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Open Thread 2017-40

Mon, 2017-11-06 17:47
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: October 29: UN On Khan Sheikhoun - Victims Hospitalized BEFORE Claimed Incident Happened A rather laughable report about an obviously faked incident. October 31: How General Kelly's Attitudes Reflect the U.S. of A...
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Saudi Arabia - This 'Night Of The Long Knives' Is A Panic-Fueled Move

Sun, 2017-11-05 18:43
Yesterday the ruling Salman clan in Saudi Arabia executed a Night of the Long Knives cleansing the state of all potential competition. The Saudi King Salman and his son Clown Prince Mohammad bin Salman initiated a large arrest wave and...
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Lebanon - Hariri's Resignation - The Opening Shot Of The Saudi War On Hizbullah

Sat, 2017-11-04 21:35
Four days ago we asked: Is The "Moderate Al-Qaeda" Set To Target Hizbullah?. The implied answer in that piece was "Yes, the war is coming to Lebanon." Today the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri resigned with a statement issues from...
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Syria Summary - ISIS Loses Control Of Its Last Urban Refuge

Fri, 2017-11-03 16:57
bigger Today the Syrian Arab Army liberated the city of Deir Ezzor from ISIS. The last resistance ended over night. The remaining ISIS fighters tried to flee north across the Euphrates towards the area held by U.S. proxy forces. Most...
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Neocons Publish Fake Paper To Insinuate Iran - Al-Qaeda Axis

Thu, 2017-11-02 18:36
The anti-Iran powers in the U.S. again try to smear Iran as allied with al-Qaeda. The accusations are used to justify further hostilities against the country. Suddenly an anonymous, and likely fake, document appears and is prominently launched into the...
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Is The "Moderate Al-Qaeda" Set To Target Hizbullah?

Thu, 2017-11-02 00:45
Since 2011 two propaganda campaigns have attempted to sell al-Qaeda in Syria as "moderate". The purpose was to justify the arming and cooperation with al-Qaeda to eliminate the secular Syrian state. Recently a third "moderate al-Qaeda" wave has been launched....
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How General Kelly's Attitudes Reflect the U.S. of A

Wed, 2017-11-01 01:45
When retired Marine General John Kelly became White House Chief of Staff and thereby the leader of the ruling junta the media were effusive about the "grown-up," and "adult" man. General John F. Kelly: from Brighton to the White House...
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Open Thread 2017-39

Mon, 2017-10-30 21:36
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: October 23: Help Wanted - State Department Seeks Self-Consistent Secretary In which I speculate that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hates his job and would be happy to leave. October 24: Phoenix 2.0...
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UN On Khan Sheikhoun - Victims Hospitalized BEFORE Claimed Incident Happened

Mon, 2017-10-30 00:03
A UN commission concluded that the Syrian government is responsible for a widely discussed incident in Khan Sheikhoun. An alleged gas attack by air happened in April in an al-Qaeda controlled area in Syria. It was used by the White...
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Cuba - U.S. Diplomats Retreat In Horror ... Of Crickets

Fri, 2017-10-27 14:50
This incident earlier this month will probably go down in the annals as the most stupid diplomatic f***-up ever: President Trump on Tuesday expelled 15 Cuban diplomats, escalating his response to a mysterious affliction that has stricken American Embassy personnel...
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The British Involvement In The "Trump Dossier" Needs Further Investigation

Thu, 2017-10-26 14:26
We noted back in July that the only relevant "collusion with the Russians" during the 2016 election cycle was the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton smear campaign against Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton campaign cut-out hires the (former?) British intelligence agent...
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Phoenix 2.0 - CIA's Vietnam Terror Unleashed Upon Afghanistan

Tue, 2017-10-24 17:43
Last week the new head of the CIA Mike Pompeo publicly threatened to make the CIA a "much more vicious agency". His first step towards that is to unleash CIA sponsored killer gangs onto the people of Afghanistan: The C.I.A....
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Help Wanted - State Department Seeks Self-Consistent Secretary

Mon, 2017-10-23 20:28
European business deals with Iran are safe: Tillerson - AFP, October 20 2017 Washington (AFP) - The United States does not intend to disrupt European business deals with Iran, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in comments published Friday. ......
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Open Thread 2017-38

Sun, 2017-10-22 22:32
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: October 16: How The Washington Post Deceives Us About The War In Syria Ahab Jezebel dissects the bullshit the Washington Post peddles on Syria. October 16/17: Iraq - Thus Ends The Kurdish Independence...
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"Above All" - The Junta Expands Its Claim To Power

Sun, 2017-10-22 02:58
In an advertising campaign in 2008 the U.S. Air Force declared itself to be "Above All". The slogan and symbol of the campaign was similar to the German "Deutschland Über Alles" campaign of 1933. It was a sign of things...
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Emma Sky - British 'Mother of Daesh' Wants To Reoccupy Iraq

Sat, 2017-10-21 02:43
While the Iraqi government forces sweep Kirkuk clean of the Kurdish occupation, one writer strongly pushed pro-Kurdish/anti-Iranian views. Three pieces by Emma Sky appeared in three prestigious imperial outlets within just four days. They are obviously part of a well...
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The U.S. Military - Pampered, Safe And Very Scared

Thu, 2017-10-19 23:32
The U.S. military is a socialist paradise: Service members and their families live for free on base. People living off base are given a stipend to cover their housing costs. They shop in commissaries and post exchanges where prices for...
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Saudi Money In Syria - Sowing The Seeds Of ISIS 2.0

Wed, 2017-10-18 21:04
There is dangerous news evolving from Raqqa, Syria. While ISIS is largely defeated seeds get sown for its reappearance. The Kurdish forces under the label SDF and led by U.S. special forces have defeated ISIS in Raqqa. Cleanup operations continue....
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Syria, Iraq - Why The Kurdish Independence Project Died

Tue, 2017-10-17 20:49
The bid of the Kurdish Barzani clan for an independent Kurdistan in north Iraq and beyond has utterly failed. Masoud Barzani, the strongman of the Iraqi Kurdish region, had called for the referendum to divert from his government's financial problems....
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How <I>The Washington Post</I> Deceives Us About The War In Syria

Mon, 2017-10-16 20:21
by Ahab Jezebel One of the most prestigious US medias, The Washington Post clearly has no built-in review mechanism for monitoring the quality and veracity of its source material relating to the coverage of war zone news. This is particularly...
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