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Open Thread 2018-48

Thu, 2018-09-20 00:19
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Syria - Israel Provocation Kills Russian Soldiers - Moscow Will Take Political Revenge

Tue, 2018-09-18 17:09
Yesterday Turkey and Russia agreed on a further de-escalation in Idelb province in Syria (see the update here). This agreement takes away the chance of an imminent wider war in which the U.S. and some of its allies would use...
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The MoA Week In Review - Secret Bio-weapons - Skripals - OT 2018-47

Sun, 2018-09-16 23:08
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: September 11 - A Few Items Related To Syria September 13 - Syria - Turkish Tantrum Delays Liberation Of Idleb September 14 - Syria - Al-Qaeda And Turkey Stage "Peaceful Civilians" Events September...
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Syria - The Rationale Behind The Delay Of Idleb's Liberation

Sun, 2018-09-16 22:05
Southfront has an excellent longread on the Turkish role in the war on Syria from its very beginning. The piece includes a list of the groups Turkey currently supports and gives an outlook on Turkey's plans: Turkish Strategy In Northern...
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The Dike Breaks - Netherland Ends Support For "White Helmets" Terrorist Propaganda

Sun, 2018-09-16 02:30
The Netherland just announced that it is ending its support for al-Qaeda's propaganda gang, the "White Helmets". It also ends its support for the so called Free Syrian Police. Last week the Netherlands shut down its "non lethal" support for...
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Syria - Al-Qaeda And Turkey Coproduce "Peaceful Civilians" Propaganda Clips

Fri, 2018-09-14 22:52
Turkey and other supporters of the terrorists in Syria arranged for fresh Friday demonstrations by "civilians" in Idleb governorate. These are supposed to show the 'western' public that the population of the al-Qaeda controlled province is still in favor of...
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This Anti-China <I>Foreign Policy</I> Piece Makes No Sense

Fri, 2018-09-14 02:06
A recent Foreign Policy piece on the reeducation campaign in China's Xinjiang region is another example of nonsensical claims made in the current anti-China propaganda campaign. bigger Notice the picture caption: Uighur people pick up their children from school on...
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Syria - Turkish Tantrum Delays Liberation Of Idleb

Thu, 2018-09-13 18:13
Turkey is again turning to the U.S. to achieve its aim of controlling and annexing north Syria. At the Tehran summit of the Russian, Iranian and Turkish presidents, Turkey presented a (likely U.S. induced plan) for Idleb governorate: It included:...
Categories: News for progressives

Open Thread 2018-46

Thu, 2018-09-13 00:40
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A Few Items Related To Syria

Wed, 2018-09-12 00:40
The U.S. candidate to (again) become Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi, is out of the race. After the recent riots in Basra the party of Moqtada al-Sadr renounced its support for his candidacy. Even before that Abadi lacked the...
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MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2018-45

Mon, 2018-09-10 00:20
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: September 5 - The Strange Timestamp In The New Novichok 'Evidence' - UPDATED The timestamp question is solved, but there still many, many other inconsistencies. September 4 - Syria - UN, U.S. Try...
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The Strategic Aspect Of Bashing China's Re-education of Uyghurs

Sun, 2018-09-09 23:49
The New York Times reports on China's re-education program for Uygurs in Xinjiang, who are in danger for falling to Islamist extremism. The report is part of a larger U.S. campaign to instrumentalize the issue as a pressure point against...
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<I>NYT</I> Reconfirms U.S. Coup Plot In Venezuela - Adds Pro-Coup Propaganda

Sat, 2018-09-08 22:09
U.S. rejects claim by Venezuela's Maduro that U.S. envoys engaged in conspiracy - Reuters - May 22 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it rejected accusations by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that two top U.S....
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Syria - U.S. Reveals Underpants Plan For Indefinite Occupation

Fri, 2018-09-07 22:53
Today the United States officially announced a new policy in its war on Syria. It is an equivalent to the three step business plan (vid) of the underpants gnomes: The new U.S. plan is to: 1. keep north-east Syria indefinitely...
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Syria - Mattis Lacks State Department's Intelligence ... On Al-Qaeda's Chemical Capabilities

Thu, 2018-09-06 17:25
The U.S. Secretary of Defense seems to lack the intelligence the Un and the U.S. Department of State obviously have. U.S.'s Mattis says 'zero intelligence' that rebels in Syria's Idlib have chemical weapons capability New Delhi (Reuters) - There was...
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The Strange Timestamp In The New Novichok 'Evidence'

Thu, 2018-09-06 00:33
Today, in a politically convenient moment, the British government released new information about the poisoning of the British spy Sergej Skripal, his daughter, and three other persons. It claims to have identified two men with Russian passports who arrived in...
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Syria - UN, U.S. Try To Delay Idlib's Liberation

Wed, 2018-09-05 01:08
The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura and his Special Advisor, Jan Egeland, held a press conference (vid) today. They appealed to the Russian President Putin and President Erdogan of Turkey to find a solution for Idleb...
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MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2018-44

Sun, 2018-09-02 23:53
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: August 28 - How Media Failures Complicate The Nuclear Talks With North Korea August 30 - On The ‘Soft Progressive-liberal Block' August 31 - Which Fascist Said This? September 2 - Syria Sitrep...
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Syria Sitrep - U.S. To Stay To "Create Quagmires"

Sun, 2018-09-02 23:24
Last week we looked at the upcoming campaign to liberate Idleb. The attack will commence only after the September 7 summit of the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran in Tehran. Meanwhile the U.S. detailed its future role in the...
Categories: News for progressives

Which Fascist Said This?

Fri, 2018-08-31 20:32
Who said this? Always before god and the world the stronger has the right to carry through what he wills. ... The whole of nature is a mighty struggle between strength and weakness, an eternal victory of the strong over...
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