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Under Trump, Military Veterans and Service Members Have Been ‘Losers’

As part of this Republican outsourcing push, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is now trying to cut Pentagon spending in the one place where it’s actually needed—the Military Health System (MHS). Esper wants to trim $2 billion allocated for direct care for 9.5 million active-duty personnel, military retirees, and dependents over the next five years. […]

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Trump’s anti-war rhetoric is smoke and mirrors

If Trump’s words about his dislike for war and US troops fighting ‘forever wars’ matched his actions, there would be no American soldiers in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Nor would he still be selling weapons to the region. Nearly two years ago, I asked Russian President Vladimir Putin at his annual press conference whether […]

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Can We Call It Fascism? Trump’s Voter Suppression Project, 2020

Voter suppression and voter fraud have become dominant topics of discussion in the 2020 election. In an Orwellian twist, the Trump administration appears to be calling for the suppression of massive numbers of voters, in the name of combating “voter fraud.” This plan is coming to fruition by way of his assault on the U.S. […]

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If Berlin can bring Russia’s Navalny to Charite hospital, why can’t it help Assange? German MP asks 🎞️

A German MP is calling on her government to provide medical assistance to the “seriously ill” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, saying that Berlin spared no effort when it came to Russian opposition figure, Alexey Navalny. Berlin should not be supporting the US-orchestrated attack “on journalists, on press freedom and on democracy,” said Heike Haensel, the deputy head […]

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I pledged what? Serbian President Vucic seems surprised after Trump announces that Belgrade will move embassy to Jerusalem 🎞️

Aleksandar Vucic’s reaction to Donald Trump’s announcement that Belgrade will move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem next July made some people wonder if the news had come as a surprise to the Serbian leader. Vucic visited Washington this week to sign a US-brokered deal with Avdullah Hoti, prime minister of the breakaway Serbian region of […]

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Deutsche Bank Predicts New World ‘Disorder’, Cold War Between US and China

The new report comes on the heels of predictions by market analysts and hedge funds that the US dollar could lose over a third of its value against the euro and slide against other currencies in the coming months owing to poor US economic performance and ballooning debt in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. […]

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Gift from Trump? More than 100 Austrians get US Treasury stimulus cheques by mistake

Nearly 130 Austrians have been stunned to receive $1,200 cheques signed by none other than US President Donald Trump. Washington’s sudden generosity appears to be a result of a mistake in its Covid-19 relief package system. Citizens of the small Alpine nation, located thousands of miles away from America, were baffled by the envelopes containing […]

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Washington Warns India Against Major Arms Deals with Russia

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States is warning India against purchasing significant Russian weapons like advanced anti-aircraft systems or fighter jets as they may impede its defense cooperation with the West, US Assistant Secretary of State Clarke Cooper told reporters on Thursday. “The key point that has been shared with Indian counterparts… is: ‘Don’t put […]

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Liberals & hawks accuse Trump of ‘attack’ on military after he says Pentagon chiefs ‘fight wars to keep arms dealers healthy’

US President Donald Trump accused the Pentagon’s top brass of starting wars in order to hand billions to arms makers, drawing shocked reactions from his liberal critics and foreign policy hawks – some playing both roles at once. “I’m not saying the military’s in love with me – the soldiers are,” the president said at […]

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Threat of using NUKES grows bigger under Trump & renewing milestone START treaty may be ‘too late’ – Noam Chomsky tells RT

While the Democrats’ record on arms control doesn’t look good at all, it’s no match for that of Donald Trump who is amplifying the risk of nuclear weapons being put to use, world-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky opined on RT. Chomsky, one of the most cited political thinkers of our time, made the remarkable point while […]

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‘We are a sovereign country’: PM Babis tells Pompeo Czechs will decide for themselves what to do with their nuclear plant & Huawei

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has rejected US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s push to limit his country’s contacts with Russian and Chinese firms and grant a nuclear power plant construction contract to an American firm. Russia and China pose a threat to Czech energy independence, Pompeo said during his visit to Prague on Wednesday. […]

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Pompeo’s Bid to Create Anti-China Alliance Backfiring on Trump, Former US Diplomat Says

The new US policy of trying to force internal change in China and confronting Beijing with a US-backed alliance in Asia is generating distrust of Washington, former US Assistant Defense Secretary Chas Freeman, who accompanied President Richard Nixon to Beijing in 1972, said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spelled out the new policy in a […]

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Iraqi Paramilitary Groups Vow to Target US ‘Interests’ in Country if No Withdrawal Deal Signed

During a recent meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi US President Donald Trump suggested that most American servicemen will be “leaving [the country] shortly” but failed to give a definitive timeline. Several groups within Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) have threatened to attack US positions in the country should its leadership not negotiate a […]

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‘You talk like Goebbels’: Global Times editor-in-chief shoots back at Pompeo’s parallels between China & Nazi Germany

The editor-in-chief of a major Chinese tabloid slammed Mike Pompeo for comparing his country to Nazi Germany, likening his words to those of Hitler’s propaganda chief and reminding the secretary of state of America’s endless wars. Hu Xijin took to Twitter on Sunday venting his anger about Mike Pompeo’s remarks. “You are inciting radical hostility […]

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‘Very disappointing’: US envoy rebukes European allies for not supporting its move to restore UN sanctions on Iran

The US ambassador to the United Nations has described the lack of support from Washington’s allies in Europe as “disappointing,” after the US attempted to restore UN sanctions against Tehran. “This matter is so important that we cannot wait until the arms embargo [against Iran] runs out on October 18,” Kelly Craft, US envoy to the […]

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