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Trump Boosts Most Wasteful Department, Reduces All Others

Eric Zuesse On February 27th, Reuters headlined “Trump seeks ‘historic’ increase of 9 percent in U.S. military’s budget” and reported that “Trump will ask Congress to boost Pentagon spending in the next fiscal year by $54 billion in his first budget proposal … Continue reading

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Russia Now Runs the Peace Process to End Syria’s War: Part 3

Part Three of Three Parts (Part Two is here.) Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org AFTER RUSSIA TOOK OVER THE NEGOTIATIONS The conclusion of the first round of post-U.S.-involvement Syrian peace talks took place in Astana Kazakhstan and ended on … Continue reading

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Gallup: Americans’ Hostility to Russia Soared After Obama’s 2012 Re-Election

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Gallup organization samples Americans’ approval-disapproval of Russia in February of each year, and the approval-figure for this year is only slightly more than half as high as it had been back in 2012 … Continue reading

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Instead of ‘Draining the Swamp’, Trump is Feeding the Alligators

Eric Zuesse, follow-up of version originally published at The Saker Zerohedge’s “Tyler Durden” headlined on February 21st, “Bannon Breaks With Pence, Delivers Warning To Europe” and noted that before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of Defense James … Continue reading

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Russia Now Runs the Peace Process to End Syria’s War: Part 2

Part Two of Three Parts (Part One is here.) Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Sauds pay undisclosed sums, amounting perhaps to billions of dollars annually, to support the U.S. CIA, and especially to finance U.S. training and weapons … Continue reading

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Russia Now Runs the Peace Process to End Syria’s War: Part 1

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Part One of Three Parts The Syrian peace talks are scheduled to resume in Geneva on February 23rd. Here’s a status-report on what has been achieved in these talks so far: (PRELIMINARY NOTE: Many … Continue reading

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After CIA Micro-Coup, Trump Suddenly Wants Russia To Give Up Crimea, Thinks Obama Was ‘Too Soft’

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com Only a day after an apparent micro coup conducted by elements within the CIA and U.S. intelligence apparatus, it appears that, if the CIA’s goal was to convince President Donald Trump that moves toward rapprochement … Continue reading

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Trump Declares War on Russia

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Donald Trump made unequivocally clear, on February 14th, that the new Cold War between the U.S. and Russia will continue until Russia complies with two conditions that would not only be humiliating to Russia (and to … Continue reading

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Assad Rejects Trump “Safe Zone” Plan: Says Syria Will Be Safe When The West, GCC Stop Supporting Terrorists

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com After rightly rejecting the new draft Constitution for Syria submitted by Russia, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is wisely rejecting the Trump administration concept of the implementation of “safe zones” inside Syria. In the first interview … Continue reading

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Amnesty International “Human Slaughterhouse” Report Lacks Evidence, Credibility, Reeks Of State Department Propaganda

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com In yet another act of “convenient” timing, Amnesty International has released a bombshell report alleging the execution by hanging of 13,000 Syrian prisoners by the Syrian government from 2011-2015. The report, “Human Slaughterhouse: Mass Hangings … Continue reading

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Things Will Get Worse Until U.S. Stops Lying About Crimea

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org SUMMARY Unless the U.S. government’s lies about Crimea — the ‘Russia seized Crimea’ narratives — become acknowledged to be lies, war between the U.S. and Russia can only continue to become increasingly likely, because … Continue reading

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U.S. Should Ship Statue of Liberty Back to France

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Today’s America is a mockery of it. Lady Liberty weeps now. So, let’s ship her back from whence she came, and maybe Europeans will like the symbolism of it. After all: we got it from … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Arming Kurdish Fanatics, Terrorists; U.S. And Russia Float Kurdish Autonomy In Syria

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com While Trump’s Syria plan has been incredibly vague up until this point, we are now seeing the position of the Trump administration coming into view. While, at this point, it might not be as bad … Continue reading

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The U.S. Politician Who Could Become Second Abraham Lincoln

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There are several reasons why the progressive Tulsi Gabbard stands an extraordinarily good likelihood of repeating the extraordinary achievement of the progressive Abraham Lincoln. The electoral defeat of a liberal Hillary Clinton in 2016, … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda Funded by Royal Sauds, U.S. Gov’t. Documents

Eric Zuesse, supplemented from original post at strategic-culture.org The chief source of funds to Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups is Saudi Arabia’s royal family. Documentation comes from testimony of the captured top Al Qaeda financial operative to a U.S. … Continue reading

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Trump Expected To Sign Orders For “Safe Zone” In Syria According To Reports

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com President Donald Trump is expected to sign yet another Executive Order regarding his plan to suspend the U.S.’s “refugee” program and a tightening of procedures for vetting individuals entering the United States under a refugee … Continue reading

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MSM Claims Report Blames Assad Personally For Chemical Weapons Despite JIM Denial

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post It seems that neither the U.S. State Department nor the corporate media will give up on the incessant claims of the Syrian government’s alleged use of “chemical weapons” in Syria. This is, of course, despite having … Continue reading

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Alleged U.S., Russian Cooperation Called Into Question – Is Trump Also Hostile To Assad?

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post After only a few days in office and a mysterious drone strike in Yemen, many are wondering just what President Donald Trump’s policy on Syria might be. After all, throughout the campaign, Trump hinted around at … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit-Hole to Trump’s Victory

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There are several key reasons why Donald Trump won, such as that he achieved a 1,405,004 nationwide popular-vote victory in all states except California, where he lost by an enormous 4,260,978-vote margin to Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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Syrian Peace Conference Closes by Scheduling Next Step, Feb. 8, in Geneva

Eric Zuesse The Syrian peace talks in Astana Khazakhstan, closed on Tuesday, January 24th, with a resounding repudiation of both ISIS and Al Nusra (Al Qaeda in Syria), in a statement by all four signatory nations — Syria, Russia, Iran, … Continue reading

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