Yesterday, a monitoring group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently published another footage of the aftermath of the U.S.-led coalition’s strikes on the city. Videos and photos show damaged buildings, bomb craters and fires.
Jim W. Dean – Is the US building a national Kurdish army, with combined operations capability? Yes it is, and quite openly so. This is the US’ answer to the Russian and Iranian involvement, but leaving out that the US goal from the beginning was an offensive one.
The United States has deliberately not provided advanced precision weapons to Iraqi security forces, limiting Baghdad’s ability to fully liberate Mosul and fight Daesh, defense analyst Ahmad al-Sharifi told Sputnik Persian. “Sixty-two countries, including the United States, are part of the international coalition in Iraq. The US has enormous military capabilities and the most cutting-edge weapons. However, […]
Jim W. Dean – The worm seems to be turning in US-Ukraine relations, with this story on major cutbacks in US financial support, but with a caveat. There is no mention of any military cutbacks, just in “reform” and economic aid.
Jim W. Dean – This does not come as a surprise, since “certain parties” did not get their attack on Iran, and their bogus claims of an Iran nuclear weapons program were shot down in flames; the lawyers figured that at least they could get a load of bucks to the 9-11 victims.
Following recent remarks made by President Trump branding Iran “the number one terrorist state,” and US media outlets claiming that the Trump administration is “looking to divide Russia’s relations with Tehran,”
A five-year-old boy was detained for several hours at Washington Dulles International Airport on Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order to ban immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. The U.S. citizen boy from Maryland was travelling with a family member from Iran to Washington to meet his mother, who is of Iranian […]
Hundreds of thousands of people from across the United States descend on Washington to voice their anger and anxiety over Donald Trump’s presidency a day after he took the oath of office. The Women’s March on Washington, which organizers said attracted half a million people on Saturday, seeks to raise awareness of women’s rights and other civil […]
…from SouthFront Jaish al-Fatah and Fatah Halab militant coalitions’ defenses are collapsing in the Syrian city of Aleppo under the pressure of pro-government forces. Late on December 6 and early on December 7, the Syrian army, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Liwa al-Quds set control over the areas east and north of the Aleppo […]
By Tal Kopan Trump ran his campaign on a message that he would “drain the swamp” in Washington He has so far fully embraced lobbyists within his transition Washington (CNN)To shape his administration, President-elect Donald Trump is drawing squarely from the “swamp” he has pledged to drain. Trump’s transition team is staffed with long-time Washington […]
Jim W. Dean – This is all a dangerous game, all the more so because the US would probably do a cyber attack on itself, with more than a little damage, to assure public support for a major cyber counter attack.
The US propaganda campaign to discredit Russian-Syrian-Iranian operations to liberate Aleppo faced a significant problem – massive civilian casualties during the Mosul offensive, supported by the US-led coalition.
Jim W. Dean – Mr. Engdahl has the classic expose’ below to once again validate VT’s editorial position that not only the wars but American “economic interests” are now being run by international organized crime.
Leaders of movements and parties which stand for independence of their regions will gather in Moscow at a conference ‘The dialogue of nations’.
The airstrikes at dawn on Tuesday pulverized entire families, including young children — families that were fleeing Islamic State militants but were instead mistaken for being those very fighters.
The Ukrainian regime is an illegal far-right facist junta hell-bent on resuming open hostilities. This is because it is a puppet regime put in power and controlled by Zionist Neocons in Washington – remember that John McCain and Viktoria Nuland turned up in Kiev during Maidan
The fate of President Bashar al-Assad has long been at the heart of Washington’s strategy in Syria, but it will no longer be a “priority” in the near future, the London-based newspaper Raialyoum asserted, adding that the US is no longer listening to Saudi Arabia’s wishes in this matter.
Jim W. Dean – Germany’s Ernst Wolff confirms VT’s long held editorial position that manufactured security threats are only being used as a tool to shovel never-ending billions into the international elites’ private investment playpen – the military industrial complex.
The Kosovo region owes recognition of its 2008 “declaration of independence” to Albania’s long-practised skill at lobbying US politicians, Nenad Vasic, researcher at the Belgrade-based Institute for International Politics and Economics, told Sputnik Serbia. Kosovopranos: German Intel Had Mafia Dossier on Kosovan President Since 2005 Albanian and Kosovan politicians have successfully pursued their policy objectives […]
Jim W. Dean – Shock jock presidential candidate Trump continues to show his allegiance to his media god of “there is no such thing as bad publicity”.
Moscow notes increased pressure on Russian diplomats in US — diplomat MOSCOW, June 30. /TASS/. The Washington Post’s article on alleged use of force against a US diplomat on the part of Russian law enforcers contradicts facts, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said while commenting on the publication’s article of June 29. “Unfortunately, the Washington […]
__________ Mercopress, Montevideo Venezuela accuses Washington and the opposition of plotting to overthrow Maduro Venezuela’s foreign minister accused the United States of conspiring to topple President Nicolás Maduro’s government in conjunction with Venezuela’s opposition. Minister Delcy Rodríguez says the plot includes attempting to remove Maduro’s government from the Organization of American States in conjunction with […]
Erdogan tried to make an end run on Obama at the Brookings Institute event, but his security thugs, accustomed to beating up protesters and throwing out media, made him look like “Sultan Erdo the Magnificent”.
Jim W. Dean – Our Congress and defense industry team up to continue bleeding us dry on wasted new weapons programs with their huge cost overruns and delays, where both Russia and soon China will be able to create cost effective deterrents.
Washington military planners decided to remove Bashar al-Assad from power using seasoned jihadist fighters because the Syrian president refused to back the Qatari project to build a gas pipeline through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey, radio host, attorney and nephew of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. asserted. The $10 billion […]
Jim W. Dean – Hodges saying this in front of a major conference, and then nothing happening to back it up will just add to his playing the fool on Ukraine about the Russian invasion.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is losing his wits over the Kurdish issue. The Turkish leader fiercely criticized the US government after Washington sent an envoy to the city of Kobani controlled by Syrian Kurds. The US government sent the envoy led by Brett McGurk to Kobani in Northern Syria to speak with representatives of the military wing of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). […]
by Liz Sly and Zakaria Zakaria [ Editor’s note: Oh how it pains them, the writers at the Post, after years of fabrications about non-existent “moderate terrorists,” to accept a defeat that could only happen if the vast majority of the Syrian people were behind Assad and the Syrian Arab Army. Also left out […]
The United States is deeply concerned over “disproportional” high-profile EU tax probes into major US companies, and deems them unfair, Robert Stack, the US Treasury official in charge of international tax policy said. EU Competition Chief Set to Probe Google Tax Breaks MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Stack visited Brussels on Friday to express Washington’s fears about the EU biased tax […]
Jim W. Dean – We have had a rare event with the Japanese declassifying diplomatic documents that prove the Soviets shot down the Korean 007 airliner by mistake, thinking it was a US spy plane ignoring all requests to change course.