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[l] at 7/16/19 11:04am
Fast pacing news can be confusing. Reports appear which contradict each other. They miss some significant details. News that was fake news can suddenly becomes right. Correct versions of the news can become fake news. Here is a live case...
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[l] at 7/15/19 1:26pm
The fall out from the unprecedented grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX planes keeps growing. The return of the planes to the sky will need to be delayed again and again. The Wall Street Journal writes (also here) that the MAX...
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[l] at 7/14/19 7:16am
Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: July 8 - "Pretty Please" - Trump Asked Iran To Allow Him To Bomb It July 11 - Iran Keeps Calm While U.S. And Britain Continue Their Provocations Related: US-Iran escalation: It’s message-sending,...
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[l] at 7/13/19 11:30am
The first Jeffrey Epstein thread has grown a bit long. Here is a follow up. For an introduction to the Epstein case please read this. A question that no one could so far answer is how Epstein got as rich...
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[l] at 7/12/19 10:27am
Today first parts of the Russian S-400 air defense systems arrived in Turkey. The Russian Ministry of Defense posted a video of the arrival on Facebook. The Turkish Ministry of Defense video showed the unloading of six support vehicles belong...
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[l] at 7/11/19 11:39am
Great Britain has joined the U.S. pressure and provocation campaign against Iran. It is creating incidents to put Iran into a defensive position and to provoke into a violent reaction. Early today 'two U.S. officials' spread a scare story about...
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[l] at 7/10/19 12:10pm
It seems necessary to give some room to the discussion of the Epstein case. Vicky Ward, who wrote a 2002 portrait of Epstein for Vanity Fair, has a short recap of the case at the Daily Beast: Jeffrey Epstein’s Sick...
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[l] at 7/9/19 12:12pm
Michael Isikoff was the first reporter who peddled the fake Steele dossier about alleged Russian influence over Donald Trump. He later admitted that the claims therein were 'likely false'. Today Isikoff came up with a new fake story about 'Russian...
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[l] at 7/8/19 8:59am
On June 20 Iran shot down a U.S. spy drone. U.S. President Trump decided not to retaliate. The White House and the media claimed that Trump had ordered a strike on Iran but pulled it back at the last minute....
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[l] at 7/7/19 7:18am
Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: July 1 - No, Iran Does Not Break The Nuclear Deal (Updated) July 2 - No, Iran Is Not Rushing To Build A Nuclear Weapon July 3 - On Eve Of 4th Of...
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[l] at 7/6/19 12:18pm
Boeing hopes to have the 737 MAX back in the air by December. But a list of five major requirements issued by the European aviation regulator EASA lets one doubt that the time frame can be kept. EASA’s checklist includes...
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[l] at 7/6/19 1:26am
From the Washington Post homepage a few minutes ago: bigger This scheme isn't uncommon. Sensational headline claims X, text says the opposite is a well established practice in main stream journalism. Its rare that it is so obvious. But cursory...
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[l] at 7/5/19 10:29am
An excerpt from a long piece by Aaron Maté who points at the huge holes in the Mueller Report about alleged Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election. CrowdStrikeOut: Mueller’s Own Report Undercuts Its Core Russia-Meddling Claims At a May...
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[l] at 7/4/19 9:41am
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[l] at 7/3/19 2:21pm
Today a manned U.S. reconnaissance plane entered Iranian airspace in a clear attempt to provoke Iran into shooting it down. Such an incident would have created an occasion for Trump to give the American people a special 4th of July...
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[l] at 7/3/19 8:28am
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[l] at 7/2/19 11:15am
John Mearsheimer is a political science scholar who adheres to the realist school of thought. He developed a theory of offensive realism that at times produces valid predictions of the behavior of some states. But his theory does not account...
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[l] at 7/1/19 2:46pm
This blog so far ran on New York time and displayed the time in a U.S. (AM/PM) format. It made it increasingly difficult to keep in sync with various time displays in other media quoted here. These often have ambiguities....
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[l] at 7/1/19 10:03am
Updated below --- Here is some fakenews from the Guardian which falsely claims that Iran breaks the nuclear deal. Iran today announced that its stockpile of low enriched uranium now exceeds the 300 kilogram of enriched uranium hexafluoride (UF6) level...
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[l] at 6/30/19 9:15am
Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: June 24 - Trump Seeks 'Coalition Of The Willing' Against Iran So far Trump had no luck with finding coalition partners. The attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman were understood as...
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[l] at 6/28/19 11:50am
Today the Financial Times published a long and wide ranging interview with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. A full transcript is currently available through this link. The talk is making some waves: Putin: Russian president says liberalism...

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