US Sec. State Kerry and Russian foreign minister Lavrov in Vienna, May, 2016. (by Dept. of State)
17 May 2016

Progress On Official Ceasefire In Syria; Trump Tells British Leaders Not To Be Poodles

When asked about UK involvement in Iraq, Trump said, “I don’t see it as war crimes. I just think [Blair] goes down as somebody who did a terrible job.”

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Sirte, Libya in 2013 (By Saifuddin Shahin Creative Commons)
13 May 2016

Rival Libyan Armies Prepare for Sirte Battle, Pentagon Reveals US Troop Deployment

The Obama administration revealed that US special operations forces have been deployed in Libyan “outposts” for months along with other western forces.

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Sec. Kerry Meets With Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud in Riyadh. April, 2016 (by State Dept)
22 Apr 2016

Obama Meddling in Brexit, Saudis Want Out of Oil Price War Against Russia

Next Cold War Roundup 4/22/16 Pres. Obama traveled to Germany, Saudi Arabia and the UK.  In the UK he urged Britons not to Brexit. The Saudi visit revolved around keeping the Saudis in line to maintain the oil price war and other war planning in the Middle East region. Russian

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Civilians in Misrata, Libya. June, 2011 (by UNHCR/H. Caux)
02 Mar 2016

Escalation in Libya and Iraq; Syrian War May Expand to Lebanon

Next Cold War Roundup 3/2/16 The US military is escalating their role in Iraq and Libya.  Saudis are threatening to destabilize Lebanon and open a new front in the Syrian war on its border with northern Lebanon by arming Sunni proxies there.  Turkey is on shaky ground with its NATO

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A Free Syrian Army engages in a shootout in Aleppo.  (Wikimedia Commons / Voice of America)
20 Feb 2016

BBC Report Explains How US & UK Weapons Flow To Al-Qaida & Other Extremists In Syria

Military aid supplied to ‘moderate” rebels is treated as “a sort of Wal-Mart’ by al-Qaida and other extremists fighting in Syria, one analyst reported.

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Free Syrian Army TOW in Homs (WP:NFCC#4). Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia
16 Feb 2016

Behind The Headline: NATO’s Apocalyptic Vision For Syria

In the premiere episode of Behind the Headline, Mnar Muhawesh explains NATO’s secret goals for ‘peace talks’ in Syria. Plus TPP & the U.S. pivot to Asia.

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"CF-1 flight test" (US Navy / Andy Wolfe)
16 Feb 2016

New Cold War Declared

Fulfilling the hopes of neoconservatives in DC and beyond, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has now admitted to what has been increasingly obvious for some time; the West and Russia are in a new Cold War. Medvedev blamed NATO for the new tension, saying, “NATO’s policy with regard to Russia

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Sec. State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at ISSG Meetings in Munich. Feb. 11, 2016 (by Dept of State)
12 Feb 2016

ISSG Negotiating Cessation of Hostilities, Saudi & British Troops Near Syrian Border

Next Cold War Roundup 2/12/16. The Syrian war continues to become more complicated and escalates. The International Syria Support Group in Munich agreed to form a task force with dual goals of cessation of hostilities and humanitarian aid to besieged towns.  At the same time NATO defense ministers are meeting

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Libyan National Security Adviser Mutassim Gaddafi in 2009 (StateDept)
06 Jan 2016

Emails Show Hillary Clinton Briefed On Crimes Of Libyan Rebels

Next Cold War Roundup 1/8/16 Libya _ Thank goodness someone reads email news dumps slipped in on holidays. In this case it was the excellent investigative journalist, Brad Hoff. The New Year’s Eve release of Hillary Clinton emails now show that she was “getting personally briefed on the battlefield crimes”

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Russian SU-24M in flight, 2009 (Wikimedia)
25 Nov 2015

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Plane In Syria

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Plane In Syria and more in the Next Cold War roundup.

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