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Syria army retakes parts of base by Aleppo airport

Syria army retakes parts of base by Aleppo airport | Global politics | Scoop.it
Beirut (AFP) - Syrian troops have recaptured parts of a military base seized by rebels early this year in fierce fighting near Aleppo international airport, a monitoring group said on Friday.
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   Did John McCain 'Launder' Dodgy Trump Intel Dossier?  : Information Clearing House - ICH

   Did John McCain 'Launder' Dodgy Trump Intel Dossier?  : Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Senator McCain is the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, one of the most powerful members of the US Senate. Consider the impact of being handed a strange report by some private intelligence-firm-for-hire or a media outlet versus being handed a report by one of the most powerful men in the US government. McCain's involving himself in the case gave the report a sense of legitimacy that it would not otherwise have had. Was this "laundering" intentional on his part? We do not know, but given his position on Trump and Russia that possibility must be considered.
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The Establishment Is Trying To Steal The Presidency From Trump And the Liberal-Left Is Helping   : Information Clearing House - ICH

The Establishment Is Trying To Steal The Presidency From Trump And the Liberal-Left Is Helping   : Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
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So Trump is not even inaugurated and his idiot nominee for Secretary of State has already created an animosity relationship with two nuclear powers capable of completely destroying all of the West for eternity. And this makes the US Senate comfortable with Tillerson. The imbeciles should be scared out of their wits, assuming they have any.
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Dangerous Crossroads: Trump's Defense Nominee General James “Mad Dog” Mattis Outlines Plans for Global War

Dangerous Crossroads: Trump's Defense Nominee General James “Mad Dog” Mattis Outlines Plans for Global War | Global politics | Scoop.it
The performance of the Democrats, including its “left” faction led by Warren, demonstrates that there is no peace faction within the American ruling class. Whatever their transient differences over the immediate target, the turn toward war to pursue the interests of the American capitalist oligarchy is the consensus policy of both parties.
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All of those present—Democrats and Republicans alike—heaped praise on Mattis during the three-and-one-half hour hearing. Not a single senator asked the nominee how he might scale down US wars, which are currently raging in several countries. Instead, senators vied with each other in appealing to Mattis to identify threats to “national security” that will be immediately confronted by the Trump administration. No senator, including the supposedly “left” Democrat Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, asked the retired Marine General about his record in the occupation of Iraq, where he was implicated in war crimes. Mattis led the savage Marine counteroffensive that retook the Iraqi city of Fallujah in December 2004, and he ordered an air strike that year against a wedding party in which over 40 civilians were killed. Nor was he challenged about a public speech he made in which he stated it was “fun” to kill some people.
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Reflections on a Post Election Soft Coup: "Fake News", CIA Intervention, US-NATO Militarization on Russia's Doorstep

Reflections on a Post Election Soft Coup: "Fake News", CIA Intervention, US-NATO Militarization on Russia's Doorstep | Global politics | Scoop.it
All this brings to mind the report that Trump is considering a realignment of the intel agencies including staff reductions and reassignments as it compares with JFK’s experience when he fired CIA Director Allen Dulles.  Kennedy replaced Dulles for lying to him about the Bay of Pigs debacle with an inept outsider named John McCone who was easily snookered by CIA staff.  Kennedy did not fully realize the depth of Dulles’ betrayal as he continued to meet with senior CIA staff at his home on a regular basis where they discussed, debated and decided CIA policy.

What Trump needs to understand is that certain cats, especially the neo-con variety, have more than nine lives and will hang on to their power base with every fiber of their being -  and we know how that worked out for JFK.
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Observing the President since the November 8th election, his reactions reveal an aggressiveness rarely, if ever seen in an outgoing President’s closing days, and has become a fascinating study in human dynamics. Obama is clearly experiencing more than a normal reluctance to hand over his @POTUS twitter account as perhaps the reality has only just hit home that it is far too late to create a new, improved legacy. One explanation may be that the President’s carefully constructed veneer of personality, never convincing for those who have long sought the ‘real’ Barak Obama, has cracked under the pressure of the 2016 losses.
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George Clooney comes out in support of ISIS-Al-Qaeda terrorist organization The White Helmets, calls them "heroes"

George Clooney comes out in support of ISIS-Al-Qaeda terrorist organization The White Helmets, calls them "heroes" | Global politics | Scoop.it
George Clooney pushes ahead with his feature film glorifying Al Qaeda-ISIS terrorist group The White Helmets.
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Clooney was a big Hillary Clinton surrogate, so his support for Al Qaeda and ISIS does make some sense when placed under the context of who he rubs shoulders with in Washington DC.
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Kellyanne Conway destroys CNN's Anderson Cooper in explosive "fake news" dossier interview

Kellyanne Conway destroys CNN's Anderson Cooper in explosive "fake news" dossier interview | Global politics | Scoop.it
Kellyanne Conway lays Into CNN's "FAKE NEWS" Anderson Cooper.
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SteveLendmanBlog: US Court Illegally Fines Iran and Syria for Death of an Israeli Infant

SteveLendmanBlog: US Court Illegally Fines Iran and Syria for Death of an Israeli Infant | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Locating Fascism on the Home Map     : Information Clearing House - ICH

Locating Fascism on the Home Map     : Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
The sick superpower fends off the smell of death with a daily diet of lies: mainly about Russia and China and other states that refuse to buckle under to U.S. imperialism. The U.S. rulers’ biggest secret -- the one that requires many layers of lies to conceal -- is that the Lords of Capital see their demise as imminent and inevitable unless they somehow alter the general scope and direction of global economic development. The U.S. share of the world economy is inexorably shrinking -- which means, the only way the U.S. can sustain its superpower status is through lawless force of arms abroad, and a crackdown on dissent (truth-telling, or just being Black) at home.
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Hillary Clinton is melting quicker than the Wicked Witch of the West, principally due to the failure of traditionally Democratic working (and out of work) people of all races to turn out on November 8 -- a perfectly understandable response to a party and a system that offers them absolutely nothing but grief, in ever quickening increments. The merciless downsizing of the American worker is a central element of Obama’s legacy. Real wages had been frozen or declining for decades. However, economic restructuring in the Age of Obama demanded that millions of workers be crushed all the way through the floor to a lower level of hell: temporary, contract, not-really-a-job, part-time “gig” employment. If the 1930s squatter shanty-towns called “Hoovervilles” were testaments to President Herbert Hoover’s economic policies, then the maddeningly precarious, no guaranteed hours, no benefits, zero job security, fraction of a shift, arbitrarily scheduled employment of today should be called ObamaJobs.
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M of A - The Deep State Versus Donald Trump - New Smears And The Ukrainian Connection

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There are signs that the "reports" were written with some Ukrainian nationalist and anti-semitic background. Just consider this passage from the July 26 "report": In terms of the FSB's recruitment of capable cyber operatives to carry out its, ideally deniable, offensive cyber operations, a Russian IT specialist with direct knowledge reported in June 2016 that this was often done using coercion and blackmail. In terms of 'foreign' agents, the FSB was approaching U.S. citizens of Russian (Jewish) origin on business trips in Russia. Such tropes are typical of the anti-semitic Ukrainian "nationalist" (aka Nazi) narrative.
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The Neocons’ declaration of war against Trump

The Neocons’ declaration of war against Trump | Global politics | Scoop.it
After several rather lame false starts, the Neocons have now taken a step which can only be called a declaration of war against Donald Trump. It all began with CNN published an article entitled “Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him” which claimed that: Classified documents presented last week to […]
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Saker, Putin's crack down the oligarchs took him some years, the time to gather forces and get them in disarray. He was very clever and cautious, he didn't go after them overnight. And Putin had decisive connections. Besides it was never so dramatic, and his succession was smooth... The problem with Trump, as you say, is that he is quite new in town, and a forlorn fighter. His enemies are like a pack, in both parties, in both chambers, in the economic and financial establishment, the media, Hollywood. He'll have to trad carefully. And yet, he is courageous and outspoken, as he has shown right away, by strongly denouncing the media and "intelligence community" for their forgeries. I'm afraid the conspiracy will get nastier and nastier, and sooner or later, they will remove him, even violently, very violently. I fear the Inauguration ceremony will be historic, and not for the best. Cross your fingers. The humanity's fate is at the stake.
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Putin Laughs, As Obama Goes To Pot

Putin Laughs, As Obama Goes To Pot | Global politics | Scoop.it
You’re witnessing a fantastic fit of pique from Barack Hussein Obama. This American president is watching a legacy of statism, Islamism, globalism, elitism, blackism, post-Americanism, post-Christianity slip away, and he’s fighting tooth-and-nail for the ideological sludge in which he has mired America. Obama is having a terrific tantrum, the effects of which President-elect Donald Trump […]
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“Barack Obama, it’s not as though we hardly knew thee.” We know the outgoing president all too well. Obama is a case study in hubris. He began his presidency by claiming, in 2008, that his crowning was “the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”
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Washington Invented Hacking and Interfering in Elections by Philip Giraldi

Washington Invented Hacking and Interfering in Elections by Philip Giraldi | Global politics | Scoop.it
Pressed by Senator John McCain whether the “attack” constituted an “act of war,” Clapper demurred, saying that it would be a “very heavy policy call” to say so. He also said that he could not judge if the election outcome had been changed due to the claimed outside interference.
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Is the United States the victim of an unprovoked cyber and media attack by Russia and China or are the chickens coming home to roost after Washington’s own promotion of such activity worldwide?
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 The Deep State Wants to Deep Six Us  : Information Clearing House - ICH

 The Deep State Wants to Deep Six Us  : Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
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   US Watched ISIS Rise in Syria and Hoped to ‘Manage’ it — Kerry on Leaked Tape  : Information Clearing House - ICH

   US Watched ISIS Rise in Syria and Hoped to ‘Manage’ it — Kerry on Leaked Tape  : Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Normalizing Relations with Moscow: U.S. Aristocracy Panics that Maybe Trump Is Serious

Normalizing Relations with Moscow: U.S. Aristocracy Panics that Maybe Trump Is Serious | Global politics | Scoop.it
The «realignment across the board within American political parties» is actually a realignment only in the field of foreign policy — not at all in domestic policy. What used to be «Republican foreign policy» ever since the time of Richard Nixon, has been called «neoconservatism» — referring to a hard line against communism and then against Russia and any country that’s friendly toward Russia — but the incoming Republican President Trump campaigned consistently against neoconservatism, and now Democrats are almost solidly neocons, while some Republicans are actually joining the Republican President in condemning neocons.
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«‘What you are seeing on Russia within the Republican Party is in some ways more a symptom of realignment across the board within American political parties,’ said Matthew Rojansky, director of the Washington-based Kennan Institute. ‘This speaks to something very critical that’s going on in our political system right now.’»
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Unconvincing Forgery, The Alleged Donald Trump "Manchurian Candidate": The Steele Dossier or the Hitler Diaries Mark II

Unconvincing Forgery, The Alleged Donald Trump "Manchurian Candidate": The Steele Dossier or the Hitler Diaries Mark II | Global politics | Scoop.it
Image: author Craig Murray The mainstream media’s extreme enthusiasm for the Hitler Diaries shows their rush to embrace any forgery if it is big and astonishing enough. For the Guardian to lea
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Michael Cohen has now stated he has never been to Prague in his life. If that is true the extremely weak credibility of the entire forgery collapses in total. What is more, contrary to the claims of the Guardian and Washington Post that the material is “unverifiable”, the veracity of it could be tested extremely easily by the most basic journalism, ie asking Mr Cohen who has produced his passport. The editors of the Washington Post and the Guardian are guilty of pushing as blazing front page news the most blatant forgery to serve their own political ends, without carrying out the absolutely basic journalistic checks which would easily prove the forgery. Those editors must resign.
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"Knuckleheads at CNN and MSNBC" are idiots to believe CIA "Russian hacking" report - Jimmy Dore [Video]

"Knuckleheads at CNN and MSNBC" are idiots to believe CIA "Russian hacking" report - Jimmy Dore [Video] | Global politics | Scoop.it
Russia hacking absolutely NOT confirmed by the "17 intelligence agencies."
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John McCain is serving the interests of a fascist regime in Ukraine

John McCain is serving the interests of a fascist regime in Ukraine | Global politics | Scoop.it
Increasingly, the American public who declared McCain a ‘loser’ in his attempts to become President, see the world through the eyes of Trump. However, many in the deep state remain sympathetic to McCain style fanaticism. It is why as Donald Trump alleged, the intelligence agencies were irresponsible in leaking the bogus dossier that McCain handed to them with glee.
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Donald Trump has few significant connections to Russia, whilst McCain has many profound connections with the fascist regime in Kiev. He helped them get into power, he was there cheering on the coup. Therefore, why has no one accused McCain of being a Ukrainian agent, working to destabilise American democracy in the name of a corrupt foreign power?
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Tucker Carlson and Sean Spicer rip apart "childish" CNN reporter Jim Acosta

Tucker Carlson and Sean Spicer rip apart "childish" CNN reporter Jim Acosta | Global politics | Scoop.it
Sean Spicer was not happy with CNN's Jim Acosta for disrespecting Donald Trump and the press core.
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M of A - ISIS, Al-Qaeda And The U.S. Airforce Wage War On Syria's Public Utilities

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 The New Great Game in Eurasia    : Information Clearing House - ICH By Pepe Escobar

 The New Great Game in Eurasia    : Information Clearing House - ICH By Pepe Escobar | Global politics | Scoop.it
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So, in a nutshell: exit regime change, enter benign containment. Here’s Kissinger at his Primakov lecture, almost a year ago, already sketching how Washington should deal with Moscow: “The long-term interests of both countries call for a world that transforms the contemporary turbulence and flux into a new equilibrium which is increasingly multipolar and globalized … Russia should be perceived as an essential element of any global equilibrium, not primarily as a threat to the United States.”
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Media Black-Out on Arab Journalists and Civilians Beheaded in Syria by Western-Backed Mercenaries

Media Black-Out on Arab Journalists and Civilians Beheaded in Syria by Western-Backed Mercenaries | Global politics | Scoop.it
The fact that Christians were murdered by foreign mercenaries, let alone beheaded, should have created shock waves in the media. But, not surprisingly, it has had the exact opposite effect, because spotlighting those crimes doesn’t serve the West’s stated agenda to overthrow President Assad, to dismember Syria as the NATO-backed takfiris are dismembering Syrians.
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Maya Naser, Ali Abbas, Hamza Hajj Hassan (Lebanese), Mohamad Muntish(Lebanese), Halim Alou (Lebanese)…all were media workers killed by the Western-backed insurgents in Syria. Their deaths were reported by local media, some even got a passing notice in corporate media, but none resulted in a media frenzy of horror and condemnations as came with the alleged killings of Westerners. Another at least 20 Arab journalists have been killed by NATO’s death squads in Syria in the past few years.
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She’s Back

She’s Back | Global politics | Scoop.it
The criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton is back front and center now that the FBI has released proof that her failure to safeguard state secrets caused the secrets to fall into the hands of foreign governments, some of which wish the United States ill. Even though the case against her — which was closed and […]
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4Chan Claims To Have Fabricated Anti-Trump Report As A Hoax

4Chan Claims To Have Fabricated Anti-Trump Report As A Hoax | Global politics | Scoop.it
Tyler Durden In a story that is getting more surreal by the minute, a post on 4Chan now claims that the infamous “golden showers” scene in the unverified 35-page dossier, allegedly compiled by a British intelligence officer, was a hoax and fabricated by a member of the chatboard as “fanfiction”, then sent to Rick Wilson, who proceeded […]
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>/pol/acks mailed fanfiction to anti-trump pundit Rick Wilson about trump making people piss on a bed obama slept in >he thought it was real and gave it to the CIA >the central intelligence agency of the united states of america put this in their official classified intelligence report on russian involvement in the election >donald trump and obama have both read this pol/acks fanfiction >the cia has concluded that the russian plans to blackmail trump with this story we made up just let that sink in what we have become.
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