Oil, Gas, Geopolitics Guide US Hand In Playing The Rohingya Crisis

Internal conflict, appropriately located, spells geopolitical opportunity. With U.S. ally Saudi Arabia funding and stoking Rohingya insurgencies, the U.S. creates a chance to blockade China’s oil supply and provide Aung San Suu Kyi the military cooperation needed to wrest Myanmar back from Chinese influence.

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Israel Aiding Mexico’s Development With More Arms, Drones And Spy Software

Israel has long helped Mexico in the latter’s drive to eliminate domestic dissent, with Israeli weapons and personnel used to crush groups like the Zapatistas. Israel’s prime minister recently paid a visit to Mexico, bringing with him a promise of “development” that will likely mean more Israeli guns flowing into Mexico.

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Venezuela Accused Of Drug Peddling After Dropping U.S.’ Petrodollar Trade Scheme

U.S. President Donald Trump recently signed a determination that singles out Venezuela for failing to adhere to counternarcotics obligations. The accusation came – perhaps not so coincidentally – on the same day that Venezuela declared it will no longer participate in the U.S.’ petrodollar trade system.

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Pentagon Falsifies Paperwork To Keep Syrian Rebels Armed With Quasi-Covert Program

In shades of Iran-Contra, the Pentagon will be stepping in for the CIA as arms supplier for the “moderate rebels” in Syria. The CIA program was covert, and the Pentagon’s follows suit by falsifying paperwork to mask the destination of the weaponry, as revealed by a new report from two watchdogs.

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McCain Takes U.S.-Korea Saber-Rattling To A New Level, Threatens “Extinction”

Threats of annihilation and other inflammatory rhetoric play well with the home crowd and can be sold as “deterrence,” but in the case of North Korea are far more likely to provoke and escalate conflict. Given how clear this is from experience, McCain’s threats seem intended to do just that.

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Israeli Website Claims ISIS Commander Revealed As Mossad Agent

Libyan security forces arrested a Daesh commander in the city of Benghazi — only to find out soon after that the man they had captured, Ephraim Benjamin, was also an agent of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service. Was he working to defeat Daesh or to strengthen it?

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