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How the United States Kept Arms Flowing into South Sudan

    How the United States Kept Arms Flowing into South Sudan

During the South Sudanese Civil War, which has claimed nearly 400,000 lives, the United States helped the main belligerent in the war continually acquire arms through Uganda, a close U.S. ally in the region. For years, the Ugandan government channeled arms, ammunition, and military aircraft to the regime of President Salva Kiir, according to multiple reports…

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Watch | The Truth About Bernie Sanders’ “Yemen Bill”

    Watch | The Truth About Bernie Sanders’ “Yemen Bill”

 MintPress editor in chief Mnar A. Muhawesh explains why there’s nothing to celebrate in Bernie Sanders “Yemen Bill” which was aimed at ending the US involvement in Yemen. It actually does the opposite… Here’s the loophole that allows for continued US involvement in Yemen. Top Photo | Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,…

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Russia Slams Illegal US Occupation of Southwest Syria

    Russia Slams Illegal US Occupation of Southwest Syria

On Tuesday a top Russian military official slammed the United States for “illegally occupying” a massive zone in southwest Syria surrounding the American garrison of al-Tanf, effectively protecting some 6,000 armed militants that Russia has designated terrorists. The Head of Russia’s National Defense Control Center, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, called the US-occupied area “the last stronghold of evil” which…

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How Big Brother Grips American Minds to Support Foreign Invasions

    How Big Brother Grips American Minds to Support Foreign Invasions

On November 29th, Gallup headlined “Democrats Lead Surge in Belief U.S. Should Be World Leader” and reported that “Three-fourths (75%) of Americans today think the United States has ‘a special responsibility to be the leading nation in world affairs,’ up from 66% in 2010. The surge is driven by Democrats, whose belief in this idea has increased…

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“Persian Gulf of Tonkin” Ingredients All in Place for US War on Iran?

  “Persian Gulf of Tonkin” Ingredients All in Place for US War on Iran?

TEHRAN, IRAN — Earlier this week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani repeated an earlier threat to block ships from leaving the Persian Gulf if the U.S. government continues to seek to block Iranian oil exports. Rouhani’s comments came a day after the U.S. sent an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf on Monday in an apparent…

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Trump’s Trade War with China May Have Paved the Way to a Post-G20 World

  Trump’s Trade War with China May Have Paved the Way to a Post-G20 World

The trade war launched by the Trump administration against China may not have been solved by a 2½-hour dinner between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Donald Trump at the G20 in Buenos Aires on Saturday. But it may have opened a path towards a drastic realignment. Way beyond the histrionics surrounding the “family pic” –…

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Recent House Foreign Affairs Testimony Lifts the Skirt on US Plans for Syria

  Recent House Foreign Affairs Testimony Lifts the Skirt on US Plans for Syria

In the search to find exactly what American policy, interests and objectives are in Syria, one can refer to the United States Institute of Peace (“USIP”), which was established by Congress in 1984. According to Mona Yacoubian, a USIP Senior Advisor on Syria, the Middle East and North Africa, the USIP seeks “to prevent and…

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Mexico on the Eve of AMLO – “So Far from God and So Close to the United States”

  Mexico on the Eve of AMLO – “So Far from God and So Close to the United States”

The full quote by Porfirio Díaz is: “Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.” Mexican President Díaz (1876-1880 and 1884-1911) got it at least half right. Mexico has suffered in the shadow of the Colossus of the North, but Mexico is not poor. Mexico is rich in many ways,…

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US Sanctions Have Become Little More Than Medieval-Style Siege Warfare

  US Sanctions Have Become Little More Than Medieval-Style Siege Warfare

The new unilateral sanctions by the United States against Iran, Russia and Syria add to the previous actions concerning the same three targets. They now form the most unforgiving embargo in History. The way in which they have been organized is illegal according to the definition of the Charter of the United Nations – these are weapons of war,…

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How the US Uses the “Leftist” MEK for Soft Aggression Against Iran

  How the US Uses the “Leftist” MEK for Soft Aggression Against Iran

Washington’s pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and subsequently renewed sanctions come as US National Security Advisor appointee John Bolton’s existential objective to destroy Iran by any means necessary even if it means leveraging the soft power of a cultish death squad. US President Donald Trump ramped up the threat with a Game of…

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