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Behind the IRGC-Hezbollah Alliance, Soleimani Bonded With Mugniyeh’s Family

Behind the IRGC-Hezbollah Alliance, Soleimani Bonded With Mugniyeh’s Family

Iranian general Qasem Soleimani (left) with Hezbollah commander Imad Mugnihey. Muganiyeh was assassinated by Mossad in 2008 Soleimani was killed by a U.S. air strike in 2020. (Credit: Al Manar TV) U.S. intelligence has long assessed that Iran’s Quds Force and Lebanon’s Hezbollah work closely together in projecting Iranian power in the Middle East. In...

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Bellingcat: FSB Team of Chemical Weapon Experts Implicated in Alexey Navalny Novichok Poisoning 

Bellingcat: FSB Team of Chemical Weapon Experts Implicated in Alexey Navalny Novichok Poisoning 

From the crowd-sourced investigative site bellingcat,a story about the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alex Navalny A joint investigation between Bellingcat and The Insider, in cooperation with Der Spiegel and CNN, has discovered voluminous telecom and travel data that implicates Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in the poisoning of the prominent Russian opposition politician Alexey...

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RIP Fred Hampton, Black Panther Assassinated by the FBI

RIP Fred Hampton, Black Panther Assassinated by the FBI

[This piece was first published in Counterpunch, Dec. 4, 2019] Fifty one years ago, a squad of Chicago police officers killed Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in a pre-dawn raid on the apartment where they were sleeping. In the decades since, a revealing body of evidence has emerged showing that Hampton, a...

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Iran Calls For Revenge ‘At The Right Time’ Assassination Of Nuclear Scientist

Iran Calls For Revenge ‘At The Right Time’ Assassination Of Nuclear Scientist

The Rohani administration seems to prefer to continue with Iranian aand hold back until this small window of pressure closes and the pro-diplomacy administration of Joe Biden assumes power, “says Maysam Behravesh, Iranian analyst linked to the think tank Glingendael Institute. With its pragmatic strategy,Iran did not respond head-on to incidents such as the sabotage...

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Ex-Mossad Chiefs: ‘Targeted Killings,’ Meaning Assassinations, Have ‘Limited Value’

Ex-Mossad Chiefs: ‘Targeted Killings,’ Meaning Assassinations, Have ‘Limited Value’

The reliable Yossi Mellman, writing for Ha’aretz, reports on interviews in which three former Mossad chiefs talked about Israel’s policy–unique in the world–of systematically killing its armed enemies via assassination. The interviews are unusually candid because the three men–Nahum Admoni, Danny Yatom and Tamir Pardo – were speaking to the journal of the Intelligence Heritage...