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[l] at 8/20/19 10:00pm

It may be a new low in propaganda. National Public Radio (NPR) used the news that Syrian First Lady Asma Assad had overcome breast cancer to mock her and continue the information war against Syria. They interviewed a Human Rights Watch staffer named Lama Fakih who is an American from Michigan now based in Beirut. … Continue reading "NPR Mocks Cancer Survivor in Drumbeat of Syria Propaganda"

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[l] at 8/20/19 10:00pm

As the late-summer date of August 20th passes stateside, very few Americans will recognize the significance of it in our nation’s history. It marks the 66th anniversary of a sinister turn in the history of American foreign policy, and while neocons and hawks of all sorts will tell you history started on September 12th 2001, … Continue reading "America’s Interventionist Middle East Policy Started 66 Years Ago"

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[l] at 8/20/19 10:00pm

It’s pretty clear. Saudi Arabia has lost, and, notes Bruce Riedel, “the Houthis and Iran are the strategic winners.” Saudi proxies in Aden – the seat of Riyadh’s Yemeni proto-“government” – have been turfed out by secular, former Marxist, southern secessionists. What can Saudi Arabia do? It cannot go forward. Even tougher would be retreat. … Continue reading "The Deeper Meaning in a Lost War"

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[l] at 8/20/19 9:56pm

Another ammunition dump caught fire or was bombed.

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[l] at 8/19/19 10:00pm

Friday, President Donald Trump met in New Jersey with his national security advisers and envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is negotiating with the Taliban to bring about peace, and a U.S. withdrawal from America’s longest war. U.S. troops have been fighting in Afghanistan since 2001, in a war that has cost 2,400 American lives. Following the … Continue reading "When, If Ever, Can We Lay This Burden Down?"

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[l] at 8/19/19 10:00pm

Remember The Hunt for Red October? Tom Clancy’s first novel (1985), it was also the first novel ever published by, of all things, The United States Naval Institute Press, a 19th century spin-off of the US Naval Academy previously known exclusively for naval professional reference books, such as The Naval Officer’s Guide. Heavily promoted by … Continue reading "As Naval Arms Race Heats Up, It Threatens Sea Life"

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[l] at 8/19/19 9:58pm

An uptick in Turkish strikes against the PKK wounded and terrified various civilians.

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[l] at 8/18/19 10:00pm

In both Yemen and Syria, the War Party has found an ally that they can get behind, you know, one that really supports our values: al-Qaeda. From time to time they have even managed to get President Trump to go along with this nonsense – presumably due to the baleful influence of John Bolton. (See … Continue reading "War Party Hates Putin – Loves al-Qaeda"

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[l] at 8/18/19 10:00pm

Since when does a (mostly) respected press pundit sound just like an army general? Well, for a while now, in fact. Politicians and reporters will argue viciously about all kinds of issues: immigration, healthcare, race, et al. There’s only one sacred cow that mainstream insiders – both "left" and right – dare not challenge: the … Continue reading "What Fareed Zakaria Gets Wrong About Afghanistan: Everything."

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[l] at 8/18/19 10:00pm

Nowadays it is hard for anyone much under the age of 50 to imagine, but once upon a time the threat of nuclear war and the prospect of planetary extinction were things people actually worried about. Backyard bomb shelters, duck and cover in the classroom, LBJ’s 1964 “Daisy” ad, apocalyptic books and films like On … Continue reading "Mr. President: Send Sam Nunn to Moscow"

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[l] at 8/17/19 9:13pm

Iraqi forces launched a new operation south of Mosul.

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[l] at 8/16/19 10:00pm

"His shameless talk of dialogue between the North and South [at a time like this] raises questions about his mental faculties… We have nothing to say to South Korean authorities and have no intention of sitting down with them again."* These are just some of the highlights of a North Korean spokesperson’s ruthless response to … Continue reading "President Moon Loses the Trust of North Korea as Prospects for Peace Look Grim"

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[l] at 8/16/19 9:59pm

Attacks on militiamen occurred.

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[l] at 8/15/19 10:00pm

Former Blackwater USA guard Nicholas Slatten was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison nearly eight months after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder for his role in the September 2007 massacre of 17 Iraqi civilians at Nisour Square in Baghdad. "The jury got it exactly right, this was murder," US Judge Royce … Continue reading "Ex-Blackwater Guard Nicholas Slatten Sentenced to Life for Nisour Square Massacre"

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[l] at 8/14/19 10:03pm

The number of casualties from an ammo depot fire and explosion was revised.

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[l] at 8/14/19 10:00pm

This article originally appeared at TruthDig. In once, and to some extent still, relatively cosmopolitan Baghdad, Iraq, I once saw three young female college students from Mustansiriyah University walking home from class. They couldn’t have been more differently clothed. One wore a full burqa that exposed only her eyes; another a hijab, a more modest … Continue reading "The US Government Doesn’t Care About Afghan Women"

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[l] at 8/14/19 10:00pm

Seventy members of the U.S. Congress (16% of the total membership) are visiting Israel during recess. Most of the private funding for the junket arrives through an entity called the American Israel Education Foundation. AIEF officially formed as a "supporting organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee" (AIPAC) in 1988 and applied for tax … Continue reading "Americans Oppose Israel Lobby Junkets"

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[l] at 8/13/19 10:00pm

As if it weren’t enough of a downer for Russiagate true believers that no Trump-Russia collusion was found, federal judges are now demanding proof that Russia hacked into the DNC in the first place. It is shaping up to be a significant challenge to the main premise of the shaky syllogism that ends with “Russia … Continue reading "Seth Rich’s Ghost Haunts the Courts"

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[l] at 8/13/19 10:00pm

Originally posted at TomDispatch. After almost 18 years of the war (or rather wars) on (or perhaps of) terror, there’s some good news! The Washington Post reports that American troops are finally coming home from Afghanistan! Actually, let me amend that slightly. They will only come home if Taliban and U.S. negotiators complete a deal … Continue reading "Military Strength Is Our National Religion"

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[l] at 8/12/19 10:00pm

With the indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the imprisonment of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, we are seeing the US government’s blatant attack on the First Amendment. This assault now is officially acknowledged by a US federal court, where the judge dismissed a Democratic National Committee (DNC) civil suit against WikiLeaks on the grounds of … Continue reading "The Prosecution of Julian Assange Affects Us All"

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[l] at 8/12/19 10:00pm

It has long been called the most dangerous place in the world. Still, few Americans know anything about the place; nor could they point out the troubled region of Kashmir on a map. Yet for 62 years India and Pakistan have contested for control of the province. In fact, a long-running insurgency there has even … Continue reading "India: The Next Apartheid State?"

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