Month: May 2017

Manchester bombing is blowback from West’s disastrous interventions and covert proxy wars

Blowback: How the US and UK helped bring jihadists like Manchester bomber Salem Abedi to Libya and Syria.

By Max Blumenthal / AlterNet

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Another video shows US gov-funded White Helmets assisting public executions in rebel-held Syria

A new video shows the White Helmets, funded with millions of dollars by the US and British governments, helping with an execution in rebel-held Daraa, Syria.

By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal / AlterNet


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US-Funded Atlantic Council Shills for Pro-NATO Autocrats While They Brutalize Protesters

As it whitewashes Erdogan and other pro-NATO autocrats, the US government-funded top DC think tank the Atlantic Council rakes in money from Turkey and other authoritarian states.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet

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In Saudis’ Den of Extremism, Trump Trades Advanced Weapons for $200 Billion Investment in Rust Belt Swing States

President Trump plans to sign the largest weapons deal in history in return for $200 billion of Saudi investment in Rust Belt states he needs to win re-election.

By Max Blumenthal / AlterNet

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Ignored by Western media, Syrians describe the nightmare the armed opposition brought them

Trapped between a police state and Al Qaeda, average Syrians explain why they fear regime change.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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I visited Al Qaeda’s Syrian stronghold and saw how US backing of ‘moderate’ rebels is bolstering jihadists

Journalist Lindsey Snell reports from inside Idlib, al-Qaeda’s Syrian stronghold.

By Lindsey Snell / AlterNet

I spent a night this past July crammed in a sitting room with a family in Kafr Halab, a small village in the western countryside of Aleppo. The Russian air force was in the midst of a bombing campaign, dropping cluster munitions on homes in the area. I held my breath each time I heard a plane, but the family’s matriarch offered reassurance. “If you can hear that plane sound, it means they are far away.”

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