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Countering Western Disinformation on Russia and Other Nations Opposing the American Empire
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Russia Is Counting on Hezbollah to Help Spearhead Eastern Syria Offensive

Elijah J. Magnier Eastern Syria awaits liberation from ISIS – making the highly professional Shia militia an invaluable asset There has been a lot of media coverage claiming that Russia has requested the Lebanese Hezbollah to leave Syrian territory, speculation initiated ...
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Irrefutable Proof: Russian Election Meddling Documented!

by FRED GARDNER For months we have all been force-fed a story few of us can digest about the hacking of the Democratic Party’s email servers, presumably by Russians commanded by Vladimir Putin himself. The pundits say, “Nothing like this ...
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Trump’s Speech in Riyadh Signals US Escalation Against Iran

By Bill Van Auken, Senior Analyst, wsws.org Also crossposted with Global Research, May 22, 2017 R iddled with hypocrisy, clichés and absurdities, President Donald Trump’s speech Sunday before an assembly of monarchs and despots in Saudi Arabia spelled out an ...
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The Real Aim of Trump’s Trip to Saudi Arabia

by ROBERT FISK Donald Trump sets off on Friday to create the fantasy of an Arab Nato. There will be dictators aplenty to greet him in Riyadh, corrupt autocrats and thugs and torturers and head choppers. There will be at least one zombie ...
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Maria Zakharova: A Spokeswoman for Sanity

By Vaughan Famularo, Russia Insider Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has made a career out of deep-frying western baloney Maria Zakharova is a passionate and outspoken modern woman. She is also the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry. She recently appeared on ...
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How Russia Became “Our Adversary” Again

Note: We deeply value and respect the author's contributions to the clarification of the political fog that envelops most of humanity these days, but differ with him in his characterization of the Soviet Union, especially his argument that it was ...
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Strutting Fascism and swaggering militarism

CLASSICAL ESSAYS • Original version on July 1, 2008 “We work for the moral and traditional values which Socialists neglect and despise. . . .” –Benito Mussolini ROME — It’s their strutting. That detestable image of the strutting that links ...
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The U.S. Behavior That Concerns Russia

by DAVID SWANSON Moscow I attended a meeting in Moscow on Friday with Vladimir Kozin, longtime member of Russia’s foreign service, advisor to the government, author, and advocate for arms reduction. He handed out the list of 16 unresolved problems ...
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Syria situation reports by Moon of Alabama draw a clear picture of a messy and fluid war

Dispatches by Moon of Alabama State Department: Renamed Al-Qaeda Not A Terrorist Organization - Can Receive CIA Supplies Max Abrams, a professor who works about terrorism, came up with this new definition of "terrorism": Nonstate actors who use violence against civilians ...
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The ‘Soft Coup’ of Russia-gate

By Robert Parry Crossposted with consortiumnews.com (first iteration). Special Report: The Russia-gate hysteria has grown stronger after President Trump's firing of FBI Director Comey, but the bigger question is whether an American "soft coup" is in the works, reports Robert Parry. Where ...
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The Russian Hacking Fiasco

MIKE WHITNEY, COUNTERPUNCH ABOVE COVER IMAGE: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. There’s no proof that Russia hacked the US elections. There’s no proof that Russian officials or Russian agents colluded with members of the Trump campaign. There’s no proof that ...
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Are You Ready to Die?

Paul Craig Roberts Dateline: May 11, 2017 | Image above: Russia' Rail-borne TOPOL ICBM system. Are You Ready to Die? “Fifty years ago, the streets of Leningrad taught me one thing: If a fight is inevitable, you must strike first.” —Vladimir Putin ...
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