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US Proposes Sale of Patriots to Turkey in Bid to Stop Russian S-400s

Ankara (GPA) – The US has proposed the sale of Patriots missiles to Turkey but in exchange has told Ankara to cancel a contract with Moscow for the S-400. According to recent reports, a US delegation visiting Turkey this week officially offered a $3.5 billion dollar sale to Ankara of the Patriot missile defense system as has […]

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Iraq Rejects Iran Sanctions and US Troop Presence

Baghdad (GPA) – In another blow to US control on Iraq, the country’s foreign minister warned that Baghdad would ignore US sanctions on Iran. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim laid out the latest step on the path to independence for Baghdad from the US concerning sanctions on Iran by Washington. Although Iraq […]

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US Military Apologizes for Posting Uncomfortably Honest NYE Tweet

Washington (CJ) – US Strategic Command (or “Stratcom” if you’re trying to make a nuclear-capable arm of the US Defense Department sound cool) has issued an apology for a poorly received New Year’s Eve tweet which has since been deleted. “#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball…if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, […]

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History Repeats: DPRK Warns Trump Continued Pressure will Force Response

Pyongyang (GPA) – History is repeating itself as Kim Jong Un pointed out in his New Years address calling out Donald Trump for continuing his pressure campaign on the DPRK. In his New Years address earlier today, Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) President Kim Jong Un both reviewed all of the massive positive changes taking place on […]

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Amid Criticism of Syria Policy, Trump says ‘Slowly’ Sending Troops Home

Washington (MEE) – Donald Trump has appeared to hit the brakes on his pledge to pull American forces out of Syria, saying his administration was “slowly sending our troops back home” amid concerns from members of his own Republican party that a hasty withdrawal from the country is not in US interests. The US president struck out at […]

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US officials deny Syrian claim of recapturing Kurdish-held Manbij city

Ankara (TM) – United States officials on Friday denied Syrian claims that it has recaptured the northern city of Manbij, which was held by Kurdish militia, the Ahval news website reported. A statement was posted on the official Twitter account of the International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve, a military coalition to fight the Islamic State in […]

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Trump Did Not Tell Erdogan he Would Extradite Gulen, White House Official Says

Washington (MEE) – US President Donald Trump did not tell his Turkish counterpart that he intends to extradite US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a senior White House official told Reuters, contradicting recent statements from Turkey’s foreign minister. Trump “did not commit to extradite” Gulen during a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the recent G20 summit […]

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Op-Ed: Why Erdogan is Probably Lying About Extraditing Gulen (and More)

Ankara (GPA) – There are reasons to question the recent statement by Turkey’s foreign minister that Donald Trump is working on extraditing Fethullah Gulen (or any claims by Ankara for that matter). Speaking in Doha over the weekend, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a crowd that Turkish President Recep Erdogan and his American counterpart, Donald Trump were […]

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Huawei CFO Arrest is an Attack by the Anti-China Establishment

Beijing (GPA) – The recent trade war ‘truce’ between Xi and Trump is at risk from an attack by the anti-China swamp dwellers. Last weekend, the global markets saw a ray of sunshine as Chinese President Xi Jinping and his counterpart Donald Trump agreed at the G20 meeting in Argentina to what the US president […]

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The Bloody Legacy of H.W. Bush That No One’s Talking About

Washington (GPA) – George H. W. Bush may be dead but his legacy from his many years at the highest levels of US government lives on. Former President George H.W. Bush has passed on, but much like any political figure who squirms their way to the top of the D.C. ranks, the elder Bush committed […]

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