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On The ‘Soft Progressive-liberal Block'

Fri, 2018-08-31 00:07
by Noirette picked from a comment re Ort @ 14 who wrote: The “soft” progressive-liberal bloc in the US, individuals and organizations alike, have become so pathologically consumed with the conviction that Donald Trump is the Great Orange Satan who...
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How Media Failures Complicate The Nuclear Talks With North Korea

Tue, 2018-08-28 22:53
North Korea recently again asked the Trump administration to stick to the three steps agreed upon in the Singapore Statement. The Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin characterizes the North Korean request as "belligerent": Pompeo received the letter from Kim Yong...
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The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2018-43

Mon, 2018-08-27 01:00
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: August 21 - Microsoft Promotes Russia Scare To Gain Insider Access To Campaign Information August 22 - Facebook Kills "Inauthentic" Foreign News Accounts - U.S. Propaganda Stays Alive August 23 - What The...
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Syria Sitrep - The Build Up For The Idleb Campaign

Sun, 2018-08-26 22:15
The long awaited Syrian army campaign to liberate Idleb governorate in Syria's northwest is supposed to start shortly after September 7, the date when the Turkish, Russian and Iranian presidents will meet. Strong forces have been put into place and...
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Trump Ties North Korea Talks To Trade Deal With China

Sun, 2018-08-26 00:59
Yesterday U.S. President Trump threw another hissy fit on the negotiations with North Korea: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump - 17:36 utc - 24 Aug 2018 I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at...
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Open Thread 2018-42

Sat, 2018-08-25 00:47
Your host messed up the piece that was supposed to be publish today. You will have to talk to yourself. News & views ...
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What The Party 'Strategists' Say Is Not What The Voters Want

Fri, 2018-08-24 01:30
Q: Why did the Democrats lose the Senate, House and presidency as well as more than a thousand state government positions? A: They listened to their 'strategists', not to their voters. Here is what the strategists currently say: Staying out...
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Facebook Kills "Inauthentic" Foreign News Accounts - U.S. Propaganda Stays Alive

Thu, 2018-08-23 00:29
The creation of digital content led to the re-establishment of claqueurs: By 1830 the claque had become an institution. The manager of a theatre or opera house was able to send an order for any number of claqueurs. These were...
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Microsoft Promotes Russia Scare To Gain Insider Access To Campaign Information

Tue, 2018-08-21 20:18
The software behemoth Microsoft Corp wants to gain an insider view on candidates and election campaigns at the federal, state and local level. The Seattle based company now offers a "special cybersecurity protection" to those candidates and campaigns that use...
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The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2018-41

Sun, 2018-08-19 20:07
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: August 14 - UN Sanction Monitor: U.S. Stands By While ISIS In Syria Recuperates, Gains Money From Oil August 15 - Los Angeles Is First In US To Install Intrusive Subway Security -...
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New Interests Join The Clash About North-East Syria

Sun, 2018-08-19 02:56
Turkey's ongoing currency crises creates some new regional aspects that will influence the war on Syria and the fate of its U.S. occupied north-east. Over the last two weeks Turkey's Lira (TL) behaved extremely volatile. Chart via Xe - bigger...
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John Brennan Is No Match For Trump

Sat, 2018-08-18 02:09
U.S President Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. Good. It is one of the best things Trump has ever done. Brennan is one of the most despicable former U.S. officials alive. He should rot in...
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Syria - Pentagon Plants High ISIS Numbers To Justify Occupation

Fri, 2018-08-17 00:21
The U.S. aim in Syria is still 'regime change'. The Pentagon has made it clear that it wants to stay in the country even after the Islamic State vanished. A little propaganda trick is now used to create a justification...
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Los Angeles Is First In US To Install Intrusive Subway Security - All Riders Will 'Volunteer'

Thu, 2018-08-16 00:22
The frog supposedly does not feel the slow increase of temperature until the water it sits in boils. In a similar vein people to not feel the loss of their freedoms when the observation and control instruments used on them...
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UN Sanction Monitor: U.S. Watches As ISIS In Syria Recuperates, Pumps And Sells More Oil

Wed, 2018-08-15 00:38
Since November 2017 the U.S. largely stopped the fight against ISIS in north-east Syria. It gave ISIS the chance to regain power. A new report to the UN Security Council now confirms that ISIS in north-east Syria recuperated. It again...
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The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2018-40

Sun, 2018-08-12 21:26
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: August 6 - Yemen - The Saudi-U.S.-Al-Qaeda Alliance Is Now Official 'News' August 9 - U.S. 'Fine Tuning' Of Saudi Airstrike Target List Creates Results August 6 - Codename Acor Sycamore - The...
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How Turkey's Currency Crisis Came To Pass

Sat, 2018-08-11 03:20
President Erdogan of Turkey often asserts that 'foreign powers' (meaning the U.S.) want to bring him down. He says that the 'interest lobby' (meaning (Jewish) bankers), wants to damage Turkey. He is somewhat right on both points. Since last week...
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U.S. 'Fine Tuning' Of Saudi Airstrike Target List Creates Results

Fri, 2018-08-10 01:59
U.S. Deepens Role in Yemen Fight, Offers Gulf Allies Airstrike-Target Assistance - Wall Street Journal - June 12, 2018 The U.S. military is providing its Gulf allies with intelligence to fine-tune their list of airstrike targets ... --- Saudi-led coalition...
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Why They Fail - The Quintessence Of The Korengal Valley Campaign

Thu, 2018-08-09 03:00
A new excerpt from a book by C.J. Chivers, a former U.S. infantry captain and New York Times war correspondent, tells the story of a young man from New York City who joined the U.S. army and was send to...
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Repost: Saakashvili Wants War. He Will Get It.

Tue, 2018-08-07 19:00
This is a repost. The original was published here on August 8, 2008 at 08:00 AM (EST), just a few hours after that little war began. --- Despite yesterday's announced ceasefire, the government of Georgia today launched an all out...
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