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Covering Up the Massacre of Mosul

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Exclusive: When Russia and Syria killed civilians in driving Al Qaeda forces out of Aleppo, U.S. officials and media shouted “war crimes.” But the U.S.-led bombardment of Iraq’s Mosul got a different response, notes Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas…Read more →

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Truth and Lives vs. Career and Fame

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Exclusive: As President Trump considers sending more troops to Afghanistan, it’s worth recalling the modern U.S. dynamic of politicians and generals making misguided judgments about war, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Fifty years ago, I could have…Read more →

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Israel’s Quiet Reaction to US Neo-Nazis

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to call the tune for U.S. policy in the Middle East, going so far as to avoid criticizing U.S. neo-Nazis to not offend President Trump, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar describes. By Paul R.…Read more →

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Steve Bannon’s Apocalyptic ‘Unravelling’

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From the Archive: Ousted White House strategist Steve Bannon was a perplexing mix of populist, operative and opportunist, but his political theories crossed into the apocalyptic and bizarre, as Alastair Crooke described last March. By Alastair Crooke (First published on…Read more →

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Russia-gate’s Evidentiary Void

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Exclusive: A cyber-warfare expert sees no technical evidence linking Russia to the Democratic email releases, but The New York Times presses ahead with a new hope that Ukraine can fill the void, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The New…Read more →

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The Goal of ‘Not Losing’ in Afghanistan

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Exclusive: America’s adventures in Afghanistan – dating back to the 1980s – have led to one disaster after another with President Trump and other politicians afraid to finally admit failure, as Jonathan Marshall explains. By Jonathan Marshall “Let’s get out…Read more →

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President Trump’s ‘White Blindness’

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Exclusive: By defending “beautiful” Confederate statues, President Trump shows how little he understands about the evils of slavery and the cruelty on lynchings and segregation, but he is by no means alone, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The blindness…Read more →

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Refusing to Learn Lessons from Libya

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Exclusive: Official Washington never likes to admit a mistake no matter how grave or obvious. Too many Important People would look bad. So, the rationalizations never stop as with the Libyan fiasco, observes James W. Carden. By James W. Carden…Read more →

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Photographing a White-Supremacist Attack

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Some of the most dramatic scenes from last weekend’s neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville — images of white extremists beating a black man in a parking lot — were captured by photographer Zach Roberts who talked with Dennis J Bernstein. Dennis…Read more →

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Trump’s Outdated Hatred for Iran

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The Saudi-Israeli tandem has often driven U.S. policies in the Middle East. But the Trump administration keeps following the old Saudi line on Iran even as Riyadh shifts toward diplomacy, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar…Read more →

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