Giving the Bomb to Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Strangelove

by Chris Hedges, 1st published on TruthDig, March 3, 2019 The most dangerous foreign policy decision of the Trump administration—and I know this is saying a lot—is its decision to share sensitive nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia and authorize U.S. companies to build nuclear reactors in that country. I spent seven years in the Middle East. I covered the despotic,[…]

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How the ICC Intends to Violate a UN Security Council Decision and Try Bashar al-Assad

Everyone believed it to be impossible for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to try the Syrians, since China and Russia exercised their vetos against a Western draft resolution to do so. But no! A piece of legal sleight of hand may make it possible to dodge the decision of the Security Council. The Court hopes to incriminate President Bachar el-Assad,[…]

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US Forces Will Stay in Syria

Photo: SANA, 2/2/19, US Refused to Allow Evacuation of Civilians from Al Rukban Refugee Camp which is in US occupied territory on the Jordanian border not far from Al Tanf Negotiations with the Kurds Will Be Complicated as Syria Prepares for Idlib Offensive by Elijah J Magnier, Posted on February 22, 2019 Washington declared it won’t fully withdraw its troops[…]

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Marie Colvin, Homs and Media Falsehoods about Syria

Photo: People attend a memorial service for Sunday Times writer Marie Colvin at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in London, May 16, 2012. Lefteris Pitarakis | AP by Rick Sterling, published on MintPress News,  January 21, 2019 In April 2014 I was part of an international delegation which visited Syria for five days. The delegates came from many different countries. Among the[…]

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Trump’s Syria Exit Provokes Washington Panic

by Jeff Mackler, from Socialist Action, January 8, 2019 President Trump’s unexpected Dec. 19 Twitter announcement ordering a 30-day timetable for the withdrawal of the 2000 U.S. troops in Syria and 7000 of the 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan provoked a bipartisan panic in Washington. Defense Secretary “Mad Dog” James Mattis, “the butcher of Fallujah,” resigned in protest. He stated,[…]

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Yemen is a U.S. Target

Some fruits of the war project in Yemen. Insurgency in Yemen detailed Map according to recent published reports. (~Yemen Civil War Map)    Controlled by Revolutionary Committee    Controlled by Hadi-led government    Controlled by Southern Transitional Council    Controlled by Ansar al-Sharia/AQAP forces    Controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)    Controlled by forces[…]

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Reactions To Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Plan Say More Than The Plan Itself

by Caitlin Johnstone, from The Medium, December 20, 2018 President Trump has ordered the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, which is reportedly expected to take 60–100 days or 30 days depending on who you ask. According to Kurdish forces in eastern Syria the withdrawal of American as well as French troops is already underway, though France is saying it’s[…]

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