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The secret backstory of how the Obama team let Hezbollah off the hook

An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah's billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House's desire for a nuclear deal with Iran.

https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/obama-hezbollah-drug-traffick...

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How Syria's White Helmets became victims of an online propaganda machine

The Russia-backed campaign to link the volunteer rescuers with al-Qaida exposes how conspiracy theories take root: ‘It’s like a factory’

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/18/syria-white-helmets-conspi...

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In Rare Move, Trump Threatens to Cut Aid to UN Members Who Vote Against Jerusalem Recognition

U.S. president says he 'likes' envoy Nikki Haley's warning to UN member states and that he is, indeed, 'watching their votes'
read more: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.830237?utm_source=Push_Notification&ut...

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.830237?utm_source=Push_Notification&ut...

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It appears that big changes are coming to the Middle East.

Canada is invited to a 65-nation party for abstaining on the UN's Jerusalem vote

http://theprovince.com/news/world/newsalertun-general-assembly-votes-128...

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The Palestinians Just Gave Netanyahu What He Always Wanted for Christmas

If there is one goal the Israeli premier has devoted his entire career to, it is trying to sever ties between the Americans and the Palestinians – and Abbas has handed it to him wrapped with a bow

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.831169

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Things may be moving very quickly

IDF puts Golan on alert over ‘abnormal’ Iranian movement in Syria

Army deploys air defense systems in northern Israel, tells authorities to open bomb shelters

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-alerts-golan-residents-over-abnormal-i...

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Syria Says Israel Struck Near Damascus as IDF Opens Shelters Bracing for Iranian Attack

Syrian air defenses down two Israeli missiles, Syrian state TV reports ■ Israel believes Iran planning imminent attack, opens public shelters in north

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-u-s-embassy-in-israel-issue...

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Not much action on the futures market as of yet. If this one blows up, expect a pop in gold, and a dip in risk markets.

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US officials growing increasingly concerned Iran could attack Israel

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/08/politics/us-concerns-iran-israel-attack/i...

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Trump’s Termination of Iran Deal is Risky Bet That U.S. Can ‘Break the Regime’

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/trump-iran-nuclear-deal-n...

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US officials growing increasingly concerned Iran could attack Israel

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/08/politics/us-concerns-iran-israel-attack/i...

As usual when it comes to Israel, they have it backwards.

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Iran deal: Donald Trump has put the Middle East on a path to disaster

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-09/iran-deal-donald-trump-path-to-dis...

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Europe is going to try to hold firm but it will be tough to do as Iran will increasingly feel the urge to withdraw as the U.S. sanctions bite.  This will also embolden the hardliners in Iran and undermine the more moderate faction.

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Trump’s Iran-Deal Withdrawal Is His Biggest Gamble Yet

Move represents a series of wagers with a number of downsides to losing

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-iran-deal-withdrawal-is-his-biggest-...

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Iran nuclear deal: What happens now Donald Trump has pulled the US out of accord?

Everybody is watching the US president 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-iran...

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The Iranians say they have a defensive military strategy only. Any wars they fight in the region will be by proxy. I seriously doubt this is going to amount to anything more than the status quo.

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AFTER SMILING DIPLOMACY, IRAN'S ZARIF WATCHES NUCLEAR DEAL COLLAPSE

The 2015 nuclear deal, which lifted international sanctions in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, was Zarif' crowning achievement to date.

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/After-smiling-diplomacy-Irans-Zarif-wa...

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Trump Closely Coordinated Iran Decision With Israel, U.S. Official Says

U.S. to try to push Europeans to kill deal, says Trump 'seeking improvements in Iran's behavior not just on the nuclear issue'

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/trump-closely-coordinated-iran-decision-...

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It appears that US sanctions against Iran will be going into effect very soon.

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Netanyahu Says He Told Putin: Israel Has a Need and Right to Defend Itself in the Face of Iranian Aggression

In Moscow, Netanyahu says Israel-Russia military coordination must be ensured in light of Syria events ■ Netanyahu attended a parade and wreath-laying ceremony at the Red Square

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-netanyahu-military-coordina...

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Donald Trump warns of ‘severe consequences’ if Iran resumes nuclear program

https://globalnews.ca/news/4197527/donald-trump-iran-nuclear-program/

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Trump Closely Coordinated Iran Decision With Israel, U.S. Official Says

U.S. to try to push Europeans to kill deal, says Trump 'seeking improvements in Iran's behavior not just on the nuclear issue'

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/trump-closely-coordinated-iran-decision-...

No.  He was simply following orders.

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Donald Trump warns of ‘severe consequences’ if Iran resumes nuclear program

https://globalnews.ca/news/4197527/donald-trump-iran-nuclear-program/

Yes, Cadet Bone Spurs will tweet them to death.

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It appears there may have just been another attack in Syria.

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Israeli Military: Iran's Quds Force Fires 20 Rockets From Syria at Golan Posts, Some Were Intercepted

Syrians report Israeli strike on Assad targets in Golan Heights day after another alleged attack ■ Golan residents requested to stay in shelters until warning lifted

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/initial-reportof-israeli-strike-in-s...

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Why Iran nuclear deal fallout could scuttle China’s Middle East ambitions 

Emanuele Scimia says China has a big stake in ensuring that the Iran nuclear deal stays intact as its investment and influence in the Middle East grows

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2145319/why-iran-nuc...

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Iranian forces fire rockets at Israeli military in first direct attack ever, Israel’s army says

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/iranian-forces-fire-rockets-at-isra...

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Iran nuclear deal: Supreme leader 'doesn't trust UK' and says 'Trump will be worm food'

Donald Trump is preparing to place "enormous sanctions" on Iran as early as next week after the US pulled out of the nuclear deal.

https://news.sky.com/story/you-have-made-a-mistake-iran-hits-back-at-tru...

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Iranian forces fire rockets at Israeli military in first direct attack ever, Israel’s army says

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/iranian-forces-fire-rockets-at-isra...

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Fake news. Didn't happen. Israeli/Wapo disinfo. Syria, not Iran, is responding to Israeli strikes from the occupied Golan. No wonder you people always get it wrong...

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"How Wars Begin. The aggressor makes provocations then spreads lies, pretending to be an innocent victim..."

https://twitter.com/timand2037/status/994395302781071361

For those who may finally have woken up to the nature of CNN, WaPo, NYT or The Guardian and choose no longer to be misinformed, stupid and confused, this twitter feed will be a far superior alternative ME source than the imperialist brainwash of the above corporate war-machine propaganda. You're welcome..

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Reports: Israeli Preemptive Strike Thwarts Iranian Attack

http://www.israeltoday.co.il/Default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=33958

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Iranian forces fire rockets at Israeli military in first direct attack ever, Israel’s army says

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/iranian-forces-fire-rockets-at-isra...

NDPP wrote:

Fake news. Didn't happen. Israeli/Wapo disinfo. Syria, not Iran, is responding to Israeli strikes from the occupied Golan. No wonder you people always get it wrong...

NDPP appears to be right on this one.  Classic Israeli disinformation.  Syria was attacked and responded.  But the North American media laps it up like mother’s milk.

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"The Syrian Army (not Iranians) launched 50 rockets (not 20) to several Israeli army targets in the Golan, and most rockets hit their targets."

https://twitter.com/ShehabiFares/status/994364077500719104

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The latest overnight Israeli air strikes, supposedly at Iranian forces in Syria after a supposed Iranian rocket attack on Israeli forces in Golan – and it’s important to use the “supposed” and not take all this at face value

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It appears that Israel wants Iran out of Syria and the US is after regime change in Tehran.

Trump’s rejection of Iran nuclear deal may be Israel’s dream moment

Israeli strikes on Iranian assets in Syria raise concerns the US and Israel are acting in concert

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/10/trump-iran-nuclear-deal-is...

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Tensions Run High Revenge by Iran Could Push Israel to Terminate Tehran's Presence in Syria

Iran knows reacting to the 'Israeli strike' could endanger its interests in Syria, and hitting back could inflame the region

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-iran-israel-revenge-elimina...

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Iran's Long Arm: Who Is the Elite Quds Force That Attacked Israel From Syria

The Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force is charged with arming proxies across the Middle East and even the world – and is behind a number of past attempts to hit Israel

 

 

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iran/.premium-iran-s-long-arm-w...

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Israel Will 'Eliminate' Assad if He Continues to Let Iran Operate From Syria, Minister Warns

Assad needs to know it will be his end if he allows Iran to turn Syria into military base in order to attack us, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz says

 

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-will-eliminate-assad-if-he-le...

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Israeli strikes on Iranian assets in Syria raise concerns the US and Israel are acting in concert

LOL.  Gee, ya think?

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It appears that Iran's military will be leaving Syria sooner than later.

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria in response to rocket fire

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44063022

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