from Greg Reese:
by Jason Ditz, The Anti Media:
Last week, Iraq’s parliament voted to expel US troops from the country. The US claims they’ve not heard of that. Iraqi PM Adel Abdul Mahdi spoke with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the State Department is trying to dodge specific comment. US officials insist, either way, that they don’t intend to leave.
by Nicholas West, Activist Post:
In April 2016 I reported that DARPA was hard at work on a plan to introduce 132-foot “Sea Hunter” drone warships to the world’s waterways within 5 years. Seemingly behind schedule, DARPA is now releasing some more details about their plans to update the artificial intelligence program for the Navy and Marines, but is soliciting help to complete the project.
Although mainstream media playfully compared the project it to a sea-bound version of Google’s self-driving car, in 2016 DARPA described it as follows:
by Andrew West, Freedom OutPost:
As if the United States didn’t have enough trouble on its hands this week, Russia is looking to mix it up with the world’ preeminent superpower abroad as well.
Not only are Americans living under the constant threat of an impeachment of their duly-elected President, but that last week has brought us ever closer to fight an actual, honest-to-God war with Iran.
Oh yeah, and let’s not forget that this is an election year as well.
Putin, Spooked by Trump Almost Starting WW3, Holds War Drills with Hypersonic Missiles in the Black Sea
from Russia Insider:
Russian President Vladimir Putin observed a war drill off the coast of Crimea on Thursday that included the launching of hypersonic missiles, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The ministry’s Zvezda broadcasting service said Russia’s Black Sea and Northern Fleets participated in the military exercise.
Various missiles were fired during the drill, including Kalibr cruise missiles and Kinzhal hypersonic air-launched missiles.
PENTAGON PROPAGANDA: 6 THINGS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ISN’T TELLING YOU ABOUT SOLEIMANI’S ASSASSINATION
by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:
The war propaganda has ramped up in the aftermath of the assassination of top-ranked Iranian general Qassam Soleimani. But before jumping on the violent and horrific war bandwagon, there are six things you should know, that the mainstream media is failing to mention because they don’t align with the globalists’ official narrative.
The mainstream media is hardly a bastion of truth and neutrality in reporting. The lapdog of the elitists and establishment ruling class will not tell you the things you need to know to make an informed and peaceful decision. All they will do is parrot the official narrative and the lines they are told which will lead to murder, slaughter, and death so that the military-industrial complex and bankers can rake in billions of dollars on another unnecessary war.
by John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute:
“Let us resolve that never again will we send the precious young blood of this country to die trying to prop up a corrupt military dictatorship abroad. This is also the time to turn away from excessive preoccupation overseas to the rebuilding of our own nation. America must be restored to a proper role in the world. But we can do that only through the recovery of confidence in ourselves…. together we will call America home to the ideals that nourished us from the beginning. From secrecy and deception in high places; come home, America. From military spending so wasteful that it weakens our nation; come home, America.”—George S. McGovern, former Senator and presidential candidate
by Ryan Saavedra, The Daily Wire:
The New York Times reports that Iran has admitted to shooting down a Ukrainian 737 this week that killed 176 people, and claimed that the plane was accidentally shot down when it turned toward an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) military base.
The plane was shot down on Tuesday after Iran fired numerous missiles targeting U.S. forces in Iraq in retaliation for the U.S. military killing IRGC-Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, who was responsible for murdering hundreds of U.S. soldiers.
by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:
President Trump reportedly watched Tucker Carlson’s anti-war rants and they “affected his view on the Iran situation.”
Fox News personalities by and large supported President Donald Trump’s confrontation with Iran over the past week. But between the lines, even the most ardent Trump supporters on Fox’s opinion side like Sean Hannity stopped short of encouraging all-out war, though some less prominent on-air figures spoke in favor of more extreme measures. And one of Fox’s biggest opinion hosts has consistently criticized the confrontation with Iran.
by Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline:
“WHATEVER STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT THEY MIGHT BE IN THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS DURING WHICH THEY MAY FOOLISHLY CONSIDER LAUNCHING AN ATTACK ON ISRAEL, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO TOTALLY OBLITERATE THEM.” –HILLARY CLINTON
When President Trump decides to counter an attack on an American embassy, leftists are up in arms.
But look above to what their failed 2016 Presidential candidate once said.
National security and security of our allies is not about politics.
by Alex Christoforou, The Duran:
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss U.S. President Trump’s statement signaling an end to military hostilities between the United States and Iran, following, what has been confirmed to be, a symbolic Iranian missile strike on American military targets within Iraq.