France torches Lafarge cement plant in Syria

17 October 2019 — Voltaire Network

On 16 October 2019, the International Coalition set fire to the French-owned Lafarge Cement Factory in Jalabiyeh (on the Turkish border, north of Aleppo) before the arrival of the Syrian Arab Army in the area.

Thus, the traces of a secret operation of crucial importance have literally gone up in smoke.

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Is Johnson planning to renege on his Brexit deal?

17 October 2019 — True Publica

Is Johnson planning renege on the EU Withdrawal Agreement?

By TruePublica Editor: “There is not a soul in the long corridors of Whitehall who believes the prime minister is telling the truth“. These are the words of Financial Times columnist Philip Stephens whose article is entitled – “Boris Johnson’s lies are plunging Britain into a dark morass.” Stephens is right to point out that deceiving the Queen, someone so widely respected around the world for her probity and commitment to public service has, through tradition, been exposed to the wreckage tactics of Johnson’s mendacity and lack of integrity. But it gets worse than that – much worse.

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Syria News Links 16-17 October 2019

17 October 2019 • 19:00  — The New Dark Age

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Military Situation In Northern Syria On October 17, 2019 (Map Update)

In Video: Army Deploys Rocket Launchers In Northeast Syria To Support SDF

Turkey Accuses ‘Terrorists’ Of Plotting Chemical Weapons Provocation Against It

ISIS Attacks SDF Headquarters, Frees Terrorists’ Wives

Turkey to suspend Syria offensive, US says

It Is Down Right Funny.

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Brexit News Links 17 October 2019

17 October 2019 • 11:45 — The New Dark Age

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Is Johnson planning to renege on his Brexit deal?

Brexit deal done, Boris Johnson announces

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These Scrubbed Reports Reveal New Secrets Into the Prince Andrew-Jeffrey Epstein Relationship

14 October 2019 — Mint Press

Several now-censored reports from the 1990s and early 2000s reveal that Prince Andrew’s involvement with the minors exploited by Jeffrey Epstein is greater than previously believed.

by Whitney Webb

While the Jeffrey Epstein scandal has largely faded from media coverage in the United States, it has continued to attract attention abroad, particularly in the United Kingdom in connection with Epstein’s long-standing association with Prince Andrew, the Duke of York and the Queen’s son.

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New Developments in the Skripal Case Reveal it for the Sham it Always Was By James ONeill

16 October 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

1072873556“The willing suspension of disbelief or the moment which constitutes poetic faith.” This has been defined as willingness to suspend one’s critical faculties and believe something surreal. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Biographic Literaric 1817.

The above quotation, now more than 200 years old, remains a perfect encapsulation of the ongoing farce (or tragedy) that is the case of Sergei and Yulia Skripal.

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China News Links 16-17 October 2019

17 October 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Huawei Moving on Without Google?

Christian Dior apologises to China over map error

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No Brexit deal reached as European Union summit begins By Chris Marsden

17 October 2019 — WSWS

In the end, yesterday finished with statements by a spokesman for Boris Johnson’s Conservative government that no Brexit deal would be reached as negotiations with the Tories’ political partners, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), and technical talks with the European Union (EU) were ongoing.

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How The Win-Win-Win-Win Plan For Syria’s Northeast Succeeds

17 October 2019 — Moon of Alabama

The Syrian and Russian operations in the northeast of Syria are going well.


Russian troops prevented attempts by Turkish supported Jihadis to attack Manbij. Russian and Syrian units now also entered Ayn al-Arab/Kobani. Syrian government troops took control of the electricity producing dam in Tabqah and some units set up posts in Raqqa. Other units entered the Conoco and Al-Umar oil fields north of Abu Kahmal and east of Deir Ezzor. Some local tribe which profited from the oil explorations there held a small protest against the return of government control.
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