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With “Troika of Tyranny,” Bolton’s Long Standing Push to Target Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua Finally Pays Off

    With “Troika of Tyranny,” Bolton’s Long Standing Push to Target Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua Finally Pays Off

MIAMI – On Thursday, National Security Adviser John Bolton inaugurated the Trump administration’s version of the Bush-era “Axis of Evil” by singling out the three left-wing governments in Latin America – Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua – as the “Troika of Tyranny.” Bolton — who also used the terms “the three stooges of socialism” and the…

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Israel Asked US to Stand by Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder

    Israel Asked US to Stand by Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the United States to stand by Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman (MBS) after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi The revelation was made by the Washington Post yesterday, citing information from US officials familiar with a series of telephone conversations made to Jared Kushner – senior advisor to President Donald Trump…

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Praising Brazil’s New Fascist Leader as ‘Like-Minded,’ Bolton Hails Brazilian Strongman as Welcome Ally in Crushing Latin American Left

    Praising Brazil’s New Fascist Leader as ‘Like-Minded,’ Bolton Hails Brazilian Strongman as Welcome Ally in Crushing Latin American Left

Declaring not just sympathy but outright admiration for a fascist who has threatened violence against his leftist political opponents, celebrated the use of torture, and promised to give the police free rein to murder at will, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Thursday praised Brazil’s newly elected strongman President Jair Bolsonaro as a “like-minded” partner who shares…

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The Long-term Consequences of Trump’s Campaign Against Iran

    The Long-term Consequences of Trump’s Campaign Against Iran

The next step in the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran comes this Sunday, Nov. 4, when the most severe sanctions will be imposed on the Islamic Republic. Crucially, they apply not only to Iran but to anyone who continues to do business with it. It’s not yet clear how disruptive this move will…

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As US and Western Allies Suddenly Push Peace in Yemen, Can Their Endgame be Trusted?

  As US and Western Allies Suddenly Push Peace in Yemen, Can Their Endgame be Trusted?

SANA’A, YEMEN — Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of Ansar Allah’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, welcomed U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ recent remarks urging an end to the three-year-long Saudi-led war in Yemen. In a tweet, Al-Houthi urged Mattis to announce an immediate end to the war, as well as to the Saudi coalition’s blockade…

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Israeli PM Set to Attend Inauguration of Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Highlighting Likud Support for Ethno-Nationalist Politicians Abroad

  Israeli PM Set to Attend Inauguration of Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Highlighting Likud Support for Ethno-Nationalist Politicians Abroad

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Following the victory of Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday’s Brazilian election, events have suggested that the consequences of the far-right politician’s rise to power will reach far beyond Latin America. Indeed, the Middle East is set to feel the effects of Bolsonaro’s rise to power directly, as his administration will continue the…

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Israel’s Netanyahu Chooses Trump Over American Jews … Again

  Israel’s Netanyahu Chooses Trump Over American Jews … Again

On Saturday, Robert Bowers, a right-wing gunman strode into a synagogue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh and began shooting. When he was finished, he’d murdered 11 people. Donald Trump led the quick march to bizarrely defend one of the most prominent U.S. cult symbols, the gun, by blaming the synagogue itself for not…

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Venezuela Launches Media Response Plan to Fake News Attacks

  Venezuela Launches Media Response Plan to Fake News Attacks

The Venezuelan government has announced the creation of a media-based task force to address fake or misleading international news stories about the Caribbean nation. The ‘Zero Tolerance Media Plan’ was announced by Vice Minister for International Communication William Castillo Monday, and will run through the Foreign Office and its network of embassies and consulates. Castillo…

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Palestinians Trampled as Trump Targets Iran and Pulls Arab States and into Alliance with Israel

  Palestinians Trampled as Trump Targets Iran and Pulls Arab States and into Alliance with Israel

UNITED NATIONS — As the Trump administration renews its push for a formal military alliance between the United States and its Arab allies to target Iran, several members of the emerging bloc have joined an unprecedented drive to normalize their relations with Israel. The timing, regional observers told MintPress News this week, is no coincidence.…

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US Sanctions Cost Venezuela $6B Since August 2017, Sparking Humanitarian Catastrophe

  US Sanctions Cost Venezuela $6B Since August 2017, Sparking Humanitarian Catastrophe

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — United States sanctions against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela have cost the Latin American nation $6 billion since August of 2017, leaving the fate of healthcare and access to basic goods in jeopardy for millions of already struggling Venezuelans. As recently as early October, an anonymous source from the Trump administration told…

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