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By Way Of Deception - False Flag Terror Acts Press Europe To Sanction Iran

Thu, 2018-11-01 21:30
Israels secret service Mossad, with the CIA behind it, is framing Iran with alleged assassination plots in Europe. In September a terror attack killed some 30 people in Iran. Two entities, an Arab separatist movement as well as the Islamic...
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Yemen - After 200,000 Died An Embarrased U.S. Finally Moves Towards Negotiations

Thu, 2018-11-01 00:34
Isa Blumi writes: The war on Yemen today is a brutal example of how the expansion of global capitalist interests destroys nations. It first takes the form of neoliberalism (often innocently labeled as globalisation) and then, as the inevitable structural...
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How Trump Is Winning The Midterm Elections

Wed, 2018-10-31 02:22
What are the chances that the mid-term elections in the United States, one week from now, will change the majority in the House or Senate? The Democrats need to pick up 23 seats in the House to gain a majority....
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Syria Sitrep - ISIS Defeats U.S. Proxy Force - Again

Tue, 2018-10-30 01:57
The U.S. backed proxy forst in east Syria again lost positions to the Islamic State. The map shows the positions of ISIS (grey), the US. proxy force SDF (yellow) and the Syrian army (read) at the border with Iraq on...
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The MoA Week in Review - OT 2018-57

Mon, 2018-10-29 00:58
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: October 22 - Khashoggi Drama - A Deal Is No Longer Possible - Erdogan Demands That MbS Goes October 23 - How Will Caligula Fall? October 25 - Khashoggi Drama - A Deal...
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These Exploitations Of The Pittsburgh Attack Deride Its Victims

Mon, 2018-10-29 00:22
Yesterday's terror attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh was committed by a man with extremely anti-Jewish and anti-immigration views. It is third attack on houses of worship in three years. Like the earlier incidents it is a heinous crime for...
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Autonomous Cars And Moral Decisions - Should Only The Well Behaved Survive?

Sat, 2018-10-27 01:18
While lots of companies in Silicon Valley work on self driving cars many people remain skeptical of these. The introduction of such cars raises technical, legal and most importantly moral problems. 'Self driving' comes at various levels. A parking assistant...
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Khashoggi Drama - A Deal Has Been Made But Will It Hold?

Thu, 2018-10-25 14:27
A preliminary deal has been made between the Turkish president Erdogan and the al-Saud clan in Saudi Arabia. The case of Jamal Khashoggi, killed in Istanbul by bodyguards of the Saudi clown prince Mohammad bin Salman, will be closed for...
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Open Thread 2018-56

Thu, 2018-10-25 01:03
Service announcement: People who insult other commentators will have their comments deleted and will be blocked. People who use multiple names while commenting here will have their comments deleted and will be blocked. People who post "the jews did it"...
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How Will Caligula Fall?

Wed, 2018-10-24 01:18
The king and the clown prince of Saudi Arabia ordered a son of Jamal Khashoggi to appear in front of them so they could express their condolences for the murder of his father. This is an attempt by the King...
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Khashoggi Drama - A Deal Is No Longer Possible - Erdogan Demands That MbS Goes

Mon, 2018-10-22 22:47
The Khashoggi saga continues to influence Middle East policies. On Friday the Saudi regime admitted that Khashoggi was killed in its consulate in Istanbul. Since then they have changed their story twice: After weeks of denying involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance,...
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The MoA Week In Review - OT 2018-55

Sun, 2018-10-21 19:30
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: October 16 - Coverup Deal Will Blame Khashoggi Death On Extreme Torture October 17 - Saudis Stonewall On Khashoggi But Pressure Will Increase October 20 - Saudis Admit Khashoggi Murder - Offer Weak...
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Saudis Admit Khashoggi Murder - Offer Weak Cover-Up

Sat, 2018-10-20 15:31
The Saudi King Salman was told to keep his son, Mohammad bin Salman, in the position of clown prince. It is widely assumed that MbS, the clown prince, ordered to kill Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The...
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Syria - U.S. (Again) Only Pretends To Fight ISIS

Sat, 2018-10-20 00:04
The U.S. occupation force and its Kurdish proxy SDF in northeastern Syria are supposed to fight the Islamic State in its last hold out northeast of Euphrates. But the operations against the handful of towns ISIS (grey) still holds -...
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Open Thread 2018-54

Thu, 2018-10-18 20:23
News & views not related to Khashoggi ...
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Open Thread 2018-54

Thu, 2018-10-18 20:23
News & views not related to Khashoggi ...
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Saudis Stonewall On Khashoggi But Pressure Will Increase

Thu, 2018-10-18 00:47
The most interesting aspect of the botched assassination of Jamal Khashoggi is the insight it creates into political conflicts in U.S. domestic and international policies. The Saudi clown prince Mohammad bin Salman unwittingly did a huge favor to Turkey's president...
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Saudis Stonewall On Khashoggi But Pressure Will Increase

Thu, 2018-10-18 00:47
The most interesting aspect of the botched assassination of Jamal Khashoggi is the insight it creates into political conflicts in U.S. domestic and international policies. The Saudi clown prince Mohammad bin Salman unwittingly did a huge favor to Turkey's president...
Categories: News for progressives

Coverup Deal Will Blame Khashoggi Death On Extreme Torture

Tue, 2018-10-16 17:28
The coverup of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, killed on behalf of the Saudi clown prince Mohammad bin Salman, proceeds apace. It is part of a deal between Turkey and Saudi Arabia under the aegis of the United States. The...
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Saudi-Turkish Deal Will Blame Khashoggi Death on Excessive Torture

Tue, 2018-10-16 17:28
The coverup of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, killed on behalf of the Saudi clown prince Mohammad bin Salman, proceeds apace. It is part of a deal between Turkey and Saudi Arabia under the aegis of the United States. The...
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