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Western Media Silent as US Airstrikes Kill 200+ in Mosul

Baghdad (GPA) – While the members of the US led coalition against Islamic State (IS) met to discuss the success of the operation to retake Mosul, they left out one thing: the incredible number of civilian casualties caused by US bombs. According to Kurdish news outlet Rudaw, the US coalition bombed several houses where civilians […]

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Trump Loosens Obama’s Lax Drone War Checks, Giving Power to CIA

Washington D.C. (teleSUR) Trump has already started to reverse many of Obama’s policies that weakly curtailed abuse in operating drones. The lax checks on former U.S. President Barack Obama’s drone war have become even worse as Donald Trump’s administration has handed power over to the CIA to carry out the targeted strikes without White House […]

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US Targets China & Russia Under Guise of ‘Korea Protector’

Seoul, South Korea (SCF) The sped-up deployment of America’s THAAD missile defense system in South Korea this week has triggered alarm over a new arms race in the Asia-Pacific region. Central to regional concerns is the following question: why is the US missile system capable of penetrating deep inside Chinese and Russian territory? The installation of the […]

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Trump Resumes Arms Sales to Saudis Frozen Under Obama

Riyadh (GPA) – The US State Department under Donald Trump has announced today that they will green-light the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia that were previously frozen in the final months of the Obama administration. The State Department announced the resumption of the sale of arms today, that will primarily be used by Saudi […]

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George W. Bush Now on Right Side of Press Corps’s Nostalgia Machine

New York (FAIR) “A welcome return.” That’s how the Guardian (2/27/17), in all sincerity, referred to George W. Bush’s mild criticisms of Donald Trump delivered to the reliably softball hosts of NBC‘s Today show. Bush alternately extolled the virtues of the news media (“indispensable to democracy“), waxed philosophical on the contributions of immigrants to America […]

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US Deploys Missile Defense in S. Korea despite Russia, China Opposition

Pyeongtaek, South Korea (Tasnim) – The US has begun to deploy its advanced THAAD anti-missile defense system in South Korea, despite angry opposition from Russia and China. The step comes after North Korea fired four ballistic missiles toward Japan as part of an exercise targeting US bases there. According to US Pacific Command, the first […]