The War Whisperers, Their Successful Iraq War, and the Targeting of Iran

by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, published on LobeLog, July 15, 2019 As Iran and the United States edge closer to war, while Europe scrambles to reduce tensions, the chorus of U.S. foreign policy and military experts and journalists criticizing the Trump administration’s tactics is also reaching a crescendo. Despite deep political divisions, on this issue there is broad agreement across the[…]

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Military Bill Amended for the Better: This Pig Has Really, Really Good Lipstick

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 14, 2019 The latest U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is beyond global in scope and not the least bit defensive, offended Donald Trump’s desire for limitless power and spending in dozens of ways detailed by the people he employs to write things longer than tweets —[…]

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Freedom Rider: Iran and Endless War

by Margaret Kimberley, Published on Black Agenda Report, June 19, 2019 Americans are, indeed, exceptional – the most gullible public in the world, always ready to believe their leaders’ lies. “The increasing closeness between China, Russia and their central Asian partners is a reaction to U.S. threats and aggressions.” The latest in the saga of the desperate empire is the[…]

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How to Lobby Washington to Death

A Business Model From Hell and the War in Yemen by Mashal Hashem and James Allen, published on Tom Dispatch, May 16, 2019 A springtime wedding in Northern Yemen’s Al-Raqah village took place in April 2018, a moment of reprieve from the turmoil and devastation of that war-torn country, a moment to celebrate life, love, and the birth of a[…]

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Yemen’s Houthi Movement Unveils “National Vision” to Heal, Rebuild, and Modernize their War-torn Nation

Feature photo | A Yemeni man cleans in front of his house during a national cleanup campaign in Sanaa, Yemen, Dec. 12, 2018. Hani Mohammed | AP by Ahmed AbdulKareem , published on MintPress News, May 7, 2019 Note: A perspective on Yemen that you probably haven’t seen  before. While MBS and MBZ focus on bombing infrastructure and taking territory[…]

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The Great Saudi Muddle

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump join King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, and the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, Sunday, May 21, 2017, to participate in the inaugural opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) By Daniel Lazare, Special to Consortium News,  December[…]

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Western Media Make One Death a Tragedy, Millions a Statistic

by Finian Cunningham, published on Strategic Culture, November 10, 2018 The Western media coverage devoted to the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi proves the cynical adage that one person’s death is a tragedy, while millions of deaths are a mere statistic. During the past four weeks since Khashoggi went missing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the case has been[…]

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