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Clinton Caucus Caught on Camera Committing Voter Fraud in Iowa?

Clinton Caucus Caught on Camera Committing Voter Fraud in Iowa? | Global politics | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton campaign accused of voter fraud at precinct #43 in Iowa.
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US Regime Change Talks on Syria hit blind alley

US Regime Change Talks on Syria hit blind alley | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Washington and its allies were never serious about finding a genuine peaceful settlement. Now that the wheels have come off this snake-oil bandwagon, the US and its partners are obliged to find some “explanation”to sell to world opinion.

Hence, blame the Syrian government and its Russian ally for blasting the Geneva talks. But the world is not fooled by such reality-inversion. The Western powers’plans for regime change in Syria just rolled into another blind alley.

The real danger, however, is that Washington and its allies might now attempt a direct military intervention in Syria out of desperation.

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Syria: ISIS and Terrorist Organizations Decimated by Syrian Army and Russian Air Force

Syria: ISIS and Terrorist Organizations Decimated by Syrian Army and Russian Air Force | Global politics | Scoop.it
On Feb.3, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah units broken a siege imposed by terrorist organizations in the towns of Nubbul and al-Zahraa. The siege is said to have lasted for 40 months. The success of ...
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     Freeing Julian Assange: The Last Chapter - ICH By John Pilger

     Freeing Julian Assange: The Last Chapter - ICH By John Pilger | Global politics | Scoop.it
After five years of fighting to clear his name - having been smeared relentlessly yet charged with no crime - Assange is closer to justice and vindication, and perhaps freedom, than at any time since he was arrested and held in London under a European Extradition Warrant, itself now discredited by Parliament.

The U.N. Working Group bases its judgements on the European Convention on Human Rights and three other treaties that are binding on all its signatories. Both Britain and Sweden participated in the 16-month long U.N. investigation and submitted evidence and defended their position before the tribunal. It would fly contemptuously in the face of international law if they did not comply with the judgement and allow Assange to leave the refuge granted him by the Ecuadorean government in its London embassy.
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The Assange case is rooted across the Atlantic in Pentagon-dominated Washington, obsessed with pursuing and prosecuting whistleblowers, especially Assange for having exposed, in WikiLeaks, U.S. capital crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq: the wholesale killing of civilians and a contempt for sovereignty and international law. None of this truth-telling is illegal under the U.S. Constitution. As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama, a professor of constitutional law, lauded whistleblowers as "part of a healthy democracy [and they] must be protected from reprisal."

Obama, the betrayer, has since prosecuted more whistleblowers than all the US presidents combined. The courageous Chelsea Manning is serving 35 years in prison, having been tortured during her long pre-trial detention.

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Opposition Exit From Syria Talks May Be Linked to Possible Turkish Invasion

Opposition Exit From Syria Talks May Be Linked to Possible Turkish Invasion | Global politics | Scoop.it
The Saudi-backed Syrian opposition group may have exited the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva to wait for a shift in the balance of power with Turkey’s possible intervention in Syria, the head of Russia’s lower house of parliament foreign affairs committee said Thursday.
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There is no possible shift in the balance of power in Syria: if Erdogan sends his tanks to Syria, they would be smashed to smithereens by the Russia warplanes, and he knows it, and they know it. What happens to this Saudi-sponsored Jihadist "opposition" is that their religion doesn't allow them to compromise, Muhammad never did, so they cannot either for they follow the strict reading of the Sunna. They must think to impose a hudna by defeating the Syrian offensive and keeping the territory they have conquered. They delude themselves. Or else they would withdraw to Iraq and entrench there their "caliphate". Another option they could count on is a US-led invasion, with Saudis and Turks included. But this is a unreal option. You cannot guess rational plans from these people. They will stick to their guns.

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NASA Unsure How Close Enormous Asteroid Will Come to Earth Next Month

NASA Unsure How Close Enormous Asteroid Will Come to Earth Next Month | Global politics | Scoop.it
A sizable asteroid is set to rocket past Earth next month, and scientists, while confident it will not strike our planet, are nonetheless unsure how close it will actually come.
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"The possibilities of collision on any of the three future flyby dates are far too small to be of any real concern," Paul Chodas, manager of the Center for NEO Studies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a statement.

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/science/20160205/1034249822/tx68-near-earth-object.html#ixzz3zFKV0SxC

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Sanders on the 'Edge'? Really, New York Times?

Sanders on the 'Edge'? Really, New York Times? | Global politics | Scoop.it
Today on The BradCast, we discuss the Iowa caucuses and examine how the mainstream corporate media have decided for themselves which candidates are and are not acceptable for American voters.
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Sanders, Trump Double Lead Over Rivals in New Hampshire

Sanders, Trump Double Lead Over Rivals in New Hampshire | Global politics | Scoop.it
Among Democrats in New Hampshire, some 61 percent of likely voters and 63 percent of registered voters said they would vote for US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, on the Republican side, 38 percent of likely voters and 37 percent of registered voters vowed to vote for Republican candidate Donald Trump, according to the poll.
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Trump's Popularity Drops by 9% US-Wide Following Loss in Iowa

Trump's Popularity Drops by 9% US-Wide Following Loss in Iowa | Global politics | Scoop.it
Voter support for US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has dropped in national polls after he finished second in the Republican Iowa caucuses, according to a new poll released on Thursday.
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Saudi Arabia Declares Its Ground Forces Ready to Invade Syria

Saudi Arabia Declares Its Ground Forces Ready to Invade Syria | Global politics | Scoop.it
A Saudi military spokesman has confirmed that Riyadh is prepared to join any US-led ground operations to fight Daesh, also known as IS/Islamic State, in Syria, if such operations are approved by the coalition.
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Putin: "The Only Unifying Idea Is Patriotism"

Putin: "The Only Unifying Idea Is Patriotism" | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Mark well: Not religion, not ideology, not nationalism, but patriotism. This is what unites the different religions, ideologies, and nations in the Russian Federation.

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Barnett’s Five Flows of Globalisation | Dissident Voice

Barnett’s Five Flows of Globalisation | Dissident Voice | Global politics | Scoop.it
As German independent TV station K-TV has revealed, the current refugee crisis is most likely the brain child of the afore-mentioned US military grand
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Heinsohn contends that these youth bulges can lead to extreme violence as the young men, needing to carve out a place for themselves in the world, often tend to resort to violence in order to survive. This is one of the many factors driving the Islamic State. The youth bulge means boom time for imperialism’s merchants of death, who are harnessing youthful anger and hatred for the fomentation of proxy wars against geopolitical enemies. Heinsohn predictedthat Europe would be overwhelmed with Southern Hemisphere youths by 2015.

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An Improbable Solution

An Improbable Solution | Global politics | Scoop.it
Tulsi Gabbard is one brave Congresswoman. She has challenged her party and the president saying that it’s time for Washington to halt its “illegal, counter-productive war to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad. I don’t think Assad should be removed. If Assad is removed and overthrown, ISIS, al Qaeda, Al Nustra, these Islamic extremist groups will walk straight in and take over all of Syria … they will be even stronger.”
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Indeed, Washington’s senseless policy in Syria has been hanging out there like overripe fruit for quite some time with the mainstream media instead marching at lockstep to the tune being whistled by a large disengaged and unaccountable White House. Gabbard might go one step further to ask why Syria is the way it is in the first place since that would question Administration priorities under Democrats as well as Republicans, both of which have emphasized eliminating al-Assad for no conceivable reason that has anything to do with actual American interests.

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Syria's Lost Generation

Syria's Lost Generation | Global politics | Scoop.it
Four million Syrian children have no means of getting to a school in safety because of the actions of marauding gangs of terrorists firing at the personnel of the Syrian Arab Army, police, ambulanc...
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As Yemen Bleeds, British Profits from Weapons Sales "Bury Human Rights"

As Yemen Bleeds, British Profits from Weapons Sales "Bury Human Rights" | Global politics | Scoop.it
Featured image: David Cameron receives the King Abdullah Decoration One from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah. (Stefan Rousseau/PA) “Out of the mirror they stare, Imperialism's face And the...
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“Out of the mirror they stare,

Imperialism’s face

And the international wrong.”

(W.H. Auden, 1907-1973.)

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Meet the Head of Syrian Kurds' Women Fighters, Who Kill and Humiliate Daesh

Meet the Head of Syrian Kurds' Women Fighters, Who Kill and Humiliate Daesh | Global politics | Scoop.it
Sputnik caught up with the leader of the Syrian Kurdish women's brigade, Nesrîn Abdalla, to ask her about the group's goals and its struggle against Daesh.
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"Our task is not only to fight Daesh. Our defense battalion was created before Daesh attacks, since we live in a feudal society, where every day women's rights are attacked, by suppression and rape <…> So we had to organize ourselves properly in order to deal with the feudal thinking," Abdalla told Sputnik.

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160204/1034243327/kurdish-ypj-leader-interview.html#ixzz3zFOo6R9e

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Compared to Washington's Regional Allies, Assad Looks 'Positively Angelic'

Compared to Washington's Regional Allies, Assad Looks 'Positively Angelic' | Global politics | Scoop.it
Syrian political scientist Bassam Abu Abdullah argues that it is the height of cynicism for Western leaders and the media to call Syrian President Bashar Assad a dictator, suggesting that they should take a good look at their allies in the neighborhood before making such accusations.
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"Briefly describing the conflict in Syria is not so simple; there are several layers, including the domestic and international. But I do not believe that democracy, freedom and human rights are the main object of this conflict, however the West might portray it," Abdullah said.

"The main forces fighting against the Syrian government consist of groups tied to Al-Qaeda and Islamist ideology. We are not fighting against people fighting for freedom and democracy, but against terrorists, which are clearly being supported by the government of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. The ideologies of these countries have nothing to do with democracy," he added.



Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160204/1034200430/syria-assad-accusations-of-dictatorship.html#ixzz3zFLOwAvc

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Portuguese Cabinet Endorses 2016 Draft Budget Without Brussels Approval

Portuguese Cabinet Endorses 2016 Draft Budget Without Brussels Approval | Global politics | Scoop.it
The Portuguese government on Thursday endorsed the 2016 draft budget without waiting for an approval from the European Commission, local media said.
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US Presidential Hopeful Sanders to Focus Campaign More on Seniors’ Issues

US Presidential Hopeful Sanders to Focus Campaign More on Seniors’ Issues | Global politics | Scoop.it
US Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sander said that he is going to focus on issues of seniors, because he managed to attract only 29 percent of seniors in emocratic Iowa caucus.
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'The Country is in Crisis': The Surprising Rise of Bernie Sanders

'The Country is in Crisis': The Surprising Rise of Bernie Sanders | Global politics | Scoop.it
With the Iowa Caucus essentially ending in a tie for Democrats, author and activist Kevin Zeese speaks to Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear to explain presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ appeal to America’s youth.
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"It’s really not about what’s practical, it’s really about serving the interests that feed her [Clinton], that fund her," he says. "Sanders is right. We could pay for free education for everyone. We could pay for healthcare for all. The money is available."

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/us/20160204/1034247663/loud-clear-sanders-rise.html#ixzz3zFHJjEUC

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Iowa Paper that Endorsed Clinton Now Calling for Audit of Caucus Results

Iowa Paper that Endorsed Clinton Now Calling for Audit of Caucus Results | Global politics | Scoop.it
After the confusion surrounding Monday night’s Iowa Democratic caucuses, the state’s most popular newspaper is calling for a "complete audit" of the voting process.
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