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Mideast Fact Meets Fiction: Mike Pompeo Touts US Goodness And Threatens More Of It

Pompeo’s speech seems to have been a not-so-subtle means of putting the entire Mideast region and world on notice that the U.S. is poised to initiate a new era of military intervention in the Middle East in order to “liberate” nations that continue to resist U.S. influence and regional hegemony. CAIRO — During a speech given Thursday at Read More…

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The Trump Administration Isn’t Ending the Wars in Syria or Yemen — It’s Only Shifting (and Fighting Over) Strategy

The loss-averse President Donald Trump, who campaigned on a platform to “defeat ISIS, sought to uphold his election-season slogan by declaring “historic victories against ISIS” as a reason for his Wednesday decision to end US military presence in Syria. We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency. — Donald Read More…

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Trump: US Troops Will Stay In Middle East To Protect Israel

US President Donald Trump has admitted that the US only keeps its troops in the Middle East to protect Israel. In an interview with the Washington Post yesterday, Trump explained that he would not withdraw US troops from the region because of the need to support Israel, despite the fact that other US concerns such as oil Read More…

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US Has Spent $5,900,000,000,000 on Wars Since 2001: Study

A new report from Brown University is aiming to provide a close estimate of the overall cost to the US government of its myriad post-9/11 wars and assorted global wars on terror. The estimate is that $5.933 trillion has been spent through fiscal year 2019. This is, of course, vastly higher than official figures, owing to the Pentagon Read More…

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“Mysterious Helicopters” Continue To Evacuate ISIS Members From Battle Fields Across Middle East

There have been sporadic, but regular reports of “mysterious helicopters” extracting ISIS militants from battlefields in the Middle East. Most recently, on November 13th, Syria’s official news agency SANA cited an anonymous source claiming that US-led military helicopters conducted an operation in the village of al-Suwayda in Hasakah province near the border with Iraq. They Read More…

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Mike Pompeo: The US Wants The Entire Middle East To Look Like Israel

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday that “Israel is everything we want the entire Middle East to look like going forward” and that US-Israel relations are “stronger than ever”. Speaking at an award ceremony held by the Jewish Institute for National Security of America in Washington DC, Pompeo hailed Israel as “democratic and Read More…