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Reports: U.S. Sending 3,000 More Troops to Mideast After Qasem Soleimani Eliminated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is sending nearly 3,000 more Army troops to the Mideast as reinforcements in the volatile aftermath of the killing of an Iranian general in a strike ordered by President Donald Trump, defense officials said Friday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a decision not yet…
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Report: Pensacola Shooting Perpetrated by Middle Eastern Foreign National

The gunman who opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola, killing three, is reportedly a foreign national from a Middle Eastern country. The gunman opened fire Friday morning, killing three innocents and causing numerous others to be transported to the hospital for injuries. The Associated Press reports that the Pensacola gunman was an aviation student from Saudi…
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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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Is Putin the New King of the Middle East?

Via Patrick J. Buchanan Official Site… “Russia Assumes Mantle of Supreme Power Broker in the Middle East,” proclaimed Britain’s Telegraph. The article began: “Russia’s status as the undisputed power-broker in the Middle East was cemented as Vladimir Putin continued a triumphant tour of capitals traditionally allied to the US.” “Donald Trump Has Handed Putin the…
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The US War on the Middle East Continues

Submitted by Steve Brown… Disparate reports, perhaps unreliable, claim that Saudi Arabia attacked Iranian-backed forces bordering Syria and Iraq, on September 18th. While Israel has “been blamed” for launching similar attacks on al Bukamal and in Iraq, Israel has not officially admitted to its involvement. Whether the reports of Saudi aggression around al Bukamal are…
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THE ANGRY ARAB: Israel Bombs the Middle East, Yet Again

As`ad AbuKhalil analyzes the calculations behind the recent attacks, which the Western press covered with the usual lack of realism.  By As`ad AbuKhalilSpecial to Consortium News There are two realities about Israel in the world: one projected by Western media, and the other suffered by its victims.  The first has no connection to any reality,…
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Behind Israel’s Bombing in Iraq’s Heartland

It is difficult to imagine how the Trump administration could have not given Israel the green light to carry out these attacks as part of the U.S. maximum pressure campaign against Iran, writes Giorgio Cafiero. By Giorgio CafieroSpecial to Consortium NewsIraq has felt the heat from escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran this summer…
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Israel’s Ban on Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Backfires

Trump and Netanyahu thought they were pulling a fast one on two U.S. congresswomen, but it has blown up in their faces, as Marjorie Cohn explains. During Congress’s August recess, a group of 41 Democratic and 31 Republican congressmembers traveled to Israel on a delegation sponsored by American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). AIPAC subsidizes…
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Drone war takes flight, raising stakes in Iran, US tensions

AP News: From the vast deserts of Saudi Arabia to the crowded neighborhoods of Beirut, a drone war has taken flight across the wider Middle East, and raises the stakes in the ongoing Iran US tensions. In the year since President Donald Trump withdrew America from Iran’s nuclear deal, there’s been an increasing tempo of…
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CN Live! is Going Prime Time!

CN Live!, the webcast of Consortium News, is moving to a new time slot.  Consortium News‘ weekly webcast, CN Live! is moving to prime time.  Beginning on Friday, Aug. 30 it will be aired at 8 pm U.S. Eastern Daylight Time.  That is 5 pm on the U.S. West Coast, 1 am in Britain, 2…
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