Netanyahu: Israel and Arab Nations Meeting to Advance “Common Interests of War With Iran”

Netanyahu: Israel and Arab Nations Meeting to Advance “Common Interests of War With Iran” By Jessica Corbett (CD) — A deleted tweet from Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ignited fresh fears about his position on Iran, after his official Twitter account provided an English translation of his remarks to reporters on Wednesday while attending an American-led summit about the Middle East hosted in Warsaw, Poland. The initial tweet, translated from Hebrew, had the prime minister saying: “What is important about this meeting, and it is not in secret, because there are many of those—is that…

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“WTF is Going on in Downtown LA?” — Army War Drills Continue Across Los Angeles

“WTF is Going on in Downtown LA?” — Army War Drills Continue Across Los Angeles By Tyler Durden Having started on Monday, the US Army continues its war drills across the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area through Saturday with the goal of enhancing Army Special Forces skills by “operating in urban environments,” Army Special Operations Command said in a statement. Residents around Los Angeles may hear sounds associated with the field training exercise, including helicopters and weapon simulations, according to the statement. “The local terrain and training facilities in Los Angeles provide the…

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Pompeo: US Military Obligated to “Take Down” the Iranians in Venezuela

Pompeo: US Military Obligated to “Take Down” the Iranians in Venezuela By Jessica Corbett (CD) — As a U.S.-backed effort to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro continues,U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late Wednesday that Hezbollah “has active cells” in Venezuela—a claim that was immediately scrutinized and compared with the second Bush administration’s lies to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Hezbollah, a political and militant Shi’ite Muslim group based in Lebanon, has been on the U.S. State Department’s “Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations” list since 1997. In the interview with Fox Business, Pompeo, who previously served…

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Tulsi Gabbard Slams “Neocon/Neolib Warmongers” After NBC Propaganda Exposed

Tulsi Gabbard Slams “Neocon/Neolib Warmongers” After NBC Propaganda Exposed By Tyler Durden Tulsi Gabbard lashed out at “neocon” and “neolib warmongers” after NBC News was exposed trying to smear her as a Kremlin stooge. The network was called out over the weekend for relying on a Democrat-run firm that created fake Russian Twitter bots to stage a “false flag” campaign against Republic Roy Moore in the 2017 Alabama special election – New Knowledge. To justify its claim that Tulsi Gabbard is the Kremlin’s candidate, NBC writes: Analysts at New Knowledge, the company the Senate Intelligence Committee used…

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U.S. Southern Command In Colombia Along The Border, Venezuela Military Moves, U.S. Pulls Out Of INF Treaty; Russia Threatens U.S; China Calls For Calm.

U.S. Southern Command In Colombia Along The Border, Venezuela Military Moves, U.S. Pulls Out Of INF Treaty; Russia Threatens U.S; China Calls For Calm. By Aaron Kesel According to a State Department source, corroborated by a video news report, U.S. troops are already along Colombia’s border. This comes as Venezuela has reportedly moved military armaments and ammunition to Colombia’s border as well. Meanwhile, Russia has threatened the U.S. amid announcing its withdrawal from the Cold War Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, following suit by suspending the agreement. Although it’s not…

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Bolton Threatens to Send Venezuela’s Maduro to Guantánamo Bay Prison

Bolton Threatens to Send Venezuela’s Maduro to Guantánamo Bay Prison By Jessica Corbett (CD) — National Security Adviser John Bolton—the neoconservative who’s played a key role in the Trump administration’s effort to overthrow the Venezuelan government—suggested on Friday that President Nicolás Maduro could find himself locked away in the U.S. military prison at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba if he does not soon step aside. Bolton—who has repeatedly threatened U.S. military action to force out Maduro—made the threat in a “crazy” radio interview (mp3) with right-wing commentator Hugh Hewitt about President Donald Trump’s broader policy toward Venezuela, including…

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Senate Vote Opposes Ending US Wars in Syria and Afghanistan

Senate Vote Opposes Ending US Wars in Syria and Afghanistan By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — In a surprising vote Thursday, the Senate voted 68-23 to pass a resolution from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) expressing opposition to President Trump’s plan to withdraw US troops from Syria, and expressing opposition to any theoretical pullout from Afghanistan that might result from a negotiated deal to end that war. The non-binding resolution was passed with overwhelming support from the Republican majority, setting them squarely against parts of President Trump’s foreign policy. A number of Democrats who…

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U.S. State Department Email From 2012 States “al-Qaeda Is On Our Side In Syria”

U.S. State Department Email From 2012 States “al-Qaeda Is On Our Side In Syria” By Brandon Turbeville For the abundance of evidence pointing to the fact that the United States and its “allies” control the terror group al-Qaeda and use it for their own purposes both at home and abroad, it seems many observers have a hard time swallowing such a bitter pill. There was a time, however, when, in internal emails, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning, Jake Sullivan, admitted…

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Israel Destroyed Eight Syrian Military Targets, Killed at Least 11 Troops

Israel Destroyed Eight Syrian Military Targets, Killed at Least 11 Troops By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — Despite claiming that their Sunday night airstrikes against Syria were exclusively targeting Iran’s Quds Force, Israeli airstrikes against Syria appear to have almost exclusively hit Syrian military targets, particularly the nation’s air defenses around Damascus airport. Israeli strikes destroyed eight Syrian air defense batteries, and killed at least 11 troops in the strikes. The batteries were mostly aging Soviet designs, the sort Syria has traditionally favored for targeting incoming Israeli missiles. The Syrian systems had some success, too, with…

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US Withdrawal From NATO Would Benefit Americans Most Of All

US Withdrawal From NATO Would Benefit Americans Most Of All By Tony Cartalucci Alleged discussions between US President Donald Trump and his aides about a US withdrawal from NATO have been making headlines recently. The New York Times in an article titled, “Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New Concerns Over Russia,” would claim: There are few things that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia desires more than the weakening of NATO, the military alliance among the United States, Europe and Canada that has deterred Soviet and…

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