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The Cost of Empire
Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Cost of Empire
Americans must challenge Trump's policies in North Korea and Yemen that stem from imperial priorities.

Much of America, including yours truly, has been watching the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) series, 'Vietnam.' Instead of clarifying that confusing conflict, the series has ignited fiery controversy and a lot of long-repressed anger by soft-soaping Washington's motives.

Pilger Criticizes Ken Burns's 'The Vietnam War'
For decades, the U.S. mainstream media has shied away from a clear-eyed view of the Vietnam War, not wanting to offend the war's apologists, a residue of which tainted the recent PBS series, as John Pilger told Dennis J Bernstein.

US prepared to stay in Afghanistan indefinitely — Pentagon chiefs

Donald Trump as the Slave Master of the Black Athlete Plantation
Sports can reveal so much about where we are in American racial progress: Jackie Robinson, the Mexico City Olympics, Derek Jeter dating white women. White sports fans have made themselves the referees for what black athletes are allowed to do to move the racial equity ball down the field. And they'll be more than happy to shut down a spectacular rush. And that's the end of my sports metaphors.

Russia says IS attacks in Syria come from location near US forces
Russia's Defense Ministry says that the attacks launched by Islamic State in Syria on government forces came from an area near Jordan where a U.S. military mission was located.

Syria strikes killed hundreds, says Russia
Russian air strikes in eastern Syria have left more than 300 Islamic State militants dead, Russia's Defence Ministry says.

US-led coalition airstrike kills 18 civilians in Raqqa

Israel sees Assad winning Syria war, urges more U.S. involvement

3 Special Forces Troops Killed and 2 Are Wounded in an Ambush in Niger

The "Russian Ads" On Facebook Are Just Another Click-Bait Scheme
Congress is investigating 3,000 "suspicious" ads which were run on Facebook. They were claimed to have been bought by "Russia" to influence the U.S.presidential election in favor of Trump.
With more details now known we can conclude that these Facebook ads had nothing to do with the election. The mini-ads were bought to promote click-bait pages and sites. These pages and sites were created and promoted to sell further advertisement. The media though, has still not understood the

Washington's Iron Curtain on the Euphrates

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