24. 04. 2014
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The Real Winner of the Afghan War Is This Shady Military Contractor

        Source: Daily beast The State Department paid out $4 billion to rebuild Afghanistan. Some $2.5 billion of that went to a single firm with a bad, bad past. For...

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23. 04. 2014
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Kosovo the “Republic of Heroin”

              Source: Le Figaro Translated Intervene in Syria ? Kosovo a Bad Example In March 1999, stung by the Croatian and Bosnian past , white-hot by hemiplegic...

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20. 04. 2014
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How the US military is preparing for climate change war

Source: SBS.AU The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just completed a series of landmark reports that chronicle an update to the current state of consensus science on climate change. In a...

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20. 04. 2014
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Saudi Arabia Trains Chechens to Operate in Syria: Report

Source: ABNA Syrian Opposition sources and Western analysts agreed that Saudi Arabia has facilitated the recruitment of more than 1,000 Islamist fighters from Russia’s autonomous Chechnya in preparation for being sent to Syria,...

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20. 04. 2014
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The Middle East we must confront in future will be a Mafiastan ruled by money

                Source: Independent Saudi Arabia is giving $3bn – yes, £2bn, and now let’s have done with exchange rates – to the Pakistani government of Nawaz...

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17. 04. 2014
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Syrian oil plundered by armed groups

          Source: Al Monitor News on the situation of Syria’s northeastern oil fields is not pleasant. Governmental authorities, however, do not have the required tools to change the course of sabotage...

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14. 04. 2014
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Canada prepared for possible military mission in Syria, defence documents show

                Source: National Post Canadian defence and diplomatic officials have been quietly working on plans for possible Canadian military missions — as well as shoring up...

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12. 04. 2014
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Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war

Source: PhilStar/AP The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa before slipping inside to plant a powerful bomb. The next morning,...

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10. 04. 2014
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Inside the FBI’s Hostage and Rescue Team secret operations with JSOC

          Source: Washington Post The FBI’s transformation from a crime-fighting agency to a counterterrorism organization in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has been well-documented. Less widely...

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09. 04. 2014
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Afghans ‘Thought UK Troops Worked With Taliban, Warlords, Militias’

  Source: Yahoo/Sky News The British campaign in Helmand was so riddled with contradictions that many Afghans concluded they were in league with the Taliban, according to new research. The research was paid...

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04. 04. 2014
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Airbridge transporting jihadis from Jordan to Turkey

Source: al-akhbar Turkey is not alone in supporting jihadis in the battles in Latakia’s northern countryside. Recent information revealed the existence of an airbridge between Jordan and Turkey, transporting jihadis after they are...

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02. 04. 2014
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US military protecting international banking cartel

Source: Press TV “My assessment is that 90% of the value of the US dollar comes from the US military.” — Former Assistant Housing Secretary Catherine Austin Fitts For decades, America has used...

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31. 03. 2014
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Dutch deploying Chinooks and 450 soldiers to Mali

Source: NL Times Related Article: DUTCH SPECIAL FORCES AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OPERATIVES DOUBLE DOWN IN MALI The Netherlands is adding three Chinook helicopters to Mali to the Dutch stabilization forces in war torn Mali. The...

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28. 03. 2014
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Oil battle looms in divided Libya

Source: LFPRESS The Red Wadi (Wadi al Ahmar) lies a bit to the west of the old Roman border between Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, but if Libya splits in two it will serve quite...

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22. 03. 2014
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Petroleum Wars: Libyan army in heavy fighting with oil port rebels

            Source: Arab News Libyan rebels occupying oil ports clashed with troops on Saturday after attacking an army base where reinforcements were preparing for an offensive to break...

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20. 03. 2014
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Opium production jumps near British base in Afghanistan

            Source: BBC The opium-growing area around Britain’s main base in Afghanistan nearly quadrupled between 2011 and 2013, the UK government has said. Poppy fields took up 19,136...

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20. 03. 2014
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Project for a New American Century: Iraq invasion was about oil

            Source: Guardian Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of the 2003 Iraq War – yet to this day, few media reflections on the conflict accurately explore the extent to which...

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19. 03. 2014
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US funding ghost workers across Afghanistan: Report

        Source: Reuters   | Press TV A senior western audit officer has raised fresh concerns that US funds meant to help pay Afghan police salaries may instead be going to...

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18. 03. 2014
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Lebanon’s Army, Outmatched by Hezbollah, Seeks to Strengthen Its Hand

          Source: NextCity “The security situation,” as it is vaguely referred to in Lebanon, is deteriorating rapidly. The conflict in Syria has long surpassed spillage into its tiny neighbor....

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15. 03. 2014
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How to win wars by influencing people’s behaviour

          Source: Guardian In 1955 Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who led the project that developed the first atomic bomb, addressed the American Psychological Society. He warned that both physics...

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10. 03. 2014
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New Maps of Afghanistan Provide “Fingerprint” of Natural Resources

              Source: USGS A coalition of scientists from the United States and Afghanistan today released high tech maps that will help Afghanistan chart a course for future...

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10. 03. 2014
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Eritrea vs Ethiopia, Northern Sudan vs Uganda proxy and oil wars in South Sudan: Analysts

              Source: anyuakmedia As ongoing fighting in South Sudan shatters any pretence of a ceasefire between government troops and rebels, analysts fear the conflict could engulf the region,...

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08. 03. 2014
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Tripoli deploys troops as East Libya exports oil

Source: World Bulletin A group of armed protesters who have been seizing oil ports in eastern Libya said on Saturday they had started exporting oil, with their first shipment going to a North...

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07. 03. 2014
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How technology can spot a war before it starts

Source: Slate The date is June 30, 2012. Computer scientist Naren Ramakrishnan is in his Virginia Tech lab watching a map of the Americas on his computer screen. A band of hundreds of...

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05. 03. 2014
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What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?

  Source: The Week The chances that the U.S. and Russia will clash militarily over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine are very, very slim. Ukraine isn’t a member of NATO, and President Obama isn’t likely to...

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27. 02. 2014
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The Next Battle in the Syrian Civil War May Actually Take Place in Lebanon

Source: Vocativ The Lebanese border town of Arsal has become a hub for Syrian rebels. And many say it’s only a matter of time before Hezbollah attacks ARSAL, LEBANON—The emergency room is full...

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20. 02. 2014
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‘Windfalls of war’: Companies with spotty records making billions off Afghanistan

Source: Fox News The United States government has paid a company based in Switzerland more than $5 billion to feed the troops in Afghanistan, and thanks to a succession of no-bid contract extensions,...

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18. 02. 2014
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On Syria, a spymasters’ conclave

  Source: Washington Post Western and Arab intelligence services that support Syria’s struggling opposition gathered for a two-day strategy meeting in Washington last week that appears to signal a stronger effort to back...

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18. 02. 2014
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Saudi Intelligence Agency Orchestrating Support for Militants in Iraq

Source: Farsnews “The Saudi intelligence agency has set up an operation room to provide constant assistance and backup for the militant groups that are wanted by the Iraqi army,” informed Iraqi security forces...

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