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ISIS Twitter accounts traced back to UK government

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There’s no shortage of speculation about the possible role the West plays in funding, arming, and otherwise assisting Islamic State. The theories range from the outright conspiratorial (the CIA created and to this day supports the group) to the probable (the US and its allies saw the establishment of a …

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US sells $11bn worth of weapons to Qatar

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Washington and Doha have signed the largest arms deal of the year, preparing to enhance Qatar’s military capabilities with $11 billion-worth of Apache assault helicopters, PAC-2 missile defense complexes and Javelin man-portable anti-tank missiles. The deal has been signed on Monday in Pentagon by US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and …

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US to spend $400billion to upgrade nuclear weapons

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High-ranking Pentagon officials told members of Congress this week that the United States is in dire need of billions of dollars’ worth of upgrades to the country’s arsenal of antiquated atomic warheads. Before a meeting of the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, United States Department of Defense officials said …

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Obama impeachment bill HR 107: now in congress

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Let the president be duly warned. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., has introduced a resolution declaring that should the president use offensive military force without authorization of an act of Congress, “it is the sense of Congress” that such an act would be “an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.” …

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Trump’s impulsive rhetoric and its impact on the currency markets

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Trump’s campaign trail was filled with nauseating rhetoric on the nations, policies and business approaches he did not look. He employed a hair raising combative approach to reign hell on those he despised, those he felt were less humans and policies he claimed meant everything wrong for the ordinary Americans. …

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Oliver Stone: America is world’s greatest threat, not ISIS

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Many people thought Oliver Stone’s days of rankling the establishment were over. Many people were wrong. His 2012 book and TV series, The Untold History of the United States, suggests the iconic filmmaker is renewing efforts to challenge the mainstream narrative regarding American exceptionalism, economic imperialism, and our government’s “nefarious involvement” in the …

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Saudi airstrike on refugee camp kills 40 in Yemen

An air strike in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition has killed at least 40 people and wounded about 200 at a camp for internal refugees, a human rights group has said. Of the injured, 25 were severely injured in the raids, a spokesman for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) …

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer pushes for more wars based on lies

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President George W. Bush’s national security advisor, Condi Rice, warned Americans that Saddam Hussein’s (nonexistent) weapons of mass destruction could result in a mushroom cloud going up over an American city. No such threat existed. But today a very real threat exists over all American cities, and the national security …

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Pentagon wants $582 billion to wage war in 2017

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The US military faces five “big challenges,” Ash Carter told the Economic Club of Washington on Tuesday. Those challenges are: Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and ISIS. So essentially, the exact same “challenges” Washington has been trotting out for years to justify hundreds upon hundreds of billions in defense spending, …

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October surprise: US and Israel prepare to strike Iran

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The United States and Israel are already involved in discussions over how they could soon conduct a joint surgical strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, a source close to the talks tells Foreign Policy magazine. After months of urging from Israeli authorities for the US to intervene in a rumored Iranian …

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Pentagon unable to account for $8.5 trillion of tax payer money

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When government is completely dysfunctional and seems not to serve the people’s interests, we have to wonder where our tax dollars are going. Thanks to a Reuters investigation by Scot Paltrow, we have an answer—or, rather, a non-answer. Apparently, the Pentagon has made use of $8.5 trillion of our tax money handed over …

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The real reason why the US and France are back in Iraq

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Why is Obama now re-committing the U.S. military to Iraq? Why is France strongly backing military action? Obama says it’s to protect minorities. That’s nothing new. Obama is the fourth president in a row to bomb Iraq … while claiming it is for humanitarian purposes. But the architects of the Iraq War (the one …

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