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Empire Building: Turkey Opens Base in Somalia

Mogadishu (GPA) – Following the decision by Turkey to back Qatar in the Gulf conflict, the neo-ottomans are opening military bases further abroad. After two years of construction, a Turkish military training facility is set to open in Mogadishu next month. The camp will serve several purposes including training and limited military operations. The new […]

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Inching Closer to Saudi Arabia, Israel Moves to Ban Al Jazeera

Tel Aviv (GPA) – In a move in line with their warming relations with Saudi Arabia, Israel has moved to close the Jerusalem Al Jazeera branch and ban the outlet’s journalists. Israel’s Communications Minister Ayoub Kara announced at a press conference on Sunday that officials would start taking steps to shut down Al Jazeera’s Jerusalem location. […]

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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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What Mark Esper’s Nomination Tells Us About Trump’s Administration

Washington D.C. (AMN) – The revolving door between the private military sector and the public military sector gives a clear insight into the business-friendly practices of Trump’s defense strategy, which is more accurately a siphoning of public funds to wealthy business executives. The Trump administration has had a tough time filling key vacancies, notably in the defense […]

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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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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 […]