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20+ Iraqi soldiers killed, 30 injured after US airstrike

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Over 20 Iraqi soldiers have been killed and 30 injured in an airstrike carried out by the US military, Hakim al-Zamili, head of the Iraqi Parliament’s Security and Defense Committee, told Sputnik news agency. “The 55th brigade [of the Iraqi Army] was hit by the US aviation. More than 20 …

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US building a secret $100m facility in Israel

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At an Israeli air force base not far from Tel Aviv, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will supervise construction of a $100 million five-floor underground facility for the Israel Defense Forces termed “Site 911.” No one in the press, including The Washington Post’s national security reporter, seems to know …

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#PrayForSyria: US airstrikes kill 36 civilians in Syrian village

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US warplanes attacked the Syrian village of al-Khan today, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, killing at least 36 people, all of them civilians. Over a dozen other civilians are missing, and the toll is likely to rise. Though al-Khan is an ISIS-held village, the Syrian Observatory pointed out …

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CIA agents were told to ‘stand down’ in Benghazi

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– Revelations shed new light on the effectiveness of the CIA at Benghazi and the level of support they were given. – When the CIA annex come under attack the field agents were denied a request for military help despite a counter terrorism team being two hours away in Italy. …

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Iraqi civilians: ‘America is providing ISIS with weapons & food’

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The people of Iraq are increasingly blaming the United States for the spread of ISIS in their country, a Wall Street Journal report reveals. While interviewing Iraqi refugees in a tent city in Baghdad, journalist Yaroslav Trofimov discovered that a growing number of residents believe ISIS is receiving direct support from the …

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Another whistleblower dead: journalist Michael Hastings

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Michael Hastings was working on a story about the CIA prior to his death, according to LA Weekly. “That Hastings had the Central Intelligence Agency in his sights is no surprise to those who knew his work,” writes Dennis Romero, adding that “the shadowy world of intelligence and off-the-record American …

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CIA taken to court over drone attacks

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will take the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to court over US President Barack Obama’s assassination drone strikes. The ACLU will go to a federal appeals court on Thursday after the US government refused to release documents related to the drone attacks, also known as …

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A history of the world: BRIC by BRIC

Goldman Sachs — via economist Jim O’Neill — invented the concept of a rising new bloc on the planet: BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). Some cynics couldn’t help calling it the “Bloody Ridiculous Investment Concept.” Not really. Goldman now expects the BRICS countries to account for almost 40% of global gross domestic product …

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US military increases weapon airdrops to Syrian opposition

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A growing number of opposition groups in Syria are getting increased weapons and ammunition supplies from the US Air Force to ‘fight ISIS’, according to US media reports citing the country’s military. The weapons are intended for opposition forces closing in on IS’s self-proclaimed capital Raqqa in Syria, USA Today …

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President Assad confirms: US regime is backing ISIS in Syria

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Syrian President Bashar Assad says that US airstrikes which killed 62 Syrian government troops were “intentional” and they lasted for an hour. He added that the US “does not have the will” to join Russia in fighting terrorists in Syria. Speaking to the Associated Press in Damascus, the Syrian leader …

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US approves $1.15 billion sale of tanks and weapons to Saudi Arabia

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The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of more than 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armored recovery vehicles and other equipment, worth about $1.15 billion, to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The approval for land force equipment coincides with Saudi Arabia leading a military coalition in …

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US destroyed Africa’s wealthiest country, Libya

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The United States and its allies are responsible for completely destroying Libya, perhaps the richest country with a highest standard of living in Africa, an American journalist and political analyst says. Don DeBar, an anti-war activist and radio host in New York, made the remarks in a phone interview with …

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US and Turkey caught covering up ISIS oil trade

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Both Ankara and Washington were obliged to inform the UN Security Council about ISIS illegally trafficking stolen oil, but didn’t, Russia’s UN envoy said in an interview, adding that this is against the UN resolution on financing terrorism. “We’ve got serious complaints about the implementation of [UN] resolution (#2199, banning …

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Russia warns the USA: ‘We will respond with nukes’

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Vice Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin, has warned that Russia will use nuclear weapons if it comes under an attack, adding that this possibility serves as the main deterrent to potential provocateurs and aggressors. “One can experiment as long as one wishes by deploying non-nuclear warheads on strategic missile carriers. But …

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Head of US and Israeli cyber-attack on Iran probed over leak of details

General James E. Cartwright

General James E. Cartwright The four-star general who headed the reported cyber-attack by American and Israeli hackers on an Iranian nuclear site is under a DoJ investigation over leaking the details of the operation to the press, reports NBC News. Retired Marine Gen. James ‘Hoss’ Cartwright, who was deputy chairman …

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President of Italy’s supreme court says 9/11 was an inside job

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Ferdinando Imposimato is the honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy, and former Senior Investigative Judge, Italy. Imposimato presided over several terrorism-related cases, including the kidnapping and ultimate assassination of President Aldo Moro, the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II, other political assassinations and kidnapping cases and several …

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