Erdogan’s Checkmate: CIA-Backed Coup in Turkey Fails, Upsets Global Chessboard

The failed coup in Turkey last week was a political and geopolitical earthquake as it has the potential to fundamentally alter the Middle East, NATO, and potentially the balance of power globally.  But while the implications of the recent developments are clear, what actually took place on the night/morning of […]

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Allying with political Islam: The United States’ tactical alliances with Al Qaeda and its associates in Syria

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Originally posted July 15, 2016
Updated July 18, 2016

By Stephen Gowans

Summary. The New York Times reported that the United States has refrained from systematically attacking Al Qaeda’s franchise in Syria because US-backed fighters coordinate and are enmeshed with the outfit. The newspaper also reported that the Pentagon had refrained in 2015 from attacking ISIS militants in and around the Syrian town of Palmyra in order to further the US foreign policy goal of regime change in Damascus. The United States has a long history of forming tactical alliances with political Islam to counter secular Arab nationalists, whom it views as inimical to its interests of dominating the Arab world, with its vast petroleum resources. Syria, whose constitution describes the country as “the beating heart of Arabism” and “bedrock of resistance against colonial hegemony on the Arab world,” is the last of the secular Arab nationalist states opposing…

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From Silent Majority to White-Hot Rage: Observations from Cleveland

The 2016 Republican National Convention began in the immediate shadow of a highly publicized death spiral involving police and black civilians in Dallas, Falcon Heights, and Baton Rouge.

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Bernie Sanders Endorses the World’s Greatest (Presumptive) Evil | Black Agenda Report

Good article, but reflexively flocking to the Green Party is not the answer. – PC

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Bernie Sanders Abandons the Revolution

You can’t abandon what you were never truly with. – PC

Bernie Sanders’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton has hugely disappointed millions of his supporters. Many of those inspired by his call for a political revolution had held out hope, even until now, …

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