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Syria Sitrep - Army Wins Al-Safa Battle - More Troops Move Towards Idelb

Sun, 2018-11-18 00:43
Today the Syrian army won the al-Safa battle. Al-Safa is a barren area around an old volcano southeast of Sweida where in July ISIS abducted dozens of hostages. The last of those hostages were freed in a commando raid ten...
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The White House Spat With Jim Acosta Is Not A First Amendment Issue, Julian Assange's Indictment Is One

Sat, 2018-11-17 02:43
U.S. media support a questionable First Amendment case when one of the network reporters was rebuked by the White House. They are quiet on another case where the danger to the rights of a free press is much more serious....
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U.S., Al-Sauds Fight Over MbS Advisor - White House Willing To Appease Erdogan

Fri, 2018-11-16 02:41
The chief prosecutor of Saudi Arabia cleared his boss, clown prince Muhammad bin Salman, of involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. A number of easily replaceable people were indicted. In a coordinated move the U.S. Treasury sanctioned a number...
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Netanyahoo's Likely Fall Destroys Trump's Middle East Strategy

Thu, 2018-11-15 03:23
The political upheaval in Israel is a problem for the White House and its Middle East plans. Today Israel's defense minister Avigor Lieberman resigned and called for new elections. He disagreed with prime minister Netanyahoo over the renewed ceasefire in...
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The Short War With Gaza Exposed Israel's Weakness

Wed, 2018-11-14 02:52
Last week a ceasefire was agreed upon between Palestinian factions in Gaza and Israel: The aim of the change, in a plan mediated by Egypt and with money supplied by Qatar, is to provide much-needed relief for Gaza, restore calm...
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False Reports In U.S. Media Suggest A Great Deception

Tue, 2018-11-13 01:42
The New York Times is lying to its readers about the commitments of an adversarial state. It did not learn a single lesson from its fake reporting that led the Iraq War. It again furthers hostile aggression. bigger In a...
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The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2018-60

Sun, 2018-11-11 23:04
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: November 5 - This NYT Cartoon Helps Trump To Win November 7 - A Short Take On The Midterm Elections November 8 - Two 'Russian Influence' Campaigns Claim Victory - One Is Real,...
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Yemen - Holding Hodeidah Is The Houthi's Last Chance

Sun, 2018-11-11 02:30
From last weeks MoA review: October 31 - Yemen - After 200,000 Died An Embarrassed U.S. Finally Calls For Negotiations The UAE and its mercenaries have renewed a large attack on Hodeidah. Should they capture it they will control all...
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ISIS Again Claims Cyber Attacks Which Were Falsely Blamed On Russia

Sat, 2018-11-10 03:33
Since late 2014 the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had its own hacking group. It waged cyber attacks against media and military targets. The group became known as United Cyber Caliphate (UCC). Later on some "experts" attributed the...
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ISIS Again Claims Cyber Attacks That Were Falsely Blamed On Russia

Sat, 2018-11-10 03:33
Since late 2014 the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had its own hacking group. It waged cyber attacks against media and military targets. The group became known as United Cyber Caliphate (UCC). Later on some "experts" attributed the...
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Two 'Russian Influence' Campaigns Claim Victory - One Is Real, The Other One Fake

Fri, 2018-11-09 05:17
Two new 'Russian' campaigns claim victory in their disinformation campaign against the 'west'. One is real and the other one is fake. But - as usual by now - 'western' media mistake one for the other. For them the real...
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A Short Take On The Midterm Elections

Wed, 2018-11-07 15:04
The midterm elections in the United States had mixed results. Both sides will claim victory. There was no landslide in either direction. The Republicans extended their majority in the Senate while the Democrats took the House of Representatives. My hunch,...
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Open Thread 2018-59

Wed, 2018-11-07 01:18
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This NYT Cartoon Helps Trump To Win

Mon, 2018-11-05 19:44
The New York Times cartoonist claims that: Protecting U.S. borders from illegal entry by foreigners is not a valid mission for the U.S. military. Illegally invading and destroying countries in the Middle East, to the benefit of the Zionist entity,...
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The MoA Week in Review - OT 2018-58

Sat, 2018-11-03 21:19
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: October 29 - Syria Sitrep - ISIS Defeats U.S. Proxy Force - Again The SDF is very much in trouble. ISIS is still attacking. There is trouble between the locally recruited Arab footsoldiers...
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The Film The Israel Lobby Doesn't Want You To See

Sat, 2018-11-03 02:28
Today The Electronic Intifada published the first two parts of "The Lobby – USA", a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaigns in the United States. The planned broadcast of the film was prevented by Qatar,...
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By Way Of Deception - False Flag Terror Acts Press Europe To Sanction Iran

Thu, 2018-11-01 21:30
Israels secret service Mossad, with the CIA behind it, is framing Iran with alleged assassination plots in Europe. In September a terror attack killed some 30 people in Iran. Two entities, an Arab separatist movement as well as the Islamic...
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Yemen - After 200,000 Died An Embarrased U.S. Finally Moves Towards Negotiations

Thu, 2018-11-01 00:34
Isa Blumi writes: The war on Yemen today is a brutal example of how the expansion of global capitalist interests destroys nations. It first takes the form of neoliberalism (often innocently labeled as globalisation) and then, as the inevitable structural...
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How Trump Is Winning The Midterm Elections

Wed, 2018-10-31 02:22
What are the chances that the mid-term elections in the United States, one week from now, will change the majority in the House or Senate? The Democrats need to pick up 23 seats in the House to gain a majority....
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Syria Sitrep - ISIS Defeats U.S. Proxy Force - Again

Tue, 2018-10-30 01:57
The U.S. backed proxy forst in east Syria again lost positions to the Islamic State. The map shows the positions of ISIS (grey), the US. proxy force SDF (yellow) and the Syrian army (read) at the border with Iraq on...
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