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Iran looks East amid US Trials and Tribulations

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) On the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, this past Friday, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei made an effort to express Iran’s geopolitical stance in simple terms: ‘We ...

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Civil War Coming to America?

Side note: I don’t necessarily agree with everything Jonathan Roth says here, but I find his presentation thought-provoking and well worth listening to.  I hope that you will find likewise.

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President Maduro Officially Launches Venezuela’s Largest Ever Military Exercises

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has officially launched largest military drills in the history of the country. CARACAS (Ooduarere) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro officially launched on Sunday the country’s most large-scale military drills ever, according to a live broadcast of the event. Before the ...

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How Syria Won The Revolution; The Jihadi Factor

By Ghassan and Intibah Kadi The “War on Syria” has had many unintended twists and turns that were unforeseeable at the time it began. The plotters had no reason to believe they were going to lose, and the defenders had ...

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Venezuela

Saker interview with Michael Hudson on Venezuela, February 7, 2019

Introduction: There is a great deal of controversy about the true shape of the Venezuelan economy and whether Hugo Chavez’ and Nicholas Maduro’s reform and policies were crucial for the people of Venezuela or whether they were completely misguided and precipitated the current crises. Anybody and everybody seems to have very strong held views about this.

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Video: US Air Force Test Minuteman III ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile)

An intercontinental missile was launched by the US Air Force Global Strike Command at 23:01 US Pacific Time on 5 February (7:00 GMT) from a silo launcher at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the US Air Force reported.

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In Praise of Shamelessness

So much has been said about the Venezuelan crisis that adding more would equate to gilding the lily or bringing coal to Newcastle. The following, then, is but a brief aside on the psychology and physiognomy of the protagonists of the ongoing coup, starting with Guaido’ – or “Guido” as per Mike Pompeo’s re-baptism, while he anointed him as self-appointed president of Venezuela.

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Maria Zakharova.

Ministry of Foreign Affair: Maria Zakharova about Venezuela

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President Putin working meeting with Lavrov and Shoigu regarding INF Treaty

Vladimir Putin held a working meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu. 183-02-02-2019 President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, please provide an update on the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, and the disarmament dossier in general. What is going on in terms of limitation ...

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Roger Waters on the US aggression against Venezuela

A note from Roger:THIS IS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!STOP THIS LATEST USG INSANITY, LEAVE THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE ALONE. THEY HAVE A REAL DEMOCRACY, STOP TRYING TO DESTROY IT SO THE 1% CAN PLUNDER THEIR OIL.US HANDS OFF #VENEZUELA! #NICOLASMADURO #STOPTRUMPSCOUPINVENEZUELA pic.twitter.com/AFi89IGcgV— Roger Waters ...

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