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Syria Sitrep - Army To Regain Northeastern Territory - Political Isolation Ends

Fri, 2018-12-28 20:53
The fallout from U.S. president Trump's decision to retreat from Syria develops as expected. Trump had announced a rapid draw down of U.S. troops in Syria. Later he spoke of a controlled process that would allow Turkey to take over...
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Open Thread 2018-70

Wed, 2018-12-26 14:57
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Christmas

Mon, 2018-12-24 21:00
Long before Christianity evolved, people celebrated the winter solstice as the end of the dark times and the coming of light. Roman Christianity moved the day on which it commemorates the birth of Jesus to the winter solstice. It replaced...
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The MoA Week In Review - OT 2018-69

Sat, 2018-12-22 16:17
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: December 17 - How Putin's Russia Weaponizes X December 18 - Senate Reports On 'Russian Influence Campaign' Fail To Discuss Its Only Known Motive One of the two companies who wrote the Senate...
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First Fallout Of Trump's Decision To Withdraw From Syria

Sat, 2018-12-22 01:09
President Trump's strategic decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria creates some significant fallout. The U.S. and international borg is enraged that Trump ends an occupation that is illegal under international as well as U.S. domestic law. "That's un-American!" Defense...
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Why Trump Decided To Remove U.S. Troops From Syria

Thu, 2018-12-20 20:51
Last Friday President Trump had another long phonecall with the Turkish President Erdogan. Thereafter he overruled all his advisors and decided to remove the U.S. boots from Syria and to also end the air war. This was the first time...
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Report: U.S. To Leave Syria Immediately - Updated

Wed, 2018-12-19 21:21
Updated below --- The Wall Street Journal just reported that U.S. troops prepare to leave northeast Syria: WASHINGTON—In an abrupt reversal, the U.S. military is preparing to withdraw its forces from northeastern Syria, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday,...
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Senate Reports On 'Russian Influence Campaign' Fail To Discuss Its Only Known Motive

Wed, 2018-12-19 01:05
U.S. media is again making a big fuzz about the alleged 'Russian' attempts to 'influence' the presidential elections in 2016. In March the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee commissioned two reports about the alleged 'Russian influence' via social media. Those reports...
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How Putin's Russia Weaponizes X

Mon, 2018-12-17 21:20
Q: What do humor, health information, giant squids, robotic cockroaches, tedium and postmodernism have in common? A: Russia weaponized them. Back in March 2016 we created a list of news items that accused Russia and its bear riding president Vladimir...
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The MoA Week In Review - OT 2018-68

Mon, 2018-12-17 00:46
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: December 10 - William Blum Died December 12 - Short Term Thinking Dooms U.S. Anti-China Strategy When reading about the 'Integrity Initiative' please keep in mind that it is only one of many...
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The 'Integrity Initiative' - A Military Intelligence Operation, Disguised As Charity, To Create The "Russian Threat"

Sat, 2018-12-15 23:25
The British government financed Integrity Initiative is tasked with spreading anti-Russian propaganda and with influencing the public, military and governments of a number of countries. What follows is an incomplete analysis of the third batch of the Initiative's papers which...
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Newly Released 'Integrity Intitiative' Papers Include Proposal For Large Disinformation Campaigns

Sat, 2018-12-15 02:39
The person(s) who first published documents of the shady UK organization Integrity Initiative decided that the discussion is about the Initiative is not yet sufficient and published more documents. The first dump on the Cyberguerilla site happened on November 5....
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British Spies Infiltrated Bernie Sanders' Campaign?

Fri, 2018-12-14 02:26
The Integrity Initiative, a British pseudo-NGO tasked with running anti-Russian propaganda operation, was recently exposed. Further digging into it revealed a much wider operation. It seems to involve a mole British spies inserted into the Bernie Sanders campaign. Three weeks...
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Short Term Thinking Dooms U.S. Anti-China Strategy

Wed, 2018-12-12 19:07
The United States issued an arrest warrant against the chief financial officer and heir apparent of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou. At issue is a six years old alleged violation of sanctions against Iran. Mrs. Meng was arrested in Canada. She has...
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Open Thread 2018-67

Wed, 2018-12-12 01:43
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William Blum Died

Tue, 2018-12-11 02:00
William Blum died yesterday at the age of 85. He has written about the misdeeds of the U.S. government since the late 1960s. I have read many, many of his pieces and benefited from his knowledge. I especially liked his...
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The MoA Week In Review - OT 2018-66

Sun, 2018-12-09 21:15
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: December 3 - The People Of France Reject Macron's Policies - How Long Can He Survive? December 7 - Les Déplorables Demand The Fall Of The Regime Official numbers show a downtrend of...
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Les Déplorables Demand The Fall Of The Regime

Sat, 2018-12-08 18:26
Today we will again (read the comments) see large, and mostly peaceful gilets jaunes gatherings all over France to protest the neo-liberal policies of the Macron regime. The biggest ones will naturally occur in the capital Paris. They are likely...
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Neocons Sabotage Trump's Trade Talks - Huawei CFO Taken Hostage To Blackmail China

Sat, 2018-12-08 02:00
CNN reports that White House chief of staff John Kelly is expected to resign soon. There have been similar rumors before, but this time the news may actually be true. That is bad for Trump and U.S. policies. Kerry is...
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Whitewash - The 'Last Bastion Of Freedom' Is An Al-Qaeda Infested Town

Thu, 2018-12-06 21:13
This week the New Yorker published a long piece on Saraqib, a town in Idleb governorate in Syria. Syria’s Last Bastion of Freedom Amid the brutal civil war, a town fought off the regime and the fundamentalists—and dared to hold...
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