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International Recruiting of Syria Mercenaries in Africa and Asia by Al-Qaeda continues

International Recruiting of Syria Mercenaries in Africa and Asia by Al-Qaeda continues | Global politics | Scoop.it
International Recruiting of Syria Mercenaries in Africa and Asia by Al-Qaeda continues. A recent report indicates that Tunisian youth are systematically rec
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The Tunisian e-newspaper Al-Jarida reports that about 2,000 Tunisians are currently fighting in Syria among the armed groups which have been fighting to topple the Syrian government since early 2011. The latest report is one of many reports which reveal that Africans from the Maghreb are systematically being targeted for recruitment as mercenaries for the foreign backed subversion.

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NH Exit Poll Results: Moderate Views Helped Kasich Nab Second

NH Exit Poll Results: Moderate Views Helped Kasich Nab Second | Global politics | Scoop.it
Ohio Gov. John Kasich's moderate views and positive message helped him stitch together enough votes to emerge in second Tuesday night.
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Losing the War, Blame Russia

Losing the War, Blame Russia | Global politics | Scoop.it
Western politicians, media and the Turkish regime are full of it. The latest wave of refugees on the Syrian-Turkish border are, we are told, terrified civilians fleeing Russian air strikes.
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Merkel is gaga. How could she see what is going on in Aleppo by sitting witrh Erdogan in Ankara. Preposterous.

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Black Lives Matter Activist Commits Suicide in Front of Ohio Statehouse

Black Lives Matter Activist Commits Suicide in Front of Ohio Statehouse | Global politics | Scoop.it
Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel, 23, killed himself with a gun on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on Monday evening.
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"He is selfless and willing give his last in order to make sure others don't go without,” read a nomination page for the Hometown Champions Award.

“MarShawn has come so far in life and has inspired so many people to help others”



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Russia, Denmark, Canada Geologists Discussing Russian Arctic Bid

Russia, Denmark, Canada Geologists Discussing Russian Arctic Bid | Global politics | Scoop.it
Geologists from Russia, Denmark and Canada hold regular consultations on the scientific basis of Russia’s bid to expand its Arctic continental shelf, Russian Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoy said.
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'It’s a Power Game': Erdogan’s Ultimatum to Washington Decoded

'It’s a Power Game': Erdogan’s Ultimatum to Washington Decoded | Global politics | Scoop.it
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has drawn a line in the sand; either the US supports Ankara or the Kurdish people. Speaking to Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear, activist Elif Sarican and journalist Eric Draitser discuss the meaning behind Erdogan’s comments.
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Erdogan is demented. He belongs in a lunatic asylum. Unfortunately he has other mad politicians such as Frau Merkel who still listen to him. The American Masters should call the bluff of their irreverent servant. And then we'd see what he does. If they don't they may keep a very bully Turkey pushing everybody else to a thuggish path, but Russia would win over the Kurds, which is an unpleasant scenario for the US. The US foreign policy is in a shambles, it remains to be seen whether Erdogan wins his gambit or not. He is likely to lose it, suffice to say that Israel favours a Kurdish state...

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Europe is Built on Corpses and Plunder

Europe is Built on Corpses and Plunder | Global politics | Scoop.it
(Speech given in Rome at the Italian Parliament on January 29, 2016) *** Friends and Comrades, it is a great honor to be standing here – at the Chamber o
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The West (or call it NATO, or anything you like – we all know what I mean!) has, in the most cynical manner, destabilized and destroyed the entire Middle East. As it has in virtually all the continents of the world, it ruined tremendous cultures, plundered all it could put its hands on, turned proud people into slaves. Libya and Iraq are no more! I can testify, as I work all over the Middle East.

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After entering Aleppo, the Syrian army may set its sights on Raqqa

After entering Aleppo, the Syrian army may set its sights on Raqqa | Global politics | Scoop.it
After losing up to 60,000 soldiers in five years of fighting, the Syrian army has suddenly scored its greatest victory of the war – smashing its way through Jabhat al-Nusra and the other rebel forces around Aleppo and effectively sealing its fate as Russia provided air strike operations outside the city.
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For many months, the regime’s own military authorities – along with tens of thousands of civilians, including many Christians – were trapped inside Aleppo and at the mercy of shelling and mortar fire by the Nusra fighters, who surrounded them until the army opened the main highway south. 

During this period, the only way to Aleppo was by plane because the army held a tiny peninsula of territory going to the airport – I flew out one night on a military aircraft crowded with wounded Syrian troops.

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Slavoj Žižek: The Cologne attacks were an obscene version of carnival

Slavoj Žižek: The Cologne attacks were an obscene version of carnival | Global politics | Scoop.it
But is, from a critical standpoint, religion not always a kind of clothing, rather than the heart of the matter? Is religion not in its very core a “form of subjectivisation” of people’s predicament? And does this not imply that a clothing IS in some sense the “heart of the matter”, the way individuals experience their situation – there is no way for them to step back and see somehow from outside how things “really are”…
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This is why the naive attempts to enlighten immigrants (explaining to them that our sexual mores are different, that a woman who walks in public in a mini skirt and smiles does not thereby signal sexual invitation, etc.) are examples of breath-taking stupidity – they know this and that's why they are doing it. They are well aware that what they are doing is foreign to our predominant culture, but they are doing it precisely to wound our sensitivities. The task is to change this stance of envy and revengeful aggressiveness, not to teach them what they already know very well.

The difficult lesson of this entire affair is thus that it is not enough to simply give voice to the underdogs the way they are: in order to enact actual emancipation, they have to be educated(by others and by themselves) into their freedom.

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The Syria War Will Not Be a Quagmire -- Because Putin and Assad Are Winning

The Syria War Will Not Be a Quagmire -- Because Putin and Assad Are Winning | Global politics | Scoop.it
BEIRUT -- Late in the night on Feb. 2, the news hit: "all communication and supply line[s]" between Turkey and Aleppo had been severed, according to a Elijah Magnier, a renowned Arab war correspond...
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China will increasingly be drawn into this new architecture as well, since it fears that its "One Belt, One Road" project, on which its economic future largely is staked, is as vulnerable to Wahhabism as was Syria and Iraq. Chinese officials, I've been told, are aware that America could again use the Wahhabist tool to frustrate their new project.

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Russian hands-off warning to US, Saudis, Turks amid crucial Aleppo battle

Russian hands-off warning to US, Saudis, Turks amid crucial Aleppo battle | Global politics | Scoop.it
The five-year old Syrian civil war faces its most critical moment. Saturday, Feb. 6, a combined force of Syrian army and Hizballah troops and an Iraqi Shiite militia under Iranian officers, were led by Russian air and Spetsnaz (special forces) officers into pressing forward to encircle 35,000 rebels trapped in Aleppo, the country’s largest city. The biggest refugee exodus of the Syrian war is blocked at the Turkish border. Moscow hints it will fight off any US, Saudi or Turkish interference.
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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem put it more crudely: “Any foreign troops entering Syria would return home in wooden coffins.”
He advised armed opposition groups fighting the government offensive in the area to lay down their weapons because, he said, “government advances signal that the five-year-old Syria war is nearing its end.”

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Hillary Will Be Just Another Murderous Loon in the White House

Hillary Will Be Just Another Murderous Loon in the White House | Global politics | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton likes to extol her foreign policy credentials, particularly her experience as Secretary of State. She attaches herself to Barack Obama’s coattails, pledging to continue his policies. But she is even more hawkish than the President.
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Anonymous Wants Saudi Arabia Banned From Olympics for Human Rights Abuses

Anonymous Wants Saudi Arabia Banned From Olympics for Human Rights Abuses | Global politics | Scoop.it
Following Saudi Arabia’s head-chopping spree, the hacktivist group Anonymous has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban the Gulf Kingdom from the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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Trump victory and Rubio collapse plunge GOP race into chaos

Trump victory and Rubio collapse plunge GOP race into chaos | Global politics | Scoop.it
For Republicans in New Hampshire, and watching on TV around the country, Tuesday night's results were the worst of all worlds.
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The Syrian Army is Not Attacking Aleppo But Defending It

The Syrian Army is Not Attacking Aleppo But Defending It | Global politics | Scoop.it
The Syrian conflict has seen many media distortions but there is one especially which I must take vigorous issue with.
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During the protests in 2011 that preceded the war — which properly began with the rebel offensive that was launched in mid 2012 — Aleppo held largely aloof from the protests — a fact the Western media at the time admitted.

That too suggests that the greater part of the people of Aleppo support the government, or at least do not strongly oppose it.

To say therefore that the Syrian army is attacking Aleppo is to distort the truth.

It is akin to saying that the Red Army in 1943 was attacking Stalingrad because the German army had captured most of it.

A more factual way of describing the fighting around Aleppo is to say that the city and its garrison have successfully withstood a three year siege by the rebels, which is now close to being lifted.



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Hundreds of Previously Unknown Galaxies Discovered Behind Our Milky Way

Hundreds of Previously Unknown Galaxies Discovered Behind Our Milky Way | Global politics | Scoop.it
“An average galaxy contains 100 billion stars, so finding hundreds of new galaxies hidden behind the Milky Way points to a lot of mass we didn’t know about until now,” Discovery reported, citing Renée Kraan-Korteweg of the University of Cape Town, a study participant.
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“An average galaxy contains 100 billion stars, so finding hundreds of new galaxies hidden behind the Milky Way points to a lot of mass we didn’t know about until now,” Discovery reported, citing Renée Kraan-Korteweg of the University of Cape Town, a study participant.

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/art_living/20160210/1034483243/hundreds-galaxies-found.html#ixzz3ziRaFV00

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'Long Live Gaza': Pro-Palestine Hacker Releases Info on 20,000 FBI Agents

'Long Live Gaza': Pro-Palestine Hacker Releases Info on 20,000 FBI Agents | Global politics | Scoop.it
A hacker has published the personal information of some 20,000 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and 9,000 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officers.
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Iran Dumps Petrodollar, Wants Euros for All Oil Sales

Iran Dumps Petrodollar, Wants Euros for All Oil Sales | Global politics | Scoop.it
Reuters has reported that Iran is requesting euros for all new and outstanding oil payments. Another nail in the dollar's coffin:
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M of A - Why Kerry Blames The Opposition For The Continuing Bombing In Syria

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After sabotaging the talks the Saudis came out with an offer to send ground troops to invade Syria if the U.S. would take the command of such an operation. No one is taking that offer seriously. The Saudi troops who try to invade Yemen get beaten to pulp. The Saudis themselves say they had to closed 500 school and evacuate 12 villages with 7,000 people in Saudi Arabia because the Yemenis are now invading them. Their army has lots of expensive toys but is clearly not able to put them to use. The offer to send troops is simply to goad the U.S. into starting a war with Russia.

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Professor: Warmonger Hillary Clinton Architect of Syria, New Cold War / Sputnik International

Professor: Warmonger Hillary Clinton Architect of Syria, New Cold War / Sputnik International | Global politics | Scoop.it
A prominent economics professor and political thinker has penned an article in which he calls Clinton a “war candidate” in the pocket of the military industrial complex.
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Генпрокуратура РФ признала передачу Крыма УССР незаконной

Генпрокуратура РФ признала передачу Крыма УССР незаконной | Global politics | Scoop.it
Генпрокуратура России признала передачу Крымской области в состав УССР в 1954 году незаконной. Об этом говорится в ответе надзорного ведомства в ответ на обращение депутата Госдумы Сергея Миронова, который попросил предо
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Europe Signed Pacts With Nazi Germany — But Only the USSR Is Still Accused of 'Colluding' With Hitler

Europe Signed Pacts With Nazi Germany — But Only the USSR Is Still Accused of 'Colluding' With Hitler | Global politics | Scoop.it
Over the last few years Poland has gradually demolished Soviet World War II memorials. When Russia’s culture minister came to Poland to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, he was rudely interrupted on TV, and the producer who apologized for his journalist was fired.
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Hillary Clinton: Changing Positions At Every Election

Hillary Clinton: Changing Positions At Every Election | Global politics | Scoop.it
As the tide of public opinion goes, so goes Hillary Clinton’s campaign rhetoric.  Note the term “campaign rhetoric” here since it is not Clinton’s true positions that change, it is only her words t...
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If America is sick of war, Hillary is sick of war (except for the new one). If America is angry at banks, Hillary is angry at banks (except when she votes to bail them out). If Americans are beginning to question vaccine safety, Hillary questions their safety. If trendies are afraid of getting sick and there is a temporary false consensus that vaccines work, Hillary is pro vaccine. The list goes on and on. 

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Kurds and Syrian Army in joint offensive to defeat rebels in northern Aleppo - Map update

Kurds and Syrian Army in joint offensive to defeat rebels in northern Aleppo - Map update | Global politics | Scoop.it
During the evening hours, the 154th Brigade of the Syrian Arab Army Republican Guard - supported by Hezbollah and various Shiite paramilitaries - captured
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Candid Kerry: US Won't Fight Russia -- Syrian Rebels Are Toast

Candid Kerry: US Won't Fight Russia -- Syrian Rebels Are Toast | Global politics | Scoop.it
It looks like Lavrov's straight talk is beginning to rub off on his American counterpart.During a blunt exchange on the sidelines of this week’s Syria donor conference in London, the Middle East Eye reports that John Kerry slammed the Syrian opposition for bailing on peace negotiations and paving the way for a joint offensive by the SAA and Russia.
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But here it is, straight from the mouth of the U.S. Secretary of State: The U.S. won't go to war with Russia over Syria. And in the coming months, the rebels will be "decimated."

Honesty is the best policy? Maybe when there's nothing left to lose.

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