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Facing total economic meltdown at home US/UK, spear-heading NATO, have chosen the path of confrontation with the rest of the world, a path which will lead us to the brink of war with Russia and China

France’s Macron says Assad removal no longer necessary

Posted by seumasach on June 24, 2017

A refreshing does of realism from Europe since, of course, the removal of Assad is no longer within the West’s powers anyway.

Press TV

21st June, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron said his country no longer deems the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a precondition for resolving the conflict in the Arab country.

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Shut down the ‘Russia-gate’ farce

Posted by seumasach on May 14, 2017

Justin Raimundo

Antiwar

12th May, 2017

The level of lunacy we’ve reached can be measured by the brouhaha over the presence of Russian photographers in the Oval Office during Sergey Lavrov’s visit: no US photographers were allowed, but the Russians somehow got in and the Paranoid Brigade went into overdrive. They may have planted “bugs” there! No, this wasn’t nutjob Louise Mensch, the queen of the Russia-haters, but “former intelligence officials,” including the former deputy director of the CIA, David Cohen.

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Britain could join US in Syria air strikes against Assad without parliamentary approval, Boris Johnson says

Posted by seumasach on April 19, 2017

Still revelling in the glory of having been informed in advance of Trump’s airstrikes on Syria, the British leadership, characteristically, is placing it’s most fervent hopes on further military action against the man who stands between stability and the descent of Syria into the kind of chaos we engendered in Libya. I don’t know- they are simply incorrigible! We must hope that Trump turns out to be a disappointment to them for all his bluff and bluster.

Independent

18th April, 2017

Boris Johnson has said Britain could join US air strikes against the “monster” Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, despite a previous vote against intervention.

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Corbyn speaks out on Trump’s overnight blitz

Posted by seumasach on April 7, 2017

Labour List

7th April, 2017

This is the full statement published by Jeremy Corbyn in response to US air strikes on a Syrian air base in the early hours of this morning.

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The missing logic of Russia-gate

Posted by seumasach on March 21, 2017

Consortium News

20th March, 2017

Russia-bashing and innuendos about disloyal Americans were all the rage at Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing on alleged Russian “hacking” of the presidential election, but logic is often missing, says Robert Parry.

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President Xi meets U.S. Secretary of State

Posted by seumasach on March 19, 2017

“The U.S. side is ready to develop relations with China based on the principle of no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, said Tillerson.”

As Trump seeks to actively undermine the Atlantic Alliance with both the UK and the EU, he appears set for a closer engagement with China. This approach closely corresponds to US national interests since only through partnership with China can the US rebuild it’s infrastructure and industrial base.

Xinhua

19th March, 2017

BEIJING, March 19 (Xinhua) — President Xi Jinping met here Sunday with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that cooperation is the only correct choice for both countries.

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Iran throws the ball into Trump’s court

Posted by seumasach on February 5, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

5th February, 2017

In what can only be seen as a development invested with symbolism — at least in its sheer timing – Russian president’s special envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev is traveling to Tehran today. Prima facie, Lavrentiev will hold consultations with Iran’s powerful Secretary to the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, on the eve of the first meeting in Astana tomorrow of the ‘trilateral mechanism’ of Russia, Iran and Turkey regarding the monitoring of ceasefire and separation of opposition groups from the extremist groups.

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Women, children refugees in Europe ‘starting to go missing’

Posted by seumasach on February 2, 2017

Sputnik

1st February, 2017

At least 1,500 human trafficking cases have been registered in Syria in the past year, according to the country’s Interior Ministry. Refugees who arrive in Europe are far from safe and they too fall victims to trafficking. Sputnik spoke about this with reporter Poppy Damon from The International Women’s Initiative in an interview.

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May sends gunboat in “dramatic show of strength”

Posted by seumasach on January 30, 2017

30th January, 2017

After centuries of gunboat diplomacy this pathetic move, this  “dramatic show of strength” as the Mail puts it without irony, is a fitting epilogue, the end of a long, bloody and, eventually, failed imperial project.

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Lavrov warns West will have to pay dearly for stoking revolutions in Middle East

Posted by seumasach on January 30, 2017

TASS

25th January, 2017

MOSCOW, January 25. /TASS/. The West will have to pay dearly for violent regime change and the instigation of revolutions in the Middle East that have plunged the region into chaos, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.

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Wagenknecht: ‘Dissolution of NATO, military alliance with Russia’

Posted by seumasach on January 24, 2017

RT

17th January, 2017

A military security system, which would include Russia, should be set up instead of NATO, Sahra Wagenknecht, leader of the German Left party said in an interview, echoing Trump’s recent statements on NATO.

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