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Weekly Review And Open Thread 2017-46

14 hours 57 min ago
Due to this week's network problems at my home you were offered too few posts. Most of the research I do is naturally online. So while I probably could have posted I lacked the material to write up decent pieces....
Categories: News for progressives

Haley Fails To Make Case About Yemeni Missiles - Ignores Saudi War Crimes

Sat, 2017-12-16 02:30
Yesterday the U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley went to the Defense Intelligence Agency for a little show. She claimed to expose Iran as an illegal source of weapons used by Yemeni forces in their fight against Saudi aggressors....
Categories: News for progressives

"Russian Influence" - $0.97 That Changed The Fate Of Britain

Fri, 2017-12-15 01:19
A big bear broke into a house, allegedly. The bear trashes the interior - it is said. Enraged authors write extensive pieces about the bear and how much damage it causes. The authors and their big bear scare are amplified...
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U.S. Surrenders On Syria - Resistance Turns Eyes On Israel

Wed, 2017-12-13 01:48
This New Yorker piece is notable for its arrogant headline, and several false assertions. Those may be necessary to divert from its real message - the U.S. surrender to the realities of Syria: Trump to Let Assad Stay Until 2021,...
Categories: News for progressives

Open Thread 2017-46

Tue, 2017-12-12 13:46
Yesterday an excavator disrupted several building connections here. Repairs are ongoing. Posting will hopefully resume later today. b.
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Weekly Review And Open Thread 2017-45

Sun, 2017-12-10 23:13
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: Dec 4 - Yemen Without Saleh The unexpected end of Yemen's former president Saleh was followed by a Houthi campaign against his functionaries in Sanaa. At the same time the Saudi and UAE...
Categories: News for progressives

Syria - ISIS Is Defeated - The U.S. Is Next In Line

Sat, 2017-12-09 23:37
The Islamic State in Syrian and Iraq is officially defeated. The UN resolution which allowed other countries to fight ISIS within Syria and Iraq no longer applies. But the U.S. military, despite the lack of any legal basis, wants to...
Categories: News for progressives

Trump Is Bashing The 'Salvator Saudi' - Why?

Sat, 2017-12-09 02:52
The Trump administration seemed to get along very well with the Saudi tyrant and his son Mohammed bin Salman. They together admired the orb and joined up to bash Iran. But now the Trump administration scolded and embarrassed MbS three...
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Republican 'Deficit Hawks'

Fri, 2017-12-08 02:12
The Republican way of governing. This deficit is increasing! We need to cut taxes to spur growth. This will help to lower the deficit. [Cut taxes, increase deficit.] The deficit is increasing! We need to cut Social-Security, Medicare and Medicaid...
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Trump Settles Debt With Zionists - Confirms That Iran's Struggle Is Righteous

Thu, 2017-12-07 02:17
U.S. President Trump announced today a change in the official U.S. view of the city of Jerusalem in Palestine: President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and...
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Slapstick In Kiev

Wed, 2017-12-06 02:07
Today a slapstick comedy played out in Kiev. It's background though is mysterious. In 2015 the billionaire currently ruling the Ukraine by the grace of Washington, Petro Poroshenko, invited the disgraced former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, to run the...
Categories: News for progressives

Yemen Without Saleh

Mon, 2017-12-04 20:23
The former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed today. Video of his dead body being thrown onto the back of a pickup is making the rounds. One hears Houthi slogans shouted in the background. The pictures show a...
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Weekly Review And Open Thread 2017-44

Sun, 2017-12-03 22:14
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: Nov 27 - Saudi Arabia - Budget Dilemma Escalates - Salmans Resort To Product Placement? That question was, of course, not serious. But the issue documented in those pictures is still a true...
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Yemen - Saudis Throw The Towel - Saleh is Baaack - Russia Wins

Sun, 2017-12-03 00:41
The war on Yemen has finally taken a turn towards an end. Former President Saleh is back in his leading position. They Saudis accepted their defeat. The Houthis will be thrown out of the capital Sanaa and return to their...
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Flynn's Devastating Confessions: Trump Colluded With Israel, Tried To Fulfill Campaign Promises

Sat, 2017-12-02 01:53
The anti-Trump "resistance" campaign alleges that the Russian government tried to "influence" the U.S. election. It insinuates that Trump "colluded" with the Russians in these alleged attempts. It has no evidence for any of its claims. The intent of this...
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North Korea: "The Missile Program Is Now Complete"

Fri, 2017-12-01 02:39
Last night the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched another nuclear capable missile. It was a new type never shown before. Its name is Hwasong-15 and it is a beauty. bigger The new missile is huge. Note Kim Jong...
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State Department Condemns* Designation Of Media As Foreign Agents (*only applies to Russia)

Thu, 2017-11-30 01:27
Today the U.S. State Department hit the ball of hypocrisy out of the park. It remarked that "legislation that allows .. to label media outlets as 'foreign agents' ... presents yet another threat to free media". It noted that "freedom...
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Turning The Corner In Afghanistan

Wed, 2017-11-29 02:47
The news about the wars the U.S. is waging all over the world is unreliable. The same statements of progress are repeated year after year. The official numbers, be they of civilian casualties or deployed troops, are mere lies. Every...
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Last Call - Please Support This Unique Endeavor

Tue, 2017-11-28 17:45
This blog was founded in June 2004 as a substitute for the closed comment section of Billmon's Whiskey Bar blog. The Bar was since shut down and this blog developed its own standing. Since its beginning the Moon of Alabama...
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Saudi Arabia - Budget Dilemma Escalates - Salmans' Resort To Product Placement

Tue, 2017-11-28 02:56
Once upon a time owning a clock was a status symbol. Only the very wealthy and powerful could afford one. Ordinary people had to rely on the church- or town-clock. Privately owned clocks were only found in the finest places...
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