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A Just Cause – Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Former President Bill Clinton – 10.30.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill and former U.S. President William (Bill) Clinton. He is an American politician from Arkansas, who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993-2001. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first baby-boomer generation President.

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Sputnik – US Blocks Moscow’s Statement at UNSC on Shelling of Russian Embassy in Syria

The United States blocked at the United Nations Security Council Russia’s statement on the shelling of its embassy in Damascus, Syria that took place on Monday, the representative of Russia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations told RIA Novosti. “[The statement] was actually blocked by the US delegation, which tried to add extraneous elements in a standard in such cases text,” the permanent mission statement said. “The British and Ukrainians clumsily …

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Paul R. Pillar – Putting the ISIS ‘Crisis’ in Context

Emotional and ill-focused reaction to the latest mass shooting in the United States, coupled with misguided but unfortunately well-entrenched ways of thinking about terrorism and counterterrorism, along with a political campaign featuring jingoistic appeals, is increasing the pressure on the U.S. administration to embark on costly and counterproductive new endeavors in the Middle East. A dominant theme in public discourse …

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KLAUS MARRE – DRONE OPERATORS REBEL

In a scathing attack on President Barack Obama’s drone war, four former operators of the remote-controlled killing machines declared that this kind of  warfare is actually fueling terrorism. Meanwhile,  the soldiers who pull the triggers are cast aside when they break down under the incessant stress of long-distance killing. “This administration and its predecessors have built a drone program that …

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Ukraine: Putin Slams the Door in NATO’s Face – Michael Payne

What’s been going on in Ukraine represents a monumental turning point in the balance of world geopolitical/military power. Why? Well, it’s simply this: Ukraine will very likely go down in history as the country where America, the supposed sole superpower in the world, was checkmated and met its match at the hands of the other superpower in the world – …

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Russia to join China-backed development bank: official

Russia is to sign up to the Chinese-led development bank AIIB, first deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov said Saturday at an international forum in China, cited by Russian news agencies. “I’d like to inform you that Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken the decision that Russia will participate in the capital of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB),” Shuvalov said …