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Is This The New Media Normal: Manufactured News For Hire?

"The Trump-Russia story has frequently been likened to Watergate, a specious comparison since the latter started with evidence of a crime and the former with publication of an anthology of fables, pornography, and Russian-sourced disinformation put together and distributed by partisan political operatives....as comms shops-for-hire like Fusion GPS have assumed the role that the American press used to occupy."

Is Iran In Our Gun Sights Now?

"Who else wants a U.S. war with Iran, besides ISIS? Unfortunately, their number is legion: Saudis, Israelis, neocons and their think tanks, websites and magazines, hawks in both parties on Capitol Hill, democracy crusaders, and many in the Pentagon who want to deliver payback for what the Iranian-backed Shiite militias did to us in Iraq. President Trump is key."

A Mainstream Dose Of Reality On Iraq

Ever since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, we have been hit with a multiplicity of bromides, myths, falsehoods, and deceptions by U.S. officials and the mainstream media.

Supreme Court Allows Strict Enforcement Of Trump Refugee Ban

The Supreme Court has granted the Trump administration's request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in, however the justices are leaving in place a lower court order that allows entry by some people with family members already in the country, the AP reports.

The Inside Story Of How The Saudi King's Son Plotted To Oust His Rival

On the night of June 20, a group of senior princes and security officials gathered at the Safa Palace in Mecca after being informed that King Salman wanted to see them. Before midnight, Mohammed bin Nayef was told he was going to meet the king and was led into another room, where royal court officials pressured him to give up his posts as crown prince and interior minister.

One Way Or Another – Venezuela Will Send Oil Prices Up

What happens next is unclear. The government and the opposition are heading for a major clash over the July 30 vote to revise the constitution. The opposition fears a dictatorship-in-the-making. But either way the country’s economy is standing at the abyss. There is no way out of the downward economic spiral for Venezuela in the short run without significantly higher oil prices.

US Shale Production Just Hit A New All Time High

In July, the total US shale basin is producing a record amount of crude oil, which the EIA pegged at 5.472mmb/d, up almost exactly as predicted, and is expected to rise by a further 113kb/d in August to a new all time high of 5.585mmb/d.

Israel Rejects Cease-fire Deal Between U.S. And Russia In South Syria

 “The agreement as it is now is very bad” one senior Israeli official said. “It doesn't take almost any of Israel's security interests and it creates a disturbing reality in southern Syria. The agreement doesn’t include a single explicit word about Iran, Hezbollah or the Shi’ite militias in Syria.”