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    US House recommends military build-up, NATO expansion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NByY74HqPOA

    Published on 11 Jan 2018
    A report detailing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “assault on democracy in
    Russia and Europe” was released this week by the House Intelligence Committee.
    The document was commissioned by Democratic Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland.
    RT America correspondent Anya Parampil brings us the details.

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    A update and discussion with speculation on how things could turn out....

    CrossTalk on North Korea: ‘Olympic Truce’



    Published on 12 Jan 2018
    It is being called the Olympic Truce. After months of over the top rhetoric,
    the two Koreas are talking again – the first time in 2 years. Is this a serious
    diplomatic opening or merely a ploy? South Korea appears to welcome this
    opening. Does the same apply to Washington?
    CrossTalking with Michael Maloof, Charles Shoebridge, and Sourabh Gupta.
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    McMaster gunning for ‘bloody nose strike’ in Korea

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    Published on 12 Jan 2018
    National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is reportedly conducting a whisper
    campaign against North Korea, promoting the idea of preventive war to forcibly
    denuclearizing the regime. RT America’s Dan Cohen reports on how this latest
    episode is to be expected from one whose career is rife with neocon bluster,
    exaggeration and failure.
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    ‘US are occupiers’: Washington to stay in Syria indefinitely to counter Iran



    Published on 12 Jan 2018
    The U.S. has revealed that countering Iran is part of its ongoing operations in
    Syria after the fall of Islamic State and among the key reasons a military
    presence will remain there. The announcement was made during a Senate
    hearing on Thursday. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8wq7

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    Who’s against peace in Syria?

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    Published on 12 Jan 2018
    Unnamed outside powers conducted a drone raid on two Russian military bases in
    Syria, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, which says the raid was designed
    to sabotage agreements between Iran, Turkey and Russia. Brian Becker, national
    director for the anti-war ANSWER Coalition, joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to
    discuss.

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    Trump to approve Iran nuclear deal for last time

    US President Donald Trump says he is extending sanctions relief for Iran one last
    time so Europe and the US can fix the nuclear deal's "terrible flaws".

    The waiver he will sign suspends US sanctions on Iran for another 120 days.
    The White House wants EU signatories to agree permanent restrictions on Iran's
    uranium enrichment. Under the current deal they are set to expire in 2025.

    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said it was a "desperate attempt" to
    undermine a "solid" deal.Germany said it would continue to call for the deal's full
    implementation and would consult on a "common way forward" with the UK and
    France.Mr Trump also wants Iran's ballistic missile programme to be addressed.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42670577

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    Let's cut the bull****. The US and Israel are at war with Iran


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEkchBkS01I

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    How To Engineer A Crisis



    Published on 12 Jan 2018
    SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/crisis/

    Are you a dictator in need of public support for your latest draconian
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    Syrian war: Reports of chlorine gas attack on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

    13thJan 2017
    9 hours ago

    A chlorine gas attack has been carried out on a besieged rebel-held enclave on the
    outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, reports say.People in the Eastern Ghouta
    region, which is under daily bombardment, reported a smell of gas after a missile
    strike, the BBC has learned.Health workers said six people were treated for minor
    breathing problems. Some 400,000 locals have been under siege from Russian-
    backed government forces since 2013.

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    'Ukraine on Fire': How US, Not Russia, Destroyed Ukraine - Oliver Stone Documentary Finally Available (VIDEO)

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    Oliver Stone's seminal documentary Ukraine on Fire has finally been made available to watch in the West.

    Ukraine, the 'borderlands' between Russia and 'civilized' Europe is on fire. For centuries, it has been at the center of a tug-of-war between powers seeking to control its rich lands and Russia's access to the Mediterranean.

    The Maidan Massacre in early 2014 triggered a bloody uprising that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, spurred Crimeans to secede and join Russia, and sparked a civil war in Eastern Ukraine.

    Russia was portrayed by Western media as the perpetrator, and has been sanctioned and widely condemned as such. But was Russia responsible for what happened?

    Ukraine on Fire provides a historical perspective for the deep divisions in the region which led to the 2004 Orange Revolution, the 2014 uprisings, and the violent overthrow of democratically-elected Yanukovych.

    Covered by Western media as a 'popular revolution', it was in fact a coup d'état scripted and staged by ultra-nationalist groups and the US State Department.

    Investigative journalist Robert Parry reveals how US-funded political NGOs and media companies have emerged since the 1980s, replacing the CIA in promoting America's geopolitical agenda abroad.

    Executive producer Oliver Stone gained unprecedented access to the inside story through his on-camera interviews with former President Viktor Yanukovych and Minister of Internal Affairs Vitaliy Zakharchenko, who explain how the US Ambassador and factions in Washington actively plotted for regime change.

    And, in his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Stone solicits Putin's take on the significance of Crimea, NATO and the US's history of interference in elections and regime change in the region.

    The film was originally released in 2016, but unsurprisingly, Stone came up against problems distributing the film in the US and western countries. A Russian-dubbed version was available almost immediately and was aired on TV in Russia, but people in the 'free world' were left without access to the full film.

    Now, at last, the full exposé is available on YouTube. Though, of course, everyone is encouraged to purchase a copy to support Stone's important work.

    UKRAINE ON FIRE: The Real Story. Full Documentary by Oliver Stone (Original English version)

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    Syria war: US Kurdish 'border force' plan denounced

    15 Jan 2017.....

    About half of the border force will be made up of Syrian Democratic Forces fighters

    Key powers involved in Syria's civil war have criticised the US for helping an allied
    Kurdish-led militia set up a 30,000-strong "border security force".

    Turkey's president vowed to "suffocate" efforts to train the Syrian Democratic Forces
    (SDF) and create what he called a "terror army".

    Turkey considers Kurdish fighters, prominent in the SDF, to be terrorists.

    Syria's government decried the "blatant assault" on its sovereignty, and Russia warned
    it could lead to partition.With US help, the SDF has captured tens of thousands of square
    kilometres of territory from Islamic State (IS) militants.In October, the alliance took full
    control of the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the "caliphate" declared by
    the jihadist group in 2014.Since then, SDF fighters have been advancing southwards
    along the eastern side of the Euphrates river valley, clearing the last remaining militants
    from the desert area.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42687958

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    Towards the end of the sectarian paramilitaries fighting & bombings tit for tat
    campaign in Northern Ireland and the mainland UK ( The Troubles )came one of the
    more iconic melancholy anti war songs to date.....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Troubles


    The Cranberries - Zombie



    Music video by The Cranberries performing Zombie. (C) 1994 The Island Def Jam Music Group


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    Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly aged 46


    3 minutes ago
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    The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly at the
    age of 46, her publicist has confirmed.

    The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the band to international
    success in the 90s with singles including Linger and Zombie.


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    What is Syria Border Security Force? Meet the new US proxy army

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BkbTyMsHig

    Published on 15 Jan 2018
    Getting squeezed out of a country but wanna stay at all costs? Here’s the
    latest bright idea from the US: Meet the new proxy army in Syria.
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    Syrian rebels urge US to resume cancelled military aid programme



    Published on 15 Jan 2018
    During talks in Washington, Syrian rebel representatives have urged U.S.
    officials to revive a suspended CIA programme providing military aid to
    militants fighting pro-government forces.

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    US training ‘border force’ in northeastern Syria
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfMVvZ6fdXg

    Published on 15 Jan 2018
    According to the Defense Post, the ‘border force’ will eventually consist of 30,000
    fighters. Half of them are from the YPG, a Kurdish group that operated under the
    banner of the Syrian Democratic Forces and fought against the Islamic State. RT
    America’s Dan Cohen reports.

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    Is Donald Trump 'playing with fire' by backing Kurds in Syria 🇸🇾? | Inside Story

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LC5fCfH2h0
    Published on 15 Jan 2018
    US support for Kurds in Syria is leading to threats of retaliation from Turkey. A
    coalition of countries led by the US is planning a thirty thousand-strong force in
    Syria, just across the border with Turkey.

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    Baghdad suicide bombers kill dozens in attack on labourers



    Some victims were buried hours later in the Shia Muslim holy city of Najaf

    Two suicide bombers have killed at least 35 people and injured 90 in an attack on a
    Baghdad square where day labourers gather to look for work.

    They set off their devices at intervals, sending people scattering across Tayaran
    Square in the centre of the Iraqi capital.Scores of labourers are said to be among
    the dead and injured. Attacks on the city had become less frequent since the
    Islamic State group lost its Iraqi strongholds last year.

    The government declared it had retaken all territory overrun by the Sunni Muslim
    militants since 2014.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42686677
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    Russia Destroys World’s First
    Drone Swarm Attack, 1981

    (Jan 15, 2018)
    Synopsis:
    The Russian military stationed in western Syria fought off the world’s first militarized swarm of drones the night of Jan. 5th-6th.

    As darkness fell Russian radar detected a swarm of 13 drones headed towards two of their bases from a significant distance away. Ten of the assault drones attacked the new Russian air base and 3 attacked the naval base.

    But for some reason the Russians were ready. Their Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missiles destroyed even of the incoming drones, and the other six were hacked with radio equipment. Three of those six did manage to drop explosives which appeared to be modified mortar rounds, severely damaging 2 Russian fighter-bombers before being brought down.

    Flight data indicates that the GPS-guided drones were launched by terrorists at a distance of about 62 miles away. The drones were cheaply-constructed airplane-like aircraft with about a 6-foot wingspan, but guided by very sophisticated GPS satellite navigation systems.

    The Russian Defense Ministry said that the sophistication of the nav systems indicated that the attack was supported by what they called a technologically advanced state. Russian specialists are trying to determine the origin of those nav system.

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    Quote Russia Destroys World’s First Drone Swarm Attack, 1981
    I did see an article but cannot remember where ? I thought it might be
    RT but nothing came up on search. This is another Russian news source...
    Israel is a good guess ? they have been helping rebel forces , the CIA
    are supposed to have stopped direct aid but that does not usually stop them.


    Swarm of drones attempted to attack Kmeimim airbase | Russian News take


    Published on 10 Jan 2018

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    This is interesting the other main suspect Turkey is addressed by President Putin
    who asked President Erdogan face to face at the conference where this news
    conference was held and he answers here...

    Putin: Russia Knows Who Staged Attacks on Russian Base & It's Not Turkey!

    Published on 12 Jan 2018
    Meeting with heads of Russian print media and news agencies
    Ahead of Russian Press Day marked on January 13, Vladimir Putin met with heads
    of Russian print media and news agencies in the editorial office of the
    Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper. The discussion focused on current professional
    issues. The President congratulated media representatives on their professional
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    Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas

    16 Jan 2018

    Turkish military lorries were photographed transporting tanks to the border with
    Syria on Tuesday Turkey's president has warned of imminent military offensives on
    two Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria, as tanks and troops mass on the border.
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Syrian rebels would support Turkish efforts to clear
    the "terror nests" of Afrin and Manbij. The areas are controlled by the Kurdish
    People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers a terrorist group.


    Read More....


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42706492
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    Sweden preparing for civil WAR?

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    Long, but worth it. Beginning is about Trump's agenda in US. Starting around 16:00 begins discussing current and future US policies in Ukraine, Syria and other parts of the Middle East. His ultimate outlook is a very positive one.

    Blessed are the cracked, for they are the ones who let in the light!

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    Syria: Tensions as Turkey begins artillery fire on Kurdish-controlled Afrin region

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    Published on 19 Jan 2018


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    Turkey steps up Syria border shelling


    Turkish tanks arrive at Reyhanli on the Syrian border, 17 January

    It says it marks the start of a planned invasion of northern Syria
    to wipe out Kurdish fighters.
    12 minutes ago 19/1/18

    Turkey has intensified its shelling of Kurdish militia in northern
    Syria, ahead of a threatened ground offensive aimed at driving
    them out of the area.The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection
    Units (YPG) said 70 shells were fired overnight.

    Turkey has for months said it would clear YPG fighters from
    Afrin, under Kurdish control since 2012. Turkey regards the
    YPG as a terrorist group

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    ‘Erdogan, Afrin will be your graveyard’: Kurds protest
    against planned Turkish invasion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2fULezzmhI

    Published on 19 Jan 2018
    Thousands of Kurds braved the rain in the northern Syrian city of
    Afrin to denounce what they say is Turkish aggression. The protest
    comes as Ankara amassed its forces along the border, seemingly
    in preparation for an attack.


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    Sweden preparing for civil WAR?
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...my-no-go-zones
    Immigration debate grips Sweden

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsMQ7TvblyI

    Published on 19 Jan 2018

    Iranian-Swedish politician Hanif Bali tells Tucker about the debate over immigration
    has divided Sweden, why tougher measures are needed and how a swell of
    immigrants in recent years have impacted the country. #Tucker
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    Crosstalk: Obstructing Syria

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lYNP45Q1Qc

    Published on 19 Jan 2018

    With the Islamic State and its many confederates defeated or facing defeat in Syria,
    what is next for this war-torn country? What justification exists for the U.S. to
    maintain military forces there? Does Washington want Syria partitioned? If so, then why?

    CrossTalking with Afshin Shahi, Mohammed Cherkaoui, and Jonathan Steele.


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    US heading back to the cold war doctrine......

    Work with our diplomats or deal with US military’: Mattis unveils new defense strategy



    Published on 19 Jan 2018
    The US will counter any “threat to America’s democracy experiment” in the world,
    if necessary with military force, the Pentagon chief threatened. Jim Mattis said
    Russia and China are potential adversaries for the US.

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    Mattis: US national security focus no longer terrorism

    55 minutes ago...19/1/18


    Mr Mattis said China and Russia posed a major threat to US security

    US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said competition between great powers,
    not terrorism, is now the main focus of America's national security.The US
    faced "growing threats from revisionist powers as different as China and Russia", he
    said, unveiling the national defence strategy. In an apparent reference to Russia,
    he warned against "threaten[ing] America's experiment in democracy".

    "If you challenge us, it will be your longest and worst day," he warned.

    America has been gripped by ongoing investigations into alleged collusion between
    the Trump 2016 election campaign and Russia. Speaking in Washington, Mr Mattis
    also appealed to Congress to fund the military adequately and refrain
    from "indiscriminate and automatic cuts" to the US federal budget.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42752298
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    Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

    6 minutes ago...20/1/18

    Turkish war planes hit Kurdish positions on the Syrian side of the border on Saturday
    Turkish war planes have launched air strikes on Kurdish positions in northern Syria,
    in a move likely to cause tensions with the US.Turkey wants to oust these Kurdish
    fighters from Syria's Afrin region, which lies near its southern border.It considers
    them a terrorist group. But some were US allies in the battle against the Islamic
    State group.Turkey had been shelling the area for two days, ahead of its declaration
    of a military operation on Saturday.

    Russia - a key military figure in the region - says it is concerned by the development,
    and has relocated some of its troops based in the region. Officials earlier said Moscow
    would not interfere in the conflict.

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    Kabul: Gunmen 'attacking Intercontinental Hotel'

    13 minutes ago ..20/1/18

    At least four gunmen have launched an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan
    officials say.Special forces were attempting to engage the gunmen, interior ministry
    spokesman Najib Danish said.

    An official at the Afghan spy agency told AFP that the gunmen were "shooting at guests".

    The attack began at about 21:00 local time (16:30 GMT), Mr Danish said. There were no
    immediate details of casualties.The attackers appeared to include suicide bombers, Mr
    Danish was quoted as saying by Reuters.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42761881

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    Syria conflict: 15 refugees found frozen to death

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42758532
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    French Journalist 'Mad at Media' for Their Role in Unleashing Bloodshed in Syria

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    French national Jean-Pierre Duthion lived in Syria in 2007-2014 and witnessed the outbreak and developments of the war that plunged the once prosperous republic into chaos. He also exposed the staggering discrepancies between the real string of events and their depiction by mass media. Duthion shared with Sputnik his unforgettable experience.

    Jean-Pierre Duthion spent seven years in Syria, from 2007 to 2014, helping French and international companies gain access to the Syrian market. When the war started in 2011, he decided to stay in the country and even opened a bar in Damascus. After realizing the disparity between what was really happening in Syria and what was being reported by the Western media, he started posting images of Damascus on his Twitter account. Soon many French nationals and European media crews started asking him to accompany them in Damascus (in particular during the chemical attack on Ghouta).

    In 2014 Duthion was suddenly arrested. He believes it was because he refused to give a bribe to a high-ranking official. A few days later he was released, and with the help of the Romanian Embassy and the French Consulate in Beirut, he left the country and ended up in Lebanon. After returning to France, he has worked as a consultant for various media outlets. He has shared his memories with Sputnik France.

    About the Disparity Between What Was Really Happening During the Protests in Syria and What Was Reported by Western Media:
    "When you hear the distant sounds of shooting, explosions, when you see clouds of smoke rising in the distance and at the same time channels such as France24, BBC, CNN are reporting that across the country mass protests are being suppressed and that hundreds or thousands of people have been killed, you ask yourself what sources of information these media outlets are relying on. Naturally they are people that are not always objective, because at that time journalists, with certain exceptions, didn't have the right to be in Syria.

    Who are those people? They are witnesses that France24 would call "citizen journalists" which, equipped with a phone, sitting in their bedroom, and sometimes through Skype, would talk about what's happening. There's no way to check that information so you can forget about journalist ethics, which requires three sources, not known to each other to verify information. Any individual using Twitter or publishing posts on Facebook becomes a legitimate source of information, which means there's no way to question their words. Given that […] everything needs to fit the notion of the collapse of the Syrian regime then everything we hear in the media starts making sense."
    About the Media That Encouraged People to Come to the Streets:
    "I'm mad at the media, because they prompted people to come out to the streets to protest. That's why from the start I didn't believe in the success of this movement, not because I don't think it has the right to exist, […] but because I was certain that a regime change would never happen in Syria."
    How I became a Journalist:
    "The day I became a journalist by chance, France24 channel and other news outlets were reporting that at the Abbaseyin square the army was suppressing hundreds of protesters and that the revolution was about to start. Back then, I was engaged to a woman that lived three minutes away from that square, so I got in my car and headed there. There was not a soul there, too quiet for a place where there must be bloodshed. My car was one of the few cars at the square. I decided to stop and take a few photos, which I published on Twitter. […] My phone rang nonstop. The rest of the day I spent on the phone talking to journalists from CNN, BCC and French news which saw my photos on Twitter."
    On Meeting French Jihadists:
    "In Homs and Aleppo I met with French jihadists arrested by government forces and had the opportunity to talk to them. […] What surprised me was that they had no ideology, […] these were boys, and they were sort of outcasts. […] Most were under 24 years of age."
    About the Chemical Attack on Ghouta:
    "The chemical attack on Ghouta seems absolutely irrational to me because I spoke to the Syrian army officers. […] UN observers were just a few kilometers away from Ghouta at the outskirts of Damascus. […] It's hard to imagine that the Syrian government would use chemical weapons in Ghouta when just a few kilometers away there are UN observers that were in Syria to make sure there were no chemical weapons in the country. It doesn't make any sense, neither the timing nor the place. […] Also the fact that the army I saw in Syria had poor weaponry and many didn't even have bulletproof vests shouldn't be overlooked."
    Arrest and Freedom:
    "I was arrested. When I asked the head of prison for what, he didn't explain much. France didn't undertake any measures apart from the French Consul acting on her own initiative with no backing from the French authorities […] she decided to contact the Romanians, which I had a really good relationship with, and asked them to help, granting me a diplomatic pass. The Romanian embassy was one of the few European missions still operating in Syria. […] Syrians had to let me go. […] They took me out of the city and I spent 45 minutes in a pickup truck under blazing sun and flying sniper bullets."
    On Contacts With French Intelligence Services:
    "French Intelligence Services often show incompetence […] I remember being questioned about how things are going for people who I knew for a fact had died several months ago at that time. At first you tell yourself you're being tested, just as I could have been tested by other security services — by the Americans, the English, the Romanians, but then very quickly you realize that this is no test."
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    Damascus Orphans Send Touching Plea for Peace to Militants in Eastern Ghouta

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    That last paragraph reminded me of all these fake news about MH 17, Russia, etc... which were, mostly, coming out of social media, movies, etc... no "intelligence" accurate data to be seen or provided anywhere... which of course, makes me think if all that noise about CIA, NSA, etc., snooping around on everybody isn't just a huge propaganda psy-op to cover up incompetence and/or disarray?
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    The UN Commission for Human Rights has noted that 90% of civilian casualties in Donbass lived within the territory of Lugansk or Donetsk republics (as opposed to the Kiev- controlled territory of Donbass.) This was stated by political scientist Denis Denisov at a press conference in Moscow.
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    The Doomsday Clock Moves Closer To Midnight

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    The Doomsday Clock has been moved to 2 minutes to midnight in response to
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    Doomsday Clock moved to just two minutes to 'apocalypse'

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    Growing concerns about a possible nuclear war and other global threats have
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    Syria war: Kurds call on Damascus to defend against Turks


    Kurdish authorities in Syria's northern Afrin enclave have called on Syrian troops
    to defend the region's border, as a Turkish offensive continues there.They said the
    "aim of this (Turkish) aggression is to cut more Syrian land by occupying Afrin".

    Turkish-led forces began their assault in north-western Syria on Saturday.

    Ankara regards Kurdish YPG fighters in Afrin as terrorists, and says they are linked
    to Kurdish PKK guerrillas who operate in Turkey itself.Forty-eight Turkish-backed
    rebels and 42 YPG fighters have been killed in the fighting since Saturday, says
    the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group.

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    Erdogan vows to advance offensive in Syria to Manbij

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    The Turkish president has announced a plan to extend his country's military
    operation against Kurdish forces in Syria. Turkish troops are currently fighting
    the YPG in Afrin, and will now advance to Manbij, an area controlled by U.S.
    -backed Kurdish fighters.
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    So What Next? 2018 and Beyond - The David Icke Dot-Connector Videocast ( Pt.1)

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    Russia gate and Brexit Russian meddling is all part of the Deep state hidden hand
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    Kabul attack: Taliban kill 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital

    A suicide bombing has killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others
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    Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint
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    The target is believed to have been an interior ministry building, but many
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    The Taliban have said they carried out the attack, the deadliest for months.

    A week ago, Taliban militants killed 22 people in a luxury Kabul hotel.

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