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Reagan Wannabe Relaunches Reagan's Star Wars

Sat, 2019-01-19 00:52
On December 12 2001 then President Bush pulled out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty. Under the 1972 ABM treaty the Soviet Union and the United States had agreed to deploy only one anti-ballistic missile system each. With that limit gone...
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Seymour Hersh: George H.W. Bush Team Leaked To Media To Reveal CIA's Iran-Contra Affair

Fri, 2019-01-18 02:11
A new piece by Seymour Hersh in the London Review of Books gives some insight into secret U.S. operations during the Reagan administration. The Vice President’s Men includes a quite sensational claim of who revealed the Iran-Contra affair. According to...
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A Turkish 'Security Zone' In Northeast Syria Is A Bad Idea

Wed, 2019-01-16 23:51
U.S. President Trump wants U.S. troops to leave northeast Syria. His National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to sabotage that move. Trump came up with idea to hand northeast Syria to Turkey, but soon...
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Putin Asks And Trump Delivers - Here Is A List Of All The Good Things Trump Did For Russia

Wed, 2019-01-16 02:12
Slate's Fred Kaplan writes: The Washington Post’s Greg Miller reported Sunday that President Donald Trump’s confiscation of the translator’s notes from a one-on-one conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2017 was “unusual.” This is incorrect. It was unprecedented. There...
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The <I>Moon of Alabama</I> Week In Review - Open Thread 2019-03

Mon, 2019-01-14 01:35
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: January 7 - Fake News Reports Blamed Cuba, Russia And China Of 'Sonic Attack' On U.S. Diplomats - The Culprits Were Crickets January 8 - Turkey Rejects New U.S. Syria Plan - Humiliates...
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The Trump-Russia Scam - How Obama Enabled The FBI To Spy On Trump

Mon, 2019-01-14 01:15
Despite the loss of major narratives, the war of the deep state against U.S. President Trump continues unabated. The main of tool in this war are allegations of relations between Trump and anything Russia. The war runs along several parallel...
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<I>NYT</I> Laments U.S. Disengagement Even As There Is None

Sun, 2019-01-13 00:41
On its frontpage the New York Times delivers an utterly deranged 'News Analysis' of the possible end of the illegal occupation of east Syria by the United States military: As U.S. Exits Syria, Mideast Faces a Post-American Era When Turkey,...
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Pompeo's Middle East Speech - A Blustering Promise Of Less U.S. Involvement

Fri, 2019-01-11 02:50
Today Mike Pompeo, the U.S. Secretary of State, visited Egypt. He held a somewhat delusional speech at the American University in Cairo. It is headlined: A Force for Good: America Reinvigorated in the Middle East: There is little in the...
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Stuff To Read: Integrity Initiative, Skripal, Kaspersky ...

Thu, 2019-01-10 00:58
The is no original piece ready to post today, but here are some interesting links: The Russian anti-virus company Kaspersky was contacted by someone who it found to be related to the U.S. National Security Agency. Kaspersky immediately told the...
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Turkey Rejects New U.S. Syria Plan - Humiliates John Bolton

Tue, 2019-01-08 23:47
On Sunday National Security Advisor John Bolton tried to set conditions for a U.S. retreat from Syria: Bolton, on a trip to Israel and Turkey, said he would stress in talks with Turkish officials, including President Tayyip Erdogan, that Kurdish...
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Fake News Reports Blamed Cuba, Russia And China Of 'Sonic Attack' On U.S. Diplomats - The Culprits Were Crickets

Tue, 2019-01-08 01:41
In the autumn of 2016 U.S. diplomats stationed in Cuba started to complain about being affected by some mysterious noise. Twenty four embassy staff and family claimed a bizarre list of symptoms - from headaches, dizziness and sleeping difficulties to...
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The <I>Moon of Alabama</I> Week In Review - Open Thread 2019-01

Sun, 2019-01-06 22:06
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: December 31 - World Food Program, Bribed By Saudis, Threatens Yemenis With More Famine The war on Yemen continues despite the ceasefire agreement in Sweden: Ceasefire in Al Hudaydah with the Taste of...
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Syria - Turkey Fails In Idleb, Is Unwilling To Take The Northeast

Sun, 2019-01-06 02:20
The neoconservatives in the Trump administration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton and the Syria envoy James Jeffery, are scrambling to save their plans for Syria that President Trump disposed of when he ordered a complete...
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'Integrity Initiative' - New Documents From Shady NGO Released

Fri, 2019-01-04 23:52
The British Government runs an anti-Russian smear campaign through the pseudo non-government-organization Integrity Initiative. Some person, operating under the 'Anonymous' label, obtained internal papers of the Initiative and publishes those in several batches. Moon of Alabama was one of the...
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The Goddess, The Jade Rabbit And The Magpie Bridge - Chinese Culture On The Far Side Of The Moon

Fri, 2019-01-04 01:26
An extraordinary mission by the China National Space Administration helps us to learn a bit of ancient and modern Chinese culture. Today at 2:26 utc the lunar lander module Chang'e-4 and its six wheel rover Yutu-2 landed on the far...
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The War On Syria Strengthened The Anti-Zionist 'Resistance'

Thu, 2019-01-03 02:09
Veteran Middle East correspondent Elijah Magnier predicts the further development of the war on Syria. The U.S. is leaving and the Arab Gulf states are coming back to Damascus to balance against Turkey. The Kurds will stay with Syria and...
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World Food Program, Bribed By Saudis, Threatens Yemenis With More Famine

Wed, 2019-01-02 01:53
The United Nation's World Food Program is supposed to relief populations in urgent need of food supplies. It is not supposed to be a partisan organization. But in the war on Yemen it has now taken one side of the...
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A Happy 2019 To All Moonkind

Tue, 2019-01-01 00:00
Dear readers and commentators, thank you for coming here, reading and discussing about the events of our world. I wish for a happy new year for you and everyone else.
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Syria - 'Country Of The Year' 2018

Mon, 2018-12-31 23:56
George Galloway is right: George Galloway @georgegalloway - 11:46 utc - 31 Dec 2018 The defeat of the imperialist armies and their head-chopping auxiliaries in the alphabet soup of Islamist extremism by the Syrian Arab Army and its allies was...
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The MoA Week In Review - OT 2018-71

Sun, 2018-12-30 22:04
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: December 24 - Christmas Thanks for all your wishes and greetings. Over the Christmas days I had much fun with my extended family. It kept me busy and away from the blog. As...
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