Killing Julian Assange: Justice Denied When Exposing Official Wrongdoing By Philip Giraldi

31 October 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The hideous treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continues and many observers are citing his case as being symptomatic of developing “police state” tendencies in both the United States and in Europe, where rule of law is being subordinated to political expediency.

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Syria News Links 29-31 October 2019

31 October 2019 • 17:20 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Today’s links 31 October 2019
http://mikewhitneysgraspingatstraws.blogspot.com/2019/10/todays-links_31.html

Tasmin: US Occupies Syrian Oil Fields
https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2019/10/31/tasmin-us-occupies-syrian-oil-fields/

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Military conflict between Russia and the US looms large in Deir Ez Zor

29 October 2019 — Mideast discourse

Steven Sahiounie, political commentator 

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper explained in a press conference Tuesday, that a new U.S. force will be stationed in eastern Syria to protect the oil fields.  Barbara Starr, CNN’s Pentagon reporter, pressed Esper on whether the US military mission there will be to prevent the Russian or the Syrian government forces from accessing the oil at Deir Ez Zor.  Esper was forced to admit that the mission was designed to prevent the oil, and revenues generated, from being used by any group other than the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), otherwise referred to as the Kurdish militia who had been US allies in the fight to defeat ISIS.

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Here’s How Much Worse Things Will Get If Capitalism Isn’t Overthrown

30 October 2019 — See you in 2020

A supermarket during the 2019 California blackout wave

A supermarket during the 2019 California blackout wave

In his novel The Man in the High Castle, which depicts a Nazi-dominated world, Philip K. Dick describes a dynamic where the Reich, despite holding enormous power, makes itself progressively more volatile and reactive. At one point in the book, a character observes that “most high-placed Nazis are refusing to face facts vis-a-vis their economic plight. By doing so, they accelerate the tendency toward greater tour de force adventures, less predictability, less stability in general. The cycle of manic enthusiasm, then fear, then Partei solutions of a desperate type…all this tends to bring the most irresponsible and reckless aspirants to the top.”

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Nuclear Weapons and Turkey Since 1959

30 October 2019 — National Security Archive

Members of Congress Worried in 1960 That Leaders of a Coup “Might Seize Control” of Weapons

Other U.S. Officials Feared Risks of Accidental War or Overreaction to Local Crises

During Mid-1960s Turkish Officials Were Interested in Producing an “Atomic Bomb”

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 688

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