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Memo: Democrats Made Up Evidence Enabled Eavesdropping On Trump Campaign

Sat, 2018-02-03 01:06
Over the last month political enemies of U.S. President Trump and the FBI and Justice Department have desperately tried to prevent the publishing of a memo written by the Republican controlled House Intelligence Committee. The memo describes parts of the...
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Syria - Erdogan's Bashibazouk Want To Ravage Afrin

Fri, 2018-02-02 03:48
The map shows the situation in Afrin canton in north-west Syria. The Turkish army and associated Takfiri militia (green) are trying to push the Syrian Kurds (yellow) out of the area. bigger What is claimed as newly Turkish conquered (light...
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Sleuthhound Puppy Takes Deep Dive Into My Story (Funny)

Thu, 2018-02-01 01:50
This is funny. The Twitter conservation below started when Borzou Daragahi, a main stream scribe and gullible simpleton, asked about Moon of Alabama. He had been made aware of and disliked the head scarf piece which was posted here yesterday....
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U.S. Government Runs Anti-Head Scarf Campaign Against Iran

Wed, 2018-01-31 01:12
A U.S. government funded public relation campaign tries to incite women in Iran to break the law. The reporting of the campaign in western media is unproportionate to its effects in Iran. The larger propaganda scheme and the U.S. government...
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Syria - Neo-Conservatives Demand "Action" - Hope For A Larger War

Tue, 2018-01-30 02:17
The U.S. polity and media now acknowledge what we reported on December 21. The U.S. announcement to build up a 30,000 strong PKK army in north-east Syria was a disaster. It prompted Turkey to initiate its attack on YPG/PKK Kurds...
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Robert Parry Has Died

Mon, 2018-01-29 03:35
Robert Parry, the classic investigative journalist, founder and editor of the Consortium News website, has died. This is a huge loss for everyone who has kept some skepticism about the propagandistic media onslaught on our conciseness. Parry's writing was always...
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Weekly Review And Open Thread 2018-04 (also Jordan)

Sun, 2018-01-28 02:10
Jan 15 - Syria - U.S. Traps Itself, Commits To Occupation, Helps To Sustain The Astana Agreement Jan 18 - Syria - Tillerson Announces Occupation Goals - Erdogan Makes Empty Threats A few days later those threats turned out to...
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"Who Lost Turkey?" - The U.S.-Kurdish Project In Syria Endangers NATO

Fri, 2018-01-26 01:11
Back in the 1950s the U.S. political sphere was poisoned by a groundless smear campaign against country-experts in the State Department who were identified as those who lost China. If the Trump administration proceeds on its current course we may...
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Why Europe Must Reject U.S. Blackmail Over Iran's Nuclear Agreement - An Update

Thu, 2018-01-25 16:47
The Trump administration has threatened to end the nuclear deal with Iran. In our last post we argued in detail that the attempt of the European 3, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, to soothe Trump by condemning Iran's ballistic...
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"Calls Upon" Trickery - How Europe Cheats On Iran's Nuclear Agreement

Wed, 2018-01-24 02:09
The Trump administration wants to abolish the nuclear agreement with Iran. The big European countries want to keep the formal agreement but are actively looking for other reasons, specifically Iran's ballistic missiles, to put new sanctions on Iran. A detailed...
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Syria - Some Random Oddities

Tue, 2018-01-23 02:37
A tweet: Asaad Hanna @AsaadHannaa 4:26pm · 22 Jan 2018 Assad army dropped chlorine bombed barrels on Abo Aldhoor military base #Idlib countryside in a big attempt to take control of it. The above is from an anti-Syrian "Media Adviser,...
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Syria - Turks Attack Afrin, U.S. Strategy Fails, Kurds Again Chose The Losing Side

Sun, 2018-01-21 19:44
After negotiations between Russia/Syria and the Kurds of Afrin had failed, the Russian side made a deal with Turkey. Now Turkey attacks Afrin while everyone else looks aside. The main impetus for this development was the announcement of a U.S....
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Sundry - Shutdown, Ukraine, Omidyar And Syria

Sat, 2018-01-20 22:50
As I am currently somewhat handicapped in writing a consistent piece (possible reasons: the flu, writers block or temporary burnout) I'll restrict this to some short thoughts on recent issues. --- The so called government shutdown in the U.S. is...
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Syria - Tillerson Announces Occupation Goals - Erdogan Makes Empty Threats

Thu, 2018-01-18 22:19
For a few days now Turkey has threatened to invade Afrin (Efrin), a Kurdish held canton in the north-west of Syria. Afrin (topographic) bigger yellow - Kurdish control, grey - Turks, red - Syrian government, green - al-Qaeda The threat...
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Open Thread 2018-03

Wed, 2018-01-17 02:09
The post I worked on today is unsatisfying. I'll leave you with your own news & views ...
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Syria - U.S. Traps Itself , Commits To Occupation, Helps To Sustain The Astana Agreement

Tue, 2018-01-16 01:42
The Trump administration policy in Syria is finally coming into daylight. It has decided to permanently separate north-east of Syria from the rest of Syria with the rather comical idea that this will keep Iranian influence out of Syria and...
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Weekly Review And Open Thread 2018-02

Sun, 2018-01-14 23:02
What was behind the false missile attack alarm in Hawaii yesterday. Poynter has some context: One of the big stories in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Saturday morning was that military "brass" updated island officials on how the military would respond to...
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Syria - Volume of Al-Qaeda Propaganda Forecasts Syrian Army Success

Sat, 2018-01-13 22:47
The success of the current Syrian government operations against al-Qaeda in Idleb governorate can be measured by the volume of U.S. propaganda against it. A similar situation occurred when Aleppo was liberated from al-Qaeda's control. Certain U.S. media, (non-)government-organizations and...
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Syria - Erdogan (Again) Switches Sides - Delivers New Supplies For Terrorist Attacks

Fri, 2018-01-12 02:15
Turkey, in line with U.S. services, decided to block the current Syrian advance in south-east Idleb. Yesterday an ad-hoc alliance of jihadi "rebels" launched a counteroffensive to stop the Syrian army from cutting off a big chunk of "rebel" held...
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Syria - Army Gains In Idleb - Insurgents To Challenge Foreign Occupiers

Wed, 2018-01-10 20:48
While the U.S. seems to have given up on regime change in Syria it is still trying to sabotage the progress of the Syrian government and its allies. The recent drone attack on the Russian base Khmeimim in Latakia is...
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