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For the US and Israel, Iran Works Best as a Perpetual Threat

    For the US and Israel, Iran Works Best as a Perpetual Threat

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE — According to a story in Haaretz, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said recently that “the United States will respond with military force if its interests are attacked by Iran.” However, there are several reasons why Israel and the U.S. will not attack Iran, at least not directly. Al Jazeera reports…

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Bolton Alleges Iran Maritime Sabotage But Evidence Points Elsewhere

    Bolton Alleges Iran Maritime Sabotage But Evidence Points Elsewhere

ABU DHABI, U.A.E. — On Wednesday, National Security Advisor John Bolton told a group of reporters in Abu Dhabi that “naval mines almost certainly from Iran” had been used to conduct the alleged “sabotage” attack on four commercial vessels off the coast of the United Arab Emirates’ port of Fujairah earlier this month. “There is…

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With the US-Iran War Ball Now Rolling, Could an “Accident” or “False Flag” Serve as Pretext?

    With the US-Iran War Ball Now Rolling, Could an “Accident” or “False Flag” Serve as Pretext?

As tensions between the U.S. and Iran threaten to boil over, the probability of a provocation or “accident” that would provoke hostilities between the two countries is higher than ever. U.K. Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt, after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, openly stated as much on Monday, telling reporters in Brussels that…

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Bolton’s Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran

    Bolton’s Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran

WASHINGTON — In a late Sunday press release, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the deployment of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and a bomber task force to U.S. Central Command as a “clear and unmistakable message to Iran.” The press release claims that the move was made “in response to a number…

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Biden Sides With Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo in Backing Venezuela Coup Effort

  Biden Sides With Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo in Backing Venezuela Coup Effort

Despite progressive critics and anti-war voices speaking forcefully against the Trump administration’s overt backing of the attempted coup d’état by rightwing opposition forces in Venezuela on Tuesday, 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden aligned himself with the White House by throwing his support behind the overthrow effort. “The violence in Venezuela today against peaceful protesters is criminal,” Biden tweeted on…

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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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Africa as Colonial as Ever: US “New Africa Strategy” Old Oil in New Bottles

  Africa as Colonial as Ever: US “New Africa Strategy” Old Oil in New Bottles

In February 2011, then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates stated at West Point that “any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia, or into the Middle East or Africa, should have his head examined.” While blood was spilled in Libya by NATO coalition forces, killing hundreds from…

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Russia Warns Bolton: ‘Monroe Doctrine’ Remarks Insulting to Latin America

  Russia Warns Bolton: ‘Monroe Doctrine’ Remarks Insulting to Latin America

What is the ‘Monroe Doctrine’? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a ‘backyard’ of the United States. It ‘philosophically’ justifies Washington’s neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions in the Caribbean, and in Central and South America. And…

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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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