America’s Deceitful Secret Support of Al Qaeda

ERIC ZUESSE—The 1949 coup in Syria overthrew the democratically elected Syrian Government, which had blocked construction of a U.S.-Saudi oil pipeline through Syria into Europe. The CIA imposed upon Syrians a military dictatorship which was so bad, Syria’s military decided that their being stooges of the U.S. wouldn’t really work for them, after all; so, the generals allowed the democratically elected President to run again in 1955, and he won again. In 1957, the CIA tried to overthrow him yet a second time, but failed.

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One year of Democratic sabotage of opposition to Trump

BARRY GREY—The Democrats’ neo-McCarthyite anti-Russia campaign has been aimed at preventing any retreat from the belligerent anti-Russia policies of the Obama administration and demanding a more aggressive war in Syria. It has borne fruit in the administration’s announcement this week of a permanent US troop presence in Syria and de facto American control over a large part of the country, a highly reckless escalation directed above all against Moscow.

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How does Trump survive? He pays off the ruling class

FRED GOLSTEIN—Bannon is an ultra-right ideologue whose aim has been to destroy the political center of the Republican Party. Trump, on the other hand, is a right-wing, racist, misogynistic bigot without any particular ideology. He is a pragmatist known to be easily manipulated, so the bourgeois establishment is pleased at the split caused by the book. They fear Bannon’s influence on Trump more than they fear Trump himself.

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Lazy Liberals and “the Trump Effect”

PAUL STREET—The solution to everything wrong in the world for liberals is getting a corporate military Democrat in the White House. It’s all about rallying around some new shining star from the Inauthentic Opposition Party (the late Sheldon Wolin’s excellent for the dismal dollar-drenched Dems) into the Oval Office. Then it’ll be blue-zone liberals turn to feel good while red state Republicans stew.

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INTERVIEW WITH ANDRE VLTCHEK FOR FARHIKHTEGAN NEWSPAPER IN IRAN

ANDRE VLTCHEK—The West cares nothing about what is good for others, or even for the entire world. It is only interested in what can serve its own, practical, neo-colonialist agenda. It is the world in which we are living. And this world has to dramatically change, better sooner rather than later! Iran, together with a handful of other countries, is at the vanguard of this great change that could save our Planet. That is why it should never be allowed to fall! 

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US Humiliation of South Korea

DAVID W. PEAR—Peace is not anything that Washington’s plutocratic interests want to hear, although the South Korean people like it and elected Moon president by a wide margin.  The US wants to keep tensions high, keep the American people frightened of a North Korean boogeyman, keep large numbers of US troops in South Korea, install multi-billion dollar THAADS, and keep Korea divided.  Even if they start a nuclear war.

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KOSOVO: A SAVAGE ASSASSINATION ROCKS THE BALKANS

STEFAN KARGANOVIC—The frightening thing is that the spiritual assassination of the Serbian people — because without its cultural cradle of Kosovo the nation is truly reduced to a zombified corpse — is being conducted without its input, awareness, or implicit, much less overt, consent. Of course, as in most contemporary “democracies”, the public’s consent for the resumption of the Kosovo talks, or for anything else of consequence for that matter, is entirely unnecessary.

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PALESTINE, ISRAEL, THE US, AND HOW THE SOUTH PACIFIC COUNTRIES ARE SELLING THEIR VOTES

ANDRE VLTCHEK—“Pacific Island votes at the UN are openly for sale, especially when peace in the Middle East is at stake. To illustrate the absurdity of the game: at a time when several countries in the region are becoming uninhabitable as a result of global warming, both Nauru and Kiribati, itself one of the sinking nations and therefore a victim, voted against the Kyoto Protocol.

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How the CIA Tried to Bribe Wilfred Burchett

GEORGE BURCHETT—The Kissinger cables suggest the U.S. State Department wasn’t too concerned with the Burchett-KGB allegations. But germ warfare made them very nervous. Wilfred Burchett was accused – and these accusations are repeated to this day – of fabricating the germ warfare “hoax” as part of a Chinese-North Korean propaganda campaign to discredit the U.S. and its Allies in Korea, of extracting confessions from captured U.S. airmen and brainwashing Allied POWs.

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