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Trump Sticks To Sanctions - U.S., North Korea Summit Fails

Thu, 2019-02-28 19:19
The second summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea was held in Hanoi, Vietnam yesterday and today. It failed. The meetings on the last day were cut short. Nothing was agreed upon and signed. No...
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Tit-For-Tat Bombing By India And Pakistan Could Escalate Towards A Nuclear War

Wed, 2019-02-27 20:44
Two nuclear powers are currently engaged in a tit for tat military exchange that could easily escalate into a nuclear war. On February 14 a suicide car bomb hit a police convoy in Pulwama in the Indian controlled part of...
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Venezuela - No, The "Responsibility To Protect" Does Not Apply

Tue, 2019-02-26 02:00
Richard Haass is the president of the Council of Foreign Relations. On Friday, before the failed delivery of fake "humanitarian aid" to Venezuela, he opined that the rejection of the "aid" would justify an intervention based on the dubious doctrine...
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The <I>MoA</I> Week In Review - OT 2019-11

Mon, 2019-02-25 00:00
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: February 18 - Syria Sitrep - French Officer Criticizes U.S. Way Of War - Assad Offers Kurds Some Autonomy Acting President John Bolton convinced his puppet that it should leave the U.S. troops...
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Venezuela - There Was A Riot At The Border But What Else Did The "Aid" Stunt Achieve?

Sun, 2019-02-24 21:48
Yesterday's "humanitarian aid" stunt at the Colombian-Venezuelan border was supposed to achieve four points: to breach the border and thereby open venues that could later be used for the passage of arms and fighters, to incite large scale defections from...
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Venezuela - No More Than 20,000 People Came To Branson's Concert Stunt

Sun, 2019-02-24 00:06
The Washington Post writes: The attention on Saturday remained immediately focused on the single largest staging ground for aid in Cucuta, Colombia — where a massive benefit concert hosted by British billionaire Richard Branson drew a crowd of more than...
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Venezuela - Abrams To Make Sure Humanitarian Aid Flights Are "Strictly By The Book"

Fri, 2019-02-22 21:05
U.S. Department of State, February 21, 2019 Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams Travel to Miami and Cucuta, Colombia Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams will travel to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida and Cucuta, Colombia February 21-22 to support...
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U.S. Efforts To Block Huawei Gives China An Advantage

Fri, 2019-02-22 03:03
For several centuries China had a monopoly on silk. It was exported along the silk road to Persia and from there to Europe. Silk production was highly profitable. The export of silkworms and their production method was prohibited. in the...
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Trump Likes 'Beautiful' Border Walls - Venezuela Should Build Him One

Wed, 2019-02-20 22:12
Aaron Mate, who is currently on the ground in Venezuela (vid), notes how Trump early on targeted Venezuela: Aaron Maté @aaronjmate - 20:59 utc - 18 Feb 2019 Page 136 of McCabe's new book, recounting a 2017 Oval Office meeting:...
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Why Iran Needs To Talk With The Taliban

Wed, 2019-02-20 01:24
The Trump administration is preparing a public argument for war on Iran. The Washington Times has some 'senior administration officials' claiming that Iran is allied with al-Qaeda and thus could and should be attacked: Iran-al Qaeda alliance may provide legal...
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Syria Sitrep - French Officer Criticizes U.S. Way Of War - Assad Offers Kurds Some Autonomy

Tue, 2019-02-19 02:15
A large double-tap car bombing (vid) hit Idleb city in northwest Syria today. Some 20 to 30 people were killed and more wounded. Idleb governorate is controlled by the al-Qaeda aligned Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) but many other terrorist groups...
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The <I>MoA</I> Week In Review - OT 2019-10

Sun, 2019-02-17 01:04
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: February 11 - Venezuela - 57% Say Maduro Is Their Legitimate President February 14 - Venezuela - Media Find Trump's Coup Plan Does Not Work The U.S. attack against Venezuela triggered riots in...
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The Deep Nation Of Russia

Sat, 2019-02-16 18:32
In a newly published essay, a close aid to the Russian President Vladimir Putin describes the system of governance in Russia. It stands in contrast to the usual 'western' view of the 'autocratic' Russian state. U.S. media often depict Russia...
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Venezuela - Media Find Trump's Coup Plan Does Not Work

Fri, 2019-02-15 01:58
On January 25, two days after Random Guyidó declared himself President of Venezuela, the lack of planing in the U.S. coup attempt was already obvious: My impression is that Trump was scammed. It was long evident that he gives little...
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Netanyahoo Asks Arabs to "Advance The Common Interest Of War With Iran"

Thu, 2019-02-14 03:03
The U.S. had called for a high level anti-Iran meeting in Poland. The purpose of the meeting was to bring with its allies and poodles into line with the U.S. agenda on Iran, to press them at least into issuing...
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Russiagate Is Finished

Wed, 2019-02-13 01:38
For more than two years U.S. politicians, the media and some bloggers hyped a conspiracy theory. They claimed that Russia had somehow colluded with the Trump campaign to get him elected. An obviously fake 'Dirty Dossier' about Trump, commissioned by...
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Venezuela - 57% Say Maduro Is Their Legitimate President

Tue, 2019-02-12 01:53
The legitimacy of a ruler can best be determined by asking the ruled people. The independent Venezuelan polling firm Hinterlaces asked (in Spanish) 1,580 Venezuelans in direct interviews who they consider to be the legitimate president of Venezuela. 57% said...
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The <I>MoA</I> Week In Review - OT 2019-09

Sun, 2019-02-10 22:12
It was a quiet week as your host had the sh**s and was generally unwell. The full service will resume next week. Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: February 2 - Syria Sitrep - Trump Says U.S. Will Leave...
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Racism And The Fight Over Venezuela

Sun, 2019-02-10 02:59
The U.S. coup attempt in Venezuela is not only about oil and general U.S. imperialism. It is attempt to bring a specific type of people back into power. The same type of people that rule in Washington DC. The Nation...
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Open Thread 2019-08

Sat, 2019-02-09 00:34
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