Ecuador Just Gave the Pentagon Permission to Use Galapagos Island as an Airstrip

Ecuador Just Gave the Pentagon Permission to Use Galapagos Island as an Airstrip By Eoin Higgins The Galapagos Islands archipelago in Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse regions in the entire world, home to a number of species found nowhere else on the planet, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. So, naturally, the U.S. military wants to use one of its islands as an airstrip. Ecuadorian defense minister Oswaldo Jarrín announced President Lenín Moreno’s administration’s decision to allow the Pentagon to expand an existing airfield on San Cristobal Island…

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US Military Intelligence Accuses Russia of Nuclear Testing, Provides No Evidence

US Military Intelligence Accuses Russia of Nuclear Testing, Provides No Evidence By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — US military intelligence agency the DIA has issued a new statement directly accusing the Russian government of conducting low-yield nuclear tests in the course of developing more advanced nuclear arms. This is the second time the DIA has suggested Russia was conducting nuclear tests in the past month. The statement today, as with the previous one, came with no evidence that any such testing ever took place. Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement condemning the US allegations as a…

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7 Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident

7 Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident By Caitlin Johnstone In a move that surprised exactly zero people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wasted no time scrambling to blame Iran for damage done to two sea vessels in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, citing exactly zero evidence. “This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has…

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Europe Has no Freedom But to Choose “Freedom Gas”

Europe Has no Freedom But to Choose “Freedom Gas” By Tony Cartalucci The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently renamed US liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports “freedom gas.” But freedom for who? For Europe who already has a cheap and reliable source of natural gas, but is being forced to switch over to more expensive US gas under the threat of sanctions? Certainly not. Or freedom for Russia who supplies Europe with much of its natural gas to compete openly and fairly with the United States? Most definitely not. Or…

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US Gov’t Trained ISIS Commander — Did It ‘Burn’ Him Later?

US Gov’t Trained ISIS Commander — Did It ‘Burn’ Him Later? By Brandon Turbeville After his death was announced by ISIS in 2016, the name Abu Omar al-Shishani has largely faded from news reports regarding Iraq and Syria. However, at one time, one of the top commanders of ISIS was known throughout the geopolitical community. In 2015, the US State Department even offered $5 million as a reward for information leading to his capture. However, for all the alleged desire to capture or kill Shishani on the part of the…

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Venezuela Denounces US Seizure of Embassy as Violation of Vienna Convention

Venezuela Denounces US Seizure of Embassy as Violation of Vienna Convention By Jessica Corbett (CD) — Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Ron on Thursday urged the Trump administration not to hand over the country’s embassy in Washington, D.C. to leaders of an attempted coup after U.S. law enforcement forcibly removed peace activists who have lived there for since last month as guests of President Nicolás Maduro’s government. “We denounce these arrests, as the people inside were there with our permission, and we consider it a violation of the Vienna Conventions,” Ron said in statement. Four…

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That Time John Bolton Said It’s Good to Lie About War

That Time John Bolton Said It’s Good to Lie About War Op-Ed by Caitlin Johnstone (CJ Opinion) — Journalist Whitney Webb recently tweeted a 2010 video clip I’d never seen before featuring US National Security Advisor John Bolton defending the use of deception in advancing military agendas, which highlights something we should all be paying attention to as Trump administration foreign policy becomes increasingly Boltonized. On a December 2010 episode of Fox News’ Freedom Watch, Bolton and the show’s host Andrew Napolitano were debating about recent WikiLeaks publications, and naturally the subject of government secrecy came up.…

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Neocons Say Iran Positioning Missiles Against US in Iraq

Neocons Say Iran Positioning Missiles Against US in Iraq By Kurt Nimmo A Reuters story published on Tuesday mentions the next false flag incident to move the war against Iran forward. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s surprise visit to Baghdad this month came after U.S. intelligence showed Iran-backed Shi’ite militias positioning rockets near bases housing U.S. forces, according to two Iraqi security sources. He told Iraq’s top brass to keep the militias, which are expanding their power in Iraq and now form part of its security apparatus, in check, the…

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Warnings of ‘Gulf of Tonkin 2.0’ as US Officials Blame Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks

Warnings of ‘Gulf of Tonkin 2.0’ as US Officials Blame Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks By Jake Johnson (CD) — Is the Trump administration attempting to concoct a false pretext to justify launching a war against Iran? That question has become increasingly common and urgent among anti-war commentators and activists in recent days as U.S. intelligence officials—without citing any concrete evidence—blamed Iran for reported attacks on Saudi and UAE oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz over the weekend. Commentators quickly likened the accusations to the Gulf of Tonkin incident, referring…

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US Special Forces School Publishes New Book on Overthrowing Governments

US Special Forces School Publishes New Book on Overthrowing Governments By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — US Special Operations Command can now be said to have literally written the book on US-imposed regime change, with the book Support to Resistance: Strategic Purpose and Effectiveness released this week by their official school. The official study covers 47 distinct cases of US special forces trying to intervene in various countries from 1941-2003. It did not include some of the more famous US-backed coups, as the study said they did not involve “legitimate resistance movements.”…

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