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Apr 11 06:05

John Bolton Can't Be Contained

For the first time in his career, Washington’s most belligerent foreign policy wonk is officially outside the bureaucratic box.
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I was surprised to discover, however, that several diplomatic and military officials I have spoken with in the past few weeks are unworried about Bolton, claiming that he is not formally part of the military chain of command.

This bureaucratic perspective is far too sanguine. It does not adequately consider the informal forms of power and influence that national security advisors have historically exercised on military policy and foreign policy more generally. National security advisors have been relatively weaker or stronger compared with their predecessors. But they are intimately involved in nearly every sensitive and consequential national security issue that involves the president and on every operational level.

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Apr 11 05:53

Trump Builds Coalition for War on Syria

President Trump is in the process of building a new coalition of allies to participate in a multi-nation “strike force” attack on the Syrian government. This talk of coalition action reflects the rapid escalation of plans since US officials embraced Saturday’s allegations of a chemical weapons strike.
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Macron, however, suggested he does “not want an escalation,” but rather that the strikes should be against Syrian chemical facilities.>>>
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But Syria disarmed their chemical program before the war really began, and dismantled all of those sites. This means there aren’t really operating facilities to be bombed in the first place.>>>
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The US, France, and Britain will doubtless lead this new coalition, and Australia is expected to join, with Saudi Arabia expected to be drawn into the conflict. Turkey is potentially to be invited too>>>

Apr 11 04:35

Trump tells Russia: get ready for US missile strikes in Syria

Donald Trump has warned Russia in an incendiary tweet to “get ready” for US missile strikes in Syria after a UN security council meeting failed to stave off the prospect of military confrontation over the chemical weapons attack outside Damascus at the weekend.

“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria,” the US president tweeted. “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

Apr 10 22:17

Trump Heads World Peace Into the Abyss Blindfolded

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

He’s a geopolitically ignorant businessman, influenced by hawkish neocons raging for endless wars, convincing him it’s the right thing to do, concealing the risks.

He’s blind to the danger endless wars of aggression pose, especially in Syria.

Russian and US forces in the country have polar opposite objectives – combating terrorism v. supporting it, seeking conflict resolution v. rejecting it, pursuing world peace and stability v. waging endless wars of aggression.

Clashing would pit the world’s dominant nuclear powers against each other. Does Trump understand the risks he’s taking?

Apr 10 21:56

These False Flags Were Used To Start A War

Just in case one's history textbook had a few extra pages ripped out, this may be a good time to recall just how far one's government is willing to go to start a war under false pretenses.

Below is a partial list of some of the documented "false flag" events that were intended and/or served to start a war in recent and not so recent history.

Franco-Prussian War

Otto von Bismarck waved a "red flag" in front of the "gallic bull" by re-editing a telegram from the Prussian King so that it appeared as though the King had insulted a French ambassador during a time of extremely tense French-German international relations. The telegram is known as the Ems Dispatch. It helped encourage the states to go to war.
Russo-Swedish War

Apr 10 21:52

THE FULL LIST OF U.S. MILITARY – WARS AND INTERVENTIONS FROM WOUNDED KNEE TO SYRIA: A CENTURY OF U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTIONS

by Dr. Zoltan Grossman

The following is a partial list of U.S. military interventions from 1890 to 2014.

Below the list is a Briefing on the History of U.S. Military Interventions.

The list and briefing are also available as a powerpoint presentation.

COUNTRY OR STATE Dates of intervention Forces Comments
SOUTH DAKOTA 1890 (-?) Troops 300 Lakota Indians massacred at Wounded Knee.
ARGENTINA 1890 Troops Buenos Aires interests protected.
CHILE 1891 Troops Marines clash with nationalist rebels.
HAITI 1891 Troops Black revolt on Navassa defeated.
IDAHO 1892 Troops Army suppresses silver miners’ strike.
HAWAII 1893 (-?) Naval, troops Independent kingdom overthrown, annexed.
CHICAGO 1894 Troops Breaking of rail strike, 34 killed.

Apr 10 21:48

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars


Written and spoken by Michael Rivero. A video by Zane Henry Productions I've made a new version of ‘All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars’ that contains a lot of new animations.

Apr 10 21:45

War is a Racket by Smedley Butler

War is a Racket by Smedley Butler is a famous speech denouncing the military industrial complex. This speech by two-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient exposes war profits that benefit few at the expense of many. Throughout his distinguished career in the Marines, Smedley Darlington Butler demonstrated that true patriotism does not mean blind allegiance to government policies with which one does not agree. To Hell with war.

Apr 10 21:44

Eisenhower Farewell Address (Best Quality) - 'Military Industrial Complex' WARNING

All other versions of this video that I have seen have scratchy audio or bad video, so I decided to put together this one with the best quality of both.
Jump to Ike's warning about the "unwarranted influence... by the Military-Industrial Complex":
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Apr 10 15:52

Russia Vetoes US Resolution At UN To Lay Blame For Syria Chemical Attack; China Abstains

Russia on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted and sponsored UN Security Council resolution on the alleged chemical incident in Syria that would have created a new inquiry to lay blame for chemical weapons attacks in the war-torn country. The draft was designed to fail and thus “justify” unauthorized action in Syria, Russia’s UN envoy said.

Apr 10 14:46

Time to safeguard global free trade

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Over a year ago at Davos, President Xi Jinping stressed the need for global cooperation to sustain the global recovery. In a trade war, he said, “no one will emerge as a winner.”

In the White House, that wisdom got lost in translation. Now the only question is how costly that policy mistake will prove.
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As US sovereign debt now exceeds $20.7 trillion, 107 percent of GDP, and Trump’s infrastructure initiative is fueled by record-high leverage, the trade dispute is undermining critical sources of US revenue.

Trump’s trade gambit is escalating at a time when even rising interest rates can no longer ensure a strong dollar. Moreover, with $1.2 trillion of US debt, China remains the largest foreign holder of US Treasuries.

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Apr 10 14:22

US warplanes flying close to Russian airbase in Syria

A U.S. warplane is reportedly flying close to the Russian airbases in the Latakia and Tartous provinces of Syria, a military air monitor (Twitter: @Aircraftspots) reported this afternoon.

According to the Twitter account of Aircraft Spots, a US Navy P-8A 168439 PS102 departed from Sigonella in the eastern Mediterranean towards the Syrian coastal provinces of Latakia and Tartous.

The aircraft monitor was able to track the route of the aircraft, showing that it was circling the Mediterranean between Syria and Cyprus.

Apr 10 13:33

Leader's Top Aide Underlines Tough Response to Israeli Missile Strike on Syria

Iranian Supreme Leader's top aide for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati cautioned that Israel should be waiting for a powerful response to its Sunday night airstrikes on the T4 airbase in the Syrian province of Homs.
Velayati was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel as saying upon arrival in Damascus on Tuesday that the Israeli missile attack on the Syrian T4 airbase "will not remain unanswered".

He also lauded the Syrian army for its "vital" victories against the terrorists in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus.

Velayati is in Damascus at the invitation of the Syrian officials for the latest coordination in the fight against the terrorist groups

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Apr 10 13:32

Trump: Is He Stupid or Dangerously Crazy?

A child could see through the fake “chemical attack” supposedly launched by Bashar al-Assad just as his troops defeated the jihadists and Trump said he wanted out of Syria. But our President can’t, which raises the question: is he as stupid or stupider than George W. Bush? Or is he crazy?

Apr 10 12:58

Russia blocks US resolution in UNSC on probe into alleged chemical incident in Syria

The UN Security Council gathered in New York to weigh in on the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma. It is expected to vote on the rival US and Russian draft resolutions, calling for an investigation.
Russia and the US have separately requested a vote on their draft resolutions on Douma. The alleged attack was reported on Saturday by anti-government groups, which claimed that the Syrian Army dropped a chlorine-filled munition on the area, affecting dozens of civilians. However, no solid facts on the purported incident have emerged yet.

Apr 10 11:54

U.N. to vote three times on Syria as U.S., Russia duel

The key difference between the two drafts is that the U.S. one would mandate an inquiry to lay blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, while the Russian draft would require investigators to report to the Security Council, which would then attribute responsibility.

Russia also asked the council to vote on a second new draft resolution on Tuesday that would specifically support sending investigators from the global chemical weapons watchdog to the site of an alleged deadly attack last Saturday.

"US, UK and France can prove they want to establish truth by supporting this move," Russia's Deputy U.N. Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy posted on Twitter on Tuesday.

Apr 10 09:30

Moscow calls ‘chemical attack’ in Douma ‘fake news,’ warns against Syrian intervention

Reports of an alleged gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma are ‘fake news’ aimed at justifying potential strikes against Syria, Moscow said. It warned of “dire consequences” in the event of any military interference.

The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced the latest reports about a chemical attack that allegedly affected dozens of civilians in the militant-controlled town of Douma. It said the reports were another example of a “continuous series of fake news about the use of chlorine and other chemical agents by the government forces.”

Apr 10 09:20

Fox News guest turns to the camera, says "President Trump, I'm speaking to you directly," and says "what we need to do right now is to take out Assad's air force"

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Read the comments.

Apr 10 08:53

Glenn Greenwald on Syria: U.S. & Israel Revving Up War Machine Won’t Help Suffering Syrian Civilians

We begin today’s show in Syria, where Israeli F-15 bomber jets have reportedly bombed a Syrian air base used by Iranian forces. There are reports that 14 people died in the strikes, including Iranian nationals. Israel is said to have launched the raid from Lebanon’s airspace. The Israeli bombing came a day after a suspected chemical weapons attack killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 1,000 in the Syrian town of Douma, the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta. The Syrian opposition blamed the Assad government for carrying out the attacks, but Syria denied having any role. The chemical attack came one day after Syrian forces launched an air and ground assault on Douma. While international officials are still investigating what happened, President Trump took to Twitter to directly accuse Russian President Vladimir Putin of playing a role. The U.N. Security Council is meeting today to discuss the crisis in Syria.

Apr 10 08:45

Putin MUST BE STOPPED by any means necessary, 4-star general warns war with Russia ‘soon’

A DECORATED US military General issued the harrowing warning that “war is on the horizon” with Russia and Iran in a bid to curb ambitions to “dominate and control” the Middle East.

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"Domination and control is OUR job, dammit!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 10 08:34

US Warships Reportedly Converging Near Syrian Coast As Tensions Shoot Up

The US is mulling several options for striking Syria in response to a suspected chemical-weapons attack in Douma, which Washington blames on Damascus.

The next few days may see already a second US Navy destroyer entering the Mediterranean Sea, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources at the Pentagon.

“The US already has one guided-missile destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, in the eastern Mediterranean, where it could take part in any strike on Syria, according to US defense officials. A second, the USS Porter could get there in a few days,” the newspaper wrote.

The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet wrote that Russian warplanes had allegedly buzzed the Donald Cook at least four times, but the report was later denied by the Pentagon.

Apr 10 08:17

US missile destroyer reportedly sailing toward Syria as Trump weighs options

The USS ‘Donald Cook’, a guided-missile destroyer, has left Cyprus and is reportedly moving to the eastern Mediterranean. The movement of the vessel comes as top US officials have threatened to attack Syria.

The Arleigh Burke-class warship, which carries 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles on board, left the port of Larnaca in Cyprus on Monday, the US Navy reported. Several media outlets cited defense sources as saying that the destroyer is moving towards Syria. The ship is currently the only naval asset the US could use to strike targets in Syria with cruise missiles.

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The USS Donald Cook is also the only US warship to have gone up against Russian ECM ... and lost!

Apr 10 08:15

Russian MP Vows Moscow Will Retaliate To Any US Aggression Against Syria

Russia will take all political, diplomatic and military retaliatory measures if necessary should the United States deliver a strike on Syria, Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) Defense Committee Chairman and former Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Airborne Troops Vladimir Shamanov said on Tuesday according to TASS.

“The politics of double standards have hit rock bottom. And here the United Russia party conscientiously states that all political, diplomatic and military measures if necessary will be taken,” Shamanov vowed at a plenary meeting of the State Duma.

“No illegal action will remain unanswered,” he warned.

“They should not pin their hopes on their naval task forces and their deceptions. We are a sovereign country and we have allies and guarantors for those events taking place in Syria. We won’t let the Americans hammer nails on someone else’s anvil,” the senior MP continued to warn.

Apr 10 08:14

War Correspondent: We Found No Signs Of A Chemical Attack In Duma – PHOTOS

War Correspondent Alexander Bilibov reporting from Syria has said that he has found no signs of a chemical attack in Duma.

“We checked the place of the alleged chemical weapon attack together with the Russian military and asked the civilians,” he said. Nobody heard about a chemical weapon attack.”

Bilibov’s group also went to all the and spoke to the doctors, where no one could confirm the reports of a chemical weapon attack.

Apr 10 08:11

BREAKING: Russia’s Fleet On Red Alert In Expectation Of US Attack Against Syria

The air defense of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has declared that it is combat alert.

This comes with the expectation that a US-led coalition, that would include France and the United Kingdom, will strike the Syrian military within the next 24 hours.

The reason for such a strike, a decision that US President Donald Trump is yet to make, is because the Syrian military have been blamed for an alleged chemical weapons attack in the East Ghouta town of Duma to the east of Damascus city center.

Russian chemical investigators have found no traces of chemicals being used at the alleged attack site, with Damascus approving an international investigation team to conduct their own research.

Apr 10 08:03

Trump Making ‘Major Decisions’ on Syria, Iran and Russia Response ‘Very Quickly’

The conflict between the U.S., the UK and Israel and Syria and its allies Iran and Russia looks set to escalate in the coming hours and days.

U.S. missile destroyer USS Donald Cook has quickly sailed to just off Syrian territorial waters and is reportedly being “harassed” by low-flying Russian warplanes. CNN Turkey reports that they have buzzed the “Arleigh Burke” class warship at least four times.

In an ongoing war of words, the U.S. is today expected to call for a U.N. Security Council vote on Tuesday on a proposal for a new inquiry into the responsibility for use of chemical weapons in Syria after reports of the poison gas attack on a rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta.

The poison gas attack has been pinned on President Bashar al-Assad’s forces by the President Trump, PM May and some other western governments.

Apr 10 07:52

Former Pentagon Official Matthew Hoh explains what’s truly behind US involvement in the Middle East

Apr 10 07:47

Trump Homeland Security Adviser Bossert resigns

This fellow got fired for questioning the Neocon/Israel Warmonger narration!

Bossert’s resignation comes just days after an appearance on ABC’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday, during which he questioned the “timing” of Saturday’s alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, which came only days after President Trump promised a withdrawal of US forces from the country.

“American troops aren’t going to fix the six or seven different ongoing conflicts and wars going on in the Middle East or in Syria at this stage,” he said. “We need regional partnership increased and we need US presence decreased.”
https://thesaker.is/his-masters-voice-or-how-an-obedient-dog-goes-to-war/

Apr 10 07:35

North Korea’s definition of ‘denuclearization’ is very different from Trump’s

The White House is gearing up for President Trump to discuss denuclearization with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their much anticipated summit next month. But what does “denuclearization” mean?

It depends on whom you are asking. To some in Washington, “the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” as Trump tweeted late last month, means Kim handing over his nuclear weapons and missile systems and allowing international inspectors to check that the regime is keeping its word.

To Pyongyang, it means something very, very different. It means mutual steps to get rid of nuclear weapons, including requiring the United States to take down the nuclear umbrella it has put up over South Korea and Japan.

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I like the North Korean version better.

Apr 10 07:31

President Trump Hints He May Soon Fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Will Attorney General Jeff Sessions soon be on the chopping block?

President Trump hinted as much last night, during a briefing on what his administration plans to do regarding the chemical attack in Syria. During the meeting, Trump addressed the FBI’s raid on the offices of his personal lawyer Michael Cohen. He took the opportunity to blast Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Special Counsel, and Rod Rosenstein.

Apr 10 05:22

The planet onhold: US and Russia on the verge of a military conflict over Syria

The two superpowers, the United States and Russia, are increasingly coming close to a military conflict in Syria after the latest chemical attack in the city of Duma to the east of Damascus city center, with Washington opening the possibility of bombing, and Moscow warning with serious consequences of such an evolution.

Indicative statements by Donald Trumb just before the meeting with the heads of the US Armed Forces. “We will make a decision today or very soon. And you will all know it. But we can not allow atrocities like the one we have seen … we can not allow these to happen. We have many military options. And we’ll let you know very soon “.

At the same wavelength is US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nicki Haley.>>>

Apr 10 03:07

Syria to be the first test for Trump’s hawkish new security adviser


Syria provides John Bolton with first test as US President Trump’s national security adviser
He was one of a handful of hawks who led the Bush administration’s charge into Afghanistan and Iraq

As Donald Trump warned on Monday of an imminent US military response to chemical weapons use in Syria, the new head of his national security team was sitting directly behind him, his bristling white moustache a reminder of earlier American wars.

John Bolton was one of a handful of hawks who led the Bush administration’s charge into Afghanistan and Iraq, conflicts that are still going on as Bolton returns to centre-stage, after a decade in the political wilderness. His first day at work as Trump’s national security adviser focused on a new front, and the question of how to punish the Syrian regime and its backers for the alleged use of poison gas against a rebel-held enclave in the eastern Damascus suburbs.

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Apr 09 17:55

On The Threshold of War — Paul Craig Roberts

On The Threshold of War

Paul Craig Roberts

“The Russian view is simple: the West is ruled by a gang of thugs supported by an infinitely lying and hypocritical media while the general public in the West has been hopelessly zombified.” — The Saker

There are reports, the validity of which I cannot confirm at this time, that the entirety of the Russian military has been put on high alert, not merely the Russian forces in Syria. See for example: http://defence-blog.com/news/russia-suddenly-puts-troops-alert.html

Apr 09 13:14

Trump administration to seek cuts in US$1.3 trillion spending deal

(*so , that's it , The Art of The Deal is about dropping an outrageous spending bill , bragging about most of it going to the military , and then a couple of weeks later , after every poll makes it out to be an outrageous spending bill , announcing; 'I'm seeking some cuts' ? )

Apr 09 13:02

Trump says he will meet Kim Jong-un in May or early June

Donald Trump says meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un may slip to June - but he’s hopeful it will lead to ‘de-nuking’
The US president has set a timeline for talks with Pyongyang’s leader and said he hopes they lead to ‘the de-nuking of North Korea’

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he was positive that an upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un - which he said is planned for next month or June - would ultimately lead to an end of the North’s nuclear weapons programme.

“We’ll be meeting with them sometime in May or early June and I think there’ll be great respect paid by both parties and hopefully we’ll be able to make a deal on the de-nuking of North Korea,” Trump told reporters at the start of a Cabinet meeting.

“They’ve said so. We’ve said so,” he added. “Hopefully, it’ll be a relationship that’s much different than it’s been for many, many years.”

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(*we're at the "Keep Your Fingers Crossed!" juncture .)

Apr 09 12:55

Fools, False Flags, & Failed States

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me, the old saying goes. So, tread carefully through the minefields of propaganda laid for the credulous in such low organs as The New York Times. There are excellent reasons to suppose that the American Deep State wishes strenuously to keep meddling all around the Middle East. The record so far shows that the blunt instruments of US strategic policy produce a consistent result: failed states.

Apr 09 12:20

The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin

Chabad wants to bring about Armageddon.

Chabad of Port Washington, a Jewish community center on Long Island’s Manhasset Bay, sits in a squat brick edifice across from a Shell gas station and a strip mall. The center is an unexceptional building on an unexceptional street, save for one thing: Some of the shortest routes between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin run straight through it.

Apr 09 12:15

Chabad-Lubavitch, Vladimir Putin and the globalist End Times script (+ a message to the non-Cabalist Jews)

It’s also important to note that when Putin came to power, he brought Chabad-Lubavitch into power with him. Together with the Cabalist oligarchs, they pushed aside the existing Jewish community so Chabad could reign supreme in Russia. Here is an account of how that happened from The Piratization of Russia: Russian Reform Goes Awry, by Marshall L. Goldman…

https://i.amz.mshcdn.com/MXscb5pWM0DcafZ-n_B8MaH-5Jw=/fit-in/1200x9600...

Apr 09 12:03

Trump On Alleged Chemical Attack in Syria: 'This Is About Humanity, We're Talking About Humanity'

Speaking at the White House on Monday, Trump tried his best (and failed) to muster up moral outrage over the entirely unproven, alleged "chemical attack" in Douma, Syria.

Watching him lie like this, so poorly I might add, is just embarrassing.

Watching John Bolton peering over Trump's shoulder his first day on the job as Trump reads off a script pushing for war is also creepy as hell.

Apr 09 11:05

“To hell with it”: Trump increasingly weary of staff advice

The speech was written. A cast of relatable Americans with emotional stories was standing by to reinforce the message. But President Donald Trump was in no mood to play along.

“The hell with it,” Trump said, recounting the scene with his aides to a West Virginia crowd last week, Trump tossed the staff-prepared remarks on tax cuts in the air and ducked as the paper fluttered to the floor. “I said, ‘This is boring, come on.’ Tell it like it is.”

This president has never been one to stick to a script, but that abandoned speech illustrates a new phase in Trump’s presidency. He is increasingly at odds with his staff — and growing wise to their tactics.

Apr 09 11:03

What’s Wrong with Trump’ New National Security Advisor

Beyond the general concerns regarding the nomination of John Bolton as National Security Advisor, there is also the specific issue of his impending access to the most highly classified intelligence information that the United States possesses.

Apr 09 11:00

No trace of chemical weapons at alleged attack site in Douma – Russian military

The Russian military has found no trace of chemical weapons use after searching parts of Syria’s Douma allegedly targeted by an “attack.” Photos of victims posted by the White Helmets are fake, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.
Experts in radiological, chemical and biological warfare, as well as medics, on Monday inspected the parts of the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma, where an alleged chemical attack supposedly took place on Saturday, the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria said in a statement.

Apr 09 10:04

Liberman signals Trump didn’t consult with Israel on Syria withdrawal

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Sunday said US President Donald Trump did not ask for Israel’s view before announcing his planned withdrawal of American troops from Syria, adding that the Jewish state will likely have to operate “alone” against its various enemies.

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A reminder who is really in charge!

Apr 09 09:58

AEOI Chief: Iran Able to Resume 20% Enrichment in Fordo in 4 Days

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said his organization enjoys the capability to restore 20-percent uranium enrichment at its Fordo nuclear facility in just 4 days if the 2015 nuclear deal is discarded by the other side.

"If senior Islamic Republic officials issue an order to resume the 20% enrichment, we can do it in Fordo within 4 days," Salehi told reporters in Tehran on Sunday.

He said this statement should be seen as a warning by the other side against discarding the nuclear deal, stressing that Iran can even show more extensive progress in other parts of its nuclear activities to go beyond the previous levels.

Iran had also warned last July that it enjoyed the capability to restore its uranium enrichment operations and even develop its capacity to 100,000 SWUs (Separative Work Units) if the nuclear deal with the world powers failed as a result of the US non-compliance with its undertakings.

Apr 09 09:51

Trump To Make "Major" Decision On Syria "By End Of Day"; Says "Assad Going To Pay A Price"

With Israel already having conducted a trial balloon, or rather trial F-15 airstrike on a Syrian airfield overnight, now comes the US response. And according to Donald Trump, who moments ago was speaking to reporters, he will make a "major decision" on Syria in the next 24-48 hours, subsequently clarifying that the decision will come "very quickly" probably "by the end of today", adding that nothing is off the table.

Apr 09 09:50

Nasrallah: US offered money for ending resistance to Israel

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah says the United States under President George W Bush offered his group reconciliation and money on the condition the Lebanese movement relinquish its resistance to Israel.

In a televised speech on Sunday, Nasrallah said the offer, made by former Vice President Dick Cheney, also included removing the group from international terror watch lists and funding to help rebuild southern Lebanon.

He added that the offer was made through George Nader, a controversy-stricken US businessman of Lebanese origin.

"We thought he was a Lebanese journalist, but he turned out to be an American citizen with a message from Dick Cheney", Nasrallah said.

Apr 09 09:17

US Continues to Ramp Up Somalia Strikes, Kills More Alleged Militants

US military operations in Africa continue to expand, with Africom airstrikes being carried out increasingly frequently in remote parts of countries like Somalia, killing alleged militants. The latest came Thursday, in southern Somalia.

Just outside the town of Jilib, Africom is reporting a US strike destroyed a vehicle, killing three within. As always, they claimed everyone killed was an al-Shabaab militant, and that no civilians were harmed.

Apr 09 09:10

Russian Foreign Ministry slams reports on Douma chemical attack as fake news

Allegations about the use of chemical agents by the Syrian government forces are aimed at justifying external military strikes, the ministry said

Apr 09 08:42

Douma Is Arabic for 'Reichstag Fire'

The dominant propaganda meme of the day, as already noted by Colonel Lang, is that Bashar al Assad unleashed chemical weapons on "innocent women and children" in rebel held territory and that Russia and Iran, along with Syria, are responsible. We MUST take action (or so we are told emphatically by morons pretending to be news anchors on the various cable outlets). Few media outlets are willing to report that this information is not only uncorroborated but originates with established liars and rebel partisans--i.e., the White Helmets. Oh, and did you know that the White Helmets are funded largely by the Governments of the UK and the United States?

Apr 09 08:21

Trump official: football fans should 'think twice' about Russia World Cup

Football fans should “think twice” about travelling to the World Cup in Russia this summer as consular services are threatened by the diplomatic crisis between Vladimir Putin and the west, a senior White House official has warned.

The tournament kicks off on 14 June under the shadow of tit-for-tat expulsions and what some describe as a new cold war. Boris Johnson, the British foreign secretary, has suggested Putin will seek to exploit the showpiece in the way Adolf Hitler milked the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936.

Apr 09 08:16

Paris: Macron, Trump Exchange Data 'Confirming' Chemical Weapons Use in Douma

Elysee Palace announced that US Presient Donald Trump and French President Emanuel Macron have exchanged data that, according to the announcement, confirm use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Douma.

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged data allegedly confirming the use of chemical weapons in Syria’s Douma during a telephone conversation, the Elysee Palace said in a statement on Monday.

France and the United States will also condemn the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria at the Monday's UN Security Council meeting, the communique, released by Elysee Palace stated.

Apr 09 08:11

John Bolton: A Drum Major for Regime Change Gains Inside Influence

"To describe John Bolton as a 'hawk' or 'hard-liner' is to praise him with faint damnation. Bolton is an ideologue of rare pedigree even for a George W. Bush vintage neoconservative."

Apr 09 07:49

Preparing for War

Recently, the US government announced the replacement of its National Security Advisor. The existing military man—a combat veteran Lieutenant General, was replaced by someone who was, amazing though it may seem, more hawkish. This came as a shock to the world and Americans in particular, as the new advisor, John Bolton, is seen publicly as aggressive at best and a psychopath at worst. The New York Times recently said, “There are few people more likely than Mr. Bolton is to lead the country into war.”

Apr 09 06:47

'No comment’: Israeli military silent on Syrian airbase attack

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) repeatedly refused to comment on a Russian Defense Ministry statement that accused Israel of targeting a Syrian airbase in Homs province on Sunday night.
Asked about a report by the Russian Defense Ministry, in which it said Israel had carried out a missile attack on Syria’s T-4 airfield in Homs province, Jonathan Conricus, an IDF press officer, said that the Israeli military “are aware of the statement” but “we have no comment [on it].”

Apr 09 06:42

US DEFENSE SEC DOESN'T RULE OUT MILITARY ACTION AGAINST SYRIA AFTER REPORTS OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS USE

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has not ruled out the possibility of launching airstrikes against Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack in the militant-held town of Douma.
Speaking with reports on Monday, Mattis said he wouldn't "rule out anything right now" after being asked if the US was mulling strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Apr 09 06:39

2 Israeli warplanes carried out strikes on Syrian airbase – Russian MoD

Two Israeli F-15 fighters targeted Syria’s T-4 airbase in Homs province, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday. The jets fired eight guided missiles, but five of them were shot down before they hit the airfield.
In a statement on Monday, the Russian military said: “Two Israeli Air Force F-15 jets fired eight guided missiles at the T-4 airfield.” The Israeli aircraft did not enter Syrian airspace and launched the strikes while flying over Lebanon.

Apr 08 15:12

FAKE NEWS #AntiSchool

1:40 in. Do not hurt yourselves.

The media is owned by 6 corporations.
We need to break the conditioning.
They want you weak, divided, controlled.
Think for yourself.

Apr 08 09:30

Trump Testing China? President Gives Taiwan License to Buy American Submarines

President Donald Trump’s administration approved the license necessary for American firms to sell Taiwan the technology needed to build its own submarines, while Trump continued his apparent trade war with China.

Taiwan’s Central News Agency first reported the approval Saturday, according to Reuters, stating the Southeast Asian nation’s defense minister, Chen Chung-Chi, confirmed the State Department’s go-head.

Apr 08 09:20

Former OPCW head about Bolton 7 April

Apr 08 09:06

BREAKING: Syrian, Russian Air Forces On Red Alert After Trump’s Deranged Tweets

Both the Syrian and Russian air forces have been put on red alert after US President Donald Trump made deranged tweets directly threatening not only Syria and Russia, but also Iran.

Trump in a series of tweets that can be seen here warned Russia and Syria that it has a “big price to pay” for the chemical weapon attack that occurred in terrorist-held Duma in Syria’s East Ghouta to the east of Damascus city center.

Trump’s war mongering comes as there is zero evidence provided that the Syrian government were responsible for the attack. In fact, it has virtually been debunked as seen in this article.

Apr 08 08:36

Trade wars lead to real wars where the strong prey on the weak – economists to RT

Protectionism in international trade could not only wreck the economies of both nations but may disrupt global supply chains, raising prices for consumers across the globe. RT spoke to economists to discuss the potential impact of the latest developments.

Almost by definition, trade wars are negative-sum games and, as such, the chief antagonists would suffer, according to Dr. James Jingdong Wang, associate professor at City University of Hong Kong.

“In this case, the US and China are the top two economies of the world and also the largest two trading nations. Consequently, there could be little doubt that, should a full-fledged trade war break out, it would be a drag on the world economy at large,” said the expert.

Apr 08 07:55

Trump Slams Putin, Iran for Backing "Animal Assad" Amid Chemical Attack Claims

One of President Donald Trump's top homeland security advisers has said that the US will not rule out launching a missile attack in response to news reports about a chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.

"If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!" Donald Trump wrote on Twitter.

Apr 08 07:41

WATCH Fire Erupts at Trump Tower in New York

A fire burning at the Trump Tower at 725 Fifth Ave., in New York city, has been extinguished local media has reported. The blaze reportedly erupted on the 50th floor of the building. The New York Fire Department announced that it had responded to the three-alarm blaze, Reuters has reported.

US President Donald Trump tweeted that the fire was extinguished although the fire department has not corroborated his post.

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A warning to Trump?

Apr 08 07:26

TRUMP GOES NUCLEAR, BLAMES “PUTIN, RUSSIA AND IRAN” FOR ALLEGED DOUMA CHEMICAL ATTACK

Donald Trump once again demonstrates a “wise approach” towards the situation in Syria that apparently looks not so complicated for the US president.

So, according to Mr Trump it’s “President Putin, Russia and Iran” responsible for the alleged chemical attack in the Eastern Ghouta district of Douma.

The US president does not care that the alleged chemical attack took place when the only side that can capitalize on it is the so-called “Syrian rebels” in the area.

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Apr 08 07:22

Moscow Warns Against Foreign Attack in Syrian Areas Where Russian Troops Located

Trump has already threatened Vladimir Putin personally. Madness!

"Hoaxes on attacks using chlorine or other poisonous substances by Syrian government forces are continuing to emerge. Another such hoax that has supposedly taken place is the alleged chemical attack in Douma yesterday. At the same time, references have been made to the notorious NGO "White Helmets," which has been repeatedly caught acting with terrorists, as well as other so-called humanitarian organizations based in the United Kingdom and the United States," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry went on to say that it had repeatedly warned about possible provocations involving the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Their major aim is to accuse Syrian government forces of chemical weapons use and justify possible military intervention in Syria from abroad, according to the ministry's statement.

Apr 08 07:08

Trump threatens "Animal Assad," Putin over alleged chemical attack in Syria

You all ready for WW3. Israeli loving neocon stooge!

Last Updated Apr 8, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

President Trump has responded to reports of a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, blaming Syrian President Bashar Assad and his international allies for the apparent attack that left dozens dead and hundreds injured. In some of his most critical comments directed at Russian President Vladimir Putin to date, Mr. Trump threatened that there's a "big price ... to pay" for those backing the Assad regime.

Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2018

Apr 07 08:46

US Military Trying to Settle Differences among Washington-Backed Militants in Northeastern Syria

The US military started mediation efforts to resolve differences between two militant groups as infighting intensified among the US-backed gunmen in Raqqa province on Saturday.

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Apr 07 08:42

US Dispatches More Military Equipment to Energy-Rich Regions in Eastern Syria

The US has forwarded more military troops and equipment to the two oilfields of Koniko and al-Omar in Eastern Deir Ezzur and also to al-Sowar settlement in Northern Deir Ezzur, sources from among the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) disclosed on Saturday.

The newly-sent convoy of US forces included several vehicles, a number of soldiers and several mine clearance vehicles.

Local sources reported that the US-backed Kurdish fighters plan to take control over the entire oil and gas fields with the US' military and logistic back-up.

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Apr 07 08:38

US Special Forces Deployed In Manbij Despite Trump's Claims About Pullout

Washington continues to expand its presence in Northern and Eastern Syria despite President Donald Trump's recent comments that he was "very seriously" considering the withdrawal of US forces from Syria.
Several photos and footage published by Directorate 4, a group which monitors the situation in Syria and Iraq, shows the US army has deployed special forces in the disputed city of Manbij in Northern Aleppo province.

The images show the US troops speaking to militias and walking through populated areas in Manbij, the next target of the Turkish army and its allied militants after they recently captured another Aleppo town in Northern Syria, Afrin.

Tensions are on rise between Turkey and the US>>>

Apr 07 06:55

US Sanctions Really Serve Military Industrial Complex

The new US sanctions are aimed at pushing Russia out of the international arms market, including those of Washington's allies, in the interest of the US arms industry, the Russian State Tech Corporation, Rostec, has said.
The fact that Russia's top defense corporation, Rosoboronexport, has been targeted by the latest set of US restrictions has exposed "the real aim of these sanctions," a Rostec spokesperson told Russian media, adding that all Washington's accusations against Moscow were "just an excuse for pushing Russia out of the global arms market."

The Russian corporation denounced the US move as "unfair competition.">>>

Apr 07 06:54

Trump orders end of 'catch & release' immigration policy

President Donald Trump has signed an order ending the so-called 'catch and release' policy, under which US immigration officers allowed the release of 'caught' illegal immigrants back on US soil, pending their immigration hearing.

“President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum to take important steps to end catch and release, the dangerous practice whereby aliens who have violated our Nation’s immigration laws are released into the United States shortly after their apprehension,” the White House said in a statement.

The White House justified ending the controversial policy, much criticized by Trump, by citing concerns about the American public’s “safety and security.” The US president also used the opportunity to once again call on the Democrats to end their “staunch opposition” to toughening border security measures.

Apr 07 06:45

China launches massive navy drills with 40 warships in the South China Sea as three US aircraft carrier battle groups sail by

CHINA launched a massive navy drill in the South China Sea with 40 warships in an overt display of military muscle- as three US carrier battle groups passed by.

Chinese state media says the exercises are centred on the aircraft carrier Liaoning, with warships combining from the North, East and South Sea fleets.

Apr 07 06:43

Syrian Showdown: Trump Versus The Generals

With ISIS on the run in Syria, President Trump this week declared that he intends to make good on his promise to bring the troops home.

“I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home,” said the president. We’ve gotten “nothing out of the $7 trillion (spent) in the Middle East in the last 17 years. … So, it’s time.”

Not so fast, Mr. President.

For even as Trump was speaking he was being contradicted by his Centcom commander Gen. Joseph Votel.

“A lot of good progress has been made” in Syria, Votel conceded, “but the hard part … is in front of us.”

Moreover, added Votel, when we defeat ISIS, we must stabilize Syria and see to its reconstruction.

Apr 07 06:42

US Deploys Three Carrier Battle Groups To Face-Off Against Chinese Aircraft Carrier In South China Sea

Last week, we reported that satellite images had captured China’s only aircraft carrier in deployment, the Liaoning, flanked by 40 other warships and submarines, conducting unprecedented live-fire drills in the South China Sea. This massive Chinese naval exercise was observed for the first time, with China watchers pointing out that such a forceful display of deterrence was highly unusual for the People’s Liberation Army Navy. Perhaps in light of recent events, it was merely a warning.

Li Jie, a Beijing-based naval specialist, said, “it was the first time the Liaoning had taken part in live-fire drills. This will test the Liaoning’s real combat strength as well as joint-operations skills between the aircraft carrier and warships from other fleets.”

Apr 07 06:31

Petro-Yuan To Launch Renminbi As Global Currency & Kneecap Petro-Dollar

Yuan-backed oil futures can shatter the US dollar dominance on the crude market, according to experts polled by RT. However, the greenback will not give up the top spot easily.

“The question number one is whether China will be able to make the oil market its demand market, and not the oil supply market traded in dollars, which it is now,” Vladimir Rozhankovsky, Global FX Investment analyst, told RT. China has recently overtaken the US as the world's number one oil buyer.

The question number two is trade wars ... ">>>
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“The trade war between the US and China has already begun. China has plans to promote the renminbi as a reserve currency and there is no better move than to purchase raw materials in its national currency. It can save money on the currency conversion and become less dependent on the US dollar,”
Stanislav Werner, head of the analytical department of Dominion, told RT
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Apr 07 06:17

US Has Over 400,000 Troops in Asia-Pacific Region – Russian Intelligence

The United States has deployed more than 200 military facilities in the Asia-Pacific region, where over 400,000 servicemen are stationed, First Deputy Chief of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Igor Kostyukov said Thursday.

“To implement its guidelines, including creating conditions for the projection of force through the rapid deployment of troops anywhere in the Asia-Pacific region, the United States has created a contingent of more than 400,000 troops. At the moment, more than 50 large military bases are operating in the region, there are more than 200 US military facilities,” Kostyukov said at the Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS).

Apr 07 06:16

The Salisbury Incident. Manipulating Fear, Heightening Hysteria of a Russian Threat. The Need for a Genuine Anti-war Movement

There is no doubt that Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Amber Rudd, et al, have worked hard to achieve a consensus amongst NATO and EU states, and has had some success in persuading other leaders to condemn and react to the unproven Russian involvement.

Many of these leaders, perhaps, have reasons of their own for latching on to such a flimsy agreement. France, Germany, Italy, and Holland are among a number of nations reeling from their own domestic political turbulence. Collapsing centrist parties have watched their traditional voter bases divide and file off to the left and right, as all over Europe the political polarisation hardens. Being seen to be part of a new unified front will, they hope, strengthen their domestic positions. It is a familiar response from desperate neoliberal administrations; instead of taking responsibility for the declining interest in their policies, they would rather fall back on the policy of fear in a dangerous attempt to appear ‘strong and stable’.

Apr 07 06:15

Bolton & BoJo: the Malevolent Villain & the Vicious Buffoon on the Nuclear Stage

There are currently several characters of clownish tendency on the stage of international affairs, with others waiting in the wings for an opportunity to prance forward and perform their antics. The most recent addition to the Western cast is the new National Security Adviser to President Trump, John Bolton, who isn’t so much a clown as a pantomime villain — a grimy scoundrel who skulks round the stage twirling his moustache, jeering at his censorious audience and plotting the downfall of whomever has displeased him.

Apr 07 06:14

‘Russia Will Never Be Our Friend, We’ll Slap Them When Needed’ – Waffle House Waitress on the Loose

Nikki Haley has erupted in another fiery Russophobic rant, warning that Russia will “never be America’s friend.” Moscow can try to behave “like a regular country,” but the US will “slap them when we need to,” Haley said.

The US ambassador to the UN is not known for her friendly stance toward Moscow, but her new take on US-Russia relations stands out among even her most rabid ramblings. Speaking at Duke University in North Carolina on Friday, Haley admitted that friendly relations with Russia is an unlikely prospect, adding that the Trump team has done more against Moscow than any other administration since Ronald Reagan’s tenure.

Apr 07 05:49

US conditions support for Salman’s kingship to Israel normalization: Dissident prince

A dissident Saudi prince has revealed a series of “conditions” set by the US and Israel for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to secure their help in ascending to the throne at home, among them the normalization of Riyadh’s ties with the regime in Tel Aviv.

Apr 07 05:47

Trump's furious Situation Room row with his top general is LEAKED: Chairman of joint chiefs reprimanded him on Syria - so the president demanded immediate pull-out

President Donald Trump is facing an astonishing leak of a confrontation in the Situation Room with his most senior military commander and another leak of talks with the CIA.

He and Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, clashed over what to do about Syria in the White House's most secret and guarded area.

Five officials brief the Associated Press on that happened as Gen Dunford told him his approach was 'unproductive' and demanded that he issue 'specific instructions' on how to proceed.

And the Washington Post detailed how Trump demanded of its head of drone operations - an official whose name is a secret - why operators had waited until a terrorist had left his family's home before killing him.

The two leaks will serve to increase tensions in Washington over Syria.

Trump on Tuesday said 'I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home,' and later that day held the meeting in the situation room.

Apr 07 05:45

DOES TRUMP EVEN HAVE AN ENDGAME IN TRADE WAR WITH CHINA ?

Cooler heads could still prevail, but it seems unlikely as Beijing and Washington up the stakes in a tit-for-tat spat that could play havoc with the world

Back in 2003, at the start of America’s disastrous invasion of Iraq, then Major General David Petraeus, commanding the US 101st Airborne Division driving toward Baghdad, famously asked my Washington Post colleague Rick Atkinson: “Tell me how this ends.”

That phrase – both a question and a plaintive plea – came to capsulate the entire unplanned and ill-fated Iraq misadventure, from which the US is still struggling to extricate itself. But the question is equally applicable today, as America once again seems bent on blindly stumbling into a new conflict with inadequate preparation, unclear goals and with no clear exit strategy – a possible trade war with China.

I say “possible” because, despite all the huffing and puffing, common sense could still prevail and the US and China could pull back from the brink. But that would require a remarkable public climbdown by US President Donald Trump>>>

Apr 07 05:32

China Should Hit US ‘So Hard It Remembers The Pain’

As trade dispute grows, China’s state media says Beijing should hit US so hard ‘it remembers the pain’
Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily says White House has ‘completely lost its sense of reality’

China’s state media has rallied against the United States, warning its trade protectionism actions would end in defeat and that the only option now was to hit the US hard enough so it would “remember the pain”.

“If the US says that it will pay any price, it must be firmly attacked,” Xinhua said on Saturday.

China warned on Friday it was ready with a “fierce counter strike” of fresh trade measures if Washington followed through on President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on an additional US$100 billion worth of Chinese goods.

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Apr 07 05:29

US only Security Council member to block UN inquiry into Gaza violence

The US was the only UN Security Council member to reject a call by the 14 other countries to independently probe the Gaza clashes, in which dozens of Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli forces.

For the second week in a row, the US has vetoed a UN Security Council (UNSC) statement calling on Secretary General Antonio Guterres to launch an independent inquiry into the Gaza violence. Put forward by Kuwait, a non-permanent UNSC member, it also reaffirmed the Palestinians’ right to peacefully oppose Israeli policies on the occupied lands.

Apr 07 05:22

US politicians break ranks over Trump’s trade moves on China 

US Republicans defy party line to denounce Donald Trump’s ‘nuts’ trade moves against China
‘This is the dumbest possible way to do this,’ Republican senator Ben Sasse said after the US leader threatened to levy a bigger set of tariffs on Chinese goods
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One of Trump’s critics from within the Republican camp, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, denounced the president’s new ploy as “nuts” and “dumb”.
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"He's threatening to light American agriculture on fire,” the senator said. “Let's absolutely take on Chinese bad behaviour, but with a plan that punishes them instead of us.
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Straying from the traditional party view for the Democrats was Elizabeth Warren.

The Massachusetts senator, who is normally a fierce Trump critic>>>

Apr 06 14:14

When The President Wants To Leave Syria And The Deep State Doesn't

By Brandon Turbeville

Just over a week ago, US President Donald Trump addressed supporters in Ohio largely focusing on economic issues. As a sidebar, he mentioned that the United States was going to pull its forces out of Syria “very soon.” What happened? ...

Apr 06 10:27

Pentagon Says No Syria Pullout Timeline; "Exasperated" and "Frustrated" Trump Concedes

Let's keep'em in Afghanistan Iraq Syria "a little longer," the Pentagon said on Thursday of US troop presence in the war torn country after a fierce debate within the administration was triggered last week over President Trump's announcement that he intended to order a quick withdrawal of US forces.

Or rather, perhaps it was more of an establishment beltway "pile on" in reaction to Trump's policy shift than a debate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump is not in control.

Apr 06 10:26

US lowering threshold for using nukes causes deepest concern – Lavrov

Russia is worried the US could respond with nuclear weapons to a wider range of circumstances and that its priorities lie in establishing “military supremacy and upsetting parity” when it comes to “strategic stability.”

“The US policy of lowering the threshold of using nuclear weapons causes the deepest concern,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the Moscow Conference on International Security. Washington’s latest Nuclear Posture Review expands a number of scenarios in which a nuclear response would be considered.

Apr 06 09:48

Investigators Zero In On John Brennan’s Role In Steele Dossier As Ex-Secret Service Agent Warns Obama CIA Chief Is In ‘World of Trouble’

A new report by the Daily Caller says House investigators have begun to zero in on former CIA chief John Brennan’s role in the anti-Trump dossier authored by ex-British spy agent Christopher Steele.

Apr 06 09:47

Trump Attorney Receives “Pretty Significant” Documents Related to Obama Unmasking Scandal After Filing FOIA Lawsuit

An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow and his senior counsel Carly Gammill appeared in a Washington D.C. federal court Thursday morning to find out when they will be receiving documents related to the Obama unmasking scandal.

Apr 06 09:22

Will Putin Fall for Washington’s Lies?

I have been waiting to see how long the British Prime Minister, the British Foreign Secretary, and the British Defense Secretary could continue to lie through their teeth before it caught up with them.

The liars got away with their lies longer than would have been possible if there was any longer any respect for truth in Western governments and media.

The British Foreign Secretary announced publicly that he was personally told by someone at the Porton Down laboratory that it was “absolutely categorical” that the nerve gas allegedly used in an attack on Skripal and his daughter came from Russia. The chief executive of the Porton Down laboratory has now stated that the scientists at the laboratory cannot confirm that the nerve agent is Russian.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That egg timer just ran out!

Apr 06 09:20

Turkey hands out 'warnings' to US, Iraq, Kurds, Cyprus, and Greece

Turkey’s National Security Council headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday threatened that Ankara would “take action” to drive out Kurdish groups in Syria and Iraq if the United States and Baghdad failed to do so.

The council’s monthly meeting in Ankara, comprised of civilian and military Turkish leadership, lasted four hours.

“Turkey will not hesitate to use initiative if terrorists in Manbij are not driven away,” a statement on Erdogan’s presidential website read, warning the US whose special forces there in the northern Syrian town continue to work with Kurdish-led groups.

Manbij has become a new flashpoint after Turkey’s Russian-approved invasion of Afrin westward.

Apr 06 09:09

This Marine-Made War Documentary Is So Raw The Corps Doesn’t Want You To See It

“Okay buddy, how ya doing today?” a Marine asks as he stands over the body of a dead Afghan man. “You look like you just got fucked.”

A cameraman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment stands nearby, rolling tape. He zooms in to show the man’s mangled right hand, where a round impacted before entering his torso.

It’s sometime in 2011 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. A scout sniper team has been cleared to take the shot, suspecting the target of being a spotter for Taliban fighters in the area. When the patrol arrives to inspect the body, they find that the now-dead man was a local shopkeeper, and he was unarmed. It’s unclear whether the man, whose killing was cleared under the rules of engagement, was an observer for the Taliban, or an innocent bystander.

Apr 06 08:38

‘Neocolonialism’: Ghanaians Protest US Defense Deal That Threatens Sovereignty

Thousands of Ghanaians demonstrated in the capital of Accra on March 28 against a defense agreement with the United States in which Washington would inject $20 million into the country’s military and grant the US “unimpeded” access to military facilities. Locals see the deal as an affront to their sovereignty.

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