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Iran Deal Verdict | PSR

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with US secretary of state John Kerry

The House and Senate voted recently on a resolution to disapprove the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. Thanks to 42 senators who supported it, the Iran agreement will not be undermined by the U.S. Congress.

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America’s legacy in Iraq: Violence, death, and another monster to destroy | Young Americans for Liberty

Despite President Barack Obama’s announcement of the Third End of War in Iraq, the people of Iraq continue to suffer under unrelenting violence all the while the toll from civilian deaths continues to climb. While America was celebrating Independence Day on July 4 with colorful explosion of fireworks, Iraqis were treated to non-celebratory explosions of car bombs and death squads. ...

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The Real Reason for America’s War on Syria | Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research

What lies behind this outburst of humanitarian concern by “the international community”. Is America coming to the rescue of the Syrian people? What is the real reason for America’s war on Syria? This question is addressed in a lead article by James P. Rubin, a Bloomberg executive editor and former State department official under the Clinton administration. The article appears ...

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Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, The Golden Age of Special Operations | TomDispatch

They have a way of slipping under the radar, whether heading into Pakistan looking for Osama bin Laden, Central Africa looking for Joseph Kony, or Yemen assumedly to direct local military action against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. I’m talking, of course, about U.S. special operations forces. These days, from Somalia to the Philippines, presidential global interventions are increasingly a ...

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Obama Raises the Military Stakes: Confrontation on the Borders with China and Russia | Global Research

After suffering major military and political defeats in bloody ground wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, failing to buttress long-standing clients in Yemen, Egypt and Tunisia and witnessing the disintegration of puppet regimes in Somalia and South Sudan, the Obama regime has learned nothing: Instead he has turned toward greater military confrontation with global powers, namely Russia and China. Obama has ...

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Turkey and the Syrian ‘Abyss’: ‘Zero-Problems’ Foreign Policy No More | Counterpunch

When Recep Tayyip Erdogan became Turkey’s prime minister in 2003, he seemed to be certain of the new direction his country would take. It would maintain cordial ties with Turkey’s old friends, Israel included, but also reach out to its Arab and Muslim neighbors, Syria in particular. The friendly relations between Ankara and Damascus soon morphed from rhetorical emphasis on ...

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America’s selective vigilantism will make as many enemies as friends | Tariq Ali, guardian.co.uk

Under the guise of humanitarianism, the frontiers of the west’s squalid protectorate are being decided in Washington “Sovereign is he who decides on the exception,” Carl Schmitt wrote in different times almost a century ago, when European empires and armies dominated most continents and the United States was basking beneath an isolationist sun. What the conservative theorist meant by “exception” ...

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The two swift changes in foreign policy that signal a new Egypt | The Guardian

Egypt faces many uncertainties after the revolution, but two surprisingly swift changes in its foreign policy have demonstrated that the post-Mubarak era may produce change for the wider region too. The foreign minister, Nabil al-Araby, has already overseen significant and assertive shifts on the Palestinian question as well as an easing of decades of tensions with Iran. Both moves signalled ...

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