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Blinken Authorizes Baltic Countries to Send US Weapons to Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Saturday he authorized the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to send U.S.-made anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, a move that comes amid Ukraine’s rising tensions with neighboring Russia. “I expedited and authorized, and we fully endorse transfers of defensive equipment …

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The Ukraine Riddle & the War of Words

Today being a Sunday, I happened to hit upon 2 gloom stories [https://www.pressenza.com/2022/01/ukraine-loitering-at-the-brink-of-doom] [https://davidswanson.org/munich-is-not-in-ukraine-appeasement-begins-at-home/] on a world crisis smothering at the Ukrainian front, a situation that has the potential to blow out into human extinction. It seems, American politicians simply cannot understand this world anymore and their power-media brainwashing with …

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Islamic State wipes out entire army outpost in Iraq’s Diyala

The latest major Islamic State attack in Iraq left 11 dead, including soldiers and their commanding officer, at an army outpost in a restive area northeast of Baghdad. Islamic State fighters overran an Iraqi army outpost in the freezing early morning hours of Friday, killing 11 soldiers including their commanding …

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Ripple effects from drone sales force Turkey to move Ethiopian embassy

Turkey was forced to relocate its Ethiopian embassy to Kenya after increasing threat out of its involvement in the country’s clashes with the Tigray rebels by supplying combat drones to Addis Ababa. Turkey has relocated its Ethiopian embassy to Kenya in the face of increasing threats over the role of …

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Islamic State prison break reinforces value of US military protection for Syria’s Kurds

‘Cubs of Caliphate’ are among 700 boys held in Islamic State prison, as Syrian Kurdish forces keep up the battle to retake control Kurdish-led forces in northeast Syria battled for a fifth day to regain full control of the country’s largest prison for Islamic State (IS) detainees, as coalition aircraft …

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Iran talks: Will a deal be reached? Doubtful – INSS report

The report shows how Iran has taken an emboldened stance, and that Israel is not properly preparing for the worst. Iran and world powers are unlikely to reach a deal to resolve the nuclear standoff, a report from the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) issued on Monday states. According …

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Two US carriers enter S. China Sea, to ‘counter malign influence’

US Navy ships routinely sail close to the islands to challenge Chinese sovereignty claims, to Beijing’s anger. Two US aircraft carrier groups have entered the disputed South China Sea for training, the Department of Defense said on Monday as Taiwan reported a new Chinese air force incursion at the top …

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US could send Europe-based reinforcements to allies near Russia amid invasion fears in Ukraine

Up to 5,000 U.S. troops along with aircraft and warships could be deployed to central and Eastern Europe in anticipation of a new Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to a news report. President Joe Biden could decide on the plan as early as this week, with the potential to increase …

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