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Trump continues a self-destructive U.S. policy in Syria

Washington (AMN) – On June 18, 2017, the Trump administration made a grave mistake in downing a Syrian jet south of Tabqah, which follows a string of similar events in the months prior. Faced with the decision of having to vacate Syria and abandon the garrison stationed in al-Tanf near the Jordanian border, staying in al-Tanf despite waning strategic value, or […]

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US Response to Russia: “We Will Not Hesitate to Defend Ourselves or Our Partners if Threatened”

Washington, D.C. (Duran) – America’s collective statement is a climb-down, mired in arrogance, concealing a veiled threat. Two US military officials have responded to a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defence which has been widely misreported by the mainstream media. The section of the statement which speaks of Russia’s plans to respond to future illegal acts of […]

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CONFIRMED: lawyers for Serbian victims to sue NATO for use of depleted uranium in illegal 1999 war

Belgrade (Duran) – Victims of NATO’s war are suffering from cancers relating to the dropping of depleted uranium munitions during the illegal 1999 war on Yugoslavia. Lawyers preparing to sue NATO in an international court for war crimes which took place during the illegal bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 have confirmed that one of the charges they will raise […]

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NATO’s Military Frontier – and Fake Stories

Brussels (SCF) – In an examination in the New Yorker of the career and prospects of the US Secretary of Defence, General James Mattis, Dexter Filkins, a highly respected Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, noted President Trump’s attitude to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and its military posture, and wrote that «along NATO’s eastern frontier the Russian military maintain[s] tens of thousands of troops, […]

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US State Dept. Accuses Syrian Government of Covering up ‘Mass Executions’

Damascus (GPA) – In yet another Western smear campaign, the US State Department released “proof” today that the Syrian government is allegedly carrying out mass murders and cremating bodies to hide their crimes. In a move similar to the photos presented by the US government in 2003 of “chemical weapons facilities” in Iraq, the State Department presented […]

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US Bill Calls for Inspections of Russian Far East Seaports

Moscow (SCF) – On May 4, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions on North Korea targeting its shipping industry and slave labor among other things as tensions continued to mount over North Korea’s advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act (H.R. 1644) is designed to undercut North Korea’s economy […]

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The Real WMD in Syria – West’s Weapon of Mass Disorientation

Damascus (SCF) – A senior Rand analyst, inadvertently, gave the game away in a recent article inculpating Syrian President Bashar al Assad over the alleged toxic massacre of civilians on April 4. The Rand Corporation, a longtime conduit for CIA propaganda, wrote: «The use of chemical weapons today provokes international condemnation… Those who order their deployment risk being charged […]

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Ukraine, Korea, Syria, Iran… Falsifying History is Uncle Sam’s Way to War

Washington, D.C. (SCF) – Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the International Arctic Forum this week on the real and present dangers from falsifying history. He said such deliberate distortion of history erodes international law and order, creating chaos and leading to further conflict. The Russian leader deplored the use of history as an «ideological weapon» to demonize others, and he said […]