Foreign Policy

The First Shots of America’s New War for Eastern Syria Have Already Been Fired

By
Marko Marjanović

June 23, 2017 not over yet.

If Trump admin officials have their way, the next US war will be to block the Syrian army from retaking Syria’s Euphrates valley

When the US shot down the Syrian Su-22 jet Sunday this may have been intended as a warning to Syria that US intends to take eastern Syria for itself — and that a Syrian push into eastern Syria will be violently opposed.

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https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/articles/first-shots-americas-new-war-eastern-syria-already-fired/

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How America Armed Terrorists in Syria

Another Middle East debacle

By GARETH PORTERJune 22, 2017

Three-term Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a member of both the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees, has proposed legislation that would prohibit any U.S. assistance to terrorist organizations in Syria as well as to any organization working directly with them. Equally important, it would prohibit U.S. military sales and other forms of military cooperation with other countries that provide arms or financing to those terrorists and their collaborators.

read further at http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-america-armed-terrorists-in-syria/

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Syria and Our Illegal Acts of War

By DANIEL LARISONJune 19, 2017, 12:39 PM

I mentioned the illegality of U.S. actions in Syria in an earlier post, but I wanted to say a bit more on that point. There has never been a Congressional vote authorizing U.S. military operations in Syria against anyone, and there has been scant debate over any of the goals that the U.S. claims to be pursuing there. The U.S. launches attacks inside Syria with no legal authority from the U.N. or Congress, and it strains credulity that any of these operations have anything to do with individual or collective self-defense. The U.S. wages war in Syria simply because it can.

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http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/syria-and-our-illegal-acts-of-war/

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Americans Refuse to Credit Russia With Saving Them From a Hillary Presidency

How ungrateful!

Free West Media
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

After everything Russia did!

Ordinary Americans are not buying the “Russian meddling” nonsense, with 57 percent agreeing that “the media has prematurely declared President Trump and his allies guilty of collusion with Russia” despite a lack of evidence. Only 39 percent disagreed.

read more at http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/americans-refuse-credit-russia-saving-them-hillary-presidency/ri20116

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Mattis: US Remains Committed to Global Intervention

Says It Would Be a ‘Crummy World’ If America Wasn’t Constantly Intervening Jason Ditz

Speaking over the weekend at a conference in Singapore, Defense Secretary James Mattis urged the world to “bear with” the US as they adjust to the election of a new president, insisting that the US remains committed to engaging in global intervention, and that it is “very deeply rooted in the American psyche.”

read more at http://news.antiwar.com/2017/06/04/mattis-us-remains-committed-to-global-intervention/

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US Deep State Trying to Overthrow Filipino Government

BY IWB · PUBLISHED JUNE 1, 2017 · UPDATED JUNE 2, 2017

by Tesseract

Last year Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, ordered US troops to leave his country, cutting 65 years of military ties. This dispute has been bubbling up for awhile, and Duterte has finally had enough of US Imperialists treating him like a “doormat”. His decision was a major blow to the US Military Industrial Complex as the Philippines was a key stronghold to put pressure on China in the South China Sea dispute.

read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/us-deep-state-trying-to-overthrow-filipino-government/

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