Introduction In the mainstream view, al-Qaeda did not play a role in the Syria conflict until Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dispatched his deputy, Abu Muhammad al-Jolani, to Syria in August 2011 to establish a wing of the group there, called Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front. Additionally, al-Qaeda allegedly did not carry out any military operations until December 2011 and did not announce its establishment until January 2012. However, there is evidence that al-Qaeda affiliated militants were involved in the Syrian conflict much earlier. Saudi intelligence...
“Independence is financial,” Abukhdeir told me. “If we don’t have financial freedom, nothing is going to change.” But how do Palestinians buy bitcoin? “We always find the holes,” Abuwedad said. More here
I started the old Weekend Interview Show on Radio KAOS 95.9 FM in Austin, Texas on April 12, 2003, three days after the fall of Baghdad. First up was Antiwar.com's heroic Alan Bock. Number 5,500 was of course with the Great Gareth Porter. Full archives here and at...
That's sure to win over the population of the country finally, right? Google Translate version: Hablo por Venezuela: He solicitado formalmente a la comunidad internacional evaluar la implementación de la Responsabilidad de Proteger para los venezolanos, dados los crímenes de lesa humanidad cometidos por Maduro. Necesitamos acciones oportunas y decisivas por la vida. #UNGA pic.twitter.com/p7pJR1jEKJ — Juan Guaidó (@jguaido) September 23,...
Woman calls police to do a "welfare check" to make sure her dad is okay. They murder him.
"Tragedy in East Baghdad" Check it out here.
President Trump and Mike Pompeo told us that Iranian Gen. Soleimani had to be assassinated when he was in Baghdad at the end of last week because he was on a mission to plan and implement attacks on US military and diplomatic personnel in the region. But their story is not holding up very well, as reports surface that he was on a peace mission and other US claims are not adding up. So…why was he killed? Watch today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report: https://youtu.be/jkRSXW4swFk
Apparently confirmed by Al Arabiya and a Hezbollah channel in Beirut. https://twitter.com/AFP/status/1212904806601199616
On FPF #437, I discuss Iraqi protesters breaking into the US Embassy in Baghdad. The protesters took to the street outside of the embassy in response to US airstrikes on an Iraqi militia. The US claims the strikes targeted an Iranian backed militia that had attacked an Iraqi military base. However, the US has not provided any evidence for this claim. The Iraqi government has called the strike a breach of their sovereignty. I explain how this will likely power Iran.
Here's a great article about how much the staff of Vice love government.