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US Global Decline Will Be ‘Abrupt’ as China Surges – Historian
Author Alfred McCoy argues in his new book, “In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power,” that not only is the US’ status a superpower bound to be eclipsed by China, but also that America’s downfall will “be more abrupt than we imagine.” [...]
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Russian Su-35 chased away rogue US F-22 jet: MoD blasts US Air Force for hampering Syria op
A Russian interceptor has been scrambled to stop a rogue US fighter jet from actively interfering with an anti-terrorist operation, the Russian Defense Ministry said. It also accused the US of provoking close encounters with the Russian jets in Syria. [...]
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‘US has no legitimate cards left to play in Syria’
The US presence in Syria is a violation of the law, and a reflection of US frustration said military analyst Kamal Alam. The only way for Washington to be part of the endgame is to keep its forces in the country, he adds. The UN Charter recognizes only two justifications for the use of military force in a foreign country. The fi [...]
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Russia may turn to cryptocurrencies in oil trade to challenge sanctions & the petrodollar
The gradual acceptance of digital currencies, with major exchanges about to launch bitcoin futures trading, may prompt some oil producing nations to ditch the US dollar in crude trade in favor of cryptocurrencies, an oil analyst says. Russia, Iran and Venezuela have more than one thing in common. All three are major oil pro [...]
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Why Trump And Kushner Should Be Terrified Of Mueller’s Deutsche Bank Subpoena
The money Trump and Kushner owe to DB, and its ties to a bank under sanctions, could be the evidence Mueller needs… Mueller has now apparently taken an interest in acquiring banking “data on accounts held by President Donald Trump and his family,” according to a report released Tuesday morning by Reuters. [...]
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On Contact: Decline of the American empire with Alfred McCoy
Alfred McCoy, Harrington Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains the decline of the United States as a global power and the rise of the Chinese empire. Decline of the American empire with Alfred McCoy /* */ [...]
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‘Local download’: NSA whistleblower tells CIA chief DNC wasn’t hacked by Russia (VIDEO)
Bill Binney tells RT about his meeting with CIA chief Mike Pompeo, at which he presented evidence the DNC documents were downloaded locally. NSA whistleblower William Binney spoke to RT about his recent meeting with CIA director Mike Pompeo, where they discussed accusations that Russia meddled in 2016 US presidential election [...]
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NSA whistleblower told CIA director DNC leak was inside job, not Russian hack
CIA Director Mike Pompeo reportedly met with NSA whistleblower William Binney for an hour at CIA headquarters on October 24 at the request of US President Donald Trump. Binney disputes US intelligence claims over Russian hacking of DNC emails in 2016. [...]
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Donald Trump’s Victory One Year On: Could the ‘Outsider’ Shock the World Again?
Today marks one year since Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election. The question of whether the upstart could or would win a rerun of that vote twelve months on, however, is up for debate. [...]
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Trump in Asia: How Power Has Shifted Since Richard Nixon’s Trip to China in 1972
US President Donald Trump has arrived in Beijing for a two-day visit as part of his five-nation tour of Asia. Sputnik looks at how the relationship between the US and China has changed Richard Nixon's historic eight-day trip in 1972. [...]
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Jesse Ventura “Lets Look At The Whole 9/11 Conspiracy For A Moment…”
A ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL graduate who enlisted in the Navy in 1969, Ventura earned a spot as an elite SEAL trained in underwater demolition. He shipped out to fight in Vietnam, where he passed the time with cheap beer and easy women. After he got back stateside, he joined a California motorcycle gang called the Mongols. Armed [...]
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$250mn each day for 16yrs: The staggering cost of ‘War on Terror’
The ‘War on Terror’ cost US taxpayers at least $1.46 trillion since September 11, 2001, the Department of Defense’s cost of war report has revealed. The 74-page DoD dossier was obtained by the Federation of American Scientists’ Secrecy News. It breaks down the cost of the US’s various conflicts and reveals the ongoing [...]
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Dollar should not dominate the world – Russian PM Medvedev
The international financial system needs to balance which is why there is no place for a dominant currency, said Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev. “The balanced system of financial relations should be based on the use of various reserve currencies, various forms of settlement. There should be no domination of any one currency,” s [...]
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Majority of Americans want right to express unpopular opinions, even if it offends – poll
The majority of Americans say they no longer feel at ease talking about their political beliefs, a new survey by the Cato Institute found. Most Americans no longer feel at ease talking about their political beliefs, a new survey by the Cato Institute found. Over two-thirds wished they were allowed to express unpopular opinions [...]
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CIA Infiltrates Academia, Docs Reveal US Supported Genocide, One Topic Banned From TV
Most TV ads market global suicide and we’re programmed not to see it. A profit-driven system begets media that endlessly justifies consumption and fuels the slow-motion destruction of our humanity. Lee Camp reveals the US support for an Indonesian genocide. Then Natalie McGill joins Lee to discuss how churches are exploitin [...]
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Final JFK Assassination Files to be Released on Thursday
Twenty-nine years after the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy, the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 was passed, requiring the government to disclose all US government records related to the Kennedy assassination within 25 years. The final deadline is October 26, 2017. [...]
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Trump’s Insults Reportedly Stifle Chances of Negotiating with North Korea
As a result of US President Donald Trump’s belittling attacks on “Rocket Man” Kim Jong-un, Pyongyang is refusing to hold discussions with the US. "Multiple US government and congressional officials" told NBC that they have been warned by Joseph Yun, US envoy to North Korea, that Trump's insults won't help them bring Nort [...]
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