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Stephen Lendman – One Yemeni Child Dies Every 10 Minutes From War-Related Starvation

US imperialism is raping and destroying the country, millions of Yemenis at risk. Instead of demanding Saudis stop terror-bombing, massacring civilians, blockading the country’s coastline along with US warships, Trump sent paratroopers to Yemen’s Bayda’s Qifah district. They raided Yakla village, reportedly attacking al-Qaeda terrorists, but who knows for sure. America supports the group, its al-Nusra affiliate in Syria, ISIS …

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Jonathan Marshall – Death of the Syrian ‘Moderate’ Fantasy

The neoconservative and liberal interventionist case for arming Syria’s rebels lost its last vestige of credibility this week with the routing of Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces by Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists in northwestern Syria. Washington think-tank warriors and editorial writers have long looked to the FSA as America’s natural allies in the Syrian conflict — so-called “moderates” unblemished by the Assad …

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Trends This Week – Put Away Your Pink Hats – 01.18.17

While the liberals, celebrities, and crybabies alike have turned Donald Trump’s election into a war on women, they remain silent on the real issues. President Obama continues to take away our rights and wage war on foreign nations, all without discourse from his celebrity fan base. Elsewhere, organizations composed of the elite continue to try and dissect the refugee crisis but refuse to discuss how it was created.

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Gary Busch – Water Scarcity In The Fertile Crescent — The Other War

One of the precipitating causes of the war in Syria (no pun intended) was the increasing scarcity of water in the Tigris-Euphrates Basin as a result of climate change and the deliberate policies of weaponization of water supplies by Turkey and its neighbour states. Drought has had a firm grip on the region since 1998 and the recent dry spell …

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The Syrian seed bank that keeps going despite the war

For more than four years, the headquarters of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) in the Syrian town of Tal Hadya has been occupied by the anti-Assad groups Al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham. ICARDA is one of 15 major international agricultural research centres, and the site of a seed bank housing some 150,000 samples in temperature-controlled …

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PATRICK COCKBURN – More Propaganda Than News Coming Out of Aleppo

It has just become more dangerous to be a foreign correspondent reporting on the civil war in Syria. This is because the jihadis holding power in east Aleppo were able to exclude Western journalists, who would be abducted and very likely killed if they went there, and replace them as news sources with highly partisan “local activists” who cannot escape …

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Welcome to Idlib: America’s Model Syrian City http://journal-neo.org/2016/12/18/welcome-to-idlib-americas-model-syrian-city/

A report published by The Century Foundation (TCF), a US-based policy think tank, helps shed light on the inner workings of the small northern city of Idlib, Syria. Idlib is to US State Department-listed foreign terrorist organization Jabhat Al Nusra (also known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham or Al Qaeda in Syria) as the eastern Syrian city of Al Raqqa is to the self-proclaimed …