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‘UK’s main growth industry: Brutalizing world’s poorest with hi-tech military equipment’
The UK is investing in F-35 fighter jets, part of a massive £160 billion program to re-equip the British military. It comes in the midst of painful austerity when there is no money for anything else, says political analyst Dan Glazebrook. The UK's plan to purchase F-35 fighter jets has MPs debating the increasing costs. &nbs [...]
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North Korean Crisis Reveals Biggest Rift in US-EU Relations Since WWII
Previously obedient European allies of Washington have openly criticized Donald Trump's policy toward North Korea, political commentator Rostislav Ishchenko writes, adding that for the first time since the Second World War "the West" is split over the issue of war and peace. Washington's ramping up of the war of words with [...]
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‘No US warplanes over Syria’: Congress & Pentagon hit with 68k petition signatures
A CIA whistleblower and ex-Marine Corps captain are among the outspoken leaders of a campaign to stop the US bombing of Syria before a “nuclear apocalypse” erupts out of the conflict with Russia. The National Press Club in Washington, DC on Tuesday hosted a conference of five speakers opposed, morally and legally, to US inte [...]
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US ready to use ‘full range of military capabilities’ against N. Korea – top officer
The United States is ready to use the "full range" of its capabilities if provoked by North Korea, the country's top military officer said, noting that Washington is still hoping for a "peaceful resolution" to the crisis. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made clear on Monday that Washingto [...]
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Turkey-Russia S-400 Deal: Ankara ‘Falls Out of NATO Air Defense System’
Turkey mulling the purchase of Russia's S-400 surface-to-air missile system can be described as "a unique situation," which means that Ankara "is falling out of NATO's air defense system," a Russian military expert told Sputnik. [...]
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The Syrian War What You’re Not Being Told
What's really going on in Syria? Let's look at the evidence. Decades of wars in the middle East, it's non stop. Why are we always over there? What's over there? People used to think it was oil. But there's oil in Alaska, there's oil in Venezuela, which is a lot closer. We have plenty of oil. The truth is we're fighting Israel [...]
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Syria: Trump‘s Red Line – WELT
President Donald Trump ignored important intelligence reports when he decided to attack Syria after he saw pictures of dying children. Seymour M. Hersh investigated the case of the alleged Sarin gas attack. On April 6, United States President Donald Trump authorized an early morning Tomahawk missile strike on Shayrat Air Base [...]
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Intel Agent Reveals How NATO Planned to Tear Russia Apart
According to secret documents obtained by a Russian intelligence service, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO planned to split Russia into several smaller parts, a former secret agent told Russia's Rossiya 1 broadcaster. After the collapse of the USSR, NATO planned to divide Russia into small parts diminishing [...]
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Conference of Mayors Opposes Trump Military Spending – World Beyond War
An annual gathering of mayors from around the country is calling on Congress to reverse course by moving funding out of the military budget and into human and environmental needs. The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday unanimously passed three resolutions opposing deep cuts in social and environmental programs to increase fu [...]
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Pentagon Rehashes Cold War-Era Intelligence Playbook to Hype Up ‘Russian Threat’
The US Defense Intelligence Agency has published a glossy new 100 page+ declassified intelligence report called 'Russia Military Power', a rehash of reports which were released during the 1980s called 'Soviet Military Power'. Like its predecessors, 'Russia Military Power' seems designed to ensure a bigger defense budget for the [...]
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Moscow warns Washington against ‘incendiary, provocative action’ in Syria
Moscow has warned the US against taking unilateral action in Syria, as there is no threat from the Syrian military, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said. The statement comes after the US accused Syria of preparing for a chemical attack, without giving any evidence.   [...]
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Montenegro Pays the Price for NATO Entry by Spoiling Ties With Russia, Serbia
Montenegro is facing the necessity of breaking its ties with Russia; this will serve as a kind of payment for entering NATO, Russian political analyst Vladimir Kireyev told Sputnik. In an interview with Sputnik, Russian political analyst Vladimir Kireyev said that Montenegro is paying the price for its NATO entry. [...]
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Assad’s ‘Chemical Arms’: US Has Long Record of Starting Wars on False Pretexts
The White House's statement regarding Damascus' alleged "preparations" for the use of chemical weapons in Syria has prompted concerns that it could be followed by a series of US strikes on Syrian government forces. Sputnik contributor Andrei Kots explained why these fears are not unfounded. [...]
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Up Up and Away: Performance Uncertainty, Repair Issues Drive F-35 Cost Growth
The F-35’s dismal performance record is driving up operating costs for the fighters, according to a recent government report. The F-35’s unreliability and slow repair time contribute to its tendency to be something of a black hole for US taxpayer dollars. [...]
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Media & establishment push for regime change but ignore consequences – Tulsi Gabbard
Most media outlets and politicians often ignore the deadly consequences of US regime change policy, including the rise of Islamic State, according to Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). “I think that there has been a concerted effort both on the part of some in the media, as well as many in politics, and many in our fo [...]
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How Russia Again Reduced Daesh to Dust by Kalibr Cruise Missiles (VIDEO)
Russian Navy warships launched missiles from the Mediterranean Sea at Daesh targets in the eastern Syrian province of Hama, killing militants and destroying the group's command posts and large caches of weapons, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday. [...]
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Mental blockade: US embargoes 20 nations but frets over imaginary Russian siege
US and British troops this week joined thousands of NATO forces to conduct war games in Poland rehearsing the 'possible' blockade of Baltic states by Russia. Talk about mental blockade. [...]
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