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The Duran - 2018-08-16 - Original post - cached version

Following the suspension of Alex Jones, Twitter has also moved to restrict Jones’ Infowars account.

BuzzFeed News is reporting that the Infowars account will be restricted from tweeting, but will still be able to browse Twitter and send direct messages to other users, while users...

The Duran - 2018-08-16 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

“Trains and hospitals don’t work, but immigration continues,” Roger Mathson, a retired vegetable oil factory worker in Sweden, told Bloomberg on the same day as the violent, coordinated rampage by masked gangs of youths across five Swedish cities.

We noted...

The Duran - 2018-08-16 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Jim O’Neill, originally on Project Syndicate:

As the Turkish lira continues to depreciate against the dollar, fears of a classic emerging-market crisis have come to the fore. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s populist economic policies have finally caught up to...

The Duran - 2018-08-16 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Per Bylund via The Mises Institute:

[From the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.]

The Scandinavian countries, and primary among them Sweden, are commonly referred to as anomalies or inspirations, depending on one’s political point of view. The reason is...

The Duran - 2018-08-16 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Arkady Savitsky via The Strategic Culture Foundation:

Russia, Iran, China, and now Turkey are in the same boat, as all have become the target of US sanctions. But none of those nations has bowed under the pressure. Russia had foreseen the developments in advance and...

The Duran - 2018-08-15 - Original post - cached version

Via True Publica, authored by Jessica Garland – Electoral Reform Society:

Britain’s main campaign rules were drawn up in the late 1990s, before social media and online campaigning really existed. This has left the door wide open to disinformation, dodgy donations and foreign...

The Duran - 2018-08-15 - Original post - cached version

Paul Manafort’s legal team rested its case on Tuesday without calling a single witness. This sets the stage for closing arguments before the judge hands the case to jurors for a verdict.

Manafort’s defense opted to call no witnesses, choosing instead to rely on the team’s cross-...

The Duran - 2018-08-15 - Original post - cached version

I have opined and written about the trend towards de-dollarization before, but with the latest US –Turkish spat it has hit the wallets, mattresses and markets of a number of countries, be they aligned with Washington or not. One thing they all have in common was that in this recent era of...

The Duran - 2018-08-15 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation:

The past weeks have shown how part of the American establishment is weighing the pros and cons of the Trump administration’s strategies around the world. I have a strong feeling that in the coming weeks we will...

The Duran - 2018-08-15 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Patrick J. Buchanan…

Friday, deep into the 17th year of America’s longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar.

The ferocity of the Taliban offensive brought U.S. advisers along with U.S. air...

The Duran - 2018-08-15 - Original post - cached version

Via Common Dreams…

During a closed-door and off-the-record meeting last week, top Facebook executive Campbell Brown reportedly warned news publishers that refusal to cooperate with the tech behemoth’s efforts to “revitalize journalism” will leave media outlets dying “like in a...

The Duran - 2018-08-14 - Original post - cached version

Representative Mark Meadows tweeted Friday…

“DOJ official Bruce Ohr will come before Congress on August 28 to answer why he had 60+ contacts with dossier author Chris Steele, as far back as January 2016. He owes the American public the full truth.”

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The Duran - 2018-08-14 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Philip Giraldi via American Herald Tribune:

There has been some reporting in the United States mass media about the deteriorating relationship between Washington and Ankara and what it might mean. Such a falling out between NATO members has not been seen since France...

The Duran - 2018-08-14 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Olgu Okumus via Oilprice.com:

The two-decade-long dispute on the statute of the Caspian Sea, the world largest water reserve, came to an end last Sunday when five littoral states (Russia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan) agreed to give it a special legal...

The Duran - 2018-08-14 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Unz Review:

Donald Trump’s biggest success, thus far into his Presidency, has been his sale of $400 billion (originally $350 billion) of U.S.-made weapons to the Saudi Arabian Government, which is owned by its royal family, after whom...

The Duran - 2018-08-13 - Original post - cached version

TASS News Agency reported on Sunday, 12 August that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov slammed the US Department of State’s accusation against Russia regarding the attack on Sergey and Yuliya Skripal in Salisbury, England earlier this year.

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The Duran - 2018-08-13 - Original post - cached version

Jim Jatras’ piece, reposted in The Duran framed the political mess that Donald Trump – and the United States –  is in, extremely accurately:

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First, US President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in...

The Duran - 2018-08-13 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via Oilprice.com.

Like many spats these days, the Saudi Arabia/Canada one started with a tweet. Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland called for the release of Samar Badawi, a women’s rights activist who is the sister of jailed blogger Raif...

The Duran - 2018-08-13 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation…

The new round of sanctions this week unleashed by the United States on Russia has only one meaning: the US rulers want to crush Russia’s economy. By any definition, Washington is, in effect, declaring war on Russia...

The Duran - 2018-08-13 - Original post - cached version

With no evidence produced, in what has been an international embarrassment for the Theresa May government, the US is joining in on the UK’s Skripal poisoning lie by imposing new sanctions on Russia.

The new sanctions issued as punishment for a “highly likely” chance that Russia...

The Duran - 2018-08-13 - Original post - cached version

According to Zerohedge, just when you thought Turkey’s moment of agony couldn’t get any worse, it got much worse, when watching the collapse of the Turkish Lira and sensing perhaps that Erdogan’s end is near, President Donald Trump blindsided the NATO member state with a tweet, announcing...

The Duran - 2018-08-12 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org…

The following is entirely from open online sources that I have been finding to be trustworthy on these matters in the past. These sources will be linked-to here; none of this information is secret, even though...

The Duran - 2018-08-12 - Original post - cached version

Authored by  James Georges Jatras via The Strategic Culture Foundation…

It’s déjà vu all over again.

First US President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and appears to make some progress towards his stated goal of putting ties between...

The Duran - 2018-08-12 - Original post - cached version

Via Ben Garrison’s GrrrGraphics.com…

In early America many cities had ‘town squares’ in which citizens could stand on soapboxes and shout out various messages. Our First Amendment protects such speech.

The Internet is today’s town square. The soapboxes are social...

The Duran - 2018-08-11 - Original post - cached version

Most of America is not impressed with sexually perverse or aberrant people. Even though the elitist liberal entertainment media and especially West Coast liberal enclaves would have us believe that everybody thinks this perversity is to be lauded (so we should too), this is not true....

The Duran - 2018-08-11 - Original post - cached version

In previous this piece, we observed the stupendous, but intentionally created, ignorance among students at Columbia University, one of America’s Ivy League institutions of higher education.

The students were asked if they could name all five types of liberty protected under the...

The Duran - 2018-08-11 - Original post - cached version

It started with Hillary Clinton floating out the big lie, that 17 US intelligence agencies are “confident” that Russia hacked DNC servers and John Podesta email accounts, in a Kremlin plot to elect Donald Trump as President of the United States.

Fast forward two years later and...

The Duran - 2018-08-10 - Original post - cached version

On Friday, August 10th, CNN headlined “Saudi-led strike kills dozens of children on school field trip in Yemen” and reported as if the United States doesn’t have any important role to play in targeting and supplying the bombs and missiles for what the news-report refers to as “the Saudi-...

The Duran - 2018-08-10 - Original post - cached version

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani wasn’t mincing words as he directly called the Mueller special investigation a massive hoax:

“What do [sic] we need to know, that this is a totally illegitimate investigation, based on a report, a ‘dossier’, that was paid for by...

The Duran - 2018-08-09 - Original post - cached version

A new Reuters report confirms that social media censorship is taking a chilling geopolitical effect, as Facebook has been revealed as a top donor to the Atlantic Council, alongside Western governments, Gulf autocratic regimes, NATO, various branches of the US military, and a number of...

The Duran - 2018-08-09 - Original post - cached version

The Court of Public Opinion has bitten many high-tech industries really hard in the United States, with great companies like Apple, Facebook and Google taking upon themselves the mantle of “for your own good” censorship and curtailing of free speech.

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The Duran - 2018-08-09 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Tom Luongo via the Strategic Culture Foundation.

On March 1st Russian President Vladimir Putin changed the geopolitical game. During his speech he unveiled new weapons which instantly made obsolete much of the U.S military’s physical arsenal.

And the panic in...

The Duran - 2018-08-09 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Eric Zuesse via the Strategic Culture Foundation.

Such important reality as is shown in this picture is virtually unpublishable in mainstream US ‘news’media, because US ‘news’media need to deceive their public about the most important international realities — such as...

The Duran - 2018-08-09 - Original post - cached version

The pattern of slandering all things Russia with or without (usually without) the burden of proof continues in the US.

The US State Department made the decision to impose new sanctions on Russia, based on the insinuation that Russian agencies were involved in the poisoning of...

The Duran - 2018-08-09 - Original post - cached version

Nigel Farage weighed-in on the tech giant censorship collusion against Infowars and Alex Jones with an op-ed on Tuesday, where Farage argued…”while many on the libertarian right and within the conservative movement have their issues with Alex Jones and InfoWars, this week’s announcement...

The Duran - 2018-08-08 - Original post - cached version

It was the summer of 2013 when I had my first and only encounter with Michael McFaul, then-US Ambassador to Russia. It was a Saturday afternoon, and a black sedan pulled into the parking lot of the prestigious Anglo-American School, a private learning facility located in the outskirts of...

The Duran - 2018-08-07 - Original post - cached version

Both sides of the aisle can agree on this important thing — which has achieved a growing, bi-partisan, academic and popular consensus in the United States during the past four years.

It is this: the second biggest threat to peace on earth and to the global rule of law (right behind...

The Duran - 2018-08-07 - Original post - cached version

This summer marks 30 years since the shoot-down by the USS Vincennes of Iran Air flight 655, which killed all of the plane’s 290 civilian passengers. This shoot-down of a civilian airliner by a US naval ship occurred on July 3, 1988, toward the end of the eight-year Iran-Iraq War.

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The Duran - 2018-08-07 - Original post - cached version

It is a fact, but also an utter contradiction in terms, that “liberals” are completely against “liberty” in the United States. While this is a contradiction in theory, in practice it is absolutely normative in the nation’s culture.

Starting with the disintegration of a robust...

The Duran - 2018-08-07 - Original post - cached version

NATO believes that the Western Balkans is a region of strategic importance. The summit that was held July 11-12 specifically expressed support for the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of the Balkan countries. Macedonia was officially invited to join the alliance.

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The Duran - 2018-08-07 - Original post - cached version

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I wrote just one post last week and it centered around the dangers posed to society by U.S. tech giants. I specifically called out Facebook, pointing...

The Duran - 2018-08-07 - Original post - cached version

Nearly every analyst during the Cold War agreed that, if Moscow and Washington could keep the nukes from flying, the Central Front in Europe would prove decisive  in war between the United States and the Soviet Union. The NATO alliance protected the Western European allies of the United...

The Duran - 2018-08-07 - Original post - cached version

Yesterday was a very dark day for free speech in America.

As the world witnessed the stunning collusion of Silicon Valley tech giants permanently banning Alex Jones and Infowars in a matter of 12 hours, conservative communications director for Turning Point USA, Candace Owens, saw...

The Duran - 2018-08-07 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity:

You can always count on the neocons in Congress to ignore reality, ignore evidence, and ignore common sense in their endless drive to get us involved in another war.

You can always count on the...

The Duran - 2018-08-06 - Original post - cached version

UPDATE: YouTube is now joining in on the censorship action, permanently shutting down the popular Alex Jones – Infowars channel. This is a despicable display of collusion to shut down opposing viewpoints.

The Duran - 2018-08-06 - Original post - cached version

The chronicling of the American political situation continues to fascinate and in some cases, alarm and terrify those who study the United States, and President Trump.

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There appear to be three or four major “sides” evident in the...

The Duran - 2018-08-06 - Original post - cached version

Why?  Because they know that Browder’s story about Sergei Magnitsky is a lie.  And that means that when you tie in the Trump Dossier, Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS, the Skripal poisoning and the rest of this mess, these men are consorting with foreign governments and agencies against the...

The Duran - 2018-08-06 - Original post - cached version

How can this be when the BLS also reports that the labor force participation rate has declined for a decade throughout the length of the alleged economic recovery and there is no upward pressure on wages from full employment.

When jobs are plentiful, people enter the labor force to...

The Duran - 2018-08-06 - Original post - cached version


The maneuverability of the Su-35 makes it an unsurpassed dogfighter. However, future aerial clashes using the latest missiles (R-77s, Meteors, AIM-120s) could potentially take place over enormous ranges, while even short-range combat may involve all-aspect missiles like...

The Duran - 2018-08-06 - Original post - cached version

With US primary elections coming in November 2018, the neocon-deep state faction of the Trump administration is cleverly scapegoating Russia, while changing the narrative on what was previously called “election meddling” to now be identified as “election involvement”.

Not that any...

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