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Hier — 19 octobre 2020Moon of Alabama

Bolivia Has Won. Will Trump Win Too?

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It seems that Elon Musk has lost the election in Bolivia: Even Morales’ nemesis, the rightwing interim president, Jeanine Áñez, conceded the left had come out on top. “We do not yet have the official count, but the data we...

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2020-83

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Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: October 12 - Not News But A Juicy Collection Of Narratives - How The New York Times Failed Its Readers Related: How star reporter’s Syria podcast sent New York Times into crisis -...
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More Pressure On Russia Will Have No Effect

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Over the last years the U.S. and its EU puppies have ratcheted up their pressure on Russia. They seem to believe that they can compel Russia to follow their diktat. They can't. But the illusion that Russia will finally snap,...

"It's a hard Brexit's a-gonna fall"

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Today the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Great Britain is now preparing for a no-deal divorce from the European Union: The UK has to "get ready" for no trade deal with the EU, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has...

Open Thread 2020-82

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Media Again Falsely Claim That Joe Biden's Intervention In Ukraine Was Innocent

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Yesterday the New York Post posted a bombshell report related to Joe Biden's corrupt interventions in the Ukraine: Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad Hunter Biden, Joe's son, was hired as lobbyist by the...

U.S. Fails To Find Allies For Waging War On China

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The U.S. wants to counter China's growing economic and political standing in the world. The Obama administration had attempted a 'pivot to Asia' by building a low tariff economic zone via the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). It would have excluded...

Professor Chossudovsky Is Wrong - Here Is How PCR Tests Work

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The website Global Research provides at times interesting reading. It is edited by Michael Chossudovsky, an emeritus professor for economics. Unfortunately he at times writes about issues that are beyond his horizon. In a recent piece, The Covid-19 Numbers Game:...

Not News But A Juicy Collection Of Narratives - How The New York Times Failed Its Readers

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The New York Times star reporter Rukmini Callimachi had been widely criticized for her exaggerated reporting about the Islamic State and terrorism. But her editors kept supporting and promoting her stories. That finally ended when Canada recently indicted one Shehroze...

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2020-81

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Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: October 6 - Why Trump Returned To The White House Related: Trump VS Covid - Who Won?! (vid,16:40m) - Russell Brand America on cusp of a Civil War: No matter who wins the...

The Ceasefire In Nagorno-Karabakh Is Unlikely To Hold

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Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The war over Nagorno-Karabakh was already near a stalemate. While the attacking Azerbaijani troops were able to gain a few uninhabitated villages in the southern lowlands success elsewhere...

Europe And The New Sanctions On Iran

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The U.S. has imposed new sanctions on Iran which will make ANY trade with the country very difficult: [T]he Trump administration has decided to impose yet further sanctions on the country, this time targeting the entirety of the Iranian financial...

Why U.S. Elections Do Not Change Its Foreign Policies

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John Kiriakou, who blew the whistle about CIA torture under the Bush regime, warns of the foreign policy a Joe Biden administration would pursue: Literally the last thing I would do is to urge anybody to vote for Donald Trump....

"Global Condemnation"

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The Guardian wrote yesterday: Australia joins global condemnation of China over Xinjiang amid deteriorating ties Australia has stared down a potential backlash from China by joining with nearly 40 countries to voice grave concerns about “gross human rights violations” in...
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Open Thread 2020-80

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Despite the best that has been done by everyone, today's post has developed not necessarily to the blog's advantage. It has thus been canned. Use as open thread ...

Why Trump Returned To The White House

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Yesterday President Donald Trump revealed this interesting re-election strategy: bigger This is a Hail Mary strike taken at high personal risk. Trump was certainly not well enough to get released from the hospital. It is not really known when Trump...

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2020-79

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Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: September 28 - Trump's Tax Filings Do Not Reveal What Democrats Had Hoped For Related: In parts crazy but informative: A thread about Trump in Washington DC September 29 - Strategic Aims Behind...

Is The War Over Nagorno-Karabakh Already At A Stalemate?

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Seven days after Azerbaijan attacked the Armenian held Nagorno-Karabakh territory it has not made any territorial progress. Overview map Iran and Georgia have both large Azeri and Armenian minorities within their territories. bigger Detail map bigger The highlands of Nagorno-Karabakh...

U.S. President Trump Has Caught 'The Flu'

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Both do not (yet) show symptoms. The immediate index case is likely one of his top aides: News of the Trumps' positive tests came just hours after...

Open Thread 78

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DNI Letter Supports Allegation That Hillary Clinton Created 'Russiagate'

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Were the allegations that Russia intervened in the 2016 presidential elections made up by the Clinton campaign? A letter sent by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe seems to suggest so: On Tuesday, Ratcliffe, a loyalist whom Trump placed atop...

Election Debate

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Anyone watching the presidential election debate tonight? Wrong time zone for me but if you do please leave your impression in this thread. And don't follow Matt Taibbi's debate drinking game rules. You would likely end up totally drunk after...

Strategic Aims Behind The War On Armenia

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On Sunday Ilham Aliyev, the longtime dictator of Azerbaijan, launched a war on the Armenian held Nagorno-Karabakh area. That he dared to do this now, 27 years after a ceasefire ended a war over the area, is a sign that...

Trump's Tax Filings Do Not Reveal What Democrats Had Hoped For

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Lots of pages have been filled with rumors about President Trump's income tax filings. The Democrats had hoped that they would reveal criminal behavior or at least prove that Russia had illegitimate influence over him: Trump says his tax returns...

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2020-77

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Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: September 21 - A Ukrainian/CIA Plot To Incite Belarus Against Russia Unraveled - The NYT Story Thereof Is Hiding The Failure Related: U.S. weapon delivered to Ukraine fails for the second time. ‘It...

Azerbaijani Army And Syrian Jihadis Launch Attack On Armenian Lines

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During the last weeks there was news that Turkey was hiring some 2,000 'Syrian rebels' to fight in Azerbaijan against Armenian forces which since 1993 occupy Nagorno- Karabakh. Earlier today the Azerbaijan forces and the mercenaries launched their attack on...

In Which We Debunk A Covidiot Pamphlet

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On the recent open thread commentator ADKC quoted from a post at the corona-nonsense blog Off-Guardian. The piece, published last week, is an updated rehash of one the same author posted in April. The more recent version is unfortunately no...

New Documents Further Unveil Obama's Anti-Trump Campaign

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A number of recent document releases shine new lights on 'Russiagate'. That conspiracy theory, peddled by the Obama administration, the Democratic Party aligned media and 'deep state' actors opposed to President Trump, alleged that Trump was in cahoots with Russia....

Lying With Headlines

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'Lying With Headlines' should be a special classification category in propaganda studies. This one, from the Washington Post, is a great example: Hong Kong police arrest activist Joshua Wong for wearing a mask as repression deepens bigger Those 90% of...

Open Thread 2020-76

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The End Of The 'Rules Based International Order'

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The 'western' countries, i.e. the United States and its 'allies', love to speak of a 'rules based international order' which they say everyone should follow. That 'rules based order' is a way more vague concept than the actual rule of...

A Ukrainian/CIA Plot To Incite Belarus Against Russia Unraveled - The NYT Story Thereof Is Hiding The Failure

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Just yesterday we flogged the false and misleading reports in the New York Times about Russia's Covid-19 vaccine. Today a different New York Times report by Ivan Nechepurenko, who is also with its bureau in Moscow, proves to be of...

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2020-75

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Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: September 15 - Fake News About Iran, Russia, China Is U.S. Journalism's Daily Bread September 19 - South Africa's Government Debunks Politico Fakenews Of Threats Against A U.S. AmbassadorRelated: The Dangerous Myths About...

NYT First Reinforces, Then Silently Debunks Its False Claims About Russia's Covid-19 Vaccine

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Western reporters do not like to correct their own false reporting. They rather reinforce it as much as possible. Only when overwhelmed by the facts will they silently admit that they were wrong in the first place. Here is a...

Supreme Court Fight Exposes Bipartisan Hypocrisy

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On Friday the liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. The discussion about the Senate confirmation of her replacement reveals the utter hypocrisy of U.S. politics and politicians. The stakes are high: The blunt fact is that the opportunity...

South Africa's Government Debunks Politico Fakenews Of Threats Against A U.S. Ambassador

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On Monday we trashed a shady Politico report which falsely claimed that Iran had plans to assassinate the U.S. ambassador to South Africa: [A]s one fake news zombie finally dies others get resurrected. Politico's 'intelligence' stenographer Natasha Bertrand produced this...

New Documents Reveal Secret British Efforts To Arm, Assist And Propagandize 'Moderate Rebels' In Syria

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In November 2018 some anonymous people published a number of documents that had been liberated from a clandestine British propaganda organization, the Integrity Initiative. The same group or person who revealed the Integrity Initiative papers has now released several dozens...

CIA Intercepts Suggest U.S. Lied About Biological Weapon Use During Its War On Korea

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During the early 1950s War on Korea the U.S. used biological weapons against North Korea and China. Bombs designed to spread leaflets were filled with plague infested rats and dropped on Korean towns. Various infecting insects were released. Leaflets were...

Now Trump's Middle East Event May Really Become "A Historic Moment"

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ABC News: Trump plays global dealmaker with Israel and two Arab countries In a historic signing ceremony hosted by President Donald Trump at the White House, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Tuesday became the third and fourth Arab...

Open Thread 2020-74

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Fake News About Iran, Russia, China Is U.S. Journalism's Daily Bread

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Every few days U.S. 'intelligence' and 'officials' produce fake claims about this or that 'hostile' country. U.S. media continue to reproduce those claims even if they bare any logic and do not make any sense. On June 27 the New...

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2020-73

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Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: September 7 - U.S. War On Journalism - Assange Fights Extradition In British Court Related: Kevin Gosztola and Craig Murray provide daily reports about the case: The Julian Assange Case - Shadow Proof...

Declaring Elections Illegitimate - By Rejecting To Send Observers

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International election observer missions are supposed to watch that the individual legal voting rules of a country are followed. They are expected to report any irregularities they detect. Unfortunately there are now attempts to pervert their purpose. The active withholding...

Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman Infects Readers With 9/11 Dementia

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The prize for the worst tweet of the year goes to Paul Krugman. bigger In the real world the U.S. reacted to 9/11 by doing extremely bad and ridiculous things as well as this: In the days, weeks, and months...

Open Thread 2020-72

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Afghan Peace Talk Spoiler Bomb Fails To Kill Its Target

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On September 9 2001 two suicide bombers killed Ahmad Shah Massoud, the leader of the anti-Taliban Northern Resistance in Afghanistan. Massoud's intelligence chief at that time was the CIA trained Amrullah Saleh. After the NATO invasion of Afghanistan Saleh became...

Why A Biden Presidency Will Disappoint Progressive Democrats

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A Biden presidency will be another disappointment for the progressives who support the Democrats campaign. The Washington Post is lauding Joe Biden's 'flexibility' on policy issues: When Joe Biden released economic recommendations two months ago, they included a few ideas...

U.S. War On Journalism - Assange Fights Extradition In British Court

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Today the London show trial over the extradition of Wikileaks editor Julian Assange to the U.S. has begun. U.S. prosecutors claim that Assange's publishing of evidence of U.S. war crimes has violated the U.S. Espionage Act. Why an Australian publisher...

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2020-71

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Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: August 31 - Montenegro - Tiny Nation Vote Upsets Anti-Russian Front Related: Montenegro Opposition’s reversible triumph - Eric Voegelin / The Saker September 1 - Election 2020 - The Color Revolutions Are Coming...

How Attacks On Trump Help Him To Make His Case

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In 2016 the Democrats lost the election despite their constant attacks on Donald Trump's personality. Over the last four years they continued those attacks with Russiagate and impeachment nonsense. Trump turned each of the attacks into a win for himself....
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