Articles by Whitney Webb

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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What’s in a Name? U.S. Takes Syria’s Al-Qaeda off Terror Watchlists
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 29 May 2017

By changing its name to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda has managed to secure its removal from the U.S. and Canadian terror watchlists, allowing citizens of those countries to donate money and travel to fight with them.

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U.S. Military World’s Largest Polluter – Hundreds of Bases Gravely Contaminated
Whitney Webb – MintPress News, 22 May 2017

Producing more hazardous waste than the five largest U.S. chemical companies combined, the U.S. Department of Defense has left its toxic legacy throughout the world in the form of depleted uranium, oil, jet fuel, pesticides, defoliants like Agent Orange and lead, among other pollutants.

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BREAKING: Radiation at Fukushima Spikes to Highest Levels Since 2011
Whitney Webb | True Activist – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2017

4 Feb 2017 – Operators of the Fukushima nuclear power plant have identified a gaping hole in a reactor containment vessel, which has resulted in a drastic spike in radiation levels.

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