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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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On the Eve of Venezuela’s Elections, the US Empire Isn’t Sitting Idly by

    On the Eve of Venezuela’s Elections, the US Empire Isn’t Sitting Idly by

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is the frontrunner in the presidential elections scheduled for May 20. If past pronouncements and practice by the US empire are any indication, every effort will be made to oust an avowed socialist from what is considered the US’ “backyard.” With a week to go to the election, the leftist president of…

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The Real Syria: Constitutional, Non-Sectarian, Resistant

    The Real Syria: Constitutional, Non-Sectarian, Resistant

DAMASCUS (Op-ed) — Juliette Harkin, Associate Lecturer on Politics and International Relations at Anglia Ruskin University, wrote an article dated May 1, 2018, titled: “‘Assadism’ is destroying Syria – here’s where it came from.” Political scientists from around the world have written on the subject of the Syrian conflict, which began in March 2011 and…

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Author of Trump’s Iran Regime Change Blueprint is Actually a Right-Wing Troll

    Author of Trump’s Iran Regime Change Blueprint is Actually a Right-Wing Troll

President Donald Trump’s unilateral exit from the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) has triggered a frenzied push inside the administration to support color revolution-style regime change operations in Iran. According to the neoconservative Free Beacon, National Security Director John Bolton has authorized the publication and distribution of an internal white paper urging “a strategy by…

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Haley, Pence Convey US Message on Venezuela: Only Election Worth Holding is One that Results in Regime Change

  Haley, Pence Convey US Message on Venezuela: Only Election Worth Holding is One that Results in Regime Change

WASHINGTON – As aggressive neoconservatives increasingly take the helm of the United States foreign policy establishment, Washington’s appetite for “regime change” has only grown. The reinvigorated mood for intervening in the internal affairs of nations who don’t adhere to Washington’s dictates was on full display Tuesday as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley…

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The Syrian American Medical Society Is Selling Regime Change and Driving the US to War

  The Syrian American Medical Society Is Selling Regime Change and Driving the US to War

This article first appeared on The Grayzone Project Reports on unproven allegations of a chemical attack in Douma, the Syria city formerly occupied by the Army of Islam insurgent group, invariably rely on a key source: The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). Together with the White Helmets, SAMS has been cited by the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN and…

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The Outrage Over Trump’s Syria Withdrawal: “We Took The Oil. We’ve Got To Keep The Oil”

  The Outrage Over Trump’s Syria Withdrawal: “We Took The Oil. We’ve Got To Keep The Oil”

Regime change advocates, neocon beltway hawks, and all the usual armchair warrior zero-skin-in-the-game think tank interventionistas are in continued meltdown mode after Trump confirmed plans to withdraw American forces – some 2000+ troops and personnel – from Syria. On Friday the president told senior White House aides that US forces will be exiting Syria after public comments made earlier. In statements carried…

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Regime Change, Partition, and “Sunnistan”: John Bolton’s Vision for a New Middle East

  Regime Change, Partition, and “Sunnistan”: John Bolton’s Vision for a New Middle East

This article is Part II of a series exploring the past of soon-to-be National Security Adviser John Bolton and what his appointment will mean for U.S. foreign policy, with a focus on the Middle East, Latin America, and the Koreas. Part I examined Bolton’s past advocacy for Israel, often at the U.S.’ expense. Part II…

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The US Can’t Revive the Monroe Doctrine or Expel China from Latin America, but it Can Inflict Pain on the Region

  The US Can’t Revive the Monroe Doctrine or Expel China from Latin America, but it Can Inflict Pain on the Region

WASHINGTON (Analysis) — Is the United States getting its groove back in Latin America? It’s certainly talking like it is. In February, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson toured the region in a bid to drum up support for Washington’s regime-change agenda in Venezuela. He began the tour in a bizarre fashion, celebrating the relevance…

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The New York Times’ Uncanny Comparison of a Venezuelan Opposition Leader to Martin Luther King

  The New York Times’ Uncanny Comparison of a Venezuelan Opposition Leader to Martin Luther King

The corporate media reached an all-time low last week in its one-sided reporting on Venezuela.  Wil H. Hylton in a lengthy article in New York Times‘ magazine section compared jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López with Martin Luther King. Throughout the article, Hylton weaves together the topic of King’s employment of civil disobedience in the struggle to…

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