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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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A NATO-Funded Team is Advising Facebook On Flagging “Propaganda”

    A NATO-Funded Team is Advising Facebook On Flagging “Propaganda”

This is not at all comforting: during a week that’s witnessed Alex Jones’ social media accounts taken down by Facebook, Apple, Spotify and Google, and what appears to be a growing crackdown against alternative media figures including several prominent Libertarians, notably the Ron Paul Institute director, and the Scott Horton Show, who found their Twitter accounts suspended — we learn that the Atlantic Council is…

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NATO is a Goldmine for US Weapons’ Industries

  NATO is a Goldmine for US Weapons’ Industries

Countries of the NATO military alliance have been ordered by President Trump to increase their spending on weapons, and the reasons for his insistence they do so are becoming clearer. It’s got nothing to do with any defence rationale, because, after all, the Secretary General of the US-NATO military alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, has admitted that…

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Western Governments Seek to Evacuate White Helmets from Syria, Resettle Them in Canada

  Western Governments Seek to Evacuate White Helmets from Syria, Resettle Them in Canada

DARAA, SYRIA – Throughout much of the Syrian conflict, the exploits of the rescue organization that calls itself the Syrian Civil Defense, better known to Western media as the White Helmets, have been a source of constant controversy. Much of this controversy stems from their multi-million dollar funding from Western governments and their documented collaboration…

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NATO Summit Tells Member States to Get Rid of Russian Weapons

  NATO Summit Tells Member States to Get Rid of Russian Weapons

The final declaration of the recent NATO summit in Brussels says that the allies are committed to “working to address, as appropriate, existing dependencies on Russian-sourced legacy military equipment through national efforts and multinational cooperation” (paragraph 31). From now on they will “foster innovation to maintain our technological edge.” Actually, the very need to include such a clause into the text…

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After Trump Pushed NATO Members to Spend More, Lockheed Doubles Production as Orders “Explode”

  After Trump Pushed NATO Members to Spend More, Lockheed Doubles Production as Orders “Explode”

WASHINGTON – After a “very intense” summit with leaders of NATO member states earlier this week, U.S. President Trump has claimed that he has managed to secure commitments from the European leaders of NATO member countries that will see them increase their military spending. On Wednesday, Trump allegedly told NATO leaders that if they did…

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Poll: Germans Want US Troop Withdrawal, Oppose Increased Military Spending

  Poll: Germans Want US Troop Withdrawal, Oppose Increased Military Spending

BERLIN — After over 70 years, Germans have apparently had enough of the U.S. troop presence in their country, the second largest presence of U.S. troops abroad after Japan. According to a YouGov poll conducted by Germany’s DPA news agency, 42% of Germans support a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops in the country with 37%…

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Fifth Columns Make Way for the Coming Balkanization of South America

  Fifth Columns Make Way for the Coming Balkanization of South America

During the recent meeting in Caracas of the Venezuelan Presidential Economic Advisory Commission, in mid-June 2018, President Maduro said something extremely interesting, but also extremely disturbing – nonetheless highly important for the region to be aware of. Mr. Maduro mentioned Yugoslavia, the foreign induced local conflicts, the breakup and dismemberment of Yugoslavia, starting with the…

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