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How America Armed Terrorists in Syria

Three-term Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a member of both the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees, has proposed legislation that would prohibit any U.S. assistance to terrorist organizations in Syria as well as to any organization working directly with them. 2,964 more words

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US 'Deep State' Sold Out Counter-Terrorism To Keep Itself In Business by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Middle East Eye, April 21, 2017
Washington
April 23, 2017

Since 2001, senior Pentagon and CIA officials have sacrificed American interests in weakening al-Qaeda to pursue their own interests… 1,462 more words

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Ignore The Tough Talk -- Trump’s Iran Policy Will Be Much Like Obama’s by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Middle East Eye
Washington
February 14, 2017

For all its grandstanding, Trump’s administration is just following an American tradition of coercing Iran and its ‘malign influence’ 1,387 more words

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Obama’s Dive into the Syrian Abyss

President Barack Obama has long been under fire from the U.S. national security elite and the media for failing to intervene aggressively against the Assad regime.  1,204 more words

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White Helmets: Heroes or vehicle for political agenda

Source: RT
December 1, 2016

The western media has portrayed the White Helmets group in Syria as heroes, but is there a political agenda behind the group? 39 more words

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The Bolton Threat to Trump’s Middle East Policy by Gareth Porter + Glenn Greenwald: Genuinely Terrifying Prospect

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Middle East Eye
Washington
November 14, 2016

Disastrous consequences could ensue if President-elect Donald Trump picks John Bolton for Secretary of State… 1,608 more words

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How We Could End the Permanent War State by Gareth Porter (#NoWar2016)

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
worldbeyondwar.org
September 26, 2016

Remarks at #NoWar2016

My remarks are related to the problem of media as a factor in the war system but not focused primarily on that. 1,612 more words

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