Trump Will Let Pentagon Decide Troop Levels

(ANTIWAR) Ongoing efforts by President Trump to delegate more and more of his war-making powers directly to the military leadership took a major new step on April 20, when he signed a classified memo delegating all decision-making on US troop levels in the global war against ISIS to Defense Secretary James Mattis. Mattis has subsequently ordered…

Julian Assange Responds To U.S. Calls For Arrest

(MPN) In his first speech as CIA Director, Mike Pompeo delivered a strong invective against the pro-transparency organization WikiLeaks, accusing the group of acting as a “non-state hostile intelligence service.” The aggressive rhetoric came amid Wikileaks’ latest series of releases, known as “Vault 7,” which detail how the CIA has lost control of its cyber-warfare arsenal,…

ISIS ‘Apologized’ To Israel Over Gun Battle

(ANTIMEDIA) If anyone ever needed proof that ISIS and Israel are not enemies and actually have very common goals and interests, look no further than the words of Israel’s former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. “There was one case recently where Daesh [the Arabic acronym of ISIS] opened fire and apologized,” Ya’alon said at an event in…

Erdogan Says Turkey Is Ready To Walk Away From The EU

(MEE) Turkey will not wait at Europe’s door forever and is ready to walk away from EU accession talks if rising Islamophobia and hostility from some member states persist, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday. His comments come as a leading member of the EU parliament responsible for dealings with…