The denial of taxes to the PA is an ominous sign of Netanyahu’s grand plan By Jonathan Cook

24 February 2019 — Jonathan Cook

The National – 24 February 2019

Israel’s decision to withhold part of the taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and plunge it deeper into crisis starkly illustrates the hypocrisies and deceptions at the core of the two governments’ relationship.

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Video: Trump’s Syria Deception By Abby Martin

24 February, 2019 — Empire Files

In Part II of our series Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin addresses the surprise order from Trump that he was “ending the war” in Syria.

Having drastically escalated the war in Syria and Iraq, find out what’s behind the supposed troop withdrawal and the hidden facts in the policies.

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Venezulela Newslinks 23-24 February 2019

24 February 2019 19:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting.

The Cynical Assault on Venezuela: Two excellent responses

Venezuela crisis: President Maduro’s ‘days numbered’ – Mike Pompeo

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Venezuela – No More Than 20,000 People Came To Branson’s Concert Stunt

23 February 2019 — Moon of Alabama

The Washington Post writes:

The attention on Saturday remained immediately focused on the single largest staging ground for aid in Cucuta, Colombia — where a massive benefit concert hosted by British billionaire Richard Branson drew a crowd of more than 200,000 people Friday.

200,0 00 people!

Hmm …

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Venezuela: February 23 – the day they did not pass By Jorge Martin

24 February 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

Militias marching

Militias marching. Photo: CBRZ Venezuela

So, February 23rd came and went. This was the day which had been billed by the US and its local puppets as D-day, when “humanitarian aid” was supposed to enter the country against the will of evil Maduro, something which, as even the BBC correspondent admitted, had little to do with aid and everything to do with defying the authority of president Maduro.

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There will be false flag operations taking place in Venezuela

24 February 2019 — MROnline

Originally published: Alexandra Valiente, Internationalist 360° (February 22, 2019)

There have been numerous warnings of false flag scenarios  yet alternative media,  such as RT,  have published an  unverified report parroting the CIA’s Washington Post that the Venezuelan army fired on unarmed protesters, leaving many injured and 2 dead.

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Venezuela denounces false flags orchestrated by the right

24 February 2019 — MROnline

Opposition sets fire to vehicles on the Colombian side of the Simon Bolivar International bridge

Originally published: Granma (translated by Internationalist 360º) (February 23, 2019)

Simón Bolívar bridge at the Colombian Border

Simón Bolívar bridge at the Colombian Border. Venezuela faces a planned onslaught on the part of Colombian authorities following the whims of the U.S. empire, said Freddy Bernal, spokesman for the Bolivarian Government. | Photo: @madeleintlSUR.

On Saturday morning, February 23, a false [flag] was reported on the Colombian-Venezuelan border orchestrated by the Colombian government and Venezuelan opposition leaders, when two tanks of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) rammed the Venezuelan security barricade installed on the Simón Bolívar international bridge.

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