The Vietnamization of Ukraine – Ron Paul 5/21/24

Source: Antiwar.com

As Ukraine’s defeat in the war moves closer, the neocons are desperate to draw the US further into the fight. Over the weekend, former US State Department official Victoria Nuland told ABC News that the US must help facilitate Ukrainian missile attacks deep inside Russian territory. The Biden Administration has to this point avoided involvement in such attacks, likely because Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned that Russia will strike any facility that supplies or facilitates strikes inside of Russia, wherever they may be.

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Blowback in the African Coup Belt – Marcel Dumas Gautreau 5/11/24

Source: Mises.org

Starting in 2020, things started to get strange in Africa for those who knew what to look for. Normally, coups in Africa are nothing to write about. But starting in 2020, we saw six countries flip into a pro-Russian direction in just three years. Individually, they were a curiosity. Taken together, that rate of turnover outpaced even the most optimistic neoconservative ambitions for pro–United States regime changes in the Middle East. As General Wesley Clark summarized, “We’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”

That fourth country, Libya, is where our story starts….

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Hamas Agrees To Ceasefire, Israel Attacks Rafah In Response – Robert Inlakesh 5/7/24

Source: TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Scenes of celebrations across the Gaza Strip went viral on social media this Monday, after Hamas accepted a ceasefire proposal, spreading hope throughout the besieged Palestinian population. That hope was quickly crushed, as Israeli political figures rejected the ceasefire and pledged to go ahead with their planned invasion of the city of Rafah.

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Israeli Warplanes Strike Damascus As Iran Tensions Still On Edge – ZeroHedge 5/2/24

Source: ZeroHedge.com

Israeli aircraft have reportedly attacked a location on the outskirts of the Syrian capital of Damascus late Thursday (local), a security source told Reuters.

Widely circulating images have emerged on social media showing plumes of smoke rising high over buildings which were struck. Syrian state media subsequently said that eight army soldiers were injured in the attack.

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Israel Prepares Rafah Evacuation with US, Arab Assistance: Report – The Cradle 4/23/24

Source: TheCradle.co

The Israeli army is closing in on completing its plans for an assault on the Gaza Strip’s southern city of Rafah, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on 23 April.

WSJ cites Egyptian officials as saying that Israel’s plan to evacuate civilians from the city will take two to three weeks and will be carried out in cooperation with Washington, Cairo, and other Arab states, including the UAE.

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Iran has launched Drone Attacks at Israel, U.S. Officials Say – Rebecca Picciotto 4/13/24

Source: CNBC.com

Iran on Saturday launched attacks against Israel, according to U.S. officials, escalating long-standing tensions between the two nations that have the potential to trigger a regional war.

“Iran has begun an airborne attack against Israel,” National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said in a Saturday statement. “The United States will stand with the people of Israel and support their defense against these threats from Iran.”

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‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 189: Israel and U.S. Brace for Iranian Retaliation as Ceasefire Talks Stall – Qassam Muaddi 4/12/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

The U.S. and Israel intensify preparations for a potential Iranian strike in response to Iran’s Damascus consulate attack. Meanwhile, Hamas has conditioned a ceasefire and prisoner swap on the return of displaced Palestinians to northern Gaza.

Casualties 

  • 33,634 + killed* and at least 76,214 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 462+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,139.
  • 604 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 6,800 injured.***

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‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 188: Tensions Rise Over Potential Iranian Response to Israeli Attack on Consulate in Damascus – Qassam Muaddi 4/11/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel and Iran escalated threats of war as the U.S. central command chief visited the region on Thursday. Meanwhile, Israeli airstrikes intensify in the central Gaza Strip.

Casualties 

  • 33,545 + killed* and at least 76,049 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 456+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,139.
  • 604 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 6,800 injured.***

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Israel is Crossing All Boundaries as America Tires of its Endless Wars – Daniel McAdams 4/10/24

Source: Antiwar.com

Last week the Israelis scored a bloody “hat trick” – slaughtering seven international food aid workers, demolishing the last major hospital operating in Gaza, and – perhaps most dangerous – attacking an Iranian diplomatic facility in Damascus, Syria, in which several senior Iranian military figures were killed.

There is a very good reason diplomatic facilities are off limits even in times of war. It has been mutually beneficial for thousands of years for all parties to know that they may continue to communicate and conduct diplomacy even during crises and war with messengers and diplomats able to fulfil their duties unmolested. Attacks on diplomatic facilities are so rare that when they do occur even the most apology-averse regimes find themselves obligated to break out the ashes and sackcloth. When the US bombed the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia in 1999, for example, there were moments when a US war with China was suddenly not beyond imagination. It was extremely tense – until the US government offered profuse apologies and compensation to the families of the victims.

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Netanyahu Killed an Iranian General in Damascus to Provoke a Regional Conflict; and the U.S. Media is Covering Up for Him. – James North 4/4/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Benjamin Netanyahu continues to raise the risk of a regional war which could draw in the U.S. — and the mainstream media is hiding the danger from its audience.

Benjamin Netanyahu continues to raise the risk of a Mideast regional war which could draw in the U.S. — and the mainstream media is hiding the danger from its audience. Israel’s provocative aerial assassination of a senior Iranian military leader in Damascus on April 1 is only Netanyahu’s latest effort to expand the fighting across the region, partly to put off his own painful day of reckoning. He knows that America has troops stationed all over the Mideast, and he hopes that Iran will retaliate against them, escalating conflict.

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Israel Mounts Largest Attack On Syria In Years, Over 40 Dead – ZeroHedge 3/29/24

Source: ZeroHedge.com

On Friday Israel conducted its deadliest strikes on Syria in months, or perhaps even years, given the immense death toll is mounting into several dozens killed amid a large emergency response to the scene.

The airstrikes were conducted deep into Syria, in northern Syria’s Aleppo province, and left over 40 people dead. This reportedly included Syrian soldiers, Hezbollah militants, and civilians. Most international reports are saying 42 were killed, but the Syrian government did not initially give a precise casualty count.

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‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 173: Israel Continues Attacking Gaza’s Hospitals, Kills 7 People in Lebanon – Qassam Muaddi 3/27/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Following the UN Security Council ceasefire resolution, Israel continued its attacks on Gaza hospitals, killing 76 Palestinians across the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, in southern Lebanon, Israel killed 7 Lebanese people during cross-border fighting.

Casualties 

  • 32,490 + killed* and at least 74,889 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 449+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,139.
  • 594 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.***

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Why is the West Suddenly Revealing that it has Troops in Ukraine? – Ted Snider 3/21/24

Source; Antiwar.com

It has long been an open secret that the West has been providing Ukraine with funding, weapons, training, maintenance, targeting intelligence, intelligence on the position of Russian forces and vulnerabilities and even war-gaming. They have provided Ukraine with everything but the bodies. President Joe Biden has long insisted that American troops “are not and will not be engaged in a conflict with Russia in Ukraine.” The West has long denied that it is directly involved in the war or that they have troops in Ukraine.

And that is mostly true. It is Ukrainian soldiers that are being injured and killed in the hundreds of thousands. But it is not entirely true.

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Germany Confirms Leaked Audio Of Its Top Generals Discussing Blowing Up The Crimean Bridge – ZeroHedge 3/3/24

Source: ZeroHedge.com

In a huge development and absolute smoking gun revelation, the government of Germany has confirmed the authenticity of a leaked audio recording file published by Russia’s state-backed RT. The leak was first published by RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan, who described that she received it from Russian security officials.

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CIA Built “12 Secret Spy Bases” In Ukraine & Waged Shadow War For Last Decade, Bombshell NYT Report Confirms – ZeroHedge 2/26/24

Source: ZeroHedge.com

On Sunday The New York Times published an explosive and very belated full admission that US intelligence has not only been instrumental in Ukraine wartime decision-making, but has established and financed high tech command-and-control spy centers, and was doing so long prior to the Feb. 24 Russian invasion of two years ago.

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‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 138: U.S. Vetoes Another UN Resolution Calling for Ceasefire in Gaza – Mustafa Abu Sneineh 2/21/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

The U.S. vetoed another resolution in the UN Security Council calling for a Gaza ceasefire as the WHO evacuates 32 critical patients from besieged Nasser Hospital, and the World Food Program is forced to suspend distribution amid mounting famine.

Casualties

  • 29,313+ killed* and at least 69,333 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 380+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 576 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.**

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‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 132: Israel Bombards Nasser Hospital, Reports of Egypt Preparing ‘Buffer Zone’ Ahead of Gaza Expulsion – Leila Warah 2/15/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel bombarded Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis, killing and injuring patients and those sheltering inside. Egyptian human rights group reports construction underway on detention zone ahead of a possible mass expulsion from Gaza into Sinai.

Casualties

  • 28,576+ Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 12,000 children, and 68,291+ Palestinians have been injured.
  • 380+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 569 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.**

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Fatal Flaws Undermine America’s Defense Industrial Base – Brian Berletic 2/15/24

Source: Journal-NEO.su

The first-ever US Department of Defense National Defense Industrial Strategy (NDIS) confirms what many analysts have concluded in regard to the unsustainable nature of Washington’s global-spanning foreign policy objectives and its defense industrial base’s (DIB) inability to achieve them.

The report lays out a multitude of problems plaguing the US DIB including a lack of surge capacity, inadequate workforce, off-shore downstream suppliers, as well as insufficient “demand signals” to motivate private industry partners to produce what’s needed, in the quantities needed, when it is needed.

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US Drone Strike In Baghdad Assassinates Top Iraqi Official – Robert Inlakesh 2/7/24

Source: TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Two prominent leaders in Iraq were assassinated by a US drone strike on their car in Eastern Baghdad, this Wednesday, leading to an initial wave of street protests and potentially initiated a renewed escalation of the Gaza-Israel war. Western media have attempted to sanitize the strikes, which represent a clear violation of Iraq’s sovereignty and an act of war against crucial components of the nation’s security apparatus.

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US Coalition Has Attacked Nearly 40 Houthi Sites In Yemen This Weekend – ZeroHedge 2/4/24

Source: ZeroHedge.com

On Sunday the Pentagon said its forces again struck an anti-ship cruise missile launch position in Yemen. A US Central Command (CENTCOM) statement said the operation was conducted in “self defense” against a Houthi cruise missile “prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea” at 4 a.m. local time on Sunday.

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