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Mass Psychosis and the Church of Humanitarian Interventionism

    Mass Psychosis and the Church of Humanitarian Interventionism

Ask any American liberal aged sixty-five and older what they think about Franco, Mussolini, or Hitler and they will vehemently denounce these men as tyrants, murderers, and despots. Ask them what they think about the Vietnam War and they will say it was a tragedy, not only for the Vietnamese, but for the poor American…

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The Decade-Long U.S. Campaign To Foment Syria’s “Revolution” And Unseat Assad

    The Decade-Long U.S. Campaign To Foment Syria’s “Revolution” And Unseat Assad

SYRIA — The fingerprints of U.S. imperialism can be found all over the manufactured insurrection in Syria, in keeping with the ultimate goal of destabilization and eventual “regime change”  through fomenting a sectarian civil war.  Former NATO commander Wesley Clark has gone on record as stating that Syria was on a list of targeted nations to…

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The Real Reason Trump Decided To Pullout of Syria

    The Real Reason Trump Decided To Pullout of Syria

Last Friday President Trump had another long phone call with the Turkish President Erdogan. Thereafter he overruled all his advisors and decided to remove the U.S. boots from Syria and to also end the air war. This was the first time Trump took a decisive stand against the borg, the permanent neoconservative and interventionist establishment in his administration, the…

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The Latest Odds of a Hot War Between NATO and Russia

    The Latest Odds of a Hot War Between NATO and Russia

George Szamuely is a Hungarian-born scholar and Senior Research Fellow at London’s Global Policy Institute. He lives in New York City. I spoke to him about escalating hostilities on Russia’s Ukrainian and Black Sea borders and about Exercise Trident Juncture, NATO’s massive military exercise on Russian borders which ended just as the latest hostilities began. Ann Garrison: George, the…

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s Pro-Nazi Soldier Photo Op

  Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s Pro-Nazi Soldier Photo Op

Grayzone Project — Petro Poroshenko, the staunchly pro-NATO president of Western ally Ukraine, posed for a photo op with a soldier wearing a Nazi symbol. On December 6, the Ukrainian billionaire oligarch leader posted a photo on multiple social media accounts that shows him standing with armed troops. One of these Ukrainian soldiers is wearing a…

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With Tensions Mounting over Kerch Strait Incident, Will Ukraine Replace Syria as Focus for US’ Russia Containment Strategy?

  With Tensions Mounting over Kerch Strait Incident, Will Ukraine Replace Syria as Focus for US’ Russia Containment Strategy?

SEVASTOPOL, CRIMEA — Seemingly out of nowhere, Ukraine nearly declared war on Russia over the weekend after a confrontation in the Kerch Strait, which straddles Crimea and the Russian mainland, between Ukrainian naval boats and Russian authorities that resulted in Russia seizing three Ukrainian navy vessels and 24 Ukrainian sailors. Ukraine has accused Russian ships…

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Trident Juncture: The Anti-Russia Cold War Heats Up in the Arctic

  Trident Juncture: The Anti-Russia Cold War Heats Up in the Arctic

Britain’s Daily Mail is a strident rag that is bought daily by over a million people who agree with its stance that most foreigners are inferior to Brits. Two years ago the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance reported that the Mail and some other papers indulged in “offensive, discriminatory and provocative terminology”, and the Commission’s chairman observed that “the Brexit…

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Seven Years after NATO Overthrew Gaddafi in Libya, Western-Backed Gov Begs for Another Intervention

  Seven Years after NATO Overthrew Gaddafi in Libya, Western-Backed Gov Begs for Another Intervention

TRIPOLI, LIBYA — A month of violent in-fighting in Libya’s capital has prompted the “official” government of Libya to call for UN intervention, just seven years after the 2011 NATO intervention laid waste to the country and plunged it into a state of chaos from which it has never recovered. In late August, the Libyan…

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One-Time Top Turkish Journalist on the Coup, the Repression, and Turkey’s Future

  One-Time Top Turkish Journalist on the Coup, the Repression, and Turkey’s Future

ANKARA, TURKEY — With most of the Turkish media controlled by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP), it is hard for many people to fully understand the internal politics of Turkey. One way to break through this is by listening to Turkey’s exiled journalists like Abdullah Bozkurt. In 2016, Turkey…

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US Imposes New Russia Sanctions “Until Change in Russian Behavior”

  US Imposes New Russia Sanctions “Until Change in Russian Behavior”

Having warned several weeks ago it would impose sanctions on Russia for its alleged use of the Novichok chemical agent in the UK, on Friday morning the US followed through with the threat when the U.S. released a notice of sanctions, saying they will take effect when published in Federal Register on Aug. 27. The…

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