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Moving toward war in Syria – Ron Paul

Last week the House passed yet another bill placing sanctions on Iran and Syria, bringing us closer to another war in the Middle East. We are told that ever harsher sanctions finally will force the targeted nations to bend to our will. Yet the ineffectiveness of previous sanctions teaches us …

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UN designates “Free Syrian Army” affiliates as Al Qaeda

The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) currently arming, funding, and commanding entire brigades of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA), is designated an Al Qaeda affiliate by the United Nations pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011), in addition to being listed by both the US State Department and the UK Home Office …

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U.S. caught creating three new computer viruses to bring down Iran and Lebanon

Obama administration touts cybersecurity while conducting cyber warfare.  While routinely touting the necessity for tighter controls over the Internet in the name of cybersecurity, the U.S. government has again been caught creating computer viruses to wage cyber warfare in the Middle East. Researchers working for both Kaspersky and Symantec have …

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Putin blames West for global chaos

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The Russian leader did not hesitate to name who is responsible for sowing the seeds of disorder that is gripping many parts of the world, including in Syria. “Our partners just can’t stop,” Putin said at a meeting with representatives of one of Russia’s regions. “They have already created chaos in many …

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Europe dealing with refugee disaster caused by US

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pinned the blame for the worst refugee crisis to hit Europe since WWII on the United States, speaking exclusively to RT. The Venezuelan leader accused the US of flinging the Middle East into a whirlpool of wars thus provoking the current refugee crisis faced by European …

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ISIS using weapons made in Israel

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Questions about who is behind the Islamic State keep arising. Iraqi volunteer forces, known as Hashid Shaabi, discovered Israeli-made weapons at Islamic State (ISIL) positions in the Iraqi province of Anbar on Thursday, according to Al-Mayadeen television, Fars News Agency reported. Last month, it was reported that Iraqi counter-terrorism forces arrested four foreign military advisors from the …

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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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Trump admin trying to start WW3, as Iran becomes latest target

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The Trump administration is reviewing US policy towards Iran, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced, accusing Tehran of sponsoring terrorism and violence and destabilizing numerous countries in the Middle East. “Whether it be assassination attempts, support of weapons of mass destruction, deploying destabilizing militias, Iran spends its treasure and time …

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A world on the verge of war?

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Here is a summary of where the world stands: – Unable to reach a compromise over the weekend, South Africa is now in an all out labor strike, with the police again firing rubber bullets at miners with lethal escalation guaranteed – Back from vacation, the once again penniless citizens of Spain, Greece, and Portugal …

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Tony Blair caught profiting from Saudi oil contracts

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair allegedly earned £41,000 a month after signing a secretive contract with a Saudi oil company, The Sunday Times reports. Blair brokered multi-million pound deals for PetroSaudi with senior Chinese officials through his company Tony Blair Associates, according to The Sunday Times. His lucrative dealings, discovered …

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Propaganda: Tony Blair wins ‘philanthropist of the year’ award

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Tony Blair was last night improbably named philanthropist of the year by a leading magazine. The former prime minister was handed the award to a ‘muted’ response at a celebrity-packed gathering in central London. It was in recognition of his ‘philanthropy, establishing three charities’. GQ magazine’s decision drew immediate criticism, …

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US approves $1.3bn sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia

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The Pentagon announced on Monday that the U.S. has approved a $1.29 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, despite widespread mounting evidence of the country’s mass atrocities and possible war crimes in neighboring Yemen. The U.S. State Department on Friday approved the sale of over 10,000 bombs, munitions, and weapons parts produced …

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MSNBC apologises for showing map of disappearing Palestine

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Earlier this month, MSNBC aired a well-known, but controversial graphic that illustrates how Israel has taken over Palestine as the occupation of the region has grown over time. The graphic, which appeared during an Oct. 15 discussion between MSNBC anchor Kate Snow and Martin Fletcher, a Middle East correspondent, shows …

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OPEC alliance begins to crumble as price of oil plunges

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The past few weeks have seen the gradual breakup of the powerful international oil cartel of OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Comprised of twelve member-states, OPEC has been extremely influential in the oil industry, controlling prices and supply since its inception in 1960. The cartel is most …

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New Australian law sees journalists facing 10yrs in prison

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Australia’s lower house of parliament has passed the first in a series of counter-terrorism amendments toughening the country’s national security law. The new legislation could see journalists jailed for reporting on related matters. National Security Amendments Bill (No. 1), passed by Australia’s House of Representatives on Wednesday, says a person …

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ISIS leader a confirmed CIA puppet

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According a document recently released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, now the Islamic State, is an intelligence asset. The NSA document reveals the United States, Israel, and Britain are responsible for the creation of ISIS. Earlier this month Nabil Na’eem, the founder of the …

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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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