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Top 5 News Stories This Week

(GPA) Detroit – While the US media has spent all week panicking about alleged ‘Russian hacking,’ there have been multiple major stories that they’ve missed. As we come to another week’s end, here are some key news stories that broke this week.   Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on Russian Hacking Yesterday the US senate […]

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Book Review: The Freedom – Shadows & Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq

If you want to get a feel for what life under US occupation in Iraq was like in 2003, The Freedom by Christian Parenti has you covered. The Freedom reads like a journal as Parenti documents his travels across the recently “liberated” war-torn country. [asa]1595580379[/asa] “Ah, the freedom. Look, we have the gas-line freedom, the looting freedom, the […]

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West Spins Again to Sabotage Syria Ceasefire

(SCF) Damascus – Having no shame for telling systematic lies about the strategic battle for Aleppo, the Western mainstream media are at it again – this time concerning renewed violence near the Syrian capital, Damascus. European news media outlets in particular are claiming that the Syrian government forces are now applying «siege tactics as they previously […]

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With Syria in the Headlines, US Able to Down-Play Devastation in Mosul

(GPA) Mosul – With Syria making headlines at nearly every news outlet for at least the past month, it is easy to forget that across the border in Iraq a devastating battle to retake Mosul– backed by the United States– wages on. Yesterday, the United States military announced that they plan to immediately double the number […]

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Israeli Soldier Found Guilty for Executing Wounded Palestinian

(teleSUR) Tel Aviv – Israeli Sergeant Elor Azaria shot and killed Abdul Fatah Sharif in March in an act the verdict deemed revenge. The Israeli soldier who executed a Palestinian man while he was lying on the ground bleeding and incapacitated was found guilty Wednesday of manslaughter after facing a military trial that outraged far-right sectors […]

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Turkey Identifies Gunman in Istanbul New Year’s Club Attack

(teleSUR) Istanbul – Turkey’s foreign minister announced that authorities know the identity of the man suspected of killing 39 people in New Year’s attack. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced Wednesday in a televised interview that authorities have identified the gunman suspected of being behind the brutal attack in a Turkish nightclub that killed 39 people […]

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Leaked Audio of John Kerry Proves Obama Allowed IS to Grow

(GPA) Washington – Audio has been released of a full conversation between US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Syrian Opposition at the Dutch Mission to the United Nations. The recording was originally leaked to the New York Times in September but much of it was withheld. The crucial portion that was initially left […]

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Book Review: The Syrian Jihad

(GPA) – The ongoing conflict in Syria can be extremely confusing and many find it nearly impossible to identify all the actors involved on the ground. If you find yourself in this group, The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, The Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency by Charles R. Lister is a good place to […]

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Iraqi VP: Saudis Responsible for Terrorism, Iran is True Ally

(GPA) Tehran – In a recent meeting with Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to the Iranian ayatollah, Iraqi Vice President and former Prime Minister Nouri al-Malaki thanked Iran for their assistance in fighting jihadists and criticized the Gulf States for colluding with these groups. Maliki praised the Islamic Republic of Iran during a visit […]

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Desperate and Losing Ground, IS Claims Multiple Bombings in Baghdad

(GPA) Baghdad – As the Islamic State (IS) is losing the battle for Mosul in Iraq and more territory in Syria the group has seemingly reverted to more traditional acts of terror, most likely out of desperation. Since mid-October, the operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul by American special forces, Iraqi military, and […]

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