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How Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative

Washington D.C. (FAIR) – A new Vox video (7/17/17) is the latest addition to a media onslaught that propagates numerous misleading talking points to demonize Iran—just as the US government, under Donald Trump’s vehemently anti-Iran administration, is ratcheting up aggression against that country. The 10-minute film, titled “The Middle East’s Cold War, Explained,” is a textbook example […]

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US Ends CIA Program in Syria but Continues Preparations for Big War

Washington D.C. (SCF) – The news hits headlines. The Washington Post (WP) reports that President Trump has decided to discontinue the CIA program in Syria to covert program to arm and train «moderate» Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, according to US officials. The CIA program in Syria was authorized by  Trump’s predecessor in 2013. […]

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Iran Rejects ‘Interfering’ White House Statement on Prisoners

Tehran (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry slammed as “interfering and threatening” a statement made by the White House that has demanded the release of American convicts being held in Iran, stressing that Iran’s Judiciary is an independent body dealing with the violations of national security. “As usual, the White House’s comments are an example of interference in the […]

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Syria Requests US Compensation Over Destruction Wrought by War

Damascus (Duran) – America’s illegal presence in Syria and the loss of civilian life which has resulted from it, has led Syria to request compensation at the United Nations. The government of the Syrian Arab Republic has written to the United Nations demanding that the international body compensate Syria for its human and material loses which resulted from […]

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Iran Unveils New Line of Anti-Air Missiles [VIDEO]

Tehran (GPA) – With tension rising between Washington and Tehran, Iranian state media has reported a new class of missiles entering production. This has been a busy week in the world of US-Iran relations, starting with the US certifying Iran’s compliance with nuclear agreements on Monday. Yet following the findings by the US on Monday, Washington decided to […]

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A History of John McCain’s Calls for War

Washington (GPA) – Earlier this week notorious war hawk US Senator John McCain (R-Az) was diagnosed with brain cancer. While the liberal and conservative establishments are sending their regards, Geopolitics Alert instead compiled a list of reasons why we don’t care about McCain. The list is of course a history of all the instances McCain has called […]

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Why Trump’s Threat to Slap Tariffs on Foreign Steel is a Bad Idea

Washington (The Conversation) – During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump attracted a lot of support by promising to restore jobs to the American manufacturing sector. One sector that has been hit hard by purportedly unfair foreign competition is the U.S. steel industry. It supported as many as 650,000 American workers in the 1950s yet now employs only about 140,000. In order to […]

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Neocons Declare ‘War on Terror’ a Failure But Totally Miss the Point

Washington D.C. (GPA) –  An influential neoconservative US think-tank has released a publication declaring the post-9/11 War on Terror a complete failure. The report outlines a new era of US foreign policy for combating the global “terror” network by redefining the enemy as “Salafi-jihad.” But of course, real causes and solutions are completely ignored. Despite labeling […]

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Corporate Media Largely Silent on Trump’s Civilian Death Toll in Iraq

Baghdad (FAIR) – Earlier this week, human rights group Amnesty International issued a lengthy report accusing US-backed forces of “repeated violations of international humanitarian law, some of which may amount to war crimes,” in Mosul, Iraq, causing the deaths of at least 3,700 civilians. Neither this report, nor the broader issue of the civilian toll in the US war against […]