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Saudi-Iran standoff: War or a grand bargain?

Mending relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran will have to be part of a 'grand bargain', Arab analysts say
Al Jazeera Staff

The worsening of Saudi-Iranian relations will most likely exacerbate the Sunni-Shia tension in the region [AP]

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Mainstream Media Finally Admits Syrian Conflict is US-Russia Proxy War

Written by Nick Bernabe. Published by ANTIMEDIA on October 14, 2015
This article (Mainstream Media Finally Admits Syrian Conflict is US-Russia Proxy War) is free and open source. You have permission to republish this article under aCreative Commons license with attribution to Nick Bernabe andtheAntiMedia.org.

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War and Fortress America: Dangerous Answers

Written by Joseph Gerson and Paul Shannon
Published on Sunday, December 06, 2015 by Common Dreams

"There are alternatives to repeating the failures of seeking security in our culture of dominance and the self-defeating wars that follow," writes Gerson and Shannon. "A new approach is needed." (Photo: Ty Muckler/flickr/cc)

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10 Muslim peace activists proving negative stereotypes wrong

Written by  Caryn Carver who is an Audio-Visual Content Creator for Global Citizen. Prior to working at Global Citizen, she worked for a nonprofit consulting firm where she learned a lot about what is and isn't working to help eradicate poverty. She then spent a year living and working in South America where she developed a deeper passion for global issues, especially human rights. Caryn also loves to sing about what she is doing, search for the best cheap eats, and daydream about the next place she will visit.

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Saudi Arabia’s Royal Family to Select the West’s "Moderate" Jihadists Who Will Take Over Syria

By Eric Zuesse Global Research, December 09, 2015

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Turkish Follies, NATO-Russia Standoff, and the Fate of Syria

Global Research News Hour Episode 123 on 11/29/2015
"The stakes are very high for the United States…they have this agenda. I think that certain factions of the United States seem to be willing to risk World War in order to achieve it!" -Christopher Black (from this week’s interview.)

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The Priest, the Pianist, a Cat, and a DIY Sauna: One Week in Ukraine’s Forgotten War

Written by Jack Losh. Published by Vice News on November 27, 2015

Two men from the 2nd Platoon pass one another in the narrow trenches during a tense moment of full alert. (Photo by Jack Crosbie)

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NATO Attack On Russian Air Forces: Reasons and Consequences

Author: Christopher Black. Publisher: New Eastern Outlook 11/26/2015
Christopher Black is an international criminal lawyer based in Toronto, he is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and he is known for a number of high-profile cases involving human rights and war crimes, especially for the online magazine "New Eastern Outlook".

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Syria: What Would Boots on the Ground Look Like?

Written by Peter Van Buren Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 by We Meant Well

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THIS FAKE BOMB DETECTOR IS BLAMED FOR HUNDREDS OF DEATHS. IT’S STILL IN USE.

Written by Murtaza Hussain. Published by The Intercept on Nov. 23 2015

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The Jury is Out and the G20 Shutters at the Verdict

It was almost imperceptible; most people probably missed the sliver of a smile from Vladimir Putin as he leaned in to talk with American President Barack Obama at the G20 in Antalya.
Written by Phil Butler. Published by Spitnik on 11/21/2015

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Regional Hegemon: Saudi Arabia 'Playing Dirty' in Middle East

In Bush's Footsteps: Paris Adopts Anti-Terror Measures Similar to US Patriot Act

Is West's Anti-ISIL Campaign Still Really Aimed Against Bashar Assad?

Friend in Need is Putin Indeed: Russia is Becoming 'Indispensable Global Power'

IN MALI AND REST OF AFRICA, THE U.S. MILITARY FIGHTS A HIDDEN WAR

Written by Nick Turse. Published by The Intercept on Nov. 20 2015

Republic of Mali and United States Special Operations Forces troops stand in formation next to each other during the opening ceremony of the Flintlock 10 Exercise held May 3, 2010 in Bamako, Mali.

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Tangled Threads of US False Narratives

Official Washington’s many false narratives about Russia and Syria have gotten so tangled that they have become a danger to the struggle against Sunni terrorism and conceivably a threat to the future of the planet
Written by Robert Parry. Published on Friday, November 20, 2015 by Consortium News
Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush, was written with two of his sons, Sam and Nat. His two previous books are Secrecy & Privilege: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq and Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & 'Project Truth'.

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Norway’s Breivik massacre taught me you can’t conquer hate with hate

As a survivor of the 2011 Utøya attack, I feel the pain of those in Paris. But the only way to fight terrorism is to stand together, as humans, spreading peace
Written by Bjørn Ihler. Published by The Guardian on 11/16/2015

‘Our response to hate needs to be peace.’ Photograph: Nicolaus Czarnecki/ZUMA Press/Corbis

Norway’s Breivik massacre taught me you can’t conquer hate with hate

Terror can only succeed with our cooperation

The warlike response to the Paris massacre by western governments, the media and the rest of the world has answered the dreams of Islamic State
Written by Simon Jenkins. Published by The Guardian on 11/17/2015

‘The French are bombing the Isis capital Raqqa, doubtless proving that bombs from the air kill the innocent as effectively as guns on the ground.’ Photograph: Uncredited/AP

Terror can only succeed with our cooperation

We shed more tears when the west is attacked – and more blood

Much has been said about the asymmetry of western grief, which weeps for Paris and shrugs at blasts in Beirut or Baghdad. But that is not the only disparity in the way the east and west reacts in the face of terrorist attacks. When terror strikes the west, it is rare that just tears flow. The blood of those we bomb flows, too.
Written by Amana Fontanella-Khan. Published by The Guardian on 11/18/2015

 Smoke is seen coming from Taj Hotel in Mumbai in November 2008. Photograph: Arko Datta/Reuters

We shed more tears when the west is attacked – and more blood

War Across the Generations

William S. Becker, Executive Director, Presidential Climate Action Project. Published by The Huffinfton Post on 11/11/2015

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Syrians in Raqqa tell of 'insane nights' of air strikes

Activists say abandoned ISIL bases hit in city suburbs with no civilians or fighters as France carries out air strikes.
Author: Diana Al Rifai 17 Nov 2015 Source: Al Jazeera

A man in Raqqa stands where a statue of Bashar al-Assad's father Hafez used to be [Hamid Khatib/Reuters]

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Interactive - Enemy of Enemies: The rise of ISIL

The ‘Shadow Aspects’ of the Paris Massacre

Author: Martin Berger, Publisher New Eastern Outlook on 16.11.2015

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Do We Really Want a New World War With Russia?

Author: F. William Engdahl Publisher New Eastern Outlook on 16.11.2015

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American Mercenaries: Who are they?

Author: Vladimir Platov Publisher New Eastern Outlook on 16.11.2015

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Some Questions for Obama and His Gang

Author: Christopher Black, Publisher New Eastern Outlook on 16.11.2015

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The fuel for a nuclear bomb is in the hands of an unknown black marketeer from Russia, U.S. officials say

The presence of identical fissile materials in three smuggling incidents indicates someone has a larger cache and is hunting for a buyer

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith. November 12, 2015 Updated: November 13, 2015 Center for Public Integrity

The arrest of Teodor Chetrus in Moldova in 2011. Moldovan Police Directorate

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This story was co-published with VICE News. 

Paris: You Don’t Want to Read This

Leave the Middle East alone. Stop creating more failed states. Stop throwing away our freedoms at home on falsehoods. Stop disenfranchising the Muslims who live with us. Understand the war, such as it is, is against a set of ideas — religious, anti-western, anti-imperialist — and you cannot bomb an idea.
Written by Peter Van Buren. Published on Sunday, November 15, 2015 by We Meant Well

Photo: Franck Schneider/flickr/cc

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Globalization and Terror

aka How Globalization Fuels Terrorism and Fundamentalism
October 28, 2015 by Helena Norberg-Hodge. Local Futures

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Close Guantanamo and Return It to Cuba

Written by Marjorie Cohn. Published by Global Research, November 15, 2015 and TeleSUR 13 November 2015

Global Research, November 15, 2015

TeleSUR 13 November 2015

British Forces May Have Killed More Than 250 Iraqis Illegally

Written by Samuel Oakford, published by Vice News on November 13, 2015

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The Blurred Line Between Culture and Conspiracy & Empire Delusional Disorder

Yemen: Why is US Media Ignoring a Massive War?

Author: Caleb Maupin Published: New Eastern Outlook on 11/13/2015

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Here’s What the Media Won’t Tell You About the 2016 NDAA

Written by Derrick Broze. Published by ANTIMEDIA on November 13, 2015

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One Degree of Separation in the Forever War

Written by Brian Castner, published by Motherboard on November 11, 2015

Reese's gear, post blast. Photos: Hines Family. Collage by Clinton Nguyen

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Don’t Thank Me Anymore... Just Care for Veterans Who Return and Work To End All War

Written by Michael McPhearson. Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 by Common Dreams
Michael McPhearson is the executive director of and veteran of the PeMichael McPhearson is the executive director of Veterans For Peace and veteran of the Persian Gulf War also known as the First Iraq War.  Michael’s military career includes 6 years of reserve and 5 years active duty service. He separated from active duty in 1992 as a Captain. He is a member of Military Families Speak out and Co-Chair of the St. Louis Don’t Shoot Coalition formed in the aftermath of the police killing of Michael Brown Jr. rsian Gulf War also known as the First Iraq War.  Michael’s military career includes 6 years of reserve and 5 years active duty service. He separated from active duty in 1992 as a Captain. He is a member of Military Families Speak out and Co-Chair of the St. Louis Don’t Shoot Coalition formed in the aftermath of the police killing of Michael Brown Jr.

'Today I join with Veterans For Peace in a call to Reclaim November 11th as Armistice Day—a day to think about peace and thank those who served by working to end war.' (Photo: Getty Images)

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call to Reclaim November 11th as Armistice Day

A game changer for global Christianity

Iben Thranholm examines political and social events with focus on their religious aspects, significance and moral implications. She is one of Denmark’s most widely read columnists on such matters. Thranholm is a former editor and radio host at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), at which she created a religious news program that set a new standard for religious analysis in the newsroom. She has traveled extensively in the Middle East, Italy, the United States and Russia to carry out research and interviews. She has been awarded for her investigative research into Danish media coverage of religious issues.
Published by RT on 10 Nov, 2015

The Syrian Christians, father and daughter, are visiting their house abandoned them during the military action in the center of Homs. RIA Novosti

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‘US not interested in defeating ISIS’

U.S. Air Force / Staff Sgt. Perry Aston / Reuters

Iben Thranholm examines political and social events with focus on their religious aspects, significance and moral implications. She is one of Denmark’s most widely read columnists on such matters. Thranholm is a former editor and radio host at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), at which she created a religious news program that set a new standard for religious analysis in the newsroom. She has traveled extensively in the Middle East, Italy, the United States and Russia to carry out research and interviews. She has been awarded for her investigative research into Danish media coverage of religious issues.
Published by RT on 9 Nov, 2015

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READ MORE: ‘US-led coalition disjointed in fighting ISIS as some members have own plans’ – Iraq's ex-PM

Did Religion Make the American Civil War Worse?

Faith may have inflamed the conflict, but one lasting legacy of the war may be the toll it took upon American faith.
Written by Allen Guelzo. Published by The Atlantic on Aug 23, 2015

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Meet the Nigerian woman taking on Boko Haram

Hafsat Mohammed uses hope to counter hate, but the activist knows the threats she faces are all too real.
Written by Caelainn Hogan Published by Al Jazeera on 04 Nov 2015

Hafsat Mohammed works to counter violent extremism by engaging young people at the grassroots level [Caelainn Hogan/Al Jazeera]

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Europe: Welcome to a United Police State

Author: Konrad Stachnio published by the New Eastern Outlook on 08.11.2015

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US drone 'precision' doubted

Civilian deaths from US drone strikes aimed at terrorists could be higher than assumed, according to Pentagon papers leaked to the website The Intercept. The US remains coy on whether its bases in Germany play a role. From dw.com

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Remembrance Day: Afghan war through the eyes of vets in ‘War Story’

By Mike Drolet Global News November 7, 2015

Master Cpl. Paul Franklin (right in grey with glasses) who lost his legs in a bomb attack in Afghanistan, talks with some of his colleagues at a memorial service at the Edmonton Garrison on Friday, April 21, 2006. (File photo) Jimmy Jeong/The Canadian Press

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“Bush Doctrine” And Never Ending “War On Terror” Supported By Every Single Political Candidate

November 3, 2015 written by John Vibes published by True Activist

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Why Syria Needs Surge of Aid and Diplomacy, Not US Military Escalation

Published on Sunday, November 01, 2015 by Common Dreams. Written by Jon Rainwater
Jon Rainwater is executive director of Peace Action West and the Peace Education Fund. For over 30 years, he has been active in campaigns on issues of peace, nuclear disarmament, social justice and environmental sustainability. Follow him on Twitter: @JonRainwater

'President Obama promised and promised – at least 16 times – that there would be no boots on the ground in Syria.' (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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What I Learned About al Qaeda from Analyzing the ‘Bin Laden’ Tapes

By Flagg Miller, Vice News, September 28, 2015

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Flagg Miller is the author of The Audacious Ascetic: What the Bin Laden Tapes Reveal About Al-Qa'ida.

Prominent Veterans Group Just Called On US Public to Say No to War

Nick Bernabe, October 16, 2015, (ANTIMEDIA)

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Veterans for Peace

THE STEALTH EXPANSION OF A SECRET U.S. DRONE BASE IN AFRICA

Nick Turse - Oct. 21 2015 - The Intercept

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Afghanistan: MSF Demands Explanations After Deadly Airstrikes Hit Hospital in Kunduz

From Doctors Without Borders 10/3/2015

6 doctors were killed in the airstrike the US referred to as “collateral damage.”

TeleSUR TV - Afghanistan: MSF Demands Explanations After Deadly Airstrikes Hit Hospital in Kunduz

Airstrikes By U.S. Ally Have Killed 500 Children Since March

From Viral Alternative News 10/3/2015

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Obama Lied When He Said This

From Real Independent News and Film
Written by Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

Veterans Used In Secret Experiments Sue Military For Answers

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