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Officials: Trump Admin’s New Iran Report Skewed, Intended to Justify Military Action

April 18, 2019           |                                       

That the Trump Administration is hostile to Iran is hardly a secret, nor that they try to paint Iran in the worst light possible. Are their reports honest on even a basic level though? That’s increasingly in doubt after the State Department’s latest on Iran. The State Department posted and then removed this report on […]

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In general, IS-K was more attractive due to its more efficient organisational structure and discipline in military rank, where tribal-affiliations played a lesser role than in the Taliban and positions were allocated more on merit than connections or status. Moreover, IS-K provided better equipment, as well as higher and more regular salaries, ranging between 400 […]

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“Oh yeah, look at those dead bastards,” and “ha, ha, I hit them” say the pilots of a US Apache helicopter in jubilant conversation as they machine-gun Iraqi civilians on the ground in Baghdad on 12 July 2007. A wounded man, believed to be the Reuters photographer, 22-year-old Namir Noor-Eldeen, crawls towards a van. “Come […]

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Assange and the Cowardice of Power

April 14, 2019           |                                       

Donald Trump has never heard of WikiLeaks, the publishing organization whose work he repeatedly and unequivocally touted during the 2016 election campaign. “I know nothing about WikiLeaks,” he told reporters after Julian Assange was illegally arrested, after being illegally detained for seven years, in London. “It’s not my thing and I know there is something […]

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The Seven Years of Lies About Assange won’t Stop Now

April 11, 2019           |                                       

For seven years, from the moment Julian Assange first sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, they have been telling us we were wrong, that we were paranoid conspiracy theorists. We were told there was no real threat of Assange’s extradition to the United States, that it was all in our fevered imaginations. For […]

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The arrest of Julian Assange adds to the steady erosion of the rights we once took for granted, says Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern It is a very sad day for the rule of law. Today’s broad-daylight manhandling and kidnapping of Julian Assange from political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London demonstrates in bas-relief […]

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Netanyahu Reigns Supreme, and all Opposition has been Crushed

April 11, 2019           |                                       

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party emerged from Tuesday’s Israeli election tied with the Blue and White party, led by Benny Gantz and other high-powered generals. Although each party has 35 seats in the 120-seat parliament, Netanyahu is now firmly in the driving seat. The small far-right and religious extremist parties that are needed to make up […]

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Terrorist Designations: Trump and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps

April 10, 2019           |                                       

It’s designed to give the US more leg room in the sanction stakes but may end up having its own hemming consequences. The designation by the Trump administration of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation was meant to expand options for the US while shutting others out. While Trump attempts to […]

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This Israeli Election is Between the Right Wing and the Even More Right Wing

April 9, 2019           |                                       

Israel’s election campaign, now in its last days, must be the first in which a sitting Israeli prime minister has sought to win over voters by boasting about how much he insulted a president of the United States. One of the last campaign videos by Benjamin Netanyahu spliced together media clips of US analysts voicing […]

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White House photo by Eric Draper In late 2017, actor Morgan Freeman announced in a video created by a who’s who of senior U.S. Intelligence officials that Russia had attacked the United States and that ‘we’ were at war. Freeman, whose net worth is said to be about a quarter-billion dollars, claimed that ex-Soviet ‘authoritarian’ […]

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It is time to stop believing these infantile narratives the political and media establishment have crafted for us. Like the one in which they tell us they care deeply about the state of British political life, that they lie awake at night worrying about the threat posed by populism to our democratic institutions. How do […]

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ISIS Has No Territory, But Leader Baghdadi Remains Elusive

April 2, 2019           |                                       

With the fall of the last of ISIS’ territory, the big question remains: just how many ISIS members are in Iraq and Syria anymore? It’s not clear anyone has the answer, but if anyone does, it would be ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Which is a whole additional problem. After years of speculation that he’d […]

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How Israel is Working to Remove Palestinians from Jerusalem

April 1, 2019           |                                       

The 350,000 Palestinian inhabitants of occupied East Jerusalem are caught between a rock and hard place, as Israel works ever harder to remove them from the holy city in which they were born, analysts and residents warn. That process, they say, has only accelerated in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s decision a year […]

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Sec Def Lobbies Iraqi Leaders to Let US Troops Stay

March 28, 2019           |                                       

Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammed al-Balbousi was at the Pentagon Wednesday to listen to Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, who is trying to sell him, and by extension the rest of parliament, on keeping US troops in Iraq. That’s going to be a tough sell. The Iraqis declared the ISIS War over in 2017, and politicians […]

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The Iraq wars and their consequences have been callous, bipartisan campaigns that have profoundly altered Arabs’ views of the United States, says As’ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News It has been sixteen years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq of 2003. The event barely gets a mention in the U.S. press or […]

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