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Why the Trump “Change” on Syria?

It’s not a change so much as a refocusing. Remember, the US drive for regime change in Syria slowed in 2014 because ISIS — which US imperialism created and used, and which was growing powerful because of the war on

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Syria, Propaganda & Anti-Imperialism 101

During the final stages of the fighting in Aleppo, Twitter’s care-more-than-thou caucus was out in full force, blasting people who questioned the claims of the opposition parroted by the MSM. How gross, how crass, to quibble about numbers when people

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On the Effort to Exonerate Team USA for the Rise of ISIS

Assad is primarily responsible for the rise of ISIS. No one else is even close, with the possible exceptions of former Iraqi presidents Maliki and Hussein. That’s the predictable message of the State Department and its proxy reporters at outlets

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‘Better Off Than Syria’ – The Latest Dishonest Attempt to Justify the US/NATO War on Libya

Annie-Marie Slaughter both championed the US/NATO war on Libya and quickly deemed it a success. But like most western backers of that war, she stopped talking about Libya once it became impossible to call the war a success. Last year,

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Defining Imperialism Down: Yes, the US Has Waged War on Syria

Forget what you know: the US hasn’t waged war on Syria. That’s hardened into conventional wisdom, and leftist anti-anti-imperialists have dutifully joined the chorus, never mind that the claim disintegrates in the face of a one-second Google search. Anti-anti-imperialists profess

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The Mainstreaming of Al-Qaeda

The US has encouraged its proxies in Syria to work with Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, Nusra Front, and green-lighted the effort of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar to fund the Army of Conquest, a coalition that includes Nusra Front.

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The Buried Lede: Al Qaeda as a US-Approved Partner in Syria

Let me clarify at the outset: this post doesn’t directly concern the 2012 DIA intelligence report, the one that clashes with the official narrative on the rise of ISIS, the makeup of the opposition in Syria, and its relationship to

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MSM Ignoring Bombshell Intel Doc on the Rise of ISIS & the Complicity of US & Its Allies

Brad Hoff has done a good job of analyzing a newly classified 2012 document from the Defense Intelligence Agency. Please go read his post and the original document. This 7-page document contains several revelations, any one of which is news

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The Guide to Criticizing Hillary Without Being Sexist

Sexist: Calling her Shrillary Not Sexist: Calling her Killary Sexist: Calling her a whore for Wall Street Not Sexist: Calling her a shill for Wall Street Sexist: Criticizing her for focusing on rape and other women’s issues Not Sexist: Criticizing

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Unshocking if True: The Head of ISIS in Libya is an Ex-US Ally (& Torture Victim)

I’ve seen two reports — here and here — that ISIS’s head in Libya is none other than Abdelhakim Belhaj. If true, this is the latest turn in the amazing career of a man who perfectly embodies US foreign policy.

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