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BSNEWS - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

Amid heightened global anxiety over another Bolton-induced war, then Trump appears on the scene as the soft cop proffering to dial back the madness, by talking of “no war” and “peaceful diplomacy”.

The post Trump’s Soft Cop-Hard Cop Routine on Iran appeared first on BSNEWS.

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-19 - Original post - cached version

As Patrick Cockburn has observed in a recent Counterpunch column, “At the end of the day, the US Treasury is a more powerful instrument of foreign policy than the Pentagon for all its aircraft carriers and drones.” He refers, of course, to the success of U.S. sanctions on Iran and secondary...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-18 - Original post - cached version

Uncle Sam has a problem in his South American “backyard” with those uppity Venezuelans who insisted on democratically electing Nicolás Maduro as their president instead of by-passing the electoral process and installing the unelected US asset Juan Guaidó. No matter, Amnesty International has...

The Duran - 2019-05-18 - Original post - cached version

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss the meeting in Sochi, Russia between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

The Sochi talks concluded with an agreement to cooperate on nuclear arms control, but no...

The Duran - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

Soaring tensions of the past nearly two weeks paving the way for a potential direct military clash in the Persian Gulf between the US and Iran could be de-escalating as rapidly as they began as the president attempts to reign in hawks in his own administration, per a...

Aletho News - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

Strategic Culture Foundation | May 17, 2019 As the old saying goes, it’s good to talk. US Secretary Mike Pompeo was cordially received this week by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Pompeo spoke of repairing the frayed bilateral...

21 Century Wire - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

Host Tucker Carlson asks a simple question to viewers: how exactly does attacking Iran serve America’s interests? 

Watch this powerful segment with retired Colonel Douglas MacGregor warning that a reckless Trump Administration and its resident hawks John Bolton and Mike Pompeo are...

21 Century Wire - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

Q: Who is John Bolton really working for?


Gareth Porter
Truth Dig

John Bolton has gotten away with a dangerous deception. The national security adviser’s announcement Sunday that the Pentagon has deployed air and naval forces to the Middle East, which he combined with a...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

As of May 10, Mr. Trump has arbitrarily increased tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the US, worth about 200 billion dollars, from 10% to 25%. It is an action without any foundation. An action that makes no sense at all, as China can and will retaliate – and retaliate much stronger than what...

Porkins Policy Review - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

From Ochelli.com

In the first hour, the Author of The War State Mike Swanson discusses with Chuck the latest wave of tariffs in Trump Trade War with China. Mike also breaks down some basic ways to understand manufacturing paradigms as they emerge. Michael also covered the recent...

The Duran - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the rising tension between the United States and Iran, as the US has deployed an aircraft carrier group near the Iranian shores and sent B-52 bombers on patrol in the Persian Gulf.

A recent “Gulf of...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Hegemons are never going to sound too sensible when they lock horns or joust in spats of childish anger.  Power corrupts, not merely in terms of perspective but language, and making sense about the next move, the next statement, is bound to be challenging.  Otherwise justified behaviour can be...

The Duran - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

Update: Just as everyone with half a frontal lobe had expected, the WSJ reported late on Monday that according to an initial U.S. assessment, “Iran was likely behind the attack” on the two Saudi Arabian oil tankers and two other vessels damaged over the weekend near...

The Duran - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Eric Margolis via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity:

Is it just a coincidence that TV networks are re-running old “Dirty Harry” films just as a powerful US Naval armada and Air Force B-52 bombers are headed for what could be a clash with Iran? Here we go...

MintPress - 2019-05-13 - Original post - cached version

Bernard Lewis, a British-American historian of the Middle East, has been formidably influential in America – his policy ideas have towered over Presidents, policy-makers and think-tanks, and they still do. Though he died last year, his baleful views still shape America’s thinking about Iran....

Consortium News - 2019-05-13 - Original post - cached version

The increasingly aggressive moves by Trump’s hawkish advisers give the impression of a palace coup, writes Patrick Lawrence.  By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Neoconservative hawks in the Trump administration, led by National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary…

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The Duran - 2019-05-11 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Mike Pompeo’s threats directed towards Iran where the US Secretary of State said that a “swift and decisive” response would take place should Iran attack US military forces moving into the Persian Gulf.

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The Duran - 2019-05-11 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org:

In 2003, George W. Bush took us to war to liberate Iraq from the despotism of Saddam Hussein and convert that nation into a beacon of freedom and prosperity in the Middle East.

Tuesday, Mike Pompeo flew clandestinely into...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-11 - Original post - cached version

America’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking at the prestigious Arctic Council biannual meeting in Finland, christened the Arctic meltdown: “A wonderful economic opportunity for international trade.” In a nutshell, here’s a critique of the Secretary’s advice: An ice-free Arctic reduces...

The Duran - 2019-05-10 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Serban V.C. Enache via Hereticus Economicus:

Trump’s Neocons, with virtually no opposition from the Democrats, went to the final stage of trade warfare against Iran, by eliminating all wavers for Iranian oil exports into China, Turkey, Italy, India, Japan, Greece,...

The Duran - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

As tensions with Iran reach a boiling point and Washington looks ready to walk away from trade talks with China, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo apparently wanted to make sure the US’s European ‘allies’ know their place.

According to Bloomberg, Pompeo scrapped...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

The Embassy Protection Collective formed on April 10, the day after the Trump administration manipulated the Organization of American States (OAS) to change the rules so they could recognize their puppet, Juan Guaido, as president of Venezuela. The OAS could not get the required two-...

MintPress - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

WASHINGTON — In a late Sunday press release, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the deployment of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and a bomber task force to U.S. Central Command as a “clear and unmistakable message to Iran.” The press release claims that the move...

Grayzone Project - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

The Grayzone has obtained a list of “key outcomes” on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department.…

The post US State Department publishes, then deletes sadistic Venezuela hit list boasting of economic ruin appeared first on The Grayzone.

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-03 - Original post - cached version

Plaza of the Revolution (Photo by Bill Hackwell)

Considering the level of belligerence and hostility coming from the empire of the North one might expect that the powerful May Day march through the Plaza of the Revolution might take on a defensive military overtone. But Cuba is never that...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-03 - Original post - cached version

In the early morning hours of 30 April, 2019, the self-declared “Interim President”, Juan Guaidó, launched what at first sight appeared to be a military coup – Guaidó calls it “Operation Freedom” (sounds very much like a Washington-invented title) – against the democratically elected, legitimate...

MintPress - 2019-05-02 - Original post - cached version

WASHINGTON — Just a week after the former CIA director and now secretary of state admitted that the agency prior to and under his direction “lied,” “cheated” and “stole,” Mike Pompeo has delivered another claim that, despite his recent admission of dishonesty, has been regurgitated with little...

Consortium News - 2019-05-02 - Original post - cached version

The Trump administration should set aside its disinformation campaign and start looking at reality, says Fulton Armstrong. By Fulton Armstrong Special to Consortium News The Trump administration’s approach to Venezuela have both policy and intelligence failure written all over them.…

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Porkins Policy Review - 2019-05-01 - Original post - cached version

On TYR’s Day, A Cornucopia of Phobias and fabricated amblyopia deconstruct dreams of utopia. Michael Swanson started things off by examining the evolving social media/advertising head games driving personal interactions, Fame, and many walks of shame.

Facebook is for grandpa. The...

21 Century Wire - 2019-05-01 - Original post - cached version


SouthFront reports…

The US hybrid war on Venezuela has now entered a hot phase.

On April 30, Juan Guaido, US-declared ‘Interim President’ of the country appeared in a video calling for a military uprising. Guaido, accompanied by heavily armed men, claimed that he...

The Duran - 2019-05-01 - Original post - cached version

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido’s spectacular failure to start a military uprising against the Maduro government on Tuesday.

Puppet Guaido’s poorly executed coup has not discouraged D.C. swamp...

MintPress - 2019-04-30 - Original post - cached version

Vice President Mike Pence confirmed Tuesday that the Trump administration is firmly on the side of the coup plotters in Venezuela as violent clashes between the elected government and opposition forces led by Juan Guaido quickly escalated.

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Consortium News - 2019-04-29 - Original post - cached version

Patrick Lawrence gauges the backfiring potential of Pompeo’s withdrawal on Thursday of U.S. sanction waivers from eight major importers.  A Decisive Defeat in Long-Running Battle with Foreign Policy Minders By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Secretary of State Mike…

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21 Century Wire - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

New lies about Iran are disseminated each day, as willing US leaders like Mike Pompeo and President Trump receive their talking point memos from the Israeli Lobby and the office of Benjamin Netanyahu. There’s only one problem: outside of Tel Aviv and Washington, no one is buying it.

Watch...

The Duran - 2019-04-25 - Original post - cached version

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss the results of the Putin-Kim summit in Vladivostok, Russia, aimed at boosting bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries, as well as working to contribute to a final peace settlement on the Korean...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-25 - Original post - cached version

For decades it was all but taboo to suggest that pro-Israel lobbies in the United States like AIPAC used their money and influence to keep lawmakers firmly in check on Israel-related issues – even if one had to be blind not to notice that that was exactly what they were up to.

When back...

BSNEWS - 2019-04-24 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a look at a Texas A&M University speech, and subsequent interview, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The former CIA Director admitted, ‘as an aside’ to the question asked, that the Intelligence agency he headed...

21 Century Wire - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version


US President Donald Trump vs Iran President Hassan Rouhani.

It’s no secret that the Neoconservatives have successfully hijacked the foreign policy of the Trump Administration, and that hawks are keen to trigger America’s next military misadventure which could easily be worse and...

Need To Know News - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

As long as people fail to see a difference between their country and their leaders, as long as they think that men become saints and heroes merely by being elected or appointed to public office, we shall have to endure widespread approval of comments like this.

The Duran - 2019-04-21 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a look at a Texas A&M University speech, and subsequent interview, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The former CIA Director admitted, ‘as an aside’ to the question asked, that the Intelligence...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-20 - Original post - cached version

What is the ‘Monroe Doctrine’? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a ‘backyard’ of the United States. It ‘philosophically’ justifies Washington’s neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-20 - Original post - cached version

The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don’t think so. It’s more like a regrouping after a first defeat. Well, it’s a multiple defeat if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002.

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Aletho News - 2019-04-19 - Original post - cached version

By Adam Garrie | EurasiaFuture | April 18, 2019 Last night it was confirmed that the DPRK tested a new tactical guided weapon. While this particular weapon does not violate the agreement by Pyongyang to refrain from testing ICMBs and nuclear warheads during the course of the peace process, it...

Pass Blue - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

In a refugee camp in South Sudan, people escape the fighting in the country’s civil war, including rampant rape by militias and national armed forces. Members of the UN Security Council are drafting a resolution to strengthen victims’ rights, but the United States is resisting language on sexual...

MintPress - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

Here’s a statement it might be hard to disagree with: American war is off the charts. Still, I’d like to explain — but I’m nervous about doing so. I know perfectly well that the next word I plan to write will send most of you tumbling elsewhere in a universe in which “news” is the latest...

MintPress - 2019-04-16 - Original post - cached version

Ottawa imposed sanctions on 43 Venezuelan officials Wednesday, according to a statement by Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.

While the statement did not specify the names of those targeted, Freeland indicated that they were “high-ranking officials” or “governors.”

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The Duran - 2019-04-16 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review:

The US’ desire to dismantle the network of Iranian influence in Latin America and specifically in Venezuela speaks to its commitment to counter the regional sway of its rivals’ “deep states”, though it’s hitherto unprecedented for any...

Consortium News - 2019-04-15 - Original post - cached version

The WikiLeaks publisher is in a maximum-security prison that has been called the UK’s Guantanamo Bay, Elizabeth Vos reports. By Elizabeth Vos Special to Consortium News While Julian Assange waits for what comes next — sentencing on skipping bail in England…

Consortium News - 2019-04-13 - Original post - cached version

The arrest of Julian Assange was an act of revenge by the U.S. government that strikes at the heart of journalism, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar Asia Times The date – April 11, 2019 – will live in infamy…

The Duran - 2019-04-12 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine the geopolitical blowback from the US State Department’s decision to classify Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization.

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