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American troops are not dying for God, family, or country 0

American troops are not dying for God, family, or country

Jacob G. Hornberger – fff.org This past weekend, Major Brent Taylor was killed in action in Afghanistan, where the U.S. government has now been waging war for 17 long years. At the time he was killed,...

The Evidence Pours In: Poverty Getting Much Worse in America 0

The Evidence Pours In: Poverty Getting Much Worse in America

Paul Buchheit – commondreams   A White House report recently proclaimed that the “War on Poverty is largely over and a success.” United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said it was “ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in...

Mikhail Gorbachev: A New Nuclear Arms Race Has Begun 0

Mikhail Gorbachev: A New Nuclear Arms Race Has Begun

By Mikhail Gorbachev – nytimes Over 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan and I signed in Washington the United States-Soviet Treaty on the elimination of intermediate- and shorter-range missiles. For the first time in history, two classes of...

What’s happening now in America isn’t normal — and we shouldn’t accept it as such 0

What’s happening now in America isn’t normal — and we shouldn’t accept it as such

Max Boot – washingtonpost When, shortly after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, I wrote a columntaking President Trump to task for encouraging right-wing extremism with his violent rhetoric, I expected to get a lot of blowback...

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If Mattis Goes, Trump Will Miss Him

Eli Lake – Bloomberg It took nearly two years, but President Donald Trump has finally said something unflattering about Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Rumors of the president’s unhappiness with Mattis date back several months,...

Amid skepticism, Saudi official provides another version of Khashoggi death 0

Amid skepticism, Saudi official provides another version of Khashoggi death

RIYADH (Reuters) – As Saudi Arabia faced intensifying international scepticism over its story about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior government official laid out a new version of the death inside the Saudi...

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The West Hates Peace in Syria

Federico PIERACCINI- strategic-culture   On the 17th of September, an important meeting was held in Sochi between Erdogan and Putin to discuss Syria, in particular Idlib. A few hours after the agreement between the two leaders was...

After days of restraint, Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser 0

After days of restraint, Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser

SOUTHAVEN (UNITED STATES) (AFP) –  Donald Trump on Tuesday openly mocked the university professor who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, joking about her inability to remember details surrounding the night of...

Turkish troop convoy enters Syria rebel zone 0

Turkish troop convoy enters Syria rebel zone

KAMMARI (SYRIA) (AFP) –  A Turkish military convoy entered rebel-held northwestern Syria early on Wednesday, an AFP correspondent reported, as the deadline for establishing a buffer zone between rebel and government forces draws closer. At...

Iraq’s president to take office, independent tapped as PM 0

Iraq’s president to take office, independent tapped as PM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s new president is set to take office after tapping an independent Shiite lawmaker for the post of prime minister. Barham Salih, a longtime Kurdish politician, will assume power in a...

UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions 0

UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations’ highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to the...

NY Times: Trump got $413M from his dad, much from tax dodges 0

NY Times: Trump got $413M from his dad, much from tax dodges

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times reported Tuesday that President Donald Trump received at least $413 million from his father over the decades, much of that through dubious tax dodges, including outright...

Trump: Saudi king wouldn’t last 2 weeks without US support 0

Trump: Saudi king wouldn’t last 2 weeks without US support

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia’s king “might not be there for two weeks” without U.S. military support, further increasing his pressure on one of America’s closest Mideast...

China is replacing the US in a new global order, whether the world likes it or not 0

China is replacing the US in a new global order, whether the world likes it or not

Ho Kwon Ping –  Ho Kwon Ping says a new global order, with China as the dominant player in Asia, is coming into force. To every Chinese person with a keen sense of history,...

Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide 0

Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide

Ramzy Baroud  Like vultures, Israeli soldiers descended on Khan Al-Ahmar, on September 14, recreating a menacing scene with which the residents of this small Palestinian village, located East of Jerusalem, are all-too familiar. The strategic...