Trump Shifts from Ending “Forever Wars” to Sending Tanks into Syria’s Oil Fields

By Bill Van Auken , published on World Socialist Website, 26 October 2019 US Defense Secretary Mark Esper Friday confirmed that Washington would leave military forces in Syria to maintain control of the country’s principal oil and gas fields. The Pentagon is “considering how we might reposition forces in the area in order to make sure that we secure the[…]

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Another Perspective on Middle East Peace

by Pepe Escobar,  published on Information Clearing House, August 6, 2019 Russia is meticulously advancing Eurasian chessboard moves that should be observed in conjunction, as Moscow proposes to the Global South an approach diametrically opposed to Western sanctions, threats and economic war. Here are three recent examples. Ten days ago, via a document officially approved by the United Nations, the[…]

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US Greenlights Missiles for Al Qaeda-linked Jihadists Occupying Syria’s Idlib

by Ben Norton, Published on the Grayzone, May 31, 2019 While the US corporate media continues propagating the conspiracy theory that Donald Trump is a secret Kremlin asset, the Trump administration has approved heavy weapons for al-Qaeda-allied, Turkey-backed militants to fight against a Russian-backed offensive in Syria. The Syrian army has relaunched a campaign to retake the northwestern province of[…]

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Latest Odds of a Shooting War Between NATO and Russia

Photo: Ship blocking Kerch Strait ~RT by Ann Garrison, published on Consortium News, December 13, 2019 George Szamuely is a Hungarian-born scholar and Senior Research Fellow at London’s Global Policy Institute. He lives in New York City. I spoke to him about escalating hostilities on Russia’s Ukrainian and Black Sea borders and about Exercise Trident Juncture, NATO’s massive military exercise[…]

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NATO’s Aggression Reaches For Russian Waters

Above Photo: from Land Destroyer by Tony Cartalucci, from Land Destroyer Blog, December 11, 2018 The intentional provocation executed by Kiev saw three Ukrainian naval vessels seized by Russia. The vessels were intentionally violating protocol for passing through the Strait – protocol previously agreed upon by Kiev and previously observed by Ukrainian naval vessels. The extent to which Ukraine was[…]

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Syria and the S-300s: Recentering the People in the Global Struggles for Power

Protecting Russian interests in Syria and the Mid-East was and is the driving force for Russian military and diplomatic activity, nothing else! “The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world [….] No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity, much less dissent.”—[…]

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Is Trump Letting Al-Qaeda Sympathizers Survive in Syria?

Image: Al Qaeda Graduation Day in Idlib by Scott Ritter, Published on Information Clearing House, September 27, 2018 On September 13, 2018, two days after the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard addressed her colleagues from the floor of the House of Representatives. “Two days ago, President Trump and Vice President Pence delivered solemn speeches about the[…]

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