US Politics in Trump era Public date: 19.09.2019 21:40:40

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6 Feb 2019

Saudi Arabia, UAE gave US arms to al-Qaeda-linked groups

Saudi Arabia and its coalition partner in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) transferred US-made weapons to al-Qaeda-linked groups and a Salafi militia whose commander who once "served with" the Yemeni branch of ISIL, a CNN investigation has found.
Saudi Arabia and its coalition partner in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) transferred US-made weapons to...

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29 Jan 2019

U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Contradict Trump on North Korea and Iran

A new American intelligence assessment of global threats has concluded that North Korea is “unlikely to give up” all of its nuclear stockpiles, and that Iran is not “currently undertaking the key nuclear weapons-development activity” needed to make a bomb, directly contradicting two top tenets of President Trump’s foreign policy.
A new American intelligence assessment of global threats has concluded that North Korea is “unlikely to give up” all...

Publisher: The Intercept

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29 Dec 2018

In Syria, Kurdish Fighters Face Trump Pullout, Own Mistakes

Khalil was shopping in the Hasakah marketplace in Syria when Kurdish military police arrested him last March. He was 19 and had papers that showed he was in high school, but that didn’t matter. The Kurdish militia, which feeds troops to the U.S.-led war in Syria, was way short of volunteers. They ordered him into a minibus and drove through the northeast Syrian city, abducting others along the way.
Khalil was shopping in the Hasakah marketplace in Syria when Kurdish military police arrested him last March. He was 19...

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20 Dec 2018

Erdogan: New military operation in Syria to ‘start at any moment’

Turkey may launch a new military operation in northern Syria at any moment, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, adding US President Donald Trump had given a positive response to Turkey's plans. Erdogan's remarks on Monday came days after he announced Turkish forces would launch a new cross-border operation against the US-backed Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to the east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria.
Turkey may launch a new military operation in northern Syria at any moment, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

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20 Dec 2018

Putin Welcomes Trump’s Syria Withdrawal: ‘Donald’s Right’

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Thursday welcomed President Trump’s announcement of a withdrawal of American troops from Syria, calling it “the right decision.” Mr. Trump said on Wednesday that he was ordering the withdrawal because the United States military had achieved its goal of defeating the Islamic State militant group in Syria. But the move caught many by surprise, including some of his military and diplomatic advisers.
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Thursday welcomed President Trump’s announcement of a withdrawal of American...

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20 Dec 2018

‘Russia wins’: Fury in Washington as Trump announces withdrawal from Syria

President Donald Trump’s decision to declare ISIS defeated and order a full US withdrawal from Syria has been met with anger and disbelief by the Washington establishment that hoped for regime change in Damascus.
President Donald Trump’s decision to declare ISIS defeated and order a full US withdrawal from Syria has been met with...
9 Dec 2017

Defector Says Thousands of Islamic State Fighters Left Raqqa in Secret Deal

A high-level defector from Kurdish-led forces that captured the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State has recanted his account of the city's fall, saying thousands of IS fighters - many more than first reported - left under a secret, U.S.-approved deal.
A high-level defector from Kurdish-led forces that captured the Syrian city of Raqqa from...
8 Sep 2017

US evacuation of ISIS leaders “almost 100-precent true”

Some Russian geopolitical analysts argue that United States President  Donald Trump should launch an investigation into the alleged evacuation of ISIS commanders by the US military from Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, an event which is said to have taken place two days ago.
Some Russian geopolitical analysts argue that United States President  Donald Trump should launch an investigation...

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21 Jun 2017

The US seems keener to strike at Syria’s Assad than it does to destroy Isis

The extraordinary destruction of a Syrian fighter jet by a US aircraft on Sunday has precious little to do with the Syrian plane’s target in the desert near Rasafa – but much to do with the advance of the Syrian army close to the American-backed Kurdish forces along the Euphrates. The Syrians have grown increasingly suspicious in recent months that most Kurdish forces in the north of Syria – many of them in alliance with the Assad government until recently – have thrown in their lot with the Americans.
The extraordinary destruction of a Syrian fighter jet by a US aircraft on Sunday has precious little to do with the...
14 Jun 2017

Trump’s War To ‘Annihilate’ ISIS Is Raising Civilian Casualties

Overturning more than a decade of careful “hearts and minds” military operations, the United States has  signaled that the major U.S.-backed combat offensives against ISIS in  Iraq and Syria should proceed regardless of the cost to civilians.
Overturning more than a decade of careful “hearts and minds” military operations, the United States...
11 Jun 2017

Republican congressman praises ISIS attack in Iran, says US should consider supporting ISIS

“We have recently seen an attack on Iran, and the Iranian government, the mullahs, believe that Sunni forces have attacked them. This may signal a ratcheting up of certain commitments by the United States of America. As far as I’m concerned, I just want to make this point and see what you think, isn’t it a good thing for us to have the United States finally backing up Sunnis who will attack Hezbollah and the Shiite threat to us? Isn’t that a good thing? And if so, maybe this is a Trump — maybe it’s a Trump strategy of actually supporting one group  against another, considering that you have two terrorist organizations.”
“We have recently seen an attack on Iran, and the Iranian government, the mullahs, believe that Sunni forces...

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30 May 2017

US-led anti-IS coalition obscures, under-reports civilian casualty

Civilian casualties in coalition operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria are being significantly under reported,  monitoring groups say, with non-US partners refusing to release data about military operations in which their forces may have killed non-combatants. Since the anti-IS international coalition was formed in August 2014, there have been at least 21,820 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, according to monitoring group Airwars.
Civilian casualties in coalition operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria are being significantly...
18 May 2017

Trump to unveil plans for an ‘Arab NATO’ in Saudi Arabia

The United States and Saudi Arabia are putting together one of the biggest arms sales in history and looking toward a new regional security architecture. Behind the scenes, the Trump administration and Saudi Arabia have been conducting extensive negotiations, led by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. After years of disillusionment with the Obama administration, the Saudi leadership was eager to do business. “They were willing to make a bet on Trump and on America,” a senior White House official said.
The United States and Saudi Arabia are putting together one of the biggest arms sales in history and looking toward a...
16 May 2017

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

The president was boasting of the “great intel” he receives when he discussed intelligence provided by a U.S. partner. “This is code-word information,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”
The president was boasting of the “great intel” he receives when he discussed intelligence provided by a U.S....

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14 Apr 2017

U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS Caves in Afghanistan

The United States dropped the “mother of all bombs” — the largest conventional bomb in the American arsenal — on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan on Thursday, the Pentagon said, unleashing a munition so massive that it had to be dropped from the rear of a cargo plane.
The United States dropped the “mother of all bombs” — the largest conventional bomb in the American...
3 Feb 2017

Obama’s White House worked for months on a plan to seize Raqqa. Trump’s team took a brief look and decided not to pull the trigger.

Planning for the final assault on Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State’s caliphate, had been grinding on for more than seven months. There had been dozens of meetings of President Barack Obama’s top national security team, scores of draft battle plans and hundreds of hours of anguished, late-night debates. Obama hoped that his last-minute preparations would clear the way for Trump to authorize a swift assault on the Islamic State’s most important stronghold, where U.S. intelligence officials say militants are plotting attacks outside Syria. Instead of running with the plan, Trump’s national security team deemed it wholly insufficient and swiftly tossed it.
Planning for the final assault on Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State’s caliphate, had been grinding on for more...
20 Oct 2016

Trump’s False Obama-ISIS Link

Trump points to the withdrawal of troops from Iraq in 2011, under Obama, as “the founding of ISIS,” but experts say the expansion of the Islamic State after that point can’t be pinned on the troop withdrawal alone — if at all. And there’s the fact that President George W. Bush had signed the agreement and set the date for that withdrawal.
Trump points to the withdrawal of troops from Iraq in 2011, under Obama, as “the founding of ISIS,” but experts...
4 Aug 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Connection to ISIS Revealed by WikiLeaks, Followed by Media Blackout

This latest revelation from Wikileaks reveals that Hillary Clinton was a director of, and received over $100,000 from, French industrial giant Lafarge, which was recently exposed as secretly sponsoring the Islamic State for profit. Documents obtained by several journalistic investigations reveal that Lafarge has paid taxes to the terror group to operate its cement plant in Syria, and even bought Isis oil for years
This latest revelation from Wikileaks reveals that Hillary Clinton was a director of, and received over $100,000 from,...
4 Aug 2016

Julian Assange says “1,700 emails in Hillary Clinton’s collection” proves she sold weapons to ISIS in Syria | Pamela Geller

The headline isn't supported by the content. The video from Julian Assange basically says that the invasion of Libya led to the occupation of ISIS in Libya which then in turn shipped arms to Syria
The headline isn't supported by the content. The video from Julian Assange basically says that the invasion of Libya led...

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