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U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack: officials 0

U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran,...

UAE to launch new low-cost airline 0

UAE to launch new low-cost airline

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) Abu Dhabi’s giant Etihad Airways and Sharjah’s low-cost carrier Air Arabia announced Wednesday an agreement to launch a new low-cost airline based in the United Arab Emirates capital. Etihad...

IS prisoners in NE Syria: What we know 0

IS prisoners in NE Syria: What we know

Beirut (AFP) The prospect that thousands of the world’s most fanatic jihadists could break out in the chaos caused by Turkey’s invasion of northeastern Syria is causing widespread alarm. The Kurdish administration guarding those...

Iraq anti-corruption drive stops short of snaring worst culprits 0

Iraq anti-corruption drive stops short of snaring worst culprits

Baghdad (AFP) Following a wave of deadly anti-government protests, Baghdad has announced a slew of measures to stem corruption — but stopped short of targeting the worst offenders. Analysts say Prime Minister Adel Abdel...

Are There Israelis in the U.S. Government? 0

Are There Israelis in the U.S. Government?

Philip Giraldi – the unz review Given Israel’s clearly demonstrated ability to manipulate and manage American government at all levels, there is inevitably considerable speculation about the presence of actual Israeli citizens in the federal...

How Israel Controls Its Narrative 0

How Israel Controls Its Narrative

philip giraldi – The unz review   It is interesting to note how the Israel Lobby is able to manage and contain the commentary of groups in America that might normally be critical of Israeli...

Did China Just Announce the End of U.S. Primacy in the Pacific? 0

Did China Just Announce the End of U.S. Primacy in the Pacific?

By Scott Ritter – antiwar For decades, the United States has taken China’s ballistic missile capability for granted, assessing it as a low-capability force with limited regional impact and virtually no strategic value. But...

Lessons From the UAE War in Yemen 0

Lessons From the UAE War in Yemen

By Michael Knights In 2018, I undertook four visits to “embed” with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) forces in Yemen. I lived with them, ate with them, interviewed them and observed them operating on every...

Government corruption in Israel: “A house bearing a steel shield, eaten by termites from the inside”… 0

Government corruption in Israel: “A house bearing a steel shield, eaten by termites from the inside”…

By Joseph Zernik The annual, three day “national security” conference in Tel-Aviv boasted a long line of senior US and Israeli government and corporate officials. This year, the organizers changed the topic to “national...

Israel Systematically Hiding Documents Proving Expulsion, Oppression of Palestinians 0

Israel Systematically Hiding Documents Proving Expulsion, Oppression of Palestinians

Juan Cole – informed comment   Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Hagar Shezaf at the Israeli newspaper of record, Haaretz [“The Land”], reveals that a secretive Israeli agency has been systematically going through the country’s archives,...

Wall Street banks bailing on troubled U.S. farm sector 0

Wall Street banks bailing on troubled U.S. farm sector

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the wake of the U.S. housing meltdown of the late 2000s, JPMorgan Chase & Co hunted for new ways to expand its loan business beyond the troubled mortgage sector. The...

US and Iran: What is NOT a Smart Policy 0

US and Iran: What is NOT a Smart Policy

Majid Rafizadeh/Gatestone Institute Rooting for President Trump to fail in his policy with Iran means calling for empowering and emboldening a theocratic regime that has consistently threatened “Death to America” — with nukes, presumably,...

Strategic chaos has taken Iran to the brink of disaster 0

Strategic chaos has taken Iran to the brink of disaster

Raghida Dergham – thenational The country has been wagering on European panic but recent events could force EU powers to get tough on Tehran We are entering a very dangerous week for the US-Iran relationship....

Palestinians Reject The 50 Billion Dollar ‘Deal of The Century’ 0

Palestinians Reject The 50 Billion Dollar ‘Deal of The Century’

Viewpoint by Somar Wijayadasa* NEW YORK (IDN) – A workshop entitled ‘Peace for Prosperity’ to introduce the United States President Donald Trump’s Peace Plan (also known as the ‘Deal of the Century’) for the...

Demanding End to ‘AIPAC-Created Status Quo,’ Progressive Jewish Group Pressures 2020 Democrats to Take Stand Against Israel’s Brutal Occupation 0

Demanding End to ‘AIPAC-Created Status Quo,’ Progressive Jewish Group Pressures 2020 Democrats to Take Stand Against Israel’s Brutal Occupation

Jake Johnson – commondreams In an effort to pressure Democratic presidential candidates to take a stand against Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, the youth-led progressive Jewish advocacy group IfNotNow has launched a new campaign arm with...

Saudi state defense firm pens deal with South Africa’s Paramount 0

Saudi state defense firm pens deal with South Africa’s Paramount

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and South Africa’s Paramount Group have signed a collaboration agreement as part of the Gulf kingdom’s efforts to develop its own domestic defense industry, the two...