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The World Remembers the 64th Anniversary of the West-sponsored Coup in Iran – Editorial

After WWII, the West had one huge ‘problem’ on its hands: all three most populous Muslim countries on Earth – Egypt, Iran and Indonesia – were clearly moving in one similar direction, joining group of patriotic, peaceful and tolerant nations. They were deeply concerned about the welfare of their citizens, and by no means were […]

UAE In Favor of Restoring Dictatorships In Middle East, Qatar’s Envoy Says

he United Arab Emirates (UAE) supports counter-revolutions in the Arab world for restoring dictatorships, Qatar’s envoy to Turkey said Sunday. In a statement issued on Saturday evening, Ambassador Salem Al-Shafi said: “The UAE and a number of allies have paid around $40 billion to consolidate the military coup in Egypt alone,” in reference to the […]

Trump eyeing stake in Afghanistan’s $3 trillion natural Resources – Editorial

As US President Donald Trump prepares to announce his administration’s strategy for the stalemate in Afghanistan later on Monday, the South Asian country’s $3 trillion wealth of natural resources has taken the center of attention. While the US Department of Defense’s estimates have put Afghanistan’s untapped wealth of gold, copper, uranium and other rare-earth minerals […]

Turmoil In Asia: Chinese-Indian Relations Are Deteriorating

While the international media remains concerned to the point of being fixated on the US-DPRK (North Korea) stand-off, in terms of sheer firepower, the much more pressing stand-off between China and India holds the potential to be far more destructive. Indian Nuclear Weapons While the best intelligence about North Korea’s weapons delivery capabilities indicates that […]

Amid India-China War Crisis, Washington Boosts Strategic Ties With New Delhi – Editorial

The Trump administration and Pentagon have taken multiple steps in recent days to strengthen Washington’s military-strategic alliance with India. These moves are manifestly aimed at encouraging India to hold fast to its hardline stance in the current dispute with China over control of the Doklam Plateau—a ridge in the Himalayan foothills that both China and […]

NAFTA Negotiations Start in Secrecy. Lobbying Heats

After promises of transparency, Americans aren’t allowed to know what’s being negotiated at their expense. The first round of re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement between the US, Canada, and Mexico began on Wednesday and is scheduled to last through Sunday. And the one thing we know about it is this: Despite promises in […]

Training The Man on Horseback: The Connection Between U.S. Training And Military Coups

It may seem heartening that then-Central Command’s Gen. James Mattis’s famous quip, “If you don’t fund the State Department fully, then I need to buy more ammunition,” is reflected, less pithily, in the writings of the chief of staff of the Middle East’s largest military. While a student at the U.S. Army War College in […]

Trump Elevates US Cyber Command To Independent Status

President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to elevate the status of the United States Cyber Command to a unified combatant command in its own right, and said his administration is considering separating it from the National Security Agency. The newly revamped Cyber Command will “help streamline command and control of time-sensitive cyberspace operations by […]

Lebanon Eyes Syria’s Post-War Reconstruction

The port of Tripoli in Lebanon wants the world to know it’s ready for business. British safety managers are training local hires to operate heavy machinery and Chinese technicians are running diagnostics on two new container cranes that tower over the harbor, just 28 kilometers from the Syrian border. After six years of civil war […]

Beijing Leads From Behind in Syria – Editorial

Muqtada al-Sadr is up to something. In 2004 occupied Iraq, the nationalist leader who later engineered the Sadrist movement was even demonized as America’s number one enemy – briefly dethroning Osama bin Laden. Now, he’s being painted – by the usual Wahhabi-coddling suspects – as some sort of Reconciliatory. Last month, al-Sadr flew to Jeddah […]

Turkey To Boost Military Cooperation With Iran

Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost military cooperation after talks in Ankara this week between the Iranian armed forces chief of staff and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Thursday. Erdogan, his defense minister and military chief of staff met Iranian General Mohammad Bagheri on Tuesday and Wednesday. It was the first […]

Fracking Giant Sues PA Resident For $5M For Speaking To Media About Contamination

Ever since the dangerous consequences of natural gas extraction via hydraulic fracturing – popularly known as “fracking” — entered the national consciousness, the small town of Dimock, Pennsylvania has arguably been “ground zero” for water contamination caused by the controversial practice. Now Cabot Oil & Gas, the massive energy company responsible for numerous fracking wells […]

Libya: Khalifa Haftar Ally Mahmoud Al-Werfalli Arrested

A senior Libyan military commander allied with Khalifa Haftar and suspected of involvement in the deaths of 33 people in eastern Benghazi has been arrested. The general command of the Libyan National Army (LNA) – the force that controls most of eastern Libya, including key oil ports – said on Thursday that Mahmoud al-Werfalli was […]

Drones Reveal Egg Factory “Farms” – Video

They want you to think eggs come from farms. But our drones revealed the disturbing truth.

Chinese Energy Conglomerate Begins Talk to Buy Rosneft Shares

A Chinese energy conglomerate is in early talks to buy a stake in Russian energy giant Rosneft, according to exclusive sources who spoke to Reuters. Senior executives at both firms have begun negotiations regarding a deal, the sources told the news agency. Already, CEFC China Energy chairman Ye Jianmin and Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin have […]