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From “Bring Our Troops Home” to “Sykes-Picot on Acid”: Neocons Get Their Way on Trump’s Syria Policy

    From “Bring Our Troops Home” to “Sykes-Picot on Acid”: Neocons Get Their Way on Trump’s Syria Policy

WASHINGTON — Since it was announced a few weeks ago, President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria has now — unsurprisingly – morphed from an “America First” policy move into yet another “Israel First” and neoconservative-supported initiative likely to continue the U.S.’ illegal occupation Syrian territory for the foreseeable future. Indeed, according…

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New Senate anti-BDS Bill Unconstitutional and Ineffective at Curbing Boycotts

    New Senate anti-BDS Bill Unconstitutional and Ineffective at Curbing Boycotts

WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel lawmakers in Washington, undeterred by the partial shutdown of the United States government, are pursuing their agenda full speed with the introduction of the first piece of legislation before the 116th Senate — a bill that aims to stifle the free-speech rights of American critics of apartheid Israel. The Republican-controlled Senate’s first…

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Turkey’s Top Brass in Conflict Over New Operation Against Kurds in Northern Syria

    Turkey’s Top Brass in Conflict Over New Operation Against Kurds in Northern Syria

On January 4th, al-Monitor published an analysis into a possible conflict in the Turkish army’s top brass over the operation in Syria. According to the author, Fehim Tastekin, while Turkey was negotiating with the US over the roadmap for the area east of the Euphrates River and Manbij, while also coordinating with Russia to get their approval…

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What Would a Yellow Vest Movement Look Like in the United States?

    What Would a Yellow Vest Movement Look Like in the United States?

A truth about movements is, they move. They morph, evolve and move around a country or even around the globe. This occurs over months and often over years. The US Occupy encampment era occurred ten months after the Arab Spring and six months after the Spanish Indignado movement – early versions of occupy. It started…

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Iran Rejects Trump’s Claims That Tehran Sought Talks With the US as ‘False Dreams’

  Iran Rejects Trump’s Claims That Tehran Sought Talks With the US as ‘False Dreams’

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that Trump’s “dreams have nothing to do with the existing realities” after the US president said Iran wanted to hold talks with the United States. “They (Iran) are not doing well. They want to talk [with US],” Trump told reporters at the White House on Sunday, claiming that…

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Iran Offers an Alternative to US Occupation in Afghanistan

  Iran Offers an Alternative to US Occupation in Afghanistan

The full-court press on Iran that President Donald Trump has put into play has not yet resulted in changes to Tehran’s regional strategy. Iran’s influence in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen is growing, and now Tehran intends to outplay Trump in Afghanistan. Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (NSC), spoke in…

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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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How Critics of Trumps’ Syria Withdrawal Fueled the Rise of ISIS

  How Critics of Trumps’ Syria Withdrawal Fueled the Rise of ISIS

President Donald Trump’s announcement of an imminent withdrawal of US troops from northeastern Syria summoned a predictable paroxysm of outrage from Washington’s foreign policy establishment. Former Secretary of State and self-described “hair icon” Hillary Clinton perfectly distilled the bipartisan freakout into a single tweet, accusing Trump of “isolationism” and “playing into Russia and Iran’s hands.” Actions…

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Washington Just Injected Serious Cash and Weapons into Ukraine’s Far-Right Regime

  Washington Just Injected Serious Cash and Weapons into Ukraine’s Far-Right Regime

Oh, what a lovely big stocking-filler for the Kiev regime this week from Washington. Just in time for Christmas too, and only weeks after President Petro Poroshenko tried to incite a war with Russia from a naval provocation in the Kerch Strait. First, we had US government envoy Kurt Volker announcing this week that an additional $250…

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Turkey’s Erdogan Vows “All Measures” To Circumvent Sanctions On Iran

  Turkey’s Erdogan Vows “All Measures” To Circumvent Sanctions On Iran

Following Wednesday’s unexpected and dramatic full and “immediate” withdrawal of all US forces from Syria, Turkey has announced it will not play ball on Iran sanctions. According to a translation of the Turkish president’s words on Thursday during a previously planned summit with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Ankara, journalist Abdullah Bozkurt reports, Turkish president Erdogan says Turkey won’t support US…

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