11:27 [Strategic Culture Foundation]
No wonder Democratic Party bosses and mainstream media are trying to bury presidential contender Tulsi Gabbard. She is the only candidate, perhaps the only politician in the US, who is telling the American public exactly what they need to know about what their government and military are really up to: fighting illegal regime-change wars, and to boot, sponsoring terrorists for that purpose.
21:26 [Press TV]
US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has called President Donald Trump`s decision to pull out troops from Syria "a strategic nightmare" for Washington`s allies, such as Israel and Jordan.
21:23 [Press TV]
"Hillary Clinton accused Tulsi Gabbard — a combat veteran, soldier and Major in the Army National Guard — of being `groomed` to be a `Russian asset,`" reads a fundraising email sent by Gabbard`s campaign on Saturday.
12:01 [Indian Punchline]
The US objectives range from Trump’s compulsions in domestic politics to the future trajectory of the US policies toward Syria and the impact of any US-Turkish rapprochement on the geopolitics of the Syrian conflict. Meanwhile, the US-Turkish joint statement creates new uncertainties. The two countries have agreed on a set of principles — Turkey’s crucial status as a NATO power; security of Christian minorities in Syria; prevention of an ISIS surge; creation of a “safe zone” on Turkish-Syrian border; a 120-hour ceasefire (“pause”) in Turkish military operations leading to a permanent halt, hopefully.
19:29 [Press TV]
In an extraordinary session of the House of Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just been forced to request a delay to Brexit by 322 votes to 306.
11:51 [The Unz Review]
I believe that there are two main factors. The first one is the ‘moral one’: People are more and more aware of the brutality of the Western colonialism, neo-colonialism and imperialism, which have been torturing the planet for many centuries. This awareness became possible mainly thanks to the non-Western mass media outlets, such as RT, Telesur, Press TV, CGTN, but also NEO, Global Times and Sputnik. The second one is the “practical aspect”: Countries like Iran, Venezuela, or Cuba are looking around, and what they see are horrors that are happening to neighboring nations, which have already succumbed to the Western dictate: Iraq, Afghanistan, Honduras, for instance.
12:04 [Consortium News]
What is happening in Syria, following yet another Russia-brokered deal, is a massive geopolitical game-changer. I’ve tried to summarize it in a single paragraph this way: “It’s a quadruple win. The U.S. performs a face saving withdrawal, which Trump can sell as avoiding a conflict with NATO ally Turkey. Turkey has the guarantee – by the Russians – that the Syrian Army will be in control of the Turkish-Syrian border. Russia prevents a war escalation and keeps the Russia-Iran-Turkey peace process alive. And Syria will eventually regain control of the entire northeast.” Syria may be the biggest defeat for the CIA since Vietnam.
11:55 [Sputnik News]
Russian journalists accompanied a Russian military patrol as it visited an abandoned US base outside Manbij, Syria providing unique footage showing what American troops left behind during their hasty retreat from the area earlier this month. The journalists included a correspondent from Zvezda, the official television channel of Russia’s Defence Ministry. The correspondent gave a tour of what remains of the base, which was built about three years ago, and is situated about 7 km outside the town of Manbij itself.
21:20 [Press TV]
Russia says it is highly likely that Moscow will sign a new contract with Turkey to supply its military with Russian air defense missile systems.