Month: August 2017

How trolls pushing for regime change in Syria helped popularize Trump’s attack on the ‘Alt-Left’

A motley crew of toxic interventionists lobbying for regime change in Syria smeared the anti-war left as “alt-left” before Donald Trump did the same.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet


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Pundits slam Trump’s biblical language on North Korea, but praise his defense secretary’s genocidal threats

Trump’s supposedly “moderate” Defense Secretary James Mattis threatened North Korea with the “destruction of its people.”

By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal / AlterNet


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How a Free Syrian Army unit uncovered the rebels’ Israeli connection and switched sides

Before the Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel group the Golan Brigade was targeted for destruction by Israel and Al Qaeda, it was allied with them.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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