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Independent Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan’s recent referendum on whether to declare independence from Baghdad garnered only slight attention in the U.S. Even the overwhelming vote (93 percent favored independence) and America’s long involvement in the region did not make the story more prominent. Via: John R. Bolton Nonetheless, we would be badly mistaken to underestimate its importance for U.S. policy throughout the Middle East. ...

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Sweden: New Muslim immigrants will save Sweden railroad

The problems of the Swedish rail industry will be solved with the aid of immigrants. The Swedish Transport Administration started a fast training for new Muslim immigrants arrivals. The new arrivals will “save the railroad” Via: svt.se  The new education is at the Trafikverksskolan in Ängelholm. There, 50 newly arrived engineers with background in different industries will learn more about the Swedish rail network. The ...

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Russian firm provides new internet connection to North Korea

North Korea has opened a second internet connection with the outside world, this time via Russia, a move which cyber security experts said could give Pyongyang greater capability to conduct cyber attacks. Via: Sherisse Pham North Korea has been blamed by Western governments for several major cyber attacks in recent years, including against banks and Sony Pictures, as well as the ...

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Facebook infiltrated by Russian government hackers months before the election

Members of a hacking group connected to Russia’s military intelligence unit, the GRU, began creating fake Facebook accounts to amplify stolen emails as early as June 2016. Via: Natasha Bertrand The Post’s report comes weeks after Facebook announced that inauthentic accounts linked to Russia were able to use the platform to spread fake news and purchase $100,000 worth of political ads during the ...

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Morgan Freeman: ‘We Are At War’

‘We Are At War’: Morgan Freeman Drops Truth Bomb on Trump-Russia, Kremlin Immediately Tries to Smear Him. The Kremlin has launched a smear campaign against actor Morgan Freeman after he appeared in a video to raise awareness of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. Via: fwdnow.com Freeman appeared in a video for The Committee to Investigate Russia, a new nonprofit that aims to ...

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Korean peninsula draws range of military drills

The U.S. military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China began naval exercises ahead of a U.N. General Assembly meeting on Tuesday where North Korea’s nuclear threat is likely to loom large. Via: Ben Blanchard & Hyonhee Shin The flurry of military drills came after Pyongyang fired another mid-range ballistic missile over Japan on ...

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This Week in Russia – September 12, 2017

Speaking before Russian journalists at a press conference following the BRICS summit in China, Russian President Vladimir Putin answered a question on Russia-U.S. relations and whether he is disappointed with Donald Trump since his election as U.S. President.  Via: memri.org Putin: “Now, about the President of the United States. I think that it would be inappropriate for us to discuss how the ...

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Sweden holds biggest war games in 20 years

Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from NATO countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country fearful of Russia’s growing military strength. Via: Johan Ahlander  On the eve of Russia’s biggest maneuvers since 2013, which NATO says will be greater than the 13,000 troops Moscow says are involved, ...

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The Bodyguards of Kim Jong-Un

“Why did we lose this war?” asked James Burnham of Vietnam in 1972. One reason, he wrote, was that “We failed—that is, our leadership failed—to comprehend this Indochina struggle as one campaign or sub-war in a global conflict. Since we did not set it within its global frame of reference, our leaders could neither develop a comprehensive strategy to win ...

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Inside the Global Jihad September 7, 2017

Main events of the week              ISIS continues its string of setbacks: In Syria – on 1 September 2017 the SDF announced they had completed the capture of the Old City of Al-Raqqah. According to the SDF, they are now in control of 65% of the city. At the same time the Syrian regime forces and ...

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