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Pompeo Took 12-Hour Flight To Saudi Arabia For ’15 Minute Meeting’ With King Salman

    Pompeo Took 12-Hour Flight To Saudi Arabia For ’15 Minute Meeting’ With King Salman

Even before the publication of last night’s Saudi trial balloon hinting that the kingdom would soon acknowledge that the extrajudicial killing of Jamal Khashoggi – the insider-turned dissident journalist who walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week and never walked back out – was the result of a “botched” kidnapping attempt carried out…

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John Bolton Just Confirmed the U.S. Is Becoming a Rogue State

    John Bolton Just Confirmed the U.S. Is Becoming a Rogue State

Amid mounting concerns about possible war with Iran after the Trump administration ditched a decades-old bilateral treaty in response to an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions violate it, National Security Adviser John Bolton announced a review of all international agreements that could lead to more binding decisions by the principal judicial organ of the United…

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Pompeo’s Fingerprints Are All Over Trump’s New Syria Regime Change Policy

    Pompeo’s Fingerprints Are All Over Trump’s New Syria Regime Change Policy

WASHINGTON — Despite his having expressed his desire to get U.S. troops out of Syria only months ago, a report published Friday in The Washington Post claims that President Donald Trump is allegedly “on board” with a new “indefinite military and diplomatic effort in Syria.” That effort claims to seek the “establishment of a stable,…

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US is Ready to Strike Iran’s Nuclear Facilities in August

    US is Ready to Strike Iran’s Nuclear Facilities in August

According to ABC, the US is going to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities. An operation may start as early as next month. The UK and Australia will participate in intelligence efforts, such as identifying targets. The US-Iran relationship took a nosedive after Iran threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz in early July. President Trump told the Iranian leadership…

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With Pompeo Visit, US Seeks New Justification for Ongoing Presence in Afghanistan

  With Pompeo Visit, US Seeks New Justification for Ongoing Presence in Afghanistan

KABUL – During an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday, a brief speech by Mike Pompeo betrayed what appears to be a major shift in U.S. policy towards the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history. Though the U.S. press widely reported that the purpose of Pompeo’s visit was to promote “peace talks”…

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Iran Issues Reminder That US is the World’s “Top Criminal with Regard to Missiles”

  Iran Issues Reminder That US is the World’s “Top Criminal with Regard to Missiles”

A top Iranian military commander responded on Tuesday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s demand that Iran end its domestic nuclear energy development, with a stern reminder that the United States has shown itself as the world’s most dangerous and violent military and nuclear power. “Who are you and America to tell us to limit…

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Here’s Why the Trump Administration’s New Iran Sanctions Will Fail

  Here’s Why the Trump Administration’s New Iran Sanctions Will Fail

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speech on new sanctions on Iran lays out a wide range of Iranian behavior he would like to change, and specified harsh US financial sanctions as his instrument. Pompeo, a Kansas oil man backed by the Koch brothers, is just a former congressman and a virulent Christian fundamentalist with white nationalist…

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Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, Aims Next at Blowing Up Iranian Government

  Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, Aims Next at Blowing Up Iranian Government

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s recent decision to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal, was hardly a surprise given that Trump and his administration had hinted for months that the U.S.’ participation in the deal was in its final days. Yet, while…

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Mike Pompeo Better for Big Oil Than Former Exxonmobil CEO Rex Tillerson

  Mike Pompeo Better for Big Oil Than Former Exxonmobil CEO Rex Tillerson

It’s said that you can tell a lot about people by the company they keep. And the shady characters President Trump has surrounded himself with represent a new low even by Washington standards. One thread that ties many of these people together is their deep connection with the fossil fuel industry — and their willingness…

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The State Department’s Future Under CIA Leadership

  The State Department’s Future Under CIA Leadership

I wonder how Rex Tillerson feels about being the first high-level federal official to be fired publically and online, in one brutal tweet. I’m sure he expected the hammer to come down on him, but not like that. And I wonder if he will come forward to describe what led up to it. Unlikely, as…

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