2019-12-15: News Headlines

Staff (2019-12-15). Sanders and Omar Lead Largest Rally in New Hampshire for 2020 Vote. truthdig.com Sen. Bernie Sanders held his largest rally yet in the key state of New Hampshire on Friday night, joined by Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has faced racist attacks since taking office earlier this year but who received a warm welcome from the crowd of more than 1,300 people. | The rally was reportedly the largest of any Democratic primary candidate in the state so far, according to the campaign; last month, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg reported that he drew "about 1,300" to a rally in Lebanon, New Hampshire. | "The political revolution is strong in New Hampshire," said Sanders campaign New Hampshire state direc…

The Canary (2019-12-15). Security forces fire tear gas as protests in Beirut turn ugly. thecanary.co Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas as violence between police and anti-government protesters in Lebanon flared up.The violence was some of the worst in the capital Beirut since demonstrations began two months ago.For first time in Beirut, anti-riot police fired rubber bullets at protesters, whom they chased away from the city centre.It was not clear what caused the harsh crackdown meted out against the anti-government protesters following earlier clashes with those who attacked the protest camp.Riot police officers arrest an anti-government protester trying to enter parliament square in downtown Be…

General Wesley Clark (2019-12-15). Global Warfare: "We're Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran.." globalresearch.ca Originally published in March 2007. | Global Research Editor's Note: | This interview serves as a reminder regarding the diabolical timeline of America's hegemonic project. Is Iran the next target "to be taken out"? | All these countries are on the Pentagon's drawing …

Steven Sahiounie (2019-12-15). Europe Was the Main Player in Destroying Syria and Creating the Refugee Crisis. globalresearch.ca Monica Maggioni is an Italian journalist and is CEO of Rai.com, which broadcasts 'Rai News 24 TV', among others. She interviewed Syrian President, Bashar al Assad, on November 26, and the interview was to be broadcast on December 2; …

Nauman Sadiq (2019-12-14). "The Good Terrorists": How U.S. Airstrikes Helped Prop Al-Qaeda in Syria's Idlib? globalresearch.ca Al-Qaeda in Syria has two noteworthy apologists. One is the jihadist propagandist Bilal Abdul Kareem, a former correspondent for CNN, often seen in videos sporting a long beard and reporting from the ground in the al-Nusra Front strongholds in …

WSWS (2019-12-13). Pentagon chiefs say US troops to stay in Syria for years. wsws.org Less than two months after Trump's demagogic announcement of a full withdrawal from Syria, the US military has made clear that it has no plans to leave.

Rania Khalek (2019-12-11). US-backed parties have infiltrated Lebanon's protests, pushing the country toward war amid economic collapse. thegrayzone.com By joining the roadblocks around Beirut, protesters allowed themselves to be used by US-allied parties playing a dangerous game that…

Agha Hussain (2019-12-10). The Israel Lobby's Hidden Hand in the Theft of Iraqi and Syrian Oil. mintpressnews.com The outsized role of U.S. Israel lobby operatives in abetting the theft of Syrian and Iraqi oil reveals how this powerful lobby also facilitates more covert aspects of U.S.-Israeli cooperation and the implementation of policies that favor Israel.

Rick Sterling (2019-12-10). A Beautiful but Deceptive Documentary: "For Sama" dissidentvoice.org The documentary movie "For Sama" has won a host of awards in Europe and North America. Its producers and protagonists, Syrians Waad Kateab and her husband Dr. Hamza Kateab plus English film-maker Edward Watts, have received gushing praise. And the awards will probably keep coming. Unfortunately, behind a human interest story, the movie "For Sama" …

Alan Macleod (2019-12-09). Newsweek Journalist Quits After Editors Kill Report on Syria Chemical Attack Scandal. theantimedia.com It is rare that the world gets to see so publicly the myth of a free and independent press busted.

CounterSpin (2019-10-18). Khury Petersen-Smith on Turkey & the Kurds, Alex Vitale on the Purpose of Policing. fair.org Media…

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Security forces fire tear gas as protests in Beirut turn ugly
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-15
Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas as violence between police and anti-government protesters in Lebanon flared up.The violence was some of the worst in the capital Beirut since demonstrations began two months ago.For first time in Beirut, anti-riot police fired rubber bullets at protesters, whom they chased away from the city centre.It was not clear what caused the harsh crackdown meted out against the anti-government protesters following earlier clashes with those who attacked the protest camp.Riot police officers arrest an anti-government protester trying to enter parliament square in downtown Be…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/12/15/security-forces-fire-tear-gas-as-protests-in-beirut-turn-ugly/

Sanders and Omar Lead Largest Rally in New Hampshire for 2020 Vote
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-15
Sen. Bernie Sanders held his largest rally yet in the key state of New Hampshire on Friday night, joined by Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has faced racist attacks since taking office earlier this year but who received a warm welcome from the crowd of more than 1,300 people. | The rally was reportedly the largest of any Democratic primary candidate in the state so far, according to the campaign; last month, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg reported that he drew "about 1,300" to a rally in Lebanon, New Hampshire. | "The political revolution is strong in New Hampshire," said Sanders campaign New Hampshire state direc…
truthdig.com/articles/bernie-sanders-and-ilhan-omar-lead-largest-new-hampshire-rally-of-2020-primary/

Europe Was the Main Player in Destroying Syria and Creating the Refugee Crisis
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
Monica Maggioni is an Italian journalist and is CEO of Rai.com, which broadcasts 'Rai News 24 TV', among others. She interviewed Syrian President, Bashar al Assad, on November 26, and the interview was to be broadcast on December 2; …
globalresearch.ca/europe-main-layer-destroying-syria-creating-refugee-crisis/5697753

Global Warfare: "We're Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran.."
General Wesley Clark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
Originally published in March 2007. | Global Research Editor's Note: | This interview serves as a reminder regarding the diabolical timeline of America's hegemonic project. Is Iran the next target "to be taken out"? | All these countries are on the Pentagon's drawing …
globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

"The Good Terrorists": How U.S. Airstrikes Helped Prop Al-Qaeda in Syria's Idlib?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-14
Al-Qaeda in Syria has two noteworthy apologists. One is the jihadist propagandist Bilal Abdul Kareem, a former correspondent for CNN, often seen in videos sporting a long beard and reporting from the ground in the al-Nusra Front strongholds in …
globalresearch.ca/how-american-airstrikes-helped-prop-al-qaeda-syria-idlib/5697665

Pentagon chiefs say US troops to stay in Syria for years
wsws.org | 2019-12-13
Less than two months after Trump's demagogic announcement of a full withdrawal from Syria, the US military has made clear that it has no plans to leave.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/13/syri-d13.html

US-backed parties have infiltrated Lebanon's protests, pushing the country toward war amid economic collapse
Rania Khalek | thegrayzone.com | 2019-12-11
By joining the roadblocks around Beirut, protesters allowed themselves to be used by US-allied parties playing a dangerous game that…
thegrayzone.com/2019/12/11/us-parties-lebanon-protests-pushing-country-war-roadblocks/

A Beautiful but Deceptive Documentary: "For Sama"
Rick Sterling | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-10
The documentary movie "For Sama" has won a host of awards in Europe and North America. Its producers and protagonists, Syrians Waad Kateab and her husband Dr. Hamza Kateab plus English film-maker Edward Watts, have received gushing praise. And the awards will probably keep coming. Unfortunately, behind a human interest story, the movie "For Sama" …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/12/a-beautiful-but-deceptive-documentary-for-sama/

The Israel Lobby's Hidden Hand in the Theft of Iraqi and Syrian Oil
Agha Hussain | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-10
The outsized role of U.S. Israel lobby operatives in abetting the theft of Syrian and Iraqi oil reveals how this powerful lobby also facilitates more covert aspects of U.S.-Israeli cooperation and the implementation of policies that favor Israel.
mintpressnews.com/israel-lobby-helped-stolen-oil-iraq-syria/263327/

Newsweek Journalist Quits After Editors Kill Report on Syria Chemical Attack Scandal
Alan Macleod | theantimedia.com | 2019-12-09
It is rare that the world gets to see so publicly the myth of a free and independent press busted.

Newsweek Journalist Quits After Editors Kill Report on Syria Chemical Attack Scandal