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Reminiscence of the FutureI Use Krylov's Fables All The Time. (Friday's Rant). Andrei MartyanovAnti-WarChina Launches 3 Destroyers.. in a Single Week–For a Total of 10 in 2019 Xavier Vavasseur Defend Democracy PressSecret intelligence & ‘highly likelys’: How media created narrative around Tehran jet crash to blame Iran, Russia and Trump Nebojsa Malic Also at DDP (what one party aims as a warning to be heeded, others take as a threat to be countered)How the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general rekindled Kim Jong Un’s worst fears Jesse JohnsonIndia PunchlineIran: Nothing is forgotten, nothing is forgiven M. K. Bhadrakumar | retired diplomat with the Indian Foreign Service Intel TodayLockerbie — Has Iran President Just Admitted Responsibility? Katehon (the paradoxes of

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Reminiscence of the Future
I Use Krylov's Fables All The Time. (Friday's Rant).
Andrei Martyanov

Anti-War
China Launches 3 Destroyers.. in a Single Week–For a Total of 10 in 2019
Xavier Vavasseur


Defend Democracy Press
Secret intelligence & ‘highly likelys’: How media created narrative around Tehran jet crash to blame Iran, Russia and Trump
Nebojsa Malic

Also at DDP (what one party aims as a warning to be heeded, others take as a threat to be countered)
How the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general rekindled Kim Jong Un’s worst fears
Jesse Johnson

India Punchline
Iran: Nothing is forgotten, nothing is forgiven
M. K. Bhadrakumar | retired diplomat with the Indian Foreign Service


Intel Today
Lockerbie — Has Iran President Just Admitted Responsibility?

Katehon (the paradoxes of liberalism)
MEARSHEIMER: THE COLLAPSE OF THE LIBERAL WORLD ORDER

Mint Press News (thwarting Zionist distraction from Israeli apartheid)
Reclaiming the Narrative: How to Combat Israel’s Misuse of “Antisemitism”
Ramzy Baroud


RT
US won’t heed Iraq’s call for troop withdrawal, calls military presence there ‘appropriate’

Moon of Alabama (veneer of legitimacy gone)
In Iraq The U.S. Is Again An Occupation Force As It Rejects To Leave As Demanded

Caitlin Johnstone — Rogue Journalist
So The US Is Invading Iraq Again
Caitlin Johnstone


Oilprice
Cyber Threats To North American Power Grid Are Growing
Tsvetana Paraskova

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Irina Slav

Open Culture (agility)
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Oriental Review (this episode of history is just beginning)
The US vs. Iran: Who Won & Who Lost?
Andrew Korybko

RT (Soleimani led the war against ISIS, which the US used as a proxy force)
ISIS praises US murder of Iranian general Soleimani as ‘divine intervention’ that will help them rise again

RT (not straightforward when ships are maneuvering but the principle holds in general. The captian of the Russian vessel apparently put the US vessel in a position of having to change course according to the rules of the road, which the captain of the US ship declined to do.)
Your proof proves you wrong: VIDEOS of Russian warship’s ‘aggressive approach’ actually show US Navy violating maritime law – MoD

RT (not only ISIS, but empires in general, which seek to impose their own culture on the conquered. This is one aspect of "regime change.")
US acting ‘like ISIS’ threatening to destroy Iran’s cultural sites - FM Zarif

Reuters (the aircraft flew too close to a military installation and was mistakenly targeted by missile defense. Lesson: don't fly commercial or private aircraft into potential war zones.)
Ukrainian aircraft was brought down in Iran due to human error: Iran state TV

Sic Semper Tyrannis (no actual instances of terrorism)
The Facts About Iran and Terrorism
Larry C Johnson

SouthFront ("our guys")
Ukrainian Army Sends Signals Of Their Commitment To Democracy By Making Nazi Swastikas At Own Positions

TASS
Dollar falls below 61 rubles first time since May 22, 2018


Zero Hedge (at a certain point, sanctions turn into siege, which is a form of open warfare.)
"We Want Iran To Behave Like A Normal Nation": US Imposes Sanctions On Virtually Entire Iranian Economy
Tyler Durden

NEO
Russia Takes Over the Middle Eastern Arms Market

Dmitry Bokarev

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Mike Norman is an economist and veteran trader whose career has spanned over 30 years on Wall Street. He is a former member and trader on the CME, NYMEX, COMEX and NYFE and he managed money for one of the largest hedge funds and ran a prop trading desk for Credit Suisse.

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