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Oliver Stone’s “Ukraine on Fire” – will we ever see it?

Above is the trailer for Oliver Stone’s documentary “Ukraine on Fire”. Released back in the summer of 2016 this film is still extremely elusive in its original English language form. A Russian-dubbed version aired in November 2016 and some copies of that with amateur English VO are available on Youtube. But the original is currently unavailable either for download, purchase or freeview – anywhere. This is – to say the least – unfortunate, since it’s the English-speaking western audience who might benefit most from a different perspective on the events in Ukraine that led to the current civil war and dangerous instability. We’d guess Oliver Stone made this documentary specifically to reach those people, so it’s hard to understand why he has so far failed to obtain his original English soundtrack version any kind of public platform. Rumours say Stone is struggling to find a western distributor. Maybe this is the problem. If so, let’s hope he succeeds in finding an outlet soon. In the meantime you can read James DiEugenio’s extensive review. He calls …

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A timely reminder – “The War of Terror is A CIA-Sponsored PsyOp”

from the Corbett Report While people on both sides of the phoney left/right divide squabble over terrorist boogeymen and Trump’s CIA chief gives Saudi Arabia an award for “counter”terrorism, everyone has lost sight of the bigger picture: The blithering morons who are the face of international terror are aided, funded, controlled and handled by the intelligence agencies. It is all part of the con to get you scared of your own shadow so the terror-industrial complex can laugh all the way to the bank. Today James breaks down the latest chapter in this never-ending psy-op saga.

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How the Left Killed the Anti War Movement

Once the home of the anti-war movement, under Barack Obama the Left advocated a continuation of war and mass murder by using the political expediency of humanitarian interventionism. In this episode of The Geopolitical report, we unpack how establishment Democrats have continued the wars begun by President George W. Bush and expanded them into Syria and Yemen through illegal proxy wars and an ongoing and intensified drone campaign across the Middle East. Now that Donald Trump is president and the wars continue, the antiwar movement will emerge from the shadows and reveal its hypocritical political coloration. Links, sources and show notes here.

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Video: Aleppo did not “fall”, Aleppo was liberated

Syrian women take a selfie in front of Aleppo’s Citadel after armed groups were evacuated from the eastern part of the city. Photo Omar Sanadiki/Reuters Our reporter Charlotte d’Ornellas [French writer and Christian activist] comes back from Aleppo. What she saw there is not what western mainstream media have been saying in the last weeks. Related video: Civilians returning to their homes in Aleppo (1070 housing project) after area was cleansed out of occupying rebel forces. pic.twitter.com/UeX5jJ1Lrq — Bassem (@BBassem7) December 30, 2016  

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Video, photos: Life slowly returning to normal in Aleppo

Christmas preparations in the Azazyeh neighbourhood of Aleppo. Photo Lizzie Phelan Locals were trying to get back to some form of normality in the Alshaar district of east Aleppo on Sunday, two weeks after the government took control of the area. Small stalls, selling bread and cigarettes, could be found among bombed out buildings and some cars could be seen driving through the streets, as the remaining residents seem determined to hold on. SOT, Vendor (Arabic): “We came back approximately a week ago. Journalist: How is the situation in general? Vendor: The situation is good. People are coming back. It’s safe and stable and God bless our Syrian army and our government and president Bashar Alassad.” SOT, Child (Arabic): “I have been here for two weeks. Journalist: You came here from the first day this area was freed. How long has this area Alshaar been freed for? Child: It was freed a month ago, after the 3rd or the 4th day of the liberation. I came and started selling here. Journalist: How is the situation? …

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Georgia Sec. of State claims DHS hacks his office during elections

Brian Kemp, the secretary of State for Georgia, has joined his voice to the choir of American political figures decrying the “hacking” of American politics. The only trouble is, he’s pointing fingers at the wrong side. Kemp told a local news station that his office regularly comes under cyber-attacks either the day before, or the day of, an election. The Republican Sec. of State claimed that ten different attacks, dating back to February of this year, could all be traced back – not to the Russian government – but to IP addresses associated with the Department of Homeland Security. Full story from WSB-TV Atlanta here.

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Russian MoD: 50,000 civilians evacuated from east Aleppo in past two days (w/videos)

Civilians fleeing east Aleppo are greeted by the Syrian army. RT reports: Over the past 48 hours, up to 50,000 people have been evacuated from eastern Aleppo, Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov has reported. “More than 20,000 residents left eastern Aleppo in the first part of Saturday, and 1,217 militants laid down their weapons,” Konashenkov said. “The Russian Center for Reconciliation, through humanitarian corridors near Karim El-Hun and Mahayar, has organized the evacuation of civilians from the eastern parts of Aleppo to the safe areas of the city,” Konashenkov added. “We warn terrorists and militants of the so-called ‘moderate opposition,’ and also their patrons: Do not attempt any provocations, especially attacks on civilians leaving through humanitarian corridors,” the Russian Defense Ministry statement says. Konashenkov also addressed those who, over the past few months, have declared their readiness to send humanitarian aid to Aleppo. “Representatives of the US, UK, France, Canada, the European Union, and international organizations: Over the past two days, nearly 50,000 civilians have been evacuated by the Russian Reconciliation Center …

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Syrian army suspends operations in Aleppo, jihadis to surrender remaining positions in city

The Syrian flag was hoisted over the Aleppo Citadel after the recent advances of the army in the city RT reports: Syrian government forces have suspended “active military activities” against militants in eastern Aleppo to enable the withdrawal of civilians from the city, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced while speaking in Hamburg, Germany. Lavrov was speaking on Thursday on the sidelines of a meeting of ministers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The Russian foreign minister also urged the UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, to “stop sabotaging” the Geneva Syria peace talks. Speaking to reporters, he also expressed hope that those responsible for the recent attack on a Russian mobile hospital in western Aleppo will be brought to justice. The assault happened earlier this week and left two female paramedics dead and one chief pediatrician severely injured. “We are just doing our job, probably not everyone likes it, and a recent targeted strike against our hospital is yet more proof of that. But I am convinced that all …

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Two Russian paramedics killed in rebel attack on mobile hospital in Aleppo

Aftermath of the attack against a Russian mobile hospital in Aleppo. RT reports: Two Russian medical specialists were killed and another injured when militants shelled a mobile military hospital in Aleppo, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, while calling on the international community and human rights organizations to condemn the attack. One Russian medic was killed immediately at the Russian military mobile hospital set up in western Aleppo, and another died later in a hospital after succumbing to her injuries, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The doctors are now fighting for the life of Russian pediatrician, who was also severely injured in the attack. “Today, between 12:21 and 12:30pm [local time], a medical center of the Russian Defense Ministry’s mobile hospital in Aleppo was shelled by the militants during the reception time,” ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov told journalists. Some local residents attending medical appointments were also injured during the shelling that targeted one of the field hospitals set up in the government held part of the city, the ministry added. “We demand that the international …

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Syria: 1000s of East Aleppo citizens flee for govt. controlled areas after army advances (w/ videos)

Civilians escaping from East Aleppo today after a massive advance by the Syrian Army.   Geopolmonitor reports: The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that almost 10,000 civilians have fled Eastern Aleppo to government-held parts of city’s west and Kurdish controlled northern district of Sheikh Maksoud. The Coventry-based Observatory, which relies on a network of sources inside Syria for its information, said that in the last 24 hours, families had managed to escape areas controlled by armed militant factions, seeking refuge in government and Kurdish held areas. In the city’s northern part, now mostly controlled by government forces, “rebels have lost at least 30 percent of the territory they once controlled in Aleppo,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said Rapid advancement and recent gains by the Syrian army have allowed civilians to escape districts held by armed groups, who have been accused of withholding aid and preventing non-combatants from seeking refuge in the government controlled west and the Kurdish dominated north of the city. […] That civilians in E Aleppo are fleeing from "rebels" to govt & …

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McCain to Trump: Don’t You Dare Make Peace With Russia!

US Senator John McCain on a “secret” visit to Syria in 2013 to meet the armed opposition to the Assad government Daniel McAdams writes in The Ron Paul Institute: Sit down. This is going to shock you. (Not). We reported yesterday on the telephone call between US president-elect Trump and Russian president Putin, where the current and future presidents discussed the need to set aside differences and look to more constructive future relations. With serious observers of this past year’s increasing tensions between US and Russia openly worrying about a nuclear war breaking out, with some 300,000 NATO troops placed on Russia’s border, with sanctions hurting average businesspersons on both sides, a normal person might look at the slight thaw in Cold War 2.0 as an early positive indicator of the end of the Obama Era. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) begs to differ. In a blistering statement he released today responding to the Trump/Putin telephone call, Sen. McCain condemned any efforts by President-elect Trump to find common ground with Putin. Any claim by Putin that he …

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Russian MoD: Situation in Mosul nothing like in Aleppo

 Al Masdar News reports: (TASS) The [Western] coalition has conducted 21 air strikes on Iraq’s Mosul and its suburbs in the past day alone whereas neither Russian nor Syrian warplanes have been used in Syria’s Aleppo for more than two weeks, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday. “Mosul is being bombed daily from B-52H American strategic bombers, F/A-18 bombers based on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier and from Rafale M [bombers] based on the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. In the past day alone, the coalition warplanes flew 25 sorties and delivered 21 air strikes on the city and its suburbs,” he said. Meanwhile, the Russian and Syrian warplanes “have performed no flights in Aleppo for more than two weeks,” he stressed. Mosul vs Aleppo The situation in Iraqi Mosul differs from that in Syrian Aleppo in the absence of humanitarian corridors, journalists, volunteers and activists, Konashenkov told reporters commenting on a statement by US Department of State’s spokesperson John Kirby, who earlier said the situations in Aleppo and Mosul are “radically different” from …

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Pentagon video warns of “unavoidable” dystopian future for megacities

from Nick Turse’s October 13, 2016 piece in the Intercept According to a startling Pentagon video obtained by The Intercept, the future of global cities will be an amalgam of the settings of “Escape from New York” and “Robocop” — with dashes of the “Warriors” and “Divergent” thrown in. It will be a world of Robert Kaplan-esque urban hellscapes — brutal and anarchic supercities filled with gangs of youth-gone-wild, a restive underclass, criminal syndicates, and bands of malicious hackers. At least that’s the scenario outlined in “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity,” a five-minute video that has been used at the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations University. All that stands between the coming chaos and the good people of Lagos and Dhaka (or maybe even New York City) is the U.S. Army, according to the video, which The Intercept obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. [….]  The video was used as part of an “Advanced Special Operations Combating Terrorism” course offered at JSOU earlier this year, for a lesson on “The Emerging Terrorism Threat.” JSOU …

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From Anthrax to Iraq

from the Corbett Report Robbie Martin of AVeryHeavyAgenda.com joins James Corbett to talk about his research into the anthrax attacks of 2001. They discuss how false information claiming an Iraqi link to the attacks was sowed via the mainstream media and how the story largely disappeared when the anthrax traced back to the US government’s own bioweapons labs. They also update the case and talk about some of the legitimate suspects in the attacks.

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Video: “Rebels” in Syria shell Aleppo humanitarian corridor (updated)

Screencap from the video below. Al Masdar News reports: The humanitarian corridor set up by the Syrian military in Bustan al-Qasr district in the northern city of Aleppo has come under mortar attack fired from the rebel-held districts in the city’s east. Syrian Army checkpoints in the area were also targeted by small arms fire. No casualties reported. The attack was caught on camera by Al-Alam News Network’s correspondent in Aleppo who was covering the area. Following the attack, the busses intended to transport the civilians willing to flee the Islamist-controlled parts hastily left  for fear to be damaged by the attack. Earlier, the Syrian military and Russian Air Force declared a ceasefire and offered 8 corridors; 6 of them for civilians and 2 for militants willing to leave with their weapons.   Militants in East #Aleppo actually filmed themselves while shelling and shooting at the #UN #Russia humanitarian crossings. #Syria pic.twitter.com/EZYsXz621P — Aldin Abazović (@Ald_Aba) October 20, 2016 "Liberated"by the armed gangs,the civilians can't get out of E.#Aleppo today.Mortar strikes Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr https://t.co/OeTtJV2hIN