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John Brennan’s Police State USA

by Mike Whitney, via Information Clearing House

Did the United States warn Russia to stay out of Syria?

Yes, they did.

Did they tell the Russians that if they joined the war against ISIS and helped Bashar al Assad the US would make them pay a heavy price? 2,338 more words

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With US Petrodollar Hostage, Saudis Embark on New Courtship of Russia

After Israel, Saudi Arabia has long been considered to be the United States’ greatest ally in the Middle East, a fact evidenced by long-standing Saudi-U.S. joint policies such as the petrodollar system, weapons deals, and Saudi support for broader U.S. 1,329 more words

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Washington’s Iron Curtain on the Euphrates

For more than six years, Syrians have made great sacrifices to defend their country in the face of a terrorist war of unprecedented brutality…. The Syrian people have stood their ground, against all odds, because they knew that this was a war that sought to eliminate their country, and with it, their own existence.

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Uncle Sam vs. Russia in Eastern Syria: the Nightmare Scenario

The impending collapse of ISIS has touched off a race for territory in the oil-rich eastern part of Syria pitting US-backed forces against the Russian-led coalition of Syria, Iran and Hezbollah. 1,049 more words

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Starve Them to Death: Wall Street Journal’s Solution to North Korea

The editors at the Wall Street Journal have settled on a plan for ending the crisis in North Korea. Starve them to death.

I’m not kidding.  712 more words

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Why Can’t Wheeler-Dealer Trump Cut a Deal with North Korea?

The United States and South Korea are currently engaged in large-scale, joint-military war games that simulate an invasion of the North, the destruction of the DPRK’s nuclear weapons sites, and a “decapitation operation” to take out the supreme leader, Kim Jong-un. 1,922 more words

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The Syrian Nightmare: No End in Sight

“Washington’s strategic objectives in Iraq and Syria are not those of “fighting terrorism,” but rather consolidating US hegemony over the oil-rich Middle East and preparing for war against the principal obstacles to this objective, Iran and Russia.

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