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The Middle East’s New Post-Regime Change Future

Authored by Matthew Ehret via The Strategic Culture Foundation: With the transformation of the rules of the “Great Game” in the Middle East emerging out of President Trump’s recent Syrian surprise pullout and Putin’s brilliant manoeuvres since 2015, a sweeping set of development/reconstruction programs led by China now have a chance to become hegemonic across…
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Pope Francis Urges Iraqi Leaders to ‘Hear the Cry of the People’

ROME — Pope Francis reached out to the people of Iraq Wednesday, sending his condolences for deaths and injuries suffered by protesters and promising his prayers. “Dear brothers and sisters, my thoughts go out to beloved Iraq, where protests this month have left many dead and injured,” the pontiff told the crowds gathered in Saint…
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Pentagon: ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Remains ‘Appropriately’ Handled

The Pentagon confirmed Monday that the Islamic State terror chief’s remains were disposed of “appropriately” after his suicide to prevent capture this weekend. The rumored “burial at sea” was likely a significant departure from the Islamic burial al-Baghdadi would have preferred. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley told reporters, “Baghdadi’s remains were transported…
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Gary Sinise Foundation Donates Smart Home to Wounded Veteran

A wounded Iraq war veteran and his wife were welcomed into their nearly-finished smart home on Wednesday in Colorado. Retired U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Slaydon and his wife, Annette, did not hold back their tears when 50 community members cheered as they stepped into their new house in Bayfield. “I plan on living the…
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Betrayal and Deception: Syria Is a Prime Example of US Foreign Policy

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation: Trump announced the withdrawal of US troops who had been protecting the SDF (Syrian democratic forces) in the northeast of Syria, prompting Kurdish leadership and the Damascus governed to strike a deal allowing Syrian Arab Army to retake control of the border with Turkey after nearly six…
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The Sickness of American Foreign Policy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org… The Military-Industrial Complex runs US foreign policies. What passes for international ‘news’ reporting in the United States media was supremely represented by the instance of those ’news’ media stenographically reporting the Government’s lies about ’Saddam’s WMD’, even after it was unarguably clear that those were just blatant lies from the President and his…
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U.S. And Russia Battle It Out Over This Huge Iraqi Gas Field

Authored by Simon Watkins via OilPrice.com: With the U.S, Russia, and China all jostling for position in Iraq’s oil and gas industry both north and south, Iraq’s oil ministry last week reiterated its desire to have one or more foreign partners in the Mansuriya gas field. Situated in Diyala province, close to the Iran border, Mansuriya…
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Potential NSA Pick Doug Macgregor: We Need an End to Global Police Missions

Retired Army Col. Doug Macgregor, whose name is being floated as a potential successor to former National Security Adviser John Bolton, told Tucker Carlson on Tuesday that there should be an end to global police missions. “I think the president has to go back to his first principles. He recognized two things, which is one…
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Trump FIRES John Bolton – a departure from Neocon-ism?

Now this is news. The Trumpster fires the Warmonger. Or at least, this is how a great many people will think of this. John Bolton has long been considered the resident Neocon swamp dweller, with tenures across multiple presidential administrations. However, it is wrong to assume that his advice was blindly accepted and acted upon…
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Mike Pompeo Reacts to Donald Trump Firing John Bolton: ‘I’m Never Surprised’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he was not surprised by the news that President Donald Trump fired National Security Advisor John Bolton. “I’m never surprised,” Pompeo said with a laugh when asked by reporters if he was surprised about the news. “And I don’t mean that on just this issue.” Pompeo said that…
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