Turkey, Iran meet before a Syria summit with Russia – Middle East Affairs

By Middle East Affairs Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who support opposing sides in the Syrian conflict, held talks Wednesday in Ankara before their upcoming summit with Russia. The three countries will discuss strategies to reduce the violence among them and their coalitions. Russia and Iran back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, […]

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Saudi Arabia says Houthi tanker attack will not affect oil supply – Middle East Affairs

By Stephen Kalin and Rania El Gamal RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) – An attack on a Saudi tanker by Yemen’s Houthi would not hit oil supplies, Saudi energy minister said on Wednesday, after the Iran-allied group said it had targeted a warship in response to an air strike that killed civilians. The Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition which includes […]

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Would Trump’s New CIA Director Reinstate Torture Program?

Guest Post by Ben Swann The next director of the CIA might be one of the most controversial picks ever. Gina not only helped to oversee the CIA’s torture program, but may have also destroyed evidence in an effort to hide torture techniques. And one CIA whistleblower says Haspel and those around her “tortured…

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Unbridgeable Gap: Who We Were and Who We Thought We Were – Antiwar.com Original

“War is just a racket… I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service…during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.” ~ Major General Smedley – Maj. Danny Sjursen for Antiwar.com Original

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