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New Eastern Outlook - 2020-08-11 - Original post - cached version

Ever since the US invasion, Iraq’s political system has been anything but stable. For a country like Iran, which eyes the US-occupied Iraq as a US proxy ground, the imperative of preventing the use of Iraqi territory against itself holds premier significance. Therefore, Iranian...

Dissident Voice - 2020-08-10 - Original post - cached version

Photo Credit:  Albert Eisenstaedt

This month marks the second year since former President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, announced to the world a campaign promoted by a group of Latin American writers and academics to declare August 9 as International Day of US Crimes against Humanity....

Dissident Voice - 2020-08-06 - Original post - cached version

On August 1, a rare in-depth investigative piece appeared on the BBC News website based on credible and serious allegations that UK Special Forces had executed unarmed civilians in Afghanistan. The BBC article was produced in tandem with a report, ‘“Rogue SAS Afghanistan execution squad” exposed...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-08-05 - Original post - cached version

Thoughts about the blast:

- Easy access to Port from the sea

-Israel covets Lebanese oil reserves (claim as their own)

Massive Natural Gas resources to spark attack by Israel on Lebanon

- Israel occupies Lebanese lands

- Israel breaches Lebanese air space to...

The Duran - 2020-08-05 - Original post - cached version


Eric Zuesse

A Gallup survey published on August 4th by the Knight Foundation has found that the ‘news’-media that in 2002 and 2003 stenographically transmitted to the American people the Government’s lies about WMD in Iraq, and that more recently...

Aletho News - 2020-07-30 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – July 30, 2020

The chairman of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or Hashd al-Sha’abi has highlighted the role of the counter-terrorism force in defending the Arab country against the Daesh Takfiri terror outfit, stressing that it will never give in to...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-07-30 - Original post - cached version

The political, economic, and overall situation in Iraq continues to decline, forcing not only local authorities, but foreign players in this country torn apart by armed US aggression, to actively search for ways to bring it into at least something resembling order.

Discontent...

Aletho News - 2020-07-27 - Original post - cached version
By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | July 27, 2020

Getting caught between a rock and a hard place is an unenviable situation for a politician. A tragic case in modern times was that of Hafizullah Amin, the Cold War era Afghan communist politician who tried to...

Off Guardian - 2020-07-26 - Original post - cached version

This week The Graun takes aim at rabid anti-vax death cults, "free speech without consequences", and (surprise surprise) Russia. Thank God Sir Keir Starmer is here to save us all.

The Duran - 2020-07-26 - Original post - cached version


Eric Zuesse

The U.S. does vastly more foreign invasions, and political subversions, and coups, around the world, than any other nation does, and none of the countries we’ve invaded and overthrown had ever invaded the U.S. — these are all brutal...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-07-25 - Original post - cached version

A round up of news

1- Turkey, Russia agree to work for truce in Libya

No: 156, 22 July 2020, Joint Statement on the Turkish-Russian High-Level Consultations on Libya (Ankara, 22 July 2020)

The Republic of Turkey and the Russian Federation whose...

Aletho News - 2020-07-23 - Original post - cached version
By Philip Giraldi | Strategic Culture Foundation | July 23, 2020

There is something unique about how the United States manipulates the “terrorism” label to avoid being accused of carrying out war crimes. When an indigenous militia or an armed insurgency like the Taliban...

Aletho News - 2020-07-23 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – July 23, 2020

A senior Iraqi official says that work for a key rail link connecting the country to the neighboring Iran will begin in the very near future.

“The railway between Iran and Iraq through the Shalamcheh link will get going soon,” said Qasim...

Aletho News - 2020-07-21 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – July 21, 2020

Iran is to set up a special office in China to streamline trade activities with the East Asian country.

A senior businessman says major Iranian companies are teaming up to create a trade office in China amid growing economic relations...

James Bovard - 2020-07-20 - Original post - cached version

Somebody was asking about this piece recently so I’m sending it for another lap around the track (or at least the blog).  An editing error in the posted version stated that Hersh won the Pulitzer for his 1972 New Yorker article on the My Lai massacre.  My original submission correctly stated...

Aletho News - 2020-07-19 - Original post - cached version
Sputnik – 19.07.2020

The Iranian foreign minister and the leader of Iraq’s Shiite-dominated Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) discussed the US troop pullout on Sunday.

Mohammad Javad Zarif is currently on a visit to Iraq, where has already held talks with the top...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-07-19 - Original post - cached version

More then 5 years ago the report below was posted here. And considering all that has gone on and all that is occurring presently... I'd say my statements were right on the money!

 May 2015- Fictional: "Stumbling into Wider War" vs Factual: The Planned Wider War

 Quoting from the oped...

Aletho News - 2020-07-18 - Original post - cached version
By Scott Ritter – Consortium News – July 18, 2020

The New York Times Magazine has published a puff piece soft-peddling former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s role in selling a war on Iraq to the UN Security Council using what turned out to be bad intelligence. “Colin...

James Bovard - 2020-07-16 - Original post - cached version
Libertarian Institute, July 16, 2020 A Halo for the Civil War is Hogwash

by James Bovard

“If the people who started wars didn’t make them sacred, who would be foolish enough to fight?” said Rhett Butler, the savvy anti-hero in Gone with the Wind. Politicians, activist historians, and...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-07-13 - Original post - cached version

Curveball the consummate ,extremely skilled and accomplished,  liar;
I had forgotten about this prevaricator,  but, it did come back to me after reading the piece below, written  by James Durso @ Oil Price.com - Jul 11, 2020, 2:00 PM CDT Keeping in mind Curveball's claims took the US to...

Aletho News - 2020-07-12 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – July 11, 2020

A US military convoy carrying logistic supplies has been attacked in Iraq on the road between Samawah and Diwaniyah, south of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, local media reports say.

At least three vehicles of the convoy were reportedly...

Off Guardian - 2020-07-12 - Original post - cached version

Kevin Smith With the recent non-stop coverage of the race-related disturbances, media debates on slavery, statues and racial prejudice, some readers might be inclined not to read on. Over a year ago I recall the collective groan around our office when it was announced we were all to attend a...

The Duran - 2020-07-07 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst…

New Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi faces many challenges to his authority, including from powerful pro-Iranian Shi’ite militias like Kata’ib Hezbollah. On June 26, 14 militiamen of Kata...

Aletho News - 2020-07-07 - Original post - cached version
RT | July 7, 2020

The US strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was not justified by any ongoing or imminent attack on American interests and violated the UN charter, according to UN rapporteur on arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard.

Washington has...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-07-03 - Original post - cached version
PDF or  Mehr News

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, H.E. Hassan Rouhani, President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Vladimir Putin, and President of the Republic of Turkey, H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, held a tripartite virtual summit on 1 July 2020.

...

Strategic Culture - 2020-07-02 - Original post - cached version

Eric ZUESSE

Lots of U.S. invasions are based on blatant lies by the U.S. Government and its stenographic ‘free press’ (which is just as controlled by America’s 788 billionaires as the Soviet Union’s press was controlled by its Communist Party), but this will discuss...

The Duran - 2020-06-30 - Original post - cached version


Eric Zuesse

Lots of U.S. invasions are based on blatant lies by the U.S. Government and its stenographic ‘free press’ (which is just as controlled by America’s 788 billionaires as the Soviet Union’s press was controlled by its Communist Party), but this...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-06-30 - Original post - cached version

Birth Pangs. Regional Remake. It's ongoing. What will be the result when the dust settles? 
We're a long way off from that, still. But today's report from the US State Department suggests, quite clearly that the labour is continuing.

UPDATE: Of course Canada is "announcing assistance...

Aletho News - 2020-06-30 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – June 29, 2020

Iraq has released more than a dozen members of Popular Mobilization Units, better known as Hashd al-Shaabi, a few days after an unprecedented raid on the headquarters of Kata’ib Hezbollah, which is said to have been dictated by the US....

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-06-29 - Original post - cached version

Going long on the latest from Syria:

  1-Syria, aided by Russian Intel, dismantle CIA linked espionage ring connected to the assassination of Soleimani. It seems the tip off for the US for the assassination came from within Syria. Link and Link

Flashback: The US Assassinates An...
Off Guardian - 2020-06-28 - Original post - cached version

Was Pyongyang’s destruction this month of a border town ‘liaison office’ – touted as symbol of reconciliation but in reality lacking the truth component – a further manifestation of Kim Jong Un irrationality? What game is Washington playing, yet again by proxy, in India’s mountainous and...

Strategic Culture - 2020-06-28 - Original post - cached version

James BOVARD

Foreign aid to Ukraine helped spur the Democrats’ effort to impeach and remove President Trump earlier this year. Ukraine was supposed to be on the verge of great progress until Trump pulled the rug out from under the heroic salvation effort by U.S. government bureaucrats....

The Duran - 2020-06-28 - Original post - cached version


George Floyd’s Murder Is the Surface of Deeper Scandal.

Eric Zuesse

This is not the America of the U.S. Constitution and of its Founders; it is not consistent with their ideals, neither in domestic policy, nor in foreign policy. This...

21 Century Wire - 2020-06-27 - Original post - cached version


Tony Cartalucci
21st Century Wire

Despite what appears to be a terminal decline of US influence over the Middle East, Washington has no intentions of gracefully abandoning its aspirations of regional hegemony.

Air strikes carried out against Syria by Washington’s...

Land Destroyer - 2020-06-26 - Original post - cached version
Iraq continues to find itself in the middle of Washington's ongoing struggle to reassert itself in the region. Can the new Iraqi PM free himself of his checkered pro-Western past? Or will he allow the US a foothold to further draw out Iraq's (and the region's) unending turmoil? 

June 26...
New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-26 - Original post - cached version

Despite what appears to be a terminal decline of US influence over the Middle East, Washington has no intentions of gracefully abandoning its aspirations of regional hegemony.

Air strikes carried out against Syria by Washington’s Israeli proxies, a mysterious explosion near Tehran...

Aletho News - 2020-06-26 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – June 26, 2020

The headquarters of an anti-terror group within the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, have come under attack in Baghdad, raising suspicions about the US role in Iraq.

More than a dozen members of Kata’ib ...

James Bovard - 2020-06-26 - Original post - cached version
American Conservative, June 26, 2020 The Korean War Atrocities No One Wants to Talk About

For decades they covered up the U.S. massacre of civilians at No Gun Ri and elsewhere. This is why we never learn our lessons.

by  Jim Bovard

June 25th was the...

Dissident Voice - 2020-06-19 - Original post - cached version

Tensions in the skies. RT presented a news story of the United States intercepting a fleet of Russian bombers off the Alaskan coast. Four Russian Tu-95 bombers, accompanied by Su-35 and MiG-31 fighters jets, flew from Siberia toward Alaska where they were shadowed by US F-22 fighters. The US and...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-18 - Original post - cached version

After becoming actively involved in conflicts in Syria and Libya, on June 14, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan launched operation Claw-Eagle in Iraq against PKK’s (the Kurdistan Workers’ Party) bases in the Qandil Mountains (in northern Iraq) as well as in the town of Sinjar and...

Off Guardian - 2020-06-18 - Original post - cached version

Binoy Kampmark When the superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia against Julian Assange on May 23, 2019, there was one glaring omission. It was an achievement, it might even be said the achievement, that gave the WikiLeaks publisher and the...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-06-18 - Original post - cached version

This isn't a double standard. Canada adheres to THE standard!

Canada accused of double standard by restricting arms to Turks but not Saudis

"Arms-control advocates are accusing the Canadian government of a double standard when it comes to restricting...
Dissident Voice - 2020-06-16 - Original post - cached version

When the superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia against Julian Assange on May 23, 2019, there was one glaring omission.  It was an achievement, it might even be said the achievement, that gave the WikiLeaks publisher and the organisation...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-10 - Original post - cached version

Since the US invasion in 2003, Iraq has experienced a number of political upheavals. And to date, the nation has been unable to recover – despite Iraq’s vast crude oil reserves, the citizens’ living standards have not returned to even their basic levels. The illegitimate presence of US...

Off Guardian - 2020-06-05 - Original post - cached version

The cause of death for the liberal class, as Chris Hedges tells us, was gullibility. Liberals were foolish enough to believe that they could moderate capitalism. They thought that they could change corporatism by elections, mass movements, whining and begging for incrementally.

James Bovard - 2020-06-04 - Original post - cached version
Mises Institute, June 4, 2020 The Media Has Conveniently Forgotten George W. Bush’s Many Atrocities

by James Bovard

Former president George W. Bush has returned to the spotlight to give moral guidance to America in these troubled times. In a statement released on Tuesday, Bush...

21 Century Wire - 2020-06-03 - Original post - cached version

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, a former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, discusses the transition of the United States from a unipolar hegemon to sharing the world stage with China and its allies. Also, he talks about the prospects of a US war with Iran, and the reemergence of ISIS in Syria and Iraq...

James Bovard - 2020-05-30 - Original post - cached version
Libertarian Institute, May 25, 2020 Memorial Day: Remembering the Political Lies that Spurred Mass Killing

by Jim Bovard | May 25, 2020

On Memorial Day, the media do their usual sacralizing of war. Instead, it should be a day for the ritualized...

Aletho News - 2020-05-25 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – May 25, 2020

A high-ranking official with Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, has strongly denounced US military presence in his country, saying such a deployment is meant to safeguard the security and...

Strategic Culture - 2020-05-23 - Original post - cached version

An Iraqi-American takes stock of how the Right supported regime change and warns of falling into the trap again.

Luma SIMMS

As a Christian and an American citizen of Iraqi heritage, I want to address a point raised in John Burtka’s recent article defending First Things. Namely, the...

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