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The Thoughts and Prayers from War-Mongers and Islamophobes Ring Hollow

    The Thoughts and Prayers from War-Mongers and Islamophobes Ring Hollow

WASHINGTON — Following the horrific shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, statements of solidarity and sympathy have poured in from around the world, condemning the act and remembering the lives of the 50 people, including several children, who lost their lives. Yet, not everyone expressing sympathy has been deemed sincere by those in…

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John Bolton Defends Monroe Doctrine as Juan Guaido Lobs New Threats at Venezuela Gov’t

    John Bolton Defends Monroe Doctrine as Juan Guaido Lobs New Threats at Venezuela Gov’t

The United States wishes to form as broad a coalition as possible to ramp up regime change efforts in Venezuela, according to U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton during CNN’s State of the Union on March 3, 2019. Meanwhile, U.S.-Proclaimed Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido is to return to the country on March, 4 to lead…

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Meet Juan Guaido’s First Ambassador, Fake Twitter Diplomat Slammed by Costa Rica for ‘Unacceptable Entry’

    Meet Juan Guaido’s First Ambassador, Fake Twitter Diplomat Slammed by Costa Rica for ‘Unacceptable Entry’

Grayzone — While tweeting that she had taken charge of Venezuela’s Embassy in Costa Rica on February 20, Maria Faría demonstrated that she was more familiar with the conventions of social media than those dictating international diplomacy. “In fulfillment of the diplomatic functions, assigned by President Juan Guaido”, tweeted Faría, referring to the US-appointed leader of Venezuela’s parallel coup…

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John Bolton Threatens Iran Over Debunked Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons

    John Bolton Threatens Iran Over Debunked Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons

As Iranians this week mark the 40th anniversary of their country’s 1979 revolution, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton declared in a message to Iranian leaders on Monday that he doesn’t think they will “have many more anniversaries to enjoy”—a comment that was immediately perceived as a direct threat of war. In a video posted…

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Pompeo Attempts to Link Iran, Hezbollah to Crisis in Venezuela

  Pompeo Attempts to Link Iran, Hezbollah to Crisis in Venezuela

WASHINGTON — During a Wednesday night interview with FOX Business host Trish Regan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made several statements that raised eyebrows, such as claiming that Cuba had invaded Venezuela and “taken control” of the Venezuela’s “security apparatus” and that U.S. sanctions illegally imposed on Venezuela “aren’t aimed at the Venezuelan people.” However,…

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Dispatches from the Edge: the Drift Towards War with Iran

  Dispatches from the Edge: the Drift Towards War with Iran

Keeping track of the Trump administration’s foreign policy is like trying to track a cat on a hot tin roof: We’re pulling out of Syria (not right away). We’re leaving Afghanistan (sometime in the future). Mexico is going to pay for a wall (no, it isn’t). Saudi Arabia, Russia, the European Union, China, Turkey, North…

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“It Can’t Be Fixed:” Senior ICC Judge Quits in Protest of US, Turkish Meddling

  “It Can’t Be Fixed:” Senior ICC Judge Quits in Protest of US, Turkish Meddling

THE HAGUE — A senior judge at the United Nations’ International Court in The Hague has resigned in protest of “shocking” interference from the Trump administration into a preliminary war-crimes investigation into U.S. troops. The judge, Christoph Flügge, who hails from Germany, slammed National Security Advisor John Bolton over his response last year to a…

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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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Bolton’s Radical Reshaping Plan for Mideast Included “Mind Boggling” Strikes on Iran, Syria, and Iraq

  Bolton’s Radical Reshaping Plan for Mideast Included “Mind Boggling” Strikes on Iran, Syria, and Iraq

WASHINGTON — In 2017, less than a year before he became national security advisor, John Bolton promised a gathering of the Mujahedeen Khalq (MEK) that: The declared policy of the United States should be the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime in Tehran. … The behavior and the objectives of the regime are not going to…

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Five Days after Bolton’s Reversal, US Syrian Troop Withdrawal Sort of Back On

  Five Days after Bolton’s Reversal, US Syrian Troop Withdrawal Sort of Back On

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — On Friday, the Trump administration’s Syria policy, specifically regarding the withdrawal of U.S. troops illegally occupying part of the country, experienced what appears to be yet another drastic reversal just days after top administration officials National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the de facto cancellation of…

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