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2017-09-21

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2017-09-21
Russiagate: Proof Obama's Justice Department placed Trump campaign under surveillance
FISA surveillance of Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort before, during and after Presidential election confirmed.

By Alexander Mercouris
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2017-09-21
'We're at war': 'Committee to Investigate Russia' weaponizes Morgan Freeman in anti-Moscow hysteria
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2017-09-20
The Putin Problem

By THOMAS GRAHAM, RAJAN MENON
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2017-09-20
Putin arrives at the Zapad 2017 war games which triggered wave of hysteria in the West

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2017-09-20
The NYT's Yellow Journalism on Russia
The New York Times' descent into yellow journalism over Russia recalls the sensationalism of Hearst and Pulitzer leading to the Spanish-American War, but the risks to humanity are much greater now

By Robert Parry
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2017-09-19
Fake Arguments for Killing Iran-Nuke Deal

By Paul R. Pillar
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2017-09-19
Russia Hacking Truth Continues to Unravel
Incidentally the most pro-establishment conspiracy theory is also the most successful one

By Mike Whitney
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2017-09-19
US, Russia Military Leaders Talk Increased Communication in Syria
The two militaries are forced to talk more and more to each other which can only be a good thing

By Jason Ditz
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2017-09-18
Will Turkish Kurds Follow Iraqi Kurdistan in Pursuit of Independence?
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Russia House

2017-04-18

Report: Trump's National Security Advisor Wants to Send 50,000 US Troops to Syria
Just days ago Trump said US was 'not going into Syria'

By Jason Ditz

Throughout the first couple of months of the Trump Administration, everyone seemed to be relatively on the same page with public comments about their plans for changes to the various US wars, and the answer was pretty much exclusively to send more troops and conduct more strikes everywhere.

This was true of Syria too, but the actual scope of the escalation could be far bigger than anyone expected, with reports circulating that National Security Adviser HR McMaster is pushing a massive escalation with a deployment of up to 50,000 US ground troops to the country.

When President Trump took office, Syria had only about 300-400 US troops present, and while that number has grown significantly (exact figures are no longer provided by the Pentagon), a 50,000 troop deployment would be both shocking and have a huge impact on the region, likely sparking a major backlash from Syria, who has not invited US troops to operate in their territory in the first place.

Either way, the Trump AdministrationТs leadership seems to be quite divided on the question of troops for Syria, with many said to be resisting any massive changes in favor of smaller, more manageable escalations.
This is in keeping with what the US commander in Iraq and Syria said only yesterday, and with President TrumpТs recent assurance that the US isnТt Уgoing into Syria,Ф because while the US is already very much in Syria, it would be absurd for Trump to offer such an assurance and then send 50,000 troops shortly thereafter.

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