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Russia Says US Stance on INF Treaty Aims to Ruin New START Pact. US May Be Paving Way for Another Treaty Withdrawal – Lavrov

  • PressTV Published on Dec 7, 2018
    #Russia believes the #UnitedStates is seeking to wreck the New START #nuclearweapons treaty by threatening to exit the #INF agreement. Sergei Lavrov says the US has not yet presented any evidence to prove Russia violated the INF. The Kremlin has rejected a US call to dismantle Russia’s 9M-729 nuclear-capable missiles. Russia says the projectile’s in compliance with the #ColdWar era arms control pact. Washington has accused Moscow of breaching the I-N-F agreement. It’s said it will pull out of the deal in two months.

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December 8, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Heads To Persian Gulf In “Show Of Force” After Iran Ballistic Missile Test

  • US-Pentagram Military-Industrial-Complex (MIC): “Happy Days are Here Again! KaChing! KaChing!”
  • U.S. Aircraft Carrier Heads To Persian Gulf In “Show Of Force” After Iran Ballistic Missile Test
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    Days after Iran unveiled its first stealth destroyer in a televised ceremony on Saturday which saw the warship launched into operation in the Persian Gulf, and after the US condemned Iran’s test firing a medium-range nuclear capable ballistic missile on Sunday, Pentagon officials have announced the U.S. is sending an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf in a show of force against Iran.

    US officials told the Wall Street Journal the USS John C. Stennis and support ships will arrive in the Middle East “within days” — which will bring a close what’s been described as the longest period in two decades that a carrier group was absent from the region. Specifically the unnamed officials identified the purpose as to “exhibit a show of force against Iran” at a moment tensions are soaring after Nov. 4 renewed sanctions targeting Iran’s energy sector. The White House has vowed that it will work with international allies to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero in continuing economic warfare that could easily spark direct military confrontation. 

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December 5, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Hysteria’ in Washington to Increase Pentagon’s Massive Budget: Analyst

  • PressTV Published on Dec 2, 2018
    A recent report by a panel of military experts warning that US military supremacy has eroded drastically has created “hysteria” in Washington to increase the Pentagon’s already massive budget, says an American political analyst. The congressionally-chartered report released last month by the National Defense Strategy Commission said the US is likely unable to wage two wars at once and could even lose a war against China or Russia individually.

US ‘defence’ (war really) budget.

The US ‘defence’ (WAR) budget.

http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/6-5-trillion-missing-from-defense-department/

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http://crooksandliars.com/2015/06/report-reveals-85-trillion-missing

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http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/sep/14/ron-paul/ron-paul-says-us-has-military-personnel-130-nation/

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December 3, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Charities Call on US to Halt Military Support of Saudi Arabia

  • RT Published on Nov 27, 2018
    International humanitarian groups have called on the US to halt its military support for Saudi Arabia over Riyadh’s ongoing campaign in Yemen. In a joint statement, the 5 charities sounding the alarm stressed that as many as 14mn people could starve to death unless urgent action is taken.

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November 28, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AP: Yemen War Binds U.S., Allies, Al Qaeda. U.S. Supporting Al Qaeda

  • CBS News Published on Aug 9, 2018
    A new round of deadly Saudi-coalition airstrikes have been pounding Yemen. This comes after the Associated Press revealed the U.S.-backed coalition paid some al Qaeda fighters to leave key battle areas in the war-torn nation. The investigation also found militants sometimes joined the coalition, putting them on the same side as the U.S in the war. The Pentagon denies there’s any evidence of these situations. Associated Press Middle East Enterprise Editor Lee Keath, who worked on the report, joins CBSN to discuss it.
  • Are we the baddies? Al Qaeda team plays on the same side as the US in Yemen
    by https://www.rt.com/
    US media obfuscation of the truth about the Yemen war has effectively shielded the American public from learning that their country is in league with Al Qaeda forces there, Rania Khalek reports.

    Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) is supposed to be the branch most dangerous to Americans because it is actively plotting attacks on the US. Yet, the US-backed coalition of Arab nations, led by Saudi Arabia, has cozied up with the group amid the stalled military intervention against the Houthis. AQAP not only fights coalition members, but even serves as a source of recruits for it.

    The US has a long history of using radical religious extremists to do their dirty work, from propping the Muslim Brotherhood against socialist movements, and arming and training the mujahideen against the USSR in Afghanistan, to turning a blind eye to the predominance of various jihadist groups among anti-government ‘rebels’ in Syria.

    But the American public is mostly oblivious to the fact that the terrorists, which their country has been supposedly fighting to eradicate since the 9/11 attacks, are de facto US allies in Yemen.

    The US mainstream media does not give such details their deserved coverage. The entire Yemeni debacle has been flying under the radar for years, as the Saudi-led coalition bombs weddings and marketplaces and blocks food supplies to the starving nation, Khalek says.

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https://twitter.com/IntheNow_tweet/status/1067191269661859847

https://sputniknews.com/us/201809101067889993-us-senator-middle-east-syria/

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https://sputniknews.com/us/201809121067951343-US-Shielding-al-Qaeda-911/

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http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/september/10/why-are-we-siding-with-al-qaeda/

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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/06/us-now-allied-al-qaeda-yemen-ap-reveals-american-backed-saudi-coalition-forged-deals

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/07/unite-with-devil-yemen-war-binds-us-allies-al-qaida.html

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/05/15/gave-us-trucks-and-ammunition-to-al-qaeda-chaotic-us-effort-to-arm-syrian-rebels.html

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https://harpers.org/archive/2016/01/a-special-relationship/?single=1

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http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/america-siding-with-terrorists-like-al-nusra-its-not-a-conspiracy-theory-10319370.html

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https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201709111057283335-lavrov-nusra-front-syria/

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November 28, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran Opposed to Fake Deal of the Century — Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan

  • PressTV Published on Nov 26, 2018
    Iran’s parliament speaker says Tehran will foil the so-called deal of the century, the US initiative aimed at ending Palestinians’ resistance against Israel. Ali Larijani said the United States plans to make Israel a dominant force in the Middle East and Iran is determined to foil the plot. Larijani said the United States has a serious plan to plunder the region’s oil resources and it accuses Iran of misbehavior in order to only justify their presence in the Middle East and encourage regional countries to buy their weapons. The Iranian parliament speaker made the comments in the closing ceremony of the annual international conference on Islamic unity in Tehran.

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November 27, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Created Terrorist Groups in Middle East to Further Its Imperial Agenda: Writer

  • US Created Terrorist Groups in Middle East to Further Its Imperial Agenda: Writer
    by https://www.presstv.com/
    The United States created Daesh (ISIL) and all other terrorist groups in the Middle East region to further its imperial agenda, according to American political analyst Stephen Lendman.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday the US is using Daesh as a pretext to maintain its military presence in Syria and views the Takfiri group as an ally to push regime change in the Arab country.

    “The US State Department has declared that Daesh has not been completely defeated and that the main condition for its defeat is regime change in Syria and the withdrawal of any Iranian or pro-Iranian units from the country,” said Lavrov.

    “This confirms my theory that the Americans view Daesh as an excuse for their presence in Syria and almost as an ally in the fight against the Syrian regime. In other words, the main task [for Washington] now is regime change, not defeating Daesh.”

    Russia’s top diplomat said the main remaining hotbed of Daesh activity in Syria is now located on the east bank of the Euphrates River, where the US runs military bases.

    Lendman told Press TV on Sunday that Lavrov “claims accurately, absolutely accurately, that ISIS, or Daesh, or ISIL, calling it any name you wish, is supported by Washington in Syria. He concentrated on Syria, what he should have said was that ISIS and all other terrorist groups in the region not only are supported by Washington, they were created by Washington.”

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http://newsvoice.se/2015/05/27/swedish-politician-us-is-the-cause-of-refugees-from-the-middle-east/

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/going-after-the-islamic-state/5401439

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/raqqas_dirty_secret

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http://www.newsweek.com/secret-us-deal-isis-let-thousands-fighters-flee-raqqa-report-710301

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/03/us-isis-syria-iraq

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http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Game-Unleash-Fundamentalist-American/dp/0805081372

Who is behind Muslim Fundamentalism & Terrorism? Western Illuminist governments and their intelligence agencies! It is deliberate and not a miscalculation as Dreyfuss asserts! They are still owned by the western Illuminati.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Affairs-Britains-Collusion-Radical/dp/1846687640#_

In this ground-breaking book, Mark Curtis reveals the covert history of British collusion with radical Islamic and terrorist groups. Secret Affairs shows how governments since the 1940s have connived with militant forces to control oil resources and overthrow governments. The story of how Britain has helped nurture the rise of global terrorism has never been told.

http://theantimedia.org/tulsi-gabbard-plan-refugee-crisis/

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https://www.rt.com/usa/316558-us-training-jihadists-dick-black/

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https://twitter.com/DrJillStein/status/813213099427827712

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November 27, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Went Off-Script, Exposed Saudi-Israel Alliance: Analyst

  • PressTV Published on Nov 23, 2018
    US President Donald Trump’s remarks on Saudi Arabia’s importance for Israel prove right longtime speculation about Riyadh’s secret alliance with Tel Aviv, American political analyst Keith Preston says. Faced with international pressure to hold Riyadh responsible for murdering dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Trump has argued that punishing the kingdom hurts the US more as it would alienate the key Middle East ally and jeopardize billions of dollars in arms sales. But the biggest reason, as he told reporters on Thursday, was the risk that losing Saudi Arabia’s services would pose to Israel.

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November 24, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump’s Amazing & Expensive ‘Space Force’

  • RT America Published on Nov 20, 2018
    President Donald Trump likes to excite his supporters with the prospect of a whole new branch of the military, a cutting-edge and mighty “Space Force.” But how much taxpayer money does he intend to spend on it? RT’s Yulia Shapovalova has the story.
http://www.examiner.com/article/pentagon-plans-for-alien-invasion-exist-according-to-military-professor

Preparations to attack Jesus Christ on His 2nd coming! The “Evil Aliens” HOAX! Click on image for article!

http://www.amazon.com/An-Introduction-Planetary-Defense-Extra-Terrestrial/dp/1581124473#_

This book describes a serious look at defending the planet in the event of an extra-terrestrial invasion. Travis Taylor, et al, have written the definitive book on the defense of earth against a potential alien incursion. Whatever your beliefs on the subject, and despite many of my own popular novels I am agnostic at best, the book also serves as an important primer on the potential future of warfare on every level. It is tightly grounded in current day realities of war and extrapolates thoughtfully but closely about future potentials. It should be on the reading list of anyone who is serious about national security and the future of war.
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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/russian-prime-minister-medvedev-unexpectedly-reveals-extraterrestrials-presence-in-russia/

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https://www.seeker.com/space/space-aggressors-train-us-forces-for-extraterrestrial-conflict

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http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/space-warfare-us-air-force-gearing-future-space-conflict-by-expanding-space-divisions-1626817

This is to attack the Lord Jesus Christ on His 2nd coming! Click on image for article.

https://www.rt.com/usa/394936-us-air-force-space-corps/

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/luca-scantamburlo-ronald-reagan-and-mikhail-gorbachevs-discussion-on-alien-threat-from-outer-space-and-consolidating-military-forces-to-address-it/

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November 21, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EU Army: Brussels ‘Delighted’ that Angela Merkel and Macron Want to Create European Military Force

  • EU Army: Brussels ‘Delighted’ that Angela Merkel and Macron Want to Create European Military Force
    by Jon Stone, https://www.independent.co.uk/
    Jean-Claude Juncker tries to claim credit for idea
    The European Commission has said it is “delighted” that the leaders of France and Germany have backed the creation of a “real” EU army. A spokesperson for the commission’s president Jean-Claude Juncker said he was “pleased” that the argument for the force seemed to be “going in our direction”. Addressing the European Parliament on Tuesday Angela Merkel said she supported a “real, true” European army, echoing an identical call by her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron the week before.

    Speaking on Wednesday, the commission’s spokesperson tried to attribute credit for the idea to Mr Juncker, noting that he had previously endorsed such a force. “Let me clarify that the first one who spoke about the EU army four years ago was someone called Jean-Claude Juncker,” they said. “Memory is short nowadays in Brussels and the capitals but people here present, you are aware of who launched this idea.”

    The spokesperson added: “We are delighted that both the president of the French republic and the German chancellor, with a few days interval, publicly backed this idea.

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November 16, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Macron Wants ‘European Army’ to Share UN Security Council Seat and Nukes with Berlin – Marine Le Pen

Macron said he wanted to rule as a Roman god ‘Jupiter’, above the political fray.
Photograph by Nadav Kander for TIME
President Emmanuel Macron in the Élysée Palace on Nov. 7.

  • Macron Wants ‘European Army’ to Share UN Security Council Seat and Nukes with Berlin – Marine Le Pen
    by https://www.rt.com/
    President Emmanuel Macron wants to create a “European army” in order to share France’s permanent seat in the UN Security Council, as well as its nukes, with Germany, the head of the National Rally, Marine Le Pen said.

    Macron wants to use the coveted “European army” to share the “place in the Security Council”and the French “nuclear arsenal” with neighboring Germany, Le Pen told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

    Le Pen, who leads the right-wing party National Rally (formerly known as the National Front) and was Macron’s chief opponent in last year’s presidential race, strongly opposes his idea of establishing EU military structures.

    “To maintain peace, every nation must have its own national army but not allow it to participate in joint military actions, if required,”
     she said.


    France belongs to the ‘P5 states’, five permanent members of the UN Security Council with veto power. Germany can only be elected to sit in the council for a two-year term as a non-permanent member. In 1990, it pledged to not develop or maintain its own nuclear weapons.

    The idea to create a “real European army” was voiced by Macron earlier this month. The president said that such a military force is needed to protect Europeans from Russia, China, “and even the US.”

    Macron made those remarks in the days leading up to the 100th anniversary of the end of the World War I, and two weeks after the US President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull out of the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

    Macron’s approach received support from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The EU should “work on a vision” of establishing a real European army in the future, she stated, addressing the members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

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November 16, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

US, Qatar Discuss Plan to Create ‘Arab NATO’, Expansion of Largest Gulf Airbase

The business of America is war!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/American-War-Machine-Connection-Afghanistan/dp/074255595X

This provocative, thoroughly researched book explores the covert aspects of U.S. foreign policy. Prominent political analyst Peter Dale Scott marshals a convincing array of evidence to expose the extensive trail of sanctioned but illicit violence in politics and state affairs, especially when related to America’s long-standing involvement with the global drug traffic. Beginning with Thailand in the 1950s, Americans have become inured to the CIA’s alliances with drug traffickers (and their bankers) to install and sustain right-wing governments. The pattern has repeated itself in Laos, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Nigeria, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, Honduras, Turkey, Pakistan, and now Afghanistan-to name only those countries dealt with in this book. The so-called war on terror, and in particular the war in Afghanistan, constitutes only the latest chapter in this disturbing story. Click on image to goto Amazon.

  • US, Qatar Discuss Plan to Create ‘Arab NATO’, Expansion of Largest Gulf Airbase
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Qatari Deputy Prime Minister Khalid Al-Attiyah met in Washington to discuss the Trump administration’s proposal to create an Arab security alliance, the State Department said in a press release on Wednesday.

    “Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Khalid Al-Attiyah,” the release said. “The Secretary and the Deputy Prime Minister discussed working toward a Middle East Strategic Alliance, anchored by a united GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), to advance prosperity, security, and stability in the region.”

    President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed creating the Middle East Strategic Alliance, an Arab security pact widely referred to as an “Arab NATO,” made up of the six Arab states of the GCC along with Egypt and Jordan.

    The goal of creating such an alliance of Sunni Arab states would be to counter the growing influence of Iran in the Middle East, US officials have said. Similar US initiatives to establish a collective Arab security pact have failed in the past.


    The Trump administration’s efforts to create the alliance have been hampered by an ongoing rift between Qatar and the other Arab states in the GCC. In June 2017, GCC members Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, along with Egypt, severed diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing the country of supporting terrorism. Qatar has firmly denied the accusations.

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November 16, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Endless Wars and How Much Israel Costs You?

  • RT America Published on Nov 13, 2018
    Following news that the Israelis were on a secret mission in Gaza, we reported on this show yesterday that secret operation went bad. When it went bad, the IDF resorted to open gunfire, which caused the Palestinians to fire back, which caused the Israeli’s to send in war planes, attack helicopters and even tanks. Because the first casualty of any battle, is always the truth—we thought you should know what actually happened. RT America’s breaks all of this down.

US ‘defence’ (war really) budget.

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November 15, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Macron Calls for ‘Real’ European Army During WWI Commemoration

  • RT America Published on Nov 12, 2018
    French President Emmanuel Macron called for a real European army to protect itself from Russia and the US. RT America’s Rick Sanchez breaks down the latest, Scottie Nell Hughes reports.

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November 14, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

US War on Terror ‘Worst War Crime in Human History’: Scholar

  • PressTV Published on Nov 10, 2018
    America’s so-called war on terror that began 17 years ago has killed millions of people, far greater than official estimates, amounting to a “holocaust” and one of the worst war crimes in human history, a US scholar says. The ongoing US military campaign was aimed at creating “endless wars” to destroy Muslim countries, contrary to Washington’s stated goal of fighting terrorism, said Kevin Barrett, an author, journalist and radio host with a PhD in Islamic and Arabic Studies.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/trevor-aaronson-inside-the-fbis-manufactured-war-on-terror/

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http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/01/23/bush.iraq/

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http://www.democracynow.org/2008/1/24/935_lies_and_counting_study_counts

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http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,463779,00.html

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http://articles.cnn.com/2004-01-10/politics/oneill.bush_1_roomful-of-deaf-people-education-of-paul-o-neill-national-security-council-meeting?_s=PM:ALLPOLITICS

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November 12, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment