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Elliott Abrams — fanatical neoconservative Zionist — arrives with Beirut nuke

By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor, for Press TV President Donald Trump has announced that Brian Hook is leaving and Elliott Abrams is coming in to head administration’s anti-Iran policy. And of course, this is an admission of complete failure by Brian Hook and his boss, Mike Pompeo. But it’s also a kind of disquieting sign, given that Elliott Abrams is one of the most notorious criminals in the United States of America. And he’s not just an unconvicted criminal like people like—well, I could name just about every high-level US politician—but he’s actually been convicted of some of his…

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Trump’s Iran policy disastrous, doomed to fail

By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor, for Press TV Wendy Sherman is a professor at Harvard University. She’s the former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs under Obama and worked on the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran. And now she is out with a new article in Foreign Policy magazine. Its headline is the “Total Destruction of US Foreign Policy under Trump.” Well, that’s an interesting title. I think US foreign policy has been heading in a lot of bad directions for a long time, but she makes some good points. She points out that the Trump administration hasn’t…

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Wiser elements in Washington establishment get Iran’s message: Analyst

By Kevin Barrett, for Press TV Iran’s military has just held a bunch of war games in the Strait of Hormuz featuring a mock-up of US aircraft carrier, which of course would be the prime target if the US ever attacked Iran—its fleet in the Persian Gulf would face serious problems. I think Iran is sending a message that if Bibi Netanyahu and Donald Trump think that they need to start a big Middle East war to try to keep them out of prison and keep them in power, well, they need to think again, because that war might not…

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US has long history of committing terrorism against civilian planes

Press TV By Kevin Barrett The US military is apparently lying about its harassment of an Iranian passenger plane over Syria. The US military spokespeople are saying that this apparent harassment by F15 warplanes didn’t really happen, they were just on a routine mission and it just sort of happened to go by 1000 feet away from the Iranian passenger plane for no particular reason, when in fact this was obviously deliberate harassment. So why would they be lying? And is this bad for their reputation? I suppose…although the reputation of the US government and its military for telling the…

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‘Trump ordered by his Israeli masters to assassinate General Soleimani’

Kevin Barrett interviewed by Press TV US President Donald Trump was ordered by his Israeli masters to authorize the American military to assassinate Iran’s top General Qasem Soleimani, says political analyst Kevin Barrett. Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), were killed in US airstrikes at Baghdad’s international airport on January 3. A few days later, Iran responded to the assassination, striking the American airbase of Ain al-Assad in Anbar province in western Iraq and another in Erbil, the capital of…

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The Debate: Will Khashoggi Murder Trial in Turkey Lead to Rendition & Execution of MBS?

In this edition of The Debate, Press TV interviews Edward Corrigan, international human rights lawyer from London, Ontario, and Kevin Barrett, editor of Veterans Today from Madison to look at Khashoggi’s murder trial in Turkey and whether it will shed more light on the role of the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in this murder.

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The Real Reason Why Islamophobia Sweeping Across the US

By Kevin Barrett, for Press TV Alaa Massri, who’s an activist in New York, was recently arrested and stripped of her hijab by the police, who then distributed the photo. This is one of many indignities that Muslim women in the US sometimes suffer. We’ve had a wave of Islamophobia sweeping across the US ever since the September 11 false flag operation, which was actually orchestrated precisely to generate that kind of Islamophobia, and to weaponize it, both in service to wars around the world against the enemies of Israel and Zionism, and also to try to put a lid…

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Chickenhawks Trump, Bolton, Netanyahu terrified of Iran

“So what are we to make of these two evil clowns, with Trump being mostly clown, and Netanyahu being mostly evil?” By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor, interviewed by Press TV John Bolton has leaked the manuscript of his new unapproved book about his experiences in the Trump administration. And of course, the top headlines are that Bolton is confirming all these other reports that Trump is incompetent. And also, I think Bolton is echoing earlier reports that the hawkish side of the national security deep state doesn’t find Trump a very good leader, because Trump is not reliable, and his…

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