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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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Trump Axes Tillerson Over Iran Deal – Replaces Him With CIA Chief Pompeo

  Trump Axes Tillerson Over Iran Deal – Replaces Him With CIA Chief Pompeo

Back in December, we asked, “Will CIA Director Mike Pompeo Replace Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State?” The answer, as of moments ago, is yes. Moments ago, the WaPo first reported, and then President Trump tweeted, that he has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, launching a…

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