Posted in UK USA

The CIA pitched Trump officials plans to kidnap or assassinate Julian Assange while he was in London embassy in 2017

[Insider] “The CIA in 2017 pitched senior Trump administration officials plans to kidnap or assassinate the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange,…

Posted in Iran Israel

Claim: Mossad killed top Iranian nuclear scientist with AI-assisted remote-control machine gun, US knew and approved plan

[The Times of Israel] “Top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated in November 2020 in a sophisticated hit led by a…

Posted in Libya USA

Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar hires ex-Clinton aide and ex-Republican House Leader to lobby in U.S. ahead of elections

[The Wall Street Journal] “A Russian-backed warlord vying for power in Libya has hired a one-time senior aide to President…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq Pakistan Somalia USA Yemen

Drone War: Whistleblower Daniel Hale Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison ‘For Exposing U.S. War Crimes’ – 90% of killed are bystanders, not intended targets

[Common Dreams, Courage Foundation] “Human rights and press freedom advocates expressed dismay on Tuesday when whistleblower Daniel Hale, who pled guilty earlier this…

Posted in El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico USA

Hypocrisy: in 2017, Kamala Harris said “everyone is welcome”, now she tells migrants “do not come to US”

[Twitter, BBC] “US Vice President Kamala Harris has urged would-be migrants in Guatemala not to try to enter the United…

Posted in Armenia Azerbaijan Bulgaria Cyprus Egypt EU Greece Iraq Israel Lebanon Libya Russia Syria Turkey

Turkey’s new drone base on occupied Northern Cyprus threat to Mediterranean region, lifting embargo and arming Cyprus urged

[Kathimerini, The National Interest] “Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has grown increasingly aggressive. Whereas Turkey once occupied only Cyprus,…

Posted in Iran U.A.E. USA

US seized Iranian crude oil then sold it at home – again

[AP News] “The U.S. has sold some 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oil after seizing an oil tanker off…

Posted in Afghanistan Australia Canada UK USA

AOAV Report: 40% of civilian casualties from airstrikes in Afghanistan were children

[Action on Armed Violence] “Hundreds of children have been killed and hundreds more injured by US and Afghan airstrikes in…

Posted in Israel Palestine USA

How the US has enabled Israeli extremism and anti-Palestinian violence

[Foreign Policy] “Two weeks ago, Jerusalem was rocked by violence as bands of Jewish Israeli extremists rampaged through Palestinian neighborhoods of East…

Posted in China USA

The Uighur Genocide allegations against China are unjustified

[Project Syndicate] “The US government needlessly escalated its rhetoric against China by claiming that a genocide is being mounted against…

Posted in Afghanistan China Iran Russia UK USA

US intel admits claim Russia put bounties on American troops was fake news – what about China, Iran?

[The Daily Beast] “It was a blockbuster story about Russia’s return to the imperial “Great Game” in Afghanistan. The Kremlin had spread…

Posted in USA

Charles Koch-backed group joins in federal marijuana push after Zoom with Snoop Dogg

[The Hill] “A group backed by GOP mega-donor Charles Koch, on Tuesday, launched the Cannabis Freedom Alliance, an idea that was sparked…

Posted in USA

Hypocrisy: NYT says “Biden Should Finish the Wall” that Trump started, construction may continue

[The Independent, The New York Times] “Construction on Donald Trump’s border wall may continue under Joe Biden’s administration, reports suggest.” “Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro…

Posted in USA

Zero federal tax paid by at least 55 of the largest U.S. companies – like FedEx, Nike – on billions in profit

[The New York Times] “Just as the Biden administration is pushing to raise taxes on corporations, a new study finds that at…

Posted in Iraq Syria USA

Former LtCol Daniel Davis repeats his 2020 call for a full withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq and Syria

[Insider] “The reason troops are in Iraq at all today is because President Barack Obama sent them to help Baghdad fend off…

Posted in Syria USA

Foreign Policy’s change of heart: Sanctions against Syria will not harm civilians / are killing civilians

[Foreign Policy] “Sanctions Against Syria Will Help, Not Harm, Civilians” “The Caesar Act is an overdue effort to starve the…

Posted in USA Yemen

Yemeni leaks indicate al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki was a CIA asset

[The American Conservative] “Leaked recordings from Yemen further indicate that “the bin Laden of the Internet” was a U.S. government…

Posted in Bahrain Egypt Iran Israel Saudi Arabia U.A.E.

Israel called for defense alliance with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain

[Foreign Policy] “Shmuel Bar, a former Israeli intelligence officer […] had served in Israeli intelligence for 30 years and later…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq Syria USA

The Secret Bombing Wars of Trump and Biden

[Countercurrents] “unbeknownst to many Americans, the U.S. military and its allies are engaged in bombing and killing people in other…

Posted in India

Indian PM Narendra Modi renames cricket stadium after himself

[Financial Times] “Narendra Modi has renamed the world’s largest cricket stadium after himself, stealing the limelight before the ground’s inaugural…

Posted in USA

New York Times retracts claim Capitol Police officer was killed by Trump supporter with fire extinguisher

[The Post Millennial] “The New York Times issued a correction on Sunday after it was revealed that the Capitol police officer who…

Posted in USA

Proud Boys leader was FBI informer, reported on plans, arrested 2 days before Capitol Hill riot

[REUTERS] “Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and…

Posted in Hungary Israel USA

How the Israeli flag became a white nationalist symbol

[+972 Magazine] “The U.S. white nationalist movement’s admiration for the Jewish state’s supremacist values fits comfortably with its deep antisemitism.”…

Posted in USA

Rioter found zip-ties in Capitol, did NOT plan to take hostages in advance, prosecutors say

[Insider] “Eric Munchel, a pro-Trump rioter who stormed the Capitol building while holding plastic handcuffs, took the restraints from a…

Posted in USA

“Drain The Swamp”? – Trump Revokes Ethics Rules On His Way Out

[NPR] “In one of his final acts in office, in the wee hours of the night, President Trump revoked Executive Order…

Posted in Djibouti Kenya Somalia USA

US bombs Somalia a day after “troop withdrawal”, now stationed in neighboring Kenya and Djibouti

[Antiwar.com] “After announcing that the troop withdrawal from Somalia was completed on Sunday, the US carried out multiple airstrikes in…

Posted in Europe Russia USA

No Hypocrite: Russian dissident Alexei Navalny calls Twitter ban of Trump ‘unacceptable act of censorship’

[New York Post] “Navalny, a ferocious Kremlin critic, only narrowly survived after he was poisoned in August with the nerve…

Posted in Israel USA

Two cases of “treason”: spy Jonathan Pollard vs whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu

[+972 Magazine] “The Israeli right rejoiced as Jonathan Pollard, a convicted American spy who passed along secret documents to Israel…

Posted in Israel Morocco Palestine USA

Sahrawi people sold out for nothing: U.S. recognises Morocco’s claim over occupied Western Sahara for “normalising” ties with Israel which were close already

[The American Conservative] Mike Pompeo “appears to be determined to continue his malign activities until his very last day in…

Posted in USA

Deep State ‘rigged elections’ and spread ‘fake news’ to ruin Bernie Sanders’ presidential bids, yet he mocks those who believe it exists

[Glenn Greenwald] “At what would be the peak of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, the U.S. intelligence community, using anonymous leaks to The…