Tag Archives: U.S.

Julian Assange Responds To U.S. Calls For Arrest

(MPN) In his first speech as CIA Director, Mike Pompeo delivered a strong invective against the pro-transparency organization WikiLeaks, accusing the group of acting as a “non-state hostile intelligence service.” The aggressive rhetoric came amid Wikileaks’ latest series of releases, known as “Vault 7,” which detail how the CIA has lost control of its cyber-warfare arsenal, as well as outline the …

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Report: What Happens next If the U.S. Overthrows the Syrian Government

(ANTIMEDIA) Following the Trump administration’s decision to strike the Syrian government (in what was, by all accounts, a quite ineffective strike), a new report is raising serious concerns, claiming ISIS would be a prime benefactor of the fall of the Assad government. The report, published Wednesday by the London-based IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center, a leading security analysis agency, …

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Somehow the U.S. Has Killed 70k ISIS Fighters — Twice as Many as It Says Exist

(ANTIMEDIA Op-Ed) In June 2014, around the time ISIS was making headlines across the world, the Wall Street Journal reported that the terror group had 4,000 fighters in Iraq. In September 2014, the CIA released an estimate claiming ISIS had between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters combined in both Iraq and Syria, including 15,000 who were foreign fighters. Almost half were foreign fighters? That’s …

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U.S. Airstrike Kills Family of Eight Fleeing Syria

(ANTIWAR) US officials have made much of Kurdish YPG forces attacking the town of Tabqa, which is at least somewhat under ISIS control. Locals are trying to flee the fighting, however, and that seems to be where the US is most involved, attacking and killing a family of eight outside of Tabqa as they tried to get away. Reports from multiple …

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China Finally Sends U.S. Positive Messages on North Korea

(ANTIMEDIA) On Monday, the tone of the mainstream narrative on North Korea was somewhat conflicting — though certainly a little brighter. Even as President Donald Trump was saying the “status quo” in North Korea is “unacceptable” and that the United Nations should impose sanctions on the tiny Asian country, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N, Nikki Haley, said the U.S. is …

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U.S. Drone Strike Kills Three Civilians in Yemen

(MEE) Three Yemeni civilians were killed when a drone attacked four suspected al-Qaeda militants travelling in a vehicle in the southern part of the country, residents and a local official said on Monday. Residents said the attack in al-Saeed area of Shabwa province on Sunday afternoon was by a United States drone, part of a campaign by Donald Trump’s administration against …

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U.S. to Increase Support for Saudis in Yemen

(ANTIWAR) Visiting Riyadh, Defense Secretary James Mattis continued to play up the idea of deeper US involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen, suggesting the US would substantially increase aide to Saudi Arabia, while playing up the idea that the deeper US involvement would be against Iran. Saudi officials have presented the war in Yemen, against a Shi’ite faction, as amounting …

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North Korea Arrests U.S. Citizen, Threatens To Sink U.S. Aircraft Carrier

(ZHE) A third US citizen has been arrested and remains in custody in North Korea, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. A Korean-American professor in his 50s, identified by the surname Kim, had been in North Korea for a month to discuss relief activities and was detained at Pyongyang International Airport just as he was leaving North Korea, the agency …

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The U.S. Government Declares War on WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

(ANTIMEDIA) The U.S. government is dramatically ratcheting up its rhetoric against whistleblowing news collective Wikileaks, announcing on Thursday that authorities are preparing new charges on which to arrest the group’s founder, Julian Assange. Assange has lived at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the last four years in order to avoid extradition and arrest. Now, in the wake of Wikileaks’ controversial …

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U.S. Preparing Charges Against Julian Assange

(ANTIWAR) US officials have repeatedly vilified WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over the past several years, and intermittently called for his assassination, but just now appear to be nearing a decision to file charges against him, accusing him of crimes for involvement in the whistleblower organization. What the charges might be remain a matter of speculation, as Assange’s lawyer says they’ve heard …

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Pence: U.S. Ready to Use ‘Overwhelming’ Force in Response to North Korea

(ANTIMEDIA)Tokyo — Keeping in lockstep with the “evil North Korea” narrative, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that if Kim Jong-un decides to attack a neighboring country, the United States will respond with an “overwhelming” use of force. Speaking in Tokyo — and, frankly, sounding very much like Kim himself — Pence said: “Those who would challenge our resolve or …

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Newly Released Documents: U.S. Knew About the Holocaust and Let It Happen

(ANTIMEDIA) According to recently revealed documents, the U.S., British, and Russian governments knew of Adolf Hitler’s slaughter of Jews, known as the Holocaust, as early as 1942 but failed to take action to prevent it. The Independentreports: “Newly accessed material from the United Nations – not seen for around 70 years – shows that as early as December 1942, the …

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Hundreds of U.S. Marines Headed To Afghanistan

(ANTIWAR) With the US seeking to slow the mounting losses by the Afghan military in the southern Helmand Province, the Pentagon has announced a deployment of roughly 300 US Marines to the province, with the fighters expected to arrive by the end of the month. The deployment marks the largest single deployment of US Marines in occupied Afghanistan since 2014, which …

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U.S. Fighter Jets Intercept Two Russian Tactical Bombers 100 Miles Away From Alaska

(ZHE) The U.S. Air Force scrambled two F-22 stealth fighters on Monday night to intercept a pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers which came as close as 100 miles from Alaska’s Kodiak Island, Fox reports. This was the first time since President Trump took office that Moscow has sent bombers so close to the U.S. The two Russian Tu-95 “Bear” tactical bombers …

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Ex-Pentagon Chief: North Korea Not ‘Suicidal’ — So Won’t Attack U.S. First

(ANTIMEDIA) As Vice President Mike Pence warns that the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over, the country’s U.N. ambassador is comparing the U.S.’s behavior in Asia to that of gangsters. At a news conference on Monday, Ambassador Kim In-ryong said the United States was “disturbing global peace and stability and insisting on the gangster-like logic that its invasion …

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Reports: U.S. Sending Two More Aircraft Carriers to North Korea

(ZHE) According to a report by South Korea’s primary news outlet, Yonhap, the Pentagon has directed a total of three U.S. aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, citing a South Korean government source. Yonhap reports that in addition to the CVN-70 Carl Vinson, which is expected to arrive off the South Korean coast on April 25, the CVN-76 Ronald Reagan and …

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U.S. Putting Boots on the Ground in Somalia

(ANTIWAR) In October 1993, during the Battle of Mogadishu (the Black Hawk Down incident), 18 US soldiers were killed and 73 wounded, with a pair of Black Hawk helicopters shot down. The US responded by ceasing military operations, and within a few months had withdrawn all troops from Somalia. Today, they are headed back. The new deployment, which US African Command …

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U.S. Insurers Sue Saudis for $4.2 Billion Over 9/11

(ANTIWAR) Last year’s Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), a bill which allowed Americans to sue Saudi Arabia in US court over their involvement in 9/11, has yielded another major lawsuit yesterday, a $ 4.2 billion suit filed by over two dozen US insurers related to losses sustained because of the 2001 attack. The lawsuit is targeting a pair of …

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U.S. Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb For The First Time In Afghanistan

(ZHE) Perhaps in preparation for upcoming events on the Korean Peninsula, CNN reports the US military has dropped an enormous bomb in Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, was dropped at 7 p.m. local time Thursday, the sources said. The MOAB is also known as …

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Spicer’s Freudian Slips: U.S. Trying to ‘Destabilize’ Syria and Middle East

(ANTIMEDIA Op-Ed) We fight wars to spread freedom, love, and democracy — that’s what they tell us. That’s why President Trump decided to bomb the Syrian government, right? To save the children? This does sound like a heart-warming plot to spread peace throughout the world by way of Tomahawk missile. But one only has to look one month into the …

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