Idlib -Reportage from the Last Front in Syria By Andre Vltchek

5 March 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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For a while, all the guns have fallen silent.

I am near Idlib, the last stronghold of the terrorists in Syria. The area where the deadliest anti-government fighters, most of them injected into Syria from Turkey, with Saudi, Qatari and Western ‘help’, are literally holed up, ready for the final showdown.

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Conforming to establishment media groupthink could destroy Corbyn By Joe Emersberger

5 March 2019 — The Canary

The establishment media in the UK constantly proclaims various ‘truths’ that all serious people are supposed to accept. Many of these claims are sold in any ‘capitalist democracy’. It tells us which governments are ‘dictatorships’ that must ‘pressured’ or overthrown. It tells us a government’s finances are like a household’s. In recent years, the UK media has also been telling the public  that the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn is antisemitic.

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Anti-Capitalism is NOT Anti-Semitism By Kit Knightly

5 March 2019 — Off Guardian

The media are trying to turn the 1% into a protected minority

A political cartoon from 1883, depecting four notable Robber Barons being supported by their workers. Is this image a hate crime? Will it be described as such soon?

“Rhetoric about the 1 per cent and economic inequality has the same underlying theme – anti-capitalism masks and normalises anti-Semitism.”

The above quote appeared in the Financial Times over the weekend. It is a piece of twisted logic, designed to demonise an entire political movement. And it is a lie, BUT it does tell an important truth, it just does it by accident.

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Elliott Abrams, Washington’s ‘new’ Cold Warrior, plots regime change in Caracas

5 March 2019 — MROnline – Red Flag by Nick Everett

Elliott Abrams, Washington’s ‘new’ Cold Warrior, plots regime change in Caracas

The Trump administration set a 23 February deadline for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro to bow to U.S. demands and cede power to self-appointed “president” Juan Guaidó. Sanctions imposed by former U.S. president Barack Obama have been extended and deepened, costing Venezuela US$38 billion over the last three years, according to Venezuela’s vice president of planning, Ricardo Menendez.

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Venezuela Newslinks 5 March 2019

5 March 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

Coup-supporting priest admits US ‘aid’ is really about overthrowing the Venezuelan government
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCanary/~3/NUBIWZdP3YM/

Venezuela – Random Guyaidó Returns Only To Again Be Ignored
https://williambowles.info/2019/03/05/venezuela-random-guyaid-returns-only-to-again-be-ignored/

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Venezuela – Random Guyaidó Returns Only To Again Be Ignored

5 March 2019 — Moon of Alabama

Juan Guaidó, the random guy who claims to be ‘interim president’ of Venezuela, just arrived (vid) back in Caracas. He was not arrested. It seems that President Maduro’s strategy is to simply ignore Guaidó and to wait until the guy campaign runs out of steam. Meanwhile U.S. media and the Trump administration are doing their best to further that.

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Israel Lobby Refutes Omar’s Claims About Its Immense Influence By Exerting Its Immense Influence By Caitlin Johnstone

5 March 2019 — Caitlin Johnstone

In response to criticisms made by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar that US political leaders have too much allegiance to Israel and its lobbying groups, House Democrats have put forward an entire House resolution in accordance with demands made by AIPAC and the Anti-Defamation League.

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The Skripal Case: An Alternative Narrative By Michael Antony

5 March 2019 — Off Guardian

Sergei Skripal at his trial in Moscow, August 2006

The recent titbit fed to us by Bellingcat (reputedly close to MI6) that a third Russian agent was booked on the flight from Heathrow to Moscow on the night of 4th March 2018 — the flight taken by the two alleged GRU officers filmed in Salisbury — but didn’t show up for it, has pointed to a possible solution to the baffling Skripal puzzle. What if the third man, or perhaps the man who was supposed to take his place, was by then lying in Salisbury Hospital in a coma from opiate poisoning? What if Sergei Skripal was a triple agent trying to escape back to Russia to tell the world the truth about the Steele Dossier, which he had helped to concoct as a scurrilous, obscene joke and which had unexpectedly become the new bible of the insane war party in Washington?

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