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Afghan boys killed by Nato troops

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Accidental shooting puts further strain on relationship between coalition forces and Afghan president Hamid Karzai
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Ukraine’s Thieves and Nazis: From ‘Russian Propaganda’ to Parliament | New Eastern Outlook

Ukraine’s Thieves and Nazis: From ‘Russian Propaganda’ to Parliament | New Eastern Outlook | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Indeed, this is the aspect of the election results that is being almost entirely ignored in the West where the sound of champagne bottles being uncorked has drowned out the truth; Ukraine’s “politics of the street,” as typified by the February 21st coup instigated by the Right Sector, Svoboda, and other neo-Nazi factions, has now been given the façade of political legitimacy
First appeared:http://journal-neo.org/2014/10/31/ukraine-s-thieves-and-nazis-from-russian-propaganda-to-parliament/

 
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Syria's Alawites Pay Heavy Price as They Bury Sons

Syria's Alawites Pay Heavy Price as They Bury Sons | Global politics | Scoop.it
The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend...
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The Allawites aren't paying a high cost just to defend President Assad's rule - they are fighting to death because their veri existence, even physical, is threatened by the extremist Sunnis, who have sweared to kill all "heretics and infidels". (All minorities are fighting on behalf of the government for this reason).

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Islamic State’s Chinese Missiles Poised to Take U.S. Aircraft out of the Skies Over Syria

Islamic State’s Chinese Missiles Poised to Take U.S. Aircraft out of the Skies Over Syria | Global politics | Scoop.it
China's top-notch FN-6 missile possible game changer.
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‘Moscow ends up at risk with Ukraine gas agreement’

‘Moscow ends up at risk with Ukraine gas agreement’ | Global politics | Scoop.it
It is not clear what Moscow gets out of a deal with Ukraine by selling gas below market price, and guaranteeing supplies to Europe while there are still sanctions and anti-Russian propaganda, Paul Roberts, former Assistant US Treasury Secretary, told RT.
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We could be cynical and say that Russia gains by selling its gas to Europe, even if it collects further losses with Ukraine. Ukraine and its economy and finances are a lost case, Russia needs time to finish the South Sream and by-pass Ukraine (something European "leaders" will come about to understand), and in the meantime it cannot discontinue the European market. So Putin is moving a knight on this chessboard and risking to lose it, but he expects to win further moves in the short and medium run.

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Don’t watch RT!

Don’t watch RT! | Global politics | Scoop.it
As RT UK launches, attacks on the channel in the British media have stepped up…
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Don’t watch RT because we really don’t want you to 'question more.' We want you to question less. It's much easier for us that way.

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Kerry calls Netanyahu to apologize for official's ‘chickenshit’ comment

Kerry calls Netanyahu to apologize for official's ‘chickenshit’ comment | Global politics | Scoop.it
US Secretary of State John Kerry phoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday to apologize for the remarks of an anonymous senior government official who called the PM "chickeshit."
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The Secret Government: Pentagon: trick or treat!

The Secret Government: Pentagon: trick or treat! | Global politics | Scoop.it
TV about what's REALLY going on.
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Just in time for Halloween
Pentagon caught buying
illegal silencers.

And they're not talking
talking about what they're
for and have made the
court info "classified."

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Pentagon spending hits five-year high amid anti-ISIS campaign

Pentagon spending hits five-year high amid anti-ISIS campaign | Global politics | Scoop.it
The rate at which the United States economy grew last quarter has surpassed the expectations of experts, and a surge in military spending is said to be the culprit.
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Hagel: US Faces Setbacks and Complications in ISIS Fight

Hagel: US Faces Setbacks and Complications in ISIS Fight | Global politics | Scoop.it
America's top military leaders gave mixed reviews to the progress made by U.S. and Iraq forces in the fight against ISIS.
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Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on 'unprecedented scale' – UN

Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on 'unprecedented scale' – UN | Global politics | Scoop.it
UN report suggests decline of al-Qaida has yielded an explosion of jihadist enthusiasm for its even mightier successor organisations, chiefly Isis
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The Chickenshit Lobby Is Mad As Hell

The Chickenshit Lobby Is Mad As Hell | Global politics | Scoop.it
Israel, Israel, Israel, Israel – can we ever escape the endless kvetching of its partisans? In the media, in both houses of Congress, on the campuses and in the streets, Israel’s fifth column in Am...
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Afghan retreat echoes of Vietnam defeat

Afghan retreat echoes of Vietnam defeat | Global politics | Scoop.it
Finian Cunningham says “exceptional” Americans in Washington like to refer to their foreign interventions as “nation building.”
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‘Gas deal left EU, Kiev no other choice’

‘Gas deal left EU, Kiev no other choice’ | Global politics | Scoop.it
An analyst says the EU and Ukraine had no choice but to agree to a gas deal with Russia.
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In Iraq and Syria, A Vietnam-type Quagmire Over Oil and Gas?

In Iraq and Syria, A Vietnam-type Quagmire Over Oil and Gas? | Global politics | Scoop.it
“The Pottery Barn rule: You break it, you own it.” Colin Powell (1937- ), George W. Bush’s Secretary of State, (2001-2004) when he warned President George W. Bush in the summer of 2002 of the conse...
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UN Syria mediator proposes “freezing” Syrian conflict

UN Syria mediator proposes “freezing” Syrian conflict | Global politics | Scoop.it
The humanitarian crisis in Syria is getting worse as all parties to the war, including forces aligned with the government and Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) militants, show "callous disregard"
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In the wake of U.S. bombing, Syria asks Russia to join their new Economic Zone

In the wake of U.S. bombing, Syria asks Russia to join their new Economic Zone | Global politics | Scoop.it
As the U.S. continues to fund Syrian rebels, and instigate bombing raids under the auspices of battling ISIS, on Oct.
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‘Europe to pay for the whole mess in Ukraine’

‘Europe to pay for the whole mess in Ukraine’ | Global politics | Scoop.it
The gas deal between Ukraine and Russia became possible because Europe realized that it wouldn’t get the gas if it didn’t get behind Ukraine, Wall Street analyst Michael Hudson told RT.
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Mission: impossible! The IMF is also broke. Where are they going to get the money? The West wanted to swallow Ukraine, so now it risks having an indigestion. Ukraine has no economy, as its oligrachs have depleted it, and now they are destroying Ukraine's industry in the East, the only industry which created some wealth through their exports to Russia. The US, the EU and IMF are now learning the bitter truth: Ukraine cannot survive without Russia's generous support, unless the West turns into a disastrous zone by throwing all their money into Ukraine's basket case.

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Ray McGovern describes brutal arrest at Petraeus event

Ray McGovern describes brutal arrest at Petraeus event | Global politics | Scoop.it
Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst-turned-antiwar activist, shared details with RT on Friday about an incident the night before in New York City during which he was arrested for trying to enter a public event.
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Imminent Threat?

Imminent Threat? | Global politics | Scoop.it
In September, the administration said the Khorasan Group was about to attack America. But the terrorist group seems to have fallen off the radar.
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In September, the administration said the Khorasan Group was about to attack America. But the terrorist group seems to have fallen off the radar.
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Court orders movement restrictions on Maine nurse over Ebola fears

Court orders movement restrictions on Maine nurse over Ebola fears | Global politics | Scoop.it
A District Court judge in Maine has authorized an order restricting the movements of a nurse who recently returned to the area from West Africa over fears that she might spread the deadly Ebola virus.
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US Congress to revisit ISIS war debate after election

US Congress to revisit ISIS war debate after election | Global politics | Scoop.it
When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday's congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.
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Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter | Global politics | Scoop.it
The predominantly Kurdish town, besieged for more than 40 days, has become focus of global war against Islamic State insurgents
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Isis kills hundreds of Iraqi Sunnis from Albu Nimr tribe in Anbar province

Isis kills hundreds of Iraqi Sunnis from Albu Nimr tribe in Anbar province | Global politics | Scoop.it
Tribal militia had played prominent role in fighting al-Qaida and offshoots since 2007
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Report to U.N. Calls Bullshit on Obama’s ‘Look Forward, Not Backwards’ Approach to Torture

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