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Our Beautifully Democratic Wars

By Philip Roddis – Originally at OffGuardian – Published Aug 11, 2020 FRN Of course the people don’t want war. That is understood … But after all it is the leaders who determine the policy and it is a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, a […]

MOSCOW: US Global Deployment of Land Missiles Will Prompt Russia’s Quick Reaction, Non-Nuclear Attack Could Trigger Nuke Response

MOSCOW – Washington’s deployment of land-based short and intermediate-range missiles in various regions around the world will provoke an immediate reaction from Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced. “It is clear that deployment of American land-based short and intermediate-range missiles globally seriously undermines regional and global security and will provoke a new dangerous phase of […]

Senate United in Rejection of Pentagon Budget Cuts, $740 bln for ‘Securing Peace and Prosperity’ Around the World

PENTAGON – The US Senate has passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act, allocating $740.5 billion to the Pentagon. The bill was passed a day after an amendment proposed to cut the Pentagon’s budget by 10 percent and redirect that funding toward significant investments in education, healthcare, and housing in poor communities. This, […]

OFFICIAL: USAF Buying Turkey’s F-35

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US Air Force is officially purchasing 8 F-35 fifth-generation stealth fighter jets that were initially intended for Turkey prior to its removal from the Joint Strike Fighter program. In addition to F-35A’s built by Lockheed Martin for Turkey, the $862 million contract modification provides the aerospace manufacturer with an undetermined sum […]

What Lies Ahead

July 20, 2020 “Information Clearing House” – The US economy at mid-year 2020 is at a critical juncture. What happens in the next three months will likely determine whether the current Great Recession 2.0 continues to follow a W-shape trajectory—or drifts over an economic precipice into an economic depression. With prompt and sufficient fiscal stimulus […]

MAJOR: US to Sanction Turkey for Acquiring S-400

WASHINGTON, D.C./ANKARA – Three US congressmen introduced legislation aimed at sanctioning the government of Turkey for purchasing the S-400 air and missile defense system from Russia, Congressmen Adam Kinzinger announced on his website on Friday. “Today, Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Michael McCaul (R-TX) […]

WAKING THE DRAGON: US Announces Policy of All-Out Support for China’s Rivals in Territorial Disputes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States announced it will do “everything it can” to support China’s rivals in territorial disputes, setting a one-size-fits-all, openly hostile policy toward Beijing. “We will support countries all across the world who recognize that China has violated their legal territorial claims as well — or maritime claims as well,” US […]

MAJOR: Iran Claims General Soleimani Was in Possession of Video, Audio Files of Pentagon-ISIS Talks

TEHRAN – Special Advisor to Iran’s Parliament Speaker for International Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that former Commander of the IRGC Quds Force Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani had possessed footages and audio files which prove collaboration between the US military commanders and ISIS terrorists in Iraq. “He (General Soleimani) told me that he was in […]

RUSSIA: Return to INF Treaty Impossible After US Withdrawal

MOSCOW – The US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty has become an irreparable mistake, which makes the return to the agreement impossible, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated. “I would like to say that several mistakes, committed by the US, entailed irreparable consequences. One of those huge mistakes, for example, is […]