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Open Thread 2018-65

Thu, 2018-12-06 00:41
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<I>Reuters</I> Creates Fakenews About Iran - Intentionally Conflates Two Different Missiles - Misquotes Official

Tue, 2018-12-04 23:50
A just published Reuters piece claims: Iran wants to expand missile range despite U.S. opposition. bigger That claim is false and is based on a willful misrepresentation of the source Reuters cites. GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran wants to increase its...
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Syria - 'Activist' Posts Fake Picture - Fact Checkers Fall For It

Tue, 2018-12-04 16:38
The war on Syria brought up dozens of propagandist. Asaad Hanna is one of them. His screeds were published in the Guardian, TRT World, Time, AL-Monitor and elsewhere. He is introduces himself as "a Syrian civil society and human rights...
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The People Of France Reject Macron's Policies - How Long Can He Survive?

Tue, 2018-12-04 03:21
The current wave of protests in France, which started two weeks ago, is growing in impact and applied violence. On Saturday some 120,000 people took part in demonstrations around the country. The movement was initiated from the political right but...
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The MoA Week In Review - OT 2018-64

Sun, 2018-12-02 21:34
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: November 26 - Russia Blocks Ukrainian Navy From Militarizing The Sea of Azov - Updated November 27 - Ukraine - Poroshenko Launched Clash With Russia To Gain Dictatorial Powers - He Failed A...
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Fundraiser - Please Support The <I>Poor Poet</I>

Sun, 2018-12-02 00:26
(This post is pinned to the top. Scroll down for new content.) Dear reader, your support is essential to keep this site going. Moon of Alabama provides news and analysis which mainstream media cover late or not at all. This...
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What Poroshenko Gets Wrong - H.W. Bush And The Ukraine

Sun, 2018-12-02 00:24
Earlier this week Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, tried to provoke a war with Russia in attempt to stay in power by cancelling the upcoming elections. Today he attempts to curry favor in the U.S. with remarks about the...
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Seeing Social Decline As A National Security Threat May Change Conservative Policies

Sat, 2018-12-01 03:35
Micah Zenko, previously at the Council on Foreign Relations and now at Chatham House, is one of the sane analysts of U.S. security policies. His tweet was in response to the 2017 CDC report on mortality in the United States....
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This <I>Guardian</I> Fake News Story Proves That The Media Can't Be Trusted

Thu, 2018-11-29 22:23
In 2015 the British Guardian appointed Katherine Viner as editor in chief. Under her lead the paper took a new direction. While it earlier made attempts to balance its shoddier side with some interesting reporting, it is now solidly main...
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If The Saudi's Oil No Longer Matters Why Is Trump Still Supporting Them?

Thu, 2018-11-29 03:12
Why are U.S. troops in the Middle East? In an interview with the Washington Post U.S. President Donald Trump gives an answer: Trump also floated the idea of removing U.S. troops from the Middle East, citing the lower price of...
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Fundraiser - Please Support The <I>Poor Poet</I>

Wed, 2018-11-28 16:23
Dear reader, your support is essential to keep this site going. Moon of Alabama provides news and analysis which mainstream media cover late or not at all. This site is free. It serves original thought and no-nonsense analysis on a...
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Ukraine - Poroshenko Initiated Clash With Russia To Gain Dictatorial Powers - He Failed

Wed, 2018-11-28 02:25
The Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko's attempted to shore up his approval rate for the upcoming election by provoking a military incident. It was a gamble and it failed. Three Ukrainian boats, a tug and two gun boats, attempted to sail...
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Russia Blocks Ukrainian Navy From Militarizing The Sea of Azov

Mon, 2018-11-26 00:21
The Ukrainian government under the oligarch Petro Poroshenko is in election campaign mode. That is one reason why it is launching new provocations against Russia. Yesterday Ukrainian forces occupied a town within the neutral zone between the government controlled part...
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The MoA Week In Review - OT 2018-63

Sun, 2018-11-25 23:00
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: November 19 - Syria - Back In The Arab Fold Last night Jihadis in the Turkish-Russian de-escalation zone in Idleb governorate launched gas filled artillery munition into Aleppo city. Some 100 people were...
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British Government Runs Secret Anti-Russian Smear Campaigns

Sat, 2018-11-24 23:24
In 2015 the government of Britain launched a secret operation to insert anti-Russia propaganda into the western media stream. We have already seen many consequences of this and similar programs which are designed to smear anyone who does not follow...
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Happy Thanksgiving

Fri, 2018-11-23 00:21
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Keeping Bin Salman In Place Will Hurt Trump's Policies

Thu, 2018-11-22 00:48
Against the advise from his intelligence services U.S. President Trump decided to leave the effective Saudi ruler, clown prince Mohammad bin Salman, in place. That move is unlikely to help with his larger policy plans. Bruce Riedel, a (former) high...
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U.S. Busts APEC Summit With Tariff Demands - <I>New York Times</I> Blames China

Tue, 2018-11-20 23:57
A New York Times report about last weekend's summit in Asia demonstrates how U.S. media misinform their readers about international events. The recent summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Papua New Guinea failed to come up with a...
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Syria - Back In The Arab Fold

Tue, 2018-11-20 00:33
Following Syria's military success against its enemies, Arab states which supported the war on Syria are again making nice with it. The United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus. Kuwait and Bahrain will follow. Today a delegation of...
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The MoA Week In Review - OT 2018-61

Sun, 2018-11-18 22:20
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: November 12 - False Reports In U.S. Media Suggest A Great Deception We were first to point out that the NYT's characterization of an old North Korean missile site as "deception" was pure...
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