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Venezuela - U.S. Aid Gambit Fails - War Plans Lack Support

Fri, 2019-02-08 02:19
A day after the U.S. coup attempt in Venezuela the U.S. game plan was already quite obvious: The opposition in Venezuela will probably use access to that 'frozen' money to buy weapons and to create an army of mercenaries to...
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U.S. Asks More Countries To Occupy Northeast Syria

Thu, 2019-02-07 01:24
Monday's piece about the situation in Syria included a judgment that now seems to be wrong. The Trump administration planned to replace U.S. troops in northeast Syria with those of various allies. James Jeffrey, the neoconservative U.S. special envoy to...
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Syria Sitrep - Trump Says U.S. Will Leave But Pentagon Keeps Adding Forces

Tue, 2019-02-05 01:09
The U.S. retreat from northeast Syria is still not happening. In yesterdays interview with CBS President Trump again said the troops would leave, but the the Pentagon is doing the opposite of retreating. (not current) bigger The Islamic State forces...
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The <I>MoA</I> Week In Review - OT 2019-07

Mon, 2019-02-04 00:42
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: January 28 - Sanctions Are Wars Against Peoples January 30 - When 'Former' Spies Run Wild, Bad Things Happen January 31 - Venezuela - Coup Attempt Part Of A Larger Project - Military...
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U.S. Coup Attempt In Venezuela Lacks International Support

Mon, 2019-02-04 00:31
There is little doubt where 'western' media stand with regards to the U.S. led coup-attempt (vid) in Venezuela. But their view does not reflect the overwhelming international recognition the Venezuelan government under President Nicolás Maduro continues to have. The Rothschild...
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Venezuela - Coup Propaganda Claims Gang Violence Is Coup Supporting Protest

Sat, 2019-02-02 03:08
To demonize the President of Venzuela, Nicolás Maduro, and Venezuelan government forces, a concerted effort is made to falsely depict gang violence, and the police reaction to it, as a confrontation between coup supporting protesters and the Maduro government. Gang...
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Venezuela - Coup Attempt Part Of A Larger Project - Military Intervention Likely To Fail

Fri, 2019-02-01 01:59
The Trump administration has launched a large political project to remake several states in Latin America. The Wall Street Journal headlines: U.S. Push to Oust Venezuela’s Maduro Marks First Shot in Plan to Reshape Latin America The Trump administration’s broader...
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When 'Former' Spies Run Wild Bad Things Happen

Thu, 2019-01-31 04:33
The stories below are about nefarious activities by former NSA, former CIA, former military etc. staff that joined private businesses. They demonstrate that there is a structural problem when people trained to be weapons are allowed to run in the...
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Open Thread 2019-06

Wed, 2019-01-30 01:32
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Sanctions Are Wars Against Peoples

Tue, 2019-01-29 01:40
A former UN rapporteur says that the numerous US sanctions (pdf) against Venezuela are devastating and illegal: Mr De Zayas, a former secretary of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) and an expert in international law, spoke to The Independent...
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The <I>MoA</I> Week In Review - OT 2019-05

Mon, 2019-01-28 01:55
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: January 21 - Disunity Of U.S. Command Lets Afghan Rebels Win The War January 22 - 'Strategic Threat' To Israel - Progressives Lose Fear Of Speaking Out On Palestine January 26 - Pelosi...
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These Media Claims About Venezuela Are Lies Or Misconceptions

Sun, 2019-01-27 22:03
The U.S. mainstream media is suddenly discovering Venezuela. Without having any actual knowledge of the country, all dirt the writers can think of is thrown against its government. Don't expect to get any facts from them. Most is just propaganda...
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Pelosi Aghast - Stone Indictment Proves That Trump Campaign Deliberately Campaigned For Trump

Sun, 2019-01-27 03:01
On Friday Roger Stone, a political consultant who in 2016 publicly supported the Trump campaign, was arrested on criminal charges filed by special counsel Robert Mueller. He has since been released on bail. Stone is indicted (pdf) in five cases...
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Venezuela - Trump's Coup Attempt Is Based On A Seriously Flawed Plan

Sat, 2019-01-26 03:09
The U.S. led coup-attempt against the government of Venezuela under President Maduro is based on a plan that is similar to this one (vid). bigger While U.S. coup plotting against Venezuela goes back to at least 1998 when the deceased...
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Venezuela - The U.S. Game Plan And How To Respond To It

Fri, 2019-01-25 00:59
Yesterday the U.S. recognized a right-wing 'leader of the opposition' in Venezuela Juan Guaido as the president of the country. A number of right-wing led countries in South America joined in that move. Cuba, Bolivia and Mexico rejected it. Russia,...
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Venezuela - U.S. Again Tries Regime Change Which Is Again Likely To Fail

Thu, 2019-01-24 00:54
The U.S. has been intervening in oil-rich Venezuela since at least the early 2000. Several U.S. backed attempts to oust the elected socialist government, first under Chavez and then under Maduro, failed. But the economic sanctions by the U.S. and...
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'Strategic Threat' To Israel - Progressives Lose Fear Of Speaking Out On Palestine

Wed, 2019-01-23 01:54
Two weeks ago the Zionist lobby targeted civil rights activist Angela Davis for her support of the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement (BDS). Following lobby pressure the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama canceled its annual gala at which Davis was to receive...
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Disunity Of U.S. Commmand Lets Afghan Rebels Win The War

Tue, 2019-01-22 02:24
The U.S. war on Afghanistan continues to fail. Disunity of command and lack of political foresight guarantee that the U.S. will be losing it. Throughout the last months the 'moderate rebels' in Afghanistan made great strides against the U.S. sponsored...
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The <I>MoA</I> Week In Review - Open Thread 2019-04

Sun, 2019-01-20 21:37
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: January 15 - Putin Asks And Trump Delivers - A List Of All The Good Things Trump Did For Russia This week saw another fake story about Trump and Russia. A newly released...
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Coincidence? - Chief Nurse Of British Army Was First Person To Arrive At Novichoked Skripal Scene

Sun, 2019-01-20 02:41
On March 4 2018 the British/Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found incapacitated on a bench in Salisbury. The British government asserts that they were affected by a chemical poison of the so called Novichok group....
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