comparing it to Mars, hell,…

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Lee Camp: How the Media Used the Bounty Scandal to Stop the ‘Threat’ of Peace in Afghanistan

    Lee Camp: How the Media Used the Bounty Scandal to Stop the ‘Threat’ of Peace in Afghanistan

This is not a column defending Donald Trump. Across my career, I have said more positive words about the scolex family of intestinal tapeworms than I have said about Donald Trump. (Scolex have been shown to read more.) No, this is a column about context. When The New York Times reports anonymous sources from the…

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Trump’s Taliban Talks Led by Neocon Operation Cyclone Agent & PNAC Member

    Trump’s Taliban Talks Led by Neocon Operation Cyclone Agent & PNAC Member

National Security Advisor John Bolton’s firing may be the 9/11 anniversary gift the war-weary American public wanted, but the support he received from the establishment demonstrates that the war machine is much greater than one man.  Bolton, the neoconservative movement’s standard bearer in the Trump administration, took up a crusade against high-level talks between Trump…

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US & Its Afghan Trainees Now Killing More Civilians than the Taliban

  US & Its Afghan Trainees Now Killing More Civilians than the Taliban

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — For the first time in recorded history, the U.S. and the Afghan government, whose forces are trained by Americans, killed more civilians than did the Taliban in the first quarter of 2019, according to a United Nations report. Increased bombing campaigns by the U.S. and increasingly reckless search operations by pro-government forces…

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American Wars Are off the Charts Under Donald Trump

  American Wars Are off the Charts Under Donald Trump

Here’s a statement it might be hard to disagree with: American war is off the charts. Still, I’d like to explain — but I’m nervous about doing so. I know perfectly well that the next word I plan to write will send most of you tumbling elsewhere in a universe in which “news” is the…

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U.S. to International Criminal Court: We Will Break Your Legs

  U.S. to International Criminal Court: We Will Break Your Legs

Well, not exactly like that, but in a way, yes. Now, finally, ‘the gloves are off’. The U.S. is openly threatening the historically timid ICC (International Criminal Court) and its judges. And unexpectedly, the ICC is hitting back. It refuses to shut up, to kneel, and to beg for mercy. Suddenly, even the Western mass…

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Afghan Civilians Fear CIA-Backed Death Squads that Can Call In Airstrikes

  Afghan Civilians Fear CIA-Backed Death Squads that Can Call In Airstrikes

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN — Elite CIA-backed special forces in Afghanistan are leaving a trail of carnage in the country. As such units do not operate under the umbrella of the Department of Defense, they have been given near-impunity despite standing accused of war crimes. Last month, the New York Times cited “senior Afghan and international…

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An Unholy Alliance: The Use of Terrorism According to John Bolton

  An Unholy Alliance: The Use of Terrorism According to John Bolton

In 1978, President Carter’s National Security Advisor, Zbignew Brzezinski, decided to use the Muslim Brotherhood against the Soviets, and sent Arab combatants to support the Afghan opposition against the Communist regime. Responding to a call for help from the Afghan government, the Red Army became bogged down in an unwinnable conflict. In Afghanistan, the Muslim…

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Iran Offers an Alternative to US Occupation in Afghanistan

  Iran Offers an Alternative to US Occupation in Afghanistan

The full-court press on Iran that President Donald Trump has put into play has not yet resulted in changes to Tehran’s regional strategy. Iran’s influence in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen is growing, and now Tehran intends to outplay Trump in Afghanistan. Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (NSC), spoke in…

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