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An Intellectual No-Fly Zone: Online Censorship of Ukraine Dissent Is Becoming the New Norm
Alan MacLeod | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2022

25 Apr 2022 – Google has sent a warning shot across the world, ominously informing media outlets, bloggers, and content creators that it will no longer tolerate certain opinions when it comes to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Old Propaganda, New Cold War

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Really??
Carlos Latuff | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

No Shame…

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NY Times, Washington Post Driving US to War with Russia over Ukraine
Alan MacLeod | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Feb 2022

4 Feb 2022 – This MintPress study reveals that ninety percent of recent opinion articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal have taken a hawkish view on the Ukraine conflict written by pundits tied to the national security state promoting NATO as a defender of the free world & describing Putin as Hitler incarnate.

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Hawaii’s Red Hill Disaster: The Latest Episode in 200 Years of Colonialism
Lowkey | The Watchdog, MintPress News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jan 2022

7 Jan 2022 – In November, a huge underground US Navy fuel storage facility at Red Hill near Honolulu burst, leaking 14,000 gallons of jet fuel, contaminating the water supply, poisoning scores of people and driving thousands of Hawaiian families from their homes.

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“Every Option Is on the Table”: US Prepping for Libya-Style Intervention in Ethiopia
Alan Macleod | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Dec 2021

10 Dec 2021 – War Drums Sounding – While many in the Horn of Africa clearly need help, the Biden administration’s idea of “help” might not be exactly what they had in mind.

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Ultimate Dog Whistle: World Misses Israel’s Hebrew-Language Incitement against Palestinians
Miko Peled | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Nov 2021

22 Nov 2021 – Israeli State-sponsored terrorism and incitement against the Palestinians are not new. The Naqab–Zionist incitement against Palestinians–is at all-time high but you wouldn’t know it because it is all done in Hebrew. The violent, racist-supremacist discourse that takes place in the Israeli media and among Israeli politicians is all in Hebrew and so it gets little or no attention worldwide.

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Eric Schmidt Cashes in on Artificial Intelligence Arms Race
Dan Cohen | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

21 Sep 2021 – As the Pentagon drives a hi-tech arms race to maintain its global military superiority, ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt is the man at the center. How the U.S. empire’s drive to control the world using Silicon Valley technology creates the possibility of a devastating war.

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Geopolitics, Profit, and Poppies: How the CIA Turned Afghanistan into a Failed Narco-State
Alan MacLeod | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

The war in Afghanistan has looked a lot like the war on drugs in Latin America and previous colonial campaigns in Asia, with a rapid militarization of the area and the empowerment of pliant local elites.

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Reality
Carlos Latuff | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 May 2021

When Masks Fall Down

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The Disarticulation of Pandemic War Propaganda
Raul Diego | MintPress News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2021

An investigative analysis takes apart a hackneyed piece of propaganda authored by an international alt-right clique with links to the Pentagon.

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Israel’s Genocide in Gaza Goes Uninterrupted, but Is Europe Finally Taking Notice?
Miko Peled | MintPress News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2020

22 Dec 2020 – A long and cruel siege, constant Israeli attacks resulting in the killing of countless civilians, destruction of homes and infrastructure, extreme poverty, and trauma remain the daily bread of Palestinians in Gaza.

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Civil Rights 2020
Carlos Latuff | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Oct 2020

What change?

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Western Martyrdom
Carlos Latuff | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jul 2020

Fiction of Biblical Proportion: ‘The truth shall set you free.’ Right!!

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Journalist Abby Martin Sues State of Georgia over Law Requiring Pledge of Allegiance to Israel
Alan Macleod – MintPress News, 17 Feb 2020

10 Feb 2020 – After refusing to sign a pledge of allegiance to the state of Israel, the state of Georgia shut down a media literacy conference featuring journalist and filmmaker Abby Martin at Georgia Southern University. “This censorship of my talk based on forced compliance to anti-BDS laws in Georgia is just one level of a nationwide campaign to protect Israel from grassroots pressure.” — Abby Martin

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Jeff Bezos Donates Three Minutes’ Income to Help Australia Fight Wildfires
Alan Macleod – MintPress News, 27 Jan 2020

13 Jan 2020 – Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the newly crowned richest person in the world, announced yesterday that his company was donating one million Australian Dollars (around 690,000 U.S. Dollars) to help the country deal with the continent-wide fires. The donation would be equivalent to someone who earned $500 per week announcing that they had just donated five cents to help tackle the blazes.

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Modern Martyrdom
Carlos Latuff – MintPress News, 2 Sep 2019

The truth shall set you free? Really?

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Breaking the Media Blackout on the Imprisonment of Julian Assange
Mnar Muhawesh - MintPress News, 2 Sep 2019

26 Aug 2019 – The role of journalism in a democracy is publishing information that empowers the public to become more engaged citizens so that we can vote in representatives that work in the interest of “we the people.” The same media that has spent years dragging Assange’s name through the mud is now engaging in a blackout on his treatment. If you are waiting for corporate media pundits to defend freedom of the press, you’re going to be disappointed.

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Reading Reuters between the Lines: Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela Is Toast
Roger D. Harris – MintPress News, 8 Jul 2019

4 Jul 2019 – A critical reading between the lines of a Reuters article confirms that Washington has failed to cobble together a united opposition in Venezuela that is popular enough to win in the polls, likely signaling the end for Juan Guaidó.

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More of the Same…
Latuff – MintPress News, 15 Apr 2019

Clouts. Right!

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Vampire
Latuff – MintPress News, 8 Apr 2019

Thirsty…

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«Humanitarian» — Really?
Latuff – MintPress News, 11 Mar 2019

Who needs enemies with friends like these?

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A Peek into the Horrific Findings of the UN Report on Israel’s Massacre of Gaza Protesters
Robert Inlakesh – MintPress News, 11 Mar 2019

8 Mar 2019 – The commission found serious human rights violations that may constitute crimes against humanity and called on Israel to “Lift the blockade on Gaza with immediate effect.”

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Meanwhile, in Syria
Latuff – MintPress News, 11 Mar 2019

More of the same

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Uncle Sam in Venezuela
Latuff – MintPress News, 4 Mar 2019

No comment…

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“Largest Land Grab since 1948” — Israel to Expel 36,000 Palestinians from Negev
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 18 Feb 2019

Given the Israeli state’s rejection of their existence, government officials have called the Palestinians living in these villagers “violators” and “squatters” – accusing them of illegally occupying “state lands.”

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Meanwhile, in Brazil
Latuff – MintPress News, 11 Feb 2019

Change not always is an improvement…

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Leaked WikiLeaks Doc Reveals US Military Use of IMF, World Bank as “Unconventional” Weapons
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 11 Feb 2019

7 Feb 2019 – This “U.S. coup manual,” recently highlighted by WikiLeaks, serves as a reminder that the so-called “independence” of such financial institutions as The World Bank and IMF is an illusion and that they are among the many “financial weapons” regularly used by the U.S. government to bend countries to its will.

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Meanwhile, in Palestine aka Israel
Latuff – MintPress News, 4 Feb 2019

More of the same…

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Shutdown!
Latuff – MintPress News, 28 Jan 2019

For the Sake of Power

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Unstoppable?
Latuff – MintPress News, 14 Jan 2019

Evil face of evil empire…

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Meanwhile, at the US-Mexico Border
Latuff – MintPress News, 24 Dec 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Whatever that means…

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Meanwhile in Brazil
Latuff – MintPress News, 12 Nov 2018

Fascism anyone?

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As Interventions Go…
Latuff – MintPress News, 15 Oct 2018

The Fact of the Matter

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Getting Boring Already
Latuff – MintPress News, 8 Oct 2018

Autistic Crying Wolf

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The Bigger Picture
Latuff – MintPress News, 8 Oct 2018

Media No-Show

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Meanwhile, in Yemen…
Latuff – MintPress News, 1 Oct 2018

Business as Usual…

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Poor Little al-Qaeda
Latuff – MintPress News, 1 Oct 2018

Come to Daddy…

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UN Report Finds ISIS Given “Breathing Space” in US-Occupied Areas of Syria
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 20 Aug 2018

By maintaining an ISIS pocket in the territory it occupies, the U.S. can continue to justify its illegal presence in the country for the long-term, ultimately substituting Iran for ISIS as its new regional boogeyman.

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Free!
LATUFF – MintPress News, 13 Aug 2018

Ahmed Tamimi’s Cry of Victory

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Jews Only
Latuff – MintPress News, 6 Aug 2018

Apartheid Jewish Style

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Betrayal
Latuff – MintPress News, 30 Jul 2018

Politics as usual…

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Haves vs. Have-nots
Latuff – MintPress News, 9 Jul 2018

Might Makes… What?

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Trump & Human Rights
Latuff – MintPress News, 2 Jul 2018

Of course…

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Yemen
Latuff – MintPress News, 25 Jun 2018

Advancing American/Saudi Interests in the Region

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UN Warns 10 Million More Yemenis Expected to Starve to Death by End of Year
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 11 Jun 2018

According to the UN, the number of Yemenis in danger of starving to death would rise from the current figure of 8.4 million to 18.4 million by this December. That’s three times the estimated death toll of Jews killed during the Holocaust.

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The Iran ‘Deal’
Latuff – MintPress News, 11 Jun 2018

Messenger of Doom

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Meanwhile, in Gaza…
Latuff – MintPress News, 28 May 2018

War Crime of the Century

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Killer Media
Latuff – MintPress News, 21 May 2018

Messenger?

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Masquerade Helmets
Latuff – MintPress News, 7 May 2018

True Identity…

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Bloodthirsty
Latuff – MintPress News, 30 Apr 2018

Outlaws above International Law…

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Famed War Reporter Robert Fisk Reaches Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Site, Concludes “They Were Not Gassed”
Zero Hedge – MintPress News, 23 Apr 2018

17 Apr 2018 – Not only has the veteran British journalist found no evidence of a mass chemical attack, but he’s encountered multiple local eyewitnesses who say the gas attack never happened. Fisk is the first Western journalist to reach and report from the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack widely blamed on Assad’s forces.

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Politics as Usual
Latuff – MintPress News, 23 Apr 2018

Same old, same old…

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How the US Occupied the 30% of Syria Containing Most of Its Oil, Water and Gas
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 23 Apr 2018

While gaining control of key resources for partitioning Syria and destabilizing the government in Damascus, the U.S.’ main goal in occupying the oil and water rich northeastern Syria is aimed not at Syria but at Iran.

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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Takes on Syrian White Helmets, Thought-Control
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 23 Apr 2018

17 Apr 2018 – Roger Waters, former guitarist for Pink Floyd, spoke out against the Syrian White Helmets during a recent concert in Barcelona, calling the group “fake” and existing for the sole purpose of creating propaganda for a Western audience on behalf of Syrian opposition groups.

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Here We Go Again…
Latuff – MintPress News, 9 Apr 2018

29 Mar 2018 – Trump in Bad Company

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Death of Marielle Franco Shines Light on the White Collar Criminals Running Brazil
MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Apr 2018

Death of the New Republic: White-collar criminals in Brasília are ruling the country. Drug lords, paramilitaries, death squads, military police, and now also the army are terrorizing the population in the slums and the suburbs.

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Algorithmic Censorship: Google and Corporate News Giants Forge New Alliance to Defeat Independent Journalism
Elliott Gabriel – MintPress News, 2 Apr 2018

23 Mar 2018 – The “new media” monopolists of Silicon Valley and the once-dominant traditional print media have clearly agreed that the “fake news” frenzy is a convenient pretext to step up their censorship of the internet through new algorithms, allowing them to boost their profit margins and silence opposition through a new framework of “algorithmic censorship.”

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Should Israeli Settlers Be Considered Civilians?
Robert Inlakesh – MintPress News, 2 Apr 2018

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention: “The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.”

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Fashion USA
Carlos Latuff – MintPress News, 26 Mar 2018

Tailored

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Solution to School Shootings
Latuff – MintPress News, 26 Mar 2018

It figures…

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Drawing Palestine from Prison: The Artwork of Palestinian Cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh
Ramona Wadi – MintPress News, 19 Mar 2018

“Most artists describe the Palestinian as a hero, even if imprisoned or killed by Israelis. I prefer to convey the message that Palestinians are human beings, so I portray suffering. The hero does not need anyone to stand with him — the hero is strong — but human beings need and demand someone to show solidarity with them.”

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NATO Allies… (?)
Latuff – MintPress News, 12 Feb 2018

Where (ex) Empires Clash

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A Rare Glimpse into the Inner Workings of American Empire in the Middle East
Edward Hunt – MintPress News, 29 Jan 2018

22 Jan 2018 – Four former U.S. diplomats provided remarkably candid commentary on recent U.S. involvement in the Middle East, revealing that it is still about oil and regional dominance.

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On the Way to Hell…
Carlos Latuff – MintPress News, 29 Jan 2018

Busy body seeding destruction…

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Cold War Redux
Carlos Latuff – MintPress News, 15 Jan 2018

Recycling Old Garbage

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Trump, Netanyahu Isolated at UN over Jerusalem Vote
Carlos Latuff – MintPress News, 25 Dec 2017

Clobbered!

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The Case against Iraqing Iran
David Swanson | World Beyond War – MintPress News, 18 Dec 2017

Planning war and funding war creates its own momentum. Sanctions become, as with Iraq, a stepping stone to war. Cutting off diplomacy leaves few options open. Electoral pissing contests take us all where most of us did not want to be.

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Trump’s Jerusalem
Carlos Latuff – MintPress News, 11 Dec 2017

Idiocy + Power = Disaster

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Missile Practice
Carlos Latuff – MintPress News, 4 Dec 2017

No comment

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Military Industrial Complex: Shadow World Exposes Greed, Profit and the Business of War
Kevin Gosztola – MintPress News, 27 Nov 2017

A new PBS documentary looks deep into the shadowy world of the global arms trade, profit-making from war, and the politicians who sell the interests of their constituents to the highest bidder.

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Mass Shooters Are Disproportionately US Veterans
David Swanson – MintPress News, 20 Nov 2017

US Military Veterans Are More than Twice as Likely to Be Mass Shooters – It’s important to answer because it’s important for us to know whether military training is contributing to this epidemic,

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“AmazonLog” — A Military Drill with Vast Amazonian Aspirations: US Empire of Bases
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 13 Nov 2017

While placing pressure on Venezuela could well be part of the agenda behind the public face of this week’s combined military drill, the move is likely reflective of the larger goal of establishing a permanent U.S. military presence in the Amazon.

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Double Standards
Latuff – MintPress News, 6 Nov 2017

Why?

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Mafia World Leadership
Latuff – MintPress News, 23 Oct 2017

U.S. Warriors? Farmers? Drug Dealers? Capitalists? All of the above? What?

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Up in Smoke
Latuff – MintPress News, 16 Oct 2017

Trump & Netanyahu, US-Iran Nuclear Agreement

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In Neoliberal Putsch, Brazil Auctions Off Indigenous Lands, Public Utilities to Foreign Interests
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 9 Oct 2017

Thursday’s [28 Sep] auction was a juicy meal for the 32 corporate bidders, which included such major Western energy giants as Shell, ExxonMobil, and BP. Unprecedented in size and in the opposition it provoked, the auction fit neatly into Temer’s neoliberal agenda for Brazil.

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US H-Bomb Testing Forgotten In Media Frenzy Over North Korea Threat
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 2 Oct 2017

As the U.S. detonated nuclear bomb after nuclear bomb in the Marshall Islands – amounting to 23 tests of both fission and fusion bombs over a 12-year period – evacuated islanders and others nearby were intentionally exposed to radiation fallout from the testing, in what would become known as “Project 4.1.”

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Oil, Gas, Geopolitics Guide U.S. Hand in Playing the Rohingya Crisis
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 2 Oct 2017

Internal conflict, appropriately located, spells geopolitical opportunity. With U.S. ally Saudi Arabia funding and stoking Rohingya insurgencies, the U.S. creates a chance to blockade China’s oil supply and provide Aung San Suu Kyi the military cooperation needed to wrest Myanmar back from Chinese influence.

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Lacked and Loaded
Latuff – MintPress News, 18 Sep 2017

No comment…

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Israeli Website Claims ISIS Commander Revealed as Mossad Agent
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 18 Sep 2017

Libyan security forces arrested a Daesh commander in the city of Benghazi — only to find out soon after that the man they had captured, Ephraim Benjamin, was also an agent of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service. Was he working to defeat Daesh or to strengthen it?

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Investigation: White Helmets Committing Acts of Terror across Syria
Vanessa Beeley – MintPress News, 11 Sep 2017

The supposedly Syrian NGO White Helmets were established in Turkey, not in Syria. They are largely trained in Turkey and Jordan, not inside Syria. They were established in March 2013 by a British ex-military officer with $300,000 in seed funding from Japan, the U.K. and the U.S.

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Brave Congressman Explains How US Keeps Afghan Heroin Trade Alive
Matt Agorist – MintPress News, 28 Aug 2017

Congressman Thomas Massie blows the lid off the US subsidized opium trade and taxpayer funds flowing into the hands of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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Release the Hounds
Latuff – MintPress News, 21 Aug 2017

So It Goes…

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An Insatiable Appetite
Latuff – MintPress News, 14 Aug 2017

So It Goes…

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When Washington Decides Democracy Is Dangerous: Stoking Opposition in Venezuela and Syria
Ramiro S. Fúnez – MintPress News, 14 Aug 2017

The opposition “movements” in Venezuela and Syria have a great deal in common: both are seeking the demise of democratically-elected governments; both resort to violence and acts of terrorism; both are tools of U.S. and Western imperialism, and both are failing.

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Buddies
Latuff – MintPress News, 7 Aug 2017

So It Goes… Mission Accomplished

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James Le Mesurier: The Former British Mercenary Who Founded the White Helmets
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 7 Aug 2017

James Le Mesurier, a British ex-mercenary, founded the White Helmets in 2013. The group has been lauded for its “humanitarian” efforts in Syria, but they have actually functioned more as a logistics and propaganda arm of Syria’s al-Qaeda branch, complete with training from Le Mesurier.

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Enemy of My Enemy
Latuff – MintPress News, 17 Jul 2017

3 Jul 2017 – So It Goes…

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Israeli Exports into Gaza
Latuff – MintPress News, 10 Jul 2017

22 Jun 2017 – So It Goes…

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How al-Qaeda Became an American Ally in ‘The War on Terror’
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 10 Jul 2017

Nearly 16 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the United States is inexplicably finding itself in bed with al-Qaeda, its alleged sworn enemy. The group’s efforts to terrorize the population of Syria have been rewarded with U.S. arms, training and other military aid.

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Salafism vs. Wahhabism: Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s Proxy War Rages in Syria Thanks to US Militarism
Steven Sahiounie – MintPress News, 3 Jul 2017

Salafi jihadist scholar Abdullah al-Muhaysini is one of many agents working on behalf of Qatar to combat Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabist ideology. Their battleground is Syria, where a so-called “civil war” is covering up a silent fight between competing political movements.

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UN Report Reveals 3 Nations Producing Most Refugees Were Targets of US Intervention
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 26 Jun 2017

22 Jun 2017 – A UN report has shown that more than 65 million people were forced to leave their home countries last year, becoming refugees due to deadly conflict. The top nations from which refugees fled have one thing in common, they were all targets of US intervention.

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State Sponsors of Terror
Latuff – MintPress News, 26 Jun 2017

The Club

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How Greece Became a Guinea Pig for a Cashless and Controlled Society
Michael Nevradakis – MintPress News, 26 Jun 2017

As Greece moves closer to becoming a cashless society, it is clear that the country’s attitude towards cash is reckless and dangerous. The supposed convenience of switching to a cash-free system comes with a great deal of risk, including needless overreach by the state.

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Israel Demolishes Palestinian Village for 114th Time in Seven Years
Whitney Webb - MintPress News, 26 Jun 2017

Israeli bulldozers flattened a village inhabited by the ancient Palestinian Bedouins, a tribe that has lived on the land for thousands of years. Israeli authorities have systematically run the indigenous Bedouins off of their land to pave the way for Jewish-only settlements.

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Untreated Sewage Could Flood Gaza as Crippling Power Outages Worsen
MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jun 2017

Conditions in Gaza are worsening, with grave consequences for both human health and the environment due to untreated wastewater. Worse still, Israel has announced it will cut the electricity it supplies to Gaza by nearly half.

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Saudi Blockade Triggers Massive Cholera Epidemic in Yemen, Claiming One Life Each Hour
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 19 Jun 2017

Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen and its continuing blockade of Yemeni ports has virtually collapsed the country and basic necessities are in dangerously short supply. Now, Yemen finds itself unable to treat a rapidly growing cholera outbreak that claims the life of one civilian every hour.

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Tanzania Forced to Embrace Seed Patents or Risk Losing Developmental Aid
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 19 Jun 2017

Agribusiness companies are taking advantage of Tanzania’s desperate need for aid to push a development plan that will allow them to dominate the country’s agriculture sector and plunge farmers into debt. A similar plan led to a suicide epidemic among Indian farmers in recent years.

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The Terror Club Schism
Latuff – MintPress News, 12 Jun 2017

Terrorism vs Terrorism

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Father of Iconic Aleppo Boy Says Media Lied about His Son
Eva Bartlett – MintPress News, 12 Jun 2017

Mohammad Daqneesh, the father of the now-infamous Aleppo boy Omran Daqneesh, says his son was exploited by Syrian rebels and the media for political gain.

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