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US Pulls Patriot Missiles From Middle East as Focus Shifts to China, Russia

    US Pulls Patriot Missiles From Middle East as Focus Shifts to China, Russia

The Pentagon is removing Patriot missile systems from several Middle Eastern countries next month, in a move that the Wall Street Journal says coincides with a “realignment of forces and capabilities as the military steps up its focus on threats from China and Russia,” citing multiple senior military officials. The relocation of the systems out of the…

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The Dow of Inequality: Counting the Casualties of America’s Class War

    The Dow of Inequality: Counting the Casualties of America’s Class War

NEW YORK — The revelation that the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard and Poor’s stock index closed at historic highs this past Thursday afternoon reminded me of an early autumn afternoon a dozen years ago in a glorious San Francisco apartment high in the sky. The apartment, perched atop a rise in the…

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U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes

    U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes

The world is once again witnessing the height of U.S. hypocrisy as members of the U.S. State Department ratchet up anti-Russian and anti-Syrian rhetoric surrounding the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the UK. Ambassador Nikki Haley has warned Syria, Iran and Russia that they will be held accountable for their pre-determined use of…

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US Sanctions China for Buying Russian War Planes and Missiles

    US Sanctions China for Buying Russian War Planes and Missiles

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping US sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election Reuters reports. The US State Department said it would immediately impose sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD), the branch…

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US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales

  US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales

On rare occasion a story is unearthed in the mainstream media which demonstrates in stunning clarity how major foreign policy decisions are really made in Washington, especially when it comes to waging perpetual war in the Middle East often under the official rhetorical guise of “protecting civilians”. A bombshell Wall Street Journal report details a leaked classified memo which shows…

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Trump Imposes New Tariffs on Chinese Goods

  Trump Imposes New Tariffs on Chinese Goods

In the escalating US-China Trade war, US President Donald Trump announced 10% tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, which are to come into effect on September 24th. Nearly 200 pages long, the list covers almost 6,000 individual items. Some are quite common, such as coal, printing ink, pneumatic tires and spark plugs. Others are…

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Forget Putin, Trump is Acting in Every Way Like Netanyahu’s Manchurian Candidate

  Forget Putin, Trump is Acting in Every Way Like Netanyahu’s Manchurian Candidate

WASHINGTON — (Analysis) In the months leading up to the 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, the U.S. has colluded with Israel in a string of policies and decisions that completely undermine the legitimacy of the agreement, not to mention Palestinian claims to justice, freedom and ultimately peace. As these policies unfold, one cannot help…

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The Monopolistic Agenda Behind Regime Change Chaos

  The Monopolistic Agenda Behind Regime Change Chaos

Prior to 2011, Syria was a prosperous Middle Eastern country. The Baathist government had taken tremendous steps to improve the lives of Syria’s people. Between 1970 and 2009, the life expectancy for Syrians increased by 17 years, and the infant mortality rate was reduced exponentially. According to the US Library of Congress, in 1981 forty-two…

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U.S. Conducts Live-Fire Drills With Syrian ‘Rebels’ in Rare Display Aimed at Russia

  U.S. Conducts Live-Fire Drills With Syrian ‘Rebels’ in Rare Display Aimed at Russia

On Thursday an anti-Assad group in Syria’s south confirmed to Reuters via its ‘rebel’ commander that it is conducting rare military exercises with American forces in order to “send a strong message to Russia and Iran that the Americans and the rebels intend to stay and confront any threats to their presence,” according to a new Reuters report. The anti-Assad commander, Colonel Muhanad al…

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17 Ruinous and Fruitless Years After 9/11, US Looks to Face-Saving Peace Talks with Taliban Before Exiting Afghanistan

  17 Ruinous and Fruitless Years After 9/11, US Looks to Face-Saving Peace Talks with Taliban Before Exiting Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – As the U.S. marked the 17 years that have passed since September 11, 2001, people across the Muslim world have looked back on the destruction the U.S. has unleashed in the so-called “Global War on Terror” that was launched in the wake of the World Trade Center’s destruction. In Afghanistan, locals will…

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