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Pentagon’s Nuclear Doctrine – Retrograde and Reckless

Washington (SCF) – In its latest Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the American Pentagon declares at one point in the document that the Cold War is long over. Apart from that fleeting mention, however, one would think from reading the entire review that the Cold War, for Washington, has never been so palpable. It is a fear-laden document, relentlessly […]

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PyeongChang Olympics Show Benefits of Diplomacy Without the US

Seoul (GPA) – The PyeongChang Olympics have highlighted how effective international diplomacy can be sans the United States. From the moment the opening ceremonies of the PyeongChang Olympics in South Korea began, the United Korean Olympic Team showed the world what real substantive diplomacy between two nations without US interference can accomplish. To quickly recap: This team was […]

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Op-Ed: Syria Downs Israeli Jet, Signals Damascus is Done With Illegal Intervention

Damascus (GPA) – The war on  Syria has entered a new phase today after Syrian forces downed an Israeli jet conducting illegal airstrikes. After today’s downing of an F-16 flying deep in Syrian airspace, Tel Aviv has responded with a with a wave of further bombings inside Syria. This whole situation has unfolded in a matter of hours and […]

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Kurds, Out of Options, Look to Syria’s Assad for Help

Damascus (MPN) – The Kurds are feeling the squeeze from Turkey’s operation to route them from northern Syria, and with their benefactors in Washington unwilling to garner support, they are looking to former enemies to save them. The war in Syria has been relatively absent from media coverage in recent weeks following the declared victory […]

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Trump Administration Planning Pinochet-type Coup in Venezuela

Caracas (SCF) – The retrograde Donald Trump administration is planning a military coup in Venezuela to oust the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speaking at the University of Texas prior to embarking on a multi-nation tour throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, said the military in Latin America has often […]

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“Houthis” Urge Negotiations, National Elections to End Yemen War

Sana’a (GPA) – Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, speaking on behalf of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement — known throughout western media simply as “the Houthis” — called for elections and negotiations to end the war and begin reconstruction. Head of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, again expressed Ansarullah’s willingness to negotiate a political solution to the US-supported […]

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Op-Ed: Operation Olive Branch: Latest Evolution of US Designs for Syria

Ankara (GPA) – On January 19th, while shelling Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)-occupied Afrin district, Turkey announced the beginning of Operation Olive Branch. The ironically named operation is an open-ended aggression on Syrian territory with broad aims to take land from the US-backed SDF. Turkey claims the SDF, and their leading Kurdish force the YPG, pose […]

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Saudi Influence in Yemen Crumbles: Southern Movement Launches Coup

Aden (GPA) – If successful, this could spell the end for Riyadh’s already minuscule political influence in Yemen through the puppet government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. The war in Yemen is complex. Western media fails to mention the nuances and alliances that make up the Saudi-coalition as well as Yemen’s resistance to this aggression. The media […]

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Iran, as Supporter of Self-Determination, a Thorn in Imperial Washington’s Side

Tehran (MPN) – Iran’s unapologetic self-determination, including its ballistic missile and nuclear energy program as well its resistance to economic imperialism, make it a constant thorn in Washington’s side. Washington’s hostility towards the Islamic Republic of Iran dates back nearly 40 years to February of 1979 when revolutionary forces overthrew the Western-backed monarchy of Mohammad […]

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The MEK: From Revolutionary Group to Imperialist Asset

Tehran (MPN) – With the recent protests across Iran, some people are, for the first time, being exposed to a fringe group of Iranian exiles known as the Mujahideen-e-Khalq, or MEK, and their political front group, The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). While audiences of Western media may be seeing the group, they aren’t actually […]

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