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Remembering the Gulf of Tonkin, and the Consequences of Wanting to Believe

New York (FAIR) – “American Planes Hit North Vietnam After Second Attack on Our Destroyers; Move Taken to Halt New Aggression,” was the Washington Post headline some 53 years ago, on August 5, 1964. The front page of that day’s New York Times reported: “President Johnson has ordered retaliatory action against gunboats and ‘certain supporting facilities in North Vietnam’ after renewed attacks […]

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US Reportedly Mulls Airstrikes against Daesh (ISIS) Militants in Philippines

Washington D.C. (TNA) – Washington may launch a military operation that would allow the US military to conduct airstrikes against Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) positions in the Philippines, US media reported citing two defense officials. According to the NBC broadcaster’s Monday report, the plan to start the operation, which is currently being considered […]

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US wants UN Mission in Lebanon to Report on Hezbollah ‘Violations’

Beirut (MEE) – The UN Security Council is set to vote on renewing international peacekeepers’ mandate in Lebanon at the end of the month. The United States wants UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon to take on an expanded mission and investigate alleged violations by Hezbollah in the volatile area near the border with Israel, Ambassador Nikki Haley said […]

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U.S. Troops Flow Into Yemen and More Are Probably on the Way

Aden (GPA) – More U.S. troops entered Yemen this week escalating ground operations against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). And according to the Pentagon, additional troops are likely to follow. Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis has not ruled out sending additional troops to Yemen shortly, possibly even in a matter of weeks. U.S. and U.A.E. Troops […]

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Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and the Media’s Hypocritical Outrage over Human Rights

Washington D.C. (GPA) – While western mainstream media focuses on alleged human rights abuses and a creeping “dictatorial regime” in Venezuela, a genuine human rights catastrophe is taking place in Saudi Arabia. One of the strongest and closest U.S. allies in the middle east region is not a democracy but a monarchy: Saudi Arabia. The […]

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Gulf Diplomatic War with Qatar Opens Front in US Media

Washington D.C. (MEE) – Attack ads, lobbyists and tweets may do little to sway Washington wonks and lawmakers they are aimed at. A new word is making the rounds in Washington: Qatarism. The term was hatched by Saudi Arabia-funded publicists in the US capital in a bid to swing decision-makers against what they depict as a […]

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Vice-President Mike Pence Telephones Venezuela’s Leopoldo Lopez

Washington (VA) – US Vice-President Mike Pence had a telephone conversation with the convicted right-wing Venezuelan politician Leopoldo Lopez last Friday, the White House has confirmed. In an official press release, the office of the Vice-President said that the two politicians talked about the “dire situation” in Venezuela, while Pence expressed solidarity with the Venezuelan people on behalf […]

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Iran Reserves Right to Respond to US Hostile Moves: Spokesman

Tehran (TNA) – New Sanctions Against Iran: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi slammed the United States’ move to impose fresh sanctions on the Islamic Republic, saying Iran will not remain silent over such measures that are in violation of the JCPOA. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a congressional sanctions bill […]

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Vladimir Putin, at Wit’s End with Washington, Opts for Poker over Chess

Moscow (SCF) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a calculated bet that the embattled Trump administration will interpret his expulsion of hundreds of US diplomats from Russia as more of a friendly warning than an overtly hostile act. As US lawmakers on the weekend sent to President Trump’s desk a bill that would make […]