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Trends This Week – Hypocrisy and stalled economies – 04.05.17

The devastating gas attacks against Syrian civilians have made headlines and cover stories everywhere, fueling American hatred and giving rise to more war propaganda against Syria. The media, however, is silent on the ongoing airstrikes that have killed hundreds of civilians in Mosul. Meanwhile, the business-media world continues to boast of a growing economy that seems to be falling short under President Trump as he cannot keep his economic promises.

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PATRICK COCKBURN – This is What Will Happen to Mosul After ISIS is Evicted

I visited Mosul on the day it fell to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and a small detachment of US Special Forces on 11 April 2003. As we drove into the city, we passed lines of pick-up trucks piled high with loot returning to the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Iraq. US soldiers at a checkpoint, over which waved the Stars and Stripes, …