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Afghanistan - U.S. Special Forces Commit Drive-By Murder (Video)

Tue, 2018-01-09 18:58
A recent video mashup provided by some U.S. Special Force soldiers in Afghanistan seems to show evidence of a warcrime. A military truck passes a civilian truck on a paved road at normal traveling speed. A soldier fires directly and...
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How Mainstream Media Lose Their Reputation - #Fakenews On Iran And Egypt

Mon, 2018-01-08 19:36
The "western" media like to rant against fake news. But they are indeed the biggest provider of such. Yesterday the British news agency Reuters claimed: Iran bans English in primary schools after leader's warning DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has banned...
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Weekly Review And Open Thread 2018-01

Sun, 2018-01-07 22:54
We covered the protests in Iran and the foreign attempts to hijack them for their purpose. Dec 29 - Iran - Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests Dec 31 - Iran - Early U.S. Support For Rioters Hints At A...
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Trump Offloads Foreign Policy Problems - Lets EU Grow A Spine

Sat, 2018-01-06 20:25
The U.S. is more and more isolated in international politics and even Europe is growing some spine and implements an independent foreign policy. U.S. imperialists are miffed but can do little about it. This development may well be part of...
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Iran - Europe Rejects U.S. Drive To War

Fri, 2018-01-05 02:52
The reaction to the minor protests in Iran drive another wedge between the U.S. and Europe. It exposes the belligerence of the Zionist lobby and its influence in the U.S. media and politics. The issue shows the growing divergence between...
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Iran - Protests Decrease - Riots Increase - U.S. Prepares The Next Phase

Wed, 2018-01-03 02:15
The riots and protests in Iran continue for a 6th day. While "western" media claim that the protests are growing I see no evidence for that in the various videos that appear online. The legitimate protests over price rises, failing...
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NYT Writes Epic Cover For Comey's FBI - Its Sole Source: "Officials Said"

Tue, 2018-01-02 00:40
In July 2016 the FBI under its director James Comey launched an investigation against the Donald Trump campaign and "Russian influence" on it. Comey and the FBI is under pressure to explain why they launched this investigation. The assumption has...
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A Happy 2018 To All Moonkind

Mon, 2018-01-01 00:15
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. A Happy New Year to all moonkind!
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Iran - Early U.S. Support For Rioters Hints At A Larger Plan

Sun, 2017-12-31 21:06
In Iran - Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests we looked at the developing U.S.-Israeli operation to instigate a revolt in Iran. What follows are a few more background points and a view on the developments since. A color revolution...
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Iran - Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests

Sat, 2017-12-30 02:45
Yesterday and today saw some small protests in Iran. They are probably the first stage of a large "regime change" operation run by the U.S. and Israel with the help of Iranian terrorist group. Earlier this month the White House...
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Open Thread 2017-47

Fri, 2017-12-29 01:58
Sorry, the post I was working on didn't pan out. You will have to talk to yourself. News & views ...
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From Snowden To Russia-gate - The CIA And The Media

Tue, 2017-12-26 23:53
The promotion of the alleged Russian election hacking in certain media may have grown from the successful attempts of U.S. intelligence services to limit the publication of the NSA files obtained by Edward Snowden. In May 2013 Edward Snowden fled...
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Sun, 2017-12-24 17:42
Roman Christianity moved the day to commemorate the birth of Jesus to the winter solstice. It thus replaced a holiday of older religions that celebrated the end of the dark times and the coming of more light. The deeper meaning...
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<I>Washington Post</I> Calls For Outrage About War On Yemen - Hides U.S. Role In It

Fri, 2017-12-22 20:02
Just in time for Christmas the Washington Post laments the cholera epidemic in Yemen caused by the U.S.-Saudi war on the country: One million people have caught cholera in Yemen. You should be outraged. The International Committee of the Red...
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Republican Tax Bill Is A Prelude To Higher Taxes

Thu, 2017-12-21 02:54
Yesterday the Republican controlled U.S. Senate passed a gigantic tax bill. The House will today agree to it and Trump will sign it as soon as possible. The bill lowers the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. It lowers...
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The New National Security Strategy Paves A Path To Isolation

Tue, 2017-12-19 18:46
Yesterday the White House published a new National Security Strategy (pdf). The publication was, unusually, announced by the president in a stump speech. The new NSS is unsuasually long: Reagan National Security Strategy was 41 pages, Bush 2002 was 31,...
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Weekly Review And Open Thread 2017-46

Mon, 2017-12-18 00:46
Due to this week's network problems at my home you were offered too few posts. Most of the research I do is naturally online. So while I probably could have posted I lacked the material to write up decent pieces....
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Haley Fails To Make Case About Yemeni Missiles - Ignores Saudi War Crimes

Sat, 2017-12-16 02:30
Yesterday the U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley went to the Defense Intelligence Agency for a little show. She claimed to expose Iran as an illegal source of weapons used by Yemeni forces in their fight against Saudi aggressors....
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"Russian Influence" - $0.97 That Changed The Fate Of Britain

Fri, 2017-12-15 01:19
A big bear broke into a house, allegedly. The bear trashes the interior - it is said. Enraged authors write extensive pieces about the bear and how much damage it causes. The authors and their big bear scare are amplified...
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U.S. Surrenders On Syria - Resistance Turns Eyes On Israel

Wed, 2017-12-13 01:48
This New Yorker piece is notable for its arrogant headline, and several false assertions. Those may be necessary to divert from its real message - the U.S. surrender to the realities of Syria: Trump to Let Assad Stay Until 2021,...
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