Experts Warn Retaking Mosul Won’t Stop ISIS, But Could Make Syria’s Civil War Worse October 21, 2016
Despite Obama’s promises to avoid U.S. ‘boots on the ground’ in Syria, as many as 5,000 special forces troops are currently fighting ISIS alongside Iraqi forces in Mosul.
WikiLeaks’ Podesta Emails: Lawyer For 9/11 Families Warned Campaign About Clinton’s Saudi Ties By MintPress News Desk
‘Those of us who have been concerned about that politicization have had some thoughts about how to defang the issue and would be happy to knock those around with you,’ wrote Jack Quinn, former White House counsel and current lawyer to families of 9/11 victims.
Ecuador Denies US Influence In Decision To Cut Off Julian Assange’s Internet By MintPress News Desk
‘Ecuador’s foreign policy responds to sovereign decisions alone and does not yield to pressure from other states,’ the Ecuadorean government wrote in a statement.
Israel Could Become Major Global Energy Player In The Wake Of Leviathan Gas Deal By MintPress News Desk
Israel’s efforts to achieve energy independence have come at a high cost to stability in the Middle East and North Africa. Israel’s even exploited the Syrian civil war to enable expanded drilling in the illegally occupied Golan Heights.
Clinton Repeats Call For Syrian No-Fly Zone As Pundits Push Pro-War Propaganda By MintPress News Desk
Calling for a no-fly zone ‘has become the most effective way of calling for regime change in Syria without appearing to do so,’ one mainstream media analyst noted.
Noam Chomsky: US Had A ‘Pretty Supportive Attitude’ Toward Fascism In 1930s By MintPress News Desk
‘The State Department described Hitler as a moderate who was holding off the forces, the dangerous forces of the left … and of the right, namely the extremist Nazis,’ explained the noted scholar.
Syrian Swimmer Dies In Rebel Attack, But UK’s Independent Blames Assad Anyway By MintPress News Desk
‘Story wouldn’t have been used if #Assad couldn’t be blamed,’ one activist tweeted, adding to the social media backlash to the misleading story.
UN: Half Of Yemen Suffering Malnutrition, Famine Looms Under Saudi Blockade By MintPress News Desk
The UN said much of Yemen is on the brink of famine while calling for aid workers to be given free access to help a desperate population.
Injustice Boycott Will Target Those Who Profit From Racial Inequality, Police Brutality By MintPress News Desk
‘We’ve done it before, we can do it again,’ Shaun King wrote in an announcement of a planned nationwide boycott that already has over 81,000 people signed up to participate.
US-Backed Coalition Has Dropped 54,611 Bombs In 15,362 Airstrikes In The War On ISIS By MintPress News Desk
‘We have to knock the hell out of ISIS, and we have to do it fast,’ Donald Trump urged in the first presidential debate, but after almost 55,000 bombs it might be time for a new strategy.