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Did this virus come from a lab? Maybe not — but it exposes the threat of a biowarfare arms race 24.4.2020 Raw Story
There is no scientific evidence that the novel coronavirus was bioengineered, but its origins are not entirely clear. Deadly pathogens discovered in the wild can be studied in secret in biowarfare labs — and sometimes made more dangerous. That possibility, and other plausible scenarios, have been incorrectly dismissed in remarks by some scientists and  government officials, and […]
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Coronavirus: Iran and the US trade blame over sanctions 17.4.2020 BBC: World
Iran has blamed US sanctions for impeding its fight against Covid-19 - but the US says that's not true.
Trump’s chaotic response to COVID-19 reveals major national security weakness: ex-CIA officer 11.4.2020 Raw Story
If the world is high school, The United States is the most popular girl: hated by many, worshipped by some and watched by all. Nothing goes unnoticed. This nation’s response to the COVID-19 virus has been broadcast to the world and closely observed. Each misstep, every reversal of policy and each statement of misinformation, along with […]
Ari Fleischer comes out against resurrecting White House briefings — and blames press ‘hostility’ to Trump 12.1.2020 Raw Story
In so-called normal times and under business-as-usual administrations the job of White House Press Secretary doesn’t lead to renown or infamy. Those terms — normal, business as usual — don’t apply to Donald Trump’s tenure in the Oval Office, and his press secretaries have become household names mostly for the wrong reasons. This article first […]
It’s War: Are We in It to Win It? 10.1.2020 NewsBusters
Prior to Iran's missile attacks on U.S. bases inside Iraq, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said, “We are not seeking war with Iran, but we are prepared to finish one.” Esper said the U.S. prefers a “diplomatic” solution to the escalation of tensions in the region. Yes, that would be ideal, but a diplomatic solution would require Iran to reverse course, no longer fund and practice terrorism, stop developing a nuclear weapon and cease its repeated threats to destroy ...
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Conservative columnist bashes Republicans for claim if you don’t support Trump you’re a terrorist 10.1.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump and his cabinet officials have tried a new tactic against Democrats that harkens back to the Iraq War: If you don’t support the president you’re a terrorist. It’s something that has infuriated conservative columnist Max Boot. After Trump and his team decided to kill Iranian Gen. Qasem Suleimani, Democrats began asking questions […]
Katy Tur Upset Over Trump ‘Flanked By Stern White Military Men’ During Iran Speech 9.1.2020 NewsBusters
In a truly bizarre attempt to be woke – even by liberal media standards – at the top of her 2:00 p.m. ET hour show on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur bitterly complained about President Trump being “flanked by stern white military men” during his White House address to nation regarding Iran earlier in the ...
Trump blames Obama’s nuclear deal for Iran’s ‘terror spree’ 8.1.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump blamed his predecessor’s nuclear deal with Iran for an a “terror spree” that led to escalating tensions with the Middle Eastern country. The president gave a statement in response to a missile strike on an airbase in Iraq, which he said killed no U.S. or Iraqi forces and caused minimal damage to […]
Noam Chomsky: US Is a Rogue State and Suleimani’s Assassination Confirms It 7.1.2020 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky: US Is a Rogue State and Suleimani’s Assassination Confirms It
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Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions if US troops are expelled 6.1.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
The US president warns Iraq of sanctions "like they've never seen before" if US troops are expelled.
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CNN Grills Pompeo on Airstrike, But Treated Iran With Kid Gloves 5.1.2020 NewsBusters
As NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham recently reported, CNN’s Erin Burnett conducted a sit-down interview with Iranian ambassador to the U.N., Majid Takht Ravanchi on Friday where she treated him to some slow-pitch softball questions. The network took a complete 180 on Sunday when State of the Union host Jake Tapper unloaded on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by grilling him on the airstrike that killed Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani, and acting skeptical about the need to take out the ...
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Watch CNN's Amanpour Struggle with Soleimani News, Bashes Bin Laden Raid 4.1.2020 NewsBusters
Like many of her CNN colleagues, CNN International and PBS host Christane Amanpour didn’t exactly have jubilant reactions Friday morning to the news of Qasem Soleimani's death via a U.S. airstrike. Instead, Amanpour did everything she could to rhetorically dismiss, question, and undercut the operation, taking shots at the U.S., hailing the French of possessing foreign policy chops, and tossing aside the killing of Osama bin Laden as inconsequential because bin Laden “was a forgotten, you know, ...
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With a War Against Iran Brewing, Don’t Listen to the Hawks Who Lied Us Into Iraq 4.1.2020 Mother Jones
Shortly after the news broke that a US airstrike in Baghdad ordered by President Donald Trump had killed Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force, Ari Fleischer went on Fox News and proclaimed, “I think it is entirely possible that this is going to be a catalyst inside Iran where the people […]
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Meet the Iran Hawks Inside Trump’s Administration 4.1.2020 Mother Jones
John Bolton resigned as national security adviser in September at the nadir of his influence in the Trump administration. Left on the sidelines of talks with North Korea and the Taliban, Bolton grew isolated, his notoriously hawkish designs for the world relegated to the backbench. Or so the theory went. Last night, Trump demonstrated that […]
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False security: Trump and the Ten Commandments of the national security state 4.11.2019 Raw Story
Let us stipulate at the outset that Donald Trump is a vulgar and dishonest fraud without a principled bone in his corpulent frame. Yet history is nothing if not a tale overflowing with irony. Despite his massive shortcomings, President Trump appears intent on recalibrating America’s role in the world. Initiating a long-overdue process of aligning […]
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It’s about the oil, stupid: Trump wants to end the forever wars — except the one about oil and money 2.11.2019 Raw Story
Remember the lengths the Bush administration went to counter the argument that the real reason we invaded Iraq in 2003 was the oil? It was about weapons of mass destruction, until there turned out to be no WMDs. Then it was about bringing democracy to the Middle East, until that turned out to be harder […]
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Hugh Hewitt Hackery 29.9.2019 Outside the Beltway
An empty column with a seed of one good point buried in a bunch of nothing.
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Turkey Has U.S. Nuclear Weapons, Now It Says It Should Be Allowed to Have Some of Its Own 5.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"But I cannot possess missiles with nuclear warheads? I do not accept that," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
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Iran's Opposition Groups are Preparing for the Regime's Collapse. Is Anyone Ready? 28.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Many analysts say current tensions could easily escalate into an armed conflict and the collapse of the Tehran regime. That prospect has raised the question of what kind of Iranian government might come next.
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Hackers could have breached U.S. bioterrorism defenses for years, records show. We'll never know if they did 25.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

The Department of Homeland Security stored sensitive data from BioWatch on an insecure website where it was vulnerable to attacks by hackers, records show.

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