The fighting that erupted in the east of Ukraine can be traced to a US-instituted coup d'état of February 2014 – confirmed by president Obama on CNN when he confided that Washington had “brokered a deal to transition power” in the country, forcing Viktor Yanukovych from office.
The "high tech" Global Hawk AUV was shot down by the "low tech" Raad anti-aircraft missile system, "which bears a striking resemblance to the outdated Soviet Kub (Cube) system". "That does not look good". An issue of political self-esteem, face saving on the part of Trump & failure of US advanced weapons systems.
The two most often cited reasons for President Truman’s controversial decision were to shorten the war and to save the lives of “between 250,000 and 500,000” American soldiers.
The surprise collapse of a small Inner-Mongolia Chinese bank, Baoshang, has suddenly focused attention on the fragility of the world’s largest and largely opaque banking system. The timing is very bad, as China struggles with a sharp domestic economic slowdown.
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The Truth About – ‘Taking Back Control’. Britain’s Post-Brexit Debacle By True Publica, July 17, 2019
Provoking War? British Hijack Iranian Ship, Another Day, Another Dangerous Provocation By Tony Cartalucci, July 17, 2019
The World Bank Saw the Debt Crisis Looming By Eric Toussaint, July 17, 2019
Trump Has 150 Nuclear Bombs in Europe Giving the White House a Dangerous Stranglehold Over EU By Hans Stehling, July 17, 2019
Decision to Keep Nuclear Weapons Data Classified Hurts US National Security By Hans Kristensen and Heather Wuest, July 17, 2019
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Trump May Appoint Fringe Neocon to Head Intelligence By Kurt Nimmo, July 17, 2019
Media Intrigue: Spying on Julian Assange By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, July 17, 2019
China to Ban Doing Business with Firms Selling Weapons to Taiwan By Stephen Lendman, July 17, 2019
London’s ‘Media Freedom’ Conference Smacks of Irony: Critics Barred, No Mention of Jailed Assange By Eva Bartlett, July 17, 2019
On the Need to be Free from the Press By Mark Taliano, July 17, 2019
Overcoming the Robotic Mind – Why Humanity Must Come Through By R. Teichmann, July 17, 2019
CIA Pushes for Expansion of Secrecy Law to Stifle Public Criticism By Kevin Gosztola, July 16, 2019
Russia’s Bolivia Gambit Is a Bold Economic Move By Andrew Korybko, July 16, 2019
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The UK Must Release the Iranian Tanker; The UAE’s Mission to Tehran By Elijah J. Magnier, July 16, 2019
FBI Surveillance of Iranians After the 1988 Downing of Flight 655 By Paul Gottinger, July 16, 2019
Liberals Use ‘Human Rights’ to Push Coup in Venezuela By Yves Engler, July 16, 2019
How the Goliath of the Jerusalem Settler Movement Persuaded the World It’s Really David By Jonathan Cook, July 16, 2019
Cruelty Prompts Trump’s Deal of the Century in the Middle East By Prof. Stuart Rees, July 16, 2019
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Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF): Rep. McCaul Struggles to Keep “War On Terror” Alive By Kurt Nimmo, July 16, 2019
Greece and the Refugee Crisis. Squatting at Athens’ City Plaza By Economic and Political Refugee Solidarity Initiative, July 16, 2019
Henry Wallace’s Internationalism: A Path that American Foreign Policy Could Have Taken and Still Can By Dr. Dennis Etler, July 16, 2019
Nuclear Experimentation: Year 74 By Ethan Indigo Smith, July 16, 2019
Trump, Netanyahu, Pence and Bolton: The Four Horsemen of the Nuclear Apocalypse By Hans Stehling, July 16, 2019
The 5G Wireless Crisis: Awareness & Accountability Summit By Josh del Sol, July 16, 2019
The Podcast Revolution: The Power of Our Human Voice, from Marconi to Woods Hole By Barbara Nimri Aziz, July 16, 2019
Revanchist Israel Bent on Territorial Expansion. Towards “Greater Israel”? By Stephen Lendman, July 15, 2019
Spectre of British Colonialism Is Haunting Hong Kong? By South Front, July 15, 2019
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More Families Freed from US Controlled Rukban Concentration Camp in Northern Syria By Miri Wood, July 15, 2019
America
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On Trump’s “Misguided Trade War” with China By Allen Yu, July 15, 2019
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The Darroch Affair: Brexit Britain Losing Control By Graham Vanbergen, July 15, 2019
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Strained US-Iraq Relations: Pompeo Considers Baghdad Embassy Pullout “Permanent”: Officials By Bas News, July 15, 2019
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US Waterboards Iran and Then Asks for Talks: Former IAEA Head By The Iran Project, July 15, 2019
The Death Penalty as a Political Weapon: The Execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg By Rossen Vassilev Jr., July 15, 2019
Turkey’s Purchase of Russian S-400 Air Defense System: A Blow to the US War Machine By Stephen Lendman, July 15, 2019
The UN’s Free Speech Problem By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, July 15, 2019
Syria Calls on Civilized World to Intervene in Turkey Cultural Aggression By Miri Wood, July 15, 2019
America, The Incredible Disappearing Country By Helen Buyniski, July 15, 2019
Why Austerity? By Bryant Brown, July 15, 2019
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Top Five Trump Officials Who Resigned Because of Shocking Scandals By Juan Cole, July 15, 2019
The War on Syria Continues. Iran Is Next? By Mark Taliano, July 15, 2019
The S-400: Turkey Calls Trump’s Bluff By Eric Margolis, July 15, 2019
Two-faced Democrats Move to Prevent Trump’s Iran War By Kurt Nimmo, July 15, 2019
Guess Which Government Creates the Most Refugees in the World? By Makia Freeman, July 15, 2019
Trump Gives Up Citizenship Question but Doubles Down on Terrorizing Immigrants By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, July 15, 2019
Iran Faces US Aggression and European Hypocrisy, but this Time It’s Ready By Prof. Seyed Mohammad Marandi, July 15, 2019
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Trump Advisors Giuliani and Bolton Support MEK, the Iran Terrorist Organization By Kurt Nimmo, July 14, 2019
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