Rand Report Prescribed US Provocations Against Russia & Predicted Russia Might Retaliate in Ukraine

by Rick Sterling, published on Dissident Voices, March 26, 2022 According to a 2019 Rand report titled “Overextending and Unbalancing Russia,” the US goal is to undermine Russia just as it did the Soviet Union in the cold war. Rather than “trying to stay ahead” or trying to improve the US domestically or in international relations, the emphasis is on efforts[…]

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New US Strategy in Syria For Regime Change

by Steven Sahiounie, published on Mideast Discourse, February 14, 2022 Syria seems forgotten in the U.S. but the Caesar Sanctions, U.S. proxy occupation of the oil wells and wheat fields, and Turkish support for Salafists (including ISIS and many foreigners) in Northern Syria leave the country  unable to rebuild or to meet the needs of the people.  If our attention[…]

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A Hybrid War to Replace Afghan ‘Forever War’?

by M.K. Bhadrakumar, published on CounterCurrents, July 7, 2021 The British newspaper Daily Telegraph did some kite-flying in the weekend that London is considering open-ended deployment of a contingent of elite special forces to Afghanistan “ to provide training to Afghan units and deploy with them on the ground as advisers.” At the same time, the New York Times reported[…]

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Like Old Time Pirates: US Seizes Venezuelan Oil and Sells It

from TeleSUR English, October 29, 2020 Venezuela faces gasoline supply problems due to arbitrary sanctions whereby the U.S. seeks to destabilize the Bolivarian revolution. The U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s administration sold over 1.1 million barrels of refined petroleum that were onboard the Luna vessel, which was seized by the United States from Iran on[…]

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American Exceptionalism and The American Left’s China Double Standard

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, May 20, 2020 The threat that the American Left sees in China aligns with the white supremacist underpinnings of American exceptionalism. “The American Left adopted a worldview that positions China as an existential threat to their goal of a better world.” The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the contradictions of U.S. imperialism,[…]

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CIA Doctrine Made Official Policy

by ZeroHedge, Published on Global Research, May 13,2020 Like with the disastrous Iraq quagmire years before the US war machine came to Syria under Obama, Washington’s rationale and justification for occupying the Syrian Arab Republic has shifted and changed drastically multiple times over. When ultimately what started as US covert regime change efforts targeting Assad failed (based ostensibly in “protecting civilians”),[…]

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Libya Before and After Muammar Gaddhafi

by Roxana Baspineiro, Published on Black Agenda Report, February 5, 2020 Nine years after his death, residents in the chaos-wracked country’s capital have grown to miss the longtime leader as the frustrations of daily life mount. “Gaddafi ruled for 42 years, leading Libya to a significant advance in social, political and economic matters.” Nine years after the military intervention, led by[…]

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Bolivia, Anatomy of a Coup

by Jeff Mackler and Lazaro Monteverde, published on Popular Resistance, November 26. 2019 On Sunday, October 20 Evo Morales was re-elected president of Bolivia with 46.85 percent of the vote against his nearest competitor, Carlos Mesa, who received 36.74 percent. In anticipation of a Morales victory, the U.S. corporate media launched a fake news disinformation barrage nine days earlier aimed[…]

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The Economic Atom Bombing of Syria

The United States, the European Union, the Arab League, Turkey, Canada and Australia have collectively taken measures since 2011, and the United States since 1979, to destroy Syria’s economy. The measures are illegal under international law, which prohibits states from using economic pressure, outside the framework of the UN Security Council, to coerce other states. With Syrians fleeing sanctions-induced economic[…]

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