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Russia and Iran’s Clashing Visions for Syria’s future

    Russia and Iran’s Clashing Visions for Syria’s future

Rivals of the West in their own right, Iran and Russia today are major power players in the Syrian imbroglio. Their convergence of interests in helping eradicate extremist terrorist proxies utilized by an array of rival states against their mutual Syrian ally has allowed them both a significant degree of say in Syrian affairs and…

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Russia and Iran’s Clashing Visions for Syria’s Future

    Russia and Iran’s Clashing Visions for Syria’s Future

Rivals of the West in their own right, Iran and Russia today are major power players in the Syrian imbroglio. Their convergence of interests in helping eradicate extremist terrorist proxies utilized by an array of rival states against their mutual Syrian ally has allowed them both a significant degree of say in Syrian affairs and…

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Wealthy Gulf States Plan to Spend Big to Coax Syria Away from Iran 

    Wealthy Gulf States Plan to Spend Big to Coax Syria Away from Iran 

Since the dawn of the 2011 Syrian civil war, many aspects of the country’s political culture have been in flux. Yet a single doctrine has remained steadfast throughout that evolution: that Israel is Syria’s primary foe. Even the country’s constitution declares Syria the “beating heart of Arabism, the forefront of confrontation with the Zionist [Israel]…

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US Announces Three New Bases in Iraq After Iraqis Demand Full Withdrawal

    US Announces Three New Bases in Iraq After Iraqis Demand Full Withdrawal

Less than a week after millions of Iraqis took to the streets demanding the U.S. military leave for good, the United States announced that is planning to build three new military bases in Iraq, according to military news service Breaking Defense. The three sites chosen – Erbin, Sulimania and Halabja – are all extremely close…

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How Government and Media Are Prepping America for a Failed 2020 Election

  How Government and Media Are Prepping America for a Failed 2020 Election

As World War II drew to a close in Europe, British philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote that “neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.” Though numerous examples in the post-World War II era have proven Russell’s point,…

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Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva: Obama, Hillary Ordered Me Not to Negotiate with Iran

  Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva: Obama, Hillary Ordered Me Not to Negotiate with Iran

He was the world’s most popular leader. Now he is “the world’s most prominent political prisoner” according to American political philosopher Noam Chomsky. From extremely humble beginnings as a peanut seller and a shoeshine boy on Brazil’s streets, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rose to become president of his nation in 2002. Yet he is…

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Keeping with its Crackdown on Alternative Voices, Google Deletes Press TV from YouTube

  Keeping with its Crackdown on Alternative Voices, Google Deletes Press TV from YouTube

Without warning, tech giant Google “permanently removed” Iranian government-owned media channel Press TV UK’s YouTube channel Monday night amid increasing American hostility to Iran. “This attack on the freedom of speech of Press TV’s journalists seems to be part of an anti-Iran purge as the West sets its sights on regime change in Iran,” Press…

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Study Finds Bots and MAGA Supporters Pushing #IraniansDetestSoleimani Hashtag

  Study Finds Bots and MAGA Supporters Pushing #IraniansDetestSoleimani Hashtag

The hashtag #IraniansDetestSoleimani has been trending on Twitter this week, as users voiced their opposition to the recently assassinated Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani. The hashtag remained one of the most popular amongst users in the U.S. and Western Europe. But similar viral sentiment was not expressed across the Middle East, least of all on…

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Trump Backs Away from Threats to Retaliate for Iranian Missile Strikes, Promises New Sanctions

  Trump Backs Away from Threats to Retaliate for Iranian Missile Strikes, Promises New Sanctions

WASHINGTON DC — In a statement delivered late Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump made it clear that the U.S. would not militarily respond to the missile strikes launched by Iran on U.S. military installations in Iraq on Tuesday, strikes that were themselves retaliation for the Trump administration’s killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and the…

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Questions Surround Mysterious Plane Crash in Iran That Left 176 Dead

  Questions Surround Mysterious Plane Crash in Iran That Left 176 Dead

A Kiev-bound Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, Iran, early Wednesday morning, killing all 176 passengers and nine crew members on board. The head of the Red Crescent told Iranian news agency ISNA that it was “obviously impossible” that any passengers on flight PS-752 survived. A witness to the incident…

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